Friday, 6 January 2012

basque beret

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Another super-simple look. I love this dress. When my mom asked what I wanted for Christmas I sent her links to a bunch of impractically overpriced dresses and said "just use this as inspiration." I later amended my wishlist to "tartan, tights and sparkles." Anyway, I absolutely love this dress she scooped up. I'm normally into slightly louder and more assertive clothes, and I do kind of wish it was a more insistent colour, but it is absolutely the last word in comfort, totally flattering, and well, plaid.

The hat is/was my mom's and another score from my box-diving (a popular sport in our attic). It's made in Canada but has "basque beret" printed inside. I assume that means I should be wearing it like this... but that won't be happening! Anyway, the red hat is punctuating a neutral look... much like that little red birdfeeder is doing for the grey winter landscape.

P.S. Feliz dia de los reyes, for those in Latin America, Spain, Catalonia and I assume some other countries as well? Hope you all get what you wished for!

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last set of photos by Shona for now!

dress: Tommy Hilfiger (my teenage self would be appalled), gift. hat: vintage via Mom, shoes: Fly London

30 comments:

Chloe Marie said...

That's a wonderful dress, your mum has great taste. love the punchy red of the beret, really makes the outfit pop!

CessOviedo said...

Aw your mom did a great job by picking that lovely dress! the beret is just so cute! Happy weekend!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Is It Secret, Is It Safe said...

Super cute dress! And love your Christmas wish list! I couldn't imagine anything better to ask for!
-Katie

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

love the dress! Top marks to your mum, mine would never bother looking for a dress for me, I always have to tell her the exact item I'd like. xo

Dawn said...

I love that beret! (Then again, I also love red.) :) I have a beret myself, but it is black. I love it, but don't wear it as often as I should.

Kezzie said...

I like the whole look, and though you say you prefer more insistent colours, I think the way you've teamed it with the vibrant beret, really is a great juxtaposition, it being more muted shades- it makes the hat seem even more vibrant and fun!

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Cute!
You look good with a beret!

Cat said...

I love the addition of the red beret - it really makes your outfit pop! I recently dug mine out too and have been wearing it almost every day (mostly because my hair is in desperate need of a cut and colour!).

Cat xxx
http://www.takecourageblog.com/

Franca said...

Lovely dress! I have an actual basque beret, but it's very small, it barely fits on my head, so no coice in how to wear it.

Ashley said...

That's a fun beret! And dress. Your mom did a good job. I saw Dia de los reyes on another blog today...apparently, they celebrate it in Puerto Rico, too.

Laura said...

I'm in the midst of a bit of a red obsession lately, so I adore that hat! Wish I could find such treasures box-diving...although, maybe I just need to try again...

So Yeah So said...

Fantastic dress. And my high school self would have rolled my eyes at TH also.

Zane said...

perfect dress and beret too

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I love the dress! And the hat adds a great pop! :)
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Abigayel Bryce said...

what a lovely dress!! & beret... great photos!

xx

Chaucee said...

Love this look! It has an aurora of simplicity but isn't boring. Mastered!

Junaluska said...

Yes, it might be a little strange wearing the beret like that haha. I do like its colour though.

rose said...

holá emily, me encanta ropa de ajedrez, También me gusta gorra..
besos rose jp

The Present Road said...

Obsessed with this look! Makes me want to wear my red beret tomorrow!

Norbyah said...

ok....now i envy your hat collection too. so cute.
xo
n

Jul said...

Your mom has such a good taste, this dress is beautiful. Right now I'm in love with all things plaid! And I love how you wore this basque beret ;)
Life is a romantic poem

Laura Go said...

that dress is adorable,and I think the red beret is just so sweet!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Sophie said...

Your mum has great taste, I love this dress! It looks so cosy!
Sophie
x

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Your mom has impeccable taste! That dress looks wonderful on you, and the hat goes so perfectly with it.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Well done, Mom! This is such a lovely dress and even though it may not have been your first choice in color, it looks great on you. And how fun is your red beret? Lots and lots!

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

I think you rule the plaid outfits, only in this first page of your blog there are three, and they are all amazing! I am rather envious of all these beauties and your snow too!
Are you to Europe now? The dull mild weather is boring me, it looks like spring is coming soon and I wish Winter stayed longer, I mean as if we can call this a winter...

Ron Greer said...

Real Spanish Basque Berets:

http://home.avvanta.com/~rgphoto/2004/basqueberet.htm

A said...

Very nice pictures.

Paulien said...

That dress is really cute! Tartan is just the best print ever in Winter :-) Love the combination with the red beret!

dusanabotswana said...

haha "Catalonia and other countries" wonder who influenced that? ; ) You look adorable, your mum has great taste!! on the dress & the hat! wish i had a bin like that to jump in!
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