Monday, 6 September 2010

New Boots and an Old Cape

One of a pair of 19th century Hungarian glazed cupboards from my local curio shop. Kirsty Allsop bought the other one.

I was thrilled to see a henna-haired, roll-up smoking hippy lady selling at Saturday's car boot sale. I don't waste time checking out every stallholder and make a beeline for the alternatively-dressed and/or older ladies as they tend to have most interesting stuff. 

I wasn't disappointed as I found this vintage beaded cape for £1....


No 7's Grey Skies Nail Polish as recommended by Em



.....and these £1 knee-high suede boots which she'd never worn and the inners were still packed with tissue paper.



Have a peek at the other things I bought from her....


two American-made crepe dresses (£1 each) and a bakelite framed handbag (50p)

High-waist harem jeans (Sample sale £2), Country Casuals belt (Charity shop 50p)
*I've got a bit of a blip with my Blogger account at the moment and lots of the comments I've left on blogs I follow have vanished. I have reported the problem so please don't think I'm ignoring you.*


49 comments:

  1. Ha ha, I do the same at the boot sales, I avoid the baby stalls and head for the people I like the look of. It generally works, then I wander past the others just incase!
    That cape is beautiful and those boots for a quid are amazing! Love your cabinet too, damn that Kirsty's eyes for getting the other one!
    Kandi x

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  2. Fabulous finds (as always). Lurve the beaded creation especially.

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  3. Yay. Autumnal and not a sixties maxi-dress (coz I'm not such a fan of orange patterns as you, ahem). God, I LOVE this ensemble. The detail on the belt loops and the fringe-thing. Those boots. Those nails. Those rings. This look is so utterly you and nobody else but you....

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  4. You see, if I wore this outfit, I'd just look daft, but you make it look fabulous as always!

    Do you have any tips on telling what's vintage and what isn't, especially at jumble sales etc? I know my styles, but I'm not sure I could pick out the modern copies from the genuine thing.

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  5. WOW. Great finds, particularly thoes amazing boots. Can't wait to see the crepe dresses in an outfit post, I'm very envious!

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  6. Love the harem pants and the cape and am also very envious of your cupboard!
    Struggled to leave on comment on your last post but managed it on the third attempt so don't give up. x

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  7. The cape is FABULOUS and the boots are so gorgeous <3<3 You always find the best bargains!

    x x x

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  8. wow that cape is stunning and the boots are so fab. xx

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  9. Yeah, old ladies always have the best stuff. I bought a fabulous faux fur jacket from an old lady at the last boot sale I was at.

    BTW - it was so nice meeting you and Jon yesterday. We both had a really nice time with you guys. x

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  10. I absolutely love the cape Vix. What great finds again and £1 for the boots, such a bargain!
    Dx

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  11. Hahah,yeah,the wild looking people are always the most interesting!!Amazing scores,my beautiful darling!! I am stoked with the scores that arrived on my doorstep yesterday!!! So timely! I was shrieking!!!
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  12. You look fantastic! What brilliant buys.It's true what you say about sellers. There's a lady at my local boot sale with red hair and delicate little tattoos on her face, and I always find something brilliant and strange to buy from her.
    x

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  13. What a catch - you are the best fishing person I know xx

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  14. I love those earrings!

    (PS: I've actually come to the point where I wait for you posts. I went clubbing all weekend, and missed your last post, though.)

    Keep rocking. :)

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  15. It will be an understatement if I say I adore everything about your outfit: the boots, the vintage beaded cape, the trousers and your nal polish! All rock with you! :)

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  16. Love everything about your look today. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that beautiful cape before. Had to google Kirsty Allsop - darn her! Loved, loved, loved Bride & Prejudice!

    ~Bonnie :)

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  17. What a bargain on that cape - it's so beautiful!

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  18. That cape/shawl is gorgeous - so, so pretty!

    You remind me of Pocahontas today, I don't know why!! :D

    Sal xXx

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  19. I use exactly the same booting tactics as you - do you get a rush as soon as you're at the boot sale? I do. I'll have a quick scan round and target the likely looking stalls/people first. Amazing finds -I LOVE the boots and I'll be buying a bottle of that No7 nail varnish when I'm next in town.

    BTW - thanks for your fab comment on my blog; its great to have someone on the same wavelength xxx

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  20. Gorgeous cape and boots. Great buys.

    And that bag, wow! Love it.

    xx

    p.s I've been slagging you right off to my dogs, "that Vix, who does she think she is not commenting" ;) xx

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  21. Love the print on that blue crepe dress - why did you only photograph a corner of it?! Very tantalising!! Gorgeous beaded cape, too. xx

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  22. The cape is gorgeous! Your entire outfit is gorgeous too. You have such a great eye when your shopping. Hope your little blip gets fixed... your comments to me are all still there if that helps :)
    xxx

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  23. Love that cape, Vix, so sex-ay! Love how you root out the right sellers, this lady sounds like lots of fun, too! XX!

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  24. Oh, utter bizarreness with the comments! One of your recent comments on my blog turned up in my spam comments section today. And I can comment from home, woop! Haven't been able to do that for months - here's hoping it's a permanent thing.

    The cape is stunning and those boots - oooh, what a tremendous find! Rather lovely nail varnish too. I was swithering between that and the other grey one when I had my last voucher to spend and went for the other one. Hope it's as nice as that gorgeous shade.

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  25. you sure do end up in the right places... the beaded cape is gorgeous and love that you've paired it with a grey tank! the pants are pretty awesome too.

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  26. You look ready to rock and roll! Love the boots. Love love love!

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  27. Dear Vix, you really do have a great eye. I love all of it. Those boots and trousers together are a winner xx

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  28. Hi there-what a great seller to find, these pieces are just gorgeous, the cape looks fab my dear!! xx

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  29. Beaded cape... bohemian chic! Great!

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  30. Amazing find, Vix. I remember once getting a pair of Chanel pumps for 1 or 2 pounds on a Devon market from a lady who obviously left her high-stress, high-flyer London life behind to find peace and quietness in Totnes.
    At that time we stayed with a friend shared a house with Mike Edwards, the former cello player from ELO, who died being hit by a giant hay bale yesterday... He was the most wonderful guy and Sarah listened to him playing the cello for hours. It stayed with me the whole day yesterday (though I have to say if we had said to him: Mike, you are going to be killed by a giant hay bale in a few years, I think he would have found that funny.) Sorry Vix, I'm babbling. Back to work! xxx

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  31. Ohmygodmygodohymydbehsnsje!!!!!! see?? I'm so bedazzled I can't type anymore!!!

    You just look so marvelous honey! I love this look so much! You're like an exotic princess on safari, dressed for dinner.... or somnething like that! You are BEAUTIFUL!

    £1 for the boots??????????
    ...I find some pretty good things at trash & treasure markets, etc but you are just the Vintage Whisperer!!!



    [Sabine... that's such a good story!]

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  32. Hi Vix, i love your cape so much! its beautiful, love your other finds too xxx

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  33. wow, wow, wow!!! you look amazing,dear! and i adore your boots!

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  34. Ooohh! I love this oufit!! Great haul again. More capes please!

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  35. Oh you completely gorgeous woman!! Those boots are INCREDIBLE and are made for you! LOVE them with those rockin' pants - aaaggghhhh! xoxoxo

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  36. Those are fantastic bargains, wow! I really, really have to start going to more car boot sales.

    You look gorgeous, Vix, love the cool, relaxed vibe this outfit gives off!

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  37. Fabulous finds!The cape is absolutely stunning-love it.


    Nuheila

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  38. You surely hit the jackpot! (Or in this case the "Jillpot".)

    I really like the cupboard in the first photo! In one way, it's too bad the pair got separated, but they ARE rather large... Great storage in an impressive cabinet.

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  39. those are such awesome buys. especially the beaded cape.

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  40. damn that a beautiful cape!!!! i want it !!1 i must try to find something like that pronto

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  41. i've so much to catch up on!

    That's a great tip for car booting, i shall keep my eyes peeled for any stylish eccentrtic stall holders in the future!! Love your finds

    xx

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  42. u look awesome..Just curious as to how do u store/organize ur zillions dresses, clutches and shoes!!

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  43. I really need to drag myself out of bed and get to a boot sale! that beaded cap i sbeautiful!

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  44. That cape is wonderful - the sort of thing I'd easily pay £80 for in Toppers. xx

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  45. love ur blog!! following you!! follow me back!

    ASH! Xoxo

    My Face Hunter | BlogLovin

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  46. Such bargains! I only managed a pair of brouges for 50p this week. A bargains all the same though!

    Gorgeous cape, I bet it was handmade too!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  47. The cape is nothing short of fabulous. I love the beading detailing, so exquisite.

    I am useless at identifying interesting sellers at boot sales, but hear so many wonderful tales of them being there, selling delightful treasures. I think my next task is to slow down my pace and have a good look around not just at the midst of stalls but the people behind them xx

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