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From the Runway: Straw Hats

From wide-brimmed and floppy to trim and prim, straw hats graced Spring and Resort 2011 runways:

Trina Turk (Spring)

Marc Jacobs (Spring)

Chanel (Resort)

Marc Jacobs (Resort)

My mother-in-law handed down to me a wonderfully wide-brimmed and floppy hat just in time for end-of-summer socials.

Maybe you have a brand new hat, but if you have a hand-me-down hat, one bought from a thrift store, or one shoved in the back of your closet, pull it out!  It’s time for a quick remodel.

Thrifted: Gray Cover Up

One of my fashionable friends adds a new addition to her wardrobe every month.  She also shops for clothes that are on sale.  Feeling that my wardrobe needed some updates, I decided to adopt her approach.  I found out a few months ago that a local Goodwill tends to have some great dresses and shirts, so I headed there yesterday.  After an hour of trying on dresses and tops, I decided to buy this gray cover up with a built-in shirt-front.

I didn’t like the shirt-front, though.  It was too short, and I really just wanted the cover up.  So when I got home, out came the scissors!