Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sheer blouse and hair flowers

After many years of admiring sheer blouses on others, I finally bought one of my own...and then spent a lot of time at home, on the couch, writing essays and generally not feeling in the 'getting dressed up' mood. Luckily, the end of uni not only brought relief from having to write so much but it also brought the opportunity to wear aforementioned blouse. Last Tuesday I went to the end of year drinks for my course at the art gallery and, whilst I was dragging my feet a bit about going, ended up being very excited after I had realised it was a great time to wear my new blouse out.

End of year drinks outfit

Outfit details: hair flowers - various; cherry earrings - made by me; sheer 1940s/50s blouse - etsy; brooch - Fisherman's Wharf Markets; bracelets - various; belt - gift; 1930s skirt - Red Ruby Vintage; 1950s wedge sandals - etsy.

End of Year Drinks outfit

End of Year Drinks outfit

As you can see I have the annoying 'bra strap falling off the shoulder' problem. Why does that only ever happen with shirts or dresses you can't get your hand into properly to pull it back up again? I wish everything had those neat little loops at the shoulder to keep your bra straps in place - I don't think this is something I could sew them into, either. Ah well. I still love this blouse!

End of Year drinks outfit

I had really wanted to wear one of my many vintage hats (which, unfortunately, don't see the light of day nearly enough) but none of them sat right with my hair like this. So, I just stuck a whole lot of flowers in, instead! Oh, and I love the buttons up the back of the blouse - I know it's not a necessarily uncommon detail but it's one that I love.

End of year drinks outfit

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The best part of the night was when they announced the essay prizes for each subject because one of them was awarded to me! The essay that I wrote for Modern Art (about three female photographers from the 1930s and how they explored representation of women through self-portraiture) won me a whole heap of art books, which will make up for the texts I had to buy in first semester. Also, I really love light green & some kind of pink together, right now. I'd be wearing it more but I don't have much in the way of either light green or any kind of pink. Time to get some more, maybe?

As a last aside, I'll be selling off some clothes (ranging from the '40s-now) at the North Adelaide Vintage & Fashion Fair today, so if you're in Adelaide, do pop along! 

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

16 comments:

  1. I love your pink sweater!!! Congratulation for this award.
    Your hairstyle will give me some inspiration for my New Year Eve, I must go to a mexican vintage party and this time makes me think about that...

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  2. That's such a cute top! I love the combo of pale pink and green :-)

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  3. I love sheer blouses they are so comfortable and I loved what you did to your hair! I must try that - thanks!

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  4. This outfit is so perfect! I love when anything has buttons up the back.. I fret way too much about wearing a cardigan & covering them up though, lol :) Also pink + mint is one of my favorite color combinations too! Also teal + pink as well

    Congratulations again on the award!! :D It sounds like a really interesting essay, is it something you'd consider posting? I'd love to read it! :)

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  5. What a wonderful and flattering outfit, I love the cinch belt and the color palette. I have several '40s and '50s sheer blouses but haven't found a way to wear them, you've definitely inspired me to break them out of the closet soon.

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  6. Laurence - thanks - it's one of my favourites. And thank-you for the congratulations, too. I can't wait to see your NYE outfit! Glad my hair inspired you a bit. :)
    Esz - thank-you. :D
    Diva - thank-you! And you're welcome. It's a very easy style but looks pretty good, I think.
    kate - thank-you! :D Ah, yes, I know what you mean - I had my cardigan on all night. Sigh. Never mind. At least I got photos. Teal and pink is great, too! And thank-you again - I've emailed you :)
    Leilani - thank-you :D ah, glad to hear it!

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  7. I love the blouse,it looks like a celery green.

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  8. Wow, congrats on the win!! That's awesome for you.

    The outfit is awesome and that blouse is stellar! I love the combo of the little ribbed kind of pattern with the collar and buttons up the back. So great, even if you do have that @#$%?%# bra strap problem. That drives me bonkers, too!

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  9. love this outfit! you look fantastic andi. not to mention CONGRATS!

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  10. congrats again on the essay. i love the sweater sheer shirt combo. i don't even own any sheer shirts. but i love that one. especially the color and the buttons down the back.

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  11. Congrats on the award - yay! lovely blouse and the buttons up the back are so sweet! I recently bought a sheer blouse too. I was so worried u might be able to see too much through it, but it has a small pattern so I needn't had worried!

    Loving the green / pink combo look on you!!

    Maxine xx
    http://lilvintageme.blogspot.com

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  12. Your blouse is such a beauty - and I love love love the button back! <3 The flowers go oh-so perfectly! Such a beautiful look!

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  13. wow wow wow! congratulations on the award! I finished my master's yesterday, so I know how fucking awesome that feels! I love the look of sheer blouses, but I just don't find them very useful...it's not something I can wear to work :(

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  14. I just love that blouse.Congrats on your award.

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  15. The blouse is so pretty, I have constant trouble with my bras hah, well done on the award.x

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  16. Hey Andi - love the way you did your hair and set the flowers in these shots - just gorgeous!

    Congrats on the award from me too, of course :-)

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