Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Buy Buy Baby - Boot Sale Finds


Long time, no see! No excuses really, we worked at a couple of fairs which were good fun but no great earners, where vintage trading is concerned August is painfully slow.


The weekend was followed by a cheeky Monday all-dayer in Wetherspoons, Walsall. Jon's rather attached to his new-to-him pink canvas skinnies by Aussie label Cotton On, one of last week's car boot finds.

Today I'm wearing: 1970s Osti maxi (courtesy of the fabulous Helga) and vintage Anacat waistcoat (20th Century Stores, Stockport)
Which leads me - almost seamlessly - to sharing our latest finds. This fringed bag was handmade by Fran, a fellow trader, using leather & suede off-cuts. 


I've only bought one pair of new shoes in five years and why would I need to when I can get fab footwear like these Aztec-inspired platforms for £2...


and these ankle boots for £1.50?


Who says that all Eighties fashion is all polyester and shoulder pads? This fab embroidered jacket was purchased in Guatamala back in the 1980s.


I can't wait to transform these vintage curtains & bed covers into groovy clothing.


Jon found three pairs of outrageously flamboyant, British-made shoes on the same stall. He's keeping this red leather pair.


Some rather splendid vintage clothing, which was instantly laundered and added to Kinky's rails at the weekend. Here's just a small selection.

Clockwise from top left: 1960s Devonshire Lady mini, green leather jacket, 1960s micro mini, 1970s midi dress, neon pink 1980s Cashmere swing coat, St Michael swirly shift dress

I bought the '70s Tori Richards, Honolulu maxi I'm wearing below from a second hand stall on the market last year. I probably mentioned that the trader let me have it for £4 instead of £5 as he'd had a bet with his mate that no-one would buy anything so disgusting. I think it must be one of the most admired dresses I own.

Taken on Saturday at Bus Stop Vintage , Shrewsbury
We've got the entire weekend off - no fairs, no festivals, no markets, no plans. Fingers crossed for at least one dry day so we can go car booting.

See you soon.


59 comments:

  1. I know a welder who will love Jon's shoes. He picked up
    Some red suede ones in London.
    Your boots and shoes really are the business and so is your dress.
    I'm chuckling at the blog title, you have a fab way with words missus xx

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    1. I've got the tune stuck in my head now xx

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  2. finds finds and more finds!And shoes! If I only bought second hand shoes. I be bare foot! Never can find one worth buying. Even the ones for $1. Enjoy the weekend

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  3. Oh Vix I love your new bag it's gorgeous !, great pictures hope you are keeping well best wishes xxx

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  4. That dress is so gorgeous - £4?! What a bargain!

    Those shoes are pretty fancy pants all round - another great lot of finds.

    Btw that hot pink cashmere coat is uh-mazing. :)

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  5. oooh ooooh tell me if you're selling the Guatamala jacket :)
    All looking ultra-fabulous as usual!!

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  6. Man oh man, Vix, those shoes (both yours and Jon's) are awesome!
    Sorry about the slow August, and here's to a good car-booting and fun weekend for you. xox

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  7. Jon's shoes are to die for ! I would love a pair in my size ..

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  8. Bloody hell...so much gorgeousness! Love those boots and the bag. Is there anything nicer than a big pile of sheet and curtain fabric to be going on with? Your maxi is stunning and I always like a reduced, 'nobody in their right mind will buy this horror' price. I've a few thing some my way because of my 'bad' taste'!
    Have a fab, well-earned weekend off and I've had a few words with the weather and it will be sorting it's shit out as from now.
    Loves ya!
    xxxxxxxxx

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  9. Only a real man can carry off pink trousers and only the amazing Vix can make any dress look like a rainbow after the rain.

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  10. Can't wait to see what you make with those beautiful fabrics! Something stunning I'm sure. :)

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  11. I love that Honolulu dress - it looks amazing! What great finds. I especially love finding great foot ware for pennies on the dollar. I can't remember the last time I bought new shoes - about five years ago as well I think. Why buy new when used has so much to offer?

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  12. lovely shoes and boot finds this week - looking forward to seeing what you make with all those curtains!

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  13. such a beautiful bag, she did a lovely job of it!! The shoes are amazing, I have never saw anything like them!!!
    You do wear that dress beautifully, it was made for you,,
    I see a pair of curtains in that pile my mum had in our sunporch lol, how many times do you hear that, I bet it gets boring after while to hear " oh my mum had this or my Mum had that, or I had this or I had that "
    I suppose that comes with the job of selling vintage goods, each piece brings back memories to people in different ways,
    maybe this will be a weekend of sewing for you!

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  14. Oooh, I love both pairs of boots!!! That dress is great too! How mean to say that about it!!! Jon's shoes are super too!x

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  15. How I love to find treasure, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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  16. As always, you look fabulous in that dress! You found some great fabrics and love Jon's red shoes! x

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  17. My husband would die over those shoes.

    I'm drooling over that peach dress. LOVE What great finds.

    Nice for you to have some time to catch up on life.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  18. That handmade bag is TDF, as are your boots. Great shopping, you two. xox

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  19. Isn't this relentless rain tedious, but you'd brighten up many a grey day in that fab frock, you look uber glam. Great scores with the Aztec boots, I can only do high ones now for about half an hour!!
    LOVE the fringed bag...Fran has made a top job of it and let's see what you make with the fab textiles please. xxxx

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  20. ooohhhh those aztec boots and that colourful maxi dress, SO AWESOME

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  21. love love love your tori richards maxi. last summer when i went to hawaii i wore mine out to dinner one night and there was a tori richards boutique in the hotel lobby so we stopped in and the salesgirl had a heart attack seeing my dress. tori richards dresses are minimum of $300 new...of course mine was $2. love jon's pink skinnies! x

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  22. wouuu, those shoes and boots, those fabulous dress, everything is amazing!! looking at your booty put a smile on my face, dear lady, so many colorful fabrics and cool prints!
    I'm loving particularly those ankle boots, hippietastic!!
    besos

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  23. Oh yes, I remember that dress and I love it. The shape is amazing and it's got a rainbow on it for goodness sake. You look gorgeous in it. Oh look at Jon propping up the bar like he was born to it. What a treat to idle a whole day away in Wetherspoons. Bet all the old blokes hate it when he's there because they can't chat you up! :) I'm not impressed with this weather. At all. The only time it stops raining is when I'm at work. Have a word will you Vix? Oooooh a free weekend. That's the stuff that dreams are made of! Xxxxx

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  24. Both Jon & you looking fabulous in ur thrifty finds:)

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  25. That Osti dress reminds me of a housedress my mum had when I was little, and speaking of your cheeky alldayer, that pic of Jon looks like he's been caught in the act of something cheeky indeed. Enjoy your weekend off!

    p.s
    "long time no see"? 'twas not even a week since your last post, luv :)

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  26. I hope you managed to get the most out of your free weeekend. I took an unplaned short vacation and spend some time with my granny on the island Hvar, it was great fun.

    You look gorgeous in that black maxi with vertical stripes...and only four pounds? that's a bargain, that dress is lovely and it looks fantastic on you.

    I really like the first outfit you presented, the one with that hand made leather bag with fringes...your friend is really talented, that bag is so unique.

    ...and how cute are those vintage shoes? I loved those printed boots and platforms...and the red shoes Jon got for himself are gorgeous!!!

    you both have great taste and you make for such a stylish couple!

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  27. Some totally insane footwear in this post! That's the beauty of car boot sales, anything goes.
    I love that bag. I love stylishly recycled textiles and that bag is spot on.
    Have a blissfully relaxing weekend. Fingers and toes crossed for the boot sale. xxx

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  28. I love that dress, it's definitely one of my faves! Some people just have no taste ;) Love that jacket you found too - I've been looking for one just like that, although not so much pink!

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  29. It's incredible!! Shoes so fabulous to current healthy cost so little ?! In Italy the shoes called "vintage" cost so much and are simply ugly. These shoes inspired Aztec I find them are beautiful, you know carry them perfectly! You two are too strong! I adore you!
    Even the clothes you wear is perfect, and tissues ..? I have something like between the things of my mother, I have to investigate! You have a sweet night,
    baci!

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  30. So THAT's where you find your vintage fabric! I will have to keep an eye out for curtains, etc.

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  31. Hope Jon's red shoes are as comfortable as they are handsome!
    The Hawaiian dress suits your sweet(bow bodice)and spicy(graphic swirls) style, Vix. Alas, another woman without your bright pink smile would discover The Dress was wearing Her.

    Enjoy your weekend off: may the weather gods smile upon you and may the boots be packed with treasures!

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  32. Great admiration for Jon's "new" red shoes...
    And already I'm loving whatEVER you make those bed covers into!
    Enjoy your quiet weekend. Can't imagine what you'll do with yourselves.

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  33. Yes! Fingers are crossed for suitable car boot weather Vix! Your recent hauls are phenomenal. The boots! Oh, those boots are the best...and 1.50! Jon's shoes are awesome! And the platforms are beauts too, although I'd probably twist an ankle if I wore them!

    Can't wait to see you makes. I swear some of those bedsheets look exactly like what I had in the late sixtes/seventies.

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  35. That Honolulu maxi looks amazing on you! Very nice finds at the sale. I love Jon's new red shoes and both of your new pairs of boots.

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  36. Surprising that somebody could call such a beautiful dress "disgusting". Wonderful finds, those Aztec inspired platforms are awesome!

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  37. Those boots are THE BEST ... gorgeous. Yay for Cotton On !
    xx

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  38. Delicious footwear eye candy here - both yours and jon's. And the Honolulu maxi is a triumph of a dress. How could anyone be disparaging about it?

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  39. Hooray for a free weekend! And here's hoping for better trading in the autumn for you.

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  40. I have no doubt that the dress is one of the most admired. Fits perfectly and I can imagine that the festival women drooling. And speaking of drooling ... Jon can start a rock career built exclusively on those shoes.

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  41. Good lord a whole weekend off what will you do with yourselves!!

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  42. That dress is not disgusting it looks gorgeous on you fits like a glove to. Love Jon new shoes can just him wearing those :-) Great finds sorry business has been slow this month I always find summer is pants for trading everyone one off on holiday instead. Enjoy you weekend off, dee xx

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  43. Fabulous finds, as usual. I adore the Tori Richards maxi with its bold colors on black background. You make it shine. I'm admiring your fringed bag and Aztec-inspired platforms! And who wouldn't love the red leather shoes, which are perfect for Jon. Hope you have a well deserved restful weekend!

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  44. Brilliant buys Vix - you look wonderful in that dress ...I'd end up buying something like that and never having the courage to wear it :)
    Enjoy your week off and fingers crossed for some sunshine.

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  45. I love that fringed bag, its gorgeous and what a great idea to use off-cuts. I'd have never guessed. Great footwear bargains too - those heels are just what I'd wear. However, I won't be wearing heels or wedges for a while as a I badly sprained my existing weak ankle yesterday :-(

    Enjoy your weekend off and good luck at the boot sale! xxx

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  46. this shoes and boots are really cool!
    the story of the tori richards maxi is fun and happend to me too more then once - people throw "ugly" clothes at me and next time they see me while i´m wearing this items they compliment me on my dressing without recognizing the garments :-)
    enjoy your weekend! xxxxxx

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  47. Hi there!
    I came across your blog "ny accident" and I love your outfits! Such a cool and eclectic style you have! Love the shoe bargains you snatched! :)

    Bad Taste Toast - A German/Australian Style Blog

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  48. Those two boots with the same aztec fabric...?
    Your shoes are to die for! Would love those shoes of Jons. Love the side tie up.
    Your rainbow ugly dress is sooo striking!
    All the best for your sunny non working weekend. Have a relaaaaax! Xo Jazzy Jack

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  49. I think I would enjoy a day out looking for stock with you, the thrill of the hunt never gets old!!

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  50. Fun new toys again! I love the layered look with the waistcoat, and your leather bag. The black dress is reminiscent of a rainbow, and looks so striking with your black hair! I rather liked Jon's red shoes, I can see why he keeps them. Your "new" shows are fabulous, I adore the print and colors. Have a wonderful weekend and lots of fun sewing if you decide to play with those great fabrics! xxxx

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  51. I love your maxi. Can't see why anyone wouldn't like it. It is stunning and fits like it was made for you. Love your bootie haul. Those red shoes that Jon has are the nicest men's shoe I have ever seen. All that fabric. I am sure that you will make some beautiful things. Xx

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  52. Love your fabulous haul, hope you have a great weekend too, any ideas why trading is so quiet in August? I always find January to be really quiet for my trading. Hoping to do a stall soon myself eeeeek exciting x

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  53. I can't wait to see what kind of clothes you will make from all that fabric! Perhaps one or two Maxi dresses?

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  54. A good old haul post. I love it all especially the shows and the bag and Jon's new to him shoes are outstanding.

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  55. You find some amazing stuff at your car boots. Loving the boots, Jon's shoes, and all that fabulous fabric just waiting to be made into something fabulous for you to wear. Got my eye on that 70s midi dress too...
    That Hawaiian maxi is a stunner, I can't believe the seller thought it was hideous! No accounting for taste... Ha, I know that 'Spoons bar, Jon can get a round in next time I'm in Walsall! Love you! xxxx

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  56. I love love LOVE that rainbow maxi!! It's so great :D

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  57. You found some great stuff those ankle boots are super cute. Cotton On is really popular here in Cali my kids love that store. Super pricey though if you don't get the stuff on sale!! ~Heather

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