Monday, 20 June 2011

Answers On a Postcard, Please


Whilst chatting on MSN Messenger to my beautiful friend Sarah yesterday, she asked what I was wearing. I have to admit I was stumped on how to describe this odd 1970s garment I inherited from Mum. 


It's a tricky one, an all-in-one asymmetric dress with cuffed trousers built in. Whilst I love it it's not something I'll be taking to any festivals as it's far too tricky for negotiating the portaloos after one too many ciders ( I had enough trouble with it whilst sober in Mumbai).


 Here's another oddity....


I found this in with a pile of shower curtains at a jumble sale recently. It's a 1950s plastic hairdresser's cape and perfect for covering my clothes when I dye my hair as I do have a tendency to stain everything around me. 5p well spent, I'd say.


Here's something Jon thought he'd never see, my completed Glastonbury packing in all it's psychedelic glory and much of it courtesy of my fabulous blogging buddies Sarah, Helga and Desiree. I've just got to get my jewellery together and I'm done, ready for Wednesday.The jury's out about the best time to set off, the sooner the better for me.


Trivia of England all-in-one worn with Dune fringed boots (£7, Local seconds market stall), Stacks of vintage brass bangles (including a couple from my beloved Helga), African tribal choker and earrings (inherited from my Mum), Brass purse on a chain (One of a job lot from a car boot sale), Cobalt Blue nail polish (Barry M)

 Happy Monday!


64 comments:

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love the outfit, those tones really suit you and I especially like how you've picked up on them in the accessories you've used.

Please may I? said...

You rock that outfit so well Hun. Great bit of packing, amazing what we can get it down to when we try.

X x

jaljen said...

Mmm, not sure I like the trousers bit. Think I'd be tempted to remove them.

Who buys fringed boots like those and then doesn't wear them? I mean - you wouldn't buy them if you were a shrinking violet so how can you decide you don't like 'em....People are weird.

Rebecca said...

My eyes went FIRST to those green shoes....then reading the description of the trouser feature of your outfit, I checked it out more carefully :)

Wow. I haven't seen one of those hair dresser capes for a l-o-n-g time.

What you don't come up with?!?!

Krista said...

Please pack me for your trip :) Your shoes are my favorite part of this outfit!

Have a blast at the concert!
~
Krista

The Vintage Knitter said...

I really like your Mum's trouser/skirt outfit; considering its from the 70s it looks quite now. I've never seen anything like it with the in built trousers, but you definately look terrific in it and I love the contrast with those lush boots. Like mother like daughter eh?

P.S. I also have a tendancy to drop dye everywhere when I do my hair too!

Scarlett said...

I have no idea what the dress/trouser outfit is called but i think its fabulous on you! I do love that hairdressers cape - what an amazing find. Scarlett x

Crying is the New Croquet said...

You're a dynamo. I like how you think ahead. I don't always possess such foresight and I have the ripped dress straps to prove it.

And I lurve your hair dying cape. I need that. I'm a regular Jackson Pollock when it comes to hair dye. I have a small collection of vintage hairstylist smocks from the 60's and 70's that I wish I could use in some practical fashion. I'm not a hairstylist, but sometimes, usually late on saturday nights, I pretend to be one and hack at my own hair after several white russians.

katieafox said...

I've just bought a weird playsuit a little like that, looks like a dress from the front as it has a wraparound flap of material- I agree they are tricky for trips to the loo on a night out!

Love the outfit and can't believe those Dune shoes were only £7 too. Lucky!

xxx

The Brunette said...

I love the print on that dress its very pretty. I love how you made your protective cape from a shower curtain and it only cost 5p....brilliant x

bonfire of my vanity said...

i love strange little numbers like that! what a neat piece of clothing. and i LOVE that hairdresser thingy. i so need that!

Amie K said...

Oh Vix, that all in one is simply divine! I love it-what smashing taste your mum had and I can see you have inherited it!

Those sandal boots are lush too I love the colour! And your hair-dyeing cape is adorable AND practical! What more could you ask for for 5p!

Popped a little packet in the post for you today, it may reach you before Glasto but if not it'll be a nice thing to come home to! Hope you have great weather for the festival much love xxxx

Faff said...

Ooh I love the clothes protecting cape, much better than my mum's choice of old paint splattered tshirt! :)

Make Do Style said...

It's fabulous! Well done on getting back - that collection looks the business xx

sacramento said...

Happy Monday, my dear beauty.
I just adore that dress and how you paired it with those blue boots.
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pastcaring said...

I like idiosyncratic things that are hard to describe - it shows they have character, much like your lovely self, Vix! You look delightful. And you are rocking that hairdressing cape, love!

Well done for being ahead with the packing, you will definitely win the Most Stylish Glasto Babe award. Jon's threat to lock you in your room worked!

VintageVicki said...

Am impressed you've packed alreay - I always end up hunting for things at the last moment.

Have a wonderful weekend - I'll keep a watch out for you on the TV!!

Rose&Bird said...

Well, I can't help with naming the 70s outfit, but it looks great on you! Love the little cape, you're even glamourous when doing your hair!

Well done on finishing the Glasto packing, I'm crossing my fingers for good weather for you x

Smashingbird said...

Great outfit, your Glastonbury choices look rather yummy I must say! xxx

Alex said...

I think I'd call it a jumpsuit, but with a wraparound front. Or perhaps we should invent a new word? Jumparound? Wrapsuit? Whatever you call it, it's fab! As someone else has said, it looks surprisingly modern too.

That's Not My Age said...

A trouser dress? Drousers? A Tress?

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Loving your mums outfit, how great is that as a design!

The festival clothese are brilliant! Cannot believe you have packed already!

Little Blue Mouse said...

My Aunty used to buy strange presents and when I was about eight she got me one of those capes for Christmas in the early 60s. Surprisingly I thought it was great and used it every time I washed my hair.

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

really a crazy Trivia of England all-in-one, like it a lot! Great subtle pattern ad funky cut!

Penny Dreadful said...

I guess I'd call it a skirted jumpsuit or something - a skumpsuit?

You must be bouncing off the walls about Glastonbury, hope you have a wonderful time. It must make you so happy to be able to wear things from good friends, while having fun with other friends xx

Jen said...

Oh I LOVE this! The all-in-one is just fab. Love the tribal print with those brilliant boots and your trademark jewellery. Gorgeous!

Enjoy Glasto... my sister is going (jealous) so I'm praying for good weather for you both! x

Tanvi said...

LOVEEE your outfit but can't take my eyes of those green beauties though!!! :)

Have fun!!!

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SabinePsynopsis said...

'I'm wearing this AMAZING ensemble which might be totally portaloo unfriendly but looks absolutely perfect on me!'... should have been your words.
& this little shoulder curtain is so practical and charming! xxx

VainGlorySinner said...

I remember owning a few of the skirt and trouser combos when I was younger but I have never seen a dress trouser combo! Very peculiar indeed! You make it look good though!

Yay! I've not started packing anything yet.. I might start on my jewellery and makeup tomorrow. This time I plan to try to pack as well as you as I always take thinks I don't end up wearing.. the less luggage to take on the train the better, plus I need to leave room for any catboot sale goodies I pick up! xxx

Perdita said...

I don't care whether it's a dress or trousers, it's fab!! :)

Em x said...

WOW its really weird but i really love it! Also well done for getting the packing done, me and Phil plan to take Seb to Glastonbury in about 3 or 4 years, it would be amazing for him!

LUCEWOMAN said...

It looks Asian in style, I really like it. I hope the weather picks up for Glasto, be a shame to cover up your beautiful outfits (even if you do own the best unique poncho EVER). I can really imagine Bianca Jagger in that outfit (what are we going to call it?).

señora Allnut said...

so funny to watch your packing in progress, 'in all it's psychedelic glory', delightful!!
you look so awesome as usual, including when you're dying your hair!!
love that hairdresser's cape!!
besos

wardrobeexperience said...

this outfit is just great! this dress-pant-something is something i really love.

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love your outfit! I agree, I would be flummoxed on how to describe it as well. :P

I love, love, love that hairdressers cape, it is so adorable!

Vintage Coconut said...

What you packed all looks so bright and delicious! I bet you will be one of the best dressed there!

Terri said...

the hairdresser's cape really took me back...little girl in the 50s!

PJ said...

i'd love to have a suitcase packed with those items. Beautiful colours!

Kitty said...

those green shoes are truly wonderful, I SO SO love them! Your glasto stuff looks wonderfully colourful, I bet you'll turn a few heads there...and rightly so! have fun and take care.xx.

Shewearscrazywell said...

I just love your little outfit with the trousers built in! Paired with those shoes! Your a knock out! I just love your style. It reminds me to be true to myself and look the way I love. :) Hearts, Janna Lynn

My Heart Blogged said...

I can see how the outfit would be hard to describe but I like how unique it is.

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh I love your Mum's bonkers outfit! And I love your new green boots too.

What is the gorgeous white with fluoro colours floral number at the top left of the pic - THE FABRIC BLOWS MY MIND!

Amor - I hope you have the most wonderful Glasto ever.

HRLoveandstuff, Sarah xxx

Debbie Baker Burns said...

Vix, I have never seen a dress with built in pants and I lived through the 70's...that's a great find to be handed down. I love your style. I've added you to my vintage blogroll. Debbie http:///thriftygirlvintage.com

Ofelia said...

Vix, you have a beautiful connection with this garmet and that reflects on your lovely photos.
You are taking some fantastic colorful clothes to the festival; can't wait to see the pictures.

WendyB said...

Funny, with your first picture, I was thinking "She has such glorious hair" ...and then scrolled down to your hair dying photo. Well done!

Veshoevius said...

A jump suit dress? Whatever it is it's fabulous, funky yet feminine. And I love the bangles. Your Mum clearly had great taste!

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delia hornbook said...

I can see where you got your great sense of style and love of clothes from ;-)) Your dear mum, great outfit im not sure what you would could it, its like a trouser dress. That cape is so pretty i can't believe its plastic it looks to pretty. And i have to say i love that orange flower top in your packing. Have a wonderful time at Glastonbury. dee xx

Louise said...

That outfit's great, with that backdrop you look like some sort of jungle princess. How come they don't have pretty floral hairdressing capes anymore? So unfair! Xx

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Wow, the playsuit/skort item is just gorgeous! I love wearing things that belonged to my Mum xxxxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I would be so tempted to wear the hairdresser's cape as a cape-cape - it's so glorious with it's floral print and frill:)). Fek me, the Glasto line-up is ridiculously huge!! How anyone remembers what they've seen after 24 hours is beyond me;)). I'm afraid I would be racing around like a headless chook to see everything and probably end up having a lie down watching the clouds roll by. It's gonna be awesome!!! Especially with such a dynamite, orange-themed wardrobe - oooh that orange floral top is going dancing weeeee!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

Miss Peregrin said...

That outfit is ca-razy! By which, I mean I love it of course. I can't say that I've ever seen the dress/attached trouser combination garment before, but I may be a little too young to remember it. Anyway, I am certainly a fan!

Rachel - Firebird said...

That skirted jumpsuit is amazing. Look at the glorious colour in your glastonbury packing. Just note though, it has rained and rained in the west country the last couple of days and even if the sun comes out it will still be muddy underfoot xx

La Dama said...

You look so good in that dress/pants combo, (as always)
love all your accesories too.
blue boots are so sexy.
I love the vintage cape, I would be afraid to stain it with my black hair dye. I probably wear as a cape.So wish I could pack light like you.amazing you are.
have lots of fun amor!

Emma said...

Those shoes are AMAZING!!

Judith said...

The dress with cuffed trousers is one of a kind, and you wear it well.

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-wow, I love this 70s outfit, it looks seriously stylish, but I agree maybe not too user friendly, lol!! Love the plastic cape, very cute and kitsch!! Hope you're having a good week too xxx

Shabby said...

i'm sure your mum would be proud to see you rocking it! oh and i love that jumpsuit in your previous post.
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Anula said...

You look amazing!! I love your outfit!!

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Awesome shoes Vix. I love those.

Now, as for the garment. It's a bit like the skousers folk went mad for in the 90s but with a tops half. Maybe drousers? A tress? Who knows. You look great as always!

Becca said...

What fun bright colors you have packed! I'm sure you'll be one of the best dressed! Have fun.
-BB

Prutha Raithatha said...

love the dress and the shoes..very classy look for a fancy dinner i would say

Mrs Bossa said...

It's a great 'item', Vix, but I can imagine negotiating the loos and mud of Glastonbury in it would be a nightmare - as we've said before, they're a pain even indoors... xx

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

"Odd 1970's garment?" I bloody love it! It looks amazing especially with the addition of the green shoes.

Your Glasto packing looks spectacular. I've been thinking of you while I watch it on TV. Love you xx