Big Announcement...

Friday, 1 August 2014

Ok, where to start...
So you may or may not have noticed that i have been crediting a lot of the jewellery that i've been wearing to a company called Yosa. Well today i would love to formerly introduce you to yosa and it's owner!
Yep, that would be me!

You see i wanted to start something that i love.
Yosa is my new baby (not neglecting RTH blog here of course.. this will always be my baby!)
As you all know I am a huge lover of accessories, i wear them every day as you can see from my day to day blog posts.
I absolutely adore great jewellery and how it can change up any outfit and make it just pop!
So i have curated a collection of beautiful accessories that i love and hope that you will love too.
Here are a few pieces that you may have spotted on the blog and are now available at Yosa.

A personal favourite of mine Teal Petal Collar

Another of my favourites The Tough Cuff

These are just a few examples of some the pieces Yosa has on offer.
Yosa currently stocks necklaces, earrings, bracelets, scarves and coming soon will be Clutch bags (so excited for those!)
I am already curating an autumn/winter range which will include sparkles for Christmas (eek!!) and they will all be coming very very soon.

I absolutely love you all for all the support you have given me here at Rachel The Hat, i can't wait to share this new experience with you all and i hope you will pop on over to Yosa and consider us for your accessory needs.

You can read all about Yosa here and over the coming months i will be sharing some exciting news and fun tid-bits, including info on our monthly Yosa Cover Girl opportunity.
I want to get you all involved as much as possible! :)
I hope you're all ready to come on the ride with me??
If you want to keep up with more info i would love if you follow along with us on twitter here and we will be sure to follow you too!

Of course nothing will change here on RTH i will still be posting 3 times a week as usual, but with perhaps a little chat about Yosa here and there.

So on that note i would love to leave you with a fabulous give-away!

Win 1 of 2 Gorgeous Yosa Statement Necklaces

Open internationally, this is the first of what i hope will be many fun giveaways with you all!
2 winners will win 1 necklace each and will be wrapped up and sent directly to them.
Good luck!
The give-away runs for one week, so get entering!

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Fashion is for everyone. 
Whether you're single in the city or a stay at home mum from the country...
we all have a passion for fashion!
Every Friday Lena & I will be co-hosting a fashion free-for-all linkup!
Anything fashion goes!
Link up your outfit posts, a fashion recap, a fashion wishlist, get your kids or hubby in on the fun... if you've got a passion for fashion, this is the place to be!
Celebrate your style with us every Friday!
We'll be pinning our favourite looks to our Passion for Fashion boards on Pinterest!

You can find the board HERE 
Follow both hosts Lena and  Me so we can come visit you!

If you could link back to us via text link or button and help spread the 
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Then go visit, blog hop, follow and comment on all the fabulous ladies you are meeting!

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Thursday, 31 July 2014

 As a 'style blogger' people often think it can be a glamorous life.. i am here to tell you otherwise. You see, as much as i love to get dressed up everyday what i actually love more is coming home and putting on my comfy pj's. I'm not talking pretty silky nightwear here either. I mostly like to kick back and relax in comfy things like baggy pyjama bottoms or leggings and my husbands big oversized t-shirts. Sometimes i actually match, like today, this strawberry set is like my top notch pj's haha!
My best blogging normally takes place of an evening in my pj's when the kids are safely tucked up in bed, i have a hot chocolate in hand and a good film or documentary on in the background (and normally a cat on my lap also!)
AXA have set out to ask bloggers to show them your business pyjamas for the chance to win an iPad mini!!
This is so fun! I so want to see you all in your pj's! I hope they're as bad as mine!!
All you have to do is take a pic of you working in your very best (or worst) pyjamas and write a blog post telling them what you wear for 'work'.
Post your photo on twitter using #BusinessPyjamas and let AXA know by tweeting @AXABizTeam or you can post a photo on their Facebook page
Easy peasy! And its FUN! sometimes as a blogger i forget to have fun, there's always deadlines and a crazy inbox to contend with.... but this is just for kicks (and of course a possible ipad..sweet!!) Which I for one am happy to do (but don't leave me hanging out here on my own guys.. i wanna see lots of funky pjs!)
If you post your pj's be sure to tweet me too or leave a comment down below so i can swing by and check out my fellow pj wearing buddies!

Teal dress and lemon slice clutch

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

 Another sales purchase over here, this teal pretty cut-out waist dress is just summery perfection.
I absolutely love this teal/turquoise/aquamarine colour, its just divine and its been absolute pleasure to wear. Its been super muggy and warm here the past few days, so this dress was so light and airy that it made me feel much cooler. A little draft even gets through the waist cut out detail making me feel a little naked but safe in the knowledge that everything is covered ;)
As someone who never bares my midriff (post baby.. its a big no no for me, no amount of bio oil fixed that much stretching unfortunately.. ) this dress makes me feel a little daring and cool (temperature wise and street cool haha..who am i kidding!) with its cut out beautiful detail, its unlike any other dresses i own.

Can we just take a moment for The lemon slice clutch.. it is just divine..
So fruity and fresh its a true beaut!
I finished the look off with this neon yellow Yosa necklace just to add a fun pop and last years sales buy Next Outlet sandals.

Hubs and I did attempt a little date night last night, but we missed the cinema because
a. i read the times wrong and we were taking outfit photos before we went #blogger/real-lifefail
b. i also didn't read the listing correctly as Hercules (gotta love The Rock) was in 3D and we didn't take our glasses (and i was too stingy to buy yet another pair!)
So we sat outside a restaurant in the sun having drinks and chatting which was even nicer in my books!
Sometimes fails turn in to out nicely :)

(ahem, please excuse my really dodgy tan lines.. remember i mentioned burning? well this is the outcome.. pretty huh!)

Sandals: Old Next outlet last year

Ever have your plans change but to end up having a better time? 
I still want to see Hercules but maybe another day;)
(have you seen it, was it good, did i miss much?)

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resort wear (beach talk)

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Having spent a lot of time at the beach lately, it got me thinking of what a great beach outfit  would be. I've been living in shorts and vest tops but i started to wonder how i could look fabulous even when i was at the beach.
For me it's got to be something, easy to throw on, loose fitting and of course pretty!
I absolutely adore the nautical theme whether i'm water side or not, so it seems to be an apt theme to run with.
Nautical Chic sums up my thoughts on beach-side chic exactly.
Having discovered Heidi Klein's resort wear which seems to be the epitome of nautical chic, i think i have solved my beach wear problems.

resort wear

The Sete Square neck dress looks perfect for throwing on and arriving at the beach look chic. With the cute sleeves its also wonderful for throwing on if like me, you may have had a little too much sun, keeping you cool and covered.
I also love the idea of a crisp white cotton shirt, classic and timeless. Also great for days out and not just for resort wear. This is most definitely an investment piece in my eyes.
Then not forgetting a great bag to throw everything in, a must have hat and slip on flip flops, as no one wants to be faffing with buckles on the beach do they.

Do you have any resort wear that you swear by for holidays/ beach days? 
Do you love a sarong or are you a dress kind of girl?

I would love to know and have some inspiration from you..
We are planning another beach day this week (weather permitting..fingers crossed!!!) and i would love to look tres chic whilst i'm there. Any suggestions?