Saturday, January 26, 2013

Tip-Top Tit-tastic

Does anyone really want to look at a blog post that starts off with shaky phone pics?
Nah didn't think so.
But yesterday I got tarted up especially for the radiology ladies.
And like every medical practitioner I've ever encountered, a bit o' sparkle, some slap and the ol' jingle makes their day.
I consider it my civil duty to keep those guys and gals smiling.
It's not their fault our state government decided to re-route funding for a $16M redevelopment of our local mental health unit in favour of a $9M city helipad.


So I don't complain when I get my BreastScreen letter every two years asking me to get me tatas out for a squish.


I wore my corset t-shirt to remind me why I was there.
Magnificent no?


Sure no worries but first I'm gonna take some blurry selfies. K?


Layered half-slips and a gorgeous vinyl bag I snapped up in a Dandelion Vintage sale.
The seller, lovely Carol, also gifted me the glorious, huge red rose I'm wearing.





Yes well, the hair ... that's post-running-through-a-windy-downpour-with-added-humidity.
I don't think anyone in the waiting room noticed though, they were probably wondering why I was dressed in old half-slips and wearing so much jewellery.
Oh and a sequinned cocktail hat.



Since I was on me tod (alone), I took full advantage of the situation and snuck in some desperately-needed op-shopping to satisfy my  week-long buy-awesome-old-shite cravings.




I discovered enormous lengths of 1970s cottons for just five bucks each!


Bargain books are always welcome in our home.
And cute old teapots?
Well I can find room can't I?

These goodies are for a very special blogger who is unwell, but I'll let the sweetie fill you in when she's good and ready.




Still can't get over this ... just two dollars!
It was worth the trip in the rain.
We've had it all here in Oz this summer ... catastrophic fire storms, now torrential rain and flooding.
Whew!

Cotton vintage sheets always find a home with me too.
Have you seen Loo's amazing king-size patchwork duvet cover she made from gorgeous vintage sheets?
She will inspire you to get patching and convince you the results are constant marvelling and gazing at your handiwork forever.

"Oooh das pwetty," said Lily.



Oh okaaaaaaaaaaaay ... gratuitous giant ring pic for you:).
I hope you're all set for the weekend, may fresh snowfalls powder your lawn, may cooling rains bring relief to a hot summer, may your homes be safe.
Oh and if you're on Instagram, please let me know your IG name in the comments so I can stalk you.
Mine's @desireedares.
Baci,
Desiree xoxo

44 comments:

Misfits Vintage said...

Absolutely exquisite mammogram outfit! The hat is divine and the corset tshirt is amazing! The cameo ring is FABULARSE! Yay for healthy boobs!

So is the helipad for your place? So we can all drop in and visit you for cups of tea and kitchen dancing escapades? I SHOULD BLOODY HOPE SO!!!

Love your work - and your boobs!

Sarah xxx

La Dama Malvada said...

Desireeita,
You look freaking gorgeous for a chi chi screening show. love, love that big ass pink ring! that hat and corset top is making my heart beat faster and of course the Melissa true blue shoes.
besotes

Déjà Pseu said...

Oh yes. If one has to get a mammogram, a sequined cocktail hat is just the thing!

Mariela said...

If you're gonna get squished you may as well look doing it right? My mom has always hated those. I wonder how she'll do them with the boob implants? I hope all went well.

DearHelenHartman said...

With a ring like that it would be tempting to pick a fight in a bar (where else?) just to have an excuse to punch someone and leave an imprint on their cheek (which one? your choice!)

PinkCheetahVintage said...

You look amazing!!!! Love the slip and the pink cameo ring! I love Loo's vintage patchwork duvet-- I now have a new project to start working on-- I'll be starting from scratch since I have no vintage sheets yet!!! Good luck on the mammo-- they stress me out a little <3

Joni said...

Looks like you made your boob squish day into something fabulous. And put smiles on the techies faces at the same time. And thanks for the reminder, I need my squishing too.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

How gorgeous are those slips! I had to smile at your outfit...I've always been known to dress up for my medical appointments. A girl has to make the ordinary things seem special. Happy Australia day. Xx

CassieInTheRain said...

I love your outfit and your blog. :)

Veshoevius said...

You look lovely! The choice of a corset tee shirt was inspired! If I join Instragram I'll look you up - still humming and hawing about a smart phone...

edie pop said...

All we have to remember is that everyday of our life should be happy and sparkling and I'm a big enthusiast of celebrating even our worries and problems makes other people smile!
The hat is brilliant and this outfit is flawless, the new gigantic ring is fabulous too!
I love all the books you found, especially Iggy's biography, the dictionary of the occult, The Piano and the Perfume!!!
The fabrics are all very pretty too!
Have a fantastic weekend darling!!!
Lots and lots of LOVE!
xxxxxxxxxx

Lyndel said...

Wonderful haul at the Op Shops, and well done you for the special outfit for the appointment.

Marla Robinson said...

Ha! I love what you wear to a mammogram. Glorious!! Stunning cameo ring. Just lovely.

Shanti said...

beautiful outfit, love the colors! creative photos!

thorne garnet said...

Nice stuff ya got there, lady. And the thrift treasure rocks, too

pastcaring said...

Tip-top tits, Desiree! I do love that corset t-shirt, and pairing it with a ton of jewellery, vintage slips and a sequin cocktail hat is genius! Celebrate the squish!
How come you find such wonderful fabric in your op shops? I am always on the look out for fabric and NEVER see any - 'snot fair! Perfume is one of my favourite novels, so mad and bad and brilliantly evocative. Liked The Piano too. Gorgeous vintage sheets (totally agree about Loo's duvet cover) and I think I have the same pretty little pinny, or one very similar.
Women under 50 don't get called for breast screening in the UK, so I have yet to have the pleasure of the squish... Not long to wait though! xxxx

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señora Allnut said...

Wouuu, you're a dream, your sequined headpiece is really cheering me up, sequins are fabulous!!
love that t-shirt, your shoes and bag and your whole and magnificent style!
Wish we needn't to be squeezed that way, I hate it!, but at least you look fabulous!
besos & abrazos


Rose&Bird said...

Wonderful, love the hat. I make as few medical appointments as possible, but I might actually make an effort next time! Love the fabric, I can never resist vintage fabric if I see it!

Franca said...

I bought a cocktail hat today. I will wear it for a wedding and was thinking what a shame it is that i don't have other opportunities to wear it. Then I thought of you and how you always wear fabulous hats for every day. You are my heroine!

also, really love the fabric you found!

Lynn Dylan said...

Desiree, I am sure you had the medical personnel there just delighted! You are always fun with your bright colors and unexpected touches of vintage! Hope your weekend goes well! It's Saturday afternoon here right now and I am working.

xoxo
Lynn Dylan

Susan Partlan said...

The corset t-shirt is the perfect thing to wear to a mammogram :).

Those earrings look cool. I can't quite make out the figure though. Is it a painting?

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Gasp! The ring! I loves it! Xx

HereIAm said...

I admire your ability to turn what could have been a dreaded annual chore (the mammogram) into a day of fun and humor. I am due to renew my driver's license and am racking my brain for a way to make that event more pleasant and fun... I'll try to take a cue from you. By the way, I always LOVE cute and unique teapots. I get such a kick out of your blog in general- it inspires me to have a more lighthearted approach to life. :)

two squirrels said...

That is the perfect outfit to wear to such an appointment!!! I so do love a beautiful navy slip!!!
The cocktail hat gorgeous!!!!
Now look at all that treasure, little tea-pot, cute and the fabric pieces, yummy.
Oh I am not sure if I said Happy Birthday!!!!! So I will now, I hope you had a truly sparkly day.
Love V

CityScape Skybaby said...

Not many people could go to a mammography unit and still post a fun and fabulous blog Desiree, but you manage it, and those mammograph machines don't just squish your boobs, they crush them, ouch! Maybe they were gentle with you seeing as you must have made their day turning up looking so lovely. Love all your second hand finds, all the great books and material and the cute little teapot. I've been on a roll myself lately so trying to photograph everything, though due to pc probs it's going to be all shaky phone photos, oh dear. xx

Jeannee said...

I love how you pulled off the mammography in such a fashionable way!!! I would have loved sitting across the room from you :) I might have just avoided that book on the occult, however ;-

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Bohemian said...

Desiree you're hilarious... and you look awesome all tarted up for your ta-ta squish! Loving that oversized Hot Pink Cameo Ring!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Helga! said...

You farking ROCK,Desiree, you tasty morsel of womanhood! It's most considerate of you to go the extra mile to perk up the mundane daily grind for those around you! Those radiology ladies will talk about it until next time you're through, I'm sure! Bodacious ta-ta frocking UP!
Every detail is frigging perfect, AND you have great taste in books.
Love and Lustipops!XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

the Piano is one of my favorite books and that retro fabric is tasty

JG Ruddock said...

That hat + you = made in heaven! xo

grunge-queen said...

I love that you got all dressed up for your mammogram. The corset, slip, bag and sequin hat are all divine. I'm sure you were the hit of the waiting room; you look amazing. :)

Miss Simmonds Says said...

well done for cheering up the medical staff. Sounds like my council are yours are twinned, considering the disgusting way they spend money. you look amazing in that hat and I bet you really made their day! You also find some amazing stuff, I love the little tea pot.
Oh back to that hat - it's spectacular! You need a trapeze or a white horse with a plume of feathers on it's head to prace around on.
Love yer big pink ring! xxxx

Patti said...

You are glorious like no one else for your mammo! The hat is divine. Thanks for sharing the joy with Visible Monday xoxoxoxo

Vix said...

Never mind wasting all that cash on a fricking helipad, the local government tits should send it your way for your endeavours to cheer up those hard working health workers, shame on them!
Your outfit is spectacular, I adore that sequinned skull cap and the insane corset top.
Perfume is one of my favourite reads/films ever. Love the fabric and looking forward to you rocking that pinny in a domestic sluttery fashion! xxxxx

pooks said...

Holy cow.

THOSE SHOES.

I am seriously thinking of hopping a jet and flying to Oz and sneaking into your closet and stealing those shoes and only one thing stops me, and no, it is not the price of a flight to Oz from Texas.

It is the knowledge that they wouldn't fit me. Because I have seriously long feet and I am sure you don't. (Please don't tell me if you do, because you really don't want me breaking into your closet, do you?)

Came here from Visible Monday!

Sacramento Amate said...

I bet they just fainted with pleasi¡ure when they saw you, ahhhhhhhhh
I so want to hug you tight one day, my deares Desiree.
What a admirable woman you area, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
I also get all dolled up when having to face doctors, LOl
Much love always.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

WendyB said...

When I got my mammogram last year, I didn't look a fraction as glamorous as you, trust me!

teatimewithtrina said...

It just made my day to have found your blog (from Visible Monday). You are one classy, unique, and fun lady. There is no better gift in life than to find positive people with positive energy. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Melanie said...

Ymmm, Desiree? Your 3-D boobs almost poked out my eye at Patti's party. In fact, they are so deadly they should be state secrets, EYES ONLY.
Your squish attire is entirely wonderful, especially that hat and ring and shoes.

liz said...

Just read an article about fun fashion blogs by women over 40, and I gave you and Helga props in the comments! Yay! Here's the article: http://www.xojane.com/fashion/im-looking-forward-to-40

Style Sud-Est said...

this is how we should all look for the mammograms! freaking cute just like you!
Adorable you are with that sparkly hat
I hage mammo time, getting squish, but we have to do it for sure, i had mine this summer- I'm good for 2 years and like Australia we get a letter every 2 years to get the mammo!

Fab finds, love the teapot so cute!

Take care lovely

Ariane xxxx

Forest City Fashionista said...

Best Mammogram outfit EVER!! Gawd, I do love that corset t shirt; I'm going to have to get me one from Carousel Ink. LUVVV the gigantic pink cameo ring. Thanks for being a constant source of delight, and inspiration. Big smooch to you!

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