19 August 2014

Ain't no beauty queens in this locality (I tell you)




So my G Star is out of his cast and into a moonboot.
It's so ugly I can't bear to take a photograph of it!
The tendon seems to have joined up already, so the doctor is pleased.

He's still on crutches and completely useless though!
Thank the heavens for wiiiiiiine............





Recent opshop finds include this lovely 50's Swedish made bowl, this nicely battered old camera case,


a heavenly tin tray and another tin for my collection,


plus this sweet Pyrex bowl with lid!


Frock:60's, Etsy
Beads-opshoppped
Beret-can't remember
Brooch-was on a purse someone gave me a few years back, when the purse died I took off the bow and hot glued a pin to the back
Tights-retail
Shoes-Trade Me
Coat-60's, opshopped
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Handbag-a knitting bag, opshopped

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09 August 2014

O, that I may imbibe from your lips the power of sleep tonight




Frock-made it myself with opshopped material years ago
Blouse-60's, opshopped
Coat-70's, a theatre sale
Tights-retail
Shoes-Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Handbag-60's, opshopped
Earrings-Vintage Pip
Bow-made it myself
Sunglasses-from my darling Sue
Brooch-60's? From my sweetheart Curtise





There's going to be some lame arse outfit pix using my gorilla pod and self timer for a little bit, as........



.............my G Star has managed to rupture his left Achilles tendon, rendering him useless fairly immobile for a time!
He was thrilled to be able to choose his favourite colour for the cast, which he has to wear for two weeks. This is followed by six weeks in a moon boot-gagging to see that!!
Then it's some kind of shoe lifts.
The downside is that I have to do all the housework.
For feck's sake.
It's bad enough that I am not a terribly good nurse ( I am trying very hard though); let alone having to do the most loathed things in my universe.......please send loads of healing wishes to save me from the drudgery!


In other news, I made a pit stop at the Meditteranean Warehouse.......


....tried to make sense of the random books and magazines piling up about the house.......


......we had a little cocktail bash........


I wore:
Frock-opshopped
Stole-no idea how old, a theatre sale
Belt-opshopped
Earrings-from lovely Tamera
Beads-60's, opshopped
Tights-retail
Silver sandals-opshopped
Headpiece-a piece of lace from a favourite friend, hot glued onto a clip



Naturally, there was a costume change into a square dance frock I recently got from Etsy....


...and some interpretive dance....(Malcolm is deliberately ignoring my skills; how rude....)


It's quite considerate that my frock goes with my tattoo!


We got a new couch and Peepers loves it....but she loves that blankie more....


I scored a spunky sifter!


We had some Winter sunshine...
I wore:
Frock-made it myself using a 70's sheet
Coat-60's, opshopped
Scarf-opshopped
Beret-Madame Butterflys, a local vintage shop
Sunglasses-Catch a Thief
Tights-retail
Shoes-retail sale



The sweetest knitting bag in the world!
(Opshopped)



I also opshopped these splendid old lady shoes.....

I believe my patient needs an enema some medication of the liquid variety.
Please excuse me.

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03 August 2014

A silver tongue for the chosen one, heavy magnum in your side




Sometimes...ok, a lot......I am a dork, and forget about marvellarse things in my "wardrobe"........such as this splendid frock I got at the last Helgastock!
WTF?!
That was April.....and it's now August......doh!
Does this happen to you?!
I do it all the tiiiiiiiime......serves me right for having so much clothing that my "wardrobe" is actually a room.
O well. It's not like anything I own cost a small fortune.
The least expensive frock I own was 10c, and the most expensive was $85..which was a rare treat for me.
Same goes for shoes.... (and handbags, gloves, coats....you get the picture.....)
I rarely buy new (hate wearing in new shoes!), so 98% of my shoes are secondhand, and mostly cost under $20.
I do so love having lots to choose from, although I do get overwhelmed by the choice from time to time!
(That's when G comes in!)



Frock-50's, from darling Andrea of Enjoyit Clothing at Camberwell Markets
( a big thrust in your direction, lovely!)
Coat-70's orgasmic, opshopped
Tights and 60's sunglasses-from my sistercousinwifey ages ago!
Scarf-opshopped
Hat-a market
Handbag-70's tooled love, opshopped
Necklace-60's, opshopped
Shoes- from my friend Nix




I've put a bastard massive hole in these tights now.
Amazingly, despite how sheer they are, and the odd musky pinky colour, I have had oodles of wear out of them!
They've been a surprisingly useful colour, too, dammit.
Arse.



Isn't that blue, blue sky delightful!
We're having a funny little warmish snap......it's just divoon....I have been gagging for some good gin weather.
Gin and tonic just doesn't feel  right when it's cold.

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