I ended up staying at work until 9:30 last night, derailing both studying and break. I did however start reading Pillars of the Earth on the train ride home, and (as I expected) am totally loving the trashy history/romance/monastic politicy-ness of it. As I packed for Sukkot, the holiday that begins tomorrow night, I managed to pull together a few looks that I've worn over the past few weeks or will wear over the next set of holidays. Just one more week and we have a holiday break until Hannukah! Since the holiday is celebrated by eating in a hut outside, I threw on a few more pieces to make this oufit transition from indoor to outdoor in a snap.
-white tunic, Lux
-pinky-gold gossamer skirt, Pink Tartan
-black striped tights
-black patent peeptoes, Lulu Guiness
-black blazer, Theory
-bone scarf, Filene's (forgot brand since I cut out the tag!)
-feather and net hat, vintage
As promised, here is a selection from my dress hat collection. When I first got married, I received a few formal hats as presents, and thank God for that- they are expensive! Since then, I scour ebay for deadstock vintage hats for my fancy fixes. This hat, covered in feathers and black netting, is a definite favorite, though it may be time for a visit to a milliner to get the netting back in shape.
(hey there, freckle nose.)
This skirt was a recent find at Century 21, where they had a few Pink Tartan samples marked all the way down-- this skirt, originally over $300, sold for $40. While it is certainly a spring-summer skirt, you should all know by now how I love adding sweaters/tights/blazers to make things work throughout the year. Why should I wait until next summer to wear something so deliciously poofy?
For the hat wearers among you-- Do you have any favorite sources for formal hats?