Day 3 (yay warmer weather)
Me – Dress from Rivers, shirt from Rivers
Miss K – Dress from Pumpkin Patch, top & leggings from Next (& gumboots)
Me – dress from Ripe, leggings from Kmart
Miss K – dress from Kmart, top from Pumpkin Patch
(omg seriously shocking photo but go with what you have right lol)
Me – Dress from Millers (I think – no tag), top from Essentials
Miss K – forgot to take a photo but she did wear a dress
oooh gorgeous selfie at night 😉
Me – Dress from Mia Rose, white tee from Emerson, shirt from Capture
Miss K – Dress from Target
Me – Dress from Rivers, white tee from Emerson
no picture of Miss K today
My donation page. Current tally – $210 ($10 not added yet but have, still) Goal – $1000
Hello October Frocktober, great to see you again. Despite the weather it’s time to Frock up again. If you’ve never heard of Frocktober, check this out
This year Miss K is joining me with the dress a day….. we’ll see how long before the novelty wears off for her. I’m not instagraming my pics this year but will blog once a week to share. I’ll also keep a running total of how much I’ve raised in the posts and in my sidebar.
So day one was wet and windy but not really cold and this is what we wore.
Me – black dress by Mia Rose, black top by Emerson, leggings from Target, socks from Think Geek (Big Bang Theory Soft Kitty knee socks)
Miss K – dress & leggings from Pumpkin Patch
Day two and we got up to this
hence this choice of attire 😉
Me – dress by Rivers, top by Emerson, leggings from Kmart, Hawks jumper (for warmth)
Miss K – dress, top & leggings by Pumpkin Patch, slippers by Emu
My donation page. Current tally – $210 ($10 not added yet but have) Goal – $1000
According to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF), “one woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer in Australia.” For many women with ovarian cancer, the disease is already well advanced when they are first diagnosed. Unfortunately, there is currently no screening test for ovarian cancer.
Frocktober aims to help improve the outlook for women with ovarian cancer by supporting the quest for a suitable early detection test through fundraising for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.*
Keep up to date with my month of frocks and photos.
*information from Frocktober.org
So here we are the end of week 1 of Frocktober. Didn’t think I’d enjoy it as much as I have but the weather has been reasonably kind (except for yesterday which was rather chilly).
I’d love it if you’d sponsor me (which you can do here) and every little bit helps. All funds raised go to Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). At present ovarian cancer is commonly diagnosed at advanced stage with only 20-30% of women surviving beyond five years, compared to more that 90% when the disease is detected and treated early.
Early stage ovarian cancer may not have obvious symptoms but the following may occur:
* Vague abdominal pain or pressure
* Feeling of abdominal fullness, gas, nausea, indigestion – different to your normal sensations
* Sudden abdominal swelling, weight gain or bloating
* Persistent changes in bowel or bladder patterns
* Low backache or cramps
* Abnormal vaginal bleeding
* Pain during intercourse
* Unexplained weight loss
The majority of women who experience one or two of these early symptoms do not have cancer. However, it is important that you seek medical advice if the symptoms are unusual or persist. For further information, visit www.ocrf.com.au or call 1300 OVARIAN.
Now onto the dresses
Dress by Ripe
Leggings by Kmart
Dress by Mia Rose
Shirt by Millers
Dress by Rivers
Tshirt by Hess
Dress by Millers
Cardi by Katies
Dress by Mia Rose
Shirt by Kmart
Dress by Luca & Marc
Tshirt by Hess
Cardi by Sportsgirl
Skirt by Millers
Top by Target
Cardi by Katies
You can keep up to date with my daily frock on Photobucket.
You can sponsor me here
Yup, I’m going to take part in Frocktober this year.
For those who don’t know, wikifashion defines Frocktober as:
“Frocktober is a festive fundraising initiative aiming to raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF).Through fun – and sometimes quirky – measures, Frocktober is all about:
- * Increasing the public’s awareness of ovarian cancer.
- * Promoting women’s health and wellbeing.
- * 2Celebrating the great diversity of shapes, sizes and colours women come in.
Essentially, Frocktober puts forward a challenge to girls, women and interested men far and wide:
- To don a frock for a day, week, fortnight or a full month during October, and get sponsored for it!
So, be it borrowed, second-hand, vintage, home-made, your granny’s or that great dress you’ve just never had the right occasion to wear… get creative, get it on and get frocking with your sponsorships, all of which will be donated to the OCRF.“
Anyone who knows me knows I’m not much of a dress/skirt wearer. I would have worn trousers to my wedding if I was allowed to (glad I didn’t cause I got to buy the most gorgeous Jeannie Nitro dress to wear).
BUT as it’s helping raise funds for OCRF I’ve decided it’s a damn good cause. We’ve had Ovarian Cancer touch our family recently and anything I can do to help raise awareness about it and raise funds to help research is a good thing in my books.
SO I’m slowly collecting some dresses together – buying new ones, checking to see if old ones fit and asking around to see if anyone wants to donate a dress for me to wear.
If you’d like to donate a dress feel free to email me. I’ll have more details closer to October.