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Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Item number one from the weekend's vintage shopping purchases: a slightly mad maxi.

Confession time. I did not buy this for myself. I saw it and immediately thought "ooh, I could totally see Vix in it." However, upon getting it home I realised it would absolutely swim on her (am I the only one who is TERRIBLE at judging sizing in things without labels? I seriously thought it was much smaller than it really is) and tried it on myself. It fits, I love it and I'm keeping it.






It's a bit bolder than things I usually buy but I think this is the year of breaking out of my comfort zone. Playsuits, maxis, crazy prints - there's room for them all in my wardrobe now!




Maxi - vintage
Vest top - Dorothy Perkins
Cardi - Primark
Wedges - Dolcis, present
Sunnies - Marks & Spencer
Vintage bangles & beads - present from lovely Zoe
Flower clips - H&M

44 comments:

  1. Wow, you are so right to keep this - it looks fabulous! Love the flower in your hair too... people don't do this nearly enough!
    Hx

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  2. I love the print, it really suits you! I'm also trying to be a lot more adventurous with my clothes, currently having a nightmare trying to turn up some chiffon palazzo trousers...
    Beth @ Wildflower Verge
    xx

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  3. I absolute love this whole outfit, from top (hair is fab, looks gorgeous up) to bottom (again, love the shoes!!)
    The skirt is fab, and very Vix, but looks great on you.

    xx

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  4. Great outfit, that skirt is a show stealer! I love it and your hair looks lovely like that. Nice co-ordinating bangles too x

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  5. Awesome skirt - great colours!

    Amy

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  6. You're right, it is very me but it looks absolutely incredible on you, Alex! You look so tall and slim and bloody gorgeous. I love your hair up like that, too. xxx

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  7. Great outfit, that skirt makes you look so tall!

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  8. I LOVE this :)
    You look absolutely fab :)
    (Hi BTW, I think this is the first time i've commented on your blog, but i've been a secret reader/"lurker" for a wee while!)
    Melanie x

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  9. Love, love, love the skirt!

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  10. Love it on you!

    I am doing the opposite recently. I keep remembering 'my' measurements when ebay purchasing - except they are the ones I had in my head for my wedding clothes, when I was all buff and so forth. I'm an inch or 2 bigger now: not much, but thank goodness for spanx!

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  11. Yeh, I'm rubbish at judging sizes too. Mind you, clothes even with labels vary so much - s'not easy. Love the skirt on you and the wedges - super duper!

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  12. You look fantastic in that skirt, and I love those yellow beads :)

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  13. Thank goodness, when I read that you bought it for Vix I went 'noooooooo! She must keep it'. It looks incredible on you. And I love it when you put your hair up, but you already knew that xx

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  14. You look great in that skirt, i'm very glad you kept it, and like Vix, I love your hair like that! :)

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  15. Alex, you look amazing! Your outfits are always fab, but this one is especially gorgeous on you. Love the contrast of the white with the print - so pretty.

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  16. THAT LOOKS BLOODY GORGEOUS ON YOU HUN XX

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  17. You look amazing Alex, that maxi skirt makes you look beyond tall :)

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  18. This is stunning!!! You look incredible!!! What a great weekend you had ;)

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  19. Epps ... a keeper for sure! Love the bold colors and dramatic pattern :) I am a terrible judger of sizes too! {at least it didn't go to waste!}

    ♥ Cat brideblu

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  20. Ooh its awesome, Vix missed out! Love your shoes too :)

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  21. I love this! The whole outfit is great, so bold and summery :) x

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  22. Love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. that maxi is lush and looks so good on you. a very bold but amazing print =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  24. wow it looks amazing on you! I would have thought Vix too but it's very you
    Kandi xx

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  25. I love that skirt, it looks amazing on you!
    xx

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  26. It looks fantastic on you. Well kept.

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  27. Alex! It has been approximately forever since I last commented, I do apologise - I hope you can forgive my absolute shitness..

    You look absolutely bloody amazing in that skirt! It is a very 'Vix' skirt, I do agree - but I'm ever so glad you kept it because you really do look fan-bloody-tastic :)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  28. That skirt is fabulous! It looks great on you x

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  29. I love this outfit, your hair looks really great up too! xx

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  30. You look wonderful in this outfit - loving the up do on the hair front too. xxx

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  31. Oh alex you look AMAZING! You must feel so secretly smug to keep it for yourself ;) I am still not bold enough to brave the maxis, I think I'm too short really. Hmph. Shame.

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  32. It's not mad, it's incredible

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  33. Alex, you look stunning! I love it on you xx

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  34. That is a stunning maxi and you pull it off so well. Vix loss is definitely your gain!

    X x

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  35. Alex I was reluctant to say this because as you've said before it's what's on the inside that counts, but I know I'd like to hear this - you are looking AMAZING, slim and gorgeous, and I hope you're feeling as good as you look!

    xx

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  36. oh no...it's absolutely you and fits you to a tee!!

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  37. Alex, have you lost some more weight? You look FANTASTIC! That dress is like made for you :) (plus I'm terrible at any estimation, I would look at 3 inches and say that's 30!)

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  38. Alex this is your best outfit post ever. Great outfit and the photos are a million times better! Just my 2 cents worth.xx.

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  39. Alex you look really amazing here, love this outfit. I can totally see why you originally picked the skirt for Vix x

    http://passionforfashion1983.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh wow, it looks totally amazing on!! I am sure Vix will understand LOL x

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  41. That maxi is absolutely stunning! So so beautiful, you really pull it off as well, the whole outfit is perfect :)

    Much Love

    poppyintheclouds.blogspot.com

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  42. Oh my gosh, absolutely freakin LOVE this skirt!! Looks so good on you, too.


    strawberry freckleface

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