Okay so the Platte river is probably nothing like the Nile, but it is as close as I will get this summer! I wanted to show you guys my new hat that I finished making last week. I fell in love with the idea of an ivory linen boater with rusty brown trim and just had to create something to fit the bill. I added a bit of Italian millinery straw to the brim edge, layered petersham ribbons on the crown, and finished it all off with a small piece of rusty brown colored antique french veiling!
The little carved wood antelope brooch is a new addition, I think he is just too cute! I made this blouse weeks ago, but somehow it hadn't made it onto the blog yet. It is made of cotton batik, just like my fern print blouse. I really like the warm golden and brown colors of this leafy print! I borrowed my mom's ivory belt to tie the ivory of my hat into the look, and wore a pair of strappy ivory heels that don't often see the light of day. They are a bit too small and end up being crazy painful before long.
I think my intrepid photographer and I are heading up into the mountains tomorrow, so expect some photos from the Rockies later this week!
|Top: Made by me|
Skirt: Made by me
Hat: Made by me
Shoes: DSW (in like...2008?)
Belt: Borrowed from my Mom
Earrings: Made by me