I Think I Need a Bigger Closet
I wore a hat the other day. It was cute. Since I don’t post pictures of myself on this blog, I thought I could use the Google matching images tool to find the closest match. Here is what I came up with:
O.K. Not really.
I mean, the hat was similar, but I totally don’t look like Sarah Jessica Parker.
Let’s just say that Google brought up a bunch of people with blond hair (mine is brown) who looked nothing like me, including Gwyneth Paltrow (on a side note – I just tried to type Gwyneth with two “n’s” and my Mac underlined it. It was happy when I deleted one “n”. Is my computer a closet fan of Gwyneth Paltrow?) and Jennifer Aniston. And my friends who read this blog will totally back me up, much to my dismay, that I look like neither of these people. Although I did have the “Rachel” haircut about 15 years ago.
But the failings of Google’s Image Search Tool are not what I am here to discuss today.
Back to my hat. It was a bit of what is called a Fashion Risk. Most people in my torso of the woods do not wear hats. For one thing, it is usually not cold enough. And for another, it’s usually too hot.
I love hats, though. So, I daringly bought a couple last winter because they looked really good on the salespeople wearing them at Anthropologie. I have a tendency to forget that I do not work there and, more importantly, that I am at least twenty years older than the people who do work there. This can lead, and often does, to the Fashion Faux Pas.
However, I have learned, as SJP obviously knows, that without pain there is no glory. When I dress “safe”, I don’t stand out. And when I don’t stand out, I don’t get complimented. I also don’t get humiliated. But I’ve been working on ignoring that part of the deal.
So, every once in awhile, because I am Addicted to Affirmations, I venture a Fashion Risk and keep my fingers crossed that it’s not a Fashion Faux Pas. And I am successful often enough that I keep on doing it.
So, what do you think? SJP’s hat? Should I go for it?