So heavy handed with the heather

Much to my disgust I have been weirdly afflicted with some kind of virus all weekend.

Friday afternoon I got frocked up to go out and do a few things.....but was then foiled by G getting caught up in Lyttleton, so I spent the afternoon prepping for our dinner party with The Squirrels.
Of which I neglected to take any pix!
Not of our outfits, not of the food, not of anything!
Sorry about that.
These pix, however, I got G to take when he got home Friday afternoon....

Frock-made by moi out of 60's curtain fabric from darling Sue
Belt-off a frock
Pale blue fishnets-Portland
Shoes-Trade Me
Hairy coat-opshopped
70's tooled leather handbag-gift from G for my last birthday
Hat-vintage shop in San Francisco
Sunglasses-vintage shop in Portland
Yellow necklace-Alex
Skull necklace-gift from G last birthday



Trees said...

I've similarly been stuck down by the lurgy, I think its just a migraine though - I hope. Feeling a little better this arvo. I love your beret - I want one too!

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention the cleavage....that beauty HAD to have been made by the gods!
Boy, that tooled leather purse is the best one I've ever seen. Nice birthday present!

MistressCatgirl said...

You look fabulous. I love the frock. Aren't curtains and sheets the absolute best? I have a couple of sheets that are going to be turned into skirts and dresses.

Sue said...

You most probably had a dose of WoMan flu which is a strain of Man flu but only much worse and more real. You have proof that you were struck down by WoMan flu as you didn't take nay photos!! Hope you are better now! ♥

Tere Ávila said...

wow, your necklace is so cute, and your style so oriiginal!


pastcaring said...

Joni is right, your fabulous cleavage deserves a credit - you know how I love a gratuitous boob shot!
No photos of dinner with the Squirrels? You are forgiven, just, because you were obviously having too good a time to take pics, and sometimes, that it just how it has to be.
Anyway, we have this lovely outfit to enjoy - you and Vix are mistresses of the curtain couture, and that hat is a such a little beauty. Loving the sunglasses and I am always happy, if a little envious, to see that wonderful bag.
Are you fully recovered and back to full fabularsity? Hope so, darling! xxxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

It must be the weekend for bloggers lurgy. I'm still rather under the weather & my local op shops are calling me!!! I do love that frock, & the combination of orange & green. The bag is stunning. I hope this week finds you feeling much better. Xx

The Grande Dame said...

Oh I do hope you're feeling better. I had a similar thing recently which was just awful. But you're so beautifully colourful in these photos, my favourite being the bow 'n' boobs shot! Me-ow! I love that you make dresses out of old curtains xxx

Louise said...

Wow, what a gorgeous dress, you would never guess it was once curtains. I have a hat similar to that one, it's one of my faves, and I adore the handbag! I hope you are feeling better soon. Xx

Camelia Crinoline said...

You have the best hats, and you sure know how to wear them. I love your curtain dress. I laughed at "hairy coat" because it sounds like some sort of euphemism, or maybe that's just me.

two squirrels said...

Oh sweet I am so sorry you have been feeling yucky.
Rats we did forget to take pics, and you looked so frickin gorgeous. Oh it was such fun. Thank You!!!!
Looking just beautiful in that fabulous dress.!!!
Sending a squirrel hug to make you feel better.
Love v
Oh that bag is divine. Love it!!!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

cleavage-a-rama! I love this outfit, you look stunning. Green and Red together and not looking like a Christmas Elf = Genius! I wish I could wear a hat as well as you do. Big squeezes and I hope you're feeling better! XXXXXXXX

Bella Q said...

Hello Cleavland! It's good to see the girls up and about- love the colors you're sporting and the sunnies look perfect on you.

Ivy Black said...

Absolutely...your cleavage shout have ashout out!
I do love that frock and the coat. And can rock 'em.
Feel better soon.

Vix said...

Respect to the cleavage of wonder! What a bummer about the virus, you'd never guess you were icky though, you look gorgeous!!! That bag is the best thing I've ever seen, I adore it. Your jewellery is fricking fantabulous!
The best parties are too much fun to waste time poncing around with a camera. I shall just imagine how glorious you and miss V looked instead!
Love you! xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Love the dress!! Evidently America is the home of hideous curtains not fit for rags- because I've never stumbled across any in thrifts that I'd want on windows, much less my butt!!!
I do love how the dainty bow delicately draws attention to the magnificent boobage!!


Bonnie said...

You are blindingly beautiful today! I love all the color and am in love with your hat and sunnies. Hope you are feeling better.

xo, Bonnie

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Love the hat, sweater, and skull necklace!

I hope you feel better soon!

PS: I ALWAYS forget to take photos. I try to remember, but I never can.

Lucy Nation said...

I love this outfit. The green cardi with the blue belt looks awesome. Your cleveage deserves a post of its own!

Thank you for inspiring me to choose an All About Eve lyric for my post title! I got to see them supporting The Mission in 2000. Gothsaplenty!! I don't always know what song lines you use in your post titles but when I do, they're always songs I adore. Thank you for having such excellent taste in music and outfits and brightening up my day with both xxx

Annie said...

Gorgeous dress. I am so impressed you made it yourself.
Hope you're feeling better soon

Missy Vintage said...

That bag is so bloody fab! x

Fiona said...

Oh dear, I'm feeling very inadequate in the booboid department now! Yours look resplendant caressed by curtain couture, you are clever! Fabularse sunnies! Hope you feel better soon, I've got the lurgy too.

Forest City Fashionista said...

Sooo much awesomeness crammed into one outfit -- love the purple ear bobbles, and that delightful hat! And of course, there is the spectacular rack ;)

Renia said...

So beautiful! I love your blog. Kisses

Dashfield Vintage said...

You look like a burst of sunshine and summer all rolled into one! Sorry to hear that you were sick though. I have been cowering away on the farm trying not to come in contact with too many people so as to avoid that awful virus they keep talking about.

karensomethingorother said...

I may have to turn your "cleavage bow" shot into my computer wallpaper. Wait--does that make me weird, or just highly appreciative? Whatevs. You always look good.

Anonymous said...

Here's hoping its not some exotic thing you've toted home from the US and that you are feeling in top form soon.

Clears throat--the bow is quite wondrous. And the earrings steal the show!

Maria said...

the way to take any virus down is clear to us all - plenty of gorgeous colour and a fine cleavage x

Melanie said...

Your storm of colour has shaken me to the core. It makes me want to ride a bicycle or play tetherball. It reminds me of a great clip you showed once of you riding a bicycle, the joy and squall of that rainbow. Inspiring!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

It is with great fondness I remember the day you wore this lovely wee confection of a frock ... who the fuck am I kidding??????? It's a day that is branded in my memory of glorious moments and you've kickstarted them for me here, like me granddad's racing bike - PWWWWWOOOOOOOOAAAAAARRRRRRR baby!!!!! Gawd you do realised that if he took one look at you, you would not be out of his sight for a second and those hands would have been EVERYWHERE the ole bugger that he was!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxxooxoxoxo

Clara Turbay said...

Interesting proposals and handling of colors and textures.

Hannah said...

The frock is fabulous and love those earrings they are rather delightful on you!xxx

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I love the bold autumnal color scheme with the pop of bright green! =)

La Dama said...

I adore you in green and red shades and that dress is dazzling with that breastest bow.your bright beret hat makes me smile.You know I'm stealing your tool bag right?

Penelope Cat said...

That dress is amazing and I love all those colours together. I'm jealous of your green cardi too - I love green. Hope you're feeling better.

Nikki x