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Millinery, Jessica Quirk, Custom Hats, Hat Making, Felt Hats, Judith M, @whatiwore

WhatIWore: If you’ve read What I Wore for even a little while, you’ve probably noticed that I wear a lot of hats, many of them marked self made. My first experience in hat making was a two week section of a costuming class (which also covered gloves, corsets and tutus) back in college. Then my book club read this memoire in January of 2013 and I was inspired to get back into millinery.

I hacked my way through it. I bought new and vintage blocks (wooden hat forms). I watched YouTube videos. I used a lot of trial and error. While the end results were good enough, I didn’t really know what I was doing.

And last Thursday, I made a step towards changing that.

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24 Jul 2014

Minimal Femme, Minimal, Summer, White, Gray, @whatiworeWhatIWore: Each season I attempt to mix a few new trends into my established wardrobe. I would have loved to play around with cut outs, lace panels and mixed textures, but as any pregnant gal knows, maternity clothes aren’t cheap, so I’ve been going with basics instead. But that doesn’t mean I can’t day dream! 

I must confess to you guys: While I might be just browsing now, I’ve been saving for a big shopping spree once baby arrives! 

I’ve gone to NordstromRack.com for a morning of play shopping these minimal femme looks. See my inspiration above for streamlined silhouettes in pretty shades of white and gray accented by exagerated sunglasses. With price points between $26-$80 I might even buy something in my pre-baby size (or maybe one size up?) Just like the brick and mortar stores, quantities are limited, so if you love it, don’t hesitate! 

Top Row: Aryn K Sheer Panel Shirt Dress, $29, Alternative Jersey Dress (also in gray), $55, Cynthia Steffe Fit and Flare Eyelet Dress, $59, Aryn K Terry Panel Dress, $35

Middle: Betsey Johnson Oversized Wayfarer Diane von Furstenberg Oversized Sunglasses Kate Spade New York Oversized Gray Sunglasses, $60

Bottom: Trovata Sleeveless Linen Sheath, $80, Socialite Lace Dress, $26, Wow Couture Jersey Maxi Dress, $29, Max Studio Tiered Lace Dress, $40

Heads Up! This post was brought to you by Nordstrom Rack, one of my favorite places to find designer pieces at a major discount (and now… online!) Thank you for supporting the brands that make What I Wore possible. 

Maternity Style, Third Trimester outfit Idea, What to wear when you're pregnancy, easy pregnancy outfit, Jessica Quirk, Leopard Scarf, Cute maternity style, #dressthebump, @whatiwore

WhatIWore: Good Monday morning, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I’m still buzzing from my hat making workshop that I took last Thursday (photos and details coming later this week). Today I’m a little behind on laundry, so I resorted to a basic black dress that I’ve worn SO much during my pregnancy. 

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