Friday, 6 May 2011

Happy Friday...

Today I am happy for many things....

Firstly it is my last full day at work....hurrah...!! Don't get me wrong I will still be working more than part time but each day I will have a couple of hours to work on the vintage, bridal, lingerie and charity....amazing!!

Secondly the Vintage Swish is on Sunday and everything has come together it seems and the burlesque part of the event is looking particularly amazing.....gorgeous girls, getting their kit off (tastefully) for charity...what could be better.

I am sure things will go wrong on the night but I am now looking forward to it rather than being very nervous and feeling slightly sick. If you are coming and you would like priority entry then please email on for guest list.

And lastly I have given up being so strict on the diet of death and had raisins on my cereal this morning. This may not seem like a big thing but believe me when you have been having plain porridge and water for breakfast everyday it is akin to finding water in the desert....god bless the raisin!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

A Thrifty Wedding Guest...

This year I have been invited to six weddings....yes people SIX!!

Now I love a wedding, I really do but the thought of finding outfits for them leaves me in a cold sweat mainly because I am broke....rubbish.

I have two coming up in three weeks time so I don't even have the luxury of a pay day before hand to cushion the blow.

I had actually planned to wear a lovely mauve vintage dress but upon trying it on last week and giving the boy a fashion show (me stomping up and down our front room and getting moody with him when he doesn't like something) we decided that it was actually too big and not in great condition (the downside of buying vintage).

So I am now back to square dress must have the following full length (so I can wear flats and therefore not end up walking funny and not have to take them off as the dancing gets underway as my feet hurt), have sleeves (bingo wings...need I say more) and be relatively cheap (however I am planning on wearing it to three different weddings so I can pay a bit more if needs must).

So...I have had a quick look around the wonder that is online shopping and this is what I have found...

Mango £89.90

Monsoon £140

Zara £119

Wallis £70

As you can see the selection wasn't huge and it was hard to find the elusive sleeve...however I think my favourite is the Zara number....with some fab gold sandals and statement earrings it should be wedding worthy but if you have seen anything else them please let me know as i am getting slightly desperate..!! 

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Swish and Pout....

So....only a few days to go until the fab Vintage Swish and it looks like it is going to be absolutely amazing.

However up until 8pm last night I was not so sure of this and was in panic mode.

Basically I had assumed that running a swish (as well as the rest of the event) would be very easy....I thought people would just give in their clothes and then magically get new ones....THIS IS NOT THE CASE.

I finally realised this whilst on holiday in Spain and started to panic...which really took the fun out of all the red wine I was consuming...!!

Luckily for me two swishing angels have stepped in and saved the day. Lucy and Nikki run Swish Pout, a fab company running swishing events around London and they even give you fizz and cake whilst you wait....clearly girls after my own heart!!

So these lovely ladies will be making sure things run smoothly on Sunday whilst I look after all the other bits and them!!

As well as the clothes swappage there are also some lovely vintage clothes to be bought and I am also bringing along my affordable vintage wedding dress range so if you are a bride looking for a vintage touch pop in and see me on Sunday for a look at the dresses, advice or just a glass of fizz and a gossip.

Here is a sneak peak of what we have and for Sunday only there will be a 10% discount on all Hummingbird Vintage dresses including the bridal range and hand made lingerie....I think it is the promise of booze and cake and the end of a hard weeks dieting that is making me generous!!

If you are popping down then email me your names so I can add them to the guest is

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

And I'm back....

WOW...after what seems like ages I am back at work.....however the good news is that it is my last week in real full time employment and from next week I can give much more attention to Victory Vixens and all my Hummingbird projects so it is not all bad.

I spent the past week in Spain...well I say Spain but infact it was more like Essex with slightly more sunshine.

Due to lack of funds the boy and I ended up staying in an apartment on a golf resort.....imagine ex-pat city. We tried to sample the local cuisine one night and attempted to find some tapas however we ended up being served a bowl of tuna mayo and some bread....we didn't try again!!

So after a week of pub grub and alot of red wine I am back on the diet wagon...BIG TIME so any tips please let me know as I have a wedding to go to in two weeks and nothing fits...HELP!! xx