Posts Tagged ‘hat’


This contributor post was written by Beth of Parsimonia.

For those of us in the four-season states, the temperatures are really starting to drop! I finally broke out my mittens, scarves, hats and other cold-weather accoutrements this week, thus adding a whole new level of accessories to my wardrobe. But, I have to be honest: There are several pieces I acquired years ago that I know aren’t going to see the glint of snow. Just like most women, my tastes change with the seasons, but replacing winter wear always seems a bit more expensive. So instead of browsing online stores, I’ve been hitting the blogsophere for ideas, and these five DIYs are just the ticket for keeping me (and you!) warm, head to toe.

(above) Sew Your Own Mittens by A Beautiful Mess

DIY Leg Warmers by Split the Lark

Snowy Day Hat Pattern by See Kate Sew

Long Pom Pom Cowl via Purl Soho

Yellow Bow Ear Warmer by Delia Creates
(Note that tutorial is for personal, not commercial, use)

Beth is the writer behind Parsimonia: Secondhand With Style, where she blogs about her first love (thrifting) and her second love (cooking), as well as DIY projects, sustainable style and other bits of inspiration. She lives in St. Louis with one husband, one fuzzy dog and lots of dreams, and recently launched an online vintage store.


1. Red Maple Photograph 2. Petalage Earrings in Brown and Salmon 3. Handspun Two Ply Wool and Silk Yarn 4. Woven Copper Ring 5. Cinnamon Pinecone Garland 6. Men’s Wool Ribbed Neckwarmer 7. Crochet Beret in Raspberry


1. Sock Monkey Wrist Warmers 2. Dragonfly Wing Earrings 3. Mini Library Necklace 4. Sea Mist Earrings 5. Red Slouchy Hat 6. Dahling Hoop Girl 7. Girls Flower Skirt


When the clock strikes 3:09 am tonight (or tomorrow morning depending on how you look at), Summer will officially come to an end marking the beginning of Fall. I thought what better way to celebrate the start of my favorite season by style swapping a perfect fall accessory, the sweater jacket.

Today’s Staple, Jacket C by Zarina, is a few steps up in warmth from the spring and summer cardigans you’ve been layering but not quite a coat, making it the perfect transition piece for the months ahead. When the days are still warm but the evening air starts to chill, this piece can be layered over a casual T and capri cords or your favorite sundress, extending the life of your summer wardrobe while keeping you feeling cozy and looking stylish.

Style Staple: Jacket C 1. Toothpick Cords 2. Gillian Hat 3. Kindle Oxfords

Style Staple: Jacket C 1. Easy Peasy Dress 2. Baby Ruche Bag 3. Toscow Flats

Happy Fall!  ~ nicole | lillyella


Thinking of a story from last week’s news about sailor¬†Abby Sunderland, I am dreaming about the ocean (from a distance). Searching for looks that don’t require me to jump in the water and sail the open seas, but maybe will help me look like I am sea- inspired .

So what do you think of this sailor beret from Zara Carpenter?