Doubtblush: Wreck the Halls - DeathGlam Coyote Fascinator

We've all got a horror story about the time our mom gave us a box filled with tampons and a training bra in front of our entire family that one Christmas, or the time our new boyfriend gave us a membership to an S&M club, or, worse still, diet pills. In honor of the worst gifts we, the Outblush staff, have ever received, we present a special holiday edition of Doubtblush: Wreck the Halls, where we'll tell you the stories of the most awful gifts we've gotten, and find a modern counterpart to it.... You know, just in case you've got a White Elephant party coming up.

Michelle writes: Just last year, my lovely mother-in-law was so excited to give me this present. I opened it up, and *bam*. I pulled out a black fascinator clip with a veil, but thought it would be much more, erm, visually arresting, shall we say, to show you this DeathGlam Coyote Fascinator ($95). Now, I see these things all over the place this season, and my fellow editors have written up quite a few, but for a gal who is almost 30 years old, I was quite mystified as to why on earth my mother-in-law was giving me what essentially looked like a hat for a funeral.

I'd love to hear from our Outblush readers on this one. Got any tips for me to incorporate the real (not the coyote skull one) fascinator into my wardrobe without looking like a massive doofus?

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Laura V

Posted on 12.25.10 at 8:29 PM

I am maybe not the person to ask, because I would wear the coyote one to Thanksgiving without blinking.

Erm. But! I also have several fascinators of a less frightening nature. My advice is to wear them with something you feel comfortable in, and pretend you don't have them on; otherwise, you will end up feeling self-conscious and costumey.

So, my usual stay-at-home-mom wardrobe is jeans, a plainish top, and a cardigan...and sometimes a giant flower in my hair. If you treat it as a normal part of your style, most people around you will simply find it pleasingly quirky.

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