Sunday, 5 February 2012

Camel, burgundy and my new (old) hat


Flecked camel jumper: Next, Burgundy skirt: American Apparel, Felt boater hat: vintage, Black loafers: Topshop, Bag: Ollie & Nic, Jewellery: Topshop and vintage

I got a new hat! Well, not new, but new to me so it still counts. I think it's a boater, but I can't be entirely sure. I'll be honest, my knowledge of hat terminology isn't the best. I got it from an incredible vintage seller I found on eBay called smallbutdeadly. They have some really great vintage hats (something I always have trouble finding) and for really good prices. Oh, and can someone please buy this. Burgundy, velvet, 60s - perfect. Berets look awful on me but I thought I'd pass the link on because it's just too wonderful to be sitting there - someone give it a good home.

The hat had a black veil on originally and, after prancing around in it for a few hours pretending I was Joan Collins, I took it off. As fun as it was, it wasn't exactly wearable and made me feel a little bit like a 1980s divorcée going to a funeral. Now it's perfect. My photographer (otherwise known as my mum) couldn't get a good close up shot of the hat so here's a badly executed photo I took of the back of my head:


You get the idea. In other news, today I paid a visit to the charity shop near my house to kill some time before I came back to Manchester. As well as having a lovely chat about uni life with the guy behind the counter, I found a scarf and a vintage suitcase I plan to use for storage in my bedroom - all for under £5. I felt kind of bad because the suitcase was in really good condition and I'm sure it was worth more so I put an extra few pounds in the collection box. That's the thing about charity shops, I always feel a bit guilty about finding bargains in them. I just carried the case out of the shop with me, not really thinking of it but when I saw my reflection I felt so twee it was painful. Felt boater, loafers and a vintage suitcase. I'd been getting weird looks all day (wearing a hat is enough to elicit stares in my hometown) but then it was even worse - every person I passed did a double take. I must have looked like a WWII evacuee! When I got home, my mum said I looked like one of the Railway Children, which I think is probably a better comparison. But I didn't have any bloomers to wave on a stick, which was a shame.





  1. You look so great in hats. Everybody tells me that I am hat person, but I can never find a hat that I like.

  2. I love this look! the skirt is gorgeous too


  3. Wow! Great outfit! You look amazing :)

  4. Ooo, I love your skirt! The suitcase was a bargain too. x

  5. i love this outfit! The colour of the skirt is perfect and i adore your hat :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

  6. Evacuee or no, it's a bloody lovely outfit! I'm incredibly jealous of your hat-pulling-off abilities - I have a ridiculously large head and so can never find ones to either fit or not look ludicrous.

    Emily Wears Things

  7. I love your hat! And the colour of it looks just perfect with your outfit


  8. Oh it would have been funny to see the chiffon attached to it! And that suitcase! What a find! Love!

    Ahka Vintage SHOP
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  9. What lovely photos! I love your hat. You now have a new follower.
    Claudia xxx

  10. what a cute outfit!! you have great style. I will be following you! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ The Mow Way

  11. I love this outfit it is soo cute :) I love the skirt xx

  12. Love this outfit, the colours are gorgeous together xx

  13. amazing look, love the combination of colours! :)

    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you :D
    ... maybe if you have time, you could visit my blog too, and if you like it, follow me back ;)