So we can finally, legitimately talk about hats and scarves. Oh yes, my favourite sort of accessories that actually serve a purpose. They both keep you warm and can add a whole different dimension to an old outfit.
There are also some amazing bits out there at fabulous price points that make it ridiculously easy to justify a teensy little purchase as a treat and are also a great idea for presents as well. I don't think I need to remind anyone that Christmas is round the corner. For me, scarves are the easiest no brainer. I don't think there is one lady or girl I know to buy for, who wouldn't love a scarf (I have a new one on today - loving it)
Well, today I had to trek to Bluewater (oh poor me, I know. I could see sympathy oozing out of every pore when I told The Husband earlier) to return the Mango jumpers I'd bought and the Warehouse teddy coat. Polishing halo as we speak (for a short period as I may have another rather random purchase to report tomorrow....).
But it was absolutely freezing today so I thought it was a great opportunity to have a look at the new woolly hats that are everywhere. I feel the need for a pom pom. I feel the need for an oversized pom pom. Not on my bag, oh no, that's far too subtle, I want one on top of my bonce. A pom pom for all the world to see.
I fear I may look like a bit of a fruitloop in them though and so I had a try on today. The jury is out although there is one I am rather liking. Here is the photographic evidence.
Starting off at Warehouse.
Coral. In for a penny, in for a bonker's pound. I thought it would go really well with my scarf but it's too pinky as opposed to an orangey coral. However it would transform a plain navy, grey, black or beige outfit.
Apparently it's pink. Oops. That'll be why it doesn't go with the orange scarf.... Pink Cable Pom-pom hat £12 from Warehouse
Hand knit cable beanie £16 Topshop A super chunky version, very much more substantial than all the others I saw. Also in red or cream. This was by far the warmest of them all and if you'd told me it was £40 I would have thought it was worth it. You can definitely tell it's hand knit (even though I don't know if that is in fact Topshop lingo for hand knitted.... aww hell, it feels like it's hand knitted. Although not by me.)
Girls pink fluffy pom beanie hat from River Island £8 Yes, this is from the section des enfants. I was ever so slightly concerned the Sales Assistant (who looked about 14) was going to scream at me "YOU'RE STRETCHING IT" as I grabbed a child's hat, tried it on and then took a photo. With hindsight, I should have been more grateful she didn't call security) But hell, it fits and I have a big head. And the pom pom was the most oversized of all I saw (to be fair, that is in relation to a small hat....)
However I already have a new scarf and pretty much everyone I've bumped into today has asked me where it's from. Well I've been super excited to say it's from one of my dearest friends Cathy who I met when our eldest were only weeks old. And they're now TEN!! My ten year old still goes to bed every night with "Itchy Bear" which Cathy bought her when she was a tiny baby. We've been through so much together and I'm so proud of her new business Alice's Wonders where this scarf is from.
As well as scarves there are simply stunning necklaces and earrings (which I will be featuring more of in the next couple of weeks as it's always lovely to see how they're styled) but today, it's all about the scarves.
Here is a close up of the Orange and Navy leopard scarf which is a lovely soft cotton, a great huge size and only £10.
I've also got the cerise pink and navy one which I can't wait to wear as well. Again, £10.
However I also have my eye on the grey and sky leopard (how much have I said I love pale blue with black?)
Or the green and navy......
I guarantee you won't be disappointed and I can't wait to show you some of the necklaces.
And finishing with a vaguely comedy element. Which, I won't lie, I was tempted to purchase for £16.... I have seen identical ones at gazillions more spondoolies. This would keep you warm. I was trying to think however, of an occasion when I would wear it as opposed to a normal woolly hat and failed. However it's vaguely cool in a Yeti Chic way?
Fox Faux Fur Trapper Hat from Dorothy Perkins £16
As you can see, I'm not entirely convinced...