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1/22/10

Rainy Vintage Hat Friday

Next up is a systems post where we talk about HRV/ERV, etc. so stay tuned.
But it is Friday, at a certain time o' the year, where we celebrate reuse and recycling of discarded clothing in the workplace so you are just going to have to put up with (or ignore) our seasonal silliness.

Because, yes, it is... Vintage Hat Friday!!!!!!!!!!

Copeland: I woke up demure.
I have no idea why...
Maybe it is the remnants of being sick all week. I think I have walking pneumonia, so maybe that's why I gravitated to this navy blue 1940's (? '50s?) dress, does blue symbolize health? I have no idea, I'm just delirious.

I bought this dress, used, in a thrift store in my teens, and wore it paired it with combat boots... then later, in my 20s, re-discovered it for swing dancing.  Now, it looks perfectly appropriate to offer you tea on a rainy day, comfortable to spend the workday in, to lounge, yet still look pulled together and dainty.

The hat came from the high school theater sale we visited this summer... the gloves, well, those were worn for a season in my 20s...


You have to take a close look at the earrings, some of my favorite! Dogwoods, to symbolize Virginia. I found them at a backyard yard sale an older woman was having and fell in love with them, wear them all the time.  And the tea set... another yard sale, yep, a mid-century silver tea set at a YARD SALE. It's amazing how many people have no idea what is underneath old items with black tarnish...(?!?) I can't tell you how many silver mid-century things we have picked up cheaply just because they weren't polished...

Vote for me!!! Miss Demure!!!! (for today, at least...)


Amy: ".... Nice Hat..."

...Were the words that greeted me from a pleasant passerby this morning when I arrived at work. I wasn't sure whether that was a good sign or a bad one, but either way I sashayed my way into the office. You gotta have a lot of confidence (or at least a capacity to fake confidence) if you're gonna wear this hat.

I can tell you only 3 things about this hat:

1. I inherited it from my Grandma.
2. It's from Italy (so sayeth the Tag)
3. And it looks like nothing so much as an ill kept poodle decided to roll about in some really huge pieces of glitter, and then nap on my head.


Hat aside (if that's even possible at this point) the coat is my favorite vintage London Fog trench picked up at a sale at Nonesuch (when it was still on operation *sigh*) and the dress was a lovely bargain over at the St. Catherine's Theater sale late last year. The shoes, as per the usual, are from Goodwill.

Comeon. Look. At. This. Hat. I wore this out of the house this morning. VOTE FOR ME!

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9 Comments:

At 1/22/10, 11:42 AM , Blogger Robert said...

Sorry Amy...one vote for Copeland. It's the hair and dress combo.....besides. You wore that out of the house....WILLINGLY...not for pity.

 
At 1/22/10, 12:14 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I shall cast my vote into the ballot box for Amy's hat. It takes some real dedication to wear a vintage hat like that... Also I think her description of said hat is pretty spot on...

 
At 1/22/10, 1:21 PM , Blogger G. said...

Copeland! You look sensational! Evidently ill health becomes you! Judging from some of your fb comments lately I'm surprised you even made it to work and VHF. You definitely have my vote this week, but kudos to Amy for braving your infectious presence and looking as cute as she does.

 
At 1/22/10, 1:21 PM , Blogger G. said...

Copeland! You look sensational! Evidently ill health becomes you! Judging from some of your fb comments lately I'm surprised you even made it to work and VHF. You definitely have my vote this week, but kudos to Amy for braving your infectious presence and looking as cute as she does.

 
At 1/22/10, 1:35 PM , Blogger Copeland said...

Lillian voted for ME (on facebook, transferring the vote to here!)! Ha!

 
At 1/22/10, 1:35 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote for Amy, simply because the hat is very...erm...unique. Yes, unique is a good word.

 
At 1/22/10, 3:26 PM , Blogger fireenchantress said...

Eeee...I'm voting for Copeland this time around. I really love her all-together look!

 
At 1/22/10, 6:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, Amy, but I have to go with Copeland this week. You may be dressed for the cold rain, but I'd rather be inside drinking her hot tea!

 
At 1/22/10, 7:23 PM , Blogger Copeland said...

From Amy / Amy's mom!

"*sniffle* well my MOM voted for me at least. She said of the hat:

'I remember it very well and do not know that I could have worn it out'

So that's something at least... Right?"

Um... yes, that hat is SOMETHING!
; )

(Honestly, I *love* it!!!)

 

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