Frocktober Day 31


Yes!  I did it!  32 dresses in 31 days for Frocktober!  I even wore a wedding dress, along with Rachel from Redcliffe Style, as dared by Catherine of Cup of Tea and a Blog – check out Catherine’s fabulous Frocktober 2012 wedding dress finale!

I’ve had a fabulous time frocking up every day, raising funds and awareness for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation – but I now declare it to be Trousday for the Foreseeable Future!

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I thrifted my Frocktober Day 31 wedding dress from Vinnies for $10.  As wedding dresses in op shops are either tiny, extremely overpriced, or tiny and extremely overpriced, I lucked in big time when I found a simple satin strapless dress at a price that was right.  The only draw back was that it was size 22 and I’m, well, not.

I altered the dress by pleating the back panels, adding lace straps and gathering the skirt in sections, disguised by fabric roses tacked on.  Altering the waist was far and above my very dodgy seamstress skills, so I cinched the dress in with an Alannah Hill embellished cream leather bow belt with a ribbon tie.  I added a thrifted veil, also from Vinnies, and my favourite spring accessory, my white floral crown headband from Target.  Pretty cream Wittner sandals completed the outfit.



What I did in my wedding dress

  • Boyo and I walked to school in my wedding dress – one car was so busy rubbernecking at the crazy lady that they narrowly avoided crashing into another car!
  • I addressed the school at morning lines, explaining why I was wearing a wedding dress and that Boyo’s mother wasn’t actually a crazy lady!
  • I had a cup of coffee in my local cafe
  • I took a bus into the city
  • I attended a PR event for Target Belle Curve Collection, where I met the lovely Fiona Falkiner, as well as the 360 Immerse and Target Australia PR teams, and some lovely bloggers – who were rather surprised at my attire!
  • I took myself out for lunch at the extremely glamorous little Scottish restaurant aka Mickey Ds.  If you can’t eat a Big Mac in your wedding dress, when can you?
  • A spot of shopping in the glamorous surrounds of the QVB.
  • Embarrassed myself highly but spoke to many people about the fab cause that is OCRF.  I even collected donations!
  • I popped in to say hi to the team at Stevie English – who take Halloween dressing to the extreme!
  • I washed the dishes and tidied up the house.
  • I collected Boyo from after school care with the Welshman.
  • I made myself up as a Vampire Bride and trick or treated with Boyo, swapping halfway through with the Welshman.


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  • Housewife in Heels - 4 November 2013 - 7.56 am

    High fives. I let a few people actually think I was getting married!!!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - Style Unearthed - 3 November 2013 - 10.13 pm

    Good on you, Kimba! What a great cause.ReplyCancel

  • Emma Fahy Davis - 2 November 2013 - 9.54 pm

    You totally rocked that wedding dress lady! Awesome idea, awesome fun for an awesome cause 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 3 November 2013 - 11.46 am

      Thank you so much! Lovely to meet you the other day at the Target Belle Curve event. Loved you in the maxi!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Mckenzie - 2 November 2013 - 12.20 pm

    Well what an amazing woman you are ,and well done at getting a wedding dress for $10 and you rocked it,I love how you have the guts to follow through,I don’t think I would,well done Kim-Marie xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2013 - 9.40 pm

      I was so committed I thought I was in danger of BEING committed, Lisa! 😉 Thanks for your support xReplyCancel

  • Sonia - 1 November 2013 - 9.16 pm

    I am so incredibly proud of you and Team Kimba! Such a massive effort for an amazing cause. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - 1 November 2013 - 8.07 pm

    Awesome KM. Love it and love your dedication to a great cause. I love that even a Size 22 wedding dress was not obstacle to your great stylin’! xReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2013 - 9.40 pm

      Thanks so much Vanessa. The size 22 wedding dress had more to do with my determination to get a bargain! Had a great idea to take it in – unfortunately not the skills. Luckily the bloodstains from pricked fingers were on the inside!! xReplyCancel

  • Melinda - 1 November 2013 - 8.00 pm

    You are a truly awesome human being Kimba. You did an amazing job in October and you certainly ended Frocktober with a BANG! Well done to the entire Team Kimba Likes – enjoy wearing pants for the next month 😉 xxReplyCancel

    • Kim-Marie Williams - 2 November 2013 - 9.39 pm

      Oh, thanks Melinda! I’m just me x

      I’m certainly enjoying pants. I didn’t buy one dress when I was in the States so I’m quite keen to wear all my new gear!ReplyCancel

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