well, we all noticed my penchant for stripes in yesterday’s post. but, hey, it’s a timeless classic that’s earned its way into my heart and closet. another classic i always gravitate towards is a hat. (you thought i was going to say lbd didn’t you?) from the time i was a young girl a hat was always a must-have accessory. my mother came from the generation where hats were the icing on the cake for a special date, sorority rush, or a job interview. and she passed those habits on to me. as a young girl, it was the norm for me to don a hat before i climbed into the backseat of a convertible. or visited the chicago zoo while on summer vacation. and, yes, we ladies have strayed a bit from the by-gone-days when hats were properly stored on a closet shelf in a hatbox. but if you’re looking to add a fun, practical, and timeless accessory to your closet, i suggest you’ll need a few hats in your arsenal. and if you’re in need of some stylish hatitude check out the amazing and beautiful Style Crone. this little lady has more than one hat up her sleeve for inspiration! i adore judith, and i know you will too. and while we all know i’m all about casual chic here at Style at a Certain Age there’s something so special and lady-like when we don a lovely dress and add the perfect accessory. today i’m wearing a custom-made beauty – the Audrey that’s the perfect partner for my lbd. accessories are kept to a bare minimum with a structured handbag and kitten heels. sometimes simplicity is all you need. especially when the star attraction is the perfect summer hat.
labels: dress Alfred Sung (similar here and here); shoes Zara (old, similar here and here); hat c/o Bonnet Boutique
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Fabulous look. You look great in hats! I have some wide-brimmed ones I definitely like to wear in summer when the scorching sun is out in NC. You carry it off with great elan! The dress is a classic–just lovely. “Jackie-esque.”
And those shoes are fabulous–I’ve seen you wear them before and love ’em! Elegant ensemble.
aren’t these the cutest darn shoes, sue?! and the kitten heel is perfect. thanks for noticing! as for a hat on a scorching day, well, i’m happy to hear you have a few wide-brimmed ones at your disposal! it does help keep the sun off our face which is so important.
Hi Beth! Not only do I love the LBD, but this is my favorite style of hat and it looks great on you! This cloche hat out of the 20s and 30s is such a style maker! Do you have the exact name for the hat as I was looking it up? So classic looking!
the hat is named aubrey. i updated the blog post to include the name as well, thanks for the reminder. you would look adorable in this hat (or any other on Bonnet Boutique!)
Just fabulous! Love the hat and the shape of the dress. So ladylike and elegant without being frumpy! Your posts never disappoint… xoxo
hi you! were you on vacay? i hadn’t heard from you in a few days so i hope it was something fun that you were attending to.
Boy I wish it had been vacay…no, the summer cold/virus/heebie-jeebies hit both of us. Think we are on the mend…takes a while to get back to 100%. oy vey…
i’m happy to hear you are on the mend! and just plain happy to hear from you.
okay, that has got to be one of your cutest accessories! Often when women wear hats, it screams “I’m wearing a hat.” That hat is so cute on you along with your lbd. Nicely done! (I like hats but I have a really large head and so I can’t find hats that fit my head.)
thanks for stopping by. my oldest son suffers from the same hat affliction. years ago, when he graduated from pre-school there was a big hullabaloo since there was no ‘hat’ that fit his head. i always said it was because he had so many thoughts swirling around in his head. you must suffer from the same affliction! ha. but, this darling hat boutique makes hats made to measure. so now’s your chance!
I adore hats, and this one is so cute. It works so well with that LDB. Just adorable!
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