Tuesday, 13 July 2010

My New (Old) Coat


My oldest friend Liz (not last night's dinner party hostess), had the day off work today and needed to purchase a few essentials from town. Inevitably the lure of the local second-hand and charity shops proved too much and we came back without any of the items on the list.


The proprietor of a rather cool second-hand emporium had put this fabulous coat on one side for me. Not only vintage but Indian-made vintage at that and also a perfect fit. Not bad for £7.


The Pogul Weaving Mill in Sholapur, Maharastra has sadly long since shut down.


I do love a hood.


Dressing-up for dinner last night was much appreciated. We ate vegetarian antipasti followed by a wild mushroom risotto and garlic bread....yum, yum!

If the weather stays as chilly as it has been today I'll be needing this coat for The Big Chill.

28 comments:

  1. Oh it's gorgeous! And a hood as well, what could be better?

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  2. The work that has gone into your coat is fantastic Vix. It looks great!

    Dx

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  3. Hi Vix, what a wonderful coat, i love the hood and your dress and shoes in your previous post are so gorgeous! Hope you are having a lovely day xxx

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  4. I'm a hoodie. Oh, how I love that coat.

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  5. Risotto!! yummmmmmm my favourite. Andy cooks a lovely soya bean and wild mushroom one.

    What a fab coat, love a hood, and a total one off. £7. Astounding.

    X x

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  6. ooh awesome! lovely coat, the big chill is near me, not sure if i'll be going though
    xx

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  7. Fabulous coat Vix. You are so luck with your finds and they are a great fit to.
    Kandi x

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  8. Wow this is insane :O
    And it has a hood!

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  9. I love the shape and the back of this coat! Lovely!

    Yup you might be needing it if the weather stays this yukky :'( Hopefully not though!

    Sal xXx

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  10. Beautiful coat, the colours are gorgous. But what I really want to know is where those fab earrings are from? xx

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  11. my gosh, that is an amazing find... how brilliant!! it's super cool!

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  12. so unique, i love it!

    jadepurplebrown.blogspot.com

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  13. Absolutely stunning! A true bargain. Mr. Eddus of Big Biscuits snapped up a real steal today, a first edition hardback Faber & Faber poetry book (The Invasion Handbook, by Tom Paulin) for £2! The ladies didn't know its true worth, despite how striking and renowned Faber books are. He also surprised me with a gift a week or so back, "The Catholic's Latin Instructor" from 1897 for £2.99. Both are worth at least £25 each, if ever we become truly indigent.

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  14. That coat is gorgeous. Will definately be good seeing as the weather has taken a turn for the worse again!

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  15. O how lovely!!That is a real sweetie!
    Bugger the necesseties,chazza shopping is always more important!!
    LOVE Helga XXX

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  16. Dear Vix,
    Stunning coat, definitely a super duper bargain at only £7.
    ...xXx

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  17. I've missed reading your blog! Oh what a beautiful coat you have on! It is like you are wearing a piece of art ;) You always know how to push the boundaries and create such an individual style, I really respect that!

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  18. Great looking coat. It looks like it will keep you warm and love the hoodie. The weather has just "summered up" here we're enjoying 80 degree weather so for us less is more!

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  19. Such a nice jacket, its a gorgeous pattern

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  20. What an amazing coat. Love the hood! Even for 10 times the price I think it would have been a bargain - and it suits you perfectly.
    Now I've got to check out The Big Chill... xo

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  21. beautiful coat!!kisses form italy!

    http://doriansanti.blogspot.com/

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  22. Beautiful coat! I love the hood on it :)

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  23. I can't believe it was just £7! You look fantastic Vix, i love your blog sooo much! x

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  24. It's divine!! with a hood!! So so perfect for you! You look like you should be in Bond film in an exotic locale...!!

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  25. i want to raid ur closet sooo bad!!!!!!

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  26. That is SUCH a beautiful coat, you lucky girl!

    xx

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  27. £7? Fab bargain. I love a hood too. It was freezing in Glasgow today, quite depressing (sob). Surely summer can't be over already?
    xx

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