Sunday, 9 May 2010

Sunday Morning

John Marks maxi (Vintage Village @ Clothes Show Live), Original 70's flared jeans (Car boot sale), Cherry wedges (TopShop), Ribbed vest & leather Gladstone bag (Jumble sale), Striped socks (Poundland), Silver jewellery (India), Gilt hoop earrings (gift), Turquoise pendant (Mum).


What a beautiful Sunday morning it is here in the West Midlands! Our epic hangovers put paid to any early morning car boot sales so it's been spent catching up on routine chores - a trip to the supermarket, a spot of light weeding, washing, ironing and cleaning the car.

I bought my velvet maxi from The Clothes Show Live last year with some birthday money. It was marked up at £75 but the fabulous vintage seller and I got on a treat and she let me have it for £30 as she said I was born to own it. I'm not sure if it's actually dress or a waistcoat, I've worn it both ways and I love it to bits. I might even attach a fake fur collar to increase it's hippy-tastic credentials.

My pendant is a hand-me-down from my beautiful mother. It was a gift from an ex-boyfriend way before I was born, something he picked up whilst travelling the USA in the early 1960's. It's a huge chunk of turquoise (my birthstone), etched with Native American designs and set in solid copper.

Our garden is in it's most gorgeous stage at the moment, hundreds of bluebells, forget-me-nots and pretty yellow Welsh poppies and Broom. Jon managed to mow the grass on Friday (between showers) whilst I looked on encouragingly. I'd love to help but the mowers one of those huge petrol beasts and I'm far too delicate to push that monster up and down the lawn.


27 comments:

  1. Hey, your waistcoat/ dress is fab. It's so colourful, I love it. I also love tourquiose, it's just so vibrant, not my birth stone though, but I think it's my Hubby's, he's a Saggitarius!

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  2. Love the waistcoat/dress, very original and the colours are lovely. The necklace is really nice too! x

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  3. I love it! The maxi is so cute :D

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  4. Beautiful Vix, you look really cute with the plaits and far too fresh faced to have a hangover. I'm feeling the effects of a tiny bit too much Whiskey last night and I look sooo rough!
    Vicki xxx

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  5. The maxi is totally gorgeous and really makes the whole outfit so lovely!!

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  6. Love this kind of outfit on you, very chilled yet totally stylish.
    That pendant looks fab, and so great to have a history with you.
    And the bag is great.
    X xx

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  7. I know I should be focusing on the clothes here, but I have to say, that is an absolutely gorgeous garden! I'm so envious.

    LOVE that bag! I must find ways to get my hands on the stuff you seem to find so easily!

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  8. Wow, love the layering you've got going on doll x

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  9. Fabulous outfit!
    I love the bag n the long coat...x

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  10. Oh, I love that maxi coat!!

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  11. You SO were born to own that waistcoat/dress! It suits you to a tee and I just adore you even more in it. And I think you're the only girl over 10 who can pull off pigtails! :) xx

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  12. You look stunning and I love your hair!
    Wearing striped socks under flared jeans is essential.

    xx

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  13. Glad I'm not alone in hangover land today. My god - I put away a skinful of wine last night and paid the price today. Never again. Fab outfit - love your hair in these pics. Love the new header too. xx

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  14. Love this outfit! So cute, and like you said: hippy-tastic! LOL! I'm in love with your pendant... it's gorgeous! You should post a close-up of it, I would love to see the details!

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  15. I agree with the vintage seller! You WERE born to own that velvet waistcoat! I so applaud (and envy) your sense of personal style. Your garden/natural setting is beautiful, too. Like you, I look on admiringly while my husband mows the grass (which grows SO quickly between our frequent rains).

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  16. You look absolutely stunningly gorgeous today my lovely!
    As you know I'm not a great fan of jeans but you've managed to make them look totally individual & fun rather than a uniform for the greymass swell.
    I also love the colours & the print on the waistcoat/dress.
    ...xXx

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  17. Bloody hell,honey,you look divine!A fur collar would go well on that maxi,but man,it is pretty!!!I have never seen jeans look so hot,either!And the pendant-what a sweetie.Nice to have that from your Mummy!
    Aye,carumba!
    LOVE Helga XXX

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  18. O,and I am digging the new header!
    XXX

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  19. loving the maxi, great outfit as always

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  20. Did I mention I love the new layout?

    The maxi is just wonderful, such vivid, zingy colours that are perfect on you.

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  21. You look lovely as always!, you know that pendant really brings out the blue in your eyes!!!

    :) G

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  22. That dress/waistcoat is tremendous, and you look fab in it whichever way you decide to wear it!! :)

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  23. Wow, that waistcoat is amazing on you. I love how you styled it.

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  24. This is friggin awesome!!!! Absolutely love it!
    You were definitely destined to own this beauty!

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  25. Beautiful! You look like a Gypsy Princess!

    (I just have to ask... your blog banner, is that Helen from Indian Cinema aka Bollywood???)

    theDUSKzone

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  26. Absolutely love the waistcoat/dress, it looks fab on you!

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