The North Dakota Horse Park was open last weekend and I spent a gorgeous Saturday drinking beer, sitting the sun and watching my husband and my brother-in-law Andy play the ponies.
Andy comes to North Dakota by way of Baltimore and he’s dead serious about three things — the Baltimore Ravens, good scotch and horse racing. He spent his time studying the program and the horses, while Brynn and I mainly took advantage of the sun and the opportunity to wear giant hats.
The weather was warm with a cool breeze, which meant I could finally bust out my Missoni for Target hat. It’s one of my favorites, but it’s huge and black and made out of felt, which is a pain because it’s heat magnet.
The beauty of a big hat and sunglasses (other than being able to discreetly people watch) is that you can keep the rest of your outfit simple. I opted for a drapey black T and striped cotton mini, while Brynn paired her Target hat with a T-shirt and jeans.
As I made me way to the beer stand for another Nordeast, I came across three ladies who had the same giant hat idea.
Trinity Halverson of Fargo paired a simple sundress and mint cross body bag with a breezy white hat.
Randi and Shawna also kept their outfits simple, letting their hats — and their striking tattoos by Tim Voltaire — make the statement.
Tim lives in Grand Forks and does work by appointment only. The ladies didn’t have contact info for him, but if I find a way to get a hold of him I’ll update this post.