Sunday, 6 November 2011

Play With Fire


I'll never make one of those professional blogging types. Despite taking my camera to Liz and Adrian's bonfire party by the time I'd remembered to get it out of my bag all the food had been eaten, the fireworks let off and the guests looked so drunk I couldn't bring myself to embarrass them by posting their pictures.

Liz and I braving bonfire night in synthetic fabric. My lurex catsuit was 20p from a jumble sale in the summer.

You'll just have to take my word that Adrian's South Indian pumpkin & chick pea curry and aloo saag were delicious, the fireworks were spectacular and a good time was had by all. Although I was knocking back the ale until the early hours I managed to complete the Guardian crossword when I got home and happily ate vegetable samosas with chili sauce for breakfast.


Jon & I hit the chazza shops yesterday afternoon and I picked up this crimplene maxi for £5 from the British Heart Foundation.

Well into his second bottle of red, hence the mad expression.
Jon got this 1960s Hardy Amies fake fur overcoat from Age UK for a measly £9.99 and the Tootal scarf for 50p from the YMCA.


1970s Richard Shops gold lurex dagger collar blouse £2.20 Sue Ryder


Krista's got me hooked on Type O Negative so I was pleased to spot October Rust in Banardos for £1.49


I couldn't resist snapping up Phoenix by psychedelic band The Warlocks either.


Groovy 1960s felt hat with a vinyl trim (50p, Compton Hospice)


Two pairs of hand-made, fully-lined metallic leather trousers at £1 per pair. These babies are totally insane but fit like a dream. I might chop them off into hot pants.


4 x hand rolled 1960s scarves (50p each, YMCA).


White 1960s punched vinyl shoulder bag (£1.50, junk stall on the market)


Vintage wood brooch (50p, Salvation Army)


1960s maxi dress worn with tapestry boots and a heap of junk jewellery.

Hope you're having a great weekend. 

73 comments:

  1. Wow those metallic leather trousers are blazingly bright, you could totally work them as hot pants though!

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  2. And yet again I envy your shopping skills! That lurex catsuit is fantastic.

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  3. You and Liz look ab fab together!I love that gray felt hat, what a find. -T

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  4. Having a great weekend, it has to be said!
    I am extremely impressed with Jons' bargain hunting skills! He can deffo hold his own against you, can't he? That jacket is fab!
    Adore the maxi dress, (think I may NEED one of those(!), and metallic leather hot pants in the making. Magic!
    I laughed at myself reading your post...my 'sensible old lady' head coming to the fore and worrying about all that man-made fibre, drink and fire!!! Argh!!
    Z xx

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  5. Oh . My. WORD Vix, THAT HAT.

    Pretty pretty pretty please - if you decide to take the trousers up to hot pants (which would look *amazing*), let me buy the leftover legs from you? I've taken to leather sewing like a duck would take to flavoured water. I could have the most amazing quiver in ANY archery club..

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  6. More gorgeous finds and sounds like you had a fab Bonfire Night :-)

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  7. I am in love with your jumpsuit what a steal 20p wow. You always find the most amazing things and those metallic trousers are just pure perfection xoxo

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  8. Such lovely lurex and plenty of wonderful finds as always. Can’t wait to see how you wear the metallic leather, you will rock it I’m quite sure of that xxx

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  9. Mad jealous over that lurex cat suit! Can't believe it only cost 20p!!
    xxxxx

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  10. You always find the best things, darling! that lurex cat suit looks awesome on you. Seems you had a great time partying and buying stuff. have a nice sunday, doll! peace

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  11. You always find some amazing things in your charity shop searches! And I have to say that I think lurex should now be a standard part of anyone's bonfire night outfit!xx

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  12. Hi my dear-as usual, excellent finds and the lurex catsuit looks awesome!! I love the metallic trousers, what bargains indeed-I bet they will look fab as hot pants! Have a great week ahead xx

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  13. Lurex and bonfire what a great mix, I bet you gave the fireworks a run for their money!

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  14. Bliddy heck - Type O Negative - that's such a rave from the grave! Not heard them f'rages - Pete Steele was a hewooge front man, sadly no longer with us. It was a shocker when he passed away last year - only 48 or thereabouts I think. I love it when you discover new music to listen to. Love the lurex girl!! Your get togethers always seem so much fun!

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  15. You were also clearly more dazzling than the fireworks in that sparkly jumpsuit - you look glorious! I love your finds too - can't wait to see how you wear the metallic leather trousers - £1 each??!! What a bargain!

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  16. haha i´m like you, every time i have my camera with me at a party, i forget it and when i finally remember i have to take some pictures everybody is so drunk that i have to delete the pictures the next day, cause not i would be killed haha
    this metallic pants are absolutely hot, i really can´t wait to see them on you!
    love and kiss,mary

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  17. aaaaarrrgggghhhhh - brilliant clobber haul! Love the trim on the black maxi, and 2 pairs of perfect-fit leather trousers.... wow. And I was only thinking yesterday how you never see men in fake fur coats. Apart from Screaming Lord Sutch, I suppose. To find a Hardy Amies one - well done Jon! xx

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  18. I love the catsuit (and the heap of junk jewellery). I live vicariously through your adventures, Vix, and then return to the safety of my simple and basic wardrobe! I have the best of all worlds - and am amazed every time you take the time to visit and comment. You're a good and amazing woman!

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  19. i'm glad you've enjoyed a great party time!, and you look fabulous in your lurex catsuit (and also love your girlfriend's dress!)
    And I'm loving the idea of metallic leather shorts, so fabulous, whouuu!!, you rock!!
    besos

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  20. That catsuit is stunning and that maxi dress is a great find. I also love the wooden brooch x

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  21. omg, Vix, that catsuit is a dream!

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  22. I love that first photo of you braving the stray sparks and outshining the fireworks in your lurex. Actually, that grin lights up the sky, never mind the lurex!
    Love the print on Liz's frock, your black crimplene maxi is gorgeous, and all your finds are typically fabulous.
    Can't wait to see the metallic leather hot pants - I so nearly bought a pair of leather shorts in a charity shop on Friday but chickened out!
    Looks like a great night. The mellow photo of Jon working his way through that second bottle made me smile! xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  23. That lurex number is amazing!!! And 20p!? Brilliant!
    And I can't believe you picked up those trousers, they are in all the high street shops at the moment. Such a good find.

    xxx

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  24. I love that lurex catsuit; you look stunning in it. Another great haul too by the looks of things, especially those leather trousers.
    xxx
    P.S. Don't forget to turn up the volume when playing October Rust!

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  25. Always so many fab finds!

    I also could never make a professional blogger either, I always forget to take pictures, why?

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  26. Jaysus,that lurex catsuit is heavenly!All that lovely shimmer!Just the ticket for scmoozing and boozing by a bonfire!
    Love the glam new black crimplene maxi too!The braid trim rocks!
    Indeed,to be a sooper pro blogger one needs to be flashing that camera around early!! I never remember until I'm well pissed,but ah well,that's all part of my charm!
    Another round of amazing scores too!That white punched bag is rather fab,and those metallic pants!Only YOU will rock these,only YOU have the power to make these the most covetable items on the planet!Can't wait to see you in them!
    Love YOU,you foxy wench!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  27. Love your lurex jumpsuit - brighter than the bonfire! Your curry feast sounds delicious too! :)

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  28. We used to have great parties in England for Guy Fawkes.
    Who wants to see food when I can see you in your jump suit, HOt, hot, hot.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  29. You look so pretty in that first pic! And all the bargains, I'm jealous! Oh don't cut both pair of leathers, they are so great in winter for blocking out the cold. Here in NY I practically live in them in winter! Heehee I'm actually O neg and always had a soft spot for them!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  30. Who needs fireworks with you sparkling in that sparkly dress! :D I think photos of drunk people are great! Are ya sure ya don't wanna share! lol

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  31. Stuff proper camera pics - you look sparkle-tastic!

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  32. Looking just as glam as ever! Cannot wait to see whow you work your magic to those trousers. The look amazing!
    Sophie
    x

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  33. Great hat. Can we see you wearing it?

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  34. Those metallic trousers look incredible. I can't wait to see you wearing them. Please do outfits posts in them before you chop'em. xx

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  35. vix, you and your friend liz are killer. i love that you share a love vintage. the 2 of you set off quite a few fireworks yourselves. xojanet

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  36. vintage lurex is an absolute must for winter! love the maxi dress & i'm definitely going to be on the look out for a similar blouse!

    xoxo.

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  37. I love that first pic, it has a kind of satanic glamour! You sure did outshine the bonfire, bravo. And all for 20p. Love the haul, love Jon's coat, and the shoulder bag really takes my fancy.

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  38. Looking amazing like you ALWAYS do! Love Type O Negative :)
    Karlene

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  39. Both you and liz look stunning in your outfits and very brave considering open fires!

    What great charity haul. Those will make awesome hot pants.

    X x

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  40. You look so happy! Who wouldn't with a social life like yours, charity shop finds like yours, a man who loves a bargain and GOLD LEATHER pants!
    Get 'em on as soon as you can - can't wait to see how you style those babies!

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  41. Hi Vix, i feel a lot better but the shoulder still hurt sometimes, going to the doctor this week will ask for 2 more weeks - You look lovely my darling friend, i got this fabulous 60's chiffon polka dots dress this week and other fabulous, original stuff!

    Lots of love and frienship - Ariane xxxxx

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  42. Your lurex cat suit is the cat's pyjamas, I love it!!!! Steve and I had a quiet night in with a takeaway and a bit of Strictly curled up under a blanket. It was fab! Your party sounds wonderful. Sending happy hugs, Em x

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  43. The outfit does look like playing with fire - you'd have to be smokin' hot to wear it. Loved that hat, too!

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  44. YIKES - you look AMAZING in that fabulous lurex jumpsuit!!! I LOVE IT! And Liz's maxi is gorgeous too.

    And what fab bargains as always - that black and white bag - the metallic leather pants (!) and the beautiful scarves all float my boat!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  45. You look so glam at the bonfire, you so suit a jumpsuit. Fantastic bargains, the black dress is beautiful. Xx

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  46. Don't need pics of fireworks.Your one hot firecracker in that lovely jumpsuit.I just love it.Must take pics in those metalic pants before you make them hot pants.I bet they look fantastic.And I just love that dress.Very pretty.xxx

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  47. hello...i'm still alive.
    i adore your black dress so much... and those tapestry boots as well.

    oh, i loved to listen to type o when i was a teenager, sometime i still do nowadays.

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  48. OMFG I think I love everything you've bought! Squee, squee, BIG squee! You and Liz both look so hot and sexy and your bonfire night outfits!!

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  49. Vix, you know I love reading your posts!!

    I love that lurex catsuit; and those trousers are such a bargain. Hot pants for less than a quid? Yes please!!

    Jules

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  50. Your first outfit here, the deliciously sparkly number, is FANTASTIC. And if I had your perfect figure, I'd wear it every single day!! :D

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  51. Metallic Trousers!! Hell Yeah!!

    I love both the outfits here - sparkly is so perfect for Guy Fawkes celebrations. The black maxi looks just fab on you as well. Another great shopping haul, I am jealous as ALWAYS!

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  52. Lookng smoking hot in that catsuit Vix! That felt hat you got is so cute. xx

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  53. Both dresses are magnificent on you! What finds! Himself looks great in the coat too!xxxxx

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  54. your catsuit's divine, dear vix! you really look like cher in it!

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  55. your 1960s maxi dress is just beautiful, i'd just love something similar to add to my wardrobe! xx

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  56. Love your new maxi, very elegant. The trousers would work well as hot pants I'm sure AND you could do crafty accessories with the offcuts - maybe brooches or wristbands or even purses!

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  57. Firstly Vix you look absolutely stunning in that lurex cat suit...wow 20p amazing!!!
    You look really pretty too and as usual love your hair.

    Plus you also look stunning in the long dress its a beauty xx

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  58. You do look amazing in that catsuit but I'd have been worried about you going up like a Roman candle if you'd been round mine - there were sparklers being waved with gay abandon!

    Those trousers are bloody amazing! No fair that you find all this stuff so cheap and in your size. You're going to be rivalling Kylie Minogue if you cut them down to hotpants x

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  59. I always prefer to enjoy myself when I go out rather than spending the whole evening taking photographs. I often don't even bother taking my camera as it is too heavy to carry around.

    Looks like a fun night and the food sounds delicious.

    I love the maxi dress. I never manage to find anything amazing and vintage at my local charity shops. Perhaps I am not looking often enough.

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  60. You look amazingly happy and gorgeous love! That lycra catsuit is so sexy OMG, you would have had me snuggling up to you all night long!!!! 20P.....NOWAY, your killing with your bargins!!!! Liz looks amazing too, love the print on her dress! Happy you had such a nice night out with friends. Wish I could have joined in the celebrations!

    I love Jon's second bottle of wine smile. I had one of those this weekend too. He looks like huggy bear and I also want to snuggle him :) Your new black maxi is sublime on you!!!! The metallic leather pants, no friggin way, can't wait to see you rock the shit outta them. October Rust, music to make love too!!!!!

    Iloveyoubucketsbabe~
    Krista

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  61. fabulous


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  62. You are beyond professional- you live your life which sometimes means leaving the camera in your bag most of the evening.

    You are stunning- in your shiny lurex jumpsuit and in the black morning frock. I love how you share your finds with us, and it only makes me want to shop shop shop with you!

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  63. I'm the same! Went to The Marvellous Cocktail Party in Norwich this week and forgot to take a photo of...myself. Oops.

    That black maxi is a delight. I need to get my wardrobe sorted (literally, recently had a leak fixed so I need to plaster and re-paint, tidy and RESTOCK) and get my charity shop mojo back.

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  64. You choose the perfect outfit for a bonfire, and I bet you out sparkled it all night!

    And what a fabulous haul! You have a great eye for the most lovely of finds.

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  65. I love the maxi dress. You look so pretty.

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  66. You know I adorar you in lurex, you look so grrrr sexy.
    Liz always looks gorgeous too.
    crimplene maxis frock sits you like a glove, you look like a princessa. cant wait to see you in your metallic hot pants. please take a pic of Comton Hospice, that is where I was brought up in, hahaayyy

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  67. Well smack my arse and call me Cindy!!!!!!!!!!! That is the jumpsuit of the century, well last century but that's what we're all about aren't we? By god you look incredible woman and I love the shot of you and Liz in her scrumptious frock. When is that woman going to start blogging? Jaysus kerrrist!! Shopping haul - farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk! xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  68. PERFECT CATSUIT ! you rock it !

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  69. Wow look at all this stuff I missed while on vacation ehehehe ....You found some fantastic new treasures...and you look lovely Love your maxi dresses...I really need to sew up a few new dresses for myself hopefully this week after I get the pile of vacation laundry started I can do some sewing ~I ordered some patterns from the US and had them mailed to my hubby's work I have my fingers crossed they will make it here the mail is terrible in this country ...Looks like you had a fun weekend ~Enjoy your week Love Heather

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  70. that jumpsuit looks amazing

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  71. That catsuit makes me so happy! Love it!

    xx

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  72. I completely understand the having too much fun and getting too drunk to take pics thing - which is why it's my opinion that the better pictures you have of your party, the less fun it actually was. I think...you are my new favorite blogger ;-D

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