Friday, 22 October 2010

Ye Gods!


What a day! Down at the public swimming baths at 8.30am this morning one of the young lifeguards looked my bikini clad figure up and down and declared me to be "F**king fit." Round these parts "fit" is a euphemism for being hot so I dived into the pool feeling very pleased with myself.


After my swim I wandered around town determined to stop spending, however out of the corner of my eye I spotted this rather fabulous velvet trimmed frock in the window of the local St Giles Hospice shop, the sleeve had a flourish which I knew to be something special and lo and behold, it was. 


Two Jean Varon frocks in eight days, the charity shop gods are certainly smiling on me.

Sorry about the demented smile, this is what I look like before a drink!

Finally we've had a call to tell us that our favourite Gujarati restaurant is reopening this evening and we're invited to the party. Bhangra, Bacardi and Bengan-e-Bahar here I come!

Jean Varon frock, 1950's Goldette pendant (both charity shop finds), Great-Grandmother's carpet bag.

58 comments:

  1. I bet you looked fabulous.......!!! Perfect in red doll....:)

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog everyday...you are so very very sweet!!!

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  2. You do look great and fit!:D

    It's a nice frock, I am loving the colors!:D

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

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  3. you look so beautifuly vampy.

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  4. Oh ! Vix !!! You're just PERFECT !!!

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  5. Oh Vix, I hope to grow up to be like you x

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  6. You are fit my dear Vix - even with that demented smile (your words not mine)! Enjoy your night out!

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  7. You are 'fit'!

    I bet you looked great x

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  8. Vix can you adopt me for a week or so, I need some of your chairty shop action LOL, ours are so crap! LOL at the lifeguard, but yep you are f'ing fit ;-)

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  9. Hi there-well what a day, you are officially f**ing fit and another stunning Jean Varon dress find, how wonderful is that?? You look amazing in it, well done indeed and have a great night too! xx

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  10. Ooooh Vix has all the young wee lads (I don't talk like this. I just always wanted to use the word 'wee' in a sentence. And lads) chasing after her haha
    I abousulely love the dress esp with the amazing jewellery and bag!
    In Dublin, hot = massive. Which is a bit weird cos a tourist would probably think you were calling them fat!

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  11. Wait. I forgot to add kisses. Must add kisses!

    x x x x x x x x

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  12. Too bloody right you're fecking fit!!!Grrrrrrr!!!
    Loving that maroon!Just divine!Amazing,another Jean Varon....I sense an accidental collection developing......!!!Huzzah!!
    Hope the Indian is ultra delish,just like YOU!!!
    LOVE Helga XXXxxxXXX

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  13. Praise the Gods!

    you look so good in red too. . and those finds are priceless.

    by the way, i am launching a series of shoe posts on my site, and the first one is where i am inviting bloggers to tell their shoe stories over the years, and to muse upon their evolution in shoe tastes . .

    here's my post: http://devilishlypleasurable.blogspot.com/2010/10/to-all-shoes-ive-loved-before.html

    and i am looking forward to seeing yours and to drool at your lovely shoes

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  14. you're f***g fit! absolutely brilliant!

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  15. He's right! Bet you'd put most of us to shame in a bikini!

    That dress is utterly divine. The sleeves are something a bit special!

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  16. Sure you're fit, you didn't need a young bloke to tell you... I could have told you that! (or is that not the same?) - and what a wonderful new addition to your ever growing collection! xxx

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  17. F**king fit? Too damn right!
    Enjoy your night out x

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  18. Wow, what a compliment! That dress is stunning, and you have a lovely smile, not at all demented!

    xx

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  19. You really are a Goddess in your patchwork living room. you always make me smile xxx

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  20. It's not suprising that the lifeguard declared you "fit", you have a fab figure and that lovely dress compliments it perfectly. xxx

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  21. Gorgeous JV dress - you have had fantastic charity shop fortune but it's very well deserved!You look divine!
    XX Comtesse XX

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  22. Stunning dress Vix! and the lifeguard is right :) Hope you have a great night xxx

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  23. That shade of brugundy suits you soooooooooooo well. About your charity finds i will say no more, too jealous, ha, ha, ha.
    Hope you have a super time.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  24. I HAVE GOT TO go to England! Every day you show us the most beautiful things that a person that goes thrifting could ever find!
    This dress is a gem! Very very beautiful and it fits you perfectly ;)
    Have a lovely weekend, dear.

    Jungle World Citizen

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  25. what a lovely color and I love the delicate ruffle at the neckline..u look hot even when fully clad:-)

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  26. i had a look through your blog and your style is very inspiring and unique. i love it. in this oufit the pendant really stands out. i'm a total sucker 4 gold.
    xoxo
    mina

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  27. What a fabulous find, and gorgeous. The draping of the sleeves is perfect. Doesn't it make you feel great when guy pops you a compliment :)
    I am snaking off to Goodwill before Rod gets home ;)
    I am inspired today !
    And you are smokin' hot, baby!

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  28. And he's right. You are fit! x

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  29. One of my male readers told me last week that he noticed all of my female blogging friends are extremely hot. That makes me smile. Obviously, you are one of the hottest! xoxo

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  30. You looked pretty pleased with yourself, Vix - that demented smile :) Good reason to be!

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  31. You are fit, Vix! You've got a great figure, and you know how to dress it!

    Yesterday I smiled at an old man, and he said something that I didn't hear, so I asked "pardon?" and he replied, "Beautiful!" I thought, aww, how sweet and gave him a big grin, until he added on "day"...whoops!

    Mmmmm, love the velvet dress!! xx Claire

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  32. I am not in the least surprised he made that comment - you are one smokin' hot babe!! What a fantastic day you've had! Keep 'em coming gorgeous. xo

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  33. You should be pleased with yourself. You are super duper hot :) And love your smiles both before and after the drinks :)

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  34. I like how you kept this looking simple and then paired it with the lovely stunning necklace :)

    Donuts rolling around,
    Berlin

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  35. Its always nice to be paid a compliment like that. Call me sad, but I write these moments down in my 'when I feel like writing in it' diary so that if I am having a bad day, I can cheer myself up by reading these entries xxx

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  36. Dear Vix, you look fabulous, I'm not surprised the life guard noticed! Love the dress! The colour and the sleeves are wonderful. You could spot something good a mile off! Hope you had an amazing night xx

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  37. Well lovely Vix he was only stating the obvious, you are effing fit!
    I can't believe you found another Jean Varon, and again you look incredible in it.
    Adore the colour
    You are the thrifting super sleuth!
    x

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  38. I'd call that an excellent morning's work:
    both at the swimming baths and the charity shop! xxx

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  39. And that young man would be absolutely right! *Another* Jean Varon and what a beauty too! Fits you like a dream and love that rich red on you.

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  40. Oh wow wonderful frock and even better compliment!! You are hot!!
    Kandi x

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  41. Of course you don't need a young fellow to tell you that you look fabulous, but it does wonders for the ego and the soul to hear such beautiful words. As always, singularly elegant.
    Have a happy weekend;-)
    xxxx

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  42. Wow, good day for you! Liked that a lifeguard called you fit - our local pool is somehow always full of kids so I avoid it like the plague! Fab dress also, love the sleeves :)

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  43. Rowr! Think we need a bikini outfit post next!

    Amazing find, you are certainly doing well this week.

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  44. Stunning, such a lovely piece. Sounds like it really was meant to be found xx

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  45. Gorgeous:)))))

    Love
    minnja

    http://minnja.blogspot.com/

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  46. waaauuuuw great dress :D and... what a lovely blog, so glad I found you :)

    xxx

    hope you come visit/follow me?: )
    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

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  47. hehe, sounds like you had a wonderful day! would love to see what vintage bikini you was wearing! you must have quite a collection! the sleeves and colour of the dress are gorgeous. xx

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  48. i LOVE that you pulled a lifeguard! get in there missy!

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  49. Dear Vixy,
    I am consumed with lust for that dress...the colour...the sleeves...WOW!
    You wear it so well too, I don't think I know anybody who wears a maxi dress better than you do!
    The latest "Phwoar comment" I got was from a balding old scroat customer at work...not very encouraging I must admit, in fact I felt so disgusted it almost triggered my Begbie reflex, luckily for Mr. Scrotal Sack there were no pint glasses within my reach at that moment or he would have been for it!
    …xXx

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  50. What a brilliant start to the day it must have been to get a comment like that - you are in amazing shape, well deserved! Hope the party was fun. xx

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  51. Congratulations on your young lifeguard compliment! I doubt I've a chance in hell of hearing such a thing, especially if I showed myself in a bikini. :-b

    I'm really loving these Jean Varon dresses, especially on you. They're calling out for a flickering candlelit dinner party in an old mansion, perhaps a gothic suspense plot brewing... I'm tempted to Google the name to see what such dresses go for in the US.

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  52. We are just checking out your blog - very cool! you have a unique sense of style! we love your look!

    www.stylishdesi.com/blog

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  53. I thought I had commented on this :( I am so sure I had left a comment after Roo Paprika's!!! i seriously am going senile.

    ...but you... to quote a certain young lifeguard...are most certainly "f**king fit"!! sheesh. these people are so behind the times. Weall already knew that. :) x

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