Monday, 24 December 2012

Cheers!



"Christmas? That's only for families with kids, mad folk and the three people left in England who actually still go to church, isn't it?" said the lady on the night bus, which probably explains my indifference to the whole shebang.


Being neither insane, religious or of the maternal persuasion, instead I'm raising my glass and toasting all that's good at this time of year such as finding cool things on eBay (like my 1960s fringed snakeskin catsuit) while the rest of the UK are preoccupied with Christmas shopping.


Drinking on a school night,


'cos no-one has to get up for work in the morning,


Enjoying even the normally quiet back street pubs being stuffed with revellers and a party vibe.


And watching TV in the afternoon with our animals, 


of both the furry and scaly variety.


      The mild temperatures have awoken Jacob from hibernation - hopefully temporarily!
                        

So whether you celebrate Xmas or just life in general, here's to you all, enjoy 25th December and see you on the other side.
xxx

84 comments:

Eeek said...

FABULOUS Xmas !

lucy joy said...

Outfit of the year saved for today - awesome!

I am not celebrating Christmas personally - I go through the motions for the kids.

Have a great time in this miserable wet country for a few more days - then you'll be waving it goodbye - which is what I'd rather be doing.

Thanks for sharing another year with us - Bloger would be a much duller place without you.

Lucy xx

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Happy Holidays Vix. Loving the snakeskin jumpsuit. It shows off yoru figure to perfection.

Melanie said...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Rose&Bird said...

Fabulous catsuit - I don't know how you manage such great finds! I was way off with the Ossie Clark guess, but maybe one day! Have fun celebrating - it'll be a riot of wrapping paper and chaos here tomorrow morning!

Frugal Queen said...

Merry Christmas Vic - Have the loveliest of time with your friends xxxxx love Froogs xxxx

Meanqueen said...

Love this post, you make me smile. Cheers right back at you, and hope you have a lovely day.

grunge-queen said...

The jumpsuit is killer on you and I love the back. I think Christmas is, for many, a sign of our culture's enslavement to rampant consumerism (I'm by no means exempt from this), but on the good side a time to get together with loved ones and family. Funny, though, I am just working on my holiday post and commenting on how many of the shops are open here today (when normally they are closed Monday) - except they're all the food and wine shops! It's all about the food in France! Have a lovely festive season, Vix! xoxo

Ivy Black said...

My god...that's a fabulous catsuit. Fecking stunning you are.
That's it...it can come now. I've got The Kraken waiting, a big fire, a box of Turkish Delight and I'm not doing anything apart from read some books.
Have a splendid time Lovely girl.
Loves ya.
Em
xxxxxxxx

freckleface said...

That jumpsuit looks just amazing on you! There's nothing cold-blooded about it.

Christmas is a form of torture, it's true, but well done for finding what is good about it and celebrating it.

Happy Whatever to you and your merry little band in Vixland! xxxx

thorne garnet said...

Hurray to spending time with friends, pets and twinkly lights!

Love the catsuit. I never could wear those, too tall in the body.

Emalina said...

What a wonderful catsuit to wear to welcome Christmas in, have a really happy one!

Sacramento Amate said...

Merry Christmas and every second of life, my wonderful friend.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Patti said...

The pub pics are so festive - and so's your smashing new jumpsuit. I've got no kids nor church, either, so we are kicking back and enjoying all the happy moods. Best to you!

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

I'm kvelling over that catsuit! (Any New Yorker worth their salt knows at least a few Yiddish words, its kind of a tradition!) Its gorgeous and fits you like it was custom-made, to die for! Agreed, not big on the holidays myself. Love all our birthdays bundled into a month, but hate the rest mixed in -- too dang stressful. Even the kiddos get too over-excited, while I'll admit it is fun to watch them. I love the cooking, haven't made anything yet -- I'm the official "Strufoli" maker of the family (ever have them?? they're trad Italian xmas treat, little deep fried balls of dough covered in honey & no one else can be arsed, it can be a pain) and to me its not the holidays without them so may enlist the help of Gwensday Addams to help me get over my bah humbug attitude! Either that or I plan to be in an absinthe haze for a few days. Oblivion is quite a nice way to get "in the mood"! Enjoy the holidays, and catch you in the new year! XXX

Fashion art and other fancies said...

Happy holidays you, anomals and friends my lovely. I adore the jumpsuit - it's so You;) xx

edie pop said...

Merry Christmas my dear Vix!!!
That jumpsuit is fabulous and so your lovely tree and the awesome decorations!I tried to comment on your previous post this morning, but internet was blocked ,anyway I'm so glad that you liked the presents!
I wish you and your friends the most wonderful Holydays!
Lots of Love xxxxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh dear, poor confused Jacob, he is sweet though. So are the cats. and wow, that catsuit, what a find. I love the back. It looks stunning! Have a lovely day tomorrow, eat loads and laze around. xxxxx

Shybiker said...

Do you know what I want for Christmas? To be allowed to go into your closet and try stuff on. You have the most interesting clothes on the planet. This jumpsuit is amazing. Merry Christmas!

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

PS forgot to mention your kitties, so pretty! The black and white one looks just like a little girl I had when I had my shop! Sadly she hated my daughter (which was sad, my little saggie girl loved her) and her hubby and daughter were terrified of our dog (kind of funny since the tom was actually way bigger than Fiona at the time!) so I had to find good homes for all when we closed (totally freaked me out). But it worked out fantastic, each home was so happy to have a part of what had become their life by being regular customers and were all good people, who kept me up to date so I didn't feel so sad! So happy to have a new little girl! XXX

Lynn Dylan said...

Been slow to make my rounds, but wanted to tell you Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, even though I did read what you said and you may not be quite enchanted with St. Nick and the whole shebang (ha ha), but wishing you loads of fun and happiness anyhoo! Looked back through your recent posts and am ga-ga over those long dresses!!!

xoxo
Lynn

Bella Morte said...

I hope you have a wonderful un-Christmassy Christmas and a rather drunk new year too! Loving the kitty pictures and DIY decorations! You're such a crazy talented lady! ~♥~

DearHelenHartman said...

Girl you are amazing - a back view in a jumpsuit? Inspirational. Love the look and the attitude. Happy Whatever you find to Celebrate!

señora Allnut said...

whouu, you're fabulous in that catsuit, really inspiring and gorgeous!, wish you enjoy a nice time (always!)
(I'm not a huge fan of that xmas spirit, I don't feel concerned about it indeed!)
besos & noches felices

Sara said...

I wish you the merriest christmas, dear Vix!

Joni said...

What a gorgeous look to celebrate the end of the year. I love the thought of a whole new and fresh year coming in. To me that's one of the best things about now. Not Christmas itself. We don't decorate, get a tree, or buy that nasty Christmas wrapping paper. I think I spent all my Holiday glee on a past life when I had 3 small kids under my wing. Now it's more about the food and the cocktails.
Now I need to think about what I'm going to wear today! Thanks for the inspiration Vix! Here's a hug from Seattle. ;)

The Vintage Knitter said...

Your looking very slinky in that catsuit, Vix. I love that keyhole detail at the back, very sexy.
Hope you and Jon have a happy Christmas xxx

Trees said...

Fabulous catsuit Vix! Here in nz the summer weather is here at Christmas time. For me its all about taking a couple of weeks off to recover from the previous year! Have a great christmas xoxo

Fiona said...

Fabularse catsuit and love the keyhole detail at the back. Reckon you should win Rear Of The Year with an arse like that. Enjoy the next couple of days till it all gets back to normal, lets hope the telly is better than last year.
xxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

Wow--that catsuit looks like it was custom-made for you!!!

I enjoyed seeing your furry and scaly children. The hubster was particularly admiring Ms. Polly. I told him how your cats tolerate you and adore Jon. Just like at our house!!

May you and yours have a splendid holiday!!!

{{{{love}}}}}

daisychain said...

wishing you a very merry christmas xo

the gardener's cottage said...

happy holidays to you too vix. as all our sons are grown it's pretty much another day around here too. although i do try to soak larry for as many gifts as i can.

love that snakeskin catsuit as it looks like it was made with you in mind. all your friends are looking lovely too. xoxo janet

Love from Poppy said...

Fab catsuit Vix. Merry Christmas.
Dx

Rachael said...

Merry Christmas Vix!

Trudie said...

Merry Vintageness to you you gorgeous and inspiring woman. May you have a jolly time in that snakeskin suit.

pao said...

That's the catsuit of all catsuits I do believe, especially on you, Ms. Vix. Happy ____ to you. Nothing x-mas happening here, we don't give presents, we do that whenever something comes up that we want to give the other. no decorations, I am making brownies today for my true love while he's away at work. I never cook/bake so he'll be surprised. And we're planning Asian foods to make together for dinner tomorrow. Have fun!

Penny-Rose said...

Love the cats and the catsuit!! Honestly Vix, I think you have rear of the year - the catsuit looks like it was made for you. Enjoy the holiday season. Off to pick some blackcurrants and gooseberries and then plan for a lazy hot sunny day!! Love all the way from NZ.

Helga! said...

Rock the hell ON, you sexy bint! Nice ass!!! G and I are loving that catsuit action!!!
Yay to good times indeed! I'd rather celebrate all that on a daily, and regularly do!!! WOOHOO!
All your lovely critters are hanging out!! Poor old Jacob, getting disturbed like that, but I'm pleased the weather is a bit milder for you!
Kiises and squuezes to all your lovely crowd,and most especially to you and Jon!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Hippy at Heart said...

wishing you a wonderful life-is-pretty-celebration, sexy cat ;)

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Merry Christmas, dear Vix!

Krista said...

This sexy cat suit is the best thing Santa will see all year long! Dang Vix it's just banging on you! I'm not really all that into Xmas either but I do like all the fairy lights, over abundance of sweets and alcohol, time going out, time chilling out and new beginnings. The animals look rather cosy why even Jacob's confused, ah poor guy go back to sleep honey. We must talk before you leave! I love seeing the gang, Walsalls best dressed!! Such a well dressed bunch with sweetness to boot.
I loves you all!
Xxoooo

Rebecca said...

What a great "SUIT"! Sounds like you have wild plans for the holiday. Stay merry & as bright as possible as you celebrate "life in general" :)

I look forward to "the other side". Happy 25th to you and your entire party.

Nat said...

I love your take on the madness of things this time of year :-)
Have a fabulous time doing those things you enjoy the most...
All the best for 2013!
x

Alice said...

That catsuit is frickin fabulous - hella you look amazing! And how wonderful to see Jacob awake from hibernation.
Have a truly magical Christmas Vix xxx

Pennyblossoms said...

Much love!
Z xx

Little Blue Mouse said...

Cheers Vix, you're sure to have a good time whatever time of year it is!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Holy cow, that is the best Christmas eve outfit ever! I agree with the lady on the bus. I am embracing the opportunity to share good food with friends and enjoy some down time before the insanity of work starts all over again...and bonding with my new pet (photo to show up on my blog). Merry, Merry, darling Vix! Talk to you on the other side.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

That catsuit is amazing on you, love the cut out back!! So into cut out backs now :)). Love all the pics of you and your friends and your cats, especially the brown & black one lolzzzz at his expression!!

Sue said...

What a fabulous cat suit, and spectacular fit!!! Yeah here is to celebrating life!! I shall toast you on that one.

WendyB said...

That catsuit is beyond -- it's got everything I like! Cut-out, animal print, perfect fit.

Linda Wolf said...

Guess I fall into the "mad folk" category. ;)

Like how you're staying festive but not letting the holiday decorations take over your home or your life. And I love the "free" part.

The shot of you and that catsuit from behind is DEVINE; pure glamour. Talk about an outfit that has your name on it!

Merry Christmas, Vix!
xxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Perhaps, God had you in mind when he created jumpsuits and Goa. Watch movies in the afternoon along with cats ... quality of life!

pastcaring said...

Catching a sneaky peak at a few blogs while I get breakfast made for me - it MUST be Christmas!
That cat suit is utterly gorgeous, and fits you like a groovy second (snake) skin! Look at that fabul-arse, woo hoo!
Enjoy your festivities, whatever you get up to, big squeezes for you and Jon and the animal family, and start the count down to India!m
Much love, Vix, as always. xxxxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

Your Cat suit is divane! Have a glorious chritsmas!

Linda said...

Merry Christmas! xx

Stacey said...

That catsuit is incredible! I'm not much one for celebrating either, but I hope you had a great day anyway!

Mary Lou said...

woooow that catsuit is really hot, you remind me a bit of ursula andress, well you even look hotter;)
enjoy those days of eating and being with your beloved ones darling!
big kiss,mary

Mary Lou said...

woooow that catsuit is really hot, you remind me a bit of ursula andress, well you even look hotter;)
enjoy those days of eating and being with your beloved ones darling!
big kiss,mary

Mary Lou said...

woooow that catsuit is really hot, you remind me a bit of ursula andress, well you even look hotter;)
enjoy those days of eating and being with your beloved ones darling!
big kiss,mary

carrievintage said...

lovely pics :)

two squirrels said...

Oh to you and Jon we want to wish you the most fabulous and wonderful day. May it be filled with love and happiness.
Thank you for ALL your lovely comments while we were travelling, you are a gem.
Much love and squirrel hugs V&W
PS the jumpsuit is frickin fantastic!!!!!!

Janice Tutone said...

We call it "Winter Holiday" in my house, not being religious. You look so gorgeous! XXX

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

YOU ARE FABULOUS!! I love the snakeskin print. Glad you had a good time with your friends. Happiness and joy. XXOO

Mrs. D said...

Oh my! That catsuit is just great, rawrrrr!I hope you are having a good time xx

Style Sud-Est said...

Merry Christmas dear Vix!
See you on the other side!

Ariane x

Lucie Srbová said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!! just love it!

Kisses, Lucy!

Llara G said...

Aw, I love Christmas. Always have been a big fan. That said, I feel a wee bit less Christmassy as I get older. I think it's because it's not just quite as exciting as it was when I was wee. But I like that folk get all celebratory, I like knowing we'll see most of the family and I like that New Year follows closely after cause that means PARTY! Have a brillo festive period whatever you're up to. I'm sure you can't fail too with a jumpsuit like that! Wowzers!

Dolly Cool Clare said...

I'm very behind on my blog reading of late, but I will look forward to catching up on yours now I finally have some time! Hope you had a nice boozy Christmas day, from one atheist to another! :)x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Fierce jewelry! I love the cutout jumpsuit back! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Leticia said...

darling Vix! MERRY CHRISTMAS, DOLL!!!
You look amazing! I´m sure your festive spirit is way up these holidays! Cheers, love! all the best for you! I always enjoy your posts so much! will be around more often. promised ;) much love!

http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

Candycane said...

Merry Christmas Vix!

That cas=tsuit suits you so well .. the back is lovely!

Sal x

Cristi said...

Here's to ebay finds-something I can certainly raise a glass to!
You remind me of a hot Bond girl in that cat suit-Yowsaa! It's so perfect for you, and that fringe on the bottom is the best-Love it!
Also, love the critters, nothing is better than chilling with your besty beasties.;)

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy bejayzus, that jumpsuit is a frickin xmas miracle! Your arse is, frankly, incredible. And I mean that in the most religious way possible. Your arse is my golden calf.

Hope you've had a lovely whatever! Wow - is it unusal for Jacob to come out of hibernation in the middle of winter?

Love you more than jumpsuits with fringing! Sarah xxx

The Style Crone said...

You are the picture of celebration and the back shot of your fringed snakeskin catsuit is divine. You inspire me with each amazingly gorgeous post. How fortunate I am to have found you!

Young at Heart said...

a very merry christmas........ and a prosperous new year!!x

Devil made in Heaven said...

Ow your sweet kitty looks a lot like our sweet Sierra kitty. <3
We also spend our first xmas day at home with our beloved fluffie friends. We got something to eat and the rest of the day we spendt on the sofa. It was nice!
Love your catsuit! :)
xxxx

SabinePsynopsis said...

Christmas - that's for wearing cool snakeskin catsuits, getting silly drunk, eating loads of cookies and watching TV and films all day... Cheers, love! xo

triskelos said...

Merry Christmas! Sorry for being late with my congratulations (we celebrate Christmas on January 7, so I sometimes forget about December 25))).
I wish you and your family all the best) xoxo

Susan Partlan said...

The cat suit is awesome! xoxo

Style Eyes said...

I love the idea of celebrating life in general, will definitely have to do more of that in 2013. I love that catsuit.

DeniseAngela said...

good lord that cat suit is fabulous! I love the design (is that freaking fringe on the cuff)? & cut out in the back...you wear it with style!

Jessica Buurman said...

Dress is really killing.
Hug and kisses.
You look really pretty in this.

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Sabina said...

Great find--one of your best outfits yet.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Jacob gets my vote for Best Style Blogger Pet Evah :P

You find the most amazing things, Vix. That fringed cat suit is perfection on you.