Tracy Watts Hats

Fox Den Spotlights

The Fourth of July has me feeling patriotic.  With that in mind, Fox Den Spotlights a company who's products are produced here in the USA. As far as I'm concerned, Tracy Watts hats are the be all end all. Her hats are handmade in Brooklyn and are super high quality. "All of our hats are designed, steam-molded over vintage blocks and handmade in our studio. -tw" The quality is evident when, after my use and abuse, they maintain their shape. These hats definitely go in the category of "you get what you pay for." Many hats stretch out after a few wearings and respond poorly to moisture. Hello...I live in the South and walk around in a natural sauna daily. I can't have my dirty/bad hair day disguise whimping out at the slightest humidity. My hair has already done that.  Their ability to maintain their shape makes them perfect for travel.  They can even be ironed! There is a great video on the website showing how to iron them.  

 TW hats are the perfect combination of durability and high style.

This wide brim fedora has me giddy! The gold band is incredibly chic. Easily my favorite accessory of the summer. Not to mention, the slightly broader brim is totally functional in shielding your face from the sun's harmful rays. I love when style meets function!  

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I immediately thought of the Gucci gold band belt seen here:

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Gah, I love that belt! 

This hat is the perfect addition to my collection. I love that it is a little more glam and has a little more of a dressed up look.  The TW  Dunaway Calssic Fedora is my outfit inspiration for the today's post. 

You can never go wrong with crisp white and gold. 

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I paired a Cremieux knit poncho (on sale at Dillards for $27!) with my one of my favorite pairs of jeans by AG, tan shoes with a gold painted wedge, and a vintage tassel necklace from the 70's.  I love this fresh look that is so basic, but is far from ordinary!! 

I love the flutter sleeve of this top. It's a great length, too. I'm wearing an XS.  These jeans are like my second skin. They are a thin, but substantial denim with a little stretch.  Great denim weight for summer.  I have a hard time finding legging style jeans that are roomy enough for my muscular legs. It seems that most jeans that fit me in the thigh are doing the awkward butt gap in the back.  If you've never experienced this, consider yourself lucky! Those who have, know exactly what I'm talking about :) These jeans fit me perfectly. I would recommend these to anyone. 

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Wedges are Jimmy Choo and are no longer available. 

Wedges are Jimmy Choo and are no longer available. 

 

As I mentioned before, the tassel necklace is from the 70's and I purchased it at the Junior League holiday market this past Christmas. I can't remember the dealer's name, but I'll try to find out. She had great stuff.  

Some detail shots of the tassel necklace and my bracelet stack. I love mixing vintage pieces with new style designs.

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On my wrist from left to right: Kenneth Jay Lane bangle purchased from Gilt.com // gold filled bangle from my grandmother // another vintage piece purchased from Whitney Lee at  Cherche  - Whitney has fabulous finds a reasonable prices. If you love vintage, you should check her out. //  purple agate bracelet was a birthday gift and was purchased from another one of my favorite local boutiques, Hue Studio

My second favorite Tracy Watts hat, is this foldable fedora that is perfect for traveling.  It is unisex and I bought my dad one for Father's day.  You'll see me wearing it a lot this summer.  It is a little sportier, but still versatile.  I purchased this hat from my favorite swimsuit shop, Ophelia Swimwear 

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On my Tracy Watts wish list are these beauties:

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This summer show your patriotism by purchasing products made in USA! Tracy Watts hats are my pick!

 

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday weekend! 

TB to last Fourth spent with my friends on Lake Martin. (Clearly, my hat obsession is nothing new) What a difference a year makes for Mr. Hudson! 

This year I spent the Fourth with these special ladies (and their hubs) in Exuma, Bahamas and had the most incredible trip! I can't wait to tell you all about it! Until then, you can see more pics from my trip on my Instagram @ediva84. 

How did you spend your Fourth of July?? 

Xo, e