Monday, 29 August 2011

Bank Holiday Booty

 
To us today meant just one thing, the Bank Holiday boot sale. Forget the lie-in, we were up with the lark wandering around a blustery field in rural Staffordshire, rummaging through other people's junk.  We haven't bought a great deal lately, the school holidays tend to produce a glut of stallholders selling baby clothes and toys or students flogging their over-washed fast fashion, but today was better than it's been in a while.


This Triumph International 1970's "Beat 45" neon swimsuit was 75p. I'm not a fan of the all-in-one on the beach but it works quite well under a maxi skirt.


These 1970s stack heeled leather boots were £1.50


The beaded capelet was 20p


 This is the second one I've found in twelve months, the first got passed on to a dear friend who I knew would work it way better than me, must be karma.


These 1950s figurines were from a couple clearing an elderly relative's house.


After I'd bought the lady for £1 the stallholder confessed she was actually one of a pair and she'd accidentally knocked the man's head off earlier. She gave me the man for free and he's now had his head glued back on.


 I'm a sucker for vintage packaging and couldn't resist this box of 1960s beauty soap.


The lovely seller let me have the lot (complete with the display box) for £1


This groovy 1970s Hollywood pendant was 50p


I couldn't resist this jumbo cord sausage dog for 20p. The lady selling it made it in 1968 for her children who've long since left home. It reminds me of my gorgeous friend (and keeper of beautiful new cat, Elsa) Margaret's blog post earlier this week. Our cats love him.

Original 1970s cord skirt by Dorothy Perkins (£10, vintage fair, 2008) worn with 1980s leather belt (£2, Clothes Show vintage village, 2009)

With just over £5 spent we've got cash for a curry tonight.
Hope you've had a fabulous weekend!

69 comments:

  1. Excellent finds, loving the swimsuit. Its actually not rained here which may be a bank holiday first! Altho technically dont think it is one in Scotland... But I'm still taking advantage! :)

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  2. wow I can't believe that little cape was 20p! That is truly amazing!

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  3. That cape is so pretty, what a great find x

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  4. Oh Vix I’ve had such a busy weekend, I haven’t been able to get close to a boot sale. Such great finds as always, you don’t need me to tell you how much I love the Jumbo sausage dog. The soap is pretty irresistible too and very you xxx

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  5. Dumb question is anything that has a p next to it less than a pound...like less than a dollar? If so I am super jealous at all the cute stuff you find for so cheap.
    I love this number on you! Gorgeous!

    You breathe new life into anything your wear.

    Hotness! That's you!

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  6. I love those boots, they are absolutely fab. No bank holiday here in Scotland and also completely freezing - boooo!

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  7. You are the absolute masters, ahhhhhhhhhhh. Those boots 1,50???. I love, love the belt...Well, everything.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. you have such a great eye, and you look gorgeous as always! that cape-let is so pretty and versatile. i'm also in love with that design on the soap packaging!!

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  9. loving your loot Vix, especially those boots-heavenly! xxxx

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  10. Hi my dear-wow, the capelet looks gorgeous and I love the neon swimsuit too, your whole outfit is oh so stylish and looks fabulous!! Great finds and I love those boots too xxx

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  11. Ah,your beautiful face!!You're wearing your fringe!!
    Fark ME these are some of my fave scores yet!!!Fab isn't it,to be able to pick up a bargainacious complete outfit!!!?EEEK!The capelet is quite pretty,and it goes fabulously over that swimsuit!!A-MAZING!!! I can't get over the wonderful soap display!!!EEEK!
    YAY for Bank Holiday shopping!!
    YAY for you!!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  12. That pendant reminds me of a big swirl of caramel :)

    No booting for me this week or probably for the rest of the season :(

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  13. How lovely to see such a summery outfit, you're not giving up on summer at all, are you?
    Gorgeous capelet, I always snap up beaded shawls, shrugs and the like - they transform some of my duller outfits a treat.
    Great find, those boots and just the right time to be snapping them up - before people are going crazy for them.
    A fiver well spent, I'm really impressed! Lucy x

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  14. first, fantastic bathing suit! Both the color and the fit are perfect! I love that its bright neon yellow! You're so creative to throw that shawl over. It really makes your outfit today! I just love it!

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  15. I am so predictable but I LOVE the 50s oriental figures, I do love that style! You did well.

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  16. What a great way to wear a swim suit! This is really a beautiful outfit - unique grouping of separate pieces to make a gorgeous whole.

    (I also admired the silver/turquoise jewelry in your previous posts!)

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  17. What a wonderful collection of goodies! Those figurines are too cute for words!
    That skirt really rocks; it's one of those items I'd have to have 'draped' at the end of the bed or hanging up so I could see it all the time. Too pretty to put away in a wardrobe!
    Z xx

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  18. See - it was worth going! You always find something good, although the skirt's my favourite piece today x

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  19. Gorge outfit toda Vix. I loce the capelet.
    Dx

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  20. Your hair is looking exceptionally lovely today, Vix. Great use for a bathing suit and you are rather dolled up today. I love, love that cute little weiner dog and all the other booty you managed to find. Those Chinese figurines were such the rage in the 50s and I know we had some too!

    Enjoy your curry, Bonnie

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  21. Fab finds, as always :) I love that DP's skirt and that sausage dog is so cute! x

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  22. -Oh my gosh that soap & display is fabulous.
    -I love the boots such a awsome price.
    -The sausage dog is so adorable.

    Love what you are wearing. I hope you didn't have much trouble getting Jon up for the sales. ;)

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  23. Your beaded capelet is just beautiful and a fabulous bargain for 20p. Love the sausage dog and the vintage soaps too.

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  24. Lovely finds the doggy door stop is so cute, too wet and wild to do anything up here!

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  25. Hope you have a great night out. I love the sausage dog; so cute :)

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  26. thanks so much for the follow! il be back here for sure vintage vix! x

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  27. Vix those boots are GORGEOUS!! Lucky you!! and i love the doggy too:) they just dont make things as well these days.
    You look fabulous!! :)
    Rachel

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  28. I was 'booting' myself yesterday, strictly selling not buying. My favourite is the cord doggy, he is so cool.

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  29. Vixcita,
    I never thought was a swimsuit, looks great as top with black cape.
    love the 50's figurines and boots. you always manage to find the best treasures amor. doggy is the cutest, does remind of Margaritas post.

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  30. Fab bargains for £5. The swimsuit would be great as a top xx

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  31. wow great finds its amazing how much pleasure you can get from spending so little. Love the beaded Capelet that is so pretty and the sausage dog is so cute ;-) What a lovely story to that is the beauty of vintage for me. Have a lovely week, dee xx

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  32. I can't believe the beaded capelet for 20p! Amazing. I have been meaning to do a carboot for ages, perhaps best I have left it until after the summer hols.

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  33. I can't believe the beaded capelet for 20p! Amazing. I have been meaning to do a carboot for ages, perhaps best I have left it until after the summer hols.

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  34. Aw, I love the sausage dog - he's really cute!

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  35. great finds - I love the swimsuit & sausage dog (does it hold doors open??)

    and, I adore the skirt that you're wearing!!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog (I'll approve it in the morning)

    Jules @ A bit of Jules

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  36. Excellent finds Vix, and I love the pattern on the skirt, gorgeous!
    The Hollywood pendant is beautiful.
    Enjoy your curry. xxx

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  37. That beaded bodice is amazing. Of course, you are my hero (heroine?) for having the confidence and body to wear that bright yellow suit! The doggie is adorable, too.

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  38. great finds and love your hairstyle when showing your new and delightfully yellow swimsuit!
    And the maxi skirt is simply beautiful!!, so floral and colorful, and love how you wear it!
    besos

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  39. The neon swimsuit looks fab on you - very retro! I don't like one pieces for the beach either but I love how you made this one work in a fabulous outfit. I love the cord sausage dog!

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  40. really love the boots you thrifted and the caplet is so cute

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  41. Wow you found some great stuff!! That beaded caplet is super cute and the boots Ohlalala!! Those are marvelous. I love how you already put it all together....what a talent I mean really I stare at my clothes for ages and can not figure out what in the world to put on that is why I usually end up with a Tshirt and bottoms lol! I have a pattern to make dogs like that very cute!! Ha I laughed at your curry comment we had curry too!! I made it for the first time ~Hope you enjoyed your curry ~Love Heather

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  42. awesome dress wow .......
    http://fashionstyle-pk.blogspot.com/

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  43. Amazing finds I love the caplet and that skirt your wearing is GORGEOUS!

    E :)

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  44. That Maxi skirt is lovely! I love the pattern and colours on it!

    My favourite item has to be the capelet.. utter gorgeousness! Now I'm going to be on a mission to find one for myself! xxx

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  45. Yet another well-coordinated outfit, and I LOVE the boots!!!

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  46. Cor, I love that neon swimsuit! What an excellent colour. You are looking fabulous yet again - love the outfit.

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  47. Fab finds Vix. I've missed not being able to read your blog while on holiday. Xx

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  48. Wowsers! You did have a good haul.. Bank holiday bonus!
    x

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  49. 'Students flogging their over-washed fast fashion...' You've got to wade through these to get to the good stuff, obviously - but what a haul! So many great things for so little money - and the boots! If you ever put them on ebay maybe you could give me a little hint?
    Looking amazing in neon, Vix! xxx

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  50. Good to see you back in your car boot groove, Vix!
    Great finds, as always. That sausage dog is soooo reminiscent of the late 60s, isn't he? I loved sausage dog draught excluders as a kid - sad child that I was...
    Fabulous colours and print on your skirt, superbly creative styling (of course!) AND you're looking most beautiful. And all that fun for a fiver - how good is that?!

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  51. Wasn't the sausage dog a timely find! I'll pray to the charity shop gods for a lion for myself. I also love the soap, and the swimsuit. I've actually come around to one-piece swimmers, I've got a few pairs now. Makes me feel more secure if I'm diving and leaping about in the waves xx

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  52. Fabulous outfit I love the colour combination.. I also adore those little chinese men.. so sweet .. Fabulous idea about the swim suit.. its so hard to buy a non..hold you in body these days xx

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  53. Oh my! I cannot believe those boots were 1.50! Man, I wish we had car boot sales in the land down under.

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  54. great finds weety!!! I must say you have an adorable blog and the header it's just amazing!!!
    you have great style :D
    xoxo
    Vicky
    www.styleandfashionlover.com

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  55. OMG you look AMAZING in that fabulous swimsuit Vix - and I LOVE it as a top with that MIND FRICKIN BLOWINGLY FABULOUS MAXI! The colours! The pattern! Ooh I LOVE it!

    Those little Asian people are delightful - and I ADORE the lovely dog with the ricc rac ears!

    You are amazing at spotting a bargain, amor.

    Loveyourskirt, Sarah xxx

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  56. Fantastic bargains! You have to love bank holiday loot xxx

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  57. Swimsuit, boots and your hair in that swimsuit shot are just perfect!! x

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  58. Love the vintage pendant in particular - I've got a heap of those now, they're much better than the tat that's in most of the shops! Update on the dog print you sold my mum a while ago: my sister has adopted it for her bedroom walls. So thanks again for that, they seem to be getting a lot of enjoyment out of it! Emma x

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  59. Hi Vix! such deals you get can not believe it- we do find good deals sometimes at church Bazaars and i know the best one in Montreal, should phone the church and ask when is the next big sale!

    I love all your stuff - My shoulder is better today, tonight going to yoga! Love Ariane xxxxx

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  60. I am in love with your outfit today. How clever to use a bathing suit for a fitted top. You are the bomb!!! -T

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  61. You look great! Beautiful outfits! :)

    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

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  62. Lovely finds, your outfit looks lovely.

    Sadie x

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  63. I really dig the capelet. It's gorgeous.

    Much love,

    SB

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  64. eeeeek! those black boots and the capelet are sooooooooooooo gorgeous!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  65. You always do so well in grabbing beautiful carboot bargains.
    I couldn't make our bank hol boot sale as it was my mams birthday. Though ours have been rubbish lately anyway due to the weather so Im not too bothered.

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  66. Love the figurines - so funny and bright)) That guy is lucky he'd met you and had his had glued back)
    But my favorite is the dog. I don't know is there anything more beautiful and warm than handmade toys <3

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  67. i adore the capelet you picked up, it's so beautiful. the vintage soap looks ever so lovely too, i love vintage packaging!

    xx

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