Described you clearly, but the sky began to fall





I'm having quite the case of fizzy brain this week.
This occurs when I am obsessing over things........such as knowing I need to get organised and pack for a few days away, wanting to buy 14 squillion square dance frocks (my current passion) and trying to rein myself in, getting down with a Mexican cooking frenzy followed by watching Rick Stein in Asia and then needing to have a Thai cooking frenzy as well, but worried about what might happen if the two should accidentally meet on the plate .......and also when I am stressed over a ridiculous work issue, fretting about whether or not the neighbours are going to have yet another mid week party and wondering why the feck is Miss Peepers meeping at me?!

My brain, it fizzles.
Really it does!

I'm sure it will all sort itself out; it's usually the way!


Thank goodness for my happy lush place in the interim!


I am interested to see that whilst most of you feel tricksy about dining at posh restaurants, some of you actively enjoy it!
I'm not sure that I ever could really feel comfortable in such places, especially considering that I am a cheap tart, but I'm willing to give it a another try!

Frock and cardi-opshopped
Tights-retail
Belt-thrifted in New Mexico
Vanity case as handbag-60's, opshopped
60's necklace and earrings-opshopped
Bow-Japantown, San Francisco
Sunglasses-a vintage shop in Portland
Shoes-70's, a gift
Slip of indeterminate vintage, barely seen-from the sexacious Desiree

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31 comments:

Indigo Violet said...

I know what you mean, I'm uber stressed at the moment too. It's just the price of being fabulous!

Sue said...

See I never thought you were a stresser. You just look effortlessly fabulous and stressless to me. Breathe in through ypur nose, out through your mouth and have a big drink from that well stocked cabinet!

Misfits Vintage said...

If there is a little tiny, inconsequential bit of nothing over which to stress, obsess and carry on, I will hang on to that little fucker with all of my might until I have a complete breakdown! Just for FUN!

And you, well, even when you are terrified of the Mexican and the Thai meeting and everything is a dreadful malarky of misery, you still look cool, composed and utterly exquisite. I adore this magnificent outfit and your curly wurly mirror make me chartreuse with envy!

Love you more than Japanese plum wine (my new favourite),

sistercousinwife xxx

señora Allnut said...

if Mexican and Thai are made for been mixed, you're the fabulous lady that can make them work together!, mwahahaha, that sounds both delightful and dangerous!!
And you're looking really stress-free wearing your green and orange combo, such a fabulous color combo!!
besos & relax

Sandra said...

quite right with the light refreshment cabinet, essential for stress management, and matching toe nails and tights and looking like a dream, oh how I love your frocks! am with you on the dancing frocks, gorgeous things, and Rick Stein is hilariously grumpy and very watchable, enjoy the tipples until the rain passes, and have some in the sun too x x

Vix said...

You glorious creature, I swear you get more beautiful! The tights and platform combo is just divine and it's always good to perv at your legs.
I want to climb into your drinks cabinet and spend a weekend in there!
I adore Rick Stein, wait till the India series reaches NZ, if that doesn't have you joining us I dunno what will!
Love ya! xxxxxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

So weird ... the first thing I spotted was the petti peeking out from your gawwwwwwjusssss frockage and it turns out I sent it to you! Aaaaaaaaah I love my darling Helga ... confusion reigns and causes us to make up crazy lyrics to sing aloud in public and dance like a wild thing. That's what The Stylist did in Melbs last week and oh my it was wonderfully cathartic. Time to start shitting on the neighbour's front lawn methinks. xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxxo

Krista Gassib said...

You are yummy actually yummiest! This color combo gives me butterflies and I can relate to the fuzzy head just too much swirling around in there. I just found the most adorable square dance dress and I will try and wear it this week just for you darling! Thanks for calling my Dad a star sweetie, you are right he is! I love you darling and I want to hang out at your bar! Dam it's a work of art just like you!
Xxxxoooo

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

The restaurants should pay you to sit at their window table and tempt customers.

WendyB said...

You always have the best tights!

Milex said...

you're brilliant

Hannah Spanner said...

Fizzy brain, I get that when I go swimming hah. I am not keen on posh restaurants I am too much of a picky eater, give me some your homemade mexican grub instead ta. You look ravishing in orange and green, hope you get everything organised xxx

Brooke F said...

Oh, your happy lush place looks like heaven!!!! Damn fizzy brain with worries and ideas bubbling and overflowing everywhere, I know it so well. I hope you find some more patio/square dancing dresses, they are adorable and you look fab in the ones you have.XXX

pastcaring said...

Oh Lordy, my brain is fizzy ALL the bloody time! I suspect it's my age... But YOU, my darling, have Lots On Your Plate, it's official - work shenanigans, thoughtless neighbours, culinary dilemmas, and a meeping Peepers. No wonder you need the contents of that divine drinks cabinet!
Looking delicious despite the stress though - gorgeous frock, fabularse tights, and you're posing like a demon!
Looooooooviiiiiiing YOU! xxxxx

Teresa said...

The brain can be so annoying! Hopefully things become less fizzy for you soon but till then… I am adoring your orange and green floral frock.

xo

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I love this color combo on you! As for the meeping, I know what you mean. I was trying to make a sandwich tonight and I was flanked by cats wanting to share who wouldn't stop staring at me :)

Tamera Wolfe said...

Know just what you are talking about--my brain is fried out from school this week!!

you look fabulous!!

Val Sparkle said...

Fizzing and orange? Just like soda pop, or a mimosa! I'm so glad you have a lush and liquid happy place to get you through such times, and such bright and lovely colors to soothe your soul.

missfairchildscharmschool said...

Your bar is just divine (and you look ridiculously amazing as usual)...after the week I have been having I could certainly use a good drink.

Camelia Crinoline said...

Ugh, I've had one of those fizzy brain weeks too. I have to learn so much stuff for my job that my brain feels like it's leaking out my ears. I love the orange and green. Vanity cases as handbags are the best.

Mildred Ratched said...

As usual, you look lovely! As for the fizzy brain...I hear you can wrap it up in a dainty hankie and store it in your pocket.

Trees said...

Brain fizz - story of my life, worst is waking up at like 3am remembering I had to do something at work! But whatever happens, you look fabulous!!

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I'm obsessing over you in that orange & green combo. I think that's my new favourite colour combination. You look gorgearse! I hope your brain has dee-fizzled. Fizzy brain ain't fun. Xx

freckleface said...

I've looked at your catalogue of stress-inducing disasters and have decided that far and away the worst is the neighbours having mid-week parties. That's just rude. So I've decided, I'm hiring a hit man, just send me the details.

I can also help with the square dancing frocks. If you inadvertently buy one in a size 8-10 and don't know what to do with it, send it to me. As thanks for the hit man :) See, that's two down already.

I think brain fizzling might be in the air. Mine is all over the place. All I want to do is sleep. But hold on! I haven't mentioned how utterly delicious you look! I'm with Ulla Marie, all the beautiful places should pay you to attend, then you could give us the day job with the ridiculous problem!! It's all coming together now my gorgeous girl! xxxxxxx

Catherine said...

Ah! How did i miss this post! Looking fab-diddly-aboulous miss Helga. But how terrible! so much fizziness in your mind! may i suggest something fizzy to relax it? a G&T perhaps? heck im gonna go make one right now

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

I've never had Thai. Makes me some and mail it to me??

his_girl_friday said...

You have the best collection of tights.

Tatjana Dmitrović Drljan said...

So lovely this perfect combo!!
I'm always amazed how talented you are dear Helga :)
I love the orange and green together!!

Forest City Fashionista said...

I was experiencing just the FIZZY BRAIN you describe last week as I was packing for 5 days in New York, and my little Fred suddenly developed something wrong with her tail the day before I left. As you discovered, it all works out, one way or the other.

Mexi-thai? I'd eat that....

Kelly Jackson said...

At least your brain fizzes - I'd say that shows signs of intelligent life and a sparky attitude, no? I think mine rather fizzles these days - a rather different thing. :) And you have great style and the happy lush place to get you through the stress. Hope it all abates soon, the stress, I mean. Btw, I always feel totally unworthy in posh places of any kind, though it's so illogical as I'd never aspire to BE posh, if you know what I mean. Xo

Janey G said...

posh restaurants LOVE cheap tarts! anyway you are a goddess not a tart, that gets you entry anywhere! i ADORE that outfit on you, like its the best one yet! god you look friggin amazing! are you like working out a gazillion hours a week....you are looking amazing!!!!!