Midnight Cowgirl

Zara faux fur | Zara trilby | Reiss trousers | UK fashion blog | Stylonylon

Being able to wear your hair down (last month’s huge revelation) opens all sorts of doors concerning headgear – like wearing fedora-esque hats that have been all the rage for a while now. Although I suspect this is more of a trilby… 

Brim widths seem to vary, although I think it’s more about what suits you best. I chose a hat which has a smallish brim as I didn’t want look like I’m wearing a huge saucer on my head. It’s worth being quite mindful and judicious when it comes to choosing because when a hat looks right, it a) looks like a natural extension of yourself in fabric form and b) bestows a certain air of confidence and – if my teenage reading of Deepak Chopra while on a long holiday car journey in India serves me right – all sorts of magical energies that will encourage good things to happen to you! A statement to the world that you’re ready to engage in a positive way.

I took these photos as the Algarvian sun was going down so they already had a bit of graininess as I had to push the ISO up a bit to stop the lens from struggling and to capture the shots in focus. Post-editing, using The Fader plugin to adjust the intensity of VSCOcam filters, I added a little more grain as I like the atmosphere and moodiness of the shots. Combine hat magic with a few carefree moments fooling around with a camera in a field is a surprisingly good way to relax – for me at least!

Zara faux fur | Zara trilby | Reiss trousers | UK fashion blog | Stylonylon

You might recognise a couple of these pieces – the hat and coat – from a little impulse Zara haul earlier this week. I convinced myself the Faro Zara had pieces that I couldn’t find in London or online (this bit is true so far, apart from the scarf!) so couldn’t miss the opportunity… You know, the usual thinking behind spontaneous splurging. But I adore the light latte colouring of the coat and have a bit of a thing for faux furs at the moment – there are so many good ones around! I feel an edit coming on…

We make our way back to London and all its busy-ness this weekend, which I’m quite excited about. Although I think I like the notion of autumn more than the reality of it – the reality being feeling the cold and never having quite enough layers on… So I’ll be putting a lot of magic energies into big knits and warm socks over the next few days in an effort to prepare for the colder months. Brrr, shivery just thinking about it!

Zara faux fur | Zara trilby | Reiss trousers | UK fashion blog | Stylonylon


I am wearing Zara faux fur coat (similar), summer dress and hat (almost identical apart from beading – which you could add!) with a pair of cropped Reiss trousers and Birkis.


Zara faux fur | Zara trilby | Reiss trousers | UK fashion blog | Stylonylon


Natalie Marie Jewellery double disc necklace


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    1. Thanks gorge – yes, the pics came out just as I was hoping. Sunset time in Algarvian countryside, take me back please! xx