Monday, 31 May 2010

Bank Holiday Bargains

This morning's weather was kind to us so we were at the car boot sale for 8am. Here's just a few of today's boot sale bargains.


A pair of cheesecloth harem pants by "Just In at Debenhams". This was a trendy range back in the 1970's when I was a kid reluctantly being dragged around the town by my fashionista mother, a snip at £1.50.


Vintage suede lace-up ankle boots by Sacha, London. Another popular 1970's brand, still going strong today. These cost me 50p and despite only being marked as a "38" fit my hooves a treat.

Indian-made, quilted hippie-chic waistcoat in black cotton threaded with silver lurex thread and fastening with bell-trimmed ties. The seller was the proud owner of a yellow 1968 VW Beetle and bought this from a boutique in Brighton in the late '70's. Price: £1.50

I'm also wearing a jumble sale vest, assorted Indian bangles, rings and earrings and a 1970's Celtic bird pendant bought from last week's boot sale for £1.



The early start's definately taken it's toll on me, I had to have several photo sessions before I even resembled a human being.


Plans for this evening? A cheeky Bank Holiday Bacardi and coke and a re-run of Easy Rider.

R.I.P. Dennis Lee Hopper (May 17, 1936 – May 29, 2010)

28 comments:

  1. nice look! it looks like a cross between boho and hippy chic :D i love car boot sales too. i got a lovely vintage bag in a car boot sale once for £1 and these bags go for so much more on ebay. :O

    love,
    vintage-birdy.blogspot.com
    {no, it's not about birds}

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  2. What a cool look you have in these photos...I have never seen anything like this before! It almost seems somewhat pirate inspired~ very cool ;)

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  3. Oooooh, those boots. I had a brown suede pair that eventually fell apart about 15 years ago, that I just loved, been on the lookout for something similar ever since. Love your 70s theme today, but the Bacardi and Coke is very 80s!! Enjoy, anyway xx

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  4. Sad news about Dennis Hopper, was watching his story on the news last night.

    Cheesecloth is such a wonderful fabric! So 70s, yet the resurgence of the harem pant means they're so modern and very on trend! Although you give them your own unique style stamp - as always! xx

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  5. Seriously great outfit! I love the harem pants, they look so cool and effortless on you! And I loved Dennis Hopper :( so sad.

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  6. you look like alladin! i just adore your pants!

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  7. The harems and waistcoat are just perfect. This is one of my all-time fave outfits on you. xx
    PS Feel sad for the loss of Dennis Hopper too.

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  8. Excellent bargain hunting. Enjoy the film, sad about Mr Dennis Hopper too.

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  9. Great finds, you look very stylish but I miss your colourful outfits, less black please!
    Vicki xxx

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  10. I love this look on you, you look so chic, those pants are just incredible, I love the embroidery detail!

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  11. Those are the greatest pants on the planet!!! And they are originals!!! I so need to visit Loose Lucy's and find some real ones :)

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  12. It is a bit piratey!!Looking damned fine,blossom!!Amazing boots!
    I haven't seen easy Rider in years!Bummer about Mr Hopper,he could always be relied on for a bit of malarkey!!Gonna have a few vodka/tonics tonight,myself,and do some vocals for our recording!
    LOVE HelgaXXX

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  13. All of the details work together perfectly. I just can't get over the great embroidery on the ankles of the harem pants, nor do I want to. :]

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  14. the vest is really cool!! nice shopping and what awesome prices!!

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  15. RIP DH, great film.

    Love those trousers, quite detailing at the bottom, and the waistcoat is fab.

    X x

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  16. I believe that's a Louis heel! I don't think I've ever had a shoe with a Louis heel. Damn. You have a great eye for putting stuff together.

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  17. I love the shoes! I mean I really love them - perfect combo of texture and heel shape and lacing.

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  18. Great outfit, especially loving the vest! And those were such great purchases, the detailing on those pants are so pretty :)

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  19. Great photos. You look fantastic. I love your outfit. Have a wonderful week.

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  20. This is a great outfit for an incredibly good price. You are such a gifted thrifter, Vix! (and I certainly can't have my picture taken before lunch time, no matter how much I sleep; it's where age shows.)
    I've got a hunch there are some Easy Rider posts in the making in (fashion) blogger land. xx

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  21. You look gorgeous! Such a great outfit at such a great price. I really have to start finding these places!

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  22. You're so Aladdin!!! I LOVE the pants honey!!!

    May Hopper Ride in Peace...

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  23. I so remember sasha shoes, they were the height of cool for me x

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  24. Dear Vix,
    this outfit rocks my world!
    I love love love the awesome Harem pants; cheesecloth is such a great fabric for summer too! I think this would be a sublime festival get up, comfy & supremely hippie chic all rolled into one!
    I can just imagine Kate Moss jealously spying those pants at Glasto & then next year featuring them in her Topshop collection ;)
    ...xXx

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  25. Oooh, I'm so jealous of your harem pants I can barely comment lol. You do so so well at car boots sales, I am sure we do not have anything that fashion savvy at any of them in Coventry!

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  26. Love those hareems and the colourful ankle detail!!

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  27. I love this outfit! It looks fantastic xxx

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