New Look!!!

Well Hellooooo!!

How do you like my brand spanking new online home!

Welcome to 

Rachel The Hat!! 

New name and a face lift. Still the same URL so i won’t have lost any of you thankfully, and i hope you enjoy the new look as much as i do.

This handy work is by the loveliest lady My Girl Thursday. She has an amazing talent and the patience of a saint and i may have been a nightmare customer, but she did not let on once! 😉

So the name, ye…, it was none of the options i originally thought of, but it was a suggestion from the hubby. I may have mentioned before but will explain!

Before marrying my Hubby and changing to his Sicilian surname, my maiden name was Bowler. Now when you tell people this name for some reason they look at you perplexed. The name would then always come with a description:

“hi my name is Bowler as in the Hat”

When i met my now hubby he nicknamed me Rachel The Hat and it became my user name on lots of sites and then stuck. Its nice that it pays homage to my maiden name. I’m also a big hat lover, so that helps!!

Content will be the same as always with a few new additions such as ;

Spotlight on: A monthly favourite which could be a shop, blog, etsy or brand, anything that may have caught my eye that month.

Catch up: Monthly chin wag with you my lovelies about what’s been happening that month.

So without further a do… here’s my first outfit for Rachel The Hat

Jumper:  from Joy
Skirt: Peacocks on sale £4.00
Shoes:Next last year

What can i say, i love animals on my clothes and this is the most purrfect (ha, sorry couldn’t resist!) kitty jumper. I mean, the kitty has glasses! how cool is that! D’you ever get something and feel like you want to wear it all.the.time. Well that’s me and the kitty, i could quite happily wear this most days!

And the skirt? I have been longing for a vintage  skirt like this for yonks, but could not find one anywhere, and then i found this non vintage but lovely one for £4! and it fits like a glove and the length is just right for me being a clumsy mama!

Well then folks, i will love you and leave you for now, but hope you like all the changes and would love to know what you think.

Much love

Ps.Linking with

Momma Go Round


  1. March 4, 2012 / 12:38 am

    LOVE the sweater aka jumper! Your new look is fabulous…and the name is so darn cute and obviously it's perfect judging by your description of it! Two thumbs up lady!

  2. March 4, 2012 / 8:07 am

    That kitty sweater is so darn cute! I love it! The blog looks really good too. Very pleasant to look at. <3


  3. March 4, 2012 / 9:18 am

    The layout looks fantastic, I love the background pattern.

    Also, a kitty with glasses? You can't go much wrong with that. 🙂

  4. March 4, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    Wow I love the blue and all the pattern in the layout, so pretty!
    And cute kitty hehe

  5. March 4, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    Love the new layout Rachel. The story behind the name is cute too! Also, the kitty sweater: Adorable!!!

  6. March 4, 2012 / 4:48 pm

    Your blog is as cute as a button! and I love the way you accessorized your cat sweater, you look terrific!! I will definitely be following this blog- and I'm glad we are in ModSquad together!!

  7. March 4, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Love the new look and the name is fab! Your cat jumper is so cute! x

  8. March 4, 2012 / 5:48 pm

    Happy new blog! I love the reasoning behind your name, how fab. Your skirt is gorgeous. x

  9. March 4, 2012 / 7:58 pm

    Great new name and I love the story behind it. That jumpers ace, I can see why you want to wear it lots xxx

  10. March 5, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    you're adorable!


  11. March 5, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    Your new space is very pretty and I like the name! My (married) last name is Heater and I get the same blank look. I rub my hands together and warm them over an imaginary heater. It's so silly, but I can't stop doing it. 🙂

    The Suburb Experiment

  12. March 5, 2012 / 6:23 pm

    Your new space is very pretty and I like the name! My (married) last name is Heater and I get the same blank look. I rub my hands together and warm them over an imaginary heater. It's so silly, but I can't stop doing it. 🙂

    The Suburb Experiment

  13. March 5, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    OMG your new look is just fabulous Rachel – and what a perfect blog name Miss B!!!!! I LOVE the blue background pattern, it really suits you – I bet you're so excited about the new you!! Well done :))

    And to top it all your outfit is just the cutest, you couldn't look more adorable if you tried. Love the colours hun (perfect with your beautiful hair)

    Catherine x

  14. March 6, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    I am SO happy you stopped by my blog so I could find yours! This outfit is SO perfect and makes me wish even more that I could get that sweater. I'm going to search around and see if I can find it cheaper in the States. You are adorable!

  15. March 7, 2012 / 1:11 am

    I love your red skirt…so bright and fun!

    The new name is very cute 🙂 Not long ago I changed my blog name…and the URL…I bought the domain for $10 a year, and because it's still hosted by blogger I didn't lose any readers because it automatically forwards everything from my old URL over to the new. Something to consider 🙂

    Natasha ~

  16. March 7, 2012 / 4:53 pm

    I'm sorry, I know I just commented, but this sweater is Ah-MAZING! Haha I love it! I am not sure what your blog looked like before, but it looks great now!

  17. March 7, 2012 / 10:09 pm

    I was looking down my blog list thinking – who is this Rachel the Hat? I don't remember adding her hehe – Then I spy it is you – hoooorah I say!

    Fab skirt .. and your hair is looking lush too!

    Sal xXx

  18. March 8, 2012 / 7:32 am

    that must be the coolest jumper ever 🙂

  19. March 9, 2012 / 5:18 am

    Oh wow!!! I am completely in love with both that darling jumper and well, your entire outfit. This is most definitely going up on my Pinterest 😉 xx Marisa

    • March 9, 2012 / 5:24 am

      And I totally forgot to mention that I love the new name…such a sweet story:) Adoring your layout to pieces as well..anything My Girl Thursday does is gorgeous!

  20. March 11, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    i just love that sweater so much!

    my maiden name was "combs" so growing up i would write "trisha combs her hair" or i would just draw a comb after my name. you would not believe the amount of people that would pronounce it incorrectly! i would say no no comb..combing your hair and the blank stare would come across their face. i have come to the conclusion not many people have a good sense of humor!

  21. March 19, 2012 / 2:34 am

    The sweater made me squeal! OMG. LOOOOOVVVE.

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