Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Blown Away


Over the past two days Britain's been lashed by storms and I've had to wear a headband to walk into town to avoid being whipped and temporarily blinded by my hair.


The postman couldn't get to us yesterday as the road was closed due to flooding so he turned up early this morning with a parcel from the fabulous Nelly which amongst other treasures included this glorious lurex jacquard print maxi dress by Courtaulds which I had to wear immediately.


Kitsch Australian face cloths, vintage covered buttons, a scary kid picture for the Wall Of Misery, some crazy poodles for my collection, a crochet lavender bag and some gorgeous retro needles.


A hand made Scrabble ring and a pretty resin heart.


Poodles!


Jon loves his 1970s kipper tie complete with kangaroo tie pin so much he's planning to wear it for dinner on Saturday night.


Handmade steam punk spats and fingerless mitts.


Gold satin flared pants and a groovy paisley halterneck


and an AWESOME hand made bikini! I might be brave and post of photo of me wearing it, once I've got a tan.

Thanks, Nelly! I'm blown away by your generosity.

1970s maxi worn with denim waistcoat worn inside out  (seen HERE and HERE), Babyliss gold headband (99p, Boots)

The finer details:


Faux tortoiseshell & zig-zag coral bangle (courtesy of Rachel), plastic cocktail ring (from Dee) , Run Forest Run nail polish (from Elizabeth), all other jewellery bought second-hand


Another piece from my crazy jewellery collection:

Native American pendant (50p, car boot sale)

Six days to go and counting. I still haven't finished packing but I promise to share the final selection before Jon locks the bags.



65 comments:

  1. Love the knitted spats!
    And yes make us jealous with a shot of your gorgeous bikini bod - what a lovely parcel full of goodies. Enough to brighten any grey winter day.
    It's been so windy hasn't it! I had a blow dry to do yesterday and brought out the super industrial hairspray to hold the set.
    xx

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  2. looking great (;

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  3. Yes we are being blown about here in the south west too! And its chilly!

    Loving those fingerless gloves and spats. They are gorgeous! As is that lovely dress.

    Ooo only six days to go and you eascape you lucky things!



    MBB x

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  4. that outfit is so lush! And I love that tip about wearing a headband in town! :)

    Jules

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  5. Hi my dear-what a truly gorgeous dress and fabulous gifts, so kind and thoughtful!! You look really lovely! xxx

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  6. Does Jon have to lock the cases so that you don't sneak more clothes in? Lol. I love those knitted spats, I can't wait to see how you style them. The wind has been astounding hasn't it? It was still blowing a gale here this afternoon when we took the dogs out. Xx

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  7. Fabulous gifts from Nelly. Love your Native American pendant - it's glorious!

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  8. Looove that Native American pendant. What a spectacular find! You make me want to go thrift shopping right now. Lol. ;)

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  9. So am I! Fantastic pieces, love, love the maxi dress - am only buying colour and shiny this year and that is both! x

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  10. That is a beautiful dress and i love the color and pattern, i am always on the look out for that type of dress -still cold here! -20 i think with the windchill and i have to go out today, brrrr
    Can not wait to see what you will bring on vacation -

    Love Ariane

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  11. Happy new year to you; I bet that you cannot wait my lovely :)

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  12. Wow! You are lucky, girl! :D
    I love everything!! And you pull off the vintage look so well...

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  13. So glad the bikinis arrived before you go I so hope they fit I had to ask HH and Misfit what size so blame them lol.That dress was made for you Tell John I expect a pic of him in th etie.

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  14. What gorgeous gifts - I get somewhat out of the loop on British weather since moving so I rely on fellow bloggers for up dates! Hope the wind isn't too bad now?

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  15. Fab dress, such a pretty colour combo.
    What an amazing package of gifts from Nelly.
    Go, go, go, Bikini Gurrl!
    Lovin' the spats. So much classier than legwarmers!!
    And the kanga tie pin is superb. Yeah...piccy of Jon, please!
    Z xx

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  16. You look great in that dress!!!

    I can't wait to go on vacation
    "with you".....weather here is just as bad. Going to be living vicarious through you!!!!

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  17. YOWZA!!!! I love this maxi on you!!! You are the bohemian beauty who always surprises me with your outfit posts! Nelly OMG the gift giving Goddess has bestowed you with killer stuff that is all so VIXTASTIC! I love the handmade bikini and the spats and fingerless gloves, both so cute and sexy all at once. Can't wait to see you wearing little wore than the bikini, look out India 6 days and counting....OMG!!!!!!!! The poodles are precious and I love that halter and gold pants! Can't wait for our date on Sunday right before you leave, I am going to miss you something awful!
    LOVEYOUBUNCHES~
    Krista

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  18. Those spats! Yeeeees! And do post a bikini pic - not to sound like a shameless perv but it'd be nice to see it on!

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  19. It's been pretty stormy here, too. That pendant definitely tickles me fancy. So nice to receive presents from sweet friends. xx

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  20. YOU are the finer detail!!
    That maxi is freakin' awesome!!Well done Nelly! Yay for a motherload of treats! Non yay for the winds,I don't like wind at all,unless it is a seductive,cooling breeze somewhere tropical! The headband is bloody styley,though!Only YOU could make me lust for a headband!!!Nearly as much as I lust for you!!
    EEEEEEK!
    Love you long time!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  21. Wow that dress is gorgeous and you look gorgeous in it to. Bless Nelly what a lovely package to recieve and that bikni is lush ;-)) And you have just the figure for that and soaking up the warm sunshine ooohhhh i sooo wish. Happy packing and enjoy the rest of your week , dee xxx

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  22. What a fabulous grab bag of goodies! Love the mix of brass, tortoiseshell, and coral bangles; they are stunning with the dress. I can't wait to see the trip choices.

    Happy Packing,
    Jo xx

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  23. Goodness, what an amazing parcel! Those spats are groovy!!!
    Can't wait to hear of your Keralan adventure!!

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  24. Ugh the weather has been terrible- I bet you're really glad to be escaping to warmer climes! I love your wall of misery kids, creepy and kitsch, brilliant!

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  25. Its been FREEZING in Michigan...im chilled to the bone most mornings...uggh......love the gorgeous dress and headband...Im totally going to wear one soon!!

    Wishing you and yours the happiest of the new year Sweets!

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  26. It must have been like unpacking Mary Poppins' handbag, with so many lovely things in Nelly's parcel! Buttony-uppy spats - brilliant. And Jon got something too!

    Am seriously losing my marbles - it so must be time to go back to work soon - I saw you'd got needles, assumed they were knitting ones then wondered why there had to be a "rust-proof book". No gin today, honestly!

    Bet you can't wait to get away from this weather and onto that lovely beach x

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  27. Wow excellent pressies, totally loving your indian necklace too :)

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  28. Looking great and what a lovely selection of presents! I could have done with a headband walking up to the high street this afternoon! Just wanted to say I was touched by your comment on Curtise's post yesterday - just goes to show you can overcome anything when you put your mind to it and you've turned out fabulously x

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  29. Love the vest and the pendant. Your jewellery collection is far from crazy (what we've seen here) - just fabulous!

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  30. Wow Nelly - you are one of the top 9if not THE top) treasure hunters!
    I'm like you Vix, I have to get those clothes straight on!
    I love the style and colour of the dress, the headband idea is one I'm going to steal for the windy weather we're experiencing.
    I so wish I was joining you on your holiday.

    Lucy x

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  31. You got sent so many lovely things :o i love the knitted bikini-so cool! Great furry waistcoat too :D
    xxx

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  32. I've really had enough of the wind! Rattling round the eaves, keeping me awake :-(
    Some lovely goodies you got there.... do post a pic of yourself looking fab and tanned, lounging on a beautiful beach in the bikini! Make us jealous ;-)

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  33. OOOoohh Nelly spoiled your frocks off!
    What lovely things
    That jacquard maxi is awsome!!
    I think those gold satin pants will look sexy as heck on you too.

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  34. What a fabulous dress, I love when a gift is so perfect you just can't wait to wear it. It looks so good on you.
    I am so excited for you!!!! Holiday time and the weather is going to be warm, yay!!!!! V

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  35. It's a fab dress! And a very generous bundle. I especially like the crazy poodles. With this weather, you'll ne doubt be desperate to get away! x

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  36. The weather has been awful hasnt it! Adore the dress, you look stunning! xxx

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  37. TOTO I DON'T THINK WE'RE IN KANSAS ANYMORE!!

    Now don't go wearing that lovely hand made bikini in the water or you will look like ploppy pants :)

    Vix where do you put all of your trinkets?? I get dizzy just thinking about it!

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  38. Great gifts !

    And you beautifull women!
    You allways look so great !

    :*

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  39. How many beautiful things! Really love everything.
    You look fantastic in this dress, and the Native American pendant is to die for

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  40. I can't really think of anything but that fabulous maxi. Oh my! That is beyond fabulous!

    You have the most beautiful things! Do you catalog all of your pieces, or do you have the details of each one committed to memory?

    xo, Anita

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  41. You look lovely..the dress is beautiful! you have very nice pieces & the jewerly ids beyond amazing!

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  42. Love the Maxi!! Looks great on you!!! All your friends send you great stuff!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  43. Gorgeous dress! I Love those poodles too! I Love little trinkets around the house.

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  44. I knew you wouldn't disappoint in 2012. Great gifts and looking forward to your final packing decisions.

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  45. Wow - that's an epic package Vix!! I love the frock but also all the handmade goodies - especially the spats.

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  46. Oooh what lovely gifts.Love the dress.The lavender bag is cute and I just love the poodles.We have had really cold weather here lately.Must be cuz my husband goes back to england next thursday.Mother nature preparing him for the weather change.lol.

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  47. Wonderful dress and a great excuse to haul out all the bangles. But, mostly I want a Scrabble ring! Guess I could make one for myself...wonder how long it would take DH to figure out a T. was missing?

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  48. Wow that dress is gorgeous those colors look wonderful on you and the jewelry I am so glad you show all the pictures and up close ones...I love the details. The Native American pendant is just amazing I love it....and a teeny weeny purple bikini :) ~Enjoy your new treasures!! Love Heather

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  49. Great package of goodies, so much thought has gone into that splendid assortment!
    The bikini will be fab for Kerala xxx

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  50. How horrid has the weather been! I picked hubby up from Walsall last night and it was blowing a real gale.

    Great parcel to receive, at least it brightened up a nasty day.

    X x

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  51. I love the resin scrabble ring what a brilliant idea. That was a package of joy. Thank you for your comment I'm always inspired by you and I bet you can't wait for your holiday!!
    xx

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  52. Hi Vix! Thanks for your sympathy on loosing my job, but it was a pretty lousy job anyway. Have a wonderful time on your holiday in the sun! -T

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  53. You always recieve such amazing things in the post lukcy lady! This dress has your name written all over it! Looking hot Vix!
    Sophie
    x

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  54. u look fantastic in that beautiful dress



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  55. oh, how I love your hairdo and the colour of that fab maxi frock xxx

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  56. No wonder you need to wear that maxi straight away - it's gorgeous! I love Nelly, and her collection of treasures.

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  57. Wowzer, what a wonderful parcel of goodies from Nelly. I'm particularly loving those kitsch Aussie face cloths and that amazing knitted bikini.

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  58. Oh that darling Nelly is such a beautiful softie isn't she? She has you pegged - I LOVE the Wall of Misery kids. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep to the gold flares and wrist warmers oh and I have to see the bikini on. Soon!!! xxoxoxooo

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  59. Ooh what a SPLENDIFEROUS Parcel of Joy! The frock is GORGEOUS and I do love all of the goodies - but the amazing bikini handmade by Nelly's own clever hands is my favourite - what a wonderful gift! Cannot wait to see you IN IT, amor. Love you and your abs! Sarah xxx

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  60. Good old Nelly, if anyone can wear a knitted bikini, it'd be you!

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  61. oh gosh i love this maxi dress, it is so perfect, colour print, long sleeves and you are so brilliant to wear your denim waistcoat inside out!!! on of my favourite looks now, you look like a mix of celtic godess/ boho princess. really fabulous outfit darling!
    and of course we want to see this handmade bikini on you;)
    love and kiss,mary

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  62. Nelly obviously knows your style perfectly, and I love the idea of the Wall of Misery, this is the first I've heard of it :).

    That new picture will be a nice addition.

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  63. Aren't you fab in that pink dress! I'm done with the weather - it's been awful! Can't wait to see what you do with gold satin flares!

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  64. Vixcita,
    Arent's you a vision in pink lurex maxi dress!
    Nelly sent you great gifts! loving the loco poodles.wall of misery frame is adorably sad and cute. that purple knitted bikini is so you amor.
    luv ya

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