Saturday, January 28, 2012

And now for something completely different!

No, don't worry - it's not John Cleese in a bikini! And it's probably not actually completely different but it is a little bit of a change, though it is still an outfit post.

Lately I've just been feeling the itch to change up my style a little - don't get me wrong, I'm still in love with what I've been wearing the past...4 or so years but I've had the urge to wear little '60s or '70s style dresses that seem to be fairly popular at the moment. And to not set my hair! I actually started writing up a post about how I've been feeling about clothes, lately, and the style I've created for myself but I'm not sure if I will finish it or not, yet.


Something a little different... 

Outfit details: bow hair clip - not sure but possibly Forever 21; dress - Dotti; vintage brooch - etsy; bangles - Salvo's; shoes - Big W.

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I bought this nail polish for $3 from Price Attack (the brand is Colour by TBN) and, for a cheap nail polish, it's surprisingly very good. 

Something a little different...

To be completely honest, I had more fun getting ready that night than I have in a really long time. I don't know if many more dresses like this one will find their way into my wardrobe, but I will definitely be keeping this one in regular rotation. I can't wait until it's cooler and I can wear it with tights and cardigans.

(I also wonder if all the episodes of New Girl I've been watching influenced this outfit, too. I started out with a vague dislike of the show and now I'm addicted. I love/hate when that happens!)

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I occasionally search etsy for vintage name brooches - not in the hopes of finding my own name but for old names that aren't used as much today and when I saw this one for 'Babe' I had to get it. Mainly because 'babe' is my favourite adjective to use when I talk about attractive people!

Something a little different... 

My hair didn't keep the lovely loose curls I created with my straightener for very long - my hair just will not take to heat styling, no matter what I do. 

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Ruffly shoes!

Kate in red, white & blue 

My friend Kate posing for the camera - she's wearing a dress that she bought at Coles! I was very impressed when she told me. And she made the cute oversized bow in her hair.

Kate in red, white & blue

I seem to bring out only the best poses and facial expresses in my friends when I photograph them! Photographing my friends is something I intend to do more often (though I have, of course, been saying this for years!)

Perhaps I will finish that post about how I've been feeling about my style, lately - anyone interested in reading something like that? 

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

27 comments:

  1. I'd be interested in reading about that. I also feel the same about New Girl! At first it def. wasn't as good as I was hoping/expecting but all the characters really grow on you

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  2. That's such an adorable outfit, so bright and cheery! It still has a strong retro/pop art feel, too. And I think the post you mentioned sounds like a very interesting read!!

    I myself have been feeling especially restless with my own style lately; it sure isn't a static thing for me. Though I have my go-to '40s/'50s look to fall back on, I love wearing ruffly '60s mini dresses and even (gasp!) a couple of '70s prairie dresses every once and a while. Keeps things fun, and saves wear on my 80-year-old rags, haha.

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  3. The dress looks gorgeous on you! I love the deep yellow color. It has a great cut. Great buy!

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  4. You're such a babe no matter what you wear. That being said, I'm such a fan of the 60s and love this look on you, especially the fact that it's yellow.

    I've been in a similar ship lately, too. I've grown board with always teasing my hair in the 60s way and dressing in my doll-like manner. I yearn for a more undone look, more grunge. Maybe we can both branch out a bit! :)

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  5. My style has been evolving the past year too so I'd be interested to read about your story.

    Yellow looks smashing on you, I like the collar & tie on this dress. I'm a fan of monogram/name pins and necklaces, I especially like yours!

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  6. Love this outfit! There is something so delightfully fresh about '60s style and colours.

    I would definitely be interested in the style post. :)

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  7. I love this outfit so much! That dress is absolutely fantastic! And I'd definitely be interested in reading the style post, too!

    I really hated the pilot of The New Girl so I gave up on it.. maybe I should give it another go!?

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  8. Love the new look! The colour combo in this outfit are fantastic. And the brooch is so cute. I have never thought of looking for name brooches but I might just have to do a search now.

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  9. OH MY GOD I LOVE THISSSSSSSSS
    you look so fantastic and that brooch is amazing

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  10. I was actually about to do a post on some super cute items that I found at coles - they have some great stuff there at the moment! Whodathunkit?

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  11. You look wonderful - and it is clear you had some fun putting this together! Love it!

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  12. There is nothing wrong about the 60s and 70s, and I think you look great in that yellow dress! .)

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  13. I'm not a big fan of the 60's fashion, I think I too curvy to wear those mini dresses!
    But this yellow dress looks good and you and I love your hairstyle here!
    Please finish the post you are prepared, I'm interested to know your thinks...

    http://lostin1950.blogspot.com/

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  14. You look adorable! the yellow looks gorgeous next your dark locks and pale skin. I think it is important to mix your style up its all about reflecting moods and what you're influenced by at that moment, the style post definitely sounds intriguing. The babe brooch is fab! xx

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  15. I have dress and pin envy! I love this whole outfit, esp on you as it suits you so well! :D xxx

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  16. I really love the bright yellow on you--so pretty! :)

    I too have been going through a bit of a style change-up lately. I think it has something to do with moving and some of the other big, life changes that have happened to me recently. lol. Although I'm still referencing my favored 40s/50s looks on a regular basis (as well as the 60s and 70s that I tend towards anyway at times), I'm adding a few other more modern bits and pieces into the mix. Just to shake things up and allow myself to experiment a bit. It's a miserable day for me when I feel like I "must" conform to a certain style and can't have fun with my clothes! ;) I'd really love to read your thoughts on the topic!

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  17. Love the dress! Did you recently purchase this from Dotti? If so I'm going straight there :)

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  18. I feel your pain on questioning your style. I do it all the time. Trouble is - I now don't own any other clothes apart from the look I have assigned to myself over the past 5 years or so... And as for curling hair - it can become a drag. I find I have to mix up how I do it.. rollers, pin curls, barrel curls, up do when I can't be arsed.

    I love this dress - such a lovely colour. And as for the brooch? YUM!

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  19. i think you look so cute! it's so different, but it still is totally you. your hair is so long when it's not set. and that dress omg! if i could wear yellow, i'd steal it from you.

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  20. That dress is really adorable! You look fab no matter what, so yay for you!

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  21. Would definitely love to read the post, please post it! :) I have been feeling very stuck in a style rut lately, but I have been dressing the same way for so long I don't know where to begin to change it. xxx

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  22. I think it's a great switch up :) You look fantastic. I love the brooch too. Perfect little outfit, miss!

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  23. Yes, change your style around and let us know what you make of it! Don't tell anyone, but I have a couple of 60/70 dresses that I turn to when I get fed up of mid century. I think it is necessary to refresh the palette sometimes. I love the brooch too

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  24. I love your yellow dress! 60s definitely suits you.

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  25. Love it! It's funny, I find myself getting back to my mod/yeye/new wave sartorial roots. Especially with my rather large 'fro. I think 60s looks flatter me the most, though I think you look lovely in all your vintage gear.I look forward to your fashion musings! x

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  26. This dress looks so totally fabulous on you...you look refreshed in yellow! Just go with the flow and wear what makes you happy and it will show!

    -Leah
    Superstition Vintage

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  27. looking super cute Andi. I'm loving the new look. xox

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