Thursday, 14 July 2011

It's A Beautiful Day


Here's me at 7am this morning, not bright-eyed but definitely raring to go. It's been a fabulously sunny and warm day today, just gorgeous.


The sheepdog print went but we couldn't shift that Lord Nelson coffee pot. We made another fistful of cash and as usual, met some bizarre characters including a lovely elderly gentleman who invited us to stay with his family in the Punjab. 


This Lady Monaco catsuit was waiting in the post box when I got back, one of several recent eBay wins. I'm wearing it with the vintage silk parasol and 1960s psychedelic tote I picked up for £1 apiece earlier.


Sunglasses are an essential today, my eyes look appaling after two 6am starts.


I also bought this 1970's embroidered leather shoulder bag (50p), five pairs of 1960's dead stock gloves (£2) and a 1950's unused Pifco trouser press (50p), terrible aren't I?

1960's nylon catsuit (£6.50, eBay), vintage Charlie solid perfume pendant (20p, car boot sale), over sized red-framed sunnies (25p, Salvation Army), original Ravel platforms (£4.50, Cancer Research)
It's an early night for me, I'm knackered.

62 comments:

  1. cheered me up this morning .. you and all the bright colours. glorious! xo

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  2. Vixcita,
    I forgot to tell there a little nice lady at the boot sales that owns a VW just like yours ,but hers is blue, if I see her at the boot sales again. I will take a foto for you. she is always asking everyone to come in for coffe and to see the inside of her VW.
    you lovely Mamas, love that jumpsuit amor. eyeing your vintage gloves. your wearing my fave gingham dress.
    besos

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  3. you can rock a cat suit like no other! what a great deal :) if i weren't on the wrong side of the ocean i would have come and bought half your stuff!

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  4. I love the catsuit and you look amazing in it Vix x

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  5. The catsuit is delightful but I am in LOVE with the dress you're wearing in the first photo.

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  6. I love your catsuit & sunglasses!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  7. I would buy most of the stuff on that table. I wish there were decent boot sales in my neck of the woods

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  8. looove that gingham dress, and you look fabulously psychedelic in your catsuit under that umbrella!
    And I think bizarre characters are an essential part of enjoying a good event!, I'm glad they were so nicely bizarre!
    besos & fun

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  9. Both of these outfits are so adorable, I must check bay for such vintage beauty! Vix I must send you some chucky jewelry I have too much of it and can't bare the thought of them not finding their way to your lovely fingers :)!!!!

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  10. Fabulous catsuit! A very impressive blast of pattern. Oh, you so should have an open-air pool installed in the garden so you could waft around in that ensemble, parasol'n'all!

    Are you guys doing another carboot tomorrow, to make it 3 in a row, or are you going to be kind to yourself and go jumble-sale-ing instead?

    Totally impressed how you got the photos up so quickly after 2 unearthly early mornings x

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  11. Hi my dear-wow, you look positively gorgeous in the catsuit and sunnies and I'm so pleased you had such wonderful success at the booty today and yesterday too, I'm not surprised you did so well with your table of treasures!! rest well and have a good evening xx

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  12. In the words of Brucie - 'didn't she do well'?!

    So glad you've sold lots of things, do you plan to ebay any of the unsold items?

    Great finds as well. You've inspired me to give jumpsuits a go, I have a 60s one I won recently to brave soon!

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  13. oh if only i could pull of the cat suit like you - just amazing! Scarlett x

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  14. You wear your cat suits really well!!! Love the last pic!


    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  15. You've just reminded me that I have a vintage parasol lurking somewhere. I need to dig it out. It kills me how you can look so glam so early, you should see me en route to work at that time of day, scaring young children and puppies lol. Xx

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  16. That's the massive drawback to car boots - they start way too early!
    Are mid week one's quieter than weekends, with people being at work?

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  17. That catsuit is incredible! Love it. Well done on the successful car boot! x

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  18. I love your catsuit looks like it was made just for you shows off your figure like a dream. An offer to stay in the punjab bless him. Hope you have a lovely nights sleep and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning, dee xx

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  19. hi vix,

    thank you for explaining what a car boot sale is in your last post. you must be the most polite blogger i've ever met to come over and leave me such a sweet comment.

    your style is so awesome. both in your dress and attitude. you def know who you are and that is so attractive.

    i adore the 1920's kimono from your last post. so lucky!

    xo
    janet

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  20. Mmh and there is a (softly bewitching) "escaped from Goa in the late 60's" vibrancy in this nonchalantly worn catsuit I must say Dear !!!

    à Bientôt, Antoine

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  21. Oh Vix, you can seriously rock a jumpsuit like no other lady! Bet the campervan makes for good carboot treasure transportation!
    xxx

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  22. I'm not surprised you're knackered, it sounds like the most fantastic and exhausting day! I LOVE your collection of rings, Vix, honestly your hands are just so gorgeous! xxx

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  23. I'm not surprised you're knackered! But you look soooo divine at the boot sale,I'd be buzzing around just looking at you!
    LOVE that jumpsuit,I've never seen anything like it!Fab print/colour!! Your scores are brillant,yet another item for your collection of clothing implementy stuff(the trouser press)!!! That tote is funky as,and I love the gloves;I've only recently fallen for them again(maybe cos it's cold) and have pulled out ones that have been stashed forever in a bottom drawer!Funny how one goes off and on things.I have a caseful of shawls I used to wear all the time but haven't for YEARS!
    O,I'm thinking of doing the Shabby Chic market,but it would be a monthly commitment for about 6 months.......hmmmmmm??
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  24. Fabulous catsuit! And i love your floral print parasol - I bid for many a vintage parasol on ebay and always lost!

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  25. I love the catsuit, a really beautiful pattern. You have inspired me to do a carboot sale soon, as soon as I can find the time to have a sort out..

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  26. I just keep eyeing up those amazing little black and white cats and the white one on the end! If I was there I would have dived for them!

    The embroidered bag you picked up is absolutely gorgeous!

    Loving you in that beautiful catsuit! xxx

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  27. Wow. Another great stall.

    Glad to hear you made lots of money too! Loving the cat suit. You look fab in it.

    X x

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  28. Both your boot sales look great although I am more impressed at your buying, the haul you got at the first sale looks so exciting! x

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  29. I love the catsuit Vix! You look WOW WOW! =D

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  30. Oh whaaaat I wanted that print! It was super cool, I bet the new owner is loving it!

    Thankyou for the lovely comment on my post Vix

    Loving that catsuit on you! Awesome!

    Love amie xxxxx

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  31. 7am???? Wow, that's dedication! Looks a lovely day though and sure it was fine after those initial few secs when the alarm clock goes off (aaaargh!). xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  32. Another brill look Vix! Glad it went well! Can I just say that I totally identify with the 6am exhaustion- such times should not exist! they are too early! I did it the 2 ofsted days and I've been hideously late up the 2 days following!

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  33. Sounds like you did well again! Love the new pantssuit, great colour on you.xx.

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  34. It seems whatever you do, you have fun and do it in style. Looking THAT good at 7 am? NOT FAIR.

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  35. I love the way you put outfits together. That parasol is incredible!

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  36. You really do know how to inspire envy!!! That embroidered bag for only 50p! And I love your rings, I keep telling myself once I finish the most boring course in the world I will treat myself to a lovely stone ring like the green one you are wearing!

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  37. That catsuit is out of this world! I adore the print and the cut- you look stunning! I also really like your nail polish and great vintage finds.

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  38. the catsuit is fantastic and reminds me of something I once wore to a school dance...it is the secret to a day of fantastic sales.

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  39. You look just AMAZING in both your Dollyrocker maxi (one of my faves!) and your FABULOUS new catsuit!

    I'm glad the lovely dog print went to a good home (I quite fancied him myself!) and I am so glad you had another lovely sunny successful day - how DELIGHTFUL!

    Loveandhugs, Sarah xxx

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  40. TOO much fun! And I ADORE all the accessories with this look! And I LOVE all the cool stuff you got yesterday. I am so looking you up when I am in England (say in like 7 years or so ;-).

    But yes, you are fantastic. And I must one day car boot with you! I must!

    heart: K (who still has a belly baby in case you were curious!)

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  41. Your morning outfit was ultra femenine. Love the pink belt and hair flower and the the catsuit is just brilliant and you look radiant with it!

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  42. I LOVE your clothes SO MUCH! I wish I could raid your closet Lol. You look Gorgeous as always!

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  43. I love that you were a bit naughty and did a spot of shopping yourself;). I just showed the first pic to The Phoenix and he gasped! Yes, an deep intake of breath at the sight of you, the glorious treasures and the VW!! My eyes went immediately to the Jules pic - that's him ranting Bible quotes pointing his cannon at those young guys in P.F. - I love him!! You deserve a lovely rest after those early starts:)) xoxoxoxo

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  44. Dearest Vix,
    I loved both these posts & lucky you for hooking up with a seller with vintage goodies ;)
    I sometimes wish we had a car so that we could do boot sales too but we wouldn't use it enough to justify the cost. I'm off to Portobello Market for a small research trip now...my eBay auctions were a damp squib, so I need to set my plan B in place pretty swiftly.
    That jumpsuit is fabulicious, I've had a bit of eBay luck myself of late...it were nice when that happens!
    Take care luv,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  45. You always make me smile you always look wonderful.I love that catsuit but how fast an you go to the loo in them? lol

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  46. You must have been exhausted. Curry and wine tonight? Love your parasol, I have a lace one that I was hoping to use at a picnic tomorrow but it is sounding as though a proper umbrella may be needed instead. xx

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  47. That catsuit is gorgeous! Hope you are having a great day! xxx

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  48. oh if you didn't sell that Jules/Pulp Fiction picture tucked down at the corner of that first pic and want to sell it to me and send it to Chicago I would buy it!

    love your blog, love everything about it-

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  49. So cool catsuit...... love your perfume pendent!

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  50. Thank you for the advice re comments it has worked a treat!! (as you can see!!) You certainly look much more glamorous than I do at 7am in the morning!! Loooove the catsuit what a fabulous buy!!!

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  51. Two car boots in two days- you really are Wonder Woman Vix. I always enjoy selling at car boots, the feeling of de-cluttering sometimes is a good thing and making a little bit of extra cash in the process is an added bonus xxx

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  52. You're brave doing 2 bootsales in a row! Glad the weather was kind to you.
    Love the catsuit!

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  53. Phenomenal catsuit! You wear them SO well.
    I'm mentally picking over your stall right now. It's a habit ;)
    x

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  54. Love that catsuit you look fab. Those sunglasses are fab toox

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  55. Loving the cat suit and the vinyl bag, Amy has a few of them - one of them from my grans house!

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  56. I love your stall, if I was closer, I'd deffo be up and at 'em and coming for a visit to make a purchase! Gorgeous outfits as usual... You are an inspiration. Big hugs, Em xx

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  57. I really want to go to a car boot. Can you believe I've never been to one?

    You look fabulous in that jumpsuit and the Charlie pendant is fabulous. Love you loads xx

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