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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

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Merry Kitsch-mass, flamingle bells…. I could go on!

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!

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Pick me up box: Great for anxiety, low moods, depression etc

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

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Squeezing the last drop out of summer with Sass and Belle*

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*

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Shpock – The flea market at your fingertips!

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!