Sunday, 2 October 2011

Shake it!

This 1980s dress is a bit mad.



I bought it from Ebay for 99p. The photo was rubbish, really blurry, so I didn't really know what I was getting but figured I'd take a punt. When it arrived all crumpled and sad, I shrugged my shoulders at the small outlay that hadn't paid off, stuck it in the wash, and expected to try and sell it on.

But wait. I tried it on.

And now I rather like it.

Am I crazy?

                                               Love the cape sleeves.


Knee length is good for me, just hides the incipient varicose vein I'm developing.


                                              Wild and colourful pattern.


                 Major rara ruffles going on. They are a bugger to iron...


                                     I see you baby - shaking that ass!


He's sneaking in shot again, attracted by my fabulous dancing, no doubt.


Just humour me, I think the heat has affected my brain.


Which items of clothing are YOUR guilty pleasure?



16 comments:

Helga! said...

O,yes,that was certainly worth taking a punt on!!! It's fabulously mad,darl!!! Mad in the best possible way!! Lovely ruffley bits,insane pattern-yep.Love it! Love the ass shaking too,I would be right there on my hands and knees behind Charley,trying to get a gander at that vein...no,your ASS!! Ugh,veins.Don't talk about 'em!
Those pins are pretty awesome,sweets.I'd like to see some more,please,Miss.
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Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I love this on you. In fact, it's my favourite dress so far!

Vix said...

Dressed to frill, eh?! It's gorgeous on you and what a bargain. I love a 99p frock, it really doesn't matter if it's a bit iffy at that price and more often than not it's downright fabulous.
Those shoes are awesome! Charley knows a hot chick when he sees one. xxx

sacramento said...

I always hit my best bargains with blury pics.
That dress is the best I have seen you on so far. Fantastic, and 99 p, wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
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Vintage Coconut said...

*Shake it Shake it Shake it*
I love this dress on you.
I think it was FULLY worth the .99 price.
The only thing missing is the maracas to shake while your shaking!

Awww Charley such a cutie. It sort of looks like his tails closed in the door. *LOL*

Debberoo said...

I love it and the belt too! I asked B what he thought and refused to offer an opinion but instead demanded to see "a boy dress" - do you have a "boy dress" by any chance?

Vintage Sweetheart said...

It is a very mad dress and I love it! The ruffles are awesome and you sure know how to shake it.

Nelly said...

Has to be a keeper coz it looks great on you I love the pattern. shake on sista!!

Kitty said...

Oh yes baby I'll see your shaking ass any day, thanks! Great dress, very fun, I reckon!

Krista said...

I love this frilly frock on you all the colors, twirl baby twirl! Look at your lil kitty, sorry kitties and puppies super cute distraction!

Style Sud-Est said...

Hi! thank you for following me, i am follower now, nice dress - i like the colors! cat is adorable!

Ariane

Faff said...

Oooh I love this, excellent bargain! Its nice when occassionally ebay turns up something nice AND affordable! My guilty pleasure is jeans weirdly - I know everyone and their mother wears them but I just feel so un-made-up in them, have found if they fit perfect I can still look acceptable despite being lazy... ;)

Audrey Leighton said...

heat does that to me too. cute dress! and everything is a guilty pleasure- i own very few basics...

FRASSY

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Pull Your Socks Up! said...

No you are certainly not insane, you just have a good eye for a stylish bit of a frock my dear! This one is a keeper for sure, PERFECT on you, and yes to shaking that ass. I see you baby! Lurve the sleeves and skirt and oooohhhhhhh the lady has pins to die for!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxxoxxoxo

Frocktasia said...

I LOVE IT! 80s dresses are fun & frilly, that is why I adore them so much...the more ostentatious the better in my book! The print & colourway is cracking, you really bagged yourself an awesome bargain there my dear.

Misfits Vintage said...

Are you frickin kidding me? That dress is FAAABULOUS! Honestly - there's nothing I don't love about it! The pattern, the colours, the sleeves, the ra ra ruffles, the length - and YOUR HOT ARSE! EVerything is DIVINE!

Loveitall! Sarah xxx