09 March 2014

Wardrobe Challenge # 2 Wear the hat you claim you can't pull off!



Wardrobe Challenge # 2 - Wear the hat you claim you can't pull off.  This challenge is perfect for me as I never thought that I could pull off any type of hats without looking like a clown or worst a vendor at a farmer's market in Kuala Lumpur. But the truth is I LOVE hats! It is them that don't fancy me. As prove, I have many hats in my closet which I bought only to wear once or never and this beret is one of them. 

For this challenge, I took it out (because I believe that this one makes me look the worst) and pair it with this huge pure cotton shirt (which I normally wear on the beach as cover up) and the slouchiest pants I could find in my closet. I was going for the struggling French painter look and while on the way out Captain was saying "Lets just hope none of my colleagues see you like this!" Haha! Very funny.

After spending a few hours outside with this beret and later looking at these pictures, The verdict is I will save this beret for costume parties or better donate it to charity.  Case closed.







:: Wearing ::

Top :: British India Company
Pants :: Banana Republic
Shoes :: TOMS
Beret :: Forever 21


My thoughts and prayers to all 239 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines's MH 370  to Beijing that went missing last Saturday, 2 hours into its journey. May we all find the answers soon..


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57 comments:

  1. I think that the hat itself is quite lovely on you. It is the rest of the ensemble that isn't helping. You really do look like you could be found on the Left Bank.

    This really seems out of sync with what you wear normally. I think if you had created an outfit that was more like what you wear regularly and simply added the hat it would have suited you more.

    Like your outfit here...

    http://www.mjoat.com/2014/01/cashmere-poncho.html

    or here

    http://www.mjoat.com/2014/01/new-years-1st-post.html

    It is so scary that an airplane can just disappear. Very disturbing and as you wrote, my heart goes out to all those touched by the tragedy.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Left Bank? hahaha, that's a good one!! I think you are right.. instead of trying to look like a french painter, I should look like myself with a french painter hat. I'll definitely do a take 2. Thanks for the suggestion :)

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  2. you made it! lokking so gorgeous my dear! and love the hat! muaa

    Un Rincón Para Mis Botas
    http://fiorellaechegaray.blogspot.com.es

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  3. very nice. xa
    http://www.fashiondenis.com

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  4. love the hat, would never be able to pull it off, but you look so cute!

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  5. This is such a new look for you and I really like it! You look so comfortable - although I understand trying something new and then deciding it's not for you. But I think you look adorable.
    xo ~kim & chloe

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    1. Yup, it was comfortable but did look right, even my husband cringed, LOL!

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  6. I think you pulled it off!! I love that you can rock a beret..it's so stylish!!

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  7. I think the beret works with you but maybe not with this outfit? Maybe using the same top but with some cute fitted pants and some pretty heels. Give it another try - I think it's a keeper.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Point taken :) I think you are absolutely correct. God knows what I was thinking ;) Will do a take 2 soon :) Thanks Alice! Really appreciate it :)

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  8. Honestly, that hat does look like it'd be hard to pull off. But you're rocking the artist look with those trousers!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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    1. Thank you, Sabrina.. I think it could have been better.. I'll give it a shot again :)

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  9. That beret is cute! Good on you for giving it a go! I would have no idea how to even try style one! :)

    Away From The Blue

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  10. Brava for trying the new! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, too. xox

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    1. Thanks for letting me share, Patti!

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  11. I like how you look in this beret, definitely different from your usual look but isn't it nice to look differently from time to time. I especially like the first photo - you look so young and happy. Actually I like the shirt too, maybe I would wear just different pants.

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    1. I guess you are right.. and sans belt didn't help either I suppose

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  12. Good for you for challenging yourself to try something new! I think it's really cute on you, but I understand where you're coming from because I VERY rarely will venture to wear a daring hat in public.

    I hope we find the answers about that flight soon as well. So so sad.

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  13. You look so Parisian chic, love those slouchy pants.
    xo

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  14. Oooh, I was so interested to read all the comments. When I saw the first photo, my immediate thought was Cute!! But, I agree that the clothing is sooo very different to the chic, tailored looks we most often see yourself in! Promise us to restyle the beret with another outfit!

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    1. Ok, pinkie promise, I shall do that :) Thanks Sue for the comment :)

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  15. Ohhhh stop it, you can totally wear this style of French Cap. I have been wearing similar ones a lot, this Winter. I practically have the twin version of this Hat in Red (but it's in the US). I love your Toms and your skin looks gorgeous by the way.

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    1. I saw the yellow ones that both you and Vivian wore and you both looked so cute. As for the skin, I guess that's the beauty of make up, LOL!

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  16. I respectfully disagree with you! The beret looks very nice on you - but not with that outfit. You have a slouchy hat paired with an oversized shirt and relaxed, cuffed pants. I think sharper, cleaner lines would work much better with the hat, and your current outfit is beautiful without any headgear at all ;-)

    Alicia
    spashionista.com

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  17. I'm not one for hats (hat hair!), but I think the beret looks quite cute on you :-)

    I was also distressed to hear about the Malaysia flight .. I hope they find out what happened soon for the families of the passengers.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. Yes, it is so unfortunate and heartbreaking.. especially for the family members that are waiting for the answers

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  18. Great outfit!)I like your blog!Would you like to follow each other? Just let me know in my blog. xoxo
    http://www.elationofcreation.com/

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  19. I think the beret looks cute on you but if it makes you feel uncomfortable and you don't enjoy wearing it, then I agree that it would be better off in someone else's hat collection. I'm looking forward to seeing how you restyle it with a different outfit though. Who knows? Maybe you'll decide to keep it after all. I definitely want to try this challenge. I have several hats that I haven't had the courage to wear in public yet!

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    1. I am going to wear more of my Panamas this spring/summer. Maybe you should take your hat out for a spin when the weather gets better, Elaine :)

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  20. I never wear hats because I feel like I can't pull them off; I just have such a little head. But I think this hat was perfectly styled with this outfit. Happy Monday!

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  21. You are too funny about the beret and saving it for a costume party. Props to you for going for it even if you didn't like the end result. Thanks for linking up your look and wardrobe challenge adventures with Manic Monday! -Gina
    On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks, Gina :) I am not feeling the result actually

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  22. I never wear hat before. But when we go out of town I like to wear hat. It makes me feel like I am invisible. ^_^

    Kim,USA

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  23. You are totally rocking this hat! I love the effortless look to it.
    <3
    katsfashionfix.blogspot.com

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  24. I loved the hat with the white shirt. And I also love these challenges.

    Have a nice week!
    Patricia
    http://style416.blogspot.com

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  25. you are sure pulling this look off, loving the hat

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  26. Good to try new things even if you decide it isn't for you. I like berets too and I used to wear them often. Tried one this winter for the blog but my hair is to short now. I do think it looks cute on you!

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. You really rock that pixie cut, Ann :)

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  27. Mais oui, this beret does look good on you! But I know what you mean, I have the same love hate relationship with hats,

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  28. :( The missing flight is just so upsetting!
    I was just telling someone today that I can't wear hats - other than your baseball caps. So, this makes me jealous a bit because everyone else always looks good in hats but me! Glad you pulled this out. Thank you for linking up!
    Carylee | morepiecesofme.com

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    1. I am really effected by the jetliner news.. I might have flown with some of the crew back then :(

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  29. This hat looks great on you! I am very hesitant about wearing hats most of the time, but I'm trying to be more adventurous!

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  30. I think the beret actually looks really cute on you! They're really hard to pull off, though, I can't wear one without feeling ridiculous.

    xo
    Dolce
    www.mydailysweet.com
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  31. The beret looks awesome on you! :)

    http://www.fashionjazz.co.za/blog-outfit-day-5/

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  32. You are looking so French chic! How do you do it! I love hats too but I look like a mushroom...:(
    Looking forward to see you soon! x

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  33. I am really loving this look- it is so, so parisian chic! You are totally rocking that beret! I don't think I could pull off beret as good as you! :) And I love the neutral, toned down colors you chose- perfect for spring! :)

    www.callmemaddie.com
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    1. Thanks, Maddie you are too sweet :)

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  34. I thought about you kids when we heard of the Flight 370 news. Know it affects you in multiple ways. Hope there is news soon for the sake of so many.
    You look quite spiffy in your hat! Now you know you can absolutely wear the hat. Makes you look like a young art student with unusual class. I don't know how I missed the challenge 'cause I read WWW, but as I don't bother to dress every day, It would take me two months to get it all done. I do intend to check them out via your posts, 'cause I'm feeling a bit dowdy these days and need some daily inspiration. Thank you.
    I'm fairly sure you'll read my VM post at some point ... nobody got the humor, but you usually do. Did you get *funny* at all, or did I just sound belligerent? Inquiring minds, etc.

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    1. Should definitely try some of the challenges for fun Jan.. I think I'll try and do 10.. we'll see :)

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  35. Okay, you can definitely pull off this hat! I think you need it in every color! The news about the flight is seriously so sad and scary. I hope they can find some answers soon. I feel like everytime I check the news they "say" they found something but it hasn't lead to any answers yet. Here's hoping <3
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. It is frustrating and turned up to be like looking for needle in the haystack..

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  36. you look like an artist... the only thing missing is a paintbrush in your hand, paint and a canvas

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