As much as I’m ready to see the end of rainy spring and early summer weather, we are not into full-on, close to 100 degree days here in Maryland. While I’m all about protecting my skin, I often forget just how useful a good sun hat can be for protecting your face, scalp, and neck. I’ve also never been keen on having to tote around a big, clunky hat. Enter the Cappelli Straworld Pack A Hat by Pacific Dorfman (you may remember I wrote about their rain hat last year). This hat retails for $25 and is basically a super flexible sun hat that folds down into a convenient pouch that is perfectly sized to also house some sunscreen or other essentials.
The Pack a Hat itself is made of a durable fabric that has a metallic sheen. It has a 4.5 inch floppy brim that provides protective coverage for your face and neck. The hat actually has a UPF 50+ rating, which is critical in hot summer months.
In this set, the hat coordinates with the wristlet bag, each in similar tones with a stripe pattern detail and metallic sheen. The hat fits snugly on the head, at least on mine (which I think is pretty average?), so no need to worry about it easily blowing away. The Pack A Hat comes in toast, royal, white, black and natural, and there are also a number of different bag options.
This Pack A Hat is perfect to keep in your bag when you’re on the go or to stow in your beach bag for that summer vacation. I know I’ll be taking this with me to Cancun in November. I think it has a chic and versatile silhouette that would go perfect with a casual maxi dress and your favorite sandals. The only downside is that if you leave it folded in the bag for a while, it can be a bit creased when you take it out. However, with some wear, the wrinkles fall out.
I know I’ll be enjoying this hat this summer. How about you? Would you use it?
You can check out the Pack A Hat and purchase it here.
Disclosure: I received a hat gratis for the purposes of writing this review, all opinions are my own based on my personal experiences with the product.
It’s graduation season and I have the perfect gift that’s easy to pull together at the last minute and is so much better than a check in a card. Let’s be honest, most graduates want cash. They’re either getting ready to head off to college (i.e. be broke for the foreseeable future) or are coming out of college and job hunting (i.e. still going to be broke for the foreseeable future). With that in mind, I whipped up this fun little printable you can use to give cash to your favorite graduate.
All you need to put this together is:
- In Case of Emergency Break Glass Printable (download .pdf here to print out)
- White Card Stock
- 8 1/2 x 11″ Frame (I use the everyday value frame from A.C. Moore, it costs $2 and is super easy to put together)
- Scotch Tape
Just print out the image on the card stock, use a little tape roll to secure the money into the space and pop it in the frame. Simple, right? You can use a metallic sharpie to write a message on the back and you could also grab a mini hammer from the dollar store to include as well.
If you use it, let me know! So far everyone we’ve given one of these to has loved it!
I love swapping and I especially love participating in blogger swaps. I was excited to find the Creative Bloggers Swap hosted by Emelie Lima Burke. When I saw this, I knew it was right up my alley! I’ll be doing an unboxing post of the swap I receive and I can’t wait to start picking out goodies to send to my partner =)
I know it’s basically been crickets here the past few weeks and I’m sorry for going MIA without a little bit of warning. It wasn’t an intentional break, but sometimes you just have to roll with what life gives you. The last few weeks have been full of highs and lows. The latter I’m not going to go into because I try to keep things positive on here, but for a while our emotions and energy were running on empty so if you want to send some prayers and good vibes our way, it would be greatly appreciated.
As for the good, things all sort of came together out of nowhere. If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I’ve been working on my Master’s degree. This past weekend I finished up all my coursework and I’ll graduate with the LL.M. next week. This is a huge relief to be done with school again for the time being (there’s a small chance I’ll go back to finish the three classes I need for a separate certificate, but I can’t think about that just yet!).
I also finally decided to make the shift with my job. I had promised myself that I would only stay where I was until I finished my program. One day, after unexpectedly getting out of work early, I channeled my motivation to switch things up and by the next week I had lined up a handful of interviews. My mom says that youjust have to keep putting what you want out there and opportunities will come. After suiting up and suffering through pantyhose in 85 degree weather, I ended up taking an associate position a local firm. Today was my first day and it’s pretty exciting. I can already see the potential and I’m very happy with my choice! While I’m glad they did, I had no idea things would come together this fast.
I also got to spend mother’s day with my mom yesterday. She came down on Saturday since I finished my final early. She went with me to pick up my new Canon 70D (a new job/graduation gift) and holy smokes am I in love!! We also hit up the flea market Sunday morning where I hit the craft supply jackpot from a vendor that was selling what appeared to be the closeout aisle from Michael’s for 5 for a $1. It took so much self-control to only hand over $9. I wanted to buy it all!
So here’s to a happy Monday and a start to a good week! I’ll be back to your regularly scheduled blog programming (whatever that means for this space). Stay tuned for some more fun announcements and a pretty sweet giveaway prizethat I’ve been holding onto for a few months!
Photo Credit: David Mao via Unsplash