Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Night(ie) Life



Another beautiful sunny day, perfect for walking to the shops in my nightie, taking delivery of a new pair of boots and finding a long lost pig. 



It's another nightie from my vintage Friday finds. Like yesterday's it was hanging on the dress rail and if the elderly volunteers in the charity shop consider it suitable for day wear then who am I to argue?


The eagle-eyed may have spotted I wore it with my Cher suede skirt out and about on Saturday. At £1.80 it's already working out to be quite good value.


These suede boots arrived today and I'm smitten. 

The sexy Krista sent me the Carnelian ring on the right, it's hardly been off since I got it.
This choker's my favourite find of last week.



Here's the long lost pig. He's a Victorian brass pin cushion I found as a teenager at a jumble sale. One of my rings rolled under the dressing table on Saturday night and found him under there when I was trying to retrieve it. Isn't he a sweetie? I still haven't found the ring, though.

1960s Keynote baby doll (£1.80, Walsall Hospice), Suede jerkin (£1, car boot sale), Suede go-go boots (£20, in a fit of over-indulgence), 1970s tooled leather duffel (£1, car boot sale), 1960s choker (£1.50, car boot sale)
Right, off to make tea for Jon who's slaving away hand painting Gilbert (and saving himself £2000 on a respray).

Wish me car boot sale good vibes for tomorrow, it looks like being a scorcher.


63 comments:

  1. There's a borrower somewhere in your house using it as a tiara I shouldn't wonder. Perfect weather for those boots - there's only a short window of time to wear them before you get frostbite of the toes.

    Your pig is very sweet, at first I thought you'd dropped in long lost pig to see if we were paying attention!

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  2. you look so fabulous as usual, love your romantic-hippie-chic outfit, and all that suede pieces you wear!
    that boots are simply amazing!
    And it's a pretty shiny pig, so cute!
    besos

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  3. Wow - channelling Cher indeed and looking very much the part! Just wondering though if suede boots weren't a bit hot today, it's been sweltering round here.

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  4. Can you believe this weather? Glad to see your still looking wonderfully summery! I love the choker, its so unusual. Xx

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  5. This outfit is perfect for the weather. You look a hippy gorgeous fox! :)
    xx

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  6. Gorgeous outfit Vix! Something that Pocahontas could wear!

    jules

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  7. What a cute pig - glad you've found him again. Hope your ring turns up soon too :)

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  8. that pig is brilliant! and of course, so is your outfit x

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  9. You look so HOT! I am on a blogging break for the past week, but couldn't resist commenting! :D

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  10. The weather has been remarkably nice the last few days, hasn't it? And you look absolutely stunning, making the most of it! I wish I had your legs, Vix xxx

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  11. Fantastic boots - and good on Jon for sprucing Gilbert up. You'll have to show us the before & after pics!

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  12. Amazing ! Follow each other ?

    http://comounapricesa.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love that dress that was a nightie it looks fab on you and the boots are lush xx

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  14. What did I tell you about the weather?!
    I'm so glad you're able to wear your boots - they're beautiful.
    If I were you I'd dig out my shortest, lightest dresses for the next few days and strut my sexy stuff while hunting down some cosier bargains for the coming months.
    Fantastic choker, and well done Krista for finding that gorgeous ring.
    You don't need luck at the boot sales - your charm and beauty brings the treasure out of hiding!

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  15. Vix, you amaze me with your constant gorgeousness!

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  16. You shoes and accesorries are just fierce!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  17. amoricto,
    I love that you are wearing nighties out. your suede boots are bitchin!
    piggy is cute, wonder where that ring went? the weather has been lovely not too hot or cold.
    love your first witchy foto, you hot Mama nightie wearer.
    another boot sale, damn another boot sale during on a weekday? I need to go live with you amor.
    Besotes

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  18. Bloody HELL Vix, those boots are rather fantabulous!!! Adoring the peekaboo toes and the side lacing!!OMG.They got fabulously with that stunning nightie,yummity YUM!Yep,you can't question the old birds when it comes to style.(unless it's a shell suit)
    What a cutie the brass pig is!I've not seen such a thing before,but then you always amaze me with something my jaded eyes haven't seen before!!! LOVE those rings,hope the lost one turns up......maybe it fell into the crevasse created by yours and Desiree's SEXACIOUSNESS today!!!
    GRRRRRRRRRR!!!FOXT tarts!!
    Love YOU!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  19. Saying you were seeking a long lost pig had me re-reading twice! I can see why you were happy to find it. Of course you look more chic in a vintage nightie than most do in an evening gown!

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  20. Looks like you'll have some gorgeous weather for finding some bargains this week vix!

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  21. I love those boots, they look perfect with your outfit.Once again proved yourself to be so stylish!
    Sophie
    x

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  22. Vix I love this outfit and those BOOTS holy mother I just had a bootgasim!!! The sweetness of the dress with the suede is sublime! They are like NOTHING I have ever seen. What size are you :)?

    Glad the sun is still out for you, it's pouring mad here!
    Lots of LOVE~
    Krista

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  23. you belong in the movie almost famous, seriously.

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  24. Love that nightie - just right for the gypsy/hippy look and the boots are amazing too. Sounds like you're keeping Jon busy!
    Looking forward to tomorrow's boot sale finds x

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  25. Those suede boots are looooverly! I really love that long suede jerkin, today's outfit is very very boho!

    The piggy IS sweet, I'm glad you recovered him. Maybe he ate you ring!

    I wish you good luck at tomorrow's sunny booty! xxx

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  26. Wow, Vix, you always rock a short little frock, whether it's intended as day wear or not!!
    Oh a bit of over-indulgence once in a while is allowed, given your extreme thriftiness the rest of the time. And given the fabulousness of the boots in question!
    You look beautiful, Krista's ring is gorgeous, and that choker is amazing.
    And your little lost pig who is lost no more? Adorable! Now where's that bloody ring? xxxxxxx

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  27. Loving the nighty and those boots are amazing!

    I think that the fact that the little piggie returned home is a really great omen for the week ahead! I am going to eat chocolate in celebration of the this! ;-P

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  28. Such a cute dress, ideal for this indian summer. No wonder you love the boots! The detailing is fantastic.

    As for the choker, well I am envious!

    X x

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  29. You look fab! Can't wait to see what finds you get tomorrow!xx

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  30. Oh I love Lakota's comment about a borrower prancing round wearing your ring. I could write a whole wonderful spinoff book about the ones that live in your house - they'd have such rich pickings!

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  31. those boots totally hit the nail! absolutely in love with them... of course the rest of this look is gorgeous as well...

    i send you gooooooooooooood vibes for the upcoming car boot sale!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  32. That pig is adorable. You always seem to find the most amazing things!

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  33. Fabulous ... you have such an eye for pretty things and can assemble the most original outfits!
    Happy booting tomorrow... enjoy the gorgeous weather :-)

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  34. You look gorgeous! I'm still loving the nightie as daywear thing. That little pig is gorgeous too! I'm always finding other things when I start looking for something else.

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  35. The piggie is super-sweet & you in your boots and nightie very hot, Vix. All the best for tomorrow! X

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  36. I'm pretty partial to white nightgowns in the finest, softest cottons. I wear them around the house a lot these days, with the grandson underfoot. Is that pig the oldest find in all your collection?

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  37. Okay those boots are the best thing I seen all Autumn! *LOL*
    I am CRAZY about them and they look hot with your legs!

    The nightie again works perfect as a dress. I love your whole damn outfit!

    Brass pig (Awwww)

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  38. I love this outfit so much, I don't even know where to begin!!

    Those boots are insanely fabulous. Words cannot describe.

    Your nail polish is quirky and adorable and perfect with this ensemble.

    I love you.

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  39. cant wait to see what Gilbert will look like! love love your boots......that is what I am looking for! I think your nitety dress is perfect for daytime wear....especially shopping.

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  40. I love finding things I didn't know I had lost. That piggy is too sweet. I love those boots you have some awesome shoes!

    Em x

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  41. Those boots are FABULOUS! I can't believe they only cost 20 pounds. Also that nightie is perfectly acceptable as day wear. Yah for finding the lost piggy:)

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  42. Those Boots!! well worth an over indulgence LOVe them

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  43. oh i love that feeling of finding something you weren't aware you'd lost..or is it the same as finding something you had forgotten you owned? i do that, and get excited about things all over again!

    nothign wrong with the nightie as day-wear, it's really a dress! and i love the boots.

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  44. Oh how wonderful to get a good dose of sunshine before winter arrives.....of course if you need some Sun this winter please do let me know I can share!! Oh my I really do love those boots they are wonderful!!! They look fantastic. Love the whole outfit I am a big fan of the vest or anything like it... I think you called it a jerkin? A Suede one that would make me squeal for sure lol!! My daughter was just telling a clerk in the store the other day how her mother just loves to wear vests rolling her eyes hehehe I think she has been watching way to much style channel lol~....Enjoy all that sun Soak it up and Wishing you a most Fantastic time at your Sales I am hoping you find lots of amazing treasures for very reasonable prices ~Love Heather

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  45. I love the clash of the soft nightie and the boots. You are a beautiful genius with a very clear head.
    Besossssssssssss.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  46. Those boots and that vest are a dream! you remind me of an Almost Famous band aid. Just gorgeous, doll! Your posts are so much fun! Make me smile! peace

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  47. Hi Vix! funny the elderly volunteers telling you what is proprer to wear - I had 80 year old nuns at church bazaars giving me their advices on fashion, it was so cute---your outfits are unique as well and you are unique, you are one of the best out there after Izzy of course:) - i might to A to Z yours was fun!

    Love of love from this frenchy - XXXXX - Ariane

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  48. Love your nightie! Never heard of a brass pin cushion, v cool :)

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  49. sheesh those boots are incredible, look fabulous with your nighty/dress - i think those ladies in the caz shop are very fashion forward ;o) Scarlett x

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  50. It must be your week for amazing boots! They are rather fab xx

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  51. OMG I'm speechless and would have to stop you in the street for an engaging chat if I saw you in this outfit!!!! The nightie/dress is amazing - I love the red details and the frill - holy hell, check out those hot pins!!!! It's perfect with the jerkin and feck me those boots are fricking well made to walk up and down Jon's back!!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!! I'm sure he wouldn't mind after all the bending and twisting over Gilbert. The choker, the choker - faints. xoxoxoxoxoox

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  52. Oh Lord Almighty! The nightie as frock is BEAUTIFUL and the boots? AMAAAZING! You look so incredible and I just LOOOVE that choker.

    Sarah xxx

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  53. I just cannot get over your cracking pins. Totally superficial but they're amazing!

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  54. those boots are so stunning, dear vix! really made for you. I love how you wear the nightie as day wear and how you combined it with that fab suede waistcoat

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  55. Those suede boots are a-maz-ing. x

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  56. You look gorgeous in this outfit!

    Could there be some kind of time portal under your dressing table?

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  57. I am so in love with your gorgeous boots.....

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  58. I love this look! Very Pocohantus and what great boots! You never fail to amaze me with your fashion inventiveness with nighties!

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