Sunday, 4 November 2012

Bare Naked Ladies


There's talk in certain quarters of the internet that women over a certain age need to keep their arms covered. Do I look like I care? 


My lipstick isn't seasonal, my dress was last in fashion over 40 years ago and I'm not even wearing a bra, so shoot me.


 It's the Twenty-First Century people. Wear (or don't wear) what the feck you like. Like Helga the great says,"Just because I'm over 40 doesn't mean I'm over".

(Expect lots more crabbiness as winter sets in, my arthritic joint pain makes me evil.)

1960s plastic earrings (50p, car boot sale)


Great-Great-grandma's coat button made into a pendant 

Did I mention a jumble sale? The pickings were slim but pretty tasty on Friday night.


 Edward Gaffin of Hong Kong, 1960s Baker Boy cap. It's large, it's fits my massive head, I love it.


 Spending the day with creepy doll lovers, Em & Clare rubbed off. I couldn't resist these 1960s twins but the evil duo aren't staying, they'll be at my next vintage fair, they scare me.


 Retro Gaynights bed linen. This is for cutting up, I'm a freak, I'll only eat off white crockery & sleep between plain white sheets.


Groovy 1971 pattern in the perfect size. I'm thinking that blouse might be my next project.

1970s sexy lady midi dress (the fantabularse Curtise), Original green suede platforms (PDSA charity shop)

I'm linking to Patti's Visible Monday. Hope you've had a fantastic weekend.

See you soon.

104 comments:

Sacramento Amate said...

Just because i am over 40 doen´t mean I am over, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
You have a dream figure, Vix, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
Love, love your dress and killer earrings, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
You make us all sooooooooo proud.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

If you've got it, flaunt it! And you've got it! x

Lou said...

Who cares what people think, you looks fabulous as always!! My only worry is, aren't you cold with bare shoulders?! I'm here shivering in two jumpers and a blanket! Those dolls are creepy, I wonder if anyone would put them on display - their eyes are following me... x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

We can wear exactly what we like - except the girl Mike and I saw in Wycombe who had her jean shorts so low you could actually see pubes. It's such an amazing dress, you lucky thing. Those earrings are great and I love the pendant. Keep looking amazing! xxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

and those dolls are really scary!!

Ivy Black said...

Bring it on, honeybun! I despise these 'rules' for us ladies of a certain age. I blame Trinny and Susanah for all that bullshit.
That dress Curtise gave you is gorgeous and the earrings go a treat with it.
Yes, I do like the creepy twins...they are nicely stary. I bet someone snaps 'em up at your next fair.
Have a top week.
xxxxxxxxxxx

Emalina said...

Oh I adore that dress! Absolutely gorgeous pattern and design, and you look stunning in it. Impressive bare arms too :)

I've only recently discovered your blog, feels lovely to be becoming a part of such a fun and glam blogging community.

I'm dressing up in vintage Biba today, all limbs covered sadly but at least it's flares a go go...

Emalina
www.kikiandthegypsy.blogspot.co.uk

Catherine said...

They definitely don't if they have arms as good as yours! I'm only 22 but hate getting my arms out!

Your dress is gorgeous and I love the bits you've found, especially the pattern and the material! xo.

señora Allnut said...

we can wear whatever we like! That absurd rule about women over 40 is one more of many absurd rules!. I don't care about 'fashion police', I'm still loving bare naked ladies, psychedelic dresses, sequins, horizontal stripes and miniskirts!!!
You rock that dress and you look fabulously pretty!
besos libres

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Vix,
the only reason that you should ever cover up those fabulous toned arms up is if they happen to be cold. Sod what the self-proclaimed style experts say, they can stick their advice up their bottoms as far as I'm concerned. That dress is a total groovefest, I love the print and Curtise couldn't have picked a better new owner for it. I'm the complete opposite as regards to bedding and crockery, I'm not a big fan of white at the best of times, unless it happens to be snow.
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx

SlutbagsMcGee said...

With arms like those, I'd have them out everyday!!! Very jealous, and I'm 25 haha

Hate all this talk of fashion and age - wear what the hell you like, if you look and feel good, then what's the problem? (unless your bum is hanging out of a dress, but no-one of any age should sport that look haha)

Looking lush x

Alex M said...

Well, I am 50 and still have firm arms and legs -- I'm not going around in anything skimpy but you can be damned sure I'm not going to cover up the only lean parts of my body!!!

jessica said...

Vix, you make me smile! since I have discovered your blog via (the gardener's cottage), it is fun to look forward to what you are going to say. it is great that you have your own style and do such a wonderful job of sharing. you are very inspiring. best wishes! jess

Meanqueen said...

Stuff fashion, you wear what you like, your style suits you.

Just thought I'd mention this, I put a link to your Walking in the Lakes post, on the Walking Forum of which I am a member. There were some favourable comments. If you want to read them they are here.
http://www.walkingforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=21284.0 Hope you don't mind, I thought your visit looked such fun, and a smack in the eye for all the anoraks who wouldn't leave the house unless they had the correct labels on their clothes. I love Grasmere gingerbread by the way :o)

Hippy at Heart said...

haha, no, no one will shoot you, you are too cute ;)

Miss Rayne said...

Fabulous forties, love em, love em all.

makinggooduse said...

As always, Vix, you wear it so well. Looking fabularse - as you always do. Loooove those 1960s earrings. Great finds at the jumble sale, too. Know what you mean about those twin dolls though, very scary looking!!

Le Material Girl said...

You rock that maxi dress vix!! Who cares if your lippy doesn't match, it totes suits you!
I love it on you, you seem to wear things I wouldn't dream of wearing with pizazz.
Go you!!
XO

pastcaring said...

Go on, crabby Vix, tell us what you really think!
I am delighted the dress fits and looks so bloody brilliant on you, the print reminds me of Krista (she wouldn't have fitted her boobs in it though - sorry, darling Krista!) Don't cover your arms, unless it's in a vintage blouse or faux fur!
Those naked lady earrings are perfect with the dress too, and Great-great-grandma's button pendant is beautiful.
The jumble pickings might have been slim but they were quality - fabulous hat, love the Gaynights bedding (yes, I'm sniggering, I'm childish like that...) and the Creepy Twins are suitably Midwich Cuckoo-esque!
Rules are for fools - all the best people know this, hurrah!
PS. Although Clare's pube-showing girl might need a bit of advice... xxxxx

lucy joy said...

Nothing freaky about the white bedding/crockery thing, I know what you mean. Same goes for towels and flannels. You know when white stuff is dirty.
Nothing freaky about wearing cool, flattering, colourful stylish and dirt cheap (yet quality) clothing either. Once you get to know good fabric, you can really tell the difference when flicking past the Atmosphere, Cherokee and George crap in the charity shops. That's not to say there's anything wrong with supermarket/Primark if you enjoy shopping there.

The only rule should be yours and Helga's you ain't over, and if it doesn't make you feel fabulous - pass it.on.

Love the dolls, I don't think they're creepy at all. The blouse looks a winner too, I'm on a bit of a blouse buying mission at the moment.

If that dress, lipstick and jewellery offends anyone, it'll be because they can't handle envy. Fact!

I'm head to toe in charity clothes in sizes 12 to 18, that's another story (dressing for your size/shape). No fireworks tonight, its cold, wet and the boys go back to school after a week off tomorrow. Early night - exciting!

Lucy x

Liz said...

I love that dress - it is gorgeous!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

That's Not My Age said...

You look fabulous, as always! Love Helga's 'just because I'm over 40 doesn't mean I'm over' quote. Brilliant. I'm going to make that my mantra x

Rebecca said...

You're OBVIOUSLY not "over"! (Nor would I be if I looked as gorgeous/slim/sexy as you!)

The dress is YOU. The earrings are fascinating. White sheets rock....

the gardener's cottage said...

have i mentioned how much i love you? omg, you look and more importantly, sound so awesome today. ugh, all the rules piled on the over 40's or whatever age just kill me too. the older i get the less interested in rules i am. and may i just say how surprised i am about the white sheets and white dinnerware...see, we are practically twins. lol.

xo
juanita

ps - yes, you will stay at my house when you come to california.

LadyBugSays ... said...

If I have arms and boobs half as good as yours when I am 40 I will be showing them off until the cows come home!

Joni said...

Check out that fine hat with words! Love it!
If I had arms like yours I'd be showing them off all year round. I've inherited my mother's arm flaps I'm afraid.
Fantastic fabric on your midi dress Vix, sexy as always you are!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

YOu look amazing.
I am 46 an djust ordered a one shouldered dress for a do.
I love my bare naked shoulders and will keep floaunting them as long as I can.

Nat said...

Cover up when I get to 40? Sod that! My arms at 38 are in better shape than they've been since I was a teen... I've worked hard to get them like that these past 2 years, so no way I'm ever covering up :-)
You look fabulous, as always, and testament to the fact that age does not dictate how we dress...

Louise Mc said...

That is most definitely a fantastic frock. I don't think that age comes into it with arms really, I'm 31 and my arms are flabby and not that nice... doesn't stop me wearing sleeveless tops though, life's too short! You have lovely toned arms, why cover them up? x

Paula lalaboo said...

Awesome dress Vix and the earings look really cool too. Having arms that resemble boiled hams I wouldnt be showing mine off but I think people should be left well alone to wear what they want. And although I wouldnt wear the all white and and see through ensemble that a mum at our school was wearing a few weeks ago at least she was wearing white knickers! She can dress how she wants too. Age really shouldnt come into it people are far more interesting when they are just being themselves.

Love that wordy hat totally cool, dolls a little creepy though I bet they will get snaffled up at your next fair.

Keeping rocking Vix.


P x

Lucy Nation said...

You have the arms and boobs of a teenager and I'm super jealous. I would flaunt away in your shoes! Of course you can wear whatever the heck you like. I love the creepy doll twins and 'Gaynights' bedding. Be as cranky as you like, it's your space. Sometimes you just need to vent. I did nothing but moan during the long sticky summer! xxx

rosyragpatch said...

Definitely ignore those arbitrary rules, much more fun than following them.
You look great in that dress.

Mum said...

Who needs dress rules? I love your style. Wear what you like when you like. I do - no bra, no knicks, no sleeves. Hope you've got your heating on, it's perishing here!
Love from Mum
xx

Trees said...

You look amazing! I feel like this whole women over x shouldn't wear x is just another ploy to try and disempower women & make us feel bad about ourselves. You look awesome & I can't wait to see that pattern made up:)

Franca said...

clearly nonsense! anyone should wear whatever they are comfortable in - and you look divine in the dress!

Linda said...

Looking good! love the dress, shows off your arms fabulously! those dolls are so freaky

joyatri said...

I love all the ladies! You can't get better than a trippy, opium-inspired poppy and sinuous-haired ladies pattern. Looks great with naked lady earrings and an Art Nouveau lady pendant. Crazy hat with its updside-down works.
Stay warm!

carrievintage said...

your arms are P E R F E C T.

Connie said...

Oh those bossy people that tell us to cover up are just insecure and probably have all sorts of deep seated issues. You look super gorgeous always. I'm at the upper end of my 50's and still rockin a bikini. So far I haven't scared anyone out of the pool. And you are allowed to be a bit grumpy. Since I hurt my back I have been a little monster! Yikes. So much healthier than holding it in. Yes indeedy!
Connie*

Trudie said...

When I saw yournpostmtitle "Bare Naked Ladies" I looked straight away at your dress print thinking you were wearing a saucy print. Instead you're showing your saucy arms and you're right fashion should be whatever the hell you want it to be for you.

I love the dolls by the way.

Fiona said...

No bingo wings = no worries! Get them out and flaunt them I say... and your arms as well! That frock from Curtise is deffo a keeper, I absolutely love it on you and the bare lady earrings are a superb bootfair find. Had a snigger at the bed linen I'm afraid.
xxx

Rose&Bird said...

That dress is great, so trippy! You go ahead and bare those arms (but don't get cold)! Those dolls are pretty freaky, but I bet someone at the fair will love them. Look forward to seeing the blouse when it's made x

Maria said...

you look freaking fantastic! i love the dress

Linda Wolf said...

Gorgeous as always, Vix, including your arms! It's always so clear how much you enjoy life. And WOW, Curtise really knows how to shop for you.

Looking forward to seeing your next sewing project.

xxx

Rosa Lily said...

At last, a women who doesnt give a toss - hurrah!! x

pip a la chic said...

I have girlfriends my age (30) who refuse to show their arms and are always wearing a cardigan. Like everyone's comments are, if I had arms like that flaunt them!!! X

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Oh I dream of boobs that support themselves! Sadly I would get black eyes and bruise knees if I didn't have me over the shoulder boulder holder on, Since I've lost some weight I'm feeling slightly better about me fat arms, so they might get an airing this summer...if it ever feckin' arrives! You're looking lovely as always, bugger about the arthritis, stay warm, you might need to wear a nice cardi! lmao ♥

daisychain said...

Vix, that dress is amazing on you xo

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

The halter dress is divine on you! And honey if anyone should show their arms its you! (Note to self: more push-ups. Okay more crunches too. Maybe I'll have a glass of wine instead.) Are those the type of dolls that the hair "grows" I have mine from when I was a kid but she didn't look like a baby doll (yes most baby dolls look and ARE evil!), you pushed her belly button and pulled her hair out the top, then there was a wheel where you could turn it shorter again. These remind me of this because of the way the hair is coming out the top. I love it, the woman who wears colour so well won't sleep or eat on anything but white! (Food does look more appealing on white, IMO.) I hope you had a lovely weekend! XXX

Kearnygirl said...

Hi! I have been reading your blog for awhile now but have never commented. Love your blog! If I had arms like yours, I'd never cover them up. You have a great shape and look wonderful in your clothing. It's great to see someone actually not caring about what others think and truly following their own path in life.
It's funny but I too can't stand to eat out of any dishes that are not white. I have all white sheets too and most of my towels are white. Yet, I like color in other places in my home. Look forward to reading your blog every day. Thanks for writing every day. It's always something interesting.

edie pop said...

Seems like I missed a wonderful party in the last post, all you girls are the best!The 70's dress you are wearing here has the most lovely liberty inspired print, The Body aka Curtise has a great taste!When you have a figure like yours is not a matter of age, you can wear whatever you want!!The earrings are beautiful too and the twin dolls are that kind of cute-creepy that I adore!
Lots of love! xxx

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

YOU TELL 'EM, GORGEOUS!!! That's right!! Wear whatever makes you happy.

menopauselsupermodel said...

Rules are made to be broken--ESPECIALLY when it concerns a FABULOUS nekkid ladies haleter dress!!!
I adore those earrings! Can't wait to see what you whip up out of the sheets!

mancunianvintage said...

You look bloody fabulous - huzzah to breaking rules! :D xx

Vintage Coconut said...

HOLY HECK!! That has to be one of my favorite dresses of yours on you! It's KOOKY & awesome.
I love the print it's so unique. *gah*

Janice Tutone said...

It's like that dress was made for you! Jealous, wish I could wear a halter dress again! Also, love the little chair in your room!

Lynne DeVenny said...

You are rockin' that dress. You absolutely do not sleeves. I'm jealous that you don't need a bra. I used to enjoy that - but age and gravity deep-sixed it. I do love how your earrings and the fabulous print on that dress go together.

Ah, jumble sale. I will get to one before I die...lol.

Misfits Vintage said...

Fuck rules and bras! Fuck the police! Fuck capsicum!!

You look AMAZING in that gorgeous dress, amor - and I LOVE the fab earrings - they are PERFECT together! The sheet is GORGEOUS - I'm horrified that you will chop it up - it's so gay (not really, I know you'll make something incredible with it).

I adore the velvet chair and that exquisite floor lamp. Am I seeing things or is there plastic wrap across your windows?

Love you more than boobs! Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Fuck rules and bras! Fuck the police! Fuck capsicum!!

You look AMAZING in that gorgeous dress, amor - and I LOVE the fab earrings - they are PERFECT together! The sheet is GORGEOUS - I'm horrified that you will chop it up - it's so gay (not really, I know you'll make something incredible with it).

I adore the velvet chair and that exquisite floor lamp. Am I seeing things or is there plastic wrap across your windows?

Love you more than boobs! Sarah xxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Darling Vix, if I my breasts were still as perky as yours I'd be wearing halter dresses like that too. My arms are still good, and I will continue to bare them until I choose not too, not when someone says I should cover them up. I think "should" needs to be removed from the English language. I can't believe how frickin' hot you look in that dress - it has found the perfect owner. It was so lovely chatting today - we'll do it again soon!

thorne garnet said...

"Over a certain age" my left arse. Woman half your age would kill for your arms. A (gay) friend of mine calls jiggly arms "hallelujah arms" which I think is a hoot. People, it gets so hot here in the summer ya got a choice of my bare jiggly arms or a hot, sweaty, grumpy woman.

As I thought , that dress is out of sight.

PS: wish I could go braless. Thanks, Mom!

Helga! said...

Fecking right,baby!
You look friggign hotter than a hot thang in the SMOKING frock.Your bod is far sexier than most 20 year olds, so you can wear what the fecking hell you wnat,allright! It's about what SUITS you, not your frigging age and all those stupid arse rules!SAVE me from tedious rules!
I love that frock.I love your toned and sexacious arms!I love the hat that fits your enormous head! I love that fabularse pattern! I love your Gaynights sheets! I love you!
lets chat tonight?!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Tanvi said...

You look HOT here!

∞ © tanvii.com ∞

Bonnie said...

Bloody hell, Vix! I bare my arms and I have business doing it! You on the other hand, well, your arms as well as the rest of you are quite lovely so bare as much as you like.

Oh, I do find the dolls rather a fright and I am with you on white sheets!

xo, Bonnie

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Woah baby your bod is rockin!!!!! Believe me girls a quarter of your are would dream of a body like yours. You can rock a frock like that any day. LOVE it! Xx

Loulou said...

Wowza ... That dress looks amazing on you! Those dolls are creepy in deed! I have a couple of 60s dolls as well, that Nick has stored away in the garage because he can't look at them anymore. I love your great-great-grandmother's button that's been made into a pendant. Neat.

Krista said...

Hot diggity dam that dress looks amazing on you! Your bare arms and braless state I applaud! Who gives a rats ass what we wear if we are comfortable that's all that matters! Curtise really did good with this dress it's beautiful and it has redheads on it so of course I adore that! Your gggrandmothers button made into a necklace is really cool too!

I remember Helga saying you only ate off of white plates, really? Only white sheets, really? You are so weird and I adore you even more now! It's about time you found a hat that fits that big brain of yours!

I love you more than creepy dolls!
Xoxoxoxoxo

Shubhi said...

honey, you don't care and you should'nt care! I wish i could look half as fabulous as you!

Is that a black cat I see? show us its pretty face!
xo

love,
Shubhi's Revels!

Ronnie (RR) said...

That dress looks amazing on. Fits like a dream

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Lots of elegant cats in a single post!

mumzy said...

hey Vix,

you are so darned right!! who cares if you wear something you like & you feel good in it & you are 61 (omg) live me!! I 'renovate clothes & footwear to fit (& I mean a good 'fit') me & my style!! I've been doing this most of my life, and although I never learned to machine sew, I hand sew to my hearts content & safe to say there are very few clothes I own that have not had my scissors redoing things!!

I get my clothes from GoodWill or Value Village & cheaper stores like walmart, even H&M ~when they are reduced to practically nothing. If l like the basic style and look of the gear, I'll spend a few bucks & get to work.

So granny clothes (not a granny yet, but have 5 grown kids)...& unfortunately a ton of clothing that still needs renovating! Unfortunately also, I will have to be selling my house (raised my family in this litte 3 bedroomed house, but we all fit snug as a rug) by august next year. So will be cracking open those storage boxes of scraps, projects in all sorts of seasonal styles, and sorting & hopefully I will be able to take a leaf from your sensible book about letting stuff go!!

my little pic of me on my google mumzy thing is me back at Easter this year... I'm not looking so bad as a can i say it ~~ 61year old! Ah I guess it's really just a number & hell yes, I dress how I want to & I like my style!!!

lots of love to you Vix...

Carol (ps I grew up in UK until I was 15,then my family & I emmigrated to Canada // hated it for a few years & have traveled to GB in the 70s, first to nursing school in woolwich & years after to Hackney to a man (bad news) that i had instantly fell in lust with...but finally i settled down met a really nice fella had 5 kids, & guess what, he buggared off after 18 years....

sorry couldn't stop...but I love your blog & your philosophy and the fact that you sent a lovely reply to my post...loveYa!!

delia hornbook said...

Im sooooo glad you said those dolls scare you they scare the hell out of me to ;-) I know people love them but i just don't get it sometimes, give me something cute and cuddly anytime ;-) Your lookking gorgeous as always and you have the most amazing and toned arms what the hell is this thing about women over a certain age dressing to conform..sod that wear what makes your heart sing i say. dee xxxx

sharie said...

I'm over 40 too and wear bare arms. I'm not enamoured of them as even the doctor asked me if I work out but at least they aren't bingo wings. I say stuff them all with their ideas of what you should and shouldn't wear.

You look great girl and everyone can see that.

Think the dolls may be Crissy hair growing dolls. I only collect vintage Sindy so don't know other dolls but yours look decidedly vintage.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Pfff, all these rules are just there to make us feel insecure about yourself. Many a 20 year old would be glad to have your arms, Vix (and your boobs! wanna change??) ... and if your incredible earrings are ever looking for a new home - I'll take them off your hands gladly :)

xoxo

Patti said...

I bare my arms at 57, so go on and give me a ticket or something : > You look fab, love those earrings, and thanks for sharing it all with Visible Monday!

Heather said...

ahahahaha I can only imagine what they would say about me I bare my arms and I am covered in tattoos lol!! I agree who cares about that crap. I could not imagine not feeling the California sun on my bare arms. You look fabulous I would not change a thing!! I have been having terrible joint pain I need to take another trip to the Doctor to find out what it going on. Achey is no fun hopefully you have some supplements and remedies that help some with your arthritis, I have heard from others though that winter can be brutal with it. ~Have a great week ahead Love Heather

gracefully50.com said...

So sexy! What killer figure you have! Not too many 20 yr olds could wear it as well as you!

Bella Q said...

Vix you are Queen of us all- you look divinely fabulous and you're attitude proves that TRUE style comes from the inside! I love your look, it seems whatever you wear seems "in" to me- as in I want to look like you! I love the maxi now, and am inspired by your choices as to what truly is fashion-able! xo.

pao said...

It's a killer look, Vix. Of course, you do it if you wanna. What else is there?

Love, Love, Love said...

Ah Vix...what can I say...you are fabulous, gorgeous, have a great attitude and life ethic and I admire you greatly my dear...oh...and if my tits look as good as yours do when I reach my forties then I shall be well chuffed as I am a little envious... xxx

Jeanine Byers said...

Great outfit! I particularly like the cuffs!! And I agree about women over 40 not being "over." I do cover my arms for the most part, but they are not nearly as nice as yours are.

Style Sud-Est said...

You are right sister! you set our limitations! up to us to brake the rules - I do not give a feck too!

You look good very good you have the bod, some girls would kill for a bod like yours!

Take care

Ariane xxxx

Annie said...

That dress is totally fabulous Vix. What a great find by Curtise. And the earrings go with it perfectly.

The Baker Boy cap is great, but if you have those dolls on your stall on Saturday I shall be keeping well away from them. They really are creepy!

Annie xx

MiamiNSXMermaid said...

Just found your page, and I ADORE you! Love your attitude, style, and writing! Who says there is a rule to cover our arms as we are older?? Ridiculous! You tell 'em ! & You look Amazing!

Style Higher™ said...

There is talk about women over a certain age needing to cover their arms? Wow. You have beautiful arms and figure. Those dolls... I have one I can't seem to let go of since I was 5. She is scary (and in a box now). The shirt in that pattern, I think I made it in my middle school sewing class. Those were the good old days! Yummy boots. :-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Over 40 and looking fabulous......I agree!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Your so fortunate to be able to spend time with Dee ....I love her.......

Max of Max California ★ said...

Why would you cover your arms when they're as toned as yours! oh my gosh I'm younger than you and the only way my arms are looking good now {as in the last 3 months} is because I'm hauling around two kids! Fantastic baby!

Camelia Crinoline said...

I agree. Everyone should just wear what makes them feel fabulous. Speaking of fabulous, that dress is amazing. I love the print.

Lyosha said...

fab dress and accessory! I adore!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog
P.S. Can't believe I haven't seen your blog before! following!

Girl Twin Exchange said...

I always tell women to wear what they like, and let their confidence decide where to draw the line, not society or Vogue. YOU LOOK FANTASTIC, your arms are gorgeous and you're so perky!!! ^_~ Age is a badge of honor, not a reason to stop being who you are. Bravo. Always love this blog.

Yarrow said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! And I totally agree. Blessings.

CityScape Skybaby said...

It's great to see you wearing that beautiful dress Vix, you would be mad to cover up that body, and I really love that button made into a pendant. I'm forty five and I'm fine about getting my arms out too. Not so sure about my legs because of their pasty whiteness and knobbly knees but my arms hold no fears for me! xx

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

Could you possibly stop being so bloody gorgeous? I thank you. (and I heart that frock)

You have the right to bare arms! And you can shoot anyone who says otherwise.
xx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

You look smashing! I love how your earrings match the dress perfectly!

And that coat button pendant! Yowza!

As for sheets, I use cream cotton in the spring and summer and red flannel in the fall and winter. No other colors will do!

Veshoevius said...

Thank you Vix for not covering up your arms. As Barack Obama ordered his over forty wife - don't ever cover up your arms! You look fabulous, sexy and beautiful. Love that dress!

Hayley Rose said...

you have an amazing figure and it pains me to say i wouldnt probably kill you for your arms! :/ love the dress x

Dawn said...

Vix, hi! I'm Dawn from Suitcase Vignettes, nice to meet you! You are the real deal when it comes to living a vintage life. Man, I love that. I have always loved things from the past better and still do, it's just gotten to the point where everyone else seems to be catching on and things like vintage clothing becomes harder to find and snag a deal on. Anyway, I am gonna follow along with you. You are a beauty and I love your authentic self. Admirably, dawn

wardrobeexperience said...

oh, this dress looks fab on you ... it's print is so fun!

Please may I? said...

Never a truer word has been said Vix. age is but a number not a state of mind.

X x

Stacey said...

Look at those fantastic arms! You could never be "over" Vix! I love the dress, and those green suede platforms.

Devil made in Heaven said...

That is that gorgeous dress! It looks so cool on you.
And why should anybody cover up something? When you feel comftable and oke about yourself. And there is nothing wrong with your arms. You are looking great, and babe, just show them what you got!
xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You've got an amazing body, but even if you had not, it would be okay to show both arms and legs. By the way, my 78 year old mother have never used bras. I use bras to make it look like there is something there.

Candycane said...

You look stunning :D .... Your arms are way better than mine - and such a lovely colour :D

Sal x