Friday, 15 July 2011

I'm A Frocking Rule-Breaker


It's Friday and I really should be frocked up,

 
but I found this tee shirt in a charity shop on the way home from the swimming baths earlier and just had to try it on with the skirt I was already wearing.


I never wear tee shirts but when I spotted this divine print nestling amongst the racks of unwanted Primark and Papaya my heart skipped a beat. A 1970's original from good old C&A which, bizarrely, is also the make of my maxi skirt. Like most of the vintage clothing I own it's perfectly proportioned for my shape with well-fitting sleeves and a neat neckline.


They don't make 'em like they used to.

Vintage tee shirt (£1.99, Banardos) 1970's frilled maxi skirt (50p, Wednesday's car boot sale), Mexican bucket hat (Free from a car boot trader), 1940's glass choker (inherited), Beaded peacock bag (50p, car boot sale), handmade leather chappals (£1.80, Tamil Nadu)

My lovely pal, Jennie, suggested I post some of my cheapest outfits. This one comes in at £4.79 which is cheaper (and will last significantly longer) than a round of drinks will set me back in the pub later.


Have a fabulous weekend.

63 comments:

  1. Coincidently we have a 'very' similar outfit today! Except I do not have your fantastic hat!!!! have a wonderful weekend!!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  2. You look rather spiffing I must say!

    What a cute t-shirt - fits you perfectly as if it had been sewn onto your body plus it matches well with that bag!

    I hope you have a great weekend Vix! xxx

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  3. Gorge tee - perfect outfit for summer!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  4. There is something so wholesome about a proper vintage t-shirt.

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  5. Love it. What a fab design. Have a lovely weekend.xxx

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  6. Got to love a bit of C&A. I remember spending many a saturday in my youth trying on clothes we couldnt afford on our pocket money in C&A.
    The tee looks awesome with your maxi skirt.
    Scarlett x

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  7. C&A rings a bell. What a wonderful seventies look for under a fiver! I love your maxi.

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  8. Vix, You're such a rebel!! Good old C&A... My Mum used to drag me around that place as a child, and Chelsea Girl, now that's a label I've never come accross since. Have a great weekend. Xx

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  9. Yes, C&A is a strong memory from my childhood, and that t-shirt is definitely the stuff of my youth (nicked off my older sisters!)
    You look amazing, of course, and it's no surprise at all that your outfit comes in at under a fiver - that's the Vix Trick!

    PS. Haven't had chance to comment on yesterday's post, but wanted to say the catsuit is ridiculously lovely! Well done with the selling - see, multitalented! She buys, she sells, she makes, she tidies, she's got it all!
    Have a superb weekend, you've earned it!

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  10. What a glorious print and such a wonderful find. It had your name written all over it xxx

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  11. I still miss C & A - My hubby sent me a text the other day - I had to buy a suit for my new job - "Try c and a", he typed...

    He hadn't realised that they left our shores years ago - You can still find them in Germany, I believe...

    I love the greens in that t-shirt and how they pop with your bag - Very sweet, Vix! Bonne weekend! x

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  12. Perfect green - and great pattern. I like the bag-tee combo too.

    I've remembered great stuff from c&a I had circa '74... shame I couldn't have kept, and super-sized, them to wear now ;) x

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  13. I love your looks Vix! You have some cool bits! I love long black skirts like this! The t-shirt is funky!

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  14. Hi my dear-C&A at its very vintage best, you look gorgeous!! Have a grand weekend xxx

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  15. I adore C&A, and this example is one of the reasons why. There seems to be no attention to detail in today's mid-range high street designs.
    LOL at the Primark/Papaya comment - every charity shop must house the same poor-quality shapeless T-shirts, fleeces and bobbly p.j bottoms. The charity shop Gods must have been busy today, I found a St Michaels dress which fits like a glove, £3 (steep!) but worth it!
    Have a fantastic weekend, Lucy x

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  16. That print is Fabulous! Breaking the rules is fun especially if you look so Fabulous!

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  17. A round of drinks is what I always compare (non-makeup)purchases against as well, teehee!

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  18. i used to love Clockhouse at C&A when I was a teenager, love the print and hat

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  19. really an unbeatable bargainous outfit, my dear! and you look absolutely stunning :)

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  20. fantastic find! New to your blog and Im frocking lovin it ;)

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  21. eeeee good old C&As! I have fond... ok not so fond.... memories of traipsing round C&A with my mam when I was young, some how my purple padded winter coats always came from there :-S

    LOVE the print on your tshirt! The colours look great on you too.

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  22. That t shirt is an amazing find. I love the colours.

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  23. In fairness you could get away with this looking like a dress.

    Good old c&a!

    I used to love it. Had many an ietem of clothing from there back in the day. Don't they still exist in other countries?

    Have a great weekend Vix.

    X x

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  24. I LOVE the vintage tee, beautiful colours - great find! x

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  25. You are a frocking trend setter babe! I love the print on this shirt!

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  26. gah graja gah gah! haha :-P You look marvelous! So good!

    How cool that you come across proper vintage all the time. Love the hat, great colours =)

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  27. I am oggling your sun hat amor, that top is cute and so you. now thats vintage love. I dont like to wear t shirts either unless it has a cool design or Morrisey.
    have a great weekend.

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  28. It suits you to a "T"! Have a wonderful weekend. Love the hat, too.

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  29. FARRRRK!! It's heavenly,and goes so well with the maxi that it looks liek they ARE a frock!!! Who cares for rules?! Not us!! You look FROCKING FABULOUS and that's ALL that matters,you lucious minx! Yep,vintatge clothing fits me way better than modern rubbish.Real clothes for real women! No wonder we always look faaaabulous,darling!!!
    Gaed,I just took another look,and I really love that print.YUM!
    I love you,too,and I should be all go for Skype hysteria on Monday!!!
    Love and glittery LUST,Helga
    xxxXXXxxx

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  30. That T-shirt is fantatstic !

    Lots of fond memories of C&A here too ..... shopping expeditions with my Mum and sister and coming out with lots of brightly coloured clothes !

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  31. If you hadn't said that was a skirt and top i would never have guessed, you look lovely. Have a great weekend, dee xx

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  32. Looking fabulous as ever! C&A can still be found in Switzerland too btw

    Interesting to see the sizing in there too, www.retrochick.co.uk has done a thing on vanity sizing and sizing being made clearer, I remember never being a size less than a 14 in the late 70s and early 80s, but now that would equal a more like a 10! mmmm great to see sizing on labels from then, I knew it!

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  33. oh Halleljah! I can post a reply at last!! Fantastic outfit and I cannot BELIEVE the price!!!

    Ali x

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  34. Good old C&A, you're absolutely right, they don't make 'em like they used too. That is a fabulous outfit and a bargain price too xx

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  35. Loving that T and I think a skirt and top is as good as a frock anyway

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  36. Yay for rule breakers and what a flippin' fantastic oppy find! Bargain-ous! You've reminded me of a similar bagI have hiding away somewhere - you are gorgeous and your hat and bag are splendiferous Vix!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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  37. As always you are rocking the frock xx

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  38. I miss C&A. I have very fond memories of shopping in there.

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  39. Is this the first time we've seen you in a tshirt? I love the ruffle on that fab maxi and I ADORE that perfect tshirt! Hope you are having a DIVINE weekend amor!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  40. Lovely outfit

    ha ha I don't think those measurements would be a size 10 now. Its true they don't make things how they used to.

    Thanks so much for the info on the website in Tenerife I shall have a look at this.

    I did reply to your comment on my blog too xx

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  41. You look fabulous - as always. Ah, the happy memories of 1970s C&A T-shirts, I remember having quite a lot of them at the time and, if I remember correctly, they cost 99p each!

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  42. Love the t-shirt, and the skirt, and the hat and...you get the idea - I love everything!x

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  43. I'm a frocking rule follower.....I think that is my problem! I love how you put things together your way and make it so original.

    xo
    Sarah
    Get Up & Go

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  44. I love the size tag--why can't they do that now?

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  45. Gorge! Your top is such an awesome print! I think breaking the rules is much funner than obeying them, hehe.

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  46. I'll never tell your secret! That t-shirt looks amazing. I love the print, and it really does look as if it was made for you.

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  47. I love the colours of the t-shirt, and the little girls on it. Gorgeous! I've gotta get comfortable in a maxi, I'm missing out!!

    Looks like you had a great time at the market - I wish i could have been there to rummage through your stuff!

    Xoxox Claire

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  48. Lovely print tee and it matches the bag like they were made for each other. I'm glad that you broke the rules because this outfit is a great way to start any weekend.

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  49. Loving that t-shirt print, Vix - its so 70s and totally gorgeous - just like you!

    Hope you're having a great weekend and have picked up some fab bargains, although its a very wet day down here today for boot-sale-ing!

    xxx

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  50. Excellent t-shirt! I love vintage C&A, there's some awesome stuff out there. Wish I could have popped over to snaffle things at your car boot stalls, they looked fantastic! xxx

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  51. You are looking fabulous as ever Vix. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the pub. I've enjoyed your recent posts on car boot sales.

    xxx

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  52. You mustn't dismiss the good old tee, Vix, I practically live in them. Most might not be glamorous enough for you, but these surely do you justice. x

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  53. Two more things we are utterly in agreement about:
    1) 70s C&A rocks.
    2) Nothing wrong with a bit of rebellion, especially on Friday.

    Mind you, I LOVE a t-shirt: the deliberately scruffier/rockier the better. I like to juxtapose them with things that could otherwise be too twee!

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  54. Haha I had the exact same tshirt in yellow! (I may still have it, I'll have to have a look!) xxx

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  55. What a fab print. One of my favourite dresses is from C&A, they had some great designs xx

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  56. Another gorgeous find Vix, I'm always so jealous of you! :(

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  57. Gorgeous colours with your maxi.....love the bag too!

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  58. this is such a beautiful look - suits so much!

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  59. That print is amazing! GreatI wish I still had a 23 inch waist. You look fabulous as always. Love you xx

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