Saturday, 6 April 2013

Sun Is Shining, Weather Is Sweet



The sun's out and the temperature has crept up above zero for the first time in weeks. After a severe battering from the ludicrously high winds of the last couple of days my hair resembles a rats' nest, my eyes are bloodshot and my skin is chapped and disgraceful but employing the diversionary tactics of a massive pair of 1970s sunglasses and a so-loud-it's-almost-deafening colour combo whose going to know?


Did I mention an epic few days of chazzing? Here's the spoils I promised you.


1950s wool coat, 1970s velvet blazer


Frocks from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.


Menswear galore.


Separates that include a 1950s Harrods all-silk bed jacket and a Miss Selfridge for Freemans halter neck I couldn't afford to buy myself 20 years ago. If you wait long enough the thing you covert always turns up in a charity shop.


Possibly the grooviest chopping board in the world, vintage accessories and books. There's a groovy feather boa, too but after all the furious photographing my camera battery gave up the ghost.


I'm off to catch up with Blogland and maybe crack on with something creative, it's been a while.

1960s Turquoise leather coat (Courtesy of Lucy Nation), 1970s Biba bell bottoms (Banardos, last year), 1970s Jeff Banks blouse (Courtesy of Amy), Velvet boots (Office sale, 2011), 1950s Leather bag (Jumble sale), Ted Lapidus sunglasses ( One of two pairs bought from Acorns Hospice, 2010)
Have a fabulous weekend and see you soon.

91 comments:

  1. On my tiny phone screen the velvet looking jumper looks a treat as does the awesome green coat with furry collar! Loving the weather face affliction disguise. On account of a combo of the rotten weather and a filthy cold, my face is a spotty dry patch ridden riot!

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  2. What fabulous loot...And even more fab colour combination...Chapped skin or not you have a special glow Vix...xxx

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  3. You never ever disappoint with your finds! You're looking wonderful too! xxx

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  4. Doesn't a drop of the warm stuff make all the difference?! I love that combo and the coat is such a fab colour.
    I know what you mean...my skin is pasty and my hands are trashed but a bit of sun will tidy all that up. I've been disguising my desperate for a touch up roots under scarves all week and I think I might carry on with them.
    Great haul...I love the coat and those shoes are catching my eye, and hurrah for getting something you've always fancied turning up in the end! That is the beauty of being a lover of secondhand shmutter.
    Have a lovely, sunny day.
    Loves ya,
    Em
    xxxxxxx

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  5. Love to see you in the green Chinese dress. Good luck with doing so etching creative, looking forward to see what you do and the end result. And enjoy the sun!

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  6. Amazing haul you've got there m'dear!

    Bloodshot eyes? Bonkers barnet? The shades & fab colours are doing their job - no sign of it from where I'm sitting.

    Enjoy the sunshine and tropical(!) Temperatures xxx

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  7. Oh what great stuff! Love the green Wool coat - not suprise really.
    What luck that its getting warner , here the Winter made a comeback today .

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  8. Vix, I am so ready for spring here! It rained on Thursday, my day off, but this morning it is bright and sunny, so I am going to play in the garden for an hour before work! I love your recent finds! It's true -- wait long enough and you'll find it out thrifting!!

    xoxo
    Lynn

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  9. It's crazy how the weather changed, isn't it? Two days ago the garden was white and today I had a walk in the woods with no coat!
    My heart skipped a bit with the black mini with the gold details! I'm mad about this combination and reminds me of my favourite pair of shoes! xxx

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  10. You look fab, what do you mean rats nest??? lol Big sunnies are fab though. Quite an impressive haul, I LOVE the 50's coat and black and gold dress.
    V*A*L*
    p.s. its actually sunny here too SHOCK

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous lot of goodies! Love those little black shoes. And you, in your gorgeous coat, you're a picture! xoxoxoxoxo

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  12. Fabulous finds all! You are glorious in the turquoise leather coat and the orange bag provides a perfect pairing. Happy to hear that you've had a break in the weather! Hope your weekend is as gorgeous as you are!

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  13. Ooh, loving the chazza booty, Vix, and yes, that top is very Missoni-esque (will you keep it or sell it?). That huge leather handbag is GORG, as is the leather coat. Here's to Spring and hoping it stays! xoxo

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  14. Gosh, you folks in the UK have taken quite a beating of late from the weather. But you look fab as always in spite of it. Very nice finds you're wearing indeed! The shades and coat are smashing! And, Biba, huh? Nice!

    WOW! Quite the haul, my dear! I say the same thing about everything you could ever want (and more!) eventually turning up in a thrift shop.

    I'm quite impressed by how you've build your menswear line. Many vintage sellers pass on stuff for the guys, but it's usually so well made and good looking. No wonder you do well at your shows. Guys like to look good, too!

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  15. What a happy color combination in your outfit! And stripes always make me smile.
    That cutting board is the best. I hope you keep it for yourself. Great finds -- I'll have to come to one your sales when I'm in the UK in May and June.

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  16. Glad the sun is finally showing & sets off your outfit beautifully! Love that turquoise coat & bag! My oldest (who loves big sunnies) thinks your sunglasses are so cool!
    DeniseAngela

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  17. Brilliant outfit - like the coat, Biba trousers and the 1950s bag. Hooray for the sunshine!

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  18. I'm slightly distressed at how much I like the pink dress but this has been outweighed by how much I love the green cheongsam, and the coat oh my word the green coat!
    What a magnificent haul, you always seem to find such stunning green things *sigh*

    Oh and how kind of you to buy me a pendant of my star sign :-P

    Have a great rest of weekend enjoying the sun. x

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  19. A little spark of sunshine and we all feel so much more alive and bright. Fabulous colour combo Vix.

    As for the haul, well its amazing! The green coat with the fur trim is my fav..

    X x

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  20. I always get amazed at how you put outfits together.Today was no exeption.I like the coat and the bag and most of all the funky chopping board!Enjoy the spring,hugs Angie.

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  21. Happy to hear the sun is shining or you and not so cold. These striped pants and green leather coat look killer together,celebrate the return if the sun! You scored some fabulous stuff! The chopping board is a work of art and that pink dress with red polka dot bits is adorable! You have an eye for beautiful things!

    Can't wait to speak later!
    Loveyou!
    Xxxooo

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  22. Hi there! You scored some seriously lovely pieces and you look amazing in the Biba trousers and leather coat too! have a great weekend xxx

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  23. Wow, that's an amazing selection of finds, Vix - well done! Today's been super sunny down here, hoping it will remain so for tomorrow morning's car boot sale. x

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  24. That 50s green coat is GORGEOUS, as is your turquoise leather one.

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous, you're cheering up my day with your turquoise coat and fabulous outfit, yeah, it's inspiring, it's colorful and I love it!!!
    Have a nice weekend, dear lady!
    besos & springtime

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  26. Bloodshot and chaffing and you still look amazing. I am mesmerized by that plaid bag- wanna know more about it! xo!

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  27. Wow - what a haul! Love the vintage coat and jacket. You look fab - as always!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  28. Wowzer, that is one fabulous haul.

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  29. I love that coat such a beautiful colour , you look stunning in it xxx

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  30. OMG you scored BIG TIME! Epic for sure!! (Love that word)
    LOVE all the clothes esp the mens' stuff and the chopping board.. I would NOT chop on that!!!

    Love that leather coat and the colour combo you've got going on! x

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  31. you got so much! That halter is sooooooo 90s, I love it. Those are some very swish men's jackets you got there... perfect for strolling by the river. That bed jacket is bloody gorgeous, very 40s. I hope you keep some for yourself and Jon... although I know he's already claimed that psychedellic chopping board. Love that that Spewmint (thanks Sarah) leather jacket! xxxxxx

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  32. I spy a fab green cheongsam in all that loot! Can't wait to see what you do with it. I love your turquiose leather coat!

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  33. Sweet turquoise leather jacket!!!! Love the striped bells! The gold and black 60s tunic and the crab pendant necklace are so sweet--- what a haul!!!
    Becky :)

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  34. What great finds! I just love the green 50s coat x

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  35. Tu chaqueta es preciosa!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  36. I think your cold weather has made its way down to the southern hemisphere, but I suppose I best not complain as it was like summer earlier this week. I love those oversized sunnies and that coat is such a great colour. Epic shopping hall too - love that pink dress with the poka dot details:)

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  37. I love this outfit so much - the coat is amazing. Thank you for sharing your chazza shopping booty, my skipped a few beats when I saw the pink dress with the polka dotted collar and waist tie. Enjoy the sunshine :-)

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  38. Ahhhhh so you have the sun!! Someone switched it off here, bed socks for slippers and blankies back on the chairs here! :D Love that blue coat! Ya know I'm thinking maybe a day of chazzering with you is required in August!

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  39. Oh Vix this outfit is utterly awesome and bright I love it, those Biba pants *swoon*. What a sweet haul too that you've bought home, the pussy now blouse looks very sweet and I think you're right about the chopping board.

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  40. LOVE. Color color color! The turquoise jacket with the orange bag is glorious.

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  41. Fabulous leather coat! And you got some real treasures there. That tooled leather bag looks interesting.

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  42. Those 70s sunglasses and Biba bellbottoms are great! I think your hair looks lovely and your outfit's colour combination is both pretty and tasteful. I am admiring those spoils! In the third row down my eyes were back and forth rapidly, admiring that lovely gold baroque design on the left and the feminine pink with polka-dotted collar and belt - both are beautiful. I love the pink plaid pajama top with the double tiered ruffled lace trimmed collar and bows (sixth row). It's so wonderfully feminine - If I owned that I would wear it almost every night!

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  43. I'm so happy you've got some sunshine - it must be blinding after all this time!! Your sunnies are perfection and I'm having a right old drool at your Biba bell bottoms - bloody hell, what a find!!!!!!! You think that's a rat's nest? Mine's a fecking wombat burrow after all the humidity and salt water, looking forward to the cooler days so I can get my mop under control. Honey, your treasures are absolutely precious and there are going to be some VERY happy Kinky Melon customers for sure!! Enjoy your much-deserved weekend after all that hard yakka this past week and thank you so much for snapping the bargains for me to perve over;) xoxoxooxxo

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  44. We've had a biting cold wind most of the week so it's been back to winter coats. I am such a sucker for "lady" coats like that green one with the fur trim. The buttons are always so cool. That is a fine lot of stuff for your shop!

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  45. Hip Hip Hooray for sunshine ~Wow love the turquoise coat and it matches your nails :D ...and love the sunglasses you look fabulous!! Enjoy all those treasures and your sunshine!! ~Love Heather

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  46. god what a haul you've had. I love that chopping board, but it was the green Chinese dress that made me truly swoon. Love that style.

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  47. oh Vix so so happy you have sunshine, its crazy we have just all of a sudden got cold on the flip side.
    That leather jacket is the best colour ever and I just love the very large and spectacular satchel/handbag.
    Fab finds, i am so in love with the pink dress with the sash and collar in polka dots!!!!! THen the gingham bed jacket, too cute. oh oh then the shoes, eeeekkk love it all!!!!!
    Hope you have had a super fantastic weekend.
    love V

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  48. Velvet boots!!! That scrumptious orange leather bag..turquoise leather..you are a DREAM! :) This makes me so happy! And what awesome finds; I spy a lovely cancer pendant, and that cutting board is so fantastic! I've never seen anything like it. :D XOXO

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  49. Are those granny shoes I spy?!
    WOOHOO,baby, you are looking good enough to nibble slowly with a rich glass of red! That COAT! I do love it, and am happy to see it out in some sunshine! O, I use my sunnies to cover up my pisshole in the sand eyes frequently...bloody needed them today after getting plastered last night, i can tell you!
    What a frigging LOAD of divoon goodies you've scored! OMG! I truly adore that darling mini with the spotty collar. So much loot, really great loot! HURRAH! Bodes well for the season, I feel!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  50. You shall have summer soon, she is en route north as I type. Enjoy her as much as we have down here in the southern hemisphere have but be sure to return her. Your colour combo is grand, and sun glasses are a must for bung eyes!

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  51. Amazing haul as always. I love looking at the goodies you've bought especially when I've got chazza withdrawal symptoms! : ) Xx

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  52. Love your jacket, the colour looks amazing :) some grat buy here, the green dress looks so cool. Great outit vix you look beautiful and all ready for Spring.

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  53. Superb haul. Those bellbottoms and that coat look MADE for each other- adoring this outfit!

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  54. The colour of that coat is so lush and I love how your funky shades match it perfectly. Once again you've done extremely well on the charity shopping front, that 50s wool coat is a complete dreamboat. I was tempted to hit the monthly car boot sale this morning but after carting my vintage market load to the Dandy yesterday, I don't think my back would have appreciated the trip much. You look fabulous in the sunshine :)
    ...xXx

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  55. Whoa, all your finds are fab but that turquoise coat and the 70s sunnies are winners for me today. Love that look on you Vix. So glad it's warming up for you over there xoxo

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  56. Ahhhh your outfit makes me smile sweetie! I love those bell bottoms and you know I once had a jacket just like that, bought from old Afflecks Palace! Sadly I lost it in my 20s after a night of drunken partying, so cheering to see yours looking great. Plus it's a relief to know I'm not the only one who's had to resort to her sunnies due to eye issues - I've had a stye in my eye due to the Siberian wind - but hey we both look fab in them! Gorgeous my dear.

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  57. I LOVE that pale blue leather coat! And .... the green chinese dress and that tweed coat with fur collar. That dress will look wicked on you! So glad Spring has finally come (she whispers afraid it will hide again!) x

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  58. Ah, finally the good weather!
    I love these bottoms of your's, so groovy!

    And whenever I'm ready to buy me a vintage frock, it is going to be from you, even if it costs a bomb for shipping!

    Love
    Shubhi's Revels!

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  59. Pish, you look FABULOUS!!

    Luuuurrrvvvvee your charity shop finds. I'm drooling over the dresses, necklaces and tooled leather purse.

    If I lived on your side of the ocean I'd come to your vintage fair booth and but a LOT of stuff!

    Stay warm.

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  60. Rat's nest? Bloodshot? Chapped and disgraceful? Get away with you, you look as gorgeous as always, Vix!
    Mind you, a great pair of sunnies cover a multitude, and the fabulous combination of turquoise leather and Biba stripey bell bottoms does distract the eye somewhat!
    SOOOO many goodies from your epic chazzing adventures... Kinky Melon's stock is a wonder to behold, or are you keeping anything?
    Faves are the cheongsam, pink frock, batwing floral top, the grooviest chopping board, and the Cancerian pendant (which I see I shall have to fight Miss Magpie for... Pincers at dawn, lady!)
    Hope you have had a delicious weekend, love! xxxx

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  61. vix, thats a lovely outfit. i love the colour combination . you get the best stuff in the shops. if the pink bed jacket is going to your shop i'd like to buy it.. i'll keep checking. lots hope for more sunny days. that winter was tooooooooooo long. love lucyx

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  62. What an amazing loot, you always find the best stuff!

    Charlotte Adele

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  63. OOoh, how exciting! And that is true about something you want turning up in the charity shop, that's happened to me lots of times!!! You look gorgeous in that outfit- there's something quite beautiful about a pale blue coat, particularly!x

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  64. Wow wee! What a flippin' stash! That dress with the black velvet top and checkered bottom is like the less colourful twin of the one you wore for your unni-versary dinner isn't she?

    I tried on a cheongsam top just like that green one you have earlier on in the week. I looked more Miss Wrong than Wong.

    God, I love this weather. With my big coat on, I turned my face to the sky and did a bit of basking. I love your diversionary tactics. They work by the way, because you look mighty fine. xxxx

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  65. your leather coat are stunning!! <3 <3 <3

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  66. Today is the first day of spring here, so your colorful outfit is perfect, I adore that jacket and the Biba's pants and those fantastic sunglasses add a special vibe to them!
    I love that you Find the top you wanted to buy Twenty years ago I think that I remember that, when I visited London in my early teens, Miss Selfridge had the most wonderful 90's do 70's clothes! Your charity shop karma was at its best, great clothes and the painted chopping board is awesome!
    I love you more than Biba on a sunny day!
    Xxxxxx

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  67. i am sitting here staring like this 0.0 at your loot!!!and that blue coat on you is all kinds oomph!

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  68. Crazy chopping board! Can't wait to see what you're going to make...hooray for spring. Finally! xxx

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  69. Fantabulous finds Vix, I'd like the 50's coat, (looks like something my nan would have worn)the halter top and the groovy chopping board please!
    Yay, we've had sun too, hope you had a good weekend. x

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  70. Love that coat and wow those pants-amazing!! And the whole thing together total perfection! I'd like to hear what Mr. Grey Fleece would say of that styling bliss!;) Hope you run into him again and rock his world out of dullness-too funny!!

    I also love when you show us your finds, so fun to see what is out there still! Harder to find such great stuff here since there is so much competition, but lately Krista and I have been lucky, so it's enough to keep you wanting to go back. I will have to check out that black and gold dress, love that print. And, looks like I'm in good company of Caners here so prob. missed out on that cute necklace by now. It's also fun to see what everyone likes and hear their fun comments about them, as usual.
    So glad the sun is shining for you finally and Spring is on it's way-here's to reducing the layers!:)

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  71. Where's the rat's nest? You look great. It's wonderful to have some sun at last.
    Fab finds, especially the green coat and the rather lovely ('50's?) handbag.x

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  72. Argh what great finds! Loving your bag too, I do like the big roomy ones! :)

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  73. OOOoh I LOVE your fab leather jacket and the BIBA pants are always spectacular! And what amazing goodies you've found! The first coat catches my eye as we our chilly Autumn mornings are creeping in...

    So glad you are getting some sunshine, amor! Your beautiful smile is warmer than the sun!

    Love you more than turquoise and red!

    Sarah xxx

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  75. Phenomenal spoils, I'm in awe of that fab blue leather jacket ... perfect colour! You look stunning Vix! Happy Monday! x/M

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  76. Ooo, Vix, I covet those bell bottoms. I style-eyed a woman once who had similar ones and titled the post, "I want her pants!" Your diversionary tactics worked well. You still look gorgeous. Such delicious thrift finds!

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  77. You always find some stunning items, totally in love with that green coat!
    And your leather coat is fab as well.

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  78. your huge brown bag is so awesome! love it. ...the bright turquoiose of your new coat is fabulous too.

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  79. Oooh, I love the colour combination and the big chunky bag. Gorgeous stuff in the haul too - especially that golden dress. The chopping board is mental!

    xx

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  80. The green coat! Amazing finds all! xxx

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  81. Isn't it glorious to at last be getting a sniff of Spring!

    I see the green 1950s coat is getting a lot of love. Quite so!

    Your hair and skin look great, which just proves Superdrug stuff is ace.

    Love your blue leather coat. Fab!

    Annie xxx

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  82. OK my heart just needs to stop pounding with excitement at the photos of your thrifted goods!!! That definitely has to be the grooviest chopping board ever and I love the velvet blazer and the sandals and that gorgeous pink gingham blouse... oh my days!
    Love your outfit today. Your bell bottoms remind me of sweets. You could be the female willy wonka! xxx

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  83. Damn, don't you just hate it when you type up a thoughtful comment and then you lose it when you try to post! Grr annoying! Suffice to say, I was salivating over your charity shop finds, especially the chopping board and that gingham blouse, and over your outfit today which reminds me of sweeties! xxx

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  84. ooo, love that turquoise and orange combo on you. Sweet. And all that cool stuff you procured. wow. hmmm...

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  85. yeah isn´t it fine to feel the sunshine again after such a long time of darkness and cold? and gosh i love your happy colored outfit!!! totally cheered me up. but most of all i love that green 50´s wool coat! almost to beautiful to be true!
    kiss,mary

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  86. You look great to me Vix, though I need to try some diversionary tactics myself, I look pasty and chapped after a long winter. It's sunnier but still very cold here. You found loads of lovely goodies, I love the green Chinese dress, and the bags of course. That chopping board is special isn't it, it looks like a keeper. xx

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  87. Wow that's an amazing vintage haul. Im loving the 70s velvet jacket but you know me I have loads of them a girl can never have to many :-) dee xxx

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  88. Oh, good heavens, that robin's egg blue leather is just...*swoon*. Love the emerald cheongsam, too.

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