Saturday, April 30, 2011

before and after re-style

I'm heading to the Queen's Cup later today and I wanted to don a cute hat like what is usually worn to these events. It also doesn't hurt that I pretty much fell in love with many of the hats that I saw on the highlights of yesterday's Royal Wedding.

So, I made a trip to my local Marshall's (like TJ MAXX) and they had a ton of hats. I guess a lot were put out for Easter last week. I found 2 cute hats and snapped 'em up. (One for me and one for my friend with whom I'm going to the Cup.)

Eh. They were either kinda plain or just plain tacky. Take a look at the before picture.

Can you say fake floral nightmare? {shudder}

So, to remedy this, I just whipped up a few fabric flowers and hot glued them to the hats. I stuck with a main color theme so that we could match our dresses.

Here is the after shot.

Yes, they are a little over-the-top for everyday wear, but it totally works for this Kentucky Derby-esque event...and I abstained from using fake flowers, birds or butterflies. (you're welcome!) What do you think??

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful hats. I am jealous you have an occasion to wear them to!

    Hope you have an amazing time.


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