Sunday, 11 December 2011

Think Pink


I wasn't 100 % sure of this 1970s pink crimplene jacket when I spotted it at the Clothes Show but as it was still hanging up five hours later I took it as a sign and tried it on. I liked it all the more when the seller slashed it down from £29.99 to a fiver.


As a blonde I avoided pink like the plaque but as a black-haired lass I've grown to love it.


I've even embraced pink eyes using Sleek's Acid eye shadow palette (Superdrug), Kitten Vintage smoky burgundy pencil & mascara (courtesy of the wonderful Zoe) & lashings of black kajal (India) to keep it rocker-ish. The Christian Dior lipstick was 20p from a church bazaar a couple of weeks ago.


Forget keeping it simple, no matter how loud your outfit there's always a need for bling.


Krista & Sarah both bought me these groovy zebra print nail transfers for my birthday. The silver snake wrap ring was also from Krista, the Lapis Lazuli ring was brought back from Lebanon by Dad when I was 11 and the rest were from India.


Trevira 2000 blazer worn with 1970s C&A maxi with matching tie belt (50p, car boot sale), 1960s pink plush hat (£4, Birmingham Settlement)
We cancelled everything yesterday and a day's rest worked wonders for my hip. Thanks for your suggestions.
 I'm looking forward to a tumbler of spiced rum, Italian olives and cheese & crackers in front of a roaring fire.

Have a happy Sunday.

51 comments:

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Vix pinks adores you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, and what beautiful jacket at a bargain price.
    Loving your jewellery.
    I can imagen you eating olives by the fire, yeahhhhhhhhhhh.
    My husband, as English as he is, makes the best olives picked from my sister´s trees.
    Enjoy!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  2. That is Think Pink in a brilliant way! Love it and the thought of spiced rum xx

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  3. PS about to book hairdressers, in need of a cut and will take the brunette plunge!!

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  4. ♥ the pink jacket! n its from 1970? whoa!!!! looks awesome!! ♥ the nails aswell. n the rings. ♥'d the whole outfit n accessories, looks great on u!

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  5. Oh yes that is one gorg jacket I love the button details, what a bargain too! x

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  6. The pink jacket is lovely, I too have grown to love pink over the years ... in my early twenties I was a punk and wouldn't have been seen dead on it! Funny how tastes change though out life.

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  7. spiced rum, Italian olives and cheese & crackers in front of a roaring fire!!!
    Count me in.

    That jacket looks wonderful with the hat. Glad to hear your hip is better xxxx

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  9. I love it! Krista is going to freak out with happiness.
    I used to avoid pink, but it really suits darker haired ladies and it does cheer you up.
    The make-up is fantastic, you look so young and fresh.

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  10. Can't argue with it for a fiver, it looks really striking! Love the little details like the nail transfers :)

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  11. Ooh Vix you suit Pink. I generally avoid it as I'm blonde but I did pick up a funky pink jumper the other day.
    Love the nails, and as always in love with your jewellery.
    xx

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  12. Yay that a bit of rest has sorted your hip out a bit,darl!
    Looking like a scrummy sherbet lolly in that sweet ass jacket!Great lapels!You are totally rocking it,esp with that amazing hat,all that glorious bling and fabulous makeup!A slinky black maxi,too!Woohoo,I'm glad you succumbed to the lure of the pink!
    O,olives,cheese & crackers!Just what I've been stocking up on for our summery nibbles!If only I could stock up the wine,but no sooner do I buy it than we drink it!Lushes!
    Lucious!That's YOU!
    Love you to BITS!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  13. Fab in pink Vix. I really do love Sleek eyeshadows, I'm quite a fan of the brighter shades xxx

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  14. oooh pretty in pink darling! how is it possible that you look so gorgous in any colour! maybe i should get some italian olives too;)
    kiss,mary

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  15. Lovely! And you have always such a great collection of jewelry on you!

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  16. Looking pretty in pink Vix!

    Glad to hear your feeling brighter.

    X x

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  17. I want that jacket! awww it's amazing :)))

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  18. Vix your jewellery comes from the most wonderful places, each piece must have a brilliant back-story to it. And you're welcome, I'm glad you had a good birthday. You look fab in the pink jacket by the way. Hope your hip gets better soon. xxx

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  19. I love how all your rings have some sort of back story. They are all so beautiful!
    Sophie
    x

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  20. I think pink looks much better rocked up a bit, I like it on you, it suits your skin and hair perfect. That hat is to die for! Glad your hip is feeling a little better my lovely, take care. xx

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  21. I LOVE this shade of pink on you - the jacket is fabulous and smokin' hot with that divine hat and classic maxi! Your jewellery is spectacular as always and wow - those zebra nails look AMAZING. Love! Sarah xxx

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  22. Vix, I swear I had not looked at your post today before doing mine, but we were obviously on the same wavelength! I used to have pink and blonde hair, and would wear pink now and again, but not with my current hair colour(s). I thought I had a pretty awesome ring collection, but yours is swoon-worthy!

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  23. What a fab price for that jacket!!

    Ur so brave wearing pink eyeshadow - it'd clash with my hair!!!!

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  24. Amazing outfit!!! Gorgeous rings and beautiful nails! You always look fabulous !

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  25. Particularly this shade of pink is hard for me to pull off, I swear you can wear anything Vix! You look dashing in that hat dear. I'm also a fan of nail transfers! Nice choice. -xo

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  26. Without reading all the comments I'm guessing I might be the millionth person to think of typing 'pretty in pink' so I'll go for 'La Vix en Rose' instead! Is there any colour you can't wear? Love the hat xx

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  27. The jacket is gorgeous. You have such an amazing dress style. Thank you.

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  28. OOoh pretty in pink.I think it looks fab with your hair.What lovely make up goodies.love all those eye shadow colors.I love your nails.xx

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  29. Pink with the zebra nails plus bling and maxi skirt! You are visual heaven!

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  30. I love pink on a dark-haired lass! That jacket looks divine, especially for a fiver. It goes beautifully with the hat & bling.

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  31. Pink suits you! And those nails... wild! Glad you hip is better.

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  32. Love you in pink! What a fabulous hat!

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  33. Very very pretty in pink!!! Gorgeous gorgeous lady!!!!V

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  34. You look amazing - I think pink looks amazing on dark haired ladies! I also love the hat:)

    I want zebra nail transfers - they look so amazing!

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  35. You look lovely in pink and the print is so pretty! Those nails transfers are awesome. I haven't used mine, I'm waiting for something special.

    xx

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  36. is there bloody anything you can't wear woman?!~ I think not!!

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  37. UMMMM WOW ! your hands they look fabulous mine look rather boring I am thinking I may need to run out and get henna or something :P ......You look lovely!! now that my hair is growing in all natural and it is lighter I do avoid the pink for sure but it does look so lovely with dark hair and it really looks gorgeous on you! But then you look beautiful in any of the bright colors you wear...have a great week ahead Love Heather

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  38. I really like you in pink! It's a little different from your usual colours but all the better for it.

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  39. this blazer is so fantastic! i like everything about it...

    ...as a blonde i like pink... ;)

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  40. WOW! You look wonderful in pink, and the hat is fabulous!
    As always, your trrademark jewellery and nails are amazing.
    Glad your hip is feeling better, I bet some spiced rum and the roaring fire helped a bit too! xxxx

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  41. Hi Vix, you are a vision in pink! Looks like you had great fun on your birthday - HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you! On a personal note, thank you for your kind words about Sadie. It's been difficult and your love and support are much appreciated.

    xoxoxo a thousand times, Bonnie

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  42. The hat and the jacket really 'pop' with the black skirt. Great combo!
    Glad you had fun with make-up!
    Sorry to read that you've been a bit rough with the hip, but glad you're feeling much better.
    I want a 'Vague' cover shot! That is hilarious, what a brill card!
    Z xx

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  43. So glad to hear your hip is less painful stupid things they are i say ;-)) You look gorgeous in Pink i aodre the jacket what a bargain to. You always look beautiful. dee xx

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  44. Amor,
    I want to eat you up like cotton candy. what a divina jacket!that beautiful hat goes beautifully with coat. eyeing your make up.
    glad you sorted out your poor hip amor.

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  45. Vix! Pink is fabulous on you! i love pink, yeah! the secret is out!


    Ariane xxxxxx

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  46. You know I love this outfit. You can totally rock the pink you sexy thing!!!!The makeup looks killer too so pretty in pink you are! I love this hat and all your rings look FAB. I love the zebra nails too. Glad to here after chilling a bit the hip feels better, sometimes the hardest thing is just staying still.
    Missyou~
    Krista

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  47. You look gorgeous in pink. I love the jacket :)

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  48. wow, extraordinary! You know what, I'm just going to have to draw that picture of your amazing bedecked hands- I love the patterns and colours it would be fun to paint! (let alone to wear!)

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