As I sit here now it sounds pretty nasty out there.

The wind is crazy and the carpark across the road appear to have changed it’s life ambition to become a lake, and it’s working really really hard to achieve it.

I see lots of people are at home and not travelling due to severe weather warnings, so I thought I’d give you some recommended reading for a day inside watching the rain streaming down the window. Once you’ve worked your way though all the Retro Chick archives, naturally.


If You’re Feeling Thoughtful

Some blog posts from the last few weeks (some of them months!) that will give you something to think about, or inspire you.

Dare – Esme & The Laneway

January Round Up – The Glamourologist

The Thinking Girls Guide to Vintage – Tea with the Vintage Baroness

Thoughts on Historical Accuracy – The Girl with the Star Spangled Heart

If You Need Some Pampering

Some lovely posts on hair and beauty to peruse.

Boots Traditional Skin Care Review – Vintage Frills

Creating Curls with GHD Flat Irons – Forever Amber

Make Up and Skin Care Favourites – The Freelancers Fashion Blog

Bumper Bang Tutorial – The Forties Floozy

If You Fancy Getting Fit

Considering the weather it’s probably best to read about it for now and then go and do it when it stops raining.

Roller Derby: Your All New Favourite Full Body Workout – Feeling Stylish

Panache Sports Bra Review – Rarely Wears Lipstick

Little Niggles and How to Deal With Them – Lipstick, Lettuce & Lycra

Motivational Bullying – Spikes & Heels

If You Just Want to Look At Pretty Pictures

Because reading is just hard work sometimes

Inspirational Gallery: 20s Stars – Queens of Vintage

Inspirational Images: Lounging in Deco – Vintage-a-Peel