|Top- Gap; Shorts, Fedora, Shoes, Purse, Necklace & Bracelets-Thrifted; Ring- Smart Set; Nail Polish- Rich in Spirit by Nicole by OPI|
I love hats as I think they're the perfect accessory to funk up any outfit! My black & grey fedoras are great but I wanted something lighter for the summer months. When I saw this straw fedora for $4.99 at my local thrift store I scooped it up but quickly got to thinking about hygiene and how buying a used hat is almost like buying second hand undergarments (eeek!). I still really wanted the hat so my Dad suggested I microwave it to ward off any unwanted critters (double eeek!) So in went the hat for 15 second heated intervals, followed by a quick tumble in the dryer. Good riddance, used hat creepy crawlies!
I wore this outfit today (wow, actually posting on the day I wear the ensemble, that's rare!) while furniture and appliance shopping with the man for our new house (we move in July 31, I can't wait!) The sales guy told my man he looked like a University Professor and I looked like a designer (maybe in our next lives!)
Have you ever bought a used hat? What are your second hand no-no's?