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O, red, white and blue, how I love you!
I don't think I've worn this frock since the Summer before last!
I sometimes stumble across forgotten frocks in the melee that is my clothes rack and get all excited.....such is the case with this 70's maxi, opshopped a few years ago....the weird faux houndstooth print rocks!
And it's perfect with my newly cropped jacket!
Hurrah!


My Barry M Spring Green toenails are the only thing that don't match (which slightly upsets me).....but as Barry M stays on forever, I can't be bothered cleaning it off until it begins to peel itself off!
I'm pretty sure I have just the right shade of blue in my drawer too....
All my Barry M nail varnish is from my beloved Vix , bless her.


I really like the above pic!
I look sort of long and sleek....how splendid!


Frock-70's maxi, opshopped
Jacket-80's, opshopped and cropped by moi
Handbag-60's, a school fair
Shoes-retail (sale)
Sunglasses-opshopped
Earrings-60's clip ons, the sexacious Desiree
White and blue beads-opshopped
Red beads-darling Sue
Pendant-lovely Kitty
Red bow-Japantown, San Francisco


X

39 comments:

Trees said...

I LOVE this frock - its so amazing!! Red, white & blue are just the perfect mix xoxo

Vix said...

I do adore you in red, white and blue! That shortened jacket totally rocks with the gorgeous maxi skirt! You do look extremely tall and sleek. People who think maxi's make them look short need to buy a better mirror!
Hoorah for Barry M's longevity and weather you can get away with sandals in! It's waterproofs and wellies today, the rain's torrential!
Loads of love!
Vix
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Fabulous maxi! You look magnificent as usual..
You see - I LOVE the green nails. I think they go splendidly. I am not much of a matchy matchy girl though!

xx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Divoooooon frock my Love!!!! The pattern of that maxi is just fab. I seem to have a thing for red, white & blue lately too. I love it teamed with the crop jacket. Your waist looks teeny tiny!!! Just gorgeous & utterly inspiring. Xx

pastcaring said...

Yes, you do look wonderfully tall and elegant in that maxi, and of course you always look most majestic in red, white and blue! Cropping that jacket has certainly given it a new lease of life, it goes with everything and looks fab!
A little flash of spring green on the toes is a perfect quirky touch, and as Vix says, at least you can wear sandals, it's raining here...
Can't imagine you as a Goody Two Shoes, Helga - love you more than Adam! xxxxxx

bonsaimum said...

Helga- perfection as always :)

Melanie said...

You do look long and sleek!! And the last photo of the bow in your hair is a beautiful art shot! Also I'm liking the green with the red, white, and blue - it's unexpected and lovely. This is a power outfit for sure.

Trudie said...

Oh my that is is an insanely awesome maxi and I'm in awe of how well the cropped jacket compliments it so well. You truly are retro goddess.

Sue said...

Excuse me but you are long and slender and green nails looked sublime!!!

Miss Simmonds Says said...

You look 10ft tall in that photo - I'm terrified!! I love you in the red white and blue! You look sensational as usual! xxx

lasophia said...

red white and blue, these colors dont run! Im most impressed by the crop job on that jacket. It is perfect! I would wear it in a heartbeat.

Louise Mc said...

Isn't it fantastic when you find a frock you had totally forgotten about? Kind of feels like a sneaky purchase. You do love your red white and blue, but it's such a fab colour combination I think. You look divine as always. x

Renia said...

Beautiful dress! Love the bag! Kisses

thorne garnet said...

Cropping the jacket was genius. It would not have been flattering longer. The houndstooth patchwork is insane!

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look fabulously AMAZONIAN in that maxi--I adore the quirky print and the newly cropped jacket is perfection with it!!
{{{{hugs}}}}

MistressCatgirl said...

You look great in the frock! I love the patchwork pattern of the skirt. Those colors look wonderful on you too.

Annie said...

That is a fab print on the dress, and the cropped jacket goes with it perfectly. And as others have said, I think the green nail polish adds a quirky touch!

Krista said...

Just when the rest of us are covering up our toes its good to see your popping out. Vix has us all hooked on Barry M :) You have made me love red, white and blue and that is a miracle. I now have three dresses that fit this bill and I would have never even thought about it until I saw you rock it! I love the maxi with the cropped jacket and you do you long and lean my dear!
xxoo
Krista

Rose&Bird said...

That is indeed an unusual print, but I love it on you and you really work the red, white and blue x. I know what you mean about Barry M lasting forever!

Perdita said...

Oooooh, totally jel of that maxi. I WANT one waaah! Houndstooth and blue... perfection!

Dashfield Vintage said...

Ooo my dear you look so patriotic! Long skirts really suit you, they make you look so long and elegant :)

Kitty said...

Muoy bonita woman!!! Can you do no wrong?! Thought of you last bight when trawling ebay for jewellery (cough, 'jewelry' to them), saw a 'patriotic lot', i/e/ all red white and blue costume stuff, you'd have jizzed on the spot I reckon!!

Misfits Vintage said...

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to the

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You look AMAZING! This outfit is absolute POETRY! The frock is exquisite and the jacket is FABULARSE - and together they are INCREDIBLE! As always, your accessories are perfection - the earrings! shoes! handbag! Trio of beads!

Oooh I am swooning - you have outdone yourself, darling!

Love you more than red white and blue!

Sarah xxx

Camelia Crinoline said...

I like the hint of green with all the red white and blue, but then again, I am very much a clasher rather than a matcher. You look so tall and elegant in that maxi. I love the print. So unusual.

edie pop said...

Oh Helga look out that a lot of fashion designers are copying you!!!
I was preparing some illustrations from my favourite show and every outfit reminds me of you: the red and blue iconic Von Trollop combination and the bows too!!Go to your lawyer I can be your witness!
Gasp!You are too fabulous in this outfit that I'm not surprised at all that you are a muse!
Your cropped jacket is amazing and your figure in maxis is stunning!!!
Lots of love! xxxxxx

Maria said...

i love! such regal colours belong on you x

seƱora Allnut said...

fabulously matchy outfit, lovely color combo and prints, and such a glamorous vibe!, that maxi is gorgeous!
besos

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I love you in red white and blue! I wore that color combo today, but I was not up to taking a photo, unfortunately.

You look lovely!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Also, how cute is that jacket?

Forest City Fashionista said...

Hurrah for the Red, White & Blue!!!

Lynn Dylan said...

Red, white and blue! You have rocked everyone's world with these colors before! They look mahvelous on you! I am learning enough about you to know that you would indeed be slightly upset by the nonmatching toenail polish. It will be okay. You could be like me and have just old, nonpolished toenails.

xoxoxo
Lynn

Cat said...

OMG you look fabulous darling
I wish I had the ability to step out of my black clothing comfort zone

Style Sud-Est said...

You are the queen of blue red and white
Love the pattern mixing going on there
Looking great girl!

Ariane xxxxxx

mary van note said...

love this combo! you look really chic in a maxi... SUPER CHIC

Stacey said...

Amazing! You are absolutely the Queen of red, white & blue. This maxi dress is crazily fabulous, I just love it.

Mrs. D said...

You can never go wrong with the old red white and blue (one of my favourite combinations, or so I keep saying). I do like the fact the nail varnish doesn't match- it's fun to have something slightly off and unexpected :)

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

This silhouette of this jacket / dress combo is stunning! Great sunglasses too. Your green toes are perfect punctuation. :)

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

P.S. SPECTACULAR pattern mixing!

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said...

You look amazing! I love your red,white and blue combinations. That dress is fab and such an unusual pattern.

Perfect!

Nikki x