Friday, 12 August 2011

Frock Horror

Vintage midi skirt (courtesy of the lovely Liz), 1970's leather & suede platforms (£9.99, eBay), Janis Joplin boob tube (refashioned by me from a 25p car booted tee shirt), tooled leather tote bag (£1, car boot sale) and my trusty 1960's suede jerkin (£1, car boot sale)

It's Friday and there's not a frock to be seen!

I'm wearing a couple of the fabulous bracelets Krista sent me along with a chain mail choker (£1, Warehouse sale last year)


I got carried away with watching Sons Of Anarchy until late last night, overslept and had to grab the nearest thing to make it to the swimming baths in time. My outfit got lots of compliments from the locals so it wasn't too bad for a hastily thrown together ensemble.




A fail on the frock front so how about a few favourite things on a Friday, instead?


My real-life bathroom, if you haven't visited me before.


Nothing beats a long soak in the bath to get rid of that stinky chlorine smell on my skin; Kerrang blasting out from Grandad's Roberts radio, lashings of organic bubble bath from the pound shop, followed by a brisk rub down with a freshly washed and line-dried bath towel.




I found this owl-shaped magnifying glass pendant in Acorns Hospice today.


Isn't he a cutie?

It's more Sons of Anarchy, a homemade pizza, a bottle of cheap rose wine and a jumble sale first thing in the morning.  Have a brilliant Friday, whatever you get up to.

74 comments:

  1. You still look great, doesnt have to be a frock. love your tool bag amor.
    owl magnifying glass, how cute.
    I didnt get to watch Son of Anarchy last nite, some of Buddy school friends came over. Will watch it tonight with fish and chips, me thinks.you lucky gal, not a jumble in sight here.

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  2. I love that owl necklace; & that outfit is amazing - I'm loving your bag!!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  3. gorgeous bath time amor. love your soaking romm.

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  4. GORGEOUS as always - I love the skirt and demand (yes, demand!) to see a close up of the Janis boob tube please. I didn't manage a frock either, oh well.

    That owl pendant rocks my world!!!

    Happy weekend, amor!

    LoveSarahxxx

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  5. oorh i like your blog!! and i follow you now..:-)

    Hope to hear from you!!:-)

    Love

    www.adoreyourselfblog.blogspot.com

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  6. I adore your roll top bath it's fabulous!x

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  7. Love your deep soaking bath......I love line dried linens & clothes too. Your shoes are fabulous......I remember wanting a pair like that as a kid in the 70's.

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  8. love the glass bricks in the bathroom, I have some too to make a shower cubicle. But yours look like a whole wall. tell us more

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  9. I think this is the first time I've seen you rock a customised tee in your outfit - suits you madam! I love the owl and your bathroom looks like a haven of relaxation - except I think you once mentioned it was haunted!

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  10. Great outfit even when your in a rush.... So not fair!

    Loving the new necklace.

    X x

    Ps have a great weekend hun. X

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  11. you are so loved and so blessed,Vix! And rightly so :)
    An amazing creature you are. Love the pendant!
    xXx
    reva

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  12. Wow! your bath is gorgeous! I love your decanters, mine are full of bubblebath too!

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  13. Im in love with your bath - i lust over these and maybe one day in a new home i'll get to have one just as lovely.

    I also adore your owl pendant - what a fabulous find :o) Scarlett x

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  14. I love magnifying glass necklaces, so the owl one rocks.

    Frock or no frock, you always look stunning. I love that jerkin. Xx

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  15. Vix, I LOVE you bath, love, love, love it!! BBxx

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  16. whou, I think that sometimes the better outfits are the most impromptu ones, and you're a pretty proof of this motto!
    Love the earthy tones, that suede vest, and the rock vibe on the Janis Joplin top!, and the fabulous accessories, as usual!
    besos & nice weekend

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  17. You look great as always and I love the owl pendant.

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  18. I can relate to why you overslept after watching Sons of Anarchy. I tried watching it a few times late at night and it took me a few hours to shut down afterwards! Very visually stimulating!
    Is that really your bathroom? It's gorgeous!

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  19. Its funny you mention line dried towels, my friend was horrified to find out I dont believe in tumble dryers, especially for towels I like them a bit firm to give you a good rub down, I dont like them over softened which I find yo get in the dryer. You cant beat the smell of line dryed either! x

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  20. Ooh, he is a little sweetheart! Have you been enjoying Sons of Anarchy? I have it downloaded bu haven't started watching it yet...

    Caz x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  21. Beautiful bathroom. Enjoy your weekend - sounds fun to me.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  22. I heart SOA. I just cannot keep up watching 1 episode per week so I'm waiting for the 3rd season be out on dvd. Your bathroom looks amazing as does your Friday outfit!

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  23. I've just had an enjoyable bumper catch up with your posts this week. So, where to start? So glad to hear that you had such a great time at the Big Chill. But yes, what an odd home-coming it must have been, to the escalating and surreal awfulness going on in cities around the country.
    As for yesterday's and today's outfits - so different, but equally glorious. And your patchwork curtains - an inspiration. The glimpses of your home are always a delight.

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  24. I do like your bathroom, and the way you've used a decanter for bubble bath (is it bubble bath?). Ingenious!

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  25. I have that owl, its from primark!

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  26. You look lovely in that outfit, I love the jewelry you're wearing! I'm following you from Rome, have a nice weekend!

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  27. gorgeous bathroom! I've always had a thing for those tubs!

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  28. How I should love lazying in that bath! Always dreamed of having a stand alone bath like that! x

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  29. I swear my Mum had the exact same Roberts radie on the late 60s / early 70s - it had a wonderful tone to it. Love the owl magnifying glass you found - really cute.

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  30. Fab outfit, even though it's not a frock, and gorge favourite things on a Friday! I love a good soak too. just had one infact! Big hugs for a great weekend, Em xxx

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  31. It was too wet here today to put on a frock, just jeans for me - but a full face of slap went on! Which is nearly as good as a frock, right?

    Think this hastily thrown together outfit is the Dog's Bollocks, Vix - you look ACE.

    Love that owl!

    Ali x

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  32. It's just not fair - you look fab even in a 'thrown together' outfit! You have no idea how excited I am to see you rocking the skirt I found for you x

    We headed down to the sea to visit my parents today and we'll be having homemade tomato, mozzarella and pesto tart shortly, then an early night x

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  33. It would take me hours to look as good as that. Does not look "thrown together" at all!Sophie
    x

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  34. Loving the seperates look, fab!

    Also, that owl is amazing!! So adorable.

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  35. I love your bath tub.

    I love you, too, you Queen of Style, you.

    Have a smashing weekend.

    SB

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  36. G's impressed by the relaxed Friday you have lined up!!!
    Fail?!No way,Jose,that's a faaaaaabulous outfit for a bleary rush around getting frocked up morning!You couldn't fail if you tried!A skirt is the next best thing to a frock! (G just said "at least it's not fucking capris!")LOVE the jewellery,and the hooty magifying glass is to die for!Baby Rose likes Hooty Owls,and that's what was on the duvet cover I made her! Snap!

    Hurrah for Fridays,I'm sure it was perfect!!!
    Love YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  37. Love your bathroom,outfit and owl pendent :)

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  38. A really youthful look, like it! Your evening sounds perfect to me, I say nothing beats a bath after a swim, you need to get through a few layers of skin.
    Have a lovely weekend, you've helped cheer a lot of people up with your positivity this week - celebrate!

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  39. p.s Vix - saw this post today and it made your wall of misery seem positively upbeat - http://goo.gl/08Dv2

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  40. Quickly thrown together? The combination of rusty orange hues is wonderful. I just love this orange-brown. Not surprised you got loads of compliments! X

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  41. If anyone can be given a free pass on the Friday frock thing, it's you. Wish I could just throw an outfit like this together. Still loving those platforms and very taken with your new owl! xx

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  42. Come to my house I have lots of frocks have so many to play with.I love that owl bet you were stoked.

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  43. Woww, the chainmail choker, that is amazing!
    xxxx

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  44. Ooh that's one scrumptious outfit especially one that's been thrown together at the last second - good grief, amazing!! I adore your new little owl friend and the bathroom is beautiful - so much light! xo

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  45. Your posts always cheer me up Vix, and that owl-shaped magnifying glass is adorable, and I love your bathroom! Kerrang radio - good choice. xxx

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  46. the magnifying glass is an excellent find. And how cool is that tub?

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  47. I really love what you have put together. You look beautiful as always!
    And that owl magnifying glass is so darn cute!! *AHHHH* I love it!

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  48. Who thinks of whipping up a Janis Joplin boob tube? Sheer genius!
    And i have that exact same magnifying glass, purchased in Australia.

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  49. I'm having a minor meltdown over how awesome that owl magnifying glass pendant is. That Janis Joplin boob tube rocks! It may not be a frock, but you're still looking amazing!

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  50. Very nice for throwing something together!! But can I say that is so not fair!!! if I were to throw something together it really would be a Frock Horror and there would be no ooohhh and aghhhh over my outfit but screams!! Your just a fashion genius!! I was never a fan of the maxi until we just moved here and the stores here have maxi skirts that are like a little beyond a maxi. They actually drag on the ground and I just love them. It is so dramatic. I bought two of them and I am just loving them!! Cool owl!! it looks like my owl tattoo lol!! ~Love your frock horror thrown togther outfit looks fabulous!! Enjoy your weekend Love Heather

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  51. I wish I could just throw something together and look that styled! I love the owl pendant!

    E :)

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  52. absolutely beautiful owl pendant, what a great find!
    x

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  53. Oh Vix I adore your bathroom, it looks like such a sensual and relaxing place to be. Your beautiful home will never fail to enchant me xxx

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  54. No wonder you have such a fab figure with all that swimming you do, and nothing beats a nice soak in a relaxing bath. The owl is so cute btw

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  55. Ah, Vix, you look great for Frock Friday so never mind! I love that bag. My mom got me a similar one from India or was it Greece, can't remember it was so long ago. I also love your owl pendant. If I ever find my camera I'll have to take a picture of my friend's owl pendant, you'd love it. I do and I'm not a particular owl or pendant fan.

    I wish I had a clawfoot bathtub. I enjoyed using my aunt's whenever I visited with her. It's so relaxing and of another time.

    You have made me search out the Sons of Anarchy and I can't find it on cable but I know their new season starts soon. I haven't watched it before but I've done my research on the web (!) so I am ready to watch as soon as it comes back.

    Have a good one Vix, Bonnie

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  56. The owl necklace is amazing.

    I love your shoes and I love that 2nd photo of you xx

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  57. I love your hippie chic. You pull it off so flawlessly. I just adore it! :)

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  58. Hi my dear-you look gorgeous every day, let alone on Frock Fridays, another boho chic fabulous outfit, love the owl too. Have a lovely weekend too xxx

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  59. Dear Vix, there may be no frock but there certainly isn't a horror either - I just adore your style hun. btw I'm sooo jealous of your owl pendant! (fancy swapping it for my rollers ; p) xxx

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  60. The owl is so cute! I'm wearing a lot of owls this days - on a ring, earring and in the form of pendant <3))
    BTW, I love-love-love Sons of Anarchy. It's one of the best shows in the history of TV)

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  61. Hi Vix I think you look fab, besides you can never go wrong i think you are a genius when it comes to put stuff together!

    Love your friend and devoted fan from Montreal xx

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  62. All the browns in this outfit look great together. I really like the vest on you.

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  63. You remind me so much of Janis in this perfect combination of textures and patterns, I love this on you! Those shoes were such a score! I knew you would love the jewelry :)

    That claw tube leaves me speechless with those ice blocks allowing so much natural light, I would spend a good hour in there. BLISS.

    Your evening with SOA (which I dig) and pizza with wine makes me wish I was there. Have fun!

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  64. I love the outfit, specially with some yellow Janis a fantastic choker and those great platforms shoes!

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  65. Your outfit looks fantastic, considering you just threw it together...jealous! I adore that owl neckalce, so very cute. ALong with your bath. I haven't had a bath in AGES! I sound like I'm dirty don't I? Hehehehe I shower every day I swear :)

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  66. I love your house, it's so effortlessly stylish, comfortable and a real home, and as ever, you look lovely

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  67. My dear, dear friend I love the way your blog looks.FANTASTC!!!
    I miss you too a lot when you go to India.
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  69. OH my goodness Vix, I love that owl magnifying glass pendant. Your vest dear is just brilliant, the closures everything is amazing. -xxo

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  70. I especially love the owl eyeglass, I wonder if it is strong enough to use on jewellery?? that Acorns Hospice shop seems to turn up a ton of goodies for you.xx.

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  71. Gosh I love your bathroom! I don't have a bath, we have a walk in shower for OH and I miss it so much :o(

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  72. LOVE the 70s bling! Never seen an owl pendant with a magnifying glass, way cool....

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  73. love the bathtube,ur look and owl,all great

    http://fashionbong.blogspot.com/

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  74. You look great in everything. I love you house. Great owl pendant and you've reminded me to catch up with Sons of Anarchy. Love you xx

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