Archive | October, 2013

Heyday 20% Flash Sale

30 Oct

For fans of reproduction vintage, you can’t get much better than the gorgeous 40’s style clothing available at Heyday Vintage Style. They are holding a flash sale until midnight tomorrow with 20% off everything on the website.

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Here are a few of my favourite things from their website…

Heyday One

Fleur Dress – Garden Circles on Beige – usual price £85 now £68

I’ve wanted a Fleur dress for absolutely ages, I love the piped detailing and the cute flower button at the back. This would make a lovely every day dress for all year round. 

Heyday Two

Natasja Tie Top – Daisy on Navy – usual price £35 now £28

I really love this blouse, although I’m not sure I’m daring enough to show any midriff, I might give it a go with a pair of high waisted swing trousers like the ones below.

Heyday Three

1940s Style Swing Trousers – Denim – usual price £55 now £44

I like the idea of denim swing trousers as they are quite casual and very versatile. It’s not very often that I wear anything other than dresses but I think these could probably temp me away!

There is such a lovely range of vintage inspired clothing on the site, to suit all shapes and sizes. There is also a great men’s range – vintage isn’t just for women after all! The collection is authentic enough to be worn by re-enactors but also current enough to be worn by everyone. It’s also all made in the UK where the company is based and New Zealand where the company started.

Visit the Heyday website here.

The Pretty Nostalgic Gathering

29 Oct

Last Saturday I was invited to attend the Pretty Nostalgic Gathering at Kings Weston House in Bristol. The event was organised by Pretty Nostalgic magazine and featured talks, stalls, a room dedicated to wedding suppliers, a fashion psychic and a bloggers networking event as well as a vintage fashion show.

For me Bristol is a bit of a trek but as a big fan of the magazine I just had to attend. The day was absolutely fantastic and right up my street. Everything from yummy cake with tea in a vintage cup to Jane Austen dancing the day just flew by.

A particular highlight for me was the blogging question and answer session with Annabel Beeforth of Love My Dress, a hugely succesful wedding blog which I read myself all the time. She explained how she had come to start writing her blog as well as how she gained so much success and how she manages to run the blog day to day. I learnt absolutely loads in the half hour session and left feeling completely inspired. She is also the author of Style Me Vintage – Weddings which I reviewed earlier this year.

It was lovely to meet lot’s of lovely bloggers during the networking hour and lot’s of advice and experiences. I’ll definitely be reading all their blogs and it’s always great to get some new reading material.

After the bloggers networking hour there was a group session with psychic Anthony Lewis Churchill, who was an absolutely lovely inspiring man. I was really impressed and although it’s not something I would usually do I’m going to try and arrange a private reading with him as I and a few others were very impressed. (He also has one of the most beautifully designed websites I’ve ever seen!)

The events were held both in the house and in the absolutely gorgeous yurt provided by Wedding Yurts. The yurt was so cute and snug and if I could get married again I would absolutely have to have one of these!

There were so many interesting stalls inside and had I not been on a strict budget I could have gone a bit crazy. My absolute favourite was a stall selling these fantastic little dogs made by Tabitha Cottrell, I would love to get a couple of these for my girls bedrooms.

The wedding room was like a fairy tail with some absolutely gorgeous vintage themed wedding suppliers from flowers, to stationary, to cakes everything was so pretty. It makes me wish I could get married all over again! Real standouts for me were gorgeous vintage crockery and prop hire company Bristol Vintage whose stuff was so gorgeous I could devote a whole post to it. As well as Lizzie-May bespoke wedding stationary which was so cute and creative and perfect for a quirky vintage themed wedding. I also loved the cakes from Chocolate Delores Cakes which were like pieces of art!

Beautiful tableware from Bristol Vintage flowers by Ruby and the Wolf

Lizzie-May Bespoke Wedding Stationary

Beautiful cakes and displays from Chocolate Delores Cakes

The day finished with a fashion show featuring clothes from the 30s, 40s and 50s, at which point my camera battery ran out and I didn’t get any pictures!

The day was fantastic and very well organised, I really hope they do another one soon as I’d love to go again.

I’ll leave you with the very inspiring Pretty Nostalgic Pledge which I think we should all give a lot of consideration to…

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Links:

Check out Lily Doughball’s blog – she did a fantastic write up of the day.

Read the Pretty Nostalgic Blog for a daily dose of lovely.

Making Monday #4

28 Oct

I’ve had another really busy week, it started with Jess and Rob both being really poorly and off work and school. Then we went away for a few days so I still haven’t finished my skirt or whipped up any more clothing. It’s now half term so if I do any sewing it will be by night!

I did manage to get some baking done yesterday, I thought I would have lot’s of goodies baked up in time for half term. So I made oat cookies, flapjacks, sesame bread stocks and chocolate brownies. The breadsticks were really popular with Jess who has already eaten them all. I’ll be sharing the recipe very soon.

I’m using vintage jars to store the cookies and brownies.

The only other bit of making I did this week was a little jar up-cycling. I always keep hold of jam jars incase I make jam and because they can be really useful. I decided to make use of some fabric scraps I’d saved from sewing projects and glued them onto the jar using PVA glue. The others I painted inside using acrylic paint. I photocopied some images from vintage magazines and glued them on. I also used superglue to attach buttons to a jar.

I think they look cute but I’m not sure what I’ll use them for maybe for storing; knitting needles, pencils or make-up brushes.

What do you do with your old jam jars? Please comment, I’d love some inspiration.

Where to Buy Vintage – Video

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I’m always being asked where I get my clothes and where the best places to buy vintage are. I recorded a video a few days ago about a few of my favourites. It was a bit of a rushed job but I hope you find it helpful!

If you enjoyed this please subscribe to my YouTube channel here.

 

Pop Along to the Pretty Nostalgic Gathering

25 Oct

If your out and about near Bristol tomorrow, why not pop along to The Pretty Nostalgic Gathering.

It’s hosted by the absolutely amazing people behind Pretty Nostalgic magazine. I’m going for most of the day and I’m really looking forward to meeting some other bloggers at the Bloggers Networking Hour.

Tickets are £3 on the door.

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