Tuesday, 4 September 2012

T-t-t-time, don't it fly?

So here we are;

summer holidays over, kids back at school, and routine bites hard.





Doesn't mean the wardobe has to be routine, does it?





Of course not.

I am trying not to be stuck in my comfortable rut, remember, and an easy place to start is by wearing a fabulously loud frock and messing with my hair. 

I know, I'm really challenging myself here...


Baby steps!


Elvis would approve of that collar!


Speaking of loud frocks, I have just received two delightful parcels of frockage from blog friends.


Heaven sent from Helga...


... a spectacular 1970s maxi dress, a homemade 1970s day dress and skirt, and a fabulously blingy gold pendant. I've worn the maxi already!



And from Supermodel Tamera...



... a wonderfully groovy 1960s maxi dress and a slinky wrap top, plus handmade card and two amazing necklaces.



Ladies, I am thrilled and delighted, thank you so much!





1970s maxi dress - gift from Sister Sarah
Sunglasses - gift from Helga
Orange hair flower - gift from Mrs Coco
Belt, necklace, yellow hair flower and bangles - chairty shopped
Clarks sandals - Ebay






I think I look like the lesbian love child of Noosha Fox and Margo Leadbetter.


This, by the way, is a good thing.





You are welcome.




I look so 70s-tastic, the Virginia Creeper wants to eat me. 




Oh Noosha, how I love you...


Almost as much as I love my dear blog buddies.

xxx



                  

56 comments:

Melanie said...

I LOVE what you did with your hair here, it's all flicky and fabulous! Noosha is so pretty, I love that song. Herbie, the guitarist was landlord in a pub in the village we just moved from, he was also on Britain's Got Talent. I used to see him in the village from time to time.

You have some beautiful dresses there and I love the one you're wearing xxx

Valerie said...

Now you see, I Love Margot, despite the outdated no PC comments. Except may tradesmen, she may have a point there lol. Fabulous dress, did you rock up to school like that?
V
xxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Oh my, I did enjoy the clip of Noosha Fox and her band. Blimey, the blokes look somewhat stiff and awkward in comparison to the lovely Noosha. Anyway, who cares about them. You look totally fabulous. Still loving the fringe and the flicky bits look wundabar. As for the dress, I must say it's one of my favourites on you (I think I say that nearly every time I comment). xx

Style Sud-Est said...

Ok! looooove the hair and adore the dress the louder the better i say!

What do i have to do to get goodies as well;) Swap maybe?
I am so jealous!

The kids go back to school tomorrow here - it is election day for us Quebecois! the schools are closed -

Take care

Ariane xxx

menopauselsupermodel said...

You look fabulous--that dress is STUNNING!!!
I have no clue who this Noosha chick is but she looks really cool!!
I rather like the slightly tousled take on your new 'do!!

Fiona said...

Blimey haven't heard that for years, great to hear it again.
Your hair looks even better today with the tousled look and your frock spectacular and very Margot. (espech that collar) Lovely parcelage from Helga and Tamera you lucky girl.
xx

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Absolutely smashing dress to go along with your great attitude! Adore that great belt, and your final collage is outstanding. :)

What a lovely bunch of blogger-friends to send you such scrumptious packages!

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Great post - so entertaining. Very Margot. Love the red.

Miss Magpie said...

That green dress from Helga is too gorgeous.

Ivy Black said...

Bloody fab you look. I know, went quickly didn't it?
Lovey goodies from lovely bloggers, they are bang on.
Noosha and Margot? Hell yeah! Two of my favourites.xxxxx

Vintage Coconut said...

My God you look gorgeous Curtise! I swear that new hair just makes you SNAP!!! I really love it, it's so Sassy!
You look damn good in that dress and the new frocks you got as gifts are rather lovely.

Rebecca said...

Absolutly fabulous darling! And I have to say that Margo Leadbetter rules! I did think there was something Margo about you today in that dress and the hair looks even better with the touseled look. Well past the slump I think xx

grunge-queen said...

You look like a 1940s starlet out of a musical or something - I am happily envious of your style and the way in which you are oh so gloriously demonstrating that you're so NOT stuck in a rut! And I love all your pressies; the purple and paisleys from Tamera are real beauts. xoxo

Trudie said...

Wowzers that frock is amazing on and I'm digging your hair even more. What a lucky mumma to recieve Jose delightful packages the red maxi looks delicious.

Good luck with backo school shenanigans.

kaffesoester said...

Elvis would approve of everything you wear today - and your fantastic cleavage! Can you actually sit down wearing that belt? It looks amazing, and a bit painful. I also love the way you've styled your hair today, it's very sexy!

Those are great gifts from Helga and Tamara, I'm looking forward to see you in the 1960's dress!

Melanie said...

You are on a roll here!! That photo of you with the creeper - sheesh! You are a supermodel. Fantastic. No signs of routine here, except you seem to be cranking up the Fabulous Factor. I like how you've restyled your new do. Carry on!!

Thrift Bee said...

Hair is looking purdy fantastic!! Love the last photo, don't think the creeper is eating you, just giving you a big hug.

Abblyfish Wibble Bartonia said...
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Abblyfish Wibble Bartonia said...

How gorgeous is that dress you are wearing!!!! Gimme! Hehe :) looking lovely! Xxx

Vix said...

Your hair, your hair!!! I read what I'd missed on your blog last night but was too out of it to write anything coherent! You look absolutely stunning, your hair is beautiful, it looks so glam and healthy and gorgeous and I can't wait to admire it in the flesh!!! You rock red a treat and your cleavage is a thing of wonder in that Sarah frock.
Fabulous blogger treats from Helga and Tamera, can't wait to see you wearing those stupendous new dresses and bling!
How come your Virginia creeper's still green? Mine's been on the turn for weeks! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mrs. D said...

That dress is fabulous. Red really suits you!
Great presents you got in the post!!!
You were asking about where I have all my tattoos - keep your eyes peeled for tomorrow's post, as it will give you an idea ;-)

edie pop said...

Your new haircut looks always better and better and I simply love how you styled it today! School is starting in few days and I hope to take it as easy and stylish as you do!Maybe some extra curls and a flower could help my nerves!You are so gorgeous in that red maxi, the belt is amazing and all your bangles add an exotic feeling!
You are so lucky to get all those beautiful presents, can't wait to see you model all them for us!
Love xxxx

Helga! said...

Jaysus mary and ALL the saints,I'd quite forgotten about Noosha Fox!!! BLESS your fabularsehole cleage for bringing her back into my life!!! You as the lovechild of Noosha and Margot makes me feel LESBIONIC!!! Phwoar! You're looking mighty HOT today.....you're giving me the horn,I need to squeeze my booboids in ecstasy!!! O,and you scored that magnificent maxi from Tamera!!EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! I'm seething with jealousy!! And lust.Gawd, I need a lie down............
Love you madly!XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Megan said...

The bodice on that green dress from Helga is gorgeous. The fabric is very cool.

I love the Japanese feel of the maxi dress. So pretty.

thorne garnet said...

I've never heard of Noosha Fox (what a name!)Her outfit is crazy in a good way. And you look divine. Love that purple top. Hey, it's purple!

Max said...

looking good as always, and that belt, far out, whadda belt, the sort that could give even me a waist!

bonsaimum said...
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bonsaimum said...

Just looooove the red dress.

CityScape Skybaby said...

Love your hair all tousled up like that Curtise, and so much fabulous stuff I don't know where to start except to say lucky you! Would love to watch the clip but everyone still in bed except me and Pat so will have to come back to it later. xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Not surprised the virginia creeper wants to eat you - you look fabulous in that vibrant little number and I love the new hairstyle too, the fringe is brilliant! My children don't go back to school until the end of the week and I'm saving labelling the new uniforms til then... Vicky x

delia hornbook said...

Oh My goodness first off i have to comment on your hair i missed your last post. But WOW it looks stunning and is so much softer on you, you look beautiful loving it ;-) What lovely parcels but my favourite has to be the dress your wearing you look amazing. dee xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

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You are AMAZING in that fab frock!!! I can't believe I ever second guessed it - you are exquisite. I ADORE your hair like this. And the other parcels are fabularse too - you've already worn that gorgeous red maxi and we haven't seen the pics??? What is this - bush week? You are more beautiful every week.

LOVE! Sarah xxx

Misfits Vintage said...

Oh - and - this song has been on high rotation in my head and on my ipod for decades! LOOOVE! Sarah xxx

CityScape Skybaby said...

Watching the clip at last, she's like Alison Goldfrapp's spiritual mum isn't she. xx

Alex said...

That is an *excellent* thing.

You look amazing! The frock is perfect to banish any of those back-to-school blues (or are you happy that the kids are back?)

Bella Q said...

You look like somebody fun to hang with. And what wonderfully delicious frocks from your blog buddies. the 60's maxi I can't wait to see you frolic around in.

Messy Elvis is good!

Gracie O'Tripp said...

Wow. So many goodies to play with, and from our blogging Goddess, Tamara. You really rate. Love the color on that dress you are wearing and the belt with it, wow, it makes your already small waist look absolutely tiny. Great look.

Lynn Dylan said...

That looks GREAT on you! Wowsa! And I am loving that picture with the flower in your hair -- the closeup! Very pretty!

xoxo
Lynn

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Great look and I love your belt. Have noidea who Noosha is, but soon ...

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

Wow, your hair! Love it! You look fabulous (just for a change). At least someone in the school gates brigade is standing up for glamour. I'm a big fan of Margo xxx

karensomethingorother said...

Curtise, you look GORGEOUS in that dress! It's so beautiful. I just love the colours. I also freaked out for the maxi dress from Ms. Helga. Can't wait to see that one modeled.

I too am hating the biting schedule again. Can you imagine a couple of months ago I was complaining about having to swim at my sister's every day? Clearly I am an idiot.

SACRAMENTO said...

Best frock ever, my dear Curtise, ahhhhhhhhhhh.
Love your hair too.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Forest City Fashionista said...

Ooo, you lucky thing you, getting such fabulous prezzies from stylish blog buddies!! I'm going to have to figure out how to get in on this swap thing. I love you in the orange maxi, especially the last photo where you are being eaten by your vines. Can't wait to see you in the new maxis.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

The picture of you in the vines should be framed-it's perfect!! Love your hair here, too. Hope you can enjoy the new schedule at some point.

Stacey said...

I think you're doing a fab job at getting out of your "rut" already! This dress is utter amazingness, and your hair is to die for! How did the other school Mum's cope after getting an eyeful of you?

Miss Simmonds Says said...

I'm still in awe of your new hair! I really love tihs dress, such a gorgeous print. I'm rather jealous of your presents too!

See you tomorrow!!! xxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

ps: need to know more about Noosha!

silvergirl said...

that belt you are wearing is fabulous!
love that 1960's maxi, can't wait to see you wear it
brett

Dawn said...

I can't believe how you get gifts all of the time. You are a gift magnet and some really great ones too. Like, to die for vintage dresses. Looks like you are having so much fun with your new hair, I am so tempted to get the fringes. Anyway, I busted out laughing when you commented on my blog about the shelf and little bottles, something about getting your glasses. You are funny. I love a good sense of humor, I am told that I am funny but my writing is lazy and humor doesn't always show up. Have a great weekend. Love the belt and dress, beautiful fit and colors. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

angie said...

I see you are enjoying your new hair cut ,so much more possibilities ,right? I dread the beggining of the school year and the back to routine thing.But I find inspiration to these colorful nostalgic ? dresses of yours.So kind other bloggers send you the stuff.

Lynne DeVenny said...

I don't even know who those folks are, but with the photos, my gawd you're right!

I've discovered I love seeing the contents of the packages that blogger buddies send each other just about as much as I like seeing their outfits. I think the contents show how well bloggers and readers get to know each other.

You look amazing in this dress. That haircut is like the fountain of youth. I'm thinking it's time to jazz mine up with a shorter snip.

The Style Crone said...

I'm loving your hair and of course the addition of a floral headpiece is always a delight. The Virginia Creeper is brilliant for consuming you in the waist defining belt with 70's maxi! You couldn't be more glamorous!

Connie said...

I see that you just named a Rooster. Congratulations. I just named a Hen. You are a girl of MANY talents. I'm proud to be in the poultry naming business with you!
Connie*

rosyragpatch said...

Looks like you are definitely getting out of the rut. New hairstyle & fab dress. You look great.

Diane said...

You are a perfect combi of those two - in the best possible way. You do find some fabulous frocks. The Portland works are near your cafe (which Ive never been to but will visit on your recommendation!) xxxx

Penelope Cat said...

Another gorgeous maxi and your boobs look amazing! I'm a big Margot fan. She had some gorgeous dresses - usually long and floaty but with a fair amount of cleavage. I'm new to Noosha, but I love her hair and she seems delightfully bonkers, I will have to investigate her a bit more.

Love your belt and all your parcel gifts - the multi-coloured, multi-strand necklace is a corker and the greeny cubist dress is so unusual.

Hope you feel a bit less rut-y soon.

Nikki x