Monday, 28 November 2011

My Green Outfit




When Ceri challenged us to post an outfit featuring at least one second-hand or ethically produced item it was tough. Like the contents of our house, my wardrobe is predominantly second-hand and I wasn't sure on what to choose. 



The decision was made for me when the postman delivered this astoundingly fabulous 1960s Cumbrian-made Mohair maxi from the wonderful Miss Rayne this morning. She spotted it in her local charity shop and kindly thought of me. 


It goes perfectly with this 1960s St Michael Courtelle jumper (I know, knitwear, unheard of on me) from the 20p Man at the weekly car boot sale and the £1 suede jerkin bought from another car boot sale a couple of years ago.



The £4.99 green 1970s suede boots from the PDSA charity shop.


These Indian filigree earrings were 99p from Richard House Hospice shop.


Rings (from left) courtesy of Helga, Cancer Research and Krista. Bangles, from top, Oxfam, inherited and from Helga.


The belt (worn as a pendant) and the ring are made from out-of-circulation coins and scrap metal by the Lamani tribeswomen in India. The Accessorize wooden peace symbol bangle was from a car boot sale.


The Mac eye shadow, Sisley blusher, Lancome lipstick & eye liner and 1960s Miner's false eyelashes are all second-hand. I bought the Barry M nail varnish new but as it's cruelty-free it's ethical in it's own right.


The invalid's a lot better today, as my nursing wasn't much use your well-wishes obviously did the trick.

See you soon. x

61 comments:

Miss Piggy Bank said...

The green boots are my favourite. I am icky today as well :-(

Anita said...

LOVE the green! And the eye makeup is just stunning and makes the outfit. :-)
Glad to hear that Jon is feeling better!
xo, Anita

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

So many lovely jewellery bits...sigh. Think my favourite is your bangle from Helga.

Kelly said...

Ooh your jewellery is just beautiful. Obsess over it everytime.
I love the colour of the maxi, goes beautifully with what you are wearing. As always Vix, you look fab.
xx

La Dama said...

You win all the challenges amor!
gorgeous minxy!
I am perving over your eye make up.
I love all your jewels and those boots are gorgeous never seen any so pretty in that color.
besotes

Rachael said...

I love that Lamani ring - your jewellery always finishes off your outfits perfectly x

Strawberry Freckleface said...

That necklace/belt is SO GOOD!! I'm a huge fan of wearing charm belts as necklaces. I don't think I've ever been to a car boot sale...is that just like an auction? Or a garage sale?

pinktutu72 said...

If you get held up by a fat girl with pink hair for your earrings IT WASNT ME!! I love you in this outfit. You seriously rock green and that is a GORGEOUS skirt!
Karlene

jules said...

That skirt is lush! Gorgeous outfit!

Jules
http://andsuddenlyisee.blogspot.com

Mrs Munster said...

3 words - divine, divine, divine :)

trashsparkle said...

Another challenge risen to and met! Love the earrings nearly as much as the one in your last post (with the maxi sent by Sarah - can't decide whether I'd wear 'em or decorate the house with them if I had a pair like that).

So, a life of booze, tempered with vegetarianism, lots of time spent outdoors at boot sales and festivals, plus swimming and daily exercise - is that your secret to avoiding colds??? x

Tomye said...

I do not think that I have ever seen a Mohair skirt! It is beautiful and I bet toasty warm. Well done. -T

señora Allnut said...

whouu, mohair maxi skirt!, it's a wonderful piece (even thought is not suitable for wet weather!), and love how you wear it with your so pretty suede jerkin and the Green turtle-neck and all your fabulous bijouterie!, so fantastic bangles and necklaces!
besos & best wishes for 'the invalid'

sacramento said...

Fabulous in green, any colour for that matter my dear Vix.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Susan Tiner said...

You look great in everything you put on, including green. Not many people can wear green.

I'm glad to hear your sweetie is feeling better and I'm sure the cups of tea helped.

Pippy O' Hara said...

I'm a big fan of green color. That color look so good on you!
I love your boots! I noticed that in every post you have a wonderful jewelry :)))
xx
Pippy

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Those boots are sensational. What a bargain.

Miss Peelpants said...

Stop showing your lovely boots! I know you're the same size as me and I'm so envious it hurts!!! ;) xx

(p.s Don't stop showing them)

Helga! said...

Oooo,so fabulously green! What a fab wintery maxi!Well done,Miss Rayne!Loving all the details,and you just look gorgeous!Those boots are too sexy,and I'm crazy for that belt/necklace!Everytime you wear it I get excited!
I think you rise to every challenge like a champion!
Yay the invalid has perked up!
love YOU!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Ivy Black said...

Love green and you look the business. I am mad for those boots!xxx

noura. said...

lovelovelove this outfit

Kezzie said...

Oh yeh, you never wear knitwear! I love the green!

pastcaring said...

Blimey, Vix, you're wearing a JUMPER! I never thought I'd see the day!!
Looks pretty damn good though, love the mohair skirt, and as always, your old faithful jerkin and your wonderful jewellery pull it all together in typical Vix style.
You do look suitably green, like some sexy sylvan goddess among the fallen leaves! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Mohair Maxi! *SCREAMMM* I love it.
And I love all the green *weeeeeeeeeeeeee*

Amie K said...

I love those green boots sooo much vix!! Green is a lovely colour on you, you look fantastic as ever xxx

Sophie said...

I love all the different shades of green even down to the nails! Gorgeous outfit!
Sophie
x

Glee said...

Gorgeous green. I´m starting to think it´s your color. I´m yet to brave styling the green top an aunt gave me. :)

LandGirl1980 said...

This outfit is a vision of green ringy ness. I loooove it :)

Nat said...

Gorgeous in green! Glad the invalid is on the road to recovery....

Kestrel said...

What a fab skirt, it looks really cosy.

Veshoevius said...

You look wonderful in green - and you're the greenest blogger I know (in the environmental sense of the word) - the most stylish ambassador for buying vintage or second hand - your carbon footprint must be tiny!

Kitty said...

Gorgeous winter outfit, it'll be keeping you warm for sure. I so love mohair!!

WendyB said...

Green is fabulous on you. Your green leather trench is one of my favorite pieces!

Krista said...

Hi honey! I love it when you wear this belt as a necklace, it's fanfriggintastic! You do look lovely in green and those boots are the score of the year. I must admit I find myself looking at the pictures from yesterday, I wanna see you in pinks more you look so sweet in that color (ok plus it a personal fav..what?) :) Love all your signature jewelry no one does it better!
BighugasImissyousomethingawful~
Krista

Emma said...

That color green looks Great on you! I am Loving those boots!

YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

Those boots are so amazing, you look amazing Vix ;)

Maya said...

oh how cosy does a mohair dress sound..
You look really warm and layered up!
Stunning jewellery- it looks so alive and loved =)

and that's so funny about your nursing! I didn't get in quick enough to comment on your last post (loved that outfit so much also) but I did wonder how begrudgingly you might have delivered that cup of tea haha I know what its like to be on the receiving end of a bad nurse, glad the well wishers got him through :-P

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I reckon the challenge should be changed to An Entirely Second-Hand Outfit coz you nail it hands down baby!!!!! Oh green, glorious green, you have me in your grip here dear Vix - the jumper is stupendous, the mohair skirt - oh so perfect for those NASTY winters - your belt-as-necklace is simply genius. Oh gawd I could go on and on but I will bore you stupid so I it's only fair to say - MASSIVE ARSE-SQUEEZE is teleporting to you right now!! xoxoxoxooxoxooxoxoxoo

Trees said...

You totally rock the green - love that you have worn a belt as a necklace!

Lune Vintage said...

dreamy forest lady - love it!

Recycled Market said...

Your boots are AMAZING. You're rocking green with your ethical outfit

Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I love green so much and it really suits you xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, you don't like knits, Vix? But they look amazing on you - the green sweater and the long tweed skirt!

xxx

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Vix, green is very pretty on you, love the sweater, one those green you want to find, the skirt is beautiful as well! I love all your jewelery, so amazing!

Yeah! skype would be fun! we should arrange something -

Happy the invalid is doing well, what a relief! i was worried;)

Lots of love - Ariane xxx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-the maxi skirt is awesome and will be so warm and stylish for winter, perfect with your suede jerkin and gorgeous boots xxx

Heather said...

oooooohhhh aaaaaaaaah ....love the green!! You look beautiful great color on you!! and the jewelry is so pretty I have been trying to pick up a piece here and there when we go to fairs to start a collection again since my loss of it all in our move. You really have a fantastic eye for bargains and beauty Good Stuff!! oh it sounds like someone is sick I am behind with my blogging I will have to go back through the posts!! Have a great week Love Heather

Alexandra said...

I love your skirt with those boots! xxx

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

that belt / necklace is so stunning!

Mary Lou said...

what a dream of amohair maxisirt you wear here!! it not only looks gorgous it also looks comfy, and all these precious jewellery!!!
love and kiss,mary

vintage_kitten said...

Green looks so good on you.Love the skirt and those boots are cool.they look warm too.I am with dora your make up is sexy.xx

Bespoke Biddie said...

I try not to use the word love unless absolutely necessary but I must admit I LOVE your style!

Sunnie
(.=

Lisa Shayla said...

You look like you stepped out of the pages of a 70s fashion mag! I love that look on you - especially that vest. I'm thinking of a million ways to wear that right now - I just love versatile pieces!

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh that skirt is GORGEOUS and I'll bet it's super warm! As always, you are EXQUISITE - I love your jewellery, rockin' boots and fab makeup. And I cannot get enough of you in fabulous green... SO beautiful!

Love! Sarah xxx

Clairejustine said...

Love your boots and all of your beautiful jewelery,great outfit :)

DeniseAngela said...

Love all your rings & such a beautiful maxi.....what a find on the boots!

Style Diaries said...

i love the whole look, so stunning.

Rosalind said...

I'm always attracted to green in clothing (literal and metaphorical) - and this ensemble combines colour with ethics perfectly. Love the way you're matching the colours of the background too. Your boots are especially covetable.

Mimi and Tilly said...

You look gorge. I love green outfits in every sense of the word. Your coin ring is stunning! Love it. Hope Jon is on the mend soon. Steve has got a belter of a cold at the mo and is coughing up a storm. What is it about Winter and phlegm?! ♥

Alice said...

Such gorgeous green xxx

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