Frockery Talk

  • Love hearts

    January 20, 2014

    redheart

    St Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so while you're wearing your heart on your sleeve, why not also wear it

    on your frock

    top shop heart print dress

    on your blouse

    pink heart button blouse

    on your tote

    heart embellished tote

    while staying in the black, on top of your budget?

    heart print top

     

  • A scarf for all seasons

    January 13, 2014

    CURRENT SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off scarves

    Enter code SCARVES-15 at the checkout (ends 19/01/14)

    We have a real passion for scarves, with more than one for every occasion in our personal collection, including a much loved Chanel which has turned out for weddings and funerals alike, a Burberry nova check silk square which was picked up for a song some years ago and a prized second hand Hermès which is almost too precious to wear.

    Accessories can help achieve a fresh new look when your budget is tight, and our affordable scarves will transform even the humblest of outfits. The way you wear them can also make a difference to your overall look, and you can pick up some useful tips on scarf tying  in the inimitable Liberty way here.

    We have recently acquired a fabulous selection of vintage scarves which we have been itching to add to the catalogue and we think you'll appreciate them too.

    Here are a few of our favourites:

    A very collectable vintage Liberty silk print scarf at an affordable price. 

    vintage Liberty scarf

    A classic ivory silk opera scarf with grey fringes.

    ivory silk opera scarf

    This rare Orient Express travel theme silk scarf features the crest of the “Compagnie des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens” and would make the perfect gift for a traveller. 

    Orient Express vintage silk scarf

    And this ivory  wrap / stole with pretty batik flower in a generous size is ideal for a wedding or other special occasion.

    ivory dupion wedding stole

    This colourful 60s psychedelic op art mod scarf will cheer up the greyest of days and is in fabulous vintage condition.

    vintage 60s mod op art scarf

    Finally, this stunning Raffaella Curiel cream silk scarf will add a touch of designer luxury to any outfit.

    Raffaella Curiel cream silk scarf

    We have plenty more to choose from in our scarvery, where prices start from as little £3.50!

  • Are you ready to frock?

    January 12, 2014

    It's nearly time for the Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge 2014.

    A wee reminder of why we do it

    By way of incentive to save the planet (and the wallet) in style, there will be prizes at the end of February's challenge for our favourite eco-fashionistas.

    So are you ready to frock?

    the frockery ecofashion challenge

  • Keep calm, eat haggis, wear tartan, read Burns

    January 8, 2014


    eat haggis

    Burns Night is fast approaching when haggis and Scots frockery are obligatory for those who take their Bard's birthday seriously. So we thought we'd feature a few of our tartan treasures in advance of the celebration on 25th January.

    Rally Klad purple plaid suit

    Rally Klad purple plaid suit

    green plaid mohair tabard

    Vintage green plaid mohair tabard

    red tartan kilt skirt

    Royal Stuart tartan kilt skirt

    nova check tartan gloves

    black watch tartan gloves

    Nova check tartan gloves   &   Black Watch tartan gloves

    fred perry tartan shirt

    Fred Perry tartan shirt

    There's still time to brush up on your poetry...

    tam o'shanter

    Tam O'Shanter and his cuddie Meg

    For those with a keen interest  in Burns, may we also recommend a book shortly to be published by our friends at Stenlake Publishing in Ayrshire? Managing Director Richard Stenlake writes:

    "We are publishing Ann Matheson's 'The Essential Robert Burns' on 20th January. Ann is doing a presentation and book signing session at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayr on Saturday 25th January at 2 pm. This free event is by ticket only so if you'd like to attend please contact us. If you've never quite understood what all the fuss is about Burns then this event (and the book) are aimed at you! Ann is superb at explaining what the poems are about and why they are important. For those who have always found the Scots language (even Burns called it a dialect of English but it's now recognised as being a separate language) a bit hard to understand - there are full English translations for each poem. We have also been lucky enough to get permission from Irvine Burns Club to reproduce the manuscript of The Holy Fair in full and in colour in the book."

    essential robert burns

    We'll leave you with a (poor quality) 'selfie' of the chief frocker sporting her vintage Tinkers (before they became Pedlars) hotchpotch tartan trousers. The elasticated waistband is thankfully forgiving of large helpings of haggis!

    pedlars hotchpotch tartan trousers

  • January Sale 2014

    January 1, 2014

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    Happy New Year to all our customers!

    We are currently offering a 20% cross store discount until 5th January 2014. Please use code JANSALE14 at the checkout to take advantage of this offer.

    It's also time to start thinking about this year's Frockery Eco-Fashion Challenge which kicks off on 1st February. Why not join the Frockery Facebook group to stay up to date and receive exclusive offers?

  • Happy holidays and a blast from Christmas past!

    December 22, 2013

    We would like to wish everyone happy holidays and very merry 2014 with a blast from the chief frocker's Christmas past (circa 1959). Thank you all for your support over the past year, we couldn't go on without you! xxx

    christmas 1959

    Wasn't Santa cute back then!