So unplug the jukebox and do yourself a favor


Mmmmmm, soaking up the sunshiney warmth!
The best thing about in between seasons such as Spring and Autumn is being able to wear capes.
You know, you just need a little something that's not too heavy, and a cape is just the ticket-not to mention perfectly dashing darlings!




My darling sistercousinwifey gave me this divoon 60's handbag at the very first Helgastock way back in 2011!
(Plans are currently afoot for Helgastock 2015....ho ho ho)


Frock-opshopped (it's so badly made it's hilariarse)
Cardi-opshopped, was white, dyed it yellow years ago
Cape-60's, Trade Me
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Bow, sunglasses and beads-from my sistercousinwifey
Peek-a-boo brassiere-retail



I scored myself a red vinyltastic 70's bag the other day-I'm so happy about it, as red is likely my favourite colour. I say likely as every colour is my favourite colour, really, only I notice I own and wear a hell of a lot of red.
Not much else to speak of this week, just a few more hangers, a slightly glittery pink belt and a purpley pink blankie!

X

24 comments:

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh lawd, you are the colour combo queen of the universe! I could not be more in love with this spectacular ensemble. You are so divine, darling, not to mention WISE! I'm counting the sleeps until Helgastock2015 and we don't even have dates yet! Love you way more than ice cream. S xxxxx

sister outlaws said...

You're like a tonic for my morning bleary eyes! You are a walking masterpiece! LOVE that bow. It's like a fruit basket has turned itself into a sweet hair clip!


Autumn said...

Simply divine! I have yet to see a color that doesn't look fabulous on you!

mondoagogo said...

ooOOOooh, that yellow-tights-purple-shoes combo is KILLER.

I never considered capes seriously until I saw you and Vix rocking the hell out of them and since then I've been coveting one... preferably a lovely vintage welsh tapestry one, but I never seem to find any nice ones. I'm just being patient about it... :)

Beth Waltz said...

Methinks that frock has an interesting back story...

The purple and yellow combination in those hues requires nerve, nay, verve! The sort of verve possessed by a woman who can carry off that BOW, a woman who probably has a purple eye shadow stashed in that look-at-me-I'm-Sandra-Dee handbag!

Ah, spring...!

Goody said...

Eeeeeee! I have the same red bag...and when I bought it, I said, "This is a Vinyltastic Helga bag." And *I was right*

I don't think there is a single thing I don't love about this outfit. If the dress is badly made, I can't tell from here.

I'm thinking there should be a song..."Raise the Red Bag".

Connie said...

It's true. You are the color combo queen!! I have a weakness for poorly sewn home made dresses. I make 'em all the time. But none are as beautiful as yours.

Krista Gassib said...

I think your insides are rainbow my love! That cape is so perfect for running around town looking adorable! Why I'm breaking out my leopard one this week myself! The bag from Sarah is as pretty as that girls beautiful face! Here's to Helgastock 2015!
Loveyouxxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Gloriarse combination of purple and yellow. I especially love the knit cardi. And major squee's for the red bag. That is divoon! Xx

Curtise said...

Well, I don't care how badly made the frock is, it still looks gorgeous on you, and the addition of the heathery Miss Marple cape is perfect! The addition of a burst of citrus-y yellow is genius, you have the BEST collection of tights (hungry growler notwithstanding).
I can't resist blankets and padded coat hangers either, and a Helgatastic vinyl bag, in red? Yes please!
Love yooooou! xxxxx

beate grigutsch said...

hooray for capes!
love them myself - yours is a stunner!
xxxx

Melanie said...

Let me bask in your sunshine! Thanks for throwing some light in my timezone of fall shadows. Crap sewing is my specialty, although I don't think I made that particular frock. Your cape is gorgeous. Every detail is just right.

Lucy in the Sky said...

Oh I just love capes, I very much wish that I had one. The one you are wearing is fabulous, and I love that it is such a vibrant colour!

Carol said...

Oooh look at the sunshine!!
You are shining brightly, beautiful.

Vix said...

Nice foliage, darling!!!
Love that colour combo, you're not a woman you're a work of art. I love purple with yellow, its like an explosion in a jewellery box.
I do love a padded coat hanger and a bastard massive vinyl bag.
Funny, the only tolerable thing about this time of year is that I can wear my cape, too.
Love you! xxxxx

Renia said...

W pięknych kolorach dzisiaj jesteś:))śliczna torebka:))Pozdrawiam serdecznie:)))

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Yummy yummy dress!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

That cape is scrumptious and so are you :)

freckleface said...

Capetastic! You're like a superhero. Vintage Woman. Fighting blandness wherever you go. That colour combination of purple and citrus yellow is inspired. Please will you move to Nottingham? I need you to style me. Oh and by the way, I saw this post the other day, but didn't have time to comment, and I have been singing Adam And the Ants in my head ever since. That's a good thing, so thank you my lovely. Xxxxxxxx

ArgentGal said...

Capes are splendiferous! Peek a boo brassiere - ooo la la! I think showing just a little is way more sexy than putting it all out on display. Keep them guessing!

señora Allnut said...

love everything purple and shiny or purple and yellow or purple plaid!!, so I'm loving you head to toe in an almost crazy way, mwhahaha!!
And love particularly your cape!, purple plaid delight!!!
besos & purple

Catherine said...

I think i had that belt when i was a teenager! i love the purple and yellow look! i love how royal the purple looks in that dress, even if its badly made! haha

Oranges and Apples said...

love the sunny dress!

Trees said...

I need to find/make myself a cape or too! It is too warm for my big jacket (which also really needs to be binned - but I don't want to buy a new one in spring!) but too cool to not have a jacket!