Updated: The giveaway is now closed, and we have a winner! Congratulations to April G. (#19). I'll be in touch this week with more details about your $50 gift card to Hats in the Belfry!
Editor's note: Elizabeth was sent a hat from Hats in the Belfry to review, free of charge, and they're providing a $50 gift card to their Belfry hat line to a lucky reader. She wasn't compensated otherwise and the opinions and thoughts in this post are her own.
I've been undergoing a little bit of a personal life transformation of late. Early last year, something in me just snapped, or woke up maybe, and I decided I was tired of looking sloppy at every opportunity. I'm a SAHM so I didn't want to wear my prom dress to Kindergarten drop off, but I wanted to be dressed nicely most of the time, and I wanted a small but deliberate wardrobe that I could mix and match easily so that I'd never be stuck in front of a closet full of clothes that didn't fit, didn't go with each other, and that left me nothing to wear.
And it was very successful! It's been life changing, actually. (If you want to read about it more detail, you can read about it at my personal blog under the "What I Wore" tab, but be forewarned, there's a lot of pictures of me in dresses.)
The final pin in my "dress less like a giant slob" plan was outerwear, because it's winter and nice outerwear is part of the package. After I rounded up some nicer coats, I started to wonder if maybe, after 30 some odd years of wearing nothing but knit hats with pompoms, if maybe I might like to look for a more dressy winter hat. I tried on a few but I had yet to bite the bullet, and then the lovely folks over at Hats In the Belfry sent me one to try out (I chose the Irene cloche), and the good news is that I loved it! I loved it.
It's definitely more dressy than I'm used to, and it took me a few minutes to get used to it, but now I just love it. It makes me feel like a grown-up! A well-dressed, warm grown-up. I've mashed it up into my purse more than once now and it's taken it like a champ, and it looks so much better with a dress and a nice longer winter coat than a knit wool hat does. I really am just crazy about this hat!
Hats in the Belfry has a ton of other options (from super inexpensive to splurges) and in all different styles, too. And today, they're giving away a $50 gift card to a Style Lush reader.
GIVEAWAY: For a $50 gift card to any Belfry Brand hat on Hats in the Belfry (you can see the full line here)
TO ENTER: Comment on this post answering what hat you'd like to put your gift card toward
GIVEAWAY ENDS: January 15, 2013 at 11:59pm PST
WHO CAN ENTER: Anyone!
EXTRA DETAILS: One comment per reader. Winner will be selected by random.org, as an update to this post by January 16th (so come back here next week to see if you won).
Good luck and happy hat wearing!