Thursday, May 23, 2013

Flowers in the rain

Whilst I'm not entirely happy with the photos for this outfit, I love the outfit itself. When I bought this dress I wondered if it was really 'me' but I've decided that, because I like it, it is. To paraphrase a friend I saw the other week, when we were talking about our personal styles, I'm Andi and I wear clothes that Andi likes. After she said that (using her own name, obviously) I just thought 'yes! That's it!' And I guess that's my style for now. I mean, that seems very obvious and simple but it made something I've been overthinking a lot easier. Ha.


I love that the print on the dress looks similar to many prints that made it onto bedding in the 1970s. There were a lot of stylishly printed sheet sets in the '70s! I've said previously that I'm not much of a floral print lover but that's not entirely true. I love the large, stylised florals of the '60s and '70s and their vibrant colour combinations.


Last week I got sad when I missed a perfect opportunity to break out one of my coats, not really having worn them much last year, so I made sure to drag this out of the trunk it's been in all summer and wear it when I went out last night. It's a great colour.

Slightly awkward pose. Ha.


As I wore this dress out last night, which was quite rainy, I felt this song was somewhat appropriate. The video is really neat. And it's one of my favourite songs!

13 comments:

  1. Lovely 70's style dress! And yay to dragging out the Winter coats :)

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  2. Aah I love the coat and the dress is so sweet on you! xxx

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  3. Love the dress and the coat! Every time I think or say something like "I'm not really a floral person" it seems like I start finding florals (or whatever) that I love. (I might just be very fickle!)

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  4. that dress is PERFECT! and it looks freakin amazing on you <3

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  5. Love it! Those kinds of floral prints are my favorite! I like to match tights or shoes directly to a color in the print(like you did).
    Your coat is great as well :)

    --Viola

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  6. Love the dress and the print. You friend is so right about wearing the style you like.

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  7. I love 60s-70s florals too. Much more than ditzy prints or modern ones- something about their loud graphic quality which really makes an outfit pop!

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  8. EXACTLY! If you like it, then it is your "style". As usual you look divine. I especially love the coat.

    I also have to say I love your blog as it seems all the other vintage gals have those pin up smiles. I can not smile on cue and I look like a total spaz if I try. I also don't smile a lot in real life...thank you for reminding me to be me and stay awesome lady!

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  9. That's such an awesome outlook on one's style - I'm a firm believer that we should each dress in the way that makes us most happy as often as possible.

    Have a beautiful weekend, dear gal!
    ♥ Jessica

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  10. Oh I just love this! The dress is amazing and looks great on you. I'm not a huge fan of ditzy floral prints but like you I love the big floral prints of the 60s and 70s x

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  11. Yep, I know what you mean.
    Someone asked me, so are you 1920's or 1950's? Well no i'm not anything - I just wear what I like. ^U^

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  12. This dress is gorgeous! And so are you! <3 I really want to go vintage shopping with you one day babe... You find all the good stuff! ;-) xoxo

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  13. I want that coat!!!!
    Anyone you need bumped off..? Seeking black-market goods? American imports? You just name it..!!!
    * ; D

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