Monday, 14 November 2011

Bowled over

Join us! Click the SpotlightThere 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
Sweater: 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
Watch: Debenhams
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 :)


  1. looooove this outfit! from the bowler to the pants! sooo cute :)


  2. Yesyes! Being talked about is better than indifference. Indifference is the pits. I love your bowler hat, wide trousers, and classic brogues. An altogether smashing look. Thanks for linking up with Visible Monday!

  3. Catherine,
    Thank you so much for stopping by. I always appreciate creativity with style and you have it sister!
    Feel free to link up as much as you want. No rules here!
    I really did enjoy your blog and am following you back!

  4. Oh man! That hat is so fabulous! And the polka dots in the bow-tie reflecting in the triple dots in the pants! Wonderful!

  5. Your outfit is so dapper, love the bowler.

  6. I love how you look in the bowler hat. Your nail color against the little blue bow in the 3rd photo is so pretty. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  7. I LOVE your outfit!! Those pants are amazing.


  8. I love your bowler hat! It's definitely an attention-grabbing piece because you don't see people wearing that style anymore. But I think it looks fabulous on you!

  9. Such a charming and whimsical look! Definitely visible.

  10. your accessories = those fab yellow nails= a smile

  11. This one reminds me of something Diane Keaton wore as Annie in Annie Hall. Just a tad more colourful though...


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