I'm thinking about taking a straw hat to Cancun--I have one I like that actually fits me, I believe it is a man's hat but I try not to think about that too much. I have a large head, especially for a 5'2" woman, and women's hats tend to perch on top of my hair, not come down far enough to provide much sun protection. When Craig and I were in Miami in the 1990s he bought me a straw hat that I still like--it's a light color, soft straw, has good colors in the band and is crushable for packing. Yes, it has some goopy dust on the top from being in my closet for 10 years, but is no further out of fashion than it was when we bought it.
In trying to make myself feel better about the large-head issues, I reviewed some photos of my mother and maternal grandmother. I have their not-so-thin ankles and their not-so-high bustlines, so why wouldn't a big head and big hat be part of the legacy too?
There is so much going on in this group Easter portrait that you almost don't notice the hats Grandma and I are wearing.
1970s hat of unknown origin--clearly, I was not a sun worshiper at any age. (I'm ashamed to report I was reading this book on a trip to a community pool--not sure I ever entered the water.)
And to close the photo essay...here is a shot of Craig and me with his parents in Acapulco, 2001 - ARIBA!!! Makes one wonder what kind of hat photos will come out of the Acapulco trip...