Friday, 30 March 2012

Frock on a Friday!

Yes, it's a bit of a rarity round here to find me taking part in Frock on a Friday - not because I don't love frocks, I do - but because I loathe having my photograph taken. Whether or not a piece of my soul is lost remains to be seen, but I figure you can't be too careful. Anyway, I decided it was worth battling the camera demons to enter Ceri's amazing competition over at Style Eyes, and decided to wear my most recent vintage purchase - two posts for the price of one. You might have seen entrants strutting their stuff with somewhat more √©lan on other blogs - the idea is to showcase an outfit with an ethical element to it - whether second hand, bought from a free-trade/eco-friendly label, handmade or recycled. 



Yeah, squinting into the sun is so flattering...



Outfit details
70s maxi - eBay
belt - charity shop in Ireland
denim jacket - swapped
vintage clip on earring worn as brooch - found in attic
vintage wedge shoes - stolen from mum
30s earrings - charity shopped



Indian glass bracelets - bought by husband in Hydrabad
seed necklace - bought by me (direct from maker) in Thailand
Nail varnish - China Glaze 'Gothic Lolita' + Barry M 'hologram'
(neither tested on animals)

This was not what I wore to the park this afternoon with Boy2 - it would not have stood up to all the dinosaur fighting and tree climbing he insisted on. However, it is what I changed into when I got home - school's out and so was the sun!

Have a fabulous weekend.


Linking to Flea Market Finds


Lakota x



My Facebook competition to win a copy of 'Junk for Joy' ends tomorrow, so pop over if you fancy getting your hands on a book full of upcycling ideas. 


I've also been shortlisted for a BiB award (in the 'LAUGH' category), so if you've ever laughed at my eBay nonsense or the things I've dug up on Pinterest, I'd love your vote!




Oh, and in an ever more bonkers turn of events, I've also got a nomination for 'Blog of the Year' in the MAD awards. So, y'know - feel free to nominate me again! That one appears to have actual prizes. 



57 comments:

  1. Oh Lakota!! It's a fabulous dress and it looks awesome on! The matching nails with glitter are utterly perfect :-) Indian bracelets are a favourite thing of mine too, you wear them well. I say more outfit posts from now on m'dear ;-)

    Jem xXx

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  2. You look totally gorgeous, I adore that frock and your beautiful beaming smile. Let's have more of Lakota on your blog! Those Indian bangles are so pretty, they never seem big enough to fit over my huge man-like hands, more's the pity! xxx

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    1. I have pretty small hands and wrists and it's still an effort, Indian ladies must be WEENY! (I grease my hands up with loads of hand-cream first)

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  3. How cute are you! You look gorgeous and I love that dress. xx

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  4. You wear it well my dear and it truly is a top to toe ethical outfit so best of luck in the comp!

    PS Your fella gets about a bit doesn't he?

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  5. You look lovely and are sure to win the competition.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  6. You look divinisima amor!
    Such a great Maxi,pretty shade of purple.
    We need to see more of your gleaming prosti smile.
    Love the Indian bangles nad your glittery polish. I also have small ,but chubby wrists.
    besios

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  7. gorgeous dress, good luck in the competition... nice to see your face. I love all that purple!

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  8. You look fab in that dress, you should appear more!

    x x

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  9. You have epic style, please do more outfit posts!

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  10. Ooh that is a most fabulous dress! Gorgeous colour and print, you look wonderful. As you know, I love putting my trusty denim jacket with my frockery to tone down the dressiness a tad.
    Of course you could have climbed a tree in that dress, Lakota - come on, you are Supermum, remember, you can do anything!
    More gorgeous photos of gorgeous you on the blog from now on please - you've started so you have to keep going! xxxxx

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  11. Hear hear Curtise! I love the colour and style of the dress, and you accessorize so well.A beautiful 'nail' (notice how American beauty talk is "a lovely nude lip" "a smoky eye" - just the one?

    More photographs, yes, just to make me think you're a liar. No way are you my age! You were a teen mum!

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  12. You look gorge Lakota! I love that dress on you. Can't understand why on earth you are camera shy. You look amazing! More pics from now on, it's the law.
    x x x x

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  13. Oooh look at you gawjuss!! More photos I say. That's a lovely maxi, it really suits you. Have a fab weekend.xxxx

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  14. Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! Working it,baby,and like a pro!
    Fab frock,and you are gorgeous!!!Love the denim with it,and I suspect you've been influenced by Vix in the best way with that multitude of bracelets!!XXX

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  15. stunning frock there missus - you look awesome! xx

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  16. I love this frock! Looks great on you and the sparkly nails are fabulous:)

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  17. It's so nice to see your face! And amazing dress, you look fab.x

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  18. i love the dress and you look so cute.x

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  19. You look so pretty! I love the dress! I wish my mom had vintage wedge shoes I could steal! haha

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  20. How lovely to wake up to pics of gorgeous you on Saturday morning Lakota. It's an awesome frock and you rock it! (as the cool kids say)

    I loathe and detest having my photo taken too, I'm lucky (extremely lucky) if one out of one hundred pics of me turns out o.k. (and whoose got time for that!) They say the camera never lies and it certainly manages to capture me at my most awkward and clumsy. I don't know how those girls who Frock On Friday do it and look so fab every single time!

    Anyway, apart from being beautiful, you also have a kind face. What's a kind face? Hmmm, I don't know really, but I do know you've got one. I hope I have the chance to meet you in the flesh (but with clothes on) one day...

    Do I have to vote for that Style Eyes thing?

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  21. Fab frock - and so worth the wait! I have no idea about the Style Eyes thing - will pop over and check it out immediately - and I would vote for you President of the Universe, so I'm heading over to do that just now. You look utterly gorgeous - any chance of some close up pics of the earrings as brooch? Sarah xxx

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  22. You look so gorgeous & I love your dress & the matching nails (OoOohh they are so pretty and sparkley)
    And now that you have done some frocking... you simply must continue as you are a natural.
    =D
    p.s. I wish I could have Dinosaur fought today too... it sounds like so much fun.

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  23. Stunning frock on an equally stunning girl! You most certainly are rockin the friday frock. Love it! Must pop over and check out the "style eyes". x

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  24. FROCK YES! You're ethical, comical, fertile, and frockable. I'm awkward in pictures too but I have never let that stop me from my blogging dreams.

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  25. Yay it's so nice to actually see you!! That frock is a stunner. I hope you join in on frock up Friday more often. x

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  26. You should always be in your blog. Nobody looks perfection, we want you.
    You are fantastic in that dress, and I hope to see you at leat once a week frocking away, yeahhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  27. I agree, nice to see YOU for a change!! Great dress.xx.

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  28. Such a gorgeous dress, the print looks fabulous on you. You look beautiful Lakota you really do. I'm not one for posting my outifts either but this sure was a welcome change, you never know I might be brave enough to pose one day! This also reminds me how much I need a denim jacket this summer xxx

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  29. Gorgeous earring as brooch! You're beautiful - I hope this is the start of a weekly outfit post? Say yes! Sarah xxx

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  30. Lakota I wanna squeeze you tight you are adorable in this beautiful print maxi! The nails look banging too! We must see more of you doll! Good luck in the contest too!
    Xoxo
    Krista

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  31. Lakota, please post more pictures of you more often- you are freakin' adorable! The dress is pretty awesome- and a worthy cause- good luck winning some ethical prizes from Style Eyes! I've voted for you where I can, and just hope you remember us little people who loves and laughed with you before you got famous. xo. -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  32. Lakota - you look so lovely and have really cool style! That dress is amazing! I love the arm party you've got going on there, and nail varnish is fun! Good luck in your competition! xxx

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  33. Yay, Lakota in a phota!!!!! You look lovely so you should feature more! I do like the dress, it's great!

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  34. I already knew you looked fab and now so do your fellow bloggers and other followers.

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  35. what a pretty frock...i must say. You should definitely do more outfits posts. I like this vintage eclectic look...very chic. Believe me or not i hate being in front of the camera too...but i can't find any other ways of showing my outfits. Maybe I will save enuff money to hire a model...someday..haha

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  36. aahhh how gorgeous are you ;-)) Its so nice to put a face to a blog ;-) Love your outfit and that brooch is gorgeous, dee x

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  37. Beyoootifull! That dress is amazing!
    Completely agree with everyone - you should definitely do more fashion! x

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  38. Love the sound of Style Eyes competition - will have a mooch over there.

    What a gorgeous dress - and it fits you, double yay!!

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    1. It's a bit big actually, as it's a 14, but I've pulled it in a bit with the belt.

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  39. Looking good, gal! Love those nail polish combos too! xxx

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  40. You fashion queen you, loving the look, can't wait for the real summer to arrive so I can dig out my maxi dresses, not sure I'm able to get as good a match with the nail polish with mine though! x

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  41. So you didn't change into the Ann Summers outfit then? Love the braclets and bangles. Denim always looks cool in a jacket and I am a huge fan of maxi dresses

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  42. Stripes and triangles? What a brilliant dress! :) And yes I need to dig out my denim jacket too! :) And with you on having photos taken... I always pull 'stop taking my picture' faces – helpful!

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  43. fab items i especially love the clip on earring used as a brooch!

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  44. awww so that's what you look like. I share your dislike of being photographed.

    I think you should have gone tree climbing in the park in the dress, imagine the fun ! (you look fab, by the way)

    Gorgeous finds and good luck with the award nominations xxx

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  45. Look at you! You're adorable, and so is the dress, and the nails. I need more glitter, my nails have been far too sensible recently, I feel a glitterbomb coming on.

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  46. You look so lovely, fab frock and you totally have to do more frock photos (coming from me who hides from the camera). Check you out with all the award noms - blogging superstar, love it! Scarlett x

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  47. Wearing a clip on earring as a broach is the best idea ever!!

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  48. Such a lovely dress, thanks for entering the competition and I definitely think you should do more outfit photos too.

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  49. Hi my dear-wow, fabulous maxi dress and it goes so well with the denim jacket, just my sort of vintage chic outfit choice!! xxx

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  50. Check you out!! Yay for Lakota outfit posts! I want more please.

    Also, since you mentioned it I cannot stop thinking about counting my dresses. We're moving soon so I'm going to count then and let you know! x

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  51. Fab outfit! And it's nice to see what you look like - you look good!

    I'm trying to summon up courage to feature some more photos of myself wearing some of my second hand finds. Coathangers are all well and good, but sometimes you have to wear an outfit to show it off properly :-)

    PS thanks for drawing my attention to the Style Eyes blog too

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  52. you look gorgeous! i love your maxi dress, it's stunning and i remember the vintage earring(now brooch) that u found in the attic, the belt goes well on the dress and i wish i can see your wedges hehehe, those nails are so lovely! good luck on the competition, lakota!

    xx susan

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