Friday, 29 October 2010

Hormonal Horrors



I'm utterly useless at the moment and blame PMT. My normally brilliant memory failed to remember the one essential item I meant to pick up in town earlier and I had to walk the two mile round trip back once I'd got home.


My hair's gone all flat, my lipstick's too dark, my blusher keeps sinking into my skin and my eyeliner won't stay put. I caught sight of myself in a shop window earlier and thought how vile and drab I looked and so this is the second outfit of the day.


Fortunately there's one thing to bring cheer to my day, a jumble sale at the church hall at 6pm this evening. Our 1970 Type 4 Volkswagen Variant Ebby is all fired up and topped up with bin bags just in case we get lucky.



I'm wearing a couple of recent jumble sale finds and hoping the vintage fairies will be kind to me.


Vintage Dollyrockers mini dress (eBay), 1960's St Michael nylon pussybow blouse and Miss Holmes suede shoes (Jumble sale), 1980's white floral Chelsea Girl tights (Courtesy of the wonderful Alex)

Wish me luck! I promise to share any interesting finds.

41 comments:

  1. Ugh I know that feeling! Hopefully the jumble sale will be awesome to make up for it :)

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  2. ...and there was i about to launch into 'how pretty you look' today!! I see no flat hair, only luscious locks. Hopefully the vintage fairies will be kind.
    I absolutely love how you're co-ordinated with Ebby.
    Damn it, i've just realised we need more vehicles.

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  3. Good luck and I hope you feel much better soon :)
    I see nothing wrong with your look or makeup, though! That dress and blouse make a wonderful pair and you totally rocked the white tights!
    Have a lovely evening ;)

    Jungle World Citizen

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  4. We had a V W Variant like yours years ago ,I loved itt love Jan xx

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  5. Good luck! You look adorable, the car looks adorable, most welcoming for the vintage fairies. And all that walking gives you some great legs, at least!

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  6. Take heart! We all have those days. You look lovely so banish any thought that tells you otherwise. Best of luck with jumble sales!

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  7. Ebby's looking almost as good as you. xxxx

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  8. You look great, not vile at all silly !!! what did you forget in town Vicky?? :)X

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  9. I do not know how you do it, but everytime i finish reading your post I am smiling if not laghing. You are an absolute treat.
    Thank you for your kind words in your comments, I know they come from your heart, because that is the person you are.
    If you see the lucky fairy of the jumble sales please, please tell her to come round here.
    Un abrazo grande!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  10. I don't think the vintage fairies will be able to resist you in that outfit.

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  11. I hate days like that :-(
    But you look fab, this has to be one of my favourite outfits, hope the faires of jumble shine down on you!

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  12. Hope you find loads of gorgeous things at the jumble sale Vix xxx

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  13. i just love this outfit! the blue dress and sheer white shirt make this alice in wonderland ready, while the strappy red shoes give it a hing of modern sexiness! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love the outfit - the blouse in gorgeous xx Have a fab rummage!

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  15. Vix I think this has defo got to be one of my fav outfits you have blogged. Its so cute! Wish I could get away with the white tights but in the town I live in I`d be a source of amusement. I once dared to wear fushia pink shoes and black tights and you should have seen the looks and I just don`t have the confidence to deal with it! Have fun at the jumble sale. Dx

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  16. Such a sweet outfit. Love the blouse. I do not find anything wrong with your look ... You always look good to me. hope you feel better soon!

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  17. I love the shade of blue against your dark hair.:D

    Good luck!:D


    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  18. I think you're looking great as always Vix, but I do know what you mean about hormones messing with...well everything. I swear my eyes change shape or something when I'm hormonal, my eyeiner just never looks how it should and I seem to be permanently clammy. Very unattractive x

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  19. Good luck - hate days like these but they always pass xx

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  20. All the best at the jumble sale!! I know how some days are just so wring:-) you look lovely and I love the pussybow top.

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  21. Sending out the thrifty god's to your aid ASAP :)
    I get "the uglies" about 29 out of 31 days per month ;)
    However, you look fresh and lovely from here :)
    xXx,
    Reva

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  22. If this is a bad day you are looking pretty damn good Vix!
    I had that day on Tuesday. Literally wanted to cry and go home and get in my duvet.

    I love the 80's cut out back top, it's far better than anything (overthe)topshop had to offer. :)

    xxx

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  23. I am having the exact same kind of day. Except, I gotta tell you, you look lovely. It's all in our heads (it always is). But that doesn't really help, does it?

    At least when you look back at the photos you can think: What was I thinking? I look FINE." At least I do that.

    As for eyeliner, yes, it does that. I now dot liquid liner between my bottom lashes (real small dots where there are less lashes) and then I put on black mascara on my bottom lashes. It is the look of eyeliner without the falling down of eyeliner... you should try it!

    heart: Kimberellie

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  24. I know those days! But it's amazing what a new outfit can do to brighten ones mood :) Hope the vintage fairies were good to you!!!!

    xx Claire

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  25. Hugs Vix...hope you had good luck at the jumble. Re the hair...look out for some sea salt spray...reckon you could discuise a Devon Rex as a regular cat with that stuff! x

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  26. Ahhh there's nothing like shopping to brighten a dreary day. Hehe. We're SO alike! I love your dress. You don't look drab at all. Quite the opposite, in fact. xo

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  27. Of course,we see none of what you are bemoaning!! It's awful when you get that hormonal blah/drab feeling.There's nothing to be done about it,except have a stiff drink,darling!!
    God,I love all my treats!!You are too clever for words!
    Digging that outfit,byt the way,especially the pussy bow blouse! Hopefully the vinatge fairies not only smiled on you,but poured goodies all over you!!
    Love you,sweetheart.Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  28. Hah good luck! This is my favourite outfit of yours, amazizano! (I have a lot of favourites...)

    x x x x

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  29. You match your car! I hope you feel better, Vix, PMT is the worst. And good luck at the jumble sale! XX!

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  30. Hi my dear-thats such a gorgeous outfit, the colours are lovely on you!! Hope you feel better this morning and that you got some fab finds last nite, have a great weekend too! xx

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  31. Dear Vix, oh God! I have days like that too. My memory is reminiscent of a senile old granny sometimes.

    Your pictures are brilliant, the outfit with your amazing car looks like an original vintage picture! You look fantastic.

    Fee and I watched a film the other night which I think you will love. I blogged about it.

    Have a fabulous weekend and I hope you got some great bargains today, I have no doubt at all you have xx

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  32. Can you do some more posts like do did with your recent thrifty buying? they are so interesting, !!

    ThankU

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  33. I can’t wait to here about your evening jumble sale, I’m sure you have some finds to share!

    The pale blue mini dress is lovely teamed with the white pussybow blouse, you look fabulous, never underestimate the power of an outfit change xx

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  34. You look lovely here. I'm so jealous of that blouse - it's amazing!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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  35. Hope you find something to brighten your mood at the jumble sale. Don't let the 'Hormonal Horrors' get you down;-)
    The ensemble is gorgeous - and those shoes are so quirky!

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  36. You could never look vile and dull! I absolutely adore this outfit - the blouse underneath is an inspired touch and the tights show off those cracking legs of yours so well. Chuffed they've made such a quick appearance on the blog!

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  37. YOU can talk, looking as pretty as you do! Imagine how us plain janes get through PMS!

    PS: That is easily my most favourite outfit of yours.

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  38. Understand the feeling but be assured you are fabulous - that blouse, the powder blue, those shoes - you're truly looking a knockout!
    xx Comtesse xx

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  39. Ha! I don't know how it works, but I get VERY forgetful and confused before my special days. But don't worry, your hair doesn't look flat and you're fully dressed... xxx

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  40. Dear Vix,
    I love this outfit, it's quite simply PERFECTISSIMO!
    Lots of love,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  41. lovely dress goes so well with your cute car..I want a little red car like that..dont worry about hormonal..hope your better mi amor.

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