My Dirty Hair Fix

Creature of comfort that I am, I was delighted when I got an invitation to a blogger dinner at Eli's Tavern in my old stomping grounds of Milford. What can I say, I love knowing how to navigate without the aid of Google, knowing where to park, and where the good photo spots are. Naturally I immediately contacted Meg to meetup for outfit photos beforehand.

The only slight problem was that it happened to be on the night of the week when my evening plans typically include a workout at the gym followed by washing my hair. In my efforts to get my hair washing down to once a week, day seven is generally spent with a messy bun, avoiding public outings if possible. (Not ideal, I know, but even with my new favorite dry shampoo, OGX Teatree Mint, not much helps by that point.)

Enter the hat. The best accessory of all, with the power to hide the oiliest of scalps, while gaining numerous compliments. It's kind of my secret weapon, and now you know.

I have another secret, and it's for anyone presently thinking "oh, but I'm not a hat person", and I want you to know that you are. It's possible you haven't found the right hat yet. Perhaps you've gone into Target and tried on hats and laughed as they flopped around on your head, confirming that you are not a hat person. However one size fits all hats are the worst. While some can be adjusted slightly with a foam strip under the sweat band, it's best to find a hat that fits properly from the start. This J.Crew Panama hat comes in three sizes, and I also love my Brixton Joanna hat, which comes in four sizes and a dozen colors. I currently have it in navy and it's all I can do to not get another color!

Are you willing to try and become a hat person this summer, or are you already as hat obsessed as I?

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The Rundown
Utility Shirtdress J.Crew Factory
Rust Mules Madewell similar
Round Rattan Bag Etsy similar
Panama Hat J.Crew
Gold Hoop Earrings Argento Vivo via TJMaxx
Wood Watch "Frankie" c/o Jord
Thin Gold Ring Ellyn Blue Jewelry via Etsy
 Nail Color "Find Me an Oasis" Essie

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  1. Hats for the win!! Love this whole outfit girl! Too cute!

  2. I love that dress! And I still can't get into hats for myself, I just feel weird in them, haha! Just not "me" even though I love them on other people

  3. i LOVE dry shampoo! its such a game changer. I will need to check out this brand!



  4. I can never get hats to look good on me and I hate that because you pull them off so effortlessly. Maybe I need to get back on the proverbial horse and see again if I can find one that works for me.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Dry shampoo and hats are my dirty hair's saving grace!! Baby powder also does the trick if you're in a pinch and out of hats or dry shampoo!

    xoxo Sarah

  6. The best kind of dirty hair fix!! I've never used dry shampoo before so hats are a go-to when it's close to hair washing day!

    How 2 Wear It []

  7. I can typically go about 3 days before washing my hair-sometimes 4. It'd be nice to be able to go longer! A hat is a great idea to prolong the washing. I need to remember to wear mine!

  8. Exactly why I LOVE hats!! I'm trying to work on wearing scarves too...

  9. I love the hat on you and I wish my hair looked that good if I only washed it once a week, even a hat couldn't hide how bad my hair would look after 3 days, haha!

    Such a cute outfit too, the hat accessorises it so well :)

    Hope that your week is going well :)

    Away From Blue

  10. I wish I could get away with only washing my hair once a week! I tried and tried to make it work, but honestly, even when my hair was long, I couldn't get it down to less than twice a week. Even with hats and messy buns, the oiliness drove me bonkers. Now, I admittedly wash my hair a minimum of three times a week - sometimes even everyday. I never thought I would, but with shorter hair it really doesn't feel like as much effort. Still, I love a good hat either way, and this post reminds me that it's time for me to get out my summer hat collection!

  11. I'm with you, I'm such a hat person! Brixton is great.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  12. I'm totally a hat person in the summer!

  13. You would never ever know that your hair was feeling funky. That hat does just the trick! You're right - I definitely don't see myself as a hat person, but I certainly need to start trying more hats that offer a range of sizes!

  14. I love a hat- especially during the summer- for lazy hair days or almost-time-to-wash days!

    You look summer chic here!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  15. I love hats and have quite a few, but I always feel like I say 'I'm not a hat person'.
    Great look and fabulous hat!

    xx, Elise

  16. I love hats: they are cute and practical!

  17. Hat's are a lifesaver when you are in between shampoos! That one is so cute on you and I love this chic look!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  18. I'm a BIG fan of wearing a hat when dry shampoo no longer does it's job! This one is cute.

  19. Totally wish I looked good in hats! Dry shampoo for the win! ����

  20. Totally wish I looked good in hats! Dry shampoo for the win! ����

  21. Such a great look! Love your bag!

  22. You look amazing! I love your whole outfit and think that you pull that hat off very nicely. I wish I looked just as good in a hat as you do!

  23. The hat really wrapepd up the look! Cute dress on you dear. And yes, can't go wrong with the bag this season.

    Jessica |

  24. Lol, this post made me chuckle at so many places! Oh the power of a hat! I totally understand and agree, secret weapon! Great post!

    Virginia | More to Mrs. E

  25. Hats are definitely the answer! Although your hair looks amazing for day 7!

  26. It's s great idea.
    For me, usually tons of dry shampoo, a pony tail and tons of perfume ;)