2010-05-17

Out to Lunch

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Wool dress? Braemar, thrifted
Pumps? Taryn, Winners
Hat? Ophelie Hats, closing down sale of some little boutique
Wristlet? Coach, gifted

You must think I either went for tea with the Queen of England or to church in all this finery. I went to church. The Queen did ask me to hang out but I politely turned her down.
I've had this hat for a while and I've worn it before here, but there was something about it that made it hard to wear. I figured it what was bothering me and so I cut all the extra netting off past the flower. It suddenly seems more wearable. The hat was a big hit with the ladies at church, I felt popular. One lady told me she was into photography and my hat was inspiring her to photograph me. I was a little too embarrassed to tell her that my husband already had that job. Though I would say he is not particularly inspired to photograph me; he is more contractually obligated.
But what I like best about this whole look is that nothing is trendy. Maybe the patent pumps with sparkly stacked heels or the flower garden on my head are not technically classics but they do have classic elements to them. I could have worn this 5 years ago (would I have had the guts to wear that hat?) or 15 years from now (would I then have too much gut to wear the shift dress?) and it would be relevant no matter the year.

45 comments :

leigh ashley said...

i love that hat... and i'm not even a little church lady! ;)

Breanne at Bella Vita said...

Such a beautiful, classic outfit. Can't go wrong with black and white.

And I agree: the hat is fabulous.

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

I love modern yet classic this is!

Chaucee said...

Hahah that is totally awesome about what the photographer said. Even though it's your husband's duty to photograph your outfits he does a pretty good job at it!

Lottie said...

cute shoes!

Sal said...

You are timelessly classy with a twist. And that twist is sparkly heels.

Linda said...

I changed my mind. I'm sketching this one instead.

briannelee said...

Love the hat! I wish people wore hats more often.

Becky said...

Oh I love your hat!

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

your outfit is so sleek you make spare tires look classy.

Kate said...

classic & gorgeous!! just love it! & have to say I giggled with your "would I then have too much gut to wear the shift dress" bit!

Nadine said...

Outstanding use of hat - applause!

Alex said...

The hat looks fantastic. You really suit the classic style.

celine said...

The hat is great and I really love those shoes.

jen lainy said...

Poor Poor husbands. They are contractually obligated to do whatever we say the minute they say I do. My favorite part of marriage..ha ha.

I do love the hat too!

Those Tricks said...

A lady who lunches.
I like it!
-s

Keira said...

This is so glam and gorgeous! :) Such a pretty lady. Love those pumps, too.

KellyAnn said...

FABULOUS Hat! great style

Lovers, Saints & Sailors said...

Man I've been coveting a fascinator SO HARD lately. This post did not help ;) I must have one! You rock it so well. I prefer it after the chop too.
Nice one.

Clare said...

Good gravy that hat is fab. So timeless!

Lemondrop Marie said...

Gorgeous hat and shoes, you were the envy of all the church ladies I am sure.
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Sidewalk Chalk said...

That hat...I'm in love. You look like the classiest church-going lady I've ever seen. Love the sparkly shoes too.

Thank you for your very kind comment earlier this week.

Fabulocity in Amish Country said...

Love love love the outfit! That hat is sooo fabulous! And that last pic of you... have you ever been a model?? Cuz you could absolutely do it (if you haven't already!!)! :)

Dorky Medievalist said...

I am going to sleep tonight so I can dream of your shoes. Is that weird? That's weird, isn't it?

MARISA said...

that picture with the shoes and tires looks like a page out of a magazine....real cool photo

Snappy-Q said...

I love this, so classic but with an awesome edge too!

Erica said...

I love that hat! It's hard to rock an accessory that is so obvious like that, but so worth it!

Liz said...

Classic and stunning with a bit of edge in those pumps, love!

Patricia & Bailey said...

It's funny how some of the simplest outfits are the best; this is one of my absolute favorites of yours (and I have definitely seen them all).

- Patricia

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

Gorgeous! Chic and fabulous...great style!!!

Melanie said...

Your LBD is stunning!

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Future Lint said...

Oh goodness, I LOVE you in that hat! And how fun for church! You're right - such timeless pieces!

Lori said...

I am in love with that hat.

Fashion Butter said...

My friend and I are obsessed with church hats.

You are fabulous.

Frances Joy said...

This outfit made me swoon.

Wanderlusting said...

That takes guts, girl.

It looks great on you and I think that's all because of confidence. Oh and you're stunning and can pull off anything.

Archives said...

totally a classic outfit! i wish hats were more appropriate on a day to day basis. but i think this has inspired me to pull out my favorite fascinator to a luncheon tomorrow!

piglet said...

Aww the hat looks adorable! I think the Queen would approve.

Meg said...

You are killing it! Such a vision in this hat. The location of your pictures also just adds to the wonderful vibe of the outfit. Bravo!

Glitter Scrubs - Lesley said...

Beautiful dress and hat! How in the world did you thrift that!?

Kyla said...

I LOVE this! And when you turned around and flashed those heels?! Hello, luvah!

gina said...

What a darling look. I love the hat and the heels on your shoes!

cocojones said...

that hat is sooo pretty on you! and I absolutely LOVE the stack heels, they remind me of the Jaeger ones I'm currently lusting after...

Kendi Lea said...

Um freaking adorable. The hat! The dress! The heels! So freaking adorable, I can't take it.

princesspolitico said...

absolutely elegant! this hat is a smash!

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