Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Keep Calm And Go Charity Shopping



With the worry of Helga and G uppermost, I wasn't in the right frame of mind for showing off the two parcels of fabulousness I received yesterday from two of my favourite vintage loving beauties, Sharon and Desiree but, never fear, all my treats will be showcased over the next few blog posts along with a very glamorous frock courtesy of Christina.


It's half-term here in the UK which means I get to spend week days with my teacher friends. Today I was out in nearby Dudley for a Wetherspoons' lunch and a charity shop bonanza.


New Lancome Vert Malachite kohl crayon 25p, Christian Dior Blueberry tights 50p and a sealed St Tropez Tan Intensifier 50p



Vintage pinny for when I'm playing the perfect little housewife (ha ha ha) 50p


Cinch belt £1.99


1960's French Polarised yellow lens sunglasses 95p


For harnessing my inner Nana Mouskouri


My Dad fancied her when I was a kid, I'd better not wear them when I pop round to visit, he has trouble recognising me at the best of times. A couple of years ago he told my Mum that a "very glamorous woman" had called round and given him a book, not realising it was me, his own daughter.


How much do I adore these vintage 1970's silver platforms?


Funnily enough I was watching an identical pair of eBay before Christmas but they went way above my price range.


Unlike these!


Thank you to all of you for the messages of concern yesterday, I know it meant a great deal to Helga.

Vintage Bellissima of Sydney mini dress (Courtesy of the awesome Desiree), Grey boots (Local boutique), Yellow pendant (the lovely Ivy Black)


It's that time of the month again and I'm off to the exclusive jumble sale preview tomorrow morning. Wish me luck.

85 comments:

  1. Oh god, those shoes are amazing!!!! xx

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  2. So glad to hear everything was okay in the end. Great finds again Vix! Well my dear at least your Dad referred to you as a glamourous woman! Love your boots.

    Re your comment on my blog, if you come across any other Utility clothing, can you grab it for me please? I don't care if it doesn't fit, I just want to own a little bit of history. :)

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  3. As always I am in awe of your clothing and accessories. I am also really curious about the size of your clothes closet. Huge?

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  4. Hi my dear-yes, what a huge relief to know Helga is safe and sound!! Lucky you, those silver platforms are just divine, a fabulous find indeed, as are your other goodies!! The vintage mini dress looks stunning on and I must say as a compliment, you and Nana look so alike, its uncanny huh!! Good luck at the jumble, as if you need it though, lol!!xxxx

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  5. I love this dress with your boots Vix, and those gold shoes are amazing! Have a great time tomorrow at the jumble sale xxx

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  6. Dear Vix,
    I am so relieved that all is well with Helga & G, I thank the guardian angels that were looking out for them.
    Yowza, those shoes are FABULOUS...I really like the Nana M glasses too.
    You are looking glorious in that colourful printastic frock my dear.
    Best of luck for tomorrow, hope you find some magnificent stuff.
    Lot's of love,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  7. That's so funny about your dad - I mean fancying Nana Mouskouri/the Polaroid glasses, not the fact that he doesn't always recognise you! Gorgeous sandals too.

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  8. Oh Vix, you look so stunning! <3<3
    My friend's nanny is the same, she started screaming at my friend to get out of her house and stop drinking her 7up! I was laughing so much that I couldn't even breath haha. It might have been sometime got to do with the fact that I told her nanny that my friend's name was Jamie...omg I'm terrible hah

    So glad that Helga is safe and sound! :)

    x x x

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  9. Wow those gold shoes, Nana definately wouldn't have worn those.

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  10. What a fab buy those shoes are, I'm envious ... yet again! And I love those glasses - very Cannes chic! Good luck for the jumble preview - I'll be looking forward to seeing what you manage to snaffle! xxx

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  11. You made me laugh with the Nana Mouskouri look alike hehhehe.
    Nothing I like better than a a Wetherspoons lunch and a charity shop bonanza, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh so jealoussssssss!!!
    Mil besos guapa.

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  12. oooh cute shoes & love the pinny, I also love that you call it a pinny, takes me right back to my grans!

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  13. The dress is lovely . I like the apron . Those glasses are so cool . Gold shoes are amazing.

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  14. Vix you don't need no luck- that's pure skill what you've got in you! You're able to find a gem in the heap of rubbish, that you are! Looking very 70s gorgeous my dear!

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  15. Love your style, love your blog, love your treasures! I was estatic that you took the time to comment on my photo, thanks!

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  16. Wow you did so well ~ I bought one of those Lancome brow liners a few weeks ago, it was about £12 i think!
    Poor Dad, it's such a shame, my Mum is the same.
    Wasn't it wonderful to hear from Helga, bless them, it must be dreadful for them amongst all that sadness.
    Kandi x

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  17. Ooh, Vix, love the mini-dress grey tights combo! Needed a bit of outfit inspiration and there you were. The gold shoes are fab, too.

    Love the reference to Nana Mouskouri, too - you're a good likeness with those specs. My dad fancied Diana Rigg when he was younger, and every time someone says I look like her it makes me shudder... :) xxx

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  18. You and your lovely locks. Sigh. I love your hair. :)

    And look at all these amazing discoveries! You're a lucky shopper. :)

    PS. That dress is AMAZING on you!! xoxo

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  19. Hi
    Sorry if this is stupid, but can you please give us the low-down on how you hold one of your dinner parties??

    I would love to throw one for cousins of mine , and could you please possibly do a post on the food you have and drinks, snacks etc?

    I am going for a indian theme (your kinda thing!) and also mix in some japanese flavours and japanese foods.

    A dinner party/foody post would be fabtastic!

    Ciao :))))

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  20. Hi Anon! Great for you to comment. I'll definately do a party post soon if that's what you'd like. Any suggestions for posts are always welcome. x

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  21. Good news about Helga.
    Great cinch belt and I love the ankle boots in your pic. Only women with long legs can wear ankle boots and you therefore CAN.

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  22. Oh, Vix, that yellow dress is so pretty!

    I love charity shops. Bargains AND you feel like you've done something good!

    xxx

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  23. Some wonderful finds, especially those shoes. Your post for Helga was beautiful, so gld to know they are Ok xx

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  24. you look stunning in this dress.

    wow, those silver platform sandals are amazing. i could get green with envy!

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  25. So glad the lovely Helga is okay! And you look hot to trot in those heels and those glasses are divine!!

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  26. Aaahh, Vix, it's great to see in a mini dress! I know you love your maxi dresses, but these legs need showing. All the best for tomorrow! xxx

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  27. Dearest Vix, I'm so glad that Helga and G are ok.

    The silver shoes are fabulous!! Great finds as ever.

    That's so funny about your dad! You look great as Nana Mouskouri.

    When I rang Princess Julia to arrange going to Pam Hogg she was having lunch in the Wetherspoon's at Liverpool Street - she said you get a roast and a drink for £6 and it has gold gilt and cherubs everywhere!

    Speak soon, much love, C xx

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  28. Gorgeous Vix, as always loving the accessories.
    Those platforms are fab, I do love a disco heel.

    Good luck at the jumble preview, bet you bag some absolute gems. Also what's your ebay name (don't know if you've mentioned it before!) wouldn't mind keeping a look out for fab stuff you sell. :)

    xxx

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  29. Love your boots they are gorgeous also love those silver shoes and the belt.

    The St Tropez also such a great find for 50p
    xx

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  30. Your clothes are so eccentric and awesome. How do i find your ebay store? i need some of that glamor over here.

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  31. Aaah, you look amazing in those heels. And you really suit the glasses. Please explain 'jumble sale preview'?? I can't even find a jumble sale locally, let alone one that lets you in early!

    Glad your friend is OK

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  32. Oh wow those platforms are amazing. I love the pinny too, i'm hunting some nice fabric down to make one of those.
    Good luck tomorrow!

    PS, Your friend chose a lovely name for her baby. Max was on our list too x

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  33. Like the shoes! That's quite an uncanny likeness to Nana M you've got going on there with those glasses!
    I don't know if the tray on my post was originally from M&S - it just says 'Elite Trays/Made in England' on the back.

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  34. wooahhh, i just love everything soo much :)

    http://haveapeekinsidemywardrobe.blogspot.com/

    x

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  35. So glad all is well. You had us all praying for her.

    Looks like you had a fab day! In my original home town too!! Love the glasses and as for the shoes they are fantastic.

    X x x

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  36. I love ur shoes. Gold/sliver shoes instantly upgrade any outfit. Ur dress is so spring-y! love the colors.

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  37. Jaysus,Mary and ALL the saints,those shoes are making me paliptate!!!! Dreamy!!!
    And that frock,and that necklace...and YOU,you gorgeous,wonderful, sexy beast you!!! I love you,darling,and you are darling freaky twin extaordinaire!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  38. Whayhay...Nana! She was on telly all the time in the Seventies or so it seems. Marvellous frocks as I recall.
    Love those platforms...I'm such a shoe slut lately...I really have to get a few new pairs to satify my lust!
    xxx

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  39. What do I love most, the silver shoes, the dress from Desiree, or the amazing yellow sunglasses? The shoes take it by a whisker. You find such amazing things Vix. I read the story about your dad out to Mr D, we thought it was so funny. So glad our Helga is ok, what a relief huh xx

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  40. Love your little print dress! My Dad must have had a crush on Nana Mouskouri as well as I was constantly tortured with her records as a kid!

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  41. Isn't this a perfect spring dress?! You look amazing in a mini Vix.
    And I see those great platform boots are in use. They're perfect.
    BTW I think a jumble sale preview is the hottest ticket in town ;)
    Perhaps I should ingratiate myself with our local WI !!
    xxx

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  42. this is such magnificent outfit!!! love it!

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  43. Fab finds. I'm hitting the shops tomorrow, can't wait! x

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  44. That mini dress is fab on you. So many great finds, I love the pinny! You won't need luck we all know you'll score big at the jumble preview, look forward to seeing what you get. x

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  45. Those platforms are fantabulous! And I got onto His Lordship's laptop just now (my computer is broken) to discover Helga's unscathed all all is well in the wonderful world of blog/fashion/loveliness. Big smilies all round...

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  46. Vix, I bow down to you in awe of your shoe buying skills. The charity shop pair are glorious but the pair you have on today are just absolute belters!

    Desiree has cracking taste. The frock is stunning.

    ps - how bloody cute is that pinny? I feel the need to whiz one up on the sewing machine now.

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  47. wetherspoons lunches are the best! love the print on your dress (:

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  48. LOVE those silver platforms - they are AMAZING! Also love the pic of you in the glasses - you're a dead ringer for Nana! Oh Vix, you're so glam and beautiful - can't wait to see the treasures in your parcels. That sounds like a eupemism but it's not!

    Sarah xxx

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  49. ***applause*** The dress looks fabulous on you, as I knew it would - such a great cut on your gorgeous figure!!! The shoes are treasures and what a great price - Wetherspoons sounds heavenly, I'd love to visit them one day:)) xoxoxoxoxo

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  50. Its nice to see that your spirit is uplift! The dress color combinations and the tights with the boots are fantastic. Not to mention, great legs!

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  51. Great dress & love that belt & the glasses - mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

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  52. U look amazing in those yummy boots and wow! great platforms!
    i love you and am so glad Helga is OK.
    I am still in a blog-o-rutty, Rod calls it post-traumatic stress syndrome ;)
    Mom is doing OK, but I still worry.....
    It's tough to let go of them and allow the powers that be to take care of them.
    xXx
    Reva

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  53. Vixcita,
    I am so greatful our helgita and g man allright.
    You are looking delighfully scrumcious in that vestido amor.
    Those silver heels are dreamy dancing disco heeks.
    I been dreaming of gold glitter shoes all week.
    I dont kniw how you manage to find christian dior stockings ,but i love mine, i been forgetting to wear them.
    Lancome eyeliner whoa my kind of find.
    Cant wait to see what you find tomorrow , you jumble queen!

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  54. Such great news about Helga and G being safe. You look gorgeous, I love your new shoes and that fab vintage pinny!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  55. Those glasses are such a find!

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  56. So glad that Helga is safe. Fantastic buys Vix! Especially loving the shoes ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  57. OMG, you are toooo cute! Your blog posts always bring a smile to my fave. And those 70s platforms make my heart melt.

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  58. You look fantastic in the dress and boots! I much prefer you in mini dresses than maxis; you've got great legs.
    Love the pinny.

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  59. so glad to hear your friend is ok.. it must have been really worrying for you the not knowing.. my nan and aunties and uncles and cousins etc.. all live in NZ, but luckily they live in another part but knowing how close they were to it is really very scary...

    great buys aswell.. love the shoes they are amazing..

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  60. I kept popping back yesterday to chack for news and was so peased to see Helga is OK. The more I see on the news though the more I realise how bad it was - there was some CCTV footage on this morning of the actual quake - so scary.

    Bless your Dad, but at least you're a glamorous woman - my friend's Granddad has taken to saying she's a 'bonny lad' - and she's very feminine!

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  61. I really like the grey boots you are wearing!

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  62. Hi Vix

    I have just begun following other bloggers and must say that you are one of the MOST interesting ones. You are beautiful, with an equally beautiful style. To add, you are lucky to live in a place where you can be stylishness without hurting your pocket!

    Also, its amazing that you are so fond of India and all things Indian.

    Keep blogging :)
    Jyoti

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  63. Hi Jyoti! Thank you so much for those kind words. That's made my day. x

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  64. being new to all this, I don't even know what this exclusive jumble sale is but just hearing the words made me wish I could go to something like it! Love the silver shoes (don't know how they would have worn them where you are but we wore them with Danskins (yes, we went to Dance studios to buy them) and skirts. Much luck at the sale.

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  65. We must have been reading each others blogs at exactly the same time, was reading yours as the 'ping' of your comment popped into my email. Nana Mouskouri, thats hilarious, I love that you can poke fun at yourself. I think everyone hates my blue top in todays post, oh well. And porn chair? Are they really??

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  66. The vintage pinny is adorable and the glasses are such a find, I love the yellow lenses. Can’t wait to see some of those jumble sale finds xxx

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  67. Fab finds(love the pinny:)as usual!

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  68. Gosh just catching up on posts and of course you must have been mad with worry ref Helga!

    Great outift, love the stash xx

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  69. I love the pinny!! :)
    so very glad that helga is ok! :)

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  70. I love the glasses, and your dad's comment was cute.

    So glad Helga is okay.

    Love you lots,

    SB

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  71. love your 70's print dress, so colorful!, and love how you wear with your booties and accessories!
    And so funny to discover your inner Nana Mouskouri (I can remember when she was a real music star here!) ;DD, so much laughs!
    besos

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  72. The gold shoes are super glam. That story about your dad and the 'glamorous woman' is hilarious. Vix - other folks have probs asked this, but have you thought of writing an autobiography? I'm sure it would be a brilliant read. xx

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  73. :) u have a wonderful way of mixing things... up top you look all vintage-y but check out your boots n stockings and it feels very new york city-ish! it's a compliment;)

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  74. Love the dress, so fun and bright.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  75. I tripped over your blog 3 days ago and today have finally finished reading through it all! i love your style, nothing looks bad on you! I look in charity shops a lot but never seem to find a lot, you've inspired me though to check out car boots and jumble sales!! I never see any advertised, but maybe it's because I'm not looking.!

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  76. I'm overjoyed that Helga is OK! Now you can relax, but it's great to know that she has so many people who care about her.

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  77. Haha - About that incident with you dad. and those heels are seriously HOT!!!

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  78. Oh my gosh! I love the belt, I love the glasses, i love the apron... pretty much everything you got I LOVE! xxx

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  79. I think those are my dream metallic sandals -- festive and sexy, but also unusually stable and sturdy-looking.

    That Vert Malachite pencil is going to be so pretty on you; you know I like your mysterious greens.

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  80. Those silver shoes are fantastic :D I wouldnt mind them for myself!!!

    A good friend of mine lives in Dudley - just thought I would share that with you haha!

    Sal xXx

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