Saturday, May 22, 2010

You Can Leave Your Hat On: Eugenia Kim for Target Pt. 1

I've been sick for 6 weeks and I'm basically over it.  I don't mean I'm over it as in getting healthy over it; I mean my patience has worn thin over it.

I've been on lockdown in my house all week with the exception of one handbag extravaganza outing Thursday night so after a day of tying up loose ends at work, last night we decided to get out for a little while to get some fresh air.  To say I'm in no mood to mess with the hair is an understatement.  Making every effort to hurry before wandering back under the covers, I slapped on one of the new Eugenia Kim hats I snagged at Target shortly after the line launched.  Snagged is a word I use nonchalantly here because the truth is I basically stalked those hats down in multiple Targets early in the morning for days on end until the right ones were entered into my collection.  At one point I think I owned all but one in the entire collection - it was a mess - but Eugenia Kim is no joke.  She makes a mean hat.

When we left the house the Chef got a picture of me in front of my crazy neighbor's truck.  That guy loves his truck and now I'm kinda starting to love it too.  He glued little skulls on either side of the rear license plate - not decals, but actual 2 inch little skulls with green eyes - and hand-painted the back in red white and black stripes with one of those little paint brushes you use in 4th grade art class.  No jokes.  I seriously wish I could show you the skulls, but for privacy's sake I don't want to show the guy's plate.


Anyway, here's shot one of EK's Plaid Straw Fedora with blue trim.  Can you see the giddy in my eyes?  I'm not sure if it's because I'm standing in such close proximity to the truck or because I'm so thrilled with the hat.  Maybe both.  Oh, and I'm also a hypocrite (confession cleanses the soul?) because I've been ripping on the fedora as dead in the water and overused and overdone for the past 2 years.  Now I'm eating a foot sandwich as one (the hat not the foot) that I love and plan to wear all summer appears on my head.

 Before my neighbor could come out and rip me a new one for standing by/touching his baby aka the truck, we drove over to the beach.  Now you will get the full magnitude of fun this little chapeau can bring to an outfit...


Cute or what??  It's straw so it's really breathable and your head doesn't feel like a sweat fest under the hat.


Here's a close-up...see that funky little parrot on the side?  People LOVE him!  So do I!!


There, that's a clearer picture for you to see both the parrot and a side view of the hat.  I'm really happy I jumped off the fedora hating wagon because this hat is saving me from many a bad hair day right now.  I'm giving all the credit to Eugenia Kim because I was a hater until I saw her line.


I'm still pretty sick so don't know if I'll get to Pt.2 of Ms. Kim til next week, but I'll do my best for tomorrow or Sunday before the Lost Season Finale (pins and needles people!).  Is anyone going to get off that damn island alive??

Hope you have a great weekend!  And no I'm not flicking the bird...some sand got stuck on my lip - oops!

Outfit details:  Fedora - Eugenia Kim for Target, Button down tunic - Converse One Star, Denim - Siwy Hannah (these ones aren't the cropped style, but I have that pair also and they're basically the same only differing in length), Sandals - Matt Bernson Barracuda

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOVES! Although I have to say I almost fell over when I saw a picture of you sporting a fedora!
btw your "sick" appearance is making me altogether too depressed about my "dressed up" appearance. I also think I'm going to go purchase me a bottle of this face oil you rave about - you have the skin of a 20 year old! (bitch) haha
Allison

Anna Katrina said...

you look adorable love the fedora hat!

would love you to visit Passport Glamour & follow if you like!

Anna Katrina
http://passportglamour.blogspot.com

rebecca said...

I hope you get better soon!
Love the parrot on the hat :)

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

this free bird said...

anonymous, ahem, allison...girl you know i've been 20 for more than a year or two (but no more than three) so take my advice and get the face oil as stated previously in this blog.

then proceed to immediately move here so that we can compare notes and drink tea for days while wearing eugenia kim fedoras and writing haiku as gluten-free chocolate chip cookies bake away and the chef prepares his latest masterpiece for us just because we're hungry. xo

Anabell said...

Hi!!! I really like ur hat, its my first time on ur blog and i like it!!! I read that u rescue cats, that`s adorable and so sweet of u!! I love animals specially dogs and cats!!

Allison said...

Funny you should say that because I've been looking at jobs on the west coast recently. Let's just say the paperwork is being processed! ;)

Jessica said...

Adorable hat! Now I'm a little bummed I didn't take a risk and pick up one of the hats. It really does look lovely on you! I hope you feel better soon, sweetie!

Wendy said...

Ah really cute fedora!

Raez said...

gorgeous smile!!! and really awesome beach picture:)

xx raez

Mary Ann said...

hi carrie! great hat and great look! they sure come very handy for some unattended do. have a great day! verbena cottage

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

I really like this look, lovely hat!!! Gorgeous post...

EK Press said...

That Eugenia Kim for Target hat looks great on you! You should upload one of these pics on the new EK Facebook page!

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Eugenia-Kim/126621467352128?v=info&ref=ts

this free bird said...

Annabell - I love your Hello Kitty purse in your outfit this morning. I am an avid Hello Kitty fan myself and your English teacher is crazy...Hello Kitty is not sissy!! Thank you for visiting my blog! xo

Allison - I guess I may be seeing you soon. Hooray!!

Jessica - I'll do part 2 of my post later this week and will let you know if it's still available. These hats are so amazing!!

Wendy - your friend's 18th bday looked crazy fun?? Great to see you here!

Raez - love that you're bringing your "Cheap Thrills" to me all the way from Winnipeg - I grew up in Alberta!! (and I think my dad has that raccoon hat...uh-oh)

Mary Ann - EK has an incredible gardening hat that would suit the Verbena Cottage perfectly!

EK Press - I'm goin' straight to the EK facebook page to upload a picture! Thanks so much for stopping by...what an honor and a great way to start the week! WOO HOOO!! I'll have another hat post later this week and let you know on fb when that happens. These hats are delish! I'm on the Eugenia Kim hat crack right now!! xo

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Anabell said...

thanks very much for ur comment Carrie ( did i mention that i love ur name?) i thought sissy means CUTE or well at least that was my teacher told me!! I really aprecciate ur point of view about my English level!! Im quite scared because im gonna take an important exam on 12th june!! Wish me luck teacher!! xoxo!!

this free bird said...

Annabell!! I will be thinking of you on June 12th!! You can do it!! p.s. - when I was a kid my little brother used to drive me crazy and then call me a sissy, like a wimp or a little baby when i told my mom on him. boo! But the context your English teacher is using could work too... Good luck on your test!!

amy said...

you are too cute, even your sick looks good. I hope you are feeling better!

BrooklynBlonde said...

You look adorable! Absolutely love the hat and the ring!

www.BrooklynBlonde.com

She Wore It Well said...

you are so gorgeous and so stylish!!! xoxo

this free bird said...

thanks miss she wore it well...i still owe you the 5 year post and it will be coming up this weekend! xo

this free bird said...

BrooklynBlonde - the ring is Melinda Maria!! Prepare for a giveaway this week...xo

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