Blue Braided Belt

The greatest danger of wandering around Anthropologie is that I’ll almost always find something to buy.

I picked up this blue braided belt in the clearance section. Today I tried it out with my Old Navy tube dress and got lots of compliments.


The price makes me happy too: $9.95, marked down from $48. Say whaaaaat?!

Fall Hats

We were strolling around our neighborhood mall today when I did my requisite “seeking inspiration” tour of Anthropologie (they always have great displays and cool ideas).

There were hats for sale and of course, just like sunglasses, they beg to be tried on and modeled, no?

Cumbrian Fells Rancher hat ($68), apparently listed as “blue” on the Anthropologie website. Am I colorblind, or is this GREEN?!

Scarf-cinched cloche ($48)
I thought this hat was pretty cute, especially since it matched my new chunky infinity scarf so nicely. I could totally imagine walking around Central Park in NYC feeling all chi-chi with this hat+scarf combo. But now, looking on the website, I realized that the brim should have been folded up? Probably explains why it was covering half my face.

Cool trivia about cloche hats from Wikipedia:

Its name is derived from cloche, the French word for “bell”.

By the end of the 1920s, it became fashionable to turn the brims on cloche hats upwards. This style remained prevalent until the cloche hat became obsolete around 1933 or ’34.

Often, different styles of ribbons affixed to the hats indicated different messages about the wearer. Several popular messages included: An arrow-like ribbon which indicated a girl was single but had already given her heart to someone, a firm knot which signaled marriage or a flamboyant bow which indicated the wearer was single and interested in mingling.

My interest is piqued to try a hat, but instead of these fine options at fine prices, I’ll probably check out the more budget-friendly options like Target, Ross or TJ Maxx!