Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Morning Crescent

It's getting colder!
Vintage Fur Hat c/o Simple Thrift
Vintage Polkadot Top c/o Pineapple Mint Vintage
Sweater: Swapped
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!

31 comments:

Charlotte said...

this is so inspiring!!
i love the shade of this jumper and your tights!!
the colder it gets the more uninspired I seem to be, one for getting dressed nicely and two for outfit photos :]]]
I absolutely adore your hat too :]]]

Charlotte xxx

Future Lint said...

You are killing it on the color combos lately! I love the hat, I have a similar one I thrifted that I wear all winter - it's so warm!

little l said...

Another gorgeous outfit, the 70s shirt is just perfect.
x

Plummy said...

You are always so inspiring...I have the exact same color tights as you that I wear all the time, and I am in love with your suede skirt! That purple sweater is very flattering on you. Another great outfit!

Melanie said...

I love your story about the hat. My grandpa is from Poland and he always wore a fur hat in the winter. I wish I could pull one off, and you've given me a little inspiration to try!

Maggie said...

I love that tie top- and the tag too :) What a great find!

Kaydee said...

I love this outfit. The color combinations are perfect as well as the hat!

Chalkdust and Boots said...

Funnily enough, when my dad went to the Soviet Union (he works for the UN), he came home with a couple of fur hats, too! I wore one of them many years ago a couple of times - I need to search them out again!

I Don't Wear Jeans said...

LOVE your style. I even like the hat and I wouldn't have thought that. COOL blouse at the end, too. LOVE your blog. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

You seem to be channeling Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago with this outfit - love it!

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Alessandra said...

very cool outfit. love the color combinations and textures. very jealous of that polka dot shirt, too!

Fashion Momma said...

What a STEAL on that shirt! It's so versatile and you, of course, will style it a million different and awesome ways. I've said it before, but these tights are my favorite and I want them so, so, so badly! I can't find the color in a size that fits me properly, though. Grr...

You're just stunning!

Gwendolyn Little said...

you have styled it beautifully julie! thank you! it was a perfect choice...

Diya said...

what a beautiful blouse! I have a weakness for polkadots and you're making me want to scour etsy for some polka dotted stuff...


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The Rudstroms said...

Oh dear, super sad story about your Russian hat. Real furs seem to drive pets crazy, cats and dogs alike. However in my experience the dogs destroy and the cats just play with the fur piece a bit. My roommate's boyfriend bought her a pair of seal skin slippers for a gift that were promptly destroyed by her puppy, this happened twice in fact.

Anyway, I'm glad there's a Russian style hat in your life once again.

~AnnMarie

The Village Idiot said...

love it! that hat is amazing!

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

you are one of my favorite bloggers. this outfit and color combination is just gorgeous. i feel so inspired!!

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

I love this outfit! That blouse is perfect under the sweater and I adore your hat!!

joy said...

So sassy! I love that hat.

Raji said...

Aww thats such an adorable little story!
The hat looks lovely on you, not so sure I could pull it off though I think they're beautiful
That colour just sums up autumn for me

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Agreed! The nicest purply shades are the hardest to find. My parents have some beaver fur hats at home, but I was always scared to wear them for fear of being misinterpreted!

Terri said...

I lurk a lot, but this look has prompted me to comment: beautiful!

Jay said...

Love this!! :)

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A Stylized Hysteria said...

LOL at your very traumatic loss! And I feel like I say this every time, but this is one of my favorite outfits on you :)

Em-Jae said...

It looks so cold there!!

I love how you layered the blouse with a button-up sweater (instead of a pull-over) -- cute idea! :]

Erin Cathleen said...

Such a great vintage blouse! I'd freak if I found one like it. And I agree with everyone else, your knack for combining colors is awe-inspiring. Great outfit!!!

And happy thanksgiving!

Sundae Surf said...

I love love love the 70's shirt. Im obsessed with blue and white polka dots and neck ties at the moment so this is pretty much perfect..im very jealous :-)

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Lexie, Little Boat said...

this is such a minor note, but i LOVE pineapple mint vintage's store/blog! that blouse is so cute... love it!

Darla said...

Regarding your poor hat, I had a similar traumatic experience:
When I first began dating my now-husband, I wore a vintage leather coat, trimmed in fur, to his house. We left the coat in the proximity of his two dogs, only to find fur all over the room upon our return. Yeah, I had no idea that was going to happen. I was so sad - that coat was irreplaceable!

sartoriography said...

I wish MY dad would bring me a fur hat! Preferably not one that gets immediately eaten by the dog, though. :) Love this look, especially the blouse. And I continue to be amazed by how very long your legs seem to be. How is it possible?! :)

Mascara or Motoroil said...

Gorgeous as always, and hilariously, I just bought this exact same shirt last week at a thrift store!

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