Showing posts with label Pull Your Socks Up. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pull Your Socks Up. Show all posts

Monday, 15 April 2013


I feel very lucky to live within striking distance of a park. As someone who grew up near nature, living in a city can sometimes feel very stifling. The park is like a sparkling emerald in a sackful of builders rubble and when I go there I can at least pretend that I am far away from the urban jungle.
I bought the frock that I'm wearing today a few years ago from a charity shop in Holloway.
Needless to say I was immediately drawn to its zesty colour and quirky print but after also seeing that it was 'MADE IN SWEDEN' (just like me) I knew that we belonged together.
I wonder how it ended up in England?
The pose in the next pic made me think of Desiree, she always pulls off the best poses. 
If there was a prize for wicked posing, she'd win it every time!
My beloved on his trusty two-wheeled steed...
I love our daily jaunts to the park :)
Soon the ground will have dried off and we'll be able to lay on the grass and watch the clouds drift by, I can't wait!
 Here's a wee happy tune for you to tap your foot to, enjoy ;)
Hope your week has got off to a great start?!
Loads of love,

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Frockfest & Groovy Panties

Happy weekend :)
As some of you may already know I have a Frocktasia Facebook page which has 82 wonderful likes thus far, each and every new 'like' gives me such a kick...
it's feels a bit like a fabulous compliment or a wolf whistle from a really attractive guy.
So thank you very much if you have already liked the page and made me feel like a very happy sausage ;)
On the Frocktasia Facebook I also have an album of dresses that are available to buy.
 I named that album 'Frockfest' and today I decided to reduce the prices on everything in that album, yay!
Prices now range from £10-£35 (+ £3.95 P&P for within the UK) and there is plenty of variety, so why not go and have a wee look?
This is one of the fab frocks that is up for grabs...
Item: Vintage 70s/80s monochrome arty floral print dress.
Price: £20 + £3.95 P&P for within the UK
Details: Cuffed short sleeves, stand collar, buttoned ruffle front detailing, fully lined skirt, elasticated waist, belt loops & original tie belt.
Labelled: IMAGE collection - Made in Hong Kong
Condition: Excellent
Fabric: Swishy polyester with nylon lining.
Bust: 38"
Waist: 28-36" (elasticated)
Hips: 40"
Length: 45"
Sleeves: 11,5"
Labelled: size 16
Best fit: UK 10/12/14 (depending on desired fit)
If you want to have a closer look at the 'Frockfest' garments I have made a dropbox folder full of pics :)
I'm going to leave you with some groovy panties...
I bagged these bonkers dead-stock nylon panties on my last vintage treasure hunting trip...
I actually had a pair of these already in my vintage undies collection...
They are labelled 'St Michael'... 
I could so see Desiree wearing these as knicker shorts ;)
Whadd'ya think dahlin'...wud ya?

Desiree is totally

Dee-Gorgeous & Dee-Groovy!

Have a cracker of a weekend my beautiful readers, see ya :)
Lot's of love,

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Green is a colour, the perception of which is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with a wavelength of roughly 520–570 nanometers.

In honour of Saint Patrick's Day I've decided to do a a post on one of my favourite colours i.e. Green!
I scoured the offerings of my fave blog goddesses and found gorgeous green outfits galore, feast your eyes on this fabulous lot...

Here's some fabulously green frockage from my own wardrobe...
...and two new garments to hit my vast amassment of vintage clobber :)
A kitschtastic Kermit green vintage 70s jumpsuit labelled 'JOSHUA TREE - California' & a sweet seafoam green 'Dollyrockers' frock...
Hope you are all having a cracking weekend!
 Beannacht Lá Fhéile Pádraig!
Lot's of love,

Thursday, 21 July 2011

A surprise parcel from the undisputed queen of quirk

My other 'KATI' dress was delivered this morning but its arrival was totally eclipsed by the content of another mystery parcel.
For a moment I thought I’d been sleep-eBaying but after peeking at the sender address I realized that it was from the tremendously fabulous Helga.
What a darling she is surprising me with a parcel of goodies all the way from New Zealand, thank you ever so much my lovely!
I fell totally head over heels in love with the two fabulous frocks in the parcel.
In fact so much so, I had to shed all my clothing and pop one immediately.
Here it is, isn't it just flipping AMAZING!
The print, the colour, the cut...just WOW!
It's labelled 'Oriental Crafts' and the print is in my opinion art gallery worthy.
It's a wrap dress, but unlike some of my other wrap dresses the skirt on this one is gorgeously billowing.
As for the colour...a sumptuous terracotta red, simply stunning!
Helga is a complete wiz at getting frocks that fit me like a glove too, what a marvel!
It's been piddling down here most of the day, so I only managed to get pics of one dress outside before the sky ripped open again but I thought I'd rope Barbara in on the frock action too.
So here she is modelling the second fabulous frock...
Another art gallery worthy print, I think you'll agree & the cut is very 70s cocktail party hostess, I love it!
The label on this one reads 'Styled by Exclusive Frocks, Made in Christchurch New Zealand'.
I'll take some proper pics of this & the 'KATI' frock tomorrow...if it has stopped piddling outside by then.

Helga my dear, you’ve got me on a mission now to reciprocate your overwhelming kindness. 
This is not the first time that Helga has lavished me with gifts, here are some pics of other amazing stuff that has made the journey all the way from Christchurch into my vintage wardrobe...
Vintage 70s sky blue leaf patterned maxi (that I hitched up for this pic), The funkiest hot pink vintage cap ever & a very stylish 50s frock in navy blue.
Like I said 'FUNKIEST CAP EVER' & a vintage 70s dreamy pink swirl pattern maxi frock.
I almost wet myself when she sent this awesome Hawaiian vintage bikini. I brought it with me on our hols in Malaysia & Thailand earlier on this year. Mark (my hubby) wrote Helga's name in the sand before taking that sunlounger pic ;)
Goodies galore from the undisputed queen of quirk, anyone who hasn't got Helga on their blogroll hasn't lived yet as far as I'm concerned. 
Along with Desiree, Vix & Sarah she makes up my fantastic four 'Legendary Frockers' as featured in my sidebar.
If there is such a thing as a 'must-have' on a blogroll then surely these fab four ladies fall into that category, so if you haven't as yet...add them...they will make your life sweeter as they have done mine :)
Thanks again Helga, I LOVE my new frocks & the funky bag too.
Lot's of love,