04 January 2013

And I know I'm counting good times

Friday's always seem to be about errands for me.
It just frequently works out to be the best day to do shit about town.
I loathe too much routine, or predictability though....I guess it's always going to be predicted that I will be over dressed for any occasion, errands or otherwise.

It's been phenomenally hot weather down here in little old Christchurch.
Most unusually tropical, in fact.
Perfect for my old 80's does 50's tropicana print frock.
I'd almost forgotten I had it!
Shame on me!

Mission's accomplished, I spent my afternoon on a little sewing and plotting what to wear/ take to a bbq tomorrow.
Gonna have a quiet night in, I think.

Crinoline-50's, Etc (a vintage shop not too far from us)
Shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's, opshopped
Hairflowery thang-gift from Nix



MistressCatgirl said...

You look marvelous! Love the print on your purse. We've been having rather cold temperatures up here. The daily high has been 36F. Yeah I;ll stick to my old man sweaters and jeans. Although I do miss my skirts and petticoats.

Ofelia said...

Here in South Florida its about 80 degrees and I wish it was cooler because I hate paying so much for my utilities.
Love the lavender and turquoise together. The last photo is post card ready.

Sheila said...

It's so cold up here in Canada! (well, not compared with most of the country, I shouldn't whine)

You do colour better than anyone I know, Helga!

Misfits Vintage said...

Poor darling... it's 36 here today and AWFUL! Hope you are currently sitting in your porn chair, sipping something refreshing with your feet up!

You look divine, as always. Your hair is magnificently fiery, the frock is delightfully tropical and your shoes and accessories are PERFECTION.

Happy weekend, my love! Love you more than those sunnies!! Sarah xxx

Rose&Bird said...

That frock is gorgeous, love the pink and turquoise combo. I'm not a great fan of routine, but it's fairly essential with small children!

Louise Mc said...

Oh my, it looks glorious there! Another beautiful and colourful outfit and a divine handbag I spot too. I've gotta get me one of those tapestry bags this year, that shall be my New Years resolution, to acquire a tapestry handbag. X

Ivy Black said...

Wonderful you are!
Hmmm...I wish we has a bit of semi tropical heat here in the UK...it's a bit chilly to say the least so I'm in my chunky knits!!

Sue said...

Oh Miss Helga, my my you are looking might pretty in your frock!!!! You always manage to pull of innocence!!

CityScape Skybaby said...

That pic of you with the sky behind you is gorgeous, like something from a 50s travel brochure Helga. It's actually pretty mild here for this time of year, but still boots and big coat weather, enjoy your barbecue! xx

Fiona said...

How envious am I of your sun. Here in Blighty it's bloody cold, won't be wearing summery attire for months.
Love your tropical frock though. Have fun at the BBQ.

señora Allnut said...

fabulous color combo and absolutely lovely dress, so pretty print and colors, so matchy sunnies and great hairstyle!!. Love all that tropical attitude, you look so summery!
besos & sol

bonsaimum said...

Very nice outfit. :)

pastcaring said...

Now you see, I love a bit of routine. Stops me having to think very much, I just run on automatic pilot. Thinking is SO exhausting!
You look adorable in your pink and turquoise, love that frock and the matching sunnies. Club Tropicana drinks are free!
I agree with Joan, the photo of you in all your fabulous colour against the beautiful blue sky is stunning.
Have a good barbecue, darling! xxxxxx

Sara said...

Oh I wish the weather was summery hear, sunshine looks so warming in these photos..<3 Your dress is SO adorable! Great look, you look awesome in pink!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Happy New Year! Such a pretty frock, and I love your exotic new hairdo in the last pic!

New Year's Resolutions of the Stars!

Sacramento Amate said...

Love you in all colours, but the soft blue and pink make me feel like melting inside.

princesspincurls.com said...

Graet dress and luurv those pink shoesses too! It is beastly hot here too...40 degrees today and Iam melting, and my make-up is melting and my hair is frizzy...how do you look so cool and collected? xx Shauna

Miss Simmonds Says said...

oh that blue sky - so beautiful! I can't stop staring at it, it's even distracted me from your wondrous pinkness. Which is a vision of sugary loveliness. I love the pink and aqua of dress and the petticoat - oh and that bag is amazing! xxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Gorgeous, Helga! I love how you manage to look both sweet, and so, so totally badass.

Without at least a basic routine, I pretty much cease functioning altogether, lol. xoxo

Maureen said...

You look a treat, the house, plants and sky make me think with nostalgia of the four years I lived in New Zealand in the early 70's.

Vintage Coconut said...

My gosh if a photo could warm me up it would be yours. It just started snowing again an hour or so ago. *flurries flurries and more flurries*
I may be going out to shop with my Mom. If I do I will have to bundle up. I woun't be able to prance about in a tropicana dress. =p
Love your accessories they go along with your hair rather lovely.

Renia said...

You look beautiful! Sweet shoes and amazing bag!
I'm jealous, there is so hot in your country!And it's so cold here...:)
Kisses x x x x

Krista said...

This dress on you makes me wanna have a good lay in the sunshine and drink something sweet and strong :) I love the last picture best the sky is just the perfect backdrop to your hotness! Enjoy that weather for me, it's been in the 20's and 30's here, my poor nipples :)

Hannah said...

Gorgeous outfit, love the delicate petticoat? poking through. Please can I come to the bbq, we never get enough sun to do decent ones in ol' blighty xxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

How glorious do you look whilst running errands??? You were a divine rainbow of fabulosity to everyone you met!!
I adore that color combo of magenta and aqua!!

karensomethingorother said...

I'm just drinking this whole post in, because I can almost FEEL THE SUN, Helga! Sniff! And, you look so beautiful and summery and we are in the MIDDLE OF THE ARSEHOLE OF WINTER here, and I'm wearing a fleece pyjama turtleneck top. Yes, I think they only make that kind of garment in Canada. So sad.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Such a pretty frock....I love it with that petticoat peeking out. And that bag is definitely doing things for me. Xx

Marla Robinson said...

You look great. Love that dress with the little white lace sticking out at the bottom. Awesome purse also!

freckleface said...

I do like a quiet night in after all the madness. Tonight it's pasta, a film and some white wine. Love your Hairflowery thang in that up-do and your pink ladies sunnies! xxx

two squirrels said...

Oh that dress looks so cute on you and I just love the pink cardigan.
Summer days yay!!!!! Oh oh and it's just about a very beautiful ladies birthday.
Love V

Luna Tiger said...

Oh ! I come to your blog and take a breathe of spring ! Those colors are so good !
Have a beautiful and happy 2013 !

Devil made in Heaven said...

You are never over dressed! I love that dress! The colors and the print are gorgeous. Wished it was mine... :) Also love your sun-glasses. That handbag is so cute....
Ow and Happy Newyear!
I am enjoying your sunny photo's. Overhere it is dark and grey.... :(

delia hornbook said...

You looks so pretty pink and blue are gorgeous on you. Love that photo of you against the brilliant blue sky. We could do with some of your warmth its blinking freezing here im sat with the heating on. Have a lovely week, dee xx

Style Sud-Est said...

We had a very hot summer here as well and now we have shit loads of snow! I guess we are paying for all the heat we had this summer!

Good to be overdressed! could'nt be any other way! right?

Ariane xxxxx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Great dress! The fabric is divine!

vintage_kitten said...

You look beautiful.I just love your dress and those shoes are so cute.xx

Melanie said...

You look smashing, but you know what I like best? In the last shot it looks like that palm tree is an enormous hat on your head! Awesome! Beautiful colours, beautiful blue sky.

Mrs. D said...

By the way I have a hat that would look a lot better on your head than on mine. Send me an email with your address to glitzykitty@gmail.com so I can put a little parcel to get it to you!