I am excited to have been invited to the Kentucky Derby! I’ve never gone, so I decided to do a little research. I started looking for hats. OMG! Who knew they could be so expensive! When I was growing up, my dad would tell me that I had Champagne taste on a beer budget and when I started looking at hats, I knew exactly what he meant. Every hat I decided I loved was in excess of $500. This beautiful hat in my favorite 2 colors is over $700. My son asked “Why don’t you go to Walmart and just make you a hat?” I laughed, although it is a great idea, first of all, I know NOTHING about making a great looking hat. Secondly, wouldn’t showing up at the Derby on Millionaires Row with a Walmart hat go over about as well as a fart in a car? While I am not willing to spend $700 on a hat that I’m pretty certain I will never wear again, I would also like to show up in a hat that looks a lot better than the one Minnie Pearl wore. She was funny enough to pull that look off.
I ventured to Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms and Dillards this afternoon thinking I have some planning to do so lets see what they have to offer. Who knew that even in Florida, they actually get hats specifically for the Derby and I’m about a month early. Based on my research, you put your outfit together around the hat, I’m a bit nervous and excited about the prospect of what these hats that will flood the Florida market will look like. Anyone have any knowledge of where to get a great looking hat at a modest price? When I say modest, I mean really great looking for oh, around $100. Help! :-)