Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Birthday Girl



What do you get a 45 year-old woman for her birthday? My blogging buddies know me so well!


Being a bad girl I opened some of my presents last night to allow me plenty of time to tart myself up for my birthday trip to the Clothes Show today.

Indian cotton maxi dress, Batman DVD, brass tribal choker and blingy beads, Nails Inc hot pink nail polish and a funky leopard skin nail transfer kit.
The fabulous La Dama sent me this parcel of joy (above) which also included this amazing Mexican maxi skirt.

Fabulous Mexican maxi worn with a 1970s Jethro Tull tour tee pimped up by me (Saturday's jumble sale), 1980s leather belt (Vintage Village @ Clothes Show 2009) and a heap of junk jewellery.

This parcel was from the gorgeous Krista....



....pretty vintage navy blue gloves, some funky zebra Sally Hanson nail effects, a fairy tattoo and this beautiful Ganesh pendant made by her own fair hands...


and this Californian-made peacock print mini dress....

Slinky frock worn with (now repaired) 1970s Dolcis platform boots and a load of second-hand costume jewellery.


The retro Australian tea towel, 1970s scarf and kitsch deer ornament are from lovely Liz....



..... as is this stunning 1960s suede mini skirt.

1960s suede mini skirt worn with 1960s suede go-go boots (Ker rang K-Boot sale) and a crimplene top handmade by me.

The awesome Curtise sent these freaky kid place mats, a pair of kitsch-tastic china poodles for my collection and an exquisite hand-rolled scarf, 


and this a-freakin'-mazing St Michael two piece. Can you believe Marks and Spencer ever made clothes this cool?

Cher-tastic trouser suit worn with attitude.


I was lusting after this on eBay a while ago but stopped watching it for some mad reason that even I can't fathom out. When I finally get to Goa it'll be coming with me as well as to all next years' festivals. I was tempted to wear it to the Clothes Show but even my hardy Northern constitution can't cope with a bare belly in December.


Blaxploitation and bad-assed, big breasted ladies..these DVDs can only be from the magnificent Helga.


Auntie Sarah sent me this beautiful Edwardian-style maxi dress in addition to...


...a stunning monochrome maxi dress, the best sunglasses in the world, ever, groovy zebra nail effects and some retro Australian tea towels.


How spoilt am I?  Very (but I like it)!

Thank you so much for your messages and friendship.

See you soon.
xxx

87 comments:

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

Penblywdd Hapus i chi! And to think, if you live to 100 as planned, you're not even middle-aged yet!

Have a great time at the Clothes show, remember not to sign any modelling contracts until you've run it through with your lawyer. There's a small and no-where near as impressive jiffy bag in the post somewhere for you from me...

xxx

trashsparkle said...

Happy Hippy Brilliant Wonderful Birthday!!!!!!! xxx

The Flying Tortoise said...

I have to wish you Happy Birthday of course. Keep doing what you do so well...

tralala said...

Happy Birthday Lovely!!
Have a smashing day xx

Veshoevius said...

Happy Birthday Vix! It's my Mum's birthday today too!

delia hornbook said...

Wow what a lovely load of goodies ;-)) I have to say that purple 60's maxi has to be my favourite and it looks gorgeous on you loving that outfit. "Happy birthday to you..happy birthday to you...happy birthday Dear Vix...happy birthday to you", Have a fab time at the show. dee xx

Ronnie (RR) said...

Happy birthday Vix Looks like you were spoilt and why not, have a fab day xxxxx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-yes you have been spoiled and deservedly so, you will really rock all these amazing outfits regularly and what thoughtful, stylish gifts!! Have a fabulous birthday and a great day at Clothes Show Live!! xxx

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Happy Birthday! My My, you got spoilt completly rotton you lucky lady. I'm pretty much in love with everything you got!

xxx

Perdita said...

Happy Birthday. ADORE that pink number, also your abs! All those things look delightful.

Misfits Vintage said...

YAY! Happy Birthday! That two piece is FRICKIN AMAAAZING! You look sensational in it - check out your abs! The fabric is just exquisite and NOBODY could wear it as well as you.

All of your gifts are lovely and how funny that Krista and I both sent you the zebra nail things!

Hope you've had a GORGEOUS day. Much love, Sarah xxx

Pippy O' Hara said...

Happy birthday my dear! I wish you all the best <3

couturecoco said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You look just wonderful and I love everything, everything you got! Wish M&S would make clothes like your 2 piece again, that'll be the day lol!
Health & Happiness and many happy returns of the day x

sacramento said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Vix, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh You have the best figure in the world, and all those presents!!!
Enjoy the day, well, everyday is a BIRTHDAY.
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Liz2B said...

Happy Birthday to you Vix have a great day .Its my mums birthday today too .All the best people are born in December .Keep rocking it kid. I love to read your blog ,you do great things for us over 40s.Lie 2B

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh you are a spoilt girl! What lovely things!
Happy birthday!! I hope you have a really wonderful day.
Good luck bargain hunting at the Clothes Show, they have some gorgeous vintage stands this year.

Florrie x

LUCEWOMAN said...

Happy Birthday Vix!
You are looking super-hot, have the most enviable wardrobe, great friends, a truly amazing life.
No wonder everyone feels like celebrating you.
Have a wonderful day. Your attitude inspires me immensely.

Lucy x

Kelly said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!! Hope you have a fantastic day at the Clothes Show.
I love that peacock dress, looks great with the boots and you've inspired me to dig out my thigh high boots now it's winter. :)
xx

Mimi and Tilly said...

Happy birthday Vix, you wonderful woman! You deserve to be spoilt on your birthday, I hope today is a corker for you. Your gifts are all beautiful and you look fabtastic in them. Big hugs and lots of love, Em xxxxxx

Miss Claire said...

Wowow, happy birthday hot lady! How spoiled you are. but you totally deserve it! Hope you had a wonderful time Xoxoxox Claire

Vintage Coconut said...

Mirror Mirror on the wall who is the spoilest vintage blogger of them all??
VIX IS VIX IS!
=P
My God wowowwwwwwwwwwww at all your amazing prezzies!
I hope you had the Happiest Birthday!

La Dama said...

Happy Birthday Vixcita!
I love you more in that two piece hip outfit. looks at your flat tummy!
you styled up the skirt beauitfully.
everyone gave you nail thingys :)
You are our Goddess and deserve to be spoiled by all of us.
besotes
make a special wish and enjoy your dia amor

Miss Rayne said...

Happy birthday you lucky lucky girl.

rach_t said...

AWW Happy Birthday Beautiful Vix! Fellow Sagittarius, we are a couple of days apart! Your birthday gifts are wonderful and well deserved for such a lovely lady!
Rachel :) x o
Hope you had an amazing day!

DearHelenHartman said...

Happy Birthday! But there is NO WAY you are 45, you look forever young to me.

Louise said...

Happy birtday darling Vix. I hope you have a wonderful time at clothes show and that my little gift has arrived when you get home. Xx

Lena said...

Have a wonderful birthday Vix!xx

VintageVicki said...

Happy birthday and have a wonderful day out xx

Scarlett said...

Happy Birthday Vix!! Hope you have a fabulous day - and yes you've been spoiled with all these goodies - very much deserved as you are such a sweetheart :o) Scarlett x

Miss Magpie said...

Have a wonderful time at the clothes show. eat, drink and be very merry for that is the birthday law.

Rebecca said...

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What a wonderful variety of gifts you've received - and of course, you wear and display them all with class!

I think you'll be the STAR of the Clothes Show whatEVER you wear!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Happy Birthday Vix! That is an awesome haul of birthday loot you received--lucky girl! Love the suede mini and peacock dress; it all looks fab on you. Your friends obviously know you well. Enjoy the Clothes show (as if you need more stuff after receiving all that booty).

the gardener's cottage said...

that 2 piece get-up is just amazing. i had a v cool aunt when i was a little girl that would wear things like that. she was my idol. she worked in las vegas and was the v image of cool. she even bought my sisters and me a similar outfit. mine was orange, white and olive green. i think i was 8 when i wore it. damn you look fantastic! have a most wonderful birthday! xo janet

pastcaring said...

Hope you are having the most wonderful day at the Clothes Show. Bet you are the most stylish person there!
What gorgeous gifts. It's no surprise that your friends want to spoil you, you are so generous to everyone. Karma dictates it will all come back to you, you lovely woman!
Happy birthday Oh High Priestess of Vintage Style! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A Woman Of No Importance said...

You deserve to be bloody spoiled - You're fantastic!

As for the kiddie placemats, I had the lipstick girl on my bedroom wall when I was little - Yikes, how that sparked my memories!

We are fellow Saggies, 'tis true, must be why we found one another so! Sending you such love on your birthday, Vix !

Mwah!

Vintage Green said...

What a great pile of gifts!!!!
Your 2 piece Chertastic suit looks like it was made for you.
Have a great birthday!!!!!

Mrs Munster said...

Happy Birthday you gorgeous & rocking lady!!!

Bombshellicious said...

Happy Birthday hope you have a great day xx

weasel said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Alison Cross said...

Excellent pressies!!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Ali x

The Vintage Knitter said...

Happy birthday, Vix!
You wear it (all) well!
xxx

Krista said...

Yeah for getting spoiled on your Birthday! Happy Birthday Gorgeous!!!!! All of these presents are so you and you are so fun to shop for! My favorite has to be the Chertastic outfit, you have such a beautiful figure Vix, dam that print and those colors are making me so happy! The 1960's suede mini is also friggin bad ass on you!

We all love you so much!!!!!
Bighugsandbirthdaykissesandabunchofspankingstoo:)
Krista

Louise said...

Happy Birthday, love the M&S two-piece, very cool, in more ways than one in our current weather. X.

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What fabulous present - and you are the same age as me. Happy Birthday, X

Love, Love, Love said...

Happy birthday, Vix, I know you will make it a good one xxx

The Brunette said...

Happy birthday gorgeous gal xx

Tomye said...

Happy Birthday! You look super in all your birthday goodies! Paisley never goes out of style and I love the Valley of the Dolls. -T

Helga! said...

O,my gorgeous,sexy abbd twinny twin!(Not in body,that's for sure!)
You are SCORCHING in that two piece!!!
So happy to see you SO spoilt with so many wonderful goodies!!!!EEEK!
And all SO perfect for you,the ladies do indeed know you well!
I hope your day at the clothes show was awesome,and that it's been smiles,love and drinkies galore!
What a wonderful post of fabulousness!
I love, adore, and worship YOU!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Mum said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your outing and all your wonderful pressies.
Love from Mum
xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, VIX! You certainly have the attitude for the cher-fantastic 2-piecer & every of these presents look amaaaazing on you (the ones you can wear :).
xxx

makinggooduse said...

Hope you have the most wonderful birthday, Vix. You really did receive some fabulous - and very you - birthday presents.

VainGlorySinner said...

Happy Birthday, Vix! You sure were spoilt! How wonderful to receive all those gorgeous goodies! You have next summers festival clothes all sorted!

You're going to be very busy with all those nail effects! They seemed like a very popular choice! I have some black and white stripe ones from Nail Rock which I still need to try out!

Krista's necklaces are always so gorgeous, that one especially!

The St. Michael and La Dama's mexi maxi look ravishing on you!

Hugs xxx

Mouthwash said...

happy birthday!

All these outfits are absolutely amazing. You have an amazing (and rocking) body!! you go girl!



Amber
Ambersmouthwash

Style Sud-Est said...

Happy Birthday! Fabulous at 45 and spoiled to the core...ha! ha! ha! can not believe what you received for your birthday, i would go mad - I am just dying of envy here...but you deserve it you are the best

Lots of kisses, love ...Ariane xxxxx

Anita said...

What lovely birthday loot! All of the clothing is amazing, but the Cher-tastic two peice is the be all and end all!

Have a fabulous day!

Hugs and birthday love,
Anita

Miss Piggy Bank said...

Happy Birthday :-)

Little Blue Mouse said...

Happy Birthday!

What fantastic gifts you received.

Sue, Joe and Michael Webber said...

Ahhh ha! There it is! :D It woz hidin'. Wot a lucky birthday girl you are :D ♥

Natasha said...

Vix, this has got to be one of the best birthday posts I've seen! I love your two-piece and you look amazing in it; the Australian tea-towels are definitely my favourites though. Hope you're well! xxx

Pennyblossoms said...

Happy birthday! Hope you had a fabulous day!
Love
Z & Mr B
xx

Susan Tiner said...

Happy Birthday Vix! You look fantastic, especially in the Cher-tastic two-piece suit worn with attitude!

Pennyblossoms said...

Edie Sedgwick was Andy Warhols' muse. I had a picture of her getting her hair cut on a NY fire escape. My friend Carol used to cut hair on the beach in the South of France. The one time I went to her flat she was playing the Psychedelic Furs. Her wall was pink with a painted mural of champagne being poured into a glass. I don't think "Pretty in Pink" is your style but raise a glass and enjoy the sentiment of the video! Pop over and have a look!
Mr B

Tanisha Shulamit said...

oooh I love that bright green striped skirt and the fact that you watch Foxy Brown... great finds

Ofelia said...

Happy birthday to you!!!!
Feliz Cumpleanos a ti!!!!
You look beautiful in all your glorious outfits.

The Style Crone said...

Happy birthday Vix, Love your display of gifts and outfits. You are a gift to the blogging community every day of the year!

Joyatri said...

What an incredible birthday haul! Love the peacock mini-dress, the Ganesh pendant and the kangaroo tea towel the most. Happy Birthday!

Maya said...

Ahh Happy Birthday!!!

It all looks wonderful =)

Tanvi said...

You are the best!!! Wish you a very Happy Birthday :)

♡ from © tanvii.com

Girl Twin Exchange said...

thanks for sharing! You do have amazing friends who seem to know you well. such a blessing.

two squirrels said...

Happy happy birthday Vix!!! Beautiful people always bring amazing gifts and energy into there lives. You are a beautiful person. Love V

Trees said...

Happy Birthday Lovely Vix!!! So many great gifties:)

Miss Peregrin said...

Happy birthday gorgeous! All your gifts are fabulous, but my fav one is the trouser suit. Totally you!

jen wardle said...

happy birthday! You look amazing as always!xx

jules said...

Happy Birthday Vix! Looks like you had a fab day! And what great presents. You really are very spoilt!

Jules
http://andsuddenlyisee.blogspot.com

Alexandra said...

Happy Birthday Vix! What wonderful gifts, you look gorgeous. I LOVE your peacock mini dress! xxx

Mary Lou said...

hey darling happy delated birthday! i can´t believe my eyes what an amazing figure you have! you look so amazing in this trouser suit, it let me speechless!
kiss,mary

Clairejustine said...

Hope you had a great birthday,love all of your gifts how fab they all are :)

Heather said...

Wow How Fantastic!! Happy Birthday and I am not surprised at all that so many would want to celebrate with you~ You are such a blessing!! Such a light you are indeed!! Have a Great Bday!! Enjoy all those wonderful new treasures!! ~Love Heather

dannithegirl said...

Happy birthday beautiful Vix!! xxx

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

happy late b day, vix! what an awesome selection of looks here, can't deside which one I love most.

Style Eyes said...

You obviously have some amazing friends to give you such thoughtful presents. Happy Birthday!

pinktutu72 said...

Happy Birthday Vix :) I'm so glad I came across your blog. You're such a beauty inside as well as out. I hope the years to come are more than kind to you
Karlene
ps The presents are fab and you look frickin HOT in that pant suit!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

What brilliantly amazing gifts Vix! You deserve to be thoroughly gifted upon and I think you are going to be one busy woman dressing up in all your amazing new clothes, doing some incredible nails and watching fabulously boob-tastic movies! Happy birthday hon:)) xoxoxo

Alice said...

Oh gosh so many wonderful gifts, each one is so thoughtful. I absolutely adore the peacock mini dress, it’s very you indeed.
I’m sorry I missed your birthday, just hope you had a wonderful day xxx

p.s St Michael rules.

Jane Lancaster said...

arrgggh! happy belated birthday you amazing woman you..xoxoxoxo

lasophia said...

So spoiled! Gorgeous pieces! You are a lucky lady!

DeniseAngela said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you Vix!! You are one hot 45 year old!! Such wonderful & glamorous gifts....glad you had an awesome birthday!