Wednesday, June 29, 2011

One for all your business owners...

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that fact that I had a lovely little compnay helping me with all my Google Analytics, SEO etc which has made my web traffic and blog visits sky rocket......not to mention increasing my sales which is amazing but also knackering as I have spent the past few weeks making underwear and wrapping up dresses to be sent out....but I digress.

After I posted the blog I had quite a few of peopl asking about the company and whether it could help them. I told my Analytics Gurus all about it and now they are organising either a conference call or meet + greet so they can tell you in person what they can do for you.....how lovely.

So...being the lovely lady that I am I have offered to organise this so if you are interested please drop me a line at lucy@hummingbirdvintage.co.uk and I will arrange xx

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Teen Celebrity Hair

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Fatty in Ibiza...

I am sure some of you remember that about a month ago I embarked on a radical diet in order to get to my dream shape for my upcoming Ibiza hen do (not mine by the way), my 30th birthday and my wedding which is far away but it is never too soon to start.

By now I hoped to have a body like this....



Sadly I have failed as I love food and socialising far too much.

I often buy magazines on the basis that there is a miracle diet inside or that a Z-list celeb has lost three strone in a week on a bootcamp.

Well....I now have 22 days until Ibiza and I am going to embark in an almightly bootcamp....maybe I will call it the Hummingbird Bootcamp and offer it in the shop along with the vintage dresses and bridal services.

So....for the next 22 days as well as my normal witterings about all forms of fashion I will also be giving you a small update on my mission.

Tonight is my weigh in...this includes body fat and my metabolic age.....I am gutted that alcohol will be off the menu as I think I will need a large gin after the results!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Celebrity Hairstyles Inspiration

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Best short haircuts fashion for 2011

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Short but sweet....

Today's blog is a short and sweet one as have just launched a  half price sale on everything inHummingbird Vintage (http://www.hummingbirdvintage/) and now I am slightly manic and panicking...!!

However if you do see anything you like on there then drop a quick email and I will send you the discount codes....!!

So today I am going to do a quick round up of my today's holiday lusts as Ibiza is approaching and I need all the help I can get to face the Island of Beautiful People....enjoy!!

ASOS - £50

River Island - £16.99

River Island - £7.99

Friday, June 24, 2011

Internet shopping....Friend or Foe..?

This weekend I have yet another wedding.....I am actually quite happy about this as I love a chance to get dressed up and have a dance.

However the lead up to this wedding has been marred with what I like to call the 'Bastard Internet Shopping Situation'.

You see I decided to treat myself to a nice new dress for the wedding under the guise that I don't really know anyone at this wedding so would be able to wear it to another one without anyone noticing.

After careful deliberation I choose this beauty from Monsoon.....


£130
I ordered it last Friday and was assured that it would be with me by mid week.

Unfortunately they mucked up my delivery address to rather than it coming to work my lovely dress would be delivered to my house where there would be no one to sign for it.

I rang up Monsoon to explain this and was told that there was nothing they could do and I would have to find a way to making sure I was at home....!!

So for the past three days I have been running home at lunch and on breaks to see if it had been delivered or if there was a delivery card waiting for me....but alas...there has been nothing.

So today in a panic I rang Monsoon again who told me that the dress had tried to be delivered several times but there was no one in....when I mentioned the lack of delivery card I was told that the courier will not leave a card but just keep trying until he finally delivers it.

So this leaves me a. Mad as a fish as I WANT MY DRESS and b. Potentially without anything to wear for the wedding....TOMORROW.

So on a mad hunt to find same day delivery dresses I stumbled across Oasis who do a 90 minute delivery to certain postcodes.....and clearly the delivery Gods were smiling upon me as my postcode is in the delivery area.....HURRAH.

So now I have this baby on the way.....

£150

So although this experience has made me long for the god old days where I went to a shop, tried something on and then bought it (rather than being lured by the simplicity of internet shopping and spending waaay more that I can afford) it has shown me that the internet world of shopping can also be a lifesaver!!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Mexican Kitsch Fest....

Last night I met up with some old work friends for an evening of Lebanese food.....well that was the plan anyway.

Infact it was more a case of eating anywhere we could as London was packed last night for some bizzare reason so everywhere we tried involved waiting for a table for a good hour. In the end we admitted defeat and put our names down at possibly the nicest Mexican restaurant ever (back in Essex Mexican restaurants involve wearing a sombrero and downing tequila shots....classy!!) and then went to the pub to wait.

By the time our table was ready I had drunk a bottle of red wine and was very happy indeed which may have led to my huge excitment when I saw these little beatuies in a shop window....





The brand is Les Nerieds and I am totally in love with everything....especially the heart locket with the little pop-up figures and of course the hummingbird neckalce for obvious reasons.

So....if any of you think I deserve a treat then it is my thirtieth birthday coming up so please feel free xx

Monday, June 20, 2011

A day at the races...

This weekend saw my first venture into horse racing at Royal Ascot.

I had been looking forward to it for weeks and had my outfit carefully planned so you can imagine my dismay when I opened the blinds on Saturday to find it literally pissing down.

It was then all hands on deck to find me a new outfit that would withstand the rain and the cold and yet still make me look ok and sort of dressed up.

In the end I went for an old faithful black and white Oasis dress with a black blazer and huge white corsage. I do have to admit though that my lower half was incased in tights and white pumps from Primark...not the classiest of looks but hey-ho.

So off we set...mini bottles of fizzy wine in hand.

The first thing I noticed about Ascot is the amount of effort the women go to....it is bloody amazing but did make me feel a bit like a tramp for not wearing skyscraper heels, a huge fascinator and for not having amazing hair and make-up that seemed to last all day (I need to find out how and where these women do this!!).

After having a good nosy around I found my outfit of the day...

She looked fabulous and totally different from most people there which is what drew me to her....totally gorgeous.

After I had had a fashion round up I managed to drink my body weight in wine and win £76....so all in all a good day.

I will definitely be going next year but will be armed with non moving hair, smudge free make-up, high heels and a fascinator the size of the sun....afterall if you can't beat 'em...join 'em!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monster Cbass


Checkout this Monster Seabass caught by Stew Suenaga on the Options this weekend. 63.7 lbs - Wow! Nice Job Stew!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Monsoon Season...

I thought that was a good title considering all the rain we have been getting....but in fact this blog is a small homage to the shop Monsoon.

I love Monsoon for many reasons....the quality of clothes is very good, the pieces are unique and I am a size eight in the land of Monsoon which, even though I know this is not my real size when I slip on a size eight and it fits it makes me feel very slinky and also makes me want to wear my clothes with the label hanging out (if only all shops could adhere to Monsoon sizing)!!


So as payday is approaching and as per my self inflicted rule I get to buy one piece of good quality clothing each month I have been doing a little (ok a lot..!!) of internet window shopping.

Here is my current Monsoon favourites list....

£60
£130


£75

£55

£65

...all totally gorgeous I am sure you would agree...!!

However....although I am a big fan of Monsoon I am also a big fan of bargains and whilst I was having a little peek through all the lovely dresses I found this one...

£65





...totally lovely dress for a wedding or a day out...however it is similar to this dress from good old Primark

£25
I actually have this Primark dress and wore it to a wedding recently and I have to say that this pic doesn't do it justice as it is simply gorgeous on and at under half the price you is a total winner!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Shoes....

Now...whilst I think it is fine to spend alot of money on vintage dresses, underwear and make-up, I don't actually spend alot of money on shoes.

I am a Primark pump sort of girl. I wear these shoes come rain or shine....although after a couple of trips in the rain they start to smell.....bad!!

So after I awoke on this fine June day to rain of biblical proportions I realised that I need to fine some more solid shoes (I am currently typing this whilst wearing wet shoes....it is not fun).

So I am on the hunt for shoes....but a few things you need to understand first.

I have legs of the tree trunk variety so shoes like converse and brogues do not do me any favours and only make my legs look dumpier. I need to have flat shoes as I can't walk in heels for long periods of time and I don't have the wardrobe to compliment lovely heels. And last but by no means least they need to be on the cheap side as I have many other addictions so expensive shoes can definitely not be one!!

Unfortunately I paid no attention to the last rule and have now fallen in love with these beauties....

French Sole...
GOLD BALLET PUMPS....who could resist...??

Sadly these gorgeous creatures cost £98 and that is slightly more expensive than my usual £4 Primark pumps so I am unsure I can justify it both to myself and the boy who is unlikely to approve of expensive shoe purchases when we have a wedding to pay for.

So sadly these French Sole shoes of delight are going to have to stay in Topshop for now until I either save up enough money by not socialising as much (unlikely) or until I convince the boy that these are an integral part of the wedding and therefore I have to have them immediately....I like the second option a lot more!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tanker Seabass on the Beach

From: Todd
Date: Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 7:04 AM
Subject: White seabass 6/10 & 6/11

I fished last Friday and Saturday with Pat/Sarah Holmes out of Newport of their boat “HAWK”. I got lucky and caught a couple of nice white seabass: 30.2lb and a 41.1lb off HB “right off the beach on live squid.

Nicely Done my brother!

Paradise Found - Images of Nathan

From: Nate Dogg
Subject: a couple pics for now...
To: "Jeff"
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011, 7:55 AM

lots more where these came from! In time! It's 10 at night here, surf is gonna be PUMPING tomorrow









Thank you for the images Nate!

Today I am loving....

This amazingly beautiful lingerie set from ASOS.....

£20

£12
...and Stevie Wonder.....



I am not loving the fact that after practically starving myself for a week (ok, yes I fell of the wagon in spectacular fashion on Sunday but still...) I am no lighter on the scales and have now bought the lingerie set above and a new camera to take the edge off.....retail therapy I LOVE YOU xx

Monday, June 13, 2011

Life is too short....

I always knew that I would get to an age when bad things would start happening to both my family and that of my friends.

And now...it would appear that I am at that age.

Last year Mother Hummingbird was diagnosed with cancer (she is doing ok and is loving her wig collection) and last week the Mum of one of my oldest friends was also diagnosed......totally rubbish.

It does make you realise that life is too short to worry about the crap that doesn't need worrying about and also too short not to do the things you really want to do.

So I have decided that one afternoon a week I am going to go off and do something I really want to do...whether it be...

Afternoon tea with the girls

A random tourist attraction....I have always loved the crown jewels

a dance class


....or just going out for an afternoon of gin in a fine London establishment..!!
I am going to have a purely selfish afternoon every week as I am sure there will be a point soon where this will be impossible and also...I have decided that life it waaay too short not to have the odd selfish moment.