Monday, 18 June 2012

Blogger Love


I've just torn open a parcel from the divine Krista, not only one of my real life best buddies but also my partner in Lakota's jubilee swap. How gorgeous is this Missoni jumper?


 Talking of divine bloggers look who came up to visit on Saturday to spend the day charity shopping and hanging out in Wetherspoons, only the gorgeous Clare! She's just the most fun, prettiest and loveliest girl ever, I can't wait for us to meet up again soon. She snaffled some amazing vintage goodies (which, hopefully, she'll be blogging about soon) and got to meet some of Walsall's finest crazy people.

Missoni sweater worn with a 1960s Dollyrockers maxi skirt (99p, eBay), Rajasthani mirror work waistcoat (£2.50, the Crest Foundation), velvet platform boots (£1, car boot sale), crochet beret (courtesy of Elizabeth)

 Some may say that a cool item of designer clothing should be teamed with plainer pieces to let the quality do the talking. I say how boring! It would be a crime not to do justice to something incredible by wearing it with equally fabulous statement pieces.


Krista made my this rocking stud bangle, it compliments my other heavy metal jewellery a treat (she sent me the silver dragon ring last year). The nail paint is Denim by Barry M, it shimmers like the chunk of Lapis Lazuli in my ring. 


 Indian beaded earrings from the Auroville Ashram at Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu.


Other gifts from Krista included a groovy psychedelic cat picture, two hand made felt hair pretties and a cute daisy print vest.


Darling cards and some fabulous bright Coneflower and Painted Daisy seeds which I'll be sowing this afternoon, now it's stopped raining.


Two beautiful hand made necklaces with skulls, Hindu kitsch and hearts aplenty.


An amazing bead and skull bangle, rocking ring and the stud bangle. Lucky? Me? Oh yeah! I just hope Krista loves the contents of her swap parcel as much as I did!


Blogging buddies are the best!
See you soon.

68 comments:

  1. I'm getting more and more green-eyed with each post I read! Krista did a brilliant job, she knows you so well. And you got to meet lovely Miss S too, how lucky are you. I'd have loved to be there. Bloggers rule!
    x

    PS. I have an orange and brown version of those earrings.

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  2. Oh YAY - every single thing is just PERFECtLY FABULOUS! You look so gorgeous amor - the colours are wonderful and I LOOOOVE the earrings and bracelets and of course, my fave, the dollyrocker maxi! FRICKIN EXQUISITE! Krista is the best! Love you more than studs! Sarah xxx

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  3. Oh perfect - every single piece is just amazing and so you!x

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  4. It's always so lovely to meet bloggers in person :)

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  5. Ooh love the jumper with the waistcoat you picked up the other week.
    And I LOVE the jewellery snap. Swoon, such jewels.
    xx

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  6. I have also got a parcel today from wonderful Curtise, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am over the moo.
    Bloggers love is wonderful, and I love everything you are wearing, yeahhhhhhhhh.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. Krista is the queen of colour, and you did her parcel justice with this post.
    I'm a big fan of Missoni's patterns and that jumper is a beauty.
    The jewellery is all so personal and carefully chosen, she's got such talent.

    You're a great pairing for the swap, both such vibrant, positive and bright ladies.

    I guessed it was Clare you were meeting, eventually, when she said she was getting up early to catch a train.
    Your blog lately is the best advertisement for blogging imaginable. The friendships, fun, parcels and motivational theme is second to none.

    Look forward to seeing Clare's finds, and Krista's parcel from you.

    Lucy x

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  8. I'd never have thought of Missoni for you but what a winner it is the way you're wearing it.xx.

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  9. ahh how lovely, looks as though you had a great parcel ! :) bloggers are the best sometimes!

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  10. Fabulous missoni sweater. I came a little late to the parcel swap thing, but i'm going to enjoy seeing what people got. Your parcel was well suited to you. x

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  11. What a fabulous parcel! That studded bracelet is gorgeous! xx

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  12. I totally called you meeting Clare, oh I bet you guys had the best day just hanging out and shopping and chit chatting it up! She seems to be a blast that one. Yeah you dig your pressies. The Missoni looks right at home on you mixed with all your magical other finds, I love it with that vest. You look like pure color! I am in love with your ear rings too, how pretty. I swear Vix you are getting prettier with every post. Good thing I'm meeting up with you this year or I'd be getting super bummed out at all the other gals you are meeting :) I think its special to have even the chance at making new friends. I love you honey and I can't wait to see what you got me:))))
    XOOOXOXOXO
    Krista

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  13. Love the way you styled the Missoni, you sure do patterns fabulously! How lovely to meet another blogger too! Be careful sowing those purple coneflowers -- put them someplace they can go wild as they are super invasive. Not nicknamed "snakeroot" for nothing!
    XXX
    Suzanne

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  14. Fabulous outfit Queen! The jewels are gorgeous too! I love meeting bloggy mates and have met a few now - they never disappoint!

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  15. Amazing goodies vix - that flower looks fab! And I totally agree with you re the ring matching your varnish!

    I've replied to ur email btw, can u reply pls?
    xo

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  16. Amazing jewellery and fab sweater. You look wonderful.
    I love that Barry M shade and have been trying to track it down in town and no where seems to have it.
    Dx

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  17. Wow! Gorgeous! You make me want to grow my hair out and wear beautiful dresses everyday. Seriously. I think I will. ;)

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  18. THAT CROPPED TOP! Oh man, it's soooooo good. You look fantastic!

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  19. Oh wow, I love Clare's blog, it must have been fabulous to meet up. That's a great Missoni jumper, I do love Missoni prints, they're so colourful and vibrant, like the rest of your fabulous outfit. I love your smiley pictures too, you have such a pretty smile. Xx

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  20. That waistcoat is great, I love those little mirrors on it. I love the dolly cards as well.
    xxxxx

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  21. All you needed was a bit of fabulously bright Missoni to convert you to the joys of knitwear, Vix! I LOVE how you've styled it, it looks fabulous with your Dollyrockers maxi and all your bling.
    All the goodies from lovely Krista re so up your alley - she's a great gal! And I am so jealous that you and Clare went chazzing and boozing without ME! I wanna play!
    Well done Lakota for organising another fab swap, what a geat way to share the love! xxxxx

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  22. You have such fabulous friends with a real eye for the kind of detail that will suit you.

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  23. Re Denim - thanks very much Vix. Its such a lovely colour on!
    Dx

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  24. What a good life you have, beautiful goddess you. You are rockin' Krista's goodies- she really pegged you with the patterns the colors and the Hindu talismans! And YOU get to meet Miss Simmond Says? How awesome is this? Awesome to the max.

    I am excited: I get to meet Krista next month and can not wait. And what I would give to hug you up close and personal.

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  25. it's so nice see you enjoying Krista's goodies (she's lovely!), and looking so fabulous colorful!, love every pattern and color you're wearing, and your pretty waistcoat!
    besos

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  26. That jumper is amazing Vix and looks great with all the other prints. How lovely you got to hang out with another blogger. Hope Walsalls finest nutters didn't scare her too much.

    X x

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  28. I love that first photo, you look so pretty! I loved meeting you, I really had the best day out! We must do it again soon, who else can we drag along?

    Krista has done amazingly well, but she would of course, she's got such a fantastic stash of vibrant gorgeous things to send you. Bollocks to statement pieces, wear it all together! You look stunning!

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  29. That fist picture is so Beautiful! You look Fabulous!

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  30. Hi Vix, long time no talk or even visit but I have to say I have never seen you looking more lovely. Honestly! The Missoni looks great on you.

    xo, Bonnie

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  31. You lucky thing, that jumper is gorgeous! x

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  32. Love Missoni - and that jumper is fantastic! How kind of Krista to send it to you.

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  33. no boring outfits that´s the reason i love your blog so much;) and this missoni jumper is really a wonderful gift, we bloggers are really the best, not everybody here can understand me when i´m talking about all the fabulous and lovely ladies (and well also their fancy and amazing dresses) which i get to know through blogging, but i consider more than one as real friend and with a wonderful personality and a genorous heart.
    love and kiss,mary

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  34. Hi my dear!! Sounds like you lovely ladies had a great time and your swap parcel is amazing! I agree, the Missoni print works perfectly with your Dollyrockers maxi and your beanie hat is soo cute! Have a great week ahead xxx

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  35. This might just go down as one of my favorites of your outfits..... It is all great together! I think I found Clare through your blog.....I love to visit her, she makes me laugh. I can only imagine the conversations between you two....wish I could have been there!!!

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  36. dear ms vixen,

    you have the best readers i've ever read about. that missoni sweater?!!! the first photo of you belongs on a magazine btw.
    have a wonderful week my darling friend. xo

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  37. What a wonderful parcel and you look fantastic! xx

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  38. The Missoni top is fab with the skirt, colour, colour and more colour! How lovely to meet other bloggers - would love to meet up with fellow bloggers myself!

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  39. Another bundle of deliciousness. Bright clashing colours everywhere - heaven! So great that you got to meet up with Claire. She looks so relaxed and sunkissed in that photo. Hope you had a great time xxx

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  40. Very, very nice sweater :-) And I love your nail varnish...I need to investigate that brand.

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  41. Wow you did well! She knows you well! What lovely gifts! I love the fact you paired statement pieces together!x

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  42. omg, i'm totally in love with this heavy metal leather-chain-monster-bangle ... awesome!!!

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  43. I love that you totally outdid the beautiful missoni with these colours and patterns! Clare looks lovely! xoxo

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  44. I love this outfit so much, it's perfect for that fab Missoni top, all your bracelets are amazing too..and all Krista's presents are amazing just like her!! Her handmade jewels are beautiful, I love her talent in making perfect personal necklaces for her friends!!
    Lots of kisses!!
    xxxx

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  45. Wow Vix you look so stunning!!! I totally love all the colours layered up. Your parcels were pure joy, shows you are much loved in the blogger world!! ♥

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  46. wot Sue said! You're positively glowing luv ♥

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  47. If I mixed colors and styles as you do people would say "UH oh, Mama's drunk in the laundry room again!" but you look so gorgeous and high fashion. It's something in you, girl, you have a style no one else can compete with.

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  48. Amor,
    Your style is unbeatable you suit that little sweater layered top. Lapiz ring is a beauty.
    Kristaita is such a talented biatch! Love the skull necklace.
    So excited you prostis met up! I will surely try and make it out and meet up with you fab ladies.
    Besotes

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  49. Your outfit is spot on perfect! You are so inspiring; you take fabulous up a notch on a regular basis.
    I love Krista's jewelry; I commissioned her to make a piece on your recommendation, and it is one of my favorites. You must see it!
    I really need to start using the remote to take outfit pictures; I've given up on Bob ever photographing me. By the time he comes home at night, I'm rumpled and the good light is gone.
    Thanks for sharing! xo, A.

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  50. Your line: I say "How boring". Classic Vix. Hilarious. There is simply nothing boring about you. I love how you styled the sweater. And what lovely friends you have sending you wonderful loot that seems to well suited to you.

    Loulou

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  51. Oh, I love the vest with the Missoni sweater...and the bracelets. I envy you.

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  52. Oh, my pulse jumped when I saw that Missoni top with the mirror vest on top. Brilliant pairing. If only I could have worn something like it today my world would have been complete! Your pairing with the maxi is divine. And I love how you beret sits back. It looks like so much fun meeting up with all your blogger pals!

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  53. Divine colour and styling Vix. Brilliant combination and I agree, why not pair with equally fabulous items. Well done as always! I love those accessories. xx

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  54. That jumper is amazing. I love the way you have worn it with the other pieces, beautiful!

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  55. Yay! That jumper is ace! I totally agree about more is more...

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  56. You look amazing, you must send me your address as I have a few items waiting to post to you too x

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  57. Before I read your post, saw the jumper and thought - oh fab Missoni look alike, bet Vix found that for 10p lol! It's wonderful - love the whole outfit! You are so very lucky indeed!

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  58. I love your indian waistcoat, the colours are all gorgeous. Love the print of your skirt too, I've picked up a yellow dress which is similar recently.. It needs shortening though, I can't rock a maxi like you can! XO.

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  59. Good God woman, your eyes are just so gorgeous in these photos!!!! What a wonderful parcel of prezzie goodness; Krista really does know what you love. Digging all your wonderful bling in this post, especially the black bracelet with the silver head (lion, devil?) on it. If you ever tire of it, keep me in mind!

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  60. Love the look!!! There is a common thread of orange that ites all of the fabulousness together!!
    Awesome swap goodies!

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  61. That jewellery is stunning you always have lovely jewellery x

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  62. Love this outfit Vix! Love it!

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  63. Oh that Missoni sweater... made only more beautiful by your jewelry and that stunning nail paint. Lots of blogger love in this post and loving it!

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  64. This is pretty amazing, what a fabulous gift! Missoni is so vividly distinctive and beautiful, I love the print and colour. Just beautiful in every way xxx

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  65. wahhhh what a lovely parcel! blogging buddies are the best, glad you had a lovely time with Clare-I really hope we get to meet someday soon, I feel I know you so well already and I know we'd get on like a house on fire!
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  66. What a fabulous parcel of goodies - and don't you look amazing modelling them! I had a great time opening my prcel of goodies too - aren't we lucky?!

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  67. I die for those skull pieces! So perfect! Just found your blog and I'm loving it!

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  68. I LOVE this look - how well does the vest go with the jumper and skirt! You look beautiful x

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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