I like dumplings!

So, I took yesterday off and spent the afternoon with Justine.

One of our favourite things to do together is eat, so we went for lunch at a dumpling place in Riccarton. It's attached to the mall, which generally means blah, but we think the dumplings are pretty damned good!

After, we had a little peruse around a couple of shops, picked up a couple of things for Baby Rose, went off for a couple of errands and went home.

This is not a good pic of my dumpling joy!

Too many dumplings!

But look at the camellia!

This frock was a gift from my chutzpah laden Sarah !

I have added a collar.

The coat is vintage, and opshopped, as is the handbag.

The tights were also opshopped, and the shoes were on sale at K Mart a few years ago.
Below is a litle treat (hahaha) from Monday.

Yeah, amazing what champers and Midori can inspire a gal to do!

I have been trying to figure out how to turn it vertically, but I just can't.



PS: Baby Rose blew her first kiss this evening, and she blew it at ME!!!


Ronnie Rabbit said...

Dumpling and dancing, absolutely fab! Now I know why I've been singing Blondie all week, you must have been channeling it to me lol!
Great dancing too, loved the video.

Scarlett said...

Loving your dancing video! Everyone has to get their groove on to Blondie. Loving your red shoes and wicker bag (much like my bargain bag from the booty on sunday!). Scarlett x

Rachel - Firebird said...

You are freaking adorable. That has to be my next 'musical interlude', love Blondie.

I am smitten with that wicker bag, there are so many high street copies out there at the moment, it's nice to see someone rocking the real deal

VildesVerden said...

I do not know what a dumpling is, to be honest. Or even if we have them over here.

Loving your outfit as always.

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

Rockin the hairy, mohair-lookin deliciously warm, gorgeously coloured jacket darlin...and KMART, who knew? note to self, check out Kmart

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Those moves, Helga - Mesmerizing and inspirational - Lovely x

Perdita said...

OM nommm. I LOVE dumplings, we have proper authentic places over here in chinatown, but also a chain called Ping Pong that does OK dumplings and COCKTAILS. What a combo. Might have to go out for dinner tonight droooll...

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Boo, can't see the vid (I'm at work - bah!). Love those shoes.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Boo, can't see the vid (I'm at work - bah!). Love those shoes.

sacramento said...

You fabulous girl: posing with your hair in the wind by the camelias and then dancing like mad in the video, yueahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Vintage Vixen said...

Ha! Freaky dancing! Puts me to shame.
Sarah's dress is fab, so classy and shows off your dumplings to perfection, you gorgeous gal.
Love ya.

Psycho Sue- Sew Misunderstood said...

MORE HELGA DANCE VIDEOS PLEEEEEZE! I want that EVERY day! Your public implores you sexy woman!

LandGirl1980 said...

more. dancing. NOW!!!!! Best thing I have seen on line in a good long while!! MORE MORE MORRRRRRRRRRRRRE!

La Dama said...

mmmm I love dumplings, have you seen that movie dumplings?
your dance moves are so hot, you go with your bad self.

pastcaring said...

Who wouldn't wanna call you, you delicious dumpling-eating drunken dancing Helga you?!

seƱora Allnut said...

you're a pretty fabulous dancing girl, and so funny to watch you while turning my head!!, I was laughing a lot!!
and love your red coat and Red Shoes, so Red!!, and lovely polka dot dress!!
besos & fun

Theeny said...

I will devote the rest of my life to learning how to drunk-dance like you!

Crystal Lee said...

Is that a mohair jacket!? You know I love me some mohair! and red to boot! Looks smashing with the baby blue polka dots.

Vintage Coconut said...

*MmMMm* Dumplings!
My Mother's Father was Ukrainian so I have a small history of dumpling eating in my life. *lol*
They are delicious!

I love your Kmart shoes! We haven't had Kmart here for about 14 yrs or so! I used to love that store!
Your bag is FANTASTIC! Thats the next sort of bag I am on search for, hopefully it doesn't take too long.

I LOVED your video and dancing you are truly so silly and fun!

Ivy Black said...

Ooooh yeah, I could go a couple of dumplings right now.
Fab outfit, gawjuss...I adore the coat.

Kandi said...

Yay, I bet Blondie is ashamed of her meagre moves now! Adorable red shoes, mega shoe envy.
Kandi xx

Alex said...

There is no such thing as too many dumplings. Dumplings, whether of the delicious Asian kind or the delicious, stodgy British kind are AWESOME.

Rose&Bird said...

Well I can definitely see two dumplings there, darling!!!!!!!

Love the mad dancing and spotty dress x

Kitty said...

Love the red coat, and it looks very warm. VB and I loved the video, VB kept touching the screen every time you moved you arms, it was very funny!

Smashingbird said...

Shake what your mama gave ya! You are awesome. xx

delia hornbook said...

ha ha ha bless your heart classic video ;-)) Boy you dance well and wow look at your gorgeous legs ;-)) Love the the outfit today especially the shoes and the bag. Have a great day, dee xx

Misfits Vintage said...

OMG I'm such a loony I didn't even recognise that dress! The collar is PERFECTION!

Your hair is luscious and I ADORE your shoes and BAG!

I love dumplings too - I wouldn't eat them as a kid though, as I thought they were DUCKLINGS!

Love, Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh - and that video makes me want to get on the next plane to NZ and come sing and dance with you! You have got the moves, amor! SO FABULOUS! xxx

Random Rants said...

Fecking magnificent!!!! You, dear Helga, were born to dance!