It's loud and it's tasteless, and I've not heard it before


Happy Friday, darlings!


So, I scored these pink heels off Trade Me for a bargainacious price.....they look divoon, all slutty and pointy and they do lengthen my leg most gratifyingly....
BUT THEY FRIGGING HURT!!!
Dammit.
They had the nerve to curtail my shopping after work today, and that, ladies, is a crime.


So I am a little peeved.
And then I had to take my own pix today, as my personal photographer was working late....
Hmmmmmmmmm...



But I did, at least, pick up a few goodies before being forced home with tender, aching tootsies:


A pile of cookbooks at my favourite Sallies, plus an amusing looking book on Stroppy Sheilas that I can't wait to get into.
It's about feisty and remarkable women that have come out of New Zealand.
I'm not in it.
The cheek!
"Stroppy" is a term we use for a fierce and boisterous  woman that you wouldn't want to cross!
I've been called stroppy more times than I care to remember.
I'm only stroppy sometimes.


After the Sallies, I hit the Indian warehouse and stocked up on all manner of delights, before dashing into the Mediteranean warehouse to take care of an anchovy emergency.
(G gets anxious when the anchovy supply runs out)


Then into the City Mission for a quick, painful trot about, where I picked up a splendid knitting bag, some sewing thread, a couple of faux fur collars, a glass measuring jug, some hairclips for putting on bows and flowers and some tights to make another hair rat with.

And that, as they say, was that.
I tore off those shoes to drive home, and then balanced gingerly upon them to take my outfit pix...the things I do in the name of blogging!

But I know you're grateful.
Bless!

X

PS: We're going out for teppanyaki tonight-WTF am I going to wear?!
Will my feet recover in time?!
ERRRRK!

49 comments:

Melanie said...

Grateful, indeed, to know such an incredibly semi-stroppy part-time punter. When I was pretending to clean today I found this note I had scribbled to myself: "Helga - small migratory birds get trapped in her cleavage." ?!!!

Misfits Vintage said...

Darling - the pain is NOT OK. But fark, you look AMAZING! The frock is IN-FRICKIN-CREDIBLE (do NOT bring it, I WILL steal it), the splendiferous wild wild hair is exquisite and so Wuthering Heights.

How RUDE of your photographer to take the afternoon off. How to punish him???

Enjoy your lovely dinner darling.

Love you more than THAN FROCK!!! Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

And Melanie, this means war.

Penny-Rose said...

Oh there is nothing like the pain from shoes!!! I think you did a great thing Helga, all in the name of blogging, because you look wonderful. When my feet hurt I look ....well.....constipated! Your hair looks amazing - is it naturally so wavy? You look all windswept and interesting. Hope you have a great friday night xx

Trudie said...

You absolute tease with your gorgeousness, tooled leather bag *swoon* and all those ingredients for an Indian feast you had me at mango pickles *drool*........I'll just be careful not to drool on your pink shoes.

Mrs. D said...

Argh, nothing worse that shoes that hurt. they look very good though, maybe you could just use them as decoration :P
Looking lovely!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Get those darling wee tootsie rested love, you have a duty to ensure your entry into the Stroppy Wenches Hall of Fame!!! Plus you don't want to cut short your career as a Sarah Misfit catalogue wench!!! What finds darling! What panache! You are utterly fecktarstic darling!!!!!!!

Ivy Black said...

Isn't it a pisser when the photographer isn't around?! Fab lick -worthy shoes darling Worth the pain I say.
I'm called stroppy at least twice a week. Strop on baby.
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Vix said...

you gorgeous thang, I love it when you wear your hair down! That dress is fabularse and what a bloody catastrophe that the shoes kill you, how rude. It must be bad if it curtails shopping, but obviously not your eagle eye.
Nobody can have too many Pyrex jugs and Stroppy Sheilas looks ace.
Hope you were able to frock up for dinner!
Love you! xxxxxx

Maureen said...

Anchovy lovers nibbles recipe - ready made shortcrust pastry cut into circles about 1 1/2 inches across. Paint inner surface with oil from the can and pop a morsel of anchovy in the center, fold over into a half moon and press gently and bake till golden.

In your own words divoon, simply scrumptious!

edie pop said...

I love this pink red invasion on my Friday morning, everything is perfect, the flowers, the red frame..except for those damned shoes..they look very good, but it's not fair that they kill your feet, try with wedges, they usually recover my feet after wearing uncomfortable shoes and they give me extra lenght without hurt!
I'd love to come to a teppanyaki night, I love Japanese food!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
Lots of Love!!!
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Liz said...

Love the dress and the bag is amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

bonsaimum said...

Love the sunnies. Good to hear there is another anchovy lover on this planet.

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Sore feet make me bloody stroppy. i can't handle shoes that hurt these days. I can't believe the things I used to force my feet into!
I love the self-taken snaps for a change of perspective.
Love a good op shop haul post. x
Have a wonderful weekend. x

pastcaring said...

Naughty G - working late, have you ever heard such a rubbish excuse?!
Still, you did an excellent job as self-photographer, and don't you look sexy, all tousled hair and fishnets and a beautiful frock and long long luscious legs in your gloriarse new pink shoes? It's a total bigger that they hurt, how dare they?
I love a restock of Indian spices and pickles, and G is right, it is never good to run low on anchovies. (Maureen's recipe above sounds divine!)
What did you wear for teppanyaki and did your tootsies recover in time? To be continued... LOVE! xxxxxxx

Fiona said...

I can only wear heels for short periods of time these days otherwise it shows on my face. Yours are slutty indeed and look fab in pink, with your hair down the whole look is raunchiness.
I think you did rather well on the shopping front considering the pain in your 'plates' I've been called 'stroppy' many a time, the book looks a hoot.

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Poor feeties! You look beautiful, and stroppy is how we love ya. For a cut-short shopping, the haul is impressive, wow! Hope you and G took nice care of each other once he got home. xoxo

My sister is Margaret said...

Love the dress and the bag is amazing!Love the sunglasses too <3
You look beautiful and I adore your style!!

Have a wonderful weekend Dear Helga!!

Krista Gassib said...

That's how I feel about every shoe with a heel :) they are slutty sexy though:). I love it when you have that wild hair down, extra saucy that's what you are! Love all those yummy ingredients and I am scared of anchovies, one too many down my pants when I worked at Pizza Hut I guess:)
Xxoo

Val Sparkle said...

You poor, delicate flower! No matter how gorgeous the shoes are, they're not worth the pain. Or maybe you have a different philosophy of life.

I think you should compile your own book on stroppy sheilas - it's obviously time for an update.

daiseedeb said...

We all suffer pain for beauty, eh? THey DO make your legs look brilliant! Love learning new words.
And, you look darling as usual!
xo
d

in.the.jungle.of.fashion. said...

lovely outfit !
the dress is adorable <3
what about follow each other?
let me know :)
xx
veronica

Hayley Rose said...

So so grateful dahling! Such yummy shoes! Good job on the photos i love em xx

50 and counting said...

Send those shoes straight to the donation bag. Life is too short to be crippled by them.

Either that or keep them for role playing nights?

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The shoes are so sexy!! But, if they hurt that bad then I don't know... I just had a pair of vintage 90s suede booties I wore for the first time two days ago and my feet are still recovering! It's bullshit! Love your hair down like that-- so pretty. Stroppy Sheilas looks awesome!!!!
Becky :)

The Grande Dame said...

Frigging painful shoes - they're the worst! Hope you can get your money's worth of wear out of them at least. All your food stocks are making me hungry! Must try and find stroppy book now - I love the word strop. Hope your dinner was tasty and your feet recovered!

Renia said...

Amazing haircat! I love your bag! Kisses x x x x

thorne garnet said...

don't wear them, can't walk in them....pointy heels that is. When I was shoe shopping on Sunday, all the cute wedge sandals where 4"!!! No,no,no, not happening on my feet.

I found an Indian grocery store in Tallahassee, cheap and awesome. And lots of stuff in bulk.

Friko said...

My mouth is hanging open, I am soooo impressed with the blog an’ all.
Helga, trollop or angel, ou are fabulous.

Camelia Crinoline said...

Oh no! Your poor feet. I hope you didn't have to wear sensible shoes out to teppanyaki. Those heels are fabulous though. That book about stroppy sheilas sounds great.

Janice Tutone said...

I'm jealous of your red locks! Gorgeous as always! XXX

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

It is criminal about those sexy shoes!! Perhaps you can keep them by the bed and wear them for lounging. They really are spectacular on you, and with the fishnets they are downright inflammatory. xxoo

Sara said...

Oh, Love, you are just the epitome of FABULOUS. ::sigh:: THAT DRESS! YOUR FIERCE STEMS! I just want to cuddle you and hope some fabulous rubs off on me! lol That purse is SO fantastic. My new mission is to find some fab tooled leather goodness. Hope you had a fantastic eve. XOXO

Louise Mc said...

Well you would never guess your feet hurt from those lovely pictures. I love finding cook books in charity shops. Have a great weekend. Xx

seƱora Allnut said...

love all that amazing pinkiness, but hate hurting shoes!, and you look so pretty accessorized and gorgeous, and all that books and food look delightful!!
wish you enjoy a great time!
besos & weekend

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

save to rosie toesies!! Boo to bad shoes!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Your hair is beautiful! What a great haul and I keep looking at the photo of all the goodies you got at the Indian market. Yum! I have a pair of boots that kill me, so I call them my "sitting boots."

delia hornbook said...

I hate it when shoes are uncomfortable bless you, you still managed to look gorgeous. Enjoy those cooking books I bet there are going to be some delicious smells coming out of your kitchen, dee xx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You should sit on a throne with theese shoes and let others do the services for you.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

arghhh foot death! I hate foot death, especially when it's caused by such pretty shoes. Those pink babies are awesome. I love your dress too, bloody gorgeous. I like the NZ definition of Stroppy, better than the UK one. Your food warehouses are amazing! So jealous of all the fantastic ingredients. We've got that Aus Woman's weekly pasta books.... look out for their Children's Birthday Cakes one! Keep looking gorgeous darlink, your hair is looking super luscious xxxxx

List Addict said...

Truly spendiferous pinknesses. They look divine and make your legs look three miles long. Damn beauty is pain thing!!!! Good on you for still managing two op-shops and a food warehouse in them though. I am proud!

Tilda said...

The last time I wore high heels I got a blister so bad I ended up having to eventually go to the doctor! I've kept the shoes (50s DeLiso Debs) but never wore them again.
Love that necklace, BTW!

Hannah said...

Oh my those shoes are fricking mega cool though, I have a pair like it and my little toes always end up purple. You look gorge, I want you to make my tea please xxx

Emalina said...

Phooooooaaaarrrr those heels are sex on legs! So shiny and pointy and ooh yes please! What an arse that they are a pain to walk in, maybe you should wear them mostly in bed?! Divine outfit sweetie, and I love your beautiful hair down, so long and lovely.

Sacramento Amate said...

wONDERFUL ALWAYS, MY DEAREST FRIEND.
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Forest City Fashionista said...

You are a bodacious beauty with the wild hair!! Painful shoes are the worst - I cannot concentrate on anything else if my feet hurt! They are such a yummy colour, I would put them on a shelf or a wall as art.

Devil made in Heaven said...

My most beloved and gorgeous shoes hurt also. I can stand on them and sit with them, but walking is really to painfully. But I still love them. :)
Your shoes are gorgeous and to bad that they are hurting your feet. Love your dress also.
I don't know what lime pickles are but is sounds and looks delicious. I know mango-pickles and make them sometime's myself. Love them with some curry.
Great cookbooks. I can spent hours just looking through cookbooks and get some idea's.....
xxxxx

owlinalarkworld said...

Goal for the week: use 'stroppy' more.

joyatri said...

I agree with others that you looks so gorgeous with your hair down. Too bad about the sexy shoes. I can't abide by foot pain and have a closet full of clunky, chunky but comfy shoes. You shopping trip was successful nonetheless. You can never have too much Indian pickle. I eat boatloads of the stuff.