Saturday, March 9, 2013

In the Green

Did you all have a lovely Saturday? I left the husband at home to play video games while I poked around in one of my favorite antique shops for the afternoon. It's this little hidden place that always has the best collection of gems. They always have gorgeous vintage hats, magazines from the 40's and tons of serving wear and jewelry. Swoon.  I came home with two hats...although I wanted to grab about five of them...but I knew that would be frowned upon in our household ;) haha. The lady behind the counter told me that she just got a Christian Dior hat that she's going to put in the shop next week. I may have drooled a bit and I sort of wish she hadn't told me that. Now I have to go back. Darnskies...


This hat is one of my very favorites. I have some lovely friends who know me very well and I got this hat from one of them for my birthday! It might be the most beautiful vintage fedora that has ever graced my retro loving noggin. The shape, the color, the pretty ribbon on the back? Yep. I'm a bit hat obsessed.





Some of the items that get the most use in my closet are basics with a special detail. This white blouse is so versatile, but the pleating down the front makes it a bit fun. The cardigan is a basic shape, but it has such a pretty pattern and fun color. I love that!




Photo credits to Rachelle and Bob :)

Lastly I want to say Happy Birthday to my wonderful mama! I'm so thankful to have such an amazing mother to look up to. How blessed my sisters and I were to have her in our lives. :) Love you mama!
Have a simply fabulous night everyone :)
God Bless, 
KJA


Here is an excerpt from Proverbs 31, of the wife of noble character. My mother certainly exemplifies these traits:

Proverbs 31:25-31
She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.  She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.


Wearing:
Hat- Vintage, gift
Cardigan, Blouse, Jeans, Necklace, Belt- Vintage, thrifted
Oxfords- Target

18 comments:

Well... said...

I've always related that verse to my mom too! Its something to strive for myself as well...aha, its quite intimidating though, I won't lie. Such a ways to go...haha
And your retro-loving noggin is one cute one for sure! I love how well you wear all your vintage finds. That deep green hat is so pretty, especially paired with the mint cardigan!

Trendy Teal

Well... said...

I've always related that verse to my mom too! Its something to strive for myself as well...aha, its quite intimidating though, I won't lie. Such a ways to go...haha
And your retro-loving noggin is one cute one for sure! I love how well you wear all your vintage finds. That deep green hat is so pretty, especially paired with the mint cardigan!

Trendy Teal

Anonymous said...

gorgeous hat and shoes!! amazing shirt and high waisted jeans! perfect color on your cardigan too!! beautiful as always!!
http://mychoicesaremystyle.blogspot.gr/

irene wibowo said...

love your mint cardigan! :)
Irene Wibowo

Francesca Giusti said...

love this hat and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
Kisses
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Léna said...

Oh I love this look, especially the colors :)

Ali Hval said...

Hehe, if I ever have to get you a present, I'll remember to get you a hat. That hat is such a lovely color! And hey, you could totally wear it on St. Patrick's day in a week's time. That second to last picture of you is just gorgeous, Katie!! Your eyes are so stunning. :D Such a pretty pretty lady you are.

Happy birthday to your mom, too!

Elana said...

I so wish I could wear hats as well as you do! This one really is a beauty and I love that you paired it with a mint cardigan. Sounds like a lovely day! And you definitely need to go back for that Christian Dior hat... ;)

Kristian said...

You look fabulous in this hat! Oh my goodness!

Lily said...

Ahh, loving that exquisite mint cardigan! So perfect. And your hat is the perfect vintage touch--so chic!

Carla Florendo said...

i totally agree with you, that hat si the cutest vintage fedora... i love its color! i've never seen on in this color, usually i see burgundy or dark brown. this one is unique. anyway, the combination of teal and dark jeans is perfect! I so want to try this out after seeing you. oh, and happy brithday to your mama!

xo, Carla
misscarlaviolet.blogspot.com

Morgan Brooks said...

Such a precious outfits. this post is adorable as are you!
If you could give me your thoughts on my latest post that would SERIOUSLY make my day.
XOXO
Morgan
http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com

Joyce said...

That hat is gorgeous! I LOVE the dark green color and the bow on the back is perfect :) So pretty how you wore it with a different shade of green. And oo that Christian Dior hat sounds like it will be very pretty.

Kristi said...

This hat is fantastic! So cute on you. I also love the special touches on wardrobe basics. Happy Birthday to you mom!

Immortality Passion said...

Oh what a lovely styling, this cardigan is so sweet. I had nice Saturday :), but I hate Monday :).

Thanks for your comment.

two birds said...

i love the greens mixed together, and those jeans look so great on you! happy belated birthday to your mom!!

Jessi said...

Aw, happy belated birthday to your mom!! I'm obsessed with green always but lately mint with emerald so this is amazing!! That hat is gorgeous! I love the close-ups of it and your pretty face :)
-Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Midwest Muse said...

Love your sweater!