Like a liar at a witch trial, you look good for your age




So, the guitarist from one of G's 4 bands (I know!) was playing with another band, and I got myself all gussied up in this divoon square dance frock, ready to prance and dance.....and then waited about for a bit...and then got bored, took it all off and went to bed.
Ahem.
I think I just got ahead of myself; I'd been looking forward to it allll day, and then when we didn't leave immediately I lost my momentum!
O well.
The evening light made for some nice enough pix......





At least I looked suitably magnificent!



We're pretty pleased with our wall over the cocktail cabinet, it's looking most glamourous!

Frock-Etsy
Tights-opshopped
Shoes- L*A*M*B !! Opshopped!!
Handbag- a Rex, opshopped
Bow-made it myself


X

35 comments:

Indigo Violet said...

The print on your dress is marvellous darling, and I just love your mirror collection.

Camelia Crinoline said...

That dress is amazing. The little bows on the front and the sleeve are so cute. You look fabulous. How does G have time to be in four bands whilst also doing manly DIY things around the house?

Melanie said...

I would dosey doe with you in the that amazing dress! I'd even allemande left, right, and center. At least you got some great photos. GLAMOOORUS. I like your horns!

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Marvell-arse indeed! All of it! You and your spectacular wall. x

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Glamorous doesn't even BEGIN to describe your cocktail cabinet and wall ... when the hell are House and Garden gonna see sense and coming knocking and begging for a photo shoot? They'd may as well drag Vogue along too coz it's about time the wenches of the world stop all the trend madness, fess up and start investing in some fecktacious frocks, fuck-off bows and tights to burn ya retinas. YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAH!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxox

Sue said...

For a moment in one photo I thought you had HORNS!! You gorgeous creature!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Magnificent indeed , even with horns !
Xxx

bonsaimum said...

The shoes, THE SHOES!

seƱora Allnut said...

oh yes, the wall over your cocktail cabinet is Glamourous!!!, and you also look glamorous wearing your pretty dress and green tights and that killler shoes!!,
And sometimes I also got bored after waiting all day long for a party, and then I decided I'm not in a party mood, and went to bed!. Oh yes, party mood can vaporize in a second, tricky bastard beast!
besos

Sandra said...

magnificent and glorious! oh those dresses make me giddy with joy! and those shoes are very tasty - G's 4 bands makes me feel tired! how does he do it! I can't commit to regular housework - a good rest will put you in fine fettle for your next mighty adventure x x x

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

I want that clock behind you! You look like you are living in a retro paradise.

bisous
Suzanne

Forest City Fashionista said...

Oh, you do look magnificently gorgeous, and the stellar strappiness of those shoes is too much! I laughed when I read that you got all dressed up, then after waiting around, gave up and went to bed. I've done that before; there's a small window in which I can get motivated to go out anymore, and if I miss it, then it's off to bed for me...

Tamera Wolfe said...

You cocktail cabinet is spectacular!! Of course it just sets off how fab you are in your square-dance frock!!!

I love the one picture of you with whatever is on the wall behind you making you have sparkly antenna!!

Vix said...

You certainly did look the party, all divine and sexilicious in your square dancing frock and luscious lime green legs! I thought you were sporting antlers and giving us all the horn there, love!
Too bad for peaking early.
The wall behind you is looking magnificent. G has been busy with his tool kit!
Love you! xxxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

Another heavenly square dance frock I love all the little bows and bits! the light is perfect for prancing about and that wall above your bar is looking full of glamorous! Let's have Tom Waits over for a lil drink shall we?
LOVEYOU!!!XXOO

Sacramento Amate said...

Fabulous alwayssssssssssssssss.
Good for your age? what age? You are ageless, just pure inspiration and joy.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Kelly Jackson said...

Oh well, sometimes just the dressing up and prancing around one's living room is worth it. Divine dress and how cool that you found L.A.M.B. in the op shop. Love the horns. I have a similar shot w hubs where it looks like the Dairy Queen ice cream sign is bursting out of his head. Not as bewitching as horns, by far! Xo

Teresa said...

You look fabulous and I've totally done the whole getting dressed up to go out and eventually just staying in instead! :D

Angels have Red Hair said...

I'm the same ... just don't have the same staying power I once did ... but you looked gorgeous ... and had you actually made it out you would have turned heads.
xx

freckleface said...

Horny Helga you are a woman after my own heart. I did the same thing on my bday, got all tarted up then went for a nanna nap instead. It felt great.

Now of course you looked suitably magnifique! You always do. I really do love that dress and your gorgeous house is the perfect backdrop. I would so love to come and have a snoop around at all your bits and bobs. So to speak. So much colour, so many beautiful things. I'm so glad you have got your mojo back. xxxxxxx

thorne garnet said...

Beautiful, you and the wall

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Helga! you are a verdant-trimmed delight. Each piece here is just the best thing, and all together stupendous! You were likely right that anything after this vision in the evening glow would have been an anticlimax - good call on quitting while ahead. :D xoxox

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Stop killing me with those square dancing frocks! You make me want to swing my partner and doe-si-doe! I love this frock, especially the green trim and bows. Every pic looks so good in the afternoon glow in your home. I do hate loosing my momentum....happens if I have to wait too long for anything. Xx

nessbow.com said...

Those shoes are spectacular. I'm so jealous that you op-shopped them!

Mrs. D said...

Magnificent indeed. I'm particularly jealous of the shoes...

Delia Ryder said...

Sorry but I was very distracted with what was in your cabinet PLEASE PLEASE show us those ice buckets they look fabulous ;-) Your wall looks gorgeous love the starburst clock and the mirrors. And you look fabulous to. dee xx

pastcaring said...

G's got the balls, but you've got the horns, darling! And so have I, looking at your gorgeousness in that beauty of a frock! Whaaaat? You looked that fab, and took it all off and went to bed? No! Oh well, sometimes you lose the motivation, don't you? There will be other nights, and plenty of 'em.
G's in FOUR bands? Good grief, he's a tart with a guitar and a drumkit!
Cocktail cabinet envy going on here...
Loviiiiing yooooou! xxxxxxx

two squirrels said...

Just stunning.......poo only we get to see how gorgeous you looked........oh I would be the same at the moment I am just so bloody tired all the time and so behind with everything, bed is all I want.
Sending much love to you and G........love v

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

ok, that's it. I MUST find myself a square dancing dress!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Really love your interior!

Renia said...

Amazing dress! You look so beautiful! Kisses x x x x

tubby3pug said...

Oh I love your style and the all behind you, perfect

retro rover

CityScape Skybaby said...

Bee n reading back through your posts Helga and can't help noticing how good G is at finding you gorgeous bags, what a man! I'm sure I remember you posting when you first got those Lamb shoes and they are lovely, the light was perfect for photos, everything looks bathed in warmth, and I often feel like getting ready for a night out, with a little drink and the music playing, is the best bit of a night out, so even if the party mood abandoned you after that, at least you had t he fun getting ready bit of the night. xx

Trees said...

I wonder if I could find a pattern for a square dancing frock - they are so much fun. Perfect lighting for pix!

Misfits Vintage said...

Jesus fucking wept - I'm THIS far behind!!!

YOU LOOK FUCKING DIVAAAHN! I love this frock and I absolutely LOVE that you sometimes hit the wall, like I do, and just go 'fuck it, I'm off to bed'.

And i LOVE the pic with you growing antlers.

I want to grow antlers.

I want to be you.

Love you more than Jindi Triple Cream Brie.

SS xxxxxxx