WhatIWore: I think summer is when I hit my stride. For the past few weeks I want to say “THIS IS MY FAVORITE OUTFIT POST EVER,” only to trump by something I like more a few days later. There are lots of things I love about these photos, Felix being a lil dollup of cuteness, first and foremost. I keep cooing at my computer screen as I edit photos here in the coffee shop. I’m also really into my new hat! This is my first piece of hand crafted millinery of the year and now I’m on a roll with a second hat waiting to get wired and banded! Let me tell you more about it…
When: June 23, 2015
Hat: Designed and hand crafted by… me!
Shades: Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ in Crazy Tort
Tee: J.Crew (sold out)
Skirt: Target (similar here)
Sandals: Clark’s, gift (kinda similar
On Felix: Carter’s Tee and Cloth Diaper
Where: Buying/Selling Clothes*
This is my first hat that I’ve made using custom made blocks. The crown (top part of the hat) is from an English block maker and the brim was a collaboration with a team of local woodworkers. I often find that the back of my hats either hit my collars weird (like with a jean jacket) or just have too much bulk in the back for how I like to wear them. With this style, I’ve designed the brim to be wider in the front. Pretty cool! My hat making skills have come a long way in the past year and I’d love to be able to set aside more time to make them. I’ve tinkered with the idea of selling them online too!
*Ok. So I had a bag of clothes that I wasn’t wearing and decided to try a new place in town to sell them. While they were assessing my cast offs, I found a couple cute J.Crew tops and then… a pair of sunglasses in a case that looked pretty rad. Like, way too cool to be in a resale store in Bloomington Indiana. I asked to try them on, saw they were Prada and thought “no way, totally fake”… but I looked up the serial number online and an optical shop came up so my best guess is that some rich IU kid lost them at a bar and someone else brought them in for cash. I dunno. They could be fake too? But the label says Prada and they definitely were not a Prada price point and they’re cute, so hey! Whatever works!