Thing I Did Not Buy On The Internet Today: A Leather Party Hat

Screen Shot 2014-11-05 at 10.35.50 AM“Party Hat” available on Need Supply Co., $80 plus shipping (standard domestic flat rate of $7.95).

A metallic cone party hat from Otaat in premium leather. Crafted from a single piece of cowhide leather and features an interior headband and grosgrain ribbon ties.

• Metallic cone party hat
• Interior headband
• Grosgrain ribbon ties
• 100% cowhide leather
• Made in USA

We all live in the shadows of our aspirational selves. Usually my aspirational self resembles the platonic ideal of an Eileen Fisher customer: linen-clad, breezy but mysterious, the host of dinner parties with handmade ceramic plates and nary an elastic chin-string in sight. Today, however, my aspirational self desperately wants to wear this gold, beribboned leather party hat while listening to house music, drinking Coronitas, and reading Wallace Stegner on the couch. All that’s standing in the way of my best life are 80 cold American dollars, which I will, in all likelihood, spend on books and stomach medication instead.

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