Monday, August 16, 2010

Outfit: Friday Day and Friday Night

I've been testing out some of my not-yet-worn summer dresses in anticipation of warmer weather. Of course, as it is not yet warm, I've had to wear cardigans and things but I've at least had a feel of whether or not I really like the dresses. This is just one of said dresses, which I wore...somewhere. It's a mystery! I bought it from etsy, a couple of months ago.

Dressing for Summer doesn't change the weather...

So, that was what I wore during the day on Friday. On Friday night I went out for yummy Indian food, shared with lovely (and possibly yummy) friends. I decided I needed a black dress for the occasion and spent a week, or so, scouring local vintage shops in hopes of finding one that I both liked and would fit me. I began to despair but then I found one that was perfect. Lucky me!

Little Black Dress (I finally have one!)
Early '60s dress found at Honey Hive Emporium, Prospect Road. It's the same label as this dress - fashioned by Gina of Melbourne. I think it's the third or fourth dress I've come by that was made by Gina. They've all been very simple. Oh, and a lovely girl told me I reminded her of the 'brunette that Marilyn had with her' - I assumed she meant Jane Russell. I was extremely flattered, of course! I love Jane.

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And no more regrowth! Yay.

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One of my favourite brooches. I don't accessorise much. I forget to put on things like rings and brooches, I stopped wearing necklaces as I found they get annoying when you're Lindy Hoppin' (and as I got out of the habit, I forget about them, too) and I often find bracelets irritate my skin. But some outfits just need a little bit of sparkle, don't they?

 Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

22 comments:

  1. That black dress is stunning! Just the way it drapes is lovely.

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  2. Cheri: Thanks. =] Yes, that's one of the things that attracted me to it most!

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  3. Wow I love both dresses. The black one is just perfect.

    I know what you mean about the trialling things for summer - I'm already setting my sites on my warmer weather purchases.

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  4. Kitty: Thank-you. =D Glad I'm not the only one doing that, then. Hehe.

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  5. I love both of them! The contrasting neckline detail on the first and the beautiful draping on the second - you're so lucky to have found such lovely, unique dresses that were clearly MADE for you!

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  6. both are really chic, doll! great finds!

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  7. Lovely frocks!
    It may be summer here in Claifornia but I have had to wear a cardigan every morning except one, we have had a cold summer here!
    I love to find that just-what-I-wanted dress when thrifting...it just tickles me pink!
    Glad you had a good time with your friends and the compliment you were given fits you perfectly :)

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  8. Both of those dresses are beautiful! I particularly like the black one, the draping is gorgeous.

    I'm in particular need of a good black dress myself.

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  9. I love, love, love both your dresses! The first one looks so easy to wear! Brooches are my favourite accessory too.

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  10. really adorable outfit and i like the brooche .

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  11. Both dresses are beautiful! I especially like the black one--it fits you perfectly!

    ♥ Casey
    blog | elegantmusings.com

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  12. I like both dresses but black dress with the broche has an special touch of elegance. This looks lovely on you.

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  13. Gorgeous, so sophisticated! Love the glamour :)

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  14. Love the first dress, it's really beautiful! :-)

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  15. Impeccable taste as always:)You look wonderful in both outfits & that lovely little brooch is the perfect touch.

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  16. Hi,

    We’ve link exchanged in the past but I’ve changed my blog name and my URL now. It has changed from High Fashion Whore to The Button Owl, and my new URL is http://thebuttonowl.tumblr.com/

    I’d be really grateful if you changed these details in your link.

    Thank you!

    Nesha, The Button Owl

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  17. these dresses are gorgeous! great finds!

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  18. oh i love love love both the dresses here!

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  19. The black dress - stunning! It suits your lovely figure beautifully!

    Laura
    x

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  20. Adorable summerdress! The black one i a real classic, so practical to have in the closet. The brooch is a very nice touch! I also tend to forget about accessoires, esp brooches, but sometimes a brooch is just what an outfit needs to pop!

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  21. Thank-you SO much everyone for your comments. I wanted to reply to each individually but there got to be too many and I'm a little overwhelmed. Hehe. Sorry!

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I read and greatly appreciate each and every comment. Thank-you! x