DSC_0293 DSC_0294DSC_0291DSC_0300 DSC_0297DSC_0410 DSC_0407 DSC_0374 DSC_0366DSC_0390 DSC_0381DSC_0312 DSC_0303Dress: Romwe // Hat: Tula // Sandals: Target

This was a blast to shoot for so many reasons!

1. I have a thing for hats.

2. My sister was able to take the pictures for me for the first time in a while.

3. I have the cutest niece ever!

Okay, so most of those are opinions but it’s my blog so I get to be a little bossy. 🙂

My little niece doesn’t always love taking pictures because we tend to take so many that she gets a little bored. That’s why it was so funny to see her jump in on this shoot! She wasn’t at all interested until she saw my sister and I playing around and taking photos and then all of the sudden she wanted to “play dress up” and went to grab her shoes. And yes, she is definitely in her jammies for these photos. Even in her pj’s she managed to out stage me and this quickly turned into her photo sesh. What a sneaky little lady!

They didn’t make the final round of photos, but she kept swiping my Tula hat for obvious reasons. It totally rocks! Tula makes some of the most amazing sun hats. They’re made from a sustainably harvested palm so they can get a little pricey, but can also last a very long time if you give them proper care. This particular hat, the Chloe hat, has a feature that makes it both a pro and a con. The stretch sweatband helps the hat to stay in place, but your head can become fairly heated which if you’re at the beach, you might not want. Nevertheless, it’s an awesome buy and definitely worth the splurge. You’ll instantly notice the difference from cheaper, imitation hats, and it does a great job at protecting your face from the sun because it received a rating of 50+ UPF sun protection meaning the hat has zero percent sun transmittance.

As you can see, my niece and I had loads of fun taking silly pictures and I know too many weird hat facts for any one person. Summer’s not over yet and if you have great tips for how to protect your face from the sun, be sure to share them with me and tag me on Instagram!

  • Hattie MoonFattie Smith

    Thank you so much for featuring Tula Hats! I especially like your pictures with the adorable little girl. We are a member of the Fair Trade Federation as our hats are made in a small village in Mexico. I’ve been working with the same group for 25 years. The Chloe is one of my most popular designs. It really looks great on just about everyone. Did you buy your hat at a local shop? Best Regards Alice !

    • TheClosetDime

      I saw that information on your website! The explanation video was really informative and I learned a lot about UPF which is important considering I spend most of my time in Florida. This hat was in fact purchased at a local shop. This was purchased in downtown Lakeland, FL, but I also have my eye on the Laurel Black Band hat which I saw in St. Augustin FL the last time I was there. These hats truly are exquisite and incredibly well made. Thank you for such a great product!