Thursday, 5 August 2010

Birthday Thrills at The Big Chill

Vintage Maxi Dress and leather belt (Salvation Army), Leather Chappals (Tamil Nadu), Floral Garland (Handmade by me), Denim Waistcoat (Had for ever), Silver bangles and rings (India and Inherited)
It's Jon's birthday today and we're off to celebrate in our usual style at the Big Chill festival. There's art, music, cinema and dressing up a-plenty plus local real ale and great food.


The weather forecast's shocking but who cares? Gilbert's loaded down with pear cider and rose wine and my holdall's stuffed with everything from frilly bikinis, vintage maxi and mini dresses, wellington boots, fake fur coats, woolly socks, floppy hats, feather boas and flip flops.


The Style Challenge continues on Monday with the Swinging Sixties. Have a wonderful weekend and see you all next week.





47 comments:

  1. Ah yes now this looks more like it! Sorry I haven't commented lately, I'm having computer issues whereby the 'post a comment' box is just not appearing. Wierd. Anyway I'm dying to see what you'll come up with for the 60s and 70s, I'm sure it'll be awesome. Those drinkies sound bloody good BTW! x.

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  2. Have a wonderful time Vix - hope the weather cheers up a bit. If not, make sure the flamingo raincoat makes an appearance :)

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  3. Ooo have fun Vix, travel safe! xx

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  4. tres chic! Have a great time. Am muchos jealous.

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  5. Have a fab time lovely!
    Try the fishtail plait, I want to see it on you.

    Love that waistcoat, and the headband is beautiful.

    xxx

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  6. Have a fantastic time, i can't wait for next week! x

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  7. Hello you wonderfully glorious being you! You look as delicious as pear cider and rose wine sound! Have a wonderful time xo

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  8. Dammit. I thought this WAS your 60s look. Fishtail plait? Marvellous. Happy campervanning.

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  9. Have a wonderful time! You look great and so does Gilbert! xx

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  10. Oh! Have fun! And you look awesome! :)

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  11. Oooh, sounds like a fabulous long weekend, and yes, it does sound like you'll need everything you've packed. The weather is ridiculous.

    Hope you have a brilliant time!

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  12. Fingers crossed for nice weather! Though do want to see a picy of your in your flamingo rain mac!

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  13. Have a fab time even if the weather is crap!
    Kandi x

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  14. Wishing you a fabulous time, you look radiant as usual!! x

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  15. Happy Birthday to Jon!

    Hope you both have a fantastic weekend and the weather is good to you. Absolutely love your outfit today.

    x

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  16. at first i thought you skipped the 60's! i love this look with the orange bus in the background. the belt is fabulous. you have a fashion magnet wherever you go. i want to see the wellies.

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  17. happy birthday to Jon, and enjoy campervanning!!!

    ps: AN AWARD IS WAITING FOR YOU!!! <3

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  18. Hope you have a ball (and how can you not, with a suitcase full like that!). You've got a head start on the 60s, I think! XO!

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  19. Enjoy the Big Chill. We are off to Cornwall for two weeks in Lexie tomorrow and trying to decide what to pack is a nightmare - hot, cold, windy, raining...all areas need to be covered and I am in the middle of packing at the moment but needed a break from it. The most important extremes for me are my bikini, my polka dot wellies and my polka dot parker, oh, and my huge O'Neill cardi! Got to have some snuggly comfort clothes! x

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  20. frilly bikinis sound cute:-) Have fun..dying to see what u wear for roaring sixties!!

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  21. Looking great as ever and the VeeDub looks fab too. Have a great time. x

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  22. Your outfit is so hippie! Love it.

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  23. I totally agree with Dusk's comment! I simply cannot top that!
    Happy Birthday,Jon doll!!! Have a super duper time!!!
    XXXxxxXXXxxxXXXxxxXXX love Helga!

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  24. frilly bikinis, vintage maxi and mini dresses, wellington boots, fake fur coats, woolly socks, floppy hats, feather boas and flip flops... cant wait to see you parading yourself in those.. :D
    happy birthday to jon!

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  25. Absolutely love the 70s and the hippy era. Would love to do the hippy chic style, but think I am a bit old now.
    Janey

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  26. Dear Vix,
    You look amaZING!
    Have a lovely time at the Big Chill & please take lots of photos, I so enjoyed your Glasto post from June.
    Can't wait until Monday & the continuation of your fabulous challenge.
    Big bear hugs,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  27. love the van, outfit, the sound of the weekend and really look forward to the next fashion installment

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  28. Hi Vix, sounds like you are prepared for anything that comes your way. You look great and happy birthday to Jon!

    I did not know what a fishtail plait was so had to google it. I thought plait was spelled wrong and I am embarrassed to say I thought it was something to eat! :D Well, I know better now and as I've said before, you have such an educational blog!

    Cheers, Bonnie

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  29. the vest looks great with the maxi dress!!
    xx

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  30. I hope you enjoy it...and you look amazing...love the van "accessory".

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  31. You are so fabulous and pretty it kills me. I can honestly say you are one of the coolest fashion bloggers I know. I really adore this outfit. You belong in movies. Seriously.

    I am so excited for your next post!! xo

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  32. Happy birthday to Jon! Have a fab weekend, and hopefully the weather won't get any worse x

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  33. This screams summer! I love this outfit.
    And the floral garland is such a lovely addition :)xx

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  34. Happy Birthday to Jon

    You look fab as always xx

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  35. Nice outfit, I wish you a great time !

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  36. hope you had a great party at the festival...

    oh, there's not much time left to visit my daily reads in the blogosphere... so i had to scrall back to the start of your amazing challenge! you 're a big inspiration to me in every single century ... ; )

    www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  37. Looking fab as ever. Hope you're enjoying yourselves. The weather's turned out ok here after all, so hope it's the same where you are. Rose wine deserves a bit of sunshine! xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  38. Fabulous! possibly my favourite style on you, suits you so well and i can tell you love it!
    Hope you had a fantastic time at festival hon

    xxx

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  39. Wow. You look so ultra cool. Very groovy. Love the VW too. Hope you had a great time.

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  40. darling, inspired by u i went o a vintage store this past weekend... even though i dont really know u, i was really thinking about u and what u would think about my finds!!! hehe... i let u know when i wear them on my blog!! hope i make u proud of what i picked..hehe

    much love

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  41. wish ppl still dressed like this : )

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