Friday, May 6, 2011

Fun Fashion for FarmGirls is Born~

So yesterday I was asked by my fellow agriculture enthusiast Amanda Radke my advice on what she should wear for an upcoming television appearance.  I was so excited, as I love to help people pick out clothes, shoes and jewels for different special events !!  As we chatted back and forth on facebook sharing thoughts and ideas other facebook friends chimed in and it got me thinking!!!  Why not focus my Couture Cowgirl blog on Fun Fashion for Farm Girls?  This would be a place to share ideas via social media and my blog- what fun? Right? So I figured I would give it a try and see how it goes.  I am passionate about agriculture issues and enjoy sharing my thoughts however I figured this might be a good place where we don’t have to think much and we can have lots of fun playing dress-up.  Do you have a special event you need to dress for? Or are you curious on the “now” trends?  Or maybe you just need a break from all the craziness we deal with within our industry on a day to day basis and need to chill for a moment or two- well then this will be your spot to come and enjoy ! 

Let the fun begin ~ Today lets talk hats!

(and just a note - I am certainly not a fashion expert- I just love decorating myself and expressing myself through clothing and accessories)

I Tip My Hat

I adore hats! I have lots of them! Ball caps, visors, cowboy hats, beanie hats, big straw hats, little cute summer hats, Frank Sinatra type hats, and headbands – I have trillions of them ! Do I look funny in some of them ? Maybe ~ but I really enjoy wearing them so that is all that really matters , right?

 As we finish up the extravagant wedding of new Royal couple we saw many hats.  Hats adorned with feathers, swirls, big hats, hats that looked like a flying saucer, flowered hats,  little hats and things that really didn’t even look like a hat. Women adorned themselves with elaborate creations from traditional to fanciful known as fascinators says TIME magazine. Fashion watchers had a hey day checking out the most exquisite hats and then those deemed definite faux pas.  However I admire these lovely ladies for having the guts to put on a hat and have a good time.

~Friends wearing their personalities on their heads~

  This weekend we get ready for the Kentucky Derby and that is another time where a fabulous hat is a must. I have always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby and wear a fancy hat- that is on my bucket list- I have yet to check that one off my list.  Kentucky Derby hats always seem giant to me and have so much personality.  I love them. They remind me of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman- remember the fabulous brown polka dot dress and the creamy white straw hat?  Simply adorable!!

I believe hats are an extension of your personality and how you are feeling that day.  Do you wear a hat? I would be curious. I don’t believe hats ever go out of style so what are you waiting for. I tip my hat to each of you for wearing your personality on your head. 

Why not? Its fun!!


  1. LOL... I wear a hat often, usually to hide under as I rush out the door chasing the boys! It's well worn and has a nice sweat ring, probably falls into the faux pas category, but it serves its purpose!
    And... Love the bucket list idea!

  2. I think I might be able to help with checking off that bucket list someday. One of my fellow Syngenta Leadership Conference teammates lives in Kentucky and invited me to come stay with her someday for the Kentucky Derby...maybe you and I could take her up on her offer. What fun!

  3. I wear a hat a lot. Mainly just when I don't feel like doing my hair. You have a great blog!

  4. I've been reading through some of your posts and you have a lovely blog. I particularly like the info on the "fascinators" ~ I love hats! Like you I'm also a fan of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman and I LOVE that polka dot dress & hat!

    I'm your newest Follower and I had a nice time reading your posts. Please stop by when you have a moment, I love company and new friends are always welcome. I've enjoyed my visit today!

  5. Ocean Breezes~ wow it is so exciting for someone to read my blog that is not directly involved in farming or ranching - I live on a farm in california and thought this would be a fun thing to do to share my thoughts on agriculture and then add in a few things on fashion - since I love that too!!! Thanks so much for the lovely comments - I am still new to all of this so trying to figure it all out -really enjoyed your blogs as well ! Thanks for visiting! Come back soon!