Hats and bad hair days

You know when you see magazine photos of women with this insanely sexy, perfectly messy hair? That is not real. They did not wake up like that, and no one ever has or ever will. (If you do, keep your mouth shut. I don't need to hear about your perfect hair when I spend so much of my life strategically coaxing mine into something I'm confident leaving the house with.)

This was a day when I left the house without running a flat iron over my hair and though it looked okay, until I realized I did not like how it looked at all. Thankfully this hat was in the car to save the day and the outfit photos.

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The Rundown
Chambray Shirt Tommy Hilfiger via TJMaxx similar
Jeans J Brand thrifted similar
Trench Coat London Fog thrifted similar
Booties "Calixta" Cole Haan
White Mini Satchel Tignanello via TJMaxx similar
Wool Fedora H&M similar
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Evil Eye Bracelet C.Wonder similar
Gold Twisted Bracelet The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Turquoise and Caicos" Essie



  1. Love this! ♥
    You are making me jealous, pretty!


  2. Your hair always looks so perfect...it stands in stark contrast to the hot mess that my scalp is usually rocking.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. The idea of perfect bedhead just makes me laugh. But then again, I think on the one or two days of my life when I've woken up with good hair, I haven't even recognized it because I'm so conditioned to think of my hair as something that needs constant fixing and manipulating in order to look nice. But since I'm describing maybe two mornings in my whole life - well, obviously I'm right about my hair. Bedhead is made by hair stylists, as far as I'm concerned, and for the rest of us, there are flat irons, blow driers, curling irons and, when all else fails, hats. If you've ever wondered why I wear hats so often, now you know ;) The good news is, hats also often make an outfit, and the one you're wearing here was the perfect finishing touch to this look.

  4. Such a chic and classic look! And that bag is adorable!

  5. Sadly hats can't save the day for me...seeing as I only own 2 winter hats, haha

  6. Hats always save my on a bad hair day or when the humidity is going to be bad hence my hair will look awful in about an hour! Dying over this trench! You look amazing!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  7. I understand you but sometimes I don't have a hat to help me!
    Anyway... you look georgeous!


  8. Your hair always looks nice, but I understand the feeling. Straightening my hair always make me feel better about it :)

  9. No doubt! I hope that if those girls exist, they shut their mouths! As a curly haired woman, I especially know this to be true. If I don't do SOMETHING to my hair almost immediately after the shower, it's gone for the day. Love the hat though and the trench!

  10. Right! I would much rather not know that you have perfect locks that you always wake up with them like that. Just don't tell me.

  11. I HATE ADS LIKE THAT! Talk about false expectations. I want there to be a disclaimer on all of those ads!

  12. I can't even do a decent messy bun! I wear my hair the same way because it's the only way that I know I can make it look decent. Thank goodness for hats! I always like the way this one looks on you. And that trench coat is adorable! Love the classic look!

  13. Great post. This outfit is amazing xx


  14. This look is classic, elegant perfection. And the hat looks made for it. Now that my hair is getting longer I'm going to have to try a hat. I love the idea of throwing one on when I wake up to crazy hair.

  15. Love you paired chambray with camel colored trench.

    xo Sheree

  16. My hair and I have a love/ hate relationship. It pretty much does what it wants and I just go along with it… But you look so adorable in a hat, I would never think you were having a bad hair day!


  17. Creating that super sexy, effortless messy hair takes a lot of work! I never managed it, got fed up and cut my hair. LOL. Another great effortless chic look of your here! Love that transition coat!
    Red Reticule | Three Faces of a Woman

  18. a hat is a lifesaver for me too! love the white satchel!

    cute & little

  19. Your hair looks great from here and yes, thank goodness for hats right?

    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

  20. Love the look and the hat! Come and meet our adventures in Paris at Paris Living

  21. Your hair always look fabulous to me, another classic one.


  22. There are days when I think my messy natural hair looks cute in the mirror but photographs like a hot mess! I love this chic look on you!

    Fizz and Frosting

  23. love the idea!it is such a solution! you look stunning!love the trench!


  24. I love hats for weekend hair! You look great in one. I love that white bag of yours.

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  25. Ugh. I know exactly how you feel. I have such fine hair that even the smallest breeze makes it look ridiculous. I've been toying with the idea of buying a straw hat for the beach next month, but I'm not sure if I'll even wear it?


  26. Hats are a lifesaver sometimes! You look great in your hat! I love your white bag and that bracelet!

    Doused In Pink

  27. Gosh bad hair days are the worst!! I'm not a hat person either so if my hair is looking crappy, up in a messy bun it goes (which doesn't even always help!). You are sporting some thrifting gems in this outfit! JBrand jeans are so hard to find in thrift stores. I have a coral pair I love to wear in the spring.

    Thanks for joining our little Thrifty Style link up!

  28. What a great trench -
    i've been having bad hair weeks where I am just adding headbands, bobby pins and hats! to keep myself sane.

  29. I agree, I am loving hats more and more these days for bad hair days or third day hair days. I need a Black Panama Hat and a Camel Coat too. Gosh you look so European-chic, Modern and Sophisticated here. Lovvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeee it!

  30. Hats are a life saver good or bad hair days. I don't know how people wake up looking so good, I am not one of them.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.


  31. I love your coat!
    Love Emina

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