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Maddest freaking Hatter!

I HIT THE JACKPOT!!!!  ok calm down. . . Phooooooeeeewwww.  So yesterday, wait, well first let me preface by telling you that while I have told you that I work with the screen printing class in the high school, I failed to mention that I also work in all of the ceramics classes teaching whistle making and conceptual sculpture from time to time.  My degree had a concentration in Ceramic Sculpture and I have had tight relationships with every ceramicist I have ever met since high school (I have called all of my teachers mom more than once) So now that i am an adult I am still making friends with ceramic teachers and yesterday I had a play date with the one I work with at the the high school (she and I are almost the same age and have kids in the same preschool! And she is cool as hell) ANYWAY, while I was there, she was like, "I have these things I have wanted to give you," and brings out this bag of clothes and amongst the clothes is her GRANDMOTHERS CLASSIC BLACK ONE PIECE BATHING SUIT FROM THE 40's!  You will see that tomorrow, but even more exciting is that she has let me have for as long as I would like, her vintage collection of HATS!!  SO MANY AMAZING HATS!!!  This Cloche is from the 20's and is the most MIRACULOUS thing I have ever seen!  You have NO IDEA how much fun I have had this morning!!

I also got these shoes in the mail yesterday!  I won them from Brittany at Finders Keepers!  The hat and the shoes were so pretty and fancy that I thought a vintage gypsy paisley shirt and boyfriend jeans would be just the ticket, and for warmth, my knitted granny blanket!  ALSO wearing my Clyde's Rebirth Necklace again!  Love it!!  I feel like a million bucks today!

COMMENT OF THE DAY:  I loved this comment from Catherine Sr. (SHOWN BELOW) but I also had a question about my blog formatting from C'est Moi asking how I get my pictures big without getting them cut off by the blogspot, or some such, The format I use is Minima Stretch.  In blogger just go to customize layout, pick new template, and scroll down to Minima Stretch.  WARNING!  Changing your template will reset all of your color and formatting preferences.  But it will allow you to post larger pictures.  Hope that helps!

catherine_sr. said...

You look awesome in that hat! I love the ombre ribbon. And the way you are wearing the granny blanket has given me an excuse to buy this rainbow shawl I want but had no idea how to style!
My uncle is a ceramicist, too... he recently published a book about ceramics artists in Singapore. Taipei, where I live, also has an amazing ceramics museum... every time I go there I am inspired by the art on display.
the renegade bean

57 comments:

Monique said...

I love the outfit! That hat is fab! Also, thanks for giving me some inspiration on how to style my boyfriend jeans. I love them to death, but need more ways to wear them.

tywo said...

I love the outfit. I try to do the boyfriend jeans thing, but it never works for me..

Sally Jane Vintage said...

Wow! What an amazing score. I love it when things like that happen. Can't wait to see more!

Kim Pesch said...

wow. GREAT finds. I LOVE the hat. Colors look great with your hair ;)

xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

Amanda said...

I've been looking for the perfect vintage cloche for so long! Lucky!! And i am madly in lust with your shoes :] Can't wait to see the rest of the goodies!

Katie @ Tinda Keelie said...

indeed, you HAVE hit the jackpot. I'm sure everyone who reads this post is going to be just as green with envy as I am! haha.

Senorita Fashionista said...

Wow! You did hit the jackpot! 40's black bathing suit-how amazing! Cant wait to see and you look friggin awesome here! I do love those jeans on you! xoxo Jolie

chicfaced (Megan) said...

Girl, you are luck-ay! What a fabulous hat! I love how you fancied up a slouchy-chic outfit with the hat/shoes. I wish I could do the boyfriend jeans thing but I'm a little too short.

p.s. has anyone ever told you that you look (sometimes) look (alot) like Maggie Gyllenhaal?

Sal said...

Oh my, that hat is truly stunning. Can't wait to see more from the collection!

Ady said...

This outfit is awesome. I love the hat, the sweater, the necklace, and the belt. I also love the shoes! AWESOME!

fashionforwriters said...

My goodness! Don't you love it when you are suddenly faced with a bag full of beautiful clothes! Usually I'm almost tempted to shake the other person and say: NO! You keep it! I'm so glad you got a bag full of vintage goodies and your outfit is marvelous.

My coblogger Meggy and I are holding a little giveaway at our blog (Fashion for Writers
) for a gift certificate to our vintage clothing Etsy shops! Please visit and enter (if you are so inclined!)

xo Jenny

Jen said...

Oh, how I wish I got to play with a collection of vintage hats! It sounds like the most fun EVER! And you look darling to boot. Jealous! :) x

Karin said...

How exciting! And the hat looks lovely on you.

Prefecta said...

And you look like 2 million bucks!

Girl from the North Country said...

I love love love that granny knit blanket turned cardigan.... sounds like you really got some great loot!

Jessica said...

So excited to see the bathing suit! That hat is amazing.

Athletiart said...

Wow, that orange dress shows-off your killer bod! Go see my blog dedicated to VINTAGE LEOTARDS, talk about a second skin, you will love them!

http://athletiart.blogspot.com/

Let me know what you think

XO

ms. less is always more said...

I wore a similar sweater... belted the same way today!

http://goodlifeforless.blogspot.com/2010/02/my-outfit-belted-sweater.html

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Love love love - that hat is amazing. I just found a vintage straw cloche that I can't seem to take off!

Eyeliah said...

yay, sweet pile of goodies! :)

amanda said...

great outfit and your blouse is for real like the coolest thing i've ever seen.

kate said...

great score! I love the hat and blouse! Great pics as always!

www.twinkletoes-golddangles.blogspot.com

joAnna Duncan said...

You look like a million bucks today! That hat is fantastic!

City Chic Chica said...

Great outfit! That hat is absofreakinglutely fantablous! LOVE IT!

my name is lauren. said...

you look fabulous!

that hat is amazing. that's so cool that she gave you her hat collection AND a vintage swimsuit. so sweet!

can't wait to see more hats in future posts!

glad you're feeling lovely because you absolutely look it ♥.

Nicole said...

I love your cozy sweater! Reminds me of the layering article today on Who What Wear!
http://www.whowhatwear.com/website/full-article/trend-report-oversized-layers/

junebabie said...

arg, you are so lucky! that hat is amazing. can't wait to see what else you got!

D. said...

Oh that hat is awesome. I am SOOOO jealous about the bathing suit! That is EXACTLY what I'm looking for!

Michelle said...

you lucky lucky gal. i really like all the layers.

Erin said...

great outfit today. i wish i were lucky enough to fashionable friends close by to have play dates with!
togandtrappings.blogspot.com

The Closet of Kim (ShopKim) said...

This whole outfit is amazing! I adore those shoes with the jeans. That's so great she gave/lent you that stuff too!!

dandra said...

Who doesn't love goodies? Outfit looks great!

Christen said...

You are a styling genius! This look is one of my favorites ever - and how generous of that woman to give you all of that!

ANA said...

AH, that hat is SO CUTE!! You lucky girl :o)

- Ana

A. Lovett said...

OMG I LOVE THOSE SHOES!!! i need them. Plus you look gorgeous as always!

Brittany said...

Wow, awesome hat! I love how you styled this outfit, everything is perfectly balanced! The shoes look amazing on you, I'm so glad that they got to you so fast!!! Freeakinggg awesomeeeee

Mish Dish said...

I love the chuncky knit with the printed top and boyfriend jeans. I am loving your blog. xo Mish

www.themishdish.blogspot.com

ADJ said...

These are some of the best photos I have seen. I love the hat and the sweater. The colors work and the lighting really illuminates the mood. Lovely!

www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

Kodi Fujii said...

so so cute cant wait to see the bathing suit.

girlfacedana said...

HEY!
congrats on being featured on What I Wore!

Brandee said...

Okay wait...you just BLEW MY MIND. You teach WHISTLE MAKING CLASS? You had me at the hat...(and older posts..but especially this hat)...and then you hit me with WHISTLE MAKING.

Brandee said...

Okay wait...you just BLEW MY MIND. You teach WHISTLE MAKING CLASS? You had me at the hat...(and older posts..but especially this hat)...and then you hit me with WHISTLE MAKING.

Brandee said...

Okay wait...you just BLEW MY MIND. You teach WHISTLE MAKING CLASS? You had me at the hat...(and older posts..but especially this hat)...and then you hit me with WHISTLE MAKING.

tess said...

amazing heels!

C'est Moi said...

Your blog is so inspirational. It makes me want to get up and get dressed every morning! Its fantastic, keep it up!

sidenote: how do you get your pictures so large without the borders on blogspot cutting them off?

Jocelyn Garrity said...

i love this entire outfit!!! the hat is amazing... and the sweater with the shirt. fabulous!

eunice said...

your hat is priceless...love it to bits. wish I could pull off any hat look like you do!

heyfancypants.blogspot.com

I'MTHATCHIQ said...

this looks so great on you, i could never pull off this look :)

catherine_sr. said...

You look awesome in that hat! I love the ombre ribbon. And the way you are wearing the granny blanket has given me an excuse to buy this rainbow shawl I want but had no idea how to style!
My uncle is a ceramicist, too... he recently published a book about ceramics artists in Singapore. Taipei, where I live, also has an amazing ceramics museum... every time I go there I am inspired by the art on display.
the renegade bean

briannelee said...

Cute shoes! It is aweseome that you won them!

I love how you belted the sweater :)

Charles said...

wow! that is by far one of the most amazing hats i've ever seen (that is wearable & stylish as hell)! I can't wait to see more :)
xx

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulous hat!!! Love the whole outfit.

piglet said...

This is wonderful!
I'm in love with the hat and the unquie layering!

The Jazzy Belle said...

Love love love this look! You are adorable! :) I just found your blog today thanks to Jessica at What I Wore. I'm so glad I did. You've got an amazing personal style. Keep on rockin' on!

Clare said...

Those t-straps are incredible, and they're paired perfectly with that hat!!

nextinfashion said...

This outfit inspires me beyond. . .

BEAUTIFUL choices.

-- Shelby @ nextinfashion.com

Mad Junkie said...

Hat, shirt, granny blanket, JEANS (I love a good pair of jeans...just can't say it enough) and your shoes rock! I think this is one of my favorites. You've got style, look adorable and comfortable. These three things are hard to pull off when you have children at home...wheewww!!!

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