Saturday, 12 June 2010

English Lady


Come on En-ger-land!! We're watching the England Vs USA match with some friends later so there's an evening of food and plentiful booze to look forward to. I hope our boys do us proud.


Although I love our national side with a passion there's absolutely no way I'm donning a nylon footie shirt to prove my allegiance. With my get-up I'm going for more of an English lady look.


I picked up this 1970's "David Butler by Pressler" two-piece from this morning's car boot sale for a couple of quid. The skirt had another macrame layer attached to the hem but even with my 6inch heels it still trailed on the floor so I've lopped it off.

The straw hat and tooled leather bag are both previous boot sale finds, both costing less than £1. The wood and brass bangles are all second-hand or belonged to Mum.

I spotted these faux suede clogs in the wondow of a really horrid high street shop yesterday, it's a store I generally avoid but as they were priced at £10 I couldn't resist popping in and snapping them up.


I also picked up this 1970's Ronco stud setter this morning:


...I even remember the TV advert!



26 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I wish you good luck on the game tonight, but I have to say I wish the Americans get luckier :D
    Hubby is American and I want him to be happy ;)
    When Brazil plays, it will be a different story, though...
    I'm mad about football and with no false modesty I say that we Brazilians are usually the best!!!
    xoxo

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  2. You look ready for a tea party Vix! Lovely. I don't get the 'nylon football shirt' frenzy that goes on during these events. Have a lovely evening and don't get too (I did say too) drunk. Lynda xxx

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  3. So so pretty. I think my yellow wedges would look pretty good with that. *winks*

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  4. Absolutely adore this outfit, Vix, especially those shoes! We're watching the England match today too!

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  5. Hi Vix, I love this outfit! Me and Fee are watching the football :) Have a great evening xxx

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  6. you looks gorge! i like the bag and the outfit is so lovely!

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

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  7. Brazil usually are the best :) :P

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  8. You look positively bohemian;-)
    And, yes, you are invited to supper anytime.
    I adore those shoes - the bangles tickles mi fancy;-)

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  9. You look so beautiful.... I think this is one of my favourite outfits so far! I hope England do well tonight, i'm not watching it but I can hear the tv from here! x

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  10. You do look positively like an English lady - great look on you :)

    My favourite bit personally, is the bag - love that a lot!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  11. You look stunning in this Vix! I LOVE the close up at the last!


    xxxx

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  12. You're looking so pretty today Vix, I love the lipstick colour, what is it?
    Great bangles and I can't wait to see your studwork!
    Vicki xxx

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  13. How utterly divine!!Soooper outfit,love it!!And o so footy approriate!That tooled leatehr handbag is mighty fine too! I think the All Whites play on Wednesday,I'll definetly be checking that out,and might just turn the tele on in a sec to see how it all going!!
    LOVE Helga XXX

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  14. Gorgeous outfit & you are so right not to succumb to hideous marketing item.
    Shame it was a pants result!

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  15. Hi my dear!! Thanks for your lovely words, I have been visiting you but not leaving comments, your constant stylish bargains never cease to amaze me and this ensemble looks gorgeous too! Wishing you a very good week ahead and take care too xx

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  16. I was thinking about you this morning at the car boot sale - there was a lady selling some gorgeous vintage clothing and handbags - and a couple of really lovely vintage beaded evening bags that I looked at for ages, but she wanted £10 each, and I decided against it in the end. Can't stop thinking about them now though!

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  17. What a fabulous take on patriotic football fan wear, love it! That suit is absolutely timeless and I agree with Vicki, the lipstick is very pretty. xx

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  18. Your message helped me through a rough patch, Vix ... I cannot thank you enough!

    Please tell me that your Mom is doing fine?!

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  19. Gosh, Vix. It seems our lives are running parallel. I teared again as I remembered mine. How fresh it is for you. I wish I could run over there and give you a big hug!

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  20. Lovely lovely outfit, such a pretty summery look.
    The studder thingy looks fab! I've got a post coming up and let's just say I could have done with this - and avoided my sore fingers!!

    X xx

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  21. Another fantastic look, and I never ceased to be amazed by your car boot purchases I never find anything that good. Do you know that your blog is one of the few that I always look forward to reading? I just love it!

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  22. Oh dear, I was at the Glasgow Snow Patrol gig last night and there seemed to be constant chanting of 'USA USA USA'! I'm staying well away from the footie. You look super stylish in this outfit. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  23. Love your English Lady look! Looking forward to seeing your studding adventures!

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