Religion and politics are, naturally, things that a person tries to avoid discussing with strangers. And in a way, all of you lovely readers are strangers… at least, although you may know me (or the bits of a character of me that writes this blog), I certainly don’t know all of you. And I am always hesitant to write much about my church singing for fear of appearing dogmatic and offending half my readers or appearing mercenary and offending the other half.

1940s novelty dress accessorized with a straw and feather tilt hat and black pumps

I think though, religious affiliations or lack thereof aside, we can agree that in America there is a strong association between Easter and Big Hats. I still haven’t picked out my Easter bonnet at the time of writing this post, so I’m sharing the hat I wore last week, which I think is quite worthy of the occasion and which I would not hesitate to wear on Easter Sunday except that I wore it last week.

A New York Creations tilt hat with towering feathers is a perfect finishing touch with a vintage 1940s novelty print dress in shades of aqua and tan

I wore almost the same ensemble for one of my Easter services last year, but the hat is just such a perfect match for this dress that I have a bit of trouble either piece with anything else!

1940s novelty dress accessorized with a straw and feather tilt hat and black pumps

And with that, I’m off to do a whole bunch of singing and eventually tuck into a very well-earned Easter brunch (we’re having this french toast and I’m so very excited). I hope you are having a lovely and food-filled Easter, Passover, or whatever springtime holidays you celebrate.

1940s clover and castle novelty print dress in aqua, beige, black, and white with rhinestones and studs adorning one shoulder

New York Creations 1940s tilt hat in straw with a large black veil and two faux birds perched on either side of the crown

A New York Creations tilt hat with towering feathers is a perfect finishing touch with a vintage 1940s novelty print dress in shades of aqua and tan

Royal Vintage Shoes Marilyn pumps in black

1940s novelty dress accessorized with a straw and feather tilt hat and black pumps

  • 1940s New York Creation straw and faux bird tilt hat: Concetta’s Closet
  • 1940s abstract castles and clovers novelty print dress: Etsy (gift from Doug)
  • Gold and black clip earrings and matching bracelet: Grandma’s
  • 1940s style black leather pumps: Marilyns from Royal Vintage Shoes

  • I purchased these shoes at a discount in exchange for images and a review