I love your hat, butrflynet!
When I was in high school, I had one that was similar, wide-brimmed white straw (but fine straw, almost like linen), that I would swan around in like a 30's-era Hollywood starlet. I'd wear it to the beach with a sarong/pareo over my swimsuit. LOVED it.
Also had a fedora around then, a real one -- loved that, too.
Those were in my more fashion-forward days -- now I occasionally don my Greek fisherman's hat in the winter, but that's about it.
Now, the sozlet, on the other hand, has a total hat fetish.
Right now her favorite is pink on one side and pink stripes on the other -- very fetching.