I think what really makes an outfit is the accessories. I found this treasure of a hat amongst many dreadfulI ones in an op-shop. I was a bit uncertain about wearing it today because I knew people would ask me if I was dressed up to go to the Melbourne Cup. I was right of course – I had about five annoying men aproach me. Why is it that we can only wear feathered hats on cup day?! I say it should be a fashion more widely worn. As for my shoes – I haven’t worn this pair in two years or so and this outfit proves my philosophy that you really shouldn’t throw things out. My love for them has been rekindled! The laces are beautiful satin, but even better is the pattern of the material they are made of. You can’t see it in the picture but they have this sort of semi-sheer floral swirly embroidery on them which makes them resemble the curtains hanging in my grandmothers house. Magnificent!