Friday, 21 January 2011

Spoilt? Moi?



Isn't this Quad velvet maxi beautiful? The very lovely Miss Rayne very kindly sent it to me and I absolutely adore it. Well, it's a maxi, it's purple and it has huge sleeves, what's not to love? I've got a baby shower to go to tomorrow (I know, I know, don't all laugh at once) and it's definately going to be my outfit of choice (once I've sorted out my horrid brine coated swimming pool hair and chipped nails).


After I'd been swimming this morning I popped into my beloved Salvation Army charity shop only to find that the fab manageress had saved me a heap of vintage treats including this 1960's fake fur coat to add to my collection.


Cheap as chips!


The leather "Granny bags" were £2 each and the boxed bow ties 50p a piece. 


After purchasing two new bikinis last week I was thrilled to find these two immaculate vintage swimsuits at 50p each (although they'll need some altering to get them to fit)


There's a jumble sale tomorrow morning, who knows what treasures I'll unearth.




We're staying in this evening, old big mouth here offered to make a batch of individual vegatable quiches for the party tomorrow so it looks like I'll be slaving away with a rolling pin and a pinny (accompanied by a glass of something lovely).


78 comments:

  1. Phwoar Vix, that dress looks amazing on you. You have legs, you have cleavage, you have looks, you have charm - if you weren't so nice I'd be spitting with rage and envy.

    I love that striped swimsuit, isn't it a beauty xx

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  2. That dress looks amazing on you xxx

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  3. Vintage velvet with choker. What's not to like? I went to the Sally Army yesterday and got 2 pairs of tights. 50p each. My first foray.

    Hurrah! This is just the beginning.....

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful dress and it's so perfect for you! xx

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  5. Love it. But mostly I wish I had your figure.

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  6. ^^ I'm with Penny Dreadful - you look totally stunning in that dress. I love the deep ' v' neckline and that bodice too - as for the colour, its to die for; as we used to such at school "Its luussshhhhh...." I'm loving those swimmers too, I bet they'll look really flattering on.

    Sending you good bargain hunting vibes for tomorrow and show those Black Country grannies no mercy! xxx

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  7. Love it all, the dress looks Ab Fab darling .. I also love the look of that swimming costume.. so stylish xx

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  8. Gorgeous dress and you look fabulous - well I'd expect nothing less.

    The cossies look wonderful too.

    Good luck at the baby shower tomorrow. I'll be at my first jumble of the year tomorrow morning. Can't wait!

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  9. Stripy swimsuit?! Dear me, I am quite ferociously in love with it. Why don't modern manufacturers make such beautiful things? I hate my horrible Speedo one.

    The frock is rather spectacular isn't it? I love the neckline - so flattering and vampy.

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  10. You look totally wow in that dress, if you have to go to a baby shower that's how you should dress he he!

    nice finds in your charity shop too, ours are so bad around here I really need to find some good ones that I go to regularly!

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  11. Still reeling from the reference to "blond roots" in your last post, I'm calmed by the gorgeous simplicity of this gown! Luxurious in its simplicity, it suits you perfectly.

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  12. Hi my dear-what a stunning dress, you look so lovely and suit it so well! Have a wonderful evening and a good weekend! xx

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  13. Wow wow wow - that dress is amazing on you! You look like a goddess! And I am sooo envious of that gorgeous coat..... xxx Comtesse xxx

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  14. The swimwear is gorgeous and the faux fur is divine! I have to admit that I have a passion for velvet, it is so lush!

    Anyway, enjoy your bit of domestic sluttery tonight!

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  15. Ha! I KNEW it would look fantastic on you. Right length too!

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  16. That dress has it all. The neckline, the sleeves, the colour, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    please, please can I come with you to the jumble sale?????????????????
    Enjoy the evening.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  17. That dress has to be the most beautiful thing in quite a while!

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  18. I've just finished looking through your entire blog and I'm floored. If I come to London can you take me to a Car boot and a Jumble sale? You've also inspired me to pull out my maxi dresses and search for some more on Ebay and Etsy. That purple maxi is blowing my mind and I'm jealous of you again. I love your blog and I'm so happy to read it. Fair warning, you have a new stalker. I'm on my way to check out Jem's blog too.

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  19. Love this color on you ... Looks fab! Good luck for the sales tomorrow :)

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  20. really really really beautiful!!!!!!!!!

    http://ilfilodiperlevintage.blogspot.com/

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  21. That dress looks amazing of you - it emphasizes ur narrow waist and builds on ur height. U look fab. Have fun tomorrow!

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  22. The dress is gorgeous! Fab cleavage Vix! x

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  23. Deeply, deeply jealous. That is the best dress ever. It's like Plato's archetype of a maxi! FABULOUS.

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  24. That's such an amazing dress, i love it!<3

    ♥ kisses ♥

    http://thrilloftheheel.blogspot.com/

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  25. Ooh gorgeous dress, lovely colour :)

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  26. The dress is an absolute stunner! and more amazing bargains. xxx

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  27. Spoit? nah! love, love, love everything about this maxi, how blessed are you?!!!

    x

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  28. You lucky lucky LUCKY lady!

    I wish I was friends with my local charity shop owners! I have noticed on a couple of occasions that the manager of my favourite charity shop lets people go in the back to rummage! Uhhh what about me? I want to too!

    That dress is lovely and classy. I can't wait to see if you have any more goodies for our eyes to behold tomorrow! xxx

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  29. Beautiful frock, so perfect on you and I also love those striped swimmers!

    Sarah xxx

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  30. That really is gorgeous that dress!! It looks wonderful on you.

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  31. Gorgeous dress! I love the colour and I am again green with envy and gobsmacked at that fake fur beauty for £2!!! Funnily enough I have a baby shower to go to tomorrow too!

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  32. This dress looks stunning on you! Love the purple velvet. Hope the cooking is going well xxx

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  33. The neckline on the dress is fabulous! And I love the color of the fabric. Would have given the money for the bow ties!

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  34. This is one of the nicest maxis you've worn yet. And I'm a bit jealous of the vintage swimmers, maybe we can swap some coats for some swimmers? He he.xx.

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  35. Beautiful dress! Love those beautiful puff sleeves! And the colour is divine. You have just reminded me of a velvet coat that I need to fix up before winter kicks in!

    How funny that my dress came from the stall you've seen in Goa! It's always lovely to know the origion of pieces...I wonder how it made its way to melbourne!

    xx

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  36. O, good GOD that frock is so totally DIVINE!!! You so deserve to be spoilt,my darling twin!! Feck I love it! You look quite the sexy Morticia in it!Perfect for a (OMG)baby shower....holy feck,Vix + Baby Shower....what a dichotomy!!!
    Yes!We simply must chat ASAP! Arrrgh! Am out tonight,but will see you you're around tomorrow night(morning)....
    Adoring you,Helga xxxXXXxxx!

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  37. Perfect dress with lovely sleeves.

    How lucky are you as well to have someone keeping all these fabulous things aside for you. And £2 for that beauty.... totally jealous here.

    x

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  38. Oh Vix you look too amazing for me to even cope with, stunning, stunning, stunning!!! That dress is the perfect cut and colour for you not to mention it is red velvet which I am obsessed with.
    I am yet to be tricked into a baby shower, I confess I fear them, though I am slightly intreged as to what exactly happens there ;-)

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  39. I love the neck line on your dress Vix. Very elegant. I smiled when I read your going to a baby shower...hehehehe. I used to dislike baby showers. Oh the ooooohhh and awwwww at all the clothes and the GAMES!!! Arrgghh Don't get me started on games. Have fun x

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  40. I LOVE that dress lucky you again.Serioulsy its a good thing we dont live near each other lol but then what fun that would be but only if we are different sizes.
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.I knew you would love the Boho pics.I did reply there not sure if you saw it tho.Boho mag in USA is a great read can get it digital too.
    Oh and had to edit realised my boo boo there was late last night I mean this morning when i was finishing it.Have a great day V xx

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  41. That dress was made for you Vix. Simply stunning! Good luck tomorrow ;)
    xx

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  42. What a great maxi dress! I love the swimsuits too.

    -SJ

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  43. Wow, that purple maxi is absolutely stunning. As are the swimsuits!

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  44. You look so regal! Is wonderful to establish relationship with the shop managers!
    Love the granny bags.

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  45. Dearest Vix, I love it!! As you say, what's not to love?

    Gorgeous fur coat too. I'll pass on the baby shower! Have a fab weekend. Speak very soon, love C xx

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  46. That dress was made for you. So preciosa you look like a divine witch .. Everyone is your friend so darn charming you are.. Those are some scores mamas .. My name is on that red bag.

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  47. Cant wait to see in that gorge fur coat.
    Of forgot to add you at a baby shower? Hahayy
    I always win all the tacky prizes at babay showers.

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  48. Hi Vix, I have just popped over from Christina's, I already feel like I know you as I keep reading lovely things about you, don't know why it's taken me so long.

    That dress is gorgeous and you look fabulous in it.
    XXX

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  49. Beautiful dress - and great handbags, you obviously have some top-notch charity shops nearby. Our local south London shops are full of Primark and tat!

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  50. Lovely dress, beautiful colour. Great buys from the charity shop ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  51. its a very beautiful dress and you look amazing in it I'm looking forward to seeing your jumble sale bargains
    xx fee

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  52. What a wonderful dress! Wish you a wonderful weekend as well

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  53. Such a perfect dress Vix, the colour is so beautiful on you. The vintage swimsuits too make for wonderful swimwear xxx

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  54. Gorgeous! Love the deep v, and the velvet. Looks fab. You'll be the glammiest person at the baby shower by a long way. :)

    xx

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  55. This dress & colour are perfection on you. Good luck at the jumble sale - save any Biba for me : )

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  56. so elegant! I love the empire line and the perfect fall of the skirt!

    You are so lucky to live in bargainous lands! Can't believe that coat was only 2 pounds, wll i can but it's amazing!
    My sister finds a lot of stuff incredibly cheap also, she is a vintage roamer, I need to stop being lazy!

    Truly love you blog!

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  57. That dress gives good cleavage!

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  58. What a beautiful dress! I love the ribbon choke around your neck! So gothic and pretty.

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  59. oh my goodness, that maxi dress is beautiful! the colour is just gorgeous, and it compliments your figure perfectly! xx

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  60. This dress is beautiful, I love the fabric, you can't find velvet like that in new stuff. It's so funny what you told about babies ! I'm the contrary : I can't see a baby without feeling like stealing him from his mom !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  61. Love velvet and love the maxi. Aren't your Sally Army shop ladies proper dears!

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  62. Those swimming suits are just gorgeous! You really have awesome luck for great vintage finds (or is it skill?).

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  63. that dress is utterly devine and so totally you........good luck with the shower!!

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  64. Vix you truly are a queen of vintage! You look absolutely wonderful, and I laughed at how charity shop managers always save you the best batches! THAT's why little rookies like me never find anything good in there :P haha, just kidding, it's because I have no talent to measure against yours! Have fun at the baby shower, don't upstage the mum-to-be (although in that dress.. :)

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  65. Lovely dress - very gothic!

    Have fun at the Baby Shower - quite fancy holding one of those myself - but dont know if I would feel a bit cheeky asking!! :D

    Sal xXx

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  66. I love your dress! It's magical. :) And those granny bags are darling. I want one!

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  67. The colour and style of that dress is beautiful. Hope the cooking went well. xx

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  68. Aaahh Vix, I bet you were the best-dressed woman at the Do and showed the kids how a vibrant lady should look like. xxx

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  69. That dress is gorgeous. Plus, it just goes to show that it's worth getting in with folk in your local charity shops. Regrettably, Edinburgh charity shops are very un-cheap. Our local Sally Army is selling stained wedding dresses for £100 and I toyed with a polyester dress with lace Peter Pan collar but turned it down at 12 quid. I'm still debating going back to look at it again...

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  70. there's not much time for bloggingland these past days... oh and i missed so much adorable outfits at your place....

    this velvet dress is so amazing... i wasn't much into velvet since i was a teen. ón saturday i bought a velvet skirt at a charity shop. can't wait wearing it... i have to wait till i take my next break from wlb. ; )

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  71. More wonderful finds...trying hard not to get jealous now! That maxi dress was made for you, the colour is perfect.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  72. 50p for those amazing bathers?! I currently have a 50s deadstock onepiece on layby (which as you can probably imagine is costing me a good deal more) but it looks like wallpaper so I couldn't resist.

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  73. Where do you get all of your jumbling luck from?!
    The little handbags are lovely!! :)

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  74. I used the have the exact same swimming costume!! The dark blue one with white flowers. Unfortunately, it was a bit too small for me so I sold it on Ebay. One of my regrets as I've since lost weight and it would probably fit me now. How nice to see it again! Emma x

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