The Girl in the Cat Hat

Zara black felt cat ear capFrom the moment I saw a Chinese teen sporting a beige felt hat with moulded cat ears in the terminal of Rome’s Fiumicino airport, I knew I needed to procure a cat hat of my very own.

A feline bowler hat was at the top of my wishlist – bloggers such as Carrie have made it look effortless – but until this year’s January sales I’d yet to see anything like what I was searching for. Enter Zara (practically my second home when a sale is on) and this beaut of a black moulded cat ear cap. It’s a little more 60s in shape than I would like and although I spotted a  similar bowler hat in Accessorize just a week later, I couldn’t justify becoming a cat (hat) lady so soon.

Red skater skirt and vintage lion beltI wore this hat to the recent Bonjour Blogger Blog Club, along with a breton stripe t-shirt, also a Zara sales buy, and a red skater skirt, vintage belt and my trusty H&M mac. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I couldn’t make my mind up about these chunky black ankle boots.

They are just so 90s, so similar to the pair of Kickers (remember those?) I wore throughout secondary school, that I wasn’t sure I could give them the love they require. Fortunately, love them I do, and for a pair of heels, these boots are surprisingly comfy. Do you love or loathe the current trend for all things 90s?

A big thank you to my fellow Blog Clubber, Josephine, who braved the rain with me to take these photographs.

Cat hat and Breton t-shirt – Zara / Trench coat – H&M / Red skater skirt – possibly also Zara / White tights – Topshop / Black heeled ankle boots – New Look (similar here)

Trench coat, breton top and red skater skirtChunky black New Look ankle bootsRed skater skirt and white tightsZara hat and H&M trench coat

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  1. Tara O
    February 4, 2014 / 10:02 am

    Lovely snaps SJ! That hat looks so cute on you. I remember wearing my new Kickers on the first day of secondary school and feeling so cool haha. <3

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:04 am

      Thanks lovely – Kickers rule! Well, ruled…

  2. February 4, 2014 / 1:10 pm

    This is such a lovely outfit, I love the skirt and the mac together :)

    Maria xxx

  3. February 4, 2014 / 1:51 pm

    I love these photos! If I need to show anyone why they should want to come to #blogclub, I should just show them this post :)

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:05 am

      Aww, thanks! Kings Street is such a great backdrop for outfit photos. Gutted I’ll miss the photography workshop next month!

  4. February 4, 2014 / 5:19 pm

    great shots!! from the #BlogClub day? The pink restaurant behind you is a great back drop!

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:05 am

      Yes! I wanted something that would clash with the red skirt – mission accomplished!

  5. February 6, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Best opening sentence of a blog post this year? I think so!

    V x

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:06 am

      Haha, thank you Victoria : )

  6. February 6, 2014 / 9:09 pm

    Love the hat and the photos. Blog Club sounds amazing,hope i can come to one soon. Funny you should mention Kickers but I just bought my daughter a pair last week.

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:07 am

      Are Kickers still going!? I assumed they’d been swallowed in the 90s never to resurface!

  7. February 8, 2014 / 10:15 am

    Wauw they turned out so nice, eventhough it was raining and grey :) Can’t wait for next blogclub!

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:07 am

      Thank you so much for taking them for me – they came out so well, even in the rain :)

  8. February 10, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    You look great! I’m particularly jealous of your lovely trench. Is it recent H&M?

    • SJ
      March 12, 2014 / 7:08 am

      Sorry for the late reply Kathryn – no it’s about two years old I think – they do a similar range every year though.

  9. February 11, 2014 / 9:07 am

    Great pictures! So sad I missed the blog club…hopefully I’ll be back in time for the next one! This outfit is brilliant, I love it :)

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