(I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so here are both! Also, randomly, these might be the most versatile tights ever. I love them so, they even have a little hole in the toe I've had to mend, and I could kick myself for not buying more of them. And they're almost 2 years old!)
I think my new loves are straw cloches. Not sure if there is supposed to be an accent somewhere on that word, or if the plural there is correct, but we will pretend that it is. Last summer I bought a straw cloche at a cute little French store in Woodstock, NY and I wore it a whole bunch. I've been looking at it sadly, longingly all winter long wanting so badly to wear it, but it's one of those things I think is only really apropo in warm weather.
Then, three (and more, but these are the three I remember while I am packing boxes, watching Harry Potter, and eating candy) of my favorite blogs: fieldguided, clever nettle, and leibemarlene all posted about boaters. Oh how glorious! I, along with many other readers I'm sure, needed one of my own!
Reminded of the squashed hats at Marc Jacobs for spring/summer 09, I trotted over to Micheal's and bought a flat looking hat in the crafty doll section, the kind I think you're supposed to glue flowers and things to and stick on a door. I attached it to a barrette and put some ribbon on it--I will photograph it later, as the glue is drying and I am just enough of a klutz to worry about getting glue in my hair!
Unfortunately, regular boaters do not like my head or face shape, and so when I found myself face-to-face with a pretty straw cloche, complete with black ribbon and a bow in the back, I had to get my grubby little hands on it. And it's just wonderful, and I have pictures of wearing it every day dancing around in my head--even if I hardly ever end up wearing it.