I have teased this bountiful berry hat quite a few times on my Instagram, and here it is finally being worn! While compiling the Hat Histories post for Elsa Schiaparelli, I fell even more head over heels for this berry festooned hat and knew I had to make a fruity hat for fall! My version turned out quite different due to budget constraints as I couldn't just splash out on all vintage millinery berries to match the Schiaparelli hat. In fact most of my berries are from the fall area at Joanns floral department, I painted some of them to get the colors I wanted! I have some photos from the process if those would be something you guys would like to see? Let me know and I'll throw a post together about making this hat!
The deep green wool for the hat is actually scrap wool from making the skirt I'm wearing in these photos last year. I had to take in the waist of this skirt for the second time since first constructing it, I had way over compensated when adding ease to the pattern due to the thickness of the wool when I first made it. I also ran some top-stitching down the sides to hold the seam allowances in place inside so the sides would lay more smooth while it's being worn. The sweater is one of two I picked up from Forever 21, I got another in the same style but in dark grey. They are a bit thin, but that is a good thing when it comes to layering for unpredictable Colorado weather! I liked that the neckline was a bit higher on these so I can wear my brooches with ease. Though you can't really tell in these photos, the brooch I have on is a cute little owl!
Since I was recently talking about color palettes and stepping out of my comfort zone with color; I'd like to note that red accessories were not my first thought for this outfit, but when I tried the belt I just loved the way it looked! My red suede heels match the belt perfectly and the whole ensemble just fell into place, I love it when that happens!
I hope you all are having a lovely start to fall, anyone catch a glimpse of that blood moon last night?
|Hat: Made by me|
Skirt: Made by me
Shoes: Nine West
Sweater: Forever 21 (here)
Brooch & Earrings: Vintage