the real history behind hats

shorts: free people, plaid shirt: nautica (stolen from dad), shirt: star wars, cap: yankees

I had a personal battle with myself (yes, I am a drama queen) as to whether I should upload this look or not. The photo in my dorm room, which is always currently very clustered isn't exactly the most scenic photo location. But then again... it could be worse. And does it really matter? I mean, this isn't a professional blog by any means so who really cares? But then again, having a standard for myself isn't a bad thing. Clearly in the end, I just posted it. Which you know, since you are looking at it on the internet. I mean, despite the circumstances I actually liked what I wore. This outfit is the culmination of waking up before 7AM and having the most awful hair day ever. To top things off, my first class was a 2 hours physics lab-- fun (actually it wasn't bad at all but 7am grouch monster me did not know that.) I was on the verge of caving and dressing like a bum, but then this was whipped out.

 Back to the point of the post: the hat.

The hat, or in this case, the baseball cap-- so trendy, so current. But let's be real, the original purpose of the hat is not to be oh so cool, but to cover up your grimy, horrible hair. Okay, the second purpose, first being to defend your face from the sun. But think about it, why do you think people from colonial time wore monstrous headpieces, or bonnets? To cover up their dirty hair because the personal hygiene of the times sucked. Majorly. At least this is what I would like to believe to help me feel better about my hair situation. (I have since showered-- yay fresh hair!!)

I never thought I could wear the whole 90s badass with the plaid tied look, cause of my hips. But with these high waisted shorts, I tied it around my belly button instead of my hips and it solved that problem. It seems sort of obvious at this point, but I thought I would share it in case anyone out there was as clueless as me. This is becoming a text heavy post. Whoops. So on a parting note, the only article of clothing in this look not from the men's department is the shorts...

Since I am wearing a yankees cap, ya know NY, I thought I would throw in these Laduree shots from when I was there over break

I must admit, that I was not that impressed by Laduree. People rave on and on about it, but for the price it was just meh. It was good, but my taste buds just weren't blown away like I expected. Guess I'm just a cupcake girl, sorry (but not really) I can't keep up with the dessert trends. Also, the people working there made me feel so uncomfortable. They were so... uppity. Which isn't justifiable in any context, but I would say their customer base isn't solely based on super wealthy upperclass society type people. It's a tourist place. People of all sorts of backgrounds are going to be getting their macaroons, it wouldn't hurt to be slightly more welcoming customer service wise. Sorry for the mini rant but I had to get it out.


  1. I'm glad you decided to upload these photos :) Haha, you are totally rocking this 90's inspired look! I love the cap and plaid look on you

    Trendy Teal

  2. Those shorts are cute and the location is just fine..and yeah, caps are meant for bad hair days, so are bandannas...:)

  3. Nice shorts!
    I haven't really understood the whole macaroon thing, personally I don't think they taste good. The first time I bought some, I remember forcing myself to try to like them which did not work at all(such a waste). Plus I'm a cupcake lover too, it's the ONLY dessert that I appreciate the most.

    Neon Fox

  4. I feel for you on Laduree. I feel like the price isn't justifiable for the cookies - plus for some reason I feel like they are jam packed with sugar. I love your shorts!


  5. Beautiful look! Love the short and i jave the same hat! I buy this in NY and i love wear! You can see in other looks in my blog if you want!

  6. lovely pics
    very nice shirt

  7. i love those pictures , the quality is perfection , may i know your camera ?


  8. Made me laugh what you said about Laduree. They are French, so they have to be uppity. I can never believe how much of a hype it has become, since Marie Antoinette, especially with my American friends. I like gelato, and applepie, being a much simpler italo/dutchie. Love your outfit, dig the t-shirt.

  9. haha, I knew it! I mean the fact only those shorts aren't from guys' section. I love those shorts though. especially the lacy embellishments. oh and your tee is such a cool one as well.

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  10. Oh man! I've been thinking of getting a cap soon and you just reminded me again! Its so cool right!! :D I'm soo gonna get one soon! Love your shirt ;)

    Nyt from BIG hair LOUD mouth

  11. I always shop in men' departments :D

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  12. Laduree, New York, and baseball have captured three of my favorite things in this post - love it! :)

    P.S. Your images of Laduree are just exquisite! :)

  13. love this tomboy look!

  14. love those shorts, and i do love laduree! i bake cupcakes all the time for people so i think i am sick of them, but french macarons are my favorite treat. :) i totally get why you wouldn't be in love with them though!

  15. I actually thoroughly enjoyed Lauduree, but maybe it was just the flavor I had...those were my first french macarons, and compared to some others I've tried later on, they still win out. But I get what you're saying.
    Love those shorts :)


  16. hi there. first time here.

    just want to say... i really love the shorts.. :) Godbless.

  17. Lauduree is so yummy! Come on :)

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  18. Laduree is cute, but I prefer Financier!

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  19. i love this look and this photo ;)

  20. love this outfit! shorts and tee excelent for spring :)

  21. Your site design is FLIPPIN' A!! Toooo lovely. ♥

    Did you do up the layout yourself??

    Macarons are so much love. I wish I could make a trip to Paris for authentic Laduree.

    1. Yupp! It's just some alterations to the simple default blogger layout :)

  22. i'm so in love with your blog:
    the posts, the outfits, your style, your look .. ♥


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