Monthly Archives: January 2015

Vintage Style: Blue Monday

Happy January! I thought I’d start doing a few vintage outfit inspiration posts on the blog, I love putting together outfits – and what better way to do it than trawling Etsy and making a little collage – it doesn’t cost a penny, but satisfies my vintage hunting urges (that is if I can resist the temptation to buy the things I find!!)

I’ve taken my inspiration from the fact that today is known as ‘Blue Monday’ here in the UK, aka ‘the most depressing day of the year’. Boooo! So I thought I’d see off those winter blues with a few blue-hued threads. I’ve put together two looks, one fancy and one casual though you could easily mix and match both… how cool would that dress look with a pair of Converse? Or boyfriend jeans with a sequin cardigan and heels?

blue-monday-fancy

dress | cardigan | shoes | handbag

blue-monday-casual

sweater | jeans | trainers | bag

 
And, seen as it is Blue Monday… a little music for you!

Happy 2015!

Hello pretty. Well it’s been a while since I updated this here blog hasn’t it? Halloween in fact, crikey! I hope you had an awesome Christmas and new year. Mine was fairly quiet and chilled, with lots of good food and drink, and plenty of quality time with family and friends, which is really what Christmas is about for me.

It also gave me a chance to sit down and take stock of what I really want to do with my life (serious stuff, huh?)

Now it’s the start of the new year. I have a bucket load of good intentions, lots of ideas and something resembling a plan. What more does a girl need?

My focus this year is on living honestly, independently and creatively – basically doing more of what I LOVE. One area where I plan to channel that is through my business and blogs.

My plan behind this blog, as well as having a place to write about what I love (one of my aims is definitely making more time for that), has always been to start up my own vintage and fashion business. That’s a big thing to put out there; I don’t have much ‘arts’ or fashion training, I’ve not even worked in fashion retail… but I know vintage, I’ve spent years learning sewing and dressmaking skills, I’ve been selling handmade for a few years, and boy can I style an outfit! (I also have a whole heap of business skills from my day job in marketing for a business organisation, so I’m not exactly going into this blindly). So that’s my main focus of this year – getting this here thing off the ground.

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What you can expect from the blog…

Frock has always been more than just about selling clothes for me. I really want to share the love for secondhand and vintage clothing, promote their benefits as a sustainable option, and teach others how to rework their wardrobes.

This year you can expect more inspiration posts and DIY tutorials (maybe even videos?), a peek at what I’m making, and dispatches from the best vintage shops and fairs I visit (I visit a LOT!)

Plus, you’ll be the first to know when the online shop is open.

You can check back here or follow on Twitter or Instagram for updates.

Can I ask a small favour?

In order to make this idea a reality, I’d really love to know what you think. Are you a vintage expert or does it intrigue and terrify you in equal measure? Do you sew your own clothes or would you love to learn?

If you could spare five minutes to answer a few questions that might help shape my business and this blog I’d be ever so grateful!

Thanks, and happy 2015!

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