I was so pleased that it was time to bust out my new suit that I couldn’t just wear it once, I immediately had to come up with another way to style it for a trip into Salem.
I wanted to splash out and buy myself a “good job me for getting a job” present, and after much consideration and browsing the internet, I came across this properly absurd 1940s tilt hat right near the top of my acceptable hat price range and purchased it at once with no regret.
Leopard print has been a bit of an acquired taste for me, and I find that I really like it best small, subtle, and paired with deep jewel tones. The burgundy color of this suit fits the bill perfectly, and I think I’ll be trying to style it with emerald green and royal blue as well.
Since I like to mix my cheap and expensive tastes I was also pleased that the hat was such a good match with my Target kids’ section leopard print cardigan. I think I’m going to have fun coming up with ways to style this hat…
My trusty Royal Vintage Marilyns matched well and were super comfortable for trekking around Salem, too. I wasn’t exactly dressed for trying on clothes, but I guess wearing fancy things helps attract vintage, because I found another suit and a dress that I just had to have at Modern Millie, so you can expect to see another suit here soon!
- 1940s leopard print tilt hat: Etsy
- Deep red 1940s suit: Etsy
- Black and gold dangle earrings: Grandma’s
- Leopard print cardigan: Target kids’ section
- Black purse: Marshalls
- 1940s style black leather pumps: Marilyns from Royal Vintage Shoes (I purchased these shoes at a discount in exchange for images and a review)