Wednesday, 29 June 2011

On A Bender


What a shocker! I nearly had heart failure when I found this vintage Lee Bender kimono blouse in a charity shop earlier this year, blogged about it, stuck it in the washing machine and then promptly forgot it's existence. I've obviously got far too many clothes, but that's not going to stop me going to the monthly jumble sale tomorrow or the Thursday morning car boot sale either....tsk tsk, it's almost an addiction.


Despite the adverse weather conditions over the weekend my (ethically-sourced) hair feathers are bearing up well. As a self-confessed hair feather hater I was honoured to get a mention on the fabulous Wendy B's blog yesterday who said I (along with Janis Joplin) was the exception to the trend.

Lee Bender blouse (£2, Cancer Research) worn with vintage velvet hot pants (70p, car boot sale), velvet tote (25p, jumble sale), suede lace-up go go boots (£1, car boot sale) and stacks of second-hand brass jewellery.
I've just about caught up on my sleep, washed every mud-soaked garment I took to Glasto and feel ready to face the booze again. Well, it is The Apprentice tonight and a cheeky glass of something is obligatory on a Wednesday evening.

73 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Bloody gorgeous blouse! And you look fab in those hot pants! Glad you enjoyed glasto - my nephew has post glasto blues apparently! lol!

Miss Rayne said...

What a Score!

Krista said...

You do remind me of Janis Joplin and my god what a compliment that is. I love that gal!!!!

You are FABULOUS!!!

The Brunette said...

Gorgeous blouse in fact I love the whole outfit x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Another great outfit! The blouse looks fab teamed with those stacked bracelets.
xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Stunning top and yes, I know what you mean about charity shops, jumbling etc being an addiction...

Yup, will be joining you with a glass tonight. Love the Apprentice. Are you watching Four Rooms? Loving that too.

Strawberry Freckleface said...

Ahhhhh. THAT BAG.


strawberry freckleface

Tanvi said...

That is a fab find indeed but I can never stop admiring your lean long legs!!! And I read the feature on Wendy's blog!!! Congrats!

♡ from © tanvii.com

MyStyle said...

Hi there!! Oh dear, don't forget about this stunning blouse again,I do remember when you first found it too, it really is such a gorgeous find! Good luck at the booty too, although you don't need it!! xxx

Miss Magpie said...

I'm so suggestable I just read your post then got up to put a bottle in the fridge!

sacramento said...

Lovely kimono.
I am glad you have recovered. It would have taken me a week, hehehhehe
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charl said...

that top is gorgeous..its the type that looks fab in summer and winter lovely!!
oo yes wine is essential for the apprentice..that and crisps!!

charl
x

E is for Eleanor said...

Oh I need a glass of wine now! haha.

Love that kimono top on you, what an incredible find. I hope you wear it lots more now :) x

jaljen said...

Lee Bender. Velvet hotpants. Go-go boots.

Doesn't get much better....

Miss Peelpants said...

A Lee Bender is my favourite kind (no hangover!!!) - that's a beauty!

Loved looking at your Glasto photos. You really do look like you've gone back to 1971... xx

delia hornbook said...

Great top, have a great relaxing evening and enjoying your bargain hunting, dee xx

That's Not My Age said...

Gorgeous blouse - and cheers!

Ivy Black said...

Lovely blouse and have a good evening!xxx

Nelly said...

this made me laugh .tsk tsk, it's almost an addiction No almost in that my love I have the same addiction lol looking wondrful again VV xx

Rachel - Firebird said...

That is an amazing kimono top. I'm kind of with that lovely blog with the feathers, they suit you because you live a bohemian style life everyday - rather than just dressing up to go to a music festival. Rather like Janis. Just stick the wine and nothing harder m'kay ;)

(and I'm pleased to see the feathers are veggie friendly too)

trashsparkle said...

Fancy discovering that fab top TWICE - but yes, there's no harm in a jumble sale and a car boot this week ;)
You have a very good tolerance/recovery level re booze, being able to face some so soon after Glasto!
Not watching The Apprentice - going to watch bbc4 at 9 Hotel Deluxe. It hints that it will feature Blakes - the rock star hangout. Hope there'll be footage... xx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Of course it's an addiction! ie couldn't live without charity shopping/op shopping!!

That is a beautiful blouse by the way.

And I loved your Glasto post. What fun. Smiths in the rain. Bliss. Loved the spotty number.
Much light and love.x

Amie K said...

you look wonderful! Loving that blouse, what a bargain!!

Enjoy the apprentice-I am having the same idea! :) xxxxxxxx

Please may I? said...

Bet it felt like christmas! It's a beautiful blouse.

Glad you have caught up on your sleep.

X x

WeShop said...

Gorgeous blouse. Enjoy your tipple tonight! xx

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

love the print on that blouse. Glad you had a fab time at Glasto x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You are always the exception. Because you're gorgeous and you can get away with anything. Seriously.

I want your legs. If I had them, I would wear shorts all the time. ;)

August Paddock said...

Fabulous top...fabulous legs! x

Emma said...

That is an Absolutely Gorgeous Blouse! I Love that handbag too! You look Gorgeous!

wardrobeexperience said...

amaziiiiiing outfit. the bag is just great.

i really loved your festival pics. must be such a big fun.

Prutha Raithatha said...

that bag is some find

luvgmt.com said...

You lucky girl! I love British boutique labels. Lee Bender stuff never disappoints.

La Dama said...

Gorgeous Vixcita,
I am looking at your sexy legs and that bag me loves the design and size.
I am going to get my cherry "Dot Cotton" drink on. wish we had more jumble sales around here amor.

Rachael said...

The Apprentice seems to be the only good thing on on a Wednesday night!

Perdita said...

Sexy-licious in those hotpants, lady! My oh my!

That bag totally 'makes' the outfit for me, I love an unusual bag and that one is retro, gorgeous and practical rolled into one!

LUCEWOMAN said...

A very striking top, flattering without being revealing. Wednesday is the only evening I like watching TV, The Apprentice, and The Scheme (fly on the wall documentary on a Scottish housing estate). Glad your feathers aren't part of this rather laughable drama which made me smile today http://goo.gl/qefRC

Love, Love, Love said...

Fab outfit; I love the kimono and bag! I have a vintage kimono style dressing gown that used to belong to my mum; its a little tatty but I love it anyway! :)

Vintage Coconut said...

You looks lovely in that top.
That Bag is AMAZING! SERIOUSLY 25p
ohhhh my what a score!

Helga! said...

Schwing!!!
Now,I love Janis,but you turn me on more than she does!
Love this kimono top! Ha,I forget what I have ALL the time....it IS an addiction,but it's not a bank breaking addiction,nor does it affect anyone in a negative way!
Those legs of yours make DROOL.I like the ethnic mix of gypsyish bag/kimono!
I like YOU!
Love you ooodles! Talk soon?!
HelgaxxxXXXxxx

Sophie said...

Looking amazing yet again Vix! I love the velvet bag! You sound like me I forget what clothes I have! Always nice when you find a surprise though!
Looked at the photos below and I am consumer with jealousy! Glasto looked amazing, I watched it on TV. You looked like you had such a good time too!
Sophie
x

Computergirl said...

Love it! So pretty x

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

you are definitely THE thrifting queen! luuuuurve your outfit and a Lee Bender for such a bargain price is unbeliveable!

Veshoevius said...

stunning blouse! Looks wonderful with the shorts. I know that feeling well - when rifling through the wardrobe and you find some amazing thing you forgot you had and you sheepishly realise that you are either going senile or you have simply have too. much. clothing.

WendyB said...

A couple of my non-commenting blog lurkers have told me in person how much they like your look!

Pearl Westwood said...

The blouse is gorgeous, I am always finding things I had forgot about! You do suit the feathers x

CameronPoe2409 said...

You look fabulous and that shirt is gorgeous! Hope you've finally recovered from Glasto! xx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Bloody gorgeous Vix! I'm drooling over this baby big time ... you look all cleaned up and ready to roll again my lovely!! xoxoxo

Terri said...

I've had thrift treasures I've misplaced and accused my daughters of absconding with. I'm admiring the bag in this photo.

Judith said...

Great photo on Wendy B's blog. You are an amazing exception in my book!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

That outfit is bloody amazing! You look fabulous.

Watching The Apprentice made me crave biscuits. Not that theirs looked any good. Love you xx

J xx said...

I adore the blouse, am so jealous !

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

Hello hello, can't believe you forgot that gorgeous top! If I owned it I certainly wouldn't leave it languishing anywhere! You look post-festival refreshed and lovely!

I haven't really watched The Apprentice before this series - it is truly ridiculous isn't it? I find it hard to believe any of them run businesses!

Frocktasia said...

Dear Vix,
I loved your Glasto post, you & Jon both look decidedly radiant & you even manage to shine through the rain too!
I love this outfit and I just realized that it's another one that you managed to put together for under a fiver, you marvel. I would love to see a post where you bring together some of your under £5 outfits, that would be a lot of fun & a real eyeopener to those who are still unconvinced about buying & dressing in vintage & second hand. It would be a very FABULOUS post I have no doubt!
Take care my love,
Jennie
xXx

Roz said...

Yet another fabulous find. I have to say, I've been wondering how you manage to store all the amazing gems that keep being added in to your wardrobe. I've reached the point where I actually cannot squeeze in another coat hanger. I loved your account of Glastonbury too - you exude joie de vivre!

Miss Peregrin said...

That top is gorgeous! I would say that I can't believe you forgot about it, but then you have so many gorgeous pieces of clothing. I'm also in love with that bag!

pastcaring said...

Oh no, late to read and comment AGAIN!
Looking stunning as ever Vix, that blouse is a beauty, and it's always a joy to see those excellent pins, my dear!

Addiction? Yeah, why not! It's all within your limits money-wise, you sell stuff on, give things away, it's all charity shopped/second hand so very ecologically sound and helps charities - sounds positively healthy to me.
And think of the pleasure you get from your addiction, and the pleasure you give us!

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

Cheers, you cheeky hotstuff!!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh I am SO in love with you in this fabulous FABULOUS outfit! The top is SPECTACULAR and the shorts/boots/bag are exquisite. I'm so glad you have more festivals coming up - you know I live vicariously through you!

Loveandlove, Sarah xxx

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pip a la chic said...

What a bonus when find something you didnt know you had! Looks gorgeous on you. I showed Ben your Glasto post.... I told him how you enjoyed Wu-Tang. He was extremely jealous. We both want to go to Glasto one day, and I hope to meet you and Jon! How fab would that be? Xxx

Alexandra said...

I love this blouse its gorgeous! Hope you found some great things at the carboot xxx

Kitty said...

Gorgeous top, and you always look so fab in shorts!

Smashingbird said...

Sooo jealous of this blouse, perfect match to the hotpants too. xxx

Mrs Munster said...

That kimono is like made for you. Absolutely fabulous!

Sarcastic Bastard said...

You look so fucking great! I like the whole ensemble.

Love you.

Filipa said...

You are fabulously fantastic, that's what you are Vix! :)

Penny Dreadful said...

Well if you can't sport a feathered hair rock chick look no-one can Vix. I've just been looking at some photos of Glastonbury mud, it looks hideous! Mind you I could deal with it if I was by myself, it is all the people that would drive me crazy ;) xx

DeniseAngela said...

Love your hot pants......so perfect with your blouse!

vint junky said...

You're kidding me! I'm beginning to think it's not only a thrifting gift, but that you've also built up some amazing karma somewhere.
It couldn't have gone to a better home ;)
xxx

vintage_kitten said...

That outfit is gorgeous.love the top and that bag.xx

Mrs Bossa said...

You, a clothes addict?! I'm not having that... ;)

Another good find, Vix, and looks great with the shorts. Glad you had a fab time on Glasto, too...! xx

VainGlorySinner said...

You look absolutely gorgeous! That kimono blouse is amazing!

Love that bag too.. it's very Glastonbury! xxx

Diamonddigger said...

jealous! i LOVE this blouse, haha! you have amazing style.