Friday, 25 March 2011

I Used To Be Snow White But I Drifted*


Hoorah! It's warm enough to wear my favourite dress. 



 
When I originally found this California maxi at a car boot sale last June it was far too big so I spent hours painstakingly taking in every seam by hand until it was the perfect fit. I always get called Snow White when I wear it and today was no exception.



I picked up this tooled leather belt at yesterday's car boot sale.


I also bought this North African tooled leather bag.


After swimming this morning I couldn't resist popping into a couple of charity shops where I  snaffled these treats


Lemon pure silk camisole from Whistles (£2.49) and three strings of vintage beads (£1 for the lot). The blue ones are glass and the pearl ones have a silver hallmarked clasp.


Vintage gingham maxi dress (50p), Tooled leather bag (£1), Horseshoe buckle belt (£1)
Have a fabulous Friday. I'm forsaking a jumble sale for a homemade pizza, rum and coke and trashy TV.
 *Thanks, Mae West.

74 comments:

Jessycalouise said...

That maxi dress looks gorgeous!I never seem to suit them though because I'm very small height wise lol
xxxx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Omg you really do look like a fairytale princess!! You are so beautiful, just like Snow White. :) I adore your dress and that leather bag is drool-worthy! xoxo

jaljen said...

Snow. Drifted. Tee hee.

I want that belt!!!! Not that I have a waist to show it off....

You look edible!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

You're missing out on a jumble sale?! Vix, I'm shocked! Love the dress though.

Re. your comment on my post, I'm amazed that you've been to INdia 16 times! Do you always go to the same place or have you been all over? Do tell.

Have a great night. xx

Fran x said...

What a fab dress,i never seem to suit them style of dresses sadly.
I shall be doing the trashy tv watching tonight as well
Have a nice night in
x

Pearl Westwood said...

What a lovely dress, the poofy sleeves are amazing xx

dinoprincesschar said...

I love love love Get Cutie, I have various skirts i must dig out!

And wow to the dress, and the charity shop finds !:)

Ivy Black said...

Gorgeous dress, Vix and what about this weather. Time to get the frocks out.
Have a top weekend.
xxx

daisychain said...

I've said this SO many times now but this is my favourite outfit on you!

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-the dress was worth the wait to wear, you look stunning as usual and I love the tooled leather bag! have a brilliant evening too, enjoy your pizza xxx

vintage_kitten said...

That dress is adorable.Looks great on you.I love that camisole.What a pretty color too.I love those shades of yellow.

Penny Dreadful said...

Ooh rum and coke, now you've got me thinking. Though we've only got tonic water in the house so really we'll have to stick to gin tonight.

I'm in constant awe of the bargains you maange to pick up. Do you think the pearls are real? Btw, I think more Calamity Jane ;) xx

Love, Love, Love said...

Yet another great look on you..I am very jealous of your super finds although I am off to the local market town tomorrow and that is always good for quality finds. x

VintageVicki said...

That dress is fab :)

Enjoy your night it but aren't you worried you'll miss something wonderful at the JS?? ;)

Marella said...

You look grat dear! <3

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Vix, I adore your favourite dress. It looks great with that belt. I used to be superstitious when I had horses about horseshoes being upside down - but that's made like it. I love the whole look and those pearls were a steal! Love you xx

Fanny Pinkleton said...

This has to be one of my favourite Vix looks too. I seem to remember you teaming it with pink somewhere in your blog archives...whatever you do with it, you look absolutely knockout!

Janna Lynn said...

Ohmygosh...that belt is amazing! :) If you want..feel free to enter my giveaway...handmade clothing :). Hearts, Janna Lynn

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

The dress is an amazing fit on you Vix, you're obvioulsy a very good seamstress x

Alice said...

I love that dress, and am so thrilled by the fact it was only 50p! The detailing on that bag is so lovely and the beads are such a good find too xxx

La Dama said...

You look divina amor!
that dress is one of my faves vestidos from your awesome wardrobe of Maxis.
horse shoe buckle is so freaking bad ass.
western meets India,love your second foto.
so sexy bruja.
oooh blue glass beads.cant wait to see you wearing them.
I would miss it too for Jons pizza.
rum and coke sounds good now,I made lots of lemonade today.

Alison Cross said...

As ever, you look super, Vix. You could wear a black bin bag and still look pulled-together and elegant!

Have a lovely weekend!

Ali x

SabinePsynopsis said...

I totally understand that this is your favourite dress... it's so unique and so absolutely perfect for you! Totally worth taking in every seem. I think I fance a rum and coke now, too... xxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

seam! seem, seam... you see what I mean. xo

See said...

Oh gosh that bag is just so freakin adorable!

Tanvi said...

Love your Maxi and that bag!! :)

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sacramento said...

That dress is a dream, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. it looks so fantastic with the belt. Loving every single thing, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Sangu said...

That dress is gorgeous! I can't believe you put so much time and effort into altering it, but it was completely worth it - it fits you like a dream!

Miss Rayne said...

Yes, I think it would be my favourite too.

Cosmic said...

oo love your gingham maxi and latest gorgeous bargain gems(all beautifully-designed:)!

Frugal Queen said...

You look, as ever, stunning. You're right, this is a night for homemade pizza xxx

Rose&Bird said...

Lovely dress, so summery x

Helga! said...

I do love that frock!! Gorgeous!
The belt is incredible!Lovely to see you finally getting some decent Spring weather!!
I've just gooten up and am a bit bleary....but you are a sight indeed for bleary eyes!!!
LOVE YOU!!!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Kim said...

Beautiful darling... I adore gingham and the painstaking 'taking in' was so worth it. It fits perfectly. LOVING that bag too! Enjoy your pizza x

WeShop said...

Cute dress. Can't believe it's warm enough where you are to go coat-less. Happy weekend - am raising a glass of Californian red to you! xx

Alexandra Mason said...

This dress is gorgeous! Have a great evening xxx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Ah stunning as ever and wasn't it just the day for it eh? Beautiful! I'm digging all my Spring/Summer stuff out tomorrow, just the day it gets chilly again ;o)

50 and counting said...

Nice to see some of the world is actually enjoying Spring.

I have your handbag's matching wallet.

Misfits Vintage said...

That is MY favourite frock too! You just look so beautiful, as always, Vix. It is the perfect frock, and you are so perfectly imperfect in it!

Sarah xxx

The Vintage Knitter said...

Beautiful maxi dress, you've done a good job re-sizing it as it fits you like the proverbial glove. Love your buys too, especially the bag xxx

Sophie said...

You look gorgeous! Love the maxi dress. Always had a soft spot for gingham!
Sophie
x

Veshoevius said...

You look utterly gorgeous in that dress!! It is such a lovely, sweet design and clever you tailoring it to fit.

Please may I? said...

You look amazing. Stunning in fact.

X x

giddynici said...

You've had lots of fabulous finds this week so pizza and rum sounds like a good call. The bag is gorgeous. x

Alex said...

It must have taken you a horribly long time to alter that frock but it was definitely worth the effort - the fit is utter perfection.

I'm with Margaret - definitely more Calamity Jane than Snow White. You've got far too much sparkle and sexiness to be boring old Snow White!

Kelly said...

That tooled bag is beautiful, as is the whole outfit.
Fair play altering the dress, would have started and no doubt given up in favour of a gin or cider. :)

xx

Smashingbird said...

Great sleeves on that dress. You are a very talented seamstress - it fits you beautifully! xxx

DearHelenHartman said...

The purse, the dress, the belt, the fit, all perfection.

Terri said...

Admiring the leather goods. The buckle on the belt is fantastic!

Ofelia said...

Vix, I'm glad that is warm enough to wear this perfect dress!!!
Gingham is always in style and I love the way you accessorized the dress!
Have a fantastic evening and weekend!!!

Miss Peregrin said...

I can see why this is your favourite dress! It is absolutely fabulous.

delia hornbook said...

ooohhh that dress is gorgeous and you look stunning in it love the belt to. im far to short for long dresses but love to see them on others.have a lovely weekend, dee x

Kitty said...

Looking gorgeous as always, my love! Why are you forgoing the jumble??

Nelly said...

You look absolutley gorgeous and I really really love that belt.Wish we had as mant jumble etc sales here.

VainGlorySinner said...

oh my! You have the most wonderful maxi dresses! The dress is absolutely cute and gorgeous! I love the puffy sleeves and the way it flares out more at the bottom. You look stunning in it! Perfection! xxx

Alexa said...

Sometimes I think puffed up sleeves can look clumsy, but on your dress it totally works against the silhouette. Gorgeous!

Make Do Style said...

Being Snow White is tops! xx

Cloud of Secrets said...

I do see Snow White, and I love it -- a modern, edgy, kind of rock and roll Snow White. The heavy metal cuffs are a nice touch, and the wild dark hair. I'm envious!

*Farah Pop* said...

...the dress is beyond gorgeous!!....you look amazing x x

Little Blue Mouse said...

I'm no film buff but with that belt and bag I think it's less Snow White and more something like Oklahoma!
Either way you look stunning.

Jazzabelle said...

oh, the dress is just beautiful, the neckline and sleeves are lovely. i really ought to learn how to take in clothes, sew, mend..etc. i miss out on so many great pieces because of the fact that i can't! xx

Maya said...

pretty =)

Grrreat bag, it's beautiful. As is everything in your post!

WendyB said...

That bag is amazing!

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

holy crap!!!!! that dress is freaaaaking GORGEOUS!!!! no wonder it is your favorite dress! you are beautiful, as always!

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annie said...

My first time visiting! You look LOVELY!

I LOVE the name of your blog!

Miss Claire said...

I remember this dress from a post last year, it's still a favourite. You look gorgeous in it, all that hard work bringing it in payed off! Hope you enjoyed your cosy night in :)

Xx

Diddyvans said...

wow - that is a great look! Hope you aren't too hungover today though.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

omg! gingham! I love gingham, it looks fab on you too! You do look rather virginal in it but the smile gives way to Snow White does Dallas! ;-D

vint junky said...

Brilliant. Dress and belt are a match made in heaven.
Hope you had a good weekend vix
xx

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

i love that Mae West quote, and this is my fav dress on you!

rosie-alia said...

Blimey-o-Riley, no wonder this is your favourite dress....you look absolutely bloomin' stunning in it! Well done on it's ridiculous cheapness too! xx

bollywoodstylediaries said...

My fav. outfit. ever!! I love this dress on you!

Mrs Bossa said...

Do we want to know how you (or Mae West) drifted...? Love the tooled leather - I'm a sucker for it! xx

Young at Heart said...

ooh the gingham is gorgeous.....what a tiny waist you have!!