Ambivalence sums up how I feel about this frock.

It's another Sydney frock, and I do like it....

But I don't think I like it so much on me.

It certainly didn't help that I first spilled breakfast on it, then I smeared biro across it, and then I spilled my lunch on it.

Can't take me anywhere.

But I really just didn't feel right in it.

But I was freakin' stoked with my hair!

It went up beautifully, and was made more dazzling with the addition of this darling 60's hair decoration, courtesy of my wonderful Sarah .

(to whom I owe a few close ups. G's boots, the black and white frock and something else.....I will endeavour to remember to take close up pix, darl!!!)

I was also rather into my sweet little shoes and leopard tights too.

I guess it wasn't all bad.

What do you all think of the frock?


O, Rose , sweetie, it certainly was condensation on the camera lens! A fab effect without even trying!


Rose&Bird said...

Firstly, thank you for your lovely comment on my blog - it means a lot to me x
I love the outfit, the tangerine colour is gorgeous on you. I really like the hair decoration as well, are the flowers made from velvet? I think our Vix (missing her loads) has some tights like those - you are tights twins!

delia hornbook said...

I think you look amazing in everything i agree the colour does suit you and i am loving those tights. But i agree if you don't feel right in something it real spoils your mood. Your hair looks real pretty, dee x

Kitty said...

I'm guessing you're feeling uncomfortable in that dress because it's a very different colour for you and because you can't wear a belt with it. If you had a long black or grey crochet gilet and black tights with it, or a long scarf that draped down either side front, it'd look quite different again. At least it's a dress with myriad possibilities. I'd wear it! xx.

Vintage Coconut said...

I really really like the dress, I think it's super cute. Your hair accessory is the bomb diggity!
I also love them tights *Mrreeeooowww* Leopard makes me so happy!
I would love to prance around in those shoes..

MY MY MY WHERE do you get all this stuff that you make me ENVY you DAILY WITH!!!! lol

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I love the look, but I do know what you mean if you're not happy with it it doesn't matter what we say. Give it another go and see!

Anonymous said...

The hair.... The wild tights...... You warmed up my winter evening :)

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh the velvet hair thing looks FABULOUS!! Yay!

Well, I really like the frock on you (I especially love the black and white detailing on it) and it has some Laverne and Shirley vibe that I adore. But as Vix would say "If it doesn't make you feel fabulous then get rid of it".

You are right to feel FAB about the tights and shoes - they are totally rock the house awesome! Thanks for the close ups. Consider yourself kissed.

Loveandlove, Sarah xxx

Kelly said...

Those tights are a marvel!! Love them!
And the hair is looking beautiful, even more so with that headband.


Perdita said...

Those tights and shoes are superb! Love them.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

I like it, I think it makes you look like a hot roller derby mama =-D

Calamity Jem said...

Dear Helga,
I love the colour of the dress. The style reminds me a little of those dresses worn by American cafe waitresses in the 50s but that is not at all a bad thing in my opinion.
I really like how you've teamed it with those fantabulous tights & the hair decoration is super funky too.
Take care luv,

Alex said...

Oooh I really like it. The piping detail is really flattering and the pocket/collar trim is brilliant. Is it the shape you don't like, or the colour, or something else?

Kandi said...

I think it is the cut, it remind me of an overall, you know like a uniform someone would wear? You must have subconsciously been trying to get out if it with all the spillages :) your tights are hot to trot!
Kandi x

La Dama said...

you look like a hot 50's diner chick, I love black and white deteail amor.
I know some cuts are not good for me. like the house dress, I wore on Saturday, ay the belt was to thin.
love the cute brown shoes and leopard tights.

seƱora Allnut said...

I like the color of the dress, that orange shade is pretty!, and I love how you wear it with your leopard tights!, but what about a belt?, a bright color one?, or something in a contrast color, like Green??
Loving your headpiece and your awesome style!!

Penny Dreadful said...

I don't agree, I think it is lovely on you. I reckon chuck a stripey belt round the middle just to fab it up a little xx

fashioneggpplant said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE this quirky look. are you posing in your house? it looks amazing. hop you can share photos of your home if it is your home :)

kwood said...

Hi there I am quite a new reader of your blog I found you via vix, and I have to say you are ace,and I love how you rock the vintage vibe. However, this dress reminds me of the overall the ladies in uk supermarkets wore in the 70's while that's not a bad thing it's not really good either but I have to say no of them rocked it quite like you are now back then.

Anonymous said...

The frock looks like it might have formerly been a waitress' uniform. Cannot get over how tiny your feet look in the shoes.

Miss Claire said...

Ohhh, cute cute cute shoes! Love the little triangles. And they look great with the tights! Reow! I too love the dress and reckon it would look even better with a skinny black belt - preferrably patent black! But then again, I put belts on everything!


Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I think it looks good. I love the way you've styled it with the leopard tights and shoes xx

shazza said...

Marvelous frock! and love the shoes!