Black and White: Part Three.

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Outfit Details | Dress (H&M, old but love this one), Hat (J Crew), Belt (Kate Spade New York), Shoes (J Crew), Purse (Francesca’s, old but similar here), Sunglasses (Karen Walker), Necklace (Jennifer Zeuner), Lipstick (MAC “Ruby Woo”).

Do you ever feel like you were meant to be born in a different era? I have most definitely had this feeling, and have had this feeling since I was little (just ask my mom). As a kid, I always fantasized about what it would be like to be born in the 1950’s. The full, long skirts, the chic hats, the feminine silhouettes. What’s not to like?

Today’s outfit epitomizes my strong love and admiration for 1950’s fashion. Let me back track for a quick sec. Hats. I have always had a love/hate relationship with hats. When I had longer hair, I felt like hats suited my face and I wore them quite a bit. However, once I cut my hair into a pixie, I found that I felt self-conscious wearing hats because I thought they looked weird (okay, I thought I looked like a little boy). Now, my own perception of how weird hats looked on my head did not stop my intense love of hats, especially big ones. I’m talking Eliza Doolittle at the horse races big. Big hats…the structured brim and it’s ability to elevate any outfit to an insane level of chicness is enough to make any girl want to be a hat gal. So, when I first saw this hat at J Crew, I was more drawn to the tan colored one, even though I was secretly drooling over the classic shape and color of the black one. One day, I went shopping with my sister and she convinced me to buy the black one and I am so glad that I did. This amazing hat really is the cherry on top to this 1950’s inspired outfit. Okay, I’m done gushing now.

I hope that you are all having a lovely Friday! See you Monday!


  1. Maryd
    June 6, 2014 / 9:02 am

    Seriously, this outfit is fabulous and is totally reminiscent of the ’50’s fashions, which, I am personally, well versed in. The hat is truly the icing on the cake of this fashion production, and the photo’s are amazing. Well done!

  2. Ashlee B.
    June 6, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Loving the shots with the new camera!! You look great 🙂

  3. Chris Petrucci
    June 6, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    Very CUTE and sophisticated! I really really LOVE this outfit. I would totally wear this. You look marvelous!! 🙂

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