Monday, September 17, 2012

Hats Off

I've been holding on to this outfit post for-eh-verrrr. It is probably one of my favorite outfits from the summer, and it's one I wore often.

I'm not normally a hat person, even though they generally do right by me. But after a series of Instagram pics and blog posts by the infectiously genuine Elena featuring this hat, I was convinced I needed one for myself. A trip to Urban Outfitters and 30% off sale sent me home less a mere $7 and plus one fun little straw fedora that I couldn't wait to wear. A lot.

Of course, I had to modify my normally pouf-tastic updo so the hat could actually sit on my head, forcing me to find another way to wear my short hair up. It's a similar twist and mini-clip technique (I know, I know - I have yet to share with you said technique), but just sitting lower at the nape of my neck. And no pouf. I quite like it even when I'm not wearing a hat.

OH! And it's another maxi! It's the last of the summer of maxis - the third from Old Navy - sister to the purple one and cousin to the printed one. I really did live in these things all summer. So comfy and rather flattering - a pleasant surprise considering how easy to wear they were. I liked them best with various toppers, long pendant necklaces and somewhat dressy sandals. For this one, I loved wearing peachy-toned gold jewelry, chocolate browns to mix with the black of the dress, and a pop of mint ala handbag. (Mmm, ice cream...)

Fedora - Urban Outfitters (similar) / Maxi dress - Old Navy / Instant Sleeves - LucieLu /
Handbag - Ruche / Sandals - Moda Spana (via Endless)

And the hat, of course =)

Necklace - Ruche / Ring - The Limited / Earrings - Anthropologie

P.S. I'm trying to figure out the best posting time for blog posts that will not only work well for my readers but for my own daily schedule. The write-at-night-post-in-morning thing has worked for a while, but lately it seems to contribute to my lack of regularity. What do you guys think? Does it matter what time the blogs you read post? If so, what are your preferences?


  1. I discovered your blog maybe 2 weeks ago and I wait every day to see a new post! I don't think it matters what time you post as long as you still do! lol. I love seeing new fashion ideas from you.

  2. I would be willing to bet we all read it when we can. Just follow our lead and post at whatever time works best for you! I look forward to your posts and would read them everyday. I discovered you by accident but you are gorgeous and your daring fashion sense always works out perfect. (Ok, ok so maybe I'm uber conservative and daring to me consists of pairing more than one color with a neutral!). You and I have the exact same body type and we both try to detract attention from the same areas. I literally go shopping now and try to choose clothes I think you would approve of. :D Your confidence is not only well-deserved, but it is inspiring and infectious. Thank you for taking the time to share you with us. You have made a difference in this girl's life!

  3. I don't think the time matters! I'm on so sporadically, anyway...

  4. Who doesn't love a fedora. It looks great on you.

  5. hi jessica! i love reading your blog, and i do so whenever i can grab a few minits here and there. as long as you keep posting, i don't think it matters what time of day you do it! xo


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