Friday, 3 August 2012

And Why Not?


Yes, I'm wearing a silver lamé evening gown and a floral head dress at 8am in the morning and my bag's crammed with everything from fake fur coats, thermal undies and mittens to string bikinis, parasols and sun hats so it can only mean one thing, it's time for another music festival!


We're off to Y Not in the gorgeous Peak District for a long weekend of ear-splitting rock music, booze and, despite this morning's glorious sunshine, a virtually guaranteed mud-fest, celebrating Jon's birthday in the style to which he's become accustomed.


I've scheduled this post so by the time you're reading this Gilbert & his awning should hopefully be pitched up and we'll be cracking open our first of many ciders of the weekend.  


1970s frock (the fabulous Curtise), Vintage Moroccan case (£6, flea market), 1960s grey leather knee boots (£3.25, PDSA), denim waistcoat (£2.45, Acorns Hospice), Crystal hear & skull pendant & beaded & studded bracelets (handmade by the divine Krista), head dress (hand made by me)

Have fun!
See you soon!

76 comments:

  1. gorgeous dress Vix. Have a fab weekend! xo

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  2. Sounds brilliant! Have a great weekend and happy birthday to Jon! xx

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  3. Looking great, hope it's not too muddy! Happy birthday to Jon x

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  4. Have fun you little gypsy you!!

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  5. Happy birthday to Jon! I hope you both have a fab weekend xxx

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  6. Wow, sounds awesome!! Happy birthday Jon!!!

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  7. Enjoy :)

    and happy birthday to Jon :)

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  8. That Moroccan case sure comes in handy, doesn't it? Sounds like you're packed for any/all "eventualities"! You're looking your exceptionally fabulous self (as usual)! Let the celebrations begin.

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  9. You look great - have a fab weekend!

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  10. I'm so jealous, you're going to have a fantastic time!

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  11. Oooh you look fab - and look at that new-to-you leather bag!

    Have a great time, drink plenty of cider and dance until you feet hurt :D x

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  12. The vintage Moroccan case is wonderful. You look gorgeous as ever in the dress Vix! Happy weekend dear.xx

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  13. Happy Birthday Jon! Hope you both have a great time!

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  14. OOh that frock is spectacular, amor! Happy Birthday Jon and hope you both have a fABULARSEHOLE festival! Love you more than campervans! Sarah xxx

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  15. Oh every girl should start her day in Lame!!!!!! You look just so lovely Miss Vix, with Gilbert ready to whisk you away on a fun filled weekend. Happy birthday to Jon!!!!
    You are so right an adventure road trip with you, Jon, Helga and G would be the best. I feel we would need trailers for the op-shop finds.
    Have a super cider fun weekend.
    Love v

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  16. Right now I need to live a week of your life! Always glamorous and doing madly exciting things. Happy birthday to Jon, I hope you have a stunning weekend, and will keep my fingers crossed that the weather holds out! Xx

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  17. Ooh Lcky you. I do miss a good music festival! Have a good one.

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  18. And you're wearing it all with total elan. Hope you and Jon have a fabulous time.

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  19. I think that lame frock was made to be worn to a festival! You look amazing, of course, love your floral headband, and I have no doubt you will have a rocking good time in the Peaks. Happy birthday to Jon, have a fabulous weekend! xxxxxxx

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  20. Your clothes, your home AND your car!

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  21. I'm packing for vintage/wilderness next week so may need some advice. Thermal undies and hats are a great idea! Hope you have a wonderful time, you help me realise it's never to early in the day for a glittery dress. Happy birthday Jon too! xxxx

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  22. I want to say something normal but all I can think is "Oh my god it's Purple and Shiny!".

    I love it! You look fab - hope your weekend is just as fabulous and that Jon has a great birthday.

    Nikki x

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  23. And why not indeed, you look fabulous. Have a wonderful time .
    V
    xxx

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  24. Fab! Have a wondrous weeken and Happy Birthday to Jon.
    xxxxx

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  25. Oooh how exciting sounds like a great event, I couldn't think of a better way to spend a birthday! I hope you both have a wonderful time! xx

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  26. Evening wear in the daytime? Why the hell not? Have a blast, come back safe and happy birthday to your fella!

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  27. Enjoy the festival and the all important ciders!!

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  28. Look fab whatever the time of day Vix!

    Hope you guys have a great time and Happy Birthday to Jon too!

    I have to admit we were supposed to go camping this weekend and have wussed out! oh dear.

    P x

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  29. Most definitely why not! A perfect dress for a weekend of music, booze and birthday celebration. Hope you get more sun than rain. Have a blast!

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  30. If you can't rock a lurex maxi at a festival where can you?? LOVE the outfit!!
    Happy birthday to Jon and have fun!!

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  31. Y not indeed! :)
    Have a fabulous time Vix, you look gorgeous in that gown and headdress.
    xx

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  32. Love the dress! Never been to Y Not festival before but have been to their sister fest 2000 Trees a fair few times and it's been immense! Sure you're going to have an amazing time!

    Rebecca xx

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  33. Can't wait to see the pictures from this trip! I live vicariously through you. ;)

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  34. Have a lovely time! That dress looks great on you xx

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  35. Oh, Vix, you tickle me with your fun descriptions! Mary Poppins would be jealous over your suitcase!! Have fun!

    xx
    Lynn Dylan

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  36. Hope you have a fab weekend and Jon has a very happy birthday!

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  37. lovely! have a great time- happy birthday to your man!
    <3

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  38. Wishing you a splendidly enjoyable mudfest of a time.
    Happy birthday Jon.

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  39. Have an amazing time,you look fab,love your dress:)

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  40. And WHY NOT?! You're looking wonderful, Vix! Wishing you 2 a great time and Jon some extra sun rays for his birthday! xoxo

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  41. You look glorious! I hope you're having loads of fun. PS: drink a cider for me too!

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  42. Happy Birthday JON!!! Hey is that the same material you made my shorts out of?!!! You just look so happy and Gilbert looks all ready and raring to go! Have the best time rain or shine as you two always do. You look gorgeous and free spirited as always. I can't wait to see you both, I am giddy everyday in anticipation!
    ILOVEYOUMORETHANFESTIVALS!!!!
    XXOO
    Krista

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  43. Hey, is that sun I see?! Have a great time xxx

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  44. Only you could look so bedazzling and radiant at 8.00am! Hope you have a fab time. Weather looks promising xxx

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  45. Radiant beauty at 8am! The festive flowers in your hair are the perfect crown for the stunning silver lame gown. And a happy birthday to Jon!

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  46. Just realized, you must be channeling Cher! The hair, the clothes, the love of music, the drama.... are you really Cher?

    Hope you've had a great weekend. It sounds like fun.

    Cheers,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  47. oh you are looking as fabulous as ever darling vix! i adore this dress with the vest and the floral crown;)
    kiss,mary

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  48. Fabulous dress and it sounds like you're off for an amazing weekend. Have fun xoxox

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  49. Have tons of fun!!
    That dress is so lovely.

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  50. EEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!
    Only you know how to frock up proper like for a festival!!! You are SO gorgeous in this outfit,Jon must think ALL his birthdays have come at once! I know mine will have when I eventually get my hands on you! But I digress......
    Have a wild time,hope the mud doesn't stick for too long!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  51. Thinking of you!!! Hope the weather cooperates and you're able to enjoy. The dress and bag are particularly calling me. You look fab as always, dear Vix.

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  52. Have fun! This isn't that far away from us in Glossop. Would have liked to have gone and supported a local festival but we're going to a wedding in Southport instead. Fingers crossed the weather holds off! Emma x

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  53. Happy birthday to Jon!!! I'm sure he's having the time of his life with such a beautiful girl!!That vintage dress is a wonder, the silver and liliac print completely blow me away and the moroccan leather suitcase is lovely!!
    I'd love to come with you on your magic love bus! Have a great weekend my dear!
    xxxxxxxx

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  54. And why not indeed! You looks fabulous. Hope Jon has a great birthday and that you both enjoy your festival.

    X x

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  55. you know how to rock a dress & waistcoat combo, and I love specially this dress print and your booties!!
    wish you enjoy a sunny festival and wish a happy birthday to Jon!
    besos & music

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  56. Hope you had a mud-free, cider swilling, rocktastic time. And btw you look the dog's bollocks.

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  57. PS Oh crikey, hope you know that is a compliment ?? xx

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  58. Why not indeed! Happy birthday Jon have a ab time xx

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  59. great look honey, i really love your style and look!

    have a nice weekend!

    xx

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  60. Oh no mud fest!! you think the rain plans itself around your outings hehehe...You look beautiful regardless love the flower headband ~Have fun and Happy Bday to Jon!! ~Love Heather

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  61. what a beautiful headband! Your dress is awesome too, looks like a fun day

    Mirror and Moon

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  62. Evening gowns look fabulous at any time of the day and it's a gorgeous one you're wearing. I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  63. just happened to "stumble across your site and I absolutely love it!!!

    xoxo
    becks
    http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

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  64. You're looking smashing as always Vix. Happy birthday to Jon and good to see Gilbert again. Have a good one!

    xo Bonnie

    PS loved the post on sewing reminded me of my old high school home ec class!

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  65. wow evening wear in the daytime, amazing, need more spirit like you have.
    hope you had a great day with John.

    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk
    Jatinda

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  66. Sounds great Vix! I hope the weather did good by you. Hmm. I am so looking forward to Bestival in September. Starting to consider my fancy dress effort...

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  67. hope you guys had/have a lovely and sunny weekend! have fun!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  68. Perfect outfit for a festival!
    Have fun

    Ariane xxxx

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  69. OMG I love love love that maxi dress, my favourite colour too. Gilberts looking good, have a fabulous time :)

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  70. INDEED ... Y NOT a lurex maxi and glamorama tiara at 8am? How do you manage to look so fecking gawjusssssss so early in the morning? You deserve a jolly good arse-squeeze my dear:)) xoxo

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