Friday, 15 June 2012

A Well-travelled Frock On A Friday


This dress once lived with Kylie who sent it to Emma who, in turn passed it on to Sarah who then posted it my way. It's travelled across Australia and ended up in wet and dreary old England.


To cheer the poor thing up I threw on a neon palm tree print jumble sale tee shirt that I'd hacked at with the scissors and a heap of bling,


and my favourite Barry M nail paint.

Statement pendant from the fabulous Ivy Black

If it wasn't for the dark skies, torrential rain and thunder you'd almost be forgiven for thinking it was Summer.

Hand-printed vintage maxi by Henry Fashions worn with a re-vamped vest (20p, jumble sale) and velvet platforms (£9, Office sale), bedraggled hair and frozen expression (a combination of the British weather & last night's trip to the pub)

Not to worry, there's rum on ice and the England match is kicking off shortly and to make matters even more exciting I'm meeting another gorgeous blogger tomorrow.


Have a fantastic weekend and see you soon!

70 comments:

  1. Lovely frock. I love the barry m nail varnish too.
    Dx

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  2. Vix, that's a gorgeous frock!
    I love how u threw on that tee too!

    Don't forget my email & c'mon England!
    XO

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  3. Love the colour of your frock!
    And the chunky bangle/cuff makes me go WOW!

    Love from India

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  4. People must be cheered up immensely wherever you go in your bright, summery clothes, given the dark skies and rain. Incredible bling today, including that pendant from Ivy Black. I should get out the scissors and hack up some of my T-shirts too. You have inspired me!

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  5. You are not kidding about the weather babe it is horrible here. NOT a fan of footie (neither is Duncan thank goodness), so we will be watching the new series of True Blood and breaking open the guacamole lol (oh the glamor the glamor haha). Have a fabulous weekend.
    V
    xxx

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  6. I can't wait to find out who you're meeting! Love the way you've accessorised the dress. Not many people would think to throw a neon print tee over a maxi. It looks fab.
    Is that Turquoise by Barry M?

    Have a great weekend xx :)

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  7. I hear the forecast is hideous for the weekend! What's up with the weather?!

    You're certainly rocking that dress though!

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  8. Poor old frock having to come from that gorgeous sunshine to dreary old England, at least it found a bright and happy owner though. I dropped you an email too, if you've no plans on Sunday it's Leamington peace fest, if the weather bucks up we'll probably be there. Have a great weekend. Xx

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  9. I think that dress is a perfect colour and shape for you.
    I have just invested in some blue nail varnish too.
    Enjoy the match. We are watching it with friends.

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  10. I Love the color of your nails with the color of that dress! Such Gorgeous jewelry!

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  11. Love the nail colour, looking fab!

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  12. I love the fact that the dress has been passed around between bloggers. Brilliant idea! Have a great weekend xxx

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  13. that is such a good idea to pass around clothing between fellow bloggers. talk about recycling! you look lovely as always. your style is such an inspiration to me. have a beautiful weekend. xo

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  14. Great styling, as ever. Fantastic colour combinations, where would you buy hand-painted dresses now?
    This weather is so annoying, we really need a good July to make up for it now.
    The suspense is killing me regarding your visitor tomorrow, can't wait to find out who it is.
    Enjoy the footie,I think I'll have a tactical nap while it's on. Three pints of lager last night and I'm struggling today. Gone are the days where I could sink 8 pints and still function the next day!

    Have fun tomorrow,

    Lucy x

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  15. Fingers crossed for a win tonight eh? You look lovely as always Vix. I don't think you ever put a foot wrong!
    Sophie
    x

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  16. Poor frock it must have gotten a shock coming to rainly old Blighty, are we ever going to have summer! Really like it with the tee on top xxx

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  17. What a well travelled dress that is, plus it suits you perfectly. The nail varnish is lovely.

    Hope your meet up goes well tomorrow.

    X x

    Come on england....

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  18. Great dress! I've been thinking about doing something like that- sending some stuff to fellow bloggers instead of just donating them. I sometimes feel that some of the items could be more loved (some of the things I donate are totally lost on Grantham, trust me).


    Have fun tomorrow! One of these days I'll hop on a train to go charity shop hopping with you, hehehe

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  19. Gorgeous dress! Have a great weekend xx

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  20. I'm convinced the dress is absolutely happy with you - you styled it so great one might actually think it was summer. Here's to hoping! xoxo

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  21. I am loving this frock that has seen more of the world than I could ever hope too! It looks so comfy and I'm loving the colors in it. Of course it looks made for your curves! OHHHHHHGAAAHH! All your silver makes you a Goddess and I too love that Barry M polish! Can't wait to see who your meeting tomorrow. How fun!!!!
    Loveyalots!!
    Krista

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  22. Saw a newspaper headline today 'Summer Starts September' and I nearly cried! Thank heavens for your jolly posts and wonderful outfits. My daughter and I are both wearing a v. similar nail varnish today - if only we had your tan to set it off! Have a top weekend! xxx

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  23. I love the tale of the travelling frock. Makes me think of the items oflothingthat go back and forth with some of my lovelies.

    Vix you always look amazing, you also very lucky to have such kind spirited friends passing on loved and worn pieces for yu to interpret.

    Love the combo and your nails are painted perfectly, try as I might I can never get mine THAT perfect.

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  24. Looking good, lovely! Yup...crapulent weather for the weekend. An open fire and fruit crumble it is then.xxxx

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  25. me gusta tu estilo libre y con personalidad, tu blog es fantástico, te sigo beso an.

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  26. I think I will have to try and meet up with you too next year Vix,(coming back in July '13 for 3 wks ish) you're only 1 1/2 hrs or so from Luton! But then who knows how the blasted motorways will behave. :D

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  27. That's a great frock and I love that its received so much love in its life!!

    Sorry t hear about the dreary weather - I totally know how you feel xoxo

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  28. Love the bangles and rings!! Don't meet me in person or I will MUG you for your jewellery. Why is it that when you hack away at a tee shirt it looks fab, and when I do it, it looks like I hacked away at it??!

    Cheers,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  29. I wondered how you were faring with the awful weather I see you are getting!
    Gorgeous dress-love the necklace.
    Somethings posted in the mail and is coming your way!!

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  30. PS: I just found this on Style like You and thought you might enjoy looking at the photos too!

    http://stylelikeu.com/closets/stephen-tracy-mccarty/#2

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  31. love the touch of neon.....what a well traveled dress! I am admist some big time Portugal fans so I have to cheer on France on the sly....wishing you a wonderful weekend!

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  32. Nothing like a well traveled dress!! And much loved I would say. Hope summer behaves itself for you and your weekend is full of all things wonderful.

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  33. I always love the way you put things together. The bracelets are so sparkly - I'd sit and flash them in the light all day if they were mind. Love the story of the traveling dress.

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  34. A wonderful thing you did for that traveling dress. I like the cut up tee over the top. It adds a whole new dimension and makes it look more hip.
    Love that necklace!

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  35. I think the dress should stay with you, the colour looks amazing on you! I adore that necklace, too. Another meetup? Have fun! Make sure you take some photos for us. Xxxx

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  36. See I've always thought you belong in Australia and this outfit just proves it, LOL!

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  37. I just love the color of this frock and not to mention the traveling history behind it.
    Loving your jewels of wonder.
    Wondering who your visitor is...
    Have lots of fun tomorrow.
    Besios

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  38. I've been hacking up shirts, too! :D So fun, and it's like they're brand spankin' new. This one looks awesome over that gorgeous frock!

    You look lovely; your bling is always perfect. *swoon* :D (And I'm gonna have to find something close to that awesome Barry M color! It's fab!) XOXO

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  39. If only a dress could talk - we would have The Tales of the Travelling Dress - how wonderful to get something that has travelled so far! I love the vibrant colour of it on you.

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  40. You dressed up that dress well Vix,
    Love all the bling too.

    Hope you have a fantastic weekend.


    P x

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  41. I love a dressed with stories behind, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Have a grand weekend, my friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  42. Another gorgeous outfit! I love that the dress is so well travelled :-)
    Here's hoping summer will land in the UK next week as this can't be it!?!

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  43. What a lovely dress! And as usual, your styling is brilliant!
    Enjoy your weekend; a bloggermeet upp sounds like great fun!
    xo, Anita

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  44. Vix, that t-shirt over the top that you say you hacked up, did you cut larger arm holes and leave them unhemmed? I'm curious exactly what you did here because I want to make a few of these. They're great!

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  45. love the travelling-dress ... and this breath taking tooled leather bag is an amazing find. score!!!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  46. I reckon that will be perfect for your next trip to India :) How nice to think of all the other gals who have had fun in it, it must have lots of good memories! xx

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

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  48. I love that dress with the top over it, much better! I need your top hacking advice... And that Barry M nail paint is great, forgot to ask you what colour it was! xx

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  49. Fubulous, amazing pics , great combination.
    perfumes

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  50. I often wonder about the stories that frocks could tell...Love the bracelet(s) on your left arm.

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  51. Love how you paired it with a tank looks great ....that first picture of you smiling is so cute ...rain rain go away come again another day...the weather here has been a little off as well leaving me a little headachy. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. That really is the best nail polish love that stuff xoxo Heather

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  52. The maxi dress is such a lovely oclour and has a beautiful print. I also really love the cut of it. It is perfect for you!

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  53. Amazing outfit!!!!

    http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

    xoxo

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  54. I love the photo of you in this beautiful traveling ensemble next to the tree decor. Your 'hacking skills' are remarkable. And as usual I am in love with your bling.

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  55. You absolutly do that outfir justice and your garden looks as lush as Eden, hurrah for the rain! x

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  56. Even though summer has fallen asleep somewhere while playing hide and seek you still look like you've floated in from the room where summer is hanging out! Love the idea of a well-traveled dress being worn across several continents. And just HOW do you keep your nails looking so perfect and un-chipped??

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  57. I love how you've styled this outfit x

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  58. Fab! Love the neon top and the chunky bangles - and the gorgeous necklace. You are a rock star, amor! Love you more than maxis and sunshine and sharing the frock love, Sarah xxx

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  59. Oh - and I love how lush and beautifully green your garden looks - everything is so brown and ugly here now... and I love that gorgeous rainbow mobile! Sarah xxx

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  60. Is so gipsy And bohemian And the details are definielly the clue!!!!
    Hugs dear
    Anie

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  61. Wow, given the amount of traveling that frock has done, it certainly doesn't look like it has jet lag, especially not with the addition of the top over it. I am drooling over your bracelets - Wonder Woman cuffs!!!

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  62. oooh just look at that bling!
    I love the skirt in your last post, it looks kind of like Hmong applique but a long version of one of their skirts. And crazy about the prices - all that beautiful Indian and ethnic stuff for so little, it's lucky I wasn't there!!

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  63. I don't believe all this drab about the weather in England because the photos always speak otherwise. All my British blogger friends are hot to trot. Love the tank over the traveling frock. Might have to steal that look one day. Thank you for voting for me! It means the world to me! xoxo.

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  64. Lucky dress to have had adorned so many stylish women! The Barry M is the perfect shade to enhance a tan x

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  65. I love the colours of that frock, and I love the fact it has done the rounds of so many fabulous women! You look amazing, despite the cold, the rain and the hangover! HOW do you do it??? xxxx

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  66. Gorgeous dress and jewellery x

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  67. Wowzers! You are the vintage maven, no doubt about it. Love these finds-- amazing. Definitely following you. I'd be honored if you took a peek at my blog, lemme know what you think, follow back if the spirit moves you!

    xoxo
    Remy
    mydailythreads.blogspot.com

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  68. There is nothing greater than a well-travelled and well-loved frock! It clearly was destined to be yours xxx

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