Sunny Dress, Happy gal

Well helloo You lovely lovely lot!
I really wanna just kick off by saying a HUGE thank you for all who spent a minute leaving a comment on Monday’s Post. You ladies really know how to make a girl smile and feel better. Seriously, each and every comment made me so much happier, just knowing that i’m not the only one with “silly” issues that stop me from being happy in my own skin and in any outfit. And they are silly issues, we are all beautiful women of all shapes and sizes. I love reading blogs from all women, i’ve figured i need to stop beating myself up so much. There’s no point hiding. So once again, thank you, thank you, thank you.
And what else helps? A lovely new frock of course (and the arms are back out, but I decided to just not worry, and i was a damn site happier with it too!)

Wild flowers growing next to my office matched my dress

If i could give each and everyone of you a bunch of flowers i would…  So, These are for you!!

Dress & Blazer: Next
Belt & Pumps: Peacocks
Broach: Vintage
Bracelets & Ring: (buy one get one free) New Look
Sunglasses: Very
Bag: Kate Spade via Ebay: Β£14

This is a very happy sunny dress. Worn on what looks like the last of our sunny hot weather, it made me smile lots. It’s striking colour and daisy print makes for easy wearing. I look forward to wearing this with my red Converse and a red cardigan to go for walks in the park with the family.
So as i mentioned, the clouds are rolling in and the heat is dispersing. I have so enjoyed this stint of lovely weather, i hope it comes back soon. This evening on date night, hubs and i went to Penarth pier and walked along the sea front at sunset. It was so beautiful.
I have had some lovely outings lately,which i hope to share with you all soon.
Anyway, half way through the week folks, to my US readers, yay for a short week for you, and to my UK readers, woohoo to the long weekend coming up!
Take it steady Beautiful Ladies!

Ps, funny story, i picked these flowers and thought to myself “aww how pretty, i will put them in a glass on my desk, gentled held them to my nose to smell their delicate scent and Oh My Goodness! They stunk!!! And of wee wee no less… Eugh!!! Needless to say they didn’t make it to my desk. Hee hee!!

pleated poppy


The letter 4


  1. May 30, 2012 / 8:23 am

    I adore your yellow frock, and the touch of the pink flower is so cute. You are soooooo pretty I could give you a tight hug right now.
    Keep on inspiring.

  2. May 30, 2012 / 8:40 am

    Glad you're feeling happier Rach! Love yellow and navy together, your blazer is fab! Enjoy the rest of your day πŸ™‚ Big hugs xx

  3. May 30, 2012 / 11:05 am

    I absolutely love your dress! Nothing like a bright yellow dress to make you feel instantly cheery πŸ™‚

  4. May 30, 2012 / 11:07 am

    I saw the dress on your Instagram and I love it! I so hope we get the warm weather back– I'm missing it already πŸ™

  5. May 30, 2012 / 11:35 am

    LOVE that bright and cheery dress… and the matching wild flowers are a bonus πŸ™‚

  6. May 30, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Love this dress, and you wear it soooo well πŸ™‚ xxxxxx

  7. May 30, 2012 / 1:49 pm

    Rachel youre adorable! I love this dress πŸ™‚

    ps. Good call on not putting the wee wee flowers in a vase lol

  8. May 30, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    Love the daisy print on that dress, and yellow is my favourite colour!! Looking forward to seeing it casual too πŸ™‚

    x x

  9. May 30, 2012 / 2:56 pm

    Oh this post is annoyingly FABULOUS. I love everything from the clothes to the photos!

  10. Lis
    May 30, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    I always love your outfits,you always look so fabulous!

  11. May 30, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    You look amazing! I have also been arm-conscious in this weather, but you have nothing to worry about. Not a thing! Gorgeous lady. This dress is so sunny it makes me happy to see it =)

  12. May 30, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Hey. Saw your link over at Krystina's and just wanted to tell you how much I loved the print of that dress. It looks gorgeous on you.

    P.S.: I wish I had your hair!!!

  13. May 30, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    Gorgeous! Love everything about this outfit. You look fabulous.


  14. May 30, 2012 / 8:31 pm

    You look lovely and that dress is fantastic! Also, love your nail varnish… what shade/brand is it? It's lovely! xx

  15. May 30, 2012 / 9:42 pm

    oooh and ahhh, such a gorgeous dress!!! I luuuuuuve yellow dresses, Im thinking about ordering this myself, copycat I know. πŸ˜‰ You look smashing as always! πŸ™‚ Love the yellow, red and pink together!

  16. May 30, 2012 / 10:42 pm

    HAHAHA @ your wee wee smelling flowers!!! That seriously made me giggle.
    I'm glad to hear that you took to heart some of the comments that ladies left for you on your previous post. And looky, you look so amazing and confident with those exposed arms! πŸ™‚ Good for you. I don't understand how some other places on the internet have women bashing each other and saying the most cruel things about each others bodies or choices; we need to empower each other and stick together and be there for one another! I'm glad you had a bunch of lovely cheerleaders rootin' for you. And rightfully so, you look fabulous, Rachel.

  17. May 30, 2012 / 10:57 pm

    Saw you on The Pleated Poppy this morning. ADORABLE frock! I love the flowers with the dress…..too bad you couldn't keep them on your desk πŸ™

  18. May 31, 2012 / 1:02 am

    I want that dress! Its too cute for words! & the print mixing with the striped blazer is cool too πŸ™‚

  19. May 31, 2012 / 2:20 am

    You look beautiful, just beautiful. The print is such a fun, springy, happy print. So what if you're inadvertently endorsing piss-scented flowers? It works πŸ™‚


    p.s. – Red cons & red cardi with this dress is such a great idea! I can't wait to see photos of that!

  20. May 31, 2012 / 5:13 am

    such a cute outfit, I love how you mixed patterns. Funny story about the flowers.

    xo erica

  21. Anonymous
    May 31, 2012 / 5:15 am

    great outfit!

  22. May 31, 2012 / 6:02 am

    Your outfits are so cute! I love all your dresses!


  23. May 31, 2012 / 11:20 am

    LOVE the dress and stripes! lovely! visiting from smile and wave!

  24. May 31, 2012 / 12:43 pm

    Visiting via Smile and wave. You seem to have a knack for putting extraordinary outifts together! Thanks for the inspiration:)

  25. May 31, 2012 / 12:44 pm

    coming from Smile and Wave. I just love your colorful sense of style. I would dress in your wardrobe anyday!

  26. May 31, 2012 / 12:53 pm

    Just saw you on Smile and Wave! This is my first time viewing your blog, but I love it!

  27. May 31, 2012 / 1:47 pm

    your dress is adorable! πŸ™‚

  28. May 31, 2012 / 2:20 pm

    I love the dress on you! It is brilliant! (and so are your arms!)
    This is my first visit to Rachel the Hat and I am enjoying reading your thoughts very much!
    Have a great rest of the week.
    (I love love the name of your blog!)

  29. May 31, 2012 / 3:25 pm

    You are just too cute! I bought some flowers the other day, set them on my kitchen table, and sat down to eat lunch. I could have sworn a cat had snuck into my house and peed on my salad… until I realized it was the pretty flowers. So gross!

    I'm stopping by from Smile and Wave, so glad to have found your happy blog!

  30. May 31, 2012 / 5:54 pm

    I came over to visit after seeing you on Smile and Wave. You are just lovely! I love the bright pink belt & shoes with the yellow dress. SO fun & cheerful!

  31. May 31, 2012 / 6:57 pm

    Such a fun, bright outfit! I love all of your colors & patterns together. You look great as usual! πŸ™‚

  32. May 31, 2012 / 7:02 pm

    Such a pretty dress! Perfect for Spring/Summer πŸ™‚

  33. May 31, 2012 / 8:19 pm

    That dress looks great on you! What a fun summer print πŸ™‚

  34. May 31, 2012 / 9:05 pm

    Um, could you send me that dress! So stinkin' cute, you look awesome! Found you via smile and wave! Have a bright and sun shiny day:-)

  35. May 31, 2012 / 9:50 pm

    Hi Rachel! Visiting from Smile and Wave- i love your yellow dress! Very cute pictures- you're so pretty! πŸ™‚

  36. May 31, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    Just dropping by from Smile and Wave and I think yellow is really your color! You are gorgeous!

  37. June 1, 2012 / 12:07 am

    Cute dress! Love the bag! Saying hi from smile & wave;)

  38. June 1, 2012 / 12:08 am

    Cute dress! Love the bag! Saying hi from smile & wave;)

  39. June 1, 2012 / 1:35 am

    Love this dress:):)
    Found you through Smile and Wave!

  40. June 1, 2012 / 5:09 am

    Stopping by from Smile and Wave…. I'm excited to "look around" πŸ˜‰ Love the dress and especially love the striped blazer!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  41. June 1, 2012 / 2:24 pm

    Stopping over from Smile and Wave. I have just started wearing hats myself–due to a bad experience at a salon–and I like what I see on your blog, so I am going to start following you–not in a creepy way though!

  42. June 1, 2012 / 9:30 pm

    Love the color and cut of this dress! I'm visiting from Smile and Wave, but I browsed your recent outfits, and I think you have great style!

  43. June 2, 2012 / 9:14 am

    First thing I thought Rachel: gorgeous dress (oh the COLOUR!!) and once again oh her legs look so great….!! See, told you I was right teehee πŸ˜‰

    Glad you love your bracelet and that it arrived safe and sound, look forward to seeing you wearing it hon!

    Catherine x

  44. June 2, 2012 / 7:33 pm

    omg why i didnΒ΄t know your blog before! girl you are amazing! i love your style, this yellow daisy dress really brightens up my mood now and how fabulous you paired it with this striped blazer! oh really thank you for commenting on my blog and leading me to your beautiful space here darling! i have troubles with google friend connect but i follow you via bloglovin now to keep in touch!

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