21 December 2012

There's chocolate in my underpants*



Darlings, your encouragement, and my not being able to stop thinking about it, caused me to buy that spotty frock from The Vintage Cupboard !!!
I've taken it up, and rocked it out today with red accessories.
Vintage purists will be happy to know that I did not cut the excess hem off, I simply gathered it a little, pressed it and hand stitched it up.
Normally I'm not so careful, but for some obscure reason I decided to be, this time!


It has been excessively hot and muggy here, so we took these pix in the band room, as we'd had enough of being outside!
I'm not gloating...(well, maybe a little)


I'm pretty well into my messy hair today.
This was last nights 'do, and I slept on it.....then just stuffed my hair decoration into it this morning and tucked some flyaways up.
Sometimes, slept in hair really works........but you just never know when it will!
You just can't count on it.


G and I are officially on holiday for 2 weeks, and we're feeling pretty damned pleased about it.
Fabularsehole, I say.
I'm looking forward to some sleep in's, some cooking, lots of reading, a fair bit of prancing around, and plenty of boozing and noshing up with friends!
Hurrah!
I might even squeeze in a bit of sewing too..........I have some curtains to make, and some frocks to whip up......


Jacket-70's, opshopped and altered by moi
Shoes-Trade Me ( I have these in purple, too)
Handbag-60's vanity case, from a market
Earrings and necklace-gifts from G
Headpiece-from lovely Lucy, with a little embellishmnet in the form of some glittery red butterflies by moi

Right, I'm going to watch Come Dine with Me, have nachos (by G) for dinner, and then an early night, cos I'm shagged!
(Yeah, yeah, enough of the Benny Hill winks now!)

X

* G's creative input for today.

40 comments:

Penny-Rose said...

Hello Helga, you look gorgeous! The dress is totally worth it and I am glad that you paired it up with red accessories. Hope you have a great weekend!!

Carina Rosenholm said...

No envy at all over the weather , no no , just lovin all the snow .
Fu## g Hate the snow!
But Helga looks fab as Always in here dots!

bonsaimum said...

Splendid, woohooooo, you bought it. And it looks stupendous!

Vix said...

That frock is Helga'ed up to the max and you've transformed it.
I must admit it looked a bit beige and Eighties when you were in the shop and I'm forced to eat my words and admit that it's fricking fabulous.
Purists can take a running jump, frocks are there to be chopped and pimped not curated!!
Bed head hair, feck me shoes and sun-bronzed gorgeousness, you've made me feel rather frisky!
Have a fabulous evening, I'm off to brave the dead-eyed masses and have a last charity shop before the seasonal; madness starts.
LOVE! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Maureen said...

It was a must have and it does look fabtastic.

Sacramento Amate said...

Pure fabulousness, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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freckleface said...

I think we were all willing you to go and get that frock. It looks super, and I always like a big hem on dresses. It looks right somehow.
I love your bed hair, wish mine would do that. Big messy hair = my favourite. xx

Fiona said...

The frock looks splendiferous now it's on you, much better than it did hanging up in the shop. Fabularse matchy matchy accessories, espesh the fascinator!
Enjoy your time off.
x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh yes, the frock is wonderful. We knew you could do it! Love the red headpiece and bag. For years I got away with not brushing my hair at all (when it was dead short I didn't have to). No way could I get away with that now - not with my wild mane of thick, coarse hair - sigh. xx

Melanie said...

What a gorgeous dress! It looks lovely on you xx

Marla said...

You do look stunning. Love all those polka dots!

LandGirl1980 said...

Look at you and them LEGS! The frocks not bad either ;)

edie pop said...

We all bet on that fabulous polka dots number and we were right!!The red accessories and the little jacket wonderfully bring it to life!
I utterly adore your bag and your messy hair!G's creative imput is brilliant, I adore the headline!
Have a great weekend!
Love xxxxx

Ivy Black said...

FAB! We knew you'd rock it. It looks lovely on you.
xxxxx

thorne garnet said...

A double shot of polka dots, yeah.

menopauselsupermodel said...

I am so glad you went back and got that frock because once you Helgafied it--it's FABULOUS!!! I love it with the red!!

I wish my hair looked that good after sleeping on it!! Besides the night-sweats--it looks like drunken chickens have rampaged through it!!

Sounds like you are going to have a fabulous holiday!!

Joni said...

Excessively hot and muggy? Send some of that my way, would you please?? Or better yet, send me some of that chocolate from your pants. ;)
You are the queen of accessorizing and pulling an outfit together with just the right things. That's what keeps me comin' back! I hope you and G have a perfect Holiday!

delia hornbook said...

WOW you look Gorgeous i love the dress and the jacket and the red shoes i adore red shoes ;-) The case the bow in your hair well everything you look beautiful. Got to be another of my favourite outfits. Have a lovely christmas, love, dee xxx

MistressCatgirl said...

You look fabulous and the slept in hair looks great. Mine is always all over the place. The frock looks great too. You did a good job hemming it.

Lisa said...

I thought the messy beehive was adorable even before you said anything about sleeping in it! GREAT outfit, especially the coordinated reds.

Vintage Coconut said...

So glad you returned to the cupboard and bought the dress.
After I read nachos I couldn't really think of anything else. I want some damn olives like nobody's business!
I really have to get my food obsession under control....

YOU LOOK FINE!

Luna Tiger said...

I love this mix of polka dots !
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Miss Simmonds Says said...

yesssssss, so pleased you got that dress!! it looks stunning and well done for keeping the fabric intact (says the girl who mutilates clothes)Enjoy your holiday, you sexy lady and your love heat. It's wet and mild here, I want crisp cold frost. Anyway, have a wonderful weekend. xxxxx

Emalina said...

So glad you nabbed the dress, it really suits you Helga. I love the red touches, sexing it up nicely, and the red hairpiece is divine on you. Have a glamatasarama 2 weeks off, and a very Merry Christmas!

princesspincurls.com said...

Dearest Helga, YIPEEE!!!! I'm so glad you got the dress, I knew you wouls rock it with some colour. So glad you didn't trim up the hem, if you tire of it you will be able to sell it onto some vintage gal for a tidy sum. Your hair is great, I too love it when day old hair work, and think the accessories that we smoosh on top can make or break them. xx Shauna

Mrs. D said...

The dress is fab!
Congratulations on being on holiday. I will be off work for 2 weeks as well and it couldn't have come quicker. Go us! lol

Sue said...

So glad you did buy that frock, it is gorgeous of course and you just have the entire accessorise thing down. Yay for holidays now let the sunshine and gentle cool breeze turn up and let us all kick back and enjoy chilling out!!

Melanie said...

That outfit says Bite Me or at least Nip Me in the best possible way. The dots on dots are dreamy. I like your hemmingway. YAY for holidays!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Yay! I am so glad you bought that dress! The red accessories really make that dress shine. You look great! Enjoy your holiday!

freckleface said...

Dear Helga, this is a bit random, but I was just having a break from cleaning the shower (we have guests arriving soon, that's when it happens) and I thought, I know, I'll read a bit of Helga, that will be fun and I deserve some fun. Anyway, I've just come across this line, from 2010 I think, and I had to tell you that I am sitting here having a right good laugh to myself.

"Justine's Pa admires my booboids, so I figured he was overdue for a thrill.'

Well of course he does. The man would be crazy not to. So, so funny! xx

Miss Magpie said...

HUZZAH!!!! you bought it, it's fab. x

joyatri said...

Between the dress and the jacket - you're so clever with needle and thread.
The cinnamon and chili pepper colors really spice up that dress. We knew you could negate the beige and you did.

Renia said...

You look amazing! I love your shoes and those beautiful rings! Kisses x x x x

CityScape Skybaby said...

Yay, glad to see you went back for the dress Helga, I knew it wouldn't look blah once you'd got to work on it. Love freckleface finding your old comment too, I love looking back at old blogs, have to keep myself in check from commenting on years old blogs sometimes. Hope you and G have a lovely Christmas! xx

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

The dress really does look amazing on you, glad you decided to snaffle it! I love that you play around with vintage and make it suit you so well! I used to, now I'm a lazy old bat/crow (they both live long lives so will happily refer to myself as either!)
Enjoy your holiday time off, and have a drinkipoo for me freezing in NY! XXX

Krista said...

Great choice on the dress sweets it's so pretty! I'm polka dot obsession lately-simply irresistible, Yeah for holidays at home and heat! I think it's essential to have some off time at the end of the year. I need it to start the new work year off refreshed and fired up. I hope you and G have a lovely Christmas-it's been a great year hasn't it!
Lots of love!
Xxxxxoooo

Misfits Vintage said...

Oooh I'm SO glad you went back for it, darling, it's FROCKTACULAR! You have Helgafied it to perfection. Hope you are having a delightful break and ermahgerd, how the fark does your hair always ALWAYS look so good - and you slept in it? It's a frickin xmas miracle!

Love you more than red accessories! Sarah xxx

Devil made in Heaven said...

Yes you got the dress! It looks amazing on you!
We also have had 2 weeks off.... half a week already gone to house-cleaning, coocking, visiting family.... now time for my! :)
Hope you are having a wonderfull time! xxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, wonderful! Great outfit with that awesome dress, I love very bit of it! Perfection in shapes, colours, and proportions as always with your mad skillz. Happy too that you're well into your "fair bit of prancing around" by now, yay!!! xo

Forest City Fashionista said...

I managed to miss this post somehow...
Yay! So glad you bought the dress, and you have given it the full Helga treatment with the wonderful red accessories. Love the shape of the vanity-case-as-handbag.