Hot! Hat Obsession: Minnesota Edition

I picked up three lovely hats in St. Paul, all at different locations. 

The first, from the Junk Bonanza, looks far cuter on than it photographs. But for $8, I couldn't resist.

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I picked up this incredible tilt hat at The Mall of St. Paul in Mirriam Park. At $20, this one was slightly more expensive but it's so cute on. I'm photographing all of these on my adhoc hat stand (a paper towel holder) because I want to wait until I'm dressed up to photograph myself wearing them.

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Finally, at $50, this was quite the splurge. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know how frugal (read cheap) I am. However, the experience I had at Go Vintage was SO worth the premium. If you're ever in the St. Paul area and love *truly* vintage pieces, this is the shop to visit. I was in heaven with their selection of dresses starting from the turn of the century to the 1970s (the biggest representation seemed to be 1940s-1950s and early 1960s. The hats, were by far, my favorite part of the shop. They have the most gorgeous selection from the 1930s and 1940s. The store owner and his daughter indulged my hat trying-on and I left with this adorable number. An added bonus was when the store owner gave me a ride back into downtown since I had arrived by taxi!

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. So cute! The middle one is my favorite. Can’t wait to see the outfits you pair these up with :)

  2. All of these are so gorgeous! I especially love the second one–the flowers are beautiful. Great finds! :)

  3. Love your hats especially the middle one! But then we must see them on you to really tell. Have fun!

  4. love, love, love your hats! I just picked up an ADORABLE teal 1950’s pill box on my trip!!! LOVE it!

  5. I have a great collection of vintage hats but sadly I can’t fit them on my big old head so I have to photograph them on others!