Frock Fricking Friday!

And so it comes around again, just the way I like it!
I'm thrilling y'all with the most glorious red frock that the uber fabularsehole Sarah gave me!
I have been looking for the perfect plain red frock for ever, and have been far too lazy to make one, despite having a pile of red fabric tucked away under my sewing table!
And the darling went and presented me with this pearler when we arrived!

I got more compliments today than I've had hot dinners, I swear!

I'm wearing it with:
Tights- the Goddess Vix
Belt-opshopped in Australia!
Hairflower-made by my friend Claire
Orange beads-the sexacious Desiree
60's necklace-opshopped
Earrings-marvelarsehole Sue
60's handbag-gift from Justine

Now, I was rather inspired by Vix's post today about her opshop finds, and considering I haven't been opshopping since I was in Australia last week-like, forever-I figured I had best pop into a local oppie and see what I could find....
And I found a few goodies!
A tan knitting bag, that I will use as a bag...or maybe put my crochet shit in...
A skirt that will be cut up for a project, possibly
2 doilies, to be used for sewing projects...someday...
A pink and white spotty frock (70's) and an early 80's silver frock
And a pretty 60's floral mirror, which G loathes with a passion!
In fact, his words were:
"That's awful. It would look better if you nailed my cock to a cross and put a picture of it in that mirrored frame. A bleeding cocksifixion. That would look better"
I kid you not.

How rude!

Who wants it, then?!
First in, first served!

And this is a late 50's two piece I bought at Sarah's favourite vintage shop!!
We have two weddings next month, and I reckon this will be perfect for the first one, a splendid Mother of the Bride look if ever there was one!

The sun is finally out with a vengeance here, and tonight we are going to go and see Permanence, a local Joy Division covers band.
I suspect I'm going to wear that silver frock I found today.....


Dashfield Vintage said...

Wowza... orange is definitely your colour! Great finds too.

OP SHOP MAMA said...

I WANT IT!! That mirror is seriously the coolest I've seen for a while. I think it's even more pretty than a coxifixion mirror.
What do ya want for it? (the mirror, not the cock) x

Sue said...

Mother of the bride?? I was thinking Camilla Parker Bowle!! No really you will look splendidly gorgeous in it, but I will want photos!!!! Red is such a sexy colour on a young lady!!! And you just look like a sex siren in RED!!! As for G, I bloody dare him!!!

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Who want's what! Not sure I need a Cocksifixion, but then I wouldn't know unless I tried one first! Let me get me head around that first! ;-D

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

Ooohhh... those tights, those necklaces.

I think your other half should take a long, hard look at my manky flower wall, where that gorgeous '60s floral mirror would feel right at home. It's HOT!

Anonymous said...

You will be a smashing mother of the bride and G. does have a way with words.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

I think you'll look gorgeous in that 2 piece, cos you look fab in anything!

Hannah said...

You look lush! and I am loving the pearlescent mother of the bride ensemble! You find the most amazing things I don't understand where you put all your clothes and accessories??!xx

Anonymous said...

AHAHA you should have heard me trying to explain cocksifixion to my friend John!

Georgia Rose said...

Oiii G! Insulting my taste! My eye was actually drawn straight to that mirror, I'll take it if he's banished it from the home! It'll fit right in with the whimsy in my abode.

Melanie said...

You look gorgeous! That colour is so you!

Scarlett said...

Looking hot in the dress - love the colour. You did well at the op shop, totally want a knitting bag which i too would use as a bag (lack of knitting in my home) Scarlett x

two squirrels said...

Yes that is a perfect RED Frock!!!
As for G he would have a not so perfect RED C...!!!!!! Eeeeekkk!!!!
Love love the gorgeous outfit for the wedding, you are going to look so very pretty in that ensemble!!!!
love v

Kitty said...

Must admit, I'm with G on the mirror I won't be putting my hand up for it, LOL!!

Reckon you must have more dresses than I have stock by now, woo hoo!

I'm loving the colours in that hair flower and I'm not surprised you got so many compliments ont hat red dress, it's awesome and suits you SOOO well...almost as well as black, ha ha ha!!!

The Grande Dame said...

Ooh the dress is lovely but I ADORE those shoes! Want! And the bag is lovely too :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Ignore G - that mirror is the tits. And that minty blue dress and jacket combo is, I can't think of any words worth enough so this osunds ought to cover it:

ahem... the pink dress is also rather delicious

Miss Simmonds Says said...

what a terribly typed comment. you get the jist I'm sure xxx

Perdita said...

Love it all!

We have been having similar conversations about home decor recently. His Lordship has bought a silk print of the panorama from Skyrim and wants to frame it. I say no. I have a creepy picture of some elves and frogs. He says 'creepy'. We might have to decorate the spare room just to put them there and scare the hell out of visitors.

dinoprincesschar said...

Oh i have to admit i love the mirror!
An your frock and tights are fabulous! :)

pastcaring said...

You really don't want me to sing Lady in Red to you, do you? You DO? "Never seen you looking so lovely..." I'll stop it now.
That is indeed the perfect red frock. Spooky coincidence of the day - I have just bought a red maxi off Ebay which has arrived this instant, woo hoo!
Liking the look of your op shop purchases. Not quite sure about the mirror... G may have a point... Sorry!
Ooh, that 50s 2 piece looks very classy, is it silk? Would love a close up of the beadwork.
Enjoy the band tonight - Love will NEVER tear us apart, my darling! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Vix said...

Oh that dress is just fabulous, Sarah chose brilliantly! I love the sleeves and I can't believe those tights are still looking so good!!!
Hoorah for op-shopping. I must say I'm veering towards G's side with that mirror, it's the kind of thing I'd grab at a jumble and donate back to the Sally army a day later. Everything else looks thrilling!!

karensomethingorother said...

Oh my god. I'm nearly crying over G.'s comment on your mirror. That was wonderful.

Helga, that dress is so fabulous. You look wonderful in it. I love the juicy colours and hair funnery you paired it with too.

Krista said...

Sarah knows what will fit you like a dream for sure. This dress is beautiful! Perfect length, color and I am in love with the sleeves, you look HOT!!! The cocksifixion comment from G is the funniest thing I have heard in a while, tell him he made my Friday, brutal honesty the world needs more of that. I love the dress you scored for the wedding, it's elegant and will look killer on you!

delia hornbook said...

Wow you look stunning today that is one fab frock. Lady in red by Chris deburge should be singing with you today. dee xx

Vintage Coconut said...

Helga you look damned hot in all of this Orange!
Plus it goes amazingly well with your blue walls.
Glad you scored yourself some goodies at the thrift shop. I get to go tomorrow! YEEEEEAA!

Dial V for Vintage said...

Verrrry prrrretty outfit! That dress was made for you, that colour is pure passion! :)

vintage_kitten said...

You look fantastic.Love the dress and your stockings and stuff.xx

Miss Peregrin said...

Now THAT is a Helga dress all over! You look stunning, and fabulous and sexy, and probably a whole lot of other words I don't remember right now. Work it girl!

Miss Claire said...

Hahaha, loved G's comment about the mirror! A great haul otherwise :) Can't wait to see photos of you in your new frocks! Ohh, I love weddings! I work at a reception centre so I get to gawk at outfits on a weekly basis. Last night was a maori wedding and they did the haka! Which probably isn't as exciting for you as it was for me, haha :) Xxxxxx Love to you 'elga!

Shayla said...

Hope you had a fabu Valentine's! You looked scumptious as usual! Where did you dig up that pic of Sean Connery? My hub was terribly disappointed to see him in girlie boots - great fun!

La Dama said...

You sizzle my gizzle in your Sarita red/orange frock. I'm not surprised you look stunning biatch.
50's pearlized outfit will turn heads at the wedding. you find the most gorgeous frocks amor.
I am peeing with G hombres's way with words.also not sure about that mirror.
great scores at the charity shop, eyeing the pink polka dot dress.

Pennyblossoms said...

You own that dress-love that colour on you. Yum!
Fab wedding'll deffo outshine the bride!
Z xx

owlinalarkworld said...

Oh the sleeves on that red dress! Compliment worthy!
I think the mirror is lovely. Though G's description of his hate was v creative.