Monday, 14 November 2011
There is something about a bowler hat that gets people talking. I wore this outfit last weekend to a fundraising brunch and the number of comments I got started to amuse me after a while: some good, some bemused... I also had the obligatory Charlie Chaplin comments (to be expected).
I'm entering my first "Visible Monday" on Patti's Not Dead Yet Style blog (and my second Trending Through the Decades: Accessories entry on Silverstyle). My bowler hat certainly got people talking - if you think about it, it's one of the oldest style hats around that is still worn today. You can't fade into the background wearing one, which is what Patti's idea is all about. I do secretly love an item of clothing that gets people talking, whether they love it or hate it; I get a kick out of the fact that it's quirky enough for them to comment. How much better is that than indifference?
Bowler hat: Asos
Denim shirt: Topshop
Trousers: Oasis at Asos
Brogues: New Look (with new laces added from eBay)
Bow brooch: Littlewoods (kids' section)
Top finger ring set: Asos
Silver ring: Boots
Thumb ring: Meteor Crater giftshop, Winslow AZ
Bracelets (black/silver/gold set of three): Asos
Silver charm link bracelet: F+F
Nails: Barry M Neon Yellow
P.S. I'll be announcing the winner of my giveaway in my next post! Come back Wednesday or Thursday this week :)