Friday, January 7, 2011

are you ready boots? start walking.


skirt: thrift -- shirt: gap clearance -- scarf: thrift -- coat: thrift -- tights: TJ Maxx -- boots: thrift -- hat: San Diego Hat Co.

Since I knew Alex and I were going to hang out today, I resolved to base my outfit on the hat you see me wearing. He bought it for me last year, but I just haven't worn it that many times. It's a bit difficult to match (I have a bit of a matching neurosis) since it's tan, brown, white, red. I feel awkward wearing it with anything black, and I always feel self-conscious since it's such a statement piece. Well, for me, anyway. That said, I love it, and it's quite well-made.



Anyway, I floral-ed it up in the outfit and hoped it would be a nice complement to the hat. I honestly wish that I'd worn different shoes with this look, but I've worn these tights with these boots so many times that they're all raggedy and messed up. In order to hide that, I put the boots back on.Very productive of me, no?



I need to get some new boots. I've worn these ones to death, and resoling them would be more expensive than just buying some new (old) ones. I've had these since senior year of high school. I swear that every time I wear them, someone sings "These Boots Were Made for Walking" to me. That's fine by me since I love that song (and the guy who wrote it, Lee Hazlewood). Check out this awesome promo video for the song.



Love those fuzzy sweaters! I scored some awesome thrifted pieces today, and I can't wait to style them and show them to you all :)

22 comments:

Gertrude said...

Love the outfit and the hat makes the whole thing really cute! x

Michal said...

I love this outfit! I love all the different prints. I wouldn't necessarily think of pairing a hat like that with florals but it works so well! Also, I love your boots. I have an ole pair like that and I can't bare to part with them, even though they're quite worn.

Also, I can't watch that video now cuz it will take a millions hours to load with my internet connection from hell, but I will def check it out later. That song is awesome.

Mama Wolf said...

I really like this outfit..I think the tights look great with the boots regardless of how ofter you've worn them.

xoxo mama wolf.

Penny Dreadful said...

Love the outfit, and the hat is gorgeous. It can be difficult to pair something like that if it is outsife of your usual colour range - I agree it might not be right worn with black. It goes well with the muted grey blue though, and of course if you have anything in camel, tweed, cream or red it will match those too :)

Meream said...

You look great!
You most definitely did the hat justice. 'Tis a wonderful hat, by the way. :)

Kathryn from Schoolmarm Style said...

I wouldn't worry too much about "matching" the hat since it already matches amazingly with your eyes and hair. This outfit is so cute. You look cozy and warm while still wearing lacy tights, which is definitely saying something!

TrophyBoutique said...

You look so cute in this hat! I have a hard time feeling okay in hats since I cut all my hair off, plus it's been too hot here for hats anyway. But I think I will go forth bravely from now on using you as inspiration!
xo
Laurel

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

love these boots and the creme tights! that scarf is rockin' too!

Stacie said...

You're a marble, Sophi. Great hat (and yes, with those eyes and hair a perfect match), great outfit, and great video. Nancy Sinatra was almost a one-hit-wonder, but this "promo" is classic 60s. I was very concerned about the minidresses at first but then it became clear they were wearing matching undies. THERE's a look!

Michaela said...

Cute outfit!
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Annebeth said...

gaaaaaaaaaaaah that hat! it is ridiculously adorable! you look sooooo sixties, love it! the entire outfit is a great quirky look that totally works as a whole.

Jan said...

I love the look. Especially since you managed to mix patterns so effortlessly. The handbag is deadly. Totally adore that :)

SucceedingatFailing said...

I love your red handbag and the boots are gorgeous, i need to get myself some cowboy boots! :)

loveandpeaceF said...

really cute! I have the same matching problem so I understand what you mean, but it looks great!!
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Nnenna said...

Loving the pops of red in your scarf and purse :) Also, can't wait to see what you scored on your recent thrifting trip!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Oh the tights are so cute! It's so sad when tights get eaten up by shoes.
XOXO

Annebeth said...

gaaaaaaaaaaaah that hat! it is ridiculously adorable! you look sooooo sixties, love it! the entire outfit is a great quirky look that totally works as a whole.

Stacie said...

You're a marble, Sophi. Great hat (and yes, with those eyes and hair a perfect match), great outfit, and great video. Nancy Sinatra was almost a one-hit-wonder, but this "promo" is classic 60s. I was very concerned about the minidresses at first but then it became clear they were wearing matching undies. THERE's a look!

SucceedingatFailing said...

I love your red handbag and the boots are gorgeous, i need to get myself some cowboy boots! :)

Penny Dreadful said...

Love the outfit, and the hat is gorgeous. It can be difficult to pair something like that if it is outsife of your usual colour range - I agree it might not be right worn with black. It goes well with the muted grey blue though, and of course if you have anything in camel, tweed, cream or red it will match those too :)

Michal said...

I love this outfit! I love all the different prints. I wouldn't necessarily think of pairing a hat like that with florals but it works so well! Also, I love your boots. I have an ole pair like that and I can't bare to part with them, even though they're quite worn.

Also, I can't watch that video now cuz it will take a millions hours to load with my internet connection from hell, but I will def check it out later. That song is awesome.

Gertrude said...

Love the outfit and the hat makes the whole thing really cute! x