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Vintage Hat Friday!!! Reuse With Style At Work!!!! Celebrate Recycled Style!!! : )

Welcome to our first Vintage Hat Friday in 2009!!!
For all you house kit enthusiasts, here's the latest news: The cladding was delivered to the Amish this morning. They were able to unload it at the brother's sawmill, and I wish I could have been in that huge truck with the driver as he pulled off of the highway into the world of horse-and-buggy. He said he had a great time watching the entire operation as he waited for them to unload, using special "Amish forklifts" that meet their religious criteria (you can see pictures and a video of the Amish forklift by clicking here).

So... back to Vintage Hat Friday, where we celebrate reuse and recycling in our workplace.
For those of you that don't know, Vintage Hat Friday came about when we were trying to think of something fun to do in the winter to make the dark, solemn winter Fridays more bearable. You may find Vintage Hat Friday pretty silly; but I assure you, we're out to beat each other each week and have our game face ON! : ) If you'd like to compete, just email me!

Copeland: Ah, how can I not call this outfit... Pretty In Pink?
  • The hat? It's fabulous. I feel like a rakish Mad Hatter plotting sophisticated "tea" parties in it. ; ) In fact, the last time I wore it I threw a Mad Hatter party, I will have to dig up those pictures of a crowd full of elegant people in vintage hats... on a gorgeous spring day... with handmade birthday cake... it was so pretty...
  • The earrings, necklaces and bracelets were all my grandmothers.
  • The gorgeous cape? Ahem, that was bought as my Christmas present from AMY at a local vintage store... I am using her own fantastic finds as a weapon against her! Oh yes, I would!
  • The dress? High school... I guess that counts as vintage? I love this dress, was a great Goth dress that I now wear more casually to work when I want to feel like I'm working in my pajamas!
  • The boots. Well, ok, those boots are new. But a 4 year old insisted I wear them with the outfit, and how could I say no? However, I would like to talk about these boots, which I will wear for years. They met my criteria: I need tall, thick, flat boots, because I wear them until they become shabby, at which point they begin their second life as "land boots" - where they become caked with mud, and are durable enough to resist copperheads and cow dung. I was impressed with Timberland's commitment to the environment, which they plainly stated on the box.
Amy: This week: An Old Fashioned New Year

After staying out at a New Years Eve Party ‘til 5 AM and sleeping until noon yesterday I was in little mood to pile on the glam today.

So I went with my favorite understated felt hat, a black shirtdress with matching brown piping, my go-to black leather boots, and a fantastic purse.

The hat I purchased years ago on my first trip to Halcyon (I have a weakness for brown hats it seems). It’s a teeny felt number with a tan, fawn, and coffee color combo.

The purse was a gift from my friend Michelle, she went with me to the rummage sale this year and I showed her the things I had been lusting after but never bought. She snuck back and bought me this purse, then hid it for 3 months until Christmas J it’s utterly fantastic, beautifully detailed structured leather.

The dress and boots are thrift store finds (real leather boots for 10 bucks? Can’t beat it!) and the belt, well, that’s a bit of a story. It was part of a costume James (my husband) wore to a costume convention in 2003. We were dressed as original characters designed by our superbly talented friend, Lesley. His costume called for about 30 black and silver belts, and we have never been at a loss for those since.

I’ve been taking a beating the last few weeks, as Copeland has turned out top notch outfits every week. But she’d better look out - I’ve got some sassy things coming down the pike!

I hope everyone has a fantastic start to 2009, and to quote a certain pink-haired boss, VOTE FOR ME! ;)




At 1/2/09, 2:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A New Years vote for Amy!

At 1/2/09, 3:28 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

Finally! A Vote!
Even if it IS for Amy (and I know who you are, VaBchBoy! ; ) )... it's a vote!

(She did look rather fabulous and SHARP this week, didn't she?)

At 1/2/09, 4:04 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

well done Amy. you got my vote ;)

At 1/2/09, 4:31 PM , Blogger Passive Solar Prefab Homes said...

Yay, another vote! It's for...

At 1/2/09, 4:56 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

A late vote and a hard one. Copeland's lipstick was a perfect fit for her outfit and neeeearly swayed me. But Amy looked so cute in her dark outfit - a little peaked from celebration. My vote goes to....Amy.
Happy New Year!

At 1/2/09, 5:17 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Think pink is definitely a great color on Copeland, and even though Amy is in dark colors once again (!!), she does appear more polished and put together! So my vote's for Amy.

At 1/2/09, 5:19 PM , Blogger Kyanite Acres Farm said...

I call it a tie.... :-)

At 1/2/09, 7:12 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

I really like Copeland's hat (adorable!), but I think Amy has a better overall my vote is going to Amy ^.^

At 1/3/09, 1:28 PM , Blogger Unknown said...

Jumping on the Amy bandwagon! Excellent ensemble!


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