A Warm Hat For A Blistering Cold Day

Fur Hat

Hat—Outdoor festival

I knew this hat would come in handy at some point, but I kept forgetting all about it—mainly because it found a home inside a bottom drawer that I rarely go into.  This little fur hat keeps my head toasty warm on cold winter days.

I love when I “discover” hidden clothing and accessories that I’ve forgotten all about.  They could be buried somewhere deep in the trenches that I rarely access on a day-to-day basis.  That’s why I’m so surprised when I “find” them and they resurface.

I was out and about at a yearly outdoor festival about five years ago when I happened across one of several little huts selling various items—which included this hat staring back at me.  I just had to have it.

For those of you that don’t know, I’m not a cold-weather girl at all.  The only positives I see about the blithering cold are being able to wear my winter fashions—and the possibility of a workplace shutdown if there’s a good amount of snow.  Other than that, I could do without cold weather the rest of my life.

And now with the warm weather quickly approaching (fingers crossed), I figured I might as well get what use I can out of this hat since I plopped down perfectly good money for it and haven’t worn it once in the five years since I’ve had it.

I’m a big believer in not “saving” your good things for only special occasions that may or may not happen.  Every day is special because you get to live another day.  I say wear your good clothes, hats, shoes, bags, and use your best china dishes and all your other things.

After all, you got these things for yourself to enjoy—so you should enjoy them on a regular basis while you have the chance, not once in a blue moon.  After all, when you’re gone—someone else is going to enjoy all the fine things you got for yourself to enjoy with your hard-earned money.  Which technically means you’re buying things for everyone else to enjoy after you’re gone.  That’s NONSENSE and crazy talk, I say!

So, if you have nothing else to do today, rummage through your home and see if you can’t find something that’s been hidden away for a while that you can actually enjoy today and on a regular basis.  You deserve it after all.

Take-Away Life Lesson:  Don’t keep your things buried where you’ll forget about them for ages.  Use your good things while you can—and don’t worry so much about things cracking, breaking, wearing out, ripping, and whatnot.  That’s all the more reason for you to acquire something new to enjoy when the time comes to replace it!

64 thoughts on “A Warm Hat For A Blistering Cold Day

  1. “People never get roses while they can still smell them.” That was the first thing that came to mind, reading this post. Some bring out the best china only for special events, or dawn their favorite shoes for a big meeting, etc. I too believe you should enjoy these things now, because you have absolutely no idea of your expiration date. The most precious gift we have is time–we determine its overall value. It can be both worthless and priceless. By the way, this reminds me of the Russian Ushanka hats my uncle adores. As for cold weather, it gets a huge thumbs down from me. We are supposedly in spring, but it seems winter did not receive the memo. I left my office rather late last night…wow, I was actually cold. I wonder when warm weather will arrive. Great post

    1. Thanks. I used to be a “saver” years ago, but I stopped doing that when I started seeing so many acquaintances and friends passing away unexpectedly. Never again will I do that! I use things NOW and FREQUENTLY. Cold weather is the bane of my existence. And that’s true, it’s even more irritating when it’s not on the same page as the calendar.

      1. The passing of loved ones and acquaintances, reminds us of our own mortality. Some use that understanding as a means to fear death, whereas others take the opportunity to embrace life. You’ve chosen the latter and that’s a beautiful thing. Wherever we go and regardless who we are, we can never escape the clutch of death. That is the biggest tragedy, but i view this with a different perspective. For me, every second I am alive–that’s another chance to cherish the lives around me.

        1. Aww, thanks, Hasan! Hopefully I won’t be wearing it again for a long, long time. If I come to Karachi, I definitely will NOT be bringing this hat. No need. 🙂

          1. Yay! I can’t wait. You are my only friend in Pakistan, you know. I don’t know anyone else there. I’ll be trusting you with my life!!! 🙂 But I’m sure I’ll have lots of fun seeing the city. I want to go shopping for clothes & shoes, too!

          2. Well the only clothes I did like you to take maybe local dresses here. Traditional but modern too. I’m not sure if you still be interested to shop at Mango when there are countless Mango stores in your part of the world. 🙂

          3. I don’t think I’ve ever shopped at Mango before. Do you have a mall? Or do they not have malls there? If the men’s stores are better there, I’ll have to shop there. I could really use another tie, you know. I could probably style a men’s shirt to work on me as well. 🙂

          4. LOL! Well, I don’t know what part of the country you live in!! Can you blame me? What do I know? I don’t really know what countries over there ARE still in the stoneage! You know they never show many good things on television when they talk about middle eastern countries. Oh, man, that was too funny! I am cracking up over here. Hilarious! Thank you for tell me the truth about the city, Hasan! I’m glad I found you!

          5. That’s not a dumb question. Yes, I am on FB for my blog but I don’t post on it that much. That’s why I have not put it on my blog yet. But I really should start posting on my FB for my blog, too. Here it is—- https://www.facebook.com/LovingFoodFashionLife I have a personal FB, too, but I seem to like blogging so much better. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Oh love it! What a gorgeous hat! And I totally understand when you say that you’re not a cold weather girl, because I feel exactly the same about myself… but that hat it’s a good excuse to support a frozen day ^_^

  3. I don’t really have good things, but I hide some away anyway, so that every now and then I discover I have like forty pairs of underwear and an actual need for maybe eight at the most.

    1. Lol. Goodness! Don’t hide good things for Pete’s sake. And it’s good to have lots of underwear plus you won’t have to buy any for a really long time. 🙂

  4. I’m glad you finally wore something so stylish that I can relate to. It reminds me of my Ushanka (Russian hat) that I purchased 4 years ago online. They are extremely warm and yes I wear mine every chance I get. There are many styles for women in faux fur (Great low prices) and also mink & sable if you can afford it. Just type in Ushanka on Google and let it take you to a variety of great looking hats. On a personal note, you should model more often on your site. You make the clothes look stunning. My only question is are your eyes hazel or brown…I can’t tell….lol. Have fun….Me

    1. Oh yeah! I looked up Ushanka hats. Those suckers look warm. That’s what I was missing—the EAR flaps. You really need all sides of your face covered as much as possible in this weather. And thanks for the compliment. I plan to hopefully start putting more of my personal fashion on the blog considering I haven’t been living up to my full blog name. And unless I can find a poor soul to take several shots of me every now and again, it will require me setting up the camera just right on a tripod each time. Not sure how much work will be involved or how they’ll come out but I’ll give it a whirl. 😉 And my eyes are dark brown but in direct sunlight they do look a hazely very light brown. 🙂

  5. LOVE it! Not only is it practical (gosh, it looks warm) but it’s stylish too! Retro inspired – yet fashionably current! You’re rockin’ that hat 🙂

  6. I am loving this hat! There is no way that it would be practical where I live, it rarely gets below 10C here but if it did I would love to get my hands on such a natty little number.

    1. Wow. I wish I lived in such a place that rarely gets below that temperature. I’d actually prefer nothing below 70F myself, but I just suffer through until the warmer days hit again. You’d love the warmth of this indeed should you ever need it.

  7. Totally agree!!! What is the point of having something if it is only admired by you once in a while, or, worse yet . . . stuck away somewhere that you can’t even SEE IT???

    That is a splendid hat! I can see how it landed in your arms. Is there a matching muff, and do you have an ice rink in town?

    The picture that shoots to the top of my brain shows you gliding gloriously around an ice rink in a long gown, smiling enigmatically, and wearing that hat and with the muff keeping your hands warm. And then . . . from out of nowhere comes your ice dancing partner and you and he perform wonderfully, garnering a huge round of applause, leaving you breathless and ready for a good meal!

    And to all a good night! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


    1. I know! Don’t hide your good stuff. USE it! There was a matching muff and a couple other things to match (I can’t remember) but I only got the hat. And, oooooo, that’s such a descriptive image that I could actually see myself there. And now I want to make that ice skating thing happen! Thanks, Judilyn!

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