Saturday, 26 February 2011

Cheap Trick

 
Phew! Three jumble sales in two days meant a whole lot of laundry. Now everything's fresh as a daisy and crease-free I can show you what my latest purchases look like on rather than in an impersonal post-jumble heap.


St Michael 1970's tiered skirt and quilted waistcoat set (20p from last night's jumble sale) worn with a vintage Saluki faux fur jacket (car boot sale), vintage Ted Lapidus sunglasses (Local hospice charity shop) and a 1960's bamboo-handled knitted handbag (10p from last night's jumble sale)



Ada psychedelic 1960's sundress (40p fromThursday's jumble preview) worn with Office velvet platform boots and a 1960's hot pink plush hat (50p from last night's jumble).


I'm going to take this dress up by a few inches and pimp up the shoulder straps to make it more Glastonbury friendly.

Excuse the face, I was eating sweets at the time.

Wearing Carling, Paris vintage striped blazer (Nearly new rail at last night's jumble sale £1) with self-customised Levi shorts, vintage Christian Dior silk scarf (local hospice charity shop), 1960's bamboo handled knitted handbag (from last night's jumble 10p). Sunglasses as before.

I'm all jumbled out now. I turned down the chance to go to one this morning in favour of a Skype chat with beautiful Misfit Sarah, which was much more amusing.

Just time for an hour on the Wii Fit before tarting myself up for a night on the town. Have a fantastic evening whatever you do.

56 comments:

  1. Though the dresses are divine I have to say that what has got me drooling with envy (apart from your amazing legs of course) is the striped blazer - what a beauty - looks great with the denim cut offs!

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  2. Hi my dear Vix-what can I say, you never cease to amaze me with your totally gorgeous outfits, as much as I adore the first one, the outfit with the Carling blazer is fabulously hot and bang on-I just love this look so much, the Lapidus shades are amazing too!! You really did so well all this week at the jumbles, I think all the items were just waiting for you!! Have a fantastic night and enjoy your Sunday too!

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  3. I really dont know how you do it..you have some killer jumbo sale skills..all well worth it..love the St. Michael skirt outfit..my red skirt/dress is St. Michael too.
    I adorar,how you paired up the stripey jacket,shades with shorts..looking classy and hippy all in one.
    hugs

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  4. The blazer and shorts combo looks great!

    Oh to have the chance to turn down a jumble sale - we don't have them round here anymore.

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  5. I love those sunglasses Vix - Ted Lapidus sunnies go for a lot of money on ebay at the moment too. I'm spending a lazy afternoon drinking gin and lemon, wathing old films and just about to check out fashion week photos. Hope you have a great night out xx

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  6. Wow, I bet it's hard for you to know what to keep and what to sell on! I can't get over those two knitted handbags, they are divine! Love you sweetie face too, it's sweet :)
    Kandi x

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  7. Love that jacket! I'd deffo have snapped that up and what a great fit it is.
    Think those bags are good too. Bag lady that I am LOL

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  8. Love the FF jacket and that dress was just made for Glastonbury x

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  9. Fabulous finds again! That jacket and the Ted Lapidus sunglasses are amazing. As are your legs by the way!!! I was glad to read on your post yesterday that you too have days where you don't find anything of interest in charity shops etc - I was starting to get a complex! x

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  10. Fabulous finds and you look great in ALL the outfits. I think my favorite is the psychedlic dress that would I would have worn back in the day and would still wear today. It's FAB!

    xo, Bonnie

    PS - great legs!

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  11. That blazer is something I covet ,your legs are awesome, what is your ebay address ? ...love Jan xx

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  12. Woww!! How do you manage to find such great stuff!? Those velvet platforms are amazing. Wish i could be as lucky as you when at jumble sales!
    xxxxxx

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  13. Dearest Vix, what brilliant outfits. The first is lovely, the second dress will be perfect for festivals, but the THIRD outfit!! You have excelled yourself with the styling, I love it. You rock. Those Ted Lapidus sunnies are fabulous too.

    Thanks for the Mad Men link, I did myself and it was really helpful for choosing accessories. I'm having a nightmare with the shoes. I might have to go for something stupidly high and hope I don't fall over!

    Have a great night, much love, C xx

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  14. I am really loving that stripey jacket ensemble you've put together there. Looks FAB!

    Between you being Queen of the Jumble and Christina being Queen of ebay, I'll need to really tighten my game up a bit.

    Went charity shopping today, but ended up abandoning everything as I just wasn't in the right frame of mind, and the wee old ladies were making me convulse with laughter.

    You have FAB legs btw!

    Ali x

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  15. I totally am in love with that fur jacket you are wearing I so want it!

    I love the outfit with the boots and the dress you look lovely and your legs are fab...u...lous!

    xx

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  16. Is there an option to post in green text? Cos that's me that is! Green with bliddy envy at yer bargains, yer pins and yer effortless elegance. PAH!!! lol - you look fab lady - have a wondrous evening ;) x

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  17. What amazing finds! That blazer is amazing - I've been loooking for ages for the perfect blazer. No luck yet!

    Thank you for the kind words you wrote on my blog yesterday - glad you're still here even if I don't post as much!

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  18. OMG! I love those sunglasses! And that sundress is gorgeous on you! love Annie x

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  19. Funny facial expression? Not at all, many fashion bloggers look like they're sucking a lemon so eating sweeties is nothing!! It's distinctive like Posh Spice's pout!

    My fave is that quilted waistcoat and skirt. Sooo 70s/80s, love it!

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  20. Darling, you know how to put otfits together!!
    I'm in a desperate adoration stage over those purses!
    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  21. The first outfit is especially divine! Envious of your boot sales! I did notice a sign up for one near here, which I think starts next month and runs all summer..fingers crossed!

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  22. i can just see you now at glastonbury in the sunshine wearing that fab dress
    xx fee

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  23. Fantastic! Loving the skirt/waistcoat set! Bare legs? You brave girl! Sounds like you did a lot better than me today - I think all the good stuff must somehow find it's way to the Black Country.

    PS I was imagining the accent as I read about your skinhead friends on Thursday!

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  24. Loving that stripey jacket. Have a fab time out on the town ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  25. I'm liking that striped jacket - and it looks so great on you - long legs & short shorts. Wow!

    Can't wait to see how you "pimp up" those straps - and I'm loving the bracelets/rings with that outfit!

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  26. Some fantastic finds - like the pink hat, stripey jacket and M&S skirt - and three jumble sales in two days, is that a record?

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  27. Oh the first outfit, the matching set and those boots has to be one of my favourites ever!! What great finds, I can't believe you will be jumbled out for too long though xx

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  28. I am half tempted to move to where you are for two months, throw myself in all the thrifting and haul as much lovely goodies back as possible xxx

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  29. Love that suit in the first pic! I've been taking any excuse to wear my striped blazer, just love it, great finds! :)

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  30. Gorgeous items!
    That St Michael 1970's tiered skirt looks so comfy and sweet.
    I love that bamboo handled handbag & the striped blazer is great!

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  31. Gorgeous items!
    That St Michael 1970's tiered skirt looks so comfy and sweet.
    I love that bamboo handled handbag & the striped blazer is great!

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  32. Wow Vix what fantastic finds you have!

    I adore both the fur and that beautiful White bag. However my favourite has o be that georgeous jacket. I loove it!!!!!! I think. Need to fib ou where u go to you jumble sales!

    You look stunning in all of the outfits. (as usual might I add!)

    Hav a fab night out and I hope your head feels ok in the morning.

    Muc love. X x x

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  33. Hi Vix I love those little grey boots and the striped jacket you look fab in them xx Oh and I also love the little navy bag .. in fact great outfit xx

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  34. First, you look like a 1970s movie star in the first outfit!! :) And I adore that striped blazer in the last one. How fab! xoxo

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  35. Ha, do they charge more on the nearly new rail? A WHOLE pound! Worth it though, and the fur coat's gorgeous too x

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  36. Love the striped blazer <3
    You have such great style x

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  37. The velvet boots are awesome.

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  38. I'm just going to get me a snack and read my daily dose of vix ! :P

    I like how you rock everything so well !!!!!!

    G :) Londres.

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  39. So much jumbling!

    That psychedelic sun dress would be perfect for Glastonbury!

    I really really like the striped blazer!

    I can't believe that skirt and waistcoat was 20p and the knitted handbag was 10p! Crazy! Bloody good bargains! xxx

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  40. OMG you are such a glamourous,gorgeous beast!!
    Loving every goodie(yeah!!)you've scored!Yowa!!!!!
    Too weird trying to comment and chat as well!!!
    LOVE YOU!!!!!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX love Helga

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  41. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TkV6ypE94xU/TWkVthRPKfI/AAAAAAAAKq8/9V1jUvtjJpk/s640/DSCF0048.JPG

    (second outfit) soooooo cuuuuutttteeee!!!

    like you grew from the ground <33

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  42. The striped blazer is a keeper!

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  43. Girl, you look so good in that blazer! I never really look twice at blazers, but I think you've converted me. Amazing legs!

    Looking forward to seeing what you do with the 60's dress!

    xx Claire

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  44. You are such a babe. I just swiped one of the pics with you parading about in shorts, booties and the striped blazer for my inspiration folder. Hot. Sizzle. Damn.

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  45. Ah, I love the bag and your boots! Happy sunday!

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  46. I love the first one!!you look so great!

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  47. The psychedelic sundress is fabulous! I can picture you rocking it at Glastonbury. The two 10p knitted handbags are completely unique too xxx

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  48. I'm trying to look at the outfits but I'm afraid I can't stop gazing longingly at those AMAZING boots. I'll never get over them!
    x

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  49. Hot damn I love that first outfit with the fur. I'm a sucker for the prairie dress look.

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  50. LOVE the stripey blazer. Let me know if you think of selling it! xx

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  51. You look bloody amazing in that last outfit! Fabulous blazer xx

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  52. love the stripey blazer, it looks divine on you! :)

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  53. Great finds, Vix, and your charity shop ones as well. I missed my car boot fix this weekend as we were away - roll on next Sunday! x

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