enchanted forest


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