I have never been a hat girl. Years ago I tried wearing baseball caps on dirty hair days because they always looked so cute on my friends, but I never liked the way they looked on me so I would take them off immediately. Because of this, I always assumed that I couldn’t pull off any type of hat so refrained from wearing them. It wasn’t until last winter that I started wearing a beanie in freezing cold temperatures (silly, I know). I finally decided, though, that this would be the season that I embrace the summer hat, and I have to say, I kind of love it. I love that sun hats add style while also protecting you from the sun, which becomes more and more important to me as I get older. When I saw this H&M straw hat online I loved the size, color and price tag (I didn’t want to invest in something I wasn’t sure I’d like) so much that I bought it immediately. This hat is a little bigger than what I initially thought I’d buy, but I ended up loving it….it might have something to do with the Kentucky Derby being this weekend. Who knows? Anyway, I am no longer opposed to hats…and I’m happy about that.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot about this little black romper. While I was on H&M’s website purchasing my precious new hat, I noticed that they were having a major sale on summer dresses, jumpsuits and rompers. I saw this long-sleeved black romper and jumped on it…it is simply wonderful. The color and style make it so chic. It is also versatile…I wore it styled above for daytime and at night I took off the hat, switched to black heels, and traded my tote for a clutch and I was ready for a night out. (I was actually going to do this as a “day to night” post, but the nighttime pictures didn’t turn out. Sad.)