Today’s Attire: Pimp My Style

by jennine on December 15, 2010

vintage pheasant hat

Everyone needs a hat with a feather in it. It should be a requirement. When I first came across this vintage pheasant feather hat, I fell in love immediately, and agonized on whether or not to get it… when would I ever have a chance to wear a hat with giant feathers in it? Don’t only pimps wear feathers in their hats? Oddly enough, after caving and getting the hat, “When wouldn’t I have the chance to wear it?” has been more the question. Since it arrived last Thursday, I have worn it Friday, Saturday, a little bit on Sunday… then again on Tuesday. As of writing this, a hat that costs $35 is not a bad investment. Besides, the hat adds a “look”to no matter what. One could be wearing a muumuu and put on the hat and wella!

A tropical pimp.

Today I’m wearing the hat with a  sheer leopard print blouse thanks to a giftcard from Saks Fifth Avenue. I’ve been meaning to get something cat-print for some time and this fit the bill, the sheer is easy to layer and the print is just right. My favorite thing to layer it with is the popcorn sweater I condemned to the incineration pile for making me look fat, but held onto it for unknown reasons until now.

I’m finally wearing that sheer skirt…some pieces take months before they click. This is one of those.

Shoes I live in. They’re the best.And here are the bangles from Tiffany’s… I definitely need more bangles.

Wearing: Hat: Church of Vintage •  Blouse: Patterson J. Kincaid courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue • Sweater: Rebecca Taylor • Skirt: American Apparel • Shoes: Aldo • Coat: Vintage •  Rings: Wendy Brandes, Low Luv, Club Monaco • Bracelets: Bangles courtesy of Tiffany & Co., Market Publique, Heirloom gold watch • Necklace: Madewell

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Ashe Mischief December 15, 2010 at 8:21 am

Yay! I’m so excited to see the hat out and ON YOU. It looks so, so good. That first picture is amazing.
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Vyque December 15, 2010 at 8:22 am

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jennine December 15, 2010 at 10:36 am

thanks for encouraging me!


Penny Dreadful Vintage December 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

Wow, this is an incredible look! Very Annie Hall, you look fab :)
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Heinrock December 15, 2010 at 8:23 am

The hat is awesome!


DWJ December 15, 2010 at 8:24 am

You definitely pimped your style! My head is huge so hats can be a bit of a tricky purchase but I love the total look and this hat!
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jennine December 15, 2010 at 10:36 am

i have a big head! so i know what you mean, it’s always good to try them on first so it’s sheer luck this worked out.


Sally December 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

Goodness, Jennine, I want EVERY SINGLE PIECE you’re wearing here! But most especially that skirt. Divine.
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The Well-Appointed Catwalk December 15, 2010 at 8:25 am

Ugh… I wish I had the balls to rock a pimp hat! Someday. Glad you kept the popcorn sweater. I love it.


liz December 15, 2010 at 9:10 am

love hats with feathers, especially when you can change the feather out for larger and larger ones. it’s amazing
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marni December 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

great look, love how you’ve worn the hat more than you imagined and that the whole ensemble just “came together.” that happens to me so many times that i’ve learned to buy something if it calls to me. even if it takes a year to get it out… i’m always so happy i have it!
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jennine December 15, 2010 at 10:20 am

so true, there are a lot of things that live in my closet before they make a debut… i have to learn to get over that fear because practicality shouldn’t be the thing that keeps you from something you love!


Collette Osuna December 15, 2010 at 10:30 am

Helllooooo hat!!! Love the feathered hat….and totally in love with your jewelry too:)
I think a hat is a needed accessory…..that and a scarf, can totally change the look of an entire outfit… wear yours well:)
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Cate December 15, 2010 at 10:37 am

this entire outfit looks amazing. the first shot alone is gorgeous. i’ve never given much thought to hats with feathers in them but i love the way you contrasted the feathers with the animal print top. it looks amazing. and the rings are to die for :)
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Alice Olive December 15, 2010 at 11:15 am

The first image of you is a beautiful portrait. You look stunning.
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Jelena December 15, 2010 at 11:18 am

what a fantastic look,everything is perfect!!!great post!!!!;)


Elle December 15, 2010 at 11:35 am

That hat is amazing. and those shoes…. actually you know what? you and the whole outfit is. It just all seems so effortless.
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Casey December 15, 2010 at 11:46 am

Oh.My.Gosh… You’d better watch out-I might try and snatch that hat if I ever go back to NY! lol. Great find; don’t you just love those vintage pieces that cost so little, yet add so much flair?

I really love the layered looks you’ve been rocking lately. I have a definite hippie side of me, and seeing this outfit pretty much makes me want to go dig out all my super-long skirts, peasant tops and boots. You really pull this look off effortlessly! :)

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Jacqueline December 15, 2010 at 11:57 am

Sexy hat!
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The Fashion Buzz December 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Love the hat, the feather look is a great one!


Al December 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I followed your raves about this hat on twitter so I was very curious on how you would wear it!

It’s perfect!!!

I love your bracelets and the gipsy cardigan, but I think that the edgy touch of the animalier blouse is the cherry on the cake (do you have this saying in english?): it gives everything a glam and modern feel ;-)


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lisa December 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

I agree with the commenter who said that there was an Annie Hall vibe about your outfit-there’s a relaxed ’70s glamour about the look that’s really appealing, soft and elegant. And that hat!! It sure adds drama to any outfit.
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grace December 15, 2010 at 5:05 pm

you look amazing! I completely love this outfit. perfection!
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T. December 15, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Love the hat! And the feather! Haha, I also just did a post on hats!
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Melina December 16, 2010 at 3:30 am

It looks so great on you and totally effortless! Love this look and I’m happy you decided to hang on to that sweater because it looks amazing!

xx Melina
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Carly December 16, 2010 at 6:42 am

This outfit is literally a DREAM on you.
Feather in the hat is now my new motto.
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Laura Connell December 16, 2010 at 8:16 am

I remember you posting that hat when you bought it. Looks even better on you and I love the way the tones of the feather go with the top. Nice look. Thank you for taking us on your style journey.


Eliana Masgalos December 16, 2010 at 8:49 am

Ooooh!!!! I love your hat :)
And I have this skirt too… hehehhe… in two colours!!
Love this last collection from American Apparel.


Fashion Limbo December 16, 2010 at 9:38 am

That sheer skirt is a tricky one to wear but you’re working it very nicely! Go feather girl, a very lovely and winter-y look.
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Allie December 16, 2010 at 11:43 am

Love the look, love the hat!
Can we just stop pretending that it’s fun and ok to use the words pimp/pimping? Would you personally want to be pimped?
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SarahJayne @ Goldmine Trash December 17, 2010 at 12:46 am

Haha! It takes guts to pull this off, but you did it beautifully. Pairing it with soft flowing clothing was a wise choice : ).
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Chessa! December 17, 2010 at 11:01 am

omg. I’m obsessed with the hat. And, I have this blouse and I love it. in fact, the one that I wore yesterday is patterson kincaid and when I saw the leopard print at saks this fall I had to have it. so beautiful and the fabric is so lovely. you look amazing.
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uraraa December 19, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Wow. Great Outfit - it’s perfection! You look amazing!
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Jaclyn December 21, 2010 at 8:37 pm

I love your outfit and the photos are so beautiful. I really like the closeup of the skirt and your shoes.
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Sylvia December 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

Finally caught up on your blog and this look is just perfection! I adore it completely! :)
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