18 September 2008

What I'm Wearing

9-18
top: vintage
skirt: vintage (altered by me)
tights: H&M
purse: vintage
shoes: vintage
hat: vintage

I was feeling extra lady-like today and wanted to wear gloves with this outfit but didn't have any that I thought matched. I'll have to put that on my list of things to look out for. This skirt is one of several that I found at a thrift store and altered by cutting several inches off the hem. I prefer my skirts a bit on the shorter side to keep my outfits from becoming too granny-costume. I was surprised at just how many stares and comments I got about my hat. I guess people don't wear hats out very much any more. Just imagine if I'd been wearing gloves as well!

34 comments:

AlicePleasance said...

This is my favorite outfit so far. Definitely. The top is fabulous, the hat amazing and I'm desperately searching for skirts like that one but it seems they're not popular here cause I didn't find any... I searched everywhere but nothing :-(
I want, desperately want thrift stores!!!

Audi said...

The hat looks great on you, and I like the way you wore it towards the back of your head. I'm a big fan of hats and also get lots of comments on mine. I don't know why more people don't wear them -- they add so much flair to an outfit!

xo, tara said...

ooooh girl! gloves! i have TONS of them..what kind are you looking for? i'll send you some!

KittyMeow said...

Wow I REALLY love this outfit - everything is perfect :-D

Adiel said...

Looking lovely! The skirt is great and so is the bag.

Sophie said...

That's one of the best hats I've seen in a while! I definitely need to gather up the courage to wear hats. I think it really completes your already adorable outfit. :)

Q's Daydream said...

Great outfit!

e.k.peyton said...

I get crazy stares whenever I wear my hat too! It's big and floppy, and I use it to recreate the Annie Hall look. Ah well!

Fruchtzwerg said...

wow...beautiful pictures.

Leah said...

I find it bizarre sometimes, that something which was once mandatory in public, is now thought of as strange if you opt to wear one. I really love your hat though. And the skirt lovely too. Generally a fabulous outfit!

svenskaussie said...

Yay for hats I say. When I lived in London no one looked twice if you wore a hat but here in Auckland I get some very strange looks. I think we need to bring the trend back by force and keep wearing those fabulous hats.

WendyB said...

Love that hat.

jayne said...

amazing bag!

Ace said...

What a sweet little bow on the hat. Fantastic outfit, I'm utterly jealous of your sewing skills.

Patrice Lowrie said...

ooo...i am looking for a pair of gloves, cream or beige lace would be so dreamy! if you k\find some i would pay top dollar!

Patrice

Amy May said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the hat. You're right: the gloves would have been the perfect finishing touch. Never mind though, I'm sure you'll find some! You make me want to dig out my cream lace ones for these sunny but chill Autumn days. :)

Sally Jane said...

Thanks so much everyone!
Alicepleasance: Oh, dear... I can't imagine what I would do without thrift stores. ;0

Audi: Thanks! I've never worn a hat like this so I wasn't sure exactly how it would go.

Tara: You're the bestest. I answered you on your blog, BTW.

kittymeow: Thanks! I already want to wear it again.

sophie: Yes, wearing hats out and about does take a bit of courage but I'm sure you can do it.

e.k. peyton: Your hat sounds great. I love the Annie Hall look.

leah: I know, isn't it strange that at one point I would have ben stared at for not wearing a hat!

svenskaussie: Let's do! I think hats should definitely be back in style.

ace: I'm almost embarrassed to say, but there was actually no sewing involved! Just a pair of scissors, an iron and a roll of stitch witch (my new best friend). :)

patrice lowery: I've been buying them up whenever I see them for sale. A pair of cream ones would be nice.

amy may: Cream lace gloves sound devine. You should wear them!

Doll legs said...

I love the skirt!! and the hat!!
and I love Captain Jack he's gorgeuos, I adopt a one eye chihuahua,he's name was Pirata(rip)i miss him :(, he was very old and lovely..

Lady Smaggle said...

In the first photo it looks like your hair is actually arm bands. Looks awesome...

The Stylish Wanderer said...

OOO lovely

chin said...

i like how u kept your hair up like that with the hat!

very lady like indeed!

StrikeMatch said...

Yeah, I definately think that people only wear hats in Europe which is ridiculous. Especially when you're hat is wonderful... Let them stare!

Auntie Tati said...

The purse is lovely! I would like to wear my hats more often, but somehow the thought of people staring me makes me leave the hat at home :(

Nita-Karoliina said...

i think people should wear hats more and more, and some of them do, i like them

mona said...

Gorgeous hat! You look so pretty!

Chérie said...

wow your blog is so great! love it!
wonderful outfit.

inabeena said...

wow! you look so pretty here! love the ginkgo leaf(is it??) haha! thanks for linking me. :D

Hailey @ stylesymmetry.com said...

The first photo especially is so lovely.

Penny Lane said...

oh i adore all that ladylike stuff! hats, gloves, pearls - the works!!
looking fabulous as usual xxx

Abigail said...

I love your outfit! That hat is amazing! I am going to go hunt for one of those now.

The Clothes Horse said...

The hat is really the icing on this cake! You are so ladylike. ^_^

effie said...

This outfit is wonderful! That hat and blouse are adorable too! Such good finds!

Louise said...

Oh lovely lovely. It's funny that you would get looks and comments, because despite looking beautifully lady like, I don't think you look the least bit costumey or anything. The hat is rather splendid though, I would let you know it if I saw you.

Michelle said...

Just love your style!