8th, July, 2011

A Car Named Beatrix

Yesterday I was treated to an afternoon of driving in the most amazing vintage car. It belongs to my friend, Alex, who has affectionately named it ‘Beatrix.’ Beatrix is a vintage Triumph Herald, and is the perfect vehicle for a warm winter’s day. She has gorgeous floral seat covers, and even a Hawaiian hula dancer who lives on the wooden dashboard. We ventured from one side of town to the other, finishing with a drive up to the top of the Christchurch hills. We both brought along our cameras and spent much of our time together taking pretty photographs of the scenic locations – and of Beatrix too!

I wore one of my latest purchases; a genuine 1970s waistcoat. It has an amazing zig-zag pattern, along with an oversized blue/black faux fur collar. It is oh-so warm! It has been my go-to wardrobe staple for the last few days! I’m usually more of a 1960s girl, but have been finding the most divine 1970s pieces lately!

68 Comments on “Triumph”

  1. Beatrix is the cutest car I’ve ever seen! It must have been so fun taking a road trip in her :)

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  2. cutest car! love your camera in the last shot too. so so vintage :) x

    thatsweetaurora.blogspot.com

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  3. Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! It always makes my day to read new comments or have new followers! Those photos are gorgeous, and I just love the little blue suitcase : )

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  4. These photographs are just so beautiful I can’t get over it! The car is amazing!
    -Ellie

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  5. Well Beatrix I must say you are looking amazing for your age, what a beauty! The scenery is gorgeous too, wow… lovely photographs!

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  6. um WOW! SUCH an amazing treat!! I love your photos, they have such a beautiful, retro edge to them.

    Nesha, Flower Child Vintage (previously The Button Owl)

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  7. The car is adorable. I would have been disappointed if it didn’t have the hula dancer:) Love the vintage vest.

    *Erin

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  8. I adore your hair! I really want to do something different to my hair, but its brown and I don’t think dip dye color would suit it. I love the 70’s at the moment too, I’m normally a 50’s girl.

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  9. These photos are so dreamy! I love your waistcoat, and that baby blue suitcase too :)

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  10. Beautiful photos! And what fun that vintage car must have been! The vest is also a great find; it looks so cozy!

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  11. that’s an awesome vintage car! Love your vintage style vest too. Your pictures are great, so nostalgic!

    love~mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  12. That car is divine and floral seat covers?! Plus you have great style and wonderful view. Love your camera too. x

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  13. Between the gorgeous vista and the vintage car and look to your photos…everything is simply breath-taking! Beatrix sounds like such a fun little ol car to drive. You of course look lovely and chic in your waistcoat:) xx

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  14. Kelly

    Hello,

    thank you for the sweet comments on my blog, which in turn led me to your blog, which I must say is amazing … as is this vintage car. Cute!

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

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  15. Your blog is amazing, gosh thanks so much for dropping by mine. ♥

    I love your style, how cute is that dress from Modcloth with the strawberry buttons. :)

    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

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  16. That car is amazing! I have dreams of owning one similar and taking long roadtrips throughout the American Southwest. And loving the 70’s waistcoat. The zig-zag pattern is quite a beauty. xx

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  17. Ohhhhh, this reminds me about the girl hula dancer that I used to have in my car!!! She was a little bobbly hula dancer that I had stuck in the back window. The stupid sun melted her, though, and she fell off of her stand and wouldn’t hula anymore. I was sad. :(

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  18. Wow! Your blog is absolutely amazing. Thanks for your nice comment, but my post wasn´t ready. Now I have finished it. You can comment again :) I hope you like it // I´m your follower now 😉
    Love,
    San

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  19. What a beautiful car!

    Thanks also for stopping by my blog and commenting! I’m adding you to my Google Reader :)

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  20. I’m in love with these pictures. Obviously, they have SUCH a vintage feel, which I think everyone absolutely adores right now.

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  21. i am the same!
    i just bought a 1970’s dress and have fallen in love with it..but of course, the 50’s and 60’s are still my favorite!!
    you look so lovely..(as usual of course) 😉
    have a wonderful weekend love.

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  22. Beatrix…what a lovely name for a vintage car. gotta love the hula dancers!! :)

    Oh and lovely waistcoat!! I’m loving the pattern and the texture of the collar. Thanks for visiting my blog!! :)

    forte-espressivo.blogspot.com

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  23. Your vest is so cool! I really like how it looks with the dress. And that car is pretty amazing!

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  24. OOh… wow! That does like an excellent day.
    I”m 95% sure that my mum had a Triumph Herald… so cool!

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  25. Wow, such beautiful photos – I particularly like the one of the hula girl! Also love your waistcoat, the colours and zig-zag are amazing x

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