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 🙂

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  1. Kylie
    20 November 2011 / 11:33 pm

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

  2. 18 November 2011 / 11:22 pm

    your accessories = those fab yellow nails= a smile

  3. 17 November 2011 / 2:02 am

    Such a charming and whimsical look! Definitely visible.

  4. Gray Skies
    16 November 2011 / 11:17 pm

    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!

  5. 15 November 2011 / 4:38 am

    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

  6. 15 November 2011 / 3:36 am

    Your outfit is so dapper, love the bowler.

  7. 15 November 2011 / 3:07 am

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

  8. Tammy
    15 November 2011 / 2:52 am

    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!

  9. fingers. chopsticks and bobbins
    15 November 2011 / 12:11 am

    you are way too cute! love love love your style.

  10. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style
    14 November 2011 / 11:33 pm

    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!

  11. 14 November 2011 / 10:55 pm

    looooove this outfit! from the bowler to the pants! sooo cute 🙂


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