Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Spring Fever


Despite today's frosty start it's actually feeling a bit like spring in the sunshine, maybe that's why a random guy kerb-crawled me as I walked from town this morning asking for a date. My Grandma used to say "In spring a young man's fancy turns to love."  Mind you, he may just have been dazzled by my clashing colours.

Today's outfit knocked me back a whopping £13.99


Vintage shift dress 20p (Jumble Sale)
Cropped jacket £2 (Car Boot Sale)
Suede boots £10 (TopShop)
Perspex chain  99p (Oxfam)
Leather Gladstone bag 30p (Jumble Sale)
1960's driving gloves 50p (Car Boot Sale)


Using old pairs from the tights tarantula trapped in my undies drawer I've layered a pair of metallic purple tights over a matt grey pair to create hyacinth blue. I hate buying new tights and another of Grandma's sayings was "necessity is the mother of invention."


Whilst I was in town I couldn't resist popping into the charity shops. I snaffled this rather pretty 1960's glazed cotton toilet bag set for £1.75. 

The bigger of the two will make a groovy handbag.
These fifties-era stylised rose plates by Wood's were 10p each.

29 comments:

  1. Ahh I love that dress you are wearing its very apt for the Spring! I like the way you layer tights the colour really pops too.

    Those plates are gorgeous Im jealous!

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  2. Oh today's outfit is perfect for the start of spring, which i hope this is!! I especially like the green gloves, and the way you've layered the tights to make a new shade is fab, well done Vix!! xx

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  3. I'm getting more and more convinced that those shift dresses were the bargain of the century - they get better and better! And you know how much I love that bag :)

    Clever idea with the tights - must try that out myself!

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  4. The tights look great, I might try that if I can stop laddering mine. I love the necklace and those plates are divine. I have a weakness for vintage crockery. x

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  5. Can't believe how much of a bargain that leather bag was! How do you decide what to keep and what you will ebay when shopping?!

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  6. I love how you've mixed pastels with bold bright colours. You look so pretty and Springlike, and how cool to be randomly asked out! Did you blush?
    Vicki xxx

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  7. Lovely print on todays shift dress. Those plates are very pretty and what a bargain. x

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  8. this outfit is prettty awesome!

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  9. love the green jacket and gloves - and combined with everything else the colours sing. I am going to Birmingham tomorrow for a meeting and plan to try and get to a few charity shops before hand :-)

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  10. You just seem to find the best bargains - love the jacket & the flower plates best.

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  11. I love your bold use of color, you are fearless when it comes to experimenting with elements of fashion and I find you inspiring ;) I love that necklace against the green blazer! Beautiful!

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  12. Amazing dress, isn't it wonderful to finally feel like there is an end to winter?! xx

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  13. Hi there-I so want that Gladstone bag-I've serious bag envy, LOL!! Really though, you look gorgeous and so chic and Spring like and always such an inspiration!!

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  14. Love your bags they are always so glam and practical. Great to see the sunshine too.

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  15. Just wondering what area (roughly, not your address!) you live in? I go to many charity shops, on a daily basis, and am finding prices are getting higher and higher - Scope in particular almost charges full price for the clothes there....seems to me lots of charity shops have valuers nowdays - they seem to know the value of everything. How do you find prices, bargains notwithtanding, in your stomping ground?

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  16. Spring outfits make me so happy and this one is so wonderful! I bet you attracted some great guys. Love the blog, thanks for stopping by mine. Following you now :)

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  17. You look darling, as always. Love the greens and blues - is that becoming a signature of yours? Clever layering with the tights, too! :) x

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  18. I love your outfit. That green jacket is so chic! I am so longing for spring...sigh.

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  19. The rose plates are SOOOOOOO pretty!

    xx

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  20. ouu love the spring outfit ! floral is such a spring thing, im so excited for warm weather

    xx lue

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  21. i love all of the color and that bag is seriously the greatest thing i have ever seen!

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  22. Spring fever?!You're giving me fever!!!Awesome look & colours.Really love the bag.And the sign!!!Ha!!
    Alex is right about those shift dresses being the bargain of the century!!And you style them so fabulously!!!
    Helga XXX

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  23. You look so great, I wish I could pull of colour like you do. amazing outfit.

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  24. That bag is so fab! Can't believe it was only 30p!

    Great blog! Keep up the great work!

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  25. I love your style more and more ! You're perfect and so lovely !

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  26. Thanks for your lovely comment. I love that dress, pastels are my new love, I need to get rummaging in local charity shops ASAP x

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  27. I love the combination of the colors, and I especially like the green gloves!

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  28. Those driving gloves are wonderful! That jacket is such an elegant cut, I love it.
    Those are some lovely plates too, perfect for a large slice of chocolate cake.
    <3

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  29. Wow! So many lovely comments. I appreciate every word you type, I really do.

    Kessik - I live the West Midlands, just outside Birmingham. I regularly visit different towns and always find the poorer, more down-at-heel places the best. In these areas the locals buy because they're hard-up, not 'cos they're fashion savvy. This means the vintage, glamorous and designer treasures aren't a priority.
    Posher places have better informed staff, they know their labels and the prices are much higher.
    Vix
    xxx

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