Hit Or Miss
I have been reading Diane Keaton’s autobiography Then Again (which is fantastic BTW) and there are some gorgeous photos of her during her Annie Hall days. I was feeling so inspired by her menswear look, it’s so classic, iconic even. So, I decided to put together a Diane Keaton inspired look, but I put a little spin on it by adding a bright print. I was pretty happy with this look until the Hubster said I looked like Blossom. Now I am a little torn, is this classic like Diane or dated like Blossom?
I have been taking a very hard look at this outfit and now I am starting to fall on the side that I might look like Blossom in this photos. But is that a bad things? She is a classic character.
What do you guys think Hit or Miss?
I promise you won’t hurt my feelings if you think it’s a miss.
As promised the weather is on our side now so I am back doing menswear Mondays! Which is all thanks to my lovely Hubster who makes the best model in my opinion and is very patient to do this for me.
Sweater- Mark’s Work Wearhouse
Leather Jacket- For Him U.K.
What I love about this outfit is that it’s got a bit of edge due to the leather jacket and aviators, but the jeans and scarf make a little softer, more casual. And the hat completes the look. It just seems so effortlessly cool to me, like a little bit James Dean.
Well, I hope you guys all enjoy the return of menswear Monday!
Roxie’s Guide to Hats
The Slouchy Beret
The history of the beret goes way back into history, so there is no way to be certain where or when it was invented. It was originally worn by men, but somewhere along the way fashion forward women took over the beret and have been putting their own spin on this hat ever since. Most recently the beret has been seen worn with the brim hanging on the back of the head, coined the slouchy beret.
This beret I’ve got on here was crocheted by my Nanny, and doesn’t have too much of a brim or slouch. The beautiful thing about the slouchy beret is that anyone can pull them off, and they are perfect for bad hair days. Another bonus of this hat is what is instantly makes any outfit seem more casual and cool.
I hope y’all have a good weekend.
Hello Lovelies! Most people I know are still living in the land of fall, I am currently living in the land of perpetual snow (it has literally been snowing for almost 15 days straight). Everyday I get dressed I have to think about how warm I can possibly make my outfit, which of course means I need an amazing hat. So, since I have been wearing so many hats, I thought I would share what I have learned in:
Roxie’s Guide to Hats
This hat was invented in the early 1900’s and is typically made of felt (wool). They were very popular among flappers, but in the last year or so have made a mainstream comeback and can be purchased at almost any clothing store (I got mine at Old Navy for about $17). These hats are super classy but I have to admit not overly warm.
In my opinion this hat looks best with curly locks, I find that it seems to drag your face down if you wear it with straight hair. Typically this hat was meant to be worn by women with short hair and I do feel like it suits short haired women the best. As far as face shape it works best with a heart shape face, but I find most women can pull it off given the right hairstyle and outfit. However, if you have an oblong face it can make you look very round.
Stay tuned for more hat tidbits and factoids.
Tardis Topper Hat!
Hello! I have some exciting news that involves me looking like a complete dork and loving it. Recently I was asked to make something for the Sci-Fi convention Hal-Con charity auction. What a great chance to give to charity, to have some fun AND to get some exposure!
Here’s how it happened-
Recently, I was commissioned to do a Tardis inspired fascinator by someone through twitter. For those who don’t know a Tardis is a sort of time machine that looks like a Blue British police box that is used in the science fiction show Dr. Who (right? I have never seen the show so correct me if I am wrong). Anyway, because someone asked me to make this for them through twitter the request was seen by the science fiction convention in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Hal-Con). Then they asked me to make one for them!
It was pretty thrilling.
So, I got right to work. It took me a long time to draw up the design. I wanted to make it perfect. I really thought the best way to make it, was to think of it as the top of the structure a sort of topper to a Tardis costume and I wanted to stay true to the show because I know how important that is for fans. After I designed it, the constructing process took me about 2 1/2 weeks to get it perfect.
And here it is in all it’s glory. Pretty good if I do say so myself.
I had so much fun making this piece. I really hope it does well at the auction for charity.
Also, I hope it brings a little business my way. Speaking of which, if you would like to have a custom piece made for a costume or anything at all feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out my shop at www.etsy.com/shop/roxiefitz
I’m Back, Kinda…
Hello My Long Lost Friends! The Hubster and I arrived at our new home a couple of weeks ago after a long and trecherous journey. It has been a really difficult transition and I have so many thoughts on this new place fashion related and not. But for now I thought I would just do a nice normal outfit post, well sorta. I may be short on photos and the quality may be really low. This is because I don’t have internet of my own and just found an unsecure wireless to use. And the internet is so slow up here because it is so isolated. Living in the North is a lot harder than I thought it would be.
This is a great and versatile orangy/red dress that I got at H&M. The belt is thrifted and the jean jacket is from high school. I have been wearing this jean jacket a lot this season, especially since we moved because it is chilly here.
This is a great little hat a made last week, I am loving the fall colors already. It is such a romantic season.
I got this beautiful envelope clutch at the thrift store, it was made in brazil and real leather. It was an awesome find for $3! The jewelry is all thrifted too.
I am so sorry for my long absence and I apologize again if it is a week before I can post again. I promise to sort this all out soon and I am so grateful for everyone sticking with me.