Sunday, January 06, 2008

So I like hats now

I thought I'd post a picture of the hat I got at the mall in Springfield:

I got it on clearance at, of all places, Hot Topic. My cousin Lauren and I both got a hat there, and if you knew Lauren and me, and have ever seen Hot Topic, you'll understand why it amused everyone immensely. Most of the stuff in there is black, or red, with lots of chains, and studs...not our style really. :D So we both got cool hats, hers was black and mine's sort of reddish-brown, and our cousins agreed we looked awesome. I plopped a black fedora on Jenna's head, and it looked really cute, but she didn't want it. I think she should have bought it. :(

I think maybe I'll make it a tradition to buy a hat whenever I go on vacation. Which I don't do very often, so I don't think I'll end up with too many hats...although one of my aunts also gave me a pink, fuzzy bucket hat, gloves, and scarf, with angora in them. So they're really soft and fuzzy, and they shed all over. The hat doesn't quite fit, but it stays on my head, basically. Provided the wind's not blowing...

And I'm going to make myself a felted bucket hat. I found a free pattern online, and got some green wool yarn to make it with. I think that will probably be my next knitting project. I have a sweater that I started while we were gone, but I think I may try to get the hat done while it's still winter.

I also got a new coat before we left...and boy am I glad I did! I would have been even colder if I hadn't had that nice warm coat. I was thinking about getting a wool coat, but I tried some on and they didn't look quite right on me, plus I couldn't find one that I could afford without it being a really cheapy one. I finally found a coat at TJ Maxx, for only $80. It's a faux suede with faux fur lining...not really what I was thinking of, but I like it and it's nice and toasty. Plus (big plus) it's machine-washable that way. I hate dry cleaning stuff....I avoid it completely, and I'm not sure a wool coat is something that would have held up even to my trying to hand wash it. And I'm certainly not going to pay and wait to get it cleaned! That is not in my budget!

Okay, that was a really rambling post...and to add to the randomness, I think I'll throw in a link to a song I like. I was reminded of this, because when we at the mall they were playing a Coldplay song, and my cousin started talking about them.

Green Eyes ~Coldplay

And another one I like:
The Scientist ~Coldplay
There's a video for that one, but it's kind of gloomy.

So that's all for now...I need to go get ready for church.


Beth said...

What's this "I could afford" business, eh?

Natalie said...

Well, I was intending to pay for it when I was looking at coats!

mandolinartist said...

What about a hat that is red and shaped like a lobster?

How about a green hat with a bill as an alligator?


Natalie said...

Uh, you mean would I like them?? Maybe I don't like all hats.

mandolinartist said...

Like them, wear them, own them, buy them.... (By the way, I own those hats I mentioned.)