Monday, 9 July 2012

Bucolic Tendencies and Bubonic Plague

Last week this very loud and horny Muntjac deer kept me by shouting in the woods behind my house, he was even louder than in this video


Oh I've been so bad, just buying and buying on ebay. I've really gone over the top, but I shall stop now. Probably. I've had a rubbish week due to feeling ill. I had a growth in my axilla (side bit) which is apparently a cyst, so nothing dangerous, but I do feel rather ill with it and antibiotics have been given. Illness and hideous lumps make me think of THE BLACK DEATH
Mike and I on the sofa.

Here's what I bought

MORE brown boots, these fit perfectly and are extremely well made in an old fashioned style. Melanie Bird will be very pleased as they're proper all lace up ones. Talking of laces, should I change them? Lace perhaps?


I was rather disappointed in this lace shirt, it was gold not white as it looked online, how can I de-frump it?

 I've discovered an amazing Japanese ebay seller who sells cheap kimonos and (like mine) Haori jackets - this was £2.70 and the p&p was £5ish!

sleeveless 90s gingham shirt, I also got a sexy white linen skirt to go with it, no photo as it's creased like a bitch

I also got some green clothes dye and a Beatrix Potter biography. I've still got more stuff coming too!

I was lucky enough to win two tickets to The Vintage Fashion Fair London from Lakota. We were both dateless for the fair so met up for the first time, which was very exciting and did a little shopping. Lakota didn't pick up anything at the fair (which was quite small, with tiny beautiful expensive clothes) 

I picked up



 Lakota pointed out my pastoral tendencies, which was very accurate of her - in her latest post she mentioned me skipping through fields...

This is me doing just that last weekend
Curtise also picked up on my love of the country in this picture - saying this was my boyfriend and me - very accurate


Funnily enough I am a country bumpkin, well at least half. My mum's parents were both old families from the local area with my Grandad's traced back to 1521! No wonder I have ruddy hair and cheeks, not to mention the large bosom!

 Back to Lakota and Camden, she's a gorgeous lady by the way who's just as witty in real life and should be in more photos.

 This 50s coolie hat was £10, I'd always wanted one, but needed to scab money off Lakota as I'd neglected to get any cash out!
60s daisy clip ons... need to make these less painful

We got out of the fair, it was great but we were both having tropical moments. It was intensely humid and we were a little clammy. We headed to a near by charity shop

 Gold clarks shoes
 It's a trashy fimo tiger necklace!! I love it!
Diamante eyes!

Lakota bought some extremely sexy designer jeans, which she thought was a vintage fashion fail but a great bargain  - but I say finding great jeans is never bad, they're so hard to get hold of in the first place!

We commenced to an eccentric cafe, where we had a long chat about such weighty topics as education, religion and nail varnish.
I also picked up Epsom salts and gourmet herbal tea


Here's me modeling my kimono top from Miss Magpie sorry about the lack of make up
Here's my only charity shop purchase this week, a gingham smock top. 

I'll be back with some outfit posts, I've been ill all weekend and the weather's been awful 

Byeee!


 

30 comments:

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh dear, I am sad to hear you are not well, but at least you're not missing too much outside with all the wet stuff. I hope we are all able to stretch out to the sun soon, like you in that green field!

mrsmarsa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry you're not well Clare but I bet your purchases have made you feel better! Some great stuff there! X

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm sorry that you didn't feel well..but I'm glad that your e-bay fever is still going on, what a delightful post full of purchases!Please tell me the name of that mysterious Japanese seller, the kimono has one of the best print that I've ever seen and it was so cheap!!!I also like the laced up boots very much, the tiger necklace, the hat and your last photo with the rays of light and your cute dog!
I love the picture that Curtise choose as your lookalike!
xxxx

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh darling, I do hope you're feeling better! So many lovely treasures! I dig that gingham smock (truth be told, I dig anything in gingham), I ADORE the daisy earrings (Tallulah Porkchop just did a post on converting clip ons to posts), and that white frock is PERFECT for re-enacting that fab painting! Big hugs for your lovely four legged friend (and a delicious arse slap for yourself) Sarah xxx

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hope you feel much better soon! That sounds utterly painful! I think eBay is one of the best ways to chase the sick days away. It is addicting I agree. Looks like you scored more than well though. Those boots and that little white dress and daisy earrings - all such beauties! That photo of you are your pup and just darling!

The Bubonic plague totally reminds me of that creepy kids song - Ring Around the Rosie:)

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The light in your last photo makes you look ethereal, and I like the doggie in the window with it to add even more interest. This is a winning picture!! Your boots are divine. The deer sound is spooky and the plague card matches it well!! I hope you are feeling better soon.

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh sweet feeling yucky is just horrible. I hope you feel better soon.
I just love the wee gingham smock top. Perfect! I am with the gorgeous Sarah, gingham!!!!!
The little white dess is cute, the collar is fabulous.
Sending a healing squirrel hug.
Love v

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really hope you feel better soon xxx
That's how boots should be, made with good old fashioned inconvienience!

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

See I knew you were ill! I hope you get better soon. x x

I have a very similar, if not identical pair of brown boots, when we meet up in the flesh I will have to show you a very neat trick I got taught for speedy lacing!

I am THRILLED the top looks so good on you = Result.

Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh no, I hope you feel better soon my dear, sounds horrible and the miserable weather doesn't help does it!
Yet again what wonderful finds, you definitely have an eye for finding treasures! Those boots are delightful, they would definitely look fab with ribbon laces, oh and that amazing coolie hat would look perfect with your new white dress and ideal for frolicking in the countryside xxx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh bugger, lumps and poorliness sound grim, not surprised you've been attempting some retail therapy. Love the white frock, I challenge you and Mike to recreate the scene in the illustration (when you are both feeling better and the grass isn't wet.)
Lace shirt - hmmm, would it work open and tied at the front or belted over a frock? Maybe the white one, with the gold shoes?
Gingham, as has already been noted, is ALWAYS good.
And you look gorgeous in your kimono top - yay for Clare's crispy curls!
Oh and forgot to say the boots are fab too. So much to admire!
AND you got to hang out with the Mistress of Sarcasm and Mad Ebay posts, Lakota - how good is that?!
Hope you feel less bubonic and more bucolic very soon. xxxxxxx

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You poor love, no wonder you were falling asleep at your desk. A bit of retail therapy's just what the doctor ordered! Love those boots, hows about some glorious gingham ribbon to lace them up with? You could frolic through the field with them, that cute frock and the gorgeous coolie hat then (and Mike could follow you with a huge feck-off umbrella!)
Love the kimono both the eBay beauty and the Miss Magpie one! How good do you look without make up? Your skin is to die for!!
Love the deer video and sending you loads of get well love and hugs. xxxxxxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That top from Gisella sent you looks even more gorgeous on, really suits you. And I'm liking the look of the haori jacket too. The weather is all a bit too bloody countryfile at the moment for my liking, but if it ever dries out we'll have to meet up again and I will be more focussed on the hunt!
xx

Bijou Sugar-Socks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow! that kimono top is gorgeous! and what a bargain too! i also love our gold Clarks shoes :) i can only WISH i can find it here :P love that pic of you with the fields behind you :) sooooo iconic ;) lemme know if your friend is busy and cant buy the nudey ladies postcards u saw in my blog cos i can buy it for you ;) stay fab! xx

grunge-queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Nothing like Ebay (or Etsy) to cure, well, anything. Hope you're feeling better soon. In the meantime, you have some super sassy goodies to cheer you up - the boots are fab and I LOVE the gold Clarks - want! And what a deal on a Kimono! I had one that my sis brought back from Japan, and sadly it got all ripped and I trashed it - shoulda kept it. :)

SACRAMENTO said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know I shouldn´t laugh, but the pic of you and Mike on the sofa set me off.
I love all your beautiful buys. The tiger necklace and boots I want.
GET BETTER my beauty!!!
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Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

*BOO!* To not feeling well. I hope you spruce up quickly!
I totally love your Haori jacket so of course I needed to go do some searching on e-bay to *oooo and ahhhh* over them. Looks like I might have to make even more e-bay purchases in the future. *heheh* I am sure I have went over my e-bay spending limit for the month by leaps and bounds. "But I just love getting "presents" in the mail box!

(Picture of you in the Kimono top is nice)
I llove that smock top you found.

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ah germs. Oh, tell me a story about germs! I LOVE THEM! THEY'RE SO AWESOME! You poor thing. I hope the cyst fucks off soon. You do look fabulous in the kimono top though.

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amor, hope you feel better soon.
You picked some great items and you met Lakota, how fun!
So want a coolie hat , white frock will look gorgeous with your big chi chis. Thank GOD for Country bumpkin biatch.
Your looking naturaly beautiful in kimono.
Besios

Vintage Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lovely photo of you. The kimono top is wonderful. Love those boots too - fab buy. Hope you're feeling back on top form soon. M x

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OK, I have a few things to say. Firstly: I love the white cotton dress. Secondly, I love the picture Curtise sent you, it's fabulous! Thirdly, I love your bedroom wall. Fourthly(?), where you live looks so pretty. Fifthly(??), you met Lakota - yay! Sixthly, I love the gingham smock top. Last but not least, I hope you feel better soon!

Oh one more thing I nearly forgot...you are a cradlesnacther!!;) xxxx

Clara Turbay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A Great job you did here!

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Too much good stuff going on in this post, amiga- it's hard to know what to note on. I feel like a magpie going on on your scores! ONE: please message me the Japanense seller's ebay link, stat! That is a resource that could do me good! And that coolie hat- I have dibs on it, I am quite serious. If/when you're done with it, we should work out a trade. I've got tons on vintage languishing in my hoard as I'm horrible about posting them up in my empty etsy shop.

OK: you met Lakota! I like you thought she might be a bit plain as she never ever posted pics on her. She is so brilliant and funny as a writer- really she should be doing it for a living, then a pic and she's GORGEOUS. I want to get all jealous about it but I can't- talent and good looks pair well together. God bless her for it. I betcha had fun!

We talked about you and Vix, and the we is the amazing Krista and Helga and me. When we met we talked about our meet list and Krista said you and Vix are a possibility when she goes to London. How fun! You'll love her tiny little elf body and sweet amiable self. They got me thinking how I need to plan to travel more- how cool would it be to meet you, Vix, La Dama, and more! (answer: cool, very very cool)

Congrats on your vintage scores and fun in the sun!

orchid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dearest Miss Simmonds,
Good morning from Japan♪♪♪ 
Oh, really nice to see you and your lovey doggie♡♡♡ And I thank you for loving Japanese kimono and your blog background has the Japanese taste as well(*^_^*)
Have you ever been to Japan?
Haha, I can undderstand how you can resist purchasing lovey things. My husband just doesn't allow me buying through PC, hahawe are afraid of mishaps.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Joni James said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What luscious finds! Looks like Ebay loves you! I went over the top today at Value Village but I can't wait to wear my new things.
Your blog is so pretty, I'm joining up!!

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Angel cakes!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEK! You're looking so FINE and have been shopping up a storm of bargains and being fabulous and poos to illness! You are a ray of sunshine to my jet lag coma.....................I've missed SO much! Wah!
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Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ohh lordy, those beautiful flower earrings have me gasping for air!!! You're so lucky to have spent a few glorious hours with Lakota, even if you don't find anything to buy, good company and a wonderful sticky-beak can be so fulfilling when there are beautiful things to paw at:)). You'll be happy to know that I went back and bought the other blazer today! xoxoxoxoxo

Nea Jasmina said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

woah those boots were made for dancing!

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You always have loads of treasury that I want! :) I have to say sweetie I am loving this picture of you with your kimono top, you look beautiful and without makeup you go girl! Love the picture Curtise said was you and your boyfriend and the bit about your family history. YEAH for hanging out with Lakota, I can see she let you take loads of photos of her ;p Blogger buddies are the best!!!
XXOO
Krista

Vintage Bird Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooooh great finds. I love the lace up boots, & the white frock & the flower earings. I do hope you're feeling much better now! Xx