Wednesday, 2 July 2014

July Hat Attack - yes really!

I've never done this before, and I'm highly unlikely to do so again as I'm not a hat person, but I've decided to join the Hat Attack for July. It was because I included a photo of myself wearing a hat in my travel report and some of you were kind enough to make flattering comments that I decided to join the Hat Attack for the first (and probably last) time.

What is this "Hat Attack"? Is it dangerous?!  A blogger called The Style Crone (if you haven't come across her before, do click on the link) hosts a monthly Hat Attack on her blog, where she encourages other bloggers to post photos of themselves wearing a hat and then link to her blog. I have to say that the Style Crone looks amazing and is clearly a hat person, which does inspire me to look for more hats in the vague hope of looking equally amazing myself. I think one of the many differences between us is that Judith wears hats because she loves them and it's part of her style, whereas I only wear them out of necessity: a woolly hat to keep me warm on winter walks and the hat shown below to protect me from the hot summer sun.

Me and Gaudi in León
In my defence, I'm not a serious fashion blogger. I enjoy reading and writing about fashion, however I write from the personal perspective of a "woman of a certain age", hoping to inspire you to find your own style and enjoy what you're wearing regardless of your age.  This photo is a holiday photo, not a fashion shoot - and I would be worried if any of you thought "I must rush out and buy an outfit like Sue's!" What I would hope is that you think "Perhaps I will try a hat on next time I go shopping" or maybe "Sue's over 60 and wearing a bright pink top, maybe I should buy a brighter coloured top for my summer holiday."

Points to bear in mind when choosing a hat if you're a petite like me: check your outfit in a full length mirror to make sure that it doesn't overwhelm you and remember that a higher crown will give you extra height!

Don't forget to click on the blue link above to look at all the gorgeous ladies wearing their hats. As a bonus, you will receive a 15% discount up to 7th July from the lovely Citizen Rosebud, who also looks amazing in her hats.


  1. I think you look good in your hat, and it's casting lovely shadows over your shoulders too


  2. Hi Sue, I came across your blog as I was checking out Hat Attack on Judith's blog. Yes it is dangerous haha. Like you I never wore hats. Because of Judith's inspiration over the past two years, I have bought 5 hats already. Not very good ones and not very expensive, but still 5 more than I would normally have done.
    When I saw your picture I laughed because I bought my hat (and another one) in Barcelona where I went three weeks ago with my friend Lia. On my blogreport I am showing a picture of Lia sitting next to a statue of Gaudi, also touching him. So funny. If you want to check it out, this is the link:
    (just turned 60 this year)

  3. Hi Sue! I feel very honored that you joined July's Hat Attack. Thank you for sharing! You wear you chapeau with confidence and hope that this will not be the last time that you participate. I appreciate your kind words, your focus on hats in your post and I love your blog!

  4. Thank you ladies for your kind comments. I'm starting to think that maybe I should start wearing hats more often! Don't hold your breath, but you may see me again in future Hat Attacks.........!