Sunday, 18 December 2011

Feels Surreal



We seem to be have done nothing other than go out on the lash lately, last night being no exception. I knew it'd been a wild one when I woke up to find various bits of my outfit randomly scattered across the house, a velvet glove in the bath, a false eyelash adhered to the fridge and a trail of bangles leading up the stairs.


The friends we met yesterday are an odd group which include a hyperactive 75 year-old, my late Mum's hairdresser and a sheep farmer. Needless to say that our nights out always end up bizarre affairs with drink-fuelled karaoke sessions until dawn, arguments and rows, tears and tantrums, mislaid belongings, jaunts to strange backstreet pubs and someone having to travel home in the boot of the designated driver's car.


Last night was no exception, two of the group stormed off in a huff, Jon lost his hat, there was a dispute with a waiter and I danced with a hunchback in a tracksuit to The Smiths' This Charming Man.

1970s turquoise maxi dress (£5.99, St Giles Hospice), Velvet boots (Office), Velvet gloves (Jumble sale), Fake fur collar (handmade)
At least I didn't wake with a hangover as we're out again in a bit. More booze, more curry and undoubtedly, more fun.

Clutch bag hand made by Liz
See you soon.

68 comments:

sacramento said...

Wonderful in green, my dear Vix.
We are about to open a bottle of Rioja wine. Would you share a glass with me???
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

jules said...

You and your shenanigans Vix! I am so glad I didn't end up like that on Friday night after consuming a bottle of wine... at home!!

I do love your outfit, though. And the smiths? Good track. I'll be featuring it in Lola 2; along with "You Came" by Kim Wilde! :)

Jules x

p.s. new blog post. Well it's not new, no-one's bothered to comment on it! :(

Rebecca said...

How DO you do it?

Sounds like you should be writing a novel. With characters and experiences that you are chalking up, it should be a GREAT read!

Misfits Vintage said...

This is going on a tshirt:

'I danced with a hunchback in a tracksuit to The Smiths' This Charming Man'

You look spectacular - were you too sozzled to notice the cold? That frock is quite divine and I LOOOVE your velvet gloves, amor! And that clutch is PERFECTION.

Love! Sarah xxx

lady liquor vintage. said...

The dress is absolutely perfect on you! Gorgeous gloves & little collar too.

xoxo.

Rachael said...

I'm intrigued by the incident of the eyelashes getting attached to the fridge!

Pennyblossoms said...

I don't really know what to say!
Z xx

Mary Lou said...

oh what a beautiful shade of green and it loves you! fabulous dress on a fabulous lady and i adore this fake fur collar. haha and this poodle bag is cute as a button!
kiss,mary

Tomye said...

Well...at least you look good while all of this was going on. It sounds like an episode of Monty Python! I hope you keep Journals to share with the world one day. -T

Ivy Black said...

Bang on! I'd expect nothing less.
That dress is beautiful.
xxx

Daniel said...

You're truly a QUEEN! SO glamourous and trashy ! dance dance rock rock! The clutch is awesome ! BIG HUG

k come karolina said...

cool!!! love it!



xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.com/

sonia said...

it's like "breakfast at tiffany's" mixed with "carnivale." love it!

Leticia said...

you look gorgeous, Vix. I love green but i´ve fallen for those velvet shoes and gloves. Velvet kills me. I love this time of the year when all you do is party, drink up to the stars and rock on. Enjoy, doll. peace

http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I can only aspire to be as decadent as you, dahlink Vix, with a false eyelash stuck to the fridge!

Our local is filled with the most divinely delinquent pensioners, who behave like merry teenagers - I want to grow up to be just like them!

Sounds just like your sort of crowd!

Wishing you love and luck this Christmas, Vixen and a New Year that's as fabulous as you are...

Fhina xxx

Idee Fixe (punk.glam.queen@gmail.com) said...

Ooo its GREEEN!! J'adore! Sounds like you're having a blast, keep it up and hoist a few for me!
XXX
Suzanne

trashsparkle said...

Well, it makes perfect sense to me that at some point one peels off an eyelash and sticks it on the fridge... has the other one turned up yet?

Amazing adventures...

Just a bit worried in case the passenger-in-the-boot ever gets forgotten when everyone's piled out... x

Ofelia said...

I would love to be there to witness the fun debacle!
This time of the year is a lot of fun and it seams to bring out the crazy and loud in all of us.
Green is a great color on you!!!
Have a great week,

LUCEWOMAN said...

Before I die, I must have a night out with you. And get glammed up at yours, raiding the jewellery box (your clothes wouldn't fit, sadly).

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Please may I? said...

Sounds like a great night out, even better if you have no hang over!

Fab green dress.

X x

Please may I? said...

Sounds like a great night out, even better if you have no hang over!

Fab green dress.

X x

Roxy Indica said...

Vix, you're the BEST! Love you! Incredible green :)
Hugs!
Roxy, from Buenos Aires

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

you really look so glamorous, dear vix!

wardrobeexperience said...

congrats for not having a hangover! sounds like you had an amazing evening!

sadly, i woke with a mini hangover this morning but the evening (dinner/wine/meet new friends) was absolutely worth it.

turquoise and black is perfection! gorgeous party outfit...

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hilarious!

Helga! said...

How freakin' splendid,out on the ran tan looking like a lucious escapee from the most glam film ever!!! Sounds like my kinda night!Yeah,you DO know it's been a goodie when there is a trail of clothing and accessories through the house....!!! I woke up to the same on Saturday morning!
Love LOVING this outfit,the frock and every detail,including that fabulous clutch,is DIVINE!
Love you more than GLAM!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

LUCEWOMAN said...

Stupid phone!

Alexandra said...

Your post made me laugh Vix...Hope you have a great night xxx

Disturbed Style said...

Great outfit! I love it :)

Franca said...

You loo so glam! and you are so hardcore! I had my work night on on friday, and it ended up a little messy. I stayed in being pathetic on Saturday night. And I'm 30!

pastcaring said...

Vix, you are a legend!
This post made me chortle, oh that trail of clothing and accessories left throughout the house... At least there weren't any strange people asleep on your floor next morning! Imagine waking up to the sheep farmer and the hunchback helping themselves to toast...
Much respect to your stamina, and your beautiful frock and all that goes with it! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

hahaha!!! You are so bloody mad! Fantastic!

Sophie said...

You sound like my kinda girl on a night out. Never be a boring one with you! Always look cracking too my dear!
Sophie
x

Rosalind said...

Love your description of randomly scattered garments and false eyelashes discarded like clues in an Agatha Christie!
You look so glorious in green...but with BARE arms? Really? In THIS weather? Makes me want to pop over with a welsh wool blanket to wrap you up in.

Krista said...

It may be cold over there but dang girl you are leaving a hot mess behind, love those mornings when things make you go huh? oh yeah :) You look so beautiful in the scout green dress, you are dripping with sexy! Love the gloves and all your chunky bracelets. That purse from Liz is the bomb! I want one with Peetee!!!!
Here's to many more nights like these!

two squirrels said...

Oh Vix you look simply gorgeous in that green dress.
Tee hee I think we have all had nights where an outfit becomes house decoration. I have woken to a dress on the floor that looks like a cocoon in which I've crawled out of and I assure you it's know butterfly lying beside it.
Happiness to you Love V

Louise said...

Wow, what a phenomenal night... Times like this I wish you had a video blog lol. At least you're getting plenty of opportunity to wear all of your gorgeous outfits. Xx

VainGlorySinner said...

You naughty Vixen! I do hope Jon found his hat!!

Crazy nights that bring all sort of randomness and weirdos out of the closet are THE best!

That dress is divine.. I'd even go as far as saying it could very well be the perfect Christmas dress with its festive green colour!

I hope you have another wicked night! xxx

Emma x said...

You are such a glamourpuss Vix. I think we should all come to you for a night out that we wouldnt forget" x

Pennyblossoms said...

Reminded me of the R Whites 'secret lemonade drinker' ad. Watched it on YouTube...made I laugh!

Mr B

DearHelenHartman said...

Dancing with a hunchback... I hope it was by the light of a silvery moon or a flickering light, at least. Wondering why the eyelash was on the fridge and using my twisted imagination to think of unseemly reasons. You look lovely.

Emma said...

You look Gorgeous in green! Such Beautiful accessories too!

PJ said...

love that green.

Anita said...

It sounds like a wonderful time once again! It's not a party until someone stomps off in a huff, right? :-)

I love the green gown and the bangles; so fun and festive! And the poodle clutch bag is precious beyond words.

xo, Anita

La Dama said...

Vixcita,
You look divina in green maxi,what a fantastic poodle clutch. Love, love the velvet gloves.
I would of killed to see you dancing to the smiths with hunchback amigo.crazy weird nights are the best!
Wow! No hangover i would of been dying of migraines after all that fiasco.
Luv ya

Vintage Coconut said...

I always love a Vix in green!
Damn it does sound like you had a rather interesting night. I love the poodle clutch, it's fabulous.

Trees said...

You look AMAZING in green! Sounds like one heck of a night out - I love the fact you found a fake eyelash on the fridge. Also - huzzah for being hangover free!

delia hornbook said...

Ha ha ha ha ha sounds like a cazy fun night out with interesting people ;-)) Love the dress you look gorgeous in green. Have fun, dee xx

theequinebovine said...

Wooowee! Green does your body good! And the fluffer puppers, so cute!

Make Do Style said...

Hahaha love the picture of the evening events in some form or other!
Great dress and so was the white maxi - you are kind getting your charity ladies pressies.

I have finally posted your package - with some suitable bling & a selection of books xx

Miss Peregrin said...

I want to be you when I grow up! You look fabulous, you have so much fun & your escapades always make me laugh. Sooo glad I came across your blog. :)

The Vintage Knitter said...

Super clutch bag, it goes so well with the dress. Nights out with you and your chapter sounds like a wild time and I'd forgotten the joys of having someone stuffed into the car boot and the fun you can have with not letting them out - until they threaten to pee/vom on the carpet!

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Vix! lovely dress! love the green on you, i was looking at the other post you in the white dress, you look like a greek goddess!

My days are pretty quiet, no crazy parties...no booze, can't- the GP gave me narcotics for the pain, so better stay clear of the wine!

Lots of friendship and hugs!

Ariane xxxxx

Fashion Tales.... said...

haha, sounds like a wonderful and wild night to remember. You look glamorous and elegant in this beautiful green colour Vix. -xo

Perdita said...

Sounds familiar! I found the entire content of my handbag littering the hall from door to bedroom yesterday. Phew, nothing left outside the door!

Style Eyes said...

My nights out sound pretty boring in comparison. I love the green colour of the dress, so beautiful.

Maya said...

What a hoot, I'm assuming you all made up to do it all again another time.
Brilliant purse. Really like your outfit, mega glam =)

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Wow your nights out sound like a hell of a time! Loving the green and black gorgeous.

xx

Alison Cross said...

Your night outs sound like a whole heap of fun! Did the missing hat turn up? Did the people who stormed off turn up? It's better than Eastenders!

Hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year if I don't manage back here to speak to you again before The Big Day!

Love and hugs from Scotland!

Ali x

Veshoevius said...

Tee hee! - your nights out sound like a scream! Love the old world glamour of your velvet gloves and slinky gown!

DeniseAngela said...

So glamorous in green....you made me so laugh with the false eyelash!

Charis said...

Ahhhh yes, bangles on the stairs, only one shoe in the bedroom, mascara on your face and all your money in the bottom of your bag... a good night out! xoxox

Alice said...

Tales of such wonderful times! You really do live life to the fullest and this I admire greatly.
I am quite shamefully embarrassed of my behaviour the weekend just gone; I got so drunk I woke up with no recollection of the night before. My poor Mr had to carry me to bed and somehow managed to get me back to the room in one piece. The events in-between are quite a blur; apparently I was laughing so loud the whole hotel heard! The drunken tweet I sent you sure was spontaneous; I hope you didn’t mind xxx