Wednesday, 7 September 2011

All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go



It's not the kind of outfit I'd normally be wearing on a wild and windy weekday but I love this emerald green maxi and matching cape so much I've decided to pop a bottle of wine on ice and make a special dinner in it's honour.


It's a present from the lovely Kitty who knew this Silver Star, Sydney Seventies two-piece was exactly my kind of thing and how right she was. It's bright, it's sparkly, it's synthetic and it's full length, what's not to love?


She also sent me some insanely fabulous 1960's costume jewellery....


..and some easy-make sixties patterns which I cannot wait to get started on. I see more curtain couture on the cards.


Don't worry, I'll take the cape off before I crack open the wine, I can't be doing with anything interfering with my drinking arm.



Fingers crossed the rain holds off and tomorrow's car boot is still on. Jon's managed to fix Gilbert and he could do with a run out in the country.

Vintage two-piece worn with silver glitter platforms (£5, local boutique)

Have a wonderful evening and see you soon.


73 comments:

  1. OMG if I owned that gorgeous emerald gown and cape, I would wear it EVERY SINGLE DAY! I love it! :D

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  2. Vix, you truly are a fabulous vintage wearing Superheroine! Ready to fly off and save the world from drabness!
    Kitty has sent you some wonderful things, but that dress, especially with the cape, is a joy to behold.

    Enjoy your wine, good luck for tomorrow's car boot - hurrah for a recovered Gilbert! xxxxxx

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  3. Hi my dear!! Sounds like you had such a wonderful time at the festival and are now back looking your gorgeous stunning best in this lovely dress, wow, it really is a beauty!! Hope you find some real gems at the booty tomorrow, enjoy your meal and your wine!! xxx

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  4. Oh my! I am in love with that outfit. That is beautiful, what a colour.

    I must start car booting, although I already get in trouble for how many clothes and shoes i have....... ah well :)

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  5. gorgeous dress! the colour suits you so much.

    sorry for being so slow sending off your giveaway winnings, i've been so busy working & doing fairs recently.. I promise I will post soon!

    xoxo.

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  6. I really love your dress - I adore the colour!
    And hurrah for getting Gilbert fixed!

    Jules @ juleslovesthe80s / A Bit of Jules

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  7. green is the perfect colour fot you!!!!

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    xoxo

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  8. Well done Kitty, that is an incredible ensemble. So glad Gilbert is back on his wheels xx

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  9. What a gorgeous colour /dress cape ,and so relieved to hear the very clever Jon has saved Gilberts life ..phew ..love Jan xx

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  10. Been thinking about capes since Rachel Zoe said they were a MUST have item this year. Don't care so much for fashion but permission to buy a CAPE? Yes, please. You look fab in green and the cape is amazing.

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  11. Oh I'm so glad Jon managed to get Gilbert up and running again! I bet he's a pleasure to have a drive in on a warm sunny day in the country!

    That emerald green dress and cape is lovely. I can picture it in The Wizard of Oz!

    I adore that huge beautiful red stone necklace that Kitty sent!

    Have a lovely evening Vix! xxx

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  12. That is an AWESOME outfit!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I saw the most amazing white silk vintage French cape in a vintage shop closing down and regret not buying!!

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  13. Just gorgeous. What a stunning colour, I love it.xxxx

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  14. That dress and cape outfit is awesome. That shade of green is fabulous and I love the seamed bodice and peacock feather embroidery. Its an absolute corker of a dress.

    Those patterns look interesting too, especially that long wrap around skirt.
    xxx

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  15. That outfit is AMAZING! You look gorgeous in Green. I am also really Loving those shoes! I bought some similar platforms recently in gold. Great minds think alike ; )

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  16. The dress sits nicely on you, you make it look gorgeous. You look like a graceful 60's super heroine, very pretty.

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  17. Wonderful dress well worth a bottle of wine. You look radiant, my friend.
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  18. Gorgeous with and without the cape. You look like an elven princess!

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  19. Whoaah/I gasped out loud when I saw that pic. What a fatastic outfit. You are worthy of a complete science fiction b-movie all to yourself!!

    Esmeralda Queen of the Venusians.

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  20. OMG THAT'S FABULOUS!!!!
    Squee! How very sublime,and how very YOU!!! How on earth could you NOT have a flash dinner in it's honour!!Awesome batshit crazy outfit,that!Love the colour!
    Yay for Kitty!!!
    YAY for you!!!
    Love you!
    HelgaxxxXXXxxx

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  21. Fabulous outfit - and I find it's always best to keep your drinking arm free! Love your blue sunglasses in the post below. And thanks for your lovely comments on my blog x

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  22. Gorgeous I love this outfit .. xx The colour is amazing xx

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  23. Holy heck is that not the most beautiful dress or what?? It is FREAKING GORGEOUS and looks stunning on you Vix

    I am so glad Gilbert is fixed!

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  24. Oh I love it! What an amazing dress and the cape is just the icing on the cape - just beautiful :o) Scarlett x

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  25. Oh I love it! What an amazing dress and the cape is just the icing on the cape - just beautiful :o) Scarlett x

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  26. what a unique pieces! I love that shade of green! I want to track down some vintage patterns, I've found some really fun prints and I'm dying to use them!

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  27. I adore that colour its stunning on you xx

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  28. Indeed, why wait for an opportunity to wear this fantastic outfit to present itself - create one.
    Solid, strong colours work so well with your hair, it really is an exceptional two-piece. I think you should wear it every St Patrick's day from now on.x.

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  29. Wowza what a frock! I loooove the cape! xx

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  30. thanks 4 comments on my blog... wow you look like a fairy in this dress....
    http://andjelaundtom483.blogspot.com

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  31. That dress is absolutely incredible! And the cape, oh the cape! You lucky lady you. It really suits you.

    And those patterns, I am chomping at the bit to see some more curtain couture (and have vowed to make my own soon!)

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  32. Hi Vix - I caught up with some George and Mildred the other day and I swear she was wearing a dress like that! She was so incredibly stylish!

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  33. How fabulous! Why don't more dresses come with matching capes? Something that needs to be revived. You look fab, as always.

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  34. You look like an elegant vintage superhero! Brilliant x

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  35. That is stunning and so you! Kitty really knows you well. I love that you're having a special dinner for the dress. God news about Gilbert, hope you find lots of things at the boot sale x

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  36. Beautiful colour. Has been really wet and windy here too - got soaked on the way too work (almost bad enough to make me consider driving lessons but not quite!). Hope you're enjoy Wednesday Wine night! xx

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  37. That dress deserves a special dinner, you look fabulous!xx

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  38. the green is just gorgeous. Hope the dinner party comes off without a hitch.

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  39. I'd glad to hear that Gilbert is mended! Loving the detailing on the dress x

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  40. Amor,
    Emerald dress is gorgeous, you look like your about to fly, so mystical.
    adorar the cape and detail. I am eyeing your gold bling shoes.
    more lovely neckalces. Kitty did good,she is the sweetest.
    yay, for Gilberto.
    that frock deserves a wine feast.. cant wait to see what you make with the patterns.
    have a gret night.

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  41. Oh, I bet the dress appreciates sharing a good wine with you, Vix - the best way to celebrate a special piece like this one. So glad to hear Gilbert is fighting for survival. xoxo

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  42. Sorry, Vix, but as a redhead, that gorgeous green outfit would look so much better on me. Shame I wouldn`t fit into it! Would love to share a bottle of wine with you sometime!

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  43. Such a beautiful dress. I am definitely a fan of getting dresses up for a dinner in if you don't have anywhere to go - most often the case for me if we can't get a babysitter.

    So glad Gilbert is back on track.

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  44. How gorgeous do you look!! The colour is stunning, really beautiful. Just lovely! (if you couldn't tell I'm pretty much in love with this dress!)
    Cheeky request! If you happen to see something long and slinky around the 1920's mark in a size 12, please feel free to bag for me! I have a murder mystery in October and want an authentic dress. Ebay is proving a challenge though. :( xxx

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  45. Wow that is some outfit! It looks amazing on you.

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  46. That is just too fabulous, you look like a green goddess, you need some sort of mystical head dress now xx

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  47. Green Goddess! I'm very much in agreement with the ethos of making an occasion. Glad Gilbert hasn't yet freewheeled to the great scrap-heap in the sky xx

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  48. That is just too fabulous, you look like a green goddess, you need some sort of mystical head dress now xx

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  49. WOW, AN EMERALD GREEN GODESS! MIND YOU IN THIS WIND I WOULD BE WORRIED INCASE THE WIND CAUGHT YOU - A PROPER WONDER WOMAN THEN!!

    ISN'T THE DETAIL GORGEOUS - PERFECT. AND I LOVE YOUR SHOES THAT ARE PEEPING FROM UNDER TOO!

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  50. Dinner and wine I'll be right over with some figs stuffed with blue cheese and bacon :) You are a green Goddess with sparkley shoes, I love this on you...spot on Kitty!

    I really do wish we were neighbors, such fun we would have for sure.

    Happy Gilbert is alive and well and I pray for sun tomorrow. Take care dear!

    XOXO~
    Krista

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  51. Amor - that fab 70s emerald outfit is INCREDIBLE on you! You look just SPEC-FRICKIN-TACULAR!!!

    SO glad to hear Gilbert has arisen from the dead - Our Gilbert, who art in heaven in the driveway, hallowed be thy name.

    One more time: AGGHHH YOU LOOK AMAZING!

    Loveacape, Sarah xxx

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  52. WOAH!!! You look HOT Vix! Green looks gorgeous on you xxx

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  53. Oh wow its green its gorgeous its suits you so well.

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  54. australian commenters, all in a row-LOL! glad it fits so well, looks awesome, thanks for the post!

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  55. Seriously, can I borrow your cape Vix? I want to run around the back yard with the cape flying behind me like I'm some kind of a super hero! I love that outfit especially the color. Please hurry making something with your Simplicity patterns, I can't wait to see.

    xo, Bonnie

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  56. Oh My Gosh that is Fantastic love the color!! and drama and sparkly ....OOOHHH so pretty!! You have got some pretty fantastic friends as well!! how sweet and thoughtful of your friend!! and YEAH Gilbert is fixed....good to hear he still has some life in him yet....Oh I do hope you get to go to your car boot sale I am thinking that the weather will be fabulous!! Or at least for long enough to look for some new treasures~ ps. love the shoes to :)
    ~Love Heather

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  57. It always seems to be sunny on your photos! Are you like Odie from Garfield who has a little sun shining on him all the time?! Send some up further north please! The green really suits you and look forward to seeing what you create with those patterns :)

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  58. Such a diivne shade of Green. I adore that colour. And I love all the detailing, too. The perfect shade for your skin, my lovely;-)

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  59. That is such a fabulously glamorous outfit, love it!

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  60. wowzer! a vintage superhero...does it make you fly?? x

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  61. You look like a glam vintage superhero! Love the colour on you :)

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  62. Good thinking- nothing constricting the drinking arm, :)
    The green colour on you looks amazing & I'm thinking you may have special fashion powers in
    this dress!

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  63. Fabulous! I love the detailing. The whole ensemble is like a glamorous Wicked Witch of the West - love it!

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  64. You are seriously the dog's bollocks in this outfit Vix. It has to be my favourite thing I can remember you wearing ... I know there are so many outfits I've gone gaga over, but I'm blinded by the GREEN and the SPARKLES plus it has a full-length CAPE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arrrggghhhh ... yay for more curtain couture and I love the jewellery. That lovely Kitty knows you well:))). I hope the outfit was gracious about having a dinner cooked for it. xoxoxoxo

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  65. That is freaking fabulous! What a great colour. I'm loving that cape! I bet you've been swooshing round the house! I would be. x

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  66. Wow. This must be one of my favourite outfits I've seen here in your blog. Just perfect. I like the "wiccan" - Earthy vibe I'm getting !

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  67. I’m so green with envy! You look fabulous Vix, I adore these photos, what a stunning piece xxx

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  68. I LOVE a sparkly synthetic! There's a definite super heroine to the full ensemble. I think you need yourself a super hero name to go with! x

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  69. Omg that green outfit is just beautiful.I would be doing the stevie twil in it.you look gorgeous.Love it all.xx

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  70. You look like some kind of a superhero in this dress))) Such a beautiful green color <3

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