Hello again

Although I featured hats in my last post, this is the moment where I link up with Judith Boyd and her wonderful #hatattack sessions.  As you know, I adore hats, and it’s the 25th time I’ve shown you a hat I love.

Last month it was a dinky black number, and this month it’s a larger black hat. But what a hat!

The photo was taken in my old house and I had thought I might discard the June and July hats because I really mustn’t keep too many hats.  But you know what, my resolve shifted and I’ve kept them.

This one, especially, made me think I was born in the wrong era.  It is lovely. Btw, did I tell you?  This was bought in a charity shop and cost exactly £5.00

I’ve wondered if I might be able to wear this just out and about.

I’ve been thinking where I might wear this.  Brighton is a wacky place but I think this hat needs an occasion.  Or not, what do you think?  Any thoughts?

I tell you what, though, this hat makes me smile.   Now that’s what an outfit or piece of clothing should do.  I say, discard the practical and wear the froth, if not all of the time, some of the time!

All the very best

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

And sharing with:

Judith Boyd of Style Crone and her July #hatattack

Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday

Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and iwillwearwhatilike link-up

And Terri of Meadow Tree Style and her monthly 2ndLoved1stFriday#4

 

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29 thoughts on “Hatwalk 25 – July 2017

  • 10th July 2017 at 1:25 pm
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    It’s a lovely hat and certainly worth keeping. I imagine that you will be asked ” Are you going somewhere special?” each and every time you go out in it!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 6:49 am
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      Thanks so much Jan. I will wear it and I’ll take a pic to show you 🙂

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  • 10th July 2017 at 2:00 pm
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    It looks wonderful and I’d wear it around Brighton

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 6:50 am
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      Thanks – all the comments have given me the confidence to wear it – raining today though!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 6:51 am
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      It is – it was such a great find!

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  • 10th July 2017 at 2:28 pm
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    You look happy in your hat – so wear it! A happy face is good to look at!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 6:52 am
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      What a nice comment – thanks – I will wear it!

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  • 10th July 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    You could make out it’s a new-style sun hat!

    Glad you’re enjoying Brighton – did anyone e come forward to run the Film Soc. at Newhaven?
    All the best,
    Margaret W.

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:01 am
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      Yes, that’s the way to look at it.

      And the answer to your question is no! There are some people quite near to the action who think it might just be able to continue without us. As in, what is there to do but turn up on the night with a few things sorted during the month. But a good person who joined the Exec last year has absolutely grasped – as we have – that an overarching/overseeing manager is needed. and I admit I might have got the advertising and networking wrong with our copy/ads always saying, ‘it’s a great opportunity for a film buff’, when actually the person who is managing everything need not be anything other than the manager. Because there are so many little things that are done throughout each week before film night. And then someone needs to keep all those small actions in their head. And that is a full-time occupation.

      But hey, you know what, we have to leave the society because no-one is indispensable and we absolutely have to cut that umbilical cord! So we’re setting up Season 6 and coming to the October AGM where we officially step down. Add then we’ll be absent for 6 months. I want to do other stuff and so does Bill – and we never will if we hang around. It’ll be tough though.

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  • 10th July 2017 at 3:44 pm
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    Dear Penny,
    That is a magnificent hat and you have such a great “hatty” face. I LOVE hats but unfortunately they don’t suit me as my face is round and fat. I think you should wear this hat anywhere & everywhere because whenever you wear it, it would CREATE an Occasion. And Brighton would be the perfect place as it has such an arty vibe about it. Send us a photograph when you are wearing it out & about. I would love to see you adorned with “Le Chapeau”.
    Regards,
    Fran Whyte

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:07 am
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      Thank you so much, Fran, and I will take a pic. Now actually, the kind of hat that might suit you is a beret. They suit all types of faces and I just wonder if one might look good on you 🙂

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  • 10th July 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    I adore hats, you look lovely in this one, I have lots of hats, but people don’t wear hats here in Toronto like they do in England. The only chance I get to wear a hat is gardening or on the beach. I have the same straw hat in lots of different colours, so at least I can look glamorous while pulling weeds! Post more pictures please, I adore your sense of style.

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:12 am
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      I will put up more pics – thanks so much for your comment. Yes, I’ve heard that it is difficult to dress up in parts of Canada. Actually it is the same here. There is a certain ubiquitous dress-down look (usually includes wearing a cagoule and/or fleece with baggy black trousers) and you’d look totally mad wearing a hat in some towns, but not in cities and definitely not in Brighton. I’m just lucky to live there now!

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  • 10th July 2017 at 5:56 pm
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    Love the hat, but also love that skirt! I know we’ve seen it before but it really looks good. I find your posts very interesting and was surprised to hear my neice who had been to a very smart wedding last week tell me that she bought her dress (Coast) in a local charity shop for £10, she’s obviously a younger Frugal Fashion Shopper!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:16 am
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      I always look for quality clothes in charity shops. And like your niece I’m always on the look-out for high-end labels. They are there but you have to search for them. Be prepared to walk out with nothing. But then – you find something. It’s the hunt I like as much as anything!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:18 am
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      Oh yes, what a good idea! Did you enjoy Brighton, Nancy? It’s grey and raining now but we’ve had some lovely sunny days.

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  • 10th July 2017 at 9:18 pm
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    I love that hat and you wear it so well. I think you should wear it whenever you want to and don’t just save it for a special occasion!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:18 am
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      Do you know what, I will wear it. I’ll find a sort of an occasion and make it more of an occasion!

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  • 12th July 2017 at 4:28 am
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    A wonderful hat , too good to just keep for special occasions I would be wearing this at every opportunity. I so enjoy your writing and your thoughts on ageing .

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      12th July 2017 at 7:19 am
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      Thanks so much Jill! I will wear it but not today – it’s raining!

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  • 12th July 2017 at 7:30 am
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    ########it’s a great hat why would you need an occaision to wear it? It needs to be worn!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      13th July 2017 at 7:47 am
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      You’re so right – thanks Margo!

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  • 12th July 2017 at 4:37 pm
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    Hi Penny,
    That is a great idea about the beret. I never thought of one as I really prefer the bigger, more sumptuous hats that you wear, which add that je ne sais quoi to any outfit. However I will suss out the beret situation as you suggest.
    Regards,
    Fran Whyte

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      13th July 2017 at 7:49 am
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      Don’t we all love those big hats – even Ascot where people go right over the top! But yes, try a beret 🙂

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  • 12th July 2017 at 4:47 pm
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    I believe your wonderfully fun hat can be paired with any pieces you like! That is the brilliance of hats, dress them up or down, as long as you feel great wearing them, you look great! Thank you for sharing your wonderful find with Hat Attack!

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    • the frugal fashion shopper
      13th July 2017 at 7:50 am
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      Thank you for hosting Judith! And I will wear this hat more often – and I’ll try it dressed down!

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  • 14th July 2017 at 12:25 am
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    Thank you for linking up with the 2nd Loved 1st Friday. I am so glad you decided to keep that incredible hat. I didn’t say anything at the time, but I was crestfallen to think you were going to give it away. I don’t own one close to the magnificence of that one. You will find a time and place to wear it, I’m sure.

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