Friday, 27 July 2012

White Riot


It's been a perfect Summer's day here in the Midlands, I've spent the afternoon lounging on the lawn in a bikini (a vintage one naturally, darlings!) while Jon brought refreshments out on demand. 


I bought this 1970s cruise dress from a chazza back in December (last worn HERE), it's been languishing in the wardrobe ever since awaiting a suitably warm evening and tonight's the night.


Not that we're doing much more than drinking wine and chilling on the deck but as you well know, a day without dressing up is a day wasted.

Barry M Mint Green worn with bangles from Janne (on the right), inherited bangles and white enamel ones from a friend in India (on the left) and a turquoise ring from Miss Magpie.


The fabulous Ivy Black sent me these pretty glass beads.


I've accused Jon of making me look stupidly short in these photos but he pointed out that's how nature made me and that I'd have to get over it or go and put some shoes on & start again and as I'm all for keeping it real and blogging about what I'm actually wearing here I am in my stumpy, short-arsed glory.


It's an early start tomorrow as the jumble sale kicks off at the godforsaken hour of 9am in the morning so best not get too carried away with the rosé if I'm doing battle with the legendary Black Country grannies!

Have a fabulous weekend & see you soon.


73 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress! Have fun at your jumble sale. That terms makes me giggle. We say rummage sale, yard sale, bag sale, thrift store, but jumble sale gets me every time!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  2. Stunning dress Vix. It was sunny here too and we could play in the garden for a change.
    Dx

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  3. You look ravishing, it's the dress that's long not you that's short. Mind you I accused my husband of making my arms look fat yesterday - no wonder he doesn't like taking pictures of me! (Sadly only genetics and lack of exercise is to blame really) Your afternoon sounds lovely - are you watching the opening ceremony tonight? I fear a certain amount of lubricating wine may be required!
    xx

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  4. That looks like the perfect garden evening dress. And pah to shoes when you are going to be having a wee tipple. I LOVE the glass necklace, so pretty. Good luck for tomorrow, have a lovely weekend.
    V
    xxx

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  5. I wanna riot! Love the Clash!

    That is a beautiful dress, no doubt!

    The weather has indeed been lovely (I may have forgotten to mention that today's outfit on the blog was actually taken a couple of weeks back - I have a bit of a backlog at the moment!)

    Any news on the weekend you will be free? I'll send you a message on facebook, it's easier :)

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  6. I think I'm I'm love with that dress, so gorgeous yet so simple & classy too!!
    Have a fab weekend!
    xo

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  7. stumpy short-arsed glory? you? never! you look fabulous.... ok the frock skims the lawn a bit but it looks wonderful and cool that way... lovely beads'n' bling.... hope you haven't worn jon out with the wine-fetching xx

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  8. A stunning dress there Vix, just perfect for wine and balmy summer evenings.

    Your in good company with the short arses as I am one too! And of course all awesome things come in small packages! That's what I tell my tall and lofty other half anyway! ;0)

    Wishing you a perfectly sunny weekend and lots of booty at the jumble tomorrow. Watch out Grannies!


    P x

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  9. What a wonderful seasonless dress. It looks just as good todat as it did in the winter.
    I have just got back form the gym and after a quick shower I will be cracking open the Rose too. Bottoms Up!

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  10. Gorgeous and summery, Vix. I knew you'd rock that necklace.
    Good luck tomorrow...can't wait to see the bargains. Have a glorious weekend, love.xxxx

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  11. Superb dress, so chic and classic, with unique Vix styling of course! Enjoy your rose, I'm sticking with water as it's rather humid and 'headachy' where we are so booze might not be the best. Hoping for a short sharp storm to freshen the air.

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  12. You look resplendent in white on this glorious summers evening. You really suit white with your long dark locks and glowing tan. I love that Victorian style white maxi you wore a while ago too. Looking forward to seeing your bargain finds. Have a lovely weekend xxxx

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  13. It's such a stunning dress Vix, I love the simplicity of it, especially with the accessories added. Enjoy the jumble sale. Happy weekend dear. xxoo

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  14. Beautiful! I hope the Jumble Gods smile down on you tomorrow - I'm looking forward to seeing what you get. I'm hoping to get to a Car Boot on Sunday for the first time in ages and I can't wait!

    Nikki x

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  15. Wow that is a very glam dress. I love how it's called a cruise dress. I hope Jon brought you cocktails! x

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  16. Vixcita,
    I remember this angelic frock!
    One of my most favorite dresses on you amor.
    You dont look short! I am a true short ass.
    A jumble sale? I'm so envious.
    Cant wait to see what you find tomorrow.
    Besonones

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  17. ooh .....you're living the dream!!

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  18. Beautiful dress, it looks amazing on you x

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  19. That is the perfect white dress - gorgeous! And the glass beads are so lovely too. Good luck at the car boot sale!

    >'.'<

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  20. you truly are a quiet riot! omg, this is just gorgeous and what a perfect lounging dress. good luck with those hardcore grannies tomorrow. i accuse larry of all the same things btw.:)

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous Vix! And lucky you having Jon to attend to your every need ;-) Have a fab weekend shopping for bargains...

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  22. But you don't look stumpy or short at all, Vix - you're looking absolutely fabulous... just the kind of woman who gets drinks served at her command! X

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  23. A gorgeous vision of a Greek goddess for the opening of the Olympics! You look so beautiful, Vix, that was a classic dress at Christmas and it looks just as beautiful in summer.
    How fabulous to have a restful lounging kind of a day being waited on, I could do with one of those...
    Love those beads from Emma too.
    Hope those Black Country grannies are overdoing the gin tonight so you'll get a clear run at the jumble tomorrow! xxxx

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  24. Hello, fierce arm candy. You have a full-on arm party going! :)

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  25. white riot, love white these days ... i wear a lot of white, too.
    your dress is absolutely fabulous, especially the back!

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  26. it's a fabulous dress and fits you so nicely!, so summery hippietastic!, and love all that bangles and your great attitude!
    besos

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  27. Greek goddess alert - v apt! Look lovely x

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  28. Great blog! I'm a new follower =)

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  29. You look so bloody comfy in that dress - I'm envious!

    Short? Really? Imagine if you were lanky - maxis' would then be midis'!

    idrivevintage.blogspot.co.uk

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  30. All you need is Sonny Bono next to you singing "I got you babe"!!! You look like you just stepped off the screen in the Sonny & Cher Show!!
    The dress is stunning-- and you don't look stumpy at all.
    Hope you get lots of goodies CHEAP tomorrow!!

    Tamera

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  31. Hi Vix!

    I am back from the land of decadence!
    Looking stunning ! Indian goddess!
    Superb dress! Lovely,lovely on you!

    Still sunny and warm here,good that you finally have sun!

    Ariane xxxx

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  32. divine decadence in that dress you gorgeous thing you!! Who needs legs anyway when you look that good!
    Good luck at the jumble, I'm off to do some serious kerb trawling today and tomorrow (i.e. skip diving), hope I get some jewellery this time.xx.

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  33. You look short? No way. I love that the back view is just as beautiful as the front. Fabulous jewelry as usual.

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  34. May your perfect weather continue, and good luck at the jumble sales tomorrow!!

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  35. Well if that isn't an Olympic goddess frock I don't know what is!!!! You look absolutely fabularse darling and my word what a jolly impressive rack you're sporting there - my oh my!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxooxo

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  36. You look beautiful in that white dress.I have a hard time pulling off all white.love your bracelets and lovely nail polish.xx

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  37. Short? Not you vix!
    And wow, does white suit you!

    Looking ethereal
    Love,
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  38. Such a beautiful Greek Goddess dress! You look great Vix and no.t at all short

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  39. You look very soft and relaxed here Vix.
    I suppose Jon can get away with his comments as long as he keeps bringing you refreshments.
    Good luck in the morning. Can't wait to see your finds!

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  40. O,I'm all for keeping it real,but you look simply gorgeous,and not like a shortarse at all!
    I'm loving this grecian frock,the lines are lovely,and you just look beautiful!Every detail,as usual,is rocking my panties off!Ah,sun and refreshments in the garden sounds perfect....hope you managed to keep it easy on the rose,those Black Country Grannies hold no prisoners,I hear!!!
    Love you, and looking forward to seeing what you score!
    love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  41. Hail Vix, full of rose
    The sun is with thee
    Blessed art thou among bloggers
    And blessed is the hottie of your life, Jon
    Holy Vix, mother of kitties
    Jumble for us winners now and at the hour of our posts
    Amen and out

    Love you more than every bangle in the world! Sarah xxx

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  42. That dress is beautiful, you look so chic! x

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  43. Jon usually does a fabulous job of making you look tall though, and you always look beautifully elegant. This look is straight out of Up Pompeii, it's so glamorous, especially with your beautiful hair. I hope we get a bit more of this glorious weather. Xx

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  44. OMG You have an AMAZING figure. I wish I could pull a dress like that off. It is beautiful and the necklace was born to go with the dress.

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  45. This dress is gorgeous! Hope you did well at the jumble sales xx

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  46. That dress is stunning Vix and you far from short and stumpy!

    Hope you managed to tackle the jumble sale ok. I didn't surface out of bed till 10.30! A sign I was knackered.

    X x

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  47. Love the necklace.
    I'm short as well. I am just about five feet tall!

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  48. that dress is stunning!!!

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  49. That dress is stunning on you Vix! Though skipping getting dressed may have been very tempting when you have a vintage bikini on! (not that I'd know, lol) The beads are gorgeous too.

    Loulou

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  50. Hahaha love that John is bringing refreshments on demand! You've got him well trained. Lovely dress, I'm always so scared to wear white as it makes me look like a ghost as my skin is essentially white! Hope you had some success at the jumble, can't wait to see what you bought! x

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  51. What a beautiful dress, you look positively angelic! I've got that Barry M colour, doesn't look as good on me. Sounds like you had a wonderfully lazy day, you need to store up energy for the granny fighting today! xxxx

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  52. All you need now is your hair in a braid and a golden leafed cirlet and you'll be a Roman goddess!

    I didn't even notice that you were shorter than usual until you pointed it out!

    Good luck at the jumble sale tomorrow!!! Have a lovely evening! xxx

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  53. you look so beautiful here, like an ancient godess! no wonder you have good weather there if you looking like that, all the clourds are gone ;)
    kiss,mary

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  54. That dress makes you look like a goddess! You don't look too short anyway, bet your not as stumpy as my 5'2 frame ;)

    Hope you find lots of goodies tomorrow, get your elbows at the ready! XO.

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  55. Your stumpy arsevself is gorgeous in that white dress, all goddess like.

    Godforsaken time of 9am, you crack me up, it's 5 and 6 am starts around here for car boot sales.

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  56. You certainly don't look like a stumpy short-arse to me, (I think I look like a lard-arse in my pics tho!) but a grecian goddess! So glad to hear you have a well trained servant plying you with rose. Hope you got some ace bargains at the JS, I bet you did. x

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  57. You are beyond elegant in the white cruise dress. Perfect for lounging, drinking wine and wearing jewels on a beautiful summer evening. Hope your early morning jumble sale was a good one.

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  58. You look like a Greek Goddess. This summer I have been in love with White (exceptionally!) ... and this look is simply perfection.

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  59. Hope the shopping went well. The dress has a lovely cut...and does NOT make you look the least bit stumpy!

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  60. divine decadence in that dress you gorgeous thing you!! Who needs legs anyway when you look that good!
    Good luck at the jumble, I'm off to do some serious kerb trawling today and tomorrow (i.e. skip diving), hope I get some jewellery this time.xx.

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  61. Gorgeous dress, perfect for the nice weather (at last!)

    Looking forward to seeing your jumble sale goodies.

    Annie xxx

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  62. Shortness is hot! Because.... I say so. After all, look at Salma Hayek and Dita Von Teese. And us. ;-D

    Anyway so glad you got a white maxi dress since I think I recall once in a comment on my blog you mentioned wanting one. Good luck at the jumble sale.

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  63. that white dress is heavenly and looks just right on you.
    Can't wait to see what you'll come back with from the sale.

    xx
    maya

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  64. Perfect outfit for the beautiful weather weve been having :) I've wore my long maxi's alot this week :)

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  65. gorgeous dress Vix, love the classic V shape at the back

    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

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  66. You look absolutely gorgeous! That frock! I swear, it's giving me heart palpatations. I don't think you look like a shortarse at all.

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  67. The dress is gorg and you like like a 70s glam queen - perfect for wine and lounging. xo

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  68. One of my favourite ever outfits on you - you look like a goddess! It reminds me of Ursula Andress in 'She' xxx

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  69. Black Country Goddess that is you in this beautiful dress. You are a petite beauty and I love that about you! Your candied arms look as delicious as ever! I have missed you dear!!!!
    XXOO
    LOVEYOU!!
    Krista

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  70. Looking like a goddess in white :)

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