9.28.2009

Shopping day


One of the few non depressing parts of The Duchess were the costumes, and more specifically that hats. Oh the hats. The real duchess loved lush Ostrich plumes, and as women followed her style soon the giant feathers were scarce and England had a plume shortage! This 1940s hat reminds me so much of the hats Keira Knighltey wore in the film, not just because of the massive feather but because it has a certain regal presence, I can't help but stand up straight and hold my head high. Plus there are little bows, and little bows are cute.
Today Lisa (Sam's mother) and I went to Buffalo Exchange and The Red Light. I got some fabulous things for my shop at Buffalo Exchange, but The Red Light was a bust. I saw the ugliest dress I have ever seen there, no joke. It was short, yellow, acid washed denim, with a zip front, wide collar, and weird pockets. The only thing I bought for myself was, what else? A hat. The second we walked into the store I saw it and snatched it off the shelf, it's a very cute cloche with a big ol' feather.

Lisa found this darling dress at Magpie Vintage a few weeks ago, isn't it fantastic? She paired it with boots to give it more of a fall feel. As you can see this is where Sam gets his stunning red hair, which really looks great against black and white.

Blouse, cardigan, hat-The Urban Eccentric

Skirt-Buffalo Exchange

Gloves and shoes-Thifted

Purse-Michael Kors

Oh wait! Not done yet! Today I made it onto The Top Ten Vintage Clothing Blogs! How cool is that? Thanks Anne!

25 comments:

art*deco*dame said...

Oh my I'm in love with that hat!Great find!

Ms. B said...

That hat is gorgeous! As well as the outfit!!!

Jenny Kerr said...

Love the HAT!

sarah said...

I think this might be my favourite hat of yours thus far. It is stunning! I love that fancy plume. :)

And Sam's mother is so cute! That little dress is lovely.

reilly said...

That hat is amaaaaazing! I found The Duchess incredibly depressing too. My mouth was entirely agape at the end.

Mel said...

I love your hat! I also liked The Duchess but it was so sad! I guess I'm not used to unhappy endings.

I have to say, I really love your blog and your style! I love how you wear such wonderful vintage outfits, like you stepped out of a 1940s film. I wish I could be brave enough to wear 40s outfits like you, but I can't help but feel silly :)

AlicePleasance said...

The first thing I recall from The Duchess is - of course for me - Ralph Fiennes ;-)

You made me think I have a coral cardi similar to yours...I should wear it more often!

eithlinn said...

Everything about your outfit is so elegant!Congrats on your making it to the top ten list!

Louise said...

I'm reading the bio of the Duchess of Devonshire that the film was based on right now. I'm loving all the descriptions of her outrageous hats. Your hat is gorgeous.

Q's Daydream said...

oh my goodness your mother in law is adorable!! as are you my dear!

Andi B. Goode said...

That truly is a magnificent hat - it definitely has a regal air about it.
-Andi x

Catherine Blair Pfander said...

Ooo, love the bow detail! fab fab.

xx

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Toosdai said...

oh rad! congratulations on making it into the top ten!

and of course, knock-out outfit (knock-outfit?).

sophie la-la-la x said...

wow what great shots - im so jealous of your wardrobe!
and that hat is amazing, especially with the bow detailing, it has that regal, rich heir and grace about it!
am already a follower of your blog -
please visit mine -
www.beautiful-rampage.blogspot.com

sophie x

Frances Baker said...

Congratulations! You look so fantastic. I loved the duchess, though I agree it was pretty depressing, But wow, what amazing costumes. I hopefully am going to go and visit the duchess's house while I am here in england, fingers crossed!

Courtney said...

Oh that hat is bloody fabulous! Heck, the whole outfit is just darling!!

Maria Confer said...

You wear hats so well, it's gorgeous on you.

Love Lisa's new dress.

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Li. said...

Ohh, I'm in love with that hat!
You're gorgeous and your blog is so cute... :)
Best wishes from Brazil! ;*

puglyfeet said...

Lovely outfit, Solanah, and that hat is to die for.

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WELL-DESERVED!

The Glamorous Housewife said...

Congrats on making the top 10! You totally deserve it. I would even say top 5.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Eyeliah said...

Congrats on making the list, you definitely deserve it.

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

You look fab in that hat & ensemble. Your blog design looks amazing, too. Congrats on the blog award, you deserve it!

Michelle

Daisy said...

I admire your courage to wear hats like that! You look lovely.

Miriam Parkman said...

Oh my. What a hat!
I love it!!

Designer Lingerie said...

You are looking gorgeous. I just love that hat very much. It is really stunning. Everything about your outfit is so elegant! Thanks a lot for making such a cool blog and for sharing. Keep blogging.