Come show me your outfits at The Vintage Carnival + ticket giveaway!

The last carnival’s Best Dressed line-up!
I love how many events like The Vintage Carnival are popping up in the UK at the moment – a whole festival dedicated to the fun things from decades gone by with everyone in fab outfits – yes please! The second Vintage Carnival is being held in Nottingham so if you’re free on Saturday 3rd September, why not pop along? I’ve got two free tickets to give away below…
It really does seem like a fun day out – if the 100 stalls for vintage shopping don’t float your boat (and if they don’t, I think you’ve landed on this blog by mistake!!), perhaps the live music, classic cars, dancing classes, hair and beauty, funfair games, quirky bars etc etc will.
But if all that doesn’t convince you, how about entering the Best Dressed competition? Guess what – surprise! – yours truly is an as-yet-unannounced judge! So yes, if you do come along you may see a small brunette looking quite surprised/bemused to be sitting on a panel, wondering what she’s done to judge other people’s clothes…! And yes, there is a prize (and hint: you can drink one of them).
Last year’s top three – with winner Jessica Bonarius in the centre
So yes, if I sound like I’m going for the hard sell it’s because a) I think this event really does look fab and b) it would be awesome to see some of you there! Hopefully in your glad rags…
Enter to win the tickets via the Rafflecopter widget below, but meanwhile here’s the details:
When: Saturday 3rd September, 10am – 6pm
Where: Nottingham Racecourse, Colwick Park Close, Nottingham, NG2 4BE
Entry: £6 early bird, £8 on door; concessions available

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now excuse me while I go fret about what a judge of an outfit competition should wear…



  1. August 11, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Oh what fun being a judge will be!! Enjoy it, the day looks awesome. xx

    • August 15, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Shame you can't come, it does look fab 🙂 xx

  2. August 11, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Oh, have fun and get LOTS of photos! Judging must be terribly difficult – when faced with lots of people looking their best, how do you choose just one?…

    • August 15, 2016 / 10:58 am

      No idea! Hence I'm glad it's not just me on the panel…

  3. August 11, 2016 / 9:18 pm

    Difficult outfit decision to be a judge. The trying/ not trying too hard balance has to be just right. Though your outfit skills are out of this world so I'm sure you will achieve an understated elegance! Enjoy it!!

    • August 15, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Exactly!! Ha thanks, I'm not sure how good they are with zero budget, I tend to buy my way into excellent outfits 😉

  4. August 12, 2016 / 12:54 am

    I must say I don't envy your position – I can only imagine how many great outfits there are going to be! However I am confident that you will be able to make the right call and I look forward to seeing the outfits of all the contestants! I think they made a great call inviting you to judge 😀

    • August 15, 2016 / 10:59 am

      Thanks 🙂 I think they made a surprising call, but I'm going to really enjoy it I'm sure so I'm not complaining for a second!

  5. August 12, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Oh I love vintage/rockabilly outfits, getting all dressed up with other like minded ladies & gents! How cool you get to judge a competition, it's going to be a tough call but like Harlow above said, I believe you'll make the right decision on the day! xo

    • August 15, 2016 / 11:00 am

      Me too – it's awesome being surrounded by others who've made the effort, can't wait 😀

  6. August 12, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    How awesomely exciting that you're on the judging panel. I would enjoy that so much. I bet it's going to be tricky though to narrow the selection down. So many amazing vintage dressers call the UK home and I'm sure plenty of them will be out in full force that day.

    I hope the event is a blast for you, sweet CiCi – and were you entering, not judging, I'm sure you'd be in the top runnings for sure!

    xoxo ♥ Jessica

    • August 15, 2016 / 11:01 am

      Really tricky I'm sure! I was definitely going to enter if I hadn't been a judge, although it would have been scary so I'm glad for the excuse to bow out 😉 x

  7. August 14, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Looks like it is going to be an amazing event. So fun that you are on the judging panel for best dress. I love looking at the outfits from last year– some amazing outfits!

    • August 15, 2016 / 11:01 am

      I know, how on earth will I choose?!

  8. August 14, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Wow, very cool! I wish I was in the UK, I would love to attend. Have fun with the judging – you're always so sharply dressed that I'm not surprised they tapped you as a judge.

    • August 15, 2016 / 11:02 am

      I feel mean for teasing my international readers with something that looks this awesome! And thank you 🙂 I'm still fairly surprised myself – there's lots of other sharply-dressed UK bloggers out there…

  9. Anonymous
    August 16, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    Hi Cici,

    Oh well! I won´t be there.
    I hope you´ll be a good judge but I think it´s going to be difficult.

    Anyway whoever win the tickets to go to the Vintage Fair will enjoy it a lot.

    Good luck to all!

    Eva (from Luxembourg/Germany)

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  11. August 25, 2016 / 10:18 am

    I haven't been to any events like this, bar the Goodwood Revival. This looks like fun but alas is so far away. Have fun with the judging!

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