Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Minimum Effort


I started today with all good intentions to get sorted for Goa but Stephen Squirrel decided to make a bed out of my holiday packing and then darlings Sarah in Oz and Helga in Kiwi land distracted me with on-line chat and hilarity.

Look at the naughty boy leaving cat hair all over my vintage frockery
There's some good stuff on the telly later so other than the three dresses I finally got around to taking in it appears today's been a bit of a write-off.

Vintage mini dress worn with blueberry opaques and faux snake platforms, Balinese earrings (My Darling Helga), Tibetan silver choker (India)

The 1970's dress was from a car boot sale last year, it was 20p and needed a bit of work to the hem as it had been chopped down from a maxi and left raw-edged. Nothing a bit of Wonda-Web couldn't cope with.


This blingy 1980's Renata of Italy iridescent clutch bag came from a charity shop complete with the matching shoes (in my size). I'm not very mitchy-matchy and never wear them together.


The bag even has a matching make-up mirror I found concealed in the zip pocket after I bought it.


Wish me luck for tomorrow, I have a day of charity shopping planned with my beautiful friend Tanya.


57 comments:

  1. That dress is incredible,
    have a fabulous day tomorrow x

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  2. Those earrings are Balinese? I had no idea,they just looked awesomely rough and hand hewn.They look fab! Now I AM a mitchy-matchy Queen,but even I wouldn't wear matching shoes/handbag!It's a rather fab bag,love the shape and the metallic greeny colour.
    The frock is sooo pretty!!! Hurrah for wonder web! Sometimes it really takes feck all to transform an ok frock into something sublime.....spekaing of sublime,so are YOU!
    Foxy minx,it was lovely to chat!!! Hopefully in Sydney sarah and I can do a joint Skype!!! EEK! I confess,I'm a bit scared of it.....cos I'm a dick!
    Squeezes to Stephen Squirrel,the naughty darling!
    Love you!!! xxxXXXxxx Helga!

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  3. Love the whole look and the bag is so bling I love it xx

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  4. I wish you luck shopping, not that you need it!! Can't wait to see what you discover, and how you style it too!! Plus, I'd love to see the shoe mates to the snakeskin purse soon!

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  5. i love the dress.. its so pretty and looks gorgeous with the bag and blueberry coloured tights.. gorgeous!!

    charl
    x

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  6. You obviously don't need any luck charity shopping - you could wish me some instead! Love that dress and clutch, you look divine as always! xxx

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  7. Gorgeous dress and bag...and gorgeous Stephen too! xxx

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  8. What a gorgeous dress! I agree with smashingbird too, you don't need luck charity shopping - we do instead!

    :)

    xo

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  9. irridescent green snakeskin bag and shoes WOW!

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  10. Great dress. Even better bag. Wow.

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  11. Cheeky kitty, I bet he knows you're going away! That's a lovely dress, I have an ebay purchase that needs the same attention, although I stitch hems.

    Have a lovely day shopping x

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  12. Those tights are fab Vix and look lovely with the frock.
    Dx

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  13. Fab dress, blingy bag! Love it. Also loving the cute kittie he he!

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  14. Good luck on the charity trawl - you can take one of those suitcases you were supposed to be filling...x

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  15. That bag is fantastic! When are you off to Goa?

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  16. ...maximun style!!

    I want to see what the matching shoes look like!

    Sending you lots of luck for a productive day of charity shopping tomorrow!

    xxx

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  17. Looking lovely, Vix. That bag is stunning.
    Have fun tomorrow.
    xxx

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  18. Aah, we can't be terribly efficient every day and you still look lovely even without effort. And how cute is that kitty?! (it looks very much like our 2nd one) xxx

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  19. Nice sleeve detail :)

    OO, wonda web! You've just given me an idea!

    I am always covered in cat hairs, it's a way of life xx

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  20. Love the pattern on that frock. Good luck tomorrow - will look forward to seeing your finds. xx

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  21. Another great look...enjoy your shopping trip x

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  22. lady, you're awesome without effort, because your dress fits your so nicely and your shiny little bag is a pretty find (and I think snake green-metalic shoes should be delighful!)
    Love this kind of 70's tunic-dresses, so beautiful patterns!, and very comfy!

    besos & luck!

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  23. Love the total look, you look so lovely and relax!!!
    Like I mention before: I'm utterly in love with your purses and bags!!
    And this green one is an example of why!!!

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  24. I've been liking the short dresses on you. And the blueberry tights and that bag is too good.

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  25. Dearest Vix, you look fantastic. I LOVE that dress! The sleeves, everything. And the clutch. Love you xx

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  26. Awesome bag! I feel like I should hate its blinginess but I totally love it! I had one of those good intention but not much actual production days, made it to work tho, thats good enough! :)

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  27. Vix, re market traders - must be a Southern thing!

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  28. Oh Stephen you little tinker! Do you think this is his way of telling you he doesn't want you to go away?

    That bag is super blingy but I rather love it anyway. Have you blogged the matching shoes before?

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  29. Looking lush my dear. That bag is fantastic.

    In agree with Alex, I dont think your cat wants you to o away! Bless him.

    X x

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  30. You look great ;-)) I hate that matching thing to ;-) Happy chairty shopping tomorrow can't wait to see what you find. dee xx

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  31. Good luck shopping tomorrow - can't wait to see what amazing treasure you return with.

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  32. That cat knows what hes doing, animals are sensitive lovely creatures , our dog used to do that all the time.
    Another lovely short frock,renata shiny bag is so fab, cant wait to see the matching shoes.
    Lets see what treasures you score tomorrow.

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  33. Cant wait to see what you find am sure you dont need luck Id save that for another time.

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  34. Oooh... it's the day to wear iridescent green bags!! I love it!

    ...just to be perverse I would wear the matching bag & shoes with a leather skirt and one of my bodylaces. !!

    Vix...you have damn fine legs. damn fine.

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  35. I thought that was a maxi dress, looks nice as a mini tho. Have fun charity shop hunting

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  36. wow you look gorgeous, and good luck for you charity shopping tomorrow! :)

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  37. The neckline is beautiful on that dress, Vix. And your bag is just awesome! I'd love to see the shoes in a future post! xxxxx

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  38. Having recently become a 'stepmum' to three cats, I am feeling this. I find them EVERYWHERE! Love them though.

    You look glorious Vix, your hair looks amazing like that. Very exotic xxx

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  39. Gorge mini dress!

    I love wonder-web too. Many's the time it has saved me from dragging trouser cuffs or knee length minis!

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  40. I love that bag - I have matching sets which i never wear together as well!
    Good luck with the charity shopping today :)

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  42. Hi my dear-you're bound to have a fabulous day out today, good luck getting those bargains!!The dress is just lovely too, it looks great with those tights!! xxx

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  43. The bag is so awesome, please show us the shoes soon, my imagination is running wild with how cute they must be!

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  44. Bloody hell you look amazingly beautiful as always Vix! I love that frock and the blueberry tights and that amazing handbag! I would prob not wear the matching shoes with the bag either and I am very matchy matchy. Can't wait to see your fab finds du jour!

    Sarah xxx

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  45. Stephen Squirrel is adorable (though quite mischievous by the sounds of it), I adore the bag and mirror, both very alluring. And the blueberry opaques are perfect xx

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  46. We are whittling down our belongings and considering moving to a smaller house and I have been soooo tempted to pack away (even maybe pass on) my sewing machine. Then I see what you do and I just can't bring myself to get rid of the thing!

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  47. Very pretty dress. Isn't wonderweb a fabulous thing! How lucky that the shoes with the bag were your size. Hope you are having a good day at the charity shops. x

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  48. awww Stephen Squirrel looks comfy!

    Love your shoes and that dress is nice. xx

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  49. Another beautiful dress! Glad you like em short like me! x

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  50. I adore a matching makeup mirror!

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  51. Hi flower love your dress.. and your blog! Became a follower and will definitely be back here.
    I'm doing a Vagabond Van Giveaway on my blog. Stop by and enter a chance to win a beautiful scarf and an earring of your choice. Good luck!!

    Peace & Love
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  52. Love the dress. It looks great on you. I also love the bag. Anything remotely shiny attracts me. I'm like a raccoon that way. Laugh.

    Much love to you,

    SB

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  53. i want this dress!!! it's so perfect!

    good look on charity shopping ...

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  54. I ADORE this dress!!

    Really is one of my faves!!!

    Sal xXx

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  55. Oh wonda web, is that what it is called? I need to get some, I usually hem my dresses by hand sewing and it takes forever (I don't have a machine). Wish I could give Stephen a cuddle xx

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