Saturday, 8 August 2015

I FOUND THE HAT!

I think I may have tempted fate by saying British weather was on the turn towards Autumn now, because we seem to be having another last little blast of sunshine this week. For once I'm hoping it holds out just one more week because we are having a barbecue for little R's birthday on Saturday and it would be nice to have the pool out for the little ones like we did this afternoon. But the main part I'm ok with the hot weather still is because I actually found a decent sun hat that I LOVE and don't feel silly in.

Today we went to look at prospective wedding venues (although we only looked at one because we fell in love with it and now it's settled!) and had a snacky lunch in the car, so I wore smartish casual with an emphasis on staying cool.


So as you can see, its a large floppy black hat, 100% cotton, with a little wreath of roses around it. You would think that a hat so seemingly simple would not be hard to find. But no, I have been searching for a hat such as this for a couple of years now with no luck. Yet one day I stroll into Primark with no intention of buying anything, and find this beauty. There was no way I was leaving without it. The only thing is that it is quite thick, and it takes only the slightest bit of wind to pick up for it to be blown away, so I think I may attach some crocodile clips inside to keep it in place. Woohoo! Finally a sunhat that is in keeping with my style and that I feel comfortable in!

Outfit rundown:


  • Hat - Primark
  • Strappy vest - H&M
  • Velvet mini skirt - H&M
  • High waisted lace bustle overskirt - Necessary Evil
  • Shoes - Ironfist
  • Bag - LoungeFly 
  • Sunnies - Primark
What kind of sunhat do you like best? 

17 comments:

  1. You look lovely! That is a cute hat.

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    1. Thankyou. I'm glad people like the hat :D

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  2. I do like the hat with the red roses, and the top you're wearing,

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    1. I do think the roses make it much better :)

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  3. That's a fabulous hat! I don't go outdoors without my sunhat in the summer.

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    1. That's the thing! Before I got this hat I would pretty much never wear a hat, and either stay in the shade or get a little sunburnt on my head :( but since I haven't had black hair for three years now this doesn't happen so often anymore.

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  4. That is perfect for summer. I've got a similar one. They are great hats

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    1. They are great hats! Very summery, and witchy I feel too.

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  5. Every time "wedding" is mentioned I think of "Corpse Bride." HA! And you look marvelous! I love, love the hat!

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    1. A wedding, a wedding, we're going to have a WEDDING! I can't get that song out of my head now! And thankyou :D

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  6. I always feel silly whenever I wear a hat as well for some reason, it is really hard to find a good one! I really like the one you found!

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  7. Oh I know how that summer heat is! I am actually overwhelmed here by the recent high temperature! I definitely need a hat like that! <3

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    1. It's so hard to look nice in the heat when you just feel tired and sweaty! I think every girl needs a hat like this one :D

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    2. It's so hard to look nice in the heat when you just feel tired and sweaty! I think every girl needs a hat like this one :D

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  8. That is a great idea, I love how the red roses make the hat so much fancier! I haven't found a good hat in years! But my face does not look good with most hats either so that may be why.

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    1. I know! And I never would've thought about just putting flowers onto a hat I didn't like as much to make it better but it definitely works. I think some people suit hats and others suit glasses better, for example there's probably only one style of sunglasses I ever wear but my cousin just has the sort of face where literally the most ridiculous ones look great on her. Lol.

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