Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Simmonds Blogiversary


Yes! A year ago today I started inflicting myself upon the world. 

It's been a great year, I've found so many like minded weirdos and met a bunch of them in person - and liked them even more. We've swapped clothes, chatted, gossiped and giggled. It's far more than I hoped for last year.
I've been blonde, pink and red and battled terrible weather, rubbish jobs, fatshion nazis and art angst, but I coming through stronger than before. and with more clothes. 
So, back to business, I've been after a velvet dress for a while, thing is, so has everyone else on ebay, luckily I found this brand new Nomads babydoll dress for £14, which shockingly is how much a lot of the 2nd hand velvet dresses are going for. No particular style, just every velvet dress in my size is being fought for. Madness!

I look a bit angry. The coat was bought in Walsall with Vix in June.

On Saturday, I grabbed a large bunch of 70s or 80s wrapping paper, some regular and some Christmas, the whole lot cost me £2.50



Photo: And Christmas paper too



Photo: Job lot of 70s/80s wrapping paper

Sorry, this is only a quick stop by.

Here's the song I posted on my first post, have a listen, cos I don't think anyone did last year -  it's fantastic






35 comments:

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

Happy Anniversary Clare! I think we are both going through the same velvet/90s penchant these days. Your frock is lovely. I was just thinking last night that you can get a sweater new at H&M for half the price of some of the vintage sweaters I'm looking at online. I'll always buy thrift before the likes of H&M, and it's worth it to me, but it still makes me a wee bit sad. :(

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

Yay, happy blogiversary dear! I for one am glad you inflicted yourself on us. Hope you do for many years to come :) xx

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

Happy blog-versary!!!!
I'm so thankful that you have 'inflicted' yourself upon my world!! You wrote such a wonderful funny incipit and I totally share your point of view about how much our blogs changed our lives in an unexpected, positive way!!I'm sorry that this was a short post compared to the usual ones, but I forgive you because of the photo with Krista's most hilarious face and for the amazing red velvet dress you are wearing!
The white fur coat is stunning too and I love the vintage frame effect!
P.S.The song is beautiful, I need to listen to more Kitty Kallen's music now!!
xxxxxxx

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

Happy Blog Versary Clare!!
You look holiday scrumptious. And OOOHHHH I just love your coat. I would love to roll around in it on a carpet of faux fur!

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

Happy Blog-versary, my dear Clare! I'm so glad you inflicted yourself on us, the world would be a much less bright place without you in it. That dress is a stunner and that coat was a wonderful find (looks much better on you that that camp model).
Krista's cross-eyed pirate face is near-legendary and that song is lovely! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Happy blogversary! Once was bad enough but twice I have to see this picture and its the first one! Clare! Anyway, you on the other hand look like a diva with attitude:) that song is mighty sexy too.
Xxoo

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

YAY! HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!! I have loved all of your hair colours, all of your art and all of your frocks. So glad to have you in my bunch of weirdo lovers! Sarah xxx

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy blog anniversary! I love that fur coat and your slightly angry look. Angry because of the price of velvet dresses perhaps?

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy blogiversary fellow wierdo. You look stunning in the red dress and fur. Liking the wrapping papers v much. xx

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Blogiversary, love! So glad you decided to inflict yerself on us. Love the velvet fur combo and yep, you do look like your about to give someone a slap!
I'm knocked bandy to have met up with you and lets do it again in 2013!
Oh, by the way, my cat has now pulled the tree down twice and attacked the flock reindeer with conviction. I'm getting a ferret next.
xxxxx

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

Yay! Happy birthday darling gal!

Gotta love Ebay and all the people who snag your highest bid at the last second - the very reason why I had to stop bidding on there for a bit. I swear it had my blood pressure levels through the roof...ha! Anyhow, that coat and dress are both fabulous! xoxo Marisa

Natasha De Vil said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Bloggerversary you lovely lady, look forward to reading many more of your posts x

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So happy I found your blog! You bring a smile to my face. Love the velvet dress and "fur" coat. Keep on blogging, my dear. (I will, too)

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

Happy Blogaversary Clare!!! The velvet dress is gorgeous and such a good color on you!!

Great song, BTW!!!

Little-Hat said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Blogiversary! Love the coat and dress! You look so glamorous with your fiery red locks... And I adore the song!

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

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

Yay, happy blogiversary!!! Hurrah! Long may you continue! Lovely new velvet dress! How strange that so many people want them simultaneously? Perhaps because it's a nice winter fabric!?

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

Who are you calling a weirdo, you weirdo?!
Ah, bloggers find their niche and their like-minded bad asses, don't they, it's bloody great!
How beautiful do you look rocking the red velvet and faux fur? Extremely!
Love the song, love you, and your blog, so keep on inflicting your fabularsity on us on a regular basis! xxxxx

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

Happy Anniversary! How wonderful to have such a great following and that you've made so many friends. Long may it continue! :)

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

Oh Yay Miss Simmonds!!!!!! That is just fabulous, well done!!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful world.
Lots of love V

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so glad that you started your blog, dear Clare.
Happy Blog anniversary, my gorgeous.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

Happy blogiversary!! You have the coolest blog and I'm so glad I found you. Thanks for sharing your world.
You look gorgeous in that velvet dress. I don't think you look angry - I think you look chic. Many vintage dresses in the shops near me are similarly priced.

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

OH YUMMY VELVET OUTFIT!!! Clare, you look so fabulous in that dress, that I immediately started questioning what I want to wear for Christmas. Love the whole thing.

Happy Blogiversary! You're so lucky to have been able to meet bloggy friends in person, but you fashionable ladies are all so lovely, that how could you not find each other?

Estilo Hedónico said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amazing post!! :)
Would you like to follow each other? :)

http://www.facebook.com/estilohedonico
http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

happy anniversary darling! i´m sure there will follow a lot of years of fabulousness right?;) that velvet dress is a dream i´m currently obsessed with velvet! and also the fur is amazing!
kiss,mary
http://www.maryloucinnamon.com/

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

Dearest Clare,
Happy, Happy blogiversary♡♡♡ You seem to have had many friends and wonderful time through bloggig. For sure, I do as well(*^_^*)
I remember my mother used to bought me a velvet dress and I treasured it when little. I think it had the similar color with yours. Lovely wrapping paper for this season. And my husband said the song has wonderful saxphone play and I like the voice of the lady♬♬♬
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my lovely young girl in England, xoxo Miyako*

Pretty Quirky said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lovely pictures , i love velvet dresses :)
check out my new blog post {trends 2013} www.prettyquirkyblog.co.uk

OP SHOP MAMA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

HAppy blogiversary!
Your new hair looks 'boss as' (as my kids would say)

Missed your last few posts - how does that happen?!
YOu have been wearing some very cool clothes lately!!!! Brrr it looks cold over there - sweltering here. I'm wilting in the heat...
x

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Blogiversary Clare! Glad you tracked down a velvet dress and it's a beautiful colour, goes really well with your fur coat. And your wrapping paper is so cute. I've stocked up on 14p a roll stuff from Tesco's but yours looks a lot nicer! And thank you for being among the bloggers here who have been so welcoming and friendly to a newby like me, now you're an old hand of one year! xx

Louise Mc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy blogiversary. It's funny how blogging leads to more clothes isn't it? I found that too. I'm pleased to have been one of the people who met you in your first year of blogging. x

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

The wonder of YOU,darling!!!!
Happy Blogaversary!!!
A whole year?! It's not nearly enough!
How marvellous is this bloggy world?! It rocks, as does you, and I'm so glad you came into my sphere!!!
Kitty's voice gives me the HORN.
LOVE YOU!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

Happy Bloody Blogiversary! You and your blog are fabulous and I have missed it whilst I have been laptopless. I should have rung you. Lets do 2013 and you can find me clothes - this whole 'blog leads to larger wardrobe' thing hasn't been working for me!
xxx

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy blogiversary!! You look so lovely in that velvet dress, very Courtney Love-esque.

Well done on a year of fabulous blogging, long may it continue!!

xx

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

You are so luscious in your fur!

Lynn Dylan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey Birthday Baby! Happy Birthday to your blog! I love it. Love the velvet dress. Love the coat. xoxoxoxo Lynn

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

Happy blogiversary! Blogger is hiding things from me :/
We used to get Christmas wrapping paper like that from the market, ten sheets for a pound or something like that, I far prefer that to the rolls you get and everything looks the same under the tree.