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Mon Chapeau

How do you like my new hat and sweater?

This post goes back to what I do best.  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week inspired me to dabble around a bit more in modern fashion, but vintage/classic style is always where I feel most safe and beautiful.

Instead of being my living room, can you join me, dear readers, in imagining my backdrop to instead be a charming Parisian alleyway?  That's the feeling I was trying to channel while I was taking these photos...just didn't have any charming Parisian alleyways available to me at the time.  ;)

My Marilyn Monroe pose...I didn't even know I had curves until I saw this photo.

Matte red lips, 
a loose chingon, 
satine gloves,
fur, and a 
breathtaking chapeau...

...It's the luxe life for me!

I should say that it's the luxe life ON THE CHEAP.  This whole outfit cost me less than $50.00, I think.  That's including my makeup.  I mean, really, I got the hat for $8.00--that's just crazy talk--and the faux fur wrap was a gift.  Ahhhh thrifting...

*Sidenote:  I think I figured out why that hat had been marked down to so cheap in the second-hand shop.  It's a vintage designer hat, but you need to wear it tipped on an angle.  My guess is that no-one ever figured that out when they were trying it on and just put it on straight.  It looks dreadful when you just set it straight on top of your head, but it's absolute magic when you tilt it a bit!

Before we part ways for the weekend, I want to share some big news:
I am (and what I mean by "I am" is mostly "my hat is") going to be FEATURED ON ANOTHER BLOG.  I'm am so excited/flattered/honored/generally PUMPED about the invitation (it's my first)!

Watch for my hat on Kathleen's blog, That's a Pretty Hat

While you're waiting anxiously for my cameo (heh heh), make sure you give her blog the good once over (at least)!  She is a lovely person with great style sense, and her blog is devoted to inspiring the wearing of hats, a message I fully endorse!   
Let's bring hats back, people!  Who's with me?

Hat: thrifted || Sweater: thrifted || Skirt: old || Pumps: thrifted || Faux Fur Wrap: gift || Gloves: gift

Thank you, Google Translate.    >_<;;;;    <--chagrin face.  I'm such a cheater.


  1. Awesome look - the full length pose is better than the closeups! You belong on the Rue Cambon with that outfit!

    1. haha thank you! Feel free to steal these photos for your blog instead, if you like.

  2. this outfit looks so classy, love it!

    thanks for your comment on my blog, following you on gfc and bloglovin now :)

  3. Aww how elegant you look!! So beautiful, I like the hat ! :)

  4. You look stunning as always dear!!! Love the hat and the matte red lips look gorgeous! xx Pip

  5. that outfit is amazing! the hat is so cute.

    lindsey louise

  6. ohhhhh!very glamorous!!I really like the hat and the sweater!!
    very sexy!
    kisses and good weekend

  7. Hi sweety, thanks for your kind comment, adore how you put this look together, its an elegant mix of vintage and modern glam, love the feather accessory and cute hat. Following you via Bloglovin

  8. Amazing blog! I,m following, I hope your visit in my blog ! muak

    MªJosé Fdez

  9. You look really stylish and classy here. The hat is amazing!

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  10. Amazing hat, it looks great on you!

  11. I can see the ingenuity and good taste that inspire you to do this job.

  12. Cute! I love that hat, I can't believe it was only $8!!!!

    xo, Megan

    indie flower

  13. Hi gorgeous girl! I'm SOOO happy you stopped by my blog because now I found YOURS!! Your style is AMAZING and you are beyond beautiful! I'm DEF following you back! I can't wait to see more thrift finds!
    xoxo Darby
    Obviously Obsessed 

  14. You are channeling Paris beautifully! Such a chic hat and gloves...and I love the touch of feathers :) You've got a really unique and fun fashion blog here, so enjoy your style!

    Following you :)

    <3 Cambria

  15. Wow, you look so pretty and I love the classic black and white look. It's so cool that you were inspired by NYFW, you look gorgeous and your makeup is perfect!


  16. Super adorable, love the look

    Sincerely your intrigued follower,

  17. I really love this outfit!And that hat is amazing <3
    Thanks so much for your beautiful comment! Following you now on GFC and Bloglovin! I would love if you could do the same <3
    Lali pops of colour

  18. Wow, this is so beyond gorgeous!! You look very sleek and sophisticated-not many could wear that hat quite as well as you do my dear. How very beautiful you are!

  19. great post!!! love your blog ;)
    i follow you now
    you can follow me if you want in:
    kisses ;)

  20. ahh! i love this ... it's all the best of aussie and you look maaaahvelous ;)

  21. I love this look! You're so cute!


  22. have an XBOX AND a PS3?!


    the only boy who has commented on this post and thus felt like he had to lead with a joke,


    PS the vintage beauty thing works so well for you. If I ever need an actress for a period piece, I'm calling you! XD Keep up the great work!

  23. How ravishingly chic! I adore the vintage vibe of this elegant, alluring evening look - which, I must say, suits you to an absolute tee.

    ♥ Jessica


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