Friday, 2 July 2010

Retail Therapy

I was feeling a little sad this morning as Friday was the day I traditionally met Mum for a tour of the charity shops and a glass of chilled house white in Yates' after my bi-weekly swim. 

In a bid to cheer myself up I decided on a spot of retail therapy and headed to our town's two vintage shops. Although I adore vintage clothing the local shops aren't fantastic. One is geared at students with leather biker jackets, vintage denim and band tees plus a motley collection of detagged Primarni frocks whilst the other is packed to the rafters with mouldering and moth-eaten fox furs, gaudy brooches and 1940's tea dresses at silly prices.

As the fox-fur emporium's owner isn't really into her 1970's gear (unlike me) I was thrilled to discover this fab mid-seventies cotton Jaeger sundress at a bargaintastic £9.

Teamed with my high street clogs, huge 1970's sunnies and leather Gladstone bag it's a pricey outfit for me at a whopping £19.55.

The student store had a basket of £1 scarves in the window, I was attracted to the vibrant shades of this gorgeous silk number before I spotted the Liberty label.

Two top British designer labels for £10 and I'm smiling again, retail therapy really does work.

25 comments:

  1. That whole thing is just fantaboriffic!
    You have such great arms/back.........legs........hair....
    *envy envy*

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  2. I love this outfit, such a pretty summery dress!
    Glad the bit of retail therapy helped make you feel better. Xxx

    p.s That liberty scarf is beautiful, could you wrap it in a handscarf type of thing?

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  3. Vix I think you have a gift!! Truly!!!!
    I have never seen anyone with such bargain hunting abilities. The jaegar dress, Gladstone bag and liberty scarf would cost a fortune elsewhere!
    I can't believe it's cost you less than £20...and you look a million dollars in it!!
    xxx
    ps. I'm sorry you were having a down day this morn hon. It's very hard when you lose someone so close. I still think of my lovely nan everyday

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  4. You are looking lovely today.... that dress looks like it was just made for you!
    Sorry to hear you were feeling sad, it must be hard.... it's true though, retail therapy really can help cheer you up!
    xx

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  5. The dress is gorgeous and fits u really well. Love ur look..I know u miss ur mom but I am sure she is always with you:-)

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  6. Sorry to hear you've been feeling sad sweetie.
    Here's a spot of warm embrace. Oh, your dress is exceptionally attractive and I must say I'm quite in love with that bag and your pretty shoes. Such happy finds, my sweet;-)

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  7. Love your finds and your shoes! Hugs regarding your mum xxxx

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  8. Dress is beautiful Vix! I am sure your Mum will be glad you are still grabbing bargins enough for both of you. Thinking of you honey!
    Kandi xo

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  9. Fab dress! I wish we could find more Jaeger and Liberty here in the States! XO!

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  10. What a beautiful style and gorgeous colors. I do believe it was made just for you!

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  11. You arre rocking this sundress !!!!!!!!
    I am sorry you felt sad today. I did hug my Mom extra hard when I saw her :) I am donning my lovely silk skirt again tomorrow with a top I feel is good enough for it's splendor! I'll try to get it up on the same day ;) I am usually a day or two behind. My life just kind of runs that way usually! have a great weekend, lovely!

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  12. I'm so sad for you about your Mum, but I think she's smiling down on you, watching you cheer yourself up. Hugs.x.

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  13. The Liberty scarf is beautiful! What a find! I long to come across anything liberty print. xx

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  14. Glad to know retail therapy cheered you up :) You look fabulous in that dress, and that's a cute scarf you picked up!

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  15. Hmmm, I know how it is to miss your mum as a thrifting partner. ((hugs))

    Well done on finding such great labels. I found a Ralph Lauren (spl?) jumper today, put it in the washing machine and it came out half its size. Now annoyed with myself.

    Love your patchwork curtains on the other post. They look beautiful with the light coming through them and making the colours glow.

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  16. Hi Vix, Love your sundress its gorgeous...so sorry you are feeling sad xxx

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  17. I'm sorry to read you were feeling down, i can imagine its difficult for you xx That dress looks like it was made for you, gorgeous x

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  18. Sorry you were feeling sad. You look amazing.

    Great blog. I am new.

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  19. How bargaintastically scrumlicious!!!Retail therapy DOES work wonders,doesn't it?!My poor darling.Snuggle into the safety of my loving arms!
    Loving that frock,wonderful colours!And a Liberty scarf?!Score!!That Gladstone bag is rather sexy too.
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    LOVE Helga!

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  20. Thats a great dress .. and i'm glad it cheered you up a little!

    We have hardly any vintage shops near me anymore - its soooo annoying .. I want to set up my own!!!

    Sal xXx

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  21. (((Vix)))
    That scarf is incredibly beautiful, the colours are just fantastic and the dress looks so glam on you =)

    xx

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  22. Oh I completely understand how the thrill of a major [designer] bargain can make things better.... even though you were feeling the kind of sad that just...hurts... I hope you are feeling better hon.

    Maybe your Mum was with you hence the wonderful finds!

    You look beautiful. This dress was made for you.

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  23. What a great find - such a beautiful dress!

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