A tip of the hat to mothers and all who nurture others along life’s journey.


In recognition of this day, The SC wears a 60’s beaded straw hat with tall crown, purchased at a flea market last week. It called to me from the rack of vintage beauties as I entered the urban venue and it didn’t let go.  A hat that is destined for my hat room somehow magically finds its way into my heart.


This black wooden cane was used in the hat shop to capture headwear perched high above our reach. It continues to be used in my hat room for the same purpose, and today became an accessory that I couldn’t resist.


This 40’s jacket was purchased in the 70’s and not worn since the 80’s, but is ready for another life, accompanied by a vintage pearl and rhinestone pin.


Vintage lace is always ready and waiting in my closet to embellish and adorn.


Photos by Camille.

Vintage black suede heeled booties trimmed with leather and purchased years ago at a consignment shop complete the ensemble that is ready to walk out the door.  I think I’ll leave the cane at home.

Thank you to the warm, dynamic, beautiful and generous Sylvia of 40 + Style HERE for the feature.  I have been honored by her kind words and appreciate all that she brings to this growing and creative community, as she blogs about “Fashion, beauty and style inspiration for women over 40.”  Sylvia’s stated mission “Is to show that you can look gorgeous and experiment with styles and fashion at any age.  It’s all about having fun with style and fashion!”  She impresses me with each and every post.

I’m dropping by Patti’s Visible Monday HERE to join the growing number of bloggers who gather weekly at Not Dead Yet Style.  Stop on by for a visual treat!

34 Responses to “Hats Off To Mothers And Others”

  1. Shelley

    Happy Mother’s Day to you, Judith! The hat is wonderful, as is the way you have styled it. You are the picture of a modern Dandy!

  2. Pam@over50feeling40

    Hope you had a Happy Mother’s Day gorgeous lady!! Hats off to you and your amazing style!

  3. Anonymous

    What a fabulous look, Judith – sort of equestrian, a bit androgynous. As Shelley says, you look like a gorgeous Dandy, so elegant and sharp!
    Of course you had to bring that wonderful hat home with you, it’s a beauty. The whole outfit is a perfect blend, love the lace, and the little ruched detail on your ankles. Simply gorgeous!
    Hope you have had a happy Mothers Day. Xxxxx

  4. Rachel

    You look wonderful! Happy Mother’s Day to you – I hope you and Camille had a fabulous day together!

  5. Paula

    As usual Judith, you are dressed impeccably! This hat is unbelievable really. The first pic you looked very chorus line!
    Happy Mother’s Day! xoxo

  6. Val Sparkle

    You cut a dashing figure, madam! I love the lace collar and gloves, and the boots are marvelous!

  7. Gabriala Brown

    Judith, I love seeing you today and that hat and the details is too awesome for words. I can’t help but give thanks for finding you and all the beautiful style bloggers. It really brings me joy to see you, I am smiling from ear to ear. Love you in this! xoxoxoxoxox! P.S. Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style

    Happy Mother’s Day – you are a vision of M. Dietrich, perhaps? But better, with your fabulous lace and lovely smile. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday xoxo.

  9. Bella Q

    You are mindblowingly stunning. I love that hat- the whole look is nostalgic Marlene D, and tomorrow’s siren.

  10. Ariane

    Très chic!
    Maurice Chevalier would have loved it!
    You are one of a kind!
    Happy Mother’s Day

    Ariane xxx

  11. Trina Grandinetti

    You have got to be the most dashing of all Mother’s, such an inspiration to all of us. Your elegance, and feminity remind us how wonderful it is to be women.

  12. Vix

    Goodness me, Judith, you’d give Liza Minelli a run for her money in that outfit! Love that hat! xxx

  13. Anne-Marie Bruun

    The beautiful outfit made ​​me think of the twenties cabaret. Very very sophisticated.

  14. pao

    Wow, that’s a topper, Judith. You are the maestro of your orchestra, that’s for sure. Bravo! Bravo! Bravo! And Happy Mother’s Day too.

  15. Ann

    You are one elegant lady! The whole outfit is perfection and your hat is a work of art.

    blue hue wonderland

  16. SizzleandZoom

    You look fantastic! Happy Belated Mother’s Day! The lace blouse underneath the handsome jacket is beautiful.


    You are so elegant and chic, my dear Judith, ahhhhhhh

  18. Tamera

    So elegant and gorgeous!!! You look like you stepped off the set of My Fair Lady!!

  19. Kathleen Lisson

    I have a hat like that and just can’t figure out how to wear it.

  20. Jan Graham-McMillen

    Lovely words for Mother’s Day, Judith, so like you to see things this way!

    But I have to tell you that the second I saw that first photo, I heard and saw this in my head…

    “One singular sensation
    Every little step she takes.
    One thrilling combination
    Every move that she makes.
    One smile and suddenly nobody else will do;
    You know you’ll never be lonely with you know who.

    One moment in her presence
    And you can forget the rest.
    For the girl is second best
    To none,
    Ooooh! Sigh! Give her your attention.
    Do…I…really have to mention?
    She’s the One?”

    From “A Chorus Line”, and it could have been written for you.
    Needless to say, now, but you look fabulous in these pictures. Applause for Camille, too!

  21. Rebecca

    You look positively smashing in that outfit for Mother’s Day! I loved the interview Sylvia from 40plus style did with you.

  22. Judith Boyd

    Jan, thank you so much. How sweet of you and I will always treasure this comment.

  23. willa

    You look smashing, very dapper!

  24. Jeannie

    You should be on stage!
    Judith, you look so gorgeous! You’re so trim & fit. This outfit really shows off your fabulous figure!

  25. Linda

    Stunning, Judith! The gloves are an especially lovely touch.

  26. The Good Will Hunting Paralegal

    You are one sophisticated and stylish mom, Judith! I got to visit my daughter in NYC for the weekend, as a MD gift from hubby. We talked millinery quite a bit, and I’m ready to venture into the big hat biz…lol.

    Much love,

  27. Greetje Kamminga

    For goodness sake woman… If you wear a potatoe sack, you will look good.
    Fabulous Dandy style. What a figure. What a hat!! Terrific. What a pair of boots, what a suit…. you get my point… I am a fan of this outfit. You must have quite a storage space if you can keep something in your closet for 10 years before wearing it. And to hold on to boots, bought “years ago”. The boots go so well with the trousers. 10 out of 10 for this outfit.

  28. Emalina

    Happy Mother’s Day dear Judith! I can’t tell you how much I love you in that riding suit style outfit, beautiful seductive androgyne! That hat is one of a kind, fabulous. Thank you for including the words ‘all who nurture others along life’s journey’ for the non-mothers like myself….

  29. Melanie

    To read “hats off to mothers,” written by someone how has inspired more “hats on” than maybe anyone that I know of, is classic. I love this outfit. I think of riding in the English countryside when I see this. The lines of this are perfect. And what a hat. I love that so much!
    I read the interview at Sylvia’s. Wonderful.

  30. Jean

    What an amazing interview over at Sylvia’s!! It’s fun to see a collection of just a few of your outfits and I was tickled to see the cowl and armlets, plus the coat you got when we were together. 🙂 One of my favorites is the outfit with the show-stopping spangled skirt. I remember that one from when you posted it originally.

    The outfit here is another iconic look!! Dapper, theatrical, and tremendously alluring, I love the fact that your Mother’s Day post had pictures taken by Camille. I hope you had a glorious day.

    Love you!!!!

  31. Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

    DON’T. YOU. LOOK. STUNNING!!!!! OMG!!!!!

  32. Anonymous

    They have been kind, LOl.
    I paid only 1 euro per item, but I stopped writting the prizes not to be called: Mis papelicos 1 euro, hehehehhe.
    Have a fabulous weekend, dear friend.

  33. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Oh, yes Jean’s descriptive words, dapper, theatrical and alluring. And oh so wearable at the same time. I hope you had a fabulous day out and about. I have been on the lookout for hats while I thrift, but to date have not discovered any treasures. Soon, I hope.

    Sue xo

  34. reva

    Ah, perfection!!!!!!!!!!!
    Hugs and a happy weekend,

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