Monday, 15 April 2013

Monday Monday, so good to me

I am so happy with my new-to-me 1960s dress from Second to None; I wore at the weekend, and again today. 

Same dress, different tights.

Lovely fit, colourful, great print.

All for a tenner. 
And the added bonus of very happy memories of a day in Walsall with my darlings Vix, Clare and Tania!

The blue tight-ed version.

What do you mean, tight-ed isn't a word? 
It is now.

Matchy-matching the colours in my garden.

Saturday's version saw raspberry tights and a new necklace.
I was buying knickers for the girls in Matalan, and while browsing the heavily reduced accessories for my birthday present stash, I spotted this necklace. Well, why not?

1960s shift dress - Second to None
Shoes - jumble sale
Tights, sunglasses and necklace - retail
Bangles - gift from sweetheart Tania

The kids went back to school today, so Joanne and I were straight out of the blocks for a little chazzing, a lot of chat, and a coffee.

The spoils;
1960-70s wood/brass lamp base; Ultimo bra; 1970s tin and a crochet blanket.

Not bad.

Dress , sunglasses and bangles - as before
Boots - Ebay
Tights and pendant - charity shopped

I felt very good and very visible in my bright frock, so I'm joining the other visibly beautiful ladies at lovely Patti's as usual. Check us out!



Anonymous said...

Oh a love this frock even more now, it shows differently in these outdoor pics in comparison to the pics from indoors at Second to None. I'm extremely fond of the blue tight-ed version. Just lovely. X

Sarah Jane said...

Gorgeous dress, looks great with both colour tights. You blend in beautifully with your garden.

That lamp base is just the kind of thing I'm looking for to paint a bright colour and add a patchwork lampshade too. I'm dying to have a go at Vix's tutorial! xx

Fiona said...

I really love this frock Curtise, I think it is my favourite out of your vast collection of dreamy dresses. It's such a colourful creation, I don't think you could ever be miserable wearing a frock like this. You bagged some great bargains today and Matalan's always a winner for reduced jewellery.

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

Oh wow that dress is amazing! It goes so well with both colours of tights too. Fab haul and your garden is looking splendid as well


Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Maybe it's your bob haircut, but you really suit that 60's dress! I absolutely love it. Isn't it great when you find a vintage item that could have been made for you? xxx

Ivy Black said...

I LOVE this frock! Love it and it's knockout on you. That bra is a bit phwoarrr too.
Is that spring I see?xxxxxx

Krista said...

I knew I would love this dress on you when you showed it off. The colors, oh they make me so happy! I like it with boots a bit more vampy and your sweet heels.I do think your collages are always so beautiful like you put so much thought into the pictures you take becasue you are envisioning what you want to do...or is it just luck? Tell me curious minds want to.

BTW I make up words all the time...I have just changed Sunday to Sinday because well sometimes I like a Blood Mary with breakfast:)

Enjoy your week darling!

Connie said...

Ok. Now you have me singing Mamas and Papas all day. You look so cheery and multi-tighted. Yep. I have added your word to my vocabulary.

Vix said...

That frock is just stunning on you, a perfect fit and it looks fantastic with all panty-ho's!
Fantastic scores in the chazzas, too! I was going to suggest a patchwork lampshade for that groovy base but Lucy beat me to it!
That bra is very cool, is are those skittles or exclamation marks?
Look at your blooms. To think I was excited about a solitary daff in our garden.

Miss Maple said...

The triangle necklace is great! What a wonderful bargain.

Patti said...

Oh I like this dress more and more. It really looks smashing in your garden! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday, and have a lovely evening.

Miss Magpie said...

I'm not surprised you wore it twice it's fab.

Max said...

coloured tights. never been there, but you make me want to. am obsessed with that shade of blue at the mo.
i likey your charity shopping spoils, especially the lamp-is your home as colourful and eclectic as you and your garden are? i bet it is.
lovely to have you linky-ing along xxx

Pennyblossoms said...

That is one superb dress.
Your meet-up looked such good fun; I must get up to Brum soon, I'm missing the Vixlet! Next time you get together I want to gate-crash...pleeeeeze!
Z xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

You did so well at Second To None! That dress is a perfect fit, the fabric and cut are just fabulous. I saw that necklace and said Wow! Then I saw where you got it from and I was really surprised. It's really gorgeous. Love all the perfect accessories and the matching flora in your garden. Love the lamp, always nice to see others pick up second hand undies too. Xxxxx

Helga said...

It's a bloody fabularse frock! Multi coloured/patterned frocks are briallnt because you can change them up or down and there's always a new way to wear, or colour to wear with them! Great score! I love both combo's, and I'm sure we'll see many others.
Most excellent to hear you've been out chazzing again, and have yet more spoils! HUZZAH!
Love! XXX

silvergirl said...

what a super dress!
love this print and the mod feel of it
i think i like it with the blue tights and boots the best

Anonymous said...

SUPER dress, Curtise! As Rod Stewart said, "You wear it well." You gals have WAY too much fun!

Nice garden too! Looks like spring has spring in the UK.

Anonymous said...

You must have the most interesting conversations when wearing a dress so cheery. I imagine positive people would just be drawn to you. Colour can totally improve ones day!

Sheila said...

What a fantastic dress! I love it with the pink tights (I'm a sucker for 'em). Tight-ed is totally a word.

Lovely flowers!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I get such a huge kick out of strolling through your garden every spring. It's so colourful and guaranteed to kick misery up the arse every time! BANGLE-MANIA!!!!!!!! Oooooooh I'm lurrrrrrrvin' it honey and you glorious frocker you!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy you picked up that baby and I spotted the pick of you in the green jacket-of-the-century on Clare's meet-up post **faints**. There's simply nothing like hot pink tights is there? Can't WAIT for cold days - I know, I know, don't hate me;) Luvyamorethanawesomecrochetrugs. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Unknown said...

I love this dress!!! I like both versions, especially with the berry colored tights. I love your flowers in your garden!


Lynn Hasty said...

Hey Curtise! I love both versions, but the raspberry tights with the Mary Jane style shoes is so adorable!! Love it! I think you love gardening as much as I do. Or maybe I love it as much as you do. LOL. I am jealous of your meet-up!


Sara said...

Curtise, this dress is AMAZING! I just love everything about it. Like, I really, REALLY love it. :D And the beaded triangle necklace is darling! I love the shapes with the dress pattern. Too cool. Thanks for your sweet comments, beautiful friend! :D XOXO

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Great frock - Tighted is a great word. I'm using it. Try and stop me.

Love the lamp base..
And the spring fleurs.

Melanie said...

Your Monday appears to have been all you hoped it would be. You were made for that dress! Woop! You can get tight, be tight, and, yes, you can certainly be tighted. You are the queen and you have decreed. I hope the birthday present stash is for yourself. Incredible necklace. Hugs!

Becky said...

You look so so cute!! Your hair is looking really perfect and I love the triangle necklace and all the rings!
The dress is obviously amazing <3
I hope I can hit a thrift store or two tomorrow...
Becky :)

Vintage Sweetheart said...

wow those colours are rocking!!! I adore your hair like that! I can't wait to pull out coloured tights soon. xxx

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love the colours in the dress.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Louise Mc said...

That is a lovely dress, and really versatile too. I love it with the pink tights, but that might be because the tights are more on show than in the other outfit.

I think you are right about my bag, just too much black.


Vintage Bird Girl said...

Fantastic looks so good on you. Suits you to a T! I love it when a frock means even more because of where & when you got it. I'm loving that tin you found too. Xx

Kelly Jackson said...

I loved hearing about your meetup with the gals, Curtise, and I must say, this dress was my absolute fave of your finds - so great to see the ways you've styled it; it's even better on your bod! xoxo

lucy joy said...

I'm so glad to read you feel good and visible - the opposite doesn't bear thinking about. The dress is a beauty, it's got everything going for it and fits you perfectly. I'm gagging for a Second to None rummage, it's like Needful Things in there (though hope you don't suffer any ill effects after finding such a great dress).

Fancying that lamp base - just what I'm after. Great selection of finds, I am always chuffed when I source a decent bra in the chazzas - what a rip-off they are new!

Lucy x

A riot of colour in your garden - how lovely. Colour on my back yard is provided inthe shape of plastic Little Tikes crap.

Unknown said...

Nice style on you Curtise !
Those dresses are so much fun to wear
They go so well with bright tights like you did
Lucky spring flowers!
Ours are just starting to come out


Ariane xxx

Unknown said...

oh my you look gorgeous!

Señora Allnut said...

fabulously visible and gorgeous!!, love your frock, that print is so gloriously 60's and colorful!, and so easy to mix and match!, different tights and lovely bijouterie give it a twist!
Lovely blooming garden indeed!

Anonymous said...

You are looking might groov-a-licious in that frock!!! I love it--all you need is some white patent go-go boots and you could be shimmying in a a cage of Hulabaloo!!

Pam in Texas said...

Love everything, your dress, the charity shop spoils and your garden.
So cool on all counts!
Love from Pam in TX xx

Unknown said...

I love your dress and I love it with the pink tights and shoes that's the great thing about patterned dresses any colour goes with them :-) Your flower mosaic is so lovely. Great charity shop buys that lamp and the tin are gorgeous. dee xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

That dress is so you!
And I am totally in love with the lamp you purchased. And that bra is totally cute.

Forest City Fashionista said...

The colours of the dress appear different depending on the colour of tights - with the pink ones, the pink in the dress steps forward and the other colours are muted, and with the turquoise, vice versa - cool!!

Bras are so expensive, especially cute ones, so you are lucky to find such a nice one for little money.

Unknown said...

To die for. Seriously amazing dress on you, Curtise. Love it best with the pink tights.
So glad the 60s are back, and that you're wearing them!

Diane said...

Catching up on your last few posts. LOVE this frock - its very "Now" too. You have fab style. Loved your previous post. Abbeydale Road is great for a wander. Braggazzis is my most favourite cafe - I love their sandwiches and coffee. xxxxxx

Lucys Lounge said...

curtise, i love your dress. such a great find. it's like it was made for you, isn't it great to see the flowers returning. hope you find lots of goodies.nlucyx

Anonymous said...

The dress is even better than imagined on you, that print is stunning and it looks great with both the coloured tights, even if I have a soft spot for the beautiful black boots! To see your beautiful garden in blloom is a great joy, spring is finally arriving and I'm so glad to see all these beautiful colour and shades in your photoshoots! The crocheted blanket is fab too!
Love xxxxxxx

The Style Crone said...

I love your 60's frock! And tight-ed will now be a new word for me as well.

So happy to see that you have spring in your life; your garden photos are lovely. We are having blizzards, but it's fine with me right now. We need the moisture so that we can have flowers too.

Camelia Crinoline said...

I love the print on that dress. The shape is great too. I think I might have to make a few like that for winter. I like your 70s tin too.

sweetpea family said...

Love the dress and pink tights what more could a girl ask for x

bohemian vanity said...

Dear Curtise, your new old dress looks fab, the print is so lovely and i really like both outfits!!
Your garden flowers are amazing, such bright colours, love the pic with your cat in the back- so cute!!!

Melanie said...

No wonder you're happy with your new dress, it suits you so well!

freckleface said...

The more I see of your Walsall haul, the better I realise you did. That dress is fabulous whichever colourway you choose to tight it in. Yes, I have used it as a verb. Cutise said it was OK.

What a perfect way to celebrate the kiddywinkles going back to school, chazzers and chat with chums. Love the lamp base! Where's it going? Are we going to get some perfectly styled interior shots?! :) xxxx

Unknown said...

from a place of love and honesty, darling. That frock is fucking hideous. Pop it in the post to me and I'll dispose of it for you. Honestly, it does you no favours at all.

OK, I'm a great big dirty fat LIAR LIAR pants on fire (if I were wearing pants).

You look INCREDIBLE in that amazing frock. The print! The colours! I love it equally with both coloured tights.

And yay - it looks as though Spring is actually really there!!

Love you more than THAT HIDEOUS FROCK!

Sarah xxx

Ulla-Marie said...

Delightful spring inspiration!

citizen rosebud said...

Both eds are awesome. Love the pink legs, love the blue legs and that dress looks like a million bucks. You rock it with confidence and panache. I hope your neighbors appreciate your colorful style as much as I do!

MILEX said...

I am definitely loving it

Anonymous said...

Your '60s shift definitely has the wow factor. You look lovely in it - I like the the blue tights best.xx

Gracey the Giant said...

That dress is perfection on you! The fit couldn't be any more right and it looks great with both tight colors.

Also? That lamp? LOVE. I have a thing for lamps and that one is lovely.

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

fab dress! love the pattern so much!

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CityScape Skybaby said...

That dress looks made for you Curtise and I love that necklace too, meant to mention it in my other comment. You had some great finds in the chazzas, that Ultimo bra for a start, they're so dear to buy new! I haven't looked at the bras lately, I think I've given up on my boobies. And I love seeing your garden too, is it you who's so green fingered, I'd love to have flowers everywhere but like Lucy, it's plastic city out there, toys everywhere. Have a lovely weekend! xx

bluehuewonderland said...

Such a pretty dress, love the colors. Looks great with your tights and shoes. The fit is perfect...looks fun to wear!

blue hue wonderland

Anonymous said...

I love your dress; you're very nice in it!