Monday, April 23, 2012

Mon Chapeau
On the Way to the Museum
Fifth Avenue

I impulse-bought a hat this weekend.

Is that redundant?  Are hats ever well-planned, carefully-researched purchases?

In my experience, they are not.  I rarely set out to buy a hat.  I usually stumble upon them.  Or maybe, they find me.  I will be in a store - not looking for a hat - and then all of a sudden a hat will catch my eye and I'll know.  I'll know the way you know about a good melon.  (Name that movie!)

Speaking of Meg Ryan movies (hint), there's a scene in You've Got Mail where Ryan's character says:
"Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today - I saw one. It got on at 42nd and off at 59th where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdale's to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake. As almost all hats are."
Cute, though I respectfully disagree.  My hat purchases are impulsive but rarely are they mistakes.  Plus, hats are very cost-effective because they go with everything:  Taking a walk in the park?  Wear a hat!  Making spaghetti?  More fun with a hat on!  Stalking someone?  Your hat doubles as a disguise!

I plan to wear my new hat while writing at the kitchen table, on trips to Brighton Beach this summer, and whenever I feel like pretending to be Lady Mary Crawley.

Hats: the possibilities are endless, the regrets are few.

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Coasting Anon said...

Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash

KristyWes said...

Pecan piiiiiiiiiiiiie.

Sonja said...

Oh no, my impulsive hat buys have been much unhappier. My present self needs to keep reminding my future self that I cannot pull off a cloche!

Can I see your hat soon???