Feeling the Force

I'm feeling much better, darlings!
It's all the well wishes from you lot out there in blogland!
Plus a little retail therapy...

My work outfit today:
Frock-made by moi
Shoes-K Mart sale
Necklaces-Skulls, bought for me by G in Wellington, and the big pink breast platey one is from my beloved Vix
Bow-from the awesome-o Sarah ! (whom, I notice, has not done a post today....unusual....)

My retail therapy consisted of a trip to my fave opshop, where I found this fabbo late 60's (?) wool coat!

Woven in Wales, found all the way here in NZ!

Plus this fantastic frock-I really hope it fits-and scarf.
Brown seems to have been the theme.....

I also picked up this peculiar hat.
We've got a garden party tomorrow, I might just have to wear it.

A dish for jewellery.
I was quite pleased with my small haul.

Then it was off with her hair!
Ha-I went off for my bikini wax.
Frock-made by moi
Basket-opshopped many years ago
Tights-darling Vix
Shoes-Trade Me
Hairpiece-the amazing Jem . (she hasn't been around much lately....hmmmmmm)
Jewellery-same as before. O, earrings from Selcuk, Turkey.
We're going to pop out to Loburn for the night, to see our friends Gillian and Wayne. It's been a while.
And maybe we can have a solid nights sleep without being woken up by an aftershock.
Here's hoping!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful pattern in the new coat!

Janna Lynn said...

Wow..good finds!! I love your outfits, you make quite nice outfits!! Those tights are so boss in your second outfit. Adorable! Hearts, Janna Lynn

Brooksie said...

Lookin good Helga, I am glad you are feeling better. It looks like you made a very nice haul of great things indeed!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

So glad you're feeling better hon! Love that basket in the last shot!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Every time I see you in those pink tights and red shoes I want to jump up and down on my bed - is that mad? Well hon, you're really doing it for me today - I want to snap my fingers and find myself instantly transported to Helga-land and rifle through your fabulous closet. Plus don't even get me started on those fab wall colours!!! Seriously, have you thought of opening up a shop? You have the perfect personality and drive for such an endeavour and I believe it would be a humanitarian gesture to put the smiles back on CC faces. xoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxo

delia hornbook said...

I love your pink tights and red shoes you pull it of so well, infact i love that whole outfit it suits you so, pink and red i am loving that ;-)) Great coat and the black dress i will keep my fingers crossed it fits you. Glad to hear your feeling better, i hope you dont get any more aftershocks and a good nights sleep, dee x

Vintage Vixen said...

Welsh Tweed? I have a matching cape! We are twins! A Kiwi must have bought it as a souvenir from a Welsh holiday, how fabulous.
I love the op-shopped frock, very Miss Brahms.
I'm glad you're feeling better, you gorgeously glam creature, have a fantastic weekend.
Love you.

Ivy Black said...

Glad you're better and good to see a bit of Welsh Tweed. You look the fecking business in your pics.xxx

Ronnie Rabbit said...

Those tights are amazing, suit your outfit perfectly too :)

Perdita said...

That unusual hat is fabbo. Photo of you wearing it pur-lease!

Penny Dreadful said...

Ooooooh the Welsh Wool coat is adorable, you lucky girl! I love the tights that Vix gave you in the last photo, don't they look great. xx

Franca said...

great finds Helga! I wonder where that hat came from, its so unusual!

sacramento said...

I am so glad to know that you are feeling much bettere.
I didn´t know youi made your ownd dresses, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
How is your thinking cap going???
Mil besos my dear friend.

LandGirl1980 said...


please? They are facking awesome! :)

VildesVerden said...

I think the first picture is my all time favourite. That is excactly what I wish I was wearing right now!
Happy weekend wishes to you

Misfits Vintage said...

Lovely Lady Helga,

You look divine as always - BLESS the woman who wears a red/pink/orange combo - you warm the very cockles of my heart! Your frock is fabulous, you are SO clever and you are just beautiful.

And that second outfit is also gorgeous - especially those TIGHTS, which make me crazy insane with envy!!

I did miss a day, which is unusual for me. Have more than made up for it with tonight's post however!

Hope you are having a delightful evening with your friends - and taking lots of pics!

Sarah xxx

Fanny Pinkleton said...

I am loving the tights and shoes in these shots: together! Hope you had a nice evening and no aftershocks. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh. My. Word. I love Welsh Tweed. Gorgeous coat. Love the pink, orange and red combo (one of my favourite colour combos actually). Can't wait to see you in the "peculiar" hat. It sure is bonkers.

La Dama said...

Ooooh fabulous finds amor!
especially that Welsh coat,I love coats.
pink tights, your such an inspiration.
loving all the spring color frocks..colorful tights are awesome,such eye candy pink heels and cute brown frock.

birdiebabe said...

The last image is a lovely outfit!

Alex said...

Ooh, the chevron/zig-zag tights are BRILLIANT! As are those gorgeous red shoes and, well, everything you've bought. I am in agonies of jealousy over that coat and the hat is mental but wonderful. Please post photos of you in it asap.

liz said...

that top pink/red outfit = yes! retail therapy, fab! I'm getting over my cold too, wish it had involved a little of that! :)

Smashingbird said...

Glad you are feeling better honey! I do like that brown frock.

VainGlorySinner said...

That large ornate cupboard behind you is gorgeous!

I adore the floral fabric on that first dress of yours and the tights from the last outfit are amaaaazing! Beautiful, beautiful! xxx

giddynici said...

The orange and pink outfit is gorgeous on you, wonderful colours. And the pockets on the dress you bought are fab! x

Kandi said...

Wow, looking fantabulous as ever! That black frock is going to be amazing on you. The tights Vix sent are tremendous.
Kandi x

Miss Magpie said...

Oooh I love the brown frock!

Vintage Coconut said...

I love the floral dress you have on. It's so CHEERY!
The jacket and brown dress are really nice finds!
The hat IS very peculiar I agree but it is also a little intriguing too!

Rose&Bird said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better darling! Great finds, especially love the crazy hat x