I crazy-love this outfit. I crazy-stupid-love this hat. Gah, gorgeous vintage hat with a pink lining and a bow on the back!!! I wore this to our church Christmas party, where everyone went crazy over the hat! I’ve always loved vintage hats, and have a few to my name that I collected over the years (as a teenager, mostly!). When I saw this one in the thrift store you’d better believe I snatched it up like nobody’s business! I’m on a hunt for more now, so if you find a good source, send it my way. I’m bringing hats back, baby.
This outfit elicited many comments out in the real world! Some of my favorites:
~At the post office, someone told me her 8-year-old niece would absolutely love my outfit! (I love that young girls like my outfits. Makes me super happy)
~My neighbor said I looked like I belonged in Glamour magazine (hehe! Maybe in 1962!)
~A stranger said I looked like I “belonged in the city”
~The older ladies at church went crazy over my hat, calling me a “fashion plate” and wanting to know if it was really vintage.
~An older man at church complimented the hat, and my boyfriend approved!
I just loved that this outfit was appreciated across the spectrum. Warms my heart to go about my business (I wore this to the post office, the grocery store, and a Christmas party), smiling, spreading Christmas happiness. A ladylike outfit does so much for a girl!
To keep things from being too literal and vintage, I added my moose necklace and some patterned hose. Oh I just love it! I would live in this outfit! The popcorn sweater! The sweet bow top! The high-waisted, pleated skirt! In hot pink and black? Getouttatown.
Sunnies: Local store
Belt: Ann Taylor
Heels: Elie Tahari, TJMaxx
Gushing Enthusiasm: Free with vintage hat