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.
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.
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.
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.
Penny, the frugalfashionshopper