Friday, 2 December 2011

Not Such A Cat-astophe


It's Friday and there's not a frock in sight. This time last year I was preparing to catch a plane to Goa. This year I travelled five miles down the road on the bus bound for West Bromwich, hardly glamorous, although the driver did tell me that my beautiful smile had made his week. Still, if I'd been setting off on an Asian adventure I would have missed out on these vintage beauties in the town's charity shops.


This 1970s catsuit, signed "Gina Luici", was £7.99. The lady behind the counter told me it had been on the shop floor for three weeks awaiting the arrival of the right woman. 

1970s catsuit worn with Indian gypsy choker and armlet (India), Office velvet boots (£9)

Right woman or not, it's mine now. 


This chevron striped Berketex Boutique two piece was £4.99.


Wool again? Am I getting all practical and mature in my old age? Somebody stop me before I get a sensible haircut and buy an age-appropriate jersey dress. 


What's my Favourite Thing On A Friday other than charity shop bargains? Buying my tickets for next summer's Big Chill festival.


All day drinking, live music and the summer can't come quickly enough. Roll on August 2012!

1960s two-piece worn with original Dolcis suede platforms (£4.99, PDSA) and a 1970s scarab pendant (£1, car boot sale)

I'm off to get ridiculously drunk. Have a brilliant weekend.
See you soon.

70 comments:

  1. That catsuit is totally stunning Vix!


    Have a great weekend!

    Jules
    http://andsuddenlyisee.blogspot.com

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  2. Spectacular jumpsuit dear, it was meant for you! You practical....NEVER even in wool you look chic and alternative cool! YEAH for next years festival, you look so drunk and happy in your summer frock and toes poking out! Have a killer time celebrating your Birthday this weekend I will call you on the 6th for sure to wish you the happiest of Birthdays!
    I love you!~
    Krista

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  3. Snap on the drunk front, I'm off for beers this evening. :)
    I think that catsuit has found the right person. You do it justice.
    And very jealous on the Big Chill tickets, I am definitely festival going next year, miss it.
    xx

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  4. Love your catsuit...have a great night! xxx

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  5. Those are 2 great buys, I love the chevron 2 piece. At least you brightened up someone's day, and booking those tickets means you have something wonderful to look forward to. Enjoy your evening out lovely lady. Xx

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  6. Well, I like the wool chevron stripe dress too - maybe it is our age!

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  7. I LOVE both outfits. YOU. ARE. THE. RIGHT. WOMAN.

    Your style is so delicious to see. And how I wish I were next to you and your friends getting ridiculously drunk with ya! xo. -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  8. Love the two piece! Very stylish.

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  9. Yup, you are most definitely the right woman. I'm always amazed how everything you pick up from jumbles and charity shops etc look as if they were made for you.

    Anyway, enjoy your weekend and thanks for reminding me - I'm off to put the white vino in the fridge this minute!

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  10. The catsuit was truly meant to be one of todays finds. It's funny how things can sit for weeks unnoticed and unloved, almost as if fate waits for the rightful new owner xxx

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  11. I think they were secretly keeping that catsuit on one side for you!
    It looks amazing!
    Your birthday will float by in a drunken haze if you're starting celebrating from today!
    Yay! Roll on summer...toesies out and drink in hand! Perfect!
    Z xx

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  12. All gorgeous outfits! The Chevron number is my Favorite!

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  13. Love the Berketex ensemble. I am a summer fan too - booking my holiday helps me get through the winter.

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  14. Super catsuit, it must have been meant for you if no-one else had the good taste to buy it for 3 whole weeks.

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  15. I love it when the perfect piece of clothing waits for us to purchase it! Love the arm band. I gave mine away and now I'm looking for another. -T

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  16. I would love to see all your cuffs, bracelets bangles, etc ,
    together. Wherever do they all live?? Do they have their own room?
    You have some amazing ones!!

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  17. The catsuit is divine! Of course your the right woman, your probably the most right woman in at least 100miles of the store... MAYBE even more.

    I would totally wear the 60s two-piece! So nooo worries. It's really cute.

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  18. The catsuit is fantastic and how cute do you look at the Big Chill?

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  19. Enjoy getting drunk! Looking fabulous as always, and I hope you have a fantastic weekend! xo

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  20. My goodness Vix I must have been channeling you when I was out thrifting yesterday. I bought a skirt so similar to your two piece, I'll be posting over the weekend. Funny thing was when I was drafting the post for the weekend I had said I thought you would like it.

    Then there is the catsuit well as always you are just Devine. The print also reminds me of a dress I sold ages back. Oh and by the way that smiles of yours brightens all of our weeks here in the blogosphere.

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  21. the chevron outfit is so inspiring! as always, your style and physique is impressive. I hope to be half as hot as you when I am 44, you certainly give frumpy a run for its money!! have fun this weekend!!

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  22. You look amazing in all your frocks.I especially love the chevron one.that is too cute.xx

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  23. Hi my dear!! Gorgeous finds as always, you were the perfect woman for the catsuit, the cut and pattern are lovely, as is the Berkertex 2 piece, well done indeed! have a great weekend xxx

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  24. Right in so many ways!!!! You look amazing in it!! Miss catsuit was just sitting and waiting for the purrrrfect gorgeous lady to show her to the world. Thank you. Love V

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  25. Vixcita,
    You can wear a jumpsuit like the other prosti cat woman.It was fate, this marvelous cat suit was waiting for you.
    Chevron dress sensible? Hell No!
    You make this look good amor!
    Besotes
    Have fun dancing on tables tonight!

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  26. I love the stripy two piece!

    Jen x
    http://domesticseamstress.blogspot.com/

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  27. I am in love with that catsuit, it is truly divine on you! Enjoy the drinks, I'll be doing the same tomorrow night with work colleagues after our town's carol concert, very festive. Lolo x

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  28. You are the certainly the right persone for the catsuit - looks amazing! Hope you have a fabulous weekend chickadee Scarlett x

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  29. Fark,I wish I was off to get ridiculously drunk with you!!! I'm off with G to have a go at it at a wine festival!
    LOve,LOVE that jumpsuit and two piece!!!Little delights just waiting for your fabulousness to display them at their best! That necklace rocks my socks!!!
    Wool?! hahahaha,not a worry darl,you can give wool a whole new name as funktastically divoooon!
    Love YOU!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  30. This catsuit looks amazing, very unique

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  31. I also wanna get ridiculously drunk with you ! *I'm definitely sure you're the right woman for it ! Ah I just read on your side bar "A day without dressing up is a day wasted." #True fact ! kiss fab

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  32. Naturally you are the right woman for that fabulous catsuit! It looks wonderful on you.
    KNITTED ITEMS???? Vix, what is happening?! But not all woollen items are equal, and wearing a groovy little 2 piece doesn't make you any less of a style queen, you know! Love a chevron!
    Hope you have a blast tonight getting as drunk as can be and having a right good laugh! xxxxxxxxx

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  33. Absolutely love the catsuit, you are definitely the right woman!

    xoxo.

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  34. vix, you are ALWAYS the right woman for a vintage jumpsuit. I'm a huge fan of wool, but mine errs more on the side of cosy, you manage to make it glam.

    If you can't go to Goa, bring Goa to the Black Country. Have a party with an Indian theme and turn the heating right up!
    Have a fantastic weekend,

    Lucy x

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  35. Hahaha, you'll be in a twinset and pearls next ;) You know I love my woollies, I'm wearing a jumper AND a cardigan right now! I can't bear being cold, layers of wool are the only thing for my sensitive Aussie skin xx

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  36. You are SERIOUSLY the right woman for that catsuit!! Its awesome:)

    Love the two piece as well!!!

    It seems I will be overseas or away at weddings for all the music festivals I wanted to attend this year. Never mind - there is still sunshine & drinking;)

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  37. It's jumpsuit madness in blogland these days...how do you do it? You're definitely the right woman for it x

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  38. But... but... I'm the right woman for that catsuit! I can't believe you got to it first. Gimmee, gimmee!!

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  39. Definitely the right woman! You look sensational in that catsuit! It must have jumped off the rack when you walked through the door!

    Gotta love that huge scarab pendant necklace!!!

    You are definitely a summer time girl. You're like a flower without sunlight, desperately wishing for the clouds to part and the suns rays to beat down on your glorious self! At least those tickets can get you one step closer! xxx

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  40. ooh I love how that was waiting for you! You gave it a good home, take quite the woman to do the job! hehe. Have good crunk times. I'm craving 99 bananas. yum.

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  41. Well im gald you went to the charity shops that jumpsuit looks great but i have to say that Chevron 2 piece is gorgeous and looks stuning on you with those boots ;-) You have a gorgeous figure. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  42. Oh Vix, that cat suit is so you and was obviously waiting your arrival at the charity shop. I some how can not imagine you in a "sensible" outfit (in other words boring!) or with a dull hair cut!

    It is a shame you can't jet off this year but all credit to you for being around for your dad when he needs you.

    X x

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  43. More fantstical finds, love the jump suit!! Also great to start day dreaming about next years festivals, even when its blowing a gale outside and you've got to put twenty layers on to feed the horses. Kat x

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  44. Love the chevron two piece, shame about Goa but at least you will have the Big Chill to look forward too next year :)

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  45. your finds are amazing, love the catsuit. and how I miss summer and the festival season, too...

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  46. The jumpsuit was made for you and the chevron wool number is lovely on you too! Can't imagine that anything you chose to put on would be dull because you'd somehow manage to work your transformative fashion magic on it and make it spectacular xx

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  47. What a fun cat suit! You are the PERFECT woman for it. And I have such a weakness for chevron stripes! Pratical? Yes, but who even notices? On you, it's just stunning!

    The Big Chill Festival looks fabulous! I sooo wish I lived closer!

    xo, Anita

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  48. YEoouuWWZZZAAA!!! Another fabulous jumpsuit - you look AMAZING! The fabric is spectacular. And that divine two piece suit is divine - I love the stripe and the boots are gorgeous. And that festival frock totally rocks my world - perhaps I'll bring Krista's amazing fluoro jumpsuit over and come with you next August and our two outfits can keep each other company - they'll definitely see us from space!

    Love! Sarah xxx

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  49. You are definitely the RIGHT woman for the catsuit. And your jewelry is stunning as always!

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  50. I don't think anyone pulls of a catsuit as well as you Vix! You look simply stunning! Your posts alway make me giggle, one of my favourite blogs to ready. Always keep an eye for a new post!
    Sophie
    x

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  51. Hee! That jumpsuit is spectacular - I love it! Don't ever change x

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  52. fabulous purchases, as usual, and fabulous prices!!
    And love you're perfectly ready for a drinking weekend!, cheers to that!. I'm going to open a bottle just now!
    besos

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  53. Now now, no dissing the wooly dress, Vix... I totally love the lurex sweater and skirt, and you are definitely the right woman for the catitude suit. xxx

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  54. awesome jumpsuit, it looks perfect on you! i really love that wool outfit too..you have such a cool personality!

    Crystal Hearts Vintage

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  55. You're the right woman. I'm pretty sure. ;)

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  56. I think you were certainly the right woman for that jumpsuit! It looks totally fabulous on you & I love the print.

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  57. Holy hell the right woman certainly did come along, what an amaze-balls jumpsuit!!!! Oooooh I do love the two-piece and noooooooooooooooooo you are certainly not getting practical and mature - it's all in the stylin' baby and this outfit's got my engines revving!! I was just saying to Penny Dreadful how it must be weird to see the down under lot in bare-feet (Sarah), springy hotness (Helga) and swimwear (me). Yep, snap those tickets up girly because you'll be doing the same before you know it! have a fantastic weekend hon xoxoxoxoxoxox

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  58. OMG - just came across your blog by accident whilst hunting for a vintage hairdryer...love your blog!!

    Thought I would say hello!!

    Sam x

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  59. I'm glad you could find the upside to your postponed adventures. That catsuit is marvelous is was definitely waiting for the right fashionable person to come along!

    xx

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  60. Both awesome finds, I cant decide which one I like best so its a good job you got both! x

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  61. I love that chevron outfit.

    I can't wait for the summer again, really missing getting out and about in the old camper van. You have reminded me, I need to start sorting out festival tickets, I think we might do Camp Bestival again this year.

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  62. No Goa this year? :(
    That catsuit is gorgeous especially on you! I like the chevron outfit and I cant see you getting a sensible haircut... I'll know the pod people have snatched you if it ever happens!!
    Karlene

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  63. No Goa this year? :(
    That catsuit is gorgeous especially on you! I like the chevron outfit and I cant see you getting a sensible haircut... I'll know the pod people have snatched you if it ever happens!!
    Karlene

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  64. You do have a beautiful smile xx

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  65. You are the only dame I know who can rock that cat suit like it's meant to be rocked! The two piece chevron looks like it was designed for you as well--incredibly inspiring outfits!

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  66. i adore the pattern on your catsuit, it's so very you! xx

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  67. I love that chevron striped Berketex Boutique...and its price!!!

    Saludos.

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