Sunday, 11 September 2011

Fair's Fair


A tad overdressed for a Sunday afternoon?



Well, out on the town last night we noticed a few posters advertising a vintage fair at Sutton Coldfield town hall today. As Jon was busy tinkering with cars it was a toss-up between being on tea-making duties or donning some vintage finery and tagging along with Liz and Adrian and guess which option won?




The admission price was £1 and there was a huge range of vintage and vintage-inspired goodies to suit all budgets. 



I couldn't resist posing by this awesome red Mustang before I went in.

1980's stuff in abundance.

As our boiler's decided to pack up, I couldn't really justify spending £65 on a fabulous brocade opera coat with a marabou trim, yet another maxi or some original suede platform shoes, more's the pity.




There was live music, swing dancing demonstrations and vintage makeovers and even a vintage bridal boudoir.



I spotted the lovely Laura selling her gorgeous handmade jewellery.


Vintage catsuit (£3.33) worn with velvet platforms (£9, Office) and vintage chain belt (the fabulous Helga)

I couldn't resist this Anthony Richards catsuit off a clearance rail. Liz bought a stunning 1960's Danish day dress and a couple of groovy scarves, hopefully they'll be making a blog appearance very soon.

John Marks velvet maxi waistcoat (Vintage Village @ Clothes Show, 2008), emerald felt hat (£4, Birmingham Settlement), vintage locket and chain (the divine Kitty)

Sending lots of love to my sisters and brothers in the States today.

Hope your weekend's been a good one.

75 comments:

  1. Shame about the broiler. And of course you are never overdressed.
    Don't be silly! Green is your colour. That hat looks so happy on your head. Love the collage of prints on that sweet dress. Think I need a Red Mustang;-)

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  2. vix i absolutely adore how fabulous you look in green, honestly!!! i love your hat and the jumpsuit and i couldn´t imagine it in any other colour, it´s so perfect in green!!!!
    love and kiss,mary

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  3. That velvet number is a stunner, especially when topped off by a green hat and posed by a red Mustang!
    It's great to have a rummage amongst the vintage, there are a couple of fairs coming up soon in Sheffield, and even if I don't buy, I love going for a gawp and a try and a chat!

    You did well to restrain yourself, and £3.33 for a lovely catsuit is a snip!
    Glad you had a lovely time. xxxxxx

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  4. It looks like you had a splendid day out and it sounds as if there was plenty of vintage to go around. The cat suit is ever the bargain and green really does suit you so well, I’m feeling the envy all over again xxx

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  5. Thank you for your lovely comment xx .. I love a hat as you know and that one is sunning .. the colour is amazing on you .. you really suit brights xx

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  6. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so jealous. I wish I would have gone with you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Lovely,lovely dress, Vix.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxxx

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  7. Looks like a fab event - you def made the right choice on how to spend your day! xx

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  8. omg! I love the cat suit - it is so Abba and looks fab on you . Like a su-p-per trou-p-per - that is such a crap line so why am I so immpressed with myself! Lol!!

    You definitely have the ability to carry of any colour, the hat looks great!

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  9. Ooooo! How amazingly fun! That hall looks jam packed with vintage goodies! My eyeballs would be popping out my head.. we never have anything like that around here!

    Love that green catsuit on you and the belt from Helga is absolutely divine.

    Have a wonderful Sunday evening.. or what's left of it anyway! xxx

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  10. Looks like fun. That catsuit is amazing..what a lovely colour.xxxx

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  11. That sounds like a great vintage fair! I went to the Stockport Vintage Village today, my second visit and just as good as the first. I love that dress, it's so cheerful x

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  12. You look fab - that hat and frock really work together! And a vintage fair would be SO difficult without buying a teeny leetle something, wouldn't it?!

    Awesome jumpsuit ;-D

    Ali x

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  13. Vix, you could never be overdressed, I think you look elegantly relaxed! The catsuit is so you, a great find. It's brilliant when you find things in your budget at fairs - they're often a bit expensive for me. Trés annoying about the boiler - didn't it break down earlier in the year as well?
    Have a nice evening x

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  14. Overdressed?! No such thing!! You looked totally divine,dar,that maxi is one of my faves!!
    I do love a vinatge fair,everywhere one looks is always pretty! Love the jumpsuit,great shade of green!(Just like your hat!)
    Yay,an arternoonw ell spent,my lovely!!
    talk tonight?!
    Love YOU!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  15. Gosh you look lovely in green, and I like your beautiful curls too. The only thing I've ever found for £3 at a vintage fair is a scone in the tea-room!

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  16. Oh my word, look at that hat! I love it. And is that really a waistcoat? I thought it was a frock. I bet you were the best dressed at the fair. Xx

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  17. Green is definately your colour, it took me 20 years to get back to it after wearing it to school every day for 6 years, but it has to be dark or sludge for me. Loving the catsuit tucked into boots vibe.

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  18. Ooh now thats the kind of fair i would like to happen where I live - what a great day out! Im loving you in green too :o) Scarlett x

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  19. Love your dress at first I thought the car was yours,Love your green cat suit bargain :)

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  20. A striking pattern, carried off by you beautifully. Velvet is a material which gives all colours and patterns a subtle matte depth - I adore it!

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  21. But if you had the coat you could wear it to keep warm!! x

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  22. That is such a Gorgeous dress! You manage to find the best clothing and accessories!

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  23. Overdressed Vix??? Hardly! Is that a 1964 Ford Mustang - my dream car! Looks like you had a fun day.

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  24. We were in Sutton today too! Nobody told me. I would have loved to come along. xx

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  25. I HAVE to find some vintage fairs to go to! It looked like so much fun :D
    xxxx

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  26. Jealous of that vintage fair... and how great you look in green. Me, I just look... green.

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  27. There is no such thing as being over dressed amor.
    Wow! I love you in catsuits, man what a bargain.
    I havent been to vintage fairs here, but i heard they are mighty expensive. I am loving your curled locks.

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  28. Looks like a nice fair, I'd have loved to have been there too. Looks like the jumpsuit almost matches the maxi I sent you. Boo to more bills and house fixing, eh?

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  29. You look lovely!

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  30. Green is YOUR color ... well every color is your color but you look lovely here. That Maxi was made for you! :)

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  31. The Vintage Fair looks to be a lovely event...and a great temptation when the boiler is on the fritz. I'm admiring the green hat.

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  32. You look smoking hot in that gorgeous catsuit.....the mustang is totally awesome & love love your hat!

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  33. the velvet platforms are sooo beautiful! I love the color, that smokey grey is just perfect!

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  34. Perfect attire for a Sunday afternoon. This fair sounds amazing... love your green hat. & green colour in general on you. -xx

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  35. Oh Bright green looks beautiful on you the color of Harmony :) ~So many wonderful places to visit where you live I never get tired of hearing of your adventures for vintage ~Be Blessed Today!! xoxo Love Heather

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  36. Looks like a nice way to spend Sunday! that green catsuit is amazing, love the colour

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  37. That green trilby rocks!It looks fab teamed with that gorgeous poppy print. Another sartorial winner!
    xxx

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  38. That hat suits you so much, love the colour on your, and your hair looks gorgeous.
    Looks like it was a fab day rummaging around, perfect Sunday.

    xxx

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  39. I know only too well the whole 'can't buy clothes... need cash for house stuff' dilemma, seems I've been in the midst of it for several months and will be till Xmas. Still, you look fabulous anyhow, probably showing the stallholders a thing or two about vintage style as you went round!

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  40. Can we have a pick of the Danish 1960s day dress please - would Liz let us!! xx

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  41. I am loving your green hat - it works so well with both your frock and that rocking green jumpsuit!

    I love the fact that they had vintage make-overs at the fair - I would have been so keen to line up for one of those!

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  42. I love going to see all the gorgeous goodies even if I don't buy anything! That catsuit is so striking.

    E :)

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  43. Over dressed on a Sunday? NEVER! That catsuit is AMAZING!

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  44. Overdressed? HAH. Never. You look amazing. Love your hat, and I love that mustang! At least you only posed in front of it - I would have been tempted to drive off in it. ;)

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  45. I dont think you could ever be over dressed, the maxi is perfect.
    Bet it was like a treasure trove at the vintage fair!

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  46. Sunday is THEE day for dressing up! And I love that green jumper!

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  47. Been catching up on all your fabulous posts, which never fail to cheer. I love love LOVE this fab catsuit on you! Ah-mazing!
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  48. I swear I commented 12 hours ago - is blogger eating my comments??

    I LOVE your amazing velvet frock - those colours are just fabulous on you, amor - and that hat!

    I love the tablecloth on that gorgeous boy's table (in front of the stage) and your green jumpsuit is AMAAAZING!

    You are so beautiful.

    LoveskypeTuesdayinstead, Sarah xxx

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  49. the cookies are in love with that green outfit darling! Good choice X


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  50. spent much of my youth in that hall! thanks for the memories! you look great Bx

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  51. Your hair always looks so fabulous and full of life. I love your hair xx

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  52. there is no such thing as overdressed x

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  53. Ooh, where to begin? It has to be with that catsuit - I think you were made for catsuits, really I do. You have such a stunning collection and look fabulous in every single one. I love really vibrant, emerald greens, so the felt hat is a stunner too.

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  54. I love that first dress! Don't worry about overdressing- you are just shaming us lesser-mortals into making more effort! It's not overdressing, it's inspiration!

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  55. Love the catsuit; very your colour :)

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  56. I love your arm band and you look pretty as ever. You always have the nicest outfits and I need to find out about all these great vintage fairs, there must be some near me. xxx

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  57. I don't what I love more your maxi dress, and hot or your fierce catsuit!

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  58. The green catsuit with silver is absolutely stunning! And your red/green outfit next to the red Mustang makes me smile.

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  59. You and these gorgeous felt hats!!!! You look perfect for your day out, what fun! That catsuit with those velvet boots are freaking hotness! I swear you don't even have to try, you just are that hot!!

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  60. Definitely better than tea making duties :) & well worth the 1 quid entrance fee! The atmosphere and the stall sellers look lovely - plus absolutely adoring your 'toxic' green disco jumpsuit! xoxo

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  61. I LOVE THAT EMERALD HAT AND JUMPSUIT!

    not sure why it´s in caps, tho.

    Jules x

    p.s. had to close aboj. Still blogging on the other blog tho! x

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  62. love the mustang! And i love your outfit, and that coat looks awesome, i wish i had your ability to resist temptation! i would have probably gotten the coat.
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  63. Lovely outfit!! The green fedora hat is so bold and goes perfectly with your dress. You have a great sense of style!

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

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  64. I would love to attend any vintage fair!, and this one looks great!, and you're fabulous in your colorful maxidress, and love how you wear hats with so much style!
    besos

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  65. Gorgeous! You could never be overdressed, Vix. That colour is absolutely stunning on you. xxx

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  66. I love the catsuit. It looks great on you.

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  67. Ooh Liz's dress is gorgeous. I bet that maxiwaistcoat feels lovely, I do adore a bit of velvet xx

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  68. I'm so glad you didn't resist the fabulous green jumpsuit - it needed to go home with you:)). Overdressed is under-rated. Only people who haven't tried dressing to please themselves call it such silly names. You are utterly fabulous in your gorgeous green hat and maxi, while I'm very impressed with the red mustang pose. You look like you own that car!!! xoxoxoxo

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  69. I went there too, it was packed, I have never seen such a queue! All the stalls were fantastic, and i could have spent a fortune. Funnily enough, it was our wedding anniversary, and we got married there too! We nipped into the first room on the right, stood where we did on our wedding day, and had a kiss lol !!!

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  70. Ahhhhh that Mustang should be yours!! The dress is gorgeous, THAT catsuit is insane! YOU are gorgeous!

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