Puckering up and down some avenue of sin



Let me introduce to the newest addition to my cape obsession  collection!
Isn't she a beauty?!
I squeed quite loudly when I spotted her on Trade Me, and lurked for a few days until the seller happened to put a buy now  on her and I pounced like a cougar!
$26NZ isn't toooo bad a price.
And I simply had to have  purple/teal plaid cape, didn't I?!



Fecking chilly Spring wind playing havoc with my hair!


We're at the Canterbury Museum; this wall was cleverly rebuilt about a years before the quakes.
Wouldn't be there if it hadn't!

Frock-60's, opshopped
Cape-60's, Trade Me
Jacket-60's, opshopped
Tights-opshopped
Shoes and 60's Oroton sunnies-scrumptious Sarah
70's vinyl tastic bag-opshopped
Green beads-gift from G
Diamante necklace-lovely Louise
Pendant-70's, I think, opshopped or maybe a Shabby Chic Market, can't remember!
Earrings-darling Sue
Hairbow-Japantown, San Francisco


I just liked the colours!
(In the warehouse at work.)

X

36 comments:

Vix said...

Well of course you had to have it. I've a new-to-me purple and teal cape lurking in the cupboard of doom and it's about the only thing making the prospect of Autumn a tad more appealing! Love that pendant and those glorious shoes and your hair looking brilliant, no sign of havoc whatsoever!
Speak to you shortly!
Love, Vix xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Camelia Crinoline said...

That is a fabulous cape and how could you say no for $26? I love the shoes and your lipstick is a great colour.

Melanie said...

I love that last photo. You have truly outdone yourself here - the cape is magnificent. And what makes you a true artist in my eyes are those green tights with this gorgeous outfit. Even your lipstick matches.

edie pop said...

Hell yeah! That cape was yours darling and the way you worn it's clearly a proof!!I'm never tired of your beautiful colors overdose and every new outfit is a further challenge, you see things where other people don't and I love it!!
This is art!
LOVE

Thrift Bee said...

Hell Yes - that cape was yours. Beautiful green stone in pendant too!

Louise Mc said...

I love purple, and I love capes, so yes you had to have it. Alas my cape is packed away in a vac bag now the house is on the market :-( I will have to cape vicariously. XX

bonsaimum said...

The cape is georgeous and those shoes--to die for!

Sue said...

Super chicks like your self can never have too many capes!! YUM to the lime green legs and purple shoes. I wore purple shoes today!!
PS: wear gloves in your garden when you go gardening, and you can get the ones like mine at the Warehouse only about $6.

Franca said...

oh yeah, cape! Mine is buried in some box in storage so I won't be able to get to it any time soon. I wish I could!

also, LOVE the last picture!

Trees said...

Such a fabulous cape and only $26 on trade me? I reckon that's a good deal as sometimes prices really get out of control on there! I love the colour combo of the shoes and tights - yah!

Indigo Violet said...

What brilliant colours, and I adore your trellis necklace.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Purple and teal is a beautiful combination and I love it with those gorgeous shoes, I love the kind of Indian daisy necklace too. Your version of matchy matchy is a finely tuned thing! xx

c... said...

What briliant mix of colours ! Of course - the cape !!

Dashfield Vintage said...

YUS so many fantastic colours, and that cape is to die for! I'm also totally in love with your amazing necklace and those purple shoes. Delicious!

Kitty said...

Who could resist a cape that fabulous?! And thats pretty cheap too I reckon!! Loving the pendant!!

thorne garnet said...

Those green tights and purple shoes? My dear, you're almost Mardi Gras! What a beautiful building, those columns are crazy mad beautiful.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Love the 80s style industrial back drop of your work. And the eye bending shoe and tights combo. Are your tights in rainbow order like mine? You definitely had to get that cape - it's too perfect and looks gorgeous on you!

LandGirl1980 said...

Fo shiz you had to have it! Looks LUSH xxx

Krista said...

A pretty rocking obsession if you ask me, way better than an obsession for cheap crap with no personality! You look amazing in these colors and the green tights really make it sing! You remind me I have a cape I bought a year ago but it needs to be shorten for I swim in it! Great to be back I have missed your colorful ways!
XXOO
Krista

se├▒ora Allnut said...

I understand you couldn't avoid to buy it, because it's Purple & Plaid, and this is a double temptation!
And you sport it with your fabulous style and love the color combo, the print dress, the colorful tights and specially the shoes!, Purple Shoes Are Fabulous (and so are you!)
besos

Mrs. D said...

Pretty capes must be had, at all times, I mean look at it!
Lovely colours as always. The last photo is really awesome!

Vintage Jane said...

Knocking 'em dead in purple and lime. Love it! M x

Hannah said...

Squeal, fricking love the cape, what a score my dear. I need to up my cape ante, I saw a marvellous green one yesterday but it was too pricey for me £35, doh. Those shoes are hot xxx

wardrobeexperience said...

cape-ilicious. love it!

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menopauselsupermodel said...

That cape was destined to adorn your wonderfulness!!
I love the shoes, the dress--the whole shebang is a festival of color and style!!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I love you in blue and green (and purple too!). I have a thing for capes and I just love this one. What wonderful tights, too!

Perdita said...

Purple and teal must be done. MUST. At all costs.

The green tights are having me green with envy too.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

You're blinding me with fabulousness.

PS hot print on that dress.

Vintage Coconut said...

OH YES! The cape is SOOOO FABULOUS. As is your whole outfit.
Love your legs in those tights with them shoes. =D

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Ooooh gorgeous cape, it certainly had your name on it! Must say I do adore that bag....I bought a similar one at some recycle centre on Blenheim Road. And of course I love the green pendant, just my cup of tea! Xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Bloody arsebiscuit - look at you in THAT SUPERHERO CAPE! And THE COLOURS! And the beautiful LIGHT! And YOU! You are just beautiful, amor - I LOOOVE this outfit so much! Love you more than Wonderwoman! Sarah xxx

karensomethingorother said...

I always enjoy your different photo shoot locations Helga. Love the way your outfit colours POP OUT, and the shoes are super fun. Are them comfortable too? They actually look like they are.

Stacey said...

Loooove this colour combo! Green stockings and purple shoes - frickin' genius!

Devil made in Heaven said...

That cape looks good on you.
Love your big bag!

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

I'm a cape fan too and yours is fab! Love all the colours - you look divine!

Nikki x

Lynn Dylan said...

Love that cape!!

xoxo
Lynn