Friday, 11 February 2011

Where Did You Get That Hat?




The Salvation Army, of course! I adore the volunteers in my local charity shop. They'd put this vintage hat aside for me. I'm not cool in the slightest, I'm literally squealing at some of the things they produce, I think they get as much pleasure from my excitement as I do from getting a fabulous bargain.


 
When I tried it on an old man announced that I looked ridiculous, which coming from someone dressed in a dog printed fleece could only have been a compliment.


 Can you get finer friends than our fellow bloggers? This wonderful package was waiting for me from the fabulous Ivy Black yesterday. A peacock card, a 1960's chain belt, a bold and funky satin scarf ...


...and this awesomely humungous pendant which goes perfectly with the lucious yellow cocktail ring the beautiful Sarah Misfit sent me. The silver cuff was another saved treat from the ladies at the Salvation Army.

Vintage sycamore print maxi (£7 local vintage boutique), Tuscan lamb hat (75p Salvation Army)
We're cracking open the rum tonight, my first drop of alcohol since Saturday. Don't worry I won't overdo it this time, there's a jumble sale on in the morning and I'll be needing a clear head to do battle with those vicious Black Country grannies.

72 comments:

  1. Lovely hat, I've wanted one like that for ages but I have a weird paranoia about having an extra-small head so I don't like to draw attention to it!

    I wish the people in the charity shops I go to were as nice as that, last time I bought a cardigan some old bloke told me that if it itched, I could bring it back and they'd give me some cream - lovely!

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  2. I don't ever think I suit hats, but you carry them of so well. I love that silver jewellery it's absolutely gorgeous. xxx

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  3. From Russia with love. Or maybe one of those satellite republics with lots of consonants?

    I would be a Black Country granny if I moved just a little up the map! But a very well-behaved one.

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  4. I love this kind of hat on you. They're extra lovely to save special things for you - love the way they're in tune with what you like! I've laughed before at the dog-print fleece image - I know EXACTLY what you mean xxx

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  5. What a gorgeous dress! Love the hat, it looks great on!

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  6. Good luck tomorrow at your jumble sale.
    I don't think the hat makes you look ridiculous, what was that fleece dog man talking about??!?

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  7. Lol - I love your comment about dog fleece man! I've seen those fleece jackets and they're Hideous with a capital H - 'nuff said.

    Vix versus Black Country Grannies - seconds away, round one...(as they used to say on the Saturday afternoon wrestling programmes!) xxx

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  8. Lovely! I love how you've incorporated the gloves and the hat. The jewellery is just so stunning.

    xx

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  9. Absolutely loving that necklace and pendant. You have an envious collection of EVERYTHING!!! Party it up Vix :)

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  10. Fab hat, it could definately go 'Daniel Boone' with some jeans and boots.

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  11. That hat is very funky! They seem to be coming back into fashion now! I see River Island have a good sized collection of vintage style hats atm.

    I saw this one - http://www.riverisland.com/Online/women/sale/accessories/black-spike-stud-trilby-hat-594614 - in the sale section and it reminded me of you for some reason! They also have it in beige!

    You always have the most interesting jewellery! xxx

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  12. I don't think I need to assure you how fabulous you look - I think you should become the national pin-up girl for all vintage shops, Vix! I've got pretty much the same furry hat - inherited from my grandma who NEVER left the house without wearing a hat. xxx

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  13. You deserve that and more my beautifu Vix. I can imagen you fighting with the black country grannies hahahahaha.
    You are hilarious!!!!.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  14. Oh Vix you look positively regal in this outfit!! I love the hat and the leaf print on that maxi is soooo gorgeous. And then there is all that artfully applied bling!

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  15. that hat is fantastic! i kind of love it. also anything peacock-way to go fellow blogger! very cute indeed.

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  16. Anastasia is jealuos right now! The yellow pendant is fantastic.
    About the rum, try a Cuba Libre- rum with coke and ice or no ice. I used
    to add a bit of brown sugar as well.

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  17. LOVE that hat! On me it's looks like a hair piece in black, but on you- a gypsy hat of magic! I love the whole outfit, and the fact you can rock this look any old time and look gorgeous! Dog fleece wearer comments aside- you look to adorable to look ridiculous.

    Have fun at your jumble sale, careful on the Devil's rum!

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  18. You rock those furry hats, my dear! How do you get the volunteers to save things for you, did you just ask or have they spotted what you buy? Love the dress (think you've shown it before?), and great jewellery. Especially loving the silver cuff - I want one! Thank you for your lovely commet on my blog x

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  19. And how rude from dog-print man - there's a woman that walks along my road (I think I know where she lives!) in one of those god-awful fleeces, although I think hers has huskies on it, just for variety. I've seen dalmations, teddies, wolves etc. The horror!

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  20. Oh my gawd that frock is AMAZING! The print is divine. And I love all of your gorgeous silver - that pendant matches the ring perfectly! I have a Salvos man who calls me 'the hat lady' and puts hats aside for me too! You look as beautiful as always, Vix!

    Sarah xxx

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  21. Love the hat Vix! Have a great night xxx

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  22. YOU DO LOOK RIDICULOUS.

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  23. Funky hat! Dog-fleece people are always a bit grumpy. I often wonder where they buy them- I've never seen them in the shops or markets. Maybe it's a Da Vinci Code style secret society, and they are granted one upon attaining a place in the inner sanctum. Or maybe you can buy them at dog shows.

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  24. Couldnt stop laughing at Annas comment LOL!!
    Great haul I dont think anyone pulls off a jumpsuit as well as you, stunning xx

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  25. Amazing. I love hats. I can wear them but I need to be careful about the shape. I love your one, not sure I could carry it off though! xx

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  26. Vixcita,
    I never tire of you wearing your Russian villain hats..you looks gorgeous amor.how dare that old man say that.love that style of Maxi pussy bow dress..so elegant.that pendant is pendant heavenly..Sarita did well.
    have a great night amor and good luck at the boot sale..I have one to go on ~Sunday.

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  27. YOU DO LOOK RIDICULOUS.

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  28. oh my, I love that maxi.... so beautiful! You look so tall and the dress really flatters you!

    haha, those dog printed fleeces are atrocious. My mum and I always have a giggle when we see people wearing them, almost every stall at Ingoldmells market sells them! x

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  29. Helluva hat, lovely! I knew that pendant was for you...it looks great.
    Dog printed fleece....don't get me started!
    Have fun tomorrow.
    xxxx

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  30. The hat is really cool - make you look so sophisticated and chic. The pendant is gorgeous and would really great with a black top..

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  31. Ha ha ha, the comment about the man in the dog-printed fleece has just made me sort cider out of my nose. Love it xxx

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  32. Dear Vix, never take advice from anyone wearing a fleece! How brilliant!

    You look amazing. The dress is wonderful. Love the cocktail ring and the silver jewellery was a great find.

    Have a rum for me. I am worn out after FINALLY completing the wardrobe. What a pallaver, it was like the bloody tardis. We also sorted out three large chests of drawers full of crap. I almost lost the will to live.

    Hope your parcel arrives soon. Def catch up next week, much love xxx

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  33. Fabulous hat, been after a similar one for an age! On the subject of rum, just made a Sailor Jerry's and banana souffle- yummy :) x

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  34. If we don't look at least a little ridiculous to the rest of the world, then we're not trying hard enough!

    That dress is beautiful, it's feeding my wishes for autumn, hehe!

    Xx Claire

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  35. y\You should have shares in all the charity shops Vix! Have fun with your bottle of rum. I'm planning on a big night tonight too. Bit scared for the hungover tomorrow. x

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  36. Oh Vix, I sooo love that hat! I could have done with that in Venice, it looks much warmer than mine. And what a bargin! I think I would have screamed with excitment too!

    Looking forward to seeing the goodies you collect from your jumble sale.

    Much love X x x

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  37. Love the hat, I have one very similar and adore working the glamorous Russian look, you look fab in it.
    XXX

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  38. Ha, could only be a compliment indeed! That peacock card is lovely x

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  39. Gorgeous hat! Loving the silver bracelet ... :0)

    Shirl xxx

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  40. Love the hat! Needed something like that over here this morning - it was -10!

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  41. It's a fabulous hat. I hate those fleeces, they are awful. In a charity shop yesterday I saw a thistle print one and I'm fiercly Scottish but it was just horrid. x

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  42. Oh man I HATE dog printed fleeces! And you definately dont look ridiculous (altho I have a very similar hat and feel a bit ridiculous when I wear it, hehe) :)

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  43. Oh wow I've never seen a leaf print like that before - it's so stunning on you and the wonderful thing about using that fabric for a maxi dress is there's more of it:). The jewellery is utterly delish and I love the hat and gloves - good luck tonight and hope the granny struggle goes smoothly tomorrow:)) xo

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  44. Wow i love your dress its really suits you im far to short for full length gorgeous colours you look fab and i love the hat to ;-)) dee x

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  45. Personal style with plenty of panache! You can totally pull this off - love your blog - what fun!

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  46. You look sublime. Your entire outfit looks like something a Hippie would wear when traveling to a cold climate. And I mean that in a good way. Your shop staff must love you because they only save the good stuff for good people.

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  47. From Kavkaz with love..very brave combination

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvcGqVKGOWo

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  48. The hat is fabulous, old men aren't usually who I turn to for styling advice. How serendipitous that your jewellery from Ivy and Sarah match so well together, just goes to show we all found each other by fate! Hope you've done well with your granny-tackling today xx

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  49. I LOVE your new hat, Vix! And don't even get me started on fleece as a fabric of choice. Should only be worn by sheep. End of.

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  50. gasp! this is amazing! seriously, I've never seen anything like it haha =) The print is wonderful!

    Love that pendant also.

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  51. this autumn pattern on that dress is so cool. the mix of leaves on white and black accessoiries with those amazing jewelery is so gorgeous ... blahblah... live this outfit.
    hope you're careful with the first alcoholic drink this week. i have mine too... ; )

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  52. You are a thrif store genie!! Lol. I always go to the Salvation Army here and other local thrift stores and NEVER find anything half as cool as your little gems! Sigh. You are so lucky and clever. :)

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  53. The hat is amazing but the DRESS! What a divine piece of clothing that is. If only I could turn up such bargains in vintage stores. Seems like it's either cheap but vile (usually 80s tack) or lovely and pricey.

    Sounds like the man needed a visit from the Fleece Police.

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  54. Bugger dog fleese man,what a loser!!
    Feck you look AMAZING in that ensemble!!! I love and am coveting EVERY detail!!! I think I'm palpitating......
    LOVE you!! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  55. Men! What do they know?
    Very cool hat. And dress.

    That peacock card from Ivy Black fits you perfectly!

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  56. can't wait to see what you get from the sale tomorrow! I love living vicariously through your shopping exploits! And looking FAB U LOUS as usual. I ADORE that pendent!

    heart: me

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  57. Wow, you always find such amazing stuff, and SO cheap!!! Just read your tortoise post, strange coincidence but my cousin just lost a tortoise which she'd only had for a few weeks, it got handed in to the vet clinic where she works as someone had found it wandering around and she ended up keeping it, but then it escaped again and ended up in a wildlife sanctuary... it was apparently about 40 years old and turned out to be a protected species!!
    Funny how you love vintage so much that you have a vintage pet :) (my cat is fairly vintage too as she is nearly 19!)

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  58. Why is it people (like that old man) feel the need to voice their opinion. I don't think the hat looks ridiculous. And him wearing a dog printed fleece lol

    I was with a friend once and tried on a hairband which was admitedly was a bit too young for me amd was rather mini mousish but this woman who was about my age but looked much older (haha) was laughing at me right in my face. It did not bother me as she clearly did not have a clue how to dress and I thought to myself well if I looked anything like you love I would be crying!
    I personally would never do that to someone else but some people always think they can just make comments!

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  59. The man in the dog-printed fleece sure cracks me up. Oh goodness. You sure look ravishing, rather than ridiculous! x

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  60. this is brilliant! love that hat :) xx

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  61. ha ha you should have said well my darling you look rather ridiculous in that fleece lol

    Thanks for your comment re my outfit that was very kind xx

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  62. Oooh to look good in a hat, wish that i could
    enjoying your blog and taking inspiration from it you are a breath of fresh air xx

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  63. Fleece - yuk! feel sullied thinking about one

    You look fab as ever
    xx

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  64. You look truly gorgeous! I'd have a hard time taking that one off.
    xxx
    Ps. I believe people (and anons) only say these things b/c they see a confident person dressing and living life exactly as they like...and it makes them uncomfortable and probably a little bit jealous ;)

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  65. Just to agree with all the other comments saying how fabulous you look ! Anyone with any idea about style would not be seen dead in a fleece of any kind never mind a dog print one! My mum is very glamourous and dresses up for everything, she is always going on about fleeces and how awful they are !

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  66. I'm coveting your warm yellow jewelry suite. It's waiting to be taken to India and worn with the perfect maxi dress.

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  67. ARGH that dress is the most lovely thing I've ever seen! BEAUTIFUL!

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  68. Fabulous headwear, that hat is such a find! I am so late on reading this but as soon as I saw the photograph of the hat I was mesmerized!
    The sycamore print is so very lovely too xxx

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