Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A Swingin' Safari!

For some reason this suit makes me think of A Swingin' Safari by Bert Kaempfert, hence the title of the post.

I wore this out to dinner for my sister's partner's birthday, last night...I was going to wear a dress but I just had one of those days where it felt like far too much effort to wear one! So, I finally got to wear my pant-suit.

Outfit details: head-scarf - actually a belt and it belongs to my mum; 1940s rayon pant suit - Red Ruby Vintage; shoes - KMart.

After I bought the suit, I found this image from My Vintage Vogue and thought it was a rather happy coincidence, I suppose.

I'd also like to say that today my thoughts are with one John Lennon as it marks the 29th anniversary of his untimely passing. R.I.P. My favourite band is The Beatles and they've had a huge impact of my life and I still find John Lennon to be a big inspiration to me.

Andi B. Goode


  1. It looks slightly 70's in a good way. I suppose things like this show just how much the 70's, and 80's looked to the 30's and 40's for inspiration.

  2. That suit looks great on you - so lucky! Yellow next to my face makes me look like death, but oh how I long to wear it! It's an instant mood pick-me-up :)

  3. Pantsuits were made for you! Or you were made for pantsuits? Looks so good!

  4. You look like you just stepped out of a classic movie! :) So, so cute!!!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

  5. I just love it, Andi! Reminds me of a 40s 'Siren Suit' (I'll send you a link to the picture it makes me think of in a sec). xoxo.

  6. Me again: I couldn't find it online, so added my copy to my flickr photo stream... I swear it's exact (this ad is even Australian....cool!)


  7. What a great outfit! Those pants fit you perfectly - how often does that happen with off-the-rack clothing? ;-)

  8. Great outfit, you look very elegant. I think seeing that photo of you has me think that i've got to get me a pant-suit!

  9. What a fun and exciting outfit! it suits you lovely! I adore this! great post too by the way.

  10. I love it. And those vintage vogue ladies all look like they are mocking some Sears Catalog guy who's slightly off the page....

  11. AMAZING suit. love it! perfect for a job interview!

  12. Andie, you should have a little slideshow of all the geat outfits you have !

  13. My rule about covers: done by the Beatles, great, done of a Beatles song, terrible. Haha

    I really like those songs too, the originals or no!

  14. So cute. Love that time era! :)

  15. Oh wow!! That suit is amazing! What a great find!!

  16. You look so fantastic, I've always wondered how these classic leisure suits (from vintage catalogues) would look on a real live gal these days, and as you've shown us here, the answer is positively wonderful! Super inspiring, Andi, thank you!!!

    Many hugs, my fellow Beatles lover,
    ♥ Jessica

  17. I love your pantsuit! And isn't it amazing seeing contemporary photos of stuff that looks just like something you actually own?
    I get a lot of peace from "Imagine," especially as a secular humanist. That song sums up so much of my beliefs.
    the renegade bean

  18. This is my favorite blog post of the day. That pant suit is outSTANDing! Thanks for juxtaposing it with the vintage ad; that gives it some context.

    RIP John

  19. Andrea: Thanks =D
    Pink Champagne: Thanks, doll
    Angel: Yes, I have a 1970s Safari Suit which is incredibly similar but made from polyester
    Miss Emmi: Aw, thanks doll. I'm glad you said that - yellow is one of my favourite colours to wear!
    Frances: Hehe, thanks! =]
    Casey: Aw, thank-you. That's so sweet.
    Baroness: Thanks for the link - that's awesome!
    Nancy: Thanks. I know - vintage just fits so much better.
    Stefanie: Thanks, hun. I'm glad I inspired you!
    Marvelous: Thank-you very much.
    Jenny: Thanks. =] Haha, they do!
    MrJeffery: Thanks=]
    Diva: Hehe, thanks.
    Emily Anne: Thank =]
    Jen: Thanks! I know...I feel lucky. I've never come across anything else like it.
    esme and the lane way: Thanks =D
    Jessica: Thank-you! You always leave the sweetest comments.
    Catherine: Thanks =D Yeah, it's great. I feel the same about 'Imagine'...whenever it plays I feel a lot calmer.
    Graham: Thank-you so much. Glad you liked it. =]


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