Monday, 10 October 2011

Poncho-Hontas



With two sleeping cats and a twenty pound note burning a hole in my pocket I took myself off for a spot of charity shopping on Saturday morning and came back with this hand-knitted poncho. Not another cape or poncho, I hear you ask. It's an investment, I can now wear my beloved Cher skirt with added hippy-tastic warmth.


Am I becoming a knitwear convert? Is being on the cusp of my mid-forties going to produce a new Vix, embracing practical clothing and acting in a responsible manner? 

Hand-knitted poncho (£2.99, Banardos),  1970s brushed denim maxi skirt (£6.21, eBay), Beaded choker (50p, car boot sale)



Not if last night was anything to go by. I was out with some girlfriends, drinking white wine by the half-pint (yes, honestly, the pub was so rough that they had no measures or suitable glasses) and rolling home in a shocking state. At £1.80 a drink, who wouldn't?


Hope you've had a brilliant weekend.

I'm off to catch up on everyone's blogs, see you soon. x

63 comments:

  1. I love it! I like the sound of that pub too.
    As long as you don't become a sportswear addict, you'll always look amazing.

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  2. Hahaha, I love the thought of you classy ladies necking the wine in half pint pots!
    You look fantastic - there's knitwear and then there's knitwear, I don't think you'll ever be a sweater/cardi girl, will you? That poncho is indeed Pocahontastic, it works brilliantly with your Cher skirt.
    Wonderful to chat with you today - at last!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. A new Vix? "Embracing practical clothing and acting in a responsible manner"? I think not! That is a Pocah-fan-tastic combo though...I ♥ it.

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  4. Oh thank goodness. For a moment there all that talk of being responsible scared me! We love you just the way you are, Vix, DON'T CHANGE! :-) xxx

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  5. Brilliant poncho. Knitwear really does rock! That wineglass-less pub sounds right up my street! xxx

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  6. ha, half-pint glasses of wine?! No wonder!
    I can do with a glass of wine right now....!
    Jules (click on wishlist to access)

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  7. half pint glasses of wine sound normal to me :) am having a wonderful time reading thru your blog having only discovered it a few days ago. You'd have a fabulous time here, the matumba (second hand markets) are great. love the poncho

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  8. that poncho is fab! nice to see you caved to twitter, too ;) x

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  9. You are too cute V! :) I think I am craving a bit of knit wear this winter too ... but I will wait before I go hauling more stuff into my closet.

    I had a good weekend. Enjoying the Monday morning now! :)

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  10. Ha, ha, that sounds like my sort of pub - rough and ready. You can't beat a bit of groovy hand knitting!
    xxx

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  11. Seriously...I looove this outfit! :) I wish I could beam it here and be wearing it right now...its soooo freaking cute! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  12. Nothing like a knitted poncho to amp up the Woodstock factor (of which I have many). Very cool! -T

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  13. Vixcita,
    I love your Cher poncho outfit. I would of loved to have rolled drunk with you on a half pint.you look pretty darn great for drinking last night.
    enjoy your day amor.

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  14. Thats a stunning poncho - and no, seeing as you still have bare arms, you are not being overtaken by mundane knitwear! You'll have grannies knitting you arm-warmers;) Unmeasured wine - sounds too close to pouring it from a box; am not revisiting that scenario in a hurry! xx

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  15. What a gorgeous poncho! It looks so warm and snuggly!

    You couldn't practical with your clothing even if you tried! Do you even own anything practical and responsible looking? Hahaha! We love that you're a crazy hippy chic and I don't want that to change even when you're 80 and holding onto a zimmer frame!

    Woah! £1.80 for half a pint of white wine?! That is fantastic.. I'm not a wine drinker but for that price I may be tempted! xxx

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  16. Practical clothing?! responsible behaviour?! Bahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!
    NEVER!
    Just more and more glorious!!!Hurrah for 1/2 pints of wine,how jolly splendid,can't be arsed with these careful pours we get here!I'd rather drink at home generally!!
    And double hurrahs for being far sexier and Cher-ish than Cher ever was!!!SCHWING!The village idiot will be after you today!!!
    Love YOU!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  17. Hahahaha - don;t know what made me laugh the most practical clothes or rough pub measures!!

    Great knit, I love a knit

    xx

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  18. Fab poncho, the colours are beautiful xxx

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  19. £1.80 for a pint of wine? Yes please. Missed you on Saturday night and can't wait to see you soon lovely lady. I love that skirt on you. Xx

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  20. I am ponchoing with you (is that a word I think I just made it up lol!) ...I wore a wonderful granny square poncho the other day that I found thrifting before we moved. Ha it was so funny and I thought I got stares before I could tell everyone was very interested in it hehehe pretty soon women all over town will be wearing them with their Abayas lol.....Well I love it!! that is one Great poncho~me and my daughter love a nice hand knitted poncho we have a weakness for them :) ~Sounds like you had some fun glad someone is!! we have been so shut in with the constant demonstrations ....I am going a little bonkers I need to figure out how you can have some fun here. ~Have a great week! and I am just loving your pictures with all the leaves :) Love Heather

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  21. Vix - practical? Responsible? Naaahh, can't see it myself!

    Hope you're not feeling too hung-over today x

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  22. £1.80 a drink? That *is* a bargain, lovely to see you on twitter x

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  23. it's too late to grow up now, Vix.

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  24. I haven't drunk a half-pint of wine since Glasgow University Queen Margaret's Student Union had a wine promotion on.

    The queue for the bar was horrendous, so we bought loads of glasses of wine and got them tipped into half pint measures.

    Violently ill doesn't even cover it.....

    You sure do know how to rock a poncho. Don't grow up. Ever.

    Ali x

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  25. Looks like a great buy to me and if its warm even better ;-)) You look just as lovely as always. Hope your head is better now ;-)) Have a lovely week, dee xx

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  26. I am loving the fact that wine is only £1.80, can I move in with you please? It is £7 a small glass here in London :( Rubbish!

    Loving the poncho find, such a lovely birght colour!

    Sophie
    x

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  27. FUCK RESPONSIBILITY AND GROWING UP!!!!!!! NEVER!!!!! Anything on you has a hot Vix twist to it that makes it ROCK! I like this a lot with your sexy Cher skirt!

    You're evening with the girls sounds so fun, wish I could have gone along. Hope to talk to you soon~
    Krista

    Miss you!!!!

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  28. Hello Ponchohontas, yeahhhhhhhhhh.
    Living life to the full.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  29. Ponchohontas! That was so clever, I love it. Good to hear from you! I know everyone is friends with you and I've been admiring you for quite some time. I'm Sophia, I also like cats and booze.

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  30. Half pints of wine! Vix, you are hardcore indeed. I love the poncho - it may be knitted but it's definitely not a sensible purchase which I think suits you down to the ground! :)

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  31. Love the idea of drinking wine out of a [half] pint glass!

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  32. Half pints of wine... thats crazy! Good on you though.
    I love your skirt.
    Dx

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  33. Love the choker! You have THE best accessories! Can't believe that about the pub. I think my body would self destruct from that much white wine. Red on the other hand...

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  34. Love the choker! You have THE best accessories! Can't believe that about the pub. I think my body would self destruct from that much white wine. Red on the other hand...

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  35. lovely knitted piece, the color is fabulous and it's a pretty good accessory!, you're rocking once more the Cher vibe!!
    And I'm not so surprised by that half pints of wine, because some spanish pubs can serve you some wine in a jar or mug or whatever they have!!, so classy!! ;DDD
    besos

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  36. A cheap drunk, bargain poncho, you're still priceless!

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  37. ohoooo, this poncho is too cute!!! love the denim skirt as well.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  38. Haha, not only do you find the cheapest Chazza shops you also find the cheapest pubs! Blooming brilliant! Glad you had a great night out and you look fabulous as ever in the poncho, rocking the cher vibe :o) Scarlett x

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  39. How do you manage to look so gorgeous the day after drinking wine by the pint??!!
    Being responsible is for grown-ups...we are way too young for that still ;-)

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  40. I love the hand-knit poncho!
    This skirt should go in a museum!
    You are so beautiful!
    xXx
    Reva

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  41. That pub sounds amazing! Wine by the half pint? I'm on my way :) x

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  42. Hmm, I like the poncho, but I'm not getting what's unusual about serving wine in a 1/2 pint glass...

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  43. You'll be in dog print polar fleece and ugg boots next! HHAAA!

    That poncho is pretty spectacular and I LOVE it with that fabulous choker! You look gorgeous, as always.

    Sarah xxx

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  44. We really love the poncho! Amazing color!

    ox,
    -Davie+Erica
    Wardrobe Stylists, NYC.

    >>http://www.lpfashionphilosophy.blogspot.com

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  45. Lovin' that cute outfit! Blowing Cher (!) right off the radar, I'd say!
    £1.80 for a half pint of wine - excellent pub choice! And at least you did get A glass!
    Z xx

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  46. Sensible Vix? Nooo!!!!
    Half pints of wine? EEEEEK!!!!

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  47. Now that is not a Frank Zappa-esque poncho. You get a double thumbs up on it!!!

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  48. That is a Fabulous poncho! You look warm and Chic!

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  49. Haha, I know you usually dislike knitwear, but I think that one suits you! We'll convert you eventually :) And it doesn't have to be sensible!! I love nothing more than a bonfire with a big cose cardigan and my leather riding boots....sooo lovely! Cher would approve of that outfit for sure! Xoxox

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  50. *lovin the poncho Vix* & your Cher skirt for that matter.

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  51. I love the texture from that poncho! Not grany like at all. What can I say it's all fab.

    Emm xx

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  52. That's so cheap wine!! I love the poncho - I've never been able to pull off a poncho, but one of the girls at work was wearing one today and it looked great and now here you are looking amazing in a poncho. Maybe the universe is telling me to embrace the poncho!

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  53. hi vix love the poncho it looks really soft and snuggley .And wow that pup sound great well worth visiting again I am sure
    xx fee

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  54. oh,d ear vix, I cannot say how much i love this look. totally you! the jewellery matches so perfect with the skirt and poncho. how lovely :)
    hippiebohoreloaded.

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  55. Oh wow that sweater looks so comfy
    www.rawfashionmagazine.com

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  56. Beautiful poncho. The colors and fringe are spectacular on you look gorgeous in it!

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  57. That poncho is such a gorgeous color, and you look sooo good in purple. Jewelry is, as always, one of my fav parts about your outfits. Your skirt is super cute

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  58. Ooooh yeah, girl! Chunky knit + fringe. Two of my favorite things.

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  59. haha i liked that embracing practical clothing and acting in a responsible manner;) and this handknitted poncho really looks comfy and stylish at the same time.
    love and kiss,mary

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  60. Vix wearing knitwear?!?!??!?! *faints in shock* xx

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  61. No, a poncho isn't real knitwear, don't be silly! It's when you start thinking fairisle looks good that I'll be getting worried! Not that I can foresee THAT happening-for either of us!! Love you babe!

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  62. I say bring on more capes...love the colour & your pub wine!

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