Wednesday, 3 August 2011

To Bowl or Not To Bowl?


Bowler hat from a stall in Brick Lane

Fearne switches it up with a pretty dress and androgynous boots

The bowler adds quirkiness to Micha's figure hugging ensemble

Top Cat rocks the look effortlessly with a matching waistcoat. Love it.

So it turns out Charlie Chaplin and I have similar taste in style – who would have thought? No moustache – just that we are both a fan of the bowler hat. I’ve been meaning to get one for a while. Mischa Barton and Fearne Cotton make it seem effortless – you throw the hat on with a plain outfit and instantly you have an edge. And as edgy as I can be, I weren’t sure if the hat really suited my look – but on a trip to Brick Lane this weekend, the irresistible price of £20 lured me in to a classic black bowler with a red side feather.

I’m still deciding whether or not to keep the feather… it does make me feel a bit like I could hang out with Top Cat and his gang if I really wanted to. I guess that’s what makes it different though. And to be honest, its slightly kookier than my average choice but I can just see it now, with a pleated maxi skirt, biker jacket and wedge boots - hello winter chic.

We like that woollen halo and the quirky saint that its wearers become. It’s perfect for the winter as it approaches, but keeps the sun out in the mean time. Quote of the week: We love to bowl!

19 comments:

  1. i love the second outfit! Mischa looks amazing in black and white

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  2. Misha is stunning in the second picture! We like bowls, however in our everyday life we don´t use them :$

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  3. Hi Sam! Thanks fo visit my blog, i think the second pic of misha is very pretty, very simple and cute.
    Kisses!

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  4. Cute hat and great post:)

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  5. I'm so glad I found your blog; I love it! I also love bowler hats but I don't think that I would ever be able to pull one off! I have to admit that I laughed out loud when I saw the last picture...

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  6. Hi again Sam! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following me. Unfortunately, your picture did not show up under the followers bar. Could you try following again? I would really appreciate it; please don't hesitate to let me know if you encounter any problems while trying to follow me. I am following you too now:) Thanks so much!

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  7. The bowler hat is tres chic! I like yours the best. Xx

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  8. i like the bowler hat when it is pulled off the right way!!
    cool post
    xo
    francesca

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  9. love the hat :)

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  10. Thanks for the comment!! Love all type of hats :)
    Follow each other?
    xoxo

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  11. It's a classic but it's the best :) nice pics ...

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  12. love that hat!! i want one :)

    your blog is awesome, thanks for commenting on mine!

    do you want to follow each other?
    let me know dear!

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  13. To bowl! For sure :) they're so chic and edgy at the same time

    xx
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  14. the bowler looks great on you! i say definitely yes!

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  15. nice! x



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  16. LOVE the hat! :D suits you well!
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  17. I think it looks good on you! Definitely great for autumn and winter!:)

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  18. Oe I love your hat! It looks great ;-)



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  19. yes i like it i will buy one

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