One of the things I  love about travel is how it can remind you of who you are. This for me happens when I see a fabulous hat. In fact it is the entire idea of this trip for me. But more on that later.

Upon wandering in Sevilla along the Calla Cuna, I was marveling at all the beautiful shops. And after the third or fourth time muttering to myself (I do a lot of that by the way) what a beautiful hat. I realized there were lots of beautiful hats. Women here must love hats. How I wished in America we wore more hats. Not just baseball hats or knit caps or the occasional male inspired fedora. But hats that perfectly accessorize our beautiful outfits. I wish women wore hats all the time like they did in the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s. Or those special Easter bonnets we had as kids.

I’ve had a couple of hat collections in my life but I somehow manage to dissolve them for some reason or other. Not the least of which is I never seem to have an occasion to wear them.  And I desire to be the kind of woman who wears a hat whenever she feels like it. Not because she has the odd occasion where it would be appropriate to wear a hat. But because they are beautiful and it makes me feel beautiful and perhaps a bit mysterious.

A Piece of magic is a hat.

~ Lilly Dache

A hat is the expression of a woman’s soul. It is something she wears on her head, but it belongs to her heart. It is the keynote to her personality, the finishing touch that makes her look, beautiful, smart, and sure of herself.

 ~ Lilly Dache

Hang onto your hat. Hang onto your hope and wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.

~ E.B. White

 

A hat is the difference in being dressed and being dressed up: it’s the difference between being looking adequate and looking our best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath, to make all others seem jealous over.

~ Matha Sliter

 

 

Hats are about emotion. It is all about how it makes you feel. I like hats that make the heart beat a little faster.

~ Philip Treacy

 

Cock your hat. Angles are attitudes.

~ Frank Sinatra