Sur Ma Tête / The Ethel

Processed with VSCOcam with n3 presetMeet Ethel, probably the silliest gal of all my hats. Silly mostly because she sits right atop my head (kind of like a turban) making sure you don’t miss her for even a second – she is in no way understated. Another pillbox hat, which I probably have a thing for. This one is an old girl, and you can tell – there is some staining (as you can see in the second picture below), and the ribbon and twisted straw that has been basket woven together are coming a bit undone in some places, but I love her all the same. I got her at an antique mall in NY State. I saw her just wasting away on top of a shelf and knew if I didn’t take her home, someone probably wouldn’t, although I can’t be sure of that because she’s pretty awesome.

Name: Ethel
Age: 60-65yrs (1950s)
Talents: stands out of the crowd, doesn’t give a shit what nobody thinks, has a darling bow to make her tough exterior a little more sweet, when worn she shares her wisdom from her many years of experience, and just a real hoot!

Processed with VSCOcam with n3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with n3 presetProcessed with VSCOcam with n3 presetDress & hat: vintage via antique mall in NY State

4 thoughts on “Sur Ma Tête / The Ethel

  1. Akshay says:

    the hat looks wonderful on you. It took me back to time when people were more loyal and grateful the world was a much beautiful place then I think. Great blog btw. 🙂


  2. Lucy in the Sky says:

    Gorgeous hat, you wear it so well! I am always seeing beautiful pillbox hats when I’m out, but when they sit right atop my head I just feel like they don’t suit me or don’t look right.
    Love how you give the darling hats little profiles too!


    • Larkspur Vintage says:

      Thanks so much darling!! I sometimes feel that same way, but I try to just ignore that feeling and wear what I like. I think sometimes our insecurities are less about what we think of ourselves, and more about what we think others will see/think. At least, that has always been the case with me.


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