The hat’s the thing

Here’s something I discovered today. People look at you differently when you wear an eye catching hat. Seriously. This floppy green vintage hat turned quite a few heads this afternoon and in all honesty it was quite disconcerting. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many smiles,  nods, quiet complimentary whispers, ‘pardon me’s’ and general courtesy – and this is London!

Strolling through Greenwich, I felt like a million dollars. This might just be my accidental equivalent of power dressing…..seventies style. I found myself walking with confidence, holding my head a little higher and feeling more glamorous than usual. The last one was new one on me because I rarely (if ever) feel glamorous. And all because of a hat I found in a bargain bucket for two pounds.

The hilarious thing is I was only dressing like this for a *project we’re working on and had it been a normal Saturday I wouldn’t have dreamed of donning such mammoth headwear.

*Hubby and I are currently making a little film – it’s a sort of ‘through the ages’ type affair, which requires me to dress in various styles (yes, I am in my element!). Today was, of course, seventies shoot day, so that is the real reason for my full on attire.

Obviously I always knew clothes had the power to change how you feel about yourself, this outfit just merely reminded me. But I think I needed reminding because I’ve been going through one of those ‘blah’ periods. Look, I know it’s only a hat – and not an outrageous one at that – but it’s a departure from my usual style, which made it seem more daring.

After we finished with our little shoot we took ourselves to a recent discovery that is quickly becoming an obsession…..our local pie and mash shop. The pie and mash is served with a sauce called liquor (we were assured it’s vegan), which sounds vile but is actually heavenly, and lucky for us our local shop offers a vegan pie option. Music to my ears yo! It’s pretty old school in there so I blended right in – my hat even matched the tiles, hehe.

So. Now I know exactly what to do when I’m feeling a bit crappy – simply pop on a floppy seventies hat, hit the streets of Greenwich and proudly stroll through the market after feeding on pie and mash. Forget therapy; it seems what you put on your head has a positive affect on what goes on in it. Innit?!

what i’m wearing….trench coat/vintage dannimac….rust cord flares/anthropologie….scarf/vintage….hat and bag/both vintage from clocktower market….boots/vintage bally (pregan) from ebay


10 responses to “The hat’s the thing”

  1. oooh, that hat is so cozy looking!
    The kindness of others most likely had a lot to do with how you felt about yourself, and that’s always a good thing! 🙂

  2. Kristin says:

    What a darling hat!!! I just love it 🙂 You’re right, clothing CAN affect the way you feel, can’t it?

  3. Emma says:

    I think you’re either a hat person or you’re not. You most certainly are! It looks awesome! The film sounds like a lot of fun too.
    And hooray for unexpected vegan finds!

    • peasoupeats says:

      Thank you Emma! I do enjoy wearing hats:) I’ll certainly put the film up when it’s done, it’s just a short. I highly recommend that vegan pie and mash…;)

  4. Simona says:

    Gorgeous outfit! I really love it, and I think the seventies suits you well. So excited to find out more about your movie project, sounds interesting! I know exactly what you mean about people treating you with more curtesy when you wear a hat. I bought a 70’s hat recently and when I wore it I got so many compliments and courtesy back! I guess people define someone wearing a hat with someone who has some sort of pondus.

    XO, Simona

    • peasoupeats says:

      Oh thank you Simona – I used to wear a lot of seventies stuff but recently I’ve been more inclined towards the sixties and even earlier. I think I’m definitely going to get back into wearing more 70s gear now though:) I totally agree about how people treat you when you wear a hat – I feel so sad that hats aren’t a regular part of people’s outfits the way they used to be.

  5. Bianca says:

    I honestly don’t know why you don’t have a stronger following. YOUR OUTFITS ARE AMAZING!

    My mother makes hats so I was born with a hat head, it was definitely easier when I had less hair tho..haha!

    • peasoupeats says:

      Haha, thanks Bianca- been treading blogging water for over three years now and pretty much have the same stats… just as well I love it, eh? Your comment means a lot-you knows I adore your style!!!

      I bet you have a lot of cool hats but with amazing hair like yours who needs one!

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