Friday, December 28, 2012

She kept her motor clean

Behold the gate of glory as she is about to be seriously hacked. I do love an overgrown rambly bit of whimsy but unfortunately the wisteria and jasmine are doing some damage and must come down. 


I have been living in my beautiful 1970s Mark Warren dress, which was a gift from my sistah from another mistah, Dee

It's flowy, comfy, hides any multitude of magnificent sins and no need for undies: win, win, win!

In more interesting, non underwear-related  news...

Parcels! 

I received this parcel from darling Em a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time in my life I followed instructions and waited for xmas to open it. Grown up!

She sent me a gorgeous handmade card and this beautiful 1970s wrap skirt, embroidered with my favourite colours...

And this splendid 1950s Italian ceramic burro for my collection. He was unfortunately decapitated on arrival, but a bit of hot glue and he's a happy ass again. 

And I received a delightful parcel from dearheart Leisa. She has been selling off some of her fabularse vintage frock collection and I bought one frock PLUS she sent me another bonus frock, plus a vintage crocheted cushion cover, a divine kaftan pattern, some groovy jewellery and a 1974 crochet book, all wrapped up in a fab vintage pillow slip. 
Q: How spoilt am I?!  A: Very.


I think this pattern is this dress, without the ruffle... what do you think? I think I have ruffle envy.


The crochet book has some AMAZING treasures in it. This pattern caught my eye so I immediately raced to the expensive/exquisite yarn store and picked up... 

Seven different colours... 
STRIPES! 

And in case you missed this bit of amazingness from a few weeks ago... check out the December issue of Vogoff.

Life/style magazine for people 
who don't give a flying feck!
VOGOFF December 2012


Sarah
xxx

37 comments:

cb said...

If missed your blog and your amazing outfits! You look hit in that number! I love the colors with your black hair too. Hope you had a great holiday!!!
Xo,cb

Connie said...

Nothing like a caftan to make a girl feel FREEE..let the wind blow. wheee...You look beautiful. And I must thank you for reminding me to disable my commenty gobbledy gook. I've been meaning to do it for some time but I am rahther lazy. No need to send chocolate but I will accept the Love <3
Connie*

Trees said...

I'm sorry to hear you're greenery must go - it is so lovely!! But I guess when its got to go - its got to go. I love that kaftan too and that pattern is basically the best thing ever - except for Vogoff, which is clearly the most awesome thing in the world ever ;)

Carina Rosenholm said...

Love your new patterns! The crochet one is divane - maybe i could try to make one my self someday insted of a blanket .

Sacramento Amate said...

I love the sleeves of that wonderful kaftan dress, and this is a post to droolis over.
great all of you in the magazine, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Melanie said...

Your beach photos always leave me breathless, well, um, and your woods photos, and, okay, your garden photos... I'm catching up - but why oh why can't the world just wait a sec and stop spinning so it can catch up to me, I ask you?!
The dress so unbound and flowy and with bare feet and blue toes. Such lovely gifts and warmth of family in that love shack. Say Hi to Hetti for me - maybe she can slow down the world for me with physics.

The Grande Dame said...

Can't wait to see your beautiful crochet! What a lucky duck you are. The maxi dress does indeed look like the pattern - so comfy and so stylish! Always love love LOVE seeing you so relaxed and happy in a garment like this. It's clear you've had a marvellous Christmas - I wish you a new year of peace and serenity such as this gorgeous blue dress brings you. xxx

pastcaring said...

So alas the bush must be hacke(en)ed, that's a shame. We had to do the same with the creeper on the back of our house before it destroyed the brickwork... Still, final opportunities for gorgeous posing, you darling hippy chick, love the stripey kaftan, it needs no ruffle to be gloriarse!
What lovely gifts, and aren't you good for waiting? Can't wait to see the wrap skirt from Em, and the frocks from Leisa. A rainbow striped crochet dress? Yes please! Keep this one folded so it doesn't grow into a maxi!
Since you have reminded me, I shall pop back to perv at hottie Hettie's arse. You, and she, are most welcome to shake me all night long!
LOVE! xxxxxxxxxxxx

Marla Robinson said...

I love that beautiful dress. It looks so comfortable yet stylish. The crochet dress looks so nice. I always wanted to learn how to sew and crochet but never did. Can't wait to see your creation.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

That a bit twilight zone-ish....that pattern looks just like the frock from Dee, except for the frills! I know without a doubt that the crochet book found the right home. I did have a major giggle at some of the kiddy outfits. Looking forward to seeing the frocks & that skirt on you. Xx

Style Sud-Est said...

Yes nice dress you look so free and confortable!

Emalina said...

Looking so beautiful in that kaftan dress Sarah, the colours are wonderful you and I love the easy, sexy floaty style. Are you sure you want to cut the greenery away from the gate? It's looking most picaresque as it is!

grunge-queen said...

Gorgeous dress, very beachy chic. I kinda like the ruffle too - it's so girly, yet not overdone. Lovely gifties and so glad the ass's head is now intact! That crochet dress sounds super sexy. Xoxo

Lyosha said...

first of all the dress is totally dreamy! I wish I had one myself.
and vogueoff issue is amazing

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

pastcaring said...

Hacked. Hack(en)ed. why don't my fingers tpye corertcly? I ma a idoit. xxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

can't wait for the next issue of Vogoff! Looking fabulous, any dress which decreases the need for underwear is fantastic. Oh the delicious stripes and it is the same as the other dress. Make another one, with ruffles. Can't wait to see the delicious crochet dress too xxxx

edie pop said...

I love this post full of amazing presents and kaftans, I had exactly the same impression that the ones on the pattern are the same dress as the one you are wearing, I'd love to make one for me (the white one is wonderful) especially if you can wear it without underwear!
Em's skirt seems so beautiful,those colours! Can't wait to see you wearing it and I can't wait to see your crochet work finished!
Love you more than hot glue!
xxxxxx

karensomethingorother said...

Stripes! Oh clever Sarah, I knew she'd come through with an awesome idea. Can't wait to see the finished product. You look lovely in your flowy gown under the overgrown foliage.

Vix said...

So that's why my house is falling down, I've let my bush go wild! Bugger me.
Love that kaftan and a frilled trim would be the icing on the cake. The parcels of joy rock my world. Lets see that burro with the rest of the herd/tribe/whatever a gang of asses are called...
Make that glorious crochet frock as a cropped top, it'll grow to fit!
Love you more than wisteria! xxx

Vintage Coconut said...

*It's a shame vines are so pretty but tend to wreck things. We have the same problem here along our fence. A pretty vine but these nasty little bugs like to live in it because it's shady and cool.* We will have to kill the darn thing this spring, before our neighbor who shares the fence gets mad. *lol*
Love your kaftan. I am glad you fixed the poor burro. *hehe*

Mary Lou said...

gorgeous you remind me here of talitha getty ;)
absolutely beautiful, also without ruffles, no need to have envy;) and i want to see that fabulous wrap skirt on you!!!!
love and kiss,mary

Mrs. D said...

Lovely stuff you got in the post!
that dress seems perfect for hot weather- the no knickers option is great. I should do that more often.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

I'm very jealous! That dress looks so comfy!

Stacey said...

Ah, that dress is divine! You are looking like such a goddess, all relaxed & long hair flowing & gorgeous coloured frocks (but then, you always look like a goddess to me).

I can't wait to see your crochet project start coming together! It is going to be incredible in those colours!

Helga! said...

I have that pattern, somehwere, ina way too small for me size! Yup, I reckon it's your frock of divoon comfort!
Ah,that's the trouble with viney creppery things, they do tend to take over and get a bit rambunctious! Shame, as they are so pretty, but they do bounce back rather well!
So much glory, and not just the gate,my darling!!! Yay for another fabularse burrito for the family!!!
Love you more than not wearing panties!
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menopauselsupermodel said...

You must have been a very good girl!!! Such wonderful goodies!!! Your crochet dress will be amazing!!!

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

I thought your Vogoff pic was SO gorgeous, very classy too! Happy New Year to you, I hope you had a grand holiday and some lovely time off! XXX

CityScape Skybaby said...

The pattern is just like your dress Sarah, I guess that's a good excuse to make lots and lots of them to waft about in. Sad you have to cut all the vines back but hopefully they'll grow back, probably faster than you want as then you'll have to trim it again. I love the new addition to your little burro collection, you got loads of lovely prezzies! Hope you have a great New Year Sarah. xx

Ivy Black said...

Ahoy there, kaftan queen. I love a nice bit of overgrown foliage to lurk in. But if it's Triffid, it needs a trim I suppose.
And thank snerk for hot glue. I'm glad he's there with a cactus in his cart, poor little beheaded bugger.
You are bleedin' gorgeous, by the way....always room on my sofa for you.
xxxxxxxx

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Hi Sarah - I found you via a comment you left on Sacaramento's blog... so glad I found you! I love your free style and you're one gorgeous lady (your hair is beautiful)!!!

This dress is the biz, and you've made me want to raid my mum's old dressmaking patterns... she had some real vintage beauties. I haven't looked at them for years so I reckon there's some corkers!

Am now following you on Bloglovin... keep coming with all your summery posts, it will warm me up in cold and wet England ;)

Catherine x
http://notdressedaslamb.com

Linda Wolf said...

Oh, Sarah! You look so lovely and relaxed. Can see how you would be enjoying that beautiful caftan. And that nail color just makes it all work so beautifully.

Great goodies from your friend! I need that caftan pattern! I have a blue and purple striped sari that I've been wondering what to do with and your outfit has inspired me.

How fantastic that you crochet. Picked up a few vintage patterns myself recently. Haven't crocheted in decades but thought I'd try again. The yarn colors you chose are so yummy! You have such an incredible eye for color. Looking forward to seeing you in your new dress. :)

Krista said...

Ruffle envy your funny :) Em has really hooked you up that skirt looks so tasty please wear it soon! I also love her card. Happy New Year!!!
XXOO

Joni said...

These flowing Goddess like gowns look so great on you. They celebrate your spiritual side, your soul! You look like you feel great in them too. When I die, will you greet me at a brambly gate looking like this? With a beach and lapping waves calling from a distance. ;)
Can't wait!! LOL

Forest City Fashionista said...

You suit those flowy caftans better than anyone I've seen - on you they look gorgeously chic! They are comfy and are perfect for letting everything "breathe" :)

Did you ever get the little package I sent you in early December? I'm a little worried it got lost in the Xmas mail mess...

Truly Madly Beauty said...

So happy to finally have grabbed some time to catch up on your blog lovely Sarah! I'm having serious kaftan envy! They suit you to perfection! (Love the VOGOFF article!)

Aysh xoxo

Krista said...

So much to adore and want for my very own in this post! I love your romp in the hay look best ,meow! I want to live in your closet! It has been so wonderful having all you ladies in my life. I hope 2013 brings us more adventure and pretty frocks!
Happy new year dear!
Xxxooo

Kelly Wayne said...

Oh I love that kaftan!!! I was a recent recipient of some goodies from Leisa too, I purchased a couple of dresses and they are divine!! I'm just about to head back to see if there are any more. She is a wonderful woman and I love her blogs - glad I've come across you also, looking forward to reading about your vintage adventures! Kel xxx www.yougotthatatanopshop.com