Friday, August 5, 2011
Dig On For Victory
I joined my sister and brother-in-law and the smalls up at the allotment for a picnic supper and a spot of digging. Well mostly Jo dug, and I tidied. Very elegantly.
I'm in love with this hat! This is the first time I've actually worn it, though I've owned it for some months. You can't really see in the pictures, but it has an Art Deco design in different coloured felts. I reckon it's probably 30s/40s - certainly not post-50s. Several of the stylish bloggers I met over the Vintage weekend were sporting straw hats of the era and I just love the look. I also love that even though the last time I wore this skirt it was with a very similar blouse, the hat gives it a completely different look.
One of the reasons I haven't worn it before though is that I always struggle with hat-friendly hairstyling. I'm working on perfecting some hat-friendly styles for long hair - I'll let you know if I come up with anything useful!
Yes, the record bag appears again - I've carried it almost every day since I made it! I'm pleased to say it's holding up well.
c1930s-40s straw hat, from a friend's vintage clearout; Skirt, ebay; Peasant blouse, New Look; Belt, purchased in Thailand; Bakelite & plastic bangles, various; Cat eye sunglasses, ebay; Flipflops, Accessorize; Record handbag, made by me.