Monday, 1 August 2011

Here Kitty, Kitty!

 
I usually save this vintage beach dress for when I'm on the seashore in Goa, there's rarely the weather for it here but today's an exception, a deliciously balmy 28 degrees Centigrade and gloriously sunny. Along with the blingy pendant I'm wearing it was a pressie from the divine Kitty.


Stephen Squirrel's a house cat in the colder months but, like me, can't get enough of hot and sunny days. He's out from sunrise until sunset chasing butterflies and snoozing under the apple trees.



He always appreciates a good vintage frock.

Vintage brass bangles (inherited from Mum), solid brass heart ring (50p, Acorns Hospice), 1970's mood ring (Inherited), paste cocktail ring (the fabulous Sarah Misfit), Black cocktail ring (99p, Acorns Hospice)
Remember me mentioning another eBay buy last week?  Check out the shoes.


It was love at first sight when I spotted these original 1970's platforms. I couldn't believe it when I managed to snap them up for the £9.99 starting bid. Nobody else seemed interested, how odd, their loss is my gain.


With a 5.5inch heel and a 2inch platform I'm now a tall bird. They are so comfy, I've hardly had them off my feet since they arrived on Saturday.

Sea Star by Mayes New Zealand-made vintage maxi worn with Babyliss gold plaited headband (99p, Boots' clearance bin)

It's dinner on the lawn this evening. Long may the great British summer continue. 

75 comments:

  1. Oh my. I LOVE your dress and those wedges. And your cat is so cute, it looks a bit like mine!

    And yes, I'm loving this great weather at the moment. am sat in the sunshine listening to the radio typing away on new material. Bliss. Can it still be sunny on Wednesday??

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  2. Gorgeous shoes! I would have definitely put in a bid if I'd seen them, can't beat a platform, they look comfy.
    Dress is gorgeous, and jewellery as always totally floats my boat. :)
    Sending hugs to the very smooth and charming Stephen Squirrel.

    xx

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  3. Those wedges have been sent from shoe heaven. Great find Vix! It's raining and cloudy here,wtf? Stephen Squirrel is a real cutie. Glad you're having a great day. Em x

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  4. Dearest Vix,
    You are looking exceptionally beautiful today, the sunny weather makes you shine even more than usual.
    Those wedges are magnificent and hoorah for towering shoes that also manage the mean feat of being comfy too...can't go wrong! They will go perfectly with all your fabulous 70s frocks.
    We've just got back from a stroll in the park. We foraged some backberries along the city woodland walkway & I'm making a crumble for later ;)
    It has been glorious here too, long may it last!
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  5. Wow, I can't believe the weather you're having, it's wonderful. How is it so grey here?! This is such a wonderful dress, def one of my all-time faves on you! And Stephen Squirrel is a cutie xxx

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  6. That dress is gorgeous, i love it. Have a lovely night xxx

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  7. You are a vision of summery perfection my dear. Those platforms are ace! xx

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  8. Wow those sandals are fantastic, but so high I couldn't manage them - you are made of sterner stuff than me!
    The dress is beautiful, and you are looking particularly gorgeous in that last photo, very happy and content with life.
    Give Stephen Squirrel's tummy a tickle from me, as he enjoys the sunshine - just like his "mum"!!

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  9. I'm jealous of your lovely sunshiney weather! Its been miserable over here in Preston! Those wedges are amazing!Such a steal and they look fabulous with your dress:) I can't walk in heels or even wedges but I still admire them! Enjoy your picnic on the lawn :)
    Rachelle xxx
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  10. This dress is fantastic! And I love your blue nail polish. :)

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  11. So cool outfit! You have great style! I like the colours in that dress :)

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  12. Aw cute cat! Love the maxi dress :)x

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  13. Aw cute cat! Love the maxi dress :)x

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  14. Phew. I was worried from the title that you'd lost Stephen...

    GREAT wedges.

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  15. That dress is so cute! I would want to wear it all the time.
    Love all the jewelry and your new shoes are magnificent!

    Stephen Squirrel is so darn adorable *love his little white pacthed on his face and his pretty eyes*

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  16. the dress and the shoes are to die for and I love your headpiece :)

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  17. I really have the urge to come over all Mrs. Slocombe, but I'll resist. Isn't your cat huge?

    I'd love lunch on the lawn, but alas our garden is a mess while we wait for the council to deliver a new brown bin to replace our stolen one. Good ole Coventry.

    Xx

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  18. Wow excellent bargain on the shoes! Love when that happens on ebay, seems to be ridiculously hard to win anything good on there lately :)

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  19. Luv the dress and the shoes! They go great together!

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  20. The dress is just perfect for this weather! You look lovely and those platforms are amazing!
    x

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  21. Aw, your cat has such a cute, serious face.

    The shoes are amazing, another great find x

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  22. I love tuxedo cats! You are looking great in that dress, the bling, and what rocking platform shoes! Totally 70s.

    Thanks for visiting with me, xo Bonnie

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  23. Love your dress, and those vintage platform shoes really take me back - are they cork wedges by any chance? Stephen Squirrel is a handsome chap and what a fabulous name for a cat.

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  24. Hello Vix and Stephen! You two are look divine and those platforms are amazing. The felines in this house get all lethargic when it is hot, Daria has spent the whole day lying on the slate floor in the kitchen. More fool them, I say - more sunshine for me :)

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  25. Ooh I like those shoes a lot. I love wedges but I think the platform might be a bit high for some - I'm prone to the odd ankle wobble so I'll wear wedges but can't do ones with giant platforms too.

    I think we should have a blogger's cat day. Everyone seems to have the most amazingly beautiful moggies. Stephen is a v. handsome chap.

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  26. I just read a great piece on printed maxis and you're rocking yours! and those platforms! Love them!

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  27. A summery sensation! The dress is purrrfect, of course, as is the company you're keeping.

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  28. I love the print of your dress and those shoes were a fab bargain, people will be paying out a lot more for similar pairs on the high street. xx

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  29. Those wedges are just lovely and love your nail polish too.

    Stephen Squirrel is so gorgeous xx

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  30. The shoes are gorgeous, what an Ebay score. How come all I ever find on Ebay is the nonsense I post about? My most recent discovery is vampire spirit boyfriends!

    It's been gorgeous here today too. Been blackberry picking with the kids and am sporting a nettle sting in my armpit!

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  31. i was weirdly surprised about the heat today, hopefully it lasts a day longer for my day off!

    Your kitty is so cute too, I bet he's feeling the heat x

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  32. EEEEEEEEK!!! Those shoes are heaven sent,baby!!! I LOVE THEM!! So sexy,so styley,so FRIGGING AWESOME!
    Looking hawt today,in the heat,and isn't Stephen Squirrel just the sweetest! Yay for him coming out to pose!OOOOOOOOO!
    Fab frock,fab jewels,fab weather-how very divine!I'm sure dinner on the lawn was perfect!
    Love YOU!
    Hlega xxxXXXxxx

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  33. Those shoes....OH MY!!!!! I am loving them and yes they do look comfy and sexy! Your kitty makes an appearance and what a love she looks to be. Basque in the balmy sun my dear, soak up all that vitamin D while you can! This dress is so light and bright what a lovely summer look you have!

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  34. Fab dress and the shoes - bloody love them!

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  35. Vix so wonderful to catch up with you again, I have been away for far too long! Have been having a few adventures and only had the i phone for contact, internet has often been dodgy and even when I have been able to get a connection have no idea how to comment! But thankfully have been able to keep up with everyone's blogs! Those shoes do look ever so comfy (height and comfort! the perfect recipe) and as usual you look fabulous. Off to catch up with all the posts I have missed.

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  36. Beautiful Maxi!!! Love it :) ... Confession - I am scared of Cat's eyes ... they look vicious! :P

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  37. The dress looks lovely, I did choose well if I do say so myself, LOL. Soak up that sun while it lasts-lets hope it does.xx.

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  38. Lovely dress - I need to find some more summer maxis! I think Stephen must be your feline soulmate - isn't there a picture of him wearing a cravat or similar?
    Found George & Mildred on ITV3 the other day - one of the funniest things I've seen in ages!

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  39. Stunning wedges and at a bargain price too.

    The look fab with your dress, even if they are hiding underneath it.

    Stephen is fabulous. I agree with Alex a cat blog day is in order I feel.

    X x

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  40. Ooh! Those shoes!!!!!!!
    xXx
    Reva

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  41. Fabulous shoes! Glad to see you're enjoying the sunshine. xx

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  42. Hi Vix, fabulous cat you got there! I want your cat Vix! love the dress and the platforms, wow!
    You are again so cool - Tu es extra Vix!

    Ariane de Montreal xx

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  43. I'm Stephen's #1 American fan. Laugh. No seriously. I am.

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  44. up in the sky! love those wedges. so awesome!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  45. Wow Vix those platforms are amazing! I love all the jewellery. I love lots of clinking bangles but can`t wear them very often when little T is around.
    Dx

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  46. Such beautiful photos Vix, and it’s nice to see Stephen Squirrel enjoying a bit of sunshine too. My cat Jasper is a house cat, though I would love to be able to let him outside if only we didn’t live such near to busy traffic.

    I would love to see more of your garden. I imagine it to be very mysterious and unique just like you and your lovely home xxx

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  47. The platform on those is fantastic!!! What a great find x

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  48. it's a wonderful maxi, colorful and fresh!, you look fabulous wearing it!, and always love all your bijouterie, pretty great rings and bracelets, and that green nailpolish!
    besos

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  49. Beautiful pussycat! And amazing shoes, i would be planted to the ground in them i am sure. Loving the border print on the frock. The whole outfit suits you perfectly.

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  50. What a beautiful male puss! My Bella would probably love to smooth up against him ;) She's never met a male cat in her life - apart from her daddy that is!

    Bella is also a house cat - I'm terrified that if I let her out she would get lost or hit by a car! Indoor cats tend to live longer than outdoorsy cats!

    That dress is so very very pretty and the new shoes are fantastic! Mega high heels! I love being the only bidder on something on eBay! xxx

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  51. Oh my lawd Vix - you brighten up my day with those FABULOUS shoes!!! I'm so glad they have gone to live with you - lurve the frock and flippin' gorgeous jewels! xoxoxo

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  52. I freaking love your mood ring.......dress is gorgeous on you!

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  53. Hasn't the weather been glorious! Perfect for halternecks - love that dress, the print is so cute! Though today its raining again in London - boo! What great fortune teller baubles!

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  54. kitties do know how to appreciate the sun. Ours has been stretched out...soaking up the cool of concrete in the shade. May the weather hold so we see more of the Goa wardrobe.

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  55. And there was I thinking that the dress was stunning...until I saw those platforms. They are mouth wateringly stunning and look completely immaculate. £9.99? That's not a bargain - its a miracle buy.
    xxx

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  56. Those shoes are beautiful!...but 5.5 inches??! I'd be an absolute monster in them haha.

    P.s. Stephen Squirrel is a little sweetheart :) x

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  57. Perfection from head to toe - I adore that lovely maxi and your jewels... but those wedges steal the show for me! Bloody FABULOUS!!!

    Lovecats, Sarah xxx

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  58. :) hi there! love the vintage touch

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  59. You & Stephen look lovely today! What a gorgeous maxi (and a gorgeous kitty)! Oh, I had a lady come into my work today who was the spitting image of you - right down to your smile!

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  60. Those shoes are amazing! But no way would I be able to walk in them. I slipped on a grape in the Arndale Centre in Manchester last week when I tried to walk around in some new wedgies... took them back straight away!! Emma

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  61. Those are fab shoes. One of my great failings as a woman is not being able to walk in heels. Flats (but cute ones!) all the way round here.

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  62. Loving the bangles and those superb platforms!

    Thanks for stopping by G&G recently!

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  63. the shoes are amazing...amazing condition too....but the dress is just gorgeous....summer daze!! xx

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  64. You look stunning I adore both shoes and dress.. and I really love the kitty too xx

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  65. Looks like you have all the sunshine and we have all the rain. Great shoes - a real bargasm!

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  66. Baeutiful photos and a very cute cat. I am loving this weather, just a shame it doesn't happen more often.

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  67. Very cool blog, I just found out about your blog trough my mother Ariane who blogs over at
    http://stylesud-est.blogspot.com/

    :)

    I am now a follower!

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  68. Dearest Vix, I love the maxi and the wedges! Gorgeous jewellery too.

    Hasn't it been wonderful! We've eaten outside every night. I MUST call you this week. Love you loads xx

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  69. Hi my dear-wow, those wedges were a real gem of a find and they look gorgeous!! What a pretty dress too, so pleased you are having great weather at long last, ours is good for the moment, lol! xxx

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  70. Oh my god! Those platforms Vix! I envy you for being able to walk in them

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  71. Vixcita,
    The Maxi frock is fabulosa amor, the print reminds me of mushrooms.
    aww Stephen Squirrel's is so cute and big. yes, indoor pets are more looked after. oh god the platforms, I love big shoes even if I sometimes cant walk in them.

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  72. Stunning dress! You style it so well!

    E :)

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  73. Gorgeous shoes! Amazing dress!! You look fab!!
    If you want we can follow each other! Have a magic day!!

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  74. Bonjour Vix!

    Nice of you to always leave a comment on my blog, i am so pleased that you are one my so few followers! The big chill seems very cool and fun. Montreal has a lot of events and festivals as well all summer long. You look marvelous as always! Ariane xx

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  75. another great post! i,m a follower now.

    xxx maruschka
    www.girlmeetsaccessories.blogspot.com

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