Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tartan-tastic {Old Hat's Vintage Highland Fling!}

Ahoy-hoy lovelies!
Have I got a treat for you today! You may have heard me mention the up-and-coming vintage society Old Hat; created out of a mutual adoration of vintage and an envy of The Vintage Mafia and The Chap's good times.  Earlier in the week I was delighted to attend one of their monthly events, this time a tartan themed highland fling!
The inspiration for my look was a Downton Abbey hunting trip meets a chance to debut my new winged hat! Enjoy!
The hat I've dreamt of for so long! 

 The Old Hatters!

 Michelle from Ravishing Retro and I

 A blurred hint of the night

 Me and my chap!

 There was an astounding number of Tartan capes, it was sublime! My geeky side couldn't resist referring to the five of us as The Caped Crusaders!
(In the deep blue cape is Emma from Emma aime another Sydney blogger)

I wore...
shoes - DFO (years ago)
1970's ribbed stockings - from my mother
tweed skirt - Lifeline op shop
tartan vest - gift from my man's mother (her own when she was younger)
blouse - Portmans (years ago)
hat - etsy At Home In Napa, dated perhaps around the 1920's
tartan cape - my mother's from Scotland
gloves - Alannah Hill discount outlet

Home again (to the left are pictures of my grand-mother and grand-father in their uniforms, to the right are pictures of my father and uncle as children)

Excuse the excess of photos, I am just really excited to have something to share with you all after my blogging hiatus! (If you'd like to see more, I'll be posting them on my facebook page. Also if you feel you'd like more detail on something in particular, just request it and I'll try to source the photos out and post them here) It really was a wonderful night, my only qualm was that I simply didn't have enough time to talk to everyone there! So, for those I did talk to, thank you for a magnificent time and for those I missed, I look forward to monopolising you at the next Old Hat gathering!


w.s said...

so lovely :)

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You look AMAZING!

Harlow Darling said...

Looking gorgeous as usual! This outfit makes me think of Lady Mary + Dita Von Teese all combined as one!

Piroska said...

What a wonderful outfit! You look so much like Dita von Teese. She also wore a fantastic tartan costume the day after her wedding in Scotland (2nd picture down)

I love the driving gloves, and it makes me so happy to see people out and about wearing hats!

Emma Powick said...

Hi Sarah
So nice to meet you on Tuesday night.
Hope to catch up at the next Old Hat event x

p.s do you mind if i steal some of your pictures for a blog post?

Sarah said...

Hi Emma, it was great meeting you! Of course you can post the photos, but could you please provide a link back to my blog? Many thanks! :) x

Bella Blithely said...

Bestill my highland heart! Looks like loads of fun!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the hat and cape! x

Little Miss B said...

what a fab evening, you look amazing. I'm not sure I'd ever take that hat off if it were mine!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, you looked breathtaking!! And It was so lovely to finally chat properly :) xx

Gabrielle-The Gift of Gab said...

Oh my...that hat is full of so much fanciful loveliness! Glad to see your back in action.

Wendi said...

You look absolutely gorgeous. I can see why you dreamt of that hat for so long; it is jawdropping.

Myrtha Meadows said...

Love that hat!!!!! The rest of you look lovely always... :) xox