It’s Tuesday already and I haven’t even started writing the blog, partly I think because of the momentous events occurring in our country. God speed our late Queen and very best wishes to our new King. However, I don’t know about you, and I’m probably in the minority, but I’ve spent all the days up to the late Queen’s funeral feeling conflicted as I am sad at her death and in admiration at her selfless duty, and at the same time I do not admire the institution of monarchy, and particularly the trappings that go with it. And yet it is perhaps the only way for us as the monarchy does bestow continuity and stability on our nation. Anyway, enough said on the subject apart from, here endeth the Elizabethan era, and did you know what era we are in now? It is the Carolean era. My auto-correct doesn’t recognise it, better get used to it, as that is where we are with King Charles.
And while I just wrote, enough said about the past few days’ events, did you notice the hats at our late Queen’s funeral? I did! Quite recently I’ve been sorting out my cupboards and getting out my mid-season clothing, along with looking at the more wintery clothes, which I do love to wear – winter clothes are my favourite clothes. That includes my winter hats of which, after counting them, I felt rather faint! I have 41 hats! And I wear most of them, actually! There are only two I have never worn, which are these two.
This was a charity shop hat that wouldn’t have cost all that much. That’s a photo taken a year or so ago. This one below has also never been worn.
This hat I know cost £5. Now when shall I wear those hats?
I have many more winter hats than summer ones, and indeed I have started wearing one or two hats now, not the wooly winter beanies, but the broader brimmed hats and the fedoras in particular. Here is a photo of the hat I bought in Somerset when I found 7 items in one morning.
The hat cost £5. Note also the tweed jacket which is made from 100% wool. That cost all of £9.99 and I have begun to wear it as my go-to jacket now the weather is cooling down.
I have another hat that I often wear now.
This hat was bought new from Peacock’s years ago for the princely sum of £3!
And here’s one more hat that I wear out and about in Lewes.
Here’s a close up of it.
It’s rather magnificent, don’t you think. This I bought new from Urban Outfitters for around £15, I think, but I’m not sure as it was some years ago.
And here are some other hats I have. I bought this red fedora in Toulouse at Galleries Lafayette. It’s almost a Paddington hat, don’t you think!
And this grey one is a great favourite in the winter, bought new from a charity shop for £5.
This is the most expensive hat as I bought it new from a milliner in Hove, it’s that baker boy’s style of hat.
And then I wore this hat for the first time during this summer.
It’s gorgeous and small enough to wear when going to the cinema.
Lewes is definitely a place where you can wear hats, I have absolutely landed in the right town to live! I shall show you the more woolly and wintery ones as the days become cooler.
That’s all for now, thank you for reading to the end!
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. We are still having problems with our IT. Both blogs continue to crash on a Sunday from 2.0am (Greenwich meantime) to 2.0pm and then they come back. If you have tried to get on and couldn’t on a Sunday, that is the reason why you couldn’t. It’s infuriating as we are being given insufficient information to correct this. Many apologies, we will do our best to sort it.