My Easter Outift

 I found the hat at the salvation army two weeks ago. I was so excited, but restrained myself from jumping up and down in public.  It didn’t occur to me until Saturday night that I should wear it for Easter Sunday (it wouldn’t be the first time I used Easter Sunday as an excuse to wear a hat!)

I sacrificed sleeping in Sunday morning and did my hair in a vintage style using this awesome Youtube tutorial. 
I will be refining this technique to wear to a friend’s vintage wedding later this year. (Sarah, what did you do to your hair for your sister’s wedding?)

Kristina, the dress was thrifted but I LOVE it and have wanted to copy it. Thankfully, I don’t have to -a friend just loaned me a  pattern that’s nearly identical – Simplicity 3877, view A. I would like to make myself several – it’s nursing friendly and has subtle, vintage flair when worn with the right accessories – don’t you think? I chose my pearl earrings from my English grandmother, with the matching strand that Jeremy gave me.

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  1. liz says

    Ended up here while looking at pics of the simplicity dress. Just wanted to say that the hat is gorgeous and you look absolutely beautiful in it.

  2. says

    Jessica, I know how you feel – I don't feel like I pull off a good look that is true to myself very often. I appreciate the inspiration I find at Christa Taylor's blog – she's the one that pointed me to the hair tutorial.

    Sarah, this was the first vintage hat I've ever found for a good price at the thrift store – a rare treasure indeed. Your ensemble sounds lovely!

  3. says

    I loved your entire ensemble: It was all beautifully pulled together and just looked fantastic on you!

    I love hats, but they never seem to look good on me…probably because I never have any clue about how to do anything (hair, makeup wardrobe)….I'm at a loss :-)

  4. rahraht says

    Well Trina, this post did nothing to extinguish my “hat lust” :)
    My hair is shorter than yours, so I just separated the very front part into 2 hunks of hair and kind of rolled them away from my face. Kind of how your front looks only not as “poofy”. My hat has a short veil that covered my forehead. I had my friends at Bella Jean Boutique make me a dress from an actual vintage 50's pattern, but with your hat, your dress could pass :)
    What a find. Do you see a lot of vintage hats when you go thrifting?
    Portland is full of vintage stores, but sometimes the pricing is a little steep for me.

  5. says

    thanks, gals! Tanya, have fun with the tutorial – it was great! at first I thought – “this is too good to be true, it can't be that easy” but it actually worked.