Hello hello! I generally avoid mixing real life and vintage on the blog here, at least in detail, but it seems proper to let you know that I just survived day one at my new job, and I’ll be getting into the groove of that work/life balance over the next few weeks! To be honest, it probably won’t make a big difference to the blog, except that I might buy more shoes and post slightly more regularly since I’ll be leaving the house dressed like a real person a bit more often. Working from home did have its perks…

Gold and grey 1950s day dress paired with black shoes and a grey hat with orange and black feathers

Today’s ensemble (which is actually from a few weeks back because I’m hoarding pictures) was designed pretty much entirely around coming up with an excuse to wear this hat. I’ve been looking for an orange or yellow feathered hat for a while (goal: look like a cockatiel), and while this one is not entirely orange it was too silly and too cheap to pass up. I particularly like the long black feather poms that stick a good six inches out away from the base of the hat.

A badger brooch and a silly hat with orange and black feathers add a pop of color to a monochrome 1950s inspired daywear outfit

When I got the hat, it had some very sad and completely shattered veiling attached to it, so I took that off… who knows, if I get ambitious some day and make a big order of vintage millinery supplies to do hat maintenance it may get re-veiled. I think it works pretty well as-is, although it is rather silly.

Back of a gold and grey 1950s day dress paired with black shoes and a grey hat with orange and black feathers

And I am quite partial to a good silly hat. Although I’m not sure that I can get away with wearing one to work.

Yet.

Gold and grey 1950s day dress paired with black shoes and a grey hat with orange and black feathers

A badger brooch and a silly hat with orange and black feathers add a pop of color to a monochrome 1950s inspired daywear outfit

Back of a gold and grey 1950s day dress paired with black shoes and a grey hat with orange and black feathers

Gold and grey 1950s day dress paired with black shoes and a grey hat with orange and black feathers

  • Grey felt hat with black and orange feathers: Etsy
  • Faceted black clip earrings: ???
  • Grey, white, and gold striped 1950s day dress: FabGabs Vintage on Etsy
  • Badger brooch: Erstwilder
  • Black elastic and leather belt: H&M kids’ section
  • Black strappy suede pumps: Thrifted at Savers