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Crazy Love/ I'm Bringing Hats Back

 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. 

Style Secrets
Hat: Vintage
Sunnies: Local store
Necklace: F21
Top: Target
Sweater: Thrifted
Skirt: Thrifted
Belt: Ann Taylor
Hose: ?
Heels: Elie Tahari, TJMaxx
Gushing Enthusiasm: Free with vintage hat


Stephanie said...

What a lovely outfit... I just love your blog.... I am def suscribing... Your blog is just so cute! http://highfashion-higherpurpose.blogspot.com/

Stephanie said...

Oh I grabbed a button too and I posted it on my blog... Let me know if you would like a button as well... I am trying to figure out how to post it on my blog where people can grab them whenever they want. Thanks :)

SUZE said...

I love this outfit. You are so cute and I especially love reading what everyone said about it!

Melodee Morgan said...

I love your blog! your newest follower!! saw your article in life:beautiful~ how exciting!!!

adult costumes said...

Thank you for sharing this, you look like a girl from the 70's.

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