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Red sixties dress


Ok, let’s talk about the outfit first. I got this dress off Sandra madam0wl a while ago, but sadly when it arrived it was too tight around the hips. I had a suspicion it would be when she gave me the measurements, but hope prevailed. But I guess it was a good thing, because it fits now, just about. It would probably still look better on a straighter shaped person, but what can you do? And it is an ace dress with the asymmetrical buttons and the anchor. I wish I had a close up of that actually!

And this outfit did inspire the strangest ever chat up line: You look like robin out of batman and robin. Yes, really. A very very drunk and man in his early 20s. He seemed nice though and when I asked him whether that was meant to be a compliment he went into an hilarious rant about how robin is much better than batman and some kind of ninja style master of all martial arts. And then admitted he’d just see the green on my arms and panicked!


This all happened in York by the way, where I was for a girly 30th birthday weekend. We were staying in a lovely cottage that used to be a cricket pavillion and has a cricket pitch in the back. The boundary was about two metres away from our back wall! No games that day though, it was incredibly rainy and the river was already overflowing before we even arrived. And it appears I’m breaking my no personal pictures of anyone but Dave for a slightly blury picture of the girls, and I didn’t even ask them for their permission. I just feel inadequate about my lack of photo taking, I’ve got so used to having these really long posts!

Outfit stats: * vintage dress – madamowl * top under – charity shop * shoes – office, gift * coat – found in a bin, still missing a button! *

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  • Carina 14 May 2012, 7:07 am

    Hahaha Batman and Robin, sehr schön! Sowas kann auch nur einem Mann einfallen ;D
    Ich find das Kleid superschön, ich mag das Motiv und die Knopfleiste, sehr süß!
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  • Make Do Style 14 May 2012, 9:02 am

    It is a great dress enjoy it!! Sometimes we can play around with shapes and just enjoy the garment for what it is rather than worrying about how it suits our body xx
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  • poet 14 May 2012, 5:20 pm

    Happy belated birthday! The dress looks nice, and what a fantastic cake! When I read “cricket pavillion” my first thought was “Wow, did some folks actually keep crickets in a pavillion for display the way they sometimes do with butterflies in butterfly hothouses? How neat, that must have been quite a musical atmosphere” – before I realized this is also a sport! 🙂
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    • Franca 14 May 2012, 5:23 pm

      Not my birthday! Someone else’s! I’m still 30 for another three weeks!

      I’m the other way round. I had no idea what crickets the animals were for ages. It really confused me when I first heard about it!

  • Terri 15 May 2012, 12:48 am

    I love the style of the dress from Madame Owl! And as for the drunken man’s compliments…I’ve learned to accept them from whatever direction.
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  • madam0wl 15 May 2012, 1:25 am

    Yay, I’m glad it is wearable! I think it looks great. 🙂
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  • Style Eyes 15 May 2012, 6:26 am

    I love your red dress and the coat – I can’t believe you found it in a bin! Looks like a fun girls weekend.
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  • comtessedeferveur 15 May 2012, 9:17 am

    Lol @ the Robin chat-up line! Beautiful red dress xx