Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Super Shopper

Like my dear friend Helga , I just have to dress up for the supermarket dash. Why, oh why, do women insist on pushing their trollies down the aisles dressed in grubby jersey and ugg-ly boots? The supermarket is the one place you're almost guaranteed to bump into an ex, your old boss or even the school bully (who, incidentally, send me a friend request on Facebook this morning...no way, honey!) The only way that you can face these people is by feeling fabulous.

I won this vintage "Harriet of London" waistcoat on eBay at the weekend for the princely sum of £1.70 (with £2 postage). My hair is in dire need of a wash hence the beret.

The shorts are a pair of revamped gent's evening pants.

I found these English-made vintage handbags in my local hospice shop for £2.95 yesterday. The green one had a pair of matching gloves and a make-up mirror tucked inside. I spotted the shoes in Debenhams. Both pairs had been marked down in the Blue Cross Sale and with a gift card that had been knocking around in my purse for months the total purchase price came to £4!

This pretty 1970's era maxi dress was another eBay win over the weekend, it cost £2.24 (with postage) and it fits like a dream.

Big love to the beautiful Em for the mention yesterday. Her blog and utter passion for fashion make me smile. Cheers, darling!

25 comments:

  1. Hi there-your ebay and charity shop finds are just so lovely, the maxi dress is my fave!! Looking lovely as usual my dear!!

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  2. Oooh, I saw that waistcoat - glad you got it! You look fabulous and I completely agree about dressing nicely even for the supermarket. My only caveat would be that most people there don't deserve to have their day brightened by a well dressed person, because they DEFINITELY don't appreciate such things.

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  3. Lovely outfit.... I especially like the purple tights!
    I agree with you about the supermarket thing, that is the one place you are guaranteed to bump in to someone you know!

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  4. I never bump into anyone I know in the supermarket, thank goodness. Love your shopping outfit Vix, especially those lovely shoes and the quirky waistcoat.

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  5. Your Harriet of London waistcoat is fabulous (and I don't even want to mention the price)! Don't let the bully befriend you, I say!! And when are we going to see the beautiful maxi dress on you?

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  6. You look ready for everything - supermarket shopping included! You could meet anyone confidently in that outfit! The shoes are wonderful (to look at)! I can't wear them like that anymore...Great finds--EVERYthing.

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  7. Love the outfit. And you are so right about the supermarket! You see EVERYONE there! Oh, such wonderful finds you find! I think it would either be so nice to go thrifting with you or so tragic (because we would end up in a fist fight, or some sort of altercation ;-).

    heart:

    purplestinkindogtoy.blogspot.co

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  8. I never get tired of you amazing finds!

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  9. Another amazing haul of goodies Vix! Love the amazing shoes, what bargains. I always dress for the supermarket too, I must admit - and put on makeup! I am also on good terms with my own personal school bully after an unsolicited apology some years ago. ;-) It felt good!

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  10. Wow! I love the bags, the cream one is lovely! And the shorts look great, I'm gonna have to try this out with the mens trews! And go you! I'm such a pushover on facebook, I have loads of people on mine who used to bully me :S

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  11. I love hospice I've got many a frock from there.And I agree with you on the whole trip to tesco thing,I spy some nice men in those places not all the time but once in a blue moon...
    I'm so lame, if I spot a hawwwt guy,I'm like,"erm excuse me can you grab the beans for me I can't reach"
    *such a dork*
    peace
    prettyneons X

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  12. I've tried so many times to post this comment, it keeps crashing on me :( I love the shorts and the shoes are just gorgeous, i have such a weakness for pretty heels. Thank you for mentioning me too xxx I have to say i am in love with your bathroom in the post below, its nice to see someone who has art in their bathroom, we have a fab painting in ours but not many people do for some reason? I'm going to steal your idea with filling decantors with bubble bath too x

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  13. Hi there,

    I just came across your blog and really enjoyed it. Great outfits too! I'll link you to my page, so please have a look at my blog.

    I hope to see you soon.

    Eri

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  14. All Ugg boots should be banned along with Crocs - I don't care how comfy they are!

    I really agree, I see more people when I nip out to the shop or do the school run and there is no reason not to look fab - which you always do!

    C
    xxx

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  15. Thats a very good way of thinking as you really do bump into people there.

    Great purchases. Love the little cream handbag.

    x

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  16. Darling,I'd LOVE to bump into you at the supermarket,esp when you look like that!!!It IS important,I think,to dress for a chore like groceries-not that I really think it's a chore,I actually like it!!I frequently bump into people I know at supermarkets,mostly ones with crummy malls attached.
    The shoes,the frock,the handbags are gorgeous!!Jealous!!AND I love the radios you are displaying them on!!!
    Yeah,Strawberry Switchblade! Of COURSE you like them!! I think I need to do a post on their fabulousness!!!
    Love Helga XXX

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  17. Your top looks very nice.
    Love your shoes too!

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  18. Gorgeous out fit, the waistcoat has a hint of Marc Jacobs + love that dress to bits. I need some tips from you, I find ebay a bit scary, but I guess if you don't pay too much then it doesn't matter if it goes wrong x

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  19. Haha! Perhaps we could organize an Ugg amnesty of somekind!
    Love this outfit, and the gents trews cut into shorts are genius, may have to steal that look ;)

    xxx

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  20. Oh I totally agree, I think to myself, what is the point of having so many lovely clothes if all i am going to wear is the scruffy ones..so i'm probably always too dressed up. but i don't care! xx

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  21. I agree, I even dress up to go check the mailbox haha. Love your outfit, and love those bags!

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  22. This post made me laugh...you are SO RIGHT! It seems like the supermarket is where you run into everyone you DONT want to see that day!! your writing style is makes your blog enjoyable to read :)

    I will definitely be back to check out your blog again!

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  23. Maybe it's just me but when I'm dressed up in the supermarket I see nobody but when I've got up late and put shades on to cover my lack of make up I see everyone!

    xx

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  24. Beautiful, as always. Adore the waistcoat - you inspired me to have a hunt around on eBay for a pretty waistcoat to add to my wardrobe!

    I could never, ever wear anything sloppy outdoors. Those people who go shopping in PJs terrify me!

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