Friday, 28 October 2011

It's Ladies' Night



I was going to show you the frock I'm wearing to hit the town with the girls later but today's been hectic so what I wore today will have to do. I'll be changing into a 1960s bell-sleeved psychedelic mini dress, turquoise opaques and killer platforms later once I've found the energy to get the iron out.

1960s maxi (Courtesy of the fab Sarah Misfit), fringed suede jerkin (£9, junk shop), Leather boots (£2, Salvation Army)
I rarely visit a certain charity shop in our town centre but when I do I find something amazing. The manageress had kindly put the most fabulous 1960s cocktail dress aside for me. It needs altering slightly but I can't wait to show it off.


Last year I bought this Jean Varon maxi dress from there for £14.


As well as a new frock I bought these River Island boots from the Salvation Army. I'd been after a pair of tan leather boots for ages and these are so comfy it's ridiculous.

What's my favourite thing on a Friday? It's a toss up between causing mayhem with my girls in the town centre later and this amazing starburst clock I spotted in a charity shop window between jumble sales last Saturday morning.



I nearly fainted when I saw it was marked up at £2. I've wanted one of these for ever and it keeps perfect time, too. No doubt due to it's efficient West German movement. 




 Have a fantastic Friday whatever you get up to and if you see me out tonight run and hide, it could get messy.



58 comments:

LUCEWOMAN said...

Wish I was joining you, have a brilliant night, you're gonna look HOT, I know it.
Love the outfits, boots and clock - we had a similar one.

Lucy x

Mum said...

Summer sunshine has lit up a grey, autumnal day. Enjoy your evening.
Love from Mum
xx

Sophie said...

Ahhh I wish I was going out tonight, had to settle with gatecrashing my parents Indian takeaway. Looking fab as always Vix and have a great time out on the town tonight
Sophie
x

jules said...

Vix, I adore that clock! That looks really striking. And such a bargain for £2!!!!

Jules

Miss Peelpants said...

Suede waistcoats! Varons! Starburst clocks!! Sensory overload!

;)

xx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

My fave thing has to be those amazing patchwork curtains of yours - lush! xx Have a fab time tonight chick x

pastcaring said...

That's a gorgeous frock from Sarah, it looks fabulous with your trusty suede jerkin.
I'm looking forward to seeing the 60s number when you've altered it. Your Jean Varon is beautiful.
And boots! And clock!
Happy happy happy!
Enjoy your night out. I certainly would NOT run and hide if I saw you out'n'about, I'd join in and buy all you girls a pint!! xxxxxx

The Brunette said...

I love those River Island boots they are gorgeous xx

Gisellah said...

i love your blog :)

Rose&Bird said...

The dress, the jerkin, the boots - fabulous! I remember you finding the Jean Varon, what a steal! I wouldn't run away - I'd join you (if you'd have me)!
It'll be the usual dozing off in front of Autumnwatch and a early night before work (last shift, hooray!) for me. Have a pint for me darling x

delia hornbook said...

Wow that star burst clock was a steal ;-)) Those go for silly money at fairs and on ebay as im sure you know. Awwww tonight sounds like fun have a fab time you outfit tonight sounds amazing. Im loving your dress today what gorgeous colours. Have a great time and a lovely weekend, dee xxx

DeniseAngela said...

love that maxi dress & clock....have a fab time tonight with the ladies.....looking forward to seeing your mini dress!

Ivy Black said...

That's one fab clock, Vix. Have a great night with the girls.xxxx

VintageVicki said...

Have a great night out with your friends :)

Fab clock - we had one like that during my childhood - not sure what happened to it - must have broken as my parents don't part with things otherwise.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous finds as ever and I've been wanting one of those clocks forever too! Have a fab night out! x

Mimi and Tilly said...

A night on the town with you and the girls sounds amazing! I bet you look fantastic. Have a great time. Your starburst clock is gorgeous. I'm on the lookout for a vintage cuckoo clock but haven't found one yet. I was fascinated by them in the 70's and my nan had one that she got from Switzerland that you wound by pulling the weights on the bottom. Brilliant! Em x

Krista said...

Hi Sunshine! You know I adore this bright happy dress and those boots are sublime, and they are comfy no way!!!!! You look so beautiful in that cocktail dress I love the sleeves!
Have a rip roaring time tonight with the ladies, I hope it gets messy and maybe involves a bucket and platforms...(no no bucket) I so wish I was going out with you so we could lean on each other on the walk home!
I love you!!!!~
Krista

Scarlett said...

Oooh loving the clock, well done on that find vix! Hope you have a fabulous night out and im now you will look as amazing as you do in todays outfit :o) Scarlett x

makinggooduse said...

Oooh, am loving your starburst clock. Hope you have a stonking good night out tonight.

Aquí said...

I love the clock you found! I would really like one for my kitchen! Can't wait to see that 1960's cocktail dress!

señora Allnut said...

I love your maxi dress and how you wear it with the pretty vest and the fabulous tan boots, but I'm waiting to see you wearing that psychedelic mini with turquoise opaques, whouuu!, it sounds simply stunning!!
besos & rock the night!

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

that red dress is a real stunner and an awesome find!
and the colourful flower printed one reminds me of autumn leaves, love it!
xx viviane
hippiebohoreloaded.

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Wow! A starburst clock for 2 quid!!! That's amazing!!! We got one over there about 15 years ago and it was 10..

Great colorful maxi..

x

Kezzie said...

GREAT clock! You are the bargainista! I do love that Jean Varon dress- it makes me think of Camelot and Guinevere and all that chivalry!

Faff said...

Excellent boots, loving the clock too, what a bargain! :)

Miss Piggy Bank said...

we had a clock like that in the 70's, in fact it could be our clock , lol :-)

Nelly said...

I bet I am going to drool alot when I see the dress you wear with the girls sounds lush.Its nearing the time for me to go to the fair just 2 hrs to go wooo hooo

Little Blue Mouse said...

I'm loving the fringed waistcoat over the maxi!

Little Blue Mouse said...

I'm loving the fringed waistcoat over the maxi!

Vintage Coconut said...

Oh what a faulous outift! You looks so cheery (Also wrote cherry, thank God I realized.)
*ahahah*

That Clock is FANTASTIC. I adore my starburst clock to no end too! Just looking at it makes me smile.

pinktutu72 said...

Love the dress the colors are so pretty. I like how your polish matches the flowers on your dress. Those sunburst clocks are just awesome I want one too but they're so hard to find here for a decent price.
Karlene

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Two quid for that fantastic clock? The goddesses were smiling on you darling Vix - you NEEDED that clock (actually so do I). Your frock is beautiful and I can just see you floating down the street with a hint of a strut in those happy boots. Can't wait to see pics of your night out, I may need to be lying down when I go through them by the sound of it! xoxox

Rebecca said...

That 60s Young Mayfair dress and 1920s Ostrich stole from the last post were show stoppers, Vix!

I'm sad I don't get to see you in the psychedelic mini dress! I CAN imagine, though!

No danger of me seeing you since we're sitting here waiting for four of our grandchildren to arrive from Chicago. (I imagine it will get a little messy HERE before the evening's over...)

Helga! said...

SUCH a fantastic frock,I love those sleeves,and it works beautifully with that fab vest!That vest is so amazing and SO versatile!!!
Gawd,I love those new tan boots!Just what I've been wanting for years!! And that clock!G will cry,he loves those!
Oooo,can't wait for a pic of you in your finery,hope it was a doozy of a night!I'm hoping for one myself,tonight!!!
Love YOU!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Gorgeous - Have a terrific night out and a good weekend!

Love the colors of your maxi dress and i can not to see you again next week in your extraordinaire outfits!

Lots of love - Ariane xxxxx

Please may I? said...

Hope you had a great night out Vix and that the head isn't too sore.

That clock was a real steal. It looks great.

X x

Love from Poppy said...

Fabulous tan boots Vix.
Dx

The Vintage Knitter said...

Hope your head isn't hurting too much after last night, Vix!

Can't believe you picked up that stunning clock for two quid, I dread to think what it would fetch in a London vintage shop. It looks right at home in your gaff though.

Those boots were a good buy; I've got a similar pair I brought from an Oasis sale and live in them once the leaves begin to fall. Unfortunately though they remind me of an amazing 70s pair of tan boots that I saw years ago in my local charity shop. They were unworn and a size 4. I tried to squash my size 5/6 hooves into them but no way would they fit. Gutted wasn't the word. 'The boots that got away' still haunt me...
xxx

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Amazing JV frock and that clock is an awesome find! xxxxxxx

Kestrel said...

I love those clocks too! Would love to find one, especially for £2 - nice work :)

Miss Claire said...

Ohh, that outfit is perfecto! I adore the tan vest each time I see it - think I have to make myself one! AMAZING finds, espcially the starburst clock! I found one in hard rubbish (though no-where near as amazing) but it's packed away somewhere :( Hope you had a great night! Xoxoxox

LoloDesigns said...

Just catching up on the fave friday thingy. Can I say I am seriously loving those patchwork curtains in one of your photos. Did you make them? Gorgeous. Lolo x

Bonnie said...

I love your boots!! You always have the best boots. Plus, your dress is gorgeous.

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Anita said...

You look stunning in those fabulous outfits! The patchwork curtains are brilliant; did you make them? And the clock is to die for! I am always on the lookout for one also; what a find at that price and with German workings!
xo, Anita

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Vix,
that starburst clock was a super duper bargain, lucky you!
Fabulous outfit, I love the colours & print of the maxi.
Hope your heid isn't feeling too tender today ;)
...xXx

Heather said...

Love the outfit so pretty ~that suede Jerkin is that what you call it? is wonderful :) and all the new treasures oooohhhh and ahhhhhh over the boots and oooohhh and ahhhhh over the clock!! I hope you had a blast Friday Night ~Love Heather

Alexandra said...

Hope you had a great night! xxx

Charis said...

Loving your waistcoat!

There's an award for you over at mine :)

vintage_kitten said...

You look gorgeous.Just love that clock and coffee/tea pots.xx

Trees said...

Such a great looking clock! Also love your teapots too:)

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh yay I ADORE you in that fab maxi, amor! Those boots are FABULOUS and I am insanely jealous of that divine clock. Hope you had a splendid Friday night and a killer weekend.

LoveFrocksandFriends, Sarah xxx

Mary Lou said...

i´m sure this was a great girls night out;) i always loose my heart for maxidresses like the one you are wearing, fabulous sleeves and colours and also the other one you bought last year is amazing i love this purple and pink combo!!! really really to die for!
kiss,mary

Perdita said...

Love the outfits as ever....also that CLOCK! Perfection!

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

LOVE the clock - I have a similar ish modern one but would love the original like that. Bargain. xx

Veshoevius said...

Oh the 60's cocktail dress is gorgeous! I love the floral print maxi too - the shades of pink, orange and green are wonderful together.

La Dama said...

Hot woman ,love your frock colors and fringed coat.
Those boots look so comfy, we have a similar starburst clock, they are hard to find. £2 what a deal.i remember that Burgundy maxi dress , love how fab it looks on you.
Besotes

littleowlski said...

Those West Germans knew how to make 'em! We've got a very similar clock (actually, we've got several!) and they look brilliant. Loving the new dresses, they look fabulous! I never can seem to find things like that round here! Emma x

Alice said...

Time should always be a stylish affair, that clock looks fabulous xxx