Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Nothing's As Good As Psychedelic Feels


I could tell you that I buy vintage clothes to save the planet...


To recapture a childhood spent growing up in the psychedelic 1960s.....


To look unique and to stand out from the crowd...


 And I would be telling you the truth.


But the main reason is quite simple.....


That finding something as groovy as this 1960s psychedelic trouser suit for less cash than many women spend on a bra...


Makes me squeal with joy!

Vintage pants suit worn with 1960s St Michael scarf (50p) and 1960s Stainless steel pendant (50p, both Salvation Army)

This is what I found when I was out with the girls today & I'm linking to Ta-Dah Tuesday.

See you soon!

73 comments:

  1. Arrrrrrrggggghhhhhhh what an amazing buy!!! 50-sodding-p???? That's just insane! All of your reasons for buying vintage are fabulous and the best reason of all is that it makes you feel like letting out a Helga SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! You look flippin' awesome baby!! I'll bet you had a ball out with the girls today:)) xoxo

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  2. Lordy!! You got that for 50p?!
    I'm so well Jel.
    You always look amazing!
    I hope you're OK!

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  3. I really love that outfit, I can't believe you only paid 50p for it! Please can I come shopping with you?!

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  4. I love all your reasons for shopping vintage, also how amazing is that fabric? To die for!

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  5. *Cheers!* I love all those reasons - But FIFTY PENCE?! You've got some voodoo chazza ways lady

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  6. You look amazing Vix! And I love the fact clothes are so much more than just clothes to you. Such a fabulous print, what's not to love about psychedilcs xxx

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  7. That is one helluva outfit. It looks like you should be by a pool with a cocktail in a pineapple and a huugy bear type character, Pam Grier style. I love it. Xx

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  8. Excellent! My Mum made me something similar from a 70s pattern for my end of school prizegiving (like graduation). I'll try to dust off a photo! Didn't have an over thing though. VERY cool find!

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  9. Every time I see you looking so outrageously fabulous in prints like this it makes think that no one but NO ONE can pull off psychedelic-amazing like you do. No one!

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  10. You look amazing in that outfit. What an awesome find. Lucky you!

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  11. I just bought something with a "Butterfield 8" tag recently and for the life of me I can't remember what it is! I love that movie, so I had to buy the article of clothing. Now I am going to have to rummage around to find it. You look hot, my dear! I really like your pink lipstick. It's gorgeous, just like you!!

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  12. I thought you bought them because you look so darned smashing in them! You've got the kind of style they just can't be mass produced.

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  13. Wow this is what i could do with Saturday (my friends 60's party )lol you look amazing I love this.great outfit :)

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  14. I thought you would find something fabulous with the girlies, and you never disappoint, Vix!
    That is an amazing outfit, the colours and print are stunning, and you look as glamorous and sexy as can be, smouldering away there!
    All your reasons for buying vintage are brilliant, but just revelling in the fun and enjoyment of unique pieces of clothing is as good as any!
    Were you out with the Lizes, did they score too? Hope so! xxxxxxxx

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  15. woouuu, so fascinating and colorful print, you look fabulous (as usual!) and always unique and stylish!
    besos & glam

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  16. You look fantastic in that outfit. It's very YOU. Good find!

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  17. Fantastic ! You look amazing. I love how bright and enormous that print is.

    Nikki x

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  18. Wait, a minute. You didn't tell us how much it was. The scarf and the pendant were 50p each but how much was the pantsuit. I love the jacket the most. I'd wear that jacket with everything.

    I hear ya on all counts and especially the finding a deal part. I'm going to have to head to your neck of the woods the next time I'm in the UK. My local thrift store is now charging $3 for a scarf and for a hardcover book.

    So nice to see you in color again!

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  19. It's so vibrant and pretty!!! You look lovely Vix!x

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  20. How the? what the? Oh my sweet Vix you have gone and found another treasure that somehow always seemed destined to be worn by you. I love the cornflower blue and the gorgeous print on this sexy suit. You wear it oh so well!
    I'LLSEEYOUVERYSOON!!!
    LOVEYOU!!!
    Krista

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  21. WOW! I can never equal your bargain hunting talents.

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  22. GORGEOUS!!!!! Bang on with your fabulous pink lippy and blue nails. I would wolf whistle out loud if you walked down my street!!!

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  23. Fabulous as ever Vix!! I agree, I love it when my heart races with excitement when I find a real bargain. Can't wait to see what else you got up to with the girls x

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  24. You find some real treasures! I wouldn't have a clue about seeking out vintage clothing...

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  25. aaaah you always look so radical...and you're always finding such beautiful pieces!

    xoxo Mama Wolf.

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  26. Holy frigging SHITBOX that's fabularsehole!!! 50p?! Makes me feel positively faint!!!
    I adore that walking shot,and that pantsuit is too DIE for amazing!You buy vintage for ALL the right reasons,darling!!!But you missed one......YOU LOOK FREAKIN' DIVOON IN VINTAGE BABY!!!
    Yeah!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  27. that suit is simply amazing. but with you in it? omg it skyrockets! you two were made for ea other. xo

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  28. Luscious, my dear. The pics are a little different, which is fun, the outfit fab of course, and your lovely face with your almost smile. Pretty!!!!

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  29. How is it you always manage to score such fabulous finds? You always look smashing. You've got some good mojo working!

    xo, Bonnie

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  30. Heavens to Bestsey!!! What a find. IT'S SO AWESOME.

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  31. WOW love it!! you look Fabulous....I feel like I say the same thing every time hehehe But I do sincerely mean it I may need to get out my thesaurus to see if I can look up with some new words lol!! I would much rather spend money on a whole outfit than a fancy bra as well!! I found Anna the cutest vintage Hawaiian mumu today I can't wait to take her picture in it with some flowers in her hair!! So I take it you had a pretty good day with the girls!! Enjoy your new treasure Love Heather

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  32. They're all super good reasons - PLUS you look amazing and special in your finds (this trousersuit is a gem). The world needs more uniqueness, for sure! xoxo

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  33. I love seeing your new finds Vix, you always seem to find such amazing stuff that looks even more amazing on you. It always looks like you have lots of fun modelling the outfits too, you're a natural at it. xx

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  34. Stunning those colours are gorgeous on you, dee xxx

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  35. When we first went onto Ebay, I used to say to Duncan, 'how much will I bid' and he would always ALWAYS yell 50p. I would always say, don't be silly, you don't get anything for 50p these days. But YOU do lol Well done.
    V
    xxx

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  36. Bloody stunning, Vix. You rock it off the planet. Are you not the Queen of Finds?! 50p...what can you get for 50p? Not even a bar of choccie.
    xxxx

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  37. I cannot cope with its fabulousness! What an amazing find! Gorgeous! xxx

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  38. One word for this:

    Amazing.

    L x

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  39. You said it!! But your pictures are worth a thousand words. Stunning, Vix.

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  40. You stand out in the crowd for all the right reasons :)

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  41. and what a fabulous find it is. It just goes to show that you don't have to spend a lot of money to wear cool stuff!

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  42. I would be happy to wear this outfit too but, then even happier to be your dress size!
    Absolutely Fabulous daaarling!
    The lippy looks great too.
    My colours too!
    So glad that these outfits are being worn, not burnt or used for cleaning rags or whatever.

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  43. Wow, another amazing find. Butterfield 8, pretty darn cool. It was a good movie, too.

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  44. All those things sound a damn good reason to me. :)
    As always Vix, great outfit. You are a car booting/charity shopping wonderwoman.
    x

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  45. FIFTY ENGLISH PENCE? That's an amazing bargain!You look so gorgeous in it! Plus you've bought it for all the right reasons! xxxx

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  46. What an amazing find! Love the colors and the print - so amazing! Really chuffed you found it)

    >'.'<

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  47. What perfection for 50p!! The style, the colors--you look amazing in that pantsuit!!

    I am totally green with envy!!

    {{{{{hugs}}}}}
    Tamera

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  48. Oh my such an amazing buy for 50p. You really are the bargain queen x

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  49. What beautiful colours. I love the light in these pictures.

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  50. I wear vintage cause it is unique and i get cheap as well but not cheap like you!
    That is a nice ensemble, gorgeous colors -

    Happy Birthday to J!

    Coming up on my blog this week a vintage beauty that you will love i am certain!

    Ariane xxx

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  51. Forgot to tell

    Butterfly 8 is the name of the movie Liz Taylor won an oscar for best actress -

    Ariane x

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  52. Oh wow, that is such an amazing buy! x

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  53. OOOh it's just gorgeous! You look perfect in it. And your nail polish and lippie are the perfect complements. Is the lippie Barry M? I'd like to get some of that for Ibiza.

    Annie xxx

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  54. That is such a wonderful floral trouser suit!! I am very jealous! The colour looks absolutely fantastic on you - love the bubblegum pink lippie too xx

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  55. Vintage clothes are nicer and fit better. New clothes are strange sizes and bad qualities. As simple as that!

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  56. I love the slouchiness of those bottoms!

    I was only saying to the terrible half, whilst watching Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, how fashion back then was so much better than it has been in years!

    Uh, it's depressing just thinking about it. x

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  57. Brilliant as always dear Vix with the absolute fab scores at a fraction of the price ... even a bra! I love your psychedelic outfit! -xx

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  58. Oh Vix, I love it! The colours are beautiful, especially with that lippy =)
    You reasons for buying vintage made me smile.
    xx

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  59. I love your style because it's so kooky, completely individual and I just love it! Ambleside is another lovely place, I hope you have a great holiday there! xxx

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  60. HI Vix.

    Thanks for your comments on my blog

    No basically I was meant to have a spray tan but the girl who was meant to do it text me 2 hours before to say she could notcome! Talk about professional I won't be using her again!
    This is St Moriz dark with some Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs in Tan Glow...I love that stuff its brilliant x

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  61. niiice suit!!!! ^^
    hugs
    AnieB
    http://lahabitaciondelaspequenascosas.blogspot.com.es/

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  62. And groovy you look to Vix. Why blend in with the crowd? You always looks amazing hun.

    X x

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  63. Wow! Great find! I wish I could wear those bright colors so well! I do love bright colors, but sometimes they overpower me -- maybe the fair skin and freckles? Anyway, I will just enjoy them via Vix!

    xx
    Lynn

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  64. 50 bloody P? That's what the tooth fairy brings round here! Amazing find xx

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  65. Hang on, was it the scarf that was 50p? Either way, I bet it was a bargain, you don't do anything else!

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  66. woww...you always look fabulous but I think you make the clothes and not the inverse. Everything you choose suits you. All the best,

    Flor

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  67. What a fantastic outfit. Those bright and beautiful colours make me feel so happy.

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  68. Amor,
    50 pence doesn't surprise me coming from you chazza/boot sale biatch queen.and you sure wear everything magically.
    loving your slap colors.
    besones

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  69. Love your pink lippy. Suits you x

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  70. Oh gosh, this pantsuit is incredible. Seriously, I think it just might be giving me heart palpitations.

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  71. Holy BEJAYZUS! It's FABULOUS! The pants are so exquisite and you look just BEAUTIFUL. The colours are so marvellous - I'm GREEN with envy! Love you more than pantsuits! Sarah xxx

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