Friday, 11 November 2011

Crochet Crazy


Here's Friday's frock, a gold lurex number I found at a car boot sale complete with flesh-coloured slip for modesty. The dealer thought it may have originally been a hippy chick's wedding dress but sadly the original owner was no longer around to tell the tale. I had planned to wear it to Glasto but it's always been either too hot or too wet for wool so rather than let it hang unloved in my wardrobe I wore it to run some errands in town earlier.


It certainly enjoyed it's mundane outing, elderly ladies stroked it and admired the artistry and a sprightly pensioner cheekily asked me to join him for a coffee.


Favourite thing on a Friday? This solid copper Native American pendant one of my late mum's suitors bought back from the States in the early 1960s. Little did she know her first born would be a Sagittarian with turquoise as her birthstone.


What else am I loving on a Friday? The fab post the gorgeous Strawberry Freckleface honoured me with yesterday. What a thrill. Thanks to my new followers, I'll be checking you guys out over the weekend.


That copper cuff on the left was another gift from the same admirer. The tortoiseshell Lucite ring was a gift from Dee and the brass bangle with blue flowers was from Sandy. The nail polish is, as always, Barry M.


These discrete earrings were 25p from a car boot sale.


Remembrance day poppy sold in aid of the British Legion.

Crochet maxi (£5, car boot sale) worn with embroidered denim waistcoat (previously worn inside out here) ,  Hand-dyed leather bag, Tods' python boots (£7, car boot sale)
Have a fantastic weekend, my lovelies. I'm off to the pub in a bit, what shall I wear? 

75 comments:

  1. stunning dress, perfect for running errands! love the stories behind your pieces, great blog!

    †Miss M†

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  2. i love the crochet dress, imagine if it had been a wedding dress, how lovely :)

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  3. That dress must have been a labour of love for someone, its a work of art. I'd probably want to stroke it if I saw it.
    Have a lovely weekend, I'd love to write more but my brain has given up!
    Lucy x

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  4. What a wonderful outfit. That dress was a find!

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  5. that crochet dress's gorgeous!
    And I love those earrings!!! :D

    Jules
    http://andsuddenlyisee.wordpress.com
    http://wordshakermag.wordpress.com

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  6. super frock and those sleeves are lovely (and dangerous)

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  7. It's no surprise you look gorgeous even when running errands!

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  8. Love the gold lurex in the close up... crochet as a wedding dress was one of the ideas I tried to put together when I got married 18 years ago... cream crochet midi, with red suede boots.... never did find The Dress, sent the boots back as too baggy, and the marriage didn't make it past a year!

    How fab your mum had jewellery from an old boyfriend - though we wouldn't have you if she'd married him instead of your dad... Love all the rings you wear, but loving the black chunky rectangular one today.

    Have a great weekend x

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  9. ps ....and how good sights of you around town must be for the libido of the o.a.p. population! ;)x

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  10. The sleeves on that dress are fantastic, and who'd thunk that was the same fur waistcoat?

    So you pulled another pensioner when you weren't even wearing a hat?

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  11. That's a very lovely dress. I love that the locals appreciate your clothes artistry. Have a great weekend Vix. Em xxx

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  12. my mum had a wedding dress like that! my fave thing is the poppy xxxx

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  13. that turquoise pendant from the 60's. gasp! whoever he was, he had good taste!

    xo

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  14. You are stunning, as always! I am dying over that dress; something similar is on my thrifting list. The really short, buy at (almost) any price one. And in gold lurex to boot? My all-things-glittery loving heart would just about stop!

    Your mum left you some lovely things. Mine did as well, and they bring such joy. Happy that you feel the same!

    xo, Anita

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  15. hurrah for crochet craziness!, you're stunning in your fabulous dress with that embroidered vest and the magnificent bijouterie, such a lovely turquoise pendant!!.
    Have a nice party night, dear lady!!
    besos

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  16. You and your pensioner admirers! That always makes me snigger. Amazing dress and beeeoootiful bling. xx

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  17. The sleeves the sleeves, I love this dress especially paired with the rough and tumble vest. I love it when you mix rock and roll with ethereal! You look beautiful in that stunning pendant as I'm sure your Mom looked hot in!
    Have a great time tonight and stay warm, I have no doubt you will look amazing in whatever you wear!!
    Loveyoulotshoney~
    Krista

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  18. Oh Vix, that is the most perfect dress!
    Hugs,
    Reva

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  19. MARY JAYSUS AND ALL THE SAINTS,VIX!!!
    Feck ME but that lurex crochet divinesness is aMAZING!! Totally!
    Beautifully accessorised,your jewles make me want to weep with jealousy!!!You gorgeous GORGEOUS beast,no wonder the lovely Casey dedicated a post to you.You are a GODDESS!We all adore and worship you!
    Love you to BITS!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  20. You look stunning, as usual!

    A dress like that is on my short list for thrifting, the buy at (almost) any price list. It is divine!

    And you styled it beautifully; also as per usual!

    xo, Anita

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  21. How magical is that dress? I am always in awe and thrilled to find crochet and knitted pieces and imagine the love and pride someone spent time labouring over such a piece. As always you are just magical yourself and looking fab, no wonder the cheeky pensioner was trying to score a coffee date.

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  22. aahh Vix you look gorgeous as always i did smile when i saw the title of your post ;-) I love the dress i wonder what the story behind it was. Im so glad to see you wearing the ring its lovely to know it fits ;-) I have to say i love the Native American pendant that belonged to your mum, again what a lovely story it warms the heart. Have a great weekend, dee xx

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  23. Only you could lure me in to a post with the words gold lame crochet! x

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  24. You look beautiful, as ever. That dress is gorgeous, you and Sarah Misfit will have to get together sometime and be crochet queens. I love turquoise, although my birthstone is opal. I'm not too fussy re: my gems though - they're all good!

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  25. You look stunning, as usual!

    A similar dress is on my short list for thrifting, the pay (almost) any price list. And gold lame to boot? To die for!

    And your styling is divine, again as usual!

    xo, Anita

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  26. It's lovely! You look great!!

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  27. Gorgeous dress - could be quite racy without the underslip! ;) Have a great weekend. xx

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  28. This may quite possibly be my favourite dress of yours!!! I LOVE love love the crochet-wonderful-ness of your dress! Was recently bidding on one similar but shorter, on ebay was outbid which was a bugger! I bet the people were green with envy when you stepped out in this beauty!!
    :)

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  29. What an amazing crochet dress as well as the vest and all of your accessories.
    The dress elongates with figure and gives you a flowing look!
    Have a great time at the pub and enjoy your weekend,

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  30. As a fairly newbie corcheter I have to admire the work that went into that dress! It looks bloody marvellous dahlink on you! :D Hey if ya want me to go back and get that orange kaftan for ya let me know! ;-D

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  31. A gold crocheted dress - what hippie luxury chic! The jewelry is the perfect compliment - so, did you have that coffee?

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  32. Vixcita,
    You are a vision of pure Goddessness. I think this is another one of my fave frocks from your collection. no wonder that pensioner invited you for coffee,who wouldnt?
    eyeing your bag and as always all your stunning jewels.what a beautiful poppy.
    Have fun tonight!

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  33. I love a dramatic sleeve, especially combined with lots of rings!

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  34. That dress is a masterpiece, Vix, and you are just the woman to wear it! LOOK at those beautiful sleeves! Small wonder you were being complimented, fondled and asked out on your way round town!
    And all those spectacular jewels too. Love the story about your mum's admirer - wonder what happened to him? Perhaps he never got over your ma and pined away? If he's still around, he'd probably be another old fella asking you for coffee!
    Enjoy the pub and your weekend. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  35. Sometimes I wish I could crochet just so I could make a crocheted frock. It's beautiful and very becoming, frisky old dear asking you to coffee lol. Have an excellent weekend lovely lady. Xx

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  36. What a beautiful wedding dress that would have made and it looks beautiful on you! It is a similar shape to my nans wedding dress, I wish she had kept hers and the massive floppy hat and platforms she rocked on her special day!
    Sophie
    x

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  37. Love the dress, I am Sagittarius too xx

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  38. Oh wowwww, that dress is just amazing and perfect!! Beautiful crochet, you have amazing style

    xx
    mirrorandmoon.blogspot.com

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  39. You and Sarah make me want a dress just like this So gorgoeus on you too.I may have to try and make one yere right lolHve a wonderful day night etc I wil see you at my breakfast tomorrow xx

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  40. Oh heck that is the most gorgeous frock I've laid eyes on in aaaaaaaaaaaaaages!! The sleeves, the workmanship and it fits you PERFECTLY! No wonder you had the oldies offering to take you out and giving you a loving stroke:). Thank you for sharing more of your mother's jewellery, she sounds like she was an absolute babe and no wonder, look at the beautiful, stylish daughter she produced! Wearing her turquoise necklace must be heart-warming. Feck! Your rings and nails!!! I think you should where this frock everyday for a week! It was really nice to hear that your mum had a suit like my 70s black one:)) Have a wonderful weekend sweetie:))) xoxoxoxooxoxoo

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  41. I literally went...EEEp...you looks so tall and lean and beautiful in this crochet dress! So nice I love it :)!! Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  42. You must crack that crochet dress out more often! You look divine in it! I love those sorts of dresses - digging the shoulder sweeper earrings too!

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  43. OMG that frock is AMAZING! I am never wearing my pathetic homemade dresses again - yours totally puts mine to shame. The sleeves are wonderful.

    Love how you've styled it too - the vest and jewellery (earrings!) are FABULOUS!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  44. I really MUST get some of my old pictures scanned and posted. I was one of those old hippy chicks with a crocheted wedding dress! You bring back memories for me. -t

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  45. Hi! I'm a new reader from Strawberry Frecklface's blog. I just followed you on Bloglovin; your looks are amazing!

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  46. That dress is absolutely amazing, I love it on you.
    Also your poppies up there are much nicer than the ones you get here.

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  47. Vix, you look awesome as usual. Your blog just warms my heart. I would love to have that dress! It's delightful! What a find!

    Oh, and I have a couple of pics of the baby girl on my blog if you want to see her in all her perfectness! I'm afraid I am sort of a slacker now...;-). Well, a blog slacker, otherwise I'm pretty fricken' industrious!

    much love: Kimberellie

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  48. Freakin damnit Vix, this is so good, as usual. The dress, those rings, YOWZA. Feel free to send me all the stuff you deem unworthy of your closet. :-)

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  49. I think this is my most favourite outfit of yours. I love love love it. You look divine!

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  50. This whole outfit is amazing vix! But I am especially in awe of that crochet dress, I wonder how many hours it would have taken someone to make that, no wonder the pensioners were all rather taken with you xoxox

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  51. Wow what a dress. I can't beleieve that it was only £5. I can see the difficulties in wearing it to a muddy Glastonbury. I am glad you have had the chance to wear it now though and it got the attention it deserved from said spritely pensioner. The necklace is amazing too.

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  52. What a GORGEOUS dress! I love your earrings too and of course all your bangles and rings are beautiful :)
    Karlene

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  53. I am off for a crochet workshop this weekend, so you are divine inspiration as usual, Vix - I love this on you and, you saucy minx, don't go stealing my pensioners! ;) xxx

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  54. I L.O.V.E. that dress, no wonder it drew so much attention, you you amazing in it. Your late Mum's jewellery is so cool, especially that pendant; it's so much better to wear something special like that than have it stored away.

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  55. Wow that dress is an absolute show stopper!! Just gorgeous I have never seen anything like that!! How wonderful it found you,.....you wear it well!! You look Beautiful ~Enjoy your weekend xoxo Love Heather

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  56. Hi my dear-wow, what a gorgeous outfit for a dreary winters day, the crotchet dress is awesome, a perfect fit and such a lovely style and I'm adoring the native American pendant, such a gorgeous heirloom to have! Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

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  57. The crochet maxi with accessories couldn't be more beautiful. You always light up my computer screen!

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  58. It's an absolute stunner, but I'm kind of grateful that you haven't subjected to Glastonbury! Though if it is a hippy wedding dress it is probably what it would want...

    You look gorgeous as always xx

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  59. That dress truly is a work of art & it is nice to hear that people in your neighborhood appreciate it! Beautiful pendent....love the story! Wear those awesome leather pants....but by now its Saturday afternoon for you! Have a wonderful weekend Vix!

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  60. Absolutely stunning dress.
    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  61. LOVE LOVE LOVE that maxi, absolutely amazing!!!!!
    And those bell sleeves are so crazy!

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  62. Lovely dress, I wish these kind of dresses came with a little picture of the previous owner. I'd love to know if the bride wore flowers in her hair and was barefoot for her wedding. xx

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  63. amazing crochet dress. it looks so great with the denim vest. lovely!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  64. Hi... I just found your blog yesterday and love it! Love your free spirit and your zest for life... I love how you described yourself in your profile and how you have the courage to wear what you love regardless of what people might think... live life wearing what you love; being yourself... love it!

    And nice meeting you

    Cielo

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  65. You're outfits are always soo cool, you certainly have an eye for detail, just love it! Lolo xx

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  66. hehee a hippy's wedding dress, so romantic!

    December has turquoise as well, a nice excuse for it's lovelyness!
    I think this is so lovely, you have so many wonderful dresses, the sleeves are the best part.
    Loving the brown toned rings as well =) I wonder if you obliged the sprightly pensioner!

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  67. Completely flawless Vix, the detailing is stunning and you look quite the crochet goddess…if there ever was one. I love how the denim waistcoat doubles over both sides xxx

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  68. I adore a re-worked wedding dress, and this is a hippy chick one to boot! Superb!

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  69. I love crochet, there were some great items at London Fashion Week in Feb but they don't appear to have filtered down to the high street yet. Boo! Love your nail polish too x

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  70. The dress is so beautiful I can easily picture it being a wedding dress. I love how you've styled it, with that vest, and flower, and amazing pendant <3

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  71. That crochet number is AWESOME!!! I'm a sagi too :)

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  72. This might be one of my favorite dresses of yours that I've seen. AND, I'm a Saggitarius too ;-D

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