Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Shop-Shop-Shopping

Hi all! I'm afraid I've not got the time for Silver Screen Sunday again, this week. I was doing some finishing touches to my course work on Sunday and was exhausted by the end of it and then, yesterday, we had a family emergency which also left me exhausted. If I have time, I may do a mid-week version, tomorrow, but if not I shall leave it until it is actually Sunday again!

Instead, have a look at what I bought today -

My guess is that this suit is late 40s or early 50s and it's made from Moygashel by Atrima, which I can't find anything about on the internet, really, except for a few auctions with dresses by the same label. I picked this suit up for 52$ from Clubhouse Lane Boutique and I think it might have been a bit of a bargain. I don't usually go into that particular shop as they mostly stock vintage of the 70s/80s variety, which is lovely but not my style. I'm so glad I took the chance today, though! As you might be able to tell from the way I'm standing in the picture, it needs a little press-stud or something on the jacket as it's a little too revealing for my taste.

I mentioned the other day that I was on a mission to find a white frock for the Swing Sesh White Christmas Ball. I was beginning to despair that I would find something to my taste but I went to Red Ruby Vintage, today, and the first dress I tried on was quite perfect! Perhaps a little difficult to breathe in but a girl can sacrifice such little things for something as pretty as I found. Here's a sneak peek -



I feel like it may have been a Debutante dress but it's also not full-length so perhaps not? Either way, it's very pretty and I feel like I should be wearing a wrist corsage but buying such a thing for one's self feels a little depressing, in a way. I can't wait to find some nice accessories for it, now.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

19 comments:

  1. Gosh, I can't wait to see the whole dress. You always find amazing things on your shopping trips. I am jealous.

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  2. ohh, looking forward to seeing it properly!

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  3. What a lucky find on both the dresses! Looks like the Christmas ball is going to be the event of the season... :) Started making my dress today but there is always that moment of blind panic after you've cut the fabric that 'oh no it's never going to work'!

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  4. Can't wait to see the dress in full! I'm glad you included a close up of the fabric, means we get to see how lovely the pattern is!

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  5. ooh that sneak peek of the dress is exciting!

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  6. I cant waiit to see the rest of that gorgeous dress Andi!

    Rose

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  7. oh divine finds.....can't wait to see how knock-out gorgeous that dress is gonna look on you!

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  8. Lovely suit, Moygashel were an Irish company who made high quality linen fabrics which they sold to clothes manufacturers. They also made interiors fabrics.

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  9. I agree, that dress looks like quite a steal! And I can't wait to see the white one in full!!! It looks fab!

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  10. Oh it is a GORGEOUS white dress, I am soooo jealous. I have no where to wear such a confection! Can't wait to see and hear all about it.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  11. What a beautiful dress!!! I look forward to it as well, the waist and pleats really catch me!

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  12. Gorgeous suit and that dress will be perfect for a ball!! Can't wait to see pics :)

    http://inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

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  13. Your suit and dress are both beautiful!

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  14. Oh my goodness, that dress is amazing. I have a Christmas ball next week and I'm wearing a fifties dress too - like yours, rather difficult to breathe in it, but it's worth it!

    Sorry, I knew you were asking about Zimbabwe really :) Was just joking! Naughty Andrea (me, not you; this name thing is confusing!).

    That suit is lovely as well. I think you are one of the rare people that can pull off that skirt length - it looks great on you.

    (Other) Andrea

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  15. they are both great, I love them! Hooray for great finds!

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  16. What gorgeous finds, the second dress could easily work (if one wanted to use it as such) as a wedding dress for an afternoon or more causal ceremony.


    Wishing you a splendid Monday & week ahead, honey!
    ♥ Jessica

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