Near, far, where ever you are...

It only took a 5 second exposure for that song to get stuck in my head.


We've just been having a splendid time hanging out with Cousin Phil and Justine, looking at a pile of old photos.

I've got some humdingers picked out for future posts, o yes!

You wanted them, and now you're gonna get 'em!!!

It's sunny, but frigging cold out there!

I popped out for some groceries, and my vintage nurses cape kept me nice and snuggly.

Frock-vintage, Trade Me

Cape-vintage, from a former friend


Shoes-retail (sale!)

Handbag-vintage beauty case, Shabby Chic market

Beret-vintage, opshopped



Tonight we are going to a party.

It's dress up, sort of a Halloweeny theme, I think.

I'm hoping Justine will come out to play.....we'll see!


O, Terri , prices in opshops are still the same, sometimes ridiculously steep in fact!


Hot Pink Combat Boots said...

Hi Helga! I found you thru Tallulah Porkchop and I am LOVING your blog. I too obsess over thrift store finds and cats.

I'm you newest follower and will add you to my reading list. Do you have a blog button?

Louise said...

I love the cape. You remind me of nurse Gladys Emmanuel from open all hours. :-) hope the party is fun. Xx

sacramento said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh cold, what a lovely world. I have to get in my fridge to get that feeling, hehehhehehe.
Loving u.

Misfits Vintage said...

You look EXQUISITE in your cape, Sister Helga! Show us those old pics, STAT! Ha! Hope you are having maximum funnage at your party and taking lots of photos for us!

Loveandnosadmovies, Sarah xxx

Alex said...

Yesssss, more photos! Get them up quick - I can't wait!

I know it's a nurses cape but I immediately looked at that photo and thought you looked like a vintage lovely off for a drive. Preferably in a sportscar driven by a handsome hunk.

Bonnie said...

That is a real nurses cape from back in the day??? It is awesome! I received a random call from New Zealand yesterday around 7pm at work. I told him all about you - kidding! But we had a nice chat.

Smashingbird said...

Yeh thanks love, now it's in my head. Have a fab party time, can't wait to see piccies! xx

pastcaring said...

Ooh, Matron!! Great colour combination. Of course.
Hope you have a great party, photos of the outfit please.

Sooooo looking forward to the Helga-in-her-previous-incarnations posts! Can't wait.

delia hornbook said...

oohhh love the red and blue today your shoes and tights make the outfit look so cute bless you. Love your dress and cape and your vanity case in red wow ;-)) gorgeous. Have a lovely evening and weekend, dee xx

Shayla said...

It sounds like you're having a good time - when aren't you tho!? It's hard remembering in some parts of the county, it's chilly as I'm sitting here in my bathing suit! I love that cape! That color is devine!!!!! And I would mind having a closer peek at those shoes - they look very cute indeed. Enjoy!

Frocktasia said...

Hey Helga,
You are looking splendiferous as per usual!
I've included you in my post today, featuring a few pics of you rocking pink ;)
Hope you are having a grand old weekend.
Take care luv,

Krista said...

One of my favorite outfits on you yet, that cape I want so bad and with those shiny shoes and pigtails......SO DAM ADORABLE!!!!!!

XOXO....can't wait to see these tease!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

I am SO behind on reading, sorry to be a stranger. I've just had a look through your posts. Filled with your great sense of humour and wonderful, colourful outfits as always. Love it. Hope you and G are having a fabulous weekend xx

Miss Peregrin said...

Oh, that cape! Those shoes! That frock! You look gorgeous darling, hope you're having a great weekend!

Vix said...

Oh.My.God! You look absolutely fab. Love that cape and the tights, the specs, the shoes and you, naturally!
Hope that party was fan and Justine came too. Look forward to seeing the photos.
Love you!

Anonymous said...

Helga, thanks for the answer! Admiring your nurses cape! Any instruments of torture in your bag?

La Dama said...

I adorar the sexy nurse cape look, and your pony tails are so cute amor.
I'm so jealous of your dress and bag.
You look maravillosa.