Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Found!

My wardrobe is in utter chaos at the moment, there's holiday clothes, winter gear and festival favourites jostling for space and there's no space to hang it all. There's stuff piled over the doors and maxi dresses looped over the sides, it's no wonder that I discover a long forgotten gem each time I brave the blessed thing.

This is it a few months ago in a rare tidy moment.

Whilst I was rummaging this morning I unearthed this crimplene frock I'd snaffled at a jumble sale for 40p and some purple suede T-bar shoes I bought in Debenhams sale for £5.

I'm not sure why I've held on to the dress as I don't really do pale colours (far too impractical for a messy bird like me) but I did feel a bit "First Lady" when trying it on, more Jacqui O than Sam Cameron, I hope.


The vinyl faux tortoiseshell framed Kelly bag was from the same jumble sale, it was 20p and contained some green cotton gloves, a sewing kit, a plastic comb and two huge buttons...I love it when bags contain hidden treasure, a tiny time capsule of mundanity!

The antique bone bangle and lucite dress ring were both car boot finds (Reva , I'll do a post about car boot sales soon!) and the hair's all my own.

Don't forget it's your last chance to enter my GIVEAWAY... it's open till 10pm!

32 comments:

  1. I love this look on you! So different to your usual gorgeous style, but you look great :)

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  2. Lovely dress. Very sophisticated! x

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  3. wow!!! U look absoloutly stunning!! That dress was made for u x

    sharron x (mse sharronloves2spend) x

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  4. This is one of my favourite outfits that you've posted. You look beautiful and so ladylike xx

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  5. Very chic and much more interesting than anything I’ve seen SamCam sporting of late.
    I remember reading an article in Harpers Bazaar a few years ago in which cabbage patch Cam’s wife proclaimed that Gwen Stefani was her “alter ego”; must be one of those bedroom alter egos, eh?
    I was just thinking how much I would love her, if she did a variation of the “Cherie Blair” door opening debarcle & swung open the door to number 10, to put the empties out for the milkman, dressed in full-on Harajuku attire.
    Go on SamCam I dare you ;)
    …xXx

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  6. You look great! Love seeing you in a structured outfit, you are lucky you can do both.
    Sounds a find of a bag, I usually find old mints, snotty tissues and maybe just maybe 1p if I'm lucky...

    X xx

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  7. You look so elegant in that dress. I really like it on you. x
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  8. Looking for very chic and sophisticated today Vix, i think the pale looks great against your skin xxxx

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  9. Oh you look so ladylike! I thought you were going to say you were off to a wedding!
    Amazing bargain for 40p!
    VIcki xxx

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  10. So classic and lady like isn't it? You look fab in it. I now what you mean about our towns, def makes you want to dress more out there to get reactions :)
    xx

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  11. That dress is absolutely stunning on you! I love it. Very different to your usual outfit but lovely!

    :D

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  12. I love your outfit today: you look fab! x

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  13. I freaking adore this frock!The whole look is perfetc in every detail!Love it,darling,Mrs Slocombe would be proud!!!Hell,I'm proud!!!
    LOVE Helga xxx

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  14. You look lovely in white. This dress is so classy! Perfect with those shoes!

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  15. Hi, I just stumbled across your blog and I love your outfits.

    I love that cream dress its gorgeous xx

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  16. amazing outfit, simplicity suits you really well along with your wacky prints haha! you pull anythin off. I really like the dress, great find! x

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  17. u look like a hollywood celebrity going to a teaparty or an event!! this is too chic! gorgeous!

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  18. This is a look you pull of so well, Vix..
    Nice to have a change sometimes, and keep the locals suprised..

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  19. Vix, you look stunning. I adore the hair and all the accessories that you've teamed it with.

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  20. Very demure! Different from your usual exotic style, but charming, nonetheless.

    I look forward to your post about car boot sales - a totally "foreign" concept to me! (I know "car", "boot", and "sale" - but have no idea what it means when they are combined.)

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  21. I love that you can switch looks like this! Gypsy Queen one day and Jackie O the next! Love the shoes!

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  22. I love the dress and the hair do' to go with it! So amazing, I also love that peek into your closet ;)

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  23. Hello again lovely... not sure if you are in to the whole awards thing but... I've awarded you an Award!

    theDUSKzone

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  24. Gorgeous dress!

    I wouldn't get rid of those winter clothes just yet. The weather these days is not exactly lovely. :(

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  25. SUch elegance and grace! Very First Lady, Vix. I love that you have your wardrobe doors open to display all your vintage wares - so pretty!

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  26. And you do look like the First Lady. Love it!

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