Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Get Ahead, Get A Hat



I was thrilled to meet lovely blogger Zoe in Birmingham today. Being the wonderful lady she is she brought along three fabulous vintage felt hats she thought I'd enjoy wearing. This Bermona Trend, London number goes perfectly with what I'd already got on so I wore it on the bus back home.



Nothing adds more drama than a hat. I've had both this dress and waistcoat for years but stick a hat on and it feels like a whole new outfit.



Here's some more of my collection:


You will attract attention if you wear a hat but as Mae West (and Helga the Great) would say, it's better to be looked over than overlooked and if you're in the market for an elderly gentleman I can guarantee they'll be putty in your hands. I never fail to pull a pensioner when I'm donning a hat.

1960s Dollyrockers dress (99p, eBay), Peter Barron waistcoat (Bought by my Mum in 1966), Velvet platforms (£9, Office)

 I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a dry day tomorrow so I can go car booting in the morning.
Have a lovely evening.


66 comments:

  1. Fab .. you know I love a hat or several.. if you ever need any feathers I will try and save you some :) xx

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  2. I love hats, so does my mum. Perfect when I haven't washed my hair!
    You look like a film or rock star in this ensemble, the pensioners have the confidence to let you know how fab you look. Bet all the men's jaws were hitting the floor.
    More people need to wear hats!

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  3. not really a hat person, but I LOVE your waistcoat. I'm loving anything leopard print at the mo!!

    Jules

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  4. "if you're in the market for an elderly gentleman" -- I've already got one, so does that mean I should skip hats? :-D

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  5. I love hats. Your collection is beautiful!

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  6. Oh I just love hats but my head is enormous! I know you reckon yours is too, but you have found some absolute beauties which fit you perfectly. I need a brim, and something substantial, otherwise it looks like a pea perched on a drum...

    So did you then????
    Pull a pensioner today?!
    You and Helga, what old fella wouldn't love the pair of you?

    Oh, and the dress and your mum's waistcoat are SPECTACULAR! xxxxx

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  7. Damn, Vix! You did it again, girl! That dress is so retro! love the colors, the intensity and that lovely hat. btw, you kind of inspired me for the Cher post. I told you you were a hell of an inspiration. I knew you´d like it! ;) much love, doll!

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  8. I love hats, and the way you wear this one makes me want a big delicious red floppy hat. Love the print of the dress too, while we at it. Happiness all over it.

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  9. I adore hats as you well know. You wear hats well. The dress is so lovely and I like how colourful and happy the dress is too. I'm coming over for a hat party this weekend;-)

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  10. Haha great tip, although I'm not sure I fancy pulling a pensioner! Awesome outfit, loving your gilet :)

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  11. Dearest Vix,
    You really do suit a hat, of that there is no doubt.
    I wish I had more hats, especially of the wide brimmed floppy felt variety, all I seem to find at the boot sales are shaggard straw ones & boring baseball caps...yawn to that!
    You look spiffing as always! I've admired that dress for the longest of times, the print is so amazing.
    It looks great teamed with your mums funky waistcoat too.
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  12. Gorgeous! Tis true, elderly gents love a lady in a hat. So do I ...I wish we all wore nice hats as a matter of course like we used to. Mind you, might not be a great look with jogging bottoms....
    xxxx

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  13. You pull off the hat so well. I really love hats but I'm always second guessing myself in one. I'll wear it and then by the end of the day I'm always carrying it in my hand.

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  14. "...never fail to pull a pensioner"!!!! Hurrah! Fecking pervy lot,those pensioners!
    Looking so supremely FOXY in that amazing frock-every time I see it I just drool over the colours and pattern....and with the waistcoat!heaven on a stick!!!So sweet of Zoe to bring you that lovely hat,that style really suits you!
    YOU will never be overlooked,my beloved twinny twin!!
    Love you!!
    helga xxxXXXxxx

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  15. Your dress is AMAZING!!! Not entirely sure that I want to pull any pensioners so I'll stick to woolly hats...

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  16. You always look fab in hats and its a shame not many people wear them now.

    Also that saying is true I would rather be looked at than overlooked, although I find attention hard to handle really...I am strange.

    Also I bet you get more than just pensioners chatting you up! xx

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  17. God I love that dress. The hat goes perfect with it too. You're rockin it

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  18. Nothing add style like a hot hat! And you rock this hat!

    X x

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  19. That hat becomes you Vix. But the Dollyrockers dress! I could offer you a profit on that 99p. How about £2.99? Hahaha. If only I could find attractive vintage for that price around here.

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  20. Oh Vix what a lovely hat! I am desperate for a lovely floppy felt number in a fetching shade of camel for autumn, love this! xxxxxxx

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  21. Lovely hat Vix and WOW dress.
    The photo collage is fab too. What a lot of hats you have.
    Dx

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  22. Whilst reading this post, I have realised I suffer from a severe lack of hats :(
    Really must invest in one, I do love them - I just don't seem to own that many.
    Looking as lovely as always

    xo

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  23. You can really rock a hat vix :o) Scarlett x

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  24. Vixcita,
    I love all your fab hats, No one can wear all types of hat like you amor.
    love photo collage of all your hats.
    It's true what our Helgita says "I would rather be looked at than overlooked." although sometimes I get shy when people stare at me. love your dolly dress hugs all your dangerous curves.
    besotes

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  25. :O Pulling pensioners! Naughty Vix! If you're ever in need of a wealthy old gent then get your hats out! Hahaha, much cheaper than a boob job!

    You always looks so wonderful in a big floppy hat where as I always feel like a fool when wearing a hat, they have never agree'd with my head! Hair flowers are really the only thing that goes on it!

    That waist coat is absolutely divine! It's so puuurdy! xxx

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  26. I love hats to and im loving the pink felt one on you. Its a gorgeous shape and style. You really suit hats its having the long hair you look gorgeous and you have a smashing collection ;-)I am praying for dry weather for you tomorrow, have fun. dee xx

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  27. you're really right: Nothing adds more drama than a hat!!, and you wear them with so much style!, love the color and shape of your new hat, and that wonderful printed dress with the waistcoat is fabulous!!
    As usual, you rock!!
    besos

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  28. Oh Vix, you maketh me envious!! What gorgeous hats! They really do suit you (floppy hats do go very well with long hair!!!)

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  29. Love the hats and the dress is so gorgeous!

    Zoe is lovely isn't she, I often see her at fairs!

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  30. tee hee - you pensioner puller you! A lady who wears hats is a lady after my own heart. That is a very wonderful Pucci-esque print on that maxi!

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  31. I love the dress! its so Pucci

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  32. wow vix what an amazing collection of hats!!! i´m really jelous;)
    love and kiss,mary

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  33. Hurray, even more inspiration to expand my hat collection! In Summer up in Clermont I am going to need some extra sun protection. All of your hats are fabulous!

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  34. Looking gorgeous as usual! I hear ya spoke to me mate Kiwi Sue :D ♥

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  35. this head looks so wonderful and I absolutely love the colour! arrgh, I need blogger friends like you as I need a head like that :)

    xx viviane
    hippiebohoreloaded.

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  36. I have a great suede hat from the 70's. I am going to try revive it after 40 years of weather, kids and topping snowmen. -T

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  37. Thanks so much for the E-bay tips!
    And, yes oh yes, older men LOVE women in hats!!!
    I love them as well, but my collection has grown sizeably since blogging ;)
    I feel GREAT in a hat and for some reason, around here, ya don't see many women in hats. So YaY for me!

    Your ring collection makes me swoon every time!

    PS
    (i put Mick in there just for you!)
    Hugs,
    reva

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  38. You are so right. Hat gives the right amount of drama! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  39. 'never fail to pull a pensioner' @ LOL!!!! Great dress, love it.xx.

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  40. love your hat & it does add that little something extra.......you look fabulous!

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  41. *Wishing you luck!* Can't have you missing out on any car boots.
    Also you look fantastic in hats! I like hats too they always add a extra touch.

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  42. 99p for that dress!!! That's amazing. And I love floppy hats. I collect them.

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  43. I love hats - but I never really know how to wear them, you look awesome!

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  44. Absolutely:
    it's better to be looked over than overlooked, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    You look so good in hats, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Besos.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  45. Hi my dear-it totally rocks your outfit, I'm adoring the maxi dress and the cute waistcoat too!! You do have such a splendid collection of hats!! xxx

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  46. I love it, and (sadly...) know exactly what you mean about pulling a pensioner!

    They do like a bit of meat on a woman, in my case, not in yours, I might add!

    That dress is simply gorge - I am wearing something similar today but more purply and pinky, but not beautiful vintage - Once again, Vix, you have excelled your good self...

    Blowing some mild wind your way, from the north! xxx

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  47. I do adore a hat Vix, but how do you store yours? I'm getting an ever expanding collection and they're taking over the house. Xx

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  48. I've never really worn a lot of hats because I have never had an that really suited me. You look great in hats! I have to say I'm head over heels in love with your dress, the colours and patterns are stunning.

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  49. I love a hat! The colour of that one is fantastic, definite attention grabber.
    xx

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  50. That hat is fantastic! The frock is STUNNING, the waistcoat is AMAZING and all together that outfit is INCREDIBLE! How delightful to meet another blogger and be given such treasures.

    Sarah xxx

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  51. So many hats make my head spin! You wear them well.

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  52. I know it's gonna be sunny for you today, I just know it! I love this dress on you, WOW it fits so well and shows the world how sexy VIX is! That sweet leopard vest and that gorgeous felt hat make it all the prettier.

    Your hat collection has me envious, I too have a thing for hats. I showed you my orange felt hat, totally got it after seeing you that gorgeous purple one.

    Pensioner.....we call them sugar daddy's here! Jon better watch out!
    Tons of Love~
    Krista

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  53. That whole combination is incredible, Zoe seems like a lovely lass xx

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  54. Ha! I really have to give the pensioner pulling miracle a try... Love my hats for styling shoots, but IRL - difficult. You look marvellous though. xoxo

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  55. You really know how to wear a hat! You never disappoint. Hats are my accessory of choice and I wouldn't be seen without one.

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  56. you have the best hat collection i have ever seen! and oh my gosh i need that leopard waistcoat, its so cute. reminds me of something good old keef would wear. xxxx

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  57. Ha ha at you never failing to pull a pensioner in a hat!

    I love your cheeky grin in the photo of you in the pink hat.

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  58. You are so gorgeous.Love that dress and leopard vest drool.an love that hat.xx

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  59. I love hats - although my hair doesn't and tends to go mental so said hat then can't be removed! I do like a 70s style one best - gorgeous.

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  60. That hat suits you perfectly, the hot pink is so vibrant and lovely xxx

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  61. The hat really suits you - and when I saw that dress I had flashbacks to when my sister used to wear one that I think was identical...first time around (that dates me...and my sis!)

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