Spring in New England is lovely, but the weather is rather… fickle. I’m eyeing the forecast for this weekend and ordering up a couple large umbrellas on Amazon Prime in case it decides to be torrential downpours. I’m REALLY hoping it doesn’t do that, but a 60% chance of rain and Murphy’s Law probably means it will!

1940s outfit with a brown suit, chartreuse blouse, and forest green tilt hat and shoes

These are pictures from much earlier in the spring on a rather windy day (as you might be able to tell by all my very strange faces and rumpled clothing) but I like the outfit and too much to skip sharing it just due to a little wind!

1940s green wool tilt hat with feathers paired with a chocolate brown suit and chartreuse blouse

And speaking of wind, I did come into a bit of a windfall of hats this spring, including this one.

If you’ve been kicking around the vintage blogging scene for a while, the hat I’m wearing in thees pictures might look familiar.

Green wool 1940s tilt hat with coarse veiling and a pair of crossed feathers, styled with green bakelite and a brown suit

I was fortunate enough to be online at the right moment when Solanah of Vixen Vintage was selling some of her hats which she wasn’t wearing as often, and I snapped up this incredible green number I had admired and a few other really nifty ones… and then a couple weeks later I managed to buy my dream 40s shocking raspberry pink tilt hat from her! So watch this space for lots and lots of new hats, hopefully coming soon.

1940s outfit with a brown suit, chartreuse blouse, and forest green tilt hat and shoes

1940s green wool tilt hat with feathers paired with a chocolate brown suit and chartreuse blouse

1940s outfit with a brown suit, chartreuse blouse, and forest green tilt hat and shoes

1940s outfit with a brown suit, chartreuse blouse, and forest green tilt hat and shoes

  • 1940s green felt and feather tilt hat: Purchased from Solanah
  • Brown 1940s suit: Simply Vintage Boutique on Etsy
  • Chartreuse collared blouse: New York and Company
  • Green bakelite earring and bracelet set: Gift from a family friend
  • Green lace-up pumps: Chelsea Crew, by way of Modern Millie