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On 7 Years of Self Employment

Today is the day I mark as the anniversary of the day I became self employed. It was actually about a week ago that I walked out on the job from hell but today was the first entry on my accounting spreadsheet, so it’s the day I count as “officially self employed”. So to celebrate, […]

A Trip Up North

Last week was my Wedding Anniversary. I say “my”, it was of course “our” as without Mr Chick there would have been no wedding, but that looked weird when I wrote it as an opening line as normally this blog is about ME ME ME, of course. Well, each year Mr Chick and I take […]

The Many Poses of Retro Chick

I’ve been writing a “fashion” blog for over 6 years now. When I say “fashion” what I mean, of course, is “Personal Style”. When I very first started I attempted to care about trends, because I thought that’s what I *should* do, then I realised I didn’t care about them, so I stopped writing about […]

Rainy Days and Fridays

Happy Friday! Well, today’s weather can safely be described as “changeable” I think. This morning when I took these photos it was bucketing with rain outside and I lurked in an alleyway in my back garden to get some photos. Then I came inside, grabbed a coat and went to the shops. By the time […]
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That Was October…..

I swear this year is flying by like a flying thing. A really fast flying thing! It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago I was waving farewell to September and now October is gone too and I’m starting to think about Christmas, and most importantly, my big Christmas giveaway (if you have a brand that would […]
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10 Ways to Beat the Seasonal Blues

The clocks have gone back. With that seemingly little change comes motivation sapping cold, dark evenings and long, dreary indoor days. Seasonal Affective Disorder is a properly recognised disease where depression sets in during the winter months, but even without suffering from full blown depression many people feel a bit low and lacking in energy […]

More Autumn Wardrobe Updates

Yes, another outfit post. They’re like Buses, I don’t do one for ages and then a gazillion come along all at once. This is normally because I haven’t had anything new to wear for ages and haven’t worn anything old in a new way and repeating outfits is pretty dull for me and you! But, […]

A Start on My Autumn Wardrobe and Boden A/W Picks

Last “chilly” season I felt pretty down about my everyday wardrobe. Everything seemed so drab and miserable and apart from a few nice “going out” outfits I felt pretty rubbish every day. This year I am so determined not to do the same thing, so I have acquired some new bits, put them together with […]
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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]