Annette is a super women who does it all! She is a mom, wife, nurse, and a farmer and manages to look stylish while doing it all! She is someone who embraces all her hats with grace + influence. Her love is SO contagious!
What are the roles or hats you lead in your life?
I feel I juggle my time between so many hats! First and foremost I am a mother and the majority of my time and attention goes to my darling little girl Ava Rose. In between motherhood duties I work as an ICU nurse. Caring for others has been a passion of mine since I was young and I am grateful to still do it even for just a few days a month. The other hat I wear is homestead mom to all our animals and feathered friends. Somewhere in there I sprinkle in some Instagram stories and social media influencer duties. I am also a wife, daughter, friend, etc. The many hats we wear make us who we are. I love all of mine and they have definitely shaped me into the woman I am today.
Which hat do you find most rewarding?
Definitely being a mother. The days can be long and hard. She is very active and requires all my attention. But when she hugs my neck all the worry and stress disappear and it’s just the two of us. I never thought I’d love motherhood as much as I have. It is very rewarding
What hats do you find the most challenging and what do you do to embrace them?
Wearing all my hats at once is the most challenging! Being a mom and working while caring for our home and farm plus doing all I do on the side can definitely be challenging at times. My best advice would be embrace the “hat” you are wearing in that moment and give it your all. If you are just with your little one give them your full attention. If you have a moment to do work things give that your all. When I do too much at once is when it becomes most challenging. Give yourself grace and know not everything will get done sometimes and that’s ok.
What hats are least known about you?
Many might not know I was a wedding designer for about 10 years! That all seems like a lifetime ago, but it was so fun to design wedding gowns and go to New York fashion week!
Who or what inspires you?
Nature and being outdoors. The fresh air, flowers blooming, being around our animals. I love the simple beauty of nature and feel most alive when working in the garden and getting my hands in the dirt.
Favorite Gigi Pip style/color + why?
I am currently loving the BRE STRAW PORK PIE - NATURAL. I love a hat that is simple, comfortable and goes with everything. This is the perfect summer hat. It’s also light weight which I love.
Any style advice?
Be true to yourself! Don’t follow a trend, wear what makes you feel most beautiful! And of course, when in doubt wear a hat to feel instantly put together.
"Putting one of your hats on is magical and instantly makes me happy. I feel put together no matter what is going on in my day." - Annette
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Women's hat sizes are fairly intuitive. The average women's head size measures around 57cm. If you are unsure of your hat size the Gigi Pip small/medium hat would be the best starting point. The small/medium hat size is made to fit 57cm + can be adjusted down to 55cm. If you know you have a slightly larger head go with the 59cm size. As far as Gigi Pip sizing goes this is a medium/large, made to fit a 59cm head size + then can be adjusted down to 57cm. The largest size Gigi Pip offers is a 61 cm, labeled as an XL, like our other sizes the 61 can be sized down to 59 cm. For women who feel they have a slightly smaller head than normal we recommend an XS which begins at 55cm + can be sized down to 53 cm. In select styles we offer kids sizing which begins at 53 cm + can be adjusted to 51 cm.
In short- the most common hat size is a S/M (57cm). While this is the most common hat size, remember that properly sizing your Gigi Pip hat will ensure the best fit.
There are two primary methods of measuring your hat size + are based on the style in which you wear your hat. You will need to take both measurements (shown below) + then use the larger of the two measurements to determine your hat size. Once you've received your hat, you can decide how you would like to wear it + adjust your hat size accordingly.
TIP: If you don't have a textile measuring tape, use a string or piece of yarn to measure the distance around your head. After you have marked the yarn around your head, lay it out flat on the ground or table + measure the straightened out piece of yarn with a measuring stick or regular measuring tape.
Adjustable Inner Band Instructions
Flip up the sweatband to find the Velcro tab + pull to tighten. Velcro the ribbon back in place to secure your desired fit. The adjustable band can adjust the hat up to 5 cm when necessary! Some helpful tips about our adjustable inner band-
Hat Sizing Tape Instructions
Hat sizing tape is an additional option for tightening the fit of your hat. Place the foam tape on the inside of your hat, behind the sweatband, with the sticky side facing towards the hat wall. Wrap the tape completely around the hat for maximum size decrease or cut tape length in half for a more moderate decrease. Size to fit prior to removing the adhesive cover. Once the fit is correct, remove the adhesive cover, press firmly into place, and wa-lah.
For more questions about hat sizing, please contact Gigi Pip at firstname.lastname@example.org.