I mean really, hat-watching is one of the most enjoyable activities for me when these oh-so-British events are televised.
|Those two young princes are very cute and all, and their uniforms are quite dapper; but I can't stop looking at the hats!|
There were actually some very lovely hats and fascinators at this recent wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Here are a few that I particularly liked.
Back in the summer of 2013, I was invited to a wedding shower for Preciosa (now the wife of my middle son and the mother of his three children). We met up with some old college friends of hers here in VA (one of them being Ginger, who would meet my second-born son at the wedding and is now his wife and the mother of his two sons, with another baby on the way). Knowing that I was planning to wear a hat for the wedding, they convinced me to buy a rather dramatic fascinator that we saw in a small boutique.
However, when it came right down to it, I didn't have the guts to wear it. I even removed a long black feather from it to see if that would help me feel less conspicuous in it, but no dice. I spent $50 on that crazy thing, and it's been sitting in a hat box in my closet for the past five years.
Recently, inspired by a photo Kendra Tierney shared on Instagram, in which she and her eldest daughter were wearing fashionable fascinators with their Easter finery, I dug it out of the closet, put it on, and a took a selfie. Then I texted the photo to Ginger (who is as loyal a follower and fan of Kendra as I am).
Before I sign off, I've just got to show you a couple of photos of my youngest grandchild (as of now), an angelic, constantly smiling 6-month-old lass who I've decided to call Rosita here at the blog (she is the youngest child of son #3 and Preciosa, the younger sister of G-Man and Princesa). This sweet little gal looks utterly fab in a hat, let me tell you!
When I met up with some of my gang at a vineyard on Mother's Day, this fashionable little lady was sitting at a picnic table, waiting to greet me, wearing this wide-brimmed beauty on her adorable noggin.
With that, my friends, I'm going to doff my proverbial hat and bid you all adieu. Until next time!