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Vintage! Hat! Friday!!!!! Reuse and Recycle In Style At Work!

Oh c'mon. You knew we were still gonna do this, right?

Copeland: Well, the hat was my grandmother's. I never saw her wear it, she was much more of a Lilly dress, pearls, white Keds and cable cardigan kind o' gal. So I wonder what she wore it with...

The dress and shoes are not (quite) vintage, but for some reason I awoke in a snappy 1940s mood today... these daggone wrap dresses are supposed to be so breezy and comfortable. All I ever do when I wear this dress is twist it around and pull on it. Drat. It either looks really good, or makes me look like a strumpet. Today, the dress... erhm... I took it off after the shoot.

The coat? Well, that's the Adam Ant pirate in me showing through... you know I don't stay groomed long... I found this coat, years ago, at HaAnd the gloves, from the fabulous estate sale we patronized a few weeks ago.

I call this outfit... Pirate-Eye Noir! I hope I would be the bad girl in this Recycled Reused Private, er, Pirate Eye film... ; )
Copeland’s had a few Ode to the 70’s, so I thought it was about time I pulled out my early 70’s ensemble (the fact that it’s my warmest outfit and it’s COLD today has nothing to do with it).

I take an odd pride in the fact that with the exception of some tiny navy spots in the dress pattern, this outfit is entirely shades of brown. Hat – Can’t remember where or when I got it. Coat – bought at *sigh* the mall, but it was a purchase from high school that I’ve been hanging on to for quite some time. The dress was another acquisition from that fantastic estate sale you keep hearing us go on about, as were the gloves. The dress required some very minor repairs, but how can you say no to a dress with a matching rawhide fringe belt? You simply can’t.

I thought about wearing some sleeker boots (also brown) but chunky furry boots seemed appropriate somehow. For some reason I also equate tons of lip gloss with the 60’s/70’s. Anyone want to back me up or shatter my misconception? If I still had long hair I may have ironed it flat, as I hear my Mother used to do in the 60’s. With an iron. And an ironing board. Talk about heat damaged hair!

I call my outfit... Fringe Benefits.

Happy Vintage Hat Friday, and Happy Voting!

(You vote by leaving a comment, below...)




At 11/21/08, 1:05 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG you brought back memories with the "Adam Ant" comment! Geez I feel old now but hey you're styling in your almost all brown outfit!

At 11/21/08, 1:18 PM , Blogger Debra Morgan said...

the shoes seal the deal--you've got my vote

At 11/21/08, 1:28 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amy looks absolutely adorable - my vote goes to her!

At 11/21/08, 1:32 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Love the Amy hat.

At 11/21/08, 1:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok duh, I have to vote for Copeland cuz I do like the outfit better & love the part about the wrap around dresses!

At 11/21/08, 1:59 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, if i hadn't been up till 1 AM last night working on Green Cottage Kits, I might have remembered to 'throw my proverbial hat in the ring' to speak for this weeks competition. Don't worry, C., cause you know me and my vintage hat are coming, just like those drawings!!!

PS - One OVERWHELMING vote for Copeland.

At 11/21/08, 2:37 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

From James:

I vote for Amy of course! That bowler hat is so cute. Although, it was a closer call this week than in weeks previous. Each of you keep working harder!

At 11/21/08, 4:03 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A vote for Amy, but watch your back, Copeland is looking good this week!

At 11/21/08, 4:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Amy's hat, coat and boots, but she looks like she should be performing in Newsies or Oliver Twist! For a coordinated look, I have to go with Copeland this week - she looks classy! Unfortunately I also remember Atom Ant - "Up and at 'em, Atom Ant!" Gee, I'm dating myself!


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