11.05.2012

True Beauty Files: The Senti-mentalist

{Sweater: Gap (similar), Tank: Guess (thrifted), Coated Jeans: H&M (similar), Flats: F21 (similar here or here), floppy hat: H&M , Necklace: c/o LYLIF, Tote: Asos}

Gabe bought this hat for me on our last date.
I am drawn to hats (surprise- its an accessory;)) and I like to think of it as something I inherited from my grandmother. She has quite the collection of hats of all shapes and sizes, and they each have a story to go with them. My grandparents never had much money, but she always made sure to look her best and wear her finest to church on Sundays. This hat made me think of her as soon as I tried it on. 
I am realizing more as I get older how much of a sentimentalist I am.

I don't think I will be sleeping much in the next few days as the elections approach. 
So much is at stake, and never has the country been so divided on moral issues in my opinion. (Well at least not since the Civil War.) Gabe and I already voted with early voting here in GA. Trying not to stress, and just keep praying God will allow us a strong leader for our country. I think with young children, the future has never felt more important.
Happy voting! 


The True Beauty Files
A lookbook for the modern modeste.
"The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." 
~ Audrey Hepburn


50 comments:

  1. You know I love floppy hats! That one looks perfect on you and I love the color!

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  2. Great look! I love this hat! Such a great color!

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  3. Love that hat! I have been looking for one just like it.

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  4. the hat and color of it look aweeesome on you, lady.

    i love hats, but don't wear them often enough!

    love a good story...thanks for sharing :).

    cheers...have a great week, Anna!!

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  5. hats are my favorite accessory, and i just love yours! the color is so nice for fall.

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  6. Ha, love the hat! You are always so adorable Anna!

    I agree with the voting, my husband and I will vote tomorrow AM. Keep your fingers crossed!

    xx Lynzy

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  7. Your hat is oh so fabulous!

    I'm wearing a necklace and top so similar to yours today! Great minds :)

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  8. So cute! Love the hat-- especially the color!

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  9. you are an absolutely stunner in that hat!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  10. That is so sweet about your grandma, Anna. Love your outfit of course and incredibly jealous of the fall trees. Can't believe the election is tomorrow, kind of wish it was today. It's felt like a long campaign.

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  11. you're so cute! love your hat and the backdrop for these photos.
    kw, Ladies in Navy

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  12. I'm super stressed about Tuesday also! I am praying, fasting, and voting. We desperately need Mitt. I fear for the next 4 years for myself and for my children that will have to deal with this crushing debt. I vote Tuesday.

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  13. aw Anna! LOVE that hat - Memaw would want to steal it right off of you! :)

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  14. Love the hat! I didn't know you were in GA! Are you in the Atlanta area?

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  15. i absolutely LOVE your hat! how cute :) you have great hair, I wish mine would cooperate!

    xo,
    kristyn

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  16. You are so beautiful! And these photos are gorgeous!

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  17. I LOVE that hat! I'm going to have to make a run to H&M...I've been searching for a similar hat for sometime now....such a great color too!

    xo,

    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  18. That hat looks great on you, I love it with that cozy sweater and leopard flats!

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  19. Love the look! It's so rich and esquisite. I hear ya about getting more sentimental with age...and babies :)

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  20. Are you sure you didn't buy it as a memory from the one in our dress up box? :) My favorite!

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  21. Cute! Well said about the election...I'm both nervous for the outcome and excited for it to be over!

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  22. So sweet about the hat, Anna. I'm praying for a positive future ahead after these elections, and look forward to voting : )

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  23. Love the hat! So sweet that he bought it for you on a date. I voted early too, grateful that i belong to a country where we can vote and be heard. Happy Monday. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  24. Aww, how sweet of Gabe! You look so cute and I love that necklace!

    I know what you mean about the election. It's been very stressful but it's in God's hands.

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  25. Your grandmother sounds like a great woman with great style. Makes me think I should take better care of my hats...in case I ever have a grand daughter.

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  26. gorgeous hat anna!! love the color and that little rope detail. have a great monday!

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  27. Such an adorable outfit! I love the necklace! I think everyone is definitely ready for tomorrow and the weight of everything to be lifted! :)

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  28. You look fabulous in that hat! And I feel you on the election; thankfully it's over soon!

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  29. Love the hat!! Looks so great on you.

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  30. Gosh, adore your style. Perfect hat and sweater.

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  31. Love the hat & praying for our country too!
    When you get a chance, email me to let me know what color cowl you'd like!
    xoxo

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  32. This is my favorite outfit of yours yet! You look GREAT in hats.

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  33. Your hat and sweater are so cute! And you are so pretty :-)
    http://thehappyhealthywholegirl.blogspot.com/

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  34. Can we talk about the hat envy I have? I adore hats but have always purchased them in black/grey...I am DYING for a wine/oxblood one...have my eye on one from Boden...I think I should pull the trigger, seeing how adorable you look in yours.
    Hope all is well. My family is still without power here at the Jersey Shore after Sandy, but considering some lost their homes...we are counting our blessings.
    Best to you always.
    C

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  35. you look lovely in this hat! and I agree about the election...so much is at stake and it makes me so nervous! happy election day :).

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  36. The hat is beautiful, the perfect size and color. You look great Anna :)
    Lisa | Happy By

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  37. Gorgeous outfit! Love the necklace and the hat! xo Lacey

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  39. Love floppy hats, looks great on you Anna!

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  40. Love your outfit! Praying for the election too! Xoxo

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  41. Such a cute look! I'm always drawn to hats as well! Loving yours and your necklace!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  42. Beautiful outfit! You look adorable--makes me want to try a hat like that.

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  43. gorgeous - YOU and the outfit! love it!

    brooke
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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  44. you so so chic Anna! I love the background colors, pretty Fall leaves. Have a great weekend!

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  45. such a good colour for the shape of the hat, thumbs up

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  46. Love that hat on you, Anna - not everyone can pull off wearing that gorgeous hat! And a sweet way to remind you how your grandmother's been an influence in your life :)

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  47. Awesome outfit with stylish hat and hand bag! if you want to look gogeous wear best quality cardigans with leggings and stylish footwear!

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