Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Ain't No Sunshine

Did somebody say it was spring? It's flipping freezing round these parts.
To be honest it was gorgeous this morning ,sunny and bright, and I had high hopes for donning a maxi and taking a walk but it just seems to be getting colder and colder. 

The politics overload must be getting to me as I seem to be channelling my inner Thatcher, what with the old lady hat, granny handbag and the pussybow blouse.

1950's crushed velvet hat and leather Gladstone bag (Jumble sale), Tapestry boots, Kate Moss playsuit, suede waistcoat (All charity shop finds), Pussybow blouse (TopShop sale buy)

Boots in May, surely that can't be right?

After yesterday's post a few of you wondered what I had inside my giant Indian parcel. Well, it's my Goan bargains! Leather money belts, silk dresses and skirts, floaty tops, hareem pants, Nepali jackets. You name it, it's all there, sewn into a muslin parcel and covered with 42 stamps (I counted). It's so much cheaper to post ahead rather than risk going over the baggage allowance and just so darned exciting when it arrives, it always smells of incense, like a piece of India's been trapped inside.


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28 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the weather - we had hailstones today, crazy.

    Loving the blouse though!

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  2. Ooh I love the glimpse inside the parcel - such fab stuff.

    And those boots! Good heavens, I want some.

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  3. you're a smart cookie! i've never thought to post ahead. LOVE the polka dots

    xxx

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  4. Politics overload indeed, any road seemingly the political horse-trading has come to an end & the cabbage patch kid crew will be running the country together with los(t) liberals.
    All we can do know is wait & see how much of an agonizing car crash this will turn out to be. Whigs & Tories working together, eh, well I never ;)
    It is ridiculously cold down here too, I’m seriously regretting packing away my winter togs…British gas et al will no doubt be rubbing their hands in glee.
    ...xXx

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  5. It snowed today. The weather is what you might term 'Baltic'. Your polka dot blouse is adorable - not seasonal, mind you. But still. xx

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  6. Love all the indian goodies! I can't believe it is beack to being so cold again!

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  7. How dare it be so cold! Ah well, only 3 more days until I head off for someplace warmer...and counting.
    I've never thought of sending things home, you must have had a fair bit of baggage allowance given your tiny capsule wardrobe and minimal packing. I suspect you brought a lot of things home with you also, am I right?
    Vicki xxx

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  8. Oh wow, I bet you had forgotten some of what you sent home to yourself so it was double the pleasure!
    Kandi x

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  9. It was actually snowing in Glasgow today! SNOWING!! Aaaaaaaargh! Love the pussybow blouse - the colour is perfect (into all things brown/beige/nude/orange just now). xx
    PS I have a new URL:
    www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk

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  10. The weather is bloody crazy. Was sunbathing yesterday, & shivering with the heating on today!

    Love the flash of purple in your outfit :)

    Your parcel looks amazing - full of treasure! Great idea to post ahead - it must be so exciting to receive it & go through everything again..

    Looking forward to seeing more of your purchases in future posts :)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  11. What an amazing treasure of a parcel! Such a good idea too!

    Don't even talk to me about the politics! :(

    Amazing boots! So pretty. x

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  12. I love this outfit and your Indian parcel peek.
    It has been so cold today, i'm back to wearing 3 jumpers :)
    xxx

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  13. freaking WOWZA!!!Loving this look!!Purple tights!Yum!Pussy bow blouse!Yum!Beret!Yum!!I have red tights on,by the way....!!!And those tapestry boots??!!Woah!Sensory overload!
    Nice parcel-I bet you'd forgotten half of waht was in there.Thats why it's so exciting!!

    LOVE Helga!XXX

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  14. Love the boots!!! I like to wear them w/o socks and with a dress or skirt. Maybe it's my inner "hillbilly"! I'd love to sleep in your closet! Love the smell of incense and patchouli. Reminds me of a shop I worked at a few years back. Everything I owned smelled of incense. The wood floors were sticky with it. Yumm.... The loot seems fab! I gotta ask, what is a car boot sale? I've imagined everything from flea markets, to yard sales, to outdoor carnival settings. It sounds so cool. My mind came up with a yard sale,cause in England,there is little parking space, thus the possibility of getting your car booted and hauled away! My imagination is very detailed;)

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  15. I love everything about your style, your attitude...you! Even the way you wrapped your parcel!! Your 'About Me' has me nodding madly! Love this look too!

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  16. I like the pussy bow blouse and the suede waistcoat - more hippy chic than Mrs T. I'm with Calamity Jem re: the political situation - just give it a while and the cracks will start to show!

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  17. i am in love with your gorgeous boots! they are so unbelievably unique!

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  18. I don't know Vix, but you are just so much more attractive than the real 'lady with the handbag'. Love your dotty blouse, and yes, spring is a bit of a joke this year. Very disappointing. It must be lovely to have received some Indian memories, smelling of incense and heat.

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  19. I love these boots more everytime you wear them! and well done on being smart enough to post your bargains home!! :)

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  20. Fabulous outfit. Boots in May is okay when they are that gorgeous. I know what you mean tho, we have had snow and hail stones the last 2 days!!

    Like the sneaky peak of the contents of the parcel. Look forward to seeing some of the items in posts!

    x

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  21. Loving your style!!! the boots are soo sooo cute!

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  22. Only you could channel Thatcher and look that good. :)

    What a parcel! I look forward to seeing you sporting some of the items. I agree it is exciting!!

    X xx

    p.s great boots!!

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  23. Brilliant style!

    There's an award waiting for you at my blog, Vix! xx

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  24. thanks for sharing your parcel, it could so easily have gotten lost though, glad it is with you and safe, i love the idea of framing the stamps-its a work of art in itself .

    :) G

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  25. I love the layering and the polka-dots. Looks great :)

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  26. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog yesterday, Vix - very much appreciated. Particularly love that Gladstone bag - and you're right WHAT is WITH this WEATHER??!

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  27. This is my fav outfit of yours yet. PERFECT. Also I at first I so thought you said that your bag "smelled like an Indian had been trapped inside". And I was like what? And then I laughed realizing what you actually had said. Because what I thought was hilarious, but really wouldn't have been a very pc thing to say!

    So want to see you wear that stuff!

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  28. Thank you for showing the contents of the parcel, it must have been so exciting even though you knew what was inside! Great outfit too =) xx

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