Monday, 15 February 2010

Hello Sailor!

The fabulous Calamity Jem has revamped her blog. As ever her unique style inspired me towards today's nautical-themed outfit.


Navy dress, originally Primark, revamped into a blouse (50p from a car boot sale)
Vintage Renata, Italy peep-toes in pearlised white leather (£1 from a car Boot Sale), 1980's belt (5p from a  jumble sale)

1930's celluloid anchor brooch (£1 car boot sale)

Plush sailor doll, one of a pair I found at a jumble sale when I was a child.

17 comments:

  1. Looking lovely today Vix :)

    The top is beautiful and I think I'm a little bit in love with the brooch.

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  2. Lovely outfit, those shorts and top are great! I need to learn how to alter clothes!

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  3. I am besotted with this look, I adore all things nautical and this is utterly perfect.

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  4. Really cute outfit! Love the anchor brooch.
    And did you get that cute sailor at a jumble sale when you were small? or was it bought for you? If you got found it I see bargain hunting started a young age for you! :)

    X xx

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  5. I love your outfit and the brooch is perfect.
    Vicki xx

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  6. Aw the brooch is too cute! And great job on making that dress into a blouse, I used to own it and didnt like the length, I should have done that! x

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  7. You look lovely, I love the nautical look! I just came across your blog, it is inspirational! x

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  8. what a fab nautical outfit vix :) i love it!

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  9. i love this look on you! seriously chic!

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  10. Oh so gorgeous! I'm such a fan of the nautical look and you pull it off so well. Is this a bit of a departure from your usual style? This style looks really fresh and new on you - and it suits you down to the ground! :) xx

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  11. cute sailor look!

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  12. Thank you, my lovely for mentioning lil ol' me, my bashfulness know no bounds faced with such flattery :)
    This look is right on the money & miles better than the off-the-rail garments I featured in my post.
    Hopefully this will inspire your readers to embrace car boot sales et al & give the High Street the elbow.
    You are proof that one doesn’t have to spend a million dollars to look it!
    Today you also get a gold star from me for revamping a Primark garment...the best possible way to tackle the 'Primark Effect'!
    I’m in love with your Plush sailor doll he's adorable.
    …xXx

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  13. i love nautical theme, so this is right up my alley. your top is SO CUTE!!
    xox alison

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  14. you look so stunning! you really rocked it. ay ay gorgeous captain!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

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  15. Cheers all for your kind words!
    Kel, yep, I've loved jumble sales since I was small when I figured out that my pocket money would go a lot further that way as opposed to the Co-op's toy department.
    Vix
    xxx

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