Monday, 6 June 2011

Skullcaps And Shenanigans



A lady was examining this beaded skull cap at Saturday morning's car boot telling me how it would make a great addition to a little girl's dressing-up box. Little girl? Pah! You're never too old for a dressing-up box. I hovered around until she put in back in the 10p box and immediately snaffled it for myself.


Faul pearl skullcap worn with 1970's-era crimplene maxi (my darling Sarah Misfit), floral silk halter top (the divine Ivy Black), 1950's gilt brooch (50p, car boot sale), vintage knitted bag (20p, car boot sale), assorted second-hand brass and wood bangles and rings.


Here's a few pictures from Saturday night when we went to Liz and Adrian's for dinner. Adrian was so busy in the kitchen I never took a photo of him, how rude!



Homemade hummus topped with toasted seeds, fresh coriander and flour tortillas.


We vegetarians had roast vegetables with barbecued Halloumi cheese, paprika couscous and a spiced chickpea and tomato stew. The carnivores also had barbecued lamb and posh sausages.


Me anxiously awaiting permission to tuck in.


Our mates Darren and Cheryl. When it's the school holidays Cheryl's my partner in crime for days of charity shopping and Wetherspoon's lunches.


Liz (in a rather fabulous Warehouse maxi dress) and me (in a tribal print maxi courtesy of the beautiful Sarah Misfit). I'd eaten almost an entire block of Blackstick's cheese to myself by this point and was ready to explode.


Jon (charity-shopped western shirt and a woven wristband from a temple in Mysore, Karnataka) with his customised Babybel rind ear jewellery


Chickpea deliciousness.


No night's complete without the loan of my vintage Party Tree. Saturday's was decorated with Adrian and Liz's homemade and homegrown pickled tomatoes and walnuts, fresh green chillies and assorted olives...it was stripped bare within minutes.


I've eaten so much over the last three days that I'm going to have to do double my usual exercise or I'll be capsizing a barge at next weekend's canal boat festival.


65 comments:

  1. You have the perfectly-shaped head to wear that skull cap BEAUTIFULLY! I'm SO jealous.

    The party-fare got my appetite revved up. I ♥ hummus and really must learn to make it. As it is, I'm always waiting for the "buy 1 get 1 free" specials in our deli...

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  2. Vix, the skull cap matches beautifully with your lipstick!
    I'm so hungry now; the food looks so yummy and colorful. The photo of you at the table is my favorite of all because it shows your beauty and your inner happy spirit.

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  3. I love that skull cap it looks fab! How gorgeous are you back and shoulders! Hot Hot Hot!

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  4. The skull cap & your whole outfit is rather fab! The dinner party looked fun, and that hummus - yummers! xxx

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  5. The skull cap looks fab on you!!
    All the food is making me so hungry right now but i shall just have to wait for dinner lol
    Canal boat festival sounds like fun
    xx

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  6. really love, love, love the first outfit (the colours, the crochet hat, the whole silhoutte) and the food looks so yummy!

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  7. How not to love you:
    Little girl? Pah! You're never too old for a dressing-up box
    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    The food and all of you look fantastic.
    I had a busy day yesterday: all day party...
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. You look like an elegant Oliver Twist character waiting for your dinner! Mind you it all looks so delicious I would have been waiting ready to pounce myself!

    I'm glad someone as stylish as you endorses 'good enough for a little girl, good enough for me' accessorising policy. I feel vindicated and ready to fight for my right to wear unusual hats!!

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  9. Girl's dress up box... What are you thinking, lady?!?! Glad she left it to you who appreciates it properly and on whose head it looks perfect.

    I always enjoy the return of the vintage party tree. It feels like an old friend to me now... and I know it's (been) the weekend. xoxo

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  10. Dearest Vix, that food's not touched the sides, you look tiny. Your back looks great in that top too.

    The scull cap's lovely on you. I gave an electric blue one to my friend's kid a little while ago, I should have given it to you instead!

    I'm so glad you explained the Jon picture I wondered what was going on with his ears! I thought they had an odd red glow to them.

    Love you xx

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  11. PS. The smiley picture of you waiting to eat at Liz and Adrian's is particularly gorgeous xx

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  12. 10p - Bargain!! I always love thrill when someone puts something down that you want to buy! Dinner looked lovely. Scarlett x

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  13. You look Gorgeous! You have the Greatest clothes on the net!

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  14. Dressing up is for grown-ups too, I couldn't agree more. Lulz @ Jon's amazing Babybel jewellery!
    xxx

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  15. Vixcitam
    You look so good in your gypsy cap, love it!
    that lady was loca, Grown ups should always try to dress up.
    the dinner looks yummy and I am not a vegeterian. such lovely friends, my fave pic is of you waiting for dinner too... so pretty.
    hugs

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  16. Absolutely LOVING the food... Looks delicious!!! All my favorite stuff!!!

    The back is soo sexy!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  17. ha ha you make me laugh I love your outlook on things and whenever I think I am too old to wear something I think 'no vix would say that you are never too old' just shows what an inspiration you are lovely.

    Today I bought a ditsy floral hair band lol like one of those stretchy ones I have similar plain white flower ones but it looked so pretty and I thought what the hell I am going to buy it.

    It does look nice in my hair or so I think and if people think I am too old to wear it then so what thats their problem.

    That skullcap looks lovely on you xx

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  18. That Party Tree is an excellent idea, think I need one of those at TNMA mansions. Christina's right, the smiley picture of you is gorgeous!

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  19. Loving today's photos of you, especially 'awaiting permission to dig in' :)

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  20. Golly not only do you post awesome looking clothes, that food is might fine looking too!

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  21. I love how your lippy matches~ and i love that cool t shirt that dude is wearing!~

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  22. Love it! Fancy that, being told a little girl would loveit. Were all little girls at heart!

    Yummy food.

    X x

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  23. You look fabulous in this I love hats and scarves.. turbans headbands.. anything like that xx

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  24. That's a geat hat!

    The food looks gorgeous and Jon is rocking the Babybel accessories. A new line for the ebay shop maybe?!

    Have fun x

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  25. You look totally fab....the skull cap with the top is perfect. I knew you'd look lovely in it, it shoes you off a treat!
    Fab nosh too..xxxx

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  26. I've always wanted a skullcap

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  27. Every day is for dressing up. I do love to see your party tree, how exciting!

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  28. That party tree is amazing!!!! I was in the charity shop recently and there was a little girl trying the hats on. I have to confess I was gutted when she decided to use her ''pocket pennies''on the one I had my eye on! I felt like a bad person the rest of the day for having mean thoughts! I'm over it now though! ;O)x

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  29. Vix, you look amazing as ever - your back view in that halter neck is like sculpture! I think you can eat all the food you like, you don't need to worry.
    How happy do you and your friends look? And who wouldn't when faced with that glorious food?
    More smiling pictures please - love them!

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  30. i just forgot what i wanted to say about your outfit (and your friends outfits)when i saw all these delicious things to eat. i have to go to the kitchen to get something to eat...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  31. I never realised I needed a vintage party tree until now! I've got to start looking for one of those. Next stop: Ebay! Emma x

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  32. love the colour and length of your outfit.

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  33. I was actually thinking that you look v skinny in the 1st couple of pics. Def no need to worry about what you've eaten! The food looks amazing and you look really happy in the pics. xx

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  34. I adore the skullcap! It looks fabulous, as does your night out. What's all this about canal boat festival? Sounds like fun. Xx

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  35. Haha weekends are for eating tho! Loving that brown skirt, lovely style :)

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  36. Me encanta tu tocado y te sienta de maravilla.

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  37. Oh you stunning stunning woman! I'll never tire of seeing what you drum up in terms of divine outfits from your grown up dressing box - we're never too old indeed - these exotic types of accessories suit you down to a tee!

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  38. Oh you stunning stunning woman! I'll never tire of seeing what you drum up in terms of divine outfits from your grown up dressing box - we're never too old indeed - these exotic types of accessories suit you down to a tee!

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  39. Little girl my arse, that scullcap was made for you! Funnily enough I was thinking about those earlier today, I'd quite like a cream crochet one. I remember when grunge was in my mum made one for one of my friends birthdays, perhaps I could convince her again! That feast looks delicious, I am salivating xx

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  40. Oh it's lovely. I wonder if the woman at the car boot was cursed with a giant head like mine and thought it would only fit a child? Or more probably she's just a bore with no sense of adventure.

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  41. Firkin' FOXY!!! Unexpectedly cool look,baby!! You look sumptuous!
    O,and dinner at Liz & Adrian's looked superb!!! Especially Jon's classy ear decorations!That babybel cheese is quite useful!!!What a wonderful looking eveing...gah,wanna dine with YOU!
    Love YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  42. You, exploding?! Skinny minx you are, not likely!! I have a beaded headdress just like yours in the shop, snap!

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  43. I'm horrified at what people shove in their kids' dress up boxes!!! Bloody hell, if there's a dress up section in an op shop, it's where I usually find all the best stuff! The silly woman did not deserve that incredible skull cap that's giving me goosebumps - I'm so glad you snaffled it because you look gorgeous wearing it. I love these pics Vix, you have the most beautiful smile and there's no way you'll be sinking boats ... I've been thinking about you, you must be counting the days to Glasto? I'm getting excited for you ... even though I want to go too:))). xoxoxoxo

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  44. The skull cap is gorgeous, an your spread looked yummy.

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  45. That food looked delicious. Your smile is amazing, and the canal festival sounds like fun :)

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  46. What a lovely dress! And that cap is FABULOUS! I'm glad you snatched it up. :) It would be wasted on a child. Hehe.

    All this food looks delicious, especially that hummus. I want to have dinner with you some day!

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  47. Hi Dear Vix ,Though I read your blog every day ,I am afraid I dont often comment tut tut ,(the way blog comments have been lately there has been no point anyway )....How ever today I have to say ,I love all your pix and you demure little smile ,Well yesterday ,your personality shone through ,In the picture of you and Liz ,and the one of you waiting for your dinner ,your lovely smile allowed your personality to shine through ,Please... more big smiles on your pictures ,you are beautiful ...love Jan xx

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  48. Hi, Vix - your supper looks lovely! It`s been so good finding a blogger who`s as much into the 70`s as I am - and veggie too! Wish I was as slim on my vegan diet as you are, though.

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  49. Another stunning ensemble Vix, I especially love the sixth photo, you look like a teenager. It looks like you had a fabulous evening.
    XXX

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  50. Hahaha - you are not going to capsize a barge!! But I like your thinking. a very lovely set of photos - you seem especially chillaxed and gorgeous at the moment xx

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  51. All of that food looks utterly amazing. I'm so hungry now. Yumyum.
    And you are looking pretty damn good too!! :) Love the colour of the skirt.

    xx

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  52. WOW you are my Kate BUSH dream girl...love it all xx just became a follower, found you through my pal and customer the lovely Celia from Kitty's vintage kitsch!! cheers from oz Katherine

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  53. As usual there is so much good stuff in your post I don't know what to comment on - the cap is divine, but so few can make it actually look good as you do. The party tree is suddenly on my list of things to look for while looking for good things!

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  54. I don't know what to say that hasn't been said by the 53 peple before me!

    You look AMAZING in both outfits! I especially love you in that dress! I LOVE the 'waiting for permission' pic so much! Jon looks fab with his customised ears! The food looks DIVINE!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  55. "You're never too old for a dressing-up box."

    My new favourite quote!! I heartily agree... xx

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  56. As a fellow veggie, those dishes look incredible- can't go wrong with hummus and chickpeas! That skullcap is so fun- not many people could pull that look off but you look stunning!

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  57. Vix you look so gorgeous and all that food has made me salivate!

    I've missed being here - your outfits and enthusiasm always make me smile! So glad to be back :-)

    xxx

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  58. Love your new skullcap, and the brown maxi. And please could you ask Liz and Adrian if I could come as well next time - that food looks and sounds absolutely divine! xx

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  59. I so adore this look....I have had that said to me about my love of ballet fashion!

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  60. You look PHENOMENAL in the beaded cap Vix! So so pretty.
    x

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  61. You are my 1970s style icon now! Love your style, and that party tree is just the coolest thing ever!

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  62. The cap really suits you. The food looked SO good.

    Love you, buddy.

    SB

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  63. Squeeee! Great outfit but what I REALLY love is the party tree! You look totes gorge having fun there! x

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  64. Just when I thought you couldn't dig up anything crazier...! My hair is too big to fit in something like that. I'd look a bit too Abba-esque! xx

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  65. You have the loveliest cheekiest smile Vix!! and grrr your back! Sarah finds the most amazing things for you!

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