Thursday, 1 September 2011

It's The End Of The Road


We're just about to set off to sunny (hopefully) Dorset for The End Of The Road Festival. Sadly it's the end of the road for dear old Gilbert, too. On the eve of his last road trip with us he decided to conk out. Thank heavens for an old mate of Jon's from his punk days who came up with an ancient trailer tent. I just hope we manage to work out how to erect it before nightfall because the rest of the gang aren't arriving till tomorrow morning.



I bought this Hilo Hattie Hawaiian-made maxi and the leather money belt when I was out with Liz yesterday and I managed to get my roots done, too.




It's gorgeous at the moment but, as usual, my bag is packed to cover everything the British weather chucks at us including thermal underwear (thanks for the tip, Lynn), a bikini, fake fur coat, wellies, flip flops and a sun dress.


Vintage maxi dress (£5, Save The Children), leather money belt (50p, Birmingham Settlement)

See you next week!

77 comments:

  1. stunning outfit Vix, I didn't realise you were close to Lichfield, thought you were further south, but it explains why we couldn't find any thing in the charity shops:))
    Next time.

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  2. awesome look ... i love your necklace ......
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  3. what lovely photos of you! Not that all your photos aren't always lovely, but they are particularly fab today. Hope you have fun at the festie, I'm sure you will, hopefully your parcel will be waiting for you when you get home.xx.

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  4. See you next week. Enjoy my lovely, enjoy! That dress is so pretty. And the jewellery even more so. xx

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  5. Hope you have a wonderful time Vix!
    I agree you suit long locks, couldn't think of you any other way. :)

    Love the necklace you are wearing. xxx

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  6. Your hair looks lovely in the sunshine! Have a fab break and enjoy the trailer tent - they are an amazing concept!

    Stunning dress gorgeos girl!

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  7. gorgeous dress. the weather's supposed to pick up for this weekend. Have a great one! :)

    Jules @ A Bit of Jules

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  8. awww poor old Gilbert! I do hope you manage to get the tent erected before nightfall too, oh the pressure ;o)

    I do hope you have a lovely weekend, is the weather fab, of course this coincided with me doing a huge soup cook up, I can't eat soup in warm weather so I've put it all in the freezer!

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  9. Poor Gilbert :( But does that mean you will get your bay on the road soon? So glad you managed to get your roots done, have a fab weekend, and good luck with the tent.

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  10. have a great time.. poor gilbert though!
    have fun setting up the tent!!
    charl
    x

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  11. Have fun! Can't wait to see photos x

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  12. You look incredibly pretty, have fun away :)

    xxxx

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  13. Thats quite a variety in your suitcase, hopefully you wont need the thermals! Have fun! :)

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  14. Amor, you look beautiful in that gorgeous print! I love the off the shoulders on you too and as always, your jewellery is exquisite.

    I am sorry about Gilbert... can he be resurrected?

    I hope you have the most marvellous tmie at the festival and have a pear cider for me!

    Loveyourmaxi, Sarah xxx

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  15. Alas, Poor Gilbert, he served you well. But you do look fab in the outfit (just looking at your tiny waist in that great belt makes me want to go lie down and eat chocolate). Have a great time.

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  16. Poor old Gilbert! I hope he can be fixed and back on the road for next summer!

    I adore that gorgeous Hawaiian dress! Such a beautiful number! Love the sleeves and the off shoulder style! As usual it's perfectly accessorised too!

    Have a wonderful weekend Vix! xxx

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  17. Naughty Gilbert ;)

    Have a great weekend - such an interesting packing list you have there - heres to flipflops rather than thermals :)

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  18. you look beautifuL! sorry about your van. :(

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  19. Poor old Gilbert! At least you had a plan B though! You look gorgeous, like a summer gypsy. I hope the weather holds out and you have a wonderful time.xx

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  20. Ah you said it again bikini's and faux fur I LOVE YOU!!!!! This outfit looks fantastic, I love that belt! (50p your killing me) Thanks again for my goodies I can't stop admiring them. Have fun playing this weekend! Tell Jon I said, "What up!"

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  21. Oh poor old Gilbert! He had a long and happy life.
    YOU, on the other hand, look full of health, life and excitement, ready for another festival-ing frenzy. I just knew you would get everything sorted in time - roots done, suitcase packed, a day with Liz AND that fabulous maxi. You are wonderwoman.
    Have a great time.
    PS. Just looked at an email from Judy's Affordable Vintage fairs (affordable being a relative term, of course) and they are at End of the Road, so you'll have some vintage rummaging to do as well xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. Have fun Vix, and you're looking beautiful as always! :)

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  23. ahh no poor Gilbert!

    Hope you have a fabulous time, looking forward to seeing the pictures.

    Love the hilo hatti dress, suits you so well. Last time i went to Hawaii I was loving that store - great hawaiian prints for a rockabilly chick like me.

    Scarlett x

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  24. poor gilbert!

    you look amazing in this colourful dress. love it.

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  25. Oh no poor Gilbert.

    Such a beautiful print on your dress, I am really inspired by your beautiful outfits, especially for festivals. I usually end up taking the easy option.

    Hope all goes well with the tent

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  26. love the colours of the dress, have a fab festival stay!

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  27. Have a good weekend Vix! Have a good festival! Will posting the L'assomption River post sometimes today!

    Ariane xxxx

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  28. hey pretty enjoy your trip and the festival!!!i hope you don´t need your fake fur coat;) and this dress is fabulous i love carmen-blouses and the print is so gorgous tooo!
    love and kiss,mary

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  29. Have a Fantastic Getaway!! Bikini Wellies Fur and Long Underwear your ready for anything hehehe ~ You look fabulous beautiful colors today and your hair came out great ~Love Heather

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  30. You look rather fabulous in your Hilo Hattie dress & belt.
    HMMMPPFF! To Gilbert conking out! Are you guys gonna fix him up again? He just seems way too amazing to let die. =(

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  31. oh no poor Gilberto!
    You lool so pretty in your new hawaiian off shoulder maxi. I love off shoulder frocks. I like the idea of bikini fur coat.
    have lots of fun amorcito!

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  32. Love your dress.
    Enjoy!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  33. Oh no poor Gilbert! Is there hope for him? I hope so! I absolutely adore your Hawaiian dress, it looks so fab on you! Oddly enough today I'm wearing a vintage Hawaiian shirt! Hawaiian clothing's always so colourful and happy! I'm glad you got everything sorted -- woman you are a powerhouse! Have a cider for me, I miss the UK so badly and can't get decent cider in the states ): But most of all have a fab time with sun shining the whole time so there's no use for those thermals but only the bikini!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  34. Oh no Gilbert! I hope he can be made better asap! Enjoy the festival, I hope the weather stays lovely and sunny for you :)
    The dress looks amazing!
    Rachelle xxx
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com/

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  35. You're looking amazing - as ever. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and that the sun keeps shining for you both.

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  36. You look positively radiant in that wonderful maxi dress - red does suit you! Poor Gilbert!

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  37. You look radiant Vix. Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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  38. Darling Gilbert! So valiant! How we will miss him......YOU look divinely gypsy HAWT!!! Great frock,you are so gorgeous,loving the eyemakeup!! have a blast at the festival,as you always do!!! No matter if you can't work out getting the tenty thing up,just get plastered,then it simply won't matter!!! Look forward to pix!! Drive safe!
    Love you!!
    HelgaxxxXXXxxx

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  39. You look stunning Vix. Poor old Gilbert, at least he done it at the end of summer though and hopefully your new van will be ready soon. Have a great time and good luck with the tent erecting :)

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  40. Such a shame about poor Gilbert, but that dress is awesome, you look wonderful in it. Have a great weekend. Linda xxx

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  41. Aww poor Gilbert! Thats a real shame. Hope you manage the tent ok.
    Your outfit is fab, love the belt!

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  42. This has to be one of my favourite outfits! Love it!
    Sorry to hear about Gilbert.
    Have a great Festival and look forward to seeing your outfit posts next week.
    Z xx

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  43. Poor Gilbert! I hope you can figure out the tent in time.

    This maxi is stunning, but my favourite part of this outfit is the belt! Looking good!

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  44. Alas, poor Gilbert! I hope he's fixable. In the meantime, enjoy the tent as best you can. The weather is meant to be good this weekend so fingers crossed for you.

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  45. Have a great week,Vix!
    Seems we haven't been as close as of late and I miss you!
    i think my 'not as vintageyness' may be part of it, though i found the best frock yesterday and had to have it and though of you!
    i tend to go in spurts, and this summer really kicked my creative butt.
    Now that autumn is on it's way, i seem to be scrambling to wear my beloved summer things whilst nabbing up fall things like crazy!
    I am on a tweed/wool binge....
    and suede square toed shoes/boots.

    Sorry bout Gilbert.
    Have a great week.
    I'm off on Sunday as well for a week at my mom/dad's in the country. The air always clears my head.

    Then, after the holiday madness is over, we will be getting some fur babies :)
    I so miss Boo.

    love always,
    xXx
    Reva

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  46. Have a great time you look lovely as usual x

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  47. Oh no, Gilbert has to go? He's got a special place in my heart because he reminds me of the days our family travelled through Canada... We managed to sleep 6 people in the camper van (2 on top, my parents and a toddler in the back, 1 toddler over the front seats)...
    Hope you have fun at the festival, Vix - the weather should be fine.
    xxx

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  48. P.S. Loving the flowery shoulder free dress. So you! X

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  49. i love that dress, it looks so beautiful on you! have a great time at the festival, looking forward to seeing your outfit choices when you are back :)
    xox

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  50. Aw, poor Gilbert. Hope you have a wonderful time at the festival, it looks as though we'll have sunny weather this weekend so fingers crossed! I adore that dress on you, straight to the top of my favourites list xx

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  51. You do look gorgeous, love all the trinkets adorning you. Have you ever worn a sari? You would definitely look stunning in it.

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  52. Have loads of fun (I know you will!). xx

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  53. Aw Vix, say it isn't so about our Gilbert! You look fab and I hope you have fun at the festival. Did you know Hilo Hattie was a real person? She has passed on but she was a Hawaiian entertainer and you may have seen her on an episode of the original Hawaii 5-0.

    xo, Bonnie

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  54. Love the dress - such a pretty color for you! <3
    Have a great trip and enjoy the last6 warm days!)

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  55. Hope you're having a fabulous time, Vix, I'm already looking forward to your return! Love that dress.

    Poor Gilbert :-( At least he served you faithfully for his time!

    xxx

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  56. Poor old Gilbert :-( At least you'll have some great memories of him. Have a great time and I hope the trailer tent holds out!
    xxx

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  57. I love your dress and I have a bit of sentimental motives behind that! The town I live in is right outside of Hilo, where Hilo Hattie originates :) Also love the little jewel on your forehead.

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  58. Aw, how sad about Gilbert! Is he fixable? Have a good time at the festival - I'm curious to know how that one is x

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  59. Oh no! I had no idea Gilbert was so poorly ... I hope he can be restored, you've had so many wonderful travels together:). You look glorious in your new maxi - I love those Hawaiian frocks, the frill is gorgeous and the off the shoulder look has me in a tizz. The money belt is gorgeous - I would have to wear it everyday - who'd think something so practical would be so awesome! Hope you don't get rained on and have a wonderful time:)) xoxoxoxo

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  60. Have a great trip. I have a maxi I think you would like. Sadly, too small for me. If you like, let me know how I can send to you. -T

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  61. Oh Gilbert :( good luck with the trailer tent - I don't understand them but I'm sure you'll get on fine!

    That is a fantastic maxi, I can't believe there is anything with a hawaiian print that I won't like.

    have a fabulous time xx

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  62. you look gorgeous...as ever.....fingers crossed for the weekend...let the sunshine in!!

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  63. I'm so sad to hear about Gilbert - can he be saved? My ex, Nick, used to have a purple VW van which recently reached the end of the road, and although it's ten years since I last rode in it I felt really nostalgic about it. Hope you have a fab time at the festival and the weather's dry at least.

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  64. Oh dear - RIP Gilbert, and hope your borrowed trailer tent comes up trumps. Mind you, it could have been worse - my friend's family camper van burst into flames in France this summer. They managed to scramble out, but lost everything in the blaze...
    Goodness, you're looking as vibrant and lovely as ever in that maxi. Great belt too. Hope you have great weather at the festival (bound to - term is about to kick off and the sun ALWAYS comes back out when school/college is on the horizon!)

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  65. Poor old Gilbert :( Hope you had a fab time in Dorset - my fav place in the UK.x

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  66. So sorry to hear about Gilbert. Hope you are having a fantastic time, dee xx

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  67. Spring is definitely well and truly on its way here in Australia! That dress is lovely on you :)

    Katie Perry's spring collection is on its way!

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  68. Oh poor Gilbert, sounds like he was a good and faithful servant. Hope you had a great time at the festival - is that some new bangles I spy as well as the lovely new dress?

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  69. Cool outfit, you look great! Hope you have fun on your trip. Also, Is that a combi van? If it is that's awesome!!!! I want one.
    Carla
    redpunzel-Carla.blogspot.com

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  70. all the jewellery and acessorising (sp...) is lovely, what lovely tones!

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  71. That is a Gorgeous dress! I Love how you accessorized it!

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  72. thanks 4 comments on my blog ... nice post .. i love your dress and goggles ..
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  73. You look beautiful!!!!


    I LOVE your dress in the last picture.

    By "love," I mean "I'm SO jealous and you look amazing."

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