Thursday, November 5, 2009

An Outfit, New Dresses and Tikis

Excuse the very lazy photos - as I mentioned the other day I'm very busy this week as well as getting to the point of utter exhaustion.


Outfit details: cardigan - Valley Girl or Temt; 1930s crepe skirt - Red Ruby Vintage; stockings - stockingshq.com; shoes - Big W.

Despite being busy and exhausted (and really rather poor) I've managed to do a fair bit of op-shopping this week. I bought a cute plaid skirt and some striped shorts at a Salvos store on Tuesday but I didn't take any photos. Then, yesterday, I got 4 new dresses, a 1960s bathing suit (not photographed), a Frank Sinatra EP (not photographed) and 3 Tiki pendants. I was lamenting the fact that I've never come across any Tikis in all of my op-shopping and vintage shopping experience and then, yesterday, I found three!





I just need to find something to hang them on so I can wear them. Hurrah!



This 1970s/80s dress cost me 10$ from the Salvos. I'm not sure about this dress. I love the colour and think it's really cute but do you all think I can fit it into my 1940s-1950s style?


This gorgeous 1950s style dress cost me 4$. It's absolutely perfect.


This 1940s style dress only cost me 63 cents! What do you all think of it with the shoes and socks? I need dresses I can wear (swing) dancing and, as I'm still only a beginner, flats seem to be the best thing to wear. I'm also taking the sleeves up.

I think this 1980s dress feels quite 1930s. I really like long dresses!

Apologies for looking so down in all these photos but they're part of a project for my course and I was getting fed up with changing every two minutes, hence the expression.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

21 comments:

  1. Lovely finds, especially the little pink number - gorgeous colour.

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  2. I love the dresses, my favourite is deffinately the pink one! I bought 4 last month (yet to take up!) but never 4 in one day :) well found.

    Rose

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  3. The pink dress is great. I love a pussy bow. You can definitely make it work with your look.

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  4. You can make most outfits look vintage what ever there era, as long as you get the hair and make up right...Love the pink one and the floral one...

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  5. I think I'd like the pink one more if it didn't have the pussybow - normally I love them, but I can picture it looking a lot nicer on you as a shirtdress where the cinched waist is the centre of attention. I think you can definitely work it though! I think the first outfit is my favourite - that cardigan is so snazzy, reminds me of some 40s knitting patterns I've seen. Your thrifting mojo seems to be really good lately!

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  6. I love that cardigan!

    The dresses are cute too; I especially like the pink and blue ones.

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  7. Gorgeous jealous...and I am so jealous of your tikis...those would look really great in *my* collection!! ;)

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  8. Great finds Andi! I love the sweater you are wearing in the first pic! So cute....

    XOXO,
    Syd

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  9. I LOVE the baby blue dress, so pretty!!

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  10. Ooh, your tikis remind me of the Brady Bunch.

    I love your first outfit! That cardigan is so sweet.

    I think the pink dress could pass as late 50s! All your new dresses are cute, and I hope you get a break soon from your business!

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  11. I think that pink dress is TO DIE FOR. I guess I can see your hesitation but I think the pink makes it look 50s/60s and it fits you too well to pass up.

    Sarah Louise
    http://www.tzipporit.blogspot.com

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  12. oh wow you literally found maori tiki thats quite cool, If you want more I'm sure I could find you some, they are in all the local tourist stores here.

    XX Rosina Lee

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  13. Oh your dresses are so cute! I love the blue 50's one!

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  14. http://www.youtube.com/user/tepapamuseum#p/c/EB4697535B2E563F/11/o-P9eoBzmKc

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  15. I think that little pink dress- prob 70's? Is so very cute. But I am vintage spastic, I enjoy so many eras!

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  16. Ooh, Snow White print!

    I miss op-shopping here in Paris


    Adventures of a Sequin Cat

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  17. Such amazingly pretty finds! You are the loveliest gal vintage gal, Andi sweetie, thank you for sharing all these inspiring snaps of your beautiful outfits with us.


    Oodles of hugs!
    ♥ Jessica

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