Photographs by Helen
I decided to take some inspiration from one of my favourite blogs, the lovely Megan, for this outfit, as I’m always in complete awe at her incredible style and ability to clash prints. I’m always a little weary to, but I thought I’d give it a go and I think it came out alright. I picked up these leopard print boots last year in the sales and I’m not sure it’s quite possible to love a pair as much as I love these. I’ve always loved how stripes go with leopard print, so after finding this knitted top in the sale rail of my local TK Maxx, I knew it was a match made of heaven. Add in a little suede in the form of a skirt for good measure, a leather jacket to toughen it up and this is my uniform for the season. I just love how the fedora and skinny scarf combination can so easily transform an outfit, especially if you’re on a budget. I may be already looking for my next fedora for my collection, I’m thinking navy… ; )
In other news, if you enjoy the photography/writing/design on this blog I would really appreciate it if you could nominate The Girl in the Bowler Hat in the North East Blogger Awards under the category ‘Best Looking Blog’. I’m always trying my best to improve my photography especially, so to be shortlisted for an award in it would mean the absolute world to me!
These photographs are a typical example of an outfit post that got completely forgotten about. I shot these a few months ago, and if I’m honest, totally forgot to ever upload them onto the blog, but I really like the outfit itself so I thought why not. It’s just going to be a short post as things are very hectic at the moment, if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I’m currently working on the core team for a huge fashion event in Newcastle – Fashion Futures. The main event is tomorrow, a series of talks with guests such as Henry Holland, Laura Weird and Alexandra Shulman OBE (I KNOW RIGHT?!) and a lot of my time is busy helping out with bits and bobs for that. I’m incredibly excited, and a little bit overwhelmed, never did I think I’d be given the task to put together a goodie bag for one of my idols, the Editor of British Vogue, but that day has arrived. I’m sure I’ll do a post about it very soon!
I may have mentioned it once or twice (or 100 times) on the blog recently, but I can’t get enough of the 70s trend which has taken the high street by storm this season. There’s something about the fabrics and cuts that I find incredibly flattering, plus I can wear an oversized hat with every outfit! I’ve already spoken about these flared jeans in a previous outfit post, but I seriously can’t get enough of them – I must wear them at least once a week. I find that they really lengthen my rather short legs which is something I’m all for. The only thing I sometimes find is struggling to pair them with coats, but as the day we shot these photographs was rather dreary (as you probably tell) I chose to wear my trusty duster coat and I was pleasantly surprised at how it looks – embracing my inner Inspector Gadget and what not! And to add a little colour into the outfit, I went for this high-neck top I picked up in the M&S sale earlier this year. It’s a shop I wouldn’t think to look in for clothes, but there’s been some real finds in there recently – well worth a look!