Saturday, February 11, 2012

Starry, starry tights

This is an outfit I wore out on Thursday night, to see The Horrors (well, two of them) do a DJ set at a pub in the city. Their set was pretty good as they have great taste in music but the pace was a little lagging and slightly anti-climactic after the set the previous DJs had done, which was so much fun and included an interesting variety of artists like Nancy Sinatra, Bon Jovi and Coolio! This dress is very comfortable and perfect for dancing (though everything worn underneath wasn't quite so comfy, unfortunately) and not vintage so I feel I can be slightly more careless when wearing it.


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Outfit details: hair flower - ?; vintage necklace etsy; 1940s style dress - made by mum; belt - gift; bracelet - op-shop; starry tights - Dangerfield; shoes - Rubi Shoes.

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When I wrote that post about how I've been feeling the urge to change up my style a bit, lately, I wasn't just talking about branching out to entirely different modes of dress but to also incorporate little differences in my regular wardrobe. For instance, the tights (well, they were tights but a pair of scissors later they were stockings) would have been something I would have thought were neat but not worn because they weren't 'period accurate'. 

But I love glitter and I love stars so I bought them and I think they work really well with this dress. I posted a picture to tumblr that shows off their starriness a bit better. (The title of this post is probably slightly misleading as the tights/stockings don't feature as much as it may indicate! But I keep singing 'starry, starry tights' to the tune of Vincent by Don McLean when I wear these.)

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Love,
Andi B. Goode
x

22 comments:

  1. I really love the print/cut of that dress! I need to get on making some of my own. You look fabulous :)

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  2. The dress is beautiful and the stockings look great. You made a good choice mixing it up a bit.

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  3. I'm loving this outfit Andi. I think it's fun to mix and match vintage and new. Hey my friend Lisa who you met last night was at that DJ set too!

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  4. They look so good with your dress! I love them. I love to mix and match my pieces all the time. It's wonderful to wear period accurate clothes from head to toe, But I must admit it's so much more fun to incorporate a splash of something new to your look! you look gorgeous!

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  5. I think it's great to incorporate extra details that aren't period accurate.
    I think the vintage scene on the internet can be quite limiting and misleading- for instance in the 50s not everybody wore curls in their hair everyday (e.g the teddy girls) or some people wore their hair in a bun.
    I personally find setting my hair can be limiting as i start thinking 'oh i cant swim in the pool today as i just set my hair'. You do have to take a step back and say why/who am i doing this for?
    I'm so glad you brought up that point in your previous post as it turns out there's so many people out there that feel the same way.

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  6. Love it. Period-shmeriod, I like a good mix up :)

    Alice xx
    wishiwereaudrey.blogspot.com

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  7. *groans* Why are all the best dresses homemade? The fabric is lush!

    The necklace is the best. One just like it is on my "One day I will splash out and get myself one" list. :)

    The tights are freaking fantastic. Are they a recent purchase?

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  8. I love the black and yellow combo you've been playing with. And Horaay for the tights! Definitely worth breaking rules for.

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  9. You look beautiful that dress fits you perfectly, I love crazy tights, and these are delicate but funky! xx

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  10. You look gorgeous those tights are so cute.Just love those.

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  11. i can't wait to see you mix more vintage with modern. it is lovely.

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  12. I love the tights with the vintagey dress actually! and that dj set sounds brilliant!

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  13. Great outfit and your hair looks amazing. Love the shoes.
    X
    BD

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  14. I love this outfit Andi, and there is nothing wrong at all with going outside 'period accurate' dressing!! I think that's when the most exciting looks happen, when you mix and match and really make things your own. My personal style is a very mixed up muddled up eclectic mish mash of vintage, old, new, 80s, 90s, 70s and I think its much more fun that way than limiting yourself to one period. There is nothing wrong with embracing the present either! Its all about just making it your own xoxo Gaby

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  15. Gorgeous dress Andi and I think the starry tights add the perfect touch.

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  16. HEARTS IN MY EYES over how gorgeous this entire look is - those stockings are IN CRED IBLE *__*

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  17. Ha! I used to LOVE The Horrors until they brought out their second album, there's nothing better than a little bit of Sheena :)

    You look wonderful!

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  18. Those tights are amazing! :D I've lately been eyeing all my "non-vintage" legwear (some bright colors and perhaps a floral patterned one!), and trying to pair them more often with my vintage dresses. I'm a bit awkward with it most days, I think because I feel like my vintage frocks are wild enough (compared to the prevailing style in my city) that adding printed stockings would be too much. But after seeing your gorgeous outfit, I think I need to go play dressup with my closet and few accessories I tend to shy away from! :)

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  19. beautiful dress and belt!

    // take a look: *MICROPHONEHEART.

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  20. This is so weird, The Horrors dj at a pysch club (owned by one of them) in East London. It used to be my favourite when I was young and just getting into vintage.

    As always you look so fab. Those tights look so great, they remind me of 20's showgirls. Feel free to bring me a pair when you come to London. ;) (yes, yes you are).

    Aimee xx

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