Monday, 17 January 2011

Blue Monday



Apparently today is officially the most depressing day of the year and by strange coincidence I'm resplendent in shades of blue and grey. Not that I can possibly depressed when there's so much to be happy about.


Firstly, a maiden trip out in our 1969 VW Beetle, isn't she a beauty?



The after-effects from the Czech fizz I quaffed last night, a thank you present from a special friend.



A surprise through the post from the gorgeous Margaret at Penny Dreadful Vintage


My Wii Fit, I love my daily 30 minutes of "me" time.

Groovy new swimwear reduced by 75% in Debenhams sale because sometimes new is better.

An award from my beautiful friend, La Dama

Trina Lewis of Mayfair maxi (99p eBay), Vintage felt hat (50p Car Boot Sale), Faux fur collar (Handmade by me)

Hope you've got plenty to smile about today.



57 comments:

  1. wow Vix... you are really beautiful!
    kiss

    http://ilfilodiperlevintage.blogspot.com/

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  2. ooh i have had a depressed day, but i think it's better now..
    and i love love love that hat!! :) xx

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  3. Fantastic Vix - hope you get to take your funky swimwear out in the sunshine soon. And I am forever jealous of VWs.

    Some interesting thoughts about 'Blue Monday' from Ben Goldacre here: http://bengoldacre.posterous.com/blue-monday-is-bullshit-churnalism-beware-any

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  4. The print of the dress is so beautiful and your VW Beetle looks wonderful! What a splendid day xxx

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  5. She is indeed a beauty! And so are those bikinis, both great shapes and so cheery and colourful. x

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  6. My Vixcita,
    You always brighten any dull day..that dress hugs your awesome curves that hat gives you a fierce touch...oh you will look great wearing those two piece colorful swimsuits..they look vintage too...oooh a shiny bag..you are so loved you gorgeous amazing woman...your welcome your stylish icon Mama.

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  7. You can't beat an old Beetle.
    I think you'll look great in the patterned bikini with the belt - it's quite James Bond!

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  8. Your dress, car and you are looking gorgeous today!

    Urgh today was pretty shitty. My ma and step da just gave away my dog on the sly when I was in school. Could you get ANY more evil?!

    x x x

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  9. I love the WiiFit. It makes me so happy. And it makes the whole 'exercising' thing fun - I never feel like I'm 'exercising' when I'm on it!

    That is a lovely dress, Vix, and you certainly don't look 'blue'!

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  10. Great hat. Maybe I should WiiFit. But I'd need one of those PlayStation thingies....Hmm.

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  11. Gorgeous yellow Beetle (my favorite color). The combination of your blue maxi against the yellow car is perfect!!!

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  12. Lovely bikinis vix. Think the blues have caught up with me! Too much to do, an unruly teenager and feeling under the weather! Moan over. Love your take on blue Monday. X x

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  13. Hi my dear-you look so gorgeous in the blue maxi dress, very stylish and happy for a Monday!! Yes, today is a good day for me too, its my youngest 12th birthday and he has done well for presents and its a nice takeaway for all tonight-no washing up, lol!!

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  14. Lady you always make me smile!!! The new swim suits are gorgeous! I bet you looked so cool the the VW, did you drive it?

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  15. Plenty of blue around our house today - pillows, a chair or two, tablecloth, pottery, favorite coffee mug, etc.

    Sometimes "new" IS better - you've proved it here!

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  16. Your Beetle is so cute)) I always say that the best way to brighten up a gloomy day is a bright umbrella. But sunny Beetle is way better))

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  17. Lovely swimwear esp the teal set.

    That bag is beautiful x

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  18. Oh new swimwear is always better! And yes, they are Sylvac bunnies, I have a small family, and a Sylvac Alsation too.

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  19. Oh must get back in the WiiFit groove. Love the dress.

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  20. Love that dress on you! I envy your svelte in spite of all the fun you have! But then you also use Wii Fit :)

    P.S. How've you been? Being in India makes me feel further away from all my blogging friends for some reason.

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  21. Oh, I'm always jealous in a pleased-for-you-way that you fit those amazing slim fit dresses in those glorious patterns! You always look fabulous in them. And here's to shoving some happy in the face of blue monday - woo! xx

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  22. Amazing outfit and lovely pics! <33

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  23. love the maxi and the fur collar...its beautiful..especially the print of the dress

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  24. Looking fab Vix. I love your beetle x

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  25. So glad the bag got to you quickly, and you entirely deserve it, you know you do :)

    Love the green swimmers (as we call them in Oz), but I do like vintage costumes too. I have a red 50s swimsuit and green 60s bikini and they are both so flattering because of the lovely lovely crimplene. Why must modern suits always be bump-enhancing nylon! xx

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  26. Pah Blue Monday what rubbish! Admittedly it didn't start well 2 1/2 hr journey which should have taken 1/2 hr but who cares eh? Life ain't bad, could be better, could be a helluva lot worse!

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  27. I was a bit down today - but the thought of a gig on Friday night should get me through a tough week. Love the hat. xx

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  28. What a lovely outfit, I love the hat and collar details! Today I took one of my dogs for a long walk and spent the rest of the day working on a new project I am very excited about, sure there are things that are a bit crap but you know you really cant dwell on them can you :-) xx

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  29. You look stunning today, really fabulous, very Penelope Keith to my mind. Your new car is a beauty, my son has promised me a purple bug when he makes his 1st million!
    Kandi x

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  30. That maxi alone cures all winter blues! Tres jolie!

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  31. Gooorgeous dress!! And what a lovely car. I love your outlook--how to be depressed when there's so much to be happy about! And there is so much to be happy about. Thanks vix, I feel inspired now. http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  32. Debenhams have swimsuit sale!? I'm totally popping over there later this week, hopefully I can still find something! :) You're absolutely beautiful as usual Vix!

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  33. Is it just classed as the worst day because most people are at least a week from payday and quite skint? I've been too busy at work to be miserable or narky and a nice glass of wine this evening has chilled me right out.

    By the way, I absolutely love that dress on you. Such a glorious pattern and absolute proof that blue and grey don't have to be dreary.

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  34. Love the beautiful blue hues on you, Vix. I was very surprised that I didn't feel one bit down or blue on this famous majorly depressed date. Even though it was a Monday... What's going on? xxx

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  35. You do not want me to bore you with my day!
    Love your dress and a yellow beetle is just the ticket. The Debenhams bikini finds are perfect. I love the blue one
    xx

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  36. You look lovely. Wish you a great week!

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  37. Looking lovely, Vix.
    I'd completely forgotten that today was supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, and had a rather good time! xxxx

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  38. Dearest Vix, you look fabulous in that outfit! I love the blue print.

    The Actor told me it was supposed to be the most depressing day today but I never arrange anything for a Monday because I can't stand them. I pretend they don't exist.

    A surprise parcel arrived from you today! How lovely! I love them!! Thank you SO much. You're so clever. I was looking at a very similar pair which I have a picture of. I shall blog them when I can face taking pics of myself.

    Love the swimsuits they're very you. I am making an attempt at having 30 mins of me time on my Wii starting this week... Love, C xxx

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  39. Ohhh, I love the bikini on the right! Bet you'd look super hot in both :) That dress is amazing and fits you perfectly. Thank you for reminding me not to sook about the little things when there are many things to smile about!

    xx

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  40. Vix, this is one of the lovliest outfits i've seen this year! Blue and grey suit you!
    and standing next to my dream car !!!!

    I love the red phone on your dressing table, too and r and i are on the prowl for one.
    we do have a round yellow 8 track tape player.
    it's so groovy!
    thanks for being such a blessing in my blog world. You always make me smile and forget my worries.
    Your aura spills over the 'big pond' straight into my heart!
    xXXx
    Reva

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  41. Wow! I can't believe you got that maxi dress for 99p! It looks like it would have cost a bomb!

    I have also awarded you with the stylish blogger award because I love looking at all your wonderful pictures and reading the stories about your life and obviously your charity shop finds! You are a very interesting lady!

    http://vainglorysinner.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award-for-moi.html

    xxx

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  42. ah this is so great! I love these colours besides with a yellow submarine car who could be blue! :-P

    Those bikinis are wicked and so retro, good eye!

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  43. I'm loving on your hat! And want to know how the bug is running?

    Rags Against the Machine

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  44. That is such a stunning outfit! I love the touches of the hat and beautiful collar. And your car is very very cool. Loved this wonderfully upbeat post, thanks Vix!
    xx Comtesse xx

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  45. what happened? why the depression?? Is everything ok??

    on a separate note, I love the print and color of this dress - its a stunner!!

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  46. You certainly have lots to smile about! I love the colours in your outfit, not in the slightest bit depressing.... I always see blue as a spiritual, empowering, positive colour.
    I looooove Wii Fit although havent been on it for a while, the hula hooping is my favourite! x

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  47. Looking relaxed as always : )
    Blue is defined as sad or cold, but you spiced it up with all the right stuff!

    Thank you very much for your comment, have a wonderful day.

    Rolling around,
    Berlin

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  48. Ooooo lovely, I adore a drop of sparkly. Wonderful VW, great outfit ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  49. And how can one possibly be sad when ones looks as fabulous ad you? :D

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  50. Love the blue maxi! And is that your DIY faux fur collar I spy? Great that the beetle has finally been taken for a spin!

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  51. My favourite bit of this outfit has to be the floppy hat - you are so lucky you can pull them off. Gorgeous as always.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  52. Your post makes me smile! Fab outfit as always and I lovelovelove your hat. Great new VW - I'm quite envious!

    Sarah xxx

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  53. I have some serious hat envy ;)
    I had no idea it was the most depressing day of the year. I think I got mine last week on tuesday...always a tuesday for some reason!
    xx

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  54. Wow, awesome car! And that dress is just a perfect fit, love it! :)

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  55. Oh my word the bug is amazing!!

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