It's getting colder!
Vintage Fur Hat c/o Simple Thrift
Vintage Polkadot Top c/o Pineapple Mint Vintage
Suede Skirt: Vintage Thrift ($5)
Belt: American Apparel
Tights: TjMaxx ($4)
Clogs c/o ModCloth
Bracelet c/o ModCloth
I have a funny story about why I chose this hat, when Gwen offered to send me an item from her shop: When I was a kid (about 6), my Dad went to the Soviet Union for work. My dad travelled constantly- he's a Merchant Marine- and would usually bring me back something exciting from wherever he had gone, usually fashion related. This time, when he returned from his travels, I was presented with a traditional Russian fur hat. My time with this hat was beautiful, but like all first loves, brief. And by brief, I mean I owned this thing for approximately five minutes before the dog got a whiff of the fur and promptly mistook it for the animal that it used to be. The hat was destroyed within seconds, and my distrust and unease around canines sparked immediately. So, I saw my chance to finally have my fur hat, 20 years later! It's SO warm too, good for freezing cold days!
Two of my favorite colors right now are warm taupes and deep, dark plums. When I spotted this sweater at the Swap on Thursday, I immediately snatched it up. For some reason, this particular colors is extremely difficult to find. Kind of a dark, reddish purple, exactly the color of plums. It goes particularly well with brown and camel, or a mix of the two.
This shirt has been hiding in my closet for a couple of months now, I love the tie at the neck, and interestingly enough, it still has the tag on it from the 70's!