Classic, Poised & Confident



Today’s a day when I do not spend a lick of time worrying about the heat or humidity or my hair because today is a big hat day.

It also happens to be Derby Day and there are far more important things to be tending to!

Via Southern Living Magazine

photo, Southern Living Magazine

This quick post is about hats though and if you know me, you know I’m a hat kind of gal.

Peter Beaton Signature Hats

Peter Beaton Studio

My favorite style is a classic straw that I can dress up or dress down, depending on where I’m headed to.

That’s why I love hats from Peter Beaton Studio in Nantucket.

Hat Boxes from Peter Beaton

Peter Beaton Studio

The small brim Wauwinet with a good ribbon or one of my favorite scarves to be exact.

Wauwinet Small Brim Peter Beaton Studio

Peter Beaton Studio

Every Peter Beaton signature hat comes with a complimentary hat box as it should.  Thank you P.B.!

I’ve written a few hat stories before in honor of summer & Derby season but today I wanted to include some real beauties.

This is my absolute fave for Derby!


photo, Bella Grace Studios for G&G

Last year Garden & Gun hosted the 2011 Derby Breakfast at Farmington Plantation before heading to Churchill Downs.

The guests were classic, poised & confident and the hats were stunning! 


photo, Bella Grace Studios for G&G


photo, Bella Grace Studios for G&G


photo, Bella Grace Studios for G&G

There’s more at Garden & Gun.

And also here!    

The Best Hats for Summer , Splendid Straw & Crowning Glory



Jeanne @ Collage of Life said...

You have excellent taste in hats Lisa! I would love to get my hands on a Peter Beaton hat. They have been a long time favourite. Do you know Helen Kaminski hats from Australia? I have seen them around the USA. Love what you have featured here. Ascot is coming up in London...a great hat watching event too. :)
Best wishes...

Jeanne xx

helen tilston said...

A wonderful post and I agree with your choice of favourite hat.
We watched the Derby on TV. Oh to be there, perhaps next year.

Have a lovely weekend
Helen xx

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

My kind of party, where you can wear hats! Hope you had a wonderful Kentucky Derby Day and some refreshing mint juleps Lisa. Much love XO

Karena said...

Lisa all of the events around the Derby, the spring frocks and fabulous hats, adore!! Enjoy!

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Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Oooooh I knew I could come here and see some sort of a Derby post!

Fun hats!

La Petite Gallery said...

Lisa such a beautiful Post and how about that I'll have another? I would never have even thought of that horse. You never know, do you??


quintessence said...

Darcy who owns Peter Beaton is a Nantucket friend of mine and I can attest to the quality and stylish selection she offers!! LOVE all the G&G hats - your favorite is spectacular!!

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Renae Moore said...

Gosh those hats are beautiful! I might have to even sip a little sip of those juleps in the silver tumblers!

JMW said...

Beautiful images - love the hats you've featured. Hope you enjoyed the Derby. I didn't get to wear my hat this year, since we had a party at home (too much running around), but I'm hoping next year to return to Churchill with a fabulous hat!

Mrs. Sutton said...

Fabulous images! I ADORE hats - I rue the day that the last of my closest friends got married, as that was probably the last time I wore a hat purely for decorative purposes. In England weddings are ALL about the hat - lol! Paula x

shiree segerstrom said...

The first time I heard of Peter Beaton was through the old Victoria magazine over 15 years ago. Your hat choices are beautiful. Shiree'