Monday, 31 January 2011

Blogging Changed My Life!


I had a pretty good life before but it's improved no end since I started blogging. I've been inspired, educated, amused and charmed by some wonderful women around the world and, even better, been showered with gifts. Apparently I even saved hilarious young Perdita's life last night.

Cards from some rocking ladies, Sarah Misfit, Mrs That's Not My Age and Margaret aka Penny Dreadful. The gorgeous daffodils were 31p from Asda yesterday. Sometimes a girl has to treat herself.
My postman called again this morning bearing a parcel from my darling Helga. Me and the postman are on good terms, I went out with him twenty years ago. He was a lovely bloke and a very stylishly dressed mod but at the end of the day he wanted marriage and kids, I wanted fun and frolics and I still haven't changed.



So what did the love of my life send me? This beautifully insane vintage maxi skirt for one thing. How cool is this green Vegas print?

A Kiwi fashion mag and some splendid rainbow braces.


A pretty card and a heart-shaped cocktail ring with a turquoise stone.



Some vintage tea towels and a cute oven mit.


Our Helga's a bit of a witch, she must know there's a dinner party chez Vix on Saturday night and these will come in very handy.


There's also a fab new vintage dress, but you'll have to wait to see it as it's my Saturday night frock.


Skirt (from darling Helga), 1980's jersey body (Age UK 99p), 1950's wool beret (Salvation Army 50p),
Vintage pendant (The gorgeous Amy @ Blighty Boutique), Bangles (All second-hand), Ebby, our 1970 VW Variant (eBay)


71 comments:

  1. Your blog's saved my life a few times too, I have to have my daily Vix fix! LOVE YOUR STYLE!

    FP

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  2. In little ways I think we all save each other. I don't get out much and don't make friends face to face easily. But I know I can find some lovely people on the blog and still not feel lonely. For me, that saves. And I like the skirt. I'm not so vintage as you by a long way but I love to look at your clothes.

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  3. You're so slim and that skirt is lovely print.

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  4. Yay,Mr Postman!!! Hurrah,I was very excited about that skirt.You have glammed it up fabulously,my darling twin!!! Divine beret!
    Blogging's changed my life too!!Totally and enrichingly!(LOL)It's a great post title,very trashy newspapery!
    I love you,dearheart!!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  5. That print is fab, i love your blog Vix xx

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  6. I'm addicted to you Vixcita.
    you have inspired me in oh so many ways Mamas.
    you are very spoiled by your twin..Helgita rocks.that maxi skirt is so fab love the design and color..yes a girl need some loving flowers are good energy.very kitch cute tea towels and heart ring.

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  8. Well I have to say that there were only two blogs I ever read before I started blogging. I'd been thinking about blogging for ages but wasn't brave enough as I was convinced no-one would read it! So instead I just enjoyed reading these two blogs. I finally decided to stop talking and just start a blog. You were my first follower Vix. I took that as a sign....because Vintage Vixen was one of the two blogs I had been reading! So thank you. x

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  9. I totally agree with you there Vix; its great to have blog-friends and to share finds, thoughts, views, anything really. It really makes you appreciate the wonderful people out there.

    You're wearing another great outfit and that skirt is totally ravishing; its those green shades that do it for me. Loving all the vintage tea towels and that birdie oven glove is super cute.

    P.S. Looking forward to seeing that Saturday night frock too.

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  10. Wow that skirt is amazing! I'm so jealous!

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  11. Haha I love that you went out with your postman back in the day! That's just epic. :) The postman for my parents' neighborhood tried setting me up with his son six years ago. I didn't care for his son, but his son has been obsessed with me ever since. So, it gets awkward when I'm at my parents and I run into Billy (the postman) because he always gives me a sad smile and says "David says hello". Eep!

    I love your outfit. You always look so cool and it is so inspiring. I hope this doesn't sound creepy, but I was out shopping over the weekend and came across a gorgeous Indian-inspired maxi skirt. I thought "Vix would rock the hell out of this skirt" and smiled. Hehe! I would have bought it myself but they didn't have my size. :( But you DO inspire me! XOXO

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  12. Dear Vix,
    love that outfit & Helga's quite right, you've glammed the skirt up fabulously.
    You can't go wrong with a kitchy print in my opinion.
    The tea towels & the oven glove are smashing too.
    Lot's of love,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  13. Such wonderful gifts, Vix, you lucky thing you. The skirt on you is utterly fabulous.

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  14. I am literally just writing a post on how much blogging has changed my life and has inspired me. I am listing your blog as one of a list I'm compiling, so was over here to get your link and saw this post! The irony of it. Check out Lottie Loves tomorrow as I am linking over to you lovely lady because despite our style differences I do so love your blog x

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  15. That skirt is gorgeous! The pendant looks fab on you too. Helga spoils you with some beautiful goodies x

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  16. HI there-what a lovely post, you are such an inspiration to a lot of us bloggers and loved so much, your style and personality are infectious
    (in an extremely good way of course, lol) and I adore catching up with you every day!! Looking gorgeous as ever, the skirt and beret are fabulous-just like you! xx

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  17. Love that skirt - isn't Helga clever? Lovely post, I find inspiration and friendship from you and the other bloggers I follow every day x

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  18. Ooh the skirt! The hat! The skirt! Also the gorgeous tea towels and oven mitt - it's all so PERFECT and you are rocking that skirt! You are beautiful and inspirational as always Vix. Sarah xxx

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  19. Blogging is just the best isn't it. I have met some amazing talented folk too. I love the little chicken on your oven mit, he's a treasure.
    Fancy dating the postie all those years ago, nice that you still get to see him though.
    Kandi x

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  20. Looking forward to seeing how you style the braces!

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  21. Is wonderful to be part of the blogging community. Your were the first blog I started to read every day all the way back in November of 2010 (So Long Ago!).
    From your blog roll I discovered Misfits, Rags, MyStyle and many more. Blogging has enriched my life as well because I value friendships and personal connections with people more than anything else.
    I also enjoy reading about other women or men points of view, humor and lifestyles.
    And Vix you have an unique style and I also enjoy reading how little you paid from some of the clothes you get.

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  22. I enjoy my daily dose of Vix colour :)

    Keep meaning to say - there's a wonderful lady in our town - she has her own unique style too - just think you'd both get on so well.

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  23. Fantastic you, and fabulous Helga.

    I couln´t agree more with you blogging has enrich my life tremendouly.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  24. Dearest Vix, Helga is fabulous! A Canadian Club skirt no less? I like a bit of Canadian Club in my vodka. I love the way you've styled the skirt with the body and beret and the ring is gorgeous too. Look forward to seeing Saturday's dress. The postman story made me smile! Love, C xx

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  25. Your skirt & matching beret are so lovely. Is that your car in the background? It matches your style perfectly!
    I really like your blog :-)

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  26. I agree, I never knew blogging was going to make me this happy and bring so many wonderful people insot my life. Hurrah for happy surprises!

    Fabulous dress from witchy Helga, and I love the oven glove xx

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  27. Aahh, I love how your friends shower you with gifts - they just know you will model them to perfection. This skirt is another wonderful addition! xxx

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  28. Got to agree Vix. I'm so glad I started blogging..there's far more to it than just writing a blog. If I had known it was going to be such a positive thing, I'd have got my backside in gear sooner! What a fab lot we all are!!
    Love that skirt, you look stunning.xxx

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  29. Looks like you got some lovely loot from Helga!
    I see that skirt has some Canadian in it, WOOHOO eh!! *lol* I adore it.. it's simply gorgeous.
    The tea towels and mit how cute!
    I recently found one with watercans, grain, sun flowers, a cart and in the middle a big ROOSTER! I love it! haha

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  30. ;) I just love your lifesaving blog.

    And that skirt!! How amazingly fab is that! WOW.

    Our postman is a grumpy man who looks a bit like Catweazel, so no postie-romance to be had there! I also had to give him the Paddington Bear Hard Stare when he threw my ebay purchases down on the wet front step without the decency to put them under the sheltered bit. Grrr.

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  31. What an incredible story about the postman! Just a few sentences, but it made me smile))
    I love this skirt and the way it looks with cute beret and great jewelry. Can't wait to see the dress with chickens)

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  32. Gorgeous skirt - makes your waist look absolutely TINY! Blogging has really helped me in a lot of ways - through reading other folks' blogs and setting up my own. xx

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  33. 'Me and the postman are on good terms, I went out with him twenty years ago' - oh the things you say vix, your posts always do make me smile! my life has indeed changed since i started blogging too, never in my life have a recieved so many lovely things and went to so many great places!

    thank-you for your lovely comment on my take10 post!

    xx

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  34. What a fantastic, fab skirt..and I love ur beret - such a nice shade of green!!

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  35. dating the mail man! who knew? This post reminded me that my own fella has a pair of those suspenders somewhere. I'll have to start digging for them. I love the green beret!

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  36. fab the kitchen bits, love the cartoony 70's prints!

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  37. i love the story of your postman. hopefully he is luckily married and a daddy now...
    this vegas skirt is so cool!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  38. bet your postie is gutted every time he knocks and your miss vintage glam and hes just plain bored at home!!!
    love that skirt.. what a fab thing to get as a pressie...
    i do love a maxi skirt!

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  39. Love how you styled that skirt, and the print... wow!

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  40. The print is really amazing, I love how you styled it with jersey and hat! x

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  41. This post made me smile :)

    Oh & what I'd give for that turquoise heart-shaped ring - gorgeous!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  42. Saw this and thought of you!
    Win an adventure trip for two to Rajasthan with Wild Frontiers
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/competition/2011/jan/18/1

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  43. Yay for lots of treats coming through. Helga was spot on with the skirt brilliant print and looks great on you.
    Daffs are so cheery! x

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  44. I was actually trying to explain why I like blogging so much to my non-blogging friends a few days ago!

    I love being able to share a bit of my favourite ladies day to day life and loves and everyone is so nice and friendly.

    I absolutely LOVE that little oven mit! It's so cute!!
    The cocktail ring is very beautiful indeed! xxx

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  45. Yet again Helga! has chosen perfectly for you, love this post, what a great idea. you and Helga! both look great in black btw.xx.

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  46. Ah that maxi skirt and rainbow braces are too amazing <3
    I was just looking at some rainbow braces the other day, I wish I bought them now!

    x x x

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  47. Aw Vix! This post is so lovely! I love your recent acquisitions but that oven glove has my heart melted - eek!!
    xxxx

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  48. I love how the green coordinates in this outfit, I'm a major maxi skirt fan :)

    style-phenomenon.blogspot.com

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  49. lovely things and that car WOW!!!!
    xx fee

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  50. What lovely bloggy friends, that oven mitt is adorable! And daffs are my faves, so happy looking!

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  51. wow to all the lovely things, esp that skirt!! i really agree about the friendliness of blogging, i've met lots of lovely people and find it's a lovely escape for when the real life people in my life are making me sad (which seems to be almost all the time of late :( )

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  52. The skirt is so so beautiful and I can't wait to see how you rock those rainbow braces.

    Blogging is a lovely place xx

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  53. Oh Vix, you always look beautiful, I love the hat and the skirt is fab!!
    Blogging is great isn't it, I've got to meet some lovely people and learn some great stuff.
    xxx
    p.s rainbow braces!!! Bloody amazing!!

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  54. I love the Vegas print, and the green is so vibrant and lovely. The rainbow braces remind me very much of a rainbow belt I adored for so many years. And the vintage tea towels are fabulous xxx

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  55. Helga is a super duper witch! That skirt is unbelievable and I adore all the different fabrics she's found for you.

    I must email you a photo for help with identification - I bought what I think is a 60's tablecloth but I'm not quite sure... If anyone will know, you will!

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  56. Your blog always cheers me up no end - and regularly reading has brought much needed virtual sunshine to bring cheer to the grimmest of winters. Love that print on that maxi and how you've styled it - a bit 60's beatnik poetess! xx

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  57. Wonderful gifts Vix...that skirt looks fantastic! xxx

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  58. Gorgeous skirt! The postman will be knocking again soon as you are the winner of my vintage pattern giveaway. Congratulations! ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  59. And now we know the rest of the story! Vix I love how you always give us the back story to things i.e. the postman! By the way, you look absolutely fabulous dahling, so chic and you are stylin' that beret. I always enjoy reading your blog because you are such an original.

    xo, Bonnie

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  60. I know I say this often but This outfit is a favourite of mine! I love the emerald green beret too!

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  61. gah amazing!

    it is insane but wonderfully so!
    All I can imagine is making it more dramtic with purple lamé and big sparkly sunglasses ala http://tinyurl.com/4qq4omu but you make it so effortlessly easy to wear!

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  62. Totally agree with you re blogging changing my life - I've made some lovely new friends through it - can't believe I'll have been blogging three years in April! xx

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  63. I love blogging too, such lovely people I've 'met' who I would never have encountered otherwise! You of course are included :o)

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  64. I think it is amazing that you do these swaps, it is so intriguing to see what other vintage people have. Another inspiring post Vix:)

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  65. OMG, so awesome! I love that you dated the mail man. He must take extra care of your packages ;)
    Love that ring.

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  66. the postman history is awesome:) am sure he wonders wat you receive in your packages... he.. he.. but your blog has made us appreciate a lot of things we ignored before;)

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  67. You are such a fabulous woman ... you attract fabulous people. Such a pretty skirt! :)

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  68. helga has great taste for sure... u look fab as always..i shud stop saying that right?

    mwah darling... have a fab day

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  69. Ooh great skirt! In fact I'm pretty much loving that whole outfit :)

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  70. What a lovely post. I totally agree, I am only new(ish) to blogging and only got involved after much encouragement from my Dad who was convined I should do one, amid my own fears noone would be interested in my ramblings. I am enjoying blogging and enjoy talking to lovely girls with similar interests and amazing lives.
    And I can't wait to see your saturday night dress! xxx

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