Sunday, 31 March 2013

So Many Frocks, So Little Time


  When you've a wardrobe as stuffed as mine it's a crime not to frock up at the slightest opportunity. Despite having no plans to go further than the wheelie bin today this is how I'm dressed. Mind you, I do have a date with Daniel Craig later.

Here's the last few days in frocks.

1960s crimplene maxi (Vintage Village @ Clothes Show Live, 2011) worn with 1950s Scottish mohair coat, 1970s felt hat and Rajasthani tooled leather peacock bag (all charity shop finds)
This was my choice for Thursday's Night Market. Despite the hideous cold we managed to spend an hour exploring and ate some gorgeous street food before retreating to the pub to defrost. 

Here's the notorious Black Country grannies battling to get to the £1 vintage bargains.

1970s hot pink maxi (Krista-licious) worn with a Sassy Vamps headpiece

I continued with my plan of ignoring the weather and dressing for summer and this was my choice of work wear for the Mad March vintage fair. We had a brilliant day of sales and my head piece was the toast of Bridgnorth. 

Second-hand from head to toe.

My partner in vintage didn't scrub up too badly. 

1970s chiffon maxi (Maisie's Closet Vintage) , Liz's pagoda print shift (made by her own fair hands)
It was Liz (bag-making genius) and Adrian's birthdays on Friday & the birthday boy himself ended up cooking dinner as none of us could decide where to eat. I couldn't wait to give the chiffon maxi I brought back from the vintage fair yesterday a whirl.


After a delicious South Indian curry, a fancy cheeseboard and far too much booze the evening descended into the usual chaos.


Despite an evening that involved necking Cava straight from the bottle on the streets of Bridgnorth (classy), downing two bottles of Rosé all to myself and the loss of an hour I was feeling remarkably bright-eyed this morning, unlike a certain someone.

Psychedelic 1960s neck scarf (Maisie's Closet Vintage) worn with 1970s maxi (99p, eBay years ago), fake Litas and a heap of bastard jewellery.

It's a quiet (and sober) night in watching Skyfall as we're saving our energies for celebrating our anniversary tomorrow. 21 years of unwedded bliss - you'd get less for murder.

Have a fabulous long weekend!

 See you soon.

Linking to Patti and the crew for Visible Monday.

89 comments:

  1. Bonitas fotografías!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  2. Daniel should be so lucky , darling!
    That's a beauty of a frock and I'm also lusting after that mohair coat.
    Christ, I wouldn't want to be caught between those grannies and their bargains.
    Have a fab evening.
    Loves ya.
    Em
    xxxxxxxxx

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  3. Yay Skyfall is awesome, just like your frocks, enjoy! :)

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  4. If I were a British winter, I would surely thaw under the influence of your spicy and colorful frocks! AND
    You look born to rule the universe in your floral crown!

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  5. Bloody gorgeous dresses, so much psychedelic loveliness, you have to have the best 60s/70s maxi collection in the country now. Looks like the £1 stall is going to be a riot! Can't wait. Love your mad party photos too. Big love! Xxxxxxxx

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  6. Love all your outfits! Congrats on your 21yrs, we knock off 21yrs of marriage in October but been together for alot longer.

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  7. Many congrats! Always love reading your blog. I have a question for you. Have you ever come across a Launer handbag on your jaunts? I understand they are made in Walsall and Judi Dench,HM amongst others have them. Just wondering.

    Alison

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  8. @ Alison!
    I've only ever seen Launer bags on display in the town's leather museum. Whitehouse Cox are another Walsall bag manufacturer, Michael Palin uses them for his travels. I found one at a jumble last year and was amazed at how much it went for on eBay!
    Thanks for reading and your kind words. xxxx

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  9. What a marvellous weekend of fun! The fair looks fab and it sure does sound like you had a total blast last night. Still looking amazing today – psychedelic at its best. xxx

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  10. Happy anniversary to you both tomorrow, wow 21 years. Have a more than brilliant day together x

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  11. Aaah, happy anniversary for tomorrow lovely lady! xxx

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  12. You look just summery and lovely xxxxxxxx

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  13. Great dresses, love them all, I can't wait till it warms up. Happy anniversary to you both for tomorrow :)

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  14. Firstly happy anniversary to your gorgeous selves, it doesn't matter how the years come wedded or unweeded as long as they're happy. I hope you have a wonderful day together.

    All three of your maxi dresses are divine I especially adore the one with mohair coat but literally started sneezing at the thought of wearing that beautiful cost as I'm allergic to mohair. But it is lovely combination on you.

    Pleased to hear that your sales went well, but seriously is there ever any doubt? X

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  15. I will never give up looking for a psychedelic maxi, in my size. You find the best ones. It's kind of funny to see that the Grannies have turned into little old men. Remind me to always have crazy red hair and never to wear a sweatshirt hoodie.

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  16. A very Happy Anniversary to you both! :D So much gorgeous I can barely contain myself! The 70's maxi is absolutely stunning; tell Daniel I say Heeeeey. And the chiffon wonder is a beauty..just like you! XO

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  17. Happy anniversary! As ever, a stunning selection of dresses x

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  18. Happy Un-Wedding Anniversary for tomorrow to you both. Looks like a fab night. We had a bit quorn curry a couple of bottles of pear cider and watched Supernatural, so fairly good here too. Lovely frockery as always babe.
    V
    xxx

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  19. You post are always perfect and so witty. I always end up with a laugh or a smile: 21 years of unwedded bliss - you'd get less for murder.
    Glorious frocks. Undoubtly I would be fighty with the ladies for the 1 Pound. It is fun, yeahhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

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  20. Ooo, a cacophony of delighful frockage and activity!!!! How bloody marvellous, I feel like I've spent a few days with you,hurrah!
    Looking gloriarse at every second, of course....I sigh a sigh of contentment!
    Daniel! I have to say, I didn't enjoy Skyfall as much as the last two films, but any chance to goggle at Daniel is fine by me!
    If it's your anniversary, we must have just had our 21st too! Shame we can't remember what day, Feb or March...must have been too delirious!!! Congratulations, my darling foxy vintage creatures!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  21. Happy non-wedding anniversary for tomorrow. It makes me happy to see all your bright, light and pretty outfits when the weather is so dire. Oooh, I love Skyfall, and Daniel Craig. Xx

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  22. Happy Anniversary to you stylish folk! Hope you have a good one :) xx

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  23. What a wonderful selection of dresses - the crimplene maxi from Vintage Village is my favourite. You both look fabulous - congratulations on your anniversary.

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  24. So gorgeous - as alwys! Totally in love with your hat . Have a great anniversary! Xxx

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  25. Wow! A lovely colorful few days. You look like you've had a great time with friends. Those kind of nights are awesome.
    On another note...I am super curious about the £1 vintage stall! xx

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  26. happy anniversary you lovely people x your frocks are yummy x

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  27. What a lot of gorgeous frockage! Happy non-wedding anniversary to you both x x

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  28. Hey gorgeous! You look so pretty! Glad you have had a fun weekend!x

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  29. No fair! I want a local market where I can buy £1 vintage! Mind you, those grannies do look formiddable. That said, I have some giant bosoms of my own I could use to take at least 2 of them out with! I love love love your tooled leather bag. I also love that you have the discipline and get up and go to make such an effort every day. It would be a shame given the size of your wardrobe not to keep it all in rotation xxx

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  30. Happy Anniversary to the grooviest vintage couple I know!!!
    The psychodelic maxi is amazing!!!
    And the new chiffon maxi is divine!!
    I must say you were the most fabulously attired seller at the fair!!
    Those Black County Grannies are SCARY!!!

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  31. Looks like you have had a wonderful weekend.
    Happy Anniversary for tomorrow.

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  32. happy un-anniversary to you two.

    your maxi's are my favorite part of your wardrobe.

    enjoy your evening. xo

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  33. As soon as the picture of the first frock loaded, I came to the sudden and desperate realization that I must have a Peter Max print in my second bedroom. Now I'm not going to be able to get that thought out of my head. Thanks!!!

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  34. Fantastic dress + accessories - gorgeous colours! I loved Skyfall but then I'm such a Daniel Craig - hope you enjoy it! xx

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  35. Great shots of you, the Sweetheart, and the grannies! Looks like fun, and you definitely don't look like you swilled all that alcohol by yourself!! I'm impressed.

    Have a glorious week and thanks for lighting up mine! Love you.

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  36. Honey I can imagine the neighbours siting at the front window watching and waiting for you to make a grand appearance "ooooh errrr it's her next door and look she's all frocked up just to put the bin out"! If it were me I would be leaping out of the bushes with a tray of tea - "cuppa love?" Magnificent you are. Simply magnificent!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  37. Oh, happy 21st year together! My husband and I met up and started this mad love affair in 1992, too!
    Love this collection of frocks and you're looking gorg. as ever. And clear headed too, bless your youthful heart. Thanks for sharing all the fun with Visible Monday. xoxoxoxo

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  38. How one can manage to look so prim and colorfully proper after a night such as you describe, I'll never know! But you DO look fabulous, my dahling. I like the bracelets, too. Somehow they work for you - but never would for me :)

    I can't wait to hear how you celebrate those 21 years...

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  39. 21 years? Wow! Hope you are celebrating big time! Love your 70's maxi and the angel wing dress is fab on you too!

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  40. Sounds and looks like you guys had a mighty fine weekend! You are so lucky to have such a fine group of friends. And I love that you dress up so nicely whenever you go out. I'd bet you don't even own a pair of jeans!

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  41. Each and every one of the vintage floral frocks you're pictured in is absolutely stunning! What beautiful colours and pretty prints!!! The wonderful feminine pink colours of the 60s crimplene maxi are beautiful. I love the "Hippies use backdoor" sign. I love Liz's pagoda print shift too. It appears the two of you were having a grand time. Many decades ago, back when I still drank alcohol, I loved wine. And I did and still do LOVE Indian food - I'm a vegetarian, and Indian food is incredibly delicious! The South Indian food can be pretty spicy. That's one thing I miss about living so far from the city. The Indian restaurants. Getting back to your frocks: The colours are out of this world and the floral crown you were wearing is beautiful. OMG, you're funny! Happy 21st anniversary of your unwedded bliss tomorrow!

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  42. All the clothes look spectacular!! You and your friends look like so much fun-- love it,
    Becky :)
    Happy Unniversary <3

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  43. You Have the Best Dresses!! ~Happy Anniversary have fun celebrating ~Love Heather

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  44. Lots of good times and beautiful friends and beautiful clothes!
    Happy Anniversary to you!
    I wish you both, 21 more years of good times, travels, health, dancing, eating and drinking!

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  45. The melon, tangerine and raspberry colors of that psychedelic frock are luscious. Sounds like a lovely weekend. Wishing you and Jon a happy anniversary.

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  46. how have I not noticed the hippies use the backdoor sign before? it's great! as is the photo of the bargain hunting grannies! I need to get to England to get some serious bargains im thinking, not half as much stuff going here and prices so high as a result! you need to teach me your thrifting art!
    xox

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  47. Check out that scottish mohair coat would ya!!! What a pearler. And hippies use the back door is a gas. You girls look super groovey in your vintage chiffons and pagoda shifts. Have a fab anniversary you two lovelies - 21 years - crikey! xoxox

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  48. This post is a feast to my eyes....so many gorgeous frocks! I do adore the 70's maxi on you. And your makeup is divine. I love your outfits for the vintage fair as well. I hope you both enjoy celebrating your milestone of unwedded bliss! Xx

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  49. Ooh love that fifties coat. We're watching Casino Royale - and not just for the swimming trunks!

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  50. I love that you're so bright and summery even though it's freezing cold over there. That pink mohair coat is fabulous and Jon looks very dapper. Happy unwedded anniversary!

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  51. so many pretty colours - that's why I love your style so much Vix! Happy Anniversary :D

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  52. You and Jon have just the perfect amount of fun. Happy 21st anniversary, and many more.

    I am in love with your colorful 70's maxi, but all your frocks are special when you wear them.

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  53. Aaah Vix...I would love a day exploring your wardrobe, your frocks are what my dreams are made of...I love the Buddha head in the last picture, I've been looking for a decent one since ages...Congratulations to you and Jon for 21years of togetherness xxx

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  54. No matter how the weather is you seem to be having great fun.Is there a secret? probably not but your divine clothes surely help.Congrats on the anniversary

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  55. Wow, 21 years Vix, enjoy the celebrations! x

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  56. Mmmm, South Indian cuisine, delicious! Sounds like mere bliss and a marvellous showcase of frocks. That chiffon maxi is so dreamy. You look radiant as always Vix! (love the eye makeup as well)/Madison

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  57. Happy 21st anniversary to you both Vix. I love your pink dress with the flower head band so much, you look very Spring goddess, then I saw the floaty maxi and I love that too. Jon looks very dapper as well. Those Black Country grans do look a tough bunch, good to see a pic of them in full hunting mode. xx

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  58. I love that floral printed maxi. You look gorgeous in that color and print.

    I would love for you to stop by my blog to check out my latest outfit post, I'd love to know what you think!
    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  59. That spectacular psychedelic maxi is one of my favourite frocks of yours and you never fail to style it impeccably and wear it like a true vintage goddess. Happy anniversary you's...here's to another 21 years of bliss :)
    ...xXx

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  60. 21 today, eh? Congratulations you lovely pair!

    I can't believe that someone as tiny as you can put away that much and still be standing, let alone looking so marvellous. I think you have superpowers.

    I love your Kristalicious dress and the Maisie's closet outfit best of all. You all look like you were having so much fun at the birthday dinner!!

    My sister had a date with Daniel Craig the evening before. He's a popular boy. I'm looking forward to my turn. xxxx

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  61. I just LOVE the colours and print in that maxi, it's perfect for a quiet Easter Sunday at home!
    Happy anniversary to you two love birds, it's the bliss that matters, not the wedding! You look toasty warm in that amazing mohair coat and pink hat, ready to take on the BCGs at the vintage-for-a-quid stall. You and Jon must always be the most glamorous stall holds at any event, and a Sassy Vamp is the perfect accessory to that beautiful frock from Krista.
    A party with your gang is always a riot, who doesn't want vintage frockery and dancing and a curry and plenty of Cava? Sounds the perfect night to me! Love the new dress, all floaty and gorgeous and angel sleeves too, my favourite! xxxxx

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  62. Sounds like a good time was had. I love your group shots you seem a right laugh. x

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  63. In our village, we have a food relay race each year. Starters in one place the main course at another ... you got it. You should arrange a food realy, bacause then you could have a new dress for every new place.

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  64. Hi there-gorgeous dresses that all look amazing on, pleased you had a fabulous weekend! xxx

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  65. Looking great, love the outfit. Fabulous.

    Check out my fashion blog at www.fashion1psychology.wordpress.com

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  66. have a great day tomorrow! 21 years - awesome!

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  67. really love all your fabulousness and pretty frocks, that colorful maxis and that mohair coat drive me crazy!!, and you look gorgeous whatever the weather, my dear lady!!
    besos & summer in mind

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  68. So much color and warmth jumps from these pages even though I know it's been freezing there! This maxi is friggin gorgeous!!!!! I will steal it in a quick minute I tell you I will! And if ever there was a beige dress I liked it is the one you scored at the Vintage fair! I am so jealous at the party pictures, everyone looks smashed and happy~BLISS! The maxi I sent you looks so yummy on you and the sassy Vamps crown so so appropriate! It's SPRING DAMMIT!!!!

    Happiest of 21 years to you and Jon, why it seems it was just last year you were celebrating, time flies baby...
    LOVEYOU
    XXXOOOOO

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  69. Wishing you both a brilliant and so very happy 21st wedding anniversary, how wonderful is that! You're such an inspiring couple - my man and I are almost 11years gone on the unmarried bliss front, being unmarried is sooo much more romantic isn't it! I just hope we're still as loved up as you two clearly are another decade on. And such a succession of glorious frocks to welcome in both Easter and your anniversary, yay!

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  70. Hahaha you are so refreshing. Fabulous fabulous fabulous. Rosé does the soul good, no? Happy anniversary!

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  71. What a feast of frocks! You have a beautiful wardrobe.
    Happy anniversary!

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  72. p.s. oops sorry I meant a very happy NON-wedding anniversary! Like you I'm a very happy and committed non-marrier!

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  73. Love your dresses & that you are defying the cold! The granny's look pretty tough. Congrats on 21 years....awesome!
    Denise

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  74. summer dress in winter? Um, why not! You inspire the heck out of me!

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  75. Happy anniversary to you both 21 years Wow that's amazing. My dad says the same about you wouldn't get that for murder :-) Glad to hear you had a great day of sales at the fair you looked amazing as always. Loving all you dresses you look gorgeous in pink. Hope you had a lovely relaxing evening. hugs dee xxx

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  76. Your 70's maxi is stunning I can't imagine it looking better on anyone else and love the way you have styled it with the groovy scarf.
    Looks like the night with the gang was a bloody good one if it involved necking Cava from the bottle. Hope you enjoyed DC & Skyfall as much as I did.

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  77. Happy anniversary!
    I love your new chiffon dress and am glad the fair went well xxx

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  78. I love places like that!Your dress is amazing. I really like your vintage style, whould you like to follow each other?

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  79. Congrats on 21 years of unwedded bliss!!! You should write a book on the art of looking fabulous!

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  80. Congratulations on being together that long, and still obviously enjoying each other's company! Jon looks very dapper in his Vintage Fair outfit and you are just a ray of summer sun in your flowered frock. I quite adore the Scottish Mohair coat, the colours are fabulous.

    You do look incredibly bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the last photos for someone who spent the previous evening celebrating. Must be the outfit ;)

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  81. Congrats on 21 years! Fabulous outfits as always x

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  82. HI gorgeous!

    Happy 21 to you to love birds!
    I have been very busy i have no time to find a job, hahaha!
    Anyway i'm not in a hurry and will probably find part time
    You look so good you 2 , best looking couple in the UK

    Ariane xxxx

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  83. Ooh these are all fabulous! Congratulations on 21 years too xxx

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  84. ooo, happy 21 years you guys. Love seeing all your photos. You all in pink is terrific. I mean, that coat! Well, everything really. Lovely to see you wearing them. Just can't get enough of it.

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  85. I missed this one as a fresh post too... I'm surprised my computer didn't just reach out and SLAP ME from your blog and drag me over here - that 70s maxi is so awesome! And that Scottish mohair coat is dreamy. I already know you enjoyed the movie (I'm behind) but I'm glad I saw your frocks - and the dueling grannies.

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  86. Wait...need a moment , I'm mopping the drool up off my computer!!! I think that is my all time favorite maxi dress you've worn-I LOVE LOVE LOVE that print!!!

    If only it was smaller, I'd have to make you an offer you couldn't refuse. Like on the Zillow real estate site with all those outrageous price tags under the title "make me move". I'd be offering gobs of money to ya!;) But, then I don't think I could rock it like you Sista! You do it the justice it deserves!:)

    And, congrats on 21 years...another thing in common, it's 25 for us this year. But, please don't remind me...nothing make me feel old like numbers!;)

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  87. Oh come ON - I KNOW I commented on this one!

    THIS IS MY FAVOURITEST FAVOURITEST FAVOURITEST FAVOURITE OUTFIT EVEEER!!!!! BEST frock, BEST scarf, most BEAUTIFUL YOU.

    I love this one so much. I could die happy after seeing you in this amazingness.

    Love you more than EVERYTHING!

    Sarah xxx

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