22 Jul

summer hats are effortlessly chic, no?

while to walking dinner last thursday evening, i came upon a little hat store, Goorin Bros, that i’ve been DYING to stop in. each time we pass it i gush over the vintage design and old time-y aesthetic. and everytime we’ve been rushing to somewhere. this time i put my foot down. with pitchfork music festival fast approaching (12 hours and counting) my antsting to get a summer hat had peaked. (i’d also had a seriously long day at work and needed some retail therapy. bad.)

the timing seemed perfect.

it’s these moments that always get me in trouble.

we stopped in to “take a look”. that’s how it always starts. but, like the well seasoned shopper i am, these quick “looks” combined with a time constraint (we were already late for dinner) can turn into the most deadly of spontaneous purchases. i do my best work under pressure.

within 10 minutes, carling and i had picked out our favorites and within ten more, i was walking out the door hat in hand.

i chose the mahalo hat, a smaller version of the typical fedora. i adore the simple ribbon detail & slight pinch at the front. the little feather tucked in the side adds a little pop; hat flare, if you will.

{thanks to carling for incepting the feather idea. the finishing touch!}

i’ve got a tiny head so it’s hard for me to find hats (or head gear of any kind for that matter). this was my cinderella hat experience and i haven’t taken the darned thing off since i bought it. something tells me, i’ve found a new summer favorite.

watch out wayfarers, a new accessory is in town.

7 Responses to “mahalo.”

  1. Janet Mulloy July 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    love the hat-very becoming on you. Great pic! Love you

  2. Kelsey July 22, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    I bought a straw fedora like that in June! Except I had to buy a men’s large since my head is huge.

    • leaner by the lake July 22, 2011 at 11:30 am #

      I’m happy you found one! I remember us both wanting them back in May when we were in South Carolina.

      • Carling July 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

        you look H-O-T in that pic, woman! i’m surprised a) i didn’t get a shout out for suggesting the feather and b) you didn’t blog about the fact that we put the hat on hold and returned less than five minutes later to confirm purchase.

      • leaner by the lake July 22, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

        THANK YOU! seriously loving the purchase. going to get some wear this weekend. and i’m sorry that i didn’t mention a) or b). i shall amend post-haste. love you <3

  3. Toni Sheposh Sheffield July 22, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    You look good in that hat! Do I see a new profile pic coming?? =o)

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