swingy capes and wide brimmed hats

swingy capes, wide brimmed hats
swingy capes, wide brimmed hatsswingy capes, wide brimmed hats
swingy capes, wide brimmed hats

Photos by Neil!

Navy Military Cape - Pre to Post Modern
Vintage Felted Wool Hat, Blue Ribbon, Plaid Shorts - Thrifted
Peter Pan Collar Blouse - American Apparel
Studded Suede Clogs - Urban Outfitters

I'm getting out all of my winter-y impulses before I dive head first into spring style.. which, after all, can't be too far away.. I went all day today without a coat and felt completely comfortable.

(I'm full of it. It's only January. But it's really hard to stay focused on cold weather when all you want to do is sew cotton crop tops and chiffon skirts.)

But in the spirit of giving winter its due, I recently purchased a great wool cape from Pre to Post Modern in Nashville. The offer was way too good to pass up. Ever since I saw my friend wear a military navy cape with gold buttons earlier in the fall, I've been on a pseudo-subconscious hunt for one of my own.. and I found it!

swingy capes, wide brimmed hats
swingy capes, wide brimmed hatsswingy capes, wide brimmed hats
swingy capes, wide brimmed hats

The felted wool hat is a thrifted find (that I shared with you last week) from the 1950s. I removed a gaudy flower with studded rhinestones and it became a simple wide-brimmed hat with black grosgrain ribbon.. a dream for me, especially considering how close I was to spending 50 dollars on a new one from ASOS.

Really loving on this Spring 2011 trends film that Topshop just posted.