Friday, 22 July 2011

Thank Frock For eBay



I couldn't decide which Friday frock to wear but the postman came to my rescue, delivering two dresses I'd snaffled in an inebriated haze on eBay over the weekend. I've been very naughty lately, alcohol and eBay can be dangerous.




 This Sylvan English boutique label maxi was described as a long nylon dress and was mine for just over a fiver. It's labelled as a size 16 which just goes to prove that vintage labels should always be taken with a pinch of salt (or a litre of cheap white wine, in my case).

Turquoise & coral cuff (India), turquoise metal cuff (49p, Banardos), Moonstone ring set in a nest of vipers, Turquoise ring (both India), 1960's beaten metal ring (Made by Mum before I was born), Cyan Blue nails by Barry M

Floaty fabrics call for a heavy metal overload in my book, I'm far more rock chick than ethereal flower fairy. If you can't hear me rattling something's amiss.

1970's Egyptian scarab pendant (£1, car boot sale)
 
Silver and turquoise earrings (Tangier, 1993)

Lapis Lazuli ring set in silver (exam passing present from Dad, 1977), Tibetan twisted silver and turquoise bangle, silver finger and cobra rings (all India), silver dipped beaten brass bangle (inherited from Mum) 


It's been very wet here over the last 24 hours, the car boot wasn't worth attempting so we went on a successful charity shopping mission instead. There's some interesting bits to show you but at the moment it's mostly strung up around the house as line drying's out of the question.


 It's a quiet night in this evening in preparation for a night on the town tomorrow. We not only have a refurbished Wetherspoons to inspect but one of most imposing buildings in the town centre has opened as real ale pub, too.
What on earth am I going to wear?

73 comments:

  1. I love how you wear all that lovely chunky silver jewellery; it looks amazing worn all together. YAnd you're right, there's nothing like the sound of hearing bracelets jingling together.
    xxx

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  2. Great dress, love the colour too.

    As for all the jewellery, well I want!

    X x

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  3. Well it seems your knack for spotting a fabulous bargain is just as sharp even with the wine goggles on love. This is a gorgeous little number - and fek me, I love the floaty-ness combined with your A.MAZING silver jewellery!! You have some incredible pieces - next time I hear someone jingling loudly I'll be praying it's you:))) xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  4. You make much better decisions when drinking than I do....

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  5. They do a good meal at Wetherspoon's. But I'm so full of Friday fish'n'chips'n'mushy peas I feel a bit sick. Have a nice time!

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  6. I'm sure whatever you decide to wear out on Saturday night you'll look fabulous, as always. I love the sound of jingling jewellery too - I've got quite a chunky silver charm bracelet that I always wear and it jingles and chimes whenever I move my arm. I find the sound rather comforting.

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  7. (Alcohol and eBay can be dangerous.)
    *LOL* Have never tried.. And don't think I should start as I might go bid crazy and not have enough money to cover the cost.

    Dress looks great on ya! And I love all your jewelry *ESPESH* those rings.

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  8. Dearest Vix,
    You have a very enviable collection of jewellry to say the least. When I see your rings it almost makes me want to attempt wearing some myself...I don't know if I've ever told you but I have a "ring phobia", I couldn't even handle wearing my wedding ring. I do try sometimes but after an hour or so it comes off again, it lives quite happily on our wooden African handcarved rhinos horn ;)
    A few things that I'd quite happily wear all the time would be your fantastic turquoise cuffs and that fabulous Egyptian scarab pendant...I've admired that before and have cosmically ordered one to appear at the car boot sale but still no luck, och...maybe on Sunday, fingers crossed ;)
    That dress is gorgeous, thank frock for eBay indeed!
    Have a great evening in, I've got teenage visitors from Sweden this week, so I'm playing mummy.
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  9. Ooh, love that dress, and the rock chick jewellery definitely works well with it. Adoring your scarab pendant, but actually love it all!

    Hmm, Ebay and alcohol... I know what you mean (though I agree you made a good purchase with that dress). I've definitely had occasions of alcohol-induced disinhibition and overpaid, or (cringe) not read the description properly and made mistakes...

    Enjoy your quiet night, my dear, then you'll be more than ready to hit Wetherspoons!! Looking fabulous in the process, naturally xxxx

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  10. You can spot a frock a mile away.
    I love the flowynest of this dress and color is so summery.
    all your jewelry is worthy of museum viewing. esoecially like the scarab pendant. Your Mama must be proud of you strutting all her jems.

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  11. Shopping vintage really does help you realise it is just a number on a tag, no point getting het up about it! I am just about to crack open a Crabbies, hopefully it will be curry for dinner tonight, nom xx

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  12. I love your lapis ring that was a present from your dad. And the silver finger ring is a real beauty. Your dress is divine! You look gorgeous. I lived in japan for just under five years in the 90's. It was amazing. I went for a year and ended up staying as I was having so much fun! While I was there I did alot of travelling, China, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, America (including Hawaii... Best place ever!) as well as travelling around Japan. I used to pack up my back pack and take myself off, just me and a credit card, making it up as I went along. It was fantastic! Em x

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  13. You made me lol ......I always say "emails & merlot don't do well together"! Love today's ebay find & I must say your jewels are gorgeous......love your photos!

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  14. Lol! Try ebay and a bipolar high! Bloody fab, and a nice suprise when the postie arrives too!

    What fabulous arms you have Vix xx

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  15. Very pretty frock and jewellery.

    I love it when the postman arrives with parcels.

    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your night out I am sure you will find something lovely to wear and look utterly gorgeous as ever.

    By the way I have left you an award on my blog xx

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  16. I DO love your header, its fab.

    That dress is excellent, I love it you ebay junky. Hasn't the weather been pants for us Midlanders? I hope it brightens up for your pub inspections tomorrow :-) xx

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  17. 6 or 16 who cares, if it fits WEAR IT.

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  18. I hate it when you regret NOT buying something, bring on another alcohol soaked weekend I say. Whatever you choose to wear tomorrow, you'll be the best dressed.

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  19. Have been guily of eBaying while under the influence too! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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  20. Love your dress and the jewellery is gorgeous! Have a great evening xxx

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  21. I'm sure you will have no trouble at all finding an outfit suitable to wear! Something sexy I say! Lots of sparkles and black!

    That dress is so pretty and feminine but the mega metal sets it off perfectly, especially that scarab necklace!! What a beauty!

    I got your parcel today and will be doing a blog on the little cuties shortly! xxx

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  22. That's a stunner, Vix. Lovely cut.
    I'm sure you'll find something to look lush in!
    Have a fab weekend.
    xxx

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  23. You look smashing, woman! Love the dress.

    You are so right about alcohol and Ebay being a dangerous thing. Amen to that.

    Also, alcohol and Amazon.com are a damn danger.

    Love you, Vix. Enjoy your weekend.

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  24. thanks for the wallpaper on the stairs tips.. i'll let you know how i get on!!..
    love that dress the colours look really pretty and the jewellery gives it a more rockier edge!.. know what you mean about wine and ebay.. i forget what ive bidded on half the time then i have to pay for it eeek!!
    have a good weekend ..enjoy wetherspoons!

    charl
    x.

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  25. I love it! Vintage sizes always throw me off. That vintage floral I wore yesterday reads size 9, I'm regularly a 2. It's crazy how different the sizes can be!

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  26. I love silver and turquoise jewellery; one of my favourites.
    We are off to Bugjam tomorrow and are hoping that the rain will have passed by morning, finders crossed.
    I went to a new Wetherspoons recently that had been converted from an old cinema; it was amazing and still had all the old character, plus they had taken the time to put up old posters from the cinema and cardboard cut out people in the circle for novelty value.
    A a great night :)

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  27. I have done it yet again; that was meant to be 'have a great night' :)
    What am I like? x

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  28. Another lovely frock, very flattering, I am sooooooo jealous. Thanks for your good wishes.

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  29. Even under the influence you were well under control, Vix. Great buy, and I love the green-blue metal assembly. xxx

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  30. Yay for drunken ebay expeditions!! I really like any kind of shopping when I'm slightly-or a lot-inebriated!!!
    G just suggested a great name for a cocktail related to said matters,the "Boozy Bargain"!!!
    It's a divine frock,and totally you with the blingy additions!Perfect for frocking out on a Friday!All those jewels are simply divine!
    I'm about to go out with our mate Gilbert to a book sale,and I've been lectured by G to cover up my chest more as it is frightfully cold outside.So I guess I better do that!
    Love YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  31. That is an Amazing dress and you look Amazing in it! Thanks so much for your lovely comment. You Rock!

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  32. What a gorgeous coloured frock, and it looks great with your chunky jewellery.

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  33. Bloody gorgeous as always amor! I adore all of your beautiful jewellery and I love that most of your pieces have history and sentimental value - and your Mum MADE that ring? How talented was she!? No wnoder you can do anything!

    Hope you have a FAB night on the town.

    Loveandlove, Sarah xxx

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  34. What can I say that no one else has said?You look so beautiful and what wonderful peices of memory you own.I am starting to really think I need to come to UK even asked LL what the cost would be lol

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  35. So many gorgeous pieces of jewelry--I love the idea of a moonstone in a nest of vipers and the metal cuff.

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  36. You are so so cool tanks for liking my
    Blog - Ariane

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  37. The dress is lovely on you and I also love the shoes!
    Thanks for sharing this gorgeous collection of accessories and the history and family connections behind them.
    Have a fab and fun weekend,

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  38. oohh your dress is gorgeous and so floaty and pretty, love it. You always know just how to wear things and i agree with the size's of vintage dresses a lot of mine are size 14's and im size 10. Have a lovely evening tonight just open your wardrobe door and something will jump right out at you ;-)) dee xx

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  39. Lovely dress, the wine guides you to fabulous buys, I must say! Totally agree with piling up the jewellery to give it a bit of punch, it looks brilliant. Enjoy Wetherspoons! Have a £1.75 g & t for me! xxx

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  40. Alcohol and eBay can be very dangerous (I've experienced that myself!) but not in this case! What an amazing buy - you look fantastic in this dress, really stunning. x

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  41. That dress looks beautiful on you and the jewellery is fantastic as always.

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  42. Your mum sure did have an amazing jewellery collection, the gems you keep showing us! Doesn't sound like you went too crazy, a fiver is still very cheap!

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  43. Great dress and the contrast with the jewellery works wonders!

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  44. You look absolutely gorgeous, you purchased well!

    P.S. Your jewellery is sensational!

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  45. Ha! Alcohol and eBay; deadly combination. It's paid off here, though - lovely dress, and your amazing trinkets look great with it x

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  46. I would love to have a rummage in your jewellery selection, you have some beautiful pieces!
    Sophie
    x

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  47. I'm more likely to have a problem with eBay and Amazon, though I have occasionally been surprised by some eBay deliveries too.

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  48. Hi my dear-wow, the dress is just gorgeous and looks perfectly styled with your wonderful jewellery. I hope you're having a lovely weekend, the weather is so dreary and dismal, I just want the sun back! xxxx

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  49. Yum, Yummy Yum with the green!
    I too scooped up a floral 70's cocktail dress but it is way too hot to don it yet, as it is a heavy knit. I thought of you when bought it :)
    xXx
    reva

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  50. Vix this is in bad taste for me as I have mislaid my favourite charm bracelet .. but I adore your jewellery and if it goes missing come and check my gaff as I am a scouser and these things cannot be changed xx

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  51. So glad you found my blog and we were able to connect! What a gorgeous dress. Haha I know what you mean about crazy e-bay splurges...there's just so much to be had at such tempting prices. The only problem is the size factor. I can't believe that dress is a size 16!! It looks much smaller, and you look lovely in it. Have fun tomorrow night! http://thearcenciel.blogspot.com/

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  52. Oh I love it!

    and you are so right! All of your chunky (and beautiful) treasures looks great with the floaty fabric.

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  53. Wow! Scorchio! You look gorge in that dress. Hurrah for your postman, saving the day. I can't do the floaty florals thing, I feel silly and too girly, but I love this dress with all your jingle jangle. Love it and might give it a try. Fancy that being a size 16, you're tiny. Just show that sizes mean diddly.

    Nicki xx

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  54. great find on ebay. I love all of your jewellery, I am a big fan of chunky silver

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  55. I know all too well about mixing alcohol and eBay. Very dangerous. X

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  56. Stunning jewllery! Looks amazing with the dress.x

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  57. Tee hee - ebay and wine sounds like a dangerous combination indeed. I love all those chunky baubles! I'm a big fan of turquoise. The dress is very sweet and I love the colour on you.

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  58. I love how you've paired your breautiful floaty dress with your gorgeous chunky jewelry. We are enjoying some nice weather here and I'm thinking how marvelous a martini sounds right now.

    Cheers, Bonnie

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  59. You really ought to go shopping more when you are in this delightful state;-)

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  60. Such beautiful shots, your jewellery tells of so many wonderful stories behind each piece, I am always fascinated to hear more

    p.s Fabulous new header xxx

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  61. I love the photo of your cuffs and rings. Stunning you have such a great sense of style.

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  62. What a easy breezy dress and totally lusting over your jewelry!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  63. how I luuuuurve your jewellery, every single piece!

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  64. That was a good ebay haze - the dress is tres fabbb & you look sex-ay as always hun. xxx

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  65. really pretty dress but I'm always in love with all your bijouterie, love that chunky silver rings and bracelets!, so awesome and bright!!
    besos

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  66. oh yes, a '16' of yesterday is not the same now. Totally not worth getting hung up on the number in the label. This is a great dress.Hoorah for ebay! x

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  67. I love all your chunky silver from India, it looks like it was made for you. I love that you said you are more rock chick than fairy...I could kiss ya!

    You wear your metal well!

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  68. Gosh if you're a vintage 16 I don't want to know what I am! Lovely fresh summery dress, nice drunken bargain!

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  69. The dress is fabulous and I LOVE all of your jewellery and the way you wear it. Love you loads xx

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