Growing up with a mother who had boxes...and boxes hats. Collected through the years, many passed down to her from women she admired. To be worn on holidays or simply for dress up with one of my sisters. My own admiration for hats grew as did my collection of them. This is my first beret (gifted to me by my mother), I have always adored European Style. I want to encourage you to take the leap and wear a hat if you wish, you may get "looks" or questions...But I really feel it's similar to a bold lipstick, after you try wearing it once, you find that it's almost empowering. Add a hat to your outfit and it can go from simple to something special.