4.09.2010

Memphis: Blue Skies & Boater Hat

Well, I'm happy to say the Memphis trip ended up a great success! I got lots of photos of our road trip adventure, our hotel shenanigans and our incredible view at the show, and hopefully, if I can catch up with my sister to get her camera, I've got a little video to edit together too. I'm working on editing all my photos today, but in the meantime I'm posting my outfit from yesterday. We took these down on the Mississippi River next to the beautiful I40 river bridge and the Memphis riverboats. Contrary to the dreadful weather on the first day of our trip, the second day was complete with pretty blue skies and perfect spring temperatures in the 60's. I thought, what a great day to wear my boater hat by the river just like the men in the photo from my vintage Alexandria book. The photo was taken at the end of the Edwardian era in 1912 and the caption of the photo reads:

Sham el Nassim (to 'sniff the breeze'), a holiday going back to pharaonic times, falls on the first Monday after Coptic Easter and is an occasion for all Egyptians, whatever their religion, to take the day off and celebrate the advent of spring.











Vintage Blouse: Antique Mall $5
Vintage Skirt: Savers $7
Vintage Oxfords: Goodwill $6
Hayden & Harnett Purse: Target $40
Boater Hat: Estate Sale $10

19 comments:

sharonlei said...

Starr! I love this outfit. :) I need to get me a boater hat... I'm not a hat person, but I think I want to give this one a try.. the trick is finding one that will house my large and in charge head. :/

Happy Friday!

xx Love & Aloha

Q's Daydream said...

That is one of my favorite spots in Memphis! Someday I really wanna live in one of those house on the hill overlooking the Mississippi!
I love your outfit and that boater is perfect! I'm glad to hear you had I nice time and I can't wait to see that video. :o)

tess said...

I need a boater hat clearly

drollgirl said...

your photos are just lovely, and you have a great look going on here!

Lisa said...

I'm in love with yeasayer's new album. lucky girl! I love your skirt, so cute.
ps-i left a blog award for you herebecause you are awesome.

Amanda said...

I love the first picture!! It makes me kinda want to watch Titanic (is that lame of me? It's a guilty pleasure :]).

Your smile is so gorgeous Starr! I love the outfit :]

Paige said...

lovely outfit for a beautiful setting!

M. said...

that skirt. those shoes. in love.
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lovelove, M.
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princesspolitico said...

you have the cutest smile! i'm delighted by the victorian inspiration...

xo.
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Mel said...

I love this outfit, that boater is the greatest!

Little Lost Treasures said...

What a lovely outfit! love the color choise. The photos are so pretty, looks like you had a great time!

Candid Phobic said...

I love this outfit! Especially that bag :-)

Harlow Darling said...

I agree with one of the above comments, the Edwardian picture makes me want to watch Titanic too...

Loving the photos and your sweet outfit as always, you are such an inspiration. Infact, just the other day I went thrifting in hope I would find a lovely little boater hat like yours and some cute little airy dresses and blouses like the ones you wear! Alas for some reason they don't have anything like that in the thrift stores where I live...

Mousevox Vintage said...

I cannot think of any other outfit that would be more perfect to wear by the Mississippi River. Gorgeous, darling!

Zoe said...

So cute! Everything is darling!

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merel said...

Love it ! Love it! Love it!

vio said...

this is so cute!

Justice Pirate said...

boaters hats always look so fun to me. These are great. I love the old photograph you included too.

girlnextdoorfashion said...

oooh i love this hat!!
i never really think i can pull off hats, but this has inspired me to try!!
it really sets your outfit off :]]]

charlotte
girlnextdoorfashion.wordpress.com

xxx