Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Nile Front Glamour













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
Brooch: Etsy
Sunglasses: Forever21

6 comments:

  1. Wow, I'm so impressed that you made that stunning hat yourself! I don't know anything about millinery, but it's a skill that must be so useful. If I could make myself pretty hats like this one!

    I really love how you teamed with with a 'safari' style outfit; it seems perfect for summer. :)

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thanks Bonita! I really enjoy millinery, I was fortunate to take a few classes while I studied abroad in England my junior year of college. I'm going to try and do millinery tutorials on here eventually!

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  2. Gorgeous!!! What a lush, perfect landscape for this beautiful outfit. It's so impressive that you made your hat, blouse and skirt. I can't help but feel that our (frequently sewing inclined) foremothers would be so proud of you - I know that I certainly am!

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Most of the time I don't really think about how much of my outfit I made myself until I am writing the captions for these posts! It is sorta crazy just how much of my wardrobe is "me made" at this point!

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  3. Great safari outfit and your hat is just lovely.

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