What do you wear when you go shopping for plants? Well, I happened to be wearing a big 1940's straw hat and lots of navy blue on this particular trip to the garden center! I got a few stares for sure, this is suburbia after all! I didn't mind, the hat did a great job of shading my eyes as I helped choose some new flowers for our back garden.
This hat (and I know this sounds like a broken record by now) was another of the many straw numbers I found over the last winter/spring. It's the most perfect ginormous navy blue straw hat and I am so happy to have found it! However, figuring out how to store it was an interesting situation. In the end I folded some cardboard into a correctly sized box, lined it, and now it lives at the top of my closet, but I need to get something acid free (archival is best!). It was just too big to fit in any of my other hat storage boxes, its that big around!
For it's first outing the hat jointed a rather 4th of July appropriate red and navy outfit. I made the blouse last fall and really wish I had done the bow just an 1 1/2 higher or so, but this was a first go at the pattern so it isn't perfect. Still the tiny flower print is fun and pairs perfectly with my navy twill pencil skirt and some red accessories. Here you can see the other Luxulite brooch and earrings set I bought, I couldn't pass up some classic red cherries now could I? I may have just ordered two new pieces from Luxulite as an early birthday present to myself too, oops!
I worked on the Edwardian adventuress ensemble all weekend and I can't wait to show you all how its come together! Now I just have to figure out how to make my bobbed hair look like a Gibson Girl pompadour...at least from the front, I'm not above cheating ;)
|Blouse & Skirt: Made by me|
Hat, Belt, & Handbag: Vintage
Shoes: Chelsea Crew (Royal Vintage Shoes)
Brooch & Earrings: Luxulite