3/24/13

Spring 2013 Trend - 'Ladylike' style - What Hat and Outfit to Wear to Church

 What Spring Hat and Outfit to Wear to Church

 by Kathleen Lisson

Even though there is still snow on the ground here in Troy, NY, I have been wearing my 'Springtime Lady Uniform' - knee length dress, light jacket and nude heels. I add a hat, pearls and gloves when I attend church on Sunday. I cannot wait until it gets warmer to start wearing my straw hats again! 





Dress: Modcloth Eva Franco Change of Greenery dress
Jacket - Zara
Hat: Macy's
Pearls - Ross-Simons Graduated pearl necklace
Shoes: Modcloth Season's Meetings Heel
Gloves - old
Pantyhose - Berkshire Trend Back Seam Pantyhose Hosiery in City Beige


Wearing a pretty dress, a hat, a pair of cotton gloves and back seam pantyhose make me feel ladylike. How do your clothes make you feel?

 Linking to:

NotDeadYetStyle.com and DCinStyle.com

IFB Project 388 - Spring Uniform

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74 comments:

  1. I love everything about this outfit. The back seam stocking are my favorite accessory.

    We are heading to the beach on Easter Sunday so I'll be wearing my spring dress the day before to the races.

    Thanks for sharing Pretty Lady!

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  2. Yup that is what my back deck looks like still; snow and no leaves on trees. But you look mahvelous in that hat and love the dress!

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  3. What a gorgeous outfit, you look great! A pretty hat indeed, and a pretty dress too, not to mention the lovely stockings and shoes. One of my favourites!

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    1. Emalina, thanks for the compliment!

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  4. Being in a town where everyone owns at least 1 hat for the big race day, I love that you are wearing one for everyday wear! It's gorgeous and you look so springy! Aren't we all ready? My clothes make me feel ready to face the day... to answer your question!
    Visiting from visible monday...
    kim @ popcosmo.com

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  5. Your dress makes me smile--I think that is the spring-iest print I've ever seen!

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    1. Lizzi, I love this dress so much!

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  6. Love this whole look, esp the spring-y print of your dress (although I gave a little shiver for you with the snowy background) : > Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.

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  7. Speaking of hats, Dubai World Cup is around the corner and the ladies here are busy buying hats! I am not a collector nor do I wear hat often but I love my panamas to bits, I think that's the best hat for me :) You are obviously embracing the spring well with that dress.. the nude pumps and hat pulled the whole outfit together and make you look like a million bucks! Have a great week!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Yes, it is! I had an interview with one of the Style Stakes judges on the blog earlier this month!

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  8. Lovely beyond words from head to toe!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  9. You look an absolute picture of feminine beauty! x

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  10. I am so excited that you wore this to church! Our church has become so casual...many wear jeans, tee shirts, shorts, flip flops...and I miss church when ladies dressed as you have here! You go girl...it looks awesome!

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  11. Those shoes and hat are something I would like to have in my own closet!! I am exactly the same --I can't wait to dress for SPRING already!!

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    1. Totally agree. Snow, snow go away!

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  12. Epitome of class! I love that hat and your dress. You looked truly exquisite.

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  13. Your feminine spring-like Easter outfit defies the elements. Gloves, stockings, hat, and pearls...delicacy and beauty. Gorgeous!

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  14. Love every single piece of the outfit, the hat is incredible! By the way I'm hosting a link up party and would love to see your look there!
    http://dcinstyle.com/

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  15. Oh my gosh, Kathleen. How do I love this outfit? Let me count the ways.....1. I love the color, 2. I love the beautiful light and airy springtime print, 3. I LOVE the seamed stockings, 4. I love the subtlety of the seam....perfectly stated 5. Love your pretty hat
    This has to be m favorite or all of your posts!

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    1. Lisa, awesome! I have several pairs of these stockings, they will be my signature this year!

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  16. definitely going to have to pick up another spring hat when you're in town soon! xo


    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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    1. M, you are the home of the best vintage hats. New York Vintage!

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  17. You are a vision of Spring despite your surroundings. So lovely to see you rage against nature : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. I want to think I was perhaps inspiring nature!

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  18. You look classic and classy! What a beautiful dress. And jacket. And I even love the nude heels, although I like more color for myself. That is just a perfect outfit!

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    1. I want the focus to be on my hat and I want to have only a few pairs of shoes, so I rely on nude and black shoes to match most of my outfits.

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  19. Adorable dress! Makes me feel like spring is around the corner, even if it's supposed to snow a bit tomorrow in NYC!

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  20. You know I love this. xo! You look so beautiful Kathleen!

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    1. I KNEW you would love it. I was trying to give an impression of your chic style!

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  21. I agree with Trixie, I love everything about this outfit. And, I truly love that you wore it on the deck with snow and a bit of sunshine, now that is what I call postive thinking. Your dress is so lovely and is perfect with that hat. By the way, is your hat new this season?

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    1. No, it is actually the hat I wore last Easter! http://thatsaprettyhat.blogspot.com/2012/04/hats-and-pearls-and-lace.html

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  22. I can't pick out a single thing I love best, because I love it ALL, but I'm really craving that dress. I'm so glad you bring a breath of spring to this yucky weather!

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    1. Thank you! Sorry to say, it is sold out.

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  23. So perfectly springlike. I see a garden wedding in that outfit's future!

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    1. It will definitely get a lot of use over the summer!

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  24. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm in NY too... still chilled!
    Love the hat! You go girl! It looks fab on you!
    Carolyn
    http://www.ccmcafeeperspective.com/

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    1. Carolyn, When will Spring finally arrive! The birds are chirping in the snow here.

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  25. Such pretty Spring Time attire. I love the floral print dress!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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    1. Meredith, it is one of my favorites!

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  26. Perfect style! You really know how to look ladylike!

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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    1. Annette, I really appreciate your compliments!

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  27. A perfect look! Love it. xo, Julie

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  28. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog Kathleen! You have such a chic and well put together sense of style, I love the hat paired with that modcloth dress!

    xo,
    Evani
    http://www.simplyevani.com

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  29. Very elegant and indeed very "ladylike". Love your dress, so pretty colour and print. And your hats always suit you so perfectly.

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  30. Oh Kathleen, you look ever so feminine and pretty. I adore how the print on the dress is made for that hemline. Such attention to detail. Most of the time my clothing makes me feel light and happy.

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  31. Your dress has a great vintage vibe to it.And you wear it with such grace!!!

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  32. I absolutely love this dress on you Kathleen :) x

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  33. This is such a pretty outfit. And the hat is great, very flattering. I like hats, but I end up not wearing them very often because I don't always feel confident in the way they look on me.

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    1. Rosemary, that is such an insight. I agree that wearing hats is all about confidence.

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  34. Every inch the lady, but lady-like has sure improved over the decades! Not only lady-like but referential in the best way. I LOVE the idea that we can use the past in such a modern way. You are the best at this!
    Jan

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  35. Gorgeous outfit. I love the floral dress with the snow in the background.

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    1. I am glad that everyone is happy to see snow in my back yard. I will let anyone come and take it all away with them! Can't wait for Spring.

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  36. You are quite a darling! Love the little floral dress and your hose have a terrific line! Great look!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  37. Kathleen, you look absolutely gorgeous. What an elegant springtime ensemble and perfect colour palette for your hair and skin tones. J'adore this whole lovely look!

    ♥ Jessica

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