It was a sunny morning when we decided to go visiting a small forest in the feet of mount Merapi. The forest is one of the protected areas in our country that being labelled as a National Park. And because the boys in the family didn't go along -- as they had their own activities --, so only me, little sweetie, my sister, and a cousin (who photographed us) took a walk to explore the forest.
I think hats with scarves might be my new favorite things! I love the feminine vibe of the scarf with a slightly utilitarian piece like boater hats. I got this hat from a thrift store. When I found it, it was covered with laced ribbon and embellished with tulle-flowers. I love the hat but not its 'too romantic' accents. I bought it anyway, yet I took off all the embellishments and replaced them with a simple black ribbon. Now it feels perfectly me! -- The special note is: if you find something you like (especially in a bargaining price) but it doesn't look perfectly match with what are you looking for or hoping for, but you see there's a possibility it can be re-make or twisted into something you really want, then.. go, give it a shoot!
We enjoyed the sunshine, the view, the blossoming trees, and the small waterfall in the forest. But.. as the monkeys trooped near and running around us, I took off my hat and little sweetie's hat (because I didn't want take a risk the monkeys grabbed our hats and took them away) and immediately went out of the forest...
Esprit sweater (old)
cotton dress made in Thailand
vintage Etienne Aigner boots
*pictures by Vian*