Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another Cherry Hat

The last few days it's been so sunny it's like we're having a replacement August! We had October in August, so now we're finally having August. I can't even remember the last time I went out in short sleeves without a coat in October.

And so to celebrate, a sunny little ensemble! The late 40s / early 50s dress is one of my favourites (I wear it quite a lot, but this is actually the first time I've managed to take a full-length photo of it) - it makes my waist look tiny (I'm not corseted!), though the bodice is so tight I can't raise my arms above my head. You can't see too well from the photo, but the collar and cuffs have little red polka dots. And I topped it off with one of my collection of cherry hats, a 1950s straw with cherries heaped over the brim.

♥ Early 50s dress, ebay ♥ 1950s hat, ebay ♥ Bangle, H&M ♥ Sandals, Marks & Spencer ♥ Petticoat, antique shop in Midhurst.

I wear a lot of navy blue. I like navy blue, but I want to have more colours in my wardrobe to choose from. I got a beige 1940s suit from ebay, and it fits perfectly but beige does nothing for me so I've been mulling over what colour to dye it - I first thought navy blue, but I already have two navy blue suit jackets (one's missing a skirt; the skirt of the other is too small, but I have a cunning plan to remedy that - more on that another time). So I'm considering either chocolate brown or forest green, but I don't know which would suit me better. I really want to get my colours done.


  1. What a gorgeous outfit.. looking grand Ms. Ha'penny
    G x

  2. I love cherries, funnily enough!

    Trinny and Susannah (I know, but bear with me) did a programme on colours that was helpful. I am a similar colour to you and it suggested that primaries and pastels were the best shades. I must admit that I think it is about right, although I do wear dark green at the moment as well.

  3. I love your outfit, you look amazing, and your waist always looks tiny!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. I love the sound of it being forest green! If you are not going to wear it beige - you might as well go for it and give it some life :)

  5. Wonderful! I love the navy blue too, never tire of it. I think the chocolate brown is a color that looks good on you. I love your hat!
    I envy your waist. :)

  6. this is probably my favourite ensemble on you!!!

  7. I think you should go with the forest green. Its a really nice autumn colour

  8. Hi i am new to reading your blog... its lovely! As navy suits you so well maybe you should consider purple for your suit?? I love aubergine and it is surprisingly versatile! And also a lovely rich colour for autumn/winter! :)

  9. Love this hat ! I had a little mention of it today ! xx


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