It’s official I suck at remembering to Instagram my frocks but here’s what I wore this month. and for the record I cropped my head out of most cause I have a head cold and look shocking :p Anyways, it’s all about the frocks this month! 30 Frocks (I wore one twice) in all and even a little dress up for Halloween! (& a guest appearance by my cats)
Did you know one woman dies from Ovarian Cancer every 10 hours! You can still donate and help fund more research into Ovarian Cancer here.
Yup, it’s that time of year again. Time for me to Frock up for a great cause!
So here’s the obligatory last day of jeans wearing til November 1st selfie
For those who have no idea what Frocktober is all about…..
Held throughout the whole month of October, Frocktober is a fundraising initiative to raise
funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). The classic
Frocktober challenge asks participants to wear a frock every a day during the month. It’s
all about increasing public awareness of ovarian cancer and raising money to support the
development of an early detection test. Since its inception, Frocktober has raised over $1
million for the OCRF. One woman dies every ten hours from ovarian cancer. As there is currently no early
detection test and a lack of symptoms in the early stages of disease, women are usually
diagnosed in the late stages of the disease – when the cancer has spread to other organs
in the body. If the cancer is diagnosed and treated early, between 80-100% of patients
will survive for more than five years. But only approximately 30% of women diagnosed at
advanced stages will survive for more than five years.
As I’ve done every year for the last 4 years I’m going to frock it up every day in October. This year I’m aiming to wear a different dress every day.
You can donate here and keep up to date by following me on Instagram
More dresses. A few the same. And then 2 not dresses You can sponsor me at my Frocktober page.
* Yeah same dress two days running ** Oh yeah, two days of jeans (different tops but I forgot to take a pic on Sunday). I went to Longford Show on the Saturday and the weather was cold and windy. Sunday I had work and can’t imagine climbing in a wrestling ring in a dress 😉
My goal for 2014: $700 Total so far: $220.50 Donate here
Late namely cause I forgot to post :/ This year’s Frocktober theme is Every Frock Has a Story. I’ll be sharing the story behind each of my frocks in a weekly post. You can sponsor me at my Frocktober page.
Wanted to share this before we get into my frocks
Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF)
• 16 Oct 2014
Thank you for supporting Frocktober!
100% of the funds raised for this campaign go towards funding research into an early detection for ovarian cancer to save women’s lives. Our aim in 2014 is to beat last year’s funds raised of $328,000 to enable us in 2015 to fund our very own Frocktober Research Fellow and follow their progress as part of next year’s campaign.
Please help us spread the word among your family and friends. It’s not too late to get involved! We have two more fabulous weeks to raise funds for a “frockin great cause”.
Warmest regards from the Frocktober and OCRF teams
So let’s get fundraising people! Onto the frocks
Oct 6 Dress from Rivers Story: This dress is so not a good pick for breast feeding
Oct 7 Dress from Ripe Maternity Story: I’ve had this dress since I was pregnant with Miss K. It was bought for my auntie’s birthday. Must say I love it. Except it’s no good for feeding little ones.
Oct 8 Dress from Breastmates (again) and yes it’s cold enough to need one of my fav woollen cardis (which is nearly longer than my dress lol)
Oct 9 Dress from Breastmates (again)
Oct 10 Dress from ? I have no idea, it doesn’t have a tag Story: A dress bought by mum and given to me last year when I was pregnant. Again not the best for breastfeeding.
My goal for 2014: $700 Total so far: $115.50 Donate here
This year’s Frocktober theme is Every Frock Has a Story. I’ll be sharing the story behind each of my frocks in a weekly post. Here’s the first 5 days. You can sponsor me at my Frocktober page.
My last day in jeans for the next 31 days. God I hope it warms up!
Oct 1 Dress from Target, T-shirt – Hawthorn FC Story: A total bargain from Target, found when looking for maternity wear. On special for $20 when it was near $80 at full price. Yeah there is a little bit of celebrating there too. Spent the day at the Hawthorn FC celebration of their AFL Grand Final win. 12 Premierships. Back to back premiers (2013-2014), 25 years from our last back to back (1988-1989)
Oct 2 Dress from Breastmates Story: A gift from my Mum. One of a few breastfeeding friendly clothes from a great little online store (who I’ll be reviewing soon on my other blog – From the Wolf’s Den)
Oct 3 Dress from Breastmates Story: Another breastfeeding friendly dress. Not quite warm enough to wear just the dress alone yet.
Oct 4 Dress from Rivers Story: A pick up from a Rivers end of year sale a few years back. It’s a constant summer favourite.
Oct 5 Dress from Millers Story: Another sale find. Still not warm enough for just dresses so long sleeve tops over dresses is the go.
My goal for 2014: $700 Total so far: $115.50 Donate here
So while everyone is challenging everyone to do the Ice Bucket Challenge (which I have been challenged to do) I’d like to put out another challenge. Donate to my Frocktober page and help raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. Oh yeah and then take a photo of you in a dress and share it. So don those frocks, donate and share this link, I’ll be interested to see who is game to Frock up
I’ll be blogging my Frocking efforts here (along with my frock stories), on Instagram & on my Facebook page. Let me know if you’ll be frocking up in October so I can follow your journey in the dress 🙂