Finally Floppy

You guys have NO idea how long I've been looking for the right floppy hat to lend a bit of glamour to my daily outfits. I have tried on at least 30 different hats over the years, I kid you not. EVERY time I wondered to myself how anyone ever found a good floppy hat, since every last one I tried on ended up dipping down, obstructing my view and looking like a big frown fixed on top of my head. BUT NOT THIS ONE! I tried it on and it had the perfect dip, the perfect swoop, the perfect flair. And it fits my freakishly tiny head too!! EVERY hat I try on is too big, but not this one. 

But the best part? It only cost me 9,95 euro! I got it at this accessories shop called I Am, one of those places I usually walk right past because I'm not a fan of small trinkets and junk, but I was drawn in because I had some time to waste before catching my train. And there it was: my perfect floppy hat! Love at first sight. I'm 100% sure this hat will be a summer favorite. To top it all off, the sun even came out for a bit that afternoon, so I got a chance to wear it for my pics right away. Enjoy!



I've had this dress for years and years, I think I bought it in 2005 at a sale. I even remember what I wore that day, I went shopping with my mom and my sis and my sis bought this gorgeous brown-purple printed strapless dress and I got this one. We all fell in love with the sixties sailoresque vibe so I just had to get it. And I'm still in love with it today.


dress: mexx
flats: River Island
hat: I am (at least that's what I think the store was called? :-D)
ring: Alex Monroe


For the close observant: an appearance of two of my cats! I'm a little bit in love with the black one. He's sleeping next to me as we speak.


Wish me luck with my last exam tomorrow! I'm not too confident about it, but we'll see. At least the exams will be over tomorrow. FINALLY!


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30 comments

  1. Yayyy for the perfect floppy hat!! These photos came out great :D
    and such cute kitties :)
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  2. Mooie hoed! Ik heb ook zo'n floppy hoed, maar die valt altijd zo voor mijn ogen :)Die van jou is beter, hadden ze nog andere kleuren?

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  3. It is a gorgeous hat! I am still on the hunt for the pefect floppy hat too, because although I have two they're not the "one". I actually found two perfect hats yesterday at a beach town and they were so cheap, only 5 euro!, but as most of hats I find, they were too small on me :(

    You look absolutely gorgeous.

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  4. That one cat was well camouflaged! I love this dress, and of course the hat. I found a pretty perfect one in UO right before leaving England, but was in a post-consumerism funk at the time and refused to let myself buy it. Kind of regretting it ever since, though I guess it wouldn't have been too practical for cycling... ; ) Looking gorgeous, anyway, lady. And I love those little sunflares in the pictures!

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  5. Such a sweet dress, the hat really compliments this lovely, ladylike look!

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  6. The hat looks great with the outfit! I have a hard time finding hats that fit my smaller sized head too. I love the floppy hat trend but I have a feeling most would be way too large for me ><

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  7. That hat definitely looks great on you! Whenever I go to Target, I always try on their huge sunhats. Their brims are so wide, I almost look like I have a halo if I move the hat a little behind my head. :) Glad you found the perfect one!

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  8. Congrats on your new floppy hat. What a great find! :)

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  9. This is a great look on you Annebeth! The dress looks really comfortable and cute and the hat is great. I'm so glad that you finally found just what you were looking for.
    XOXO

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  10. I love black cats. I am of the persuasion that black cats are better natured than other cats. We have a black cat who lives indoors and he is very sociable. This is a great straw hat and I love your red shoes. The dress is awesome, too. One of those dresses you could wear forever. Debbie http://thriftygirlvintage.com

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  11. Hooray for a perfect floppy hat! I love your blue dress too. The buttons on it are too cute. And those red shoes are perfect with it!

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  12. sooo cute!
    I just found the "perfect" floppy hat for me after a long wait - at the pharmacy!


    <3Meghan

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  13. love the color of the hat and the fabric, it is not your typical floppy hat and i love everything that is not typical. gorgeous with that blue dress, looks like a girl from the 50's on the way to the beach. fabulous girl

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  14. Your outfit looks really comfy yet still elegant! I love how you always pull that off :-)
    I have my last exam too today, and mother nature has granted our wish for sun!

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  15. Good luck for your exam! I like this outfit, is so cute! And your new hat is great :)
    And your cat is so cute! I love black cats.

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  16. these outdoor photos are gorgeous, loving the dress and your kitty is saying hello! cuuute

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  17. I have yet to find the perfect floppy hat so well done you! In the end I settled for a cowboy hat from Primark which is my beach hat at the moment.
    Love those shoes Annebeth, and happy to hear the sun decided to come out after the days of rain :)

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  18. Oooh supermooie foto's met hoe de zon hier schijnt :) love it! Ik ben ook nog op zoek naar meer hoeden, maar vind het ook moeilijk om de juiste te vinden! Let's hope dat ik ook wat geluk heb dan :)

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  19. The hat looks great on you! Love the dress as well and your nails are way cute :D xxx

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  20. I've been looking for the perfect floppy hat to! This one looks great on you and the red shoes make the outfit simply perfect!!

    Many Layers Monday

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  21. You are amazing. Way to pull off that floppy hat! It's big, too. Big hats scare me, which is why I don't wear them that often myself. But I LOVE them on other people!

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  22. COol shoes ;) You look soooo lovely ;)

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  23. Oh goodness, the photo of you playing with the kitty is so cute! Kitties <3 I just got a big floppy sunhat myself recently, although I haven't worn it out yet. I'm not accustumed to hat-wear and I still feel like a bobble-head half the time haha...

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  24. I know the feeling! Luckely I found my perfect floppy hat in London a few weeks ago for 11 pounds!

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  25. The hat is perfect! I'm glad you found it after searching for so long! I also love the striped buttons on your cute dress.

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  26. This is a great look on you Annebeth! The dress looks really comfortable and cute and the hat is great. I'm so glad that you finally found just what you were looking for.
    XOXO

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  27. That hat definitely looks great on you! Whenever I go to Target, I always try on their huge sunhats. Their brims are so wide, I almost look like I have a halo if I move the hat a little behind my head. :) Glad you found the perfect one!

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  28. Such a sweet dress, the hat really compliments this lovely, ladylike look!

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  29. That one cat was well camouflaged! I love this dress, and of course the hat. I found a pretty perfect one in UO right before leaving England, but was in a post-consumerism funk at the time and refused to let myself buy it. Kind of regretting it ever since, though I guess it wouldn't have been too practical for cycling... ; ) Looking gorgeous, anyway, lady. And I love those little sunflares in the pictures!

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