Thursday, June 21, 2012

My New {Old} Hat! Vintage Straw Hat with Veil

Please excuse the fuzziness of some of the photos.  My photographer is only 9!  This is the vintage blue straw hat with veil I bought a few weeks ago at SuzAnna's Antiques.  I LOVE my "new" vintage hat and can't wait to add more!  Hats, gloves and accessories seem to be an affordable way to add a little vintage to one's wardrobe.

Side view of the hat and veil

The bow on the back of the hat

I love putting on my hat and gloves and going out to do my grocery shopping or running errands with Dave and the children.  I've received a lot of compliments about the hat, particularly from older gentlemen.  Most men enjoy seeing a woman dressed in a feminine manner.  But for the older gentlemen, there seems to be a bit of nostalgia in seeing the hat, gloves and pearls.  A reminder of sweeter days gone by!

Mary Ellen


  1. So sweet and old-fashioned. Love it! I think it's nice
    just to see a lady wearing
    anything but flip-flops and
    sweats. Around here they wear
    their pj's to the grocery store!

  2. Very lovely; reminds me of black & white (the classics!) movie glamour.


  3. My face can't carry a hat! You are so lucky.

    It's true, it takes no longer to put on a dress and look tidy than it takes to pull on sweats and flip flops.

  4. You're so pretty. My first pic is the 1st one.

  5. I love old hats too! I like to display them on my hall tree in my foyer.

    Love yours!

  6. Hi there,

    I just found your blog and love it! You look so beautiful in your vintage hat. I love vintage everything.

    Amy Jo