Monday, August 16, 2010

If it isn't socially acceptable to be downing cocktails, may one still wear that kind of hat?

It is never unreasonable to admit to yourself the simple fact that, if you wear a fancy vintage cocktail hat outside for no particular reason during the day, people will think you are odd.

Vintage aqua velvet and lace cocktail hat: roadside antique store
Black dress with eyelet: thrifted, Target
Gingham belt: removed from thrifted dress
Black pumps: Steve Madden
Vintage shoe clips: eBay

...Indeed, I elected to pair the hat with plain, classic things so as to tone down the perceived mental illness factor.

I haven't posted for several days, because Chicago endured a heat-and-humidity-wave so severe that I could barely be bothered to function, let alone dress myself. I did throw a Jersey Shore themed party on Saturday, which was met with great success. I cannot post the pictures, though. Let's just say that the photos are such that if they ended up in a time capsule and were found, say a few centuries into the future, the images would pretty much discredit everything humanity has achieved up until this point.

Shoe clips are delightfully fun, but I advise you to listen to the cues coming from your foot. If it hurts, your toe might be bleeding profusely. This has happened to me. It may happen again.

Fiona and I have oodles of fun together.

...her face, however, tells a slightly different story.



Anthea said...

Love your outfit! It's perfect from head to toe!

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Catherine Catarina Au Jong said...

love your head accessory
It's sooo cute

Megan Mae said...

The hats adorable! I've been thinking about shoe clips for awhile but wondered if they'd be painful on the foot. Glad to know to be careful with that.

Heather said...

You look great! Love your outfit....and a very cute dog you have there ~Love Heather

Kelly said...

You can't tease me with Jersey Shore pictures and then not deliver!

Chelsea said...

If anyone can pull of a lovely vintage cocktail hat, then it's you! I love the pop of pattern provided by the belt, and the hat is absolutely delightful on you :)

I find it hard to imagine you all Jersey Shore'd out... maybe you'll have to just prove it!

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I LOVE YOUR DOGGGG!!! Pugs are soo cute.

Anyways, very chic outfit. I think that hat is very acceptable to wear during the day and I personally feel that it adds a certain spark to your outfit,

Anything but Bland said...

i adore that hat!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Lovely hat and outfit and that is a hilarious dog! The face is truly classic!