Gosh it sure has been a long long time since I posted on my blog. I’d taken an unexpected break when life threw some tough curve balls at me. But now I’m back, standing strong and ready to face the world again.
I hadn’t even worn vintage or repro items for about three years😱 as I’d just abandoned that side of my life. But you can’t keep a good girl down and I’m pleased to say I’ve been dusting off my collection, adding to it and am back out with head and hat raised high and petticoats fluffed up😂
To start with I’m back dancing – and that alone is enough to put a smile on a girls face. I love jiving and I took myself off to Adrian Marsh School of Dance. Husband and wife team Adrian and Sarah have been teaching me on and off since I moved to Leighton Buzzard six years ago. They welcomed me back and after a short stint in beginners to up my confidence and re-jig my memory I’m now back in intermediates. And as if that wasn’t enough I’ve also started a beginners class with them but this time learning as a man. I can’t believe just how much I’m enjoying that – clearly I like to lead 😂.
One should always have something to look forward to so I booked tickets to the Festival of Vintage in York. My long suffering hubby was up for a weekend away so didn’t mind York as it’s such a beautiful place and I also had time to see one of best friends who moved there a few years ago.
Oh my – I felt liked I’d taken a step back in time – the cars, the music, and seeing so many people just dressed so beautifully made my day and was a real lift to the spirits. My fave moment was when this lovely lady found me drooling over her car which had a no sitting sign on – and asked me if I’d like to sit in it😮 Would I ever!! I felt like I should be heading down the Amalfi Coast for a picnic and was especially pleased that my Dolly and Dotty dress and Rocket Originals red Ida suede shoes looked fab too.
Now probably isn’t a good time to mention the shopping at the event! Let’s just say that not only did I pick up a few bargains but I also had time the next day to drop into Bowlers in the town centre – but that’s another story.
Last but not least the Festival has a choice of two extra evening events – a speakeasy or a 1940s session. Obviously I chose the latter which was held at the gorgeous De Grey rooms. Another opportunity to dress up and take to the dance floor of course! This time in a lovely green and cream Collectif teamed with Rocket Originals in cream leather.
Well it’s good to be back and even if no one reads this but me I’m happy because Viva’s back!
(Vintage Vapours – fits of passion for vintage fashion)
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