This year has been going so fast, I can't even keep up! It's been three months since I decided to declare "wear more hats" as one of my new years resolutions. How has it been going so far? Well, I have two new hats so far (and two more waiting for me in California), so I think I'm on the right track for sure. The hat that started it all was a handmade woolen beret from Poland. Every time I wear it I get compliments on the amazingly bright colors and quality. After sharing that hat Jedrzejko sent me two more adorable items, including this handmade pillbox hat and a black traditional Polish scarf. Even now I'm still excited about working together with Jedrzejko because as I always say, I'm a huge supporter of local and small businesses! I love knowing that someone sat down and put his or her craftsmanship into a piece. These are things I wear with pride, as opposed to just another cheap garment from some online Asian store. These are pieces that I feel obligated to care for and know that I can wear for years to come.
When asked about what color I'd like to try I chose this bright turquoise blue. I think it looks amazing on brown hair and goes well with my now mostly blue and gray neutral-wear for spring. In this outfit I decided to pair the adorable pillbox hat with a little something I picked up from Zara in February... honestly, this post has been sitting in my queue since February, but I just haven't found the moment to sit down and actually publish it. Call it laziness, call it carelessness, but I just haven't been on my A-game lately. Like I said in my last post, the bad luck has been really getting to me. Although recently I've had a little awakening thanks to my friend Anela, who surprised me with a little "interview" brunch where we played pretend that I was being interviewed by a journalist about my creative process. Later we watched The Secret, and although it is a bit far fetched for me it gave sparked a little light inside my head about what might be possible if I just push a little harder.
Speaking of trying harder, last night I went to the album release party of Thomas Puskailer, a singer with whom I recoded a yet-to-be-released duet with not too long ago! I wasn't there for very long, but long enough to get a word in with Thomas and his manager, somewhere between all the interviews and tv people. We discussed the possibility of releasing the song later as a single or even writing a completely new song together so that I might join him in a few live shows. I hope I'm not jinxing it by publishing this information, but if it were to play out that way I'd be very happy. It's about time I started getting somewhere with my music, after all I'm not exactly 16 anymore! I've been feeling a big better than last week and even released a new track on Soundcloud... so hopefully I can keep doing that until an opportunity comes from it!
What I'm wearing and where to get it:
Handmade pillbox hat by Jedrzejko, available on Etsy - See the handmade floral beret here
Checked organic cotton dress, Zara TRF
Silver and cork shoes, Mango - Recently featured in my fuzzy pink outfit with pink hair
Long gray coat, Mango - Also featured in this all-gray monochrome look
Cork crossbody handbag was a gift from Portugal, but you can get one on Etsy!
Copper tone bracelet, Swarovski - Also seen with this black and white outfit and with this designer cloak
Wooden bead bracelet was a gift from El Salvador, but you can get a similar one on Etsy!
Special thanks to @lolarollas for the photos.