Mixed blessings

I thought I'd play around with collage for these glimpes of last weekends daytime outfits....

I had neglected to say that when I had the opshopping binge with Brodie, I did in fact also get these 2 jackets....

The purple cropped one looks like curtain material to me!

I like the sleeves, and find it a little bit Edwardian-ish.

The orange jacket looks a bit classical Chanel, haha!

It's made in Austria and is 100% pure wool!


Like Sarah, I've been feeling a bit traumatised by Winter. It just feels so hard to be glamourous!

It's just a matter of gritting ones teeth and getting on with it, despite the almost overwhelming desire to get into bed and stay there like a bear!

Pee Pee likes to spoon, which is lovely, I must say!

All the lovely comments you darlings leave me help too!


(that's an extra big sloppy one!)


Did y'all see Desiree today?!


I'm speechless with admiration.


Nelly said...

Hello lovey you look grand I am not in love with winter either and I am way up north and still cold tho the dasys have been so lovely and warm (eventually) DD is deliscos isnt she?

delia hornbook said...

Desiree does look gorg as always bless her ;-)) Love your arrangment of photo's today bet you had fun doing those. I think your winter wardrobe is a glamorous as you summer and i am loving the colours today. Your blog and Vix's seem to be the only 2 blogs i can comment on at the moment. Stupid blogger. Enjoy the rest of your week, dee xx

Perdita said...

You both look superbly glam. Love that orange jacket!

Kitty said...

The collages are great!
purple is a great winter colour, very cheery. I don't know how you put up with winter over there, you must be very tough.xx.

Camelia Crinoline said...

I love the colour cordination and the bow. Everything is better with a bow. I quite like Winter but it is sometimes hard to get dressed in the morning.

Miss Peregrin said...

You still look pretty dang glamorous to me! Love those jackets.

LandGirl1980 said...

Purps is for shiz your colour! Loving the white tights, purple shoes combo!

Frocktasia said...

Dear Helga,
I love the collages, very cool!
Would love to see that Austrian wool jacket up close, it looks amazing & what a wonderfully happy colour.
Desiree is the queen of mis-match magic, she pulls it off everytime!
I'm so glad to see that the dress & the vintage tie hair-thingy that you wore the other day are being put to good use, it makes me very happy indeed :)
I've just started a wee giveaway over at mine, for a tooled real leather Moroccan bag if you are interested in entering.
Take care my love & have a fabulous weekend!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Oh hon, you caught me salivating over your jackets ... drool ... then there's me mug clear as day! You need a trip to Qld pronto ... we can frolic in the sunshine together in circus costumes and have picnics in huge floral Mrs S hats!!!! Warm hugs to you - I've sent you an FB msg hon. xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxoxo

Louise said...

Don't bugger off to bed Helga because then all our days will be dull and boring. Xx

pastcaring said...

Well, for someone who is struggling to be glamorous in winter, you look bloody amazingly glam to me!
Love the colours, you look fantastic in purple, the bow is cuuuute, and the orange jacket/autumnal print dress is beautiful.
Cuddle those kitties, winter will pass!

Krista said...

I have the hardest time getting out of my sweats in the winter especially since I work from home. I am amazed at your fashion ambition even in the cold of winter!

Two of my favorite colors purple and orange and I am loving both of these jackets (and the boobies shot ;p)

Our summer is really sucking so far. It's already July and we are still have gray rainy days, it's difficult not getting a bit down over it.

Vix said...

I fricking hate the winter and you are doing a most fabulous job of looking glam and gorgeous in those amazing new jackets. purple and orange? Only two of my most favourite colours and as cheery as hell, too.
It's beautiful over here, get yerself on the next flight over!
Love you!

La Dama said...

I am enjoy your collages amor, cats and hair and shiny shoes.
You look glamours in any weather hun.
I enjoy cold weather,hate the sun.
dont you like taking a break from the sun?

seƱora Allnut said...

lovely collages!, and love all that purple and red and orange, delightful color combos!!, such a pretty purple jacket and really warm and vitaminic orange wool jacket!
And really love that Desiree outfit, she's awesome!!!!
besos & color

Shayla said...

Helga - you can make anything look fabulous! I would never have thought to pick up that purple jacket but you did and you made it your own and look wonderful in it! Having just finished our 4th official heatwave of the summer (it's only mid July!!!), I do envy your winter wear!

Anonymous said...

Admiring your orange "Chanel."

Flow Disruption said...

I love your cats' names! ;) And your bold appreciation for colour! All the colour combos are brilliant. :)

OP SHOP MAMA said...

YEH PANTS WEATHER!!! It's bloody shocking!! Over it. Totally.

On a more important matter - I LOVE those collages and the outfits they portray. Marvellous.

Like a bit of sunshine to offset the grim weather outside...

Trees said...

You do look snug in your orange outfit with the kitty!! Feckin cold in Wellington today!