May 4, 2012

Friday Fancies : Derby Days









dress: vintage  |  belt : express  |  shoes & purse: gianni bini  | fascinator :  dillards  |  jewels : palestine, lebanon

I have a huge obsession with hats.  I've got a shelf full of them, and every time I walk past a rack of them I get all giddy inside.  There's something so fun about them!  I especially love huge ones that no one in their right minds would wear - at least in the US.  I mean look at how cool the Brits look in all of their fascinator glory.  I saw we start a movement to get more Americans to wear cooler hats.  

Who's with me?!

P.S. on a completely un-related note, I'm wearing my dress backwards in these photos.  I didn't like the way the dress looked originally so I thought it'd be fun to reverse it and have a modest neckline.  I'm quite pleased with the result.  Now I'm off to see what else I can wear in reverse ;-)

p.p.s  linking up to friday fancies!  click here to see more derby inspiration as well as cinco de mayo outfits!

25 comments:

  1. I love this dress..you look stunning!! I think it looks smashing turned around and I most likely would have done the same. And I agree with you..I have an obsession for hats too..this fascinator is gorgeous. And we should start a movement to get America to wear cooler hats ;-) Have a great weekend! xx

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  2. I was about to ask you about that ring! Stunning! And as for hats, I absolutely love them! I have a few that I simply can't live without. Yours is gorgeous and very chic! And smart idea with the dress. You look ready to partyyy! x

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  3. great outfit pretty girl. that turq looks lovely & love that hat!

    happy weekend
    xx ashlyn

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  4. Looking really gorgeous. I love everything about this outfit.

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  5. I agree, I love hats too. I've been trying to bring back pillboxes for ages!
    Pretty outfit as well!

    definingcharmander.blogspot.com

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  6. You look amazing.

    From Paris with love!
    Kristina

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  7. amazing!! I'm definitely with you on the hat obsession.

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  8. This is gorgeous!! Love the color and cute and it's just perfect for the Derby! :)

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  9. Pretty! And I completely agree about hats - I am obsessed and to be able to wear them without seeming crazy would be fun!

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  10. Then you'd LOVE Melbourne... especially every year during the racing carnival. Everyone dolls up with cocktail dresses, hats, fascinators - it's so much fun, and the whole city looks like a giant blast from the past :D You'd fit right in xx

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  11. Hello! I came to your blog, because the name of your blog intrigued me, cos I study arabic;). I l love the color of your dress, you look so beautiful in blue and with your cool hat! And the shoes are also great! I'm glad I found you because your blog is awesome! Good job and please keep posting, because you do it great, and I start following and will visit you with pleasure!
    تحية من بولندا
    nik

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  12. Just found your blog through Sarah Tucker's fairytales are true and I just had to leave a note because a few things. First off I went to lebanon last year and learned habibi as one of my first words. I saw it on your blog and got so excited! Then I discover that you are a nurse! I am too and just started working in the ICU back in 2009. I have my own blog where I write about it and other stuff too. http://oncallrn.blogspot.com I'm excited I found your blog! Happy Sat!

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  13. I love that dress! I love how you've turned it backwards. I'm totally with you on the hat thing. The Brits know how to do it big when it comes to hats and fascinatiors...I love it (^_^)

    Have a fabulous weekend,
    Nikell

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  14. You look stunning!! And what a great idea to wear the dress in reverse! Excellent way to get a great deal out of your clothing :)

    Love from the NaNa girls xoxo

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  15. Oh my... I LOVE that hair piece! WOW!!!! You look so cute! xoxo

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  16. Loving the pink shoes with that aqua outfit!

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  17. Beautiful colour, and the fascinator is very cute, really finishes the outfit off! xx

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  18. So beautiful colours...:-)

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  19. Hey doll,
    What a cool post ☺ You have an awesome blog, loving it’s aesthetic! The overall style is really nice and something I can relate to, we definitely have similar taste and it would be cool if we could follow each other?! I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really glad a did, I will be checking back soon.
    I would also like to invite you to my ‘promote your blog’ challenge I have featured on my blog, where us bloggers are helping one another find more followers and readers. It would be great if you could join in: http://new-yorkdoll.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/promote-your-blog-again.html
    If you have facebook, I would be so so so grateful if you liked my page: http://www.facebook.com/newyorkdoll
    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  20. gorgeous blog you have! that dress is a pretty colour

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  21. I am in love with those heels!!!! And that headpiece is so funky & fun!! Love it!

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  22. Now this is a lovely hat, really sweet. It looks extra sweet on your lovely head. Wonderful pictures. :)

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