Another post on wearing hats around town. I know some of you say that you can’t wear hats but I think everyone can (especially when it’s the winter!) and the way to start with hat wearing is with a beret, which, I think, suits every type of face. So here is a tale of two berets. Btw, thank you for all your comments – it’s so good to be back and writing blogs about life in and around Brighton.
Anyway, last week it wasn’t all that warm so, while out and about in Brighton, I wore my grey wool coat topped with a really nutty Smurf-like hat in my favourite colour, yellow.
Brighton is full of vintage shops, of which I don’t always approve as they often use the term ‘vintage’ to add a nought onto the price.
And here I am outside a really great hat shop called Mad Hatters.
This is where I bought the woolly yellow hat and a couple of other hats as well. In the window (and I should have taken a photo) something caught my eye. It was a nude coloured (as in flesh coloured) beret (at £20, I think) with next to it, a very beautiful flower to add to the beret (at almost the same price). I thought, hmm, nice, really nice. I’d like to have that, but the cost… Oh, wait a moment, I could do that for nothing.
So I went home and fished out my two near-to-nude berets bought in a charity shop for no more than £3 each.
And then I got out two corsage clipped flowers I’d bought in my local (Newhaven) community centre made by a lovely lady called Kathi – and put them like so.
And then I tried them on.
What do you think?
And here’s the pink beret.
Well, this cost next-to-nothing and is a perfect example of always looking at what’s going on around you and then adapting that look, that item, that fashion, that idea to your own purse and needs. But if you’re ever in Brighton do go to Mad Hatters for inspiration as well as the hats!
This is a short and sweet post as I’m attempting to write another post for My Other Blog. Don’t look for it yet as the posts for MOB always take longer than I think!
That’s all for now,
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Judith Boyd of Style Crone for #hatattack
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb for iwillwearwhatilike
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style and Fancy Friday
Terri of Meadow Tree Style and 2nd Loved 1st Friday
Nicole of High Latitude Style
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