Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Outfit: Paisley & an Up-Do

On Saturday night I headed out to town for Ruby's birthday celebrations. For once I didn't plan my outfit days in advance and ended up picking something on the day. I quite forget just how lovely this dress is to tell the truth...

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Outfit details: hair flowers - ?; 1950s earrings - gift; faux pearl necklace - Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair; 1940s dress - etsy; stockings - Love Kylie; shoes - Rubi Shoes.

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It's quite strange but I always feel slightly more self-conscious with an up-do...it's almost as though my usual hairstyle has become a bit of a security blanket for me (just as red lipstick has).

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One of the many things I love about this dress is that it has a matching jacket!

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Another thing I love is all of the lovely little details like the gathering at the shoulders, here.

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Being the wallflower that I am (I'm not kidding - if I don't know an awful lot of people at a party or social gathering I generally end up spending a lot of time standing alone, trying my best to look lonely enough so that someone will come and make conversation with me...) I asked my friend Kate to come along with me. You might remember her from one or two of the ukulele videos I've posted.

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

32 comments:

  1. You look so elegant with your hair up. And that dress is so perfectly 40s, I love it. You always look like you just walked out of a mid-century copy of Vogue; so put together and classic!

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  2. The colours in the pattern on that dress are fantastic - you could make so many different outfits from it.

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  3. You look smashing! Love ove the dress!

    And i'm a wallflower too, too often... But i rarley go out

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  4. You're on fire with the outfit photos this week! I am loving it.
    This dress is incredible.

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  5. Gorgeous frock, you migh have stepped out of one of my Sunday Mirror adverts!

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  6. You look stunning and the dress is SO beautiful!

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  7. Opdos look fantastic on you! i am so tempted to buy a repro 1940s dress now i see your lovely original!

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  8. Ooh you look so chic with your hair up like that. I love dresses with jackets too, my fave is a 50s ethnic print with a little matching bolero. Love anything that covers my arms!

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  9. wow Andy you're beautiful! such a lovely outfit!

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  10. How gorgeous you look! Loveliest wallflower at the party, I'm sure. :-)

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  11. Isn't it strange how much is in the hair-do? I always feel like it either makes my outfit or spoils it =) Love this one you, the soft curls over your forehead is really beautiful!
    I'm also drawn to interesting details in dresses, gathers and shirrings can really make such a huge difference in how a garment is seen.

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  12. Looking lovely :) Love the dress.
    I am useless at social gatherings.. great weather isn't it *roll eyes*
    Hope the two of you enjoyed yourself :)

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  13. Oh my--you look so glamorous! I love the updo--very beautiful. I love how you said that red lipstick is a bit of a security blanket... I feel the same way! A lot of people don't understand how I could view something so bright like that, but hey--I just feel so much more comfortable with red lipstick. ;)

    ♥ Casey | blog

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  14. I like your hair up!
    But I have to admit I always feel self conscious with my hair up too, the only time I wear it up is to work because I have to.

    Rose

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  15. This is amazing. I love what you did with your hair for the outfit too! it pulls it all together so much! lovely!!

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  16. You look so nice with your hair up!! And I love your dress, the print is so beautiful.
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

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  17. Flawless! the outfit is perfectly pretty!! :D

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  18. you look so pretty, and super classy! :) and I totally relate to the red lipstick being a security blanket, I feel so weird without it

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  19. That dress is amazing! Love it! and I love your hair up :-)

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  20. you're wonderfull with your hair up. Love it.

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  21. You look so stunning, I love your whole outfit! :) Great blog!

    -Sara
    autumn, coffee and inspiration

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  22. well ,you certainly don't look like a wall-flower ;)

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  23. You look brilliant. I have been eyeing those shoes at Rubi Shoes and I think you have convinced me to purchase them. I hope you had a lovely night.

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  24. I think you look wonderful with an up-do, you should do it more often :)

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  25. you look absolutely beautiful, love the dress! I wish I had more occasions to dress up for..

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  26. You look stunning with your hair up like that! I know what you mean though...I'm really self concious about having my hair up as it throws out my proportions. I think I have a small head to my body and rely on thick hair to even that out!!

    I would love to see the clip of you singing 'tip-toe through the tulips' again, please tell me where it is hiding!

    xx Claire
    www.jemimaandgeraldine.blogspot.com

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  27. You look lovely! It's such a lady like look!

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  28. Stunning! And oh oh a bolero! Absolutely lovely set :) And I love your hair up, too x 1940s looks so amazing on you!

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  29. Wow. Thanks so much everyone! As always, I wish I had the patience to reply to you all individually. =\

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