Sunday, 27 February 2011

What's New, Pussycat?


The lovely Sharon from My Style, Thrifting, Fashion and Me surprised me with a parcel earlier this week. If you haven't visited her wonderfully inspiring blog then you really should. I've been following Sharon for as long as I've been blogging, she has style, grace and beauty and her ability to pick up a catwalk-inspired vintage bargain from a charity shop or car boot sale is second-to-none.


Here is the gorgeous lady herself sporting a vintage faux fur coat and a pair of blinging stripper-style platforms she picked up from last Sunday's car boot sale.


Sharon and I are of similar ages and she's a big 1980's fan. I was thrilled with this Jinty's dress she picked for me as it's a label I recognise from my teens. The batwing sleeves, rhinestone embellishments and eye-popping shade of electric blue (now rechristened cobalt by the fashion pack) were all the things I adored back in the day.

Some think it's sacriledge to put the scissors to vintage but not me. I chopped eight inches off the hem to give it more of a Debbie Harry vibe.

Jinty's 1980's disco dress worn with leopard print tights, last week's £5 studded shoe boots, a vintage vinyl clutch bag from the British Heart Foundation in Worcester plus heaps of jewellery.



Here's the rest of the parcel: Cotton floral maxi dress, Hobbs beaded top, Italian golden chain belt, 1960's inspired dogtooth baker boy cap, Eiffel tower greetings card.


An adorable Butler and Wilson cat brooch. He looks just like our cat.

Stephen Squirrel in a vintage Liberty silk scarf



Thanks, Sharon and thanks as well to everyone who reads my blog! I can't believe that I've got over 500 followers.

76 comments:

  1. looove the petrol blue colour of that dress, you look fab! xx

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  2. I think this is the best outfit so ever Vix, wowwwwwwwwwwwww the dress, the tights, the boots. Your fantastic lon legs.
    It is wonderful all round.ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    I am off to check Sharon.
    Mil besos my dear friend. You always make me laugh...
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  3. Fabulous Vix the colour really suits you, I am also fond of taking the scissors to things especially old fur coats..I love the boots too
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog xx

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  4. And 500 well deserved followings Vix. I'm in awe of your ability to keep the blog fresh with ideas and always show us something of interest. So yes, well done you. I'm not surprised at all ;)
    x

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  5. Looking good in blue! I love those tights too!

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  6. Stylish cat and stylish owner! You're more than deserving of 500 followers x

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  7. Ooooh blue is so good on you, Vix. Love those tights...love 'em. You've inspired me to look for more glam legwear for spring.
    Brooch is gorgeous...I like a bit of B&W.
    Sharon's blog is brill...she exudes style and her bargain spotting is bang on.
    500 and rising, lovely!
    xxxx

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  8. Sharon is a doll, what great things she picked out for you! Yay to getting 500+ followers it is about time everyone else reaslised how fab your blog is xx

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  9. Stephen Squirrel is so adorable! Who would have guessed he would be sporting vintage Liberty. The Jinty dress is so stunning on you, and those leopard print tights look fabulous as always xxx

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  10. Every single follower is deserved, your blog is a constant source of lushness. :)
    Those tights are amazing!!
    I love the B&W cat brooch, very pretty.

    xx

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  11. The 500 is definitely well deserved! And that bright blue looks so lovely on you, what a wonderful package to receive!

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  12. what a lovely dress and what a brilliant colour on you......I have no problem with changing a piece, fashion is nothing if not ever evolving!!

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  13. oh oh OH!!!! that cat brooch!!!!! I'll dream of it!! :( i so want! :(

    PS: Have you just turned more gorgeous? :)

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  14. now singing that song in my head! And what a cool outfit, not many people can pull of all blue like that but you did it!

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  15. Those tights are fabulous!! And how adorable is your kitty in that beautiful scarf? Hehe. ;)

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  16. What a fabulous frock, such a great colour. And that brooch! I've got a cat called Charlie who looks like that too :) x

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  17. that dress looks bitchin on you mi amor..love the leopard tight.how cool..and that cat brooch does look like your kitty.you lucky lucky girl.

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  18. What a fun look - I love that blue dress and those blue studded shoes. My faves from your haul are the cat brooch and the baker boy cap. x

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  19. Hi my dearest!!! You've done the Jinty dress proud, I didn't think you could get a hotter outfit on from yesterdays, but you look awesome, I so love how you've made it your own and it looks so much better shorter with those darling leopardprint tights and amazing shoeboots!! I knew you had to have the little cat brooch as your little one is virtually identical to it, lol!! Stephen looks a treasure in this Liberty scarf, what a sweetie he is!! 500 followers too, I am not surprised in the slightest, your blog is one of my all time favourites-a total must read and I so can't wait to meet you-hopefully it will be sometime this year!! Have a wonderful evening and you so rock, you lovely Vintage Vix!! xxxx

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  20. Mr. Squirrel looks quite distinguished in his Liberty Of London.
    You are inspiring me to do something with my Meena, although she doesn't tolerate dress up very well.

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  21. I can believe you have 500 followers... your blog is addictive!!! Blue looks fantastic on you, and your puss cat looks very dapper in his silk scarf. xx

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  22. awww, you look absolutely gorgeous! i just love every simgle piece of this outfit. and i will vitis sharon's blog, definitely!

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  23. I love your dress it really suits you and I love that cat brooch its just gorgeous.
    I laughed so much when I saw Stephen Squirrel all dressed up, I can imagine you, Jon and Stephen all going out to lunch dressed up..I am weird like that ha ha xx

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  24. Steven Squirrel is gorgeous, what a top cat, and I love your leopard print tights!

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  25. Congrats on the 500 followers - very well deserved. Wonderful outfit and Stephen Squirrel looks most dapper!

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  26. Fabulous dress, yes i wore a lot of electric blue back in the 80s, I had cardy, tie, skirt and slingback shoes to match, (shudder) I haven't worn it since.....

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  27. great outfits! amazing finds, so cheap yet so lovely!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable. blogspot.com

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  28. Awesome outfit - it seems like it shouldn't work but totally does! :)

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  29. Darling,you look sublime!!Those LEGS!
    Sharon picked well for you,that is such a fab frock!! Digging the tights,they are HOT.
    Love the look of the other lovely goodies.....dribble!!! I feel frisky!!
    LOVE you!!! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  30. The blue dress and tights look really funky together. A fab look on you. xx

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  31. Ooh, Butler and Wilson stuff's fab isn't it? Just the right side of tacky! And, I must say, I LOVE this outfit on you - bang on Helga with the LEGS. Jebus, what I wouldn't give. I love the colour, love the tights, love the boots - you're fabulous!

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  32. Aaaawwww what an adorable little kitteh in a scarf!

    And that dress is fantabulous with those tights. LOVE IT.

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  33. Those tights are so darn cute! The whole outfit is great I love love love it!

    p.s. Kitty pin and your kitty are adorable.

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  34. Congratulations! 500 well deserved followers!!

    I simply adore that cat brooch! You look wonderful in blue! I love your leopard print tights with those shoes.. amaaaazing! =D xxx

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  35. Here's to the next 500!

    Those tight look fab with your dress and those shades of blue - really stunning. Stephen is such a dapper moggy - the Jason King of the feline world! xxx

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  36. You look lovely.those colors look great on you.Love the stockings.And the shoes of course.What a cute kitty broach.Beautiful.xx

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  37. Alright, I'm with you! I say there's no sin in altering vintage. It's making it your own. That dress is on FIRE and you wear it soooooo well! LOVE it! ~Serene

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  38. Rrowwr, foxy lady! Those tights and shoes and dress go so well together, bet you turned a few heads today. Love the pusska brooch too, so sweet xx

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  39. I would die for legs like yours especially in those tights! Your pussy is a sport letting you dress him up like that, mine would have my eyes out!
    Kandi x

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  40. Looking brill in blue! That's a fab dress, in fact it's a fab outfit.

    Well deserved 500 followers. You always make it interesting and fun to read. Your an inspiration and I hope I can learn from your success and make my blog a success too.

    Much love

    X x x

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  41. Oh! How I love the outfit. That blue and leopard print is lovely. Looking sexy ;)

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  42. i love your dress.. i love that shade of blue,
    your tights are amazing!! i think the dress looks fab as a mini...i think it just brings life back to clothes when we alter them

    wow on having 500 followers..!!

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  43. Sharon hit the spot. This is a perfect total look!! All the blues and the purple as well as the fantastic accessories are just divine together. I think it suits you better as a short dress because you have amazing legs!!
    You deserve 500 more followers! Your love for vintage and the life you living shows on your postings and in your pictures. You are very knowledgeable about all aspects of vintage shopping and merchandise and in a personal level you always have something lovely to say to me on my blog!!!

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  44. Ooh loving the rock chick look {my default style if in doubt} you look fantastic. Well chosen Sharon. Your cat really does look like that brooch x

    And I love your blog and can totally understand the 500 followers

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  45. This is my favourite outfit of yours so far this year. Love the tights, it goes so well with the dress. 500 followers! Well done! x

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  46. Excellent revamping of the frock! I don't see the point in being precious about vintage. Unless you're the sort of person that is keeping it for future resale value, surely it's far better to customise it into a length/style that you'll actually wear?

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  47. Stephen Squirel certainly has very good taste, just like his owner x

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  48. Oh, the cat in the scarf! Our cat is very patient--allows our birds to sit on his back and yet I cannot imagine him in a scarf. Admiring the blue kitty tights as well.

    I can understand the 500 followers.

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  49. What lovely things Sharon sent you! You look amazing, but then you always do! I adore your blog - it's always entertaining and inspiring. You deserve every one of your 500+ followers, so congratulations.x

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  50. Believe it hon, 500 followers is what you deserve and much more :) Love the shoes!

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  51. Love love love you in this outfit Vix - MEOW!!

    That brooch is adorable too and your new booties are divine!

    You look amazing, as always. And you don't get to 500 followers without being fab, funny and fit!

    Sarah xxx

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  52. The color really does look so flattering on you. And love the kitty - pin and in person!

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  53. hot hot hot! great length after the chop off:)

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  54. Of course you have over 500 followers Vix! You are 6 shades of fantastic! And OH! How I ADORE this outfit. I would wear this in an instant. And oooh, it is SO "bump-able" too! You are one stylish deal finding minx! (pretty sure minx is a compliment...but if it isn't, now it is! Because you're it!).

    much love: kimberellie (with a baby in her belly)

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  55. You look HOT disco lady! The whole outfit is amazing!

    I have just reached 50 followers and am thrilled, haha! Your blog is one of my favourites Xoxox

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  56. YOu really suit that colour Vix, mind you you always look good!

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  57. I can't believe you don't have more.

    Someone said they had a blogger crush on you, and I think I am quickly joining the club! You are fun, fashionable and hot-hot-hot like a chili on a taco!

    LOVE the look, the legs, the electric blue frock.

    And LOVE that cat broach. It looks like my little Malcolm, my 18-year old soul mate who passed away a year ago. Sweet little paw-paws.

    Enjoy your week, amiga! Stay Vixen!
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  58. As ever, you look FAB - can't believe that your wee cat even gets to wear a bit of Liberty print lol!

    Congrats on over 500 followers!!!

    Ali x

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  59. Love that outfit on you. The cat brooch is gorgeous! Congratulations on over 500 followers, you deserve them! ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  60. You look freakin hot in that outfit!

    Yay for parcels. x

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  61. Wa-Wa-Woom Vix, now I want leopard tights, too! This is one sexy looking, amazing outfit. And how can one not love Sharon?! I think she's one of the nicest people in the blogging world. xxx

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  62. Check you out hot mamma! Haha! I love blue leopard print! You're SO good looking Vix, hope Jon knows how lucky he is :)

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  63. Ugh. I'm a tad jealous because I want the cat brooch. However, I know that you will wear it well. That purple dress is poppin!

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  64. Sharon was the first person i followed! Vix those tights are amazing and i love the Butler and Wilson cat too xx

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  65. Vix, for someone who always says they don't like the 80s, you certainly rock the trend very well! i love this dress, and the tights, you look fantastic! :)

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  66. GAH - the adorable cuteness of your lovely kitty!!! He's so stylish in his kerchief! And the brooch is just beautiful too. Btw I simply LOVE that colour on you! I have a similar dress in black with gold sequins, it's a rocking style.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  67. Vix, those are the cutest and most fabulous tights I have ever seen! Fantastic outfit! Love the boots too - very Lady Gaga! xxx

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  68. (I think I just commented. But I'm not sure it worked...?)

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  69. You look amazing dear!

    Thanks for your sweet comment! <3

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  70. Dearest Vix, I love the dress, it looks great short.

    That's lovely of Sharon, I've been putting together a few bits to send her to say thank you for mine.

    The brooch is gorgeous as is Stephen Squirrel. I love him in a bit of Liberty print. Speak soon, much love, C xx

    PS. You totally deserve your followers, I love your blog and you.

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  71. Sharon's blog is one of my favourites.

    I love the tights but I adore Stephen in his neckerchief. I shall have to decorate the Aussies' Moggies (I refer to them as my step-cats) right now

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  72. I love the combination of a monochromatic dress with printed tights. And the leopard print is looking so glam on the tights. Love the whole feel of this outfit.

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  73. My head almost exploded over the awesomeness of those tights.

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  74. Stephen is so cute. That pussy wears it well! Laugh.

    Love the ceramic lambs and the Edwardian mirror. What an interesting home you have. I wouldn't know where to look first.

    Love you so.

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