A Tale Of Two Hats

On a warm Autumn morning two hats sat in their

place in the closet , just waiting for an outing.

These hats had travelled far across the ocean to their

new home in Tasmania.  

On this particular morning their owner 

could not decide which of the hats to choose,

so both hats came out to play.

They visited a now almost deserted semi-industrial 

where they perched happily on their new owners head.

adding a touch of whimsy to her black and white outfit.

Black pixie hat is from the 1950’s 

and  the name alone takes me

back to another time .

This little hat in red and green

is labelled Gwen Pennington, New York,

and I am told is 1930’s.

I love its shape , colours  and

the various bows on the side

and that it can be worn in a 

multitude of ways.

Wearing white jacket Scope( gifted)

Skirt and legging, Paula Ryan

Bag  Rachel Ruddick

We are joining all the other

wonderful hats with Judith at Hat Attack

and Seeker at Tres Chic Style Bits.



  1. Val S
    April 2, 2014 / 12:23 pm

    Perfect – if you can't decide, take them both! I love the details on that red and green one – it's unusual. But I think your bag is my favorite thing in this outfit. I love the color, size and shape. I'd have a thousand handbags if I wasn't too lazy to swap things from one to the other!

    • Jill James
      April 3, 2014 / 9:13 am

      A sentiment I use way too often, Val. Changing bags does have its problems, changed today, left the phone at home, oh well.

  2. The Style Crone
    April 2, 2014 / 9:38 pm

    Two hats in one post! I couldn't be more impressed. Thank you for sharing with Hat Attack.

  3. Jill James
    April 3, 2014 / 9:15 am

    Always a pleasure to share with Hat Attack., Judith, thankyou for hosting.

  4. Seeker
    April 3, 2014 / 10:30 am

    I'm such a big hats lover…. Loving always yours.You look great and the hand bag is sooooo nice!Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bitsxoxo

    • Jill James
      April 6, 2014 / 3:57 am

      Always a pleasure to join Tres Chic Style Bits, pleased you liked the hats.

  5. Tamera Beardsley
    April 5, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    Beautifully styled … and story told!xoxoTamera

    • Jill James
      April 6, 2014 / 3:59 am

      Thank you Tamera, always good to share a hat story.

  6. dan
    April 7, 2014 / 7:35 am

    Lovable hats! And very nice on you…I love vintage, and somethimes I buy an accessory to add to my closet…

    • Jill James
      April 9, 2014 / 10:14 pm

      Thank you Dan, I agree. I too love vintage but like you I add it to what I have in the closet. Nice to meet you.

  7. Jessica Cangiano
    April 9, 2014 / 9:14 am

    Wonderful vintage toppers! I tend to agree that the red and green chapeau is likely from the 30s, though it could be 40s, too. No matter the precise date, it's s delightful gem of a hat and one that really looks beautiful nestled into your golden-red locks.♥ Jessica

    • Jill James
      April 9, 2014 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you for your lovely comments, praise indeed through your vintage eyes.I am keen to add more vintage hats to my collection, they are so beautifully constructed compared to some modern hats. Jillx

  8. Maria at inredningsvis
    April 15, 2014 / 5:30 pm

    What a CUTE post 🙂 and your blog is so fab and fun.Check out my new post….How you decorate a small space to look bigger :)Have a great weekend dearLOVE Maria at inredningsvis – inredning it's, Swedish for decor 🙂

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