Friday, August 7, 2009

23rd Birthday - Part the First

Yesterday was my twenty-third birthday! It also marked the anniversary of a rather more tragic event but I shan't dwell on that, sad as it may be. I decided to take the day off so as to properly enjoy the birthday experience. The first order of the day was presents from mum.

Mum made the dress on the left (I can't wait to wear it) from a retro pattern from Simplicity, I think, the shoes were returned because they showed off too much of my toes and I find that a little bit obscene (I am strange), and then there's the other stuff. The four photos on the end are from a writing set but, as there's 5 of each print, I'm going to frame one of each for my wall. Hurrah!

After that, we headed on out. My outfit -

I had to wear a scarf so as to hide my curlers from view, but it does look a little like I just have a very odd-shaped head.

Cardigan: Cotton On
Gingham shirt: Vintage, Gilles Street Market
Pedal Pushers: Big W
Shoes: Big W

The first order of the day was to pick up a lay-by of mine from Red Ruby Vintage (pictured in last montage) - Gale couldn't believe I had curlers in my hair! She found it very amusing, indeed.

We had a very healthy lunch at the Cupcake Cafe - I had nachos, a chocolate milkshake and a white chocolate and raspberry cupcake. Yum! The decor is also quite delightful and there were lots of yummy American treats on offer!

We also stopped by an op-shop and I picked up some 1960s/70s knitting patterns and a nightgown but, alas, the pickings there were rather slim. And when we got home I found that the stockings I had ordered from had arrived! Even more presents.

From left to right: 4 packs of stockings (the cheapest ones have, because I tear holes in everything and am also a poor student); 1950s tennis dress from Red Ruby Vintage which I shall be wearing in lieu of a playsuit about the house, come summer; nightgown; knitting patterns with amusing covers.

That pretty much sums up the 'first part' of my birthday - the second and third installments shall be coming soon!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Andi B. Goode


  1. Happy Birthday, Andi! May i say you look fabulous even with that "very odd-shaped head" :). Your mum has the best taste on gift.. that dress is wonderful. i hope you enjoy the rest of your birthday celebration :)

  2. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you're off to an excellent start :-)

    (I am peculiar about my toes showing too)

  3. Happy birthday sweetie! It seems like you're having a lovely day!

  4. Absolutely joyful birthday wishes to you, Andi dear!

    May you year be filled with great happiness, marvelous new adventures, and a slew of amazing vintage finds! :)

    Tons of hugs & best wishes!
    ♥ Jessica

  5. Happy Birthday, Andie! Looks like you had a fabulous time and got some lovely presents. :)


  6. Happy, happy birthday, Andi! :) Oh! It looks like you got some swell gifts!

  7. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. I can't wait to hear the rest. Happy Birthday!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  8. Happy Birthday Doll! Oh how I remember 23...It was a good year I hope yours will be too!

  9. Happy Birthday!
    You got some really lovely gifts, lucky girl! Cute outfit!
    That Cupcake Cafe looks really delicious, the cupcake you got is cute and looks tasty!
    Love the knitting pattern you found, I always amused by them, I should really pick one up myself.

  10. Happy birthday! You look adorable.

  11. Wishing you a Happy Birthday Andi! I hope you had a fabulous day!!


  12. Happy birthday, Glamour Puss! You look fab as always and sounds like it's been fun (with promise of more fun fabulousness and prezzies).


  13. Happy Birthday, sweetie! Sounds like you had a fabulous day! And I hope the rest of the year is just as wonderful for you.


    p.s. I've had to deal with the curlers in the hair business... unfortunately, there is no way to hide them without making your head look extremely odd.

  14. Happy birthday! Looks like it was a success! x

  15. oh what a perfectly lovely birthday, part one.

    and of course, happy birthday!!!!

  16. Happy Birthday!!! The dress your mom made looks AMAZING!!! I can't wait to see you in it.


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