Monday, August 3, 2009

It's (Roller) Derby Day!

Yesterday I attended my first Roller Derby bout for 2009, which also happened to be the last bout of the year! At least I made it to one. Even though it was only my second bout I can say with absolutely certainty that I love Roller Derby. It’s so much fun to watch and literally the only sport I have ever taken anything resembling an interest in.

The teams competing were the Mile Die Club and the Road Train Rollers (they're a new team, this year) - the Mile Die Club won.
left - Mile Die club, right - Road Train Rollers

I didn't realise until I got there that I had dressed in the colours of the Road Train Rollers!

Necklace/bracelet: Mum's
Top: op-shopped
Cardigan: Cotton On
Belt: gift
Skirt: vintage, Goodwill, re-styled from a dress
Stockings: Myer
Shoes: Big W

Even though I stood up for the entire bout, I certainly enjoyed myself. Plus, it gave me a chance to wear my new-to-me skirt! Huzzah.

Also, I wrote this post about my favourite Adelaide Vintage store for A Stitch in Time, This Vintage Life - check it out and, while you're there, take a look at the rest of the blog! I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Andi B. Goode


  1. I love this outfit, and your photo work is beautiful! I like the cardigan with it, but the outfit is so flattering without too! I hear Roller Derby is fun, I do need to give it a whirl and go.

  2. One of my best friends is in The Roller Derby in London. Her name is Bette Noir. Isnt that a lovely name? I am glad you had fun and that is a wonderful skirt.

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  3. Such a cute outfit! :) Wow lucky you going to a roller derby! I've always wondered what it is like to go to a roller derby event--sounds like loads of fun!

  4. What a marvelous outfit, I love that punchy, joyful turquoise hue and the fact that you crafted a skirt from a dress! :)

    Thank you ever so much for all your wonderful comments on my blog, honey. I hope you have a splendid Tuesday!

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Marie: Thanks! =D Do give Roller Derby a whirl - it's ever so fun! To watch, anyway. ;]
    The Glamorous Housewife: Oh, neat! I love the name 'Bette Noir'! And thank-you. =]
    Casey: Thanks! =D Oh, it's great. I hope you get to go to one, one day.
    Jessica: Thanks, doll! Aw, and you're very welcome. =]

  6. I already said so on Flickr, but I'll say it again -- what a sweet outfit! Roller derby sounds fun. I've never been, but I've noticed that the only sports I am interested in are a) anything that involves gliding across a flat surface (figure skating, roller derby) and gymnastics.

  7. Catherine: Well, thanks again. Hehe. I think Roller Derby is pretty much the only sport which I have ever taken an interest in!

  8. Love that outfit !


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