Sunday, May 8, 2011
One of my BEST friends, E, recently got engaged (MAZAL TOV, E!!!!!) and when she asked me to go wedding dress shopping with her, I was beyond excited! Once she told me that it was a small wedding boutique in Chelsea, I knew that I had to dress up a bit. The only problem was that it was raining cats and dogs that day! My solution...wear a hat! Y'all know me by now...I love hats! Not only because Jewish law dictates that married women should cover their hair/head in some way, shape, or form (a subject of much Jewish debate), but also because I just love hats and I think that they have the innate ability to transform any outfit by adding a bit of pizazz. I like hats in the winter; cute berets and sophisticated wool cloches, but summer hats are by far my fav! Right now if you are in the market for some summer straw hats, be sure to check out J.CREW, F21, H&M or Banana Republic. They all have great hats at different price points for any budget:) I currently have summer hats from all of those places (and a few more!).
I thrifted this skirt and realized that I used to have a similar one, but alas, it had gotten way to big and the time came to part with it. You can understand how happy I was to find the same one in my size while perusing the Goodwill racks one day! I wanted a neutral, tribal feel to this outfit with the accessories, so I decided to build my outfit around its accoutrements. I paired this olive skirt with a black sweater to keep a simple canvas, and then loaded on the additions: a woven leather belt, cool chunky necklace, and this amazing fedora that I adore! I added some leggings since it was wet and chilly out and wore my gold top-siders since I didn't know how much walking I was going to be doing in the city and the shoes are rockstars! Seriously, if you haven't experienced the magic that is Sperry Top-Siders, you are missing out! I just recently purchased a replacement pair for my first ever pair of top-siders. They lasted me 3 great years and I was sad to say goodbye, but excited to welcome another pair into my shoe family:)
Black Undershirt: Pink Orchid
Skirt: Thrifted (GAP)
Have you found any great hats this spring? What type of hats are you rocking?