Thursday, January 19, 2012

Diner dress & heart brooch

On Monday I went to the cinema to see The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - I was wary of the film having enjoyed the Swedish adaptation as well as the book, so I was happy when I ended up liking the film very much. However, this post is not to write about the film but to show off what I wore to see it.


Outfit details: 1950s dress - etsy; 1940s/50s brooch - etsy; belt - gift; shoes - etsy.


I've said this before and I will say it again: I'm not a particular fan of Valentine's Day. However, I do love vintage Valentine's ephemera and also these very sweet pins. Isn't this just adorable? It combines some of my favourite things: bows, hearts and plastic. (Vintage plastic, of course.) I've found a few more similar brooches on etsy since I bought this one (one of them was a steal but was bought up whilst I was sleeping & waiting for an answer on shipping costs)...I think I started looking for them after Art Deco Dame had posted about her collection.


I feel like this dress has a very 1950s diner waitress vibe to it. I especially love the check fabric on the cuffs & at the collar as well as the oversized buttons.


This ring was made for me by one of my friends, as a Xmas gift.

Andi B. Goode


  1. Adorable outfit! And like you, I don't care for Valentine's Day much either, but it does give a good excuse to wear heart items as well as loads of pink and red. This February I'm looking forward to wearing my Leap Year pin.

  2. You're such a beauty! I love all of your lovely little items! I hope my collection of dresses is half as amazing as yours!

  3. That brooch is freeeeeakin' adorable! So cute. The whole outfit is fantastic.

  4. the ring too original, but the hairs are super super perfect

  5. that dress is so cute! now i want you to bring me a milkshake.

  6. I hate Valentine's Day too (I've never received a card) but that brooch is amazing! It's made me rather love sick!

  7. aaaaaah so fantastic! and i'm with in the valentine's day camp. love the way you put your outfit together, you look fantastic.

  8. That is a great dress. The brooch is adorable. I don't even know what ephemera means, but it a great word. Shall go look it up. I LOVE VD. I make my other half buy me an expensive pressie that I would never buy for myself. :)

  9. I love that heart pin!! Very sweet and cute :-)
    I've always wanted one of those red Bakelite heart pins that hangs from an arrow, but they are big bucks!...*sigh*...someday...

  10. Love it! The sleeves & collar are too cute!

  11. Wowee! Your hair! Your makeup! The dress and pin!!!! Just stellar!!!!!!!

  12. You, my dear, are looking slimmer & slimmer :) I dont know if you are trying to look that way - but you do. And you look fabbaluss! LOVE the dress and the heart *trails etsy*

  13. I am also not a fan of Valentine's Day particularly--but that brooch is the sweetest!

  14. Loving the navy and red, those colours really suit you!

  15. That is a rather gorgeous dress!
    I have just found your blog, and I must say - I adore it! I've just followed you via Google Friend Connect.

    Paris of The Vintage Look

  16. the dress is amazing and you have such a great figure! :)

  17. Hi sweet Andi,

    I adore your outfit so very much! As precious, creative and awesome as that ring is, I think my favourite element is actually the dangling heart pin. I'm super smitten with it and hope to find one even a fraction as pretty to call my own some day.

    Wishing you a stellar weekend!!!

  18. How did I miss this post? The dress is divine, and I love how you styled it. Sigh sigh!


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