Is a dream a lie if it don't come true?

Sometimes serious, sometimes absurd...and sometimes somewhere in between...

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"
(Eleanor Roosevelt)

Bloody petticoat!
Just what it is doing trying to escape downwards I do not know!

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.” 
(Marilyn Monroe)

"Oooo, Timmy, you're so licky!"
(George, Five Go Mad in Dorset)

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity"
(Martin Luther King Jr)

"She has a tongue like an electric eel and she likes the taste of a man's tonsils!"
(Lord Flashman, Blackadder)

"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever"
(Napoleon Bonaparte)

"It's my happening and it freaks me out!"
(Ronnie "Z Man" Barzell, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls)


Frock-70's, from a thrift shop in Utah
80's velveteen blazer-opshopped
Handbag-70's, opshopped
Earrings-60's, opshopped
Faux pearls-opshopped
Gold locket-a market
Long pendant-was my Mama's


"There are no facts, only interpretations"
(Friedrich Nietzsche)


Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Divine colour-combo, and so cosy in the sunshine! Great quotes, adore the zingers in there. :) xoxo

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

First to love you, baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOO!

Sue said...

Fabulous photos!! Fabulous quotes!! And of course, fabuloys you!! Love it all, and there is SUNSHINE!!! My fav!

Brooke F said...

Magnificent! Beautiful ensemble, on a beautiful lady, in a beautiful setting. Love the quotes! (Marilyn's just makes me love her sooooo much more!)XXX

WendyB said...

You go so well with that nice blue sky!

Fiona said...

Splendid outfit and colour combo, did you knit that scarf yourself? Just read your comment on Vix' post, you do make me laugh!

Vix said...

Bloody hell, love, you've gone all literary (and I like it!)
That lime green scarf is one woollen I could happily have in my wardrobe, it's bastard marvellous as you you flashing your under things (must be something in the air!)
Isn't your mum's pendant a beaut? You clearly inherited her rather fabularse taste.
Have a brilliant weekend! Love you! xxxxxxxxxx

Emalina said...

You're the goddess of colour combining! The print of that dress has caught my magpie eye, looks absolutely amazing!

pastcaring said...

Great song. But your river sure isn't dry, darling!
What a beautiful dress, like a spring meadow. The colours, the fabulous leopard print hat, the gorgeous bag - I love it all. You are looking especially delicious.
Super quotes too. I think the Eleanor Roosevelt one chimes with me. People can TRY to make you feel inferior, and you can notice them trying, but you don't have to allow them to succeed. Only you could combine Martin Luther King, Nietzsche, Lord Flashman, and George!
Love you! xxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want, that's why they don't get what they want." ~ Madonna

"Everyday we choose who we are by how we define ourselves."~Angelina Jolie

"When someone shows you who they are believe em' the first time."~ Maya Angelou

Your slip slipping, well we just thought it was the preview:) Your Mums necklace is beautiful and special as are you sweetie!

thorne garnet said...

I don't know, I'm kind of digging the petticoat hanging out

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Really loving those red kicks!

Vicky said...

I am proud to say I am the one and only owner of the same bag but in blue LOL

Carina Rosenholm said...

Really love that colour combo and the quotes are great!

Anonymous said...

So fabulous - I especially love the Marilyn Monroe quote. It's a big part of how I choose who gets to be in my life these days.

Sandra said...

funny, I needed a little inspiration today, your Mama's pendant is beautiful, you look beautiful, I am crushing all over your outfit, I do like a cheeky petticoat too and your hat is a treat, I'm in need of some of that lovliness!! x x

Catherine said...

Excellent quotes! I love your outfit - such a colourful madam your are! xo

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

With those marvellous lime and purple colors I'm sure that the spring is there to stay down there, and that means the opposite in Sweden. Hrmpf

Beth Waltz said...

Classic elegance! A handsome selection of rich colors! Were it not for the risque/risky layer of lace, one might wear this ladylike ensemble to The Athenaum* for luncheon.

*ye Rich Republican hat ladies' meeting spot here in Indianapolis, IN, USA They'd discreetly advise you "It's snowing down South, dear."

daiseedeb said...

Utah...we may have been to the same thrift!
And yes, I mean all the thrifts in Utah... ; )
So serious, little Helga-kins.
Two of my favorites:
"I have decided to stick with Love. Hate is too great a burden to bear" MLK
"Love is my religion" Bob Marley

LandGirl1980 said...

This colour combo is INSPIRED.

You look like a walking, talking Spring Goddess of fucking AWESOME.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I like the petticoat peeking through, that is my fav part of the outfit!

Anonymous said...

Your beautiful outfit is a fantastic combination of styles, colours, prints and fabric that is well represented by all those equally wonderful quotes you wrote!!!
I love this post, the sunshine and the naughty petticoat that adds an exquisite detail to the amazing frock!!
Love xxxxxxx

his_girl_friday said...

Love the shoes, love the quotes -- especially Marilyn's!

Anonymous said...

What a crazy collection of quotes. I'm fond of the Marilyn quote. Adore the color of the cardi and the jacket, a perfect match.

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh my love, the COLOUR COMBO is INCREDIBLE. I'm inspired by your magnificence and feel dull and conventional in my colour choices! I adore the beautiful frock - and THE HAT and the tights/shoes, AS ALWAYS, are spectacular. And the beautiful patchwork bag with the flower is just DARLING.

My quotes are all way too rude for public consumption, but YOU know what I want to do to YOUR FACE with my LOVE!

Hope you are having a marvellously naughty weekend, my love.

Sarah xxx

Lynn Dylan said...

Dear Helga,

You are such a dream in those bright colors! And it's perfectly done!! I love the bag, the scarf (oh, if only I could wear that color!), and the jacket is dreamy on you!!


PS -- the quotes were great!

My sister is Margaret said...

Fabulous look dear and love those bright colors!!
Fantastic combination as always!!

Tamera Wolfe said...

I'm enjoying the quotes!!
The color combo is fabulous (I MUST recreate this)
You look magnificent as always!

Vintage Coconut said...

Oh my ever so goodness those colors go GLORIOUSLY TOGETHER!! *EAAAAAHHHH*
That patchy handbag is so super funky and I LOVE YOUR SHOES. You look totally superb!

freckleface said...

What a ladylike way of flashing your underwear ;) Bit of a treat for a Monday morning. I love this look on you with the beret and side chignon, it's sophisticated and bohemian all mixed into one. Looks like a lovely day for a walk by the river.

Great quotes! I'm hard pressed to have a favourite, but I think it may be the Eleanor Roosevelt. I prefer to ignore those people if there is that option. Makes life easier. xxxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

dang fine choice of quotes and you're looking rather splendid as always in all your fabulous glorious colors

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Two of my all time favourite quotes these.... Lord Flasheart (woof, I lurve Rik) and George from Five Go Mad in Dorset. Buried treasure blah blah .
You look stunning, oh that beautiful blue sky is a heavenly backdrop. I love you in violet and green, beautiful. xxx

Trees said...

I love ALL the quotes - but ESPECIALLY Lord Flash heart - WOOF!! Looking stunning in that spring sunshine!!