So, I mentioned in a previous post that I got a hat while I was in San Diego. I told my boyfriend that I felt very strongly that the hat should be photographed in a wooded area. Not only did he not find this odd (he really gets me), but he also did not balk at a somewhat difficult request when you live in an urban area. I don’t have a car and rarely drive, so I hoped he would be able to lead the way to a wooded area…as per my hat’s photographing needs.
Well, when we pulled up the site, it took my breath away. I wish the photos could do the setting justice. He had brought me to an enchanted forest. This is one of my most favorite fashion huntress backdrops yet, and it certainly does the hat justice. In fact, I hope I did the enchanted forest justice in my ensemble. Ah yes, here we are again. Yet another fashion-life metaphor. I guess you never know when enchantment and magic are just around the corner. Always be ready for it…and dressed for the occasion.
“Around here, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” -Walt Disney
Hat: Goorin Brothers Hat Shop ($65)
Jacket: DKNY (no price can be recalled, over 10 years old!)
Sweater: Gap ($16 marked down from $60)
Denim shirt: Forever 21 ($20)
Pants: Ann Taylor ($20 marked down from $88)
Boots: DSW ($15 marked down from $50)
Scarf: (Gap, borrowed)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I love a good statement hat for fall and winter, especially one that’s a bit non-traditional. I’m going to post more about Goorin’s Hat shop tomorrow, but they have great high quality hats at very affordable prices. Some of the styles are more expensive than others, but they also have a great sale section (online and in stores). Stay tuned for my upcoming post!
2) Initially, I was a little unsure about wearing leopard pants with a vintage-looking hat. I thought maybe I had mixed too many trends of vintage/animal print/knee high boots. However, I think the hat remained the statement piece and looked perfectly in place among the grays, black, and denim. Somehow, even the leopard pants ended up looking a bit neutral in comparison to the gray/green hat. Sometimes, I just start piling on layers of similar toned pieces and then add one statement/standout piece in a different color. The end result usually ends up working out. If it doesn’t, I just start over!
Readers, anyone else enjoying statement fall and winter accessories this year?
Thank you, as always, for stopping by and sharing in my fashion adventures!
“When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.” -Walt Disney
37 replies to “enchanted forest”
Love this photo shoot, and love the hat! Great find.
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Awww, first shot is awesome!!! Love your blue-grey-navvy-emerald-color-combination, awesome idea to be featured in forest atmosphere
The pics r awesome
What a magical place – and you definitely did it justice!
Gorgeous photos and what a beautiful hat. I love hats – I’m going to check out that hat shop!
I love how the pictures turned out, and yes with this hat the woods is perfect! The first picture took my breath away, I love the yellow trees.
Love how the colours of the forest come together with the shades of blue. The hat is a great statement piece.
I was gonna say…what a gorgeous place to take photos!! I may have to steal it from you 😛 This is the perfect outfit for the backdrop…fabulous layering of prints and textures!!
It’s so funny because I literally thought, “layer like Veloria!” 🙂 I’m learning!! xo
Very nice photo. That hat is cute and I love the boots and pants. Can believe the prices.
Love the hat and the scenery is perfection.
What a neat hat! I have yet to get my winter gear out…which is ridiculous, you know how cold it is here!
These photos are gorgeous! What beautiful colors. And I love that hat on you. I have a black felt hat and a snow leopard colored scarf that I would consider my fall statement pieces.. I don’t own a lot of leopard print items but am really starting to like the trend. Might do leopard print booties next.
Love the leopard bootie idea! Post them if you find a pair!!
Such lovely photos! Can’t go wrong with a forest! Great hat! xx
Gorgeous pictures and I love the outfit! X
such a cute hat 🙂
Amaing photos and outfit 🙂
Love this enchanted backdrop, the fab pants and the inspiring quotes ! ❤
Such beautiful pictures and the hat is amazing!!! I love it!
I LOVE these photos (kudos to your bf who was willing and able to get you there!), and that hat is pretty fantastic.
what a gorgeous hat! you styled it perfectly 🙂
What a fantastic hat! I love that style on you. I also love that your boyfriend not only saw your vision for the photography, but helped you make it happen. 🙂 The hat is the perfect statement piece for fall/winter.
I love the hat with the leopard pants, good call on going with it!
such a beautiful post! love your outfit and the beautiful scenery!!
LOVE your hat!
Que Sera, Sahra
What a cute hat! 😉
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GAH!! Love your hat!
That hat, I’m drooling. It’s funny what we take for granted, I’m always wishing I had a more urban backdrop for taking pictures as I’m getting sick of the area’s around my apartment. Love this post because one I’m sure you and the bf had some cute moments admiring the beautiful scenary and two this reminds me from a scene right out of once upon a time, it really is magical, great quote to top it all off!
It’s all about the hat! So, happy it’s hat season!
I’m glad everyone loved these photos, as I did! You can’t go wrong in a gorgeous forest- they just make everything look magical! Definitely very once upon a time dreamy scenes there! xo
Such a cute hat and the photos are really beautiful! Xoxo