8.26.2009

Me and my shadow.


I'm blocking the door. I know it says not to, but I'm just such a rebel.

I've been wanting to wear this hat for a while but had a tough time incorporating it into an outfit without feeling a little silly. I think the vibrant color in most of my closet clashed with the sharp lines of the hat, so last week when I found this little strappy dress at work I knew the two would be a match made in heaven. It's 80s, but has such a 30s feel, don't you think? To soften the look I added a lacy sweater blouse, it's not super frilly as to distract from the rest of the outfit, but not plain and sharp, otherwise I would look way too masculine. Balance, balance!

Walking back to the house I snapped a photo of my shadow and good friend Mr. Tri-pod. He makes most of my photos possible ;)

Dress and hat-The Urban Eccentric

Blouse-Estate sale

I'm considering trying out fingerwaves tomorrow since it's a home/grocery day, so at least if I mess up terribly no one has to see (grocery store fashionistas don't count).

24 comments:

Twila Jean said...

My god you are sucha vixen.
dear lord! how hot!

:)

Solanah said...

Tehehe :)

btw, there's a pair of gloves at the shop that may match your fab hat. They're in the middle left glass cube in the front.

Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com said...

love, love, love the new hair!

Meaghan Kelly said...

oh wow it definitely does feel sorta 30s! they are totally meant to go together! :D what a dream team you and that tripod are!

Sirens Sexy said...

sooo cute! I would love to see your attempt (and maybe a tutorial) on fingerwaves. Good luck!

Emily said...

I don't know if you have seen the LisaFreemontStreet channel on youtube, but she has some great vintage hair tutorials and has one about doing fingerwaves. She also has a blog too! Good luck with your first attempt!

Emily

Dusky Ledoux said...

I think you have a head made for hats. They just look so beautiful on you!

quirky brunette said...

Love your style and your blog - very inspiring! :-) qb x

sophie la-la-la x said...

I've been looking through your blog for a while now and its amazing - definatly the best vintage blog I've ever stumbled across

and I love that whole outfit - especially the red lipstick and lace top!
what software do you use for your pictures?

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www.beautiful-rampage.blogspot.com

sophie x

Daisy said...

Love your hats! You are so brave wearing them. I just started making little hats myself, but still haven´t had the guts to wear them in public...

The Momma said...

That shadow shot is so Mary Poppins!!

Scientific Housewife said...

Very cute outfit! I love the shadow picture :) Don't forget to sign up for my beauty giveaway! http://scientifichousewife.blogspot.com/2009/08/my-first-giveaway.html

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Oh, I am so glad to hear you take your own photos! How do you get them to look so good?

Love the hat. I agree that it needed a more structured outfit to coordinate with- and the one you picked is perfect!

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

ps: I just purchased some crazy hats and totally thought of you. When I receive them I will be sure to post.

Amber said...

My goodness. That has got to be the cutest haircut ever!

Maria Confer said...

Your new haircut is too wonderful!

Adore you outfit and your shadow!

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Lizzy said...

Very nice outfit! and the photo of your shadow is great

Solanah said...

Emily, thanks for the tip I'll check her out!

Sophie, thanks so much! I use photoshop.

Glamorous housewife, I take lots of them ;)

Thanks everyone, now it's off to try doing my hair, eek!

Claire said...

Balance is indeed a fine thing.

Now that your hair is so similar to mine, I wonder if I shall covet the parts of your wardrobe I envy more or less?

Time shall tell!

Q's Daydream said...

I adore your new hair!!!! :o)

Penny said...

I love fingerwaves!!! btw, that shadow picture is very whimsical...oh! and the hat looks great:)

Peldyn said...

As always you look picture perfect!

Fancy Pants said...

that hat is AMAZING!

Casey said...

I love, love, love that little hat! I've been considering making something similar. Especially since I bought a length of buckram this week and am itching to take a stab at some millinery projects. ;)

Do you carry your tripod around with you all the time? Mine is so big and heavy (I inherited it from my grandfather, and it's from the 60s at least). :p

Solanah said...

Casey, I just have it at our house, when I go out then Sam or my mother take my photo.