I must put my finger in that pie

It was the national elections here in NZ yesterday.
I couldn't possibly go underdressed to the poling booth just around the corner from our house.
Of course, I was fawned over by an old dear as I went in, which is always gratifying.
That kind of thing spurs me on to greater heights.
The deed done, I thought it time to show you my temporary wardrobe!
My gorgeous G set me up ever so nicely in the garage!
I can pretty much get at everything I need to look fabulous!
Like hats!
Shoes, frocks....
I'm also looking extra glamourous because I'm about to go opshopping with two gorgeous local blogging bints!
Hat-60's, opshopped
Frock-made by moi
Tights and shoes-Trade Me
Handbag-60's, opshopped
And here we are, ready to rock!
That's Brodie , centre, and Georgia !
After Georgia and I were fueled with a little bubbly, we were off!
Just look at Brodies gorgeous bakelite bangles!
This stupid opshop was actually closed!
Their loss!
So we headed off to Sydenham, but were slightly foiled by earthquake demolition and had to take a detour around Hagley Park...so of course we had to stop at the old saleyards for a photo op.
Then on to Tasman Traders...
And after this we hit Savemart.
Being Saturday afternoon, there wasn't any church opshops open.
Next time!
I bought 3 frocks...an asian cookbook....some grey sheer tights....a funny corsety thing...
Not a huge haul.
Georgia ia moving to Wellington in January, so she was being very good and very selective....and found nothing!
Brodie scored a pretty cardigan.
But the best thing was the wonderful time I had with these 2 sweeties, yapping up a storm!
Thanks ladies!

PS:the fabulous Fashion Turd is having a splendid blog birthday giveaway!!!
The Turd always rocks my world with her frigging divine outfits nad nuggets of wisdom!


Georgia Rose said...

Ah, it was SO much fun! I loved hanging out with you guys, we absolutely MUST do it again! I'm just writing up my similar entry.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I will borrow that entire outfit, pls.

Hannah said...

I love tasmin traders! ;)

Ronnie (RR) said...

I just happened to be reading your page when my friend popped in, her favourite colour is orange so she thought you looked divine, thought I'd pass that on, its as if you knew :)Loving your eye makeup, and your new temp. closet

Comtesse de ferveur said...

You are such a stylish trio! That field is a gorgeous spot for an impromptu photoshoot! xxx

sacramento said...

I adore those flowers in your hair, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I need to get lost in one of those garages and shops.
Gorgeous friends.

Camelia Crinoline said...

That hat is so swoonworthy. Even though we didn't buy lots it was still super fun. We'll have to go again before Georgia moves.

Miss Magpie said...

I cannot begin to tell you how badly I want your orange dress....

Louise said...

Wow, you look stunning. Its great to see your wardrobe in its full glory but it certainly makes mine look inferior, look at all of those fabulous colours. Get me to a shop. Lol. Xx

trashsparkle said...

How clever you are to rock up to vote, co-ordinating with the orange sign!

Well, you had me confused in the pic of you gals op-shopping in a FIELD, but then I read the bit about the detour.... perfectly logical! Glad it was a fun day, even though the hauls were limted. x

Vintage Sweetheart said...

A gorgeous dress to go opping in! It must be fun going with fellow bloggers. Sadly my friends just don't get it!!! One day I will opshop with ya I just know it.


Vix said...

You gorgeous creature, frocked and flowered up to the nines with the most divine eye make-up ever.
Love the new walk-in wardrobe.
The girls look marvellous, I bet you turned a few heads stomping through Hagley Park like that, like you were starring in a music video or something.
Your Op Shops are way better laid out than our cramped little shops. I could spend hours in there.
Love you!

Perdita said...

Looking fantastic. Vote Helga!

heidisadventures said...

You're wearing my favourite outfit ever! I love orange and red. How are you doing without your sweeties?
In the meantime I'm thinking of ways how to perform sun salutations with only one functioning arm. I might share soon ;)

seƱora Allnut said...

love your delightful orange&red outfit, bright and vitaminic, and how you wear your fabulously great headpieces!
And so funny going thrifting with blogger ladies!!

Daniel said...

I'm running away from home and catching a flight to New Zealand ! That's it ! Enough is enough!


Krista said...

This is one of my favorite dresses, I love you in it! That head piece has me wishing it was on my head!Is that from Desiree? Your close up's are amazing, I love the eye shadow and your pretty blue eyes! What a love G is to get you all set up while the house is fixed. I love a day out with the girls shopping, can't wait to see what you bought now off to visit the Fashion Turd, that chick is a crack up!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Oh my god would you look at all the dresses in your temporary wardrobe... WOW!! Ha ha and I though my wardrobe was bulging full!
I'm so happy to see that there is still a good handful of op shops around in Christchurch. It is by far always my favourite place to go second hand shopping. I will be coming down early next year some time, I'll have to make sure I get some good tips from you before then.

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi Helga love! sweet Mr.G ! setting you up like that, so nice of him- I love that guy! your outfit is spectacular Darling!all that orange, one of my favorite color and that hat! I wish i had more hats! The Ladies are very cute and it seems you had a nice time!

Ariane xxxxx

pinktutu72 said...

How fricking great do you look?! I love the hat and your frock is just gorgeous. So lucky you have G around he seems quite the handy man! Stupid closed op shop!

Alex said...

I want to go op shopping with you RIGHT NOW. And then I shall roll around in your garage. It looks fricking amazing in there.

Lisa Shayla said...

Just one of the many things I love about you Helga - you're always positive and make the best of things! Where there is a will, there is an open shop somewhere!

Vintage Curly Girly said...

Fricken fabulous! That is all :)

pastcaring said...

How gorgeous do you Op-shopping ladies look? Glad you had a good day out.
And YOU, madam, look stunning, frocked up to the nines, beautiful eyes, amnazing hat, I could squeeze you to bits!
G is just the best, how great of him to set you up with your temporary dressing room in the garage! No need to compromise on style, is there? Never! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Crystal Lee said...

Thank you for going to the polls in such a fabulous get-up!!!! Your hat is amazing!! What lovely vintage clad ladies to pal around with!

makeitgiveit said...

possibly my favourite outfit ever and I have those same shoes in red, black and silver (how could I not!!!!) LOVE

La Dama said...

Ajuaaaa, your wearing one of my fave frocks! I die for your wonderous orange flower hat.
I am in love with your eye make skills.
You must do us a tut amor.
You prostis look so stylishly cool.
You all look as if your going to a vintage fair.
I am trying to eye all your stuff.

Trees said...

You look so fabulous - I LOVE you made that frock - make me one;)

Plus now I have two more Kiwi bloggers to check out - huzzah!

liz said...

LOVE the orange and red, so bright and happy YAY! plus fishnets and glitter mary janes? darling that whole look is win win win!!!