Saturday, February 6, 2010

When Op-Shopping Pays Off and an Outfit

I spend a lot of time complaining about how I never find any great clothes in op-shops, anymore, but in the past week I've had two great finds on two separate occasions.

The first was another addition to my collection of sunglasses -

They only cost me 3$, too! Not sure of the era but they're fabulous, regardless. If anyone is interested, this is the rest of my collection:

The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades

I also found this lovely home-made early '60s dress at a Goodwill store, yesterday, for 12.50$.

Forgive the lacklustre photo - by this point I had already sprayed myself in the face with perfume, got mascara on my arm (I dropped the wand) and got hairspray in my eye and then I didn't even end up being able to go out. But at least I got a photo of my cute new dress to share with you all.

Detail of the bow.

Today I hung out with some friends, eating apple pie that I had made, pizza and watching Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (one of my all-time favourite movies). I was going to wear a dress but I was looking at some pictures of 1930s/40s leisure wear before I got dressed and decided to go for something a bit more casual -

Outfit details: ribbon - ?; earrings - Diva; blouse - Salvo's; 1940s trousers - Red Ruby Vintage; shoes - Big W.

Here's a detail of the blouse because people have thought it was pink in other photographs. It's not - it's a very small check.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Andi B. Goode

P.S. Something I forgot to mention, the other day, when I wrote a little bit about Cadillac Records - for those of you who aren't aware, Mos Def plays Chuck Berry. That was definitely another highlight of the film for me - I think I have a wee bit of a crush on Mos Def.


  1. i loooooooooooove all of your sunglasses!

  2. So many glasses! I'd love to have a collection like that, but I'd have to fork out hundreds to get prescription lenses in each :/ you're lucky! Fab find with that 60s dress, it's so lovely on you!

  3. wow i love that dress on you!
    and the outfit you went out in is adorable!

  4. That blue dress looks great. What a steal!

  5. I love your blue dress, and i love your casual outfit even more. I need to get more sunglasses i think after seeing your collection! x

  6. You have a fab sunglass collection. Very Jackie O- she had loads. I love sunglasses, so why is it every time I really need a pair I have left them at home? Beautiful blue dress! You had a much better shopping haul than I did!
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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  7. I'm totally addicted to sunglasses too. It's scary. That dress is freaking fabulous. I think I cried a little when I saw it. The colour is AMAZING on you and the bow is too stinking cute! Love it. Also the gingham blouse and pants are fab! So cute and yet totally casual!

  8. Oh wow, your glasses collection is TDF as are that blue dress and your trousers! The shade of the dress looks wonderful on you!

  9. Great finds, love those sunglasses! Your outfit with those yellow pants is soooo cute!

  10. Miss Emmi: Oh, dang, that's a pity! Thanks. =D
    Bec: Thanks, love! =D
    Screen Siren: Thanks and thanks. =]
    April: Thanks. I was very excited to find it!
    Stefanie: Thanks. =D I'm glad I inspired you to buy more sunnies. ;]
    eyeliah: Thanks.
    Marie: Thanks! =D I usually have more than one pair floating around in my handbag. Haha.
    Ashley Louise: Hehehe, thank-you very much. =D Glad you liked the dress.
    Ms. B: Aw, thanks =D
    esme and the lane way: Thank-you so much, doll. =D

  11. I'm sooo jealous of your glasses collection! I love both of your beautiful outfits. I keep forgetting to watch Cadillac Records, so the only thing that I've seen Mos Def in is Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

  12. What a wonderful collection you have! And I really like the newest pair. The dress is just adorable! So sweet!

    I like your "sporty" 40s style, very chic =)


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