Friday, 8 June 2012

Sigh, Pack & Think Of England




Torrential rain, gale force winds, unseasonably low temperatures, it can only mean one thing, the great British festival season's arrived and we're about to set off for a weekend of live outdoor music, camping in the forest and muddy fun. Bring it on, I say, it sure beats sitting at home and watching the telly. 


I've emptied Asda's shelves of cans of gin & tonic, there's a couple of gallons of pear cider, fancy cheese & fresh olives in the cool box and my case is stuffed with everything from waterproofs, fake fur, floral garlands, sequins, bikinis, thermals, false eyelashes, woolly hats, sunglasses, shorts, headbands and fingerless gloves.

1960s jumble sale nightie revamped by me, vintage umbrella, 1960s earrings & vanity case (car boot sales), 1970s high-heeled wellies (found by a friend), neon socks (the lovely Elizabeth)
Have a brilliant weekend.
 See you soon.

88 comments:

  1. hahha Vix your so brave.. brrr I bet you will have a blast tho .. looking fab as always xx

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  2. Have a great time! You look amazing, I love those colours. And those gumboots! Xxxxxxxxxx

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  3. Dearest Vix,
    the weather really is PANTS but I'm sure you will have a fabulous time anyway! Keep warm darling :)
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  4. Gin, cheese, music, cider and laughter. Sod the rain, it has to clear off at some point, and until then, I'm glad you aren't letting it stop you. Have a fab time.

    Lucy x

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  5. Have fun.Mmmmm gin and tonics are my favorite drink.Guess I better go to bed now.lol.it's almost 3 am here.xx

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  6. Hi Vix, hope you have a wonderful weekend. I adore the polka dotted nightie refashioned into a dress!

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  7. Have a wonderful time rain or shine, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  8. Ahhh this sounds like so much fun! Makes me want to go to a music festival! You look amazing (duuuh!)! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  9. Like I always say, if we Brits didn't get out and about in wet weather, we'd never go anywhere! Have a wonderful time and go knock 'em bandy love.xxxxx

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  10. Its blowing a gale here, so I hope it blows away all this bad weather and lets the sun shine for you. Am sure you will have a smashing time, hope Gilbert enjoys it too X

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  11. Hope you have loads of fun Vix. Love the nightie dress it is so cute!
    Dx

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  12. Love your dress. You should write a book on festival chic.

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  13. Oh, this is EXACTLY the vision I needed at this exact moment - you in those brilliant polka dots and neon socks with a bubble-gum red case, smiling under an umbrella in gale force winds, ready to have fun! Only you could have high-heeled wellies - great friend to have found them. Thank you for this!

    I hope you have a fabulous time. I would have packed some Twizzlers too, addictive wretched red licorice - you can slurp drinks through them like a straw if you bite off the ends. Okay I stopped doing that when I was, um, eight?, but they would add a certain je ne sais quoi to gin.

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  14. Have a grand old time and whatever you do do not lose that gorgeous brollie!! Looking forward to your blogs on your return ♥

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  15. Hope you have a wonderful time - at least the weather forecast for Saturday is a little bit better. Love your 'revamped nightie' dress - totally fabulous print and colours.

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  16. cute dress!!!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  17. Blasted weather, you can always rely on it to let you down!

    But of course we Brits just have to get on with it. Hope you have a fab time. Live music is worth getting muddy for!


    P x

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  18. ooh such a sweet dress! :) Sounds like you will have great time! Have fun!:)

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  19. The weather is truly grim, but as others have said, we Brits have to just get on with it. I'm off to an open air event tomorrow, I'll just follow your wet weather style rules and it'll be fine.

    You look just fab, and I know you'll have a great time. And by the way, that is the best post title ever! xxx

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  20. You look so pretty,hope you have a fab weekend.Have a drink for me xx

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  21. Ooooo have a fab time Vix! I know you're at your happiest when you're getting into the festival spirit! I'll pray for at least one day of glorious sunshine for you! xxx

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  22. Festivals wouldn't be festivals without mud!! :) Enjoy yourselves!

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  23. Have a great time! You really have the festival packing thing absolutely sussed.

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  24. you are brave......... I have the worse cold ever and am in bed!!! Good luck X

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  25. You've got spunk, Vix - hope you have a fab time and that the weather miraculously turns. xo

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  26. Whatever the weather, you'll have a fabulous time. You always have to pack for every eventuality in this country, it's the law!
    I adore that nightie, what a great print, and with your high-heeled wellies and that beautiful umbrella, you'll be the most stylish person dancing in the rain, as always!
    Have fun, love! xxxxx

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  27. Have a great time Vix. You amaze me how you manage to pack for every weather eventuality into such a small case.

    Drink, dance and be merry hun and I shall look forward to seeing the photos when you get back.

    X x

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  28. Well you'll surely be brightening everyone up!!

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  29. hooray for pear cider!!! and i love your rainbow coloured cute dress!
    wish you a great festival weekend darling!
    kiss mary

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  30. Have an amazing weekend, sounds like you've got all the essentials packed ;) XO.

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  31. I hope you have a lovely time, I'll bet you'll look fab whatever the weather!

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  32. Now that cute dress will cheer up any occasion! Here's hoping you will be wearing the bikini more than ther thermal. Have fun (as though I need to state the obvious, of course you'll have a blast!)

    Loulou

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  33. hope you have a great time and don't get trench foot!

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  34. Sounds like you are well prepared :-) Have a fab time!

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  35. Aw love this! so cool you`re going to a festival - please snap a load of photos and show them when you come back! hope you have the best of fun)

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  36. You look wonderful and ready to party but your nightie is so skimpy you're making me feel cold. Stay warm Vix and enjoy the cider. x

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  37. Have a great time!!! This revamped dress is lovely and perfect with the neon socks!! Rock and roll!!!!
    Lots of love and sunshine!!
    xxx

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  38. have a wonderful time vix. i hope you will be seeing the alabama shakes! you look perfect. i'll be thinking of you while backpacking this weekend. xo

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  39. I love that you celebrate and frolick in the woods in style! I'm not nearly so glam when I go camping. :D Have a fab time!

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  40. You look amazing! I just know that you'll have a fabulous time in spite of the weather, and you'll be stunning doing it!
    xo, A.

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  41. Wow those boots are sure gonna come in handy they look great I love how they are not all clunky looking like normal wellies....You look great!! Enjoy your festival weekend!!! xx Heather

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  42. I wanna go with you!!!!! You look absolutely festival ready and your revamped nighty is one of the cutest lil dresses I have seen you wear. You know I love those neon socks too but most of all I just love you Vix! Have fun my dear because that is what you do best.
    XXOO~
    Krista

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  43. Love your re vamped dress & have a wonderful time!

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  44. Light up the festival, Vix! You look marvelous- have fun!

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  45. that dress looks so grt on yuo..not sure how it would look on me though!!


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  46. Rather you than me but have a brilliant time! You are certainly looking fabulous and ready for it anyway - rain or shine! :) x

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  47. It certainly sounds like you are prepared for all weather possibilities! I love your polka dot dress with the neon socks--at least you will be easily spotted in the mud ;) Have fun!

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  48. Only you can manage such glamour in such hideous weather conditions. Have a great time, see you when you're back. Xx

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  49. Haha love your preparations for typical British weather! Have fun! :)

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  50. Brightening up the grey skies. Have a wonderful time x

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  51. OMG what a cute dotted dress. Your smile is unfazed by the weather, which I LOVEEE about you :)

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  52. That is one of my favorite of your dresses. It's so fun and happy!!
    HAVE A DELIGHTFUL TIME!

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  53. You'll be the ray of sunshine arriving in that outfit! And you seem to have thought of everything packing-wise - hope its a brill time xx

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  54. Have a great time, Vix. We're off to Wychwood tomorrow for Monkeychild's first festival - I'm hoping that the rain holds off! xxx

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  55. You look fabulous and funky as always my lovely. Have a wonderful time. dee xx

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  56. Have a lovely time. You'll bring the sunshine, I'm sure.

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  57. Have a fantastic time amor!
    Mmm pear cider sounds good to me.
    You will brighten and moon everyone with that gorgeous polka dot mini beauty.
    luv ya

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  58. Have a Fabulous time! That is such a Gorgeous dress too! Love polka dots!

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  59. Well, you've ALMOST got everything packed you need. But you did forget the life raft. Maybe it's in your lovely red suitcase.

    Hope you enjoy some groovin' times.

    Cheers,
    Rosemary from
    www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  60. What a gorgeous outfit! I so want that little suitcase-lol. Have a fab time. xx

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  61. You are so cute and it sounds like you have packed for any possibility.

    Sorry to hear the weather is so bad - its horrible here too, makes me wonder where in the world is the sunshine?

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  62. May the mud only add to the fun...and may you keep the rain at bay with something wonderful out of that suitcase.

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  63. you look fantastic!! i am in awe of you...so happy to have joined...have a lovely weekend!

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  64. Oh just how could it have been just for bed???? Never when the fabulous Miss Vix wears it. Perfect.
    I hope the weekend goes well. Cheers!!!!!
    Love v

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  65. Hope you have a great weekend, it sure isn't Flaming June is it brrrrr

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  66. This outfit is festival perfect. I just love it. I agree with Luce, the rain has to stop at some point. Can't wait to see the pics xxx

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  67. I know you guys will be fine - you're old hands at the soggy festival lark! Mind you, I bet you're glad you're in a camper instead of a tent!

    Love you loads x

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  68. You're looking amazing))) Great colors, they immediately altered my mood)))
    We're having raine weather here too) But I hope that you're having a great time no matter what))

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  69. As much as I love the colors, it was your title that had me laughing to tears. Have fun!

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  70. Have a phenomenal time Vix! xo

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  71. In this outfit NOTHING can dampen your mood, Vix. Enjoy!! xoxo

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  72. Sounds like you've packed all the essentials for a wildly wonderful good time. Your beautiful colors with the orange vehicle as background couldn't be more gorgeous on my screen.

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  73. Have a great weekend. I hope the weather decides to play nice. Even if it doesn't you look fabulous. I love that dress and the umbrella.

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  74. So cute! Love the colors and now I want those wellies!

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  75. You are looking glowing dear! Hmm yes funny how the carp weather appears when everyone wants to be doing outdoors activities isn't it? Hope you are having a fab time! Lady Cherry x

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  76. I sure hope the sunshine came out for you Vix, but whatever the weather I know you will have looked totally fab xxx

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  77. I'm a bit late (as always), but hope you've had a wonderful time. That polka dot mini rocks xx

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  78. I love how you are so organised for any type of festival weather! Hope the sun shined for you this weekend. xx

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  79. Have a fantastic time and I am crossing my fingers for good weather for you.

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  80. oooh posh cheese and olives in the cool box - there's a thought. It was too long without refridgeration for anything like that on holiday but when I camp at Vintage next month I'll be sure to stock up!

    You look great, I'm hopping over to your next post to read more about that scary owl and everything else you got up to!

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  81. (I'm still catching up on older posts)
    You look great as always but my favourite item has to be the vanity case! I found a similar one at PDSA a few months ago, only smaller and navy! They're so beautiful, aren't they?

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  82. Hi, I really love love that little coral suitcase you are holding and the dark red boots rock. I love the way your orange socks are higher than the boots. I adore the very first picture, it looks true vintage.

    Please feel free to leave comments on my new style blog that I have started just this week.
    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk
    I will be a weekly person following your blog.

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