If you know me, you know I love to wear hats. I can’t go more than a few days without wearing a hat. Often it’s because I don’t have time to do my hair and other times it’s simply because I want to look fancy without the effort. I found a new hat website (new to me) and it is now officially my favorite hat source.

This site is perfect for your Derby shopping needs. They have over-the-top, gorgeous hats. The prices are some of the best I have seen too. To pay under $100 for a true Sinamay Derby hat is a deal! The store is Berkeley Hat: http://www.berkeleyhat.com It is the website for an actual brick and mortar store located in Berkeley, CA.

I placed an order last week and on Tuesday my box of three fancy Derby style hats arrived. No, I don’t plan to go to the Kentucky Derby or any horse races for that matter. I wear my over-the-top, fancy, “Derby” hats to church, charity events, parties, and yesterday to a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) gathering. After my box of new hats arrived I couldn’t resist wearing one right away. I didn’t care where I was going or what I had planned, I was going to wear one of those hats the next day.

Hat from Berkeley Hat, Dress is Victoria Beckham for Target, leggings are Felina, and shoes are BCBG MAXAZRIA.

Here is a screen shot of just a couple of their reasonably priced Derby hats (keep in mind they have lots more on the site): 

They also have designer hats if you want to have the most fabulous hat of all at the Derby (this is a just a few, they have lots more on their site):