To the brim

I was hoping to expand my ever growing hat collection with this black fedora from OASAP, but I feel like it is missing it's mark. The hat which is described as 'woolen' is a cotton-poly blend, quite stiff, a little big, and I feel comes across as more 'pilgrim' than anything thing else.

My search for a black fedora continues. Any recommendations?

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The Rundown
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Bag Linea Pelle "Astor" c/o Linger Rose
Woolen Hat c/o OASAP
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Nail Color "Fair Game" Essie

41 comments

  1. Love the black and blue combo and I think the hat looks good but I get it when it just doesn't feel or fit right! I have a tiny head and I can never find hats to fit my head sorry no recs here.

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  2. Loving the black and navy! And ugh, such a shame about the hat, I hate when things don't live up to expectations!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  3. I love that you described it as pilgrim. I hope you find one you like but I think a fedora would really suit you.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  4. That hat looks wonderful on you,but I know how it is when it just don't feel right. Oh, you have a gorgeous blue velvet blazer. I have been for a hunt for blue velvet blazer for years. I love how you paired in such a strong look playfully playing with man fashion trend. I hope you will find perfect fedora for yourself.

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

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  5. That's the funny thing about hats - they can be so good, but they can also be so, so bad. This one does look on the good side in photos, I admit. Particularly when you're looking down, the stiff brim gives you a lovely, mysterious vibe. But I'm not discounting the fact that I have a serious bias to love this look because it is all black and muted blue and there is a fedora and velvet and all of those things are perfection in my eyes.
    xox,
    Cee

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  6. It is really hard to buy a hat online since you have no idea how it will fit or look till you try it on. Hats are usually too big on me, so I'm not much help!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  7. Lovely outfit. Great hat choice.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  8. Oh I wish hats would fit on my absolutely ginormous noggin'! You on the other hand, look absolutely gorgeous with it and it's just a stunning outfit altogether :)

    x
    Phoebe
    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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  9. If I didn't have an emotional connection to the one I'm wearing in today's post, I would totally send it over to you (and honestly, if you really want it, let me know and I will send it anyway--my kids give me things all the time). I'm glad for your hat binge because you look great in them!

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  10. I need to get a sassy fedora as well and your velver blazer makes me swoon:) xoxo

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  11. WOW, you pull off hats SO well! Gorgeous outfit, simple and chic.

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  12. I love black and navy together, is such an elegant color duo! I'll keep my eyes open for any good fedoras Lyddie.

    Cee. ♥
    Code Overdressed

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  13. Well I am just loving the navy and blue and black in this outfit!! Too bad the hat didn't work out!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  14. Your velvet blazer is just gorgeous! Love how you paired it with cobalt and black! Good luck on your hat search!

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  15. Oh the navy color looks so beautiful in the winter! Gorgeous girl!

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  16. You know... I was in love with this one fedora at Forever XXI. It was $20 and I kept on passing on it but it haunted my dreams. Then I bought it without trying it on because I totally thought it would naturally look great. NOPE! Just kidding. Haven't worn it once because it's like it's too small for my head. Ugh.

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  17. I like the combination going on. Very outfit!!

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I LOVE your blazer. I've been dying for a velvet blazer for forever and now can't seem to find any. I saw them years ago at J.Crew Factory but they seem to have gone out of style in stores? I don't know. But I'm super jealous of yours! I love the whole black and blue ensemble. I'm not very good with finding hats because my head is too small. I do love the hats at Anthro because they are a little different but they are expensive!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  19. You can wear a hat like no other
    Love the velvet blazer as well
    Brett

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  20. Nice look! love the black and blue :)
    xo,
    Yaudy
    http://yaudycristinafashionista.blogspot.com/

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  21. I personally love the slightly oversized look, but then again, I can see how you think it looks pilgrimm-y. I bet it's going to be one of those things you have to try on in person a million times until you find the perfect one. I know that feeling--I still can't find the perfect black heels! It should be so simple, right?! But it's not...

    Aah, the blue and black together looks so slick. I'm getting a definite Michael Jackson vibe from this look and I luuuuhh it, Lydia!

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  22. You look so stunning with the outfit !!

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  23. I, too, have been on the hunt for a good winter wool brimmed hat. Forever 21 has some options right now. I think you really need to try them on to get a good feel but I have an aversion to this (kids with communicable disease issues at school). I think department stores are a good source too but it may be too late with spring merchandise coming in. BTW, I never would have noticed your "imperfect" hat unless you mentioned it. I just commented on another blog that we are too hard on ourselves. Don't point out what you perceive as a negative because others won't notice! Really.

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  24. I love your velvet blazer. I am so in love with all things velvet.

    www.highheelsandtutus.com

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  25. Let me know when you find one, only i want it's tan cousin!
    HOTPINKstyle

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  26. You look amazing, love the outfit!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  27. this fedora looks great on you and i love the blazer -- it really shows off your waist!

    cute & little

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  28. Cool hat!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  29. Such a cute hat.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  30. Love! This hat is perfection on you!

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  31. This darker outfit looks great on you! I think the hat looks quite nice too, it doesn't look too 'pilgrim' to me :)

    Away From Blue

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  32. so chic! i am looking for the perfect fedora and i LOVE this one! u look stunning!

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

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  33. Bummer the hat didn't work out :( for the record, I think you look cute. I know I couldn't pull it off though.

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  34. Hmm bummer about the hat. But this blazer! Let's talk about that instead. It's gorgeous!

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  35. You wear hats well Lydia! Love that hat and that blazer. So beautiful.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  36. One of my style "goals" if you will is to wear more hats. I like simple black ones that blend in with my hair color. I'm also a fan of black and navy, nice combo!

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  37. love this combo! random: i just bought a navy and polka shirt kinda like yours! i feel all fashionable now, hehe.

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  38. This look is absolute perfection. I love mixing black & navy. And um, I'm obsessed with your booties. They are stunning!! As are you!! xoxo

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  39. To me this is more of a Panama style but I could be mistaken. I still like it on you.

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  40. Yes, i can see what yu mean - its not what you had in mind-
    I hate it when you get something different to what you have seen in a picture or have read was described.

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