Thursday, 26 May 2011

Tickled Pink



 
It's peeing it down here today and not a chance of a car boot sale but there's still plenty to smile about including the arrival of our Glastonbury tickets.



Time to start sorting out the festival wardrobe in readiness for the season of all day drinking and dancing till dawn. I've got enough Boots' Advantage card points saved up for a splurge on Barry M's neon pink lipstick and blue nail polish.


Vintage kid's maxi dress (eBay 2006, approx £10), Shelley's shoes (Jumble sale, 20p), Pink tote (Courtesy of the divine Sarah Misfit), Hair flower (made by me)

Continuing with the excitement, we're just back from the monthly jumble sale, the one where we get a pre-sale invite along with the priviledged few from the upper echelons of jumble sale society. My fellow rummagers call me "the Sixties lady" and if they spot anything psychedelic, crimplene or just plain crazy they'll chuck it in my direction and I, of course, return the favour, throwing Per Una and Next back at them.

Here's some of today's 40p apiece haul.

 A pile of vintage frocks, mostly handmade, ranging from the 1950's to the late 1960's. Some are in the washing machine already.


These wiggle dresses are rather splendid on especially the aqua and black crimplene ones with the huge collars.


This 1930's rayon wrap is handmade and has horsehair shoulder pads.


This rainbow of 1960's Bri-nylon slips are mostly from St Michael and Dorothy Perkins. You'll often see me queuing for the campsite portaloo first thing in the morning wearing one of these, a pair of wellies, false eyelashes and my trusty leopard skin coat.

 A typically 1950's glazed cotton floral frock and a 1960's crimplene orange leopard print kaftan. Guess which one I prefer?

Some pretty handmade cotton voille summer shifts. The paisley one buttons up at the back with the most gorgeous blue bakelite buttons.


Some floral frockery. The turquoise and black cotton shift on the left fits like a glove. The navy daisy print dress is by Peter Baron of London.




My top three picks are this fabulous 1960's scalloped silver lurex and black lace blouse, the tricel psychedelic shift (such a timeless cut and print that it almost looks like a contemporary piece) and the trumpet sleeved crimplene kaftan.


Have a fabulous Thursday, I think I'm going to be surgically attached to the washing machine for the rest of the day.

64 comments:

  1. Great ribbon ties on those shoes.

    Hey, great festival weather today, huh!

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  2. That's it - I am coming to one of your jumbles as soon as possible! You have such a great eye for these things x

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  3. I think this might be one of your best jumble hauls ever. I can't believe how many gorgeous things you've scored today. This comment would be about a million lines long if I went into detail about how beautiful some of those frocks are.

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  4. And I completely forgot to rave over those SHOES! Wowzer, they're something a bit special.

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  5. oh my that 30's wrap, stunning, *sigh*

    You just find the best stuff, I thought of you when I bought my powder jar for 75p when up North, I thought that's a Vix price!

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  6. What a haul! Wow!

    How exciting, I love it when fest tickets arrive, it's so thrilling.

    I love those pink shoes, they're superb: heeled, bright- just right! :)

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  7. Gosh everything you find is such a treasure!!! Lucky you!

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  8. Words fail me YET AGAIN! So much gorgeous stuff. I never see anything like it at the jumbles I go to. S'not fair. Yup, I'll admit it, I'm a teensy weensy jealous.

    Today's frock and sandal combo are amazing, btw.

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  9. I am soooo jealous right now wow thats like a vintage dream haul.How do I get on your ebay you do sell OS dont you?

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  10. You bring the glamour to Glastonbury! I'd love to see you in your finery at the portaloo queue. Those slips are superb. I hope you're not expecting sympathy about the washing you have to do when it's all this treasure!

    (Let me know what domino number combo you'd like and I'll get busy with the glue-gun again x)

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  11. Those shoes are totally amazing!!
    xx

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  12. Yay for Glasto tickets! I wish I was going, but we are away then, have a cider for me. :) I know you'll create some amazing outfits for the festival season. I loved everything last year.
    Gorgeous shoes! Love the ribbon ties!
    xxx

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  13. Fab outfits! I love those wiggle dresses and the nighties a divine!

    You really found a fab haul of stuff - what fun!

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  14. i love shoes with ribbons and those are no exception !!

    And i wish I had any jumble sales near me!!

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  15. Aaah so much prettiness! I love slips, and the blue and black floral dress is v gorgeous, lucky you! :)

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  16. what a great batch of dresses! i'm so jealous of your jumble sales-i have pretty good thrift stores in my neighborhood, but dresses usually go for $2-$10, no 20p bargains for me!!

    p.s. i'm a fairly new follower and i loooove your blog and your style :)

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  17. Love the ribbon shoes, i have some fab Shelleys sandals hidden away somewhere that have feathers for straps.
    I've posted the Barry M polish today, take a look, i'mm really pleased with it x

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  18. What a fantastic batch of top notch frockery. 40p each...I am so in the wrong neck of the woods!
    I adore the green Fifties dress, and I'm guessing you prefer the kaftan!!
    xxxx

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  19. Im green with envy! First your glasto tickets, due to the little man my glasto experiences have been halted until he is a bit old so he can come with us!

    Secondly you get a preview sesh at the jumble!!

    Thirdly - look at all the amazing stuff you found!! You have some seriously great jumbles in your area! You are going to be rocking glasto, please hug a hippy in the green fields for me and have a ball in Lost Vagueness (my fave part!)

    Mwah Scarlett x

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  20. I can imagine you looking fabulous in each one of those frocks!

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  21. Bl00dy hell, Norwich needs jumble sales!! Fabulous haul, get you on the VIP list! ;O) x

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  22. Bl00dy hell, Norwich needs jumble sales!! Fabulous haul, get you on the VIP list! ;O) x

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  23. Omg love the slips .. so wish we had jumble sales round here xx

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  24. Ohmigosh, such pretty and interesting dresses! I have got to find your Ebay shop and see if you ship the the US, in case some of the fabulous finds you show us ever filter through to your shop.

    I was scouring the US Ebay for vintage maxi dresses, I've loved them so much on you; and I liked Veshoevius's recent contemporary maxi dress picture as well. Haven't found a vintage one that made my heart sing yet, although I did get a lovely contemporary one from a seller in Thailand.

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  25. Lots and lots of beauties!
    I love all the colors, the variety of dresses and styles. Can't wait to see you wearing them!
    Happy wash and even happier Thursday.
    Con Carino,

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  26. wow you must have absolutely tonnes of clothes.

    I adore your shoes you are wearing they are just stunning xx

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  27. The amount of great stuff you manage to find is just incredible! Your shoes are so pretty - so girlish :)

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  28. I thought from the title that you'd gone ahead and trashed that wedding dress!
    Amazing clothes - love the wiggle dresses too, and the silver top. The Jumble Sale Gods smiled on ya once again! x

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  29. You really are glamour all the way my dear! Love your shoes x

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  30. love that 30s wrap, let me know if you put it on ebay

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  31. Your jumble haul is astonishing! Even by your normal standards!

    I love the though of queuing up for a Glasto loo in a vintage slip and a leopard skin coat. Please share that in your festival tips ;)

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  32. I am in love with that 1930's wrap. Stunning!!!

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  33. You definitely have one of the most unique styles I've seen. I love it!

    <3 Belly B

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  34. Vix those are marvelous! They might be my fav finds you have made!

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  35. You Look Fabulous! You are a true inspiration to me! Would it be ok if I did a post about your Fabulousness on my blog?
    Ps. You have some Great clothes and style!

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  36. Your style is amazing nothing boring about your clothes. I think your beautiful and unique. I can't believe those dresses only cost 40p bargain

    http://meowlippyhippie.blogspot.com/

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  37. Hey sixties lady, do you wear heels at Glastonbury? Respect! I like that Peter Baron daisy dress, can't go wrong for 40p.

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  38. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!
    Firstly,your pink bits are making me positivey FRISKY!!! I've woken up early(like 5:10am.Bloody needed to go to the loo),and the ight of you is a balm for my tired eyes! That frock is heavenly,and the shoes are DIVINE!I LOVE them,amor!!!
    Secondly-o,gawd,another spectacular haul!!!Jaysus,I adore all of it,50's/60's/70's-it's all TOO incredible!!!I am oooing and ahhhing over coffee.(no point going back to bed only to get up at 5:45 am)
    And YAY! Glasto tickets!!! What WILL you be taking to wear,apart from ooodles of Barry M!?
    LOVE YOU TO BITS,mi amor!!!
    Helga!
    xxxXXXXxx

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  39. I love the maxi dress you're wearing in the photos.

    Glastonbury must be a total blast.

    Love you, Vix!

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  40. you're the pretty queen of jumble sales, and so much talented!!, love every frock you've bought, so many patterns and colors and so many possibilities to enjoy!!
    And love your pinky maxi dress and your shoes, so elegant and elevated!
    (you make me laugh imaging your aspect queuing for the loo, so glamourous for the situation!)
    besos

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  41. Oh my Lord you have found so MANY lovely vintage clothes. I AM IMMENSLY jelous! It would take me close to a year to find all those lovelies here in my area! Shizz I need to move to a town where vintage is more bountiful! hahaha

    - The 30's wrap is so pretty
    - The coloful slips should make any lady happy!
    - I AM CRAZY over that orange leopard kaftan, and I assume that is the one you like most too.
    - I like the green cotton shift.
    - The the tricel psychedelic shift & trumpet sleeved crimplene kaftan really caught my eye too.

    The dress you are wearing looks great on you, and I love the flower in your hair Vix.

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  42. OMG Pleaseeeeeee can i come to your jumbles sales with you...you find the most amazing clothes i would be in heaven ;-) Love the green flower 50's number and the little red one next to it and wow those slips are gorgeous i only have 3 vintage ones and they are black, cream and a white one i will be on the look out now for pretty colored ones ;-)) How exciting to get your tickets bring it on now ;-)) Love your shoes today there are stunning. dee xx

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  43. Blimey, that is a serious haul! I love vintage slips too, I think they are dead sexy!

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  44. Love the wrap and its pattern - it really us stunning!

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  45. You've got some amazing bargains and I love those wiggle dresses but I have to say those yellow shoes are fabulous! xx

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  46. Oh god, PLEASE can I be your little project to take along with you to all these amazing car boot sales? Not joking!!

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  47. What a fantastic haul. I think this is the best one so far just because you found so many dresses. Please show us the horsehair shoulder pads because the sound really interesting. I'm not a pink girl, but I love it on you. Your outfit has me craving bubblegum now.

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  48. Crikey Moses, now I understand why you have those toned arm of yours - it's from carrying home all that lovely STUFF!
    Nice going Vix - will look forward to seeing selected items modelled by your good self in posts to come.

    And you look just as perty as a picture in that frock'n'flower, accessorized with Glastonbury tickets!

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  49. I am going to work on the post tonight and should have it done by tomorrow or Saturday if life permits lol. You are a Fabulous Free Spirit.

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  50. I shouldn't read your blog, it only gets me in a rage that I never find anything as good!

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  51. Those shoes you are wearing are fabulous. Oh my goodness. Your vintage finds are amazing. I wish I had your eye for vintage when I go thrifting, and shopping.

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  52. really a lovely maxi frock and I love the matching shoes!

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  53. You look fab and those slips are heavenly!

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  54. Ooo! Tickets to Glastonbury all ready in hand! How exciting! I'll be looking forward to seeing lots of festival pictures when it's over. I'll be taking lots of pictures around Glastonbury too!

    What pretty negligees?! I'm really loving the colour of yours shoes and how they tie up with colourful ribbons! So cute! xxx

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  55. what a stunning shopper you are! Bet you are soo excited about receiving your tickets I know I would be.

    Adore the shoes Vix.

    X x

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  56. Yay, Glasto! What a fabulous haul, everything's quite amazing! And loving the pink on you! xxx

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  57. I'm palpitating at all this gorgeousness for under £1 a piece - that silver lurex blouse, that stunning 30s rayon wrap, the wonderful prints of the dresses, those sherbet coloured slips aaah! Vix you need to take me shopping!

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  58. You def are the sixties lady! That's very kind of the others to hold stuff for you. And can I please have your heels! So bright and colourful!!!

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  59. Your haul looks fantastic. Since reading your blog, I've been looking for info about jumble sales here on the island, but do you know, they simply don't happen here!

    The outfit is wonderful - shoes especially and your tan just sets everything off beautifully.

    And you got Glasto tix - you lucky thing!!!

    Ali x

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  60. Dearest Vix, what amazing finds. That's hilarious they call you the Sixties Lady and throw the mad stuff your way. I can't believe how much you've got here! You really do have the best eye. I bet the jumbles round here would be full of Primark. I'll have to take you when you come down.

    Love your three top picks, the orange leopard print and the rayon wrap are gorgeous.

    I have to admit I got a bit excited seeing your Glasto tickets! Love you loads xx

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  61. The 60's lady suits you down to the ground! You have amazing style!
    Wooo about the Glasto tickets, very envious your going!
    I dont think I could pick a favourite dress they are all so gorgeous!
    Sophie
    x

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  62. So many wonderful scores there Vix. My favourites are the 30s dressing gown, 50s dress, black crimplene wiggle dress, and psychadelic maxi. Lushness. Lucky you going to Glastonbury, I have still never been xx

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  63. BAH!!! Im drooling! Such amazing things!

    Sophia
    http://lasophialasophia.blogspot.com

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