Friday, June 13, 2014

Buying Retail and a Vintage Hat

The dramatic change in weather today gave me an excuse to start breaking in the pair of Frye boots I bought last week..

Shoes are the one thing (besides unmentionables) that I will buy retail.  Most of my shoes are from thrift stores but occasionally I see something I just love and I'll treat myself.  I've been drooling over Frye boots for years but have always found the price daunting.  So when I found this pair on the clearance rack at Nordstrom for over half off I decided to splurge.

Love the buckles!

Breaking in a new pair of boots requires a fair amount of walking around and where better to walk around on a rainy day than a couple of thrift stores?  

Apparently today's theme was hats.  I found this darling little vintage number.

The hat itself is wonderful and I adore the rust colored velvet band but the catywumpus feathers made me sad.  So a quick redo...

Much better!

It perches so perfectly on my head.

And to go with the hat I also found an assortment of hat pins.

I bought the group for the two glass ones on the left.  The next two are wood, in rough shape, and will probably get some sort of redo.  The last one is just a pin that comes with boutonni√®res and corsages from the florist and will go in the stash.

I also found a silly little gift for Hubby for Father's Day but, shhhhh, that's a secret.

I'm only posting pictures of my head and feet today.  In between was just a pair of jeans and a long sleeve T so you're not missing anything exciting.  

Oops, I almost forgot!  Here's a picture of my wrist.

Vintage Henkel and Grosse bracelet (thrifted)


  1. Oh my goodness! you have found such treasure! the hat is gorgeous, it's perfect on you, you look fabulous in it! the boots are amazing (breaking in shoes though - ow! i hear ya!) love the bracelet too (is that your engagement ring? it's beautiful) x x x

    1. Thanks! And, yes, I got a ruby for my engagement ring 'cause I like rubies a lot more than diamonds.

  2. I'd kill for those boots, I've always wanted some Fryes! The hat is gorgeous! x

  3. The boots are fab, like you and Vix, I have lusted after them but sadly they are too expensive...
    Such a sweet little hat, and that bracelet is beautiful. xx

  4. Oooooh....forever boots! That's Frye! And I totally love the hat too!