My big hat desires lie somewhere between Prince Williams wedding and the Kentucky Derby, but I’ve always been afraid about adding too much mass to my already rather large head. Fortunately, necessity is the mother of UV protection — after forgetting my sunscreen on our picnic date in the Golden Gate Park Jacqui kindly leant me this fabulous example of millinery, which ended up being just the thing this outfit was missing. And since no trip to the park is complete within paying respects to the Conservatory of Flowers, we found our way there by meandering slowly through windy, narrow side trails; lugging our picnic gear, and pulling sweaters on to ward against the oncoming chill. We caught the last gleam of the sun against Victorian, 18th century glass, and couldn’t resist capturing the moment.


Sweater: Free People (seen here)/Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens (last seen here)/Hat: Borrowed/Jeans: Uniglo/Top: Madewell


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Photographs of me taken by Jacqui of Birds of a Thread

  1. I love the conservatory! I also have been craving a felt hat like that. I found a chocolate-colored one while traveling but was afraid it would crumple in my suitcase …

    • jm

      The good thing about hats — is that they always un-crumple. The right hat makes the perfect travel companion, it just has to be kinda floppy and unstructured to begin with, and then you’re good to go =)


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