Shopping for ... Straw Hats!
Updated: Sep 2, 2019
Ever since I was little, even before moving to the states at 3 years old, I have absolutely LOVED straw hats. Maybe because in those early years I remember my mom wearing them all the time, riding her bicycle around in her billowy silk dresses (which I also love).
I'm not sure if I'm wearing one of her hats in this picture or if my mom got me my own wide brim number with a yellow ribbon that tied under my chin. I'm clearly feeling great about the look.
Whenever I go on vacation somewhere warm and sunny, I go to lengths to bring one with me. I'll wear it onto the plane, I'll pack around it, I'll hold it in my hand as a second personal item and lay it carefully on top of my purse underneath the seat in front of me.
Today, I have a handful of straw hats which is a handful too many to be practical for NYC. Plus, they are difficult to store... and yet each spring when I see them cropping up, I cannot help myself.
Sun protection, I reason, these are good for my health.
Below, a round-up of this season's styles that I'm crushing on. Click on the pictures to shop!