Sunday, 1 April 2012

Happy Anniversary & Bon Voyage


It's been twenty years today since our first date.
What's changed? Jon's got less hair and stronger lenses in his specs, my blonde locks are now black and my hip's been replaced, we've lost loved ones, paid off our mortgage, packed in our jobs and swapped an unreliable old banger for an equally temperamental VW camper van. We still love travel, partying, buying other peoples' cast-offs and counting down to the summer music festivals. He's still wearing a De La Soul tee shirt and my love of platform soles and loud, retro clothing is as strong as ever.



It's been an eventful 20 years and I wouldn't do a thing any differently, he's my best mate. Bring on the next two decades.


We're almost ready to leave for Goa in the morning, our bags are packed and the cats, tortoise and house are in capable hands. We've no accommodation booked or any set plans, we'll worry about that once we've landed. We'll wind up in our favourite place eventually but fancy an adventure exploring pastures new before we reach our hippy paradise.


 I'm already feeling the chilled out holiday vibe so this psychedelic 1960s chiffon jumpsuit is perfect for taking the focus away from my Barry M free nails and lack of eye shadow.


It's a shame Jon's already padlocked the backpacks, I'm quite tempted to sneak these feather earrings into my already bulging jewellery roll.


My roots are dyed, the feather extension's back in my hair for the summer and my toenails are turquoise.

Chiffon jumpsuit (£10, ETSY), suedette platforms (£5, local retail), denim waistcoat (40p, jumble sale), beaded bag (£5, PDSA)

All that's left to do is polish off the contents of the fridge and finish the rest of the opened booze.


See you in a month.

Love you all!


123 comments:

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Happy Anniversary! I know you'll have a ball, take care xxxx

LaaLaa said...

Happy anniversary, lovely! Have a great time. xxx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Here's to many more years together. Happy anniversary to you both. Happy landing - be well and happy. XXXXX

Le Material Girl said...

Happŷ anniversary to you and Jon!!!! Have a fab holiday, that jumpsuit looks lush!!!!

Just sent you one last mag before you set off - let's hope I'm still smiling in a month's time!!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Amor - Congratulations to you and Jon on your 20th anniversary - I'm so envious of your beautiful relationship and so happy for you both!

You look amazing, of course - that JUMPSUIT is HEAVENLY!! You already look so chilled out and relaxed. I hope you have a wonderful, fabulous, spectacularly marvellous time - full of wonderful adventure and great food, awesome music, fantastic company and laughter and lots of beautiful beach time.

See you in a month - I miss you already! Love! Sarah xxx

Couture Coco said...

Can't think of a better way to celebrate than going off somewhere exotic for a month!
Have a wonderful time! x

Anita Fendrock said...

Happy anniversary! You've accomplished wonderful things in your 20 years together; wishing you many, many more decades of enjoying the life you've built. Have a fantastic time in Goa, and be sure to take lots of pictures!
xo, Anita

confession of a scrimpaholic said...

Happy anniversary! :) that jumpsuit is fabulous.Hope you both have an amazing time,arrrr I will miss your posts :( xxx

Dina said...

Happy anniversary and have a wonderful trip :) x

SACRAMENTO said...

Congratulations on your 20 years together. It is 30 years with Victor, and as you say, I wouldn´t have it any other way.
I will miss you a lot, but I am also very glad to see you leave to this wonderful holidays.
Much love always, dear Vix
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Miss Magpie said...

Happy Anniversary to you both and have a wonderful, wonderful time.

pastcaring said...

Have the most wonderful trip, full of adventures and twists and turns and love and laughter - just like your 20 years with Jon, in fact!
You look beautiful, as ever, and very relaxed and happy.
I'll miss you, and look forward to seeing the pics and hearing about your travels. xxxxxxx

Annie Smith said...

You two are BEAUTIFUL!!!

That jumpsuit is wicked. I hope you have a lovely trip. :)

daisychain said...

Have an utterly amazing time Vix

señora Allnut said...

happy anniversary, dear lady, so fabulously lovely!!
I wish you enjoy your hippietastic trip, but I'll miss you too!, you look so pretty in your colorful outfit, and slso love that earrings!!
besos & lots of fun!

makinggooduse said...

Have a fabulous time - and a very happy anniversary to you both.

Katrina said...

What a jumpsuit! Vavavoom! Congratulations you guys - I can`t believe you`re leaving, I`ll miss you! Can`t wait for all the photos though! xXx

>'.'<

Rachael said...

Have a lovely lovely trip! I'm sure you will and take loads of piccies for us to be jealous over on your return!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Happy (Hippy) Anniversary and have a safe and wonderful trip! :) x

lady liquor vintage. said...

You look fantastic, have an amazing trip! I love it that Jon has a De La t-shirt! XO

Lucy Nation said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. Have a lovely time. We'll miss you :) x

Mum said...

Take care. Enjoy.
Love from Mum
xx

Kelly said...

Have a wonderful time Vix, eat, drink and wonder around to your hearts content. And pick up some more gorgeous jewellery for me to drool at. ;)
You and Jon are so cute, clear you are both so in love, and it's so sweet.
xx

tralala said...

Have a delicious time - take care and come back and tell all!! :)

VintageVicki said...

Safe journey & happy holidays.

Here's to growing old and disgracful with the one you love :) (me and MrVv celebrate 27 years together this summer).

hippiebohoreloaded. said...

happy anniversary and a wonderful holiday in goa, my dear!

Love, Love, Love said...

A lovely post, Vix...happy anniversary and I wish you a super and safe trip xxx

Maruschka said...

have a great time vix.
your looking fab as usual.

xxx maruschka

Love from Poppy said...

Happy Anniversary Vix and have a wonderful time.
Dx

Elise said...

Have an awesome trip, you guys are so fab (Jon more so if he let's you pack the earrings) ;)

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on 20 years together! I bet the time has flown by with so many memories :D
I know you will anyway, but have an amazing trip! x

Joyatri said...

What sweet anniversary sentiments :) You are so lucky to have spent the past 20 years with your best mate.

You look lovely and relaxed already. Wising you a fabulous adventure. Give some biscuits and head pats to some street dogs for me.

Bon voyage!

Melanie said...

Happy First Date Anniversary! I love the recap of your first 20 together and I hope the next decades with Jon are as soul quenching.

You will be sorely missed when you are in Goa, and I shall put my imagination into high gear picturing the sandy beaches, rustic dining with friends, fresh food... And your fabulous outfits.

Have a safe and happy journey. I look forward to your new stories when you return!!!

Jae Fae in Avalon said...

Happy anniversary and have a wonderful time :)

Alexandra said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful time xx

Trudie said...

Congratulations you and Jon lok like perfection together.
Wishing you an amazing time in paradise.

delia hornbook said...

Happy anniversary to you both ;-) Keep living your dreams. Have a fantastic time and stay safe but best of all have fun ;-)) You will be missed. hugs, dee xxx

Kestrel said...

Happy happy anniversary and have a fantastic trip x :)

Rose&Bird said...

Happy 20 years, have a fabulous time in Goa (missing you already) x

LUCEWOMAN said...

Happy Anniversary!

You're an inspirational, beautiful couple. I'm raising a glass of Rose to you.

loads of love

Lucy x

Alice said...

Wow just wow Vix! I am so happy for you, there is a lot to be admired here. I’m already looking forward to your return, but for now I wish you both a wonderful and magical trip xxx

The Style Crone said...

You describe a heavenly relationship - with many more anniversaries to celebrate. Will miss you when you're in your favorite spot on the face of the planet. It's a shame the vibrant feather earring won't be taking the trip. Have an absolutely fabulous time!!!

RETRO REVA said...

Say Hello to mother ocean for me, Vix ;)
Hugs
Reva

Pennyblossoms said...

I can't believe you're off away again and I haven't seen you even once since your return from your last trip!
I NEED a Vix fix. Still, I have plans afoot for a little make for you, so it'll give it time for fruition!
Missed seeing you hun! Have a fab time!
Lotsa luv,
Z xx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

See you when you get back! Happy Anniversary to both of you! Jon I see you behind the tree ya know!! ;-D

Vintage Coconut said...

This is a rather sweet post Vix.
Happy Anniversary to you and your Man.
You are surely one of the coolest couples "I know".
Have a wonderful trip! We will all be here waiting for your return & pictures.

Sophie said...

Have an amazing time Vix! No doubt you'll come back with a killer tan!
Sophie
x

Sophie said...

Have an amazing time Vix! No doubt you'll come back with a killer tan!
Sophie
x

wardrobeexperience said...

have some awesome weeks in goa!
love this post so much. i sad it before: happy anniversary to you both!

Please may I? said...

Happy anniversary to you both and may you have many more happy years.

Have a fab time in India, I am very jealous. I am looking forward to see ing all the glorious photos you take.

X x

Please may I? said...

Happy anniversary to you both and may you have many more happy years.

Have a fab time in India, I am very jealous. I am looking forward to see ing all the glorious photos you take.

X x

La Dama said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you amorcitos. Wishing you more happiness everyday. love Jon hiding behind the tree.You looking extra bella in your orange/pink fabuloso orange Indian frock .amar the bad-ass feathers in your hippytastic long hair.
Have fun Vixcita I'm going miss you lots!
luv ya

Louise said...

Congratulations to you both you fabulous couple of crazy people. Have an astounding time in Goa and I'll look forward to seeing your tanned photos on your return. Xx

Scarlett said...

awww Happy Anniversary! You life together sounds like such bliss. Have a wonderful trip :o) Scarlett x

Helga! said...

O,FARK!
That came up awful quick!! I had 14th April in my head for some STUPID reason!!! Crappola,I missed my last chance to chat...
Well,your last post for a month outfit is SUBLIME!!! I adore that ruffley bodice,the colour,the print and those amazing pantaloony bits!!EEEK!Fab feathjer earrings,I'm sure oyu can squeak them into your carry on!!!
Ohave the most wonderful,relaxing time,eat,drink and be merry in your favoruite paradise on earth!I'm a gonna miss you!!
Love you to BITS!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Fiona said...

You still look bloody amazing without Barry M and eyeshadow and the colours of the jumpsuit look gorgeous on you. You sound and look very happy and I know Goa will be relaxing and delightful. Have fun, gonna miss you. xx

jen wardle said...

Have a great trip Vix! xo

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

Happy anniversary, you make the perfect pair. Have an amazing time!

xxx

Kezzie said...

Ahh, what a lovely tribute! Have a lovely time, we'll miss you!

Sue said...

Have a safe and happy holiday, and look forward to your return with a blog full of photos and stories to be shared. Congrats on the 20years. TOF and I clock up 20yrs of marriage this October, but I have known him since I was 18, he kept coming in and out of my life so I eventually married him!!! :-) ♥

the gardener's cottage said...

a month!!!

congratulations on your anniversary. have a blast on your trip you two.

all my best. xo janet

Terri said...

Happy anniversary. Have a fabulous trip...I love the adventuring part of it and can't wait to hear the after-report.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Really, when it's all said and done, if you can still say that you're best mates after 20 years, you're definitely doing something right! Have a wonderful trip - we'll chat when you get back. Oh, and that jumpsuit is too fab for words.

Krista said...

This post has got to my heart. You two are the sweetest pair and I just love hearing how happy you are with the life you have made together. Your adventures together inspire me to do more with my man :) Wishing you the happiest of times in Goa celebrating your Anniversary!!

Vix you look all a glow in this jumpsuit and I love your bendy arms:) it was so so nice to chat with you before your trip. It is like we have always known each other. September can't get here fast enough!

Love You!
Krista

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Twenty years? I reckon he's a keeper. LOL!

Have a ball, lovey. Take lots of happy snaps to share with us.

x

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Bon Voyage!!!!!!!!! We'll miss you. Looking forward to your return. Have a wonderful,fabulous time.

Love, Jean

Tanvi said...

Happy Anniversary! Have a fun trip :)

∞ © tanvii.com ∞

Miss Peregrin said...

Happy anniversary! Have an incredible trip & take lots of pics for us! Xoxoxo.

two squirrels said...

Oh oh this will be too late but I just want to say!!!!
Happy happy 20 years with your best friend, so happy for you both!
May this holiday be filled with fabulous and wonderful memories.
Sending much love
V

Karishma said...

Happy Anniversary, you! =)
This post made me smile.
Make sure you meet if you're going to be anywhere around Chennai or Pondicherry.

Ronnie (RR) said...

Congratulations to you both, 20 years wow! You both will be on your way to the sunshine so have a brilliant time and look forward to seeing your photos on your return :)

deborah said...

those are the BEST earrings ever! happy anniversary xxx

Make Do Style said...

Oh Vix will miss you!! Have a fab trip and loads and loads of congrats to you and Jon xxx

Trashsparkle said...

Happy Anniversary you fabulous pair! And have a totally amazing time away in the exotic sun xxx

Abblyfish Wibble Bartonia said...

Happy Anniversary :) hope you have an awesome holiday :)!!!! xxx

Camelia Crinoline said...

That jumpsuit is amazing. I love the ruffle down the front. Happy anniversary! I hope you both have a wonderful holiday in Goa.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

Happy Travels Honey! You both look like the cutest couple and I wish you many many more years together! I just adore love stories!

Young at Heart said...

ooooh I do envy you your travels feels like an age since I was in Argentina...actually a whole year!!! Going to be hot hot hot in Goa ....good luck!!X

Miss Simmonds Says said...

You're both so cute and it's great to see a happy long term couple who are best friends - you partner should be! You'll have an amazing time and turquoise toenails will be perfect!!

Vintage Sweetheart said...

Congrats on 20 delightful years!!! I couldn't even tell that was a jumpsuit. Have another amazing adventure we shall miss you. xxx

Soccer Mom Style said...

love your 60's outfit! actually I thought about you when I was doing my last post. I've just discovered 1960's feature on Picasa and was experimenting with new effect.
xx
maya

DearHelenHartman said...

I know you are off on your adventure ow but still wishing you traveling mercies and a wonderful time.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Sending much love to you both on your Anniversary! Have a wonderful break x

Perdita said...

Congrats on your anniversary, and have a fab holiday!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Age is nothing but an illusion :)
A trip to the sun sounds like the perfect start to at least another exciting 20 years. Bon voyage! xoxo

The Scent of Glamour said...

Amazing dress!!!!

http://thescentofglamour.blogspot.com/

Veshoevius said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! And have a wonderful time out there! xxx

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Happy anniversary, sweetie! I love your silver bangles. Have a fantastic and magical trip! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

littleowlski said...

Happy anniversary and have a great time! I'm not jealous at all... honestly, I'm not... Emma x

Aminta Paiz said...

Oh wooow!! thats the best jumpsuit ever.... you look totally gorgeous... see you in a month!!

Heather said...

Bon Voyage Fair Maiden have the most fantastic Month ever!!! And Happy Anniversary ~may you celebrate many many more together Love Heather :)

beneath the glass said...

You are so unbelievably awesome! So inspiring! I hope my husband and I are as awesome as you two are down the road. Hope you have an amazing trip and can't wait to see pics! Have fun!!

Beneath the Glass

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Happy Anniversary. Make the most of it.
I met my husband 25 years ago in the first year at uni.
You are right - a lot has happened but right now I wouldn't change a thing. X

Little Blue Mouse said...

Love that jumpsuit!

Have a great holiday!

Katryoshka said...

That blooming ruffle is amazing and as for the cut of those pants...v. inspired!! x

Emma Yamada said...

Happy Anniversary!! You look Gorgeous and I hope you have a Great time!

Style Eyes said...

Happy Anniversary and have a great trip. Will think of you on the beach while I am camping with our tempremental campervan (possibly in the snow!)

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm so envious of your frequent trips to India. :)

Congratulations on your anniversary. You truly have met the most perfect guy for you. You're very lucky. Not many woman can say such a thing.

I hope you have a fabulous trip! xoxox

PS. Love those feather earrings!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Happy Anniversary to you both dear. It's wonderful when you find your should mate. Enjoy your time together. Love those earrings. Will miss you much! -xxoo

The Brunette said...

Happy anniversary have a fabulous time xx

Mimi and Tilly said...

I hope you are having an amazing time. 20 years ago, I was studying for my final teaching qualifications and working in a vintage clothing store. It seems like only last year! Love and hugs, Em x

Mimi and Tilly said...

I hope you are having an amazing time. 20 years ago, I was studying for my final teaching qualifications and working in a vintage clothing store. It seems like only last year! Love and hugs, Em x

Lune Munro said...

Have a great time. I want to know more about your way of traveling, and how you seem to avoid the tourist traps, please share one day. Happy anniversary!

Trees said...

Awww...happy anniversary!! You are just so sweet. I hope you're having a fabulous time in India.

Mrs. D said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Happy Anniversary and I hope you have a great time in India, I'm sure you'll have great photos to share and I'll be here to look at them!

xx

shooting star said...

you look..so...i cant explain....very hippy..yet very lady like!!

wishing you both wonderful years together....i really like the way you explained your partnership!!!


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Gracie O'Tripp said...

Hope you have a great trip and look forward to your next blog.

Country of Fashion said...

great dress and great post
is just such a inspired look<3
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xoxo Theo
hope to see you soon
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Sangu Mandanna said...

Happy Anniversary, Vix! And have a fabulous time!

Alison Cross said...

Hoping that you are having a wonderful holiday! Congrats to you and your lovely man!!

Ali x

grunge-queen said...

Bon voyage and happy anniversary! Will miss your posts but look forward to hearing of more of your adventures! xo

vintage_kitten said...

Happy Anniversaty.Hope you have a lovely holiday.Looking forward to your adventure.xx

Pearl Westwood said...

Happy anniversary both of you!! Have a wonderful time soaking up the sun xxxxxxxxxxxx

RETRO REVA said...

Hi Vix,
I hope you don't mind but i made a badge with a link to your blog on my side-bar! I think it turned out well and is under 'inspiration' below the link list.
Hope your va-ca is wonderful :)
Hugs
Reva

triggermyfashion said...

Its the most amazing jumpsuit ever!!

Happy anniversary!
have a great trip

Bella Q said...

A belated happy anniversary to you and your hubs! I miss you in the bloggersphere and can't wait to see you beautiful face here soon! xo.

Like Mousse Au Chocolat said...

Congrats hun!lovely the last pic, I missed u hun ! see u then xo

Candycane said...

Happy Anniversary - Have a great trip!

Sal xXx

Ioana-Carmen said...

Hello doll! I`m watching your blog for a while! do you wanna follow each other? kisses

FashionSpot.ro

Afterglow Cosmetics said...

Celebrate love...your dress and the fashionable earrings all speak for the joyous colours that ring in your heart.have a great life.organic lipstick

Glee said...

Happy anniversay! Your love story is inspiring. :)

Lena said...

Congratulations you two! Have a wonderful holiday!xxx

Betina said...

Glad I stumbled on your blog! I enjoyed reading it—so full of inspiration! Following you!

XX,
Betina
Travel à la Mode

PS. happy anniversary!