If you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious

Right, I'm gonna slap you lucious wenches about with my booboids a pile of pix......

G and I went out for dinner last night.
There's a new Vietnamese restaurant opened up in our 'hood, and we have been gagging to try it.
On the way, I was mistaken for Mary Poppins.
Of course!
Who else could I possibly be mistaken for?!

Mary bloody Poppins?!
I ask you.
Am I carrying an umbrella?!
Am I prancing about with Dick van Dyke singing stupid pro-medicine songs?!
I think not.

I'm carrying a Rex, thank you very much.

That, dear friends, is a weird looking deep fried fish!
Frock-from the infamous Dr Sarah
Hat-60's, opshopped
Shoes-thrifted in Santa Fe
Handbag-60's So Obviously Rex, via a friend
Earrings-60's, darling Kitty

So, onto a couple of other things....

Miss PeePee wants to show you the Parcel of Joy I received from sweet Liz
Thank you, lovely, I adore the two frocks, they fit perfectly!
And the scarf, the handmade brooch and brush roll are divoon!

And a few pix from Jo's engagement party on Sunday, whereupon my camera battery promtly died....
Above, the happy couple.

Jo looking smug with an enormous bottle of plonk!

My boy and I.
(That's a new 60's hat I scored at Retropolitan the other week)

And I wore some wrist decorations!
That's a bit unusual for me!
Occasionally I like to bust out a risky move!



Janice Tutone said...

Definitely NOT Mary Poppins! ADORE the entire outfit & post! You look fantastic in light blue, the hat & bag are perfect! I love the graffiti wall complimenting the ensemble. What a nice looking "boy" you have.

Hannah said...

I'd say more Pan Am siren than Mary! You look gorge, love your hair do. Oh my that food, you always eat the best food damnit xx

pastcaring said...

No, I'm not getting Mary Poppins. You do look rather wholesome though, as though you are off to play the piano in church in the 1950s. That's a GOOD thing, btw. I adore the little jabot front you made for that lovely dress, the matchy matchiness of it all is a wonder to behold, and you do look most demure. Yes, demure, who woulda thought?!
Jo looks beautiful in her polka dots, and you look divinely saucy in your new hat, I love it. Almost as much as I love those sunnies.
And can I just say - darling G is looking most scrumptious in these pics? Not that he doesn't always, he is such a dude. I dreamed about you two the other night, I don't THINK it was rude but I can't quite remember...
On that note - yeehah, love ya! xxxxxxxx

Trees said...

Mary Poppins? I think they MUST have seen a different version of the movie than I did! You look fabulous!! Loving the blue and white combo - the hat is too cute:D You and G are such a great couple and Vietnamese - om nom nom. ALL THE PHO!!!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I wish I could do socks and heels. I tried once but my feet are so flat and wide I looked like Fred Flintstone in drag.

Ivy Black said...

Nope...not Mary Poppins. What film did they see?
Gorgeous outfit and yer looking fab.
G's never been slapped by the ugly stick either has he, you pair of stunners you?!xxxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

But you looked Cute as Button!

Vix said...

I haven't seen Mary Poppins since the 1960s so my memories a tad hazy but that spotty dress and jabot are bloody fabulous, just the thing to oogle at 8am on a wet Wednesday morning. Your booboids look magnificent & the ankle socks are naughty but nice.
That fish is bastard massive.
Yay to parcels of joy, bangles and gorgeous couples.
Love! Vix

freckleface said...

I think I know what's going on here. As you know, Mary Poppins was 'practically perfect in every way'. So maybe that's the comment they were making? :)

Oh yeah, it's good for everyone to 'bust out a risky move occasionally'. You set a fine example. xxx

two squirrels said...

Oh sweet I had a "You look like Mary Poppins" comment yesterday too!!!!! I am some what in love with miss polka dot baby blue, looking just gorgeous in her and teamed with super cute sockets always a winner in my books!!!!!!
Jo looks just so so pretty in the red polka dot dress, how exciting to be engaged!!!!!
Love V

Louise Mc said...

Gorgeous, I love the colour of that frock and it looks beautiful on your whopping bangers! I have a similar walnut whip affair of a hat, I never quite know what to wear it with, need to sort that out before summer rolls around again. You don't look anything like Mary Poppins btw. Xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous, fabulous, fantastic, amazing, stunning and all things along those lines. Mary Poppins my arse!! Don't believe she had legs anywhere near as hot as yours!!!

seƱora Allnut said...

you look fabulously polka dotted, love the whole and matchy outfit, and your beautiful Rex bag!
Your food pics look absolutely tasty!, and always delightful watching some partying photos, your friend Jo looks gorgeous!
That comment about Mary Popping made me laugh, such a nonsense!
besos & risas

Melanie said...

BWA-HA-HA - I love the photo of G at the church with a forbidding fence around it and the "DANGER Keep out!" sign on the door. Very Christmasy.
Your white hat is lovely and looks like tripe - in a good way!
And your 60s hat, oh dear, we have a hat envy emergency.
You and G look so smart and stylish. I like your risky move and your friend Jo is fetching.

Fiona said...

Mary Poppins, are they stupid, or under 40 ?? I'm getting a Nurse Gladys Emmanual vibe with a touch of Mrs Slocombe. (the jabot)
The grub looks delish.

Sara said...

I think you look FANTASTIC! Beautiful baby blue colour, great mixing, I LOVE IT!! <3

Anonymous said...

The only things you have in common with that bloody Mary is that you are practically perfect in every way and you both can sing! I love your naughty white socks and the perfect polka dots frock! Jo's party seems amazing and she's stunning!The new hat you were wearing is my latest obsession, what a great find!!
Love xxxxxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Lovely ensemble, ace accessories! The blue of your dress and shoes is just beautiful. Sweet package, great celebration, and nail-bitingly risky moves!

The Grande Dame said...

...cream of the crop, tip of the top
It's Helga von Trollop, and there we stop!

I had to quote something... I love that film. You're practically perfect in that darling little blue number, and I am very jealous of your jaunty little 60's hat.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Lucky Mary Poppins, receiving the honor.

Anonymous said...

Mary Poppins as played by Mrs. Slocomb maybe!!
Love you in all of your blue dotty jaboty awesomeness!!

That was one weird looking fish!! But it all looked TASTY!

Anonymous said...

I love the photos of the two of you together and seeing how your man dresses too. And I thought for a minute those were Vix's hands!

Sara said...

Mary Poppins - what?! But like some others have pointed out - 'perfect in every way' - that MUST be what they were referring to! Love the blue colour on you - you look o summery (while we're having grey and rainy weather here in London). Today is my last day at work before Christmas, very exciting!! ~ Sara

Sheila said...

You look nothing like Mary Poppins - what a silly remark!

I love the pics of you and your boy - you are so obviously sweet on each other. He reminds me of my guy. :)

Crystal Lee said...

Oh Helga, that dress is too cute! I love the collar and the ascot. That graffiti backdrop is pretty impressive too. And those earrings are delightful!

Vintage Coconut said...

This is just a guess but maybe they didn't see the actual MARY POPPINS ... Maybe they were watching a "NAUGHTY Mary Poppins"
You know.... the kind in the adult section. =p
That food looks so good *mmm* *mmmm**mmmmm*

Emalina said...

You look more Jackie O if you ask me! What's more, that top hat you wore to the party is magnificent on you!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I can't even begin to tell you how much I love you in polka dots! What a great outfit!

Krista said...

I'm having unpure thoughts about you in your polka dot dress :) Sweet Mary, it's right in every way, except Mary Poppins. I love the pussycat bow and the socks and blue heels have me gushing! G in front of the danger sign with his cool ass stare, he's hot! I miss you guys!

Good food, beautiful dresses from other bloggers life is good! Jo is a pin up queen and looks gorgeous! That hat ...swoon! Your new hat...so much yumminess. Thanks for the eye candy baby!

The Style Crone said...

The headwear is divine.

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh mi amor, that frock is so heavenly on you - your alterations are magical! And the black outfit - well, I know I say it every time, but it's so unusual to see you in black - it sets off your delicious mane quite exquisitely - I cannot take my eyes off you!

Jo and her beau are gorgeous together - I hope they will be marvellously happy forever!

The parcel is gorgeous - but you probably don't need TWO orange frocks so I'll be happy to take one off your hands. Yes, darling, I am THAT good a friend!

Love you more than pinking shears, purple sunglasses and pilots!

Sarah xxx

Marla said...

Oh my, I am obsessed with polka dots. I love that blue dress! That hat and those rings are so cool.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

That is such a delightfully happy frock & it looks divine on you. In fact that frock deserves it's own song Mary Poppins style. Looking forward to seeing you in those gorgeous frocks from Liz too. Xx

Forest City Fashionista said...

You are looking rather demure, but Mary Poppins? I don't think so...last I saw she certainly didn't have a fabulous rack like you ;)

That fish is kind of disturbing; I don't think I could eat that, as much as I love anything in crispy batter.

HOw freaking gorgeous is Jo's dress, and that dream of a hat?

Style Sud-Est said...

Gee People hey! Mary Poppins! voyons donc! meaning in english - what the feck!!
You look fabuliscious, did i say it on Facebook already...can't remember...

I was once face to face with a weird looking fish in a Vietnamese restaurant i know what you mean...

Ariane xxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Mary Poppins didn't flash her legs and thrust out her bazumbas in quite that way. You look gorgeous, a vision in cyan. I love that dress, I did have a similar one but sold it - boo. Did you add the jabot? That food is making me peckish now.. yummy. peepee looks like she's there to stay on your beautiful new peach dresses. Model them soon please! xxxx

Vanessa Garner said...

Oh wow, I love this look so much. You're like a 60s Alice in Wonderland! x


(Sorry couldn't log out of my work google account, don't mean to spam you!)

liz said...

Siiigh, this blog always makes me smile! Love you in those blue polka dots, and your friend Jo looks fabulous as well!

joyatri said...

Love, love, love that 60s hat from Retropolitan. The white 60s hat looks like you're wearing your brain on the outside. If your brain were white, that is.
I do like a man with long tresses, and yours is quite adorable.