Friday, 30 September 2011

Wine and Roses


What's your favourite thing on a Friday? Today it was receiving a parcel from the lovely Tomye who surprised me with this gorgeous vintage Paula Brooks maxi dress.


Check out the print.



The parcel also included this fabulous Indian bracelet amongst other things which I'll reveal soon.




I'm frocking knackered this evening but nothing a quick half at The Wheatsheaf followed by an evening in front of the TV with lashings of alcohol and a home-made pizza can't fix.




The new bag made it's maiden voyage.




How fabulous to be able to wear peep toes and bare legs in almost-October.



Have a brilliant weekend whatever you get up to.
See you soon.
xxx

76 comments:

  1. you're fabulously sixties in that floral dress, love the turtle-neck and sleeveless shape, it fits you so nicely!
    and also love all the bijouterie!!
    besos

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  2. Amorcito,
    Your Paula Maxi rose dress is so unique, love how this frock hugs your curves, well all the your dresses do.
    ooooh another Indian bracelet. goegeous shoes go so well with your maxi frock , love the pink band.
    mmm Jon'spizza always sounds good. My favorite thing on a Friday is shopping and relaxing with Buddy.
    luv ya

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  3. Goooorgeous, absolutely love the bracelet too :)

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  4. Fantastic dress! What a contrast to last week when we digging out the winter boots and capes!

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  5. I'm passing through some of the blogs and thought id stop and say hello. And i hope that you folks have a very nice fall weekend. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon Pennsylvania.

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  6. Beautiful frock. Enjoy your pizza. Cheers.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  7. I LOVE the print on that dress! You look Gorgeous!

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  8. ok, lets talk about the collar! I'm sort of obsessed with high collars at the moment, probably because I could never wear them here. You're dress is gorgeous! Also, that indian bracelet is to die for! I would love to find one :)

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  9. Beautiful outfit, how come everything fits you like a dream?
    Have a great weekend, try to relax and recharge your batteries.

    Lucy x

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  10. Dearest Vix,
    Love the print on that frock & the cut is super classy too, you look wonderful. It was so hot today that I couldn't even continue with my biannual house cleaning extravaganza.
    I ended up re-potting the house plants on the balcony instead...it was sweltering and I stripped down to a pair of hotpants & a bra top, it's bonkers to think it's October tomorrow.
    Have a grand old weekend my dear!
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  11. Gorgeous frock, and that amazing bag from the other day goes so well with it. The bracelet is my fave though, I shall be on the lookout for one.

    Hope your weekend is better than mine so far - intend to drown my sorrows with wine, and any which escape will be suffocated with Cadbury's caramel.

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  12. Isn't it gorgeous! The weather's pretty good too. I'm also going out tomorrow in sandals, whoo hoo! Hope you had a lovely night of alcohol & pizza :o)

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  13. You look totally stunning in that new dress - and the print on it is gorgeous. Ain't this amazing weather just the best - I wish it could go on and on.

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  14. love the dress its gorgeous and really effective the shots of pink and green with the black love it!
    i know i cant believe how warm its been ive actually bared the old legs for the past two days!!
    charl
    x

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  15. Beautiful! You look smashing!
    I wish I had time to try on new things straight away!

    What a kind bloggy friend!
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  16. You always dress so beautifully. I bet your neighbours are always looking at you thinking how wonderful you look..and I don't mean in a weird stalker way ha ha.

    xx

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  17. Not your usual colours but the white really suits you! I love how the shoes match the dress.

    Mr D is out tonight, so I'm on the cider and making myself some potato wedges. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

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  18. You look gorgeous. How is your dad doing? I hope he's ok. Thanks for your lovely comment. I would absolutely love it if we were closer and you could pop round with some rose. I ended up having an afternoon curled up in bed with the windows open listening to the cats snore! It was perfick. Must pop out tomorrow and get some rose... Big hugs and lot of love, Em xx

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  19. What a gorgeous dress and hand bracelet; such lovely presents to unwrap and surprise you.

    This weather is lush isn't it? I hope it lasts out through the weekend and into next week.
    xxx

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  20. Its a beautiful dress and again looks like it was made for you! What a lovely gift. I agree its amazing that we can have bare legs and peep toe shoes this late in the year, going to be a hot one this weekend too! I think it was your cape posts that pulled the sunshine back out ;o) Scarlett x

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  21. BEAUTIFUL frock - it really suits you!

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  22. What a beautiful print! You look divine! xoxo

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  23. Fab dress, that neckline is amazing,
    love the shoes too ( no surprise there)

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  24. Lush dress. Enjoy your pizza and wine. It's a quiet one with wine for me too - it's been a busy week and tonight is chill night. soooo rock 'n' roll...

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  25. OOOhhh I love that dress, and I don't do dresses lol! even though I bought one recently! I must model it! Need to wax me legs first though, time for a spring topping! :D And DON'T mention alcohol!! I'm feeling a tad delicate this morning!

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  26. ooooh you already wear your new fabulous bag!!!;) and again another gorgous dress, i love the turtleneck and the print is beautiful, the roses are amazing oh and this pink/black heels are my favourites now!!! love and kiss,mary

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  27. I have to say that, one: you receive the most amazing parcels and, two: you unfailingly look utterly fabulous in whatever you are sent.
    My favourite thing on a Friday? Knowing I can take an entire evening to catch up with friends, read, talk - without having to think about essays or homework AND looking forward to a Saturday lie in, emerging for a mug of freshly ground coffee with the Saturday papers over a leisurely breakfast - bliss!

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  28. G and I loved this frock!!! Super curvaciousness!!! It'll be great for cooler weather with that high necklaine!! LOVING that unusual bag,and the bracelet thingy is too die for!I was desperate for one of those back in the 80's,cos Siouxsie had one!!Hahaha!
    Yay for homemade pizza;we went out for Thai and got throughly trashed!!
    Love YOU!! xxxXXXxxx Helga

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  29. Gorgeous dress and just right for this gorgeous weather we're having :-)
    Homemade pizza sounds yum!
    Have a lovely weekend...

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  30. Gorgeous dress! Enjoy the sunshine x

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  31. Beautiful outfit - I'm loving the Indian bracelet, it's gorgeous. Have a great weekend. Linda xxx

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  32. everything is so amazing about this oufit. ... love it.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  33. My word, that dress is just gorgeous!
    I loved that bag from yesterday's post, and with the addition of the amazing bracelet and the peeptoes - just perfection!
    Have a fabulous weekend, my lovely friend! xxxxxxx
    PS. You look particularly foxy this evening - are you on a promise or what?! xx

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  34. Love those shoes! Its turned all muggy here again too, tights were not my friends today! :)

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  35. The "booty" in last post was impressive (as is the vehicle you arrived in)!

    Now another maxi - You are a Maxi-Magnet! The shoes are great (as are the suede ones in the last post...)

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  36. I love that maxi dress, u seem to have the figure for them!!

    and those shoes are love!! this weather's supposed to last until weds at least!!

    Jules

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  37. Janna loveys its!!!! You look so sweet in that...love the print, the cut, just everything about your fabulous look! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  38. Pretty Pretty! :) You look good in everything.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hope your Dad is feeling better!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  39. Vix, am rounding up my comments from the last few posts here:

    So sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he's getting on ok.

    Really wish you lived closer to me :( I'd happily pay you a finder's fee to snap me up some vintage suitcases! They seem to be rare as hen's teeth at the car boot sales and charity shops round here.

    And you look gorgeous in today's photos - so happy and beautiful. Have a cracking weekend.

    xxx

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  40. Whoohoo! The package got there safe. I am so glad you are enjoying the goodies and they brightened your day! -T

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  41. Loving that gorgeous maxi! What a great print. I'm also very fond of your nail polish.

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  42. You look gorgeous in that fab maxi. I like that it's a turtle neck and yet sleeveless. Michelle Obama says we have the right to bare arms and you do it beautifully! I've been MIA but enjoyed catching up with all your posts.

    xo, Bonnie

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  43. I'm in love with that print and it fits so nicely on you!

    Em x

    Ps. I hope to take you up on that offer in the future!

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  44. Ahhhhh Vix you look stunning in that dress. I love your smile in that top picture.
    And that bracelet is gorgeous!
    Very unique and pretty bag.

    You have a great weekend too Vix. If you do any treasure hunting I hope you come out lucky. (Oh wait you ALWAYS do) *hehe* =)

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  45. Oh what a pretty dress. I like the purse too. Especially the silver accent near the handles.

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  46. I love the print on your dress and you look so beautifull in it. Hope you enjoyed your pizza. We've had a bbq because of the amazing good weather.
    xx

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  47. Hi my dear-the maxi dress is a perfect choice for the lovely weather we're having, adore those shoes too and the bag really perfects your whole look! Have a good weekend xxx

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  48. Ooh la la that maxi is frickin fabulous! I love the lovely summery colours and the divine print. Those shoes are quite delightful too. You are beautiful, as always. Happy weekend, amor!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  49. Ah Vix, another lovely outfit! You always look lovely!

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  50. Wonderful, wonderful
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  51. I wondered if you might share how you maintain your vintage clothes? I have the most amazing 70s suede coat with a huge faux fur collar, and have just shelled out £50 to have it dry cleaned, plus had to sign a waiver to say it had "zero monetary value" if it got ruined as it's more than 10 years old! I'm desperately hoping it comes back intact, as I've had it for a few years and it's one of my most fabulous things, but god, I grudged the price, especially as it was more than I paid for it.

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  52. You look gorgeous, love your style !!!
    and your new bag is adorable :)

    Love from London Wishes
    Caith and Eva

    www.londonwishes.com

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  53. Another fabulously pulled together look, the bracelet makes me green with envy. Hope you enjoyed the homemade pizza (another reason to be jealous -homemade?)

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  54. Bonjour Vix! gorgeous, gorgeous frocks! love the maxi and the pattern is so amazing. Lucky you again, all the amazing things you find.

    Have a good weekend Vix- Ariane xxxx

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  55. That dress looks so lovely and airy and perfect for this hot weather!

    Your wishes for a longer summer have definitely come true whilst I'm cursing at the sun to please go in for at least 5 minutes!

    It's been sweltering in town today!

    The Indian bracelet it really unusual but very lovely. I bet it was a racket though haha!

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far Vix! I'm off to do some hoovering and probably sweat to death whilst I'm at it!! xxx

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  56. This is such a pretty dress on you and the lil peep toe shoes I'm diggin. Tomye knows what looks good on you (easy everything). I bet you make the most delicious home made pizza! Hope to catch up with you tomorrow love!

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  57. Glad you're finally getting the weather you should have had all summer long. Love the cut of the dress and the new bag goes perfectly with it.

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  58. Another fabulous dress and we are having some lovely weather too. Hope you're having a great weekend!xx

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  59. Another beautiful dress that is simply quite wonderful in every way xxx

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  60. Whoa! that's gorgeous you look Beautiful ~That bracelet is lovely also it kind of reminds me of henna tattoo's and how they wrap up your hand the same way ~Enjoy your weekend and all that warm weather!! Be Blessed ~xoxo Heather :)

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  61. you look gorgeous.love that dress and braclet.I was shocked you have warm weather this time of year.where my hubby lives it was 73 there and 63 here.warmer tha us.but I love it.we have had so much hot weather it isnt fun to be outside.

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  62. I am lovin' that new purse, and wondering if I am becoming addicted to your blog!!??

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  63. That pattern is DIVINE! I love the injection of the pink & green, fabulous xx

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  64. Beautiful frock vIx. Stunning shoes too.

    Isn't it fabulous being able to flash a little skin considering it's October!?! Seems very unreal. Yesterday was nicer than any day during the summer. Heres hoping it stays for a while.

    X x

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  65. great dress, love the colors and i love the hand jewelry!
    www.cocoandolivebeauty.com

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  66. My favourite things to do on Fridays are getting into some comfy lingerie, reading blogs, recently Tweeting on Twitter, and watching the Television series "Nikita".

    You look beautiful both in the vintage Paula Brooks Maxi dress, but I love the the dress in the photo of you at the top of your blog even more.

    That rose design is pretty. Home made pizza? Yummy!

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  67. The print is superb and the shoes kick ass! I really think that you should post a video of you shopping. I would live to see a live car boot and have you explain the dos and dont's of car booting on camera. I know that many people, myself included, would love to see it. Please consider it.

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  68. You lucky thing getting showered with pressies! The weather has been glorious - what a fabulous print! I love a rose in a print and funnily enough I wore roses on Friday too.

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  69. Beautiful gift. The rose print maxi looks divine on you, and the shoes are perfect! Hope your weekend was as great as the dress!

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  70. Incredible look! The print on your dress is gorgeous!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  71. That's one fabulous dress my dear!xxx

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  72. That maxi is beautiful and the colours look great on you! I'm always on the look out for those sorts of bracelets and anklets because I think they'd be good for belly dancing. Lots of little bells! Hope you had a nice, relaxing night!

    Xoxox

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  73. Isn't it wonderful to be able to wear beautiful dresses like this beginning of October OUTSIDE??! Loving your dress and the bag, Vix, and I think I want one of these beautiful Indian bracelets! xoxo

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  74. so pretty in pink.....love love your maxi & shoes!

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