Friday, 6 May 2011

The 1970's Rock My World



...but regular readers will know that already.

Here's a few of my latest finds from my favourite decade from this week's car boot sales.


The nylon lace maxi dress was £5 and thoughtfully came with the date the seller last wore it pinned to the front.



This stainless steel and faux pearl cocktail ring was £1, the nails are painted in Cyan Blue by Barry M. I reckon Bazza should give me a job, four women stopped me in Boots today to compliment me on my outfit and ended up buying the same colour nail polish. I've been wearing Barry M since 1982.




The groovy turquoise over-sized sunglasses were 20p.


My favourite buy has to be this 1970's Charlie locket still filled with the original solid perfume which still smells as good as I remember it did back in my early teens.


Still boxed and a mere 25p!



Thanks so very, very much for the amazing messages regarding my last post. I'm totally and utterly blown away by the support for my cheapskate way of living.


I'm woefully behind on blog visiting but I will get back to all of you who were kind enough to comment. In the meantime there's a jumble sale on tonight, a car boot sale in the morning and a bottle of wine and a homemade pizza with my name on it in between.

See you soon. xxx

54 comments:

  1. The Charlie perfume is an amazing find. I do remember the iconic commercials and how I thought that Shelley Hack looked so happy and independent as well as so glamorous!
    Have a lovely weekend,

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  2. The Charlie perfume locket looks so cute. I wish I got to live through the 60s and 70s, they seem like such amazing times - I swear I was born in the wrong time period. Anyway..lovely post like always and looking fab :)

    xx

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  3. You're looking lovely, as always. The Charlie locket filled me with nostalgia, it was the perfume of my youth but my mum would never get me the pendant, deeming it too expensive, although I did get the perfume (bottled) from a kindly auntie!
    Have a date with a jumble sale tomorrow, a rare event these days it seems, hope I do as well as you!
    Love Curtise x

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  4. How fabulous is that necklace? I love it, I love your way of life too and have certainly been inspired by you since I've been following. Xx

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  5. Hey gorgeous! I love that Charlie pendant, it looks amazing on! Now all you need is some Brut or Denim aftershave for Jon and you will smell very 70's too. Mind you I love Brut and Blue Stratos if you remember it! Used to unscrew the top and put a bit on when I worked at woolies!

    You look like sex on legs as usual!!

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  6. What a lovely dress, and how fab that you are taking it out again! Love that Charlie perfume pendant, I am a sucker for things like that. xx

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  7. And yo rock ours, lovely!!
    I had a Charlie pendant once upon a time, I used it all up. it's a great idea.
    I have Cyan Blue on today too! I can't get enough of ol' Barry M.
    Have a top weekend.
    xxx

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  8. I love things that remind you of the past! What a great find the Charlie necklace was, you have such a good eye for the bargains! YOu look lovely as usually, no one can quite pull of a maxi dress like you!
    Sophie
    x

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  9. You are unique.
    Loving u.
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  10. Once again, utter perfection xo

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  11. My mum had that perfume locket! Yay!

    Love the outfit and the nails.

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  12. I LOVE homemade pizza. I find doing it that way you can have any strange array of goodies on it. I am also loving your charlie necklace. I have an apple shaped necklace like that but mine doesn't have nice smelling goodies in.

    Keep up the good work. I am new follower and I really like your blogs.

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  13. The Charlie locket find is fantastic! Too right Barry M owe you!! xx

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  14. Blimey, Charlie! What a blast from the past. The pendant is lovely. I wish I went to your car boot sales! xxx

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  15. Try and get some sleep in between the JS and the CB!!!

    That Charlie Perfume is amazing. I'm off carbooting tomorrow (to buy some Marvel superheroes apparently)

    Caroline
    xxx

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  16. i shall always be impressed by your style.

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  17. Vix, I absolutely adore everything about this post! The Charlie locket, the dress, the jacket, the gorgeous nail polish, the ring.., absolutely beautiful :)

    xo

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  18. Thats so cool Vix I love your bangles too .. Are they from India .. they are very similar to mine xx

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  19. Love that Charlie pendant!!! :) Vest on Maxi = Super cool!!!

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  20. Enjoy your car booting Hun. Don't stress abou getting back to all the blogs it's just fab to have you back. Dress looks great on you. Love that ring!

    Charlie, blimey that's a blast from the past! We all had th as teenagers.

    X x

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  21. The apple pendant is so cute ! I love your way of life, you are so unique and inspiring !
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  22. love the cocktail ring! flashy but classy..Have a great weekend!

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  23. The locket is by far my fave, what a great find. We just had a bottle of wine and GBK burgers with a discount voucher, YUM. And watched Dirty Harry for the first time ever, it was rubbish! xx

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  24. You look lovely as always. Love the ring that's gorgeous and Charlie perfume that's a lovely blast from the past ;-)) Wish i had carboot sales like you do you have the most amazing finds. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  25. oooh a Charlie locket, how pretty, I am eyeing your flower ring. 1973 is a good year to be born cause I was born on that year. :)
    was wondering where you were at amor?
    I'm going to miss boot sales the swapmeet will have to cover it.
    hugs

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  26. I need to get some solid perfume for my scent locket: http://www.wendybrandes.com/store/products.php?product=Mia-Scent-Locket

    Love that kind of stuff!

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  27. You look amazing as usual, Vix! Your hair looks really great <3
    Ah Barry M is the best nail polish brand ever, I hate wearing anything else xx

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  28. Droooooool - your hotness looks happy and so beautiful:))). So many wonderful car boot sales to catch up on now that spring has arrived there - I'm so happy for you, you are in your element and have many, many exciting days ahead. I nearly coughed up a fur ball at the sight of the Charlie pendant - I have pendant envy big time! xoxoxoxxo

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  29. Dearest Vixy,
    I was given a bottle of 'Charlie - Eau de Toilette' for my seventh birthday by my sister and I remember feeling pretty special wearing smelly stuff at such a tender age ;)
    I also recall the cheesy 'Charlie' TV commercials back in the 80s.
    I love that adorable nylon frock, you look pretty as a daisy in the morning dew.
    Have a fabulous weekend darling!
    Take care,
    Jem
    xXx

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  30. This dress looks fabulous on you. I adore the 70's as well, and it's hard not to love.
    My Heart Blogged

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  31. Dearest Vix, you are looking particularly stunning. Love the outfit and the Charlie apple!!! Brilliant.

    You're always talking about your love for Barry M. I think they should send you a box of make up. I can give them a ring for you if you want?

    LOVED yesterday's post, I blogged about it today. Love you xx

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  32. The Charlie apple is a fav all around it seems, well, for me as well. The dress looks great on you - many happy finds at the sale tomorrow.

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  33. I love the Charlie pendant too! I haven't been able to keep up with blogs this week either, I have 125 posts backed up now, urgh, if you don't keep right on top of them they seem to breed like rabbits!

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  34. I absolutely love your blog - it makes me smile.

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  35. I love the Charlie pendant too! I haven't been able to keep up with blogs this week either, I have 125 posts backed up now, urgh, if you don't keep right on top of them they seem to breed like rabbits!

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  36. Well, I love the pendant too!

    You look gorgeous, as always, amor! I love you in that lovely colour. So glad all of your sales and jumbos are starting back up again!

    Sarah xxx

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  37. I think Barry M should give you some of their profits, you're their best advertisemenyt. I love their nail polish and Charlie, that brings back so many memories.You look lovely in your dress. Good luck rummaging around hope you find some lovely things, enjoy your pizza and wine too xx

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  38. Hi my dear-your dress looks so gorgeous and the Charlie perfume-wow what a find, I really do love that pendant!!! Good luck at the booty and jumble sale, you always do find awesome things anyway!! xxxx

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  39. That perfume locket is awesome. This outfit is 11 out of 10 :)

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  40. You look amazing and the Charlie pendant is fantastic.
    I remember thinking at the time what a rubbish name it was and saying "do you want to smell my Charlie?" Very childish.

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  41. You've transported me to 1973. I wandered round York Uni in a maxi dress for a few months and doing *ahem* things. That pendant is fab.

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  42. I can see why you got stopped in your tracks - both the outfit & nailpolish are gorgeous! That Charlie perfume locket is such an amazing find. I can't believe it was still boxed and everything!

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  43. love the perfume necklace .could you send me a link to your ebay site so I can add you to my favourites
    xx fee.

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  44. You certainly rock our world Vix!

    Adore that Charlie locket! I've never seen one of those before. I have a couple apple necklaces myself but nothing as cool as having solid perfume inside!

    I am a happy bunny today because I had a chat with a lady at the medieval fair and she told me where to find all the local jumble sales! There is one on Thursday not far from my house so I'm definitely going there! Hopefully I can snap up some great bargains like the jumble sale queen that you are! xxx

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  45. Hello my dear friend; I had to spare a few minutes to tell you how fab you look, and are.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  46. Adore that maxi. The Charlie pendant is fabulous, chunky shape and shiny, love it.

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  47. You look fabulous and I love the little note left on the dress! PS thought your previous post was really inspirational x

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  48. You are indeed a wench of the 70's,my darling freaky twin!!
    That Charlie perfume is a fab score,I remember it well!I think Shelley Hack was the chickie in the ad for it!
    Barry M should give you a commission!!! You've probably bought him more business that any advertising spiel could!!!And you've spread the joy of him across the world!!!
    Hotness be thy name,this frock is super!!!AND the ring!
    I worship at thy altar!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    xxxXXXxxx Helga!

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  49. Oh wow, the Charlie perfume pendant - what a fab find! Love your dress and ring too xxxxx

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  50. Hey, we are hoping to go to the green man too, although camper van tickets are sold out :(

    I saw the Charlatans loads when i was younger, they were one of my favourites. Swear I saw them at Wolverhampton civic in 1995, maybe you were there
    xxxx

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  51. LOVE the necklace and "what a steal you got it for"
    I also adore the dress on you.
    (Nelly would have really liked that the dress came with the date it was last worn. =)

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  52. I love that print - what a sweet dress! If there is anything to stoke my desire for more flowery or printed maxi dresses it is visiting your blog!

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  53. love the ring, do visit my blog sometime..i just read that you would like to know more 'fabulous' bloggers ;)Well fab part may not be true, but I hope that you visit me nevertheless..

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