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.


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


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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.

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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.

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

Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

24 comments:

  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.

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  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!

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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. :)

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  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...

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

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

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  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*

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

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

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  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.

    Sincerely,
    Paris of The Vintage Look

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

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  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!!!
    Jessica

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

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