Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Another Old Banger

You've already met Gilbert so we thought you might like to meet Ebbie, the newest addition to our fleet of vintage vehicles. If you're not a classic car buff she's a 1970 Volkswagen Variant 411 LE. She's going to be our daily drive. She's been living on a Kent farm for a while hence the mud.


One of the best things about owning a classic motor is the vintage car scene, rolling up to the many British car shows dressed in the clothes of the period. Owing a 1970's car gives me the perfect excuse to strut my stuff in psychedellia and manmade fabric.


Hopefully we'll be at the Ludlow Spring Festival this weekend. No real ale for poor Jon though, he's the driver!

Today's outfit? 
1960's bri-nylon pussybow blouse (eBay £1.24)
Polyester maxi skirt (courtesy of the most wonderful Helga)
Vintage leather belt (Scope 49p)
Raffia handbag (Methodist church jumble sale 20p)



23 comments:

  1. Love the outfit, especially those shoeeeeees! :D

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  2. Beautiful new addition to the collection! Can definately see you at in her, big shades on and music playing!

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  3. Ebbie!! Ebbie is a beaut!
    I've always wanted a VW beetle, and will get one, one day!!!
    Cute outfit, green and blue look fab on you. Such a tiny waist!

    X x

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  4. Thanks for the lovely comment that you left on my blog! Ebbie is gorgeous and unusual too which is a bonus. I would love to have an old style beetle as my daily driver but I would worry about reliability so we have a modern car (Carmel) for everyday use and Lexie for fun! x

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  5. I know nothing about cars but a do know a thing or two about vintage clothing and that's one helluva fine outfit you've got on today :)
    The blouse is divine & I love it teamed with that delectable blue colour.
    Stunning my dear!
    ...xXx

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  6. Haven't had a chance to welcome you back yet - hello!!!

    You look utterly fabulous and I love that car!

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  7. This is a great look. Love the proportions! Suits you beautifully! And you look great with that awesome car!!!

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  8. And is that a VW camper with the top popped I see in the background? You lucky lady!

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  9. Love your vehicles. I have had 2 vw beetles and am saving for a camper, can't wait :) x

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  10. Love your outfit, the colours are great.

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  11. Oh I love her! Have a fab time in Ludlow this weekend. It's such a lovely town.

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  12. Ebbie is adorable!! You look a right blue & green treat,you do!The skirt fits like a dream!You blow those punters away at Ludlow,darling!!
    Love Helga XXX

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  13. My dear Vix, you are FABULOUS !

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  14. aw i love ebbie too!
    the hubby used to have a great orange mark one with a vinyl roof when we started going out, but we sold her when we bought our first house. I really miss her!
    Love these colours on you, and great hair!
    xxx

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  15. yay for vintage cars! i know what you mean about the shows, we love going to the classic mini shows in our 'tangeriiine machiiine' as its called lol, haven't quite yet plucked up the courage to dress for the occasion but may do in the future. ps love the maxi skirt! looks great on you too x

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  16. that is a beaut!
    P.S...I love the colour of your top, very pretty

    peace & bows
    prettyneons x

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  17. Hiya Vix - what a fabulous car - looks as though it's in great condition as well. Love the colour combination of your outfit today, too x

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  18. Aw, lovely new addition to the family! xx

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  19. I can't decide which I like better, the car or your seriously cool outfit! YOU so rock!!!

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  20. Love your vintage car and your outfit!

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  21. I just found your blog and I love your style. In particular I love the colors in this outfit. You rock really rock the whole look :)

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