The Mad Hatter.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Ever since my new Us Weekly arrived in the mail on Friday (yes, I am a long time subscriber, please don't judge) I have been obsessed with this hat that Jennifer Aniston has been rocking down in Mexico. Obsessed. I know what you are thinking, it's winter and where could I possibly wear a straw fedora? Normally you would be correct, this would be a completely frivolous purchase. But not this time. The fact is that I need this hat because in about 55 days the husband and I are leaving freezing cold New England for the beautiful sandy beaches of Tavarua, Fiji for 11 blissful LM free days! I know, pinch me I must be dreaming.

Fiji? As in Fiji? As in blue water, cabanas on the sea, cocktails whenever I want (unless of course we are lucky enough to hit the IVF on the first try.) Not only is it a dream come true for me, it is a much needed break for us. No work, no screaming 2 year old, no fertility treatments, no stress. The best part is that my AMAZING mother and father-in-law are coming to watch the LM. They were the same guardian angels that took suck good care of the little guy when we were in Maui last year. This leaves me feeling completely relaxed and so excited I kind of feel like I am going to jump out of my skin when I think about it.

Which brings me back to the hat. I need to prepare for this trip in very small steps, this way I will actually live until the end of January rather than dying of excitement. The first step? Sun protection. I MUST find this hat.



I say must, meaning that I already sort of did. I'm pretty sure this hat below is almost exactly like the one Jen is wearing in the picture. The problem is that it is 300 dollars. No, not pesos, dollars. Yeah, even I think that is crazy.


Since I don't plan on getting 20 million dollars for my next movie (which really is such a shame,) I went in search of a knockoff. This one may do the trick and for 30 dollars with free shipping and returns it can't hurt to try.


I still can't believe that we are actually going to Fiji. It really is like the planets aligned and whether I am pregnant or not we are going to have one kick ass adventure. Okay, I have to stop talking about it now or I may explode.

55 more days, 55 more days.........


10 comments :

The Missus said...

You could always get the cheaper version and change the ribbon on it... Make it more substantial and in a color you like.

Julie Q said...

Ohhh nice job on locating the hat! But the other hat looks cute too. Fiji? Jealous!!!! 11 days will be the perfect amount of time to forget about cold ole' new england

Yummy Mummy said...

Ohhh that's a great idea. Now must find red ribbon stat!

Julie, I think it may take me 11 years to forget about cold ole New England! I may never come back!!!

xx

Aunty Em said...

hey babe try this store http://www.hatsinthebelfry.com/. Also if you need ribbon check out a flower shop!

Loukia said...

Have fun!

Jodi said...

OMG that sounds heavenly. Dh and I had the discussion this weekend about how we need a fun vacation to reconnect-I am always in stressed out mommie mode at home. We are planning for a cruise that has childcare/ kiddie activities to give us a break. That is great the inlaws will come to your home. I am jealous!

Anonymous said...

"11 blissful LM free days"

ouch.

Polly said...

Ahhhh Fiji - sounds blissful.

Yummy Mummy said...

Anon... if the past is any indication I am going to start missing him the second the plane leaves the terminal. That being said the idea of a break for both of us sounds heavenly. He gets time with his other biggest fans, grandma and grandpa, and I get to do things like take a shower alone, go to the bathroom alone, and walk without thirty pounds hanging from my leg. In return he gets a stress-free relaxed mummy that will miss him so much I won't be able to put him down!

marymary said...

http://www.witchery.com.au/www/136/1001127/displayproduct/diamond-trilby--4942638_under-50--1358495_.html

This one is close too! Although an Aussie shop might ship to the US though...