Frocktober week one

And the winner is ... this frock was the favourite on Insta this week.

And the winner is … this frock was my followers’ fav on Insta this week.

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’.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Linking up today with With Some Grace for Flog Your Blog Friday.

20 Comments

  • Reply October 7, 2016

    Kat @AnAussieinSF

    Oh. My. Gosh. All of these dresses are gorgeous. And you seem to share my love of blue and polka dots. I recently realised that most of my frocks are blue, even though I tend to only wear them in the summer. Can’t wait to see the rest!

    • Reply October 7, 2016

      Tonia

      Hey thanks Kat. I’m actually pretty new to the blue train but now I’m stopping all stations. Can’t seem to help myself. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

      • Reply October 8, 2016

        Kat @AnAussieinSF

        Enjoy the ride then 😉

        • Reply October 8, 2016

          Tonia

          Thanks, I’ll try and stay on track ( … sorry, couldn’t help myself).

  • I am loving following your Froctober adventures on Instagram and am totally in love with the spotty dress. x

    • Reply October 7, 2016

      Tonia

      Thanks Nicole. I think that one’s going to be in most of my Christmas happy snaps this year!

  • Reply October 7, 2016

    inthegoodbooksblog

    Great frocks and a great cause. I have just left a donation xx

    • Reply October 7, 2016

      Tonia

      Oh that’s so very kind of you. Thank you soooooo much. I really appreciate it. You’ve made my day. x

  • Reply October 7, 2016

    Deborah

    I loved the first two and sensed a bit of a blue theme and then the pink panther appeared and I love LOVED it! What great colours and it looks like a fun dress to wear.

    You look lovely in them all though.

    • Reply October 7, 2016

      Tonia

      Thanks Deb, that pink one was such a bargain. I’m pretty easily tempted this month! Hope you have a relaxing weekend. I’ve followed your move on Insta and it looks like you’ve settled in beautifully, which is lovely to see.

  • Reply October 7, 2016

    merilyn

    you are a trick tonia!
    I love your frock choices! you really look great in all of them!
    some ab/fab finds hun!
    enjoy your weekend!
    love m:)X

    • Reply October 7, 2016

      Tonia

      Thanks Merilyn, hope you have a wonderful weekend too. Something tells me I’ll be browsing a few local boutiques to add to this collection. 31 days of 31 dresses is such fun! x

  • I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, you are totally rocking those frocks! I love all the dresses but the polka dot one is my DoTW (Dress of The Week.) I love how you’re poses are as varied as your dresses, please tell me you have a personal photographer! Surely this fine art is not the work of a tripod? 🙂

    • Reply October 8, 2016

      Tonia

      Funny you mention the polka dot number. I was in a shop today and (like a magnet) was drawn to a blue and white polka dot dress with (wait for it … ) cherries on top. I showed great strength and walked away but, who knows, I might have to add it to the collection at a later date. Oh, and yes, I do have a lovely photographer. I’ll pass on your excellent feedback! Thank you. Have a great weekend.

  • Yay love that you are doing Frocktober again. It’s such fun, but I didn’t feel ready to go again this year. Maybe next year?!

    • Reply October 9, 2016

      Tonia

      Oh Janet, just woke to news of your very kind donation. Thank you so much for your support — it means a great deal to me. Hope to see you in Frocktober next year. Looks like 2016 has been a big one for you, I totally understand giving it a miss this year. Congrats on your Redland Woman In Business Award, by the way … and might I add, your Awards’ frock was a stunner! x

  • Reply October 10, 2016

    Grace

    Ooooooh, all so pretty, Tonia! I definitely agree with your Insta followers on the polka dot dress. Then again, I love the ‘Pink Panther’ So unique and fun! And what a bargain! Can’t wait to see what next week entails! 🙂 x

    • Reply October 11, 2016

      Tonia

      You’re very kind. Thanks Grace, October is such a fun month for digging to the back of my over-crowded wardrobe! x

  • Reply October 22, 2016

    Diana

    Tonia, Loving this year’s Frocktober! How awesome are you! I think I am following the sheep with my faves as well!

    Keep up the fun. I can’t believe how many frocks you have!

    Cheers

    • Reply October 22, 2016

      Tonia

      Oh thanks so much Diana. I know I’m naughty with so many frocks but most of them are bargains from op shops and markets so ‘the more the merrier’ I say!

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