September 18, 2017

Painting Roses Red

Isn't this cat brooch too cute? I added it to my collection a few years ago from the Etsy shop Belle Lurette Paris and I think I'll be adding more cats like this one to my pile of brooches one day, as the same cat comes in many colors! As I type this my real cat is pawing around trying to get me to stop typing and to pet her instead. I will oblige her wishes shortly :)

Mostly I just wanted to wear my new hat really, so I needed an outfit I could pair with black accessories! Enter this red dress, which is not actually among my favorites as I find it a bit too clingy and there is something about the drape of it I don't like, even if I love the dark red color. I'd like to remake it in a lightweight wool instead. Another future project for the only ever growing list.

I was happy to have found a black beaded hat in good condition to add to my collection of hats recently, and I even love the jaunty little bow on top despite bows not always being very in keeping with my own personal style. I tend to avoid things that are perhaps more girlish, usually preferring the more mature styles from each decade, but a bow slips in every once and a while. I have now switched my focus from seeking out straw hats to searching out wool and velvet toppers instead, a seasonal shopping shift if you will :)

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, here the weather finally was beginning to finally feel like fall the past few days and I hope perhaps next weekend I will get to drive up into the mountains to see the aspens glowing gold. I do love a mountain drive in the fall!

Hat, Handbag, Belt, & Gloves: Vintage
Brooch: Belle Lurette Paris
Dress: Made by me
Shoes: Royal Vintage Shoes


  1. This is such a great colour on you and I am always a sucker for red and black. Although the effect of the clinginess may not feel so great, it seems really to add to the look - I love it! Kx

  2. This dress looks gorgeous on you - this deep red is certainly your color! Love the beaded hat as well, it's certainly a piece to show off. I'm loving this location as well, it's so pretty.

    1. Thank you Jessica! This location is the only "historic" building for miles so I use it perhaps too often, but at least it is a very pretty house <3

  3. Great colour on you! And accessorised beautifully. The cat is very sweet x

  4. The cat brooch is great. Love the beaded hat, works well with the bag.

  5. The color of this dress is marvelous, and I love the hat and purse pairing so much!



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