Welcome to the third and final instalment of my Frocktober 2015 style.
Thank you to those of you who have made a donation. If you’re able, I would love for you to help fund an early detection test for ovarian cancer. That’s what Frocktober is all about. It’s not just frocks and frou frou. It’s all about raising funds and awareness for the OCRF (Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation).
Click here to read more about the symptoms you need to keep an eye out for (and check out Week 1 of my Frocktober 2015 style)
Click here to check out Week 2 of my Frocktober 2015 style
Frocktober 2015 | 60s shift dress
Ah! The day of escape from my whooping cough isolation! No longer a menace to society, apparently. I wore my new-to-me 60s linen shift from Retro Village Rozelle teamed with a sleeveless trench, gifted by Boohoo, my beloved Ziera sandals and Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier. Big enough to carry my medical records and my lippy – all the important things in life.
Frocktober 2015 | Metalicus maxi
A Metalicus ruched maxi, a jewelled Mimco headpiece and Wittner patent leather wedge sandals was what I wore for a super hot, super bloated, super uncomfortable day. One of those days that made me know I’d made the right decision about my hysterectomy.
Frocktober 2015 | Bamboo-zled
I love this cotton linen bamboo print dress. It’s so easy to wear and so comfortable with a retro cute vibe.
After my recent endometriosis diagnosis a few months ago, I drove through Newtown, stopped at Max Brenner to get myself a treat, and whilst walking back to the car, discovered Clear It Outlets, stocked to the gunwales with Revival and Dangerfield and other retro cute brands. Best of all, three items for $100. I totes justified that too!
This dress is by Revival, and I added a blush leather and rose gold metal Mimco headband and, you guessed it, the Ziera sandals of extreme comfort.
Frocktober | Harlow glam gold
I attended the Bloggers United Sydney beauty event on Sunday afternoon, after breakfast with the family at home, and a lovely lunch with the Welshman in Surry Hills.
My Harlow Glamazon faux wrap dress is in the prettiest pale gold shimmery fabric, teamed with my rose gold Seed belt and rose gold Mimco statement necklace. Psssst, if you love this frock, it’s on sale for $25. Yes. I’m serious.
Yeah, it’s the shoes. And bag. Again.
Frocktober 2015 | Hi There by Karen Walker
A 40s esque Hi There by Karen Walker frock, polkadot Sambag flats, and my vintage Escada barrel bag from Cream on Crown, with some kickarse Mimco hairpins. I’m talking pearls, cognac crystals, rose gold and studs. Tough pretty or what!
Frocktober 2015 | Boom Shankar
Remember the maxi I wore recently? This dress is her baby sister. This sounds totes up myself but this is a dress that garners attention. Everyone from old ladies to little kids to middle aged mamas and charming older gents stops me to tell me what a lovely dress it is.
Boom Shankar, teamed with yep, those sandals, and a Mimco rose gold sparkly layered headband.
Frocktober 2015 | Three Parsons
A Get Shiz Done Day needs a Get Shiz Done dress. This Three Parsons Essential Dress from last summer is ruched on one side with a simple T shirt shape, but it’s so much more than that. Throw it on, slip on some shoes, sling a bag over your shoulder and good to go! I’ve got the winter version in Zebra and plain black too. Love an essential!
Frocktober 2015 | Harlow
Sometimes an oversized dress makes you look oversized. Sometimes it just makes you look effortlessly chic. Love this bright cobalt faux leather shouldered dress from Harlow. It’s the Love Me or Leave Me shift and it’s down to $40! I can throw it on and go for an errand running day, knowing that I’m comfortable yet stylish. The length makes it suitable to be worn belted too.
Frocktober Day 23 | vintage re-design
Three years ago, we went on a family holiday to the North Island of New Zealand, meeting my beloved bro and Boyo’s Unka Munka along the way. We headed for a week at Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula in early January. It was such a gorgeous location but the beauty was dwarfed by the experience of watching my son totally crush on my brother – and vice versa.
We headed off to a local fete, where my bro and I went for a wander. I helped him select some gorgeous amethyst jewellery for his girlfriend, and he helped me shop for dresses. I know right? He bought me this redesigned vintage 70s dress. Sadly, I misplaced it, but found it recently behind a drawer. Isn’t it fab!
I teamed it with a Gorman mustard patent belt and woven shoes, and my fabulous St Frock cape.
There you have it! A slightly truncated Frocktober this year, due to my endometriosis removal and hysterectomy surgery. I hope you’ve enjoyed my frock foray.
It’s not too late – the Frocktober fundraising accounts are open until the end of November. Please, if you can, donate to help fund the research into an early detection test for that vicious bitch known as ovarian cancer.