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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Being Myself

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When: Saturday February 25, 2012

Shoes: El Titan (Panama)
Clutch: You can find it for only £16.00!
Pink hat: Present from my brother (Thank you!)
Belt: From
Monkey earrings: Claire's (U.S.A.)

Get the look:
Start with this cute (and affordable!) floral dress and then add the bold pink hat. Finish off with a neutral shoe and neutral bag.

Work half a day + Window shopping with my boyfriend + Movie and dinner with my boyfriend and his family

I love hats, plain and simple, but wearing hats in Panama truly is a challenge. Most people in Panama dress in the same way, so when there is someone who wears something out of the box, it truly is like a sore thumb that stands out. That said, it is always a challenge for me to wear hats because nobody here in Panama wears them.
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For that reason, I've learned that confidence is a key ingredient to wearing my funky colorful hats in this country. I always get many stares, whispers, and comments (sometimes good sometimes bad). I also have people who look at me like "who does she think she is?!". But you know what? I love hats, and I will keep wearing my hats no matter how many people stare at me or whisper things about me.
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I dress for myself and for nobody else. I feel so proud of myself for being myself and not caring about what other people think. I hope you all stay true to yourselves as well! You are all special and wonderful, no matter what other people say. Be you, cuz you are great!
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Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:
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  1. And so you should - people who comment are just jealous!!!

    Sal xXx

  2. You look adorable!! Love your skirt so much and that hat is gorgeous!!! So cute:) 
    I have a giveaway  

    on my blog so feel free to join it:)

  3. That fedora is way too perfect! It's seriously the greatest pop of color. I wish I could pull off hats as well as you.. alas, my head simply wants nothing to do with hats. It shoos them away. Tis unfortunate!

  4. Es muy cierto lo que dices, en Panamá todo el mundo se viste igual, y cuando alguien se viste de manera diferente lo miran como si fuera cosa rara. Es excelente que te vistas como tu quieras y a tu estilo, eso define quien eres. Pienso que te queda muy bonito ese color, fucsia. 
    Buenísimo  tu blog btw
    Saludos =)

  5. I'm glad that you wear your hats!
    Really, it's an all over the world thing - most people think hats (other than baseball caps) are odd. The people who wear them are often stared at.

    But you look great in your hat, and the color is so pretty!
    and i love your matching lip color as well!

  6. No way! I would think that everyone in Panama wore hats, especially since the sun is always out! Well, their loss, since you look gorgeous in this one! and Pink looks amazing on you, Marie :)

  7. I am surprised along with Laura that they don't often wear hats due to the sun! Your hat is gorgeous and looks great against your skin tone. Love the skirt too! :)

  8. Oh, I think you look so pretty and ladylike in your hat!

  9. They are just staring because you're so pretty and all pulled together!
    Keep being who you are, Marie, that's why we keep coming back!

  10. Great hat and skirt! ALWAYS be true to yourself.

  11. This is so funny and true.
    I have about 2 or 3 hats only.Whenever I wear mine people tend to think I am a tourist !


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