Vintage Loving Librarian in 6 Inch Heels

a little about my vintage inspired life; from chickens to victory rolls...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Super festive...... Red hair ready for christmas!!

Sorry for the dodgy pics....

After a very stressful couple of months a rest is not available so as the old saying goes 'a change is as good as a rest' so I have new hair... shorter and red!

                                                          My blogging helper Effy!!

Starting to feel festive! :D


Friday, November 16, 2012

Howdy strangers... did you know I was a model for the day?

Hello lovely blog inhabitants,

Sorry I've been a bit quiet. Sadly we had a bereavement in the family, that, combined with some illness and a knackered router have left me with little enthusiasm or ability to blog... but today over the last couple of weeks something exciting has been occurring.

Back in August I put in a post that I had took part in a photo shoot. Well last week hubby and I went to the launch of the 'Things and Ink' magazine.

'Things and Ink is a new style of tattoo magazine that embraces female tattoo culture. The aim of the magazine is to give tattoos more context, to give the point of view of not only the tattoo artist, but the wearer, too. Tattoos should be viewed where they sit on the body and the story behind them should be told. Things and Ink will satisfy the reader’s curiosity and tell the intimate stories. Things and Ink will be pretty and arty and shatter tattoo myths. It will welcome collectors and tattoo virgins alike.'

I am in the first edition in a feature on tattooed brides. Here's the pics... I actually like some pics of me!! :D

These fab images are by Laura Babb who specialises in quirky wedding photography ... so future brides (and grooms!) def check her out!!

To make up for my neglect I am currently putting together a little give away! I have been blogging about a year now and have reached 100 followers (which made me very happy - cheers lovelies!) so time to give something back!!

Will put up details asap!



Friday, October 5, 2012

Knitted bows on shoes and Bouffants!!

Yesterday I attempted  a 60s Bouffant - the picture doesn't really do it justice. I had quite a lot of height in the back that doesn't really show.. My curls weren't very good as I forgot to put setting lotion in and did rather lazy pin curls. I will try harder next time! :)

Hair Inspiration! :)

Today I am wearing these AMAZEBALLS shoes from irregular choice. I have had a few things going on of late which have left me feeling a bit down in the dumps... Hubby surprised me with these to cheer me up!

He's rubbish at cleaning and cooking but he's a sweetie!! ;)

Thats a knitted bow on the front!! :D

Have a lovely weekend all!!



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Ink and a New Hat!

The title says it all...

I have a new tattoo... by Will at Oxford Ink.


I also have a new hat. I wore it to watch Dreamboats and Petticoats at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre. I took my Mum and Nan it was fantastic!


80s does 40s dress - Ebay
Shoes - Ebay
Vintage Bag -- Ebay
Vintage Hat - Antique Store

My hair has been cut and looks so much better!



Sunday, September 16, 2012

My best Gizzi Erskine impression... dinner for the girls...

Two of my very good friends had birthdays last week so on Friday I did a birthday dinner for 7 of us...

Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
Antipasti platter including tomatoes with mozzarella and basil

Chicken stuffed with garlic butter and wrapped in parma ham
Haloumi for the veggie
Dauphinoise Potatoes
Chipped potatoes cooked in rosemary
carrots and runner beans

Lemon Cheesecake
Meringues with fruit and cream (for my friend who is gluten intolerant)

Everything was made from scratch by me. I love cooking, it was nice to have the time to do it and to set the table nicely, getting out all my best vintage crockery and glasses!! :)

 Vintage 60s dress from eBay, vintage apron from jumble sale.

Beehive... feeling like Gizzi! Oh how I love her! :)
Vintage bead necklace from a friend.

Cooking prep!


Flowers picked from my garden.



Jug of Daiquiri! LOVE cocktails!


We are now enjoying a lazy Sunday after a very very busy weekend! #knackered

much love Jo


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Introducing Audrey...

I have an awesome new bike... her name is Audrey!

She is a hybrid. A little bit sit up and beg style but with suspension and mountain bike style wheels and lots of gears. Style and comfort.

I live in the countryside and up a big ol' hill so an old bike wasn't an option. Audrey has the best of both for me!!

I also have some lovely red cherry blossom panniers but Hubby hasn't got round to fixing the rack on yet!

Can't wait to go for a proper ride tomorrow!

Hope you are all having a great weekend!


Monday, August 20, 2012

Hot and happy after a photoshoot in the big smoke...

So I have expressed on this blog my general dislike for having my photo taken. Something I am trying to get over... I am generally body confident and happy with how I look and I encourage all friends, family, random people I meet to express themselves how they want to with clothes etc and feel equally confident! I am a very firm believer that we come in all shapes and sizes and this should be celebrated!! ... so why am I over critical of my own pics??

Anyways, being in the spotlight for the wedding has forced me to get over it a bit but then I put myself forward for a project involving a proper photo shoot and was selected to participate... I went to London and completed said photo shoot today. I am not allowed to give any details at this stage but of course I will bore you with the pics when they arrive!! ;)

I apologise for these pics my hair and make-up was a little dishevelled at this point!

I thoroughly enjoyed getting my make-up done by a professional and they left my hair as it was as they liked the way I had done it!! #smugface :D

The only downside of the day was the heat... boy was it hot hot hot! we are finally getting a bit of summer in the UK.

I couldn't wait to strip down to my lovely vintage 50s slip! 50p jumble sale bargain1

I also came home to my new radio!!  Yay! Its just a cheap replica but its very cute. Its to leave on for our German Shepherd when we are out - she suffers from separation anxiety and tends to chew!

This little man has been enjoying the sun! :D

Hope you've all had a good day, my Mondays are not usually this good!