Friday, 22 November 2013

Dolly Day Dreaming

Busy busy busy this morning; shopping for the food for the school Christmas fair next week, and finalising volunteer lists.

Now, I must confess I didn't wear this to Lidl and B&M Bargains (affectionately known round these parts as Bum Bargains). 

I spotted this fabulous 1970s dress in a charity shop on Monday for a mere fiver, and a quick underarm to underarm measurement with Mrs M McCalman's tape measure indicated that despite being labelled a size 14 (that's about a 10 in today's money), it might be OK.


It's more than OK, it's discotastic!

I am pleased as punch that it fits, it's going to be my Christmas party frock.

I just need to be invited to some parties now.

And be able to attend (work is already interfering with my social life; that's no good, is it?)

But for the purposes of trying on and showing off, I swanned about in the garden in a disco Dolly Day dream, with added feathers and sequins.
1970s Dolly Day maxi dress, most of the bangles, hairband, shoe boots and feather boa - charity shopped
Rings - had them years
Sequin clutch bag - gift from the divinely inappropriate Helga 

I know, I know - I was all grumpy about wearing black for work.

But it's amazing the difference a chiffon frill and some diamante can make. I feel love!

Flower? Starburst? Dandelion clock?

Thank you for being so supportive and encouraging while I moaned on about about my new girl angst. I know I'll get the hang of it and feel more competent at work soon. I'll stop whining now and just get on with it!

So what disco classic might be the soundtrack to your weekend?

Staying Alive?
Boogie Nights?
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now?
More More More?
Car Wash? 

Whatever you're dancing to, I hope you have Good Times!



Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Oh I say, what a fabulous dress at an even fabulousser price! There's a black 70's dress in one of our chazzers and they want £65 for it. It's been there for weeks not surprisingly.
The shoe boots are equally awesome.
My soundtrack will be 'More More More' as I plan my next assault on this house!
Have a great weekend! xxxx

Emalina said...

Oh wow you look a knock out in that slinky dress, total old school Hollywood glamour and stunning on you! Perfectly worn with the fascinator and feather boa. I've missed the news that you have a new job, well done you, you'll get the hang of it in no time sweetheart.

Carina Rosenholm said...

Such an amazing dress! You are a total bombshell!

Melanie said...

You ride that thrifting high, Curtise! Ain't no stopping you now. Clearly the thrift gods smiled upon you with this awesomely "look out, Curtise has entered the room" dress. People who see this post will be emailing you ragged with party invites. I'm boogyin' to Car Wash this weekend (the song, not the act). Thanks for the reminder.

Angels have Red Hair said...

See ... I told you, you looked fabulous in black ... and that dress is the proof. It and you are a gorgeous combination.

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

WOW! You look incroyable! Not sure why I've come over all French. But there we go.... I've just recently rediscovered One Nation under a Groove. Which is not quite the disco classic in the same sense as your disco classics but still a classic. Have a fabulous weekend. Xx

freckleface said...

Hell's teeth and custard! You look stunning! Not surprised you are pretty pleased with yourself. Just amazing! Bet him indoors is pretty pleased to see you swanning around in that. Woohoo! Party on!

I love the label and the shoe boots and the boa and the diamante and your hair and your figure. Enough ands? I don't fink so.

I shall be doing some wedding dancing at the weekend. I have confidence there will be some good TOONS! The groom is known to favour Ricky Martin. :D Should be fun! xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

What a knock out dress! I'm sure you'll go somewhere fab & be able to wear it

Brooke F said...

Hot slinky stuff! Holy moly (as my daughter would say), you and the dress are a total knockout! Good luck with all the busy business and hurry and find a soiree to wear that frock.XXX

Miss Piggy Bank said...

what a super dress :-)

Connie said...

I'm getting Victorian Badass from this dress. You look so gorgeous. I'm so happy to see that you've embraced the dark side (fellow wearers of black) Welcome. I'm dancing to "Shake Your Booty" as mine is getting rather large and much more shakeable.

Patti said...

Disco song that you bring to mind: "Hot Stuff" by Donna Summer! That's a fabulous dress for your party season (we call it "party season" over here at the Manor : > ). The black shoes are killah, too. xoxo

mondoagogo said...

I definitely laughed when I saw it was black, after what you said about wearing black, but it looks fantastic on you!

I'll be having a bedside shuffle to Cerrone's Supernature.

Kylie said...

You look hot Curtise! Smokin in fact. Burb baby burn (it's a disco inferno) x

Max said...

You do look fetching in black. "Victorian badass" made me lol! We're getting down to 'english country garden' here. Claud has a ballet show in a couple of weeks, shes going to be a dancing hollyhock i believe. Sick of the song so have resorted to teaching her the school yard versions!
Happy weekending x

Krista Gassib said...

Hells teeth and custard wtf I like that! This dress Curtise why it's just so sexy are you kidding me! No doubt this will be a favorite and I can't believe you didn't even try it on. Dam I need to get familiar with my measurements and a tap measure!

thorne garnet said...

that dress is a beauty and so are you

Allison said...

shut the front door!! you look so hot!...wear it on the school run I dare you. Is it a bit kinky weird that I wish there was a shot from the back....probably but I will say it anyway. Best fiver for 2013. Al x

Helga! said...

Curtise, you are OS HOT in this frock I TOTALLY think I'm turning lezzo!!! WOOF! SCHWING!!! GRRRRRRRR!!!
I bloody love it, and you are so SEXACIOUS in it I might just DIE!
Lusting after YOU!
O, disco soundtrack?! I feel LOVE!

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

...WOW! You do have a lovely silhouette in this dress Curtise! You'll be on the A-List for parties with this dress!

Indigo Violet said...

Sorry I just can't top what darling Helga said!

Fiona said...

Bloody amazing dress for a fiver and it fits like a dream. Helga beat me to the tune and so did you...I Feel Love, but failing that howsabout That's The Way (uh-huh uh-huh) I Like It. Btw wtf IS Schwing????
Come on then, howdya do that old photo thing ??? Picmonkey?

Olga Rani said...

Oh, you look so glamorous in this black dress, Curtise! Beautiful dress and I love the boots and boa. You'll be a star of any party you are invited.

Louise McDonagh said...

What a gorgeous frock. It's ever so slightly gothy, I think. Terribly glamorous. I hope work is going well xx

Sandra said...

dang it woman! you are hot, that is a flaming gorgeous frock and the boots are sexy as feck - you have raised temperatures this morning with your hotness! disco song from me? random as feck 'oops upside your head', that's killed the mood haha!! x x x

Ariane Lasalle said...

That dress is extraordinaire! you will be the best dress Gal at all those parties will attend, mind you if work does not interfer too much of course!
Happy that you feel better about work, yes of course you get the hang of it! Just hang on and breathe!

Nice pics btw, you look so slim and glamourous - I have to remember the measuring tape trick - I have to put a measuring tape in my purse, or maybe not, i will spend too much again!


Sacramento Amate said...

You look like a true DIVA,my dear Curtise, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
That dress is magic just like you.
Happy weekend, my friend.

joyatri said...

Wow, you look so hot! It would have been worth buying at 4 times the price. I hope you get lots of party invites.

señora Allnut said...

wouu, you look ready to rock any party you attend!, your dress is fabulous and fits you like a dream!!, love the textures and the pretty dandelion detail, and love all that feathers and bracelets!
Glad you're wearing black for pleasure!, cause you're gorgeous!
besos & partytime!

Harrie Hattie said...

Curtis you look stunning my lovely. Iive not been on here much lately. Wow so different to see you in black & I'm sure you'll go to lots of parties. Loving the boots too. Cute! Xxxx speak soon xxx

Kelly Jackson said...

You look hot in your new frock and I'm green with envy over the price. C'est IMPOSSIBLE to find deals like that here in the thrift shop (though I did just find a fab purse for 5 euros, not too shabby). The booties are just so dreamy - they look vintage-y or are they contemporary? The song that I'm grooving to this weekend is, "Shut up, cat, you've woken the baby again!". Xoxo

The Goodwill Fangirl said...

The first week at a new job, or even a new position with the same company, always feels horrible, maybe because we place so much pressure on ourselves to do everything perfectly immediately, when we need to be a little gentler on ourselves, especially when learning new stuff.

This dress simply must have a party. Or date night with hubby? :)

Sheila said...

You are hereby invited to my gala awards event on Wednesday if you can make it to Victoria, BC, Canada by then! :) This is a smashing dress on you, Curtisse! You look gorgeous!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Woooouuuw! Dramatic!

Dawn Elliott said...

My Lord! That dress is killer in every way...I totally adore it! You look so very elegant adorned that way! The boa is brilliant, as are the other accessories - WoW! Again, I stand amazed at whet you find at the charity shops...I want to come along with you on a shopping spree!

Vix said...

That is one sexy frock, check out that sizzling hot bod. Maybe you should wear it to work - it is black, after all. I bet Debenhams' menswear would have a bastard massive influx of customers if they saw you in that!
Frills, slinkiness, bling and a fiver - deffo ticks all the boxes. Loving those shoe boots, too.
Our soundtrack has been Jon's boombox blasting out PiL and Public Enemy - anything to drown out the screechy 1940s torch singers so beloved at vintage fairs!
You can come to my party anytime!
Love you! xxxxxx

Tamera Wolfe said...

what a fantastic dress!!
And it's black--which is dress code--so why not wow them at work by swanning in in that dress?? You would definitely be a sensation!!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

I already had such affection for Mrs M McCalman's tape, and then it helped you into this dress, holy smokes!!! It would Ring My Bell for sure, and if you were near, well, I would have to have a Christmas party, just so you could wear it! xoxo

CityScape Skybaby said...

Ah such beautiful shoes to go with your beautiful disco dress Curtise, and your comment about work interfering with your social life made me laugh, you would get on so well with my daughter, she's always saying that. Can't think of the disco song that summed up my weekend yet, with Christmas coming, it was probably 'Money Money Money'xx

Forest City Fashionista said...

You glamourous thing! Nothing like slinky black with frills and bling to make you feel flirty and perky. $5 won't buy you anything in a secondhand shop here except a stretched out t-shirt, so you got an amazing bargain. I'd go to a party with you in that any day!

My soundtrack has been David Bowie all weekend after seeing the exhibit about him on Friday.

Mrs. D said...

Oh em gee! Va va voom!
Curtise the Disco Queen!!!!

Mrs. D said...

Oh em gee! Va va voom!
Curtise the Disco Queen!!!!

Trees said...

WOW! Smoking hot - I love this on you. SO MUCH GLAM!!

Misfits Vintage said...

You look AMAZING in that gorgeous discotastic frock - please wear it to work!


Sarah xxx