November 18, 2015

Modeling the hand knit Darla pillbox hat from White Purls against a sea of gorgeous fall hues




Outfit details

Vintage style grey knit Darla pillbox hat: c/o White Purls
1950s blue, white and black skirt suit: eBay
1950s white rhinestone cluster brooch: Local swap meet
c. 1950s black ruched gloves: Unknown, had for years (probably eBay or Etsy)
Grey faux pearl stretch bracelets: Thrifted (Value Village)
1950s/1960s grey handbag: Running Rabbits Studio
Black seamed nude stockings: eBay
White pumps: Payless
Lip colour: MAC Russian Red


Photography by Tony Cangiano
















(True to my word in this recent outfit post: teeth! Smile)







































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Fall's colour palette is a grand and glorious one. As vibrant as a spring or summer garden is, and as deep the soulful shades of winter, no season can truly top autumn's radiant spectrum of hues. We get our fair share of stunning ones around these parts, but iconic red leaves are not actually something one spots in every yard.

I knew the moment that I put together the 1950s ensemble in today's photos that I wanted to hunt down just such crimson leaves however and luckily, by venturing more than an hour north of our town, we able to do just that and, if I may say, the results were absolutely gorgeous!

That beauty was helped in no small part by the this exquisite mid-century style grey handknit pillbox hat that I'm sporting here. Earlier this year I was contacted by Myriam, the lovely entrepreneur behind the millinery brand White Purls (don't you just adore that play-on-words:)), and very kindly offered my choice of their stylish vintage inspired hats.

I'm really trying to up the grey in my wardrobe (it's one of my favourite colours and yet, in many areas of my closet, I own little to none of it at present) and felt that a chapeau in this colour would be a very fitting choice for fall and winter (the time of year when I'm most apt to wear a knit hat to begin with). Thus, I selected the elegant topper you see here and could hardly wait to share it with all of you.

Myriam crafts all of the hats that she sells herself and puts such skillful detail and care into each of these marvelous works of millinery art. She starts by knitting the the material for the hat and then sewing it onto a frame, thereby ensuring that each hat keeps its classic shape. At present Myriam is focusing on pillbox styles, which will surely delight many vintage wearers and old school hat fans of all sorts.

She uses very high quality materials and embellishes many of her hats with, fitting, pearl beads. Like Myriam, I'm a massive pearl fan and love that I got to weave some new grey ones into my wardrobe care of this fantastic hat (which I want to wholeheartedly thank White Purls for). It is a beautifully made, styled and presented hat that arrived to me in a cardboard hat box tied up with pretty ribbon and accompanied by a lovely little note. I adore when sellers put that kind of attention to detail into their packaging and knew before I had even gotten the lid off the box that my socks were going to be thoroughly knocked off.

That they most certainly were! This hat - which stays in place thanks to a skinny elastic strap that is hidden under one's hair - is breathtaking, classic, comfortable, cozy, and deeply stylish. Though definitely vintage inspired, it's not so old school looking that a modern fashionista or bride couldn't easily avail of a hat like this as well. Myriam very kindly let me select cotton yarn (she offers various designs in wool, cotton or silk), which was fantastic, as I'm allergic to wool (it gives me hives when it touches my skin) and this way I can spot her attractive grey pillbox hat without a speck of worry on that front.

I truly love this hat - the style of which is called The Darla - and feel honoured to add such an elegant, professionally made pillbox to my wardrobe.

A hat this magnificent calls for an equally chic outfit and so, with the temps dropping by the day, I figured it was high time I shared this 1950s skirt suit here with all of you. It's spring/summer/early fall weight (made from a fairly thin, unlined fabric) and I rarely sport it in the winter, so now the time to do so. I love this sophisticated vintage suit and have had it for, oh, probably about six years now, I'd say, though somehow it had, up until now, avoided appearing on my blog (this point is all the more amazing when you consider how few suits I own).

Summer weight it may be, colour wise it suits the second half of fall superbly and when partnered with this resplendent earthy ruby hues that autumn very kindly provided as a backdrop, it takes to this season like a duck to water. A handful of vintage accessories capped off the look, which I must say, is one of favourites so far this year.

It's hard to believe that in little more than a month, winter will be here again and the skies, streets, and slushy snow piles alike will all take on a grey tone of their own more often than not. Right now though, we're still enjoying the last enchanting vestiges of this season. A point that makes me a gleeful as wearing this strikingly pretty hand knit grey pillbox hat from White Purls does!

84 comments:

  1. Beautiful location and a beautiful look topped off with that sweet hat! You look like the Queen of Fall in this post, Jessica - and I'm glad to see your lovely smile again :) Grey really does suit you x

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    1. What an incredibly cool - and very touching - title to have bestowed upon me. Huge thanks, sweet CiCi. I will wear that "crown" with pride and bliss! :)

      Tons of hugs & happy Wednesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  2. Very pretty! I love the addition of pearls to the hat! It adds that bit of luxe that goes perfectly with this suit!

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    1. I completely agree, sweet Stephanie, the pearls really elevate this hand knit hat into something all the more heat-turningly amazing.

      Big hugs & many thanks for your great comment,
      ♥ Jessica

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  3. Ohhh beautiful outfit and beautiful photos!! I love that because the outfit is actually mostly grey it contrasts well with the fall background. I've always been a fan of vintage suits but I find that they are the hardest to wear without looking too formal! You look amazing though! I also love that knitted pillbox! Love the details and love how it will be perfect throughout the cold weather xxx

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Nora. That is exactly the kind of contrast we were going for with this location, which was more than worth the 75 - 80 minute drive to find. I definitely plan to try and return to it for future fall outfit posts, as I haven't found a better wash of autumnal reds and oranges anywhere else around our part of the province yet (especially not one that's easily accessible and not down a gully or up a mountain).

      Oodles of hugs & happy last month of autumn wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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    1. Thank you very, very much, my dear friend. Isn't it though? How on earth it escaped appearing here previously over the years is a mystery to me, especially given how often I wear it in the spring, summer and early fall. I guess it was just waiting to make its grand entrance with an incredible hat like this hand knit beauty from White Purls. :)

      Big hugs & joyful mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  5. Very nice outfit! Love the gray!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Liz. I'm in love with the abundance of grey here, too, and the fact that this shoot has prompted me to try and add more of this classic neutral hue to my wardrobe (despite adoring it, I own surprisingly little grey at present).

      Lots of hugs & happy mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  6. I love your hat, like every detail on you! Perfect.

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    1. You're so sweet, dear gal, thank you very, very much!

      Oodles of hugs & blissful fall time wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  7. You look like a gorgeous first lady on her way to a fancy lunch Jessica !
    The pillbox hat is the perfect addition - The top part of your outfit reminds me of a vintage jacket I own which was handed down to me by my great aunt - that I have yet to wear...

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    1. That is such an awesomely lovely compliment, dear Lorena. Thank you!!! I would love to be the First Lady or even the Prime Minister of Canada. I'd totally institute a national vintage wearing day, if I was! :)

      Big hugs & happy mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

      *PS* That's really cool! I look forward to seeing that vintage jacket, if you share it on your blog.

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  8. I love grey, it is such an underestimated color and I can't explain why because it's beautiful! And even more beautiful on you! I adore the suit and that hat is just a cherry on top. Every detail on you is on point! I don't know have you answered this one before (in that case I somehow missed it) but I was wondering what do you use for your eyebrows? I think we have similar hair color and I'm looking for something new.

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    1. I couldn't possibly agree more, sweet dear, well said. I adore grey, but am almost unnerved by how little of it I presently have in my wardrobe. Seeing these photos has really lit a fire under me to try and add more grey pieces to my wardrobe in 2016 and beyond.

      Huge hugs & many thanks for your fabulously lovely comment,
      ♥ Jessica

      *PS* No, I haven't done a tutorial post (or video) on my eyebrows yet. They're dead simple to recreate - I only use one product on them (Covergirl's Perfect Point Plus Eye Pencil in 212 Chestnut) - and will try to do so one of these days for you, honey. Many thanks for the request!

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  9. That foliage is STUNNING, and I love this beautiful shade of gray on you. Your lovely hair looks just as fiery as the fall leaves!

    xox Sammi

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Sammi. Wasn't it off-the-charts amazing? Well worth the 75 - 80 minute drive it took to find this breathtaking autumnal background. In fact, we both said it's one we'll try to return to again in the future, as it as the loveliest expanse of red and orange leaves at ground level that we've found around these parts to date.

      Big hugs & the happiest of mid-fall wishes to you!
      ♥ Jessica

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  10. I love the details of that hat and your suit is so fabulous!!!:)
    -Madison

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    1. Why, thank you, lovely Madison! I adore both of these pieces, too, and feel like they were destined to debut here in the same outfit.

      Many hugs & joyful Thanksgiving season wishes to you,
      ♥ Jessica

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  11. What a stunning outfit! Love the elegant suit and the little knit (!) pillbox looks perfect with it.

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    1. Thank you so much, lovely lady. I completely agree that this mid-century suit and vintage inspired pillbox hat go together like bread and butter.

      Big hugs & happy Wednesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  12. You look stunning, and that knitted hat is to die for!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet dear. I completely agree, it's off-the-charts awesome and I'm really looking forward to coming up with other mid-century outfits to partner it with.

      Oodles of hugs & happy Wednesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  13. Totally gorgeous! I love the variegated colors in the suit -- it's sort of mermaidy! And that hat is stunning.

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    1. Ooohh, it totally is, I see that too, now that you mention it. Great spotting, dear gal!

      Big hugs & many thanks for your wonderfully nice comment,
      ♥ Jessica

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  14. Everything about this set of photos is gorgeous! The silvery blue grey of the suit against the rusty fall leaves is especially divine! I've never seen a knitted pillbox before and this one is so cute, the pearls really elevate the design. You are giving me serious suiting envy, I need to make one soon!

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    1. Thank you very much across the board, my darling friend. I had a very strong feeling that you'd flip for this hat, suit, and autumnal landscape every bit as much as I did. :)

      Tons of hugs & happy Thanksgiving season wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  15. This is my favorite ensemble yet! Everything about this look is perfection. The fall leaves in the background add such majestic beauty to these photos - you are so very lucky to be able to witness the changing of the seasons. I live in Miami, Florida and it's a perpetual summer. I enjoy fall vicariously through bloggers like you. :-)

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    1. What a deeply lovely compliment, dear Tanya (it's always cool for me to hear when a reader feels one of my looks is their favourite that I've shared here so far to date). Thank you so much! I'm very happy to be able to help deliver a much needed dose of autumn's resplendent beauty your way.

      Tons of hugs & happy mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  16. That hat is a lovely finishing touch to a smart cold-weather outfit. Just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet lady. Isn't it just magnificent? It's a dreamy, elegant topper and one that I feel so blessed to have able to enrich my wardrobe with.

      Big hugs & happy Wednesday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  17. I see a lovely and sophisticated girl! This dress is really fabulous, the bonnet absolutely fantastic! I like the contrast of the elegant gray of your suit against the warm colors of this magical season around us! It 'a very nice feeling to look at these pictures! Thanks Jessica!

    hugs
    serena

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    1. What a beautiful, touchingly lovely comment, dear Serena. Huge thanks! I'm delighted to have helped instill a peaceful, happy feeling in you as you viewed these gorgeous photos that Tony took.

      Big hugs & happy mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  18. I love pillbox hats; they always look so stylish! The pearls on this one really add a nice hint of elegance. Maybe I'll start wearing these, since I have the assurance that it won't go flying away! (A major fear of mine when it comes to hats.)

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    1. Thank you very much, honey! The pearls here really do elevate this stunning hand knit chapeau even further into the realm of classic elegance and beauty, I totally agree.

      Do you use hatpins? I swear by them and use them any time a hat isn't otherwise very, very securely anchored to my head. I lost a vintage hat once on a stormy winter day and vowed right then and there to never let that happen again (thankfully it was the first and only time that it has), and hatpins are usually the best way to save our hats from an untimely fate so I reach for them the whole year 'round.

      Big hugs & joyful mid-November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  19. What a stunning set of photos, the suit is amazing and so is that gorgeous hat! You have such a beautiful smile too xx

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    1. Thank you very much, my dear. No argument there, these are not only some of my favourite photos of the year, but of all time here on my blog. Major (White Purl :)) hats off to Tony for hitting it out of the ballpark with this gorgeous fall time shoot.

      Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  20. What a fetching hat! I love grey--I think it's so elegant. And of course, crimson leaves can't be beat. I saw some stunners this afternoon in my neighborhood.

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    1. How wonderful! The last remaining fall foliage is as good as gone here already and we're gearing up for winter, though, I must say, while quite nippy, today is sunny and a real treat on the weather front, so maybe snow is still a few more days (or even a couple of weeks) away. Time will tell!

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Megan. Have a fabulous weekend!

      ♥ Jessica

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  21. Agh! i'm having a freak out moment! I once tried to knit a pillbox hat... didn't work out the best, but this is perfect. and your lovely hair color and the AWESOME backdrop of stunning trees and this literally made my night.

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    1. That is such a wonderfully lovely thing to hear, sweet dear. Thank you so much. I'm not a knitter (or milliner) myself, so I have no experience with hat making, but I can imagine that it could be a bit tricky to get a knit pillbox (and/or many other styles of hats) to turn out right, especially if you weren't placing the knit material over a frame. Good for you for trying though. Fingers crossed that if you ever give it a go again, things will turn out better for you on the hat knitting front.

      Big hugs & joyful Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  22. maaaarrrvellllouuss!!! absolute perfect ensemble!!!! LOVE!!!!!
    the suit, the bag, that brooch and last but not least that cute hat!!! and then your happy smile and the colorful backdrop - to beautiful for words.
    pillboxes are to tiny for my frame but i adore them on others - especially on you!
    xxxxxxx

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    1. For a really long time, I didn't go in for pillbox styles, I think because many I'd tried on while thrifting back in my youth, were ill fitting for me and/or too glaringly 1960s style for my (typically) 40s - 50s attire, but in recent years - and in this year in particular - as I've been aging and bopping through my 30s, they've really, really started to grow on me and I'm planning to try and add some more to my hat collection as time goes on. Perhaps I should look for a red one, come to think of it, given that it is my signature colour. :)

      Tons of hugs and the happiest of birthday week wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  23. I love everything about this outfit, especially how your hair matches the fall colors. So beautiful!

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    1. Thank you very much, lovely lady! Hands down, of all the photo shoots we've ever done, this is by far one of my favourite and (environmental) colour wise, none has beat it in my books.

      Tons of hugs & happy weekend wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  24. Oh, what a lovely suit. The colours in that and the hat really show off your red hair. You look like you belong in one of Marija's Burda Wednesdays.

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    1. That is such a smile inducingly awesome compliment, dear Mim. Thank you very much! I will be beaming all day long because of it.

      Big hugs & joyful Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  25. Beautiful hat! You are gorgeous my friend and the amazing colors of the foliage are also stunning. Many hugs xx

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    1. Thank you ever so much, sweet Beta. It's awesome to hear from you and to know that you enjoyed this post. I think of you often and really hope that you and your family are doing well and enjoying a sunny, beautiful autumn.

      Huge hugs from Canada,
      ♥ Jessica

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  26. What amazing autumnal colours in those leaves! I really struggled to find ones as red as this when I was looking for my perfect photo location spot, so well done for spotting them.

    I've never worn a pillbox hat as I'm not sure they'd suit me. It looks fabulous on you though and I love the unusual knitted fabric of it. What a unique hat! It goes lovely with your suit and I really like the cut of the collar, it's beautiful and nothing like anything you'd see in modern clothing. x

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    1. Thank you ever so much, dear Kate. I hear you there. We get a lot of gorgeous rust, goldenrod, earthy brown, and muted orange-red leaves around here, but full on ruby and garnet hued gems like these, are much rarer - especially in areas that aren't down a ravine or up a mountain, so hitting on this little patch about 75 - 80 minutes north of our town, was more than worth the drive. I hope that you're able to find one in your general vicinity, too.

      So true! Some of the best tailoring in the last century exists on vintage suits. Even the more "plain" styles often have one or more standout details and/or impeccable workmanship and a silhouette that is a beautiful as the day is long.

      Many thanks again & have a stellar Sunday!
      ♥ Jessica

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  27. Those leaves are glorious! They are the perfect backdrop to the greys and blues in your outfit! It was worth the drive to find that location. It is a very lovely hat too!

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    1. Agreed completely, and now that we have, assuming those trees don't get cut down for whatever reason, we now know it's there for future autumns. Had Tony not been traveling so much for work this month, I suspect we might have tried for a second shoot there, too, while they were still out. That didn't happen, but it's okay, just another reason to look forward to next autumn all the more.

      I hope that you're having a lovely season, too, and that things are well on your end this month.

      Big hugs & happy Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  28. Oh my gost! You are one elegant lady! Love the hat and the suit and the background and the photo where you smile with your teeth! Tony knows how to portray your smiling teeth, dear. You don't have to worry about them. If I wore hats I would buy this on the spot, the style, the colour and the pearls - gorgous. DH and I are wrapping 24 small December gifts for my parents advent calendar tonight. It still makes them so happy to open a little gift each day, and I enjoy finding them. I've made it each year since 1981, can you imagine!? Have a lovely day, dear. :)

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    1. What a truly lovely tradition. I've always really adored how integral to the season advent calendars are in many European countries. Yes, some people have the tradition here, too, and just about every grocery, drug, and big box store carries little chocolate advent calendars (the ones where you open a perforated door for each day and a candy or chocolate is reveal behind it), but these days at least, far fewer people have the wonderful tradition of 24 days worth of small presents.

      Growing up, my family's tradition was different, but still marked the days. My mom had an uber cute fabric handing calendar with slots for each day and a wee little fabric mouse that you moved from one date to the next. Each of us three kids would take turns moving it and got such a kick when our day would roll around (eight a piece in total). A few years ago my mom passed this darling calendar on to me and now Tony and I take turns with the days all December long.

      Thank you very much for your beautiful compliments and for always sharing your family's holiday and special occasion traditions with me.

      Tons of hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  29. Grey suits you so well! this is such a stunning outfit! wow. love it from the hat to the toe ;)

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    1. Thank you very much, my lovely friend. You know, I think you're completely right there and after seeing these photos, I really want to up the amount of grey in my closet. Despite loving this colour, I presently own surprisingly little of it. Something to strive (and shop! :)) for in 2016.

      Many hugs & happy Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  30. You look glorious my friend...very retro chic. The hat, one of latest bucket list items is simply divine on you!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Stephanie. It really is a dream pillbox hat and I hope that you're able to add one to your closet, too. I can't recommend Myriam's creations highly enough and have just been living in this gem of a topper all fall long. Wool pillboxes for the win, is my new cold weather chapeau motto! :)

      Many hugs & happy Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  31. These photographs are just breathtaking dear Jessica! The rich emerald of the lush green lawn, the fiery burnished copper of the leaves ~ such gorgeous scenery, and the perfect backdrop for your elegant pearl grey suit.

    A perfect combination of a chic ensemble and stunning backdrop, I think these pictures are superb, and made all the more brilliant by your lovely smile. :) ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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    1. Thank you ever so much, darling Bonita. You're truly sweet. Aren't these photos just sensational. Between Mother Nature's incredible fall foliage ensemble and Tony's awesome photography skills, these are truly some of my favourite photos I've ever shared here (or had taken of me, point blank).

      Huge hugs & joyful weekend wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  32. How adorable is this!? I love how it works in perfect harmony with this suit, which is a stunner!!!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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    1. Isn't it though! I see the cuteness factor here, too, even with so much sophisticated elegance swirling through this look. There's something both wildly classy and completely darling about that hat and I think it help make it a cinch to style with a wide range of formal and more casual looks as time goes on.

      Big hugs & many thanks for your wonderfully nice comment,
      ♥ Jessica

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  33. Beautiful, stunning, gorgeous! That's only a few words I have for this post. I love the fact that your suit had It's international debut along with this fantastic pill box hat. Swoon... Jessica my dear this is one of my top favorite posts that you've done. The leaves are breathtaking with the Crimson hues in all of the trees splendor. ❤️

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    1. It's really and truly one of mine as well. Everything about this shoot is dreamy, classic and beautiful - and props definitely have to go to Tony for taking such exquisite photos. This is one of my favourite shots ever and in terms of the pure, unbridled beauty of Mother Nature, it simply hasn't been topped here before, IMO.

      Many thanks, oodles of hugs & the happiest of Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  34. Another beautiful outfit and gorgeous hat!

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    1. Thank you so very much, dear Marjorie. You always leave such sweet, wonderfully lovely comments for me.

      Have a stellar Sunday!
      ♥ Jessica

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  35. I must, I simply must... quote someone who have said it better:
    "Style is the answer to everything.
    A fresh way to approach a dull or dangerous thing"
    - Charles Bukowsk
    This post, my dear Jessica, IS style in it's essence.
    ..
    If you ever start themed-posts, this one should be filed in the "business savvy" category.

    Many hugs.
    Marija

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    1. I am honoured by your use of Charles Bukowski quote in relation to this outfit, dear Marija, thank you so much (he's one of my favourite writers ever). That is praise of the highest magnitude and really means so much to me.

      Huge hugs & joyful Sunday wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  36. Amazing Outfit! I love the Color and the hat is sooo cute ♥

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    1. Isn't it just darling? I adore that this hat marries sophistication and sweetness in the same compact, super pretty package.

      Thank you very much, lovely lady. Have a beautiful Sunday!

      Big hugs,
      ♥ Jessica

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  37. Beautiful look! I love the contrast of the gray and the vibrant fall leaves in the background. That suit is so perfect for you, and the darling little pillbox really sets it off.

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    1. Thank you very much, my dear friend. This hat really is the bee's knees and it, along with the suit, have really driven home how much I need to increase the volume of grey garments and accessories in my closet. I love grey to bits, yet was almost taken aback when I recently stopped to reflect on just how little I presently own in this timeless shade. I'll definitely be hunting for more in 2016 and beyond.

      Tons of hugs & happy weekend wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  38. Gorgeous hat! It's so nice to see you in a pillbox again, and sporting one of my own favourite colours for clothing - grey. I am always drawn to it, and I love how it looks against the stunning autumn foliage.

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet Tanith. The older I get, the more pillboxes are growing on me (big time!!!). I love that with suits and shift dresses in particular, they can look the 1950s part, too, not just channel the era that we tend to associate them with the most, the 1960s. I'll definitely be looking to add more pillboxes to my wardrobe as time goes on. :)

      Oodles of hugs & happy Sunday/Monday wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  39. *sigh* Your hats and the way you wear them <3 I never thought that knit would make such a great pillbox hat, well wasn't I wrong! It's cozy and elegant, so pretty :)

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    1. You're so sweet, dear Ines, thank you very much!!! I'm in love with this hat and feel that it, along with the genuine 1950s/60s purple pillbox that I sported this past summer, have really instilled a new found love for this classic style in me and I'll definitely be looking to add more pillboxes to my hat collection as time goes on.

      Big hugs & happy end of November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  40. How lovely is that? Dove gray is such a becoming color on you. :) This is really cool because I hadn't heard of White Purls until just a few months ago, when my history professor, who notices how much I like vintage, told me excitedly that he had seen it on twitter and thought it was right up my alley, haha! It's so cool to see them again!

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    1. What a small, fabulous world and very cool coincidence! Your history professor is really on the pulse of the vintage repro/inspired fashion world!

      Thank you very much for your lovely comment, sweet dear. I hope that you're having a great tail end of November.

      Happiest Thanksgiving wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  41. Next time someone asks for general advice on a pinup facebook page on how to dress retro in winter, I'm directing them here! So gorgeous

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    1. You're such a dear, lovely Bethany. Thank you very much!!! Those looking for advice on this important topic, may also find a post I penned in 2013 on this very subject of great help, too: http://www.chronicallyvintage.com/2013/12/ten-cold-weather-vintage-wardrobe.html

      Big hugs & happy tail end of November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  42. Those stunning autumn leaves provide a most dramatic backdrop for your outfit photos. You look amazing in grey my dear, and that hat is just something else!

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    1. Thank you very much, sweet lady! It really is a timelessly stunning hat. I feel so fortunate to have been gifted with this incredible piece of millinery mastery and know that it will be a star player in my cold weather wardrobe for a long time to come.

      Big hugs & joyful last week of November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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