Saturday, 4 August 2012

Oh So Ladylike

This is officially a historic moment - my first outfit post with a hat and probably my first outfit with a hat since I was about 12 and bucket hats were part of the mandatory uniform.  The problem isn't so much that I don't like hats - I do, but the hats I tend to like (1920s cloches, berets) are not the best fit for my very sharp bone structure or face shape so while I always try them on in stores, I end up wishing my head could morph into a different shape for the day and go on without buying it.  That is until I discovered the magic of the wide brimmed hat which not only makes me feel like a cross between a lady-who-lunches and some sort of duty screen-siren, but also makes my head look normal!  HUZZAH!  I got this at the Glassons winter sale too (holy heck I must've purchased at least 6 items from there in July) for $15 which is kind of pricey for hat in my opinion but I justify it through the fact that it's made out of a beautiful forest green wool that will go carry it through the seasons. Photobucket This particular cape (which is definitely a staple) has debuted way way back in early July I think in a much more cozy layered look so I figured I would show it off in a much more classic style this time.  You can't really see my shoes well in any of these pics, but I figure by they've appeared so many times you guys already know them.  I never thought that when I bought leopard print platforms that I would be able to wear them with so many outfits, not to mention make them office-appropriate but actually, I think the classic shape of them makes them so easy to work with and surprisingly comfy for a pair of fairly cheap heels on sale. 

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hat, tights: Glassons
cape, dress: MISSFOX
collar : giveaway, belt : online
earrings: EQUIP
shoes: F21



  1. omg that cape is gorgeous! love this outfit, you look so chic!



  2. I have a love-hate relationships with hats too. They look so lovely but they mess my hair up so bad. You look great though at that cape is divine.

  3. I'm completely in love with your cape, dear! I've been meaning to make myself one for a while now.

  4. Amazing look, dear~ Love print and colors so much~! )
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  5. Gorgeous outfit and I absolutely adore your blog! Now following you :) xx

  6. you look great in the floppy hat! nice outfit,too! xo

  7. Wow...what a lovely look. Reminds me of something I'll find in a London! The hat and peacoat are so beautiful!!! And your designs are amazing! Thanks for coming by my blog to leave a comment! Hope you'll stop by again soon!

  8. It's my first visit to your blog and your illustrations are stunning!!
    I love hats and wish people wore them more. I have a collection of vintage ones that I wear when the weather is perfect, it's not too windy, and I have somewhere to go that requires looking extra cute.
    I hope you're having a great weekend,

  9. so cute! and hats are the best! even though, hat hair isn't that much fun. love your illustrations!


  10. Ohh look so elegant in this outfit! That hat especially helps to make it seem like you stepped out of a chic, Audrey Hepburn movie. :)
    And, as always, your illustration is great.
    ♥ xixia |

  11. Love this look! Especially the coat! Wish I can wear coats back here in my country but that would be silly because it's too hot here!! Love how the color of your coat and the color of your dress match! It's like theyre made for each other!! Lovely lovely look Anni!

    Style Prism

  12. super nice i love your outfit to death! :)))
    anyway,i replied on your comment here: hope you'll read it :">

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  14. Nice outfit!

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  16. major love with the outfit, especially the cape :D

    would you mind to follow each other? tell me if you want :D

  17. Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I agree, the colour of your hat will be great for seasons to come. So classic and, more importantly, adorable! Haha.


  18. Thats great that you've found a hat style that fits you! I love hats so much and I've only recently discovered that. Also, I am in love with your cape and those thigh high scalloped edge socks! They are too adorable.

  19. Hi dear! Nice post :)
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  21. LOL I love your explanation about this post, The hat looks really good on you!!!

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  22. That's coolness of you! I love the whole outfit!<3
    U have a cool blog, too!<3
    am now following your cool blog<3
    Follow me back, if you like!:0

    Have a nice day!

  23. Very nice outfit. Pretty dress! It suits you well;)Pretty blog <3

  24. ohh so nice look dear!!love your hat!!
    thanks for your comment and follow you on google friends connect!!

  25. hyped this on lookbook before :D your illustration is so beautiful! you're so talented ;;)


  26. thanks for the lovely comment ♥
    I'm in love with your outfit,especially the tights are great- looove from Germany (:

    Have a nice day, xxx

    Uly /

  27. Perfect for a rainy season! Love it!

  28. Awesome outfit! I love the hat!

  29. I adore the dress, it so chic yet classic. Great sense of styling,Anni.
    Thanks for sweet comment, hope to see you back soon.

  30. Love the mix of neutral colours and the adorable stockings. Great outfit x Sushi

  31. i really like the tights. like, really really like. such a cute outfit.


  32. very nice combination! Come check out my blog maybe we can follow each other :)

  33. nice nice! thanks fot comment us. you've got great collar!

  34. SO JEALOUS! I've been looking for a cape like this FOREVER! Great outfit. LOVE your blog!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog: