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Wearing Hats {Part 2}: Ring Hat w/ Veil

Hat Number One: Vintage Linen Ring Hat with Veil and Little Velvet Bows: 

Summer seems so light, beautiful, and full of endless possibility. 

Except sometimes, life has other plans. 

{outtake, but I actually loved it.}

Sometimes, we have to say goodbye in summer. I know, it doesn't seem fair. It just doesn't suit our collective spirit in summertime to have endings. I wore this outfit to the funeral of a dear friend's grandmother. Sometimes, we must say goodbye at inopportune times. To be honest, there is never an opportune time for goodbyes. 

As I write this, there's an odd light hanging in the air. A summer storm is billowing on the horizon, and the leftover sunlight juts through storm clouds in a strange pattern. Sometimes, too, summer storms billow on the horizons of our lives. 

{fingernail polish matches shoes}

I'm a believer in wearing black to funerals. It feels respectful, and symbolic of the loss. Black says, "The world is stopping for a moment, our world is, because we lost someone who kept it turning." Much like my comments on Good Friday and the veil I wore then, wearing black and a hat helps me feel the symbolism, respect, and grieving process. When someone's world stops as a loved one passes on, wearing black feels appropriate

And so does wearing a vintage ring hat with veil.
:-) 

Linen Ring Hat with Veil and Velvet Bows: Vintage, Thrifted, 25 cents! 
Hair: "Flowered" up--that is, pieces bobby pinned in curls to look like a flower
Dress: Gap
Tortoise Wayfarer-ish Sunglasses: Target 
Belt: Thrifted
Handbag: Vintage
Heels: Banana Republic, consignment store









2 comments:

lilyamongthorns said...

I've never seen anyone do a funeral post but I'm glad you did. It's kind of awkward to talk about what to wear to a funeral but you did it so well. I love the hat and veil, looks very classic and elegant. Blessings!!!

Fashionatalie said...

Thanks so much! I'm so glad to hear you think it hit the right note. Have a great rest of the week!

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