Easter has always been my favorite holiday for a multitude of reasons. One reason is that a lot more women wear fancy hats. You may have noticed that I like hats--the more over-the-top, the better!
At festivals and events, my Bon Bon Queen hat has always proved to be a conversation-starter. People ask if they can buy my hat (my current asking pricing is $3.2 million); where I found my hat (no, they don't sell ones like this in stores!); and if they can wear my hat. The short answer to that last question is "No", but I always explain in more detail: "It isn't possible to just wear a hat like this. You have to work the hat."
And that's why I love hats. They are mood changers, confidence builders, and day makers. Put on a fabulous hat, and girl, you can work it! Martha Sliter said:
"A hat is the difference between wearing clothes and wearing a costume; it's the difference between being dressed and being dressed up; it's the difference between looking adequate and looking your best. A hat is to be stylish in, to glow under, to flirt beneath.... A piece of magic is a hat."
I've learned from experience that whenever I wear a hat, my day becomes special. I've also learned that people treat hat-wearers more regally. The very wise Felecia McMillan said it best: "We just know inside that we're queens. And these are the crowns we wear." So what are you waiting for? This Spring, don an Easter bonnet with frills and flowers upon it, and let your inner queen shine through!"