Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Love Match



Heart-shaped pendants and yellow roses?  It must be St Valentine's Day.

The elements of today's ensemble.

The way I shop is romantic, I buy clothes that catch my eye, make my pulse race and steal my heart. My wardrobe is bursting at the seams with a riot of clashing colours, vintage fabrics and wild prints.

I like my clothes how I've always liked my men, good looking, unique and preferably vintage.



When an outfit comes together it's by accident rather than design, I'd never buy something just because it'll go with something I already own, that just takes the thrill away from any shopping expedition.

Maxi skirt hand-made by me using some psychedelic fabric (given to me by Jennie), 1970s C&A tee shirt (99p, Banardos), original Dolcis green suede platforms (£4.99, PDSA), Mongolian lamb scarf (20p, jumble sale), Denim waistcoat, 1950s rose bag (20p, Car boot sale)

It makes me giggle when strangers tell me I'm a creative dresser, I just throw it all on and hope for the best.




Happy Valentines' to you all!




Jon and I've exchanged hand-made cards and silly gifts, he got "Kiss Me Quick" candy floss-scented soap and a charity-shopped tee-shirt I'd customised by dyeing flamingo pink, I got a bumper pack of old skool Love Hearts sweets and a bottle of pink fizz, which should go down a treat with the pakoras, cucumber raita, wholemeal chappatis and veg Jalfrezi I'm cooking later.

See you soon!

68 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

"Kiss me quick" and heart shaped yellow roses? How cheeky and romantic of you both!;-)

Mrs. Exeter said...

You ARE a creative dresser! I love this outfit so much. Your supper menu sounds lovely too - enjoy your evening! xxx

Straight Talking Mama! said...

You shop like me I buy what I like and hope for the best!

Lovely as ever, hope you have a wonderful evening!

Suddenly I See said...

i am loving this outfit!
yellow roses are so much more vibrant!


And yes, I much rather have a vintage man too! ;)

have a fab day! :) x

Kelly said...

That's why it's creative Vix, you are a very clever lady. :) Love the green in this outfit.
Happy Vally's Day to you. xxx

Krista said...

You look amazing and I must tell you how much I adore you dear! You ROCK my world with your sense of style but it's your BIG kind heart that I adore most. This maxi skirt you made OMG I love it, I just love the print on both pieces. The green lamb scarf is beautiful and you hair looks super sweet and romantic. I see it only fitting too that you wore that vest today, we all now how much you love that. You and Jon make me GUSH. Happy heart day dear! I wish I would hug you!
Tonsoflovethisdayandeveryday~
Krista

Rachael said...

Love Heart Sweets?! Ah i'm jealous!

sacramento said...

You not only have the best figure, colour eyes and gorgeousness, but always the best frases ever:
I like my clothes how I've always liked my men, good looking, unique and preferably vintage.
I just letting you know that I am officially steeling it from you, so here to Unconditional love.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

señora Allnut said...

love that green color accents, love your scarf and boots and love how you put together a stylish outfit!
And Love your shopping philosophy: buy what you love and it will work for you!
besos

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

happy valentine's dear vix, love that post and how you wrote about your fashion love xx

the Citizen Rosebud said...

You're a passionate woman who is an intuitive dresser- and it works. I love how you mix things. I love how it's never a pale imitation of anyone else- uniquely and purely YOU. hugs, kisses and more hugs, my friend! xo. -Bella Q the Citizen Rosebud

Love, Love, Love said...

I love Lovehearts; a real classic.
My other half and I agreed to only exchange cards this year; the words I found in my card this morning moved me so much I nearly cried in a very happy way.
Words can mean so much more than an overpriced bunch of flowers ever can :)

Lune Munro said...

You always manage to make it all look like it was made to go together though. I love your long braid tails. Happy Valentines Vix!

Scarlett said...

I adore the way you dress and you always get it so right! Not just a creative dresser - a 'dresser extraordinaire' :o) Scarlett x

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Lol I love how you describe your clothes to how you like your men!

I think you definately have an eye for not only a bargin but how to put an outfit together.

Hope you have a lovely night. Ooo veg Jalfrezi sounds nice and pink fizz.


MBB x

Rebecca said...

Haha! "I just throw it all on and hope for the best." I KNOW better!

I love the gifts you gave each other! We are ALMOST that unconventional ourselves, believe it or not!

Happy Valentine's Day, Vix ♥

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

Happy Val's Day Vix - yellow roses are my favourite, so much nicer than red - great bag. Mmm, lovehearts...
xx

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You ARE a creative dresser. More like an artist, actually. There is a high degree of skill one needs to create the gorgeous outfits you do. ;)

pastcaring said...

Oh the print on that fabric from Jennie is just heaven! Loving the green and yellow theme today, you look beautiful. Of course you are creative, you put your outfits together with an intuitive style which "proper" (by which I mean paid!) stylists would kill for!
Now don't munch all those Love Hearts before your delicious tea!
Much love, many kisses to you both! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Miss Magpie said...

Is that not the only way to shop??

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-you look gorgeous, love your maxi skirt and mongolian wool scarf! Hope you both have a fab Valentines day! xx

Love from Poppy said...

Mmm that meal sounds delicious. Hubby and I had some pink fizz on Friday night, it was lovely!
Fab outfit.
Dx

Perdita said...

Pink fizz - yay! We've got some too (with chinese noodles tonight).

I love to clash or co-ordinate utterly...either option 'to the max', rather than a watery in between look.

Trashsparkle said...

As your first outfit post scrolled onto the screen I thought you'd dyed your hair green!!! fab philosophy - you look wonderful, as always! xx

daisychain said...

I love the sound of the gifts you swapped! xo

the gardener's cottage said...

happy valentine's vix. i watched a short piece the other night on india and thought of you. apparently india is the highest purchaser of gold throughout the entire world. it was fascinating! love your outfit and your spirit, they go hand and hand beautifully. xo janet

LaaLaa said...

Have a great night, lovely. Xxx

Helga! said...

I love those old school sweeties!
Ah, romance! I feel it when I look at you!! Loving all these wild prints,you're so fearless,and it rocks!That bag especially makes my pulse race!And plaits!EEEK! Schoolgirly and sexacious!
Yeah, finding the most fabulous and unique items gets me frisky, it's the only way to shop!
Love YOU more than prints!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Heather said...

Love your Mix! :D ~Happy Valentines ~Love Heather

Franca said...

For a minute there I thought You'd dyed your hair green! Great look as usual!

Pennyblossoms said...

Does Jon mind being called vintage????
Z xx

VainGlorySinner said...

Happy Valentines Day Vix! Loving your Pochahontas hair and green lamb scarf but most importantly loving the print on that maxi skirt! Have a lovely evening! xxx

VintageVicki said...

Enjoy your curry :)

I made one for us tonight - except someone has to heat his up as he's home late - me, I'm off to join the WI!!

WendyB said...

Ooh, I LOVE your hair like this.

couturecoco said...

Fantastic! You don't have to think about putting your outfits together because it's all intuitive and that's why it's so wonderful.

WeShop said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you! Hope you're having a lovely night. xx

pip a la chic said...

I love all the colours in this outfit! You are a creative dresser Vix! How cute are you and Jon. Happy Valentines Day. xxx

Dusk said...

Oh you are wonderful! In all ways! As cliched as this is...you and Jon... are soulmates. Truly.

pinktutu72 said...

What a fun outfit:) I love the lambswool scarf. You're such a free spirit. That purse is awesome too. I think I remember the first time you posted it!
Happy Heart Day Vix
Karlene

Mary Lou said...

oh wow the prints of both skirt and shirt are sooo gorgous and that fur stole is fabulous... green is really a gorgous colour on you, i love green too but i don´t have so many things in green..i can´t believe you trow it all on and hope for the best haha well if it´s true you throw well ;)
kiss,mary

Natasha said...

You look as cool as ever Vix, Happy Valentines Day! xxx

weasel said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
This skirt is amazing, love the print!

Leticia said...

Does the song say: Pink is my new obsession? Well, Aerosmith would let me change it to GREEN! It´s a color i just love and it looks gret on you, doll! The jewelry, the fun lovely print on your dress, i always approve a denim vest and a great overall style like yours, lovely! Happy Valentine´s Day, darling! peace

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Emma said...

This outfit is Fabulous overall! I am really Loving the print on that dress!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh I hope you two had a wonderful St V Day together and I would love to se Jon in his new t-shirt. YOU my dearest woman are a vision, yes, an absolute vision and you inspire me to throw everything up in the air and see what lands on me:))). Meloveyoubiglonglongtime xoxoxoxoxoxo

Kitty said...

Fabulous darling, very 'Cher'!!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Jon (I supposed it's already over by this time in your part of the world). I am lusting after your rings and bracelet - very Amazon Warrior princess, and you look fierce in those braids

Vintage Coconut said...

Happy Valentines day Vix!
Hope you had a great day with your vintage man. ;)

Terri said...

I love the skirt you made and the green boa. And frankly it is such a relief to see something besides pink and red! I like vintage men myself.

Maya said...

Perfect, really perfect. The colours and the textures and everything!
I'm experimenting with being more careful about what I buy and so far I think it's doing me well, it's an alien concept slightly but it's quite fun because when I see something I like, I truly know why I like it (not why why- but knowing that it speaks to my heart) =)

Sounds so cute! That's nice that you both put the effort in!

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Hello gorgeous lady, I tagged you here http://jsmwebber.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/tag-youre-it.html Hopefully you can play along, don't worry if not but being a nosey sort I would really like to hear your answer to number 8! :D ♥♥

Anya adores said...

I love it - so gorgeous.
Hope you had a lovely valentines day,
Axx

Trees said...

Your hair looks super cute in this photo - it makes me want to grow my hair long again.

Happy Valentines day:D

Style Eyes said...

Those patterns! definitely a match made in heaven. I love the idea of homemade cards (and curry!). Hope you had a lovely evening.

Nat said...

Sounds like you two lovebirds had a wonderful Valentine's Day lined up....

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Love that bag!! I can never rock the mixed pattern look but you do it so well. xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I cannot wait for jumble sale season so I can pick up some amazing bargains like you... though not quite as spectacular I expect

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

LOOK AT THAT SCARF! *swoons*

Misfits Vintage said...

YUM that dinner sounds DIVINE! Your skirt is amazing - and I love that gorgeous green cuddly lamby thingo. You are as exquisite as always, amor - and your hair makes me SWOON with Haiawatha love!!! As soon as I get some boyfriends I shall demand flamingo pink things and op shopped treasures! LOVE! Sarah xxx

Tanvi said...

I like that theory .. I would like to believe I shop the same way except I have not mastered the art of hunting good vintage yet! ;) In clothes, not men! hahah

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delia hornbook said...

You look fab and funky as always. Im a shopper like you if it makes my heart patter i buy it. I don't worry about what i have at home to go with it. But saying that i only buy vintage dresses to wear and the odd top and obviously bags and jewelery. Hope you enjoyed your evening last night. dee xx

The Brunette said...

Love it and love your hair xx

wardrobeexperience said...

love the print of this skirt so much.... amazing colours.

http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

Veshoevius said...

A belated happy valentines day to you and john - love the green fuzzy stole!

La Dama said...

Happy Amor Day!
green and yellow brings out your eyes to a beautiful turquoise.
on love with you Indita hair braids and lamby scarf.
That's right love me men vintagey!
besotes

Miss Peregrin said...

Happy late Valentines to you, and your lovely man! I love your approach to shopping & dressing. You certainly make the BEST outfits out of throwing things on and hoping for the best!

Ronnie (RR) said...

Sounds like you both had a great valentines day. Your hair looks lovely in these photos x

Susan Tiner said...

I love vintage men too.

Really, you just throw it together? You must have quite an eye for what will work.

I'm super conservative in what I wear, but love to mess around with accessories. Your jewelry always catches my eye first. I love the beautiful pendant you're wearing.