Monday, 12 July 2010

Guess Who's Going To Dinner?



Me! (And on a school night, too.)



Jon was a bit scathing when I bought this dress back from a charity shop spree in town last week. "Blimey, off to dinner with the mayor, are you?" I think his exact words were.


No chance of any hob-nobbing with the local dignitaries but we do have a dinner date this evening with our equally posh pals, Liz and Adrian.

By day a respectable solicitor and art teacher, by night something far more worrying.


The dress was £2.95 and labelled "Robert Newman W1". My usual source of vintage label information has drawn a blank. Unless he morphed into Rob Newman, alternative comedian, author and former member of the Mary Whitehouse Experience, it appears this Mr Newman disappeared back in the 1970's.


We're hosting our own dinner party on Saturday night. We've no idea what we're going to serve our six guests but I've got a suitably swanky frock lined up for the occasion.


My favourite TopShop shoes with Barry M's "Spring Green" nail varnish, four days on and not a chip in sight.

Bon Appetit!

38 comments:

  1. Good God vix is there nothing you can't wear, you look bloody amazing!!!

    Sharron xxxx

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  2. The only thing wrong with that outfit is that you can't see the outrageously gorgeous and desirable shoes!
    Have a nice time.

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  3. those shoes are to die for, once again you look gorgeous my dear. The colour really suits you xx

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  4. what an elegant dress, the shoes match it so perfectly! you look wonderful as usual, vix. and as you already know, i am so jealous at the fact that you have a campervan! i'd only ever consider learning to drive if i could drive a vw campervan. then i'd have a vw beetle, a vespa and a vintage bike. sorted! :)

    love, jazzabelle. xxx

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  5. Those shoes are utterly amazing.

    Beautiful dress too

    Have a lovely time xx

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  6. OMG look at those gorgeous shoes.

    Also, that link to the labels is really useful, I didn't know that existed so I'll be on there later.

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  8. Given the incredible dress and intriguing shoes, I can't wait to see what is on the menu! Great color on you (though I wonder if there IS a color you can't wear???)

    I came back to correct a spelling error :)

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  9. That dress is a great shape I love it. I am addicted to the BarryM nails at the moment too they do last for ages I'm on day four with a very similar shade to your frock.
    Kandi x

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  10. I love that dress! And with the shoes, it's awesome! And the nail polish, woo hoo! XO!

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  11. I adore that colour! Enjoy the dinner party.

    I am also a Barry M obsessive, it is the best. I'm currently sporting Coral but may swap it for a baby blue shade later. I had white and black stripes on my toes for Fulham's (lucky) semi final and (unlucky) final courtesy of Barry M. I tried to get the boys done as well but they were having none of it, so I blame them for our eventual defeat.

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  12. (The Rob Newman thing made me laugh. I used to think he was sooooo hot, what was I thinking?)

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  13. Love Barry M for its lastingness [is that a word?!]. Lovely, lovely shoes.

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  14. Amazing! Adore those shoes.

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  15. The turquoise dress looks beautiful on you and the shoes are just perfect. I bet you and your Marilyn Manson friends will have a fabulous dinner! xxx

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  16. OMG I love that frock!Hot tamale!!Goes fantastically with those awesome shoes!Mmmmmm!!
    I was watching Man About the House last night,they had a aprty-you would fit right in!I though Chrissy was looking hot,but you....you take the CAKE!!!!
    XXX LOVE Helga XXX

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  17. That dress is stunning, love it. And the shoes are perfect for it. Hope it was a fab night. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  18. That turquoise frock is so striking on you and your footwear is unusually Chic, too. I wish you an enjoyable evening!;-)

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  19. Perfectly matching and such a lovely dress! Thank you for the heads up on the label resource! How useful is that!? Yay!

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  20. Hehehe Jon sounds funny! The colours looks beautiful on you and the shoes are PERFECT too. xxx

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  21. You look fantastic and those shoes are just stunning! x

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  22. such pretty color! and the shoes are killer too!
    xxjess

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  23. I thought the dress was gorgeous - then I saw the shoes, wow!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  24. You look great Vix. Stunning color on you and those shoes! Hope you enjoyed your evening.

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  25. Oh how beautiful and those shoes are perfect!
    I am glad you liked the post :)
    I wanted to show the beauty of India and the progression. Your comment made my day!

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  26. That dress is perfect, and a great partner to your fab Topshop shoes!

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  27. Don't even tell me how much the shoes are... I'll be jealous. :)

    Stunning outfit once again, and totally not overdressing for dinner.

    X x

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  28. love this dress and this color! so simple et so beautiful !

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  29. Well I'm not the mayor but you're very welcome to come to dinner at my house if you're going to dress so fabulously! And I just love those shoes so much.

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  30. Well... I think you look like a mermaid on land! This colour is divine on you! And the dress is very swanky...and of course you would have fabulous and quirky friends!

    ...those shoes are killer!!!

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  31. Stunning shoes you paired with that lovely dress!

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  32. Love the shade of teal. xo Mish

    www.themishdish.com

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  33. Love love your TopShop shoess! xx

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  34. ooh I love that dress, I got one similar in a dusky pink from a charity shop. The shoes are incredible aswell

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  35. It's so different from your usual looks. So gorgeous nonetheless. The blue is just so lovely <3

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  36. I love ur shoes!! and the dress is so glamorous..and the color is so perfect for summer!!

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  37. What a beautiful dress, love the colour .. and those shoes are to die for!!

    Sal xXx

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  38. I'd like to think that your dress was in fact designed by Rob Newman, comedian. Whoever he was he gave good dress, it's a gorgeous shape!

    xxx

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