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A Dress Called Amber

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Hey, remember when I used to occasionally write posts in which I’d pretend Lindy Bop dresses were people?

Well, I mean, I SAY “pretend”… you all know that Lindy Bop dresses really ARE people, right? And they have secret lives, just waiting to be uncovered by an intrepid blogger like myself. Well, most of them do, anyway. Some of them, on the other hand, have not-even-remotely secret lives, and here’ the proof:

Lindy Bop Amber swing dress

Lindy Bop ‘Amber’ blue swing dress

This dress is called ‘Amber’ – by which I mean that’s its ACTUAL name, as chosen by the band themselves, purely as a way to taunt me. Like, I’m not just making this up in some kind of feeble attempt to justify buying it – even although that’s more or less exactly what I’m thinking of doing. Ahem.

No, this dress is actually called Amber: and, oh hey! Guess who ELSE is called ‘Amber’? Yup, that would be me. Which is why, unlike some of its Lindy Bop sisters, I don’t need to make up a backstory for this dress. I think it’s pretty obvious that if this dress were human, it would probably be a blogger.  A red-haired one, with too many shoes, and a habit of committing random acts of stupidity on the regular. And one day Amber-the-blogger would be looking at the Lindy Bop website, and she’d come face to face with Amber-the-dress. “Why, this dress has been named after ME!” she would cry, reaching excitedly for her credit card. “It would be a CRIME not to buy it: especially with Christmas coming up!”

As for the end of the story, well, I’m going to leave that to your imagination, because this is all getting a bit too meta for words, and making me start to question my own identity. I mean, who even AM I? Am I Amber-the-blogger, or am I Amber-the-dress? And will the two ever meet, I wonder?

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9 Comments
  • Wendy
    November 25, 2016

    That is a compulsory purchase if ever I saw one. There is not a single thing to dislike about that frock; it is glorious.

  • Miranda | Miranda's Notebook
    November 25, 2016

    I’ve been admiring this dress myself! And you definitely have to get it – it’s clearly made with you in mind 😉 xxx

  • Nria
    November 25, 2016

    Wow, that’s a great dress! It just HAS to look great on you!
    Once I bought a belt because it had my name on it. It’s a nice belt, but no comparison to this dress 😀
    (and I just had to buy it for my cousin’s wedding next year … hope it looks great on me too though my name isn’t Amber ;))

  • Annabelle
    November 25, 2016

    You could perfectly justify buying this gorgeous dress: all your readers need desperately to get an account of the meeting of the two Ambers.

  • Amy Keown Hysell
    November 25, 2016

    My daughter’s name is Lindy. I believe I must own the all.

  • Myra
    November 25, 2016

    You need this dress, if no other. They definitely named it after you.

  • Moni
    November 25, 2016

    Did I just go on the Lindy Bob website to see if they have a dress with my name, too? Who would do something that silly? Oh, right, that would be me… 😛

    Amber, that dress is SO pretty. And not even expensive. DO IT! 🙂

  • Helen
    November 26, 2016

    I love this Amber dress, Amber….. and I think you should buy it! I think you will definitely suit it – it is sooo you!!! Please post a photo of you wearing it, once you do the purchase…. you know you have to!!! Amber on Amber! xxx

  • Anna nuttall
    November 26, 2016

    I saw this dress on the LindyBop website a few weeks ago, I was going to message you to point it out. xx

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