Editor Nan Talese looked smashing in her beret, even if her star writer of the season, Pat Conroy, had stood her up.
With a giant hat tip of the beret to Charles “Best of Times/Worst of Times” Dickens.
Like she said, she wants to move on and get out there and burn the blue dress and bury the beret.
also berret, 1827, from French béret, 19c., from dialect of Béarn, from Old Gascon berret "cap," from Medieval Latin birretum, diminutive of Late Latin birrus "a large hooded cloak," perhaps of Gaulish origin. The round, flat cap originally was worn by Basque peasants.