Wednesday, 12 January 2011

My Nightie & My Day



It's been such a vile, wet and grey day here so receiving a parcel from my darling Helga, currently swanning around aboard a cruise ship, brightened up my day no end. In amongst the treats was this glorious 1970's turquoise nylon nightie. I always sleep naked (apart from my jewellery) so this is just the thing for lounging around in the evening. 

The clever little minx also made me this amazing leopard print hair bow.

Jon had an eye test today so I walked into town with him and had a cheeky peek around the Wednesday curio market and town centre charity shops. Needless to say a browse turned into a spend and couldn't resist snaffling these:


A gorgeous leather waste bin for the lounge


Made by Hardy Amies, no less!


Despite being pointy and low-heeled (two things I cannot abide in footwear) these vintage Clarks' tan leather "Country Club" shoes look rather cool with the teal tights I was wearing earlier. Just £1.75 and so comfortable.

This purple Terylene dinner jacket was £5 and still has the dry cleaner's tags inside. 


I love the dandyish red satin lining. Jon looks fab in it but he's convinced he looks like an "Eighties saddo" (we all wore black vintage dinner jackets back in the day) but I shall talk him around in the end.


I loved the groovy buckle on the 1970's vinyl waist belt and at 75p it was rude not to buy it.

Whilst browsing on the market a lovely antique trader asked if I was Vintage Vixen, it was the gorgeous Vintage Laura's mum. What a small world.


Red wine? Well, it is Wednesday.

51 comments:

  1. Pink wine for me tonight ;) that nightie is gorgeous as a day dress and far too pretty to be hidden under a pile of blankets (however gorgeous and vintage they may be!) x

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  2. That nightie is beautiful, the colour is amazing! You have some lovely finds there too, I can't wait to go out shopping.... I have a day off tomorrow, well earned i'd say! x

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  3. How weird - I was only thinking about looking for vintage nightwear last night!
    I'm afraid it's comfy PJs all the way for me at the moment, but you even manage to look glam at night x

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  4. More amazing finds, Vix! How weird must it be to be noticed through your blog... Becoming a celebrity, you are! xxx

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  5. That is absolutely your colour. To the nth degree. I'm with you on the buckle. Low heels are fine. Pointy toes? Impossible.

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  6. My Mom's just returned telling me about meeting you, tis a very small world indeed!! We always read your blog to drool over your latest beautiful finds!! xx

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  7. Dearest Vix, you look gorgeous in the nightdress, the colour's beautiful on you.

    I'm deeply envious of your Hardy Amies leather bin for £1.50!!! Love it.

    I called you earlier but your mobile's on answerphone. I need to talk Goa with you asap. Love, C xx

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  8. That nightie is lovely and you look so gorgeous in it xxx

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  9. Yep I've got my red wine, and my satin PJs- vintage nightwear as loungewear is the way of the future!

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  10. How gorgeous do you look! What a great colour on you.
    Some great finds, I love that jacket, I think you'd look rather snazzy in it! Maybe tied with a belt?

    xx

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  11. Love the nightie (esp the colour), the bin and the shoes, they are so cute those shoes xx

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  12. Love your nightie turned evening dress, and all your fantastic finds. Gorgeous!!!!
    jealousssssssssssssssssssssss.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  13. Wow! Helga really knows what will look good on you! The nightie looks as if it was made for you! The leopard print hair bow looks so sweet. You found some great things today! I will be going on a charity shop binge this Saturday.. wish me luck! xxx

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  14. Why do I find it sounding so strange to say 'great bin'!! Bins are very often under valued items, where would we be without them! I need to find a stylish bedroom bin, mine is a 50p purple plastic one with hearts cut out, but the cut outs snag the plastic bags when tring to pull them out. I will take your lead and look out for a nice charity shop one x

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  15. Wow, what a color!! love the ruffle on the top and what pretty finds!!

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  16. Helgita knows you to a "T"..you wicked twin witch sisters...I adorar that color brings out your eyes and hair..those are some bitching finds..i havent gone thrifting still feeling a bit weak at the moment.I love the brown 40's shoes and for that price ..whoa mama.

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  17. You and Helga have a psychic connection, don't you. The nightie is fabulous, and I'm glad to see it accessorised with a glass of wine. Love the Clarks shoes too, so ladylike (don't kill me for saying that ;) x

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  18. Hi lovely Vix-your Hardy Amies bin was a stunning find and you look totally gorgeous in this green nightie, sounds like a very decadent evening with your glass of red, enjoy my dear!! xx

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  19. awesome pairing: turquoise nightie and red wine!
    : )

    www.wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  20. Wow - don't you look glam in that nightie? Gorgeous colour. I'm joining you in a Wed night glass of red. Justified by work being so stressy - I'm on the verge of a Malcolm Tucker style meltdown! xx

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  21. The shape and colour of that nightie look stunning on you!

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  22. Ooh those shoes are just delightful! Loving the turquoise on you! xxx Comtesse xxx

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  23. Gorgeous nightgown, it suits you beautifully! The bow looks very cute! Right-on, helga!

    GOod finds as well, I'm sure you could make anything plain look amazing!

    xx

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  24. The nylon nightie is so lovely, the turquoise suits you so much and it looks perfectly relaxing. What a selection of wonderful finds as always xxx

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  25. The nightie is fantastic, I would love one with some fluffy kitten mules.
    Thanks for your kind words on my hexies, they remind me of your curtains.
    Hugs
    Kandi x

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  26. That is the most glamourous nightie I have ever seen, but it just seems so impractical to sleep in something so long.

    I've got bin-envy. It feels so wrong.

    Enjoy the wine. Antibiotics mean tonight I shall be supping on Becks Blue but cheers none-the-less x

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  27. Fabulous colour on that nightie - and more brilliant charity shop finds. You are so right by the way - kneading is theraputic and I love to make bread "the long way" when I have time. xxx

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  28. You celeb you! What a glamourous nightie and what another great haul - I love the leather bin!

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  29. I love those shoes for some reason. They could be so matronly, but they could also be so cool worn with the right outfit and attitude. Love the refreshing turquoise nightie -- yes, I think vintage nylon nighties would be great for lounging around, but I don't know how women ever actually slept comfortably in them!

    Darn, we are so out of red wine. I was too lazy to replanish at a grocery store today -- I told myself it was too snowy to drive there. Well, tomorrow. A glass (or two) is good for cardiovascular health, you know!

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  30. that is a beautiful nightie Vix! You look gorgeous. xxx

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  31. This nightie looks really good on you. Love the shape of it, plus turquoise on dark haired ladies always looks amazing))

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  32. Well someone is turning into a vintage blogger celeb! Just don't turn snobby on me ;) haha

    x x x

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  33. Helga finds the most amazing things doesn't she? That nightie is absolutely divine - such a beautiful colour.

    I'm another one who's jealous of the bin! It's the sort of item that I bedgrudge spending money on so clearly I'll have to keep my eyes peeled in the charity shops.

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  34. Oh you could not look less than glamorous in a million years! Helga has SUCH a good eye and that colour is divine on you! I love the purple dinner jacket and the leather bin is lovely too! Sarah xxx

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  35. You are a thrifting celebrity! Admiring the leather trash bin.

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  36. Lovely, I think you can wear every colour of the rainbow!

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  37. Great color on you and red wine, signs of a good night

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  38. those vintage clarks'look so fun... kinda want it too! but where shall we find? and ow the nighty is pretty (with the ruffles too:)

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  39. I love that nighty! It looks like a sexy evening gown and the colours really is yours!

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  40. What bargains! Awesome finds well done honey and you look fabulous! :) ♥ xxxx www.makinglifemorebeautiful.co.uk

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  41. What a gorgeous colour, it really suits you. Loving your finds, especially the bin and the shoes.

    Shirl xxx

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  42. Ooh lovely nightie! Actually if its not too see thru I'd be wearing it as a summer dress, its too pretty to hide away :)

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  43. You know, one day this year I'm going to invite myself over to Walsall on the train and go charity shopping with you, the bargains around there seem far better than anything on offer around here! xx

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  44. You look so glam! Definately too pretty to be just worn in bed!

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  45. Very glamourous nightie. And a wonderful colour on you.

    x

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  46. Love the vintage nightie and the dinner jacket. They are fabulous. Can you please do a post on how you stay so skinny? I need a good diet to follow. I'm a fat ass, and my New Year's resolution is to lose a few pounds.

    Love you.

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