Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Mellow Yellow


Inspired by fab new friend and fellow vintage lover, Sarah at Misfits Vintage, I've had a yellow-themed day.
1960's tunic (courtesy of my darling Helga), Kate Moss at TopShop striped shorts and vintage suede jerkin (Both £1 each, car boot sales), Beret (jumble sale), Shoes (£5 Topshop sale), Grey opaques (Kid's school uniform, local market stall), Jewellery (India/Inherited)

Not only did I have lashings of butter on my midday malf loaf but I donned my cable knit beret and Kate Moss shorts and, to keep up with my crafty challenge, made a funky strapless beach dress. I've got hundreds of sarongs but they do my head in, they always fall off at the most inappropriate of moments.

Flamingo printed fabric (25p charity shop), Yellow cotton and elastic (both car boot sale finds)


Should a woman of my advanced years be seen in public wearing hot pants?


If you'd have asked a more inhibited me twenty years ago I'd have said no but nowadays I couldn't care less whether it's right or wrong, I didn't hear any complaints when I walked to the newagents earlier.

More parcels containing wonderful things from special friends arrived today, all will be revealed tomorrow!

57 comments:

  1. Fab yellow beret and even MORE fab flamingo dress. I am getting less inhibited as I get older too, isn't it great :D

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  2. very original outfit!I like it!


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  3. Fabulous. I just love that yellow on you. And great to see that tunic's debut. Hotpants all the way when you've the legs for it, as you do!
    xxx Comtesse xxx

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  4. The tunic is so cool !!!!!

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  5. divine in yellow mi amor..you shine..love the flamingos tunic..that beret is so adorable...love your leggy doll piernas(legs)
    you can wear anything amiga..you make every pie look so glam and stylish...cute shorts.

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  6. Hell yes you should!! You have cracking legs!
    Love this outfit, shorts and tunic are lush. And the sundress is perfect, very jealous of your upcoming hols.

    xx

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  7. With those legs yes, yes, yes ...love your beach dress ....love Jan xx

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  8. You wore the tunic! Bless you! Hot pants? I should say so. You can't cover up those lovely legs. No more maxis!!!!!

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  9. Wow well done on the lovely dress Vix!!
    And i love the shorts and the beret!! :) xx

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  10. Oh yeah...especially with pins like yours, Vix!xxx

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  11. Another wonderful crafty make, the flamingo is so quirky and perfect for the beach. I think providing you have the legs (which you clearly do) of course you are okay to wear hot pants. You look stunning xx

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  12. If you want to wear hotpants, you go for it! xx

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  13. Er I'm 40 and whatever my age I'd be living in hotpants if I had your legs! You look fab. Love that flamingo fabric!!!

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  14. If you have it flaunt it...You have fabulous leg that deserved to be seen.
    Your bigger photos are a real joy. Thank you my dear friend!!!
    Un abrazo
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. Oh Vix you look HAWT! You've got some killer legs.

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  16. Phwoar! It would criminal for a woman of your age and hotness NOT to wear hotpants!!! With a bod like yours,honey,you could walk down the street in a bikini!! Awesome look,the golds,yellows,browns work beautifully.That's an adorable beret!!Love the cabel,and am stoked that the tunic fits and looks so good!Jealous!
    LOVE!! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  17. What legs!! if you are comfortable wearing hot pants then thats all that counts:-) Love the print on that sarong..

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  18. You look fantastic...love the beret and hot pant. Your beach dress is gorgeous! xxx

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  19. I think you look fab in shorts x

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  20. As the other have said if you have legs like that it would be wrong not to show em off in hotpants! Love you hat it's a beauty.
    Kandi x

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  21. So so SO good! I'm jealous of your legs. When you're debating to wear hot pants or not, remember that a 13 year old is jealous of your legs.

    x x x

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  22. Dear Vixy,
    I agree with Sacramento...
    If you've got it, FLAUNT IT!
    I've seen some chicks in their 20s wearing hot pants that don't even come close to looking as fab as you do in your pair.
    Last Saturday a big group of vivacious & attractive middle-aged women came to the pub & my younger (male) college was abhorred by the fact that some of them were wearing very short skirts & plunging necklines.
    He said that he’d die of embarrassment if his mum went out like that.
    I glanced over & said to him that although they were wearing the same sort of apparel that a much younger woman would wear; it was obvious to me that their outfits had been put together with the greatest consideration to avoid looking vulgar.
    If they had been dressed like Katie Price doing a book launch then fair enough, I would probably have had to agree with my college but I like to think that unlike KP most women have a little decorum.
    If my ass grows to the size of Marble Arch then I’ll probably choose not to wear mini skirts anymore & if I develop hand glide worthy bingo wings I’ll probably choose to wear cover-ups but until such time I shall steadfastly maintain that there should be no age limit on any attire in my wardrobe!
    Lot’ s of love,
    …xXx

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  23. ohhhh, your legs make me feel jealous!!!

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  24. Vix that colour is fab on the beret! Love you outfit. I loathe any views other than wear what you want! The yellow theme is wonderful and so true about sarongs xx

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  25. Hi there-you look totally gorgeous in hot pants and the tunic from Helga looks adorable-I just love the yellow beret too! xx

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  26. I don't have your lovely figure, but we share the same attitude, if I look nice, that'll do for me! I think you always look lovely....x

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  27. You look smoking HOT in those HOT shorts Vix! x

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  28. Frankly, with those legs, age simply doesn't come into it. Like many of the other girls have said - if you've got it, flaunt it! Plus, I always think opaques lend a demure edge to anything.
    Loving the yellow idea too - it's such a sunny colour to wear!

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  29. You look amazing in the hot pants you should wear them every day! I also have a yellow hat will have to dig that out x

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  30. You look fabulous and VERY appropriate my love!
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    its a myth filled day of gluttony :)
    xXX
    Reva

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  31. With such great legs I don't think age is anything to consider. You look fab! I love the beach dress too... cool flamingo material. xx

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  32. I just love mustard yellow! And it's true, you do have killer legs, but I mostly love how the colors in your outfit just make your eyes pop! Beautiful!

    xx
    Fashezine

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  33. Dear Vix, I think it doesn't matter how old you are, if you've got it... and you most definitely have. Your legs are amazing in hot pants. Love the tunic and the shorts together. I'm just about to start watching I'm a Celeb. Can't believe Gillian is still there!! Why?? xx

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  34. You look more beautiful in every post I see! That outfit is so perfect and the colours are so autumnal. x

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  35. Should you be seen in hotpants? Age shmage! With legs like those most definitely yes!!

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  36. You should NEVER think you can't wear shorts! The opaques will always cover a variety of ills though-not that you need to worry about that!

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  37. PS. Love the yellow beach dress, the elastic is a wise move. I've come a cropper with a sarong on a few occasions! xx

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  38. Vixen--the yellow dress turned out wonderfully!

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  39. Love it. All of it. But especially you.

    Sod the rulemakers. They'd probably say that a size 14 girl with distinctly chunky thighs shouldn't wear shorts either, but I don't let that stop me!

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  40. Love the tunic, the vest, everything today! And girl, you look HOT! You pull off hot pants better than I ever could and I'm 21! Don't change :)

    xx

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  41. Man u r a DIVA!!! love d whole attire.. :)

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  42. yesss... HOT pants look the hottest on you:)) n that beret is such a pretty color. one of us have something quite similar in red... keep on posting. we love you!!!

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  43. Vix, I've added the tutorial for the bag.

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  44. With pins like yours it's a crime to keep them covered ;)

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  45. Hell yeah you should be wearing hot pants. Age is irrelevant, it's how you feel and look in them that matters. You have amazing legs and look fab!

    Love the flamingo print dress you made. I agree with you about sarongs. They can be so pretty but do always fall down or come loose.

    x

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  46. You look fabulous in this outfit hunnie....what a super cute yellow hat....:)

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  47. I definitely second every single motion here - YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and YOU SHOULD WEAR WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD, regardless of age, body shape or social expectations.

    You are inspirational to me and to every reader of your blog. And I love LOVE that flamingo frock! Can't wait for the photos.

    Oh - and thanks for the mention!

    Sarah xxx

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  48. I was just going to say, Vix, you are looking thin, thin, thin lately! It looks good, but you look like you've lost weight! LOVE the yellow, so bright and cheerful for fall! XX!

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  49. that hat is just too adorable! i love all the shiny jewelry! =)

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  50. Of course you can wear hot pants. You've got the best pair of pins in the blogosphere (and beyond!). xx

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  51. You have no reason to hide anything! You look beautiful :) I love your beret so much. xxx

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  52. "Should a woman of my advanced years be seen in public wearing hot pants?"

    When said woman has legs as hot as yours.... HELL YEAH!!! You are HOT Vix.

    I love sarongs too!...and I have just discovered Misfits Vintage, she's adorable!

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  54. age is just a state of mind... you completely rock the look! great mix....

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