Sunday, August 3, 2014

If you can't live without me, why aren't you dead yet?

I know.


May 

I wore: 
80s does 50s gingham frock - the fabulous Audrey Scarlett Vintage
1950s hat and modern cardigan - Op shopped
Everything else - Retail

He wore: 

1970s suit and bodyshirt - Op shopped 
Hat - His own 
Flower - Borrowed from me

W O R K
Everything op shopped 

W O R K 


I wore: 
Coat - Market 
Frock - Op shopped 
Tights, shoes and flower - Retail 
 Earrings - Gift from my Toy Boy 

O N   T H E   R O A D


I wore: 
1960s pants - Vintage store 
Scarf - Made it myself 
Everything else - Op shopped

S H A C K 

I wore: 
Poncho - Made it myself 
1970s Levi's deadstock overalls - Etsy 
Hat, flower and boots - Retail 

 S H O P P I N G

I wore: 
Zebra coat - Camberwell markets 
Velvet leggings - Middle of the night insomnia impulse purchase from hipster overpriced leggings retailer
Hat - Vintage store
Everything else - Retail 


Scored at my fave op shop: 
1950s German wall clock

Scored at crappy market: 1960s beaded bag


This was my view for a few days while my lover was in hospital, feeling quite losspital. 

But he's much better now.

Ha. Wide Ass Emergency. 

I couldn't have him hogging all the attention so I got sick too.


June...

Bought this fab crimplene maxi 

at my fave op shop...
Sorry for crappy phone pic.
Turned it into a mini

I am totally not food motivated. Being a coeliac, vegetarian with several stupid allergies, I eat the same few things every day. 


But we went out for my gorgeous friend's birthday dinner to an amazing restaurant who were happy to modify their dishes just for me... 


Honey and port baked fig, with ginger and butterscotch ice cream, spiced apple and flowers. Edible frickin flowers. Oh My Gawd, I died and went to heaven. Best thing I have ever eaten.


W O R K

I wore: 
Skirt - Purchased from beautiful Carli
Everything else retail or op shopped

W O R K

Everything retail or op shopped

W O R K
I wore: 
1960s frock - Estate auction (?) Had it forever
Favouritest earrings ever - Handmade by our Sue
Everything else retail or op shopped 

W O R K


I wore: 
Skirt, top and cardigan - Op shop
Everything else - Retail 

W O R K

I wore: 
1970s crocheted frock and 1980s velvet jacket - Op shopped 
Necklace - Another gift handmade by Suezapalooza
Everything else - Retail 

W O R K

I wore: 
1960s velvet skirt - Op shopped 
1970s leather jacket - Fossil Vintage 
Everything else - Retail 
Spot of toothpaste on skirt - Bonus

S H A C K


I wore: 
1970s caftan - Gift from gorgeous Carli
Floral headpiece - Made it myself a few years ago, 
under excellent instruction from Desiree


W O R K


1960s frock - Dear Gladys 
(happily recommend: excellent service and fast postage)
Everything else - Retail 

W O R K
I wore: 
1970s wool and sheepskin coat - Gift from a housesitting client
1970s body shirt and tie - Borrowed from the Toy Boy
Pants - Op shopped
Everything else - Retail 

 W O R K 
 I wore: 
FABULARSE psychedelic 1960s frock - Fossil Vintage
Everything else - Retail 

W O R K 

I wore: 
Everything Op shopped except 80s oversized pearls, 
which were a gift from a friend I've lost touch with 
and would love to hear from. In case you're out there. 

W O R K


I wore: 
Fab peachy frock - Enjoyit Vintage 
Everything else - Retail 

I chopped it because I'm in the mood for minis. 

What do you think? Are you horrified? 

JULY 

W O R K 
 I wore: 
1970s wool pants, electric blue kid gloves, cardigan - Op shopped 
Everything else - Retail


M A R K E T
I wore:
Ridiculous frock - Op shopped 
Everything else - Retail 


 Spunkarse wore: 
Kinkiest fabularse 1970s denim suit (!) - Fab vintage market 
Bodyshirt - Op shopped
Seersucker tie - Gift from the magnificent Catherine 
(Audrey Scarlett Vintage)
Chucks - Retail 
Hat - Can't even remember 

AND THEN WE MOVED HOUSE... 

Sigh 

It was sad but necessary. I've been living a gyspy life for many years and it was time to settle down (ish). We have packed up the shack and rented a lovely little place in Canberra. For the first time in years, I have all of my frocks with me! 
I am already getting very itchy feet so we are planning lots of roadtrip adventures in the Hiace of Spades.  

Recent new old furniture purchase...

W O R K
 I wore: 
Polka dot square dancing frock - Purchased from overrated vintage store in Melbourne with seriously shite customer service
Everything else - Retail or op shopped
Gigantic coffee cup - Gift from my awesome sister in law, Alice

W O R K
 I wore: 
Psychedelic nylon frock - Op shopped 
Everything else - Retail 

O U T   T O   S E E   A   B A N D
I wore: 
Magnificent late 60s frock - Audrey Scarlett Vintage 
(hacked within an inch of its life by me)
Boots and tights - Retail
Chutzpah - Middle age

W O R K
 I wore: 
Exquisite 1950s polka dot frock - Audrey Scarlett Vintage 

W O R K
 
 I wore: 
Orange poppies 1950s cotton dress - Fossil Vintage


C H A R I T Y   T R I V I A   N I G H T
 I wore: 
1950s Levis men's red gingham shirt - Audrey Scarlett Vintage
Everything else - Op shopped

 Toy Boy wore: 
1970s cowboy shirt - Can't remember
Hat - Borrowed from me

S A T U R D A Y

And that was kinda the last three months. 
What with sickness, moving house and work, we've been pretty stupid busy. 

I'm struggling with my lacklustre approach to blogging at the moment. I can't force it, and I just don't have the free time that I once had, but I can't let go of it either. 

So please forgive me if this is all too self indulgent and boring. And as always, please forgive my lack of comments on your blogs. I try to keep up with reading my favourites, but it's always in the wee small hours of the morning, when I get a spare five minutes, and I'd rather leave no comment than something vapid and meaningless. It doesn't mean that I'm not interested and madly in love with you. I promise I am.

I hope you're all well and happy, cutting your frocks to age-appropriate lengths and rocking the safety pants.

Sarah

xxx

Monday, May 5, 2014

April 2014: Even Post-Helgastock Cowgirls Get the Blues

The wretched-bastard post-Helgastock blues always hit me pretty hard.

We drove the long drive home... 

And I went back to work for three days...

Check out the super awesome colouring books my gorgeous gf Sanna gave  me: I LOOOOVE THEM! 


This was only one day but counts for two as you would be horrified to know that I wore this skirt TWO DAYS in a row! 

Then we went to the shack for another ten days. Because I needed a holiday to recover from my holiday.

There was Easter...

And I unpacked my AMAZING birthday gifts from Helga and G-Star: 
Handmade vintage bag, Virgin of Guadalupe candle, hand painted/glittered deer head hanger, groovy 1960s recipe book, Virgin of Guadalupe wall hanging thingy, gorgeous flamingo brooch, 1959 toadstool salt and pepper shakers (I know the year because it has a little handwritten sticker on the bottom!), fab blue belt, amazing 'Bouffant Beauties' book, THREE incredible enamel flower brooches (including that has MATCHING EARRINGS), a 1960s bathroom bag... plus (not pictured) an incredible 1970s halterneck maxi and jacket and a divine square dancing frock. 

SPOILT DIABOLICALLY ROTTEN!!! 







They also gave me this FANTASTIC 1970s letter holder... WHICH I ALREADY HAD! 
So now I have two, and according to the OCD 
in my head, THIS WILL NOT DO, so if you see another of these, please grab it for me. 
Isn't it amazing how well she knows my taste?!
Look how exquisitely the little toadstools go 
on the orange shelf in the kitchen...

And here's some porn for you... the Toy Boy cleaning the kitchen windows because I have NEVER done it. I am the laziest, most unapologetic domestic slattern ever.

He also gives amazing scalp massages...

And speaking of OH MY GOD THIS IS FRICKIN INCREDIBLE... I have been coveting a Gunne Sax maxi for about nine hundred years. Not only are they hideously expensive but they are very VERY rare in my size as they were designed for emaciated, drug fucked, whimsical hippy chicks with no breasts, called Willow or Basket or Clover-Twigface

So imagine my DISBELIEF when darling Claire gave me this treasure for my birthday...


An exquisite Gunne Sax original.


I almost fucking died from my own whimsy.


Have you recovered? Good. 




Here's a bit of religious nonsense 
I picked up in Melbourne...

And this mystery fur item was on the front lawn when we arrived. We think it's the easter bunny's tail. 

And to complete the easter trilogy of miracles, my neighbour was taking these two fab old cabinets to the tip, so I rescued them and they are now safely stored in my shed, where they will breed spiders and dust for the forseeable future. 


They had the original hardware stuffed in the drawers. 

And then my little gorgeous family 
came for a few days...



And we planted a lemon tree! 
And by 'we' I mean 'Toy Boy' 
planted a lemon tree while I faffed 
about, posing in the garden...

I get so excited when my outfit 
matches my house.

Work (and the first frost of the year)

Work  


Work
And that was April 2014. And a couple of days of May. Because I am wild like that. 

Sarah
xxx