Saturday, 20 November 2010

Audrey Hepburn I Ain't!


Vintage crimplene dress (Charity stall), Patent shoeboots (TopShop sale 2009)

With my little black dress, posh updo and pearl earrings, you might be forgiven for thinking I'm imitating a certain lady-like actress but with my propensity for downing pints, neon lippy, rock bands and general bad behaviour being trashy is far more me.


This is the dress I wore to the pub last night.



When I read the lovely comments you left yesterday I was delighted that I'd made the right choice.

You can't beat a set of false eyelashes for adding glamour. These are from Poundland and have survived a soggy Green Man and some wild nights out. The lipstick is Barry M, I was wearing the same shade back in the early 1980's when I first discovered the brand. The 1960's pearl earrings were a 50p car boot sale find.

More boozing tonight at the Curry-oake. 
What are you up to? Hope it's fabulous!

54 comments:

  1. Hi there-yaay, so pleased you wore the black dress, a very sexy and chic look and love the accessories too! Have a great night and a lovely Sunday too! xx

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  2. Oh so glad you wore that dress and posted as well. My goodness! You look so stunning! The dress looks amazing on you and I absolutely LOVE your earrings!! I've recently been converted to false eyelashes again - they are as you say uber glamourous - but I've yet to perfect the art of putting them on without glue dramas.
    I'm making and having curry in I'm afraid - Beef Madras. Have a lovely evening boozing.

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  3. aww the dress is so casual chic in the most elegant way! I love your updo too!

    xx
    anya

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  4. That black dress looks amazing on you, the gold daisy trim just sets it off perfectly, you look the height of sophistication.
    Having a toasty night in here just made chicken casserole and got fairy cakes in the oven. Might pop to the shop for some booze as the winter sets in I can't resist the odd glass ~ just to warm me through you understand :)
    Kandi x

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  5. Looking beautiful, Vix. Good ole Barry M!
    Quiet night in tonight...fire's lit, dinner's eaten and got a bit of sewing on the go. Luverly.
    Have a good one. xxx

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  6. You look stunning, it is a differnt look for you but I still think your personality shines through, very Hepburn xx

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  7. You look fantastic, I do love this dress! We are having a night in, a curry and some rubbish on the tv :) Have a great night xxx

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  8. Gorgeous outfit Vix. I love everything about the dress. After a tiring day shopping at York Designer Outlet we are staying in tonight, just made a WeightWatchers chicken casserole with baked potatos. Yum. Last night we went to see an Agatha Christie play which was really good. Have a fab night!
    Dx

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  9. Phwoar!! You may well be the consumate hippy chick(chic) but you do ladylike beautifully!You look absolutely divine,darling,so pretty,proper,but downright HOT!! Fab frock,awesome choice!Great lippy!!Wowza colour!
    Hope you have a brillant time-can't see how you wouldn't,looking ike that!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  10. tres jolie robe en plus ma mere m a appelee Audrey a cause d elle ;O)

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  11. you look like a cooler version of Audrey..love your hair do..shows off your beautiful glam feautures.your earring go pertectly with your goldy trim vestido and also your shoe boots are so cute.

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  12. You look absolutely stunning Vix, i love the dress, the shoes and the make up xx

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  13. the all black look is so fierce, especially paired with the glam updo!

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  14. Vix that dress looks fabulous on you, and you really suit this hairstyle! Have a lovely evening :) xx

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  15. I love it - and I'd rather do curry-oake with you than Audrey Hepburn any day!

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  16. Gorgeous! Love the hair, make up and outfit!

    xx

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  17. That dress looks great on you, have another great night tonight. We've just watched the 1st Harry Potter film (We've never watched any of them before!) have to say I really enjoyed it and will be watching the others over the next few weeks. We have my granddaughter staying over tonight so no booze for us :(

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  18. You look stunning! Fantastic dress and your hair looks gorgeous.

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  19. That dress is amazing and it looks just right with your shoes!!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  20. The dress makes you look very prim and proper!

    Had a full day - 5 hours of a Christmas Stroll, a fund-raising walk through 6 beautifully decorated homes and a mausoleum! Then we attended a 40th birthday party for a friend...now comfortably situated with feet up and laptop on my lap!

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  21. Ah you never fail to look less than gorgeous. I love this look on you - eyelashes, frock, shoes, jewellery, all divine. You're looking even more slender than usual as well - am jealous!

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  22. ps - does my first sentence even make sense? I've confused myself with the negatives. I meant to say you always look gorgeous. Why didn't I just type that in the first place?!

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  23. Oh Vix!
    You always amaze me and that dress yesterday!
    yumbolia!
    I wish the world would go back in time to the eastern/hippie/Beatles on sld days :)
    Or better yet, go forward to those days of love!
    I do need to pop out the lashes and give em a go, but as of late, a night at the computer isn't reason enough for me (yet!)
    Though I am grateful, I do wish I could join you in a night of a thousands beers ;)
    My liver has other plans............
    I used to be the under-aged beer chugging daisy duke wearing giant Thunderbird drivin country girl. Beer between my legs, a camera in the backseat!
    xXx
    Reva

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  24. I love the black dress and it really does suit you so well.I worked all day yesterday and then went to see a film in a tiny little vintage style cinema, enchanting.Worked all day again today and this evening have been to a rock gig in a local pub, very loud bluesy rock, brilliant ! No car boot in the morning as I am working all day, boo hoo , but will be hitting the charity shops on Monday to search for a vintage fix!I swear it's the patchouli and yoga that give me all the energy !

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  25. looking gorgeous! loving the bun n the ring which kinda seem to be in sync;)

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  26. Vixen--I have never tried false eyelashes. Must add that to my bucket list!

    We have a full moon and the neighbors are howling. My husband is cleaning trout and I am reading blogs. :)

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  27. I hope you're taking pictures at the Curry-oke! You look elegant, hot and darn skinny in that! Gorgeous, Vix, you clean up well! ;)

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  28. Dear Vix, I meant to say the other day that the crimplene dress was amazing. It looks fabulous on you and you look gorgeous. Love the hair, eyelashes and make up. Hope you've had a good Saturday xx

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  29. Love the updo!! u look very sophisticated...

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  30. OH. MY. GOD. You look amazing Vix! Love the hair, the frock, the earrings, the eyelashes, the lippy - everything! Bugger Audrey - don't you think she might have actually have been a bit too 'nice'? Give me a real woman any day! You rock. Sarah xxx

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  31. Love the hair and make up ... Looking quite sexy!

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  32. I may be the last person on earth to think so but... I have never 'got' the appeal of Audrey Hepburn. I'm not in to gamine ladies and fiesty sprites.

    I prefer the kind of WOMEN who down pints, apply neon lippy, listen to rock bands and indulge in general bad behaviour.. elegantly and with flair and always graciously.

    Oh... like you. :)

    I use Barry M lipstick too Vix!!!!!! The Green Magic one!!!!!! I have been wearing that since I was 13... almost 30 years ago... !!

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  33. Sexy dress and loving your hair!:D

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

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  34. I knew the LBD would look amazing on you, Vix! Never mind Audrey, you stand on your own. Hope you are having a lovely weekend. (I'm spending mine with small children which is an unusual experience :) xxx

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  35. You look awesome..love the makeup and pearls :)

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  36. Oh, you look absolutely fantastic! Love the dress and make-up. I wish I looked as glamorous as you in false eyelashes. My typical sami small eyes makes that look strange.

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  37. Stunning dress, I know you love colour, but I must say you equally suit this little black dress. Your hair and make-up look fabulous, especially the lashes. I would like to think I am quite loyal to certain make-up brands, and it’s always nice to revisit a loved shade xx

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  38. That dress is even more perfect on than I first imagined x

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  39. hahaha i love it! nice girls don't change the world anyway. i think about 10-20& trashy is essential for fun :)

    yes, i'm really glad i protested, i can't stand cameron (or thatcher 2.0) i'm really worried about what the UK will look like soon - its easy for a multi millionaire to say the economy's fine...xxx

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  40. Fantastic! You are sooooooooooo Rock 'n Roll!

    Mind you, attitude aside you do look very sophisticated in the pictures x

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  41. I wish I had the nerve to try false eyelashes, but I'm always irrationally terrified that I won't be able to get them off or that the glue will make my eyes sore :-)

    They look fantastic, though! xxx

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  42. Beautiful dress...hope that you have a great night xx

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  43. Stunning as always!

    Those pearl earrings are lovely.
    I like how your wearing all black and gold because it makes the pink blusher and lip colour pop!

    I adore those curtains of yours! Very swanky!

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  44. That dress is stunning - love it. If you ever think of eBaying it please let me know! xx
    http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  45. you look ever so chic, vix! i adore the juxtapostion between your black outfit and your fabulously bright interior! xxx

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  46. You look BEAUTIFUL! And yes, you are Audrey-esque! Your kindness and caring are very Audrey-esque indeed!!!

    heart: Kimberellie

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  47. Oh I love love love your dress Vix. What a great find!

    Sally x

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  48. *wolf whistle* the black dress looks uber glam! love that! x

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  49. That dress is amazing and looks great on you!

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