Sunday, 7 November 2010

The Way We Wore


Here's what we wore to our friends' annual bonfire party last night.

Jon's very grumpy because he didn't want to pose for a photo but as so many of you had asked to see him in his jumble sale finery I had to be stern with him.


As you know I'm not one for practical clothing and the mere thought of having to dress for comfort sets me off in panic mode. Thankfully the fabulous Christina kindly sent me this gorgeous vintage sheepskin hat which meant I managed to stay warm without compromising on the glamour stakes.

Isn't it fabulous? I didn't take it off all night. Most of the guests thought I looked like a Russian Bond villian, a good thing in my books.

Jon's wearing a vintage Dhobi windowpane check jacket, English-made leather gloves, 1960's Tootal scarf and an Aertex polo shirt (All from Thursday's jumble sale). The leather brogue-style boots were from eBay and the jeans were originally relaxed fit but he altered them himself. The sunglasses were from a street market in India.

I'm wearing a pair of high waisted acid wash jeans (From a sample sale a couple of years ago), Edwardian-style leather lace-up boots and a vintage Eel skin bag (both from the British Heart Foundation), 1960's nylon pussybow blouse (Jumble sale)


I've got to be up with the lark tomorrow to join the queue for my Indian tourist visa tomorrow. I can't wait to be back lying next to this boat with a bikini and a good book in less than a month.

47 comments:

  1. That is a fabulous hat... I've been picking hats up like that lately and admiring them. I bet you were toasty. Oh to have a warm beach to look forward to. :-) xx

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  2. Hello hello! I think I'm almost first off the block today, hurrah! Loving the hat, you always give me something to aspire to in the glamour stakes :) Unfortunately I have been far too busy getting up at the groanworthy time of 4am to bother being glamorous, lugging dirty furniture around all day doesn't help either. Ah well, I'll be able to dress up next year when my shop opens. Oh love the bag too, I've never seen a striped eelskin one like that here.xx.

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  3. You and Jon are one hell of a stylish couple x

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  4. I have a hat like that ,but I think mine is smaller version of it..you do look like a stylish James Bond girl villain..love all your pussy blouse's...dont you just love hats?
    oh you Jon is muy guapo.

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  5. Oh you both look soo fab...love Jan xx

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  6. Oh my I'm swooning at the mix of 60s Bond-vamp and 80s rocker here - I love how high-waisted jeans look on you. The blouse and fur hat - well you're just teasing me you Vixen you! Jon's still quite the muso eh? Fantastic jacket and scarf - the scowl is the perfect accessory;) xoxo

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  7. You look ultra glam even for fireworks. Love the hat on you.

    Jon is also suitably stylish. Love that jacket. Think Andy would to, he loves his blazers and jackets.

    xx

    p,s I'm so jealous of the fact you are going to India again I shall not mention it...at all. :)

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  8. tres jolie tenue et vous etes formidablement assorties ;O)

    bon dimanche

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  9. You're looking very Dr Zhivago glam here! Love the blouse, jeans and boots combo. I have a sheepskin hat too - so wonderful and warm when it is so cold that your ears hurt. I'm happy to get to see Jon's jumble sale tweed jacket and leather gloves in action too! You must be the most glamourous couple at the bonfire!

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  10. that furry hat is so fun- and very chic!

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  11. haha, poor grumpy jon! you great in that sheer blouse. thank you so much for your kind comment! xx

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  12. The thought of India sounds very nice...lucky lady! x

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  13. I love the hat. Ever the show stopper piece I can imagine, but equally perfect for a bonfire xx

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  14. That was my immediate thought Russian Femme Fatale, stunning! Jon looks well cool love his finds too.
    Kandi x

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  15. Loving the pussybow blouse and the super warm hat! I'd take the bond villian comment as a compliment too. That beach looks amazing, very jealous x

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  16. Wowzers! Lady Bond villains are always the chicest by far, this is a great look! And himself looks very stylish indeed!
    xx Comtesse xx

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  17. OMG you look totally hot!!!You can work jeans like no other,my darling!!!That HAT!Fecking styley wow!!Yep,Bond villianess indeed!
    Jon,you are a doll,thanks for posing for us!!Looking smooth,sonny!!! XXX
    Hot couple!!
    LOVE Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  18. Dear Vix, what can I say? You look fabulous in everything. That hat looks amazing on you. I love the whole look. I bet it kept your head warm last night and as you say why compromise on glamour?

    What a wonderfully stylish couple you are. You lucky things going off to India again. It's freezing here, I've just turned the heating right up xx

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  19. That's a great hat, you look so cosy! Could do with one right now, our heating is broken. :(

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  20. Wonderful and love grumpy Jon's find on him. What a great haul. Good luck with via queuing in the morning xx

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  21. YAY JON!!! Ha ha he does look grumpy but we really appreciate his modeling, such a stylish outfit. I really, really love your hat Vix I have just been pulling out all my fuzzy stuff winter and have a pretty similar one to you, you cant beat a Russian hat in my opinion.

    Also re the top (just emailed you), you totally made my day, bug hug xxx

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  22. er that was meant to say 'big hug' I have no idea what a 'bug hug' might entail!

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  23. What a dapper looking couple and that hat totally suits you. Hope everything goes well for the visa xxx

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  24. You both look so wonderful for bonfire night.
    I am not surprised...
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  25. You 2 are just too cool! Well done for pulling Jon in front of the camera, and this is one chic bond villain look, Vix!

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  26. I love your hat! You look right out of a classic Russian movie. Very chic! And Jon looks very awesome too. I love his green scarf! :)

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  27. The hat is incredible, I've actually been looking for one just like that but haven't found anything yet that I have liked enough (or that would fit my miserly budget).

    Jon looks very dapper, glad you bullied him into it! x

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  28. Hi there-you look adorable as always and pleased to see how dapper and stylish Jon looks too!! The hat looks totally amazing, I wore my faux fur one this morning and its great how cosy they are! xx

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  29. Vix, tell me you wore a coat over that sheer blouse! Although, I wonder if that hat could keep you warm right down to your toes?! Love it. Jon looks very dapper too. What a great couple you are. x

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  30. A stylish couple indeed, only you and Jon could look so good for fireworks! Oh to escape the British winter, although I love Christmas at home x

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  31. the hat is fabulous!
    i would loveee to go to India, south to Kerala, have a great trip! xox

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  32. That really is a cracking hat! Definitely adds the glamour factor. And check you rocking the high waisters - you've got such a cracking figure! I'll miss your blog when you're off to India :( Still I won't begrudge you the trip! Much ;-)

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  33. such stylish couple! the fur hat is so fun and chic as well! and i am jealous that you're going to spend some sunny and relaxing time in fabulous india!

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  34. Both looking great!
    And both stylish people :)

    I like your top the best because it's so light and delicate.

    Making pizza,
    Berlin

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  35. Oh, what a dapper looking gent! You were right to make him pose. I love his cravat scarf and gloves.
    And you miss vixen look incredible in that hat. Being compared to a russian bond villan is a good thing in my book too ;)

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  36. Jon may look grumpy but he is super stylish and I love ur hat!! Russian bond villians are always the best dressed;-)

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  37. Superb hat and both looking very stylish! Hope you enjoyed your bonfire party ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  38. What a great looking couple you make - Jon looks fab modelling his outfit! The hat is fantastic on you - and I am really loving the pussycat bow blouses you keep showing us - my mother is mad on them and keeps buying new ones!

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  39. Despite having only returned from holiday last week, I am already jealous of your upcoming trip to the sunshine! xx

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  40. I love your life! You look so glam in that hat, it is happenin'! XX!

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  41. I don't think I even have the words for how much I love that hat. Bond Villain(ess) is surely a good thing - they had all the glamour and interesting lines.

    Bless grumpy Jon. Lovely to see him making an appearance on here in his jumble finery - he's looking tres dapper.

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  42. I adore Jon's ensemble and your hat. So stylish my dear;-)

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  43. That's exactly what I thought!! but more Bond Girl not villian... although the villain girls were all hot and powerful!

    Jon looks super dapper cool!

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