It has been on and off snowing for the past couple of weeks now, the average temperature is around -3 but it has been getting as low as -10 which is not pleasant at all. Last week I took a risk and wore jeans that didn’t reach all the way to my ankles and although it was nice to not feel so wrapped up like I am majority of the time, it didn’t last long before I put some different trousers on and started layering up.
I cannot wait to not have to wear 5 layers, hat, scarf and gloves every time I leave the house and be able to let my hair free rather that having to tuck it away in my jacket. But here is a hat that I do love wearing, it is from a small local shop in a beach town called Porthleven, Cornwall. My mum bought it for me one family trip at least 5 years ago (I have family that live in Cornwall which is south of West England so visit as often as I can) and I have loved and cherished it since. They are by a woman called Claire Francis who handmakes all of her beautiful hat in her workshop in Porthleven and gives them an extra special twist with their different shapes and styles. I love my faux fur with the pixie twist hat that keeps my head warm and adds extra style to my winter attire.
Supporting local and small companies that create items that you will have for a very long time are the best way to know you are supporting people who are making a difference for the environment by having a lower carbon footprint with working in the country they sell and also you have a better knowledge of where the fabrics come from and how they are made just by asking the person yourself. I have linked the website here in case you want to purchase a unique and very warm winter hat.
I am wearing my very lovely Glitter jewellery that I am obsessed with, the earrings are just so different and have given me a new love for framing my face with different shapes. I also have my second-hand shirt and cardigan on. I need to go back to the second-hand stores here in Sweden, I want to add some colour into my wardrobe for the spring but I am one, saving money for my next holiday and two, don’t need to buy new clothes when there are so many great items available in the stores. I will go after the next payday and really explore different places around the city to see if I can find some hidden gems.
This weekend I have my Valentines surprise plan and lots of chores that I just haven’t had time to do this week, I am also looking forward to finally having a lay in tomorrow morning as it has been a long time since I haven’t had to set an alarm. I hope you like the look, do you have any favourite local stores that you love to shop at? I hope you all have a good Friday night and exciting weekend!