This post is dedicated to a hat I bought recently. For those of you who are new to the blog, I think you might have gathered that I like hats! And note, the post goes under the title of ‘Hatwalk” because I totally adore another blogger (of a similar age) who is the supreme hat blogger. This is Judith Boyd and every month fashion bloggers from all over the world come together for her monthly #hatattack share, and when I share with her I name these posts Hatwalk, because I do feel that hats should be walked around town rather than kept in a cupboard. Do have a look at her blog (click here) as she has such grace, beauty and style – and she wears simply amazing hats!
This is a vintage hat and rather splendid, don’t you think?
I’m never too sure about shops that sell vintage (because I see the label ‘vintage’ as an excuse to more than double the price) but this one (in Lewes) is rather good and the clothes aren’t too expensive. Actually, the shop is mainly about interiors and the stuff sold there is rather lovely. However, as you know, I don’t buy ‘stuff’ anymore so it’s the clothes that catch my attention and this time – it was a hat!
I’m wearing the hat with my French jeans, plus a charity shop top (with a Topshop label) worn over my cotton Peacock’s top, and charity shop boots that are on their last legs (because they’re just wearing out) but as I love them so, they’ll be nursed along for this season, at least.
I’ve already worn the hat whilst walking into Brighton, teaming it with my long black (charity shop) coat.
Two things: first is, that the reason I tell you about my charity shop buys is to encourage you to experiment with fashion at very little cost. As I said in my last post, buying in a charity shop is a win-win for the charity, for your purse and for the world because you’re stopping clothes going to landfill. And second, if you feel you can’t wear hats, try a beret, they truly suit everyone!
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Judith of Style Crone and her monthly #hatattack
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and her #iwillwearwhatilike share
Terri of Meadowtree Style and her 2nd Loved 1st Friday linkup
Nicole of High Latitude Style and the Top of the World Style linkup party
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Fancy Friday