Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 6 - Flowers in her hair

There's a really great Mahatma Gandhi quote that resonates with me, and I think of it often: 
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

Which is why I do Frocktober. It's my fourth year of frocking on - and when I think about why I do it, there are a few reasons:

#1: when I was really at a low point in my life, I thought deeply about what could help me feel better. I came to the conclusion that helping other people would make me feel happier. By focusing on someone else's needs instead of zeroing in on my own - that would help me live lighter, and most importantly give someone else a helping hand. So I started donating blood and I started participating in Frocktober. 

#2: Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation receives no government funding, so basically they are relying on all the mother frockers to frock up and raise funds so that they can get their researchers to research, and find a doggone early detection test for this insidious disease

#3: I really love frocks. And I have a lot. This is pretty well a charity-match made in heaven

There are more reasons - but I won't go into them today. But just know I am really passionate about women's health, and need your help to raise awareness and raise much needed funds to kick the roof off, blow your skirt up and make some noise (and money) for OCRF. 

You can sponsor me today. It's tax deductible. Which means more frocks for you. 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 5 - 50 Shades of Green

Maxis are to summer what frocks are to October. They just are. 

So this grassy green maxi from Birdsnest got an outing, coupled with a plaited belt and my favourite punchy sandals, and away we went. Cool and breezy. 

It's Frocktober which means 31 dresses in 31 days. And yes, I can do it. I do have more than 31 frocks, so really I could milk a few more days out of this puppy - but you might be sick of me by the end of it. And you might be wondering - why is she hustling so hard? All money raised goes to Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. All donations are tax deductible and go towards protecting ovaries all around the world. 

Join the fight. 

Sponsor me today

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 4 - Vintage, Spotted and French

It probably wasn't a good day to choose this frock, because... it's a synthetic, and it's a steamy day. But whatevs. 

I like the cut of its jib and I like spots. And navy. And the ruffle down the front. And the fact it once belonged to a chic French woman. So I wore it. 

Sponsor me today! I dare you! Help me say - FROCK YOU to ovarian cancer. 

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 3 - The Real Little Tienda

Apparently Sydney got a memo. And all that memo read was: make it hot motherfrockers. 

Yeah well she sure did. So the only way to get around on the weekend was in this light and bright frock fresh from (the real) Little Tienda. Who am I kidding? it's an old favourite. 

That navy with that embroidery and those colours. MWAH! I could emoji all over that thing. 

If you sponsor me today here's what you get:

- The knowledge that your hard earned cash is going straight to Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation - do not pass go, do collect (or donate) some dollars. Whatever you can afford. You'll be helping to fund research into ovarian cancer - because currently there is no early detection test. 

Can you dig it? Well I dig you! 

PS For the month of Frocktober Em at Little Tienda is generously donating 10% from all sales to Frocktober. So if you weren't already in the mood, well maybe you are now. x

Friday, 2 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 2 - In the kitsch-en with Julia Child

Day 2 of Frocktober and I had to pull out the big guns. And when I say guns I mean whisk. 

I've gone all Julia Child and being the big boss of the big soufflĂ©, in the kitchen and wreaking havoc. 

Or we could take on the title for World Champion of Omelettes. YOU DECIDE! 

Today's ensemble comprises: 
1 x vintage frock that I sourced at a local op shop - Instagrammed, and everyone rejected it. Everyone except me. It's actually a good one, handmade and great colours! 
1 x vintage apron - and the palette keys into the dress - winning!
1 x vintage silk scarf - sourced at a local flea market
1 x button badge made by the one and only Lulu Lucky
Shoes by J Crew
Please note: blonde wig previously used for: Betty Draper and many other characters. I'm sure it will come out again before the month is out. 

Sponsor me today and help fund research into an early detection test for ovarian cancer. A pap smear does not detect ovarian cancer. 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 1 - Nancybird

Coming at you from Brisneyland, day 1 of Frocktober kicked off in this sweet silk Nancybird frock. 

To be honest, I was thinking I couldn't do my fourth year of frocking on - life's super busy, and I'm so tired right now I can barely keep my eyeballs open. 

But then Matt announced on his Instagram feed that I was doing it - so I felt compelled to get into it. 

Which is fine, because it's for a super good cause. Slaying ovarian cancer and funding research. So here I am - year four, day one, Nancybird.

Back to the frock. Nancybird's Layla Dress - she's sweet. A great cut that's easy to throw on, looks equally great with flats as it does with heels, and perfect for steamy summer days. 

If you've never heard me talking about Frocktober - and why not - it's all about raising funds for research into ovarian cancer, and raising awareness. And of course, on the side agenda, it's about frocks too. Because that's a bit fun.

This year I'm aiming to raise $10,000. Last year I hit $13k. Surely I can beat that. With your help of course. 

All money raised goes to Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.
Please sponsor me today and help fund research into ovarian cancer. 

Saturday, 5 September 2015


Things have been a little quiet around here because life is busy. 

But not so busy that I haven't checked in here now and then to sigh at the fact I haven't posted for a couple of weeks. 

Tumbleweeds have breezed through. Sandstorms have covered the keyboard. Crickets have moved in. 

In breaking news I got my hair cut, which has been a long time coming (seven months in fact, no wonder the ends were crispy as twigs). I got a fringe. Or bangs. Whatever you want to call - them - I got them. And I bought a new hairbrush too. Evo has released a new collection of brushes and combs. I am pretty excited by this new purchase! Clearly I am easily excited.

Other good news? The weather is warming up which means I can move into short sleeves. I've loathed Winter this year. So bring on the sunshine fellas!

And I've been cracking out my Victoria Mason 'Enfold' necklace. Vic gifted me this necklace, and it is a firm favourite. I have the matching earrings too - and it's such a cool combo when worn all at once, and individually they're ace too. I love the nod to the 70s, in a current and contemporary style.

I've been reading too. Hopefully later this week I'll finish my latest and can share a short review. 

Oh and... Frocktober is on the horizon. EEP!

Stay tuned. I do want to come back. But my eyeballs are just so tired these days.