Sunday, 25 September 2011

Booze, Buys, Baltis, Buses & Weekend Fun


We've had a full on weekend and it's still only Sunday. This was taken on the way out on Friday night, believe me you wouldn't want to know what I look like this morning.



I scored an unprecedented heap of 1970s fabulousness from the town centre charity shops on the way back from my Friday swim.


We went to the pub.


Met Liz and Adrian 


I had to give one of earlier buys a trip out (1970s maxi, £4.95, Walsall Hospice). Liz wore the Danish day dress she bought at the vintage fair a fortnight ago.

(Marks & Spencer had reduced their bras to £1 last week, this one's a cleavage booster, if you couldn't already tell).

Indulged in a random assortment of real ale (this is Trappist Monk at 8.5% it's deadly stuff)


As sure as night follows day, an evening of beer leads to a trip to the local curry house.


I could just eat it all again now.


On Saturday after an epic lie-in to recover from the copious amount of booze we'd knocked back we caught the bus to Birmingham.



We visited K-Boot, Kerrang's urban vintage and craft event.


I love vintage clothes, cars and interiors but drinking tea from mismatched dainty china cups, nibbling on fairy cakes or watching ladies with red lipstick and victory rolls singing torch songs just isn't really me. Kerrang offered retro clobber, a beer tent and live thrash metal, a marriage made in heaven.



I couldn't resist these beauties.



We called in to visit Liz's gallery in The Great Western Arcade.


Does she look familiar?


Yep, it's me. 


After trawling the city's vintage shops we retreated to the Medieval opulence that is The Bacchus Bar for a restorative beer or three. 


Then we hopped on the bus back home, Liz left us to join her work mates for a curry.


We nipped to The Wheatsheaf for a quick half, which lasted a couple of hours and a few more pints than originally anticipated.


Our friendly bar man who's also a prospect for The Winos Crew announced that the Hell's Angels are opening their own bikers bar in a couple of weeks time and we're invited to the opening night. Now I can live my Sons of Anarchy fantasy for real.



And if that's not enough excitement for a weekend the organiser of the monthly jumble's just called to invite me for a pre-sale preview on Thursday morning. 

Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. I'm off to catch up with three days of blog reading, looks like I'm going to be some time.

79 comments:

  1. Wow Vix, what a fun weekend, love those laced up boots and what about the fabulous painting of you? You can't leave it like that, come on spill.
    XXX

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  2. What a freakin awesome weekend! I need friends who are interested in vintage! I love that maxi and OMG those shoes are unbelievable!!

    That painting of you is pretty damn cool too.

    Em xx

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  3. Sounds like a fun weekend, Vix;-)
    Your friends look lovely. Love the dresses they are wearing and your green bag especially. The foos looks yummy, too. Have a nice week.xx

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  4. Me oh my VV I want to live with you for a week or 2.Those boots I LOVE those boots (hang on drool wipe here)
    and youve been imortalised in
    art wow again.
    BTW its nice I finally get to comment early for a change lol

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  5. What a bloody brilliant weekend! You do know that we're all gonna come up and move in with you at this rate don't you?! Will Jon mind?
    I've always said you're a work of art, Vix!
    xxxx

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  6. I LOVE the Bacchus but haven't been in for ages. I usually go after a trawl around the German market at Christmas. I have been in Liz's gallery before but didn't realise she was your friend. I will say hello next time. xx

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  7. What a fabulous weekend Vix! The boots are to die for! lucky you, you would have to find high and low to find such treasures here and it cost a fortune!

    The painting of you is so nice!

    Lots of love and friendship - Ariane xxxxx

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  8. I want your life Vix! jealous much! but if I keep frugalling, I'll be retired in ten years and have time to do my own things xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. Great photos I love your white top xx

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  10. what a fantastic weekend you all had I'm a tad jealous (well loads actually)beats walking round twee shops any day
    xx fee

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  11. You really know how to have the best time. It looks like you’ve had a splendid weekend. I really do adore the 1970’s blue maxi on you, you look so stunning and your hair is looking so long and radiant lately.

    p.s Sorry I’ve been a little quiet, I hate falling behind on posts, please know I will always try my best to stay in touch xxx

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  12. It sounds fantastic. I had a night in with Steve, his daughter and her fiance, eating pizza and watching Toy Story 3. Oh and Steve's oven caught fire a when a wayward loaf of garlic bread went up in flames. Just a normal Saturday night in... xx

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  13. Aaaaah those BOOTS!! To die for

    True fact, I mistook the close up on that painting for a photo of you.

    It's a real bummer though, I spent Saturday thinking 'if only there was something ON', and I coulda got to Birmingham in forty public transport minutes! Shucks.

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  14. Sounds and looks tops! Also love your cloak and dagger post. I can't wait to go xx

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  15. You girls look great and those boots are fab-tastic! Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. -T

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  16. Looks like a great weekend!
    I love the blue jacket in the first photo.

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  17. Love the new maxi dress, it looks fantastic on you!

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  18. Hi my dear-what a weekend, fun filled and spent with lovely friends and enjoying good food and drink, sounds fabulous!! adore those boots too, they are so you and so adorable!! Have a great week ahead xx

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  19. I don't know where to start, there's so much to comment on!
    70s mazi - I am in love. And get you with your cleavage out, madam!
    Boots? Oh my goodness, they are amazing!
    Painting of you - how wonderful.
    Both Lizes look stunning, as ever.
    You are rocking the suede fringed skirt, and the Bacchus looks a great place for a night out.
    You have certainly packed a lot into your weekend - early night tonight? xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  20. Great post ,I enjoyed reading about all the fun you have been having,great photo's I just fancy a curry now and a nice drink:)

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  21. Hello Vix,

    I've missed you. I'm currently playing catch up with your blog and I adore your new boots.

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  22. What a jam packed weekend you've had! All of it looked tones of fun!

    The curry looks delicious!

    :o A Kerrang Vintage and Craft show?! That sounds absolutely amazing.. I wish it would come up here because that sounds like just my thing!

    The boots you scored are marvellous! I adore the colour of them, very steam-punk Victorian! Love them!

    Have a lovely rest of today! xxx

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  23. My little sister had a stall at the K-Boot fair! Big Red's Retro. She said it was a fun day too and enjoyed the bands. Love the dress you bought on Friday! Emma

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  24. I'm thinking my weekend is matching yours Vix! You look stunning in that first dress; I love the colours and a trip to the Kerrang! craft fair sounds awesome. Thanks for the lovely comment, I'll keep you updated :) xxx

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  25. Well it sounds like you had a awsome weekend. I loved your outfits and I KNEW that painting had to be of you. (Amazing)

    I hope you find a ton of things at the Pre sale. =)

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  26. So much fun in one weekend - brilliant.
    The painting has captured the Vix we don't get to see - engrossed and focussed on tailoring duties - it's very serene and feminine, lovely.

    Oh to have a good drink followed by a lie in, and access to such wonderful clothes - add curry to the mix and the most gorgeous boots I've seen in years, and you have perfection!

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  27. Looks like an incredible weekend Vix x

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  28. looks like you had one hell of a weekend Vix - I love that maxi dress!!!

    jules

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  29. I love the cut of the jacket in pic ! it looks fab with that dress!

    How stong is that ale? Blood Hell you must have been absolutely arse holed! When I was 15 I used to drink barley wine, it was horrid but we forced it down just so we could get really drunk!

    Have a wonderful week ahead chick!

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  30. I hardly know where to start! But suffice it to say, I could tell the bra was a cleavage booster...

    I could hardly get past that blue jacket in the first photo. I just plain like it.

    After that wild weekend, I think 3 days of blog reading would be a good way of "coming down"! Enjoy.

    Oh - and I read of your First Place honor! Congratulations, Vix! Well-deserved, for SURE.

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  31. Sounds like an amazing weekend!
    Really fancy a curry now though :(
    haha. xo

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  32. Love that blue outfit and the victorian boots, and that has to be the most elegant guinness i've ever seen!

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  33. Great fun and still more to come. How do you find all the energy and how come your not 3 times your weight? It must be all that rushing round jumbles and charity shops that's keeping you slim.
    Love the boots.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  34. What a great weekend. I love that first picture of you and Liz, very glamourous ladies. Also, love the picture of Jon on the pub steps.

    How cool to have a painting of you in a gallery. I heard about the vintage thing in Brum, glad it was good. Bacchus looks great.

    Xx

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  35. Loved reading about your exploits this weekend; that K-Boot event sounds right up my street and talking about boots, those are absolute beauties. That blue dress you're wearing is lovely too and being immortalised in oils?! Wow, what an honour.
    xxx

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  36. Sounds like the perfect weekend!

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  37. Loving your blue jacket in the first photo and you're really rocking the fringed suede skirt a la Cher in the later photos too.

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  38. Haha, I have a couple of those M&S bras! Excellent boosting powers!

    I like my vintage a bit ballsy. Cake is all well and good but I'm sure the vast majority of the 40s and 50s women that a lot of people seem to be aspiring towards didn't sit round being polite and dainty all day. I'm sure there was lots of smoking and chugging of ale.

    It's taken me all day today to work through my blog roll and at least comment on the most recent blogs. I don't dare try and catch up on all the ones I've missed - it'd be a neverending job!

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  39. a great dress and a fun weekend by the sounds of it!

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  40. a great dress and a fun weekend by the sounds of it!

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  41. What a fabulous weekend. Mind you, don't know how you manage to even get out of bed the morning after a big booze-up. I'm useless until at least 4pm! xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  42. Vixcita,
    You always have awesome weekends!
    I love your blue frock., fabric is so pretty.
    I adorar the pif of you holding a mysterious drink I like to try.
    I'm in love withLiz's red flowery dress.
    oooh a night of Sons of Anarchy perving. I could of used those lovely boots for my prostitute photos.
    mmm your Indian food always look so good. You look xtra- hot in suede fringe skirt. big eyelashes and lots of slutty eyeshadow is what I like to see you in.
    Jon is looking rather daper tonight.
    what a beautiful picture of you doing what you do best.
    Have a great night amor.

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  43. Sunday evening, essays finished: finally I can have a marathon catch up on all the favorites I've missed this week. Wow, what a fruitful week you've had. I'm thrilled to see you at the top of the Top Ten UK Vintage Clothing blogs - so utterly deserved.
    I love the painting of you and I'm more than envious of those red suede and black patent boots - in fact I've just scrolled back to sigh over them a second time!

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  44. I'm worn out just reading about your weekend, I can however say that we both were suffering from the effects of too booze lol! And btw, magnificent mammaries luv ;D

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  45. Looks so much fun! You loook sooo amazing in that dress! PREEEEEEEETTY!

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  46. I think I need to lie down with a cold flannel over my eyes just to get over your fabulously busy weekend!!!
    Firstly,squee over that frock!! Oooo!Those boobs!Nicley propelled to the forefront with that new bra!!DELISH! And that jacket with the big buttons?!Fantastic!!!
    Secondly,squee over all that wonderful boozing and food stuffing!!!Makes me want Indian right now,and I'm only just past breaky!!!
    O,my,Liz is looking totally gorgeous,fab outfits!And scrummy men to boot!!
    ARGH!It's too much,but in the BEST possible way!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  47. Wow you guys really packed in a FULL weekend! And as per usual, glamourously so! I love all the photos, and the painting of you is lovely, really captures something special. Word of warning though; real biker gangs don't treat women as well as on Sons of Anarchy. Women are pretty much treated like dirt. Please trust my word on this, from experience. So be on guard and keep Jon close!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  48. Wow you have had an eventful weekend, sounds like the perfect kind to be honest. Can't wait to see you model the goddies you brought!
    Sophie
    x

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  49. Hi there, dear Vixk the boots you snapped are perfection. free people has a very similar pair in their online shop for 200$!
    you look really great in each and any outfit here!

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  50. That dress is wonderful. The cut looks so great on you!

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  51. What a fantastic weekend, so much fun. xxx

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  52. Sounds like a fun weekend! and yes, I could already tell you looked more booby in that first pic! How lovely Liz has done a pic of you, you look very studious in it, it's lovely. I had another MASSIVE haul of vintage on the weekend, think of me, won't you, as I hand wash my way through 90 dresses this week!

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  53. As if jewelry envy is not enough. I now have boot envy. Not fair!

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  54. Can hardly wait for your post on the Hell's Angels event!

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  55. Oh god, I need a lie down after all that wonderful curry and racing around!!! The Kerrang do sounds just up my alley - I love vintage fairs that are noisy and heaped up with piles of gorgeous retro bargains - THE BOOTS!!!!!!!!! Feck me dead, they are amazing - maybe they will be a winter sweetener for you? I knew the painting was you immediately - who wouldn't want to paint you, you gorgeous, sexy minx? BOOBS!!!!!!!!!! Oh my, what a fine pair in your new maxi frock with the fecking awesome green bag. You are amazing, no wonder the jumblies and Hell's Angels want you to brighten up their events! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  56. that dress is PERFECT on you!

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  57. Looks like a great weekend. Those boots are divine.

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  58. Good friends, nice buzz, yummy curry and great shopping what a killer weekend!! The bright green purse is by far my fav. Jon is looking so handsome and your body is rocking in this dress wow, boobalicious! You look beautiful and that smile...:)

    Those boots leave me speechless. Year? WHat, who? I love them! They look like they were made for you. Can't wait to see you bring them to life!

    That painting of you is so cool! I also love the next two pictures of you guys, hot ass couple!!!!! Vix you have the sweetest smile when your buzzed :) I love it!
    BIG hugs~
    Krista

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  59. Ding Dong! Fabulous dress and bust!!!
    Its now my new favourite dress on you. Love that pub, but I said that last time. Another fab weekend by all accounts. The painting of you is really good too :)

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  60. Love how you girls wear the patterns so perfectly as if you agreed to it... Beer and curry house sounds like great weekend fun - and oh! these boots!! xo

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  61. Yep I'm more Kerrang vintage myself, too.

    I remember when it was called 'retro' and you wore it to rock and indie gigs, and all the cupcake girls would be disgusted by smelly old clothes! How times have changed.

    I do like cake though. It doesn't have to be pretty. And tea...out of ANY cup. The fact it's been appropriated by 'vintage' (which should actually be 'shabby chic' as that's what it always was) doesn't matter a jot either way to me.

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  62. I love your style it's so colorful and bold. My daughter is really loving your maxi dresses. I read through your blog and you certainly do have an eye for fun things. Thank you for the crafty tips and the sock donut thing for your hair, when mine grows out a bit I'm totally going to try that!
    Love those boots too
    Karlene

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  63. Ah Vix, looks a fantastic weekend. And you can't beat a few beers and a curry. Perfect.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. :) xxx

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  64. The boots are fabulous - so perfectly you. Kerrang and vintage together really does sound amazing, I must google it and find out more. As ever you are rocking a maxi - with added omph! - but my favourite photograph is you in the portrait, it's just beautiful. You've been captured so well, and I love the reflective mood it evokes. Is it up for sale or decorating the shop permanently?

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  65. My goodness it sounds like you had a fun and fabulous weekend!! We were stuck in the house because of the riots and then Adrian and I dared to sneak out for a little bit and almost got caught up in the teargassing with people running all over the place so after that we hunkered down in the house and stayed there!! Ha you will be living the Sons of Anarchy if you start hanging out with the Hells Angels....And those boots are super cute and I love the fringe skirt looks great on you and the painting WOW how cool is that. My hubby loves the Chimay blue ale the Monk drink is strong hehehe...well I am off to make curry here that's whats for dinner! Have a fantastic week :) ~Love Heather

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  66. Love the first dress with the cropped jacket- great combination!

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  67. I so love the color and print of your dress! It fits you so well, very figure flattering!!

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  68. I so love the color and print of your dress! It fits you so well, very figure flattering!!

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  69. What a fabulous post - such a great weekend. I love the painting! Awesome!

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  70. Liz always looks fabulous, doesn't she. I love those boots xx

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  71. You look fabulous as ever. I ADORE those boots you bought, what a find! Lottie -x-

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  72. that curry looks delicious....what a fun weekend and what a beautiful piece of art!

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  73. OH man, that frock is gorgeous and your cleavage quite delightful! What a fabulous day - how I wish I could tag along. You look so beautiful and I just LOVE that wonderful painting of you!

    Sarah xxx

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  74. That sounds like an amazing weekend! And that painting of you is great.

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  75. I love The Bacchus Bar! Didn't make it to the kerrang fair unfortunately, but looks like you had a great time!
    http://www.virtualvintageclothing.co.uk/

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