Friday, 18 February 2011

Friday I'm In Love (With)



Opening the cocktail bar and mixing up a Cuba Libre (thanks my dear Ophelia for the recipe).



Giving stuff away. Thanks for entering. I'll give something else away to you lovely people soon.

The winner of my vintage enamel love bird pendant is the gorgeous Sabine
Drop me an email and I'll pop it in the post. I knew we'd get you wearing jewellery before the year was out!


Finding a shoe shop with a closing down sale and stocking up on insanely impractical (but rather lovely) footwear. There is an advantage to living in the town with the second-highest number of derelict shops in the UK after all.


Cobalt blue shoe boots


Suedette platform boots


Mock-Croc Mary Janes

 
Eating Jon's veggie pizza

Wearing a fabulous frock (courtesy of my sweetheart Helga).
 
Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend whatever your plans may be. We're out all weekend so it's a quiet one this evening. I don't want to peak too early.

69 comments:

  1. fab dress.. love that bar.. is one of my ambitions to own a ( always stocked) drinks bar or even drinks tray!!.. i havnt got the will power to keep it stocked up though.. just drink it!!
    you got some gorgeous shoes.. im loving the platform mary janes !
    have a great weekend..

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  2. I love those suedette platform boots!
    x.o.x.o

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  3. Oh those platform boots - YAY! What a great find! I love you in that blue frock - you are beautiful, as always. (And I love peering at the books, trying to read their titles.) Congrats to Sabine and YAY FOR HE WEEKEND!

    Sarah xxx

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  4. You look great! I love that dress. Am gutted I didn't win the pendant but congratulations to Sabine! xxx

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  5. Boots and shoes.....gorgeous high heeled platform boots and shoes.....drool! They are killers aren't they? Blimey Vix, I think we're having a bloggy footwear fetish day today!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend too, to you both xxx

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  6. Vix you buy such sexy shoes and boots I love them all...gorgeous xx

    Do you ever wear flat shoes? I never wore flat shoes till about a year ago and I only wear them for shopping or on holiday. I think heels make me feel much more sexy and glamourous. xx

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  7. The shoe boots and platform boots are too DELICIOUS! As looks the pizza.

    I'm having the least glam Friday ever. About half an hour before end-of-work my back and my bad knee went, my sis is coming down tomorrow so I don't want to be poorly... had to (dun dun dunnn) forgo the pub.

    Having a little cocktail and watching some bad telly. With a hot water bottle on my back.

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  8. @ Lisa-Jane: I wear flip flops in the summer and I've got wellies and some original 1980's Gladiator boots but nothing beats the dressed-up feeling of a killer heel, does it? x

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  9. PS. and a whisky and cola, natch. ;) Purely medicinal of course...

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  10. @ Perdita - of course, my love! Nothing like a huge measure of booze to kill the pain. Stick an ice pack on the poorly bits, it's much more effective that a hot water bottle. Take it from an old cripple like me. x

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  11. Dear God! I would not even be able to walk in those shoes!! And if I did I would probably have a twisted or broken ankle within hrs. hahaha

    That pizza looks ScUmPtIoUs.. I am going to go for lunch today and get a giant polish sausage in a bun with banana peppers. (Yes I know it sounds weird) hahahhh Have a good weekend Vix

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  12. Closing down sales are the best, reminds me of when I went a little mad a few weeks ago in the bookshop that was closing down- it’s just so hard to resist perfectly good stock being sold for very little. The Mary Janes are divine xxx

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  13. ooooh cuba libre, a fabulous cocktail cabinet AND home made veggie pizza, what more could a girl want, oh yeah shoes! seems like you have it made, have a good Friday evening!

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  14. Well done Sabine!

    Looking as lovely as ever Vix! Enjoy your drinky poos.

    Wow to the shoes! You can never have enough shoes.

    Enjoy your weekend x x

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  15. You look fantastic to have a delicious Cuba libre. Very popular here in summer.
    Those shoes are absolutely amazing, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Enjoy the evening. See you tomorrow with new goodies, I am sure.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  16. Lovely dress - love the colourfusion in every pic

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  17. Vix - I adore your shoe haul, very very glam! Beautiful maxi as always xxxxx

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  18. Ooh yes, amazing boots - you don't need a pair of my wedges after all. Ah, who am I kidding? A girl can never have too many pairs fo shoes! Plus, ever since I saw your post about Jon giving you that drinks globe I've been staking them out on eBay and Gumtree. They're just amazing!

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  19. Ditto - i've seen you about missy - and recognised your name via Bella's blog and a few others so thought i'd pop over and say hello too!

    x.o.x.o

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  20. Oh what gorgeous shoes! The heels are so slutty - I love them!

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  21. Congratulations Sabine!

    I would never in a million years be able to walk in those platforms! The mary janes are lovely!

    I love your globe bar, it's so cool!

    Tomorrow it's a trip to the post office and 2 of my favourite charity shops for me. Fingers crossed I will find some good things! xxx

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  22. Great boots! Have a lovely evening xxx

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  23. The print of your dress is symphonic, a blue symphony ! I loOoOoOove all the shoes !!! And your bar is lovely !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  24. The pizza looks wonderful! I dig all the shoes.

    Love you much,

    SB

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  25. quand je passe ici je retrouve pleins de choses de mon enfants ca fait bizarre ;O)

    bon w end

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  26. Wow what a selection of fab shoes!! And that pizza looks soooooo yumsome ... Send some this way!!

    Have a great weekend honey!!

    Sal xXx

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  27. Are those all for you, or are you sharing?!
    Great shoes - shame the shop was having to close though. Lovely dress x

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  28. I love the maxi dress! I see you are making good use of the cocktail globe - Fabulous shoes! Was there from a shop that was going under? (just wondering about the statistic you gave about the derelict shops)

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  29. Dearest Vix, love the dress, love all the shoes and boots! And the bar is brilliant. I've always wanted one of those. I found a picture I'm going to email you that will make you smile. Have a great evening, much love, C xx

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  30. @ Veshoevius: Yes, they were from a little boutique that had gone into administration. Our high street is in a shocking state, even TopShop shut it's doors on wednesday. x

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  31. That dress is very Margo Leadbetter!

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  32. the grey booties are wonderful. What do you have to pay for abandoned shoes?

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  33. Oh LOVE the blue boot shoes any more left? I would love to buy some.

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  34. Vix, drinking Cuba Libres is the way to start a weekend!!! Great looking bar and the blue dress is divine!
    A fun challenge would be to walk on those high platforms after 3 Cuba Libres!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend! We are having along weekend because Monday is presidents' day (Yeah!!!).

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  35. Fecking hell,we've all got shoes on the brain!! Fab selection there,darl! I look forward to you rockin them with some fabulous frocks!
    Speaking of which,that blue marbley print frock looks a dream on your hot bod!! As for that bar....DROOL! My,didn't darling Jon do well there?!(Bless, Jon!)If I had a sweet little bar like that,I'd be even more of a pisshead than I already am!! (I have a vodka tonic in hand as I type....)
    I adore you!! XXXXXXXXXXX Helga!

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  36. Oh it's so wonderful to see the globe-bar in use - fabulous darlink!!!! You are sooooo lucky to snaffle all those gorgeous shoes - you must promise us some shoe porn posts and oh my there's nothing quite as delish as homemade pizza - mmmmmmmm. xoxoxo

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  37. Grat look dear, you look stunning! Love the maxi dress!

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  38. Fab dress, fab shoes, loving the cocktail vibe.
    Have a wonderful weekend ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  39. A very good morning dear Vix-you look lovely in Helgas frock and hope the Cuba libres hit the spot last night, lol!! What fabulous shoes-you scored brilliantly with these, perfect buys and oh so stylish, just like you. Have a fab weekend, much love and thanks too xxx

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  40. Oh my that second pair of boots are amazing, i love them.
    I could do with a drikn right now, running on no sleep! x

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  41. Oh what a fab new shoe collection!!! I cant wait to see you in those huge platforms x

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  42. Brilliant buys and I love the cocktail bar getting a spotlight.

    The dress from Helga is wonderful and it was a fabulous Friday, I got to go to the Viv Westwood party

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  43. Cheers, Vix!
    Loving the shoes. I couldn't possibly walk in any of them...I'd have them around the house to admire!
    Well into 'Birth of Venus'....just reached that part where I've gone 'the bastards'and I didn't see it coming myself. Yeah, that bit.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    xxxx

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  44. Haha its 9 a.m. here and now I'm lusting over that veggie pizza and contemplating a drink myself. :P

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  45. the shoes and boots are heaven. Happy weekend

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  46. love the cocktail bar my husband is always looking at globes but I like the double usage of this one .The wallpaper with the swans is so lovely .
    thanks for your comment about my little girl hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend
    xx fee

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  47. mmm that pizza looks tasty! olives.

    That image of you pouring the drinks is so cool, I just love the retro vibe =) One of your guests has lost their head!

    Hope you have a nice time!

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  48. Give Zumba a bash Vix, it's great fun! xx

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  49. ORGH, those shoes are incredible! Love the blue ones most of all. I've never had a cuba libre, must try it out. I have started to enjoy campari and sodas, and am feeling very 80s xx

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  50. Shoooooes!! To find a closing down sale with such gorgeous stock is practically my idea of heaven.

    Hope you had a great evening. I was mostly doing housework but intend to make up for it in fine style tonight by getting more than a little bit drunk.

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  51. those platform boots are amazing!

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  52. Lucky you getting all those new shoes
    Have a lovely weekend
    Andrea

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  53. Your dress is beyond gorgeous, Vix! <3

    x x x

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  54. those shoes look awesome, and i really need to check your shop to see if you have those awesome jewelry! and that pizza looks delicious.
    www.cocoandolive.blogspot.com

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  55. Oh Vix, I won something... Thank you! What a wonderful surprise. I hope you are having a good weekend so far - Cuba Libre favourite teenage drink. xxx

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  56. I bet you've got to be one of the funnest people to shop with. LOVE your finds, and your blue frock.

    Congrats to Sabine on winning that lovely pendant!

    Happy sunday to you!

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  57. Saw what you wrote on Jennifer Fabulous comment and stopped by to check your blog - glad i did.
    "Not being noticed and blending in with the crowd is my idea of hell. A day without dressing up is a day wasted." - What you say on your intro is just brilliant!! That's precisely how i feel. Spoke with my friend, the amazing Doe Deere of Lyme Crime makeup today and she feels the same. She says "It's better to be overdressed than under dressed, because you never know who you gonna meet".

    Very true. That's why i got dressed the way i did for that Alexander McQueen memoriam.

    Love what you do

    Leon

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  58. i hope you had an amazing friday night. i checked out some bars in my new hometown with a good friend...
    love those platform booties... and your beautiful 70s frock.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  59. You've snared yourself some amazing footwear there and you look marvellous in that 70s frock, Vix!

    Hope you're having a great weekend :-)

    Ali x

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  60. Wow - I love all of the shoes, but particularly the navy blue ones! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend! xx

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  61. They may be impartical but they are a necessity in order to showcase your fabulous frocks!
    Luckily we haven't had too many indie traders closing here but I think Dublin has been pretty bad. It's very sad
    x

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  62. wow to the bargainous shoe boots!! :)

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  63. Vixcita,
    We all had shoe fever last week..those heels are awesome..I dont how you walk in them in coobles..I still cant get used to it. that bar is heaven, if I had one would be full of tequila and margaritas..would have a migraine every nite.

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  64. That pizza (and the booze) looks sooooo appealing! xx

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  65. i need those Mary Janes and the Suede Boots! :)

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  66. the shoes-boots are great but then what you are wearing is ultra fabulous! and can we join the party?

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