Sunday, July 16, 2017

An Accidental Ensemble

You know how that goes...you're going for one piece and...next thing you know, you've got a totally different combination.

~ the wardrobe works in mysterious ways ~

 Yes, I made everything.  Well, not the shoes, but you knew that.  Ok, nor the sunnies.


~ this hat brim is so darn big I need a hand(le) to hold it up ~


I mean check it out!
~ yow-sir ~


I made it out of my old, old, very old, like size 8 (??!!) jeans using an out-of-print Vogue hat pattern 8928, view A from 1994.   I lined it with a big scrap of linen left over from a wrap-around dress.  There's super stiff buckram in between for the brim.  And it still flops.  Of course, the humidity has been outrageous for weeks on end with so-called intermittent thunderstorms every day and night.



~ I'm not wearing any new makes, just newly layered together ~

They are both from Tina Givens patterns.  The top layer is the Tessa Slip made in stretch mesh worn over the Poppy Slip (with sleeves added) made from a medium-weight linen tablecloth.



~ back view carrying that big ole hat ~

When I "accidentally" put them on together, I really liked the way the shapes related to each other, not to mention the colors, prints, and weights.   Otherwise, I never wore the Poppy Slip/Dress on it's own because it was just too much of itself, you know?  Tessa kind of cools it down, or lightens it up.  Something like that.



~ and on my feet are a pair of ebay Crocs in pale pink with camo trees ~

And that's the way it was, girls.


This time I'm early so I'll be joining Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style, Catherine at I Will Wear What I Like and Cherie's Shoe and Tell  when they all go live.  See you all there!

Oh.  I made a hat and I have it on...so...I'm linking up with the Hat Attack queen, Judith of the Style Crone, of course.  Come on over.







21 comments:

  1. I love this combination of prints - and that hat! Wow, shade for miles, and yeah we need it right now. I will share my favorite parking meter with you, xox

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. aww thanks Patti, I'll remember that next time I drive down to Florida. Oh, and mustn't forget the hat.

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  2. OH, I love this! So accidentally brilliant!!! You create what you love and I think that's why you are able to create so many outfits from your separates. They make you happy and they just go together!

    I'm not a Crocs fan, but those shoes are darling! So super cute!



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    1. My one and only pair of Crocs. But they were so cute (and cheap!), what could I do. Plus, they're really comfy. Like bouncy even.

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  3. It's a cross between a hat and an umbrella. I love the side view shot, very arty!
    Pink and green are always winners in my book.
    Can you walk in that ruched hem?
    Xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. The hem is just drawstrings on either side, so they're adjustable. But it's pretty wide as is, so I can stride as long as I want and get into cars, etc.

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  4. When you don't spend too much time of construction your outfit, you usually end up with the best look, like yours here. Love the layering and mix of prints.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Spontaneity, when it works, is fun. Now, let's see what your up to Anna.

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  5. Now THAT is a HAT!! You are adorable in that so perfectly coordinated outfit.

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    1. Pat in the Hat, right here, right now.

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  6. That is not a hat; that is an airport landing strips for wonky aircraft. LOVE it! And I love the combo you've put together. It's so nice when we find how items we love play together.

    I have never seen Crocs look good until now. Stay cool!!

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    1. I figured if I'm making a hat, then I'm making a HAT. We'll see if I ever wear it...

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  7. Of course,now have new obsession in hat patterns (there's a Vogue bridal somewhere that uses that hat). Damn you! But also bless you because I have a couple of yards of wonky fun mesh that's too itchy for tights but would be a bucket of fun as a layering tunic.

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    1. uh-oh, there's no end in sight with hats in your radar. In this case, the hat is decidedly wearing me.
      Yeah, go mesh it up, girl.

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  8. Such a wonderfully whimsical outfit!

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    1. ooo, Hollie. I've not been called out as whimsical before. hmmm.

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  9. What a great idea to make a hat out of old jeans.. I'lve got a similar pattern too 😃

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    1. There was a lot of fabric to be wasted otherwise, plus I didn't want it to look too serious. It was a big enough statement as is.

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  10. I am always amazed by your creativity! The Hat! A very extraordinary chapeau. I love the size and how it plays with your ensemble. Thank you so much for linking up with Hat Attack!

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    1. I thought of you and how "at one" you are with any hat you choose to wear, Judith. I think it'll be awhile before that simpatico happens with mine...

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  11. I'm thinking that you're even creative in your sleep! I love everything that you do and it's no different with this creation. Oh and the hat however unpractical it is, is still the cherry on the top!

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