Sunday, August 25, 2013

Garnish with Grit

Our laughter falls sparkling 
As the mauve raindrops bright
When they fall through the light
With the briefest delight. 
      Edith Sitwll, The Mauve Summer Rain 
Confidence is a funny thing, isn't it? I absolutely adore this hat; I love
the deep brown colour, the cute bow, the floppiness of it...everything. 
Yet it only gets worn on days I feel comfortable and self-assured (and
when Paul has the day off). What's with that?! I've heard before that
confidence is the best accessory; I'd have to agree with that one. So I
put on some confidence today and wore that beloved hat of mine!
There's just something about a hat that spices up an ensemble, 
wouldn't you agree? Paul and I spent the afternoon sipping ice cold
beverages with friends on a patio under the sun, and I thought this
floppy hat fitted the scene perfectly.  The two of us have been cramming
our schedules with as much friend-time as possible before pursuing this
uprooting move. I'm nervous about that aspect of the move; my ability,
or inability, to make new friends. It's not the same as when I was five,
the age where one could simply walk to the nearest park and join in on
the game of Sand-Man being played. Oh, moving can be daunting can't it?
This outfit to me screams "Autumn!" Although, if it were truly Autumn 
I wouldn't be wearing a t-shirt, flats, and no tights, it would be way 
too chilly for that, I do live in Canada after all. But the colours are 
reminiscent of my favourite season. Do you do that as well? I always 
forget, in my anticipation for the next season, to just live in the moment.
I think it would be quite the shock for me to move to a place in the world 
that doesn't have such defined, distinctive seasons. 
Skirt: Thrifted
Top: Thrifted (dress worn as a top)
Bag: Thrifted
Moccasins: Moccasins Canada 
Belt: Thrifted
Hat: Thrifted
Feather Pendent: DIY
Charm Bracelet: Thrifted/DIY
Necklace: c/o Chicwish via Chictopia


  1. You have a great style darling... I love this look!!!

  2. This is such a cute look. I really like how you're channeling this bohemian, natural look. That necklace is so neat!

  3. OH my gosh, girl I love your print skirt! Its definitely something I want in my closet, asap <3
    Haha, great hat too, you've got such a great sense of style :)
    Count me as your newest follower!

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  4. i am absolutely OBSESSED with hats- i think they make the whole outfit. when ever i watch old movies i die over the women's outfits because they always have little hats to top them off. and there's this hat store in downtown seattle that i swoon over because it has those old-school type of styles in it. but alas they're like $100 (madness!) And I have the worst time when trying to thrift one- there's only like Tyler Perry church hats there, haha! I LOVE your brown one, and i think the more you wear it the comfier you'll get being in public with it :)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  5. you look absolutely amazing! I say you should wear this hat at least once a week :) But for some reason, I have the same apprehension about hats. I think it's because people around me don't wear hats that often so I feel like I am just calling attention to myself. I'm trying to be better at wearing hats more often though...let's do it together! :)


  6. Such a cute fall outfit! That hat is adorable too!


  7. Your hair looks gorge!! Love that skirt, especially with the hat and moccasins! I need to find me a new pair of moccasins...


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