Photo by Camille
Photos by The Style Crone
Celebrating a dear friend’s 65th birthday brings out a veiled teal/navy evening hat which The SC was gifted by a friend from England who wore this beauty to her daughter’s wedding in the 70’s. Vintage charm bracelets provide bling for the teal and navy background and leopard print shoes that have been hanging around for over 20 years joined the party. The vintage straw bag with gold hardware makes a return appearance in celebration of the divine color navy.
Some of my friends are extremely disappointed if I wear the same hat more than once, which becomes complex over time. A heavy responsibility, but one that I’m willing to bear in the spirit of fun and entertainment. After all, it doesn’t involve life or death decisions! I have been known to sneak in a repeat just to keep them on their toes! I refuse to include ‘casual appearances’ in this playful ritual, but it doesn’t take much to encourage The SC to dress up. Most evening events and dinner parties are ‘veil worthy,’ and feathers make themselves available at any time of the day. Casual Friday was never a reward in my world! Why have a hat room if not for variety? Keeping track of such a detail is another one of those dementia prevention strategies and always provides challenging amusement and pleasure.