Friday, January 24, 2014

Winter Blues Mid-Winter Sale!

The world slows down for no one. Things have really been hopping at HighHatCouture.com! My views have been steadily climbing over the last two months, and it has really begun to pay off. I'm actually making a good profit. So, ladies and gents, I am officially a business owner. I'm turning a profit and marketing my heart out, and I am hoping with all my available strength of reason and optimism that this pattern continues. In celebration, I am having a sale:



I am right now learning the ropes of Ebay auctions. My husband is a veteran in the Ebay world and is kindly coaching me along. I have finally purchased my first vintage gown, which I intend to keep as my own, by winning an Ebay auction. Let me tell you, Ebay is a totally different world than Etsy. Its not as kindly and laid back. My palms were sweaty, my heart racing, and I don't know how many times I lost out to some user who goes by A***I. Feelings of anger and self doubt soon followed the disappointment of not attaining what had been my hearts desire. I did look on Etsy first for the type of vintage gown I was in the market for, and I found an absolutely BEAUTIFUL dress in my price range. Unfortunately I waited 24 hours and within that span of time, my dress had been snatched up. Let that be a lesson to you all. If you see a vintage garment that delights you, get it straight away, because once its sold you cannot get another. Most of these gowns are OOAK (one of a kind). 

Well, below are some listings at my shop. I hope you like the pictures!



50's Rockabilly Essential Blouse
SOLD
















So there you have them. 

I'm planning a trip this weekend, lets pray the blizzard warnings have been exaggerated! I have already been in one car accident this winter, I don't want to experience another.

Stay Classy,

Kary J.









Wednesday, January 15, 2014

HAPPY NATIONAL HAT DAY!

HighHatCouture.com IS HAVING A SALE IN HONOR OF NATIONAL HAT DAY!
USE THE COUPON CODE:
HAPPYHATDAY
TO RECEIVE $5 OFF ANY PURCHASE OVER $20
SALE RUNS THROUGH 1/19/14


STAY CLASSY,

Kary J.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Vintage Veil to Mourn Summer

Dear Reader,

 Has it ever been so cold outside that frostbite is an actual concern when you're considering making a trip to store? Have you ever been so cold that it hurts to breathe in the air outside? (bare with me here) Has it ever been so cold outside, that you don't leave your house for 4 days straight, not even to get the mail?

Although that last question maybe more of a reflection on my own personal situation, I don't need you to answer, because I know we are all united after this weekend in a deep freeze. They are even wearing sweaters and coats in Florida. When we start hearing things like 'VORTEX' during the weather report, we know global warming is a reality. We will make it through this years climate temper-tantrum my friends. We will.

 So, yes, I literally haven't stepped out of the door in 4 days. I actually used baby powder as my foundation for my last photo shoot when I ran out of my make-up. This is how a girl knows its been a particularly bad season. How did I entertain myself inside these apartment walls for 4 days straight? Apple TV, Social Networking, and compulsive buying on Ebay. I'm quite sure I've ate myself 5 pounds heavier as well. This cold is honestly just reinforcing my baser instincts. I have a very strong tendency towards being a sad, plump hermit who engages in regular whining sessions. So tomorrow when I emerge from my cocoon, I will be self-sacrificing, energetic, and cheerful.

 Well, I'm done with my whine. I'm sure you all have braved this past week better than I and are rolling your eyes at my attempt at self-pity. I managed during this nice long rest, to not do any Etsy listings at all. But seeing as how I am behind on posting pictures from my more recent photo-shoots, I will do that now. I hope you enjoy. Remember, if you would like to visit my store to purchase one of these items, simply click the title above the picture and it should take you there.




50's Cherry Red Taffeta Ballgown








50's Bridal Hat with Chiffon Veil
SOLD


2 Available










You can see that last week, I was a busy gal. I have some fab pieces yet to list, stay tuned. Just to wet your appetite, I have a macaroon pink lace frock in EXCELLENT condition, as well as a dress New Old Stock.  So...until next time dearies!

Stay classy,

Kary J.