Frockstars, we’re finally out of the blocks. Frocktober started on Saturday and if it’s not on your radar, here’s the drill … moi and many other frock-loving gals are dressing up to support the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. The challenge is to don dresses daily in October (yep, 31 dresses in 31 days). The goal is to help raise research funds for the development of an early detection test for ovarian cancer. To find out more, please pop over here.
Saturday 1 October
Frocktober kicked off on the same day as the AFL Grand Final. OK, so I didn’t quite manage all the Bulldogs’ colours but I did get a bit of blue and white in there. By the way, this frock was found at my local op shop. For weeks it hung on a mezzanine mannequin and I didn’t want to bother the gals to bring it down but when it finally fell off its perch, I tried it on and brought it home with me quicker than you can say ‘go doggies’.
Sunday 2 October
Frocktober is a great excuse to invest in a few more frocks so on Saturday I happily went hunting and found this brand new shift at a local boutique. It was just the ticket for a Sunday stroll around my local markets.
Monday 3 October
I have to admit, this maxi rarely gets a guernsey. My peculiar narrow shoulders tend to feel a bit over exposed in anything that shows a bit too much of their flesh but, heck, anything goes in Frocktober. Thank you to the generous gals on Instagram who left encouraging comments. They’ve successfully removed the chip from my shoulder regarding what I can wear and bare.
Tuesday 4 October
I call this dress ‘the bus stop bargain’. Last year, in the midst of my commute from the office to the bus stop, I took a slight detour and fell into a change room and slipped out my wallet and voilà … a new wardrobe warrior emerged. Oh, and I still managed to make it in time to hail the bus. Admittedly, I was pretty easy to spot!
Wednesday 5 October
So, you know how I told you I went to the markets on Sunday? Well, I happened upon a stall selling frocks for $10 each or 3 for $25. Naturally, I went for the trifecta and this pink panther was among my haul.
Thursday 6 October
Not much to chew over here, folks. I had a dental appointment and needed something pretty comfy womfy. I’m quite the sooky la la when it comes to my chompers. Suffice to say, I was glad to see the back of this day.
Friday 7 October
This dress was handmade by a local designer. She totally won me over with the fabric and the design. I’m forecasting this little number will be a summer staple for me this year.
So that’s a wrap on week one. If you’d like to make a donation to Frocktober, you can do so over on my participant’s page here. Alternatively, if you’d like to offer a little moral support, please leave a comment below. As always, I’m grateful for your support.
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