May 15, 2012 in Portland
I’ll admit it. I’m a wuss when it comes to hats. I dream of being able to rock a fedora, but when it comes down to it, I’m terrified to try. But I decided to suck it up when hats.com sent me their Carmen Sun Hat to try out.
When you think of Portland you probably don’t think of sunshine. But it does happen occasionally. While we need to suck up that vitamin D while we can, we still need protection from the sun. Last weekend was particularly nice, so I figured I’d better take advantage of my new hat while the opportunity was there. The husband and I grabbed some brunch and headed down to uncharted territory for us – the Eastbank Esplanade on the Willamette River.
The esplanade stretches along the east side of the Willamette and features amazing views of the city along the walkway. It was a bit breezy along the water so I was nervous the hat would fly off. But it managed to stay put very well. Though I had my sunglasses on I was thankful to have some extra protection from the sun. The small holes in the hat are breezy so my head never got too hot. In fact, most of the time I felt as if I wasn’t wearing a hat at all.
I managed to get a few shots of the hat along with the city in the background. I must say I am impressed with the style and affordability of the hat. I’m confident I’ll wear it throughout the summer.