Friday, 19 November 2010

Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out.


All us vintage-loving chicks have our favourite era, for me it's the late 1960's and the early 1970's. Psychedelia, hippy culture, the overland trail, free festivals, sexual equality, long hair, bra burning, eastern philosophy, The Rolling Stones, crushed velvet, free love, Jimi Hendrix, mini and maxi dresses, platform soles, crimplene....what's not to love?
Vintage frock (Banardos' £2.99), Edwardian lace up boots (British Heart Foundation £4.99), Yellow opaques (Dorothy Perkins courtesy of the lovely Alex)

I spotted this vintage 1960's mini dress on sale in Banardos' earlier and thought I'd nabbed the find of the day until I discoved these vintage lovelies hanging on the charity stall on the market.

 St Michael nylon maxi dress £1 - actually a nightie but a perfect beach dress in Goa

1960's linen coat, still in the dry cleaner's wrapper. A perfect fit, Very Jackie O and just £2.

Sweet 1960's crimplene mini dress, again a perfect fit for £1.50.

Another perfectly fitting frock, a 1960's black crimplene number with gold lurex daisy braiding £1.50

Now which one do I wear to the pub tonight?

47 comments:

  1. Your dress is adorable!!!!

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  2. Ahere do you live that you can get goodies so cheap? Up here in Edinburgh Barnado's is one of the more expensive charity shops, and a dress like that would be at least a tenner!

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  3. Stunning, I am forever fascinated by the psychedelic patterns; I think I could stare at them all day long. I am not one for bright tights, but you wear them brilliantly, this whole outfit fits perfectly, great finds as usual xx

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  4. I can feel myself travelling back in time.....So evocative.

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  5. How 60's do you look! Love all the bargains picked up, especially the coat. Gorgeous. Big shades and pillbox style bag. Lovely.

    Have a fab night at the pub, I say the crimplene mini dress.

    xxxx

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  6. Hi there-wow, what a fantastic haul, you will look lovely in all of them, but the black mini for tonight would indeed be fabulous! xx

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  7. The black and gold one!! (love the sleeves)
    Love the 60's dresses - hope you'll post a pic of the one you're going to wear on the beach from Goa!

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  8. wow that 60s dress is fab, what a bargain! Would look great with some mod-style white boots

    x

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  9. Love them all and such brilliant bargains. Enjoy your night out!

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  10. Ditto high prices here in Manchester and nothing as good as that ever available! I'm a teeny bit jealous!

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  11. that dress with the daisy braiding! I need! x

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  12. Any...You will look wonderful in all of them.
    I am soooooooooooo jealous of your finds!!!, but I told you sooooooooooooo many times.
    Enjoy the pub. I know you will.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. The blue floral mini and black/gold are my favourites. Can't go past a bit of crimplene.

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  14. Wear the mini with some killer boots and lots of accessories!! and post the pic:-)

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  15. you 60's love child..you brighten my days..lovely dress and color too..like I said u are the Queen of Vintage shopping...I love velvet too.the black with gold trim dress is my fave pair it with lots of gold.

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  16. I bet you've already made your choice and are having a good time. The one you're wearing is wonderful, and the black dress perfectly for going out. Have a lovely time, Vix! xxx

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  17. OMG....ur clothes are just way too goooodddd!!lovee it :D

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  18. I think I may just puke with envy!! What an amazing bunch of frocks,including the one you're wearing!!EEEEEKK! I love them all!!The colours on the frock you are wearing are divoon,love the sleeves,the whole style!!Anf the collar on that crimplene delicioness is too cute!I have a thing for collars at the mo!
    The Charity Goddess not only smiled upon you,she gave most copiously!!!
    LOVE! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  19. Love the linen coat and the sweet crimplene dress - well the whole haul is wonderful xx

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  20. I love that whole 60's/70's look on you, it's perfect. More fantastic bargains especially love the "nightie", bet you can't wait to wear it on that beach in Goa. xxx

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  21. Those dresses are fantastic! have a great time at the pub xxx

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  22. Oh I had one very much like that one .would still love to know the story and era of your header pic ...love Jan xx

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  23. I love all your awesome finds! esp the coat! its awesome!

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  24. Wow - you've done it again with those stunning dresses; I love the colours in your yellow psychedelic number and in the St. Michael nightie. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog and yes you guessed right - it was good old Barry! xxx

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  25. Girl you did so well! I also adooore the mini that you're wearing, and the crimplene one is also a fsvourite!

    Amazing haul today! Have fun tonight xox

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  26. i like what you are wearing and those boots!!!! I die!!! ...

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  27. Oh my gosh, they are all so perfect! And for such fabulous prices! I like the blue one best. Gosh and you are just cuter than cute in the orange dress! LOVELY.

    heart: Kimberellie

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  28. very cute dress....

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  29. I'm a bit of a child of the sixties and I love the early seventies hippy culture too.

    Have a good weekend.
    x

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  30. So amazing. You wear the hippie style SO FREAKING WELL. I swear you were born in the wrong time period. You fit in that culture so well, I think I would be disconcerted to see you holding a cell phone. Lol.

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  31. Wow Vix, you are really spoilt for choice with those fabulous frocks, I really love the black one with the gold braiding.You are so lucky to be petite and able to fit into so much vintage clobber, being a curvy size 12/14 hardly any of my vintage finds fit me.I'm looking forward to seeing what vintage treasures you unearth this weekend at the carboots !Om shanti

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  32. If you come across a turquoise cerise paisley tent dress would you snag it for me?

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  33. Dear Vixy,
    another grand haul!
    I love the vintage 60s floral mini dress the most as I think you look fabulous in zesty colours & the sleeves are magnificent.
    Swinging sixties all the way!
    Have a great weekend my lovely :)
    ...xXx

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  34. Hi dear! You have such a lovely blog! Following! Follow back? Kiss

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  35. you really suit colour Vix x

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  36. You are so beautiful Vix! I love your loyalty to your fave era.

    I'm a total time-tart! I'll do 40s one day, 70s the next, a 50s/60s combo the next.

    I love all of your frocks Vix, you know how to wear them.

    Sarah xxx

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  37. for a while, i thought you were wearing a salwar suit. he.. he.. but nooo, that would never be the case with those awesome boots! all looks great but how 'bout that crimplene mini:)?

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  38. I love the dress you wear, the pattern and colors are beautiful and the shape is perfect !
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  39. Looking forwards to see how you style the coat!

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  40. What fabulous finds, Vix, I particularly like the purple number! :D

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  41. Oh I really can't pick a favourite. They're all so different and so wonderful that it's impossible.

    I am rather taken with today's frock though. I saw the pic on the blog dashboard thing and went "OOH!!" out loud - always the sign of a good outfit!

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  42. Come along to our Vintage Christmas Festival!

    This December, tucked away in an East London nook, an all day Christmas Festival presents a vintage alternative to festive shopping and entertainment – offering refuge from the misery of Oxford Street and fizzless Christmas parties.



    From 1.00pm on Sunday December 12th, the regal Queen of Hoxton pub will play host to an unconventional festive extravaganza with a bursting line-up that includes carols, cabaret and Christmas karaoke. All based in a location lined with vintage market stalls, selling treats, trinkets, and vintage treasures.



    Each stall will offer something different, as an alternative present for friends and loved ones. The day will be filled with on-spot raffles including bottles of champagne and festival tickets. Adding a traditional sparkle to the Festival, vintage hair and make-up teams will be on hand to make guests up into a style from their favourite decade (40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s). Just in time for the evening’s shenanigans.



    Tickets allow guests entry from 1.00pm through to the end of the night, to enjoy a party lined with mulled wine and mince pies.



    Tickets cost just £6 and each ticket sold will be donated to St Mungo’s to buy a homeless Londoner a hot Christmas dinner on December 25th.



    To buy a ticket, visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1014244633/efbevent

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  43. Not many people can get away with yellow tights, but you just rock them, Vix - fab look! x

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  44. Gorgeous finds! When on your charity shop/boot sale trips how on earth do you decide what to keep an what to sell?! I would want to keep everything!!

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