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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Summer Frocks and Pies

Is it hot enough for you? I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but here it’s meltingly hot. It didn’t look that warm, then I went outside for a minute and a half and immediately came back in where it’s cool and I can see things. As it cools down later I plan […]

A Dress For All Seasons

Remember back in those dark and dreary days we call February? The days when all was grey and miserable, before we remembered that the sun WILL return? Well, back in those days I really pushed the boat out on a £12 dress because I was skint and hated my whole wardrobe. Well, now the sun […]

Novelty Prints and Summer Frocks

Today I may be suffering from the curse of the scheduled post. I’m taking a few days off over my birthday, so today’s post is actually an outfit from a few weeks ago. Taken in blazing sunshine on a little jaunt down by the river. When I actually wrote the post I was watching rain […]