Monday, 27 September 2010

Being As You Asked So Nicely....

...I thought I'd show you the thigh boots I picked up at Thursday's car boot sale. Just the thing to add a bit of interest to my ancient skinny jeans I've had to dig out of the depths of beyond as I'm helping a friend move house and whafting around in a vintage maxi dress isn't really an option.


I'm actually the proud owner of three pairs of jeans, all bought for under £2. I do rather like jeans but lets face it, life's far too short to waste it wearing practical clothing.


I've added a 1970's Courtaulds' knife pleat blouse I found in a town centre charity shop last week along with a fabulous vintage crochet waistcoat sent all the way from New Zealand by my darling Helga.

This rather insane pendant was from a car boot sale a couple of weeks ago, even the lady selling it laughed when I bought it.

I bought this Indian ring bracelet from Oxfam when I was 12. Charity shops were my stores of choice even as a child.

This is my LFW goodie bag along with some of the contents - prettily packaged panty pads and tissues, a Sharpie Pen, Lavazza coffee, Label M hair product, Jergens moisturiser, a Joy lollipop, posh raspberry liquer (I had two as Jem's teetotal and very generous), Special K Strawberry & Chocolate cereal (there were three of these but Jon's demolished two of them), a Vodofone simcard, a Galaxy Ripple (which I ate on the train home) and a 30ml Juicy Couture Travel Eau de Toilette (which caused much hilarity with my friends who kept asking where my velour tracksuit was).
TopShop Jeans (£1), Thigh Boots (£3), Blouse (£2.60), Pendant (50p) Waistcoat (Free) Total cost: £7.10
I've been tagged and given awards by some lovely bloggers. I really appreciate this and shall be passing on your kindness later in the week.

55 comments:

  1. Great boots! I just need the thighs for them. Hey ho! xxx

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  2. Those boots are amazing, you've inspired me to dig mine out now.
    I love the goodie bag, thanks for showing us what you received, i'm a nosey girly! x

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  3. Wowee boots. Jeans are impossible though if you carry even an extra ounce of flesh..Fine for you but not for a lot of us!

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  4. Wow, what a great outfit. Those boots are incredible, I am hugely jealous.

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  5. You look fabulous in jeans and boots! Love the pendant too!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  6. these boots are absolutely glamorous! so jealous that you purchased them so cheap!

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  7. I am so jealous, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I do love car boot sales and charity shops: places to wander and find treasures. You are soooooooooooo lucky.
    By the way, I sell ( as a hobby) and buy on Ebay ( as a pleasure). I would love to have your ebay shop name.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. What a fun goody bag! The boots are fabulous and really jazz up your jeans (HOWEVER, how in the world can you help your friend move in those heels????) The ring bracelet is charming. In my sheltered existence, I don't think I've ever seen one before.

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  9. Love the thigh highs! Jeans really suit you - you should wear them more often, in highly impractical ways, of course!

    Sounds like you had an absolute ball at London Fashion Weekend. How fab. xx

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  10. I thought that I didn't like thigh length boots but I love those boots on you. Love the jewellery.

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  11. Dear Vix, I love "life's too short to wear practical clothes" I agree. But this is a fantastic outfit and after all the hair do's last week I think your hair looks lovely just as it is.

    The pendant is stunning and so is the ring bracelet. My friend Fee would love it. Do you follow her blog? I think it's right up your street xx

    Fee is at http://www.keepingupwithmrsjones.blogspot.com

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  12. You always look so great. Your hair is always nice xx

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  13. I love your boots, they do look great with the jeans! I once owned some brown leather thigh high boots that turned over at the top, I loved them but everyone called me 'Puss in Boots' so my love dwindled a bit :(
    Kandi x

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  14. I also love the line 'life is too short to wear practical clothing' so true. Your outfit is fab as ever and I've just caught up on your weekend at LFW weekend.. Glad you had a good time xxx

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  15. Gorgeous outfit Vix, i love your blouse and Indian braclet its gorgeous xxx

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  16. You look very polished in this outfit. The vest is a nice touch - adds color..love ur necklace and top..

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  17. Your jewellery is insanely cool! Love today's 'practical' outfit too. I am looking out for a pair of thigh highs for winter as my current knee highs are looking rather the worse for wear; they are several years old though so it is understandable x

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  18. Great boots Vix. My grandma used to work in Courtaulds... she may have even made that very blouse lol lol! Hope you are well. xx

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  19. Hot! The boots are perfect for your jeans. I think I own 2-3 pairs. One I bought in the 80s in the States for $2. Not really my favourite choice of clothing, but we all need a chance to be sensible, sometimes... xxx
    (Don't think I'll be much of a commenter today, since blogger is not letting me sign in :(

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  20. I swear I tried the same pair of boots on last year, almost bought them. Look fab on you lovely.

    I can't wait to crack out my thigh highs, love them always add a bit of drama to any outfit.

    Look gorgeous Vix, love your hair.

    xx

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  21. LOVE this outfit! Those boots look hot on you, and that pendant is amazing!

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  22. Love love love those boots! Have been lusting after a pair of over-the-knee boots for ages. These ones are perfect. xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  23. I love those boots - I find it difficult toget boots to fit over my rather large calves, but do adore boots especially at this time of year. xxx

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  24. Complete and utter SCHWING!!!!
    Looking toooooo sexy!! Love that ring/bracelet thingy!!!And the pendant is awesome!!mad in a great way!!!
    Can't believe what a fab score those boots are!!WOOOHOOOOO!!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  25. The Indian bracelet was a gorgeous find. Good eye, 12-year-old Vix! And thanks for the peek into the goodie bag -- enviable bundle of surprise treats. Seriously, sometimes even a free sample of feminine pads in a brand I haven't tried can be a little perk to my day.

    Maybe in 2040 you'll be vintage stylin' in '00s era Juicy velour. :-b

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  26. "life's far too short to waste it wearing practical clothing."
    I must print this out and post this somewhere visible - you are so right - I love everything you are wearing - everything! That knife pleat blouse is amazing. And thank you for showing the boots - they are awesome. OTK boots are on my shopping list for the winter!

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  27. You look absolutely great Vix. Quite stunning in those boots but what I am liking most of all is that interesting ring/bracelet that your twelve year old self picked out. You had an eye for personal style even then.

    ~Bonnie xxx

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  28. I love the boots! Super sexy, Vix! Love it, you are so amazing! XX!

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  29. Ooohhh that's a cool goodie bag, lucky you. The boots look killer on you. x

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  30. I LOVEEE the boots and the pendant is gorgeous. Why was the lady laughing... she shouldn't have been selling it - it is so pretty! :) You look ready to ROCK! :)

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  31. I love the outfit and I love that you do house moving in a floaty blouse and thigh boots! I LOVE the crochet too, but then I have an obsessive love of crocheted things.

    xx

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  32. Dear Vix,
    Killer boots & they go perfectly with your skinnies.
    I bagged a pair myself at Sunday's boot sale for cheaps but I think I may give them to my niece?
    I'm so with you with you as regards to life being too short to waste on wearing practical clothing.
    My biggest gripe with jeans is that, very much like McDonalds & Tesco, they are bleeding everywhere!
    I sit on the tube & despair at the fact that I am the only one in the whole flipping carriage NOT wearing them...I actually find this fact rather disconcerting sometimes :(
    However if every jeans aficionado styled his or her outfits to Vix grade perfection, I might even have to amend my opinion?!
    Hope the house move went smoothly.
    Luv,
    Jem
    …xXx

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  33. Freaking about that Native American pendant... how fabulous!! Loving your finds!
    xoxo tash

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  34. wow amazing!!
    Thanks for your comment :)


    http://malibuananas.blogspot.com/

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  35. omgomgomgomg that pendant!! Oh dear God. I think I'm having a mini heart attack.
    And ring/bracelet!

    x x x

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  36. Those boots are HOT!!! Oh my freaking gosh. I love them! And your jewelry is insanely cool as well. I especially love the Indian hand piece. :)

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  37. You did not pick those boots up at a car boot sale. They're incredible and have my favourite heel - and man you are rockin' them girl:). The top is beautiful - I want see those pleats up close and I love your goody bag:) xo

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  38. I really love this outfit and the thigh highs r.o.c.k! I still have my thigh highs from the 80s and 90s and intend to pass them onto Monkeychild eventually. That Indian hand jewellery is gorgeous and isn't lovely to still wear something that you brought as a child.

    P.S. You look damn fine in jeans !

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  39. I love the boots, what a fab find, and they do look really good on you..I'm with you on the jeans, I don't have naything against them per se, but I think I just prefer pretty dresses.. xx

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  40. Hi there-you look gorgeous in jeans and those boots were a stunning find, well done indeed, I really love this outfit, so glam and stylish x

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  41. I love the pendant, such an intriguing piece.
    There’s nothing quite as exciting and intriguing as a goodie bag, even if most of the contents are things you wouldn’t normally necessarily purchase, it’s still plenty fun xx

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  42. woah those boots are fantastic! I am also loving your necklace

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  43. Fantastic as ever!

    I love boots and those are delicious.

    x

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  44. Fantastic! I love how you've thrown this outfit together, it looks so gorgeous and effortless!

    (The thing that often turns me off about an outfit is when you can see that everything has been carefully coordinated and it looks forced. I love it when an outfit looks effortless, even if it wasn't!)

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  45. Rowrrr. Kinky boots!! I have one pair of thigh-highs (with a contrast red turn-over at the top - very puss in boots) but they've yet to have an outing because they're quite high heeled and I'm not great in them. Would love to find a pair like this...

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  46. They're gorgeous! Love the suede insert detail down the side (hope that's what it is, and that I'm not going mad/blind). The ring bracelet is wonderful too.

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  48. Gorgeous boots! And love that Indian ring bracelet :)

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  49. ok your killing me with the velour track suit now. i am mess over here! you are so funny. you still have an accessorie from when you were 12! you do save everything!

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  50. You are gorgeous! LOVE how you were a treasure hunter even as a little girl! The bracelet is just divine! And you look so fine in those jeans. H O T lady.

    heart: Kimberellie

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  51. DAYAMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!! Vix... you look SOOOO super sexy!!!!!! This is your moving-house outfit??? Hell. You could move mountains looking like this!

    LOVE the boots!!! Love the pendant and the ring-bracelet!!

    "...30ml Juicy Couture Travel Eau de Toilette (which caused much hilarity with my friends who kept asking where my velour tracksuit was)."

    hahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

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  52. Those boots are amazing, love the 'v' all the way up the side, makes your legs look so long!

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