In the soft Autumnal rain...

Hopefully everyone has checked out the list by now.
Hopefully that little linky to it works, I don't always have success when trying to link to something within my own blog!
I was given a huge box of fabric today. A gentlemen at work (and he really is) has been clearing crap from his garage and all over his house, and has stuff left by his ex-wife, such as fabric, to offload. So he brought it in today, and as it was raining, we had our car, so there is a box of fabric for me to go through sitting in the foyer. I'll look at it after dinner.
I have to say, I'm really enjoying sewing at the moment, which is nice. So I've been doing little bits here and there, and getting more than a bit accomplished. Of course, not everything I would like; I have about 5 frocks still in need of altering, plus 4 frocks I really, really want to make and wear now. Not to mention the pair of pants I have started for G, and the pair I really want to make him for winter.
Amongst other things. I'm very good at overloading myself and sometimes setting ridiculous goals!

Today I wore:
Frock-retro, opshopped and revamped
Cardi-opshopped
Coat-retro, opshopped
Handbag-vintage, school fair
Fishnets-Trade Me
Shoes-K Mart sale
Hat-vintage, opshopped

We also got some rain on Sunday.
I really don't mind a rainy Sunday.
We watched a couple of movies, "A Single Man", with the divine Colin, which was wonderful, and "Coffee and Cigarettes", which was not really my thing.
Julianne Moore looked amazing in "A Single Man", her eyemakeup was superb. The set and costume design was weepingly good also. And Colin!!! EEEK! I want to do dastardly things with him....oooer.
He is freakin' HOT!
Sigh.
Lucky I have G, really. He too is HOT!
Hurrah!
X

32 comments:

Fanny Pinkleton said...

Where would we be without ridiculous goals? I think I would just go back to bed and draw the curtains. I am IN LOVE with your red shoes. We need a K mart!

Hannah said...

the linky on the list below my name dosnt woek! =(
the name is "terri" lol, just flick me her URL ! loving the tarten shop - so big on the runway reccently

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

Darlin, How thrilling I came home to a parcel after over a week away...lovely..I haven't read Lisa St Aubain de Teran exciting. Thank you and your hair is looking lush!

delia hornbook said...

Wow i would be so excited if someone brought me a box of old fabrics bet you can't wait to look through that ;-) I love your red outfit today you look fab infact you always look fab in what ever you wear. Love your swing coat and the blue bag to, you have some amazing clothes. have a great day, dee x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

You look fabulous as ever! A big box of fabric get's me rather excited, it's sad isn't it?!! And yes I too set myself ridiculous goals and am constantly disappointed in myself, stupid huh?!

Vintage Vixen said...

Eeek! What a sexy, smouldering face you have in your glorious red frock in the rain!
Love that hat.
I'd be very excited about that fabric, too. Was that the lovely gentleman who sent that gorgeous gream dress you sent to me, currently on my Goa pile?
Love you!
vix
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Nelly said...

Wonder what fabric treasures you will unpack hope we get a looksee.

Rachel (RooPaprika) said...

Ridiculous goals are great! Dream small, achieve small I say.

You look scrumptious and I am looking forward to seeing some of this fabric loot in action

Sharon said...

I just love the photo of you in the rain ~ you simply glow in that gorgeous outfit against the deep green of the hedge. Very autumnal indeed! (Have to admit that it does seem a tad weird that you are in autumn whilst we are in spring lol)

Missy Vintage said...

I don't set myself enough goals, that is something I need to change! I did indeed check out the list I can't wait to start seeing blog posts about it. *exciting* x

Rose&Bird said...

It's very easy to end up with too much on your plate, especially being creative! How lovely that the chap from work thought of you when he found the box of fabric x

Perdita said...

Love your redness in the rain, it brightens things up.

The weather here is finally starting to improve (touch wood). Phew.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Can't get over you with your fringe. It soooo suits you. Love the red shoes in your first picture.

Smashingbird said...

Totally loving the red, white & blue. I realllly want to see A Single Man....

VainGlorySinner said...

I LOVE AND ADORE the shoes you are wearing in the first picture! So bloody cute! The handbag is gorgeous also, the colour makes it look very nautical!

Please may I have your leopard print brolly? :p x

Miss Claire said...

Red is DEFINITELY your colour! reow! Allthough you do look freezing under that umberella! I have been getting excited over wearing coats and tights every day :) Ohhh, a box of fabric to exploure sounds fun! I have a couple of bags of clothes that were under someones house for a few years to explore in Haydens boot...thing is, I've got to find his keys before I can rummage through them! Might go and find them now actually!

Love to you Helga! Can't wait to see your sewing creations!
Xx

sacramento said...

My dear Helga, we have just started our spring, and you will be in autumn...Crazy world...
You look fantastic my dear friend.
I love the way you have done a crazy list, hahahhaha.
Have you started the ball rolling. I mean, is my parcel in the post???? Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I can hardly wait?????
It might take about a year to get to me, you know Spaniard: mañana, heheheh.Joking!!!
Much love Nettie.
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Misfits Vintage said...

Oh that tartan coat is so fabulous - and the red dress - THE RED DRESS - and the hat and the shoes and the handbag!!! I love it all!!! You do look so marvellous. Nine sleeps!!!

Sarah xxx

Kandi said...

I love your tartan coat! As I kid I was always head to toe in tartan as my crazy mother was mad keen on the Bay City Rollers ~ poor me :)
Kkandi x

La Dama said...

You know how to rock this awesome tartan coat!
amazing red frock and cute little hat,want a hat like that ,but in red.
I freaking adore the second pic of you looking so demure and sexy.
stunning eyes mi lady.
fab leopard umbrella , I have one similar.I always love how you mix yo colors,genious whore.
I love rain, no one gets how much I love rainy the rainy weather here.

Andreea said...

Great look, i adore your umbrella and coat!

♥ kisses ♥

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Crystal Lee said...

you look adorable in both outfits. Love the blue purse in the first photo! and both shoes!

Mrs Munster said...

I love the coat of yours! I haven't managed to get around commenting all your post (form the last errr...3 weeks. Bad me.). You look mighty fine with bangs!

giddynici said...

A rainy day in watching Colin Firth, perfect! Love the coat. x

giddynici said...

And how nice of the guy at work to think of you.x

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Helga, you look wonderful in tartan. And the orange frock and petticoat! I love it.

I must see A Single Man. It's on the list xx

señora Allnut said...

love your tartan coat and all that red color on your outfits, specially red-orange tights and shoes (loving them a lot)!
And don't worry, dear Helga, I think every girl knows how to overload herself!
besos

Terri said...

I had the same animal response to Mr. Firth in A Single Man.

Alex said...

Oh YES, I love A Single Man. It even made me look at Nicholas Hoult in a whole new light, although I think I'll always struggle not to remember him as the geeky kid in About A Boy.

Dusk said...

You're looking pretty damn HOT in red! Love the ensemble, all of it!
...overloading can be good... I say, one life to lead it all...go for it!

See you soon!

Janna Lynn said...

You look so totally amazing!!! Fall weather works for you! :) It is supposed to be spring here, but we will have either freezing rain or snow tomorrow. Ha ha, oh weather...why you mess with me so! ha ha. :) I rrreally love the bangs your sporting and cannot wait to see what your gonna make with that fabric. :) Hearts, Janna Lynn

Vintage Coconut said...

I have a LEOPARD ummbrella too! And I adore it.
You look simply lucious! =D