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,
fur, and a
...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.|