There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand


Crikey, our Friday night plan got ever so slightly waylaid, but ended up being rather fabularse!
We were expecting our friend Amy over, plus two of her friends for dinner and a jam, and then we were going to trot on down to Pomeroy's for a few drinks with Amber and co....then our awesome Kaikoura mate Dave (whom we call Daveina, have done for years.......) turned up unexpectedly.....that got me really excited and I broke out some bubbly for a few of my new favourite classic champagne cocktails....



And it got a little bit messy....I did manage to make a divoon feta and artichoke quiche ( no pix, bummer), plus a salad and roast potatoes, Amy contributed an amazing pizza she'd made and we scoffed like champions.
We followed dinner with a drunken jam and then I'm really not too sure....
Turns out I was put to bed whilst the rest of them gamely went around the corner to a soundscape party.
I have had a sore head today.
A gal needs to learn her limitations!



I love Daveina to bits!
He stayed the night and after breakfast this morning went to pick up his gorgeous wife and kids from the airport; they've been in the Czech Republic for six weeks visiting family.
Never seen a man so happy to be reuniting with his family!
It was really lovely.
Daveina is a rare man who only ever wanted to meet an awesome babe, hook up and have kids.
Seeing  his dreams come true has been an enormous pleasure.


My most recent pleasure has been this rubber pirates ring I got for $2.
It makes me want to do all those piratey noises and be more than a little bit annoying.



I wore, on a wee jaunt up the road for a couple of crucial supplies:
Frock-60's, opshopped
Coat-Camberwell Market
Scarf-opshopped
Hat-a market in Wellington
Tights-retail (Melbourne)
Boots-retail, had 'em for nearly 20 years
Handbag-60's, a vintage shop in New Orleans
Sunglasses-Wasteland, San Francisco

Tonight is going to be a quiet night with my G-tomorrow we have our wonderful Jo and her fiance Malcolm coming over for lunch!
We're cooking Thai, and I'm rather looking forward to it!

X

48 comments:

Mariela said...

You look marvelous Helga. Simply marvelous. Love the hat and coat. I miss the winter.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look amazing!! Sounds so fun--- champagne is such a trickster ;)

Misfits Vintage said...

I'm ignoring the previous two comments...

FIIIIIIIIRST, BIIIITCHEEEES!!!!

Darling, you look absolutely SPLENDID - we need more detailed pics of the gorgeous frock please.

The hat is darling and you know how I feel about that COAT. And you. And broccoli. And your handbag. Thank you please lovely good wonderful.

Love you more than fetta.

Sarah xxx

freckleface said...

I'm ignoring the previous three comments.

FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRST, LOSERS! :D

You look a winter delight, a little snow-ready treat. Fancy getting sozzled on champagne cocktails and being put to bed! I do fancy it actually, but I'll leave the headache. Don't want to be greedy.

Daveina sounds like a man in a million. I'd love to hear you making pirate noises. In fact I'm chuckling at the very thought! Enjoy your quiet night in with your G. xxxxxxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

If you ever learn some moderation, let me know the secret. One thing I can;t do is stop when I've had enough! Enough for me is when I'm put to bed....a bit like you luv :D Woohoo! ONly young once eh!

two squirrels said...

Snigger.....I would be making pirate noises to.....and it just would not stop.....hmmm small amusements are the best.....oh oh so are the unplanned nights that turn out to be fabulous.........although its been that long I am not sure I know what it's like anymore. That's a night out.
Anyhow.....I am so in love with that jacket, and Levine the yellow tights.
Have a great night in with G.
Love V

two squirrels said...

Levine the yellow tights......stupid bloody computer.......
Loving the yellow tights. Yay kiss kiss V

Melanie said...

You are so textural in this that it is hard not to want to feel you up. One of my fave photos is of the handbag on the sidewalk. Sounds like a perfect evening, even if you had a sore head the next day.

Indigo Violet said...

The bag's magnificent - and so is the print on that dress!

Sue said...

And you still look gorgeous when hung over! How do you do it?

Penny-Rose said...

Fabulous as always Helga, hope you had a lovely Saturday, xx

Sarah DeLicatease said...

Ahhh that coat<3 Gosh I love this outfit, awesome autumnal colours :) Have a great weekend!

thorne garnet said...

Argh! Avast.....nevermind

Sissy said...

Such a great outfit, everything works perfectly together, looking cozy, chic, and warm....thanks for sharing!

Krista Gassib said...

Is it wrong that I always have a lil giggle when you indulge a bit too much:). I do hope your head is feeling better, but sometimes it just happens. Anytime I go out for sushi and saki there will be trouble.

How happy you and G must be to see old friends and entertain and cook in your gorgeous house! Nothing beats seeing the ones you love happy! Your outfit is scrumptious and I want to curl up and cuddle with you.

I'm missing you both to bits right now, last summer was so special because you were here.

Enjoy the weekend sweets!
Xxxxxoooooooooooo

lou said...

What an amazing outfit! And that satchel is very very cute!

~Lou~
Ps: i'm doing a fashion-related survey for my dissertation, 5 mins, much much help ♥ https://fr.surveymonkey.com/s/2SJRFPJ

Val Sparkle said...

Fabulous handbag! I imagine it's a joy to carry and touch and pet and open and just know that it's yours!

I wish you would come and cook for me!

Renia said...

Bardzo ładnie wyglądasz w tej czapce:)))uwielbiam Twoją torebkę:)))Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)))

Trees said...

sounds like your rocking night out was worth it - hurrah for friends! You hat and tights both look so snuggly, I am rather taken by all snuggly looking things right now for obvious reasons!! I hope you take pics of the Thai food - sounds delicious:D

Brooke F said...

Whew! Sounds like you need a quiet one! Am loving that coat soooooo much it hurts. Nothing beats a gorgeous leopard coat. Your pirate ring is pretty cool too. XXX

Tami Von Zalez said...

It is all retro to me and faberoo!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

I recently been in Dublin, where we sang praises to Helga von Trollop and Vintage Vixen at Lucy's Lounge.

Vix said...

The sound of that feta and artichoke quiche already had me dribbling and you looking so hot has reduced me to a wreck!
That leopard coat is so sexy on you, you look glorious for a chick with a hangover!
love you! xxxx

tanaya said...

You look BEAUTIFUL summer, winter or autumn. I LOVE that coat and wish I could pop over to yours for some Thai xxx

Emalina said...

Hello glamourous puss, I love you in all your tactile furs, gorgeous!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I love all the prints and fluffiness, and cozy knit in this outfit. You do look pretty awesome for having had to be "put to bed" the night before. If I had that happen I would not venture out the next day but my alcohol tolerance is rather low ;) The quiche sounds yummy, as artichokes and feta are two of my favourite things.

Louise McDonagh said...

Oh darling Helga, I also need to learn my limitations, I feel your pain. I love your gorgeous hat and coat. It's strange to see you in your Autumnal wardrobe when we are actually getting sunshine for a change. Xx

Lucy Nation said...

You changed your blog design - I like it. And, I love your layered up winter get up. So refreshing after our longrunning heatwave here in the UK xxx

Trudie said...

You look glorious, I certainly don't scrub up that wonderful the next day after a big night. Goodness it's been forever since a big night I don't even know if I'd survive. I agree with Sarah more pics of outfit, I love the tights and the flash of floral we see from the dress. Is that the coat you were looking for the buttons for? If so we need more pics. Have a glorious day sweet.

Sheila said...

Oh, champagne is a harsh mistress! Sounds like a fun weekend, though!

pastcaring said...

Fabulous hat and sunnies combo, darling, love that first pic! Of course the coat is divine, the bag should by rights be mine, I think, and I always like to see your hair down and sexalicious!
Oh a bit of over-indulgence with one's dear friends is perfect, isn't it? Daveina sounds a wonderful man, I like him! And despite your poor head, it sounds like a brilliant night.
Love you! xxxxxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

It's been a long time since I've had an evening like that.....
you look fabulous in your leopard coat!!

Janice Tutone said...

I could almost wish for winter to wear that gorgeous ensemble. Digging the boots and yellow tights along with the fabulous hat and coat. Gorgeous, gorgeous!!! XXX

BellaBean Vintage said...

How you manage to make hungover so sexy and gorgeous I have no idea - it's so wrong but oh so right!

edie pop said...

The dinner sounds great, especially the quiche and the champagne cocktails!!! You look amazing in these photos and I'm seriously missing my fur hats and leopard coat now that summer has finally arrived here!!
Love xxxxxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

Hat, coat, frock, tights & handbag DIVINE!
Pirate ring = WAY TO AWESOME to even imagine. *lol* ARRRRRRRRRRRR!

Jane George said...

you look divine and delicious, scarf and fluffy hat, tapestry bag and yellow legs...pirate treasure!

bonsaimum said...

I just love your hat.

Sacramento Amate said...

Amazing, funny, gorgeous.
I wish i could spend time with you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Such a deglight.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Sara said...

You look gloriously beautiful - as always! Love the colours and patterns in your outfit. And seeing you in a winter coat is odd when we're having such a heatwave here in the UK. ~LittleMissPlump (Sara)

his_girl_friday said...

Why are you so fabulous?

Harrie Hattie said...

Love love love!!! The leopard print coat I soooo want it, looking Good lady xxx

Wildfell Hall Vintage said...

I love that bag. I have a weekend bag just like it but a wee bit bigger. it lives in the closet and only comes out when I am going away. it's all special like.

Jess Buckley said...

Such a fun outfit! Love it <3

Marla Robinson said...

Love that leopard coat.

lasophia said...

Can you please write a book on how to layer? I need it once winter comes. Thank you for visiting me! It has been too long but I'm trying to make a comeback haha.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

squeeeeeeeee at that handbag! I bloody loves it! You have the best nights out ever, delicious food and great company! Your hair is looking extra gorgeous and I love that hat!! oooh those sunnies rock! Reckon if you punch someone with that pirate ring it'd leave an awesome print? oooh and mustard tights! yes please xxxxxxxxx

My sister is Margaret said...

You always look great!
The hat is so impressive and I like also the boots, too cute!
Love the colors and patterns in this outfit.