Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Down To Business


I don't like it much but once in a while I'm forced to act like a grown-up. Like today, for instance, I've been sorting out my accounts, applying to renew my Indian visa and had to attend a meeting with Dad's financial advisor. 


 In my opinion there's nothing more business-like than good old navy blue, a waistcoat and a pussybow blouse and this fab vintage maxi dress by "Barnaby" combines the three to perfection. 

 
It was a pressie from my darling Helga, isn't it fab?


Just to prove that I'm not really an adult I've painted my nails Barry M green and I'm having vodka and coke with chip butties for tea.



47 comments:

  1. Chip butties is our Friday takeaway tea.

    You look fab as usual - well done Helga!

    x

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  2. hermosa Vix! love all your collection of pussy blouse's..you dont have any on Ebay for a big mama like me? and no never act your age.

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  3. whats chip butties?? I love the combination of the polka dot bow blouse with the dress - formal yet chic..

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  4. Smart and stunning. I love the polka dots, such a classic and well loved print. Hope tommorow is a more fun day for you xx

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  5. Oh who wants to be grown up? It's no fun whatsoever. Bills are boring, sensible stuff is boring. I want to drink vodka and have chip butties too :(

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  6. That's a great blouse!

    Chip butties, yum! I used to think they were so weird when i first moved to Britain (a starchy thing in a starchy thing!), but I've come round entirely now and love them - and with lots of brown sauce cos I live in Edinburgh!

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  7. Looking good. How come you can eat and drink like that and stay so slim? I am so envious.

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  8. Hi my dear-what a lovely gift from Helga, it looks fabulous, you look very ladylike indeed! xx

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  9. Gorgeous outfit - do you think Helga would like to send me some clothes? Enjoy the chip butty!

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  10. Chip butties yummy ,what did you think of Kirsty ? loved the places she went to buy and what they bought ,but all the crafts they did before ...love Jan xx

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  11. I am with That´s Not My Age here.Helga send us beautiful clothes, too he, he, he.
    You look so good in that beautiful dress, and the blouse is to die for.
    Enjoy your chip butties ( ummmmmmmmmmmm that´s really naughty food!!!

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  12. You are adorable Vix! :) And I love the Navy Blue with Polka Dot. Definitely has the right amount of business like vibe :)

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  13. Very businesslike, Vix! I often paint my nails in a bright colour to prove that I'm not a corporate bore! :) x

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  14. Please do a pre india trip blog post about what you will be taking with you etc...your blog is wonderful, vintage bliss :) xx

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  15. I am SO ENVIOUS of your dinner! I haven't had a chip butty in yonks, I must do that this weekend (vodka and coke would go down nicely too!) x

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  16. Haha brilliant! I could do with a vodka and coke too. Loving that dress!x

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  17. Tea sounds top draw! And you look better than grown up - super stylish! xx

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  18. Feck me,Missus,you look bloody FANTASTIC in that frock!!!Oh!I'm so jealous,I love it to bits!!Not bad for $2!!! You foxy thing you,nice touch with the Barry M,a girl can't get too carried away with this grown up businessy lark!!!
    Mmm,chip butties!!! Avoid,avoid...eeep,straight to my thighs,bugger!
    LOVE you,xxxXXXxxxHelga!!!

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  19. You are so pretty! I love this outfit. It is very grownup, but in a very chic and adorable way. ;)

    And vodka and Coke sounds wonderful right now. Sigh. xo

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  20. It looks more than fabulous! With that outfit, I'd give you at least the VP chair of my company =)
    Have a great Thursday!

    Jungle World Citizen

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  21. Lovely outfit, Vix...tres chic. I LOVE a chip buttie...I could do one right now.xxx

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  22. I hate being grown up too, it's sooooo boring!

    And don't get me started on chip butties, second mention of chips in 2 hours has me craving them!

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  23. fab outfit! the blouse is so gorgeous!

    being an adult isn't fun...sometimes even strong colourful nails doesn't help to make you feel... not-adult.
    omg, i need some new nail liquors.
    ; )

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  24. You look very sophisticated and I love your choice of tea and drink! xx

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  25. I agree, navy blue does look grown-up.:D I like how you've kept it fun with the nails.:D

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

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  26. You look fab in your grown up outfit, pleased you followed with a bit of barry M:) Did you know you have been mentioned on the Dotcomgiftshop http://www.dotcomgiftshop.com/blog scroll down to vintage blogs we love!
    Kandi x

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  27. Swap the voddy for a cider and I'm on board. :)

    Love the blouse, very business like but the colourful nails keep it on the good side of business.

    xx

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  28. Tee, hee! The shirt's cute (I cannot do 'business' dress - it just isn't in me) and who can resist a cheeky wee chip buttie?! Make mine a gin though...

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  29. I'm a firm believer that one shouldn't be a grownup too often.xx.

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  30. Dear Vix, isn't Helga brilliant! She knows exactly what looks great on you. I love the dress and the green nails.

    Yes, please don't ever grow up - chip butties and vodka and coke for tea sounds perfect! xx

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  31. Did you have the vodka before the financial meeting, Vix? That sure helped! You look wonderful business-like - There is nothing like 'dressing for the occasion' (whatever it is) to get into the swing of things. xxx

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  32. Mmmm, chip butties. Why are chip butties so damn good? Far better than just chips alone. I love your outfit, very businesslike but still Vix stylish. xx

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  33. Oh Vix, you delight me. And that chair in the background also delights me, upholstered by yourself, I'm assuming. And that dress is indeed fab. And your lunch so envious. Gosh, I wish I had some real life girl friends like you. Vodka and chips for tea sounds just lovely.

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  34. Wonderful it is, it's totally you.
    I like how it's simple and mostly black, the dots add as a great distraction :)

    Pumpkins bobbing down the streets.
    Berlin

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  35. :) the post lights a smile :)

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  36. don't grow up too fast lol. looove this look!

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  37. Fab outfit. I had jacket potato with vodka and coke for tea last night lol! ... ;0)

    Shirl xxx

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  38. Glad you're not really an adult, I was getting worried there for a minute, Vix! XX! Love the bow!

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  39. I really like those elegant sleeves on your blouse. So smart!

    Also - thanks for popping in and leaving a comment.

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  40. You look totally fabulous as always hunnie.....love your outfit.....:)

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  41. Hi. I'm a new reader of your blog and am fascinated by your style on a shoestring aesthetic. You have probably gone over this several times in the past, but I wondered if you work and if so, what as? Lucky you if you don't but also lucky you if you do as most workplaces wouldn't be so appreciative of your dressing up style! I like it though, Fay x

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  42. I want your blouse Vix!
    Those sleeves, sigh....love it.

    xoxo
    Psychedelicsister

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  43. You loook soooo gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Love that jumper sooo much! And that blouse is soooo coool!!!!
    Big kiss,
    xox Beckerman Girls

    http://www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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  44. Love that dress,Vix! And LOL @ your tea - sounds good to me! x

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  45. ooooh! Love your polka dot blouse and its billowy sleeves and pussy bow - it looks fab paired with the waistcoat. You do look the business!

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