It’s some time since I called a post ‘Hatwalk’. To those of you who are new to this blog, my Hatwalk posts are written because on the first of the month, Judith Boyd of Style Crone has a sharing session called Hat Attack, which I usually join (here’s the link) because, as I think you already know, I love my hats! Do have a look, as Judith is a simply beautiful older woman, who not only loves hats, she is also someone who has educated my eye for clothes and hats. She is, for me, an inspirational role model.
And here’s the hat I’m sharing with her.
However, before I show you any more pics, note that Judith is a little worried about the future of the Hat Attack sharing session, as more and more people are moving towards Instagram for both a version of blogging and just ‘looking’.
I’m interested. Are you on Instagram? I would love to know how many of you reading this are also on the Instagram platform? That’s a big ask and I don’t expect everyone to answer this, btw! But do you see blogging dying away and Instagram taking over? Would love to know, because this has come up (that Instagram is taking over) on several blogs just in the past couple of weeks.
I mean can I say right here and now to followers of this blog, for me blogging is all about writing, so this blog will go on. But on the other hand I don’t want to ignore trends or get stuck in a rut, so I’m always thinking about how to refresh and renew. This is good practice and something I think about a lot.
But, yes, this is also a continuation of the theme, on which I’ve written before, on how we all ‘curate’ our lives. Instagram is fun but i) I ration my time on there because you really could get obsessed and ii) there’s a lot of pics being posted out there, which I just can’t be doing myself, mainly because I don’t take good selfies out and about. And there’s a lot of curating the ‘look’. Me, I just don’t look good all the time. I’m kind of normal looking, and I’ve taken selfies which are truly ghastly, so no, you won’t see a lot of pics of me on Instagram! But it is fun, and you do either get to know new people or see old friends and fellow bloggers more often this way, which is great. I love the connectivity of Instagram.
So here’s another pic of the hat – posed and poised, I hope!
Btw, this is a real winter hat as it’s quite heavy and very, very warm to wear, which was essential last week. It’ll be kept for all those cold winter snaps which, apparently, are unusual, but let’s see. If we keep getting these unusually cold and snowy weeks, which brings our little country to a standstill (and costs a whole bunch of money) then I think we’ll have to start investing in cold weather infrastructure.
And here more of a close-up. You can see it’s a lovely brown colour which went very well with my faux fur coat.
And this one. The hat will now be put away until next year, because it’s definitely one for below zero temperatures.
And one final thought, yes, we’ve just had an exceptionally cold snowy snap, which the media has gone totally nuts over. It’s been on the news all the time with outside news broadcasters standing in the snow holding forth on the latest road and rail delays – and nearly all of them without a hat! I’m afraid half the time I haven’t heard what they’re saying as I’ve been shouting at the television – put a hat on, you idiot! Apologies if I sound grumpy but some of them looked so cold with their hair covered in snow – I couldn’t stop myself thinking that they were being total idiots!
That’s all for now, but don’t forget I’m really interested in whether you think Instagram will take over from blogging.
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Judith of Style Crone for #Hat Attack
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style and Visible Monday
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and iwillwearwhatilike, and
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Fancy Friday
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