Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Dollyrockers!


Today, my lovely pal Cheryl and I had a fab time exploring the second hand shops of Stafford with a slap-up lunch at Wetherspoons. Vintage finds were thin on the ground until we hit my home town and I discovered this Dollyrockers maxi dress in a shop I rarely visit. Isn't she a beauty?


My excitement knew no bounds when we got home to find two marvellous parcels awaiting me from the fabulous Alex and my darling Helga. This was in addition to the treats the beautiful Sarah sent me last week.

How lucky am I to have such fabulous friends? Vintage embroidered wool waistcoat, pink nylon midi dress, blue linen tablecloth, Japanese plates, blingy earrings, (Helga), books and a gorgeous Lynch mug (Alex), 1970's cabaret blouse, chiffon pussy bow, floral tablecloth and lime nylon housecoat (Sarah)


Check out Polly Piglet trying to get in on the blog action. After Monday's washout it's been gorgeous here today, no tights required (sorry my darlings, Helga and Sarah)!


I also snaffled this Made in Edmonton, London suede fringed jerkin and some groovy 1970's Googles shades, festival-tastic!


Now I'm off to quaff wine in front of The Apprentice. Have a wonderful Wednesday and wish me luck for successful car boot sale hunting tomorrow.

72 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dress! I got a suede waistcoat recently as well - must get around to wearing it properly soon (have been trying to keep the rain off it!!) xx

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  2. This dress is beautiful. I love the color and the glamorous puffy sleeves. :) My life would be complete if we lived in the same town (or country, for that matter)!

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  3. Gorgeous! And you hair looks fab in the last pic, very tousled and sexy x

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  4. Excellent finds - love the dress - purple!!!! my favourite colour!!

    Good luck booting tomorrow!xxx

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  5. The dress is so divine, and it fits you like a glove. I love the sleeves so much.
    Loving all your present, but the Lynch cap has caught my fancy heheheh.
    Besos and good luck for tomorrow.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. You don't need any luck at the car boot Vix! I looove your dollyrockers frock, I'm totally jealous! xxx

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  7. Gorgeous Vix. I love a Dollyrockers frock. xxx

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  8. I love the dress and the waistcoat.

    Good luck at the car boot (not that you need it).

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  9. Oh that frock! What a stunner, especially the fab sleeves.

    I'm chuffed the mug arrived safely. I had horrible thoughts as soon as I'd posted it that perhaps I hadn't bubble wrapped it enough.

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  10. Pretty dress and I just love how Polly Piglet got in shot lol xx

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  11. Fringed suede jerkin. Amazing.

    V, can you recommend any good places for my daughter in Walsall to go to for baby stuff? The second is due in July and they've no money at the moment. She says she goes to charity shops but they never have anything. Knowing the treasures you find then she either isn't looking hard enough or maybe going to the wrong places...

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  12. The prints on your new finds and gifts are fab! Good luck with your shopping tomorrow. xx

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  13. :drooooool: Lavender!! And Vix, is it just me or are you really getting more...ahem...shapely(as if that were possible haha!) every day? You look hot! :)

    Oh and =^. .^= <3

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  14. Stafford is my hometown! I used to find lots there in the chazzers, but unfortunately nowadays there seems to be too much cheap Primark tat. I don't go there so often anymore, but I'll keep my eyes out when I am there in future for a gorgeous vision in a Dollyrockers maxi about the place. I bet the old Staffordians didn't know what had hit them! Emma

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  15. Lovely dress, purple is my fave colour. You always manage to find something great!
    Have a great time at the boot sale. I'm hoping to get back to my favourite one this week x

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  16. What a find! That's a seriously fab dress, I love the colous, it suits you so well.

    Jim to win eh? Lol xx

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  17. EEEK! Your Dollyrocker collection is getting too fabulous for words! That's a fine example,darl.The colour,the sleeves!!!
    I can't believe how quickly my parcel got there! Outstanding! Isn't the best,getting several at once!!??
    LOVE YOU,you hot beast.Go hard at the car boot sale!!
    xxxXXXxxx Helga!

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  18. I love the colour but more than that I love the sleeves, fab dress.

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  19. Un post interesante.
    Un beso.

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  20. You must have a lot of closets in the lovely house of yours. And I must say while you are a pretty lady, your Polly is gorgeous, you need to pose with her more. Is she a tortie?

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  21. That dress is divine love it and that long waist coat awesome!!

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  22. Vix, you look drop dead gorgeous in that dress <3 xx

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  23. Dearest Vix, the dress is a triumph and could have been made for you.

    Love your presents and the suede waistcoat.

    I'm just about to lie in bed and catch up with The Apprentice now.

    Good luck tomorrow. Love you xx

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  24. What a gorgeous dress! I love the detail of the sleeves. You're vintage goddess x

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  25. I'm completely amazed at the jerkin and the beautiful colour of that incredible dress! If you're finally getting some lovely days then it's no wonder you've ditched the tights. Good luck with car booting Vix, I always look forward to seeing your beautiful treasures. Aren't those gorgeous girls amazing sending you beautiful pressies? xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  26. The dress print, color and fit looks amazing on you!
    Lucky girl, the presents are fabulous and I'm in love with the 1970's cabaret blouse.
    Good luck tomorrow.
    Con Carinos,

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  27. You are a gorg bohemian princess in that dress! You rock it! And I love the purple ....

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  28. I LOVEEE purple!!! :) Good Luck for tomorrow!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  29. Fabulous maxi! You have the perfect figure for 60s and 70s stuff. P.S. will be posting that picture tomorrow for you.xx.

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  30. You look Fabulous! I LOVE that dress!

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  31. Gorgeous dress,love the colour!
    Hope the car boot turns up some good buys for you
    xx

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  32. Your dress is fabulous and you are totally rocking it. Good luck for the booty, should be nice weather today so hope you get lots of sunshine bargains! Scarlett x

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  33. Ohhhh she is a TRUE beauty. That heathery lilac and paisley print. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I'd love a rummage in your wardrobe vix... but i probably couldn't be trusted ;)
    xxx

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  34. Oh that dress is gorgeous Vix, and a perfect fit on you.
    Love the groovy waistcoat too, and all your lovely gifts.
    Good luck with the car boot today. I'm thinking of getting up at a ridiculously early time on Saturday morning to go to a car boot in York... Can I do it? If Vix can do it regularly, I'm sure I can!

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  35. The dress is amazing! I can imagine you wearing the waistcoat at Glastonbury!

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  36. The dress is a cracker alright! More Polly Piglet please! xx

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  37. The dress rocks, Vix. (It does help that you are as slim as a 70s model)... Also loving the suede fringed jerkin. Your friends surely never disappoint! xxx

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  38. that dress is BEAUTIFUL!

    nicoleechelberger.blogspot.com

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  39. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! The style & colour suit you wonderfully. I'm also quite fond of the suede fringed jerkin & glasses - very groovy!

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  40. WOW! That dress is some find. LOVE it! The colour suits you so well.

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  41. Holy guacamole - that Dollyrockers frock is fucking fabulous!! You look so amazing in those beautiful colours. Happy car booting - hope you get some amazing treasures!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  42. Stunning dress, such a lovely colour xx

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  43. It's a real beauty and it looks as if it was tailor made for you, love the print and the colours, jerkin and shades fantastic too your going to rock this festival season!
    Happy shopping at the car boot, can't wait to see what you unearth.
    XXX

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  44. Beautiful dress and you wear it well, as usual. I love the addition of your nail polish color.

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  45. Dolly dress is gorgeous amor, love the color is so unique. Helgita knows how to spoil a girl. you deserve to be lavished in gifts.
    I still need to send your goodies too.
    hugs

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  46. " Isn't she a beauty?"

    Hellll yeah!!! And the dress too. :)

    STUNNING Vix! Just stunning.
    ...oh dear God that jerkin is making me weep... sigh... looking forward to seeing you wear it hon.

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  47. you look gorgeous,and I love that shade of purple.And loving those scarves.very pretty.xx

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  48. This waistcoat! I love it! xx

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  49. Hi my dear-a big WOW indeed, what an amazingly gorgeous dress and you look so lovely in it too!! Love the suede waistcoat, that will look fabulous at the festival, brilliant finds as usual!! xxx

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  50. You look amazing as ever, dear Vix. And I love this friendship between you and the fabulous Sarah and Helga. What great styles and hearts you all have, and I can feel the love from around the world!

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  51. You look so royal in purple.
    And I like the fact that the dress is long and flowing - makes everything all the more mysterious.
    Glad to hear you have such fun with friends. Have a sweet evening and a nice weekend. XXX

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  52. Oh what a gorgeous dress! You have come up trumps again in the old charity shops!
    Sophie
    x

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  53. Brilliant finds & pressies! I've got a book to send to you too xx

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  54. the colour of the dress is lovely!

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  55. This dress is gorgeous!!! xxx

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  56. Hey Vix, been a bit quiet as have been down south for a week, but trying to catch up on posts. You look amazing - as always - in this dress. xx

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  57. Fab dress,fab waistcoat, fab everything.

    You really are the best shopper I know.

    X x

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  58. Such a gorgeous dress! Love the colours and design! As always you look like yummyness!

    What a wonderful selection of treats! The 1970s cabaret blouse has to be my favourite!

    Awww Polly Piglet! Give her a smooth from me. xxx

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  59. Oh my, I am loving that Dollyrockers dress on you! Gorgeous! xxxx

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  60. Fantastic dress. Makes you look itty-bitty around the middle!

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  61. Oh gosh, look at all of those goodies! Lucky girl! The Dollyrockers dress is divine, love the colour :) Have a great night xoxox

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  62. A totally gorgeous Dollyrockers dress, Vix. Isn't it funny that after your day out, you find an ideal dress back home? It was meant to be! Hope the boot sale went well. xxx

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  63. Lovely dress! Love that the cat is in your picture. :) I love purple, great find :) x

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  64. Magnificent.
    You look Dolly-rockin fab in this!
    x

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  65. Oooh I love the suede vest. I didn't know you had a Polly Piglet as well as a Stephen Squirrel. I wish they could come on a visit to London so I could give them a squeeze. Lovely pressies, aren't we lucky to have such nice friends xx

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  66. This dress is perfection, looks amazing on. Love the pattern.
    Gorgeous jewels also!!
    And great packages from lovely friends! Some beautiful bits.
    Hope you enjoyed your wine! I've got a big cider waiting tonight as I've been putting in 12 hour days all week!! Boo.

    xxx

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  67. Ooh lovely dress Vix!! I always find Stafford charity shops to be quite over-priced compared to other places :-( Whilst you were near you should've nipped to the next town - Rugeley! I would've served you in spoons seen as I work there haha!! Plus they've just opened up a Sally Army ;-) hehe xx

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  68. I love the colour and the print of the dress, you look lovely. And all your parcel treats are amazing, those Japanese plates look fantastic, and what a cute cat. Thanks for the lovely blog comment and enjoy the rest of your week! xxx

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