Gosh, I’ve been feeling a bit stressed. I’ve been sleeping badly and my IBS has returned. It’s the move, which is going a bit wobbly. It could get resolved fairly soon, but at the moment I don’t know where we’ll be living, and we could cancel the whole thing. And yes, I have been taking deep breaths and trying to chill. I have done some meditation. And it works, mostly.
But one day last week when I was feeling particularly down when a flat/apartment we thought we might be going for disappeared (owner changed their mind) I cheered myself up by buying a hat! And what a hat! As soon as I saw it I thought this is definitely one for Judith Boyd’s #hatattack session!
Just look at it! Will I wear it out and about? I’ve no idea, but the colour, the felted flowers and the whole look of the hat made me laugh!
I mean, it’s completely nuts! It’s a charity shop hat, of course, and cost only £4.99. The boots, navy cardigan and scarf are also charity shop bargains and the jeans and striped top are from Primark. So that’s a whole outfit at well under £50
Personally, I think it’s a happy hat! And yes, I’ve been so good with the de-cluttering, which has included getting rid of nearly 50% of my hats. But this one is a keeper.
Here I am wearing it in my garden. I really must get up the courage to wear it in town! For the moment, though, just looking at the hat makes me feel good.
This is part of the joy of charity shop shopping. You’re helping a charity and, it’s often a fun thing to do. But if the item in question also makes you laugh – you’re on to a winner!
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper
P.S Sharing with: Catherine Summers of Not Dressed as Lamb and her #iwillwearwhatilike weekly session. Also Patti of Not Dead yet Style and her Visible Monday and, of course, Judith Boyd and her March #hatattack
P.P.S I wrote this post yesterday early in the morning, and by the end of the day we were back on track for a move – phew!