Sunday, 22 May 2011

rootin' tootin' and car bootin'.



sorry about the quality of these photos above, the light was crap! WEARING: headscarf - vintage (my mum's!) ; dress - charity shop £5 (originally fever)

Today, my flatmate and I finally got around to doing a car boot sale! We decided we should dress up all retro and 50s, and boy did we look good. It was quite fun once it got busy, and we attracted quite a few customers. I don't think we sold anything for more than £3, but that's what car booting is all about - buying/selling stuff dirt cheap. I think we made about £55 total, which isn't too bad.

It was completely necessary for us to go to the diner afterwards, seeing as we'd made so much effort. Strawberry milkshakes and curly fries were devoured.

I am SO exhausted now. I'm in my pyjamas in bed!







40 comments

  1. You look gorge! I wish I'd thought of something like this when I did a boot sale! x

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  2. such a nice dress!
    them milkshakes look yummy :o)

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  3. Oh those milkshakes look so good, and I love your outfits. Glad the car booting went well! x

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  4. :] I lvoe a good car boot and i love that you dressed up for it - last time i did one it was so early i was in jeans and a hoodie i fell asleep in the car and left my boyfriend manning tha stall!
    xxx

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  5. Wow. Love that look! Such a pretty dress and the scarf goes so well too. I can never work out how to tie it so it doesn't look really stupid! haha

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  6. LOVE your outfits! That diner looks amazing! Glad you made money, I totally know what you mean bout tiredness. I did a car boot last year, even though it was good fun on a nice sunny day, I was so unbelieveably tired after!

    xxxx

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  7. A car boot every sunday is a must for me! I love how you dressed up for it, usually I drag myself out of bed at 5am and throw on the first thing I can find! You two are stunning xx

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  8. Looks like a great sunday.. ooh do you have a tattoo? what is it of? Ax

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  9. both look ace! Gosh I've never gone to a car boot in a field, you lucky thing, mine are always in scrap yard/warehouse type places. xx

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  10. You and your friend look stunning, very much the part! I adore your dress!
    I love car boots, both selling and buying. Although I dotend to spend my profits if I ever do one haha!
    Sophie
    x

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  11. You both look gorgeous. I love the retro fifties style ;) you suit it so much :) xxx

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  12. You both look great, I love car boot sales I really like when the people doing them dress up like you both did! Looks fun x

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  13. Oh wow i love your dress! You both look rather lovely :) i'd love to do a carboot sale, it would be so much fun xxx

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  14. Lyzi, you look absolutely gorgeous! I think £55 is a really great total for a carboot, and those strawberry milkshakes look so delicous! I wish there was a diner like that local to me :) xoxo

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  15. Aww you guys look amazing! Congrats on the earnings! Hope you get some rest little one xx

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  16. Carboots are fun! Glad you made quite a bit of money!

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  17. Love the style, girls! Gorgeous dresses and beautiful hair! Hope you both had a fab weekend x

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  18. You two look like you had so much fun! And you both look incredible too,

    Rosie x

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  19. That dress is gorgeous! Looks like you had fun! :) xx

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  20. you two are absolutely adorable! glad you had fun at the car boot. £55 is pretty good! how do all of your clothes look like they were made especially for you?? x

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  21. Ahh! I love 50's clothing and diners! I wish I had a local diner... I think I'm jealous of everything in this post!
    Well done on the car boot total too c: xx

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  22. Yous both look amazing :) and looks like such a lovely day yous had for it aswell! I have only done one car boot, but it was almost winter and I dragged my poor boyfriend along. next time, your way DEFO looks like the way to do it! :D so lovely xx

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  23. Aw the two of you look fantastic!! :D
    I love going to carboots, but hate selling at them, too stressful with everyone trying to haggle when it's soooo cheap already haha.
    Yumm, love American style milkshakes!!

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  24. You look adorable in that headscarf! Also this inspires me to organise one of these with my friends. I definitely have a lot of stuff I could be getting rid of.

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  25. This sounds so cool and fun, wish we had them here. You guys looked awesome btw. Lovin' the last pictures with the milkshakes.

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  26. you look absolutely perfect in that dress! Wonderful fit ;)
    NIkki

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  27. I have not been to a good car boot sale in ages - it looks like you had an amazing time!

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  28. beautiful style you have going on i love reading your blog xxx

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  29. LOVE this idea, you both look fab!
    Well done on the care boot, I need to get around to doing one this year!

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  30. you look awesome! what a great idea to dress up for the carboot. £55 is not too bad!

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    xxx

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  31. Oh you totally look the part in this dress, headscarf and that milkshake! I feel like I saw the movie screens! :) X



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  32. It's amazing that you have those shakes, reminds me of grease. You so should of been born in the 50's, suits you so well. Xxxxx

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  33. Ahh seeing everyone talk about car boots again makes me wish my mum could still drive me to them! :( used to love them growing up everything was so cheap!
    lovely dress too <3

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  34. you both look adorable!! Looks like a great way to spend the day :)

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  35. I'm going to quote Prince, 'Could you be the most beautiful girl in the world?'.

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  36. This looks like it was such a fun time! In particular I really like the last two pictures of you gals sipping the milkshakes. The 50's look really suits you both!

    Divergent Musings

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  37. Your dress is lush :) Car boots FTW!
    xx

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