Sunday, 15 August 2010

Cheap Frills


This 1970's frilly top was another vintage treasure reserved for me by the lovely Salvation Army ladies. Somewhat stained and grubby, I gambled £1.25 and it washed up a treat.


This was last evening's choice of outfit. Kicking off with a few pints of pale ale in the pub, a dash to the offie for wine followed by a slap-up Indian feast with Adrian and Liz, just back from a European railway adventure. Travel tales and festival gossip were exchanged until the early hours when I walked back barefoot as my clogs were killing me.


1970's Frilly blouse (Salvation Army), Vintage maxi skirt (Courtesy of my darling Helga), Belt (Age UK ), Psychedelic knitting bag (Car boot sale)

Fellow British blogging lovelies seem to be stressing about transitional clothes. Our British summer might be typically rubbish but as far as I'm concerned it's August and I intend to dress in my seasonal best until my skin turns blue with cold.



There's even more vintage treats from the Salvation Army to share. Just as well really as there's been no car booting this morning as poor Jon's put his back out overdoing the DIY.

Would you credit it? In all my excitement about the stash of vintage pendants I forget to wear one.

36 comments:

  1. You look as gorgeous as ever. Wish I could do off-the-shoulder but am too ample (understatement) to sport a strapless bra. Which pendant WOULD you have chosen?

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  2. Your Salvation Army really does sound like one of those lovely Charity shops, i'm presuming not the type of Charity shop that is overpriced and a little too shop like?

    Your gamble certainly did pay off, it's amazing teamed with the maxi skirt xx

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  3. I am a lover of frills! the blouse is gorgeous! Thhe Sally Army shop is brilliant what with all the jewells yesterday too!

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  4. You have the best luck with clothes.
    Gorgeous.

    I've just ordered my essential winter stomper boots. :)

    xx

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  5. I love going in the charity shop for clothes, looks as though you have a good one. Love the pretty blouse. Thank you for the wonderful compliment, my legs have got a leg slimmer and more toned since I started exercising a few months ago. I've only just started getting them out! :-)

    You'd be very pleased with me - I bought a 70s/early 80s red polka dot maxi dress on ebay for £2 the other day. It's a bit too small at the moment but I'm sure it won't be too long before it fits. It's an incentive to lose weight anyhow.

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  6. Hi Vix, love your outfit, I especially love the top as I am fond of polka dots. I think that if we were back in the day, I would have cropped the top for a bare midriff and paired it with torn jeans shorts, wedge sandals and a ton of loose bracelets. I do mean back in the day as I wouldn't be able to pull it off today trust me! But it's nice to dream ey!

    Hope you are having a dreamy Sunday, Bonnie

    PS - What is an offie? Trying to come up with possible words but I'm at a loss!

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  7. Gorgeous outfit Vix. I love the off the shoulder top.
    Dx

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  8. @Jen: I'd have gone for the silver faux fob watch.
    @Bonnie: Offie is local slang for Off Licence, a shop licenced to sell booze for outside consumption.
    Vix
    xxx

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  9. This combination is absolute delight!
    I love how the brown doesn't match, but looks so great with the blue and white :)
    xx

    purple-peeptoes.blogspot.com

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  10. Beautiful top - I love spots right now! Such a bargain too - your local charity shops are so reasonable compared to where I live!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  11. Great outfit! I especially like the top.

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  12. Great outfit I love the top.

    Your belt is different to mine so it may not be from Primark, probably its from somewhere more expensive, its a nice belt.

    xx

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  13. Gorgeous outfit. I know the "I wonder if it'll wash up ok" gamble too: taken that one many a time lol!

    Shirl x

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  14. You're a Midlands girl...don't you call the offie an 'outdoor'?

    Fab outfit as ever but hides your great pins!

    C
    xxx

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  15. Well, if that's the case Vix, I'll join you in the office for some wine too!

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  16. Ooops, sorry meant i'll join you in the offie!

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  17. I'm a big maxi skirt fan, so your lovely blue number with the waist cincher belt gets a big thumbs up from me!

    BTW - thanks for your lovely comments on my recent post. Yeah, its more than likely that were we at the same clubs and probably gigs back then. Can you remember the psychedelia floor at The Institute? I used to love it when they used strawberry scented dry ice!

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  18. Poor jon! I hope he feels better soon. The top is beautiful! It looks perfect on you! x

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  19. That's hilarious that you forgot to wear one of your fab new pendants!! Beautiful outfit,though!You look goreaous!
    Poor old Jon.O dear!Better get some medicianl whiskey into him to relax those poor old muscles!!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  20. Haha so true about keeping wearing summer things till you go blue!
    Lovely outfit and what a splendid scrubbed up top xx

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  21. I think the top is lovely and was well worth it. I love your maxi skirt <3

    x x x

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  22. Hi there, this outfit is fantastic, I like your fun and funky style of dressing and accessorizing.

    I too am perplexed about the summer leaving too quickly, I still have summer outfits to wear too, but that's funny that you are willing to go blue in sake of fashion :D Well done you!

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  23. You look fantastic as usual. What a lovely top and at the price it was definitely worth chancing it. All the pendants in the last post look wonderful.
    Hope Jon isn't too badly hurt. x

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  24. An excellent gamble, looks so good with that skirt xx

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  25. The whole thing seems to work fabulously! The belt is great too!!! :) Love the colors.

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  26. oh wow I love the polka dots!! This is such a fun look! and the color of that skirt is great...

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  27. I LOVE your outfit so much!!!

    You look FABULOUS!!!

    Wishing you a beautiful day dear

    BIG HUGS
    Jemina
    xoxo

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  28. My Lord you get some comments girl! You do this peasant look so well, you really have the body shape for it. Even at my thinnest it never suited me!

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  29. This outfit is gorgeous! I love the blue on you Vix xx

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  30. i must find some long skirts like urs now!!!!
    visiting ur blog always makes me soo happy!!!!

    ok next monday im posting a vintage outfit i need and must have ur opinion on!! u to me r the queen of vintage, so ur word is the one that counts!!

    love ya!! [i really do!!]

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  31. Ha, yes, I do find it rather funny that after the previous post you aren't wearing any of that lovely jewellery in this one!

    But... that outfit is splendid without it, too! It's so simple and feminine and pretty, you look gorgeous!

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  32. That tops gorgeous. I hope Jon's back is better soon x

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  33. That top is really pretty..After loooking at ur loot in the last post, even i was wondering why u had not worn anything today:-)

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  34. That top suits you perfectly! Love the colour of that maxi!

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