We are all of us in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars

It was a little bit of gingham and sparkley ric rac for Friday's frocking up!
There are no words for how fabularse gingham is.
I just need a whole lot more of it in my life, dammit.

Frock-70's square dance, Etsy
Belt-70's tooled leather, opshopped
Jacket-70's, cropped by moi, opshopped
Handbag-70's tooled leather, gift from G a few birthdays back
Shoes-Trade Me
Headpiece-gift from Amy
Necklaces-top one, Wasteland, San Francisco, bottom one, Kensington Markets, London, 1989

A little teensy bit of opshopping was done after work on Friday, the 70's plate will be our new nachos platter (broke the last one), an Agee Pyrex dish, some sweet little forks, little dishes for jewellery, plastic 60's beads, a 60's turquoise cardi and a modern white top making a nice little haul.

Thursday was G's birthday, so we took the afternoon off and carted his crippled ass on down to Mexicanos, a favourite bar of ours.
I had that whole jug of sparkling sangria to myself, plus a few blood orange margaritas!
Not sure what time we staggered out of there, but we enjoyed some delicious tacos as well as a lotta good drinkies!

The beautiful birthday boy!

I don't know what it is about the combination of booze and cripple toilets, but it always causes G and I to behave in a most unseemly manner....

Great design on the wall though!



Misfits Vintage said...

Haaaa! You are, as alway, correct. There are no words to describe the fabulousness of gingha! So glad G had such a lovely birthday and my gourd, what I wouldn't give to faff about in the loo wit you! !! Love yer like cheese xxxxx

thorne garnet said...

Happy Birthday, G. That bathroom is too much!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Just think, we were both in London in 1989! Gawwwwwwd the possibilities!! Gingham is the shizzle and you need all the gingham you flippin' gorgeous woman you!! Happy bidet G! xoxoxoxoox

Carol said...

You two are so much fun!
Happy birthday, G!
That blue and the brown look absolutely fantastic all together.
Have a wonderful week, Helga.

Beth Waltz said...

What a fascinating combination of textures in brown you've assembled to encircle this pretty blue gingham dress! The necklaces were designed for each other, the cropped jacket has been customized for your *ahem* best features, Helga, the bag is strong yet feminine, and the shoes are exactly the proper base for your length of skirt, with tights. Brava!

Happy birthday wishes to G! Congratulations on seeing stars!

Sue said...

Happy birthday to lovely G firstly, he looks so pleased with himself for a birthday boy. Toilet shenanigans are always fun, especially if you are involved. Gingham will be on my hit list to find for you on TM and up here in our op shops now.

ArgentGal said...

You're cracking me up with the bathroom shenanigans. Ah, gingham. It is indeed a lovely thing. And those shoes - swoon! Fabulous as always!

Goody said...

Happy Birthday, G.

My boys have been snapping photographs of interesting urinals for me-I don't know why. Maybe they think I've never seen one? Anyway, we have a photo series now.

Gingham is a wonderful fabric-makes me think of picnics and who doesn't love a picnic? Your custom-cropped jackets are great. I don't think I've seen this one before. You have a good eye for what will work. Your hair looks incredible down like that. Long hair is a pain, but just look at that mane of yours. Roar!

Fiona said...

Super op shop haul love. But even better the sangria and margaritas...now you're talking!
Cavorting in the khazi, whatever next! Groovy wall art.

Citizen Rosebud said...

Happy birthday to G!

beate grigutsch said...

you wear my fav color combo today - pale blue and browns! and how gorgeous!
happy birthday to your beautiful man!
my own is much to shy for funny toilet shoots :-)

sister outlaws said...

Your the star I'm looking at from my gutter. Will you be a guest frocker for frocktoberfest?? email me at gregandaudrey@hotmail.com if you can. It will be frockfabularse!

Curtise said...

Looking gorgeous in gingham, my darling! Always a joy when you let those luscious locks down - but then I don't think either you or G need ANY encouragement to let your hair down, do you?! Love your expression in the photo with the jug of sangria, G looks delicious in his close-up, and then it's all downhill in the disabled loo, you naughty pair!
Nice little haul from the op shops - the pattern on that platter reminds me of Kathie Winkle's designs (great name!)
Love you, and a belated happy birthday to the G-Star! xxxx

Shawna McComber said...

I'm like Curtise and enjoy it when I open your post and see you've got your hair down. I love your unique style and sense of humour and photos of you and G out eating and drinking! So awesome. Happy Birthday G! That's a whole lotta sexy in the toilet.

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Sex in the toilets! I hope you weren't thrown out by the management after that.

LOVE the floral head band and your hair down.


Vix said...

Happy belated birthday to the G man! I'm thrilled to hear that he celebrated in style! Fan-fecking-tastic.
There are plenty of words to describe both of your outfits but they involve lots of explanations and gratuitous swearing as they are both drop dead wonderful.
Love you! xxxxx

Connie said...

It is a fact that square dancing dresses are one of the best inventions ever but you take it to a whole new level. So beautiful and worth breaking another nacho dish over! Happy Birthday celebration!!!!

Sheila said...

LOL, you guys are awesome! I love the loo pics. I would also have drunk that whole pitcher of sangria! Happy Birthday, G, my fellow Libra!

freckleface said...

There are no words for how fabularse you are!! So then, put you in gingham and I just don't know which superlative to use. You might need to make up a new word for me. I love the look on your face in that picture where you're holding your big jug of goodness ;) which you are NOT going to share!! Happy birthday to your lovely man. Oh what sauce in the toilet, you mischievous pair! Xxxxxxxx

Krista Gassib said...

Happy Birthday G I'm glad to hear and see that you both got good and liquored up! That whole pitcher, why I would have been spanking G and singing with you!
Your hair down brings out the Goddess every time and to have her dress in gingham is sublime! I have a weakness for it myself and always try it on. The leather bag makes me wanna trade Peetee, come on, want him :)

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

Hot times in the bathroom!! Happy belated birthday to Mr. G!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Happy Birthday G-Star. Glorious gingham, I love you AND square dance frocks! Xx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Sending some Happy belated Birthday Wishes to G. It looks like his hobbled state has not affected his ability to enjoy some birthday nonsense.

You have become my personal queen of the Square Dancing Dresses - I've never seen anyone rock them like you do. It looks very natural for you to have a pitcher of sangria in your hand ;)

seƱora Allnut said...

love you posing in the bathroom after some sparkling sangria and margaritas!, mwahahah
glad you've enjoyed G's birthday as it deserves! best wishes for G and cheers!

Catherine said...

tee hee hee! what cheek you two have! At least the toilet is well decorated!
And yes! pip pip for gingham. I wish i had more of it to wear!

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! It looks like quite the celebration. A happy belated birthday to your beloved G!

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