Monday, June 28, 2010

Outfit: The Perfect Winter Dress

I've mentioned my favourite vintage shop, Red Ruby, a few times before I think (and if I haven't, you now all know, at least, its name); lately I've been trying to avoid going in there as I'm saving. Well...trying to save, anyway. Two things I'm not very good at: saving money & eating healthily. Anyway, as I said, I was trying to avoid going into the shop but I also felt a little bad because I like to pop in and say hello to Gail (the lovely lady who owns/runs the store) whenever I can. So, on Friday I thought I may as well go in as not. And I think it was rather lucky that I did because I found my perfect winter dress (as the title of this post would indicate):

The Perfect Winter Dress

Isn't it absolutely divine? Gail said she had wished she had my phone number because she knew it was an 'Andrea dress' as soon as she saw it. It's definitely one of the most expensive dresses I've bought but I did get 15$ knocked off the price and a free pair of shoes, too:

Maybe 1970s? I just think golf when I look at these.

Oh, and Gail had seen the article in the paper and was chuffed I mentioned her shop (apparently a few people had been in there after they saw it) - she even had it pinned up in the dressing room.

The Perfect Winter Dress

Outfit details: hair bow - Forever 21 (I think); 1930s/40s tartan dress - Red Ruby Vintage; gloves - Salvos; vintage stockings - church op-shops; shoes - Spend Less.

The Perfect Winter Dress
These two pictures show the colour better than the first.

The Perfect Winter Dress

The Perfect Winter Dress

I took the dress out for a spin, yesterday, when my friend Kate & I went to the North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair. My dress was admired by a few people, one of whom had seen the aforementioned article in the paper and recognised me. I was rather embarrassed (but happily so)! I didn't pick up any more clothes, but I did get a few things (I couldn't resist - I'm truly terrible at saving) - 

Some sheet music - there were so many more that I wanted to get but at 2$ apiece I thought I should cull my selection a bit. Perhaps sadly, I think I was most excited about 'What a Mouth'. 

The lady I bought this from originally wanted 15$ but haggled herself down to 7$. No kidding, she haggled herself! Brilliant.


These were only 5$ each so of course I had to get both! More to add to my collection (which I am running out of room for).

As a side note, I've realised it's coming up to my one year blogiversary! I tweeted about it the other day and about how I would love to do a giveaway to celebrate but I don't really have anything to give; The Freelancer's Fashion Blog suggested I perhaps contact an etsy/other online store and ask if they would sponsor one that I've bought a lot from but there isn't really any one store I've bought a lot from (plus, I'm a little too shy, I think. Isn't it terrible - I'm even shy on the internet!) but it is an idea. I shall think on it! I've had a lovely year of blogging and I'd like to celebrate it somehow.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

24 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, saving money is my biggest problem too :-\ But when you buy lovely dresses like this one, who needs money in the bank! lol :D

    I LOVE My Boy Lollipop!! It's so neat that you got the sheet music!

    Happy early blogiversary!

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  2. Woooowwww. That dress is amazing, it looks like it was made for you! You look extra fantastic!

    xoxo
    Solanah
    vixenvintage.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful dress Andrea, perfect and bold for winter

    XX Rosina Lee

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  4. I always love your dresses! Where do you get them from? It's so hard for me to find really good vintage clothes here...

    Ruby
    rubys-attic.blogspot.com

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  5. It definitely looks like the dress was made for you. It is perfection!

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  6. This dress is amazing. I love it. I am not usually one for long sleeved dresses, but this is gorgeous and so vibrant.

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  7. fantastic dress!!!! If you want to email me at adelinesattic@gmail.com, we could discuss Adeline's Attic Vintage sponsoring a giveaway? xoxo

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  8. That dress is absolutely lovely, those shoes are so cool too!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  9. Lovely dress! It looks perfect on you!

    Now, you really don't need to have a giveaway. Just reading your posts is a treat in itself! But if you really want to, then contacting an etsy-seller seems like a good idea. Another idea, vintage seamed stockings seems to be quite easy to come by in Adelaide? Since you wear them so often? If you have a pair extra, that would be a great giveaway. Easy to mail, and lot's of people who would love a chance at it. Just an idea!

    Love, Erika

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  10. Hahaha. I've been there once and I had to leave because I knew I was going to waste money (and at that time I was savint to go overseas). I had about a 10 minute chat to Gail, though (so that's her name!) and she seems like the most lovely lady!

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  11. That dress is fantastic!! I think it was worth the price!!

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  12. !!!!!!
    That dress is amazing! I has all the jealous......

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  13. It's loovely! Definitely the perfect winter dress

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  14. That dress is so perfect! I can't save money for the life of me either haha

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  15. those are the 2 things that i'm horrible with too! ehehe. :) great dress and what awesome finds!!! :)

    -Zinnia

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  16. What a beautiful dress. Somedays I wish I could fly over and raid your wardrobe like a bandito >:)

    Hehe.

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  17. Nice detail, the color of gloves and pointed collar. Is fantastic

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  18. Looking great is all about finding ones one personal style, what fits ones personality - you´re really good at that Andi !

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  19. So many cute finds! Wow, the dress is soooo winter perfect. I'm the same way with my favorite store. I like to stop by and say hi, but of course that means I'm walking out with something new, lol :)

    inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

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  20. (I thought I had commented!)
    Great winter dress, you look amazing!

    Good luck with the give away search! I am too shy about these things, too :)

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  22. Oh my golly--that dress is perfect! I think it's pretty much the holy grail of plaid dresses (the style that we all covet, yet few of us ever can find). Gorgeous! I just love all the details!

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  23. Those shoes are lovely! I love the color combination! I like your outfit too! So retro chic!

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