Frocktober week two


My most-liked frock on Insta this week

Drum roll please … my Frocktober fundraising got a good kick along this week, thanks to Michelle from In The Good Books Blog, Janet from Middle Aged Mama and Lara from This Charming Mum. This generous trio has had a special place in my heart these past seven days. Same goes for these seven little looks.

Saturday 8 October

I woke up craving a cuppa on Saturday. I had a bunch of dental work done last week and I was prohibited from partaking in anything piping hot, so you can bet my first coffee hit the spot. As for this short shift, apart from St Patrick’s Day and the occasional beach outing, it rarely gets a run as it’s a bit too short for my pins. The long and short of it? This is not Kermit’s first rodeo. He was also included in former Frocktobers but little else I’m afraid.


Sunday 9 October

Can you believe I picked up this delicate white wonder at an op shop? Pray tell, who would discard such a work of art? Speaking of which, it hangs in my wardrobe as if it were a museum piece. This one could be Saturday’s sister, I tell you. Both of these frocks spend much too much time hidden away.


Monday 10 October

If ever there were a workhorse in my wardrobe, it’s this Leonard St LBD. Teamed with tights, it’s a winter staple. Add a strappy sandal and it’s a summer favourite. It truly is a frock for all four seasons. Did I mention I bought it in Melbourne?


Tuesday 11 October

I’ve got one word for you — 1550. Or, more precisely, $15.50. That was the princely sum I paid to pocket this little beauty at my local op shop. Fits like a glove and got oh so much Insta love. Hello, high rotation. I can see this frock featuring in many a summer holiday snap.


Wednesday 12 October

This apron and frock go together like jam and cream on a sponge cake, don’t you think? Let me tell you, Wednesday was a whirlwind at this end so I was grateful to have that little reminder to make like a sausage roll. Hmmm … that gets me thinking … pass me a party pie, will you?


Thursday 13 October

I’m of two minds, Frockstars. This maxi’s another op shop find but I’m finding myself a bit torn as to how it should be worn. Belt or no belt? Collar or loose? There’s a little zip at the front but I can’t quite work out what works best. Rarely am I so contrary but this frock’s got me flummoxed.


Friday 14 October

Well folks, it’s the shirt dress that might become a shirt. Maybe I’m reinventing the wheel but here’s the deal … I’d like to chop off the skirt and use the top to team with black trousers. What say you? Yay or nay?


We’re almost halfway there, Frockstars. There’s only 17 frocks to go, so I want you to know you can make a donation here or leave some moral support below. But before you go, please know this frock-loving filly is so very grateful to have you in her corner for this very special month.

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


  • Reply October 14, 2016


    Am loving all of these frocks Tonia – especially cos I am so NOT a frock wearer. (I think I mentioned I own one which doesn’t fit!)

    • Reply October 14, 2016


      Thanks Deb, whilst I seem to have acquired quite a few frocks, for some reason I seem to gravitate to jeans most months of the year! Frocktober is a great excuse to get my daily dose of dresses. Hope you have a good weekend.

  • Reply October 14, 2016


    I love the shirt dress and that little red number – bargain and looks fab. Good on you for your Frocktober committment.

    • Reply October 14, 2016


      Kathy! Thank you so much for your Frocktober donation. Just heard a little ‘ping’ on my phone and saw this happy news. Really appreciate your support. Hope you have a nice weekend – you’ve just got mine off to a lovely start. Thank you. x

  • Not only am I loving following along on Insta, I am LOVING your poses!

    • Reply October 14, 2016


      Oh, I’m glad to hear that. My two left feet appreciate your kind words, Nicole. Thanks and have a super weekend.

  • Reply October 16, 2016


    looking ab/fab in your frocking up tonia!
    you always put a smile on my dial with your quirky sense of humour and expressions in your photographs!
    enjoy the rest of your frocktober hun!
    love m:)X

    • Reply October 16, 2016


      Thanks Merilyn! You’ve actually reminded me — I never did make it to see Ab Fab the movie. Guess I’ll have to wait for the DVD release. Beautiful spring weekend in my neck of the woods. Hope you’re enjoying such lovely conditions where you are too. x

  • Reply October 16, 2016


    Aww, thanks for mentioning me, and I am more than happy to donate to such a worthy cause. I love all of your frocks!! Your op shop finds are great!! Keep up the great effort xx

    • Reply October 16, 2016


      Thanks again, I was so thrilled to receive your donation. As for op shopping … it is my favourite sport, I’m afraid! x

  • Right back atcha with the fond thoughts girl! And yes, turn the dress into a top if it means you will get more wear out of it.

    • Reply October 17, 2016


      Aw, you’re lovely Janet. Thanks again and I think you’re right about that shirt dress transformation! x

  • Reply October 20, 2016


    Love, love, LOVE! Saturday’s frock is definitely my favourite. Green really suits you! And I like Thursday’s without a belt. That hat just completes the look!

    • Reply October 20, 2016


      Hey thanks Grace. You’re too kind. As for that hat, golly it gets a work out. I actually tried a bunch of different belts with that dress but none felt quite right so I’m going to stick with your plan! x

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