Tuesday, 5 October 2010

An Exciting Parcel From Kitty

 
The fabulous Kitty sent me a parcel packed with the most gorgeous vintage goodies all the way from Australia. It was wrapped to perfection but in my excitement to get to the contents I seem to have lost the photographs I took of the fab tissue paper and pretty braid, sorry! 

Here's what she sent:
A gorgeous New Zealand-made nylon maxi dress - perfect for my next trip to Goa. Worn with my 50p vintage straw hat and an armful of bangles.

Rings from the left: Gaia Ring (Kitty), turquoise (Jon for my 30th), lotus wraparound (Kitty), Lapis Lazuli (my Dad for passing my Eleven Plus), Tribal hammered silver (bought myself), 1970's swirl (Kitty) The black Barry M polish was a pressie from my friend, Janne.

Fabulous hippy chic dress with net skirt and flower trim (definately one of next year's Glastonbury outfits)....
...which I've accessorised with a floral headband I made from some of fake flowers I bought at Saturday's car boot sale sewn to the waistband of a pair of tights.

Butterfly-sleeved floaty chiffon top, which I was lusting after when Kitty put it on her blog several weeks ago. I've teamed this with some jumble sale jeans hacked off into shorts, my knee-high lace-up boots (£1 car boot sale) and a beaded peacock bag (50p car boot sale)

And finally these delicious 1980's New Zealand lambskin high-waisted trousers. They fit to perfection. How on earth did Kitty know I'd been searching for a perfect pair of leather trousers for years? She must be psychic!

Don't they go a treat with the vintage nylon pussybow blouse I found at Thursday night's jumble sale?

Kitty, you're an absolute star! Thanks a million! I wish you and Helga didn't live so far away.
If there's any Aussie bloggers reading , she's selling these amazing vintage suitcases on eBay...I'd love them.

Polly's the tabby, Stephen's the black and white one. I made the curtains!
On the subject of kitties, our little boy, Stephen Squirrel's a bit poorly and has been to the vets today. Can we please have some positive vibes sending to make him better soon?

52 comments:

  1. I love the maxi dress..it's gorgeous. That beauty of a ring has to be one of the coolest pressies for passing the 11 plus ever!
    Me and the Witch Queen, now she's stopped rucking up my ironing pile to sleep on, are sending much kitty love and feel better vibes to Stephen.xx

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  2. Wow, look at those rings!! and cute cats!

    You look great.

    When are you next going to Goa?? your upcoming trip will be trip number 16 is it to India? I am very envious :) xxx

    G :0)

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  3. Fabulous green-eyed cats! Come on now, Stephen, get well soon. There's a good puss.

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  4. Sending lots of positive vibes and love for Stephen. I love the maxi a lot - have a weakness for pola dots and ur rings. The high waisted trousers are really smart..what a great friend!!

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  5. The top dress and the butterfly sleeved top are stunning!

    Get well soon vibes being sent Stephen's way!!

    Sal xXx

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  6. I love the dresses and the way you put everything together so beautifuly.
    Thank you so much for your kind comments in my blog.
    It is really heartwarming and reassuring to have you all. As you said, we haven´t known each other for long, but the feel of friendship is very strong.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. Get well soon Stephen!

    What a beautiful bundle of gifts and your ring collection is quite something. That must be coolest eleven-plus present ever

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  8. Holy Cow!!! Did you get the goodies or what? You look fabulous..I LOVE the rings so much:)

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  9. Positive vibes for SS xxx All your outfits looks amazing on you! x

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  10. *positive vibes*

    In love with the last outfit <3<3

    Ooooh, I didn't know Laura was with one of the Mumfords? Happy amazing music couples!

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  11. No closet is complete without leather trousers! Love that white blouse too. God seeing you in all those summery festival fab dresses make me wish it was summer again!
    Hope the kitty gets better!

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  12. Oh. The green-eyed monster strikes again! I'm so jealous! :D Love that dress with the blue and mauve skirt, that black top and the hairband thingie u made! <3
    And you're coming down to India? When? :)

    I'm in love with that lapis lazuli ring and the lotus wraparound ring. Totally pining-away-in-love kind of love.

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  13. Snuggley wuffles to dear Stephen from me & Boris.
    OMG didn't you get some lovely treats from Kitty?!!! Just fabulousness in a bag!You look so damned hot in all that groovy gear!Yay!!!!!
    LOVE you,xxxXXXxxx Helga!

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  14. What an amazing present! The colours of the first do so remind me of the wonderful easy vibe in Australia (where I lived as a child), and the lambskin high-waisted trousers... so cool!
    Stephen Squirrel, get better soon, sweetie! xxx

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  15. Positive vibes on their way to Stephen. Love those outfits, especially the pussy bow blouse. Fabulous idea for the hair band, love the way you used an old pair of tights. You're an upcycling (or recycling - both probably) marvel!

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  16. I hope Stephen is ok! Sending lots of positive vibes and love xxx

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  17. Positive vibes to Stephen Squirrel. Hope he gets well soon!

    How generous is Kitty? What lovely, lovely things she sent. I particularly adore the leather trousers - they suit you down to the ground.

    Sorry for my recent absence - life getting in the way, as always! :) xx

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  18. Still loving the blog, saw a case like those in Walsall yesterday,the big charity shop on the right going up towards the church (can't remember the name), funny I thought of you when I saw it, it may still be there!! QUICK.........
    Jay

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  19. Anonymous - Walsall Hospice? Fab! I'll pop down. xxx

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  20. Much love and healing vibes to Stephen Squirrel!
    I love everything but the hippy dress is amazing, so pretty!

    Jealous of your ring collection too, I love big chunky rings! x

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  21. How wonderful to receive such a fab package of goodies. My favourite is the chiffon blouse with the butterfly sleeves - stunning. Sending lots of get well soon vibes for your kitty cat. xx

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  22. Jealous!!!!
    That dress is adorable, I want those rings, all of them.
    And your kitties are so sweet.

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  23. Sending positive vibes for cat first xx .. then I love your posts I wish I could get it together to make the effort you do! Love the rings, love your outfits as always and am a tad envious you are doing Glasto. I'm glad you are planning ahead because I've been gripped by our repeat Italian holiday next year and thought maybe I was a bit bonkers xx

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  24. lucky you.....particularly like the butterfly sleeve blouse on you!!

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  25. Vix, how exciting to see you wearing these! The leather trousers fit as well as I hoped, yay! the 'hippy chic' dress is a Delphine & Fabienne, a small contemporary Sydney label which is not well known but their quality is fantastic. I got a whole lot of their stuff a few years ago BNWT and I'm keeping it until it becomes vintage, you're the only person to get one. Thanks for showing these off.xx.

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  26. this is awesome how did you pulled the pieces together! the maxi dress is so fabulous, and i am in love with your ring collection!

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  27. What a great mix of stuff!!! A good friend you have got there! Specially love the Maxi and the High Waist trousers!!! Love the rings too!

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  28. Dear Vix, love it all but the maxi dress and butterfly blouse are particularly gorgeous on you.

    Sending much love and good vibes to Stephen Squirrel and hope he's better very soon xx

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  29. Sending good vibrations to Stephen Squirrel! Hope he is feeling better.

    I saw the first dress and really liked it with the summer hat BUT when I saw the second dress, OMG, Vix you look stunning! I love that dress! Actually, all the outfits are outstanding and all the way from Australia! They fit perfectly.

    ~Bonnie

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  30. this is too much to take in right now!!! my computer screen is melting from the heat! i think i need some chips....the first dress is my favorite! i don't have the bust for it tho. you rock that turquoise nugget ring. i love to see you in your element!

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  31. Hi there-wow, lucky you, totally gorgeous pieces-adore the chiffon top, leather trousers, both dresses, really lovely stuff!! xx

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  32. Gorgeous, I love the butterfly top. But you look amazing in it all. What a fab parcel.

    Get well soon Stephen Squirrel! Hugs to you my furry friend.

    xx

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  33. WHat a lovely parcel, I particularly like the floral dress, perfect for Glasto Vix!! :)
    Get better soon Stephen!! >:

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  34. I actually gasped at the dresses! What a brilliant parcel, lucky you =)
    Sending all my best healing vibes to Stephen.

    xx

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  35. You're one lucky girl aren't you! Lots of love from the land down under. xxx

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  36. Oscar sends sympathy purrs to Stephen. Hope he's on the mend now!

    What absolutely amazing gifts you've received. I genuinely love everything, I can't even pick a favourite!

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  37. Awesome! I love it all, these are some of my favorite outfits ever! Love the fairy dress and black floral chiffon top the most, you look hot! XX!

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  38. It's all fabulous but I can see why you were lusting after that blouse!!!

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  39. Fantastic package! You must have been so excited! Ah, I love getting goodies in the post, it honestly makes my day.

    The second dress is particularly gorgeous, so saucy yet chic!

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  40. The butterfly sleeves are oh so lovely; I adore the nylon maxi dress too. You have so many intriguing rings. This package looks truly well thought out, how kind of your wonderful friend. And I hope your kitty is feeling better xx

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  41. Hey Love,
    Those rings are amazing !! i do love BIG jewelery, whats the point otherwise.
    Fee
    xxx

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  42. wow! you totally rock the 70's flower child look! i love all your rings, especially.

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  43. Wow, awesome pressies! Esp love the maxi dress, gorge colours :)

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  44. I Vix, I love your blog and have sent you the Versatile Blogger Award. Hopefully you haven't already recived it so I'm not sending a duplicate. Looking forward to reading your answers. A button and instructions are on my blog xxx

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  45. *That was meant to be 'Hi' x

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  46. You never fail to amaze me. I read you daily, whether I'm in a "trendy" mood, Vintage mood, hippy mood or just a "Mood ;) You always remind my soul that it's OK to just be who i am. That is a rare gift and I say thanks :)
    What awesome gifties and the rings kick-butt!
    I love the leather pants and the butterfly top too!

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  47. Each and every one of these looks... sigh...you are just SO damn fabulous you Vixen you!

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  48. What a fab package of pretty things, those trousers are fab!

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