There is nothing I love more than a velvet dress and a boater hat. The dress is the perfect winter staple- a luxurious crushed velvet mini dress with detailing at the bodice. And I recently thrifted this navy boater beauty from a charity shop in Santa Rosa for a mere $10.00. The store is off the beaten path, and I generally find wonderful treasures hidden among piles of junk. This outfit reminds me a bit of an Edwardian schoolgirl, something that I am particularly happy about. My big toothy grin comes out for occasions like these, although it is partly fueled by the three cups of coffee I eagerly consumed before snapping these photos.