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Thrifty Thursday: Sun Dresses

I’m lucky enough to live in a town with an awesome vintage fair. Vintage Village takes place in Stockport’s Victorian market hall on the second Sunday of every month and it really is one of my favourite fairs. The quality is always so high, and there is always a bargain to be had.

I was super lucky last Sunday to score, when I had just gone for a browse of course, two beautiful sun dresses. The red dress on the left is a 100% cotton number from Germany (I can’t remember whose stall it was from) and the one on the right is a 1980s Next dress from Lace and Liquor Vintage.


After a little bit of hemming (as always, everything I ever buy is too long for me) these two beauties will be coming on holiday to Amsterdam with me. Now, let’s just keep our fingers crossed for a bit of sun for me to wear them in!

Hello, world!

How to start off a new blog? That’s always a tricky one. But I guess a little about me and what I want this blog to be about would be a good place to begin…


About me

I’m Lucy, I live and work near Manchester, UK. By day I work in digital marketing for a small business and in my spare time I run the handmade business and blog Fi & Me with my sister Fiona.

I love writing, sewing, design, dressmaking and collecting vintage. I’m also into health and wellbeing, so can often be found running and practicing yoga, or writing about running and yoga. And I am constantly on a mission to improve my photography skills.

About Frock

So why do I want another blog when I have all that going on, you might ask. For a while, I’ve been trying to work out what path I want to take creatively. I LOVE designing and making cute things for Fi & Me, but I am also massively passionate about vintage clothes too.

It’s not just the way they look or the fact that they’re unique, but that I truly believe they’re (along with ressurecting handmade and dressmaking skills) is a sustainable fashion choice. Of course, this works well with Fi & Me because we’re all about creating an ethical business, and handmade and vintage do sit very nicely together.

But what I really want to create is a space that I can dedicate to and really share my love of vintage, handmade fashion and styling, and also where I can hopefully inspire people to look at fashion a little bit differently by sharing sewing and dressmaking skills. As well as vintage styling and beauty tips, and guides to buying vintage.

My love of vintage is such that I also have a dream/plan to start my own vintage shop, so watch this space. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my ramblings!

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