What I Wore: Bowler Hats Are Cool

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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What I Wore: You Really Dot Me Top (Modcloth), Skirt (Old; H&M), Bowler Hat (The Hat Shop), Shoes (Old Navy), Scarf (Yarn Works By Danyon)


You know how every blogger has this tendency to complain about taking outfit shots in the cold (Yeah, I'm one of them too)? Well, The Boy and I found the solution to all our chilly photo-taking woes: an outdoor fire! I love outdoor fires anyway, despite being rather terrified of fire (no joke, I refused to learn how to light matches till I got my first apartment and had a gas stove that you had to light. The oven also required a match to light the pilot. Never did bake much there...), but they are the best in the just-slightly chilly weather, so you get the sensation of being both warm and cold at the same time.  I mean, I'm kinda being a baby because it was fifty degrees up in Billings when we went photo shooting and so that might not really qualify as chilly per say,  but these are also sheer sleeves. So there.

Billings has been really making an effort in the last five years to reignite their downtown scene, and now there are all these "Alive after Five," hip, trendy places next to art galleries (art galleries that have items that are not just Western Art even. A revolution in Montana and Wyoming, practically!), cafes and the theatre(s.) This, and the fire pit across the street are by two such bars. I love wearing my bowler hat there because it makes me feel like I fit in and am all hip and trendy too.

Yeah. Such a poser, I know. But it IS a bowler hat. Bowler hats are cool.


29 comments

  1. So classy! I love that color on you! It's so warm and inviting! And that fire is lovely! :)

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  2. That hat is awesome!

    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/

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  3. Oooh I love this burgundy/black combo! And the sheer dotted shirt, I almost got it during Modcloth's last sale! You look cute and the outdoor fire looks super cozy.

    Rachel

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  4. SO SMART! Outdoor fires! What a great place to take photos by. I loved it in the shots but didn't think about the warmth it would be giving you. I love that shot - I wish I would have gotten taht top but I have a really similar short sleeved one. Looks great on you!

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    1. I'll have to go through your archives to see that shirt. I bet it is super-cute!

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  5. wow - i am totally in love with your blog! it is gorgeous! keep on the good work - i follow now! <3
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    1. Thank you Carolina! I love "meeting" new followers and do try to look at everyone's blog.

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  6. I love this outfit! It's so cute and that top is amazing. You already know how I feel about that skirt, so yes! Lovely look and I wish I had fires around my town to warm me up.

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    1. Ha! Yes, I do. Love that it is such a versatile piece. It is fun to see what FT ladies have done with this.

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  7. What a great solution to take photos near fire on a cold day!!! These burgundy shades are beautiful and the outfit is so you!
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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    1. A lucky break, rather than a "solution." Doesn't it make you want more outdoor fires though?

      Thanks too!

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  8. Cold outfit photos are the absolute bain of my existance (and I'm probably the biggest whiner about it!). Great solution! I really love this look--it's both cozy and has the perfect touch of feminity with the sheer polka dot top!

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    1. Oh, thank you for such a nice comment!

      Cold photoshots are the worst though.

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  9. Haha...yep, I have one! And I always feel like a poser in it too :-) Whatever, it's cute, right? Aw, love that skirt! And that's looks like the coziest little outdoor spot to take winter photos.

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    1. Exactly. I love wearing my bowler hat. "hipster" or not!

      Also- the skirt is up for swapping in FT.

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  11. Great post!

    Inspiration is what I get from reading your blog,
    So that deserves a new follower :)

    Love your style and see you as such as good inspiration!!

    Please feel free to check out my blog if you have the time

    Love,

    Janice
    the-fashion-milkshake.blogspot.nl

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    1. Hello! Always glad to "meet" a new follower. I did check your blog and really liked it! Looking forward to more posts.

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  12. aww you look so cute! I absolutely love your polka dot top :)

    Drawing Dreaming

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  13. This is definitely one of my favorite looks of yours! (I wonder how many times I've said that, I just love them all) The polka dot top is adorable and I love it with the skirt. And you DO look cool! Also, congrats on the blog-a-versary!

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  14. Bowler hats are definitely cool! And Kristian, I LOVE this outfit! This has to be my favorite so far. You look completely darling. I love the sheer polka-dot sleeves, the hat and scarf, and of course I always love that pretty skirt!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  15. I love your hat! Definitely very cool. :) Also, I love the combo of the dots and the long skirt - so adorable! And the outside fireplace is a BRILLIANT idea. Oh, what I would do for one of those right now.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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    1. The fire definitely makes things warmer!

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  16. love the cozy fire and the hat IS awesome!!!

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  17. what a great outfit! love the skirt length + color for winter! and those sheer polka dots are too cute!

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