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4 Ways to Win at Blogging

I’ve been asked for blogging advice a lot recently from new bloggers or people that want to write a blog but aren’t sure where to start. Here’s four tips that I like to pass on to bloggers who want to ...
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My Style | Birthday Shorts

Is that a birthday balloon in your hand? It is indeed! Why? Because Frock Trade is celebrating its FOURTH birthday this month! Hooray! I've been thinking back over the past four years and it’s incredible just how quickly time has ...
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DIY | Healthy Breakfast Pots

With my wedding fast approaching (3 more sleeps!) lots of fellow brides-to-be have been asking me about healthy wedding morning breakfasts. I recently came across the perfect bridal breakfast on Liz Moody's Sprouted Roots blog and had to share it ...
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My Style | The Hard-Working Pendant

When we think about iconic fashion labels, surely Calvin Klein is one of the world's best known brands? Young or old, male or female, modern or classic style, everyone has a memory of CK - boxers, beauty products, denim, cropped ...
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My Style | Tropical Twinset

Well hello Friday! You're here and the sun is shining! We've not had the best weather in Edinburgh of late so I'm super pleased to see that happy ball of yellow in the sky. Most of you will know that ...
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4 Addictive Adult Colouring Books

Unless you've been living under a rock you'll have heard about the adult colouring book phenomenon. That's right, colouring books for adults. The craze has taken the humble pencil to a whole new level with incredibly detailed illustrations providing all ...
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DIY | Carefree Summer Locks in One Easy Step

With summer in full swing and festivals happening across the country, it’s time to let down your locks and test the ‘no poo’ craze everyone’s talking about. Before you run in the other direction, we’re talking about a natural hair ...
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Behind The Scenes | 6 Steps To Strathberry

Craftsmanship. A term that’s thrown around quite liberally these days when describing everything from leather goods to wooden furniture. So it’s refreshing to introduce Strathberry, a brand that invests heavily in quality manufacturing to create small collections of calfskin leather ...
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Weekend Wish-List | Best of the Sales

Hooray! The summer sales are here and it's time to hit the high street to bag a bargain. There's some great deals to be had from pocket money purchases to designer discounts that make luxury investments more affordable. This navy ...
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Top 5 Blogging Mistakes You’ll Never Make Again

Mistake 1 - Having no opinion It's very tempting to paint a picture of a perfect world when blogging. That free dress is perfect, that shade of lipstick is perfect and the box of skincare that arrived this morning is ...
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DIY: Tissue Paper Flowers

If you’ve been following Frock Trade on social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest) you’ll know that I’m about to get married! Amidst the flutter of dresses, invitations and seating plans I’ve found some time to get creative and turn ...
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Feel Good Factor Jewellery

Here's a question, How do you feel about ethical jewellery? No, I'm not talking about old-fashioned glass beads and woven string bracelets. This is the real deal, expertly crafted jewellery made by artisans in East Africa. Let me introduce you ...
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6 Essential Spring Trenches For Rainy Days

Make them green with envy this spring with these lightweight trench coats fresh from the high-street. Isn't that a lovely shade of rose pink?! You can't go wrong pairing one of these soft trenches with a pair of fitted jeans, ...
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5 intelligent stories to boost your brain this week

When the odds are against you think of 20-year-old student Mhairi Black, who has just become Westminster’s youngest MP for 350 years. Up against one of the best-known Labour MPs in Scotland, UK Campaign Coordinator Douglas Alexander, who was defending ...
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My Style | Weekend lace and broderie

When it comes to the weekend does your wardrobe suddenly look like a black hole? I know you have plenty to wear but 'what to wear when' is often the problem (especially in the UK when the weather is so ...
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