Sunday, February 9, 2014

Day Twenty-three: Double duty.

This is my version of the classic day into evening look-only mine is a Costco shopping into tea party look. Out local library has a terrific rose garden and the Library Rose Club hosted a Valentine's Afternoon Tea fundraiser. The dress code was specified- Sunday best, hats encouraged. If you know me at all, you know that I need very little encouragement to wear a hat. I wore the dress with red patent flats for our weekly Costco run and then switched to the red pumps and hat for the tea party.

The tea party was lovely. Our library is the oldest continuously operating Carnegie Library in California and the tea was held in the beautiful entrance rotunda. Vintage hats were available for those that didn't wear their own and I was impressed by the number of ladies who got in the spirit and wore a loaner chapeau. 

I like:

  • The hat. The Valentine's theme of the event kind of called for red accessories.
  • The dress. Although it's a bit shorter and tighter than I'd usually wear, the color and weight of the fabric make it really wearable.

I'd change:

  • Maybe the iteration with the flats could use a belt? 

The verdict:

  • Dare I say that, for me, it's a 10/10? I'm thrilled that I could go from routine shopping to specific special occasion with minimal fuss. Accessories are awesome.


  1. I think both iterations are chic and flattering. I would not wear a belt with the flats, I think the clean unbroken lines are what really makes that outfit. Keep up the great style! :)

  2. lovely dress on you and I LOVE the hat. Great outfit

  3. Truly a fabulous hat, and that dress is awesome on you. Love the pops of red. Brava!