Saturday, February 9, 2013

We were young, and no one could tell us we were wrong

One of yesterday's incredible op shop finds: 
1960s shantung maxi with beautiful beading... 
just perfect for some nonsense.


Here's my friend Jane and my sister in law Alice. 
Two more understated, poised and elegant ladies you could never hope to meet...



Faffing about in Alice's backyard after several 
'mango and passionfruit daiquaritas' 
(that's what they were called, according to Alice)

Glamour!

Sophistication!

Of course, I am always above such shenanigans...


 Then we headed off to 1980s karaoke, where we lived on prayers, shook all night long, turned around bright eyes, were super freaks, love shacked and I can't remember what else. But oh my gerd it was such a fun night I woke up with a limp, no voice and achey cheeks from laughing. I'm the eye of the tiger of winningness! 

Exhibit A: some blurry phone pics.


Happy weekend you guys... 
hope you're having half as much fun as I am! 

Sarah 
xxx

50 comments:

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

And your hair looked beautiful! Atomic!

Trees said...

Dresses like that are the reason I love op shopping - its amazing! So pretty. Also your friends are awesome, I want to come and party with you!!! It looks like an absolute blast.

Ofelia said...

I'm having fun just reading and looking at the moving photos!
You look beautiful in the shantung maxi, the color is amazing!

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

That dress is divooon! So glad you had a wonderful time! Still blizzarding here... maybe if we get bored enough we'll have a fastion show (minus feetie pajama's boys skull robe & monkey slippers... oh what the hell I love monkeys maybe I'll keep those on!) Have a lovely funtastic weekend! XXX

Janice Tutone said...

What fun! Love the maxi! X

Carina Rosenholm said...

Wow - what fun! Great dress!

Sue said...

Hot pink and orange! I so love that combo. You three girls look as tho you were having a grand time, as you should, all gorgeous and fun lovin'.

Joni said...

This one wins the prize for the post with the most fun!! Jeez, I can't tell you how many times I've stared at this over and over. I can almost hear you!

Dawn (Sassy) said...

OMG! This is the coolest post ever!

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Dawn

JG Ruddock said...

I have literally just spent the day thinking, 'what did we do before gifs?!' and here you are GIF-fing like a QUEEN!

Fantastico! xo

Lucys Lounge said...

it's 8.30 am in Ireland. i'm having a little nosey at blogger before I start the day and you know what my word for today is FUN. thanks for reminding me. you hit the jackpot with that dress, what a find. xxlucy

Sacramento Amate said...

Great fun and gorgeous frocks girls.
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freckleface said...

You're lucky I don't live near you. I'd be hanging round your wardrobe like a bad smell begging to borrow your clothes all the time.

I'm so in love with that dress. It looks perfect on you.

Love the back garden boogying. Their expressions are priceless. xxx

Luna Tiger said...

OMG I love your friends ! I'd like to party with all of you, it would be so fun !!!
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Mrs. D said...

This post really made me smile- looks like a lot of fun was had!!!
I'd come along the next time if I was closer heheh.
The dress is ab fab!

Marla Robinson said...

Ha! Love the dancing!! Great dress you found. That's a wonderful color on you.

Helen Le Caplain said...

That dress is stunning, I love the colour and the detail round the neckline.

You ladies look like fun to hang around with - can I come on karaoke nights out?! :P

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Lynne DeVenny said...

Insanely jealous of your night out. As a child of the 80s, I still think it's the decade of the best dance music evah.

All y'all look extremely gorgeous. The mugging shots made me smile.

Fashion art and other fancies said...

This sounds like quite the party - girls dancing, enjoying, laughing.

Frocktasia said...

Looks like you funky chicks had a hoot and a half!
I did some waitressing in a karaoke bar many moons ago, it was hilarious but some of the punters took it way too seriously; handbags at dawn stylee).
Every Friday they had a competition with a £50 cash prize and on that night all the stars came out...we had white Whitney, flat-chested Dolly, shaky hands Elvis (very nervous but a great voice) and Franco (his actual name) Sinatra.
Love your gifs, the gurning & posing is muchly impressive.
Frigging stunning dress, the colour is awesome and you look perfectly lovely.
Lot's of love,
Jennie...xXx

thorne garnet said...

What a hoot. Love the dancing rose bush.

Bohemian said...

About as much Fun as one can have without being Arrested I presume? *Winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

edie pop said...

Shatoooong!!! You are the gif-ted queen of my heart!!I'm spending my weekend at home but I felt the happiness came out from your photos and I really have been there shaking my 'derriere' with you and your beautiful friends and singing aloud to 80's karaoke!!
You girls made my Saturday!
I really can't describe how fun and cool is this post!!

I love you more than Nonsense!!!
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PinkCheetahVintage said...

Amazing dress!!!! What a fun night-- those gifs are great!!
Kind of jealous of all the girlie fun...
Becky :)

Val Sparkle said...

Love your animations, and your gorgeous dress! It's obvious you had a great time (mango daiquiris - yum!!), and so good you woke up in your own home and not in jail. With friends like that, who needs men? Well, men are useful for something or other.

Melanie said...

Your new dress fits perfectly. This weekend I'll probably have point 1 percent of the fun you're having - but it can't be helped. I'll throw my extra shares your way. So it's your duty to use them wisely (frivolously) with your awesome friends!

Trudie said...

What utterly hiliarous and fabulous shenanigans you look to of had. Lets face it 1980's music especially the power ballads were made for crazy karaoke nights. What better way to have such wonderful fun looking that fabulous too.

Krista Gassib said...

Look at you hot bunch of wenches! The drinks sound tasty and you all look scrumptious! I adore your new pink dress, so sexy mama! I can only imagine the trouble you ladies cause!
Xxoo

daiseedeb said...

Faaaaantabuloustic dress! Perfect on you!
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Helga! said...

ErmaGERD!!! I knew I was going to weep over the beauty of that frock!!!
It's fecking ORGASMICALLY GORGEOUS!!!
Jaysus I wish Id been there for such a fun night!!! The gifs are too splendid, and sum up the loony energy perfectly!
The hairpiece flirted up the frockage like a dream.I'm SO jealous! JEALARSE!!!
Wah!
You woke up with a limp?! Hell, yes, you had a grand night indeed!!!
Huzzah!
Love you more than shantang and beading and screeching maniacally!!
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Mariela said...

Wow that dress is gorgeous! Love the color on you.
What great fun y'all must have had.

pastcaring said...

How fucking dare you have all the fun without ME?!
Oh alright, you're allowed. Cos I love you, I'm prepared to let you see other people. For drinks, and booty shaking and 80s karaoke. But I can't say I'm not feeling a pang or two of jealousy...
Luckily Jane and Alice are completely suitable company for a bonkers evening - look at those hilariarse gifs! The one where Jane is staring at your boobs while you and Alice bump behinds is my fave.
That 60s frock is an absolute beauty, can you believe you found something so completely stunning in an op shop? Isn't it perfection?
Jane is an early contender for Face Puller of the Year, Alice is the hottest mama in town in that blue skirt (what a great bum she has!) and as for you, my darling, I'm trapped by your love, and I'm chained to your side.
Love! xxxxx

Connie said...

Oh what would we do without our Girlfs??!!

look see said...

These are just freaking awesome. Love it to bits! xx

Ivy Black said...

Look at all the fun oozing from this post! You all bloody rock and are gawjuss. An dthat is one fuck of a hot pink frock.
Luuuurrrrveee.
xxxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I really want to come to karaoke with you. I love these mental gifs.... Jane in particular has a great face, I love her hair too! That dress is totally gorgeous, what a find! Loves you! xxxx

shooting star said...

girls night is always fun haa!!!


your images brought a smile to my face :)

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Vintage Coconut said...

*HHEHEEH* I could not stop laughing while looking at this post. I love the GIFS!!
You three must have attracted a ton of attention.
You look absolutely GORGEOUS in that dress 'MEEEEEEEE'OWWWWWW'

Teresa said...

You're awesome and that pink maxi is amazing!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

It looks like you had a swell time! I am smiling because of the .GIFs. Wonderful!

delia hornbook said...

You all look gorgeous ;-) Life is so much about having fun live it, love it, rock it. dee xx

Vix said...

Skillz! Love your wigglin' arses and that divine maxi with orange jellies, just the thing for disco dancing in the yard! You all look fabulous, I wish I could have played.
Love you more than cocktails. xxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

Ooh those gifs are the funniest thing I've seen in a long time, you three should make a film now! It would be like a Muriel's wedding/Priscilla Queen of the Desert spectacular, and they are two of my favourite films ever. xx

Forest City Fashionista said...

That is a whole lotta shakin' goin' on in your backyard! What a a gorgeous fuschia frock you found. I think Jane wins the prize for having the most rubbery face. I am a bit envious of your uber-fun weekend as I had a very quiet one. We need to develop a teleporter in our spare time so we can hang out together - the next roller derby game is March 1st, see what you can come up with between now and then ;)

OP SHOP MAMA said...

You're a gif-meister, as well as being such a dang sexy-arse!!!

Love all that wiggle jiggling. x

karensomethingorother said...

HOW THE FROCK DID I MISS THIS POST?!? I'm pissed at myself. Bad karen! BAD! I think I know where I'll be spending most of my time tomorrow: makeagif.com. I almost feel whorenay with excitement. Anyhow, all of you ladies look so fun and gorgeous. I feel jealous. I want to be there shimmying and Cold Chiseling my way into the memory books. Yes, that was my lame attempt at humour. Me so tired.

Style Sud-Est said...

What a wonderful find! I wish i could find something like that that fits me
You look girls like you had lots of fun
Good to be crazy!

Ariane xxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Mwahaha,you are the gif queens! Giffers? No, that doesn't sound complimentary. Who's the best warbler?
x

Stacey said...

THESE GIFS JUST MADE MY DAY! Sitting at home with a newborn means that my days are a little devoid of fabularseness right now - luckily for me I know I can always get my fix right here.

Truly Madly Beauty said...

Bwahaha! This is amaaaaazing! You all are simply fabularse! Looks like you had an absolutely fab time! Only wish I could hop on a plane & come over to party with y'all!

Aysh xox