Before going further in today’s blog, I just want to mention I have undertaken a new adventure with my beautiful daughter-in-law, you see pictured on this blog post. We have a blog titled, “stylishinlaws.com” where we feature fashion from a multigenerational perspective and some tips on making in-law relationships work. Some of the posts I do with her will transfer over to this blog, “retiredandsmiling.com”. It is my endeavor to keep my fashions for both posts, hopefully in the $25 and under range. So what you may see highlighted in one post, my show up in the other. Today’s post was highlighted last week in our joint blog, and I felt it is a great one for this week. So here goes… Every now and then I love dressing up and stepping out. I have found a great way to add style and class to a simple black dress. And the best part is it is a minimal cost on your budget.
I have discovered the joy of fascinators. According to Wikipedia, these dressy little accessories are called alternative to hats where you have a design attached to a headband or a clip. It gives you the hat like look for a fraction of the cost. Even though they have been around since the mid 19th century, we are now seeing a resurgence among all ages. And the charm of the fascinators is that it gives you a retro look while staying trendy.
These delightful hat like accessories come in all colors and most have veils attached or not. I found this beautiful green fascinator on Amazon for under $15 which had me clapping for joy.
If you don’t have one yet, I would encourage you to try one. Although I found this online, I have also seen them in some beauty supply stores or wig shops.
Your next wedding, brunch date, garden party or church event might be a great occasion to add this fun touch to complete your look.