Monday, 24 January 2011

New Boots And A Jumble Sale Find

 
Here's another of my Saturday morning jumble sale finds, a vintage St Michael Sixties-era towelling dress for 25p.

  
I remember my mum having some towelling shortie playsuits for frolicking on the beach when I was a toddler and of course, who could forget Sean Connery rocking a cheeky blue number in 1964's Goldfinger?

I think the patch pocket won me over.


Here are my new boots. Yes, new as in from a shop! I blame the gorgeous Margaret of Penny Dreadful Vintage, who blogged about sale shoes recently. After reading her post I checked Office's website out and found these velvet platform boots reduced from £98 to £9.


I dithered about them for days but finally took the plunge and I'm so glad I did, I love them, even if Jon does reckon I should be in a Slade tribute band. Well, Noddy Holder is a local lad.


They've still got some available in black but they're a whole £1 more.

The silver cuff was another saved treasure from the Salvation Army. A girl can never have enough bangles. If I ain't jangling then there's something seriously wrong.

63 comments:

  1. Wow those boots were a total bargain! All the shoes I love are always soooo expensive :o(

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  2. Towelling frocks ~ perfect for after your swim, you could just jump out of the pool into the frock and head off home!
    Those boots are really special, I would break a bone in them but you rock them!
    Kandi x

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  3. Those boots are amazing! I seriously want to buy the black ones, but as I have 7 pairs of black boots already, I can't excuse that!!

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  4. Wahay, well done! Even if they are new they are still a total bargain. Your terry toweling number is amazing, but I always abhorred Sean C in the baby blue playsuit. James Bond wouldn't be caught dead in such a thing! x

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  5. I love a towelling frock...they are a genius idea. My gran used to make mine when I was little for our trips to the seaside. Fab barginacious boots!xxx

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  6. Love the boots Vix! A real bargain too.

    I remember being constantly dressed in towelling as a child. Maybe it had a resurgence in the late 80s/early 90s? :) x

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  7. Wow £9! Brand new? You get some bargains. Gorgeous.

    I had a towelling jumpsuit when I was small, with blue oversized buttons on the pockets and straps. I loved it, think if I tried squeezing into it now I'd get some seriously funny looks.

    xx

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  8. ohhhhhh.... your dress is so amazing!!!!

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  9. those boots are quite incredible!

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  10. i love the dress, and the boots were a total bargain!
    pockets in dresses are a good thing!! :)X x

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  11. both the boots and the dress are amazing!

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  12. Ah cant beat some towelling fabric! Almost want to make a dress like this now, loving the style of yours :)

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  13. I had one of those towelling dresses last year, what I loved the best was the hand-shaped pocket. Bargain boots what a mark-down.

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  14. That is such a cute dress - love the colours, and those velvet boots go down a treat with it! £98 to £9! That is almost 91% off! That's the sort of reduction I like to see.

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  15. Hi my dear-wow, what a totally groovy gorgeous outfit, the towelling dress looks super and the boots are a stunning bargain indeed! xx

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  16. The dress is a gorgeous find. Glamtastic! xxx

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  17. Wa-hey,that towelling number is seriously funky!!!Love a patch pocket!!
    The boots are divine! I'd love to be in a Slade tribute band with you!Yowser! i reckon the black,despite the extra pound,are worth considering! Love the jewellery,as usual.Can't get enough of dribbling over your jewellery!!
    Gorge to chat last night!!
    Love Helga! xxxXXXxxx

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  18. That dress is wonderful Vix! and fantastic boots. Have a great week xxx

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  19. I have never seen a towelling dress like this before, everything about it is so unusual and the pocket is a lovely addition. 25p you can really not go wrong for vintage St Michael.

    The boots are the exact same colour as my cat! I don’t know how that is relevant but a great reduction in price- it makes you wonder how they can justify pricing them so high in the first place xxx

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  20. Firstly the dress - omfg! It rocks - who could resist vintage towelling! Next the boots - bloody hell they were cheap - amazing!

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  21. Those boots! I was having tea in Beattie's in Wolvo and was sitting by Dave Hill. Looked much the same as ever. That's the extent of my brush with 'celebrity' Not much to write home about.

    The boots have an ABBA quality too, I feel.

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  22. Blinking heck, firstly, Sean Connery in his towelling blue play suit! What a sight - and I'm not sure that it's a particularly good sight! Love you in your towelling dress. Those boots are fabulous. Very jealous.

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  23. Those velvet platform boots are lovely on you! I think you can join T-rex, just add a little more glitter and you be ready to rock!
    Also like the silver cuff

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  24. Am sure my Mum had a dress identical to that - seen a photo many years ago.

    Those boots are fab - if I ever get a decent range of movement back in my ankle I am determined to learn to walk in heels.

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  25. the boots r great but i love that dress even more... such bold colors in print always get me

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  26. The dress makes me hate you beacause I want it so bad. I have no words for the boots just this face :). You are really inspiring me to find more 60's duds. I have been all over Ebay and Etsy, but I can't seem to find any as good as your clothing.

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  27. Gorgeous boots Vix - and what a bargain! xxx

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  28. Those shoes are to die for!! I WANT:-)

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  29. Oh Vix, how do you do it?! You will be my vintage icon forever <3. I'll be telling my grandkiddies about you when I'm wrinkly with lots of many vintage clothes! haha
    An amazing St Michael dress AND the most PREFECT pair of boots every (velvet + boot + platform + baragain = heaven).
    This is def one of my favourite outfits of yours <3 (i should keep track, there are so many!)

    x x x x

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  30. £9 that's a freakin' bargain!! Oooo I love velvet, aren't you tempted to sit there stroking them ha ha!! I also love pockets. I missed out on a skirt with pockets on e bay last night, totally gutted :-( but then I guess I could make one. I am a lazy moo sometimes. xx

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  31. fab boots, what a bargain x

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  32. You are so good at finding stuff! I absolutely love the boots!

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  33. Great dress and boots. You look fab - not so sure about Mr Connery in the blue number!
    You are naughty - now I have ordered 2 pairs of boots I really don't need and probably won't be able to walk in x

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  34. Thank you so much for the nice comment. Lots of love from Norway

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  35. Vix, this is my fave outfit of yours so far this year. The print is GORGEOUS!!

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  36. Haha! I LOVE your dress, but seeing Sean Connery I wonder if the 'man playsuit' added to his loathing of playing James Bond. xxx

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  37. You look amazing Vix! Those boots are gorgeous! I can't believe they were that cheap! You find the most wonderful things. I love all of your jewellery! I have said it in the past and I will say it again... you're a VERY lucky lady! xxx

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  38. You are so adorable. I love the boots and the dress! What great finds.

    Love you lots,

    SB

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  39. Having seen those GORGEOUS boots in the flesh on Sunday, I have been looking at the Office website and toying with the idea of getting black. I just think I'm so tall that I wouldn't manage the platform and I'd end up headbutting doors... but I do love them... I want them lol.

    Thank you again for coming Sunday.

    x

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  40. Love your new boots. The right type of heel, the platform and the price - mmm, so nice)))

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  41. that is the cutest towel dress ever.only you find dresses that suit you so well..those botas are a bargain...and you look so psychdelic...yes a girl always needs to janlgle amor.

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  42. Vixen--I had totally forgotten about these terry-cloth clothes. I had a romper in this fabric I wore in high school.

    As for the boots, we just need to find you an electric guitar.

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  43. I used to have a towelling dress when I was little and I think my mum had some shorts too :D

    Great boots!

    xXx

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  44. velvet boots. love them - good buy!

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  45. Oh god, I'm still in shock at the Sean Connery picture. I'm very partial to towelling but that blue number is enough to put me off my dinner. Your dress is gorgeous though.

    And the boots! I had to ban myself from the Office site in the end. So many lovely but wildly impractical boots.

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  46. Ah that dress is just awesome, I love it! Also, topnotch boots. £9 is pretty good for Office - their prices have gotten crazier and crazier in recent years (especially in Ireland)! xxx Comtesse xxx

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  47. Dearest Vix, that Sean Connery picture is genius!! Love the boots. You rock xx

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  48. Love the boots and LOVE the towelling frock - SUCH a fab find! You are rocking that look, as always, but isn't it freeeezing cold there??

    Sarah xxx

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  49. Ah Vix you are a star! Can't believe you've been proper shopping!!

    Only just had a chance to catch up on yours posts - I'm always last which is so annoying.

    Love the patchwork skirt on Sat night xxx

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  50. How'd have ever thought a towelling dress would look so good. It's a very flattering fit and the print is so pretty. As for the boots, they may be new but that's a bargain and a half.

    x

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  51. oh you just look good in anything and everything, I swear!

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  52. Love the dress, it looks very familiar, I am sure my Mother had one just like it and once again it looks fabulous on you and appears to fit you like a glove. The boots are as I thought, simply gorgeous!
    XXX

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  53. Your boots are awesome! I think the £9 price tag forgives you for having bought them from "an actual shop"!! x

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    xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  55. £9?? That's a bloody brilliant bargain. Amazing find, Office is normally good quality as well. xx

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  56. I think it YOU that make all your 'finds' stand out. Perfect Body! :) Love the boots :)

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  57. Hmmmmm, Sean C in a baby blue towelling playsuit? No, sorry, can't work with that one lol!

    Your towelling dress looks superb, gorgeous colours and the boots are brilliant: absolute fantastic buy ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  58. Gotta love a bargain! The boots are gorgeous. And I LOVE the dress!!

    Fab outfit combination also but you really shouldn't have put that photo of Sean there because now... oooh...er... I can't focus... despite the playsuit (which okay, I don't mind era wise) that man is delicious!

    Vix... I really truly admire your ability to do this, to blog every day and visit all other blogs and leave comments and do all the things you do. How do you do it? I feel like such a failure.

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    if you don't like awards - just throw it in the bin ; )

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