Black hat

Black hat 011An in-between-post especially for Judith, the Style Crone, because she is hosting her 5th Hat Attack. A gathering place for women with a fascination for hats.

I will admit, I am not a hat girl. Some of them look good on me. Usually with a big brim and somewhat higher on my head. But usually hats and me are no friends. Especially not because hats make your hair go all funny when you take it off.

Nevertheless, Judith has planted a seed and I am slowly starting to crave for hats. She is the Hat Master. They all suit her so well and she has an enormous collection. And I mean ENORMOUS. This is Judith:Judith the Style CroneBecause I like Judith a lot and because I want to do more with hats, I created this in-between- post.

The one I am wearing is ancient. Bought on a holiday in Macon, France. (Present from my husband again.) It is not the best shape for me, but I don’t have a big selection ….yet (two to be precise). Also the shape of my head and neck  are not suited for tucking my hair underneath the hat. Did my best though.

Below: husband does not like the sweater…Black hat 012

Black hat 015Below: flashlight…. always so flattering. But as husband was so kind to take the pictures, I am not complaining (well, only a bit).Black hat 008Below: without a smile and showing the side and back of the hat.Black hat 018

I am linking up to Très Chic Style Bits.

Have a great week my dear readers. Tomorrow there will be another post on my blog. The second part of the shopping tour through the Nine Streets in Amsterdam. Stay tuned.

No Fear of Fashion





  1. Marianne
    1 December 2013 / 19:12

    I do like this sweater, especially if you really know how it works, but then you have to spread your arms and you will see there are two holes underneath your sleeves. I like this hat especially the close ups. The model remind me of the hats of the french soldiers.

    • Greetje
      1 December 2013 / 19:48

      I thought the hat was like the hat of a train station manager in the old days.

  2. 1 December 2013 / 20:07

    Greetje, I love this post. The black hat is fantastic, you look like Oliver Twist LOL. And I love your photos close-up. I like the jersey, the black and white I love, and the design is daring, but beautiful. The purple coat is beautiful.

    • Greetje
      1 December 2013 / 21:17

      Well… that is one of the two men in my fashion life that likes the sweater… The other one (my husband) thinks it is aweful haha. Tough luck for him this time. Although I do confess wearing it less as he doesn’t like it.

  3. 1 December 2013 / 20:08

    Choosing a hat is not an easy task, but sometimes it’s amusing! I have to wear one in winter to avoid sinusitis, and for that reason I don’t like very much wearing hats!! There are some people who look very nice and Judith is surely one of those.
    A hat can add personality to an outfit. Yours is cute and funny. . .

    • Greetje
      1 December 2013 / 21:19

      I can do better though… just have to start looking for a decent one. (Sinusitis… I had to look that one up. Hurray for the internet.) At least you have hair that won’t be flattened by a hat, like my hair does.

  4. 1 December 2013 / 22:55

    You look so cute with that hat!!! And the sweater is so unique!!!
    Love your close ups.

    I’m a hats lover so I guess I have to check the Hat Attack.

    Thank you so much for linking.

    Have a nice week.

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:40

      Yes please check out Hat Attack. All Judith’s post come with a hat. She has the most amazing hat collection.

  5. 2 December 2013 / 00:02

    Ah, I have the same issue with hats and how my hair looks when I remove them. My curls get all in a muss-up. I think this hat is pretty cool, not a shape you often see, and I really like that. I quite like it with the purple coat, which is stunning by the way. Tell your husband that I’m in agreement with him on the sweater. However did you get the coat on over the sweater, I wonder?

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:38

      Yep the sweater is at the back of my closet now. Just one of those mistakes. As it is quite soft, it adjusts when you put a coat on. I presume the sleeves rise up.

  6. Ann
    2 December 2013 / 01:39

    Hey there my friend, don’t you look cute in this snappy hat! You are making me smile again. I love it with your coat and the sweater.

    blue hue wonderland

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:36

      And I should be able to do better. So watch me in the future…

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:35

      Thanks Brett.

  7. 2 December 2013 / 02:57

    It’s a good thing Judith is planting seeds with you because you seriously look great wearing a hat. It pulls the focus to your lovely eyes and just plain looks good on you. I’m seriously loving your red lipstick. What a fashion icon you are today.

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:35

      Hahahaha… You do make me laugh.

  8. 2 December 2013 / 04:32

    I am not much of a hat person myself (I think my head is too big for most hats, haha) – but that piece on Judith is pretty spectacular!

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:34

      Most of Judith’s hats are spectacular.

  9. 2 December 2013 / 05:17

    Greetje, thank you so much for participating in Hat Attack and for mentioning Style Crone. Your hat is amazing. I love the unique shape and the self confidence that you portray as you wear it. You definitely warmed my heart with your post.

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 05:33

      And you inspire me to embrace that great accessory: hats.

  10. 2 December 2013 / 09:03

    I like hats, but like you need to find better ones. I also think hats are more suited to a colder climate as summer hats all tend to be the same. (can’t find the variety that Judith has!). I think your sweater is fabulous though! Such a unique design. Love it!

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 17:52

      How funny. Apparently the sweater is a polarising item. Or in normal language, one is either for or against it. Black or white (haha, like the sweater), no in-between grey. I thought it was nice too, but if your husband does not like it and it is meant to be worn mostly at home…… it is not going to work. Alas.

  11. 2 December 2013 / 15:30

    I love that purple coat! So bright and colourful for the winter months.

    You look very trim in your leggings and sweater.


    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 17:52

      Ha, I like what you are not saying. I will find a better hat Suzanne.

  12. 2 December 2013 / 17:27

    Greetje, that black & white sweater is the most amazing sweater I’ve seen. If I owned it, I’d never take it off! WOW is what I have to say…WooooWWWW!!!

    • Greetje
      2 December 2013 / 17:54

      Well, I’ll be daxxx… This sweaters a strange thing. People either love it or hate it. Strange.

  13. 3 December 2013 / 00:51

    You picked the perfect hat. I loved how paired it up. That black and white blouse is just fabulous…xo

    • Greetje
      3 December 2013 / 05:25

      We have another fan of the sweaterr!! So far the votes are in its favour. Nevertheless husband doesn’t like it which takes the joy out of wearing it.

  14. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    6 December 2013 / 16:26

    Really got to see the big pictures……I would love to get my hands on a hat like that but it seems my head is always too big to fit those cute hats!


    • Greetje
      6 December 2013 / 18:55

      We all have our strong points and weaker ones. But I bet, if you really focus, you would find one that suits you well. And what do you mean by: “really got te see the big pictures”?

      • Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
        7 December 2013 / 16:58

        Typo….really means “I really got to see the big pics” cuz I had a peek of this post at FB so I gotta run to the blog to see the big pics & the story behind it!

        • Greetje
          7 December 2013 / 19:08

          Yes, time issues… I know.

  15. 13 December 2013 / 08:34

    The closest to those fab hats up there that I have are panamas! I wish I’m elegant enough to sport them hats! I love the stripe tops with bat wing sleeves.. gorgeous!

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)

    • Greetje
      13 December 2013 / 18:04

      I love panama’s. I hope they suit me because I like to buy one. The top is either loved or hated by the readers.

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