The snow is gone, the trees are blooming, and we've had a few days that even felt summery if you can imagine that! 

playsuit and tilt hat for spring 2

Doug's semester just wrapped up, so instead of making him spend an hour on public transit to take a 45 minute final, I offered to drive him into Cambridge instead.  I mean, sure, he could have taken the car, but driving gave me an excuse to get dressed and out of the house and check out a few of the consignment shops, so it seemed like a good idea.

playsuit and tilt hat for spring hat front

Of course I had to get dressed to leave the house, so our little excursion gave me a chance to pull out this tried-and-true ensemble I sewed for myself two summers ago and to try out a new-to-me hat I picked up over the winter.  Clearly, if I was not rushing out the door I ought to take a little extra time to give the veil a good steaming, because it's quite crinkly from storage!  I also think I might need to invest in a few other navy accessories.  I used to do black as my neutral almost exclusively, but as I've branched out to a few navy and brown pieces I find that I don't have the belts or shoes to go with the hats!

playsuit and tilt hat for spring waist

Also?  I really ought to sew the buttons on this sweater.

playsuit and tilt hat for spring shoe detail

playsuit and tilt hat for spring hat side

playsuit and tilt hat for spring hat

playsuit and tilt hat for spring hat back

playsuit and tilt hat for spring 1

playsuit and tilt hat for spring 3

Navy tilt hat with dotted veil: Modern Millie
Green sweater: Handknit by me
Blue floral two-piece set: Sewn by me, details here
Green pumps: Modern Millie