After all the fun of dressing up for the Spring Racing Carnival and being able to wear hats/fascinators every day I felt a little bummed when real life settled back in and I had to go back to a hat-less existence. We just don’t wear enough hats as a society! More hats, more often I say.
I bought this little straw fedora a couple of months ago from Kmart for $9 and thought it’d be a fab addition to my accessories collection for the upcoming sunny summer days or on those occasions when I’m in dire need of the bleach bottle and I’m weeks away from seeing my hairdresser. Sometimes I feel like a bit of a dick when I wear a hat because so few people (women, that is) do but I’m going to try and throw caution to the wind and just rock it on the reg!
Here I’ve teamed it with a chambray dress from Mix Apparel that I bought way back when I was out on a “chambray hunt”. This little beauty was only $29 and I love that it’s just a simple tie-up smock. I fear that it could border a bit on the Prisoner – Cell Block H side so I know I have to wear a lot of bling to make sure it doesn’t look like I may shank someone in the shower stalls! Also it gets creased super easily – I promise I ironed this before the shoot (FYI I never iron usually – I hate ironing!) but it’s just that kind of material that crinkles at the drop of a hat *pardon the pun, ahem*
My favourite part of the outfit though would have to be my new ballet flats that I just scored from Kmart, they were on sale for $7!! I don’t think the pics do them justice at all. They are ivory with floral lace detail and are super cute.
I finished off my OOTD with my elephant necklace and Pop Art clutch that were both gifts – so my entire outfit came to $45…ding, ding, ding IS THAT THE BARGAIN BELL I HEAR?! (yes, I just made that phrase up, but I’m totally going to use that again!)