26 October 2012

Their eyes are wide and their love is pure



I went for a Double Floral Friday....
It only seemed fitting, in light of Sarah's floral themed week, to finish it off with a double whammy.
Frock-Two Squirrels sale
50's coat and tights-from Jumble Queen Vix
Cardi-opshopped
Shoes-Trade Me
70's patchwork handbag-opshopped (I've had this forever! I don't think it's ever made a blog appearance before!
Sunglasses-opshopped
Jewellery-gift from G last birthday


I had a little luck at an opshop on the way home.
Pickings have been slim lately, but today I found a pair of retro saucepans, a 60's furry beret, a nylontastic 60's bedcape (this'll make a great pattern for future little capes) and a longish pleated blue frock. I'll need to take it up and hopefully not loose the flippy hem.


Beret label love.

Tonight G and I are off to his primary school anniversary or reunion or something like that....
I so wanted to go to my class of 82 reunion last month, but we couldn't afford it, so I'll have to make do with G's!
We have no idea what to expect, but we're gonna make a fun night of it, whatever the case....
If in doubt, get plastered, I always say.
Have a splendid Friday, darlings!

X

32 comments:

Melanie said...

If there were a movie about this post I would call it Attack of the Floral Maiden. Gorgeous everything, especially those legs. Drinking to excess always has references to trades like getting plastered or hammered. Why is that? Why not get tutu-ed or nyloned?

Dashfield Vintage said...

Class of 82?? Wowza that's the year little old me was born! I am theoretically the class of 2000 but I didn't finish High School and wouldn't have any particular desire to go to a High School reunion. Primary school on the other hand was a dream, I would love to see everybody again from back then (well actually I am still very close friends with a couple of girls). Love your bright, Spring outfit!
x

OP SHOP MAMA said...

A reunion - by jingoes those are bloody hilarious! Well for the class member they would be.. Get plastered and look spectacular.

Love the hexagonal bag. x

WendyB said...

Those tights! Love!

Veshoevius said...

The jacket! The bag! The tights! This outfit is floral heaven! And that pink fluffy beret is so cute!

Vix said...

Can't believe you haven't shared that bag with us before, you sneaky minx!
I'd call that a floral finale to end all floral finales and that necklace is just fabularse.
The op-shop pickings may be slim but at least their quality ones. The sweet bed cape and Kangol hat especially!
Get plastered, darling. I intend to!
Lov ya! xxxxx

bonsaimum said...

That coat is to die for. Heart palpatations looking at those shoes.

c... said...

Reunions are fun ! All in on the floweers ! like it !
Have a great weekend !

Trudie said...

Looking fabulously floral on a Friday.
Loving the patchwork bag. Your op shop scores are sweet, but since its floral week I can't go past the saucepans.

edie pop said...

Primary school reunion:I'm curious about it!I'm used to weird situations here, I often spend my weekends with people very different from me and it's not always amusing, but I share your rule of being plastered if annoyed!You are a walking artwork in these photos!!The clashing floral patterns are fabulous! I adore your finds too, especially the blue frock and the cape, I can already imagine the tons of capes you are going to sew: Capelicious!!!
Have a wonderful weekend
Love xxxxxx

Perdita said...

Oh wow, I have a coat very like that in pink! Too cold for it now in the UK though.

That bag is amazing... how could you keep it from us for so long?

Krista said...

Oh I can't to here about his reunion, my best guess is that no couple will look as fabulous as you! I love this floral outfit especially those tights, yummy! I also know that new blue dress will look killer on you and I love the pink bits- of course:). Had dinner at the Observatory last week and thought fondly of you and G. I realized I take everyone I love most there- now that place holds some fantastic memories. Have fun tonight:) don't behave either!
Xxoo

Joni said...

A breath of fresh air my dear. And that beret is really fabulous. I don't believe I've seen a Kangol hat anything like that one. Very special find I'd say.
Have a fantastic weekend!

Lucy Nation said...

You rock those clashing florals like no other. Even your new thrifted saucepans are joining in! LOVE them btw, me want! As usual, I love the post title. Made me smile. Enjoy the reunion. A spot of Bombay Saph can make anything seem fun xxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

That bag is gorgeous and I love the shot of your tights and shoes, they go as if they were made for each other. I've never been to a school reunion but I hope you have a great time at G's. Great charity shop finds, I'd love a set of pans like that, another holy grail for my list of things to track down. xx

Maria said...

floral heaven - i have been on a hunt for floral tights (why no florals in xl gahh)enjoy the reunion, i have been to one and found it most interesting x

thorne garnet said...

that hat is sweet. With the blue dress, I'd try shorting it where the skirt is attached to the top. That hem is going to be real tricky

MistressCatgirl said...

Love it! The purse is totally awesome too. I love the hat and little capelet. I've been wanting to make a bed jacket lately. Maybe I will.
We missed our 10 year high school reunion but it's not that big a deal for us. In the US people only go to their reunions to brag and boast about themselves and their lives. Pass. We don't need others making us feel inadequate.

Hayley Rose said...

totally in love with those tights oh your such a fab dresser! been meaning to ask you whats opshop? is that like charity/thrift shops? :) x

Penny-Rose said...

Hi Helga, you look dreamy in this floral combo, and the bag, oh the bag is just so lovely. Hope you have a great weekend.

Franca said...

somehow this feels like an unsual look for you - not sure why! Looks fab though!

Renia said...

Beautiful! Amazing shoes and tights! Kisses x x x

Pretty Little Pictures said...

I love your coat SO MUCH! And those shoes, well, there isn't really much to say is there - CUTE!

Trees said...

Have a blast at G's school reunion - I'm sure you'll be the most FABULOUS couple there!

I've started developing a wee obsession with patchwork of late and LOVE that bag.

audrey said...

Ms Helga, your personal style is like a (wildly retro patterned) ray of sunshine. <3

Terri said...

primary school reunion? What does one wear to an event like that?

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy Floral Amazingness!!! You are EXQUISITE darling! The floral coat is DIVAAAHHHN and the frock is splendid and I would MARRY that patchwork bag if it were legal! Tell us all about the reunion - was it hilarious? Did you get splerlonkered? Thanks for joining in for the finale of Floral Week. Love you more than fishnets! Sarah xxx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Again with the superior tights and shoes! I adore the wee lacy trim on your aqua frock (and now I will be repeating "aqua frock" all day - aqua frock! aqua frock!), and admire your mauve beret score - nice!

Hope the reunion was fun, sorry you had to miss the other.

pastcaring said...

A beautiful floral fantasy! I adore those tights and shoes, and that bag is a delight! Lovely finds, can't wait to see you in that frock and your Kangol hat! xxxx

Devil made in Heaven said...

You are really making my day with this outfit. Overhere it is dark and raining, but you bring a bit of sun in my house. :) Love the colorfull flowers.
The saucepans are gorgeous. So is the rest of your findings.
xx :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I love this floral overload!! You look frickin amazing. All the patterns and the raspberry mary janes - delicious. If you like Kangol hats, I'll keep an eye out here for some, I see them a lot in the charity shops, not all in the delicious sorbet colour - hmmm two deliciouses? It's getting near lunchtime xxxx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

This whole outfit excites me, especially the bag! I love it!