To church, to market, to dinner. To me it was – and is – the epitome of elegance and chic. It doesn’t take a Coco Chanel to figure out what is new this season in hat wear – the reliable; one size fits all wool beret.
Until I moved to Utah, I NEVER wore hats, although I loved Jackie Kennedy who defined hats for American women and style. It’s wicked cold here though so I have an entire collection of scarves, boots, couture coats – and hats. And now, I have a gorgeous forest green beret.
There is something that defines a woman of style
(don’t look at me, I still go get the newspaper from the porch in my snoopy pajamas). Broad Z has it, that singular flair that announces Here I Am the minute she enters a room (I go for the pillared columns where no one will see me and I can scan my newest book without intrusion). But Z would be the first to say “The beret defines the French look,” and I believe she has about ten of them in every color under the sun (chartreuse, bodalicious blue, frankly fair isle red, plump purple – you get my drift). She’s always out there is some outrageous fashion that makes me look like a camel and that makes her look like a Rockefeller. So when she got HER beret, I had to have one too.
Needless to say, my beret does not talk to me,
but it does do my styling for me! I can be another person entirely. Not shy, not quiet, not intellectual, not demure, but Broad Z Brazen! It’s tough, having a BFF who walks into a room and everyone shouts “ZIPPY!” I mean, just take the name itself – zippy, saucy, insouciant, peppy, we’re talking cheerleader here!
Well, Dorfman Pacific gave me some fighting guns with my new forest green beret. I’m back to that teenager walking around the Louvre, catching the eye of that gorgeous Frenchman with the tilting smile. The Mona Lisa has NOTHING on me! So take that Z! My beret has people smiling at me and me laughing back! I’m getting it, finally! So readers, if ya wanna walk to talk like Z from Champayne Living and The Review Broads, do what I did – banter a bit with a new beret (the chocolate color is TO DIE FOR!).
Thanks DPC and Dorfman Pacific for allowing me the pleasure of my forest green beret.
You can pick one of these authentic wool beret’s up at Hartford York, Amazon.com and more.
Ratings are based on a 5-star scale
Review by Broad “A” – Ava
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