Monday, 10 February 2014

VLV Fitness Challenge - Week 2 & 3

So I realise I'm actually pretty behind here already because I started a week late ! Whoops! So Technically the tuesday just gone was the end of week two but I'm going to do my posts on a Friday and we can all just pretend I did week one right ? *winkwink*

This week has actually been much harder than I'd thought. Getting to the gym has been near impossible. Mentally anyway. It's cold and raining outside and I just want to curl up with a cup of coffee.  Luckily I bought Liam an Xbox One for Christmas and who knew there was such a giant fitness app? I will let everyone know how that goes when I try it out.

The recipe trying also slightly failed I tried to make this Broccoli, Avacado and Lime Salad. I , urm , didn't have any avocado. So I did the broccoli and did some pan fried cannolini beans in paprika and chill and served it with a sweet potato mash which was leftover from last nights tea. Holy Moly that dressing is AMAZING. I think I will be putting it on everything fro now on.

Thankfully this week coming I am totally prepared. Food shop done and fingers crossed it should be smooth sailing. Haha joke.

(I'm now coming back to read this a week later)

Said week did not go well. I was SO organised but I forgot I was going to Germany for a week to spend some time with my best friend on his tour with the "12 Tenors." Cue one week on a tour bus with a lot of booze and nothing but McDonalds and sandwiches. Urgh.

Luckily I did the planning before hand so I've just going to re-use the week and start over. D'oh.
Will let everyone knows how it goes on Friday ;)

Keep going everyone !
Ellie x

Sunday, 26 January 2014

VLV Fitness Challenge - Starter Post

So the Rockabilly Socialite is holding a Viva Las Vegas fitness challenge so that everyone can make their little goals and achieve something before they go. Some people want to loose weight and some are trying to eat better. Since going back to cheerleading and trying to work more normal hours this year I've been eating pretty much the same things over and over and they aren't always too good for me! On top of that I really want to be in the best shape I can for the Viva pool party and my upcoming cheer comp! This means I want ABS!

So What Are my Goals?

1. Try two new healthy recipes a week - one snack and one main meal
2. To go to the gym at least once a week
3. To have a proper 4 pack for the bikini party!

How Am I going To Do It?!


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Hello 2014!

Firstly Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday time and your high waisted trousers aren't too uncomfortable! While we are still in the festive spirit, I thought I'd share with you a little outfit I wore to a Christmas Dinner Party at my Mums house! This year I'm trying to take my entire life in a slightly more chic direction business included. Don't worry there will still be PLENTY of vintage involved but I think there will be a bigger mix and some slightly more eclectic choices!

Jumpsuit: French Connection A/W13 
T-Shirt: TU @ Sainsburys 
Shoes: Office
Necklace: Marks & Spencer
Bangle and Ring: Thrifted

These shoes were a £25 quid purchase in the office sale and dear golly how I adore them. They are my current favourite by miles! Also I cannot believe I didn't own a jumpsuit before now. They are so comfy, like a chic onesie. However if you call it a onesie i will kill you. On that note I shall leave you with my best favourite  most interesting (?) picture taken. This was my poor attempt at a Miley Cyrus face. 


Friday, 20 December 2013

Festive Friday

Happy friday everyone! I hope you're all ready for the impending festivities. I sadly am tucked up on the sofa with flu. It sucks. A lot. So firstly apologies for the lateness posting new stock to Etsy, hopefully it will be sorted tomorrow morning. In the meantime though I thought I'd spend a little time putting together some rather lovely winter bits to keep you warm. I don't know where you are but up narrth it's frozzzling.

Available from Etsy HERE
Available from Concettascloset
I also have a lovely little winter skirt in my shop HERE

I have to be honest here, I have been stalking the beautiful Sea of Shoes Blog and she always rocks a cream cable knit turtle. I'm so jealous of how good she makes it look. I'd like to think I'd look like some sort of 50s ski bunny in cigarette pants and flats, I would actually probably just look like the drunk girl from the office party doing the walk of shame.

On the note of drunk girls partying can I just say when did the entire population of nightlife in Nottingham become 12?! Where are there mothers? Personally they all need a good pie and a cardigan. So here I give you a way to look cool and avoid hypothermia! 

Available from TulleandTiaraVintage

And for the daytime please wear coats. This is how I ended up with the flu, I never wear a coat. I also insist on wearing summer clothes in winter. I have learnt my lesson, now go buy a coat!

Available from Darlings Vintage - that's me :)

Hope you manage to all stay warm and germ free this holidays! 

Merry Christmas! 

Ellie xx

p.s. Have you entered the giveaway over on The Forties Floozy blog? You should CLICK HERE to take a peek!

Friday, 13 December 2013

Christmas Jewels - New Christmas Stock

It's got to that time of year where everyone starts to look at the year gone and start to make plans for the year ahead. For Darlings Vintage this means there is big change - a - coming! For starters new stock is now going to come in only once a week. We'll be previewing the best on here each week and showing you how to style them for an authentic look or a more modern look.

This preview contains the most incredible jewel coloured pieces in emerald, sapphire, ruby and two pieces covered with diamonds and pearls. Enjoy !

They arrive on Etsy on Friday 13th (ooooo spooky!).

Friday, 18 October 2013

Dressing for Duxford - Wartime Glamour

One of the wonderful things about having a vintage clothing business is that I'm constantly meeting wonderful people who are passionate about what I do. Holly, whom I met very early on in my journey, has become an extremely good friend. I was super excited to hear she'd entered the best dressed contest at Duxford War Museum and it was my pleasure to dress her for the occasion! Congratulations are in order as she came second over all. Well done Miss Holly ! 

She wore an original novelty print CC41 dress and hat from me. I also leant her a WRAF jacket just incase it rained! Handbag shoes and gloves are all her own. 

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Marlene & Me - A vintage trouser outfit post.

 I had the pleasure of being taken to the lovely World Service in Nottingham last weekend for a belated 21st celebration. It's got one of those awkward smart casual dress codes, wear jeans and you'll be frowned at but wear a cocktail dress and you'll be overdressed.

In the end , and I can tell you it was a rather lengthy process, I chose an outfit inspired by the ever stylish marlene Dietrich. Famous for wearing a trouser suit and looking damn good whilst doing it !
I do adore the trousers I have on here, however every time i look at these pictures it just makes me think how badly I need to take them up. Short legs. *grumblegrumble*

The trousers I'm wearing here were bought two seasons ago in Primark for about £8
The white satin blouse was stolen from the Darlings Vintage shop. You can shop for similar ones HERE
The necklace was £10 on a Spitalfields market stall. 

                                                              Shoes are New look.
The Fur Jacket (I know, I know. Naughty me) is also from the Darlings Vintage Shop. 

I wish you could see me hair better. It actually looked nice for a change.
I'm going to try and do lots more outfit post so do make sure you sign up to follow the blog. I promise you wont regret it !