Friday, 3 June 2011

Thank Frock It's Friday


As I've been a lazy blogger this week here's two of my latest dresses. 


My darling Helga sent me this groovy pink number and it got the thumbs up from Jon for being the perfect car boot sale dress. It's bright enough for him to locate me when I wander off and being nylon it dries quickly so I don't wet the precious vintage upholstery in his beloved car with my soggy hem.

1970's Cha-Cha maxi worn with vintage Ted Lapidus sunglasses (Acorn Hospice) and a 1970's Charlie solid perfume-filled pendant (car boot sale)

 Talking of car boot sales, yesterday's wasn't up to much. The weather brought hundreds of extra sellers out but it was mostly students flogging last year's high street gear or harassed parents selling toys and kids clothes.



 I bought this 1940's era Sylph iron, made in England for Premier Electric Limited, for £2. It's got a Bakelite plug and has settings for wool, linen, rayon and cotton. My daily iron is a 1960's Morphy Richards enamel model, I loathe modern steam irons and was dreading the day my trusty one packs up. This ancient beast works perfectly.


 The ladies in the Salvation Army saved me this pretty vintage lace blouse this morning. It was £1.

This sweet Bakelite travel chess set was 50p

Twiggs Hawaiian-made vintage maxi dress worn with an embroidered souvenir bag (Acorns Hospice) and a handmade hair flower.
Today's maxi dress was an eBay buy which arrived earlier this week, just in time for the weather to turn warmer. I'm all dressed up for a night at the pub. The bag is big enough to carry our stash of booze to Caldmore Balti later.
Label love.
Have you seen our new "Frock On A Friday" side button? Stuff dress down Fridays, we're for dressing to the nines every day. After all, a day without dressing up is a day wasted. As we can't all get together in real life why not grab the button and play along with us every week?


I'm off to the pub, have a fun Friday.
I'll be back tomorrow to show you what I picked up today (only one of my most fantastic vintage finds ever).

63 comments:

  1. I love the iron, so very cool! You look great in your new dresses, and that bag is amazing. Have a fab friday night :o) Scarlett x

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  2. I love your flowery summery maxi dress, that bag can hold booze, how cool. that is a gorgeous boot sale dress amor.love your big shades mamas.
    I have Buddy's nan vintage iron, but what I dont like it sticks to all the clothes, needs water I think.
    have loads of fun at the pub.
    I will follow frock Fridays, gonna post on mi sidebar, gracias

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  3. Jon's ever practical isn't he? Lol.

    I adore that Twiggs dress, the print is just stunning.

    Have fun at the pub. Xx

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  4. Lovely maxi dress I don't actually own a maxi dress I always think I am too short to wear one. Looks lovely on you.

    Love the vintage lace blouse I love a bit of lace xx

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  5. What gorgeous treasures you find! So adore your maxi & I love your saying about dressing up.....I feel the same way & am def joining you on Frock on a Friday! Here we have casual Friday at my office but I made it Fashion Friday & the girls love it!

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  6. I love car boot sales- what a quintessential British event! You look beautiful in both dresses- I really love the pink colour and your hair looks great straight!

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  7. That second hawaiian dress is stunning! I love it with your lovely long hair! x

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  8. That dress is amazing and I love that 'Cha cha' label with the French poodle. Super iron too! Can't wait to find out what you fantastic ever vintage find is....
    xxx

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  10. Loving you in the pink, gorgeous hun! I think I may have to join in on Frock on A Friday....

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  11. the lace blouse the ladies saved for you is lovely! i adore your first outfit, your hair looks so beautiful there! xx

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  12. The lace blouse and chess set are fantastic.
    Pink looks brilliantly smooth and cool on you! The Hawaiian maxi flowers are also quite lovely.
    Have a great time at the pub and even greater time during the entire weekend.
    Con Carino,

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  13. Love the first dress especially, very exotic. Funnily enough, I'm wearing a Hawaiian dress myself, although mine's red and white.

    I'm waiting with bated breath for the find!

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  14. Hi my dear!! Wow these 2 dresses are stunning, I'm in love with the Hawaiian maxi especially, how gorgeous and you look fabulous for a Friday night out!! Can't wait to see your vintage find tomorrow, it seems amazing that it will beat all your fantastic items you constantly bag!! Have a good weekend xxx

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  15. I really love all your maxi dresses. I only have a few but I feel I ought to make a new collection and increase the number. Anything floral gets my vote. This weather is just made for long flowing dresses. Vivre le frock!
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  16. Both dresses are stunning, Vix, and I'm really loving the frame/handle on that bag!
    Iron and blouse - fab. Chess set - even fabber!
    Can't wait for the big reveal of your best vintage find ever...
    Have a great and sunny weekend!
    PS. Loving Jon's practical approach to your style, that really made me smile! Well, he doesn't want to lose you in the car boot jungle, does he?

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  17. The floral dress is bloomin' gorgeous! I'm with you on the Frock on Fridays - I've got a bright orange vintage dress on today with a print of sailing boats, whales and Japanese houses! The sailing boats are all upside down though - whoops! Why be dull, eh? Hope you've enjoyed the sunshine in the Midlands. Emma x

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  18. WOW! These dresses are Gorgeous! You wear them well. Happy Friday!

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  19. Both dresses are fabulous, but the flowery one is just fantastic.
    I will watch you dressing ups first, and I might join later, hehehehehe.
    Enjoy the pub.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  20. i would die to go through your stuff!

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  21. The dresses are lovely, that pink one though is just the most perfect pink! Hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather xx

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  22. Some great finds. You're outfits are great - so fabulous!x

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  23. Love Jon's criteria for the 'perfect boot sale dress' :) Have a lovely weekend Vix xx

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  24. the pendant!!!!! Vix! Forgive my ignorance, but I've *never* seen anything like it before!
    Oh how I wish i could have it!
    :weeps tears of envy:


    <3

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  25. I adore that Hawaiian dress! It's so beautiful and looks even more so on you!

    I am intrigued as to what this vintage find is.. it must be something extra special if its one of your most fantastic finds ever because you are ALWAYS finding fantastic things! You tease :p xxx

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  26. FABULOUS DRESSES, AND THE IRON IS GREAT! CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR WHAT YOU FOUND!!!

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  27. Those dresses are stunning! I adore that Hawaiian dress!

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  28. One of your most fantastic finds ever?

    Is it a dress that is literally magic?

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  29. Love the iron the most, I think it is fab.

    Your frock on Friday idea is tops too xx

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  30. Well you know I'll be joining in! I can't promise a vintage extravaganza like you and Helga but I do enjoy wearing a frock on a Friday. Hopefully modern stuff isn't scorned too much?

    I am most excited for tomorrow's post. You score such amazing stuff at car boots that I literally can't imagine what would class as one of your most fantastic finds ever!

    The cricket club car boot sale is starting up on Sunday, hurrah! I can't say that I've ever found much vintage there in the past but second hand stuff for 20p is not to be sniffed at, even if it's High St.

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  31. I love that bag Vix, anything that is big enough to carry booze to an Indian is fine by me xx

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  32. I'm obsessed with chess, I play often with my Papa! The 40's iron is pretty amazing, that's interesting you use a 60's iron. My mother swears by 60 & 70's irons... I always wondered why! I love your pink groovy dress, lovely! -xxoo :)

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  33. Love that Hawaiian-made vintage maxi dress.

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  34. Wow I love every thing, such fab-tastic finds!! But the Hawaiian dress is the most lovely of all!!

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  35. hahaha... the whole 'perfect car boot sale dress' thing... It's truly gorgeous and now I guess Jon won't have to play where's wally anymore.

    Nice outfit!

    I've been an avoidant and forgetful blogger but it doesn't mean I don't love your blog!

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  36. Lovin those two dresses! And that bag is so ATTENTION grabbing I JUST ADORE IT TO NO END!
    =D
    Cannot wait to see what you have to show us tomorrow, have a fabulous Friday!

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  37. hahaha,G likes that I usually have a big flower or bow when we're out and get seperated!
    That pink frock looks amazing on you,but then,what doesn't?!Love the Hawaiian one,frigging LOVE IT!The bg is perfect!O,and your hair is simply to DIE FOR today!!! EEEEEEKarama!
    Yay,Frock on a Friday!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga,xxxXXXxxx

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  38. Happy Friday, Sweets! ;) I swear you are growing more and more lovely...really! I love you in that pink dress...looks amazing. Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  39. Those dresses are wondrous! you have a fantastic blogx

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  40. I love the maxi's especially the first one - those square sunglasses are amazing too! Frock on a Friday - what a fabulous idea! I can't wait to see what the mysterious vintage find is.

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  41. I love these dresses! Great colors. And Frock and a Friday, so cute!

    Besos,
    Denise

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  42. Love both frocks! Cannot pick a fave - they are so fab and you look BEAUTIFUL! Can't wait to see your amazing find!

    Loveandabitmore, Sarah xxx

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  43. My mom still as an iron just like that one.

    Love the dresses Vix. That maxi dress is stunning on you.

    X x

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  44. I love this frock on a friday project vix. Stuff dressing down indeed!
    Again, these are perfect on you. Love the big bag with the clashing print.
    And that iron would maybe make me consider doing abit from time to time. I don't, he does! I LOATHE it!!
    Happy weekend honey

    xxx

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  45. *sigh* comment 46 again. I think my RSS feed is much sloooooower than everyone else's! I cannot get a hold of the Frock on a Friday button on this laptop, but should be able to get it on the pc. Cannot wait to play along.

    My new mantra: A day without dressing up is a day wasted

    Re your clothing haul - as ever, you look GREAT! Watch out for the fuse on that iron though!!!

    Ali x

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  46. You look lovely in your dresses :)

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  47. I love your dress in the very first picture! xx

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  48. Love how both frocks are a bit frilly - I had a rare pink'n'girly phase when I volunteered to have a dress like the 2nd one for my 8th birthday party (I secretly still hanker after it, a bit). They both look amazing on you - and Jon's decreed that you must now be drip-dry for carboots!!! - but I'm with you on being easy to spot in the aisles. That packaging on your new iron is gorgeous - you are brave with these old electricals.

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  49. YAY lovely as usual.

    LOVING the pink from Helga.

    I might just be tempted to play the Friday Frock game! That might get me closet diving...

    HAve a great weekend.

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  50. Wowza, the pink is amazing on you! Love the blouse and the bag and couldn't agree more about the need for an anti- Casual Friday! Vive le dress-up!xxx

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  51. I do like the frocky friday thang. I wore a nice wee flowery frock yesterday out in the sunshine. It was so hot, it felt like abroad. A perfect day for cider.

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  52. That pink dress is amazing, and I can see why it would be easy to spot in a crowd.

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  53. GAWD Vix! Could you be any more gorgeous!! I'm hearing ukeleles and smelling coconut oil! and I LOVE your hair like this!

    Gorgeous finds as per usual. You are the Bargain Whisperer. I am in awe.

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  54. Frocking frock-a-licious frocks Vix! Oh my the sleeveless one is so incredibly elegant on you and the bag is awesome floral madness - you're killing me here!!!! And oh god I love a deep frill hem on a maxi - impossible gorgeousness especially with the glasses!!! You are an amazing woman. xoxoxoxoox

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  55. your eckon you're a lazy blogger, hows me then?! Think I'll join in the frock on Friday thingy next week.xx.

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  56. Omg i so love the vintage lace blouse xx

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  57. Ooh that flowery maxi may be one of my faves, so pretty and summery :)

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  58. The dress from Helga is brilliant. I love that you need to wear something so Jon can spot you!

    The Hawaiian dress is amazing and so the bag! Hope you had a brilliant night. Love you xx

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  59. I'd be interested to know how Jon would ever lose you anywhere, Vix - you're hardly a wallflower. Love the idea of Frock on a Friday - who's set that up? I'm well in. xx

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