Yeah, you guessed it, I was far too excited not to wear one of my latest car boot finds for my weekly trip into town. As it was peeing it down with rain this morning I reckoned this wide-brimmed hat would be a nice alternative to my range of trusty vintage brollies.
The outer part of the hat was a bit dusty so I gave it a good going over with a clothes brush and then held it over the steam of a boiling kettle to knock it back into shape.
I live in a down-at-heel working class town in the West Midlands where the majority of women slob around in Ugg-ly boots, sportswear and ill-fitting denim. It always amazes me when people say they wished that they had the nerve to dress like me, what the heck's stopping them? Dressing up is fun and gets you noticed. If I get funny looks I can't say I notice. I feel good and that's all that matters.
I'm wearing my new hat with a fishtail hem striped jacket (Fashion sample stall £1.50), some vintage men's evening pants I revamped into shorts (Salvation Army 50p), Patent bag (Xmas pressie from Jon a couple of years ago) and some leather ankle boots (Miss Selfridge sale £20)
My neck scarf was from the same man who bought the hat from, he let me have a case of 17 vintage scarves and 22 embroidered ladies hankies for £4, what a sweetie! In fact, I bought loads of beautiful things from him.....I'll share more finds very soon.
Right, I'm off to do battle with my wardrobe and select an outfit fit for a night out on the town....wish me luck.
Have a fabulous friday night, whatever you're up to!