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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Vintage Styling!

Please allow me to start with this gorgeous vintage hat that I purchased to wear and feature on my blog.  It's from an etsy business called The Vintage Hat Shop
This beautiful 1950's vintage cocktail hat is brimless, is unlined and has detailed scallops around the edging. It can be worn on all head sizes due to a stiff hidden wire that is inside the hat. Note: I knew I wanted to place this hat on the side of my head, the wire did indeed help with the hat sitting properly on my head but I also place to bobby pins between my hair and the hat, just for extra security.
I love the ivory colour and the pastel pink rose with greenery that is wonderfully placed on the right side.

The Vintage Hat Shop is owned and operated by a lovely lady named Cindy, she lives on the shores of Lake Michigan, in the state of Michigan, USA.  Cindy has been selling hats now for six years and has made around 3000 sales to date!  Some of her hats have been featured in and purchased for movies, New York fashion week, Great Gatsby parties, the theatre and costume use, vintage themed weddings, Dapper Day at Disney and Goodwood Revival etc.
Cindy was very prompt with answering my messages, I received such wonderful service from her!
There are so many stunning vintage hats to view and purchase, so please go and check The Vintage Hat Shop for yourself through etsy.

I decided to match the hat with this beautiful 1940's vintage inspired dress by UK brand Hell Bunny it's called the Ingrid dress.  I purchased this dress from follow Australian vintage blogger Curve Creation
I love the light green fabric with the white poker-dots. I also adore the cute detailed collar with the vintage look button in the middle of the round neck-line.  The fabric is very light and soft and the dress is A-line, so no need for a petticoat underneath. It also has a zip at the back to get in and out of.  I found this dress to be a little big on me, especially between the waist and the bust. Plus the belt was too big for my waist, I had to put extra holes in the belt myself, so I could tighten the belt up for a better fit.
Such a lovely dress to wear though, especially if you after a 1940's style.
Accessories Include:
Shoes from Bait Footwear 
Gloves are thrifted
Brooch thrifted
Earrings from Colette Hayman
This week's blog photos were taken in the formal lounge room at home, that my Mum beautifully decorated.  I knew it would make a great backdrop for this outfit and photos, especially with the gorgeous chase lounge, floral arrangements and Mum's vintage reproduction phone.
In other news I had a quiet weekend at home taking more photos for my blog and doing some house chores.
This time next week I'll be happy as I have a week off from work and I'll be getting ready and packed to go away for a few days.
I've also be exercising and eating more healthy for nearly four weeks now. I haven't lost much weight but I do feel better during the day for work, which is always a good thing.

Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo