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Fabulous hat resources

One last hat post, leading up to Hat Over Heels: Hats Off , next month’s Fashion Arts Society event at the IMA. (The deadline to register is fast approaching, friends, so hop over and take care of your tickets.)

First, two bloggers who are almost never without their hats.

Style Crone Judith is a Denver girl and big sister to all style bloggers. Three things I love about her: she’s effervescent, funny and she’s a yogini. At every age, we need mentors to show us the way. That’s what Judith is to me.

Red’s Shoe Diaries Jody always matches her hats to her clothes. She’s meticulous about everything and a true fan of vintage fashion, as you’ll see from some of her more recent posts. I also want you to see her Easter shoes!

And speaking of religion…

Here’s a wonderful story from the New York Times about a woman who inherits her great aunt’s hat collection. It references the religious tradition of wearing hats to church and last year’s speaker at Hats Off, Michael Cunningham.

As promised, here are a few great web resources to help you choose the right hat.

How to buy a flattering hat

Learn to make your own hat right. I’m mighty tempted to investigate one of these workshops, held here in Indiana. Not from Indiana? Go investigating to see if you can find a source in your area.

A very fun interactive quiz to help find the right type of hat for your event and your face. This is drawn from a British fashion site. Over the pond, people haven’t lost their touch with hats. Should we chalk that up to the royal influence?

My husband bought a hat at Goorin Bros. in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. They have a wonderful selection of hats for women and men, plus a deep library of information about style and fit.

This infographic provides several tips mentioned in my last hat post.

Polly Singer is a Kentucky milliner who, not-too-surprisingly, makes her living selling hats to women attending a certain race held the first weekend in May with the initials KD.

A local milliner. Alas, her Etsy store is closed. I fear she may be doing something else. She was a judge at last year’s Hats Off at the IMA and I hope to see her again.

Two Etsy hat stores I love:

The Millinery Shop. She has many vintage-inspired hats, all new and handmade.

Really unique vintage hats. The owner is a flight attendant and her travels undoubtedly give her access to some fantastic vintage loot.

Three highlights from Easter weekend with my parents:
1) Watching my Dad strum himself to sleep with a guitar sprawled across his lap at naptime. (And to think that some people settle for a teddy bear…)
2) My Mom’s thrifted Easter outfit, Chico’s slacks and jacket.
3) The shock of learning that my first dress was purchased by my Dad and older brother. They bought it for me to wear home from the hospital. That’s sweet and scary all at once.

Did you wear an Easter bonnet last weekend?

Life is short. Wear the good stuff.