Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday and Tuesday Nights are for Dancing

On Monday night I went to the Garden of Unearthly Delights for a night of swing dancing at the Deluxe Tent. I had a grand ol' time Lindy Hopping and what-not (I even got one gent to do a foxtrot with me because I had never done it before and thought it would be fun to give it a go - it was!) to some great live music from Lucky Seven, followed by a DJ set by the lovely Lili la Scala. I mentioned the other day that I've been in a bit of a funk and part of that was that I had no desire to go social dancing, lately, but I've overcome it and had a simply lovely night.

I took a couple of photos of the tent to show you all because it's such a lovely venue (I'll be sad when the festival is over for the year):



And my outfit for the night -



Outfit details: hair flowers - discount store; earrings - gift; necklace - Fisherman's Wharf Markets; sweater - Salvo's; skirt - op-shopped; shoes - KMart.

Here's another outfit from yesterday; I wore this to see A Single Man (which is amazing and left me speechless) and then to my dance class (we've been learning the Tranky Doo) -



Outfit details: neckerchief - Goodwill; blouse - Cotton On; 1940s repro jeans - Freddies of Pinewood; shoes - KMart.

Here's a little video of a foxtrot (or so it is labelled - it looks rather foxtrotty to me!) because a video is always fun -



Coincidentally, I am listening to the Easy Virtue soundtrack and just remembered one of the instrumental pieces on there is the Easy Virtue Foxtrot. Now I am going to play a bit of ukulele and then get ready for another night out. Hope you're all having a happy Wednesday!

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

11 comments:

  1. Cute outfits! Glad you are feeling better. Have fun dancing!

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  2. you are adorable! i love your blog so much!
    http://bellisimama.blogspot.com/

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  3. Your freddies look great on! I still have Easy virtue sitting around somewhere, I should get around to watching it...

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  4. oh fun fun fun! I always just go to my swing class, but i never stay around for the social dancing afterwards! I really should, shouldn't i!

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  5. ooh, looks like fun! LOVE your hair (and the flowers). I listen to that Easy Virtue soundtrack all the time. So fun

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  6. Marianne: Thank-you -D
    bellisimama: Aw, thank-you so much. I'm glad to hear it!
    The Big Mama Introspection: Yeah, it's great!
    Miss Emmi: Thanks. =D Yes! Watch it. Hehe.
    Oranges and Apples: Ooh, yes, you must stick around for social dancing.
    Baroness: Thanks. =] I love the soundtrack, too!

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  7. Wonderful outfits! I love that pink sweater!!

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  8. Your outfits are fabulous! I love social dancing but i'm not that good at the moment so i look a bit silly! xx

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  9. The tents looks great! What a wonderful setting for dancing. The only thing that gives them away as tents is the floors; a little bit uneven. Doesn't matter much, but isn't it surprising when the heel cathes one of those edges? =) Constant problem with dancefloors in tents!
    Trunky doo seems like a very fun Authentic Jazz routine, I'd love to learn it. Next up however, is the big apple routine in two weeks! So looking forward to doing some AJ!

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  10. The first outfit is really cute! You look adorable in it!

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