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Because I Can’t Let Go of Summer

The very best time to buy Summer clothes is in Autumn and Winter. It’s true, they all go on sale and you can grab them for next to nothing. All Summer long I had my eye on an ah-mayzing novelty print 50s style frock at Boden. But it was £89, and at no point did […]
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The Worst Outfit Photos in the World

Ok, so maybe not the *very* worst. But today I offer you a cautionary tale of the perils of attempting to take outfit photos in a busy street on a windy day, especially when you’re in a hurry because you’re running late to sit in a pub all afternoon. ♠ Blouse – Heyday!* ♠ Skirt […]
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More Cocktails…….

Happy Norwich Cocktail Week! I’ve been working on this with Mr Chick for almost a year, and watching it become a reality has been pretty exciting! On Friday night we had a launch party which was sponsored by Stolichnaya Vodka which meant I got to stand behind a lemonade cart and give free Stoli Lemonades […]
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The Night Retro Chick Drank 30 Cocktails

Ok, so I didn’t drink ALL of 30 Cocktails, but I did try 30. And I did it all while wearing a cocktail cardigan. Yes, I gave in and bought the Voodoo Vixen Cocktail cardigan from this post, funds wouldn’t quite allow for the cocktail dress as well, but I had to have one of […]
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Goodbye September

Forgive me Readers, for it has been over a week since my last post. For someone who normally posts regularly 3 times a week this is unforgivable and the gnawing guilt has been at me all week. I spent most of the week dealing with huge anxiety about my impending first public Roller Derby game, […]
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Foxy Lady

This weekend the lovely Betsy Hatter got married! Mr & Mrs Hatter had a beautiful wedding at a local venue out on the country called the Keeper and the Dell. It’s a beautiful place, but very rural, so normal wedding attire and high heels were very impractical. Ballet pumps were very much the order of […]
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Half Way There

Where? The end of August! I can’t quite believe that we’re half way through August already. It’s been such a hectic month. I am now seeing a physiotherapist for my sprained ankle. Heels are still out of the question and I am currently wearing a tubigrip toe to knee, which isn’t hugely photogenic, so I’m […]
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On Giving Up

Giving up. It’s a bad thing, right? I mean, unless it’s smoking, drinking or junk food giving up is for the weak. Strong willed people persevere, they keep pushing, through all odds, and just keep on going. Sod that. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, partly inspired by this post on Bunn the […]
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The Tropical Novelty Print Dress

At the end of last week I was browsing ASOS looking for dresses. This is not a surprise, I do this a lot, I can never afford to buy any of them, so mostly I just look and dream. But last week I fell totally in love with a tropical novelty print, and it was […]
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Saturday Night (Not) At The Movies

Well, todays post was *supposed* to be about an amazing trip to Secret Cinema. However, in case you missed the memo, the first weeks screenings of Back to the Future were all cancelled, at very short notice. Leaving lots of disappointed, angry and out-of-pocket people. My trip was mostly being covered by the truly wonderful […]
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Vintage Vamp

This is my favourite outfit I’ve never even worn. I’ve had this corset since March, I know, MARCH! And I haven’t had chance to wear it out of the house yet. I’d planned to wear it when I went to Glamazon, but corsets aren’t exactly the sort of thing you just slip into in a […]
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Things I Bought and a Spot of Roller Derby

So, I’m still all laid up with a sprained ankle. It’s not fun, and despite my unshakeable belief in my own magical healing powers after a week and a half it has mysteriously failed to be completely healed, almost as if the Doctor actually knew better than me when he said 4-6 weeks minimum. Humph. […]
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Nautical but Nice

I hope you all had a lovely weekend? I had a busy one, and it’s continuing into a busy few weeks to come, but this particular busy weekend was all fun stuff! Sunday was my Dads 60th Birthday and we were taking him out for lunch to celebrate. I wanted something nice to wear, and […]
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A Post About Nothing

Today I am mostly feeling uninspired. Blogging is a weird old thing. Sometimes it’s exciting parties (or invitations to exciting parties I can’t go to because they’re in London and I am not), glamorous events or parcels of exciting new things arriving through the post. But mostly it’s just you, sitting there at your computer, […]
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A Night at The Glamazon

This is not the outfit I had planned to wear on Saturday. I had planned to wear a glorious black satin corset from Corsets UK. I’ve had it for months and had no opportunity to wear it, but the birthday party of Indigo Tattoo Studio featuring burlesque, and an Amazonian theme seemed the perfect opportunity. […]