Friday, 8 July 2011

All Change For A Frocking Good Weekend


It's CamperJam this weekend, a festival of all things VW related, and Gilbert's off on another road trip. By the time you read this scheduled post we should be parked up and cracking open our first cider.


 Edwardian-style maxi (Coutesy of the lovely Amy) with a vintage suitcase (£1) and 1970's straw hat (50p) both from car boot sales
The weather took a turn for the worst an hour ago so my original plans of floaty frocks and straw hats were scuppered. It's no fun setting up camp in a rain-sodden maxi. It's off with the first dress and on with a shorter number which will be dry in no time.

1960's Hawaiian mini dress (£1.99, Banardos) worn with vintage leather knee boots (£3.99, PDSA), Foxcroft vanity case (£1, car boot sale) and Quelrayn fake fur coat treated with tent waterproofing spray (£2, car boot sale)
As usual my tiny case is crammed full of vintage finery, junk jewellery and hand-made hair flowers to deal with every weather situation the British summer throws our way.


Thanks for all the wonderful comments you've left for me this week, I'll be over to visit you as soon as I get back.


Have a brilliant weekend.

57 comments:

  1. YAY! You look BEAUTIFUL Vix - I LOVE you in both outfits but the maxi is especially special! Hope you guys have a delightful festival and get some lovely weather! That close up pic of you is EXQUISITE!

    Loveandfestivals, Sarah xxx

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  2. PLUS I feel as though I have won bonus points for being the first commenter... I'm usually the 75th!
    xxx

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  3. Hope you, Jon and Gilbert have a great time togther and with those other VW enthusiasts. Apparently, the weather should be perking up over the weekend, so I hope you've packed a few summery maxis. The Edwardian style one is totally gorgeous - you can't go wrong with a leg o'mutton sleeve.
    xxx

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  4. Hope you have a fabulous weekend Vix!

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  5. Hmm that weather in the first pic doesn't look too promising does it? Eeek! Hope it's not too bad for you. Great frocks as always, is there anything that doesn't suit you?! Have fun at the festival, one day I'll be over to join you.xx.

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  6. Look forward to hearing tales of Gilbert and the suitcase's adventure! I hope that stunning maxi/hat combo gets another outing. X

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  7. I have so much to catch up on!! Will keep me busy this weekend.
    Have a fab weekend yourself gorgeous, very jealous. And can't wait to see the pics.

    xxx

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  8. I love the hawaiian dress!
    And I hope you have a great time - can't wait to see the goss!
    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  9. awww you look so cute and lovely. Have a great time and i will be doing a sun dance for you in fact for us all ;-)) dee xx

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  10. Hope you're having a great time - and I love the mini dress anyway!

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  11. Oh how exciting! A camper camping spectacular.. shame about the weather but lets hope it warms up for you soon!

    I love that Edwardian style maxi dress that Amy gifted! Its just perfect on you!

    Looking forward to seeing more pictures but hopefully with sunnier weather so you can get out your maxis! xxx

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  12. Have a lovely weekend! You look gorgeous as always x

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  13. Have fun on your weekend! You look fabulous in both outfits!

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  14. Have a brilliant time. Hope the rain stays away.

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  15. Have a brilliant weekend Vix, hope the weather allows for a little maxi'n'straw hat action! You look stunning whatever outfit you wear so we needn't worry!
    Looking forward to hearing all about your trip xxx

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  16. I love all the warm colors you have got going on!

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  17. Have fun, hope the weather holds out for you

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  18. I hope you have fun! I went away with my dad two weeks ago for the annual bongo bash (he owns a mazda bongo) by the side of the river severn...so relaxing. You look lovely as always :) x

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  19. Have fun V! :) See you when you get back!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  20. I think I have a crush on you! I've had some good times in a 73 VW camper bus...eh eh hmmm :) I love how active you guys are, is it because of those long gray wet cold winters....it just feels so great to get out and GO!

    Love both outfits on you and I don't think you can take a bad picture. Have fun, wishing sunshine for you to basque in.

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  21. You deserve your well-earned camper weekend after all that incredible World of Interiors-style posting this week!!! Have a ball my dear and your new faux fur looks utterly amazing with the mini:))) xoxoxoxo

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  22. You always look great in a mini. Have fun at camper jam.

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  23. Hope you have a great time; we keep meaning to go to Camper Jam but we are going to Bug Jam in a couple of weeks as it is closer to home :) x

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  24. have an amazing weekend Vix x

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  25. I do not know if this has occurred to you or not... but it's something I do all of the time when I get stuck with damp clothes, towels, etc. I use my car door as drying racks. I anchor the piece at the top of the door, then close it. Then my stuff can dry in the sun. Of course, this wouldn't help you on a rainy day. But you could always wait for sun, give your damp rags a cold rinse, and then dry them on the car. I hang my bathing suits from the rear-view mirrors and rest my shoes on the bumper. You can also get magnet hooks and attach them to the car.

    Since your clothes are so gorgeous, you'd make a pretty display! On second thoughts, maybe you'd loose stuff that way too...

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  26. Have a fantastic weekend! xxx

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  27. Be good and don't get drunk!! erm scrub that, Get arse holed and be as bad as you can be!! xx

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  28. Oh Vix what a fabulous life! I hope you have a wonderful time xxx

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  29. Fantastic outfits as usual! I always read your VW posts with a little bit of melancholy. I had two beetles, and a VW Thing! The Thing was fantastic, you didn't roll down the windows, you took them off, doors came off too, and the windshield even folded down! Alas the heating system was not for a NY winter, so I had to sell it as I was tired of wrapping myself in blankets, while trying to drive manually! Have a fun time, I hope you come back with loads of fun pics!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  30. Great outfits and you look lovely in the close up.
    Have a great time at the camper jam.

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  31. The sleeves on that dress are magical, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am counting off the days to be able to be cold again in England, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I hope it doesn´t rain, but otherwise the cooler the better, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I know, it is not fair!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  32. Good to go! Really hope the weather picks up for you, I've been shower dodging today x

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  33. I hope you have a fab time x

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  34. Hope you have an amazing time, looking forward to seeing some pics :o) Scarlett x

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  35. I hope you have a Great weekend! That first dress is my FAVE! LOVE it!

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  36. always delightful to see you getting ready for a wonderful event and great weekend activities!, love your suitcases and how you adapt your outfits to the circumstances!!
    lovely frocks indeed!
    besos

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  37. Have fun Vix, hope you have a lovely weekend and the weather holds out for you xx

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  38. Hope you are having a super fab weekend lovey. xxx

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  39. Have a great time Hun. Hope the weather stays dry fo you both.

    X x

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  40. That first dress is AMAZING. You always have the coolest outfit photos. :)

    I hope you have a fab weekend! xoxo

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  41. Just found you through Linda... Love your blog, your house tour was fascinating - I'm so nosy - love your kitchen especially. I really like how you've collected things over such a long period of time, I like when things have a 'story'. I'm going to enjoy reading your blog! Nicki x

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  42. You definitely have the best collection of maxi's ever!! It's my dream to own a van like yours too, love it :D
    xxxx

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  43. love love your vintage VW & you look so fab in both frocks! Have a fab weekend too!

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  44. Did you have to sit on the suitcase to get your entire weekend inside it? The VW is an excellent accessory for the first look.

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  45. I hope you there will be good weather and lots of good times!
    You look beautiful in all the picture and I like both outfits but my heart beats a bit faster for the maxi.

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  46. AAAAAAARGGGH!!! Hope the weather clears up,sweets!!! Oooo,trundling away in Gilbert,laden with every possible delight! Le Sigh! As I write you are probably writhing about in all your sozzled glory!
    ADORE YOU!!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  47. Have a great time rocking those frocks amor, hope the weather gets better for you to enjoy.
    wish I had your magical packing skills.
    besos

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  48. Hope you're having a wonderful time! A belated thanks for showing off your house, btw, as it inspired me to buy a hairdryer to convert into a lamp! Love the dress - as usual you make it look terrific.

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  49. Shame about the weather as it is a splendid maxi - but I'm sure you look fab whatever you wear to conquer the weather - have a great time!

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  50. Love your outfit, excellent coat! Have tons of fun! :)

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  51. really love the second outfit and absolutely love this hairpiece! it looks absolutely fantastic on you, Vix! Have a great weekend :)

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  52. hehe I like your practical garments, so stylish! This vw camp does sound intriguing, hope it was a gooden =)

    The first dress is so beautiful, wonderful sleeves, I like your silver cuffs too =)

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  53. i love both dresses... the maxi and the mini.... hope you'll have a great weekend - without any rainy weather!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  54. Dearest Vix, you look stunning in everything! I love both outfits. I'm sure there's plenty more where that came from.

    Hope you're having a brilliant weekend with Gilbert.

    I have a lunch tomorrow but will call you for a catch up when I'm back in the afternoon.

    Love you loads xx

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  55. VW camper festivities make me miss my Westfalia with its lovely Zbed. Have a fantastic time! VW festivals are the bestest!

    -BB

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