Blue Cabbie

Last weekend we took advantage of the three day holiday and headed to Joplin, Missouri for family time and great food. Our daughter, Rachelle, and I decided to have a photo-shoot for the blog. Michelle, our oldest, also had a hand with my makeup (more later). Today’s look is vintage me: a little bit of the new, old and thrifted. 

Taking a step back, in August Michael and I went to Macy’s to pick new shoes and clothes for him. Along the way, I threw in a blue Cabbie hat from the Men’s department for me. I’ve never had a Cabbie before and decided it was time to sport one. 
This particular hat is paper straw and I think it will be great for going from summer to fall and spring to summer.

Rachelle is always after me to wear my glasses more. I do like these, mainly because of their great transition lenses.

My Nine West oxfords have been on here before. With their open crochet work, they are a great fall and spring shoe. Versions in black and white are still on Amazon, but I don’t think the tan are available anymore.

The Eric Javits (eBay) bag is a repeat. This was an accidental find because I was looking for something else. I forgot the original quest when I saw this navy and tan number.

My Madewell jeans are another repeat.  I have other jeans but these are my main ones. The classic Gap shirt and white knit under top were thrifted. For me, this is a classic look that is easy and comfortable to wear. I could also put a navy top under this and it would look good.

I had my eye makeup put on by the makeup expert of the family, Michelle. Eye looks (o.k.-makeup in general) are difficult for me. At best, I muddle through, but Michelle has just learned a lot in her sparse spare time (she’s a veterinarian and has with our son-in-law, their own clinic). I can tell you that I am wearing Kat Von D and Viseart products that she gets from Beautylish.

We were off to Jo-Anne’s fabric store and a little thrifting so it was time to end this photo shoot.

One piece that I particularly wanted to point out for this post is my new pendant. It is part of Janesko’s Atomic line. Jennifer Janesko is a Kansas City artist and jewelry designer that I have long admired. I have especially have loved her Atomic line, but Jennifer told me that the Atomic line is being discontinued and it is now discounted. I jumped at that and now this pendent is in my collection. 


A brief and short history of the Cabbie/Newsboy hat.

This is not the first time I have had a Cabbie hat on this blog. Over four years ago, I did a feature after I had knitted a three piece set (hat, scarf and gloves) for daughter Rachelle. If you are interested, the original post is HERE. If not, don’t worry because below is what I discovered about its history. 

Even Barbara, Barbie and Buster have their Newsboys

The Newsboy is one of the most iconic hats of the late 19th and 20th century.  This hat goes by many other names: Flat Hat, Gatsby Hat, Gold Hat, Driving Cap, among others.  

I have read that this style goes as far back as 14thcentury England.  It has been claimed by every class of people, starting with the working class and eventually taken up by the upper classes as part of the weekend country attire. 
Traditionally, the Newsboy is constructed from eight panels cut from plain wool or tweed.  It can also be a rounded cap with a small brim and a stiffer back.  I have seen versions of the hat with the top snapped down to the brim as well as remaining free of the brim. The ladies in the above collage are wearing the traditional hat whereas the men have on the smoother, non-paneled look.

That is enough for today, so I will bid adieu until next week. In the meantime, Happy Styling!


This week, I am linking up with Patti’s Not Dead Yet Style’s Visible Monday HERE Cherie’s  Style Nudge’s Shoe and Tell HERE, Catherine’s Not Dressed As Lamb’s I will Wear What I like HERE, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Turning Heads Tuesday HERE, Living On Cloud Nine’s Style Perspectives HERE, Shopping My Closet’s Style Me Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy’s What I Wore, High Altitude Style’s Link-Up HERE, Fashion Should Be Fun’s Fun Friday Fashion Link Up HERE, Shelbee’s Edge of the Week Link Up HERE, Nancy’s Fancy Friday HERE and Judith of Style Crone’s Hat Attack

The photography credits this week goes to daughter Rachelle and then to yours truly just for the polish photo. 


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