Sunday, January 22, 2012

Look :: The Hat Trick

Outfit details: Hat - Love Melrose. Faux leather jacket - Ann Taylor. Scarf, boots - Windsor. Plaid shirt - Salvation Army. Watch - Michael Kors. Jeans - Forever 21. Earrings - The Secret Closet.

And I ain't talkin' about pulling bunnies out of 'em. I'm talking about that Friday night when you just got done working for 12 hours and your hair looks like a greasy tornado tore through it. I've performed this trick before and I'm sure I'll do it many times over. Ladies, get yourself a fedora and watch the magic happen!

For my next act, I'm going to... disappear. If you're my Facebook friend, you'll notice that my profile no longer exists (don't worry, the page for this blog is still there). Why? Well, the gist is this: I've been heartbroken more than once in the past six months. I am hurting, and removing myself from that world is a step in my healing process. We all deal with things in different ways, but for me -- for right now -- Facebook is nothing but a negative force that I need to avoid.

I never thought I'd want to be alone, but I do. I'm ready.


  1. Adore this outfit! I love hats, but have worried that a fedora might look silly on me. I always like the way that they look on other people, though.

    I was wondering what happened to your FB profile! No worries on deleting it. Facebook has definitely been a negative influence on my life at one point or another, and sometimes you just need to disconnect and regain some of your privacy.

    Keep up the amazing blogging! :)

  2. HATS! :) I should do a replica of this look! I have every single piece in different colours! Lol! I'll send you a pic.Are you ready for a montage....yeah!
    FB can be majorly lamesauce, I'll miss your wry updates, they make me laugh.
    You should give some hippy dippy yoga a try. For me, it was really one of the best ways to make friends with myself and really appreciate what I can do.
    I'll keep reading, you keep stylin!

  3. Fedoras look lame on me. They look great on you and everybody else! Facebook may be going downhill anyways. I barely use mine anymore and would love to delete it. -Jessica

  4. I'm so sorry for the recent hurt you're facing I hope you feel well soon

  5. I like that you mixed patterns! And the hat is great....

    As for the facebook---- you take care of yourself, no apologies necessary!

  6. Hey there,

    I found your blog on a google search and read through some back posts to discover that you recently went through a painful break-up. I'm sorry to hear that. Break-ups are never easy.

    I too am recovering from a break-up and wrote these two pieces in regard to the fb dilema after a break-up.

    This isn't a spam comment, it's just that this post reminded me of this very problem after my break-up and thought I'd share it.

    Hang in there!

  7. Lovely outfit. :)

    And as for the Facebook thing, I have so been there. Heartbreak is difficult enough to go through itself... sometimes seeing all the happiness (or extra negativity) of your "friends" is just too much. I hope you feel better soon.

    1. -Victoria F (sorry, forgot that detail)

  8. well, i think youre smart. facebook is the WORST if youre getting over anything. everyone looks happy.. or you lurk your ex. smart gal. just keep the blog :)
    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  9. Great casual outfit!
    I like your hat! <3

  10. great outfit! The hat and jacket are an ace combo!

  11. You look gorgeous, Steph. That hat really works on you. Go you for taking that first step to healing!! Facebook can definitely be negative, so I'm really glad you're doing things to make things better. I agree with Steffy, you are one smart lady.

  12. Totally agree -- Eff Facebook. Who needs it? Most people are on Facebook for the sole reason of creeping other people, and that's just weird.

    Love this hat, by the way. You are twerrrrkinggg it.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  13. thank you so much for your kind words on my blog! i've been quietly reading yours for a while now, and yeah i agree it feels like we're a lot alike :-D
    as to the fb matter...good call. it can be depressing and just provide so much negative energy, it's nice to be free of it for a while, especially when you need some healing. in fact, i find just getting a break from the internet altogether for a few days helps!

  14. OH yeah, facebook sucks. It's interesting to me how many people dislike it but stay on it. It's so hard to leave. I took a break for four months and have "reactivated" my account...I just wanted to collect all my friends in one place. I'm not actually using it at all. It feels so much more free!

  15. you're so right about the fedora--love it on you.

    And I'm so sorry to hear about your heartbreaks and leaving FB, but I hope this will cheer you up.

    You are my Featured Fashionista today, Stephanie!

  16. You look absolutely darling in your fedora and I LOVE it paired with the faux leather jacket :)

  17. I completely adore your scarf with the plaid. I totally get disappearing from facebook. I deleted my first profile in 2009 and didn't rejoin until December of 2010 and only for my blog. Even now I haven't accepted all the friend requests I receive. If one is not in some way connected to my blog or fashion, I don't accept the request. There are a couple of exceptions I have made for personal reasons but that is the rule for me by and large.
    I hope you heal quickly. You deserve to be loved fully and joyfully.
    Here's a virtual hug for you.

  18. Stephanie, you're featured on, sort of.


  19. i'm so up for that trick! and it really works! love the tip!

  20. I got rid of facebook a few years ago and have never looked back. I do want to make a page for my blog, but I'm not sure that I'll ever have a personal page again. Facebook can be poison! Good for you knowing what's best for you and getting the hell off of there!

    P.S. You always look so gorgeous in hats!! XO

  21. Wow, that hat looks great on you. Your whole outfit looks so cute! :)

    xo, Samantha

  22. Cute outfit!

  23. Hey beautiful woman!
    I support your decision to remove yourself from the (time-wasting) world that is Facebook. I deleted it back in October due to similar reasons that you did (I was sick of girl-friends being super crappy to me) and it was honestly one of the best decisions ever.

    It's amazing when you look back and realize how much time that took out of your day and how horrible it can make you feel; then you realize how much time you have to do positive things and that you don't have those stressors anymore!

    I'll admit, the first couple of weeks it's kind of weird and every once-and-awhile you will want to go back to reactivate it, but you just have to remind yourself that it's not worth it and how much easier your life is without it.

    Good luck; you are absolutely adorable!

  24. Awww, sweetie! I love the look…I do the same thing, take a hat and call it a day!

    But I understand your need to be away for awhile. I’ve done it, and sometimes you need the space.

    I’m thinkin’ of you my dear Stephanie!


  25. im sorry you removed yourself from the facebook. i wish i could tell you that it gets better, but ive been fortunate to have been the heartbreaker all my life. but i understand that there is information out there that you just cant escape. im happy to see your face on twitter still.


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