Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday Top 5: If It Were Legal I'd Marry My Hat

A few weeks ago two of my brothers and my boyfriend and I took a trip down to Eugene, Oregon. I'd been there many times before, but somehow each time I was busy with other things like eating fish tacos and losing a race to a pancake, so I've never had a chance to check out the city's selection of vintage stores.

On this trip I made shopping a priority and dragged the guys around to a few different places, all of which were amazing, but I had the best luck at Oak Street Vintage, where I scored a cherry-red 1960's raincoat for ten bucks, and this hat, which I adore so much I wrote a list about it:

Top 5 Reasons I Love My New Hat

1. It's dark green, which is almost as versatile as black but adds a subtle pop of color to any outfit.

2. Adjusting it like so means I only have to do makeup on one eye:


3. The frayed tag says "Made in Italy for Bloomingdales," a fact I brag about to random people on the bus, and they are always impressed.

4. Oh man, it's gonna take my karaoke rendition of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" to a whole new level.


5. I can pull down the brim and walk around feeling glamorous and incognito, at least until someone taps me on the shoulder at the grocery store and says, "Winona? Is that you? Why aren't you wearing pants?"

Oops.

23 comments:

Michelle said...

Vintage hats are definitely the best! I once came across a goldmine of them at Goodwill, but they were all too small for me. :( I think a granny with a teensy noggin brought them all in. No cute lil pillbox hats with veils for me!

DJ TrashTalk said...

with a hat that fabulous, who needs pants?

nickiefrye.etsy said...

But wait! If you don't wear pants, you might end up in the Don't Show-cha Your Chocha section! :-O

Cute hat. :)

enc said...

Oops? Why "Oops?" Who needs pants?

aquirkydelight said...

Whoa, Carly wasn't kidding about that no secrets thing. Specifically, I can see two of her secrets very clearly.

You left out the best part! That hat makes your eyes look emerald green, like a sexy, sexy leprechaun. Now then, TELL ME WHERE YOU'VE HIDDEN THE GOLD.

lizzle said...

That's totally a green version of Carmen San Diego's hat! <3

WendyB said...

You're so SO cute that I'm going to forgive you for saying "pop of color." But don't do it again. I have my limits!

Rosie Unknown said...

I can't believe anyone noticed a lack of pants when you were wearing that awesome hat!

And I think some guy is trying to marry his pillow, so you might be able to marry your hat.

Anonymous said...

you look exactly like Billie Piper!!!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

That is a bad ass hat!

Amy said...

Favourite tues. top five so far! That hat is beyond gorgeous!

Ps i won your book from the (Into) the fray contest!!! I'm SO excited to get it. I blogged about it :)

jennine said...

the hat brings out your eyes! i've never noticed how greeny blue they are.

Veronica said...

I probably have five reasons why I love your eye makeup ... great post!

Lizzy said...

So adorable! I'm jealous. Maybe I should explore colorful hats too!

Amanda M. said...

Hats. I collect them. Especially vintage hats.

The jealousy-meter just broke. Please come visit me in Michigan and bring that hat so I can borrow it, take pictures, then mourn it when you leave. Oh, also so we can hang out and have a sweet-rockin time. heh. heheh.... bringthehat.

a!k0 said...

OMG love the hat! I don't think i can ever rock a hat like that. :D It highlights your eyes too!! Love vintage hats! :)

Antoinette said...

Love your eye makeup, but I'm sure I'd love it more if you only made up one eye.

Vanessa said...

You look ridiculously gorgeous in that hat! I'm mega-jealous.

Juliet said...

Gorgeous! I've always wanted to be one of the girls who wear those kind of hats! i never have the guts to do it.

juliet xxx

Rachael said...

Haha, people are always telling me to put my pants on! Glad to know I'm not the only one ~
Love the hat! ;)

Onika said...

While I feel that I am not nearly cool enough to even be reading this blog(which is so funny btw) I will say that I love your hat. I am envious of people who can wear hats. I have been blessed with a gigantic head and therefore cannot partake in the hat wearing. Espescially tiny vintage people hat wearing.
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ambika said...

You are *working* this hat. Seriously. That hat was made for you.

Katie said...

LOVE it, winona! do i have to sumbit a formal request for full outfit pictures with the hat or can i just do that here in the comments section?

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