Sunday, October 12, 2014

Hat Trick Pt. III: David & Young


Happy Monday! Here it is, part three of the Hat Trick series. *insert punny soccer comment* If you missed the previous posts, here's Pt. I: Brixton  and Pt. II: Mitchell & Ness by Hall of Fame. The third hat I'm featuring is a wide-brimmed, round-topped, floppy hat by David & Young.


This style was all the rage last year and I happily bought into it. I find the slopes and curves of this hat so feminine and carefree. The thin bow prevents the hat from being too plain, but since it's the same color as the hat it doesn't disrupt the "flow" of its shape. The camel color adds warmth and makes the hat seem quite luxurious to me. For these reasons I thought it would be perfect to pair the hat with a cream silk blouse for a classic look. The navy utility jacket is a bit more masculine and brings back structure to my overall look. The gold hardware plays well with the cream and camel while highlighting the high points of the jacket to keep it from looking too flat. 


The location for this shoot was the beautiful Venice canals. Hidden away in Venice is a network of all these little waterways dotted with bridges and rowboats. Lining the canals are dozens and dozens of charming houses in all shapes, sizes, and colors. We are truly blessed to live on this Earth and to enjoy moments of serenity away from all the noise, literally and figuratively speaking. 


While I love this hat, it is admittedly a little big for me (one size only). However, I've found a couple of DIYs and tricks to fix that. If the alteration is a success I will share the technique I used with you guys! Despite the hat being loose and more prone to flying away, I love it. I just feel so romantic and lovely when wearing it! Not to mention it offers plenty of shade from strong sun rays to that means it is functional, too. And you guys know how I feel about functional accessories... A+. 


Similar hats are the David & Young Retro Portrait and Brixton Dalila.

Outfit Details:
  • Top: Uniqlo Silk Long Sleeve Blouse in off white -I have this blouse in black as well and I love them both. The silk feels so nice and it's easy to dress up or down. Consider Uniqlo blouses in rayon if silk is a bit high maintenance for you. Those are on my to-purchase list for sure. 
  • Jeans: Lucky Brand Charlie Crop -for petite ladies like me, you'll understand how hard it is to find jeans that are the perfect length right off the shelf. These Charlie in the cropped length (yes, you can stop laughing now) are perfect for me. I love that when I cuff them a bit of the pink trim/seam on the inside shows. Great quality denim and worth the price to me! 
  • Jacket: J. Crew Downtown Field Jacket in deep navy -I wanted this jacket for so long last year and finally decided to splurge on it when there was a 25% off sale and I had an additional discount. I love this jacket. The jacket is made of waxed cotton, which makes it water resistant. It's unlined, but doesn't need to be. It has worn in nicely over the last year. This is getting too long. I should probably just do a review on this jacket.  
  • Boots: BP Trolley in grey leather -"Grey leather" is kind of vague. I would describe the color as more of an ashy beige. I absolutely love these leather boots. They're a great casual boot and are quite comfortable too. The supple leather and wide, stacked heel create a sturdy shoe. I've scuffed them up on accident at the toes, but I think it's just added to the overall look. I like these so much I'm seriously considering getting them in the black leather. 
  • Bracelet: Tiffany & Co. -gifted 
Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed Pt. III of the Hat Trick series! Once again, thank you to Jonizzle for taking the photos. 


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