I am now back from Bath, after a lovely relaxing mini break. I have a lot to blog about as I filled my four days with a lot of museum trips and sightseeing. On my second day in Bath I visited the wonderful Fashion Museum which is housed below the Assembly Rooms. Sadly two thirds of the museum was closed so there wasn’t as much as usual to see (good excuse to go back soon!)

One display that I completely loved was entitled Glamour, a display of evening wear from the last 100 years. Displayed beautifully in colour order this was total dress heaven! I took a few pictures on my phone…

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

And because my pictures aren’t great here’s some I borrowed from The Fashion Museum Website…

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

Glamour - Fashion Museum Bath

If you love the glitz and glamour of vintage evening wear, then this really isn’t one to miss. Everything from high street to couture is included and the collection is stunning. I loved that they mentioned who some of the dresses had belonged to as it gives a sence of the individual pieces history, something I love about vintage.

The highlight for me would have to be the lilac coloured 1960s gown by Norman Hartnell, with beautiful glass bead decoration. It was gorgeous and anyone who wore it must have felt like a princess!

Designers included in the exhibition include; Hardy Amies, Michael Sherard, Holly Fulton and Zandra Rhodes.

Find out more about the exhibition here

Other posts you might like…

Biba and Beyond Part One

Princess Charlotte’s Wedding Dress

A Spot of Vintage Shopping in London

What to Wear Under Your Vintage Dress

Today was a snowy day in Bath, I took a little walk to the beautiful Royal Crescent and took these pictures…






Here are a few pictures I took on my phone last night in bath.





I’ll be posting a lot more about my trip to Bath when I get back on Thursday. Being away with no laptop or wifi for four days is weird but good!

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It’s Monday What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

I’ve had a slow reading week, mostly due to my new Downton Abbey obsession which has taken most of my reading time! I’ve also been planning The Vintage Book Group with Fay from Blog a Book etc. The group is open to anyone and centres around any kind of fiction with a vintage theme. The more the merrier so please join us on Goodreads here.

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I’m going to Bath tomorrow (as I’ve mentioned). I cannot wait to visit a place that has been featured in so many of my favourite books and has so much fantastic history. I am also looking forward to having lot’s of reading time in the evenings and on the train. I’m planning on ticking a few things off my reading list. Some of these have been waiting far too long to be read!

To read

Before I Met You, by Lisa Jewell – Never Can Say Goodbye, by Christina Jones – A vintage Affair by Isabel Wolff – Laura’s Handmade Life by Amanda Addison – A Glass Full of Blessings by Barbara Pym

Have a great week. What are you reading?

I’ve had a very busy week doing a few things round the house and planning my trip to Bath, I’m going tomorrow! Can’t wait. It is super snowy here in London so fingers crossed the trains aren’t delayed and I make it there with minimal hassle!

I’ve not posted as much as I’d like this week so here’s a little round-up of some of my favourite things from this week…

NailsI’ve been wanting to try this for ages, I used MUA Nail constellations. I loved the results however it lasted less than 24 hrs of busy mumminess.

214We re-vamped a corner of our kitchen with an upcycled shelf and some enamel pictures.

213I got some beautiful new patches for the quilt I’m making, they are all so beautiful.

212My husband’s amazing new upcycle (check out the original Mary Quant phone)

210My lovely husband bought me these lovely flowers I love the pretty colours.

211We got this new truck for my husbands work, just in time for the snow!

209I took Lila for her first little walk in the snow, she loved it.

Vintage Book GroupFay and I spent lot’s of time planning The Vintage Book Group.