Monday, 2 July 2012

A Charity Shop Frock, Some Jumble Sale Buys & A Boozy Poodle



What an utterly foul day, apparently the weather's set to continue in the same vein all month, perfect for our CamperJam VW Festival this weekend...not!


Here's the second of my charity shop purchases from Saturday, a groovy Twistlene maxi dress in 100% Synthetic.


Laundered and ready to wear in a matter of hours, perfect for UK living, there's sod all chance of line drying here so wet laundry can hang around the house for days.

Neon pink ex-high street earrings £1, Scope

Oh dear, I've lost a bit of bling! (50p, car boot sale)
Silvery Lilac nail paint by Barry M, who else? (Courtesy of soon-to-give-birth Liz)
So what did buy at the jumble sale?


Clockwise from top right: 1960s flower power curtains, shirred maxi dress for a friend, a pair of unused retro pillow cases (for remaking into something else), a Green Day tee shirt and a lace blouse with the labels removed (the French seams seem to indicate it's pretty old).

Not a lot but it only cost me 40p ('cos I found a quid on the pavement!).


 I should have gone to a local vintage fair on Sunday but I've bought a lot this month and I know I wouldn't have found an original maxi dress this cool for less than a fiver.


I didn't miss out though, Liz and Adrian bought me this incredible 1950s ceramic "Foreign Made" poodle to add to my collection. His body can be filled with booze, how fab is that? My friends know me so well!


Hope your week's started off well.
See you soon!

73 comments:

  1. VIX!! That dress! Swoon!! I love it! :D

    I adore all of your bargains, not bad for 40p, eh?!
    I really love anything 60s at the mo...! ;P
    I replied to your email hun!

    xo

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  2. You are one hot woman! And the poodle is just wonderful xx

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  3. Ah that poodle dog is great!

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  4. Love your dress. I remember my parents having a white poodle bottle that stood up! M x

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  5. That is a superb dress! I love the print! And your neon jewellery is fantastic. The earrings remind me of the ones Spanish ladies wear to the feria xx

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  6. Gorgeous dress - you're looking super slim and toned after your hol. I'm so sick of this weather too. Wish the rain would stop for a bit. xx

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  7. Looking great as usual Vix, I had a very similar white lace blouse in the early 80s, part of the New Romantic look, I seem to recall.

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  8. The dress is another 'wow' find!!
    The pink and gray shades in it are spectacular!!I also like the neon earrings and the necklace very much!!
    Great bargains at the jumble sale, the lace blouse is lovely and so the maxi dress! I'm a huge fan of poodles and I'm very excited to know that you own a whole collection of them!!I'd love to drink in one of those booze cans!!
    kisses xxxx

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  9. Beautiful frock Vix. Love that shade of Barry M!
    Dx

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  10. Really can't say enough about the poodle!

    xo, Bonnie

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  11. Wow - I've never seen anything like that booze-laden poodle before - hilarious!

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  12. Love the poodle ha ha Your nail polish is a really nice colour and your rings are gorgeous

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. You're looking smashing! The best recipe to this dreadful weather... a beautiful, colourful (and well priced) vintage frock and getting drunk on a poodle! Again I've given up on the British summer. xoxo

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  14. Looking hot in that super maxi, Vix! You look like you should be on a Jimi Hendrix album cover. Loving that poodle too, I've never seen one like that before xxx

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  15. Great colours and shape on the maxi, and I am in love with the white lace top (although I can't wear white as it washes me out!). The boozy poodle is ridiculously adorable.

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  16. Yes - synthetic fibres are the way forward in this dreadful weather! Gorgeous outfit btw, and also - are Barry M seeing your positive posts about their range? I hope so (they might throw a few samples your way!) x

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  17. The weather will be fine and sunny as soon as we set foot on English land. It happens every year.It wont be hot, but it will be pleasant and little rain. You will see.
    Looking gorgeous.
    What is the best way to find local carboot sales and jumble sales papers???
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  18. I'm not a huge fan of pink, but that dress is particularly pretty. I think it's the fabulous print, and the fact that it fits you as if it was made for you. Lovely, and what a funky poodle? I've never seen the like of it. xx

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  19. just re-space the dangles on the necklace and nobody needs to know(except all of us who read your blog) It's so hot here I don't even want to go outside.

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  20. You are very elegant in your pink patterned maxi with neon bling. I also love the silvery lilac nail color and the beautiful lace blouse.

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  21. I am totally in love with this print it reminds me of the Style Crones jacket we talked about yesterday....LOVE THIS ON YOU!!!! You know I am loving all your pink bits to death, that necklace wow, just wow! I gotta say too that bracelet, you know which one, is incredible same with that polish! Liz is getting ready to have a baby, cool!!!

    Poo on that weather what is up with that? I hope it changes for the better, enough already!!!! I miss you even though we just spoke yesterday. LOVE YOU!!!!!
    XXOO
    Krista

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  22. The print on that dress is divine, and the jewellery goes so well with it - I especially love the earrings.

    Great jumble sale finds - the shirred maxi and lace top are fab, and would go rather well together I think.

    But what can I say about the truly fabulous poodle? Not only a great vintage retro piece in it's own right but it HOLDS BOOZE! Utterly brilliant!

    btw, loved the Biba pants, and how cool is that Black Country granny? She's rocking that red hat!

    Annie xxx

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  23. Oh I love that frock.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  24. I love what you bought. The lace blouse is so pretty and that maxi is fab. Can't wait for better weather to see you rocking those with your tan! Looking forward to seeing what you make out of the pillow cases! Might give me some ideas xxx

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  25. Love what you bought and such a lovely dress. Love those boots too, you always have amazing boots x

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  26. I love seeing what you bought! Love that lace blouse particularly! I used to have one like that from Bali!

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  27. Awesome frock and A M A Z I N G poodle!! :)) x

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  28. you have such an awesome bod! You can pull of things that no one else can. like that dress, it looks amazing on you!

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  29. Wow, that poodle is bonkers, I love him! Love your big turquoise rings too - gorgeous! xx

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  30. argh!!! My mum had the loveliest lacey blouse in the 90s, just like yours but she never wore and I wasn't interested so she got rid of it. Grrr I should've kept it! So if you ever see one in my size I'll gladly buy it off you!

    I love the poodle - he's hilarious!! You look gorgeous in your maxi dress, another fantastic bargain. All your jumble stash is ridiculously good value! xxxx

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  31. tee, hee, I love the bozy poodle - what a great piece! I have a question to ask you (which is rather impertinent, you might think, when I've not stopped by for so long!). Being the swoonsome vintage shopper that you are, do you have any special secret tips for getting the musty 'vintage' smell out of vintage? Got a fab sequin bargain but, even after a good hand wash, it definitely has that musty waft to it! xxx

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  32. OMG! I have the bedding set that matches the curtains! love love love the colours.

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  33. Love that dress & the amazing necklace! I think everyone has a bit of something from the old St Michael range, I have the throw and I know my Mum had the bedding in the 70s! XO.

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  34. That print on that dress is just divine! I love finding money on the floor - used to laugh at my dad when I was a kid when he picked up 10p on the floor, but now I'll crawl around anywhere even just for a penny! x

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  35. Twistlene?! The name itself makes me love this dress even more! I purchased an ultra-high-speed spinner for spinning my clothes after the regular spin in the washing machine or after hand-washing. It makes my clothes dry ultra-quick!! And it even spins out soap that a washer or hand washing misses. I use it a LOT, our weather sounds like yours.

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  36. Ooh I love your maxi dress, it's gorgeous and goes so well with the Barry M. I too am a massive Barry M fan but I don't have that shade and I have a bad case of 'wanties' now. I adore the poodle too, I love anything 'drink' related-I've never seen anything like that before-fabulous. xx

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  37. Love the poodle! Will that mean you can now get piddoodled! :D Oh and you're welcome anytime ya know! :D

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  38. Tiny little shots of booze. How cute is that!!
    You have all the accessories worked out so perfectly with that pink and black. Great colors on you Vix!

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  39. I have the same sort of white lace top hanging in the back of my sewing room wardrobe. It has a matching mini skirt and I used to wear it all with only knickers back in the late 70's early 80's. Came from Bali and I cannot bear to get rid of it as it reminds me of good times as a teenage chic!!!

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  40. Perfection, I am loving the colours in the dress. I LOVE that you include the price tag.

    The jewellery (esp neck and ears) is amaze!

    Have a great Tuesday.

    x

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  41. That lace tee is exquisite! And delicate vintage items like that are so hard to find--at least in wearable condition.

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  42. I LOVE the poodle! Lol I collect stuff like that too. Gorgeous dress and especially Gorgeous Jewelry! You may have the Best Jewelry collection I have seen on a blogger!

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  43. Your blog is so cool. There is just no other word. So glad I came across it today.

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  44. Wow great dress! And the poodle is awesome! Fill that doggie up and come on over hehehe sorry to hear about the dreadful weather we need to swap houses since I am stuck in bed and cant go out anyways you can come here and soak up the sunshine! :) have a great week love Heather

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  45. Vix must be a synonym for FUN. Because I get such a shopper's rush just seeing your buys. And you rock a maxi so powerfully, it gives me the nerve to put a long frock on!

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  46. You look amazing! You always find the best things! What a steal that dress was! And that poodle is so awesome! I'm so envious of it!!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  47. the lace blouse is quite a find!

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  48. Admire that you're style are consistent. Beautiful (almost Pucci)-dress.

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  49. Hi Vix! fantastic, photos! I love that dress, your necklace and 50s ceramy is adorable!!

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  50. Love that blouse!! I missed you at the vintage fair, had a stroll round though and all the vintage clothes were mega bucks! Fell in love with a 50's dress but unless I was a mega-microscopic millionaire there was no chance of me having it :-( saw that poodle set and totally thought of you! Gonna have a catch up with your blog Vix, it's been too long!! Xxx

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  51. The boozy poodle is incredible!!

    I love your msxi frock too - so pretty.

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  52. Gorgeous maxi and the poodle is wonderful.
    I can't believe it's July 3rd! I have my boots on and I'm fed up of carting a damp brolly about! Anyway, rain can't stop play....unless it's Wimbledon of course.
    xxxxxx

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  53. Oh Vix the dress is gorgeous on you. The weather sounds like its just terrible, I hope it's better or the festival.
    Poodle the plonk holder is fabulous.
    Cheers!!!!
    Love v

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  54. Vix you look absolutely gorgeous! No one quite pulls off a maxi like you! That poodle looks like something I should have in my house!
    Sophie
    x

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  55. Pretty in pink! And the earrings are right up your alley too. Email me when you're ready no hurry.xx.

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  56. Hi lovely, im loving those pink 60's curtains i have the whole bedroom range in this i have those curtains hanging in my bedroom and have the sheets and pillow cases underneath my candlewick ;-) I also managed to make a single bed spread the other week, I love them and also have them in yellow and the purple tones which are going in the summer house. You look gorgeous as always and i love the little poodle. Stay dry, dee xxx

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  57. What a fabulous frock, and what a great name, never heard of Twistlene! You are right, no way would you have found anything that wonderful for under a fiver at a vintage fair.
    Love that nail varnish (got my Denim on today, I had no idea it is hard to find, I'll consider myself very fashion-forward then, ha!)
    LOOK at that crazy poodle! I have never seen one like that before, it's touched by both genius and madness - perfect! xxxxx

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  58. Magnificent, Vix! I'm especially loving the pretty shirred maxi dress. So summery (not that the weather's exactly helping out...)

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  59. The poodle is just too too cool!!
    I'm looving your new maxi and bling--and it looks like you have some cool fabrics to work with from your haul!!

    It's still hotter then Satan's breath here--we could use some of your rain!!

    Tamera

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  60. oh that boozy poodle is divine. i think our babysitter had one of those in her house! so that makes it an antique. love your maxi and i cannot believe the sun is not shining there. isn't this summer?

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  61. Amor,
    This Twistlene maxi is pink perfecion love the grey and black print.
    Also the name is special.
    admiring your neon bling jewelry, especially your fab earrings.
    Forget the Vintage fair, you score wonderful gems at your jumbles!
    I bet you will have loads of drunken fun nights with that crazy poodle drink set. I think I seen a similar lacey top at the boot sales last Sunday.
    Besotes

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  62. What a fab poodle! Loving the fact you can fill him with booze.

    X x

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  63. If poodles are your thing, I'll look out for one for you. What fabulous buys you get! I was lucky to get some True Bargains at the jumble sale table in the Square on Saturday, but mostly I try to limit my time in the charity shops, as I am still losing the battle to find places to store it all.

    Cheers,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  64. i don´t know how you manage it but you look so sexy in maxidresses and you proove it every time again that it is not necessary to show a lot to look absolutely stunning! great dress really!

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  65. I completely misread part of your post and thought you'd found a Green Day t-shirt with French seams, which seemed only slightly surprising, as it's you! That poodle is hilarious, and the maxi is another gorgeous one.
    x

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  66. Hey Vix, hope your well

    wow, you do come out with some really amazing finds. I love the black and pink earings, the long dress with the split and the little creamy top. Your make up and rings are always so adorable.
    speak soon.
    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk
    Jatinda xx

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  67. Always brilliant buys you have my friend! I love that maxi dress, and it's okay to lose a bit of bling in the necklace, just take one off the other side. Solved. haha! You look fab! -xx :)

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  68. I love the color and print of the dress!! Also, your bracelets and nail color are to die for.

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  69. Another fabulous haul! Really like the lacey white blouse :-)

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  70. Love the boozy poodle and lace blouse! Lol

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  71. love this dress it looks great love the poodle and lace top too :)

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  72. I love your style! I really wish you had an etsy shop. I, for one, love synthetic materials- they always look new no matter how much you wear them. X

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