Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Heidi Takes A Trip


My title's in honour of the divine Curtise who, to please the lollipop lady, comes up with some inspired names for her outfits.


This is the Heidi bit, a velvet dirndl bodice I bought from Maisie's Closet Vintage at Sunday's vintage fair.


This trippy psychedelic maxi was an eBay find at the weekend. I was slightly inebriated when I bid, clumsily inputting a max of £619. What a relief when I won it for £5.45.
Hoo-bloody-ray for having "weird" taste.


Dragon ring from Krista-licious, Lapis from my Dad, all the others from India. 

I wore this outfit into town, a lady looked me up and down and complimented me on my bangle. Thanks, love!



Last night I finally got to see part one of the Stones documentary Crossfire Hurricane and Rock'n'Roll Circus (yet again). I've saved Sings The Rolling Stones for later, that should get me through the seemingly endless pile of mending. 

1970s patchwork maxi (£5.45, eBay), 1980s black bodysuit (99p, Age UK), Dirndl top (£5, Maisie's Closet Vintage)
I match the curtains, how cool is that?
See you soon.

69 comments:

Connie said...

Oh Heidi! How cute that you match the curtains! I know what you mean about having unusual taste. I often find things in the second hand store marked waaaaaaaay down and I think, "How come nobody has snatched up this gem?" And then I realize, "Oh yeah. I'm probably the only one who thinks this is a gem!"
Connie*

Jules said...

I actually really like your bodice vix - you always seem to look amazing!

And I think I need a windy animal ring thing - yours looks amazing!!! XO

Helen Le Caplain said...

What a fabulous skirt! It's a good job that you didn't have stiff competition in the form of someone with a couple of hundred quid to spare!! :D

www.mancunianvintage.com

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Wowser, I love patchwork and I love that skirt. Perhaps I could make one.... Yay for matching the curtains. I salute you, dear Vix. xx

makinggooduse said...

Love your Heidi dirndl bodice - it looks brill with the patchwork skirt. Your inebriated bid of £619 made my snigger - just as well you didn't have to go THAT high for the skirt - fabulous though it is. And what a bonus to be matchy matchy with your curtains.

Kestrel said...

Ha ha, £619! Glad no one was in a bidding war with you :) The dangers of drunk typing - I've been there too.

freckleface said...

Your little Heidi top looks great! Love it! xx

carrievintage said...

I want a patchwork skirt now! ;__;

Ronnie (RR) said...

I love your patchwork skirt. I made one about 10years ago, it comes out every winter as its like,wearing an eiderdown, it's so warm. Yours looks much more colourful tho. So glad it did not go for top bid!

c... said...

Oh... Heidi is looking good !!

edie pop said...

I like the vintage Tyrol corset!!You completely personalize it adding that beautiful patchwork skirt and the colourful jewels!I love Rock and Roll Circus!!It could be a good name for one of our next outfit too!
Lots of Love
xxxxx

Kezzie said...

Mwa ha ha! I adore this skirt! I actually bought a vintage one like this a while back and then I thought it looked horrid on me (and ACTUALLY too long for once!) so I gave it to my fashionista giant friend, wish I hadn't!!!

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Very cool but only if the curtains are as gorgeous as yours! The skirt is gorgeous.
You're having a influence on me as I bought a frantic brushed nylon 70's maxi dress the other day. I will create sparks when I walk in it...it might even be a nightie. I have no idea!

Vintage Coconut said...

You make a beautiful Heidi!
I adore that top.
=D

Trees said...

Such a rockin' Heidi top! I love that patchwork skirt, just beautiful.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That 1970s patchwork maxi skirt is a complete dream. And I love all the accessories you chose to compliment it, such as the fabulous bangles and the pretty feather earrings. This is definitely of my favorite outfits of yours yet. :)

rosyragpatch said...

I love the patchwork maxi but it's lucky you didn't have to pay £619...
Like your Heidi bodice too. You have lovely fun clothes.

Thrift Bee said...

Patch-tastic!!

I'm coveting your bentwood chair aswell.

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look like a bit of a naughty Heidi!!
LOVE the skirt and dirndl!!!
You have fabulous taste!!!

Hook, Line and Sink Her said...

Incredible skirt, earrings and bangles. Love this outfit :)

pastcaring said...

This Heidi is decidedly trippy, sweet Swiss goat girl you are NOT! My lollipop lady would approve of the name though, (although this morning I could only manage Harassed Grumpy Mum...)
I love this little bodice, fits you like a glove, and with your patchwork skirt, it's a triumph! Drunken Ebaying, I'm glad it's not just me! Isn't it hilarious when someone rakes you with that head-to-toe look, only to mention one tiny element of your outfit. The blogging equivalent of "nice shoes" or "cute cat"!
You must watch "Sings the Rolling Stones" if only for Sheffield's Finest Marti Caine's rendition of Honky Tonk Women. Yes, really!
Love you like patchwork, darling! xxxxxx

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear!! Totally gorgeous, the Heidi bodice looks really lovely and your maxi skirt was a stylish groovy find, well done! xxx

thorne garnet said...

when I was young, I worked in a restaurant and we had to wear pinafores (yuck) Some of the ruder customers would call me "Heidi". Me + ruffles down my chest+ braids= give me a bigger tip!

Rebecca said...

Your outfit is gorgeous, what a skirt! I have a habit of putting in clumsy bids on ebay, luckily i've never had to pay much for my won items yet! x

Rebecca said...

Velvet bodice is inspired, certainly chanelling Heidi vibes there lady!!

But that skirt is just awesome, so versatile with all those colours and good Maxi for winter warmth xx

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Love the Heidi style. Prefect bodice with that dress. You look stunning.

Alison (Wardrobe Oxygen) said...

Love the skirt, the bodice, and that you match the curtains!! I sent you an email a while back, was wondering if you got it - I would love to feature you on my blog for my True Fashionista series, I have always adored your style!!!

Fiona said...

I'm surprised you bought that skirt Vix when you could have run one up with ease on your Singer. (a la curtains) It does look fabulous on you and ditto the amazing bodice, I hope you were yodelling whist posing! Curtise is correct, 'Sings the Stones' did provide a few laughs and there was a very dodgy looking bloke singing 'Under my Thumb' to what looked like a Crackerjack audience.... errr inappropriate or what?

Sophie - CGDN said...

the bodice is pretty darn lovely and hurrah that the patchwork skirt didn't cost £619! Good to know I'm not the only sillybilly bidding under the influence x

the gardener's cottage said...

i was just going to say that you match the drapes! people say i match my house too. haha.

and yesterday an older lady told me i sure have an different angle on dressing. i'm not sure what that meant exactly but i decided to take it as a compliment.

you look fab in that heidi vest.
do you know how to yodel? hehe.

xo

Rebecca said...

I like your bangle, too!

lasophia said...

I want to match curtains too. Jealous. Heidi is the perfect name for that piece. Couldn't think of a better one.

Rose&Bird said...

Lovely! And nowt wrong with matching the curtains when they're as great as yours! love the earrings too. Watched Crossfire Hurricane yesterday, loved seeing the old footage of the lads, but made me realise how lacking my stones knowledge is!

Hippy at Heart said...

you're a hot british heidi ;)

Helga! said...

Score!!! What a magnificent skirt!!! SO pleased you didn't accidentally end up paying over 600quid for it....!!! And co-ordinating with the curtains/! Priceless!!! The dirndl is pretty damned hot and sexacious! It'll be fabularse in Summer too!
Some Heidi braids would really get the barometer pumping!!
Schwing!!!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Lou said...

Ooh I've done that before on ebay! Luckily my mistake was ok as no one else bidded! Fab skirt, would've been just what we needed in Cov today on another dreary day! x

Pennyblossoms said...

Love that top. Might have to add that to my 'ideas nicked from Vix' list!
Seriously lusting after that bed!
Z xx

Nat said...

Ha! It was the first thing I noticed... you and the curtains :-)
Love the Heidi bodice and glad you didn't have to fork out £619 for the maxi.... phew!

Krista said...

Now that is some bright ass beautiful patchwork baby! The name suits it quite nice and you look all kinds of cute in your saucy Heidi outfit! I love the lace up top paired with it ~super sexy on you! Enjoy your Stones fix, that sounds perfect for a night in with a big old glass of wine.
Lotsoflove
XXOO

triskelos said...

The skirt is amazing! To me everything made from different bright pieces of fabric is perfect)))

Trudie said...

Oh so lovely on you. I would have bid against you for it. Well to be honest I would of wanted it for the skirt section, it's sublime.

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Cool outfit! :D Can't get Minnie the Moocher song out of my head now! Ah well I had worse thoughts in that place haha!

The Style Crone said...

You do match the curtains! And i'm in love with the feather earrings. They reflect the colors in the magnificent patchwork maxi.

Sue said...

Found a maxi patchwork dress that would fit you. If I can negotiate a good price I would get it for you and get Sue to bring it over to the mother land next year and then post it to you!!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Heidi, patchwork and psychedelic works just fine!

Sacramento Amate said...

Sooooooooooooooo wonderful, Vix.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Melanie said...

What a great pairing! That's too funny about the woman's compliment - I can imagine her face. You look like the Lady of the Manor, the Heidi Lady of the Manor. Gorgeous.

Bohemian vanity said...

LOVE your outfit that skirt is amazing ! I am making a patchwork skirt atm - of knitted patches but to finish seems like i need years ! I suck at knitting... Oh and haha one time i also put a clumsy max on ebay for a dress - i typed 1295 instead of 12,95... Glad it was mine for only 10 :) XX

delia hornbook said...

ha ha ha bless your heart thank god it didn't go for more ;-)Love the skirt its so warm and funky. And with your hedi top you need to be running down the hill singing the hills are alive with the sound of music...ummm actually i cant remember what Hedi sang i don't think it was that though but hey im going to stop waffling now. You look gorgeous, dee xxx

joyatri said...

Glad you didn't end up making an ebay seller's day with an overpriced purchase. Patchwork and dirndl, who'd a thunk it. Oh, yeah, you would. Great combo and even better that you compliment the furnishings.
Let's coordinate meeting time and place for Sat. So looking forward to seeing you.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

that room looks so cosy and rather grannyish without being too twee, I know how you hate twee! I could have an afternoon nap on that bed right now. You love I love dirndl anything so the top is a winner, you look gorgeous in it. And it your drunken ebay adventures made me chuckle too, sort of thing that would happen to me. Keep being a rock star xxxx

pao said...

Oh you look so...Heide-esque in your ensemble, Vix. At first sight, I thought you made the skirt as it looked like your hand-made curtains. But e-baying it is more fun, especially when you throw in a few drinks! Your dirndl top kicks it up a notch or three. Both naughty and nice.

Annie said...

Just what the doctor ordered on this grey and miserable day! Fab skirt, and I adore the bodice. What a brilliant find!

After reading the comments here, I've got to go and watch 'Sings The Stones'. Marti Caine singing Honky Tonk Women!
xxx

Lynne DeVenny said...

I think you should add "hottie" to Heidi :) You cracked me up with your tale of tipsy eBay bidding!

Patricia E. said...

Thoose Rings and breaclets are amazing! Woooow
Lovly Patricia

Style Sud-Est said...

This is a wonderful dress Vix -
Yes you do match the curtains i noticed it right away!
Cool room love your furniture!

Ariane xxxx

Mary Lou said...

and heidi has grown up and became hot and sexy;)
here we are all absolutely mad about dirndl stuff, i remember when i was younger nobody wanted to wear dirndls but know with all the oktoberfest events around it´s the new in thing;)
and that patchwork skirt is fabulous too!
kiss,mary

Young at Heart said...

oooh love that stripey bangle.....have been watching the Stones stuff too....can't wait for part 2!!x

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Eeeeeeeee! I love that skirt! I am also fond of anything Heidi inspired too :)

FASHION TALES said...

I am still in awe of that skirt, I love it so much. The dirndl bodice is amazing Vix! xx/Mads

Elizabeth Nott said...

That skirt is fantastic!! <3
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Max of Max California ★ said...

SO in love with that skirt! Trying to make myself a maxi using your patchwork curtains idea but it's tedious!

Missy Vintage said...

glad the ebay bid didn't go to crazy! The internet is a dangerous place to visit when fuelled up on booze. I've had several packages turn up that I don't even remember bidding on! whoops!

k
x

DeniseAngela said...

that corset top is too die for!

Devil made in Heaven said...

I love that dirndl top. I have a dirndl dress. Found it on a fleamarket years ago. I have to lose a few pounds to fit in it again, but I just love that dress.
Your maxi is gorgeous.

Loulou said...

Oh my gosh ... I can't stop laughing at the image of the lady looking you up and down and then complimenting a bracelet! Hilarious and a little detail I'm glad you thought to slip into the post.

Indigo Violet said...

I love the print of Tina - I have the same one on my wall. I recently found some fridge magnets of her and another portrait by the same artist so I snapped them up. Normally I hate fridge magnets and it's hard to know when something crosses the line from being knowing and ironic to plain old tacky. But I couldn't help myself!

Afura said...

that velvet top is SO awesome!