Wool dress? Braemar, thrifted
Pumps? Taryn, Winners
Hat? Ophelie Hats, closing down sale of some little boutique
Wristlet? Coach, gifted
You must think I either went for tea with the Queen of England or to church in all this finery. I went to church. The Queen did ask me to hang out but I politely turned her down.
I've had this hat for a while and I've worn it before here, but there was something about it that made it hard to wear. I figured it what was bothering me and so I cut all the extra netting off past the flower. It suddenly seems more wearable. The hat was a big hit with the ladies at church, I felt popular. One lady told me she was into photography and my hat was inspiring her to photograph me. I was a little too embarrassed to tell her that my husband already had that job. Though I would say he is not particularly inspired to photograph me; he is more contractually obligated.
But what I like best about this whole look is that nothing is trendy. Maybe the patent pumps with sparkly stacked heels or the flower garden on my head are not technically classics but they do have classic elements to them. I could have worn this 5 years ago (would I have had the guts to wear that hat?) or 15 years from now (would I then have too much gut to wear the shift dress?) and it would be relevant no matter the year.