Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sequin beret gone terribly wrong

After watching recent episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project, I pretty much fell in love with her sequin berets and thought what a fun accessory to have in your wardrobe!



I looked around at a couple of websites and nobody really had what I was looking for as far as color, style and price so I thought I'd try my luck on ebay. And what do you know! I found one that looked like it would be perfect! When the package arrived I was so excited... until I pulled out THIS:

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ahahahaha I DIE. but not in a good way. and just imagine how I felt when I realized that the seller has a NO RETURN OR EXCHANGE policy! I cannot believe I actually paid money for this! What am I going to do with it? I can't re-sell it on ebay, nobody would buy it! It's like a bedazzled Swedish Chef hat!



I'm wearing it right now, and I think I should make it into my blogging beret... kind of like a thinking cap. I honestly don't know what else to do but have a sense of humor about it because it's so ridiculous and if I actually think about wasting my ebay gift card on this, I would surely cry from regret and embarrassment. Does anyone know of a place or website that sells cute and reasonably priced sequin berets? Is it even considered a beret? Maybe that's what got me into this mess in the first place. oy vey. help.

30 comments :

  1. maybe you could be an extremely jazzy swedish chef for halloween?!

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  2. haha I totally thought "is there a halloween costume I could make around this?" but I already have a halloween costume picked out and frankly I'm not too sure how I'd feel about having to carry around a meat cleaver and a chicken all night! haha

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  3. How horrid! You HAVE to have a sense of humor with that thing! I'm curious to see what the ebay listing photo looked like...

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  4. ohmygoodness! that's the funniest thing. it sucks that you had to spend money on it, but i think it makes a wonderful blogging hat! :]

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  5. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/emilyisrad/beret.jpg

    This is the picture on the listing. Which is my fault to trust a picture of just the back of the beret since you can't see the headband part nor the velcro in the back. Also, the only measurement they had was 'one size fits most' so I thought 'oh cool, I have an average size head... it shouldnt be a problem" If it would have been stated that it's the size of a large pizza, I probably would have reconsidered.

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  6. omg..i am literally laughing out loud! that is dang hilarious and you pretty much made my night. thank you for that.

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  7. I think it's more of a saggy beanie. Those would be easy to make either crocheting or knitting. Even the knifty knitter looms, they're dum dum proof!!

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  8. I'm not sure what she's wearing. It looks like it could be a snood or a pillbox hat. Actually it looks like an oversized yarmulke to me, but that would be hard to search for.

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  9. that is too funny!!!! I found a very cute sequened beret at target last year.

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  10. This is seriously the funniest thing I have seen ALL WEEK. And trust me, I look at funny things pretty much all the time. YOU WIN.

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  11. awwww that thing is quite unfortunate. I bought a multicolored one online from Forever21 but it appears out of stock now. It is of surprisingly nice quality. These http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=acc_hat_hairgoods&product_id=2067737652&Page=all are still on the site but I saw them in the store the other day & they were much cheaper (my beret was 12.50 :/)

    http://www.jazmyncherie.wordpress.com

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  12. Awww, what a disappointment!

    I think your best bet may be to find a nice soft beret and just sew some sequins on.

    I like the jazzy Swedish chef idea. Jazz hands!!!

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  13. hahahaha... I still can't stop laughing.

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  14. Check out stores like Rue 21, Deb Shops, Maurices- stores geared more towards a younger crowd and you'll be more likely to find one with sequins. I know I've seen them at Rue 21 recently for less than $10. This is the perfect time of year to be buying a hat like that. Good luck and if you want me to look at the Rue 21 near me and send you one, I'd be happy to!

    http://reneetbouchard.blogspotc.om

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  15. i actually went out and bought a cheap loose-knit beret at target and am currently in the loooooong process of sequining it myself. it's going to take forever, but hopefully will be more successful than your chef hat!

    lauren
    www.papergownfashion.blogspot.com

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  16. I love RZ. If you're on twitter, you could totally ask here where to get them, as she answers questions that people ask...I know this because I follow her and love her. Not a stalker, I promise.

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  17. omigosh you are so cute and funny! blogging beret...hee hee:) if you are crafty i am sure you could make it into some cool bracelets or something like that.

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  18. omg that is too hilarious!! i just cracked up! where exactly are the headband and velcro parts...and where do those fit in on a beret?? oh well even though that thing is fugly, honestly, you could wear with one of your super cute outfits and pull it off for sure! and if not...it'll be a great gag gift!

    http://signaturestyles.blogspot.com

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  19. Okay, this is HILARIOUS..and I too loved the sequin beret so I was doing some light shopping last night and cruised QVC site to look at the Rachel Zoe collection...do I have GREAT news for you. Her collection includes a nice version of the one Rachel wore in the picture you posted. I can not remember the price off the top of my head but it was not outrageous...I want to say between $30-40. Anyway, wanted to pass along the info!

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  20. Thank you everyone for all your comments and for laughing with me about this (you are laughing WITH me, aren't you?) All your recommendations are much appreciated!

    and Kari, thank you so much for letting me know that Rachel Zoe has her OWN sequin berets in her QVC line! That's where I should have checked in the first place! Duh! haha and I just checked it's only $26. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

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  21. Haha! I almost just fell off the chair. I am so sorry this happened though. LOL

    Well, Halloween is coming up so someone might want it for their costume... or you could be a bedazzled chef yourself. ;)

    I fell in love with Rachel's sequin beret too! It would look so adorable on you. F21 had some cute sequin berets for $5 to $10... all different colors too. Good luck!

    xoxo
    Amy
    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  22. perhaps you could cut it up and make something out of it...a fancy brooch or some type of accessory. But yes, that is hilarious!

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  23. Hey did you see your silver beret on the news yesterday? It floated away with some kind inside. Actually they found out later that the kid was hiding the whole time, but still, you gotta watch that beret of yours! :)

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  24. hahaha. best comment yet. Those sneaky kids hiding in my beret and floating away.. It's not a weather balloon kids! It's a beret!

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  25. Forever 21 has some for only $10, and they are cute!

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  26. I laughed so hard when I saw that beret! It almost looks like a hat some religious person would wear...sans the sequins. But think of all the fun things that can come out of it!

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  27. haha I am sitting at school right now and I totally laughed out loud when I saw this post and then again when I read the comment about your beret being on the news with kids inside. So funny!!
    -jenloveskev

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  28. Oh gosh, this is sad but hilarious. Sorry! ;)

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  29. I come bearing gifts:
    http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_10001_10001_17787_1142538_-1?CMP=AFC-FEED&CMP=AFC-AWIN

    http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=false&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=183518&parent_category_rn=183517&productId=1447081&langId=-1

    http://us.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=true&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=183518&parent_category_rn=183517&productId=1313549&langId=-1

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=acc&product_id=2067737652&cookie_test=1

    I was looking for a how to on making a sequin beret and found your blog and I thought "this poor girl". Here are some from you to choose from. Hope it helps.
    -Chanssee :)
    crowebaby.blogspot.com

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  30. Forever 21 has sequin berets for 4.50. I bought a black one & cannot wait to wear it!

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