Tuesday, 8 January 2013

That funny woman next door is flashing her petticoat again...





After the black and grey comes a much needed blast of colour!







It's pretty mild here at the moment, so although I wore a coat to go out and about this morning, I wasn't freezing while posing in the garden wearing this 1970s dress with its fabulous fluttery angel sleeves.






Now that is a miserable little petticoat flash.

 I look rather unhappy about it.


Let's see how it should be done!





That's my mate Shelley, working the frills!

Check her out here, if you don't already know her - she's great!





Still a bit half-hearted...


In my defence, my neighbours are having their roof repaired, and I was slightly inhibited by the roofers on the scaffolding overlooking my garden, and witnessing my photo shoot.


I need not to give a shit!







1970s dress and boots - Ebay
Necklaces, bangles and leather belt - charity shopped




I felt the need for bright vibrant colour yesterday too. It was so dark and gloomy, the photos are awful.

It was about 12.30 in the afternoon when I took them.




1970s St. Michael skirt, jersey top, gold leather belt and bangles - charity shopped
Necklace - Christmas present
Same boots!


Sometimes I feel as though my assigned role with my neighbours is worthy of a 1970s sitcom.

The daft comedy character next door, always in a scrape, always talking, chaotic and noisy, ready with a double entendre and a laugh at all times.

My neighbours do think I am a bit odd.


  


They're not entirely wrong.

But I am a more rounded character than that...


Do you ever feel you have strayed into someone else's script and become typecast?

Surely it's not just me!

xxx







34 comments:

Ivy Black said...

I wish you were my neighbour, love. I'd be over that fence to nick yer biccies and watch your posing of an afternoon.
I love that dress and the skirt is proper lush.
No it's not just you. I do feel like that at work sometimes when people look at me with a mix of fear and bafflement. I am not that scary...I know I'm not.
xxxxxxxxxxx

freckleface said...

I like the description of you as seen through the eyes of your neighbours, you sound very lively and great fun. But I think it's true, people often fail to see past that which is most obvious.
Your colourful outfits are very lovely. Bet you made the roofers' day! xxx

Louise Mc said...

Maybe it's wrong of me, but I'd far sooner the neighbours, and indeed the public at large, would think me odd, than normal. No, normal wouldn't do, that's no fun at all. I love that skirt, but the dress is beautiful. What a gorgeous print. X

Melanie said...

"Ba-bye, kids, ba-bye hubby, I'm going to a love-in, don't wait up, leftovers are in the fridge," or at least that's what I THINK I heard you say when you hopped on your Vespa in that second outfit. (Promptly your neighbours pulled out their Vespas too and followed. Eeew. Now there's a thought...)
Magnificent looks both. I would like you to invite the roofers down to pose WITH you. That would be good.
Gorgeous, Curtise. Love your colours. Shelley is fabulous, I couldn't agree more!!

Fiona said...

I'd love to be your neighbour Curtise, I'd always be popping in for wine and chats and moans about men. Of course we'd gasp over each others chazza purchases as well and I certainly would not think you were odd!
Love today's cheerful outfits and the petticoat flashing (wish I had some lace to display) but it's going to get chilly so be prepared to cover those arms up.

a propos of nothing I saw a Rolling Stone at work today, Ronnie with his new bride!

Penny-Rose said...

Oooh I love that dress with the butterfly sleeves - its gorgeous. I think your neighbours are lucky to have you - bright and fun and great sense of humor! Yes, I do feel like I have strayed into someone else's script....it comes from working in a medical school! Its really hard sometimes being over 40 and being taken seriously in whatever role I am playing - mother, administrator or woman. Being inspired by bloggers like you gives me confidence to continue to strive to be myself. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

why aren't you my neighbour? Not fair! You look fantastic, that's a gorgeous dress. Although you do have a touch of chronic bitchface, however, so do I - it's the weather. I always love that red, white and blue skirt, it's absolutely stunning, you look fantastic. Bugger the builders. Not literally xxxx

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Oh, that floral dress is just perfect. It fits you like a dream and the bright colors make me so happy!

Secret Squirrel said...

Ah I wish you were my next door neighbour. I don't like the one side of mine very much AT ALL - at least the other side are nice but we don't see them much.

Sometimes I am flummoxed by people's view (aka pigeonholing) of me. At work, it's 'oh you are scary!' At a recent interview I was a 'young career woman'. But I enjoy being quite silly with my friends! Man alive.

Am glad you got your colours back xx

Patti said...

How I wish you were my neighbor! What fun! I do understand not want to inflame the roofers though : >

Kylie said...

And what a beautiful blast of colour too Curtise x

Krista Gassib said...

Nothing better than a good ole dose of color to get the blood pumping, why I bet those roofers were hoping for a higher flash :) You and Shelley have the right idea and make me want to flash a little bit too.

My neighbors, AH that's funny, they love me (I think)! Now they do but when we first moved in I know they were like what the feck is that?!?!?!?!? Now I get fresh baked bread at Christmas and all you can eat crab dinners, life is good.

I need to see more of Shelley....she's a cutie!

Helga! said...

I say YEEHAH to a burst of colour!!!
If you were my neighbour, I'd be leering over the fence all the time, or bugging you for cups of sugar...a nice flash on a regular basis might keep me at bay...!
Nothing like a good flash of petticaot!
Both of these frocks are to bloody DIE for. I adore angel sleeves, and the print is scrummy...and then you go and wham me with the red,white and blue divinity that is the St Michael frock! WOWZA!

Gah,Winter days are so dark and dreary.Colour is just the ticket. Won't be for too much longer,darling.You're past the shortest day!
Love and sunny hugs!
XXXXXXXXXXXX

Helga! said...

O, and yes, I often feel that I am expected to follow other peoples scripts......drives me BATTY.

silvergirl said...

I adore that stripe skirt and I love that you styled it with a red shirt
It is so retro, yet so now
Love it
Brett

Joni said...

You sure know how to beat the gloom out there in your yard despite the absence of sun and being spied on by roofers. I can see that even your big tree is warming right up to you again. See how nature responds to you? ;)
Love the striped skirt. Red, white and blue always says 70's no matter what it's on, doesn't it? Not that you look 70 of course. More like you were born in 1970 and those roofers next door know you're "Too Sexy for Your Yard!"

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, to have as gorgeously divine and fascinating woman for a neighbour as you, Curtise! Though I would be the biggest nuisance, wanting to raid your closet and put together outfit ensembles and mix in things from my closet and take up all of your time.

I love both looks, the floral dress is especially fabulous, and yes, the colour is absolutely necessary given that forbidding sky! Well done, my bright and lovely!

Val Sparkle said...

Ooooo, lovely outfits, especially the dress. Although I do love the gold belt in the second one.

The roofers probably finished work days ago, and they just keep coming back to watch you!

angie said...

Well,I'm not that brave and don't share the doings in my blog with others except very close friends and family. Im in two minds ,though. I like your dress and I'd love it if you were my neihgbour.

Vintage Bird Girl said...

You look fab even when you're doing things half arsed! Gorgeous frock, I love the colours & it fits you so well. I always feel a bit self conscious taking my photos outside, especially when we live in a townhouse complex. If I was your neighbour I would be seriously entertained! Love the red & navy combo as well. Xx

edie pop said...

I want you to be my neighbour!!Your coloured outfits always blown me away, especially the modette striped skirt one, but the floral dress is a great number too!!We should move all thogheter in a village with our families, I'm sure that it would be heaven and nobody could judge us, we would be main characters of our lives and not just noisy/odd walk-ons of a 70's sitcom!
Love xxxx

delia hornbook said...

I think we should all move house and build our own street together can you imagaine all the bloggers taking photo's etc be mad but great fun :-) Your looking gorgeous i love you in colours i love the second outfit best red, blue and stripes a fabulous combination on you. dee xxx

delia hornbook said...

I think we should all move house and build our own street together can you imagaine all the bloggers taking photo's etc be mad but great fun :-) Your looking gorgeous i love you in colours i love the second outfit best red, blue and stripes a fabulous combination on you. dee xxx

delia hornbook said...

I think we should all move house and build our own street together can you imagaine all the bloggers taking photo's etc be mad but great fun :-) Your looking gorgeous i love you in colours i love the second outfit best red, blue and stripes a fabulous combination on you. dee xxx

bonsaimum said...

Great outfits. Who wants to be 'normal'? Variety is the spice of life.

The Style Crone said...

I do love the flashing of petticoats and you and Shelley are equally talented. More, more, more! Who cares what the neighbors think.

Both ensembles are perfectly composed and worn with panache. I do believe you are more beautiful with each and every post.

menopauselsupermodel said...

If you were my neighbor we would be getting in all kinds of trouble!! Because I certainly would encourage the flashing!!!Love both of your outfits--a bright bit of color for a dull grey day!!!

Tamera Beardsley said...

I only wish I had someone as enticing as you for a neighbor... oh I can tell we could have some good times....

Diane said...

I wish you were my neighbour! I too am considered odd !! I love the red white and blue outfit - that is sooooo wearable.
Check out what is on at Elsecar before you visit - infact wait until the better weather and take the kids to the pitch and putt too. xxxxxx

Lynne DeVenny said...

Both looks are killer. I especially like the striped skirt. I think my neighbors think I'm the tiny weird Dog Lady who takes pics of herself in the parking lot like a right idgit :P

joyatri said...

If you can't be my neighbor, I'd at least like to watch the sitcom episode in which you're the hot neighbor who is the reason the roofing job is taking so damn long. I'm also in love with those fluttery butterfly sleeves and the mod outfit.

Melanie said...

What a lovely dress, you look fab! I especially love the sleeves xxx

Mrs. D said...

My favourite outfit in thsi post is the second one! I'm not sure of what my neighbours think about me but it must be in the same vein as yours (you've seen all the photos I've taken in the backyard!).
ha well, who cares? Just as long as we are having fun.

Forest City Fashionista said...

We would have such fun driving the neighbours round the bend if you and I lived next to each other!! Thanks for the mention, and the photo. I covet that red, white and blue skirt of yours, and you look just as chic as can be.