My cold has gone and my gloomy mood is greatly improved by my recent charity shop finds. I was out in Brighton, just looking you understand! And I ended up with a complete outfit and more.

Here’s the outfit.

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That’s a Fat Face skirt at £4.99, some leather boots for £6.99, an Urban Outfitters jumper (found in the January sale) in that searing citrus yellow that I love, and an Urban Outfitters hat I could NOT resist. As you can see from the photo I’m still wearing the glasses – will be glad when my eyes/eyelids are better.

Do you wear hats? I feel the cold in my head far more than when I was younger so in the winter I wear hats, mostly woolly beanies, all the time. I’ve got loads of those.  Here’s me with my son-in-law wearing one from Mosato.

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Masato sells his beanies for £15 and (until 31 January) for each one sold donates money to a fund for the homeless, and a beanie – why not support him with this great endeavour.

Personally, I long to wear more formal hats and this recent buy is a proper hat. Now, I can see myself wearing this to London *note to self must arrange a trip* and I could also just about see myself wearing it in Brighton. Should I, could I, wear it in my home-town? Possibly not. But why don’t I? Perhaps it’s because, just as I wear different coats for different towns, so it goes for the hats. And where I live, is, I think, a woolly hat town. Gosh, I hope people who live in my town aren’t offended by my comment! But what do you think?   If you wear hats do you have a hat for London and one for back home? And if you don’t wear hats – why is that? Do tell me.

By the way, the lovely Judith who writes the blog, Style Crone (which has been on my side bar since I started this blog) has a monthly slot for her readers to share amazing hats called Hat Attack – I’ll have to join in!

And here’s the outfit topped by a stylish long black M&S Per Una coat bought, on the same shopping trip, at just £12.99.

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The day was dark when I took the photo so you can’t see all the details, but the material is a thick black corduroy in good, unworn condition.

That’s all for now but do let me know what you think about wearing hats including whether you’d wear a more formal hat going around your town.

With love

Penny, the frugalfashionshopper

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27 thoughts on “What do you think about wearing a hat around town? A proper one!

  • 13th January 2015 at 10:32 am
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    Think hat depends on type of coat, as well as setting. I have a lovely hat which I long to wear but it would not look good with my everyday parka type coat. Will have to go to Manchester or Edinburgh for the day. 🙂

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:25 am
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      Yes, I agree with you, most of my hats (as opposed to my many woolly hats) are best worn when in a city, London for me. But I don’t go often enough!

  • 13th January 2015 at 10:32 am
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    Think hat depends on type of coat, as well as setting. I have a lovely hat which I long to wear but it would not look good with my everyday parka type coat. Will have to go to Manchester or Edinburgh for the day. 🙂

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:25 am
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      Yes, I agree with you, most of my hats (as opposed to my many woolly hats) are best worn when in a city, London for me. But I don’t go often enough!

  • 13th January 2015 at 10:38 am
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    love your blog – v gd for the soul. Just received in post this morning: lands end long feather coat (I already have 2), super condition. New, £160. lands end Sale £80. Ebay purchase £21 (plus postage). Can’t be bad, eh! Happy New Year!

  • 13th January 2015 at 10:38 am
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    love your blog – v gd for the soul. Just received in post this morning: lands end long feather coat (I already have 2), super condition. New, £160. lands end Sale £80. Ebay purchase £21 (plus postage). Can’t be bad, eh! Happy New Year!

  • 13th January 2015 at 1:54 pm
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    You look beautiful in hats! It would be wonderful if you would participate in Hat Attack. Thank you so much for the mention!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:30 am
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      Thank you so much for your comment and yes, I will join in with Hat Attack. I love your blog http://stylecrone.com and I love hearing about the changes and challenges of your life – the gowns are awesome btw. It’s very uplifting to read it.

  • 13th January 2015 at 1:54 pm
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    You look beautiful in hats! It would be wonderful if you would participate in Hat Attack. Thank you so much for the mention!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:30 am
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      Thank you so much for your comment and yes, I will join in with Hat Attack. I love your blog http://stylecrone.com and I love hearing about the changes and challenges of your life – the gowns are awesome btw. It’s very uplifting to read it.

  • 13th January 2015 at 6:09 pm
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    I love hats and have lots. I’m not always confident to wear the more out of the ordinary ones (see the one on my profile pic.) but have worn my gorgeous Alison Tod blue fur number around my town, it’s just too windy to wear my purple trilby at the moment!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:47 am
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      Ooh, you sound like a hat fashionista – wonderful 🙂 Perhaps put a pic of the Alison Tod blue fur number on Twitter?? Must look her up.

  • 13th January 2015 at 6:09 pm
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    I love hats and have lots. I’m not always confident to wear the more out of the ordinary ones (see the one on my profile pic.) but have worn my gorgeous Alison Tod blue fur number around my town, it’s just too windy to wear my purple trilby at the moment!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:47 am
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      Ooh, you sound like a hat fashionista – wonderful 🙂 Perhaps put a pic of the Alison Tod blue fur number on Twitter?? Must look her up.

  • 13th January 2015 at 6:32 pm
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    I love it when you post photos. That photo of you in the corduroy coat, the hat and boots, is fabulous. Love the boots and yellow sweater as well!
    BTW, I went in on Google Earth and found that little town with 8 charity shops you mentioned, last blog. I found the Oxfam and one called St Williards Hospice. Wished I was there!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:44 am
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      Thank you re: the comment about the photo, yes that was fun to take and may do some more like that. Wow, yes, Seaford, and 6 charity shops in the main street – all like little boutiques. My friend, Jo, works at the Chestnut Tree House (a children’s hospice) charity shop, which is quite new and not on Google maps, that’s the best charity shop full of bargains and very helpful staff.

  • 13th January 2015 at 6:32 pm
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    I love it when you post photos. That photo of you in the corduroy coat, the hat and boots, is fabulous. Love the boots and yellow sweater as well!
    BTW, I went in on Google Earth and found that little town with 8 charity shops you mentioned, last blog. I found the Oxfam and one called St Williards Hospice. Wished I was there!

    • the frugal fashion shopper
      14th January 2015 at 8:44 am
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      Thank you re: the comment about the photo, yes that was fun to take and may do some more like that. Wow, yes, Seaford, and 6 charity shops in the main street – all like little boutiques. My friend, Jo, works at the Chestnut Tree House (a children’s hospice) charity shop, which is quite new and not on Google maps, that’s the best charity shop full of bargains and very helpful staff.

  • 21st January 2015 at 6:32 am
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    Wow, that was a very successful shopping trip. I have noticed quite a few of these hats around Brighton recently, and I did try one on in a shop the other day, but I didn’t really imagine I would buy it or wear it. I’m going to have a little play around with hats after reading this and see how it goes…

  • 21st January 2015 at 6:32 am
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    Wow, that was a very successful shopping trip. I have noticed quite a few of these hats around Brighton recently, and I did try one on in a shop the other day, but I didn’t really imagine I would buy it or wear it. I’m going to have a little play around with hats after reading this and see how it goes…

  • 23rd January 2015 at 2:29 pm
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    I think you should always wear a hat around town. Life is too short to dress dull!

  • 23rd January 2015 at 2:29 pm
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    I think you should always wear a hat around town. Life is too short to dress dull!

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