On the recent bank holiday the Vintage Extravaganza returned to Cardiff's Millennium Centre. Full of music, dancing, stalls and - most importantly - folks taking advantage of the chance to dress up, it promised to be a fun event. Last year we particularly enjoyed the classic cars on display, and I came home with a few vintage purchases. What would we find this year?
The weather was better this year, a lovely sunny and even warm day. The dancers from Valley Jive were certainly working up a sweat in their demonstrations. There were a few familiar faces - Vix and Jon were trading, as was Emily Rose Vintage. The stalls were really good, but I left empty-handed as I wasn't really in a buying mood and am trying to save for our next trip (wherever that might be...).
The classic car display was much smaller this year. If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen this snap of me in front of an MG. The '80s dress I'm wearing is from a charity shop, I think it was 50p. It was a tad stained, but came up lovely in the wash! I then spent 25p on ribbon from the car boot sale, and made the straps (I have an aversion to strapless dresses). I was pleased that the weather was sunny and I finally had the chance to wear the dress, I think I bought it a few years ago now and it took me ages to get around to putting the straps on. We didn't stick around too long at the fair as my husband was feeling rubbish, so it was home for a glass of something in the garden. Our rhododendron is very colourful, and our peonies have been magnificent. Look at the size of that rhubarb too, it looks prehistoric!
Dress: '80s vintage, via charity shop (straps added by me)
Sunglasses: Gift from my husband
Pink slingbacks: Miss Selfridge, years ago
Gold palmtree bracelet: '60s vintage, from car boot sale.