Wednesday, August 3, 2011

One, Two, Three

An outfit from another glorious day. I went into town early before my lecture, got some library books, left my book bag in the bathroom with a note saying 'I'm not lost, just too heavy to carry. Please leave me be. Thank-you!' and it actually worked, got one of the best rose chocolate icies from Chocolate Bean I've ever had (extra rose!), bought a copy of On Art and Life from the Penguin Great Ideas series because I'd forgot my book and sat on a bench reading it before my lecture.


My favourite face to make.
This is what happens when I try to pose differently but can't think of anything to do.

And this is what happens when Mum has the camera and won't stop clicking.

Outfit details: beret - gift; sunglasses - Dangerfield; dress - made by mum; belt - Valley Girl; bracelet - Rubi Shoes; socks - We Love Colors; shoes - Payless.

This dress was made using Dubarry 2630, the first vintage pattern mum has ever used for me. Anyway, it's pretty much the perfect '40s dress - at least, it's exactly what I've been looking for for both day-to-day wear and swing dancing so now I know that it looks really great made up I think I may have to have a few more.

As an aside, I had wanted to install a new comment system (was going to go with Intense Debate - I know people who've had trouble with Disqus) because I really hate how little I can interact with you using blogger's comment system. It's the main reason I'm so bad at replying to comments! But the instructions were from before blogger changed their whole layout and some of the instructions seemed impossible, now. Anyway, I don't really have the time at the moment to experiment with other systems so until then blogger's system will have to do. I try to answer any questions left in the comments, though, however if I've not answered one of yours please feel free to email me at and I'm infinitely more likely to get back to you that way.

Andi B. Goode


  1. What a wonderful post! Love the dress – and the pics, too :) Glad your bag note worked; that's awesome!

    I'd love to change my commenting system, too. Blogger isn't working well for me, so... I'll be looking into this too! Good luck!

  2. Love the dress, the hat, the shades--and your expression in the second photo!

  3. Argh, I have the same problem with comments. I installed the little bit that at least allows you to click 'reply to comment' but that just puts a @ and their username/profile link at the beginning of the post. Better than nothing, still. I'm worried about screwing up my comments by trying to install something else.

    The dress is really cute, I could definitely see it as a staple in other versions!

  4. That dress is wonderful! Lovely that your mom made it for you.


  5. You look amazing in red! And I too hate the blogger commenting system- it is the WORST!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  6. the only problem I ever had with disqus was that for a week it didn't work on google chrome browsers. It hasn't had that problem since because they were complained to by many. It is rather easy to set up though. I love using it because it is so much more simpler. I find that bigger named bloggers respond more using it and I can respond to bloggers as well. I get responses back sometimes which is nice too and we write a little back and forth.

    anyway I love your dress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. The dress is fabulous looks great on you, yeah blogger is rather rubbish for commenting. Love the other poses, I am awful at posing just act like a wally and hope it works hah x

  8. looks great! A perfect 40s day dress is a must! You're so lucky to have your mum sew for you :)

    Lina x

  9. LOVE that dress! The cut and fabric are to die for! I agree that the commenting feature is annoying!

  10. i also suck at replying to comments. i really wish they had a comment system set up like livejournal.

  11. You look so lovely! Love that dress and the sunglasses!

    Katie x

  12. You always look so wonderful! This dress is lovely, ohh now you can have fun picking fabric for more! :) Zoë x

  13. I love your dress, and adore and WAnt your sunglasses.

  14. If Eddi takes pectires and does not stop it turnes out a lot worse than in your example :D


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