Sunday, 26 February 2012

Cat In A Hat



I thought I'd try out my pimp-tastic hat when I walked to the corner shop yesterday morning.



Then I changed into ripped leggings, an old band t-shirt, shocking pink gardening gloves and jumble sale Converse and started digging up the garden.

Jade and silver pendant (Goa, 2004)

We found time to glam up, head into town and get rip-roaringly drunk last night but now it's back to yet more intensive labour and appalling clothing.

Barry M Cyan Blue nails with a heap of tribal jewellery (third ring from left and Chinese character bangle from the fabulous Helga)

This patch of ground should be unrecognisable next time I pose by it.

Vintage hat (£1, last week's jumble sale, £1) worn with Top Shop tiger top (£3, Acorns Hospice), denim waistcoat & 70s straw bag (30p each, jumble sale),  Lime green bell bottoms (handmade by me from crimplene bought from a car boot sale)

Hope you're having a brilliant weekend. 

70 comments:

adoreabubbles said...

I love that nail varnish! Looking fabtastic as always :D

Lucy Nation said...

Ha ha, I'd love to see a pic of the dressed down outfit. Maybe a work in progress post?! :)

Roisin Muldoon said...

Oh Vix, I absolutely LOVE this! Have you ever seen that episode of King of the Hill where Hank inadvertentely becomes a pimp? It reminds me of that, which is a good thing... "The only lady I'm pimping is sweet lady Propane!" xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

You look great! I can't believe you find such amazing stuff! That hat!

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh I LOVE your amazing handmade pants (are they the same pattern as the red wool ones?) and that tiger print top is spectacular - and THE HAT! I LOOOOOVE it! You are rocking the shit out of that fabulous hat, mi amor! Love you! Sarah xxx

The Brunette said...

I love that denim waistcoat xx

Rebecca said...

The photo of your hands and bling is exceptional! I'll be watching that spot of yard. Can't wait to see what develops there!

Rose&Bird said...

LOVE the hat, goes perfectly with the rest of the outfit! Was hoping you'd got some of the lovely sunshine, but looks a bit dull weather wise? Have fun in the garden x

Elise said...

Love your nail polish! Yay to the gardening, rather you than me... ;)

Heather said...

Wow your Jewelry is amazing ....I really do love how you find such unique pieces...each one I am sure has it's own story ~ha your hat looks great ~Happy Gardening~ Love Heather

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Oh Vix I love the hat! I also admire the fact that you dressed up before dressing down :o) I was very dressed down yesterday as I had messy chores but I wasn't as good as you and didn't dress up before hand!

Ronnie (RR) said...

Loving the hat and those trousers are very Mildred :)

pastcaring said...

That hat is splendid! As always all your jewellery looks amazing.
Looking forward to seeing the transformation of your patch of garden; I admire your stamina, labouring away after a rip-roaring session in the pub! xxxxx

Couture Coco said...

Fantastic hat - I am just discovering how much fun they can be.
Love the whole outfit xx

Miss Magpie said...

Love your hat! If I know I've got messy jobs I just get straight in the scruffy clothes and stay in them, I'm in knackered jeans as we speak! lol
I am resisting my garden at the moment, I don't like to get out there and tackle it too early in case of a late frost, it does look a bloody mess though.

Young at Heart said...

that is one helluva hat....... you know I think I have the same tan leather belt with metal flower clast you're wearing in you little ID pic with the check dress... does it have little metal hearts on it too? x

Le Material Girl said...

Yes! I'm not the only one who wears green eyeshadow with coral lips!!!! *phew*

XO

Kelly said...

*sigh* Amazing shot of the jewels. :) Made me a happy girl.
Love the tiger print with the hat, big pimping!
xx

amenfashion17 said...

I totally love your blog! Your ring collection is amazing!!!!!
Lots of LOve Amen Fashion 17

Rachael said...

Loving the hat and the colours in your outfit! I don't have a head for hats, they never seem to look right - or i've never found my style of hat. Good luck with the gardening!

serbinstudio said...

Ok the trousers are going to keep me up at night. I love this look. This is a genius composition. Have fun in your garden!

the gardener's cottage said...

gosh i love that hat vix. i wish we were neighbors so you could teach me how to make those pants! i think you'd like it here in sunny southern california!

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

Green fingers AND green trousers? You are a woman of many talents! Hat looks great, and ever I am drooling over your jewellery collection. xx

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Amie K said...

vix that hat is off the dial, i love it!! we were also going to hit the garden this afternoon but a leisurley lunch of crusty bread and yummy brie put paid to that idea!!
Thank you for the lovely comments as always xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Pennyblossoms said...

Miaow miaow purr purr!!
Z xx

Joyatri said...

Yay! Vix in a hat. You mean you wear clothes that are anything less than fantabulous? I don't believe it ;) Good luck with the gardening.

Krista said...

That hat Vix is crazy good! You have to be the most unique woman in all of Walsall! Always love your highly decorated hands my love hard to believe they were digging round the yard. I did some weeding this weekend too and even mowed the lawn :) Spring just get here already!
Loveulots~
Krista

That's Not My Age said...

That hat is fantastic! I want one. Having a big spring sort out at TNMA Mansions and have found a 70s suede bag that I bought for 50p about 20 years ago, and have never used. Do you want it? Drop me an email with your address x

Kezzie said...

Alas, I lack an amazing patterned hat such as that!!!!! If only I could find one?!?!!!! You loook fab in it my dear!

Helga! said...

Pimptastic Hat-tacular!!!
Gawd,that IS an amaaaaazing hat!!! Great shape and print!LOVE how you've styled it,bloody hell you can clash fantasmically!!!! Such gloriousness almost blinds me early on a Monday morning,but in the BEST possible way!
Mad Hats to YOU!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Melanie said...

Oh, I swoon over your those fine crimplene pants you made! I like the pairing with your new denim vest and pimp-tastic hat.

Please may I? said...

Those trousers are my favourite shade of green. You looks amazing as ever! I can't ever imagine you in boring clothes Vix?! Hope your gardening went well.

X x

Louise said...

That is a tremendously colourful outfit, I love it. The hat is fab.

Gardening and DIY is such a bore isn't it? It'll be worth it in the end though.

Xx

Sue said...

Wow Vix, you so suit hats and that one is a thing of beauty!! I am in love with all your ethnic jewelery!! Hope you have fun in the garden, and please show a pic of your Buddha. x x

Vintage Green said...

I love gardening and I hope you enjoy yourself when you tackle that area. Even when dressed down I am sure you look great....
Style is more than clothes.....

Sophie said...

Completely loving the tiger print too, very fierce and very you!
Sophie
x

lady liquor vintage. said...

That hat is immense! Love the trousers too, you talented lady!

Catherine, XO.

two squirrels said...

The cat in the hat is super cool and with a tiger top too.
Love your lime green flares, amazing.
Happy gardening.
Love v

Anita said...

Fabulous hat! The entire outfit is wonderful, and I especially love the jewelery collection.

I must get to the gardening as well; it would be nice to have it all spruced up before spring officially gets here, for once.

Happy digging!

xo, Anita

Forest City Fashionista said...

You have such GLORIOUS jewellery, talk about an arm and hand party! That is a scrumptious colour of nail polish too. Enjoy mucking about in the garden, Spring is fast approaching.

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

Love this! So 70s-a-licious! By rights you shouldn't be able to move your fingers with all those rings but it looks GOOD so who cares, eh?! x

Fleur d'air said...

I love you rings! I like your style so much, it's special :)

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Fiona said...

That hat is SO you Vix and looks the dog's whatsit's with your outfit. Love all your jewellery too. Looking forward to seeing your garden and you have reminded me to sow my broad beans for the allotment.
xx

Alice said...

This is so wonderfully bold and I love the clash of the colours and print, the hat is charming and of course those lime green pants are just fabulous! That waistcoat suits you perfectly Vix, looking forward to seeing it in many more outfit to come xxx

VainGlorySinner said...

You sexy beast! I knew that tiger print top would look awesome on you! I want to see if you look equally and fabulous in 'appalling' clothing, I'm guessing you do! Looking forward to seeing the picture background makeover! xxx

Scarlett said...

Pimp-tastic! Blooming love that hat and im all for the animal print, blooming beautiful! Scarlett x

Mrs Jackdawes said...

Tigertastic Vix!, it was smashing to see you last night, sorry to hear you've been suffering today. xx

Clara Turbay said...

Very creative and chic. Your style is great.

Pearl Westwood said...

What fantastic pants, you made them too so impressive!!

Daniel said...

The Pants GREAT !!! LUV $$ and your arms look so awesome covered in the tiger top ! YOU ROOOOOOOOOOOOOCK ! BANG !! LUV $$ KISS ! *

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Fabulous hat, looks great on you!

I love the hands picture, it would make a brilliant card / postcard!

Emma said...

I LOVE this colorful look! Your jewelry is always Gorgeous!

Susan Tiner said...

I'm in love with the Top Shop tiger top!

pinktutu72 said...

Such awesomeness all rolled into one woman! I am diggin the hat and the top and of course your bangles are all awesome and the rings too. I am really loving the pendant it's so unique!

Terri said...

We're getting eager to work our soil too, although we have tulips and garlics coming up.

Vintage Coconut said...

I am totally in love with those pants you made! I'll bet you almost cause traffic accidents in them. =D
Love the nail color & all your pretty jewelry.

Trees said...

I love hats - especially pimp-tastic hats! I would wear them more, but its windy here so often its not really practical.

Looking forward to seeing your fancy new garden!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Fabulous hat, I have trouble with wearing them sadly!! I'm always impressed with the jewels shot. xx

The Vintage Knitter said...

Great hat - its a shame people don't wear them more often. I'm very attached to my floppy brimmed number!
xxx

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Is there anything you DONT suit?! ;) I hate myself in hats so never really wear them - unless its a woolly one when I go for a run in winter!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh, oh, oh, so much joy - leopard print and GREEN flares!!!! Oooooh you clever minx you, the hat is a god damn gorgeous thing to behold and you are the cat's pyjamas baby!!! Such a beautiful collection of jewellery:)). Can't wait to see your spring garden! xoxo

Lena said...

I'm speechless - you look amazing!x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

I can imagine you looking incredibly stylish in gardening gloves, converse, leggings & a band tee! Love that your blog is posted to Facebook. It means I can keep up to date with your goings on even when I don't get chance to log into blogger x

DearHelenHartman said...

I cannot imagine you don't look 100% more pulled together in your gardening clothes than I do in my everydays. The hat is a hoot. Saw a black on in that shape this weekend and couldn't work out how it was supposed to be worn (it was sort of tossed in a display of hats so no clue there) Now it makes sense.

Tanvi said...

Love all the baubles, waist coat, those pants!!! !HAT! Everything!!! :)

♡ from © tanvii.com

Alexandra said...

Love your hat Vix!Hope you have had a great weekend xx

La Dama said...

You pimplicious tiger beauty! Grrr!!
that hat is amazing, love how big it is.
would love to see you dressed down, I bet you look great.
those green bright pants are fantasticos.
always love looking at your tribal jewelry.
cant wait to see your garden amor.
besones

Mrs Munster said...

Vix, this might be my favourite outfit of yours. Loving the "pimp" look.

DeniseAngela said...

Love those lime green pants! You made me lol with pimptastic & you look fabulous!

Miss Peregrin said...

That hat is so frickin' pimp! I love it (along with the rest of your ensemble, of course).