Saturday, 9 October 2010

Hey Big Spender!




I splashed out yesterday, handing over a whopping £6.95 for this Sylvan of London labelled maxi dress. What do you mean, not another vintage maxi dress, Vix? I know but I just couldn't help myself, I spied the vibrant print, pulled it out from the rail and fell in love plus it's for a Cancer charity, a cause close to my heart.


I wore it out to the pub last night. As usual I managed to pull the hem down before the evening was out so it's now in the mending basket awaiting repair.


The weather this morning was nothing like the anticipated Indian Summer we were promised by the BBC so boot sale plans were shelved and we opted for a jumble sale instead. The clothes weren't very exciting but I picked up a bit more vintage tat.


A pair of framed embroideries for 50p

Two 1930's gilded porthole mirrors for £1

This tacky crinoline lady bell (to summons Jon with when my glass needs topping up) was 20p.
I also found Jon an Empire-made pair of blue and white plimsolls for 10p which he's rather taken with.

We're having a night in with Cuba Libres and home-made pizza and hopefully a car boot sale in the morning (weather permitting).

Whatever you're up to hope it's fun.

35 comments:

  1. what a nice maxi! its so flattering and the colors and patterns are great!

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  2. The maxi dress is fantastic. I wish I had a car boot sale or jumble to go to tomorrow. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh jealousssssssssssss!!!
    Glad you enjoy the pub with the girls!!!
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  3. Ha ha I love the tea bell! There just havent really been any car boots up here this year as the weathers been so awful, I do miss finding things for 10p!

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  4. Dear Vix, great dress! Yes, where is the Indian summer??

    Love the mirrors! And the bell really made me laugh.

    Have a brilliant night xx

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  5. I have a little bell shaped lady like that I got on a visit to Spain. It is in the shape of the Virgin Mary and it was a souvenir of a site where there is a pilgrimage walk. It is packed away somewhere gathering dust. Would it be sacrilege to put her to work calling for more sherry?
    Maxi dresses are you to you what shoes are to me! Love the print on this one - definitely worth the splurge!

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  6. Is Jon really as henpecked as you insinuate? ;o)
    Liking the mirrors.

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  7. I WISH our local charity shop did vintage for £6.95. I am in constant awe of the bargains you pick up.

    Fab little embroideries, and the bell made me laugh :)

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  8. I love the idea of having a wee bell you can ring to have your wine glass topped up -perfect! xx

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  9. Love the colours in your dress and the embroidered prints. Enjoy your night in X

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  10. Love your tat! They are really nice.
    Now why should you resist a maxi, it would be shame to let it go. xx

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  11. I love everything, especially the mirrors and the little embroideries .. all wonderful, I also love your previous post.. You look stunning with your hair like that. I love the outfit and the gold wall paper xx

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  12. Love your maxi dress Vix its gorgeous xxx

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  13. Your hair looks gorgeous here!
    (I'm just after chopping more of mine off. Think I really messed it up now haha)

    x x x

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  14. Love this dress Vix, it really suits you! I had to shelve market plans this weekend too, it's raining for the fourth day in a row today, my backyard is so squelchy and muddy I'm too scared to park the car there, had to leave it on the street!

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  15. Loving the maxi, I can never get enough of them on you :) No one else can rock them like you.
    I really love the embroidered pictures, they have such character and the roses are lovely ;), though the Asia influence of the birdies is equally impressive.

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  16. arling Vix,I adore that maxi!!A girl can never have too many frocks!!Woth every penny,love the print,the lines!!FOXY!
    Sweet goodies you picked up!I quite fancy collecting mirrors,and those are beauties!We don't really have the wall space,though.I picked up a fab crimplene shirt for G at the Kaikoura dump!! $1,mint green,immaculate!Will post it later or tomorrow.
    I love you darling,lets make a date for tomorrow night?!
    XXXxxxXXX Helga!

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  17. Nice dress, especially love your golden necklace :)

    Yumm, I love pizza!!

    Fishing in the clouds,
    Berlin

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  18. the prints in this dress are lush girlie! x

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  19. the maxi dresses are so amazing!! love the print and color <3

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  20. Ha ha ha, I so need a bell in my life for when we move house (and have more than two rooms).

    Hope you enjoyed your pizza and the cuba libres, we sat up all night Friday - Saturday listening to all my 7" singles and drinking polish vodka, it was one of my favourite nights ever. I need to check out that band you've recommended x

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  21. yummy sleeves and love the waist. :D

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  22. Gorgeous outfit, really stunning. Laughed out loud when I saw the bell: I need one of those!

    Shirl xxx

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  23. A girl can never have too many dresses Vix! It's so colourful and bright. Thanks for the lovely comment xxx

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  24. I love the dress and the bell... well what a fab idea! Dx

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  25. Hi there-hope you had a fabulous night. your dress is an amazing find and looks gorgeous! xx

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  26. The framed embroideries are so lovely, I adore them so much and imagine all that hard work gone into making them. The maxi looks stunning, worth every single penny, the print is gorgeous xx

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  27. It is good to splurge once in a while ... and with all the deal you get what's one non vintage dress ... specially it is this colorful and pretty! :)

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  28. You always find the best things:) Love the dress hunnie!!

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  29. I think this is my favourite dress of yours (so far)

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  30. Ahhh... the Lady of the Maxi with her crinoline bell...!!!

    You look divine Vix! This is a gorgeous dress! You need to be drinking the Cuba Libres in Goa, dressed like this!

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  31. £6.95 is nothing when you see what a good cause its going to. Fabulous dress!
    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  32. Ooh another gorgeous dress, love the colours. And kinda love the lady bell too, shes all pretty :)

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  33. love the maxi, would love to see a close up!

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  34. Vix darling, your deals are enviable and divine! You inspire me! You really do! Shop I must! ;-D

    Love the dress too, btw. And oh, the mending pile. Drat it.

    heart: Kimberellie

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