The summer (and likely fall) of the hat.
I've been pretty remiss about posting outfit photos up here, which is kind of a shame because I've actually been rocking some pretty fab vintage finds lately. (Voluminous skirts! Printed maxis! Stripey tennis-style mini-dresses! Trouble is, I'm usually running out the door and totally forget about documenting the look until later, when I'm tired out and my hair is fairly frizzy/disheveled. Damn you, humidity!)
Still, I recently decided I was all about the Sixties-style, Jackie O. hat—they've got an amazingly diverse, very affordable selection up at Polly Sue's Vintage Shop in Takoma Park, which totally inspired me—and have been running around town in little caps lately. (The Polly Sue's salesperson kindly informed me that you wear these toward the back of your head—not on top—which is a pretty key aspect of pulling it off.) I rocked a little black one to Miss Cathy's amazing book reading on Tuesday, and yesterday debuted a slightly more pillbox-y style in white (with oversized sunglasses, natch) for running around town doing worky errands (see below). They feel a bit costume-y, but in a good way. I'm pretty sure this will be one of my staples for a while--they give a simpler dress a little extra vintage kick.
The kitties so wanted in on the photo action. Plus, you can also see the details of this sweet little vintage dress—one of my Love, Allie finds.
Anyone else embracing a new mid-summer favorite to get you through the sweaty summer hump? Mid-July is always that time of year when I think our wardrobes could all use a kick of inspiration, so please comment away in hopes of helping out the rest of us…