Saturday, 15 December 2012

Sod's Law



  I'm referring to the "Anything that can go wrong, will" unwritten rule of the universe as opposed to the Nineties Spear of Destiny album of the same name. Here's why Sod's Law figures heavily in my world this weekend.

1970s peasant dress (courtesy of Margaret), ultraviolet opaques (Xmas present, 2011), burgundy suedette platforms & 1960s plastic earrings (£1 & 50p, car boot sale), 
#1
All week we've looked forward to visiting a vintage fair, a posh pub lunch paid for by friends and a house party. Saturday morning rolls round, Jon goes down with the lurgy and we're grounded. All dressed up with only the newsagent to go to.

1970s maxi dresses - black halter neck and lurex trimmed 

#2 
Nothing of note in the town centre charity shops for weeks and the day I plan to do my Xmas shopping I find a mother load of cool vintage clobber and have to come home early spent up and loaded down.


1960s psychedelic fleece-lined anorak, 1960s Crimplene princess coat, 1970s zip up midi, 2 x 1960s Modette day dresses & a 1970s Welsh tapestry jerkin

#3
The rest of the world moans that vintage clothes are tiny but almost everything I bought swamps me.

1970s skinny leather caramel blazer (£5.99, British Heart Foundation)

#4
I buy two amazing 1970s leather coats to brighten up my winter and book a three week trip to Goa an hour later. Should have saved my cash for sunscreen!


Green leather trench coat (£10.99, British Heart Foundation)

Can't wait to pull on a string bikini, position myself under that boat and catch a few rays.

Patnem Beach, South Goa

We're not going until New Year's Day (no partying for us on NYE!) but rest assured I'll probably bore you rigid with my packing and plans in the meantime.


I'm not used to being on-line on a Saturday. I'm off to catch up with my blog reading and hopefully live vicariously through those of you having a real life today.

Have a fabulous weekend.
See you soon. 

78 comments:

Marla said...

Love that green leather coat. That color looks so good on you. You find the most unique and amazing clothes. So lovely.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Love your green trenchcoat!

Devil made in Heaven said...

I am so in love with that princess coat.... and the 60s dresses. They are so gorgeous..... <3
And your green coat is amazing. I would wear it all day when I was you.
Bit jealous of your holiday. When we are sitting here in the cold and you lying in a bikini in the sun.....
xxx and have a wonderfull weekend!

mrsmsmeanderings said...

Love your green coat, Vix. Similar situation here - everybody but me sniffing, snotting and generally feeling sorry for themselves!

mrsmsmeanderings said...

Love your green coat, Vix. Similar situation here - everybody but me sniffing, snotting and generally feeling sorry for themselves!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Oh Vix I am so sorry to hear Jon is under the weather (rather be under that boat!).
The green leather trench looks fabulous on you. It is a great colour for you.
Here's hopig for a speedy recovery.

Loulou said...

I am sorry to hear about your battle with Sod's Law, and to hear that Jon is sick (I had to look up what 'down with the lurgy was'. I love that I am learning all these great terms from you!)

Great clobber you found (hehe, another Vix-ism).

Here's to booking your holiday. I look forward to reading all about it, both before and after you go.

Sacramento Amate said...

Well, things happend, and as long as the illness is curable, no problem at all, but annoying, I know.
I thought what was going on with you not going to Goa this year.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Pippy O Hara said...

Vix I love your shoes :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm not used to doing nothing on a Saturday either. Love that coat so very much, it's utterly wonderful. You look fab, love it with the violet tights. The little beige coat is very cute indeed. Hope you're suitably employed now and Jo's feeling better. You just find the best stuff!
Love
Klare Karnage

Mary Lou said...

i´m a big lover of leather coats and jackets so for me this green coat is freaking awesome! you rock those colors in winter so well;) and i adore that 60´s princess coat, how fabulous!
kiss,mary

Patti said...

Sorry for the sickness at home! We've got some of that too. Love, love the green leather number, and I did own that 70's zip-up dress - so groovy.

edie pop said...

I don't want to be online either, but I couldn't resist to comment this wonderful coat and outfit!!!Here is already pitch dark and the sight of you and Goa's beach makes me happy!!
This is also a bad 'Charity shop' mojo time for me, and I'm glad to see such great finds, I hope they'll bring me luck!!!
Love xxxxx

Janice Tutone said...

You found some really cute vintage items and you look fantastic in the green leather coat! Do you ever sell the clothes online?

Krista said...

Big hug to my sweet Jon get better soon my friend! Vix I want this coat, and that baby blue one too. You are the only gal I know that I honestly want to steal every item in your wardrobe. You look delish in this color and I love the purple tights, fab color combo! Those two mod dresses are to die for if only they were bright colors I'd have to have them. Your beautiful self made me smile this morning, thanks dear I needed that.

Now just take me to Goa and life will be perfect again.
I love you my friend, I really do!
Xxxxxxxxxoooooooo

OP SHOP MAMA said...

THAT COAT is amazing!!! Suits and fits you perfectly.
(Re. my last post - it's not my b'day.. that photo was taken 11 11 11 - I'm a scorpio girl through and through!!!)
Happy Birthday to you whenever it is! x

makinggooduse said...

Love the colour and style of your green leather coat, it looks fabulous on you (but then, everything you wear looks fabulous on you.)

Lucy Nation said...

Wow, what kind of charity shops have that much vintage clobber in them?! Not the ones around here that's for sure. They've been full of nothing but tatty old gift boxes and endless displays of new stuff, urgh! This time of year is a bugger for the lurgy. It's only a matter of time before you pick something up. The coat is fab. The green and purple look great together xxx

Linda said...

Tickets booked! Nice one! What a way to start the new year xx

Bella Q said...

Wishing your Jon a speedy healthy recovery! I love your thrift store finds! Love you in that lima bean green coat!

Louise Mc said...

I've had similar happenings, I was meant to be out on my work Christmas party lastnight, instead I was laid up ill too. It's horrible. Love your coat. X

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Bloody lurgies everywhere you look. Luckily Jimbo and I are well and are actually off out for the night (v excited). Hope Jon gets well v soon. Love the green coat and all your buys. xx

Connie said...

What a gorgeous green. Totally cheers me up! Vix, thank you so much for your very encouraging comments on my blog. I know you struggle with arthritis and every time you wear a pair of fab boots I am so impressed.
Love you, Connie*

Trudie said...

I do hope that Jon is on the mend quickly. Little V has been down and out this week with days of high temps so nothing as fabulous as a vintage motherload happened her this week. I'm loving the yellow check coat from your motherload. But most of all I am flipping over your green coat, I'd have to say a green leather coat really should be on my dream list. You look damn good in green too.

Cheapchick said...

Please post loads of lovely photos of Goa on your trip. Wishing Jon a speedy recovery. Better he be sick now than on vacation!

Rebecca said...

Wohoo! Finally got your trip to Goa booked, countdown begins. That princess coat is stunning and what a find on the welsh tapestry jerkin.

Loving the green leather coat on you x

Trees said...

But your green coat is amazeballs! I always find that sod's law appears to go into overdrive in the winter months. Also, don't forget you can always make clothes smaller, but its pretty hard to make them bigger. Also - Goa? Hells YES *queue travelling envy*

menopauselsupermodel said...

Ugh on the lurgy--the hubster had it earlier this week and now I'm laid low with it!!! And with 3 parties to have gone to!!

Gorgeous leather coat--how i love that green!!

Wow did you pick up some goodies!!

I never get bored of your packing posts!! I travel vicariously to India through you!!

The Brunette said...

I bet you will look stunning in that string bikini too! x

Rose&Bird said...

The green coat is wonderful, what a find! Shame the other things were too big, but at least you can sell them on to fund Goa trips. Poor Jon, sending him get well wishes x Roll on Goa so you can get some sun!

Shybiker said...

Love the trench coat. Pairing it with those tights was inspired. I also like how you echo the colors in your earrings. Very creative outfit.

Kezzie said...

Poor you, poor John! Hope he's ok now. Wow, you DID do well on the charity circuit!! That leather jacket is rather fine!x

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look great in that leather trench, love it! The 2 60s dresses are so cute <3!! Hope your man feels better. At least you can look forward to the beach :)

catherinelouise said...

Once again, I absolutely adore your coat, it's lovely! You really suit the colour, and I do like your hair.

Hope you have a fab weekend, Catherine x

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simplyvintage said...

Hope Jon gets better soon, I'm sure that the thought of all that lovely sunshine and warmth in Goa that you have to look forward to will cheer you both up though. Linda x

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

OMG!! NOT man flu!!! ;D Love that coat and the colour is great on you. Goa n ave a great time in Goa! :D I wanna know when yer coming downunderer!

Sophie - CGDN said...

well the coat looks amazing and will get plenty of use next year! Rather jealous that you will be jetting off into the sun while it'll be freezing here for the rest of us :( x

Sabina said...

Love all of your new goodies, especially the tan leather jacket. The lime colored one is really cute, too.

Sue said...

Hope Jon is on the mend, nothing quite like a man gone sick on you!! Do not give him a bell!! Love your green coat and your coloured tights. You could never bore me with your plans to travel.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Love your coat, and your shoes and tights Vix, poor John, we've all had the lurgy here too, one by one, hope he's feeling better. I love all your finds, especially that first maxi dress. I can imagine Helga in the bottom middle dress with the tie at the neck. I actually love hearing people's travel plans, especially packing lists for some weird reason, and that boat on the beach looks so peaceful, I can just imagine lying there in the heat, sigh. xx

Lynne DeVenny said...

I'ma keep joyfully repeating "mother load of cool vintage clobber" in the hopes that one day happens to me :P I do occasionally run across cool vintage clothes in ol' southern USA, but it almost never fits me, or the few friends' whose sizes I know.

You just get more beautiful in each post, Vix. That green coat is utterly brilliant, and so is planning a three week vacay!

Helga! said...

oooo my GAWD you look incredible today!!! That coat is to DIE for fabulARSE!!! Sod's Law indeed, I think we're all rather familiar with that! Poor old Jon, I expect he's whimpering away as I type...XXX.
Feck,that's a motherload indeed of SPLENDID vintage you've found!!SQUEE!
I swoon!
Yay, you got tickets! You'll be ringing in a more exciting New Year when you land in India, my darling!!! Hope I gte a few chats in before you go!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Helga! said...

oooo my GAWD you look incredible today!!! That coat is to DIE for fabulARSE!!! Sod's Law indeed, I think we're all rather familiar with that! Poor old Jon, I expect he's whimpering away as I type...XXX.
Feck,that's a motherload indeed of SPLENDID vintage you've found!!SQUEE!
I swoon!
Yay, you got tickets! You'll be ringing in a more exciting New Year when you land in India, my darling!!! Hope I gte a few chats in before you go!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Lucy in the Clouds said...

I wish Sod's Law in my world meant I came home with that little lot of loot - lovely! Can't believe those suede shoes were only £1 too, you lucky thing! I'm not even mentioning your India trip!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy avocado - that jacket is absolutely AMAZING! I love your colour combo AND THE BLUE AND WHITE DRESS! Is it going in the shop? Is it my size?

Sorry... I thought it was all about me for a minute... so sorry to hear that Jon is unwell. And YAY for that stunning jacket - and for stunning YOU.

Love you more than avocado! Sarah xxx

carrievintage said...

love all your new finds! great work!

pastcaring said...

Poor Jon, I'm sure you are being a dedicated, caring and patient nurse, Vix... Not your favourite role, I know!
Still, despite missing out on social stuff, you did find some fabulous goodies, and even if they don't fit you, they will contribute to funds for future trips and partying, I'm sure!
You look stunning as ever in that amazing green leather coat, especially with the bright tights and fabularse shoes. A vision of colour to cheer up the winter gloom, that's what you are!
Hurray for Goa, and I am blowing a kiss, from a safe distance, to the poorly patient! xxxxx

Fiona said...

Sooo envious of your Goa trip, how lovely to have that to look forward to and only a couple of weeks away.
Sorry to hear Jon's got the lurgy (every other person seems to have it at the mo') I'm sure he'll soon recover with you playing nursemaid and looking so hot in that FAB green coat, you look fantabulous in that colour! Great vintage buys btw.

grunge-queen said...

As, sorry you missed your outing and hope Jon is well soon. But a good thrift shop haul can always cheer one up, eh? You must be so excited about your trip! Xoxo

grunge-queen said...

P.S. just saw the recent edition of VOGOFF and you, along with everyone else, look absolutely smashing! Xo

silkpathdiary said...

Hope Jon gets better soon! You're looking fab - gorgeous colours. So pleased you got your tickets to the sun yay!

Nat said...

Oh no, poor Jon :-( Hope he is better soon...
Yay! Goa booked :-)

Alice said...

It always is sod’s law, but better for Jon to be under the weather now rather than at Christmas! You must be so excited for your long awaited return to Goa. I’m sure New Year’s Day will roll around in no time – what a way to kick off the year! xxx

freckleface said...

That green coat is so lovely. I would be delighted to find something like that in a charity shop, think I need to train my eye better.

Sod's law. It's powerful, seems to rule supreme most of the sodding time.

Sorry to hear about the lurg. Urgh. Hope it is short-lived and doesn't get passed on.

That picture of a boat on a beach, what glorious light at the end of the tunnel. I am looking forward to all the packing and plans. I'll take vicarious if that's all that's going! :) xxx

señora Allnut said...

you can bright a hundred winters with your colorful leather coat, such a pretty piece!, and wish you're fighting any inconvenience with your usual fabulousness!, love what you've purchased!
Waiting for read your travel and luggage plans, you're so inspiring!
besos

Little Scribbler: sh*t I wear, think, eat, drink said...

Ooh, I love all your pops of green! Especially the eyes!

I hope you're good - sorry I haven't been by in so long - the 'real life' you refer to is taking up so much time!

I love that coat with the big mint green-y lapels!

Enjoy prepping for hols - ah sunshine and heat!

Jules said...

Ooh that LBD looks fab and I do love that leather jacket!!
Hope you haven't been laden down with the lurgy!!!
XO

Connie said...

Vix Vix VIX!!!!! Love your debut in Vogoff mag. You get more gorgeous by the minute!
Connie*

Lou said...

I'll be thinking of you Vix - whilst you chill on the beach in Goa I'll be stuck in the rainy Midland sitting my exams! x

Linda Wolf said...

Love how you combined the gorgeous pink and green make-up and earrings with that beautiful coat. Stunning! And the outfit; the incredible stockings and shoes... super!

So happy to hear that you are one step closer to Goa!

Take care of you, lovely lady. :)

xxx

Emalina said...

How exciting that Goa is on the horizon! That's something incredible to look forward to. Do hope Jon gets well soon.

You look beautiful in that green coat! The earrings are stunning too, love those colours.

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

Hmm, I'm afraid only no 1 gets the sympathy here! Poor Jon, hope he's better soon. Boy1 threw up everywhere last night so I'm currently on tenterhooks wondering if it was a one off or whether the rest of us are all doomed as well.

Your hair is looking rather amazing at the moment, can you send some length my way? Fab coat too.

xx

Rachael said...

Ah sods law what would we do without it?! But yey for booking a holiday and catching some sun rays - that's always a good thing!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Congrats on getting your holiday booked, and on scoring all that vintage awesomeness! Sorry to hear that Jon has succumbed to a bug, but there seems to be an whole load of them going around everywhere. Hope he feels better soon. The colour of that leather coat is fecking delicious!

DeniseAngela said...

This outfit so caught my eye! I have been MIA these past few weeks with out of town work but I am so looking forward to reading all the posts I have missed!

Heather said...

That coat looks amazing on you!! and wow look at all the stuff you found that coat in the middle is so cute. I am in a complete fashion slump lol!! I think I really need to clean out my closet again and maybe thrift some new things what I have is not working for me at all. I am so excited for you!! YEAH for VACATIONS!! Have fun planning your trip not long now and your feet will be in the sand!! Merry Christmas Love Heather

joyatri said...

We call it 'Murphy's Law' here in the States. I have no idea why.
Poor Jon. So sorry to hear he's not well.
It seems your local charity shops have a never-ending supply of vintage. Love the lurex trimmed maxi and the blue/brown print dress.
I talked to a lot of folks about India today when I was selling at the bazaar. Between that and your pic, I'm really hankering to get back there!
Thanks for much for the label collage. Will post it soon.

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, adore this combo. You look stunning. Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest post. xo

www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

SabinePsynopsis said...

It seems everyone is ill these days - hope Jon gets better soon. On the upside - this aaah-mazing coat AND a ticket to Goa doesn't sound like sod's law to me, more like a double happy whammy! xoxo

Young at Heart said...

a few years ago I flew to Goa on new years eve and it was best way to see in the new year.....enjoy!!x

Melanie said...

I hope Jon feels better soon x

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I'm swooning over that green leather coat!!!! It looks amazing on you, & I love it with the mini dress & those tights. How exciting to have your trip booked. We look forward to going along for the ride. I love that Modette dress with the frilly bow at the collar....it's gorgeous! Xx

Lisa G said...

Booo, hope Jon feels better soon!!

At least you've got Goa to look forward to though, very nice!

Lxx

delia hornbook said...

Hi lovely, so sorry to hear that Jon is poorly i hope he is feeling better now. OMG i love your green coat that is lush ;-) You lucky thing what agreat find. I also love that 60's crimpline coat thats bloody lovely. dee xxx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I am madly in love with that trench coat!

Cristi said...

Love that trench, such a perfect shade of green and nipped at the waist with the belt gives you such a nice figure! The color is great for you too!

Sorry you missed all fun, but better lurgy now than on your amazing vacation!;) ...glad Loulou looked that up. Funny, when I read it I thought it was a reference to one's car not working.;)

deborah said...

the lime green coat is to die for. and here in the states, we call it "murphy's" law. wonder why it's different?

Susan Partlan said...

I'm still chuckling at "bore you rigid." xoxo