Sunday, May 23, 2010

Outfit: Fab Friday Night

I went to the first night of a 50s/60s music night on Friday (which was called Fab, hence the title of this post). It felt a little like the DJ had raided my personal music collection - there wasn't one single song that I didn't know so I had a very good time. I decided to go for the 50s side of things with my outfit, of course, and brought out a dress I haven't worn in ages.

Fab Friday Night
Outfit details: 1950s dress - Salvo's; belt - gift; bracelet - Rubi Shoes; vintage stockings - Antique Market; shoes - Rubi Shoes.

I don't wear this dress much, anymore, because it's so delicate and I love it so much. Then I realised that having it sit in my wardrobe not being worn wasn't really showing it how much I love it, anyway. Poor neglected thing! It's almost the only thing I've found from a Salvo's that is older than mid-late 60s.

Fab Friday Night

Fab Friday Night

I also don't wear this cardigan enough.

Fab Friday Night
After I took the first two photos I decided I want to wear the bow I bought from Hopelessly Devoted.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

P.S. Like my new header? I'm working on matching buttons (for flickr, twitter, etc.) and I've added a couple of new pages (you can see them just under my header - are they helpful, do you think?). I also need to do edit/add more blogs to the blogroll. I'm just being lazy about it.

26 comments:

  1. Awesome dress! I feel the same way about a few dresses I have. I just can't bear the thought of not wearing them but I also don't want to wear them to work in case I rip a seam! So I just wear them to events that I know I'll only be at a few hours.

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  2. Cheri: Thanks! =D Yeah, exactly. I tend to try to do the same thing. =]

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  3. Love the new banner ... very cool. There is so much I keep meaning to do with my blog too, but then my real life intrudes into my online life and I run out of time.
    A great Salvation Army find ... thrifting is getting harder and harder as the polyster 70s, 80s and 90s take over.

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  4. I love that dress! Pink looks gorgeous on you, wear it more. Can't see banner yet as my internet is having a tantrum, will report back later ;)

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  5. Louise: Thank-you! =] Thrifting is SO hard. And often expensive, too. Sigh. ;]
    Harbourmaster: Thanks. =D I actually wear very little pink, which is strange as it's my favourite colour. Hehe, OK. ;]

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  6. The dress is lovely, you should definitely wear it more often! You must, btw, have the best selection of vintagedresses... I like your siloutte in the banner, and it's very classy all in all.

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  7. Dress devine, cardi devine - blog header perfect :-)

    I ripped a great fourties dress at work of all places. Now it is safely tucked away in a corner peding repair. I think I might want to be a little more careful and seek out the golden middle between reckless wear of delicates & wardrobe arrest for all th pretties.

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  8. I love this dress, but as you say it does look delicate. I tend to do the same thing with clothes I love, by not wearing them because I love them so much.
    Your cardigan is pretty too!

    Rose

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  9. That dress is beautiful! I tend to keep some of my vintage pieces "saved" in the closet as well, it's a shame! I guess it's better to risk a ripped seam than leave it hanging where no one can see it. ;)

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  10. LOVE your banner (how did you do it?? I am hopeless with this sort of thing). ADORE your outfit. It just suits you perfectly. The perils and pleasures of vintage loving, hey? Every time I wear one of my 30s dresses out, I feel like I am living on the edge. Example: on the evening I went to the event with the gorgeous son of former Canadian Prime Minister's son, Justin Trudeau, I did nothing but get up out of the car and then sit at a table for four hours and as I sat there my dress started to disintegrate (well, a few runs and holes magically just appeared)! When Mr. Trudeau came by , I couldn't stand up for fear the whole thing would just drop to the floor or something). I now make sure to bring a big coat in case I end up in my knickers by the end of an evening ;)

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  11. Beautiful dress!!! I love the cardigan and the bow too, such a beautiful outfit!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  12. Great dress and outfit! The night sounds awesome, I lvoe it when that happens (they play your records thing). And I love the bow!

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  13. oh my god, that dress is awesome. damn right you need to wear it. and your new header ROCKS. well done.

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  14. Pretty new header! And pretty dress. ;)

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  15. That is a gorgeous dress! You look amazing! I know what you mean about delicate seams though, I wore a gorgeous dress to a wedding last year and one of the seams went, I'm so sad, but it's better than just having it hanging in the wardrobe with no life!

    And I do like your new header, it's great.

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  16. nice outfit you looks great , cute belt , and your design is pretty

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  17. wow! You look so gorgeous!! love the dress ^.^

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  18. That is a seriously gorgeous dress! It deserves to be worn as often as possible.

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  19. It's all wonderful! Love the dress, the cardigan and the belt! You look stunning!
    I have the same thought about old, fragile things I love: "Maybe I shouldn't wear them and risk destroying them". Rather foolish, to not wear my favorite-pieces =)

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  20. Amazingly well thought out! Love the sweater.

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  21. very beautiful outfit! i love that dress :)

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  22. I love the cardigan with the dress! Hope you had a great time.

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  23. I love that dress! Where was this Fab night that you speak of by the way?
    Molly x

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