Thursday, 19 May 2011

I've Got My New Shoes On


They aren't strictly new, just new to me.



I love Viv Westwood's Melissa plastic shoes so when I spotted these bubblegum scented Brazilian-made alternatives at this morning's boot sale I handed over my £2 coin without a moment's hestitation. Who'd have thought plastic could be so comfy? The jellies I wore as a kid in the 1970's cut my feet to ribbons.


What else did I get?


 Poodle placemat set (£1) and some blingy 1970's costume jewellery (20p)


Hand-rolled vintage scarves (50p each)


Retro nylons (20p per pack)


My earrings were 20p (they are complete but the official blog photographer neglected to tell me they were twisted).


Packaged 1960's shower caps and rain hoods because you never know when they may come in useful (10p each)


What a gorgeous girl. A pack of six extra-large greetings cards 45p


Urban Outfitters peacock feather bangle 10p


Steve Madden platform sandals (£2)

Vintage gypsy blouse (Salvation Army 75p), royal blue maxi skirt (Courtesy of the divine Helga), Leather belt (Vintage Village @ Clothes Show Live 2009 £2)

Shortly after these pictures I had my eyebrows re-tattooed. I look a bit on the scary side now and hopefully won't terrify the pensioners when I go swimming tomorrow. 

PS Thank you for the wonderful comments and messages I had regarding Tuesday's post, it meant a great deal to me. x


73 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

You have very sexy feet lady! I love nice feet!

The blouse you have on is lovely, one of my fave styles alongside the pussycat style ones you have!

Jonna said...

Awesome blouse!

Jonna xx

Kelly said...

some gorgeous stuff picked up today, I love the earrings and blingy costume jewellery.

The shoes look comfy, I remember my glittery jelly shoes, think they floated off on holiday when I was swimming/messing about in the sea. Gutted.

xx

MyStyle said...

Hi dear Vix-a fabulous outfit, I adore your blouse and maxi skirt and those jelly shoes are so amazing-they were an absolute find and look lovely on!! Love the Playboy greetings cards and the feather bangle, but all your finds are just consistently brilliant! Hope you have a nice evening too xxx

Alex said...

What great bargains! I love the first pair of shoes - sounds mad to say so, but they fit your feet shape really well. The scarves are gorgeous too. Are you going to wear them or make them into something?

The Brunette said...

They look fabulous.

I love those platforms too you get such great bargains xx

Bitty Boss said...

What great finds! I especially like your outfit today:-)

Fran x said...

Shoes!!poodles!!!how i love both!

I do love the polka blouse,i love anything polka really.

I still have a pair of jelly shoes,totally kill my feet but i still take them on holiday and to the beach with me.
xx

Pink Poppy said...

I love the shoes Vix they are fab. I`m a fan of the Vivienne Westwoods too! Gorgeous scrarfs and Steve Maddens for £2 total bargain.
Dx

Louise said...

Oh my word, I can't believe you bagged Jacqmar for 50p. Envious. You look fab as always. Xxx

Miss Rayne said...

love those jelly shoes and is it wrong to love the poodles?

Alison Cross said...

Shooooooooooooeeeees!!!!!

Luff the peacock bangle and the hand-rolled edge headsquares. But you don't strike me as the sort of gal who willingly does a headsquare!

Show us how you wear them Vix ;-)

Hope you're ok re mum's anniversary (((hug)))

Ali x

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Wow those shoes!! They dont even look plastic, i would never guess if i saw you wearing them. Love all your finds as usual, always up for poodles! And love the peacock bangle (i own that one too!) Scarlett x

Mrs Munster said...

Great finds (again!). I really like the Playboy greeting cards. Big fan of vintage Playboy stuff.

Sophie Isobel said...

Such amazing bargains! I'm jealous!
x

WeShop said...

Fab bargain for £2. The top looks great on you too. xx

sacramento said...

The shoes are brilliant on, Vix.
Loving all the rest, but the peacock feather bangle is my favourite.
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the nyanzi report said...

those shoes are fabulous! i love the scarves too.

Kandi said...

I lived in jelly shoes for a couple of summers once, and the huge plastic jelly bags that clicked everything; happy days! Can I ask; I've been seriously considering having my eyebrows tattooed as they are just disappearing; is it mega expensive, and do you go to a beauty place or a tattoo place? I need to investigate...
Kandi x

jaljen said...

Oh, shoe envy, shoe lust. Oh.

Fashion Tales.... said...

AMAZING VIX! I love that polka dot top, and especially coveting that belt! gorgeous! *would love to feature you in one of my upcoming V+V series. -xxoo

Madison of FASHION TALES

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Yay! Jelly shoes, I love them! Also, we now have the same peacock feather bangle I think!
Looking gorgeous!
xxxx

Ofelia said...

Great looking shoes and the bracelets and earrings are also fantastic. You look like "a senorita on her way to a dance".

Rachel - Firebird said...

Oh they are hot! You'd never believe they were plastic.

Fantastic bargs as always Vix, very envious x

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Great look today Vix, love all your jewellery as usual. My gran approve of you as a sensible girl for having a good supply of plastic rain hoods - they're an essential in her handbag!

Favourite today are the scarves - I'm on the look out for some with retro art - and those gorgeous poppies you're posing in front of

x

Alex M said...

I totally envy all of the fun you have finding this stuff!

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

ya know, i can never find scarves for my hair around here! You have such luck! Yay for eyebrow tattoos! I should just get mine done. BUt i change my hair color so often and I would be stuck with non matching brows! LOL

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Good grief, my poor addled brain just can't take in all those goodies. Love the sandals. Love the poodles and loving the scarves. In fact I would like to see every single scarf in all its fab detail and drool disgustingly over each and every one because that's the sort of person I am (bonkers, in case you hadn't guessed).

You're amazing!

rosie-alia said...

What a find those jelly/plastic shoes were! How lucky!
I am lucky enough to have a pair of those Melissa for Viv shoes, the pale blue heels with the gold orb. My parents bought me them as a gift.
Those black ones suit you, very glam!
And I love the poodles larking about with a pram on that placemat set! xxx

Toesthattwinkle! said...

I like the nail polish you are sporting!

Ashley said...

What an impressive haul! I love the plastic shoes; they look fantastic:) xx

makinggooduse said...

Love those hilarious poodles and the plastic rainhoods. You always find such amazing stuff what a wonderful eye for a bargain you've got.

Em x said...

I love those shoes(both pairs) and your bangle was a bargain. You always do so well! x

keshling said...

I love the sophisticated jelly shoes! I remember kids who wore those old ones to school in the
70s (usually red or dark brown plastic) quite often also had glasses with a sticking plaster over one lens. You might find quite a market for those plastic rain hoods too.....;)

K xx

Young at Heart said...

what treasures.....loving those scarves, think I feel a bit of an Italian-50s-headscarf moment coming on!!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

My mother and I toasted to your mother last night. Just wanted you to know.

Love you loads,

SB

Perdita said...

OOOOOOOOOOOh. Do they still smell of bubblegum? Fabbo!

Love the poodle mats. I wonder who saw that photo and thought 'wow, yes - PLACEMATS!'

Love, Love, Love said...

Love the amazing outfit, Vix xxx

pastcaring said...

Ooh, Gypsy Rose Vix, you look delicious as usual! Do you tell fortunes? Please tell me the jumble I'm going to at the weekend will have something worth buying...

I too am a sucker for a vintage scarf, some are just perfect little works of art.

Fab finds. Bet you would even look stylish in a rain hood!
Love Curtise x

Tracy said...

Unos complementos estilsísimos.

Lucy said...

Yes, jelly shoes cut me up too! Glad those ones are comfy for you. Beautiful scarves!! xx

DearHelenHartman said...

The shoes are made for walking... in style. BUT the poodles and the scarves are the best - you have such a knack for finding the best booty (like pirate booty, not like shake your booty!) in the boot sales!

delia hornbook said...

Wow great buys again those shoes are lush ;-)) You have the most amazing figure and your outfit today is stunning i love it, your off the shoulder top looks amazing and your skirt just floats over your figure so beautiful. Hope the eyebrows tone down in a few days ;-)) dee x

Helga! said...

OMG that poodle placemat is DIVINE!!!Bahaha!
I adore the blingy jewellery,it's rather fantabulous!! Each and every other score is amazing! The shoes are gorgeosu;I too remember jellies that cut my feet,so I wasn't at all interested in these new fangled plastic shoes until now!!!
Those scarves are lovely,and the rain caps most excellent to stash in case of a downpour!Not as cool as my shower cap-I just walked past it and drooled before I got on the net!!!!
Ha!
Love you.my darlingest freaky twin!
Hope the eyebrows heal nicely!
xxxXXXxxx
Helga

Kim said...

Scary my eye!! (oops sorry!!) ;)

It's the shoes - I'm in heaven - Shoes + Viv Westwood = Bliss. £2?? Sigh.

Pearl Westwood said...

What great shoes!!! I find my Melissa ones really comfy. I really like your gypsy top, it looks like you have summer down there, we had a tiny peek of sun this afternoon but then back to grey x

Nelly said...

uch wonderful things and you look gorgeous as always,I love that peacock bangle so different

VainGlorySinner said...

Too many wonderful things in one post! I can't bare it!

The shoes look awesome! I was looking at Vivian Westwood shoes the other day and they're so drool worthy!

I love those earrings (tut tut to the photographer) They're so pretty! Can never beat big dangly colourful earrings!

Wowza to the Urban Outfitters peacock bangle.. so gorgeous!

I really love off the shoulder gypsy tops. You look gorgeous wearing it like a Spanish señorita! xxx

Dusk said...

Vix you are stunning. STUNNING! I love this look on you, shoulders bared, cinched in waist, you're just f**ken sexy as all get!!

Love the shoes and I agree with the first commentor, you have sexy feet!
...I actually have that Playboy mag!! A friend collects vintage playboys and I've nabbed a few! Those women were exquisite! I also have that peacock bangle!

Misfits Vintage said...

Those shoes are fantastic! The Ranga Housemate recently got a pair of GLITTER three strap Melissas and I tried them on - they are seriously squishy and soft and I bet they are a LOT more comfortable that the fluro yellow mary jane jellies I wore in 1983!!!

The poodle placemats and scarves are wonderful and the jewellery divine - so much fun!

Can't wait to see your eyebrows!

Adore, Sarah xxx

Veshoevius said...

I love those plastic shoes! They look fabulous on. And love your gypsy blouse - you know I'm sure you'd make a great flamenco dancer - you look right at home in the clothes! xx

WendyB said...

I love this look -- off-the-shoulder blouses are so sexy!

Kitty said...

Great shoes, love them! and plenty of good finds as always! Mum is out of hospital now, they couldn't find anything wrong with her heart thank God but are relating the chest pain to her IBS, so she's home resting now.xx.

My Heart Blogged said...

That blouse is so pretty on you, and I love those shoes!

Sonia Jatin Verma said...

You get such beautiful ( and so many) messages.. That by the time I reach the end of the page, I forget what I have to say :(

I LOVE YOUR FINDS!!!!

Hugs,
Sonia

Penny Dreadful said...

Wow Vix, you look hawt in those shoes. I've still never worn jellies, if I ever find some for £2 I'll give them a go though! I didn't know you got your eyebrows tattooed. Mine are always such a scruffy mess, I should do something similar myself xxx

Ronnie Rabbit said...

Your shoes look great and they also look like they fit you perfectly. Beautiful scarves too. You always find the most wonderful things. I hope you had fun swimming and didnt scar too many people. ;)

dinoprincesschar said...

The poodle mats are fab, and the scarves, what a bargain, they have v similar ones in the high street stores for £20ish each!!

I've never been quite sure of the melissa / viv jelly-style shoes, remind me too much of jelly sandals on the beach as a kid i think.

Miss Peregrin said...

Your blouse is gorgeous! That off-the-shoulder style looks very good on you.

Oh my gosh, I love that Playboy greeting card! That woman is completely stunning, and looks so natural!

Misfits Vintage said...

Gawd I'm such a spazza...

AND I adore your outift - you look BEAUTIFUL! I love your skirt (I bet it's the same cut as my black and white stripe one) and I agree that this off the shoulder look is exquisite on you - so gypsy exotic!

Sarah xxx

Cloud of Secrets said...

Fun finds! I'm coveting the scarves and the beaded earrings, and I love the silver and turquoise composition of your hands, including the peacock bangle. I'm a fan of peacock motifs, for color, shimmer, pattern, and symbolism.

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

wooaaah, I luuuurve your jewellery, sooo stunning!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Vix, brilliant to speak to you as always.

You look amazing, love the outfit and those SHOES!! You have gorgeous feet and great legs.

LOVE the poodle placemats - between you and Betty I've got so into poodle stuff now!

The scarves are beautiful, love the earrings (official photographer's not paying attention!), the peacock bangle is lovely. What great finds, you have the best eye!

I remember my mum trying to put me in one of those rain hats!

Your giant poppies look beautiful.

Love you loads xxxx

Alexandra Mason said...

These shoes are fantastic Vix...Love them! xxx

Faff said...

Ooh great stuff, actually quite loving the shoes despite thinking that plasticy rubbery shoes should not exist! Great blouse too :)

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Quite envious of you owning those plasticy shoes, i used to love jellies, i want something similar again now!! Can't believe how much amazing stuff you manage to hunt down!
xxxx

Claire said...

My word that poodle place mat made me laugh outloud, so fantastic, makes you wonder who came up with the idea to produce it in the first place!

Amie K said...

You've got such a radar for amazing things Vix! Those shoes are incredible and that poodle placemat is the best thing I've ever seen...WANT! I want a real poodle actually, that's the first thing I'll buy if I win the lottery and I can move to a house with a garden!!

Wonderful post, that blouse is just divine!

Much love amie xxxxx

Mrs Bossa said...

Bloody hell, those plastic shoes are FIT. I've mentioned it so many times, but I had to sell my Melissas for groceries once...and I still miss them! xx

wardrobeexperience said...

love this outfit so much. i'd love to have this blouse and skirt in my wardrobe.

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pip a la chic said...

What a bargain on the Viv Westwood Melissa shoes! I'm thinking of getting a red pair with a gold heart in her range for my wedding.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Faaaaaaaaar out maaaaaaaan!!!!!! Your house must resemble an aladdin's cave - I'm stunned. Shocked and stunned at this incredible haul. The jelly shoes have my knees knocking. The Playboy, the rainhats, the peacock bangle - swooning here!! God I love that blouse - 75p!!!! xoxoxoxoxo

Lorena said...

WOW
I'd love to shop with you :)
You have am eye for interesting things.