Photo: http://www.hullfashion.co.uk/ Hello there, I’m Courtney and I am the girl behind Retro and Thrift. I am a History student with a passion for retro and vintage fashion but a very limiting student budget. My inspirations mainly come from the mid-twentieth century as well as the many well dressed humans that roam the streets today. I… Continue reading About
There’s nothing better than finishing Uni work for the evening and making time for a little relaxation before turning the lights off! Making time to plan for tomorrow, moisturise and have a catch up on social media makes me feel organised and ready to take on the next day, however I sometimes lack the motivation… Continue reading DIY Bedtime in a Bag
A couple of months ago the editor of In Retrospect Magazine offered me the opportunity to be sent a couple of issues of the magazine to review and of course I was delighted to accept this offer. He wanted me to be as honest and true as possible so this is why my review has… Continue reading Review | In Retrospect Magazine*
Image courtesy of Jemma @dorkfaceblog I sit with so much excitement and anticipation for this Twitter chat. I have my coffee in one hand, iPad in the other and my candle lit – just like most bloggers do before a chat starts. This isn’t just any old twitter chat however this is the first #GirlGang chat… Continue reading #GirlGang: The first twitter chat
Christmas at Paperchase by courtneyfarrow featuring xmas tree decorations I nearly squealed when I got a glimpse of this years Christmas collection at Paperchase and I just had to do a post on it. Now, I’m normally very traditional when it comes to seasonal decorations and can’t get enough of golds, greens and reds, however… Continue reading Merry Kitsch-mass, flamingle bells…. I could go on!
Brrrrr! It’s certainly getting chilly out there – I think it’s safe to say we are officially in winter right? I’m feeling very seasonal and thought I’d change up my blog layout a bit – do you like the Christmassy theme? The wintery weather inspired me to do a little post about my winter shower routine!… Continue reading Winter Shower Routine
I tend to stay away from the topic of mental health bar the few post shares on facebook and the odd post because I get anxious (ironically) that it will upset my family or give people the wrong impression of me! However, if I can share a few tips and tricks here and there and… Continue reading Pick me up box: Great for anxiety, low moods, depression etc
Suffragette hit cinemas this October and being a feminist and a history undergrad I could not wait to see it! Despite missing 10 minutes at the beginning due to a mix up with the listings my housemates and I got sucked into the film very quickly and I’m pretty sure there was not a dry… Continue reading If you do one thing this month: Go see Suffragette
Sass and Belle are always my first choice when it comes to gifts, party and homeware (I’ve featured them in a few of my student guide posts) – they have some stunning vintage and shabby chic inspired items that myself (and my mum) are slowly collecting! Now, the weather this bank holiday weekend isn’t looking… Continue reading Squeezing the last drop out of summer with Sass and Belle*
Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t get much better than losing an afternoon wandering round a vintage fair or market, but as adulthood is slowly creeping up on me I find I have increasingly less afternoons to spare. So naturally I was very interested (not to mention excited) when I heard about the fairly new… Continue reading Shpock – The flea market at your fingertips!