Frocktober – The First Nine

1Frocktober has well and truly started and my instagram feed is full of lovely frocks, beautiful bloggers and loads of inspiration.

It’s also full of people who are making a difference by bringing attention to Ovarian Cancer and raising funds for research into early detection. Ovarian Cancer is sometimes called as a “silent-killer” as its symptoms are vague and often strike without warning. There is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

I’d love you to support me in the quest for early detection here.

On to the frock wrap up!

2I don’t wear this number too often. It needs a good deal of ironing – and I swear I did iron it! But it’s awfully cute. A good trench dress can take you anywhere. (It took me to a client meeting and working from home).

3A cute little swing dress pepped up by a brooch I made.


I wanted to try the knotted maxi thing.
(Flatbum Mum says it’s a trend set to hit our shores this spring).


I made this dress an absolute age ago and don’t wear it as often as I should
(see point above re ironing).


This gorgeous dress is incredibly versatile. It has studs on both side seams so that you can pick the dress up and show the under skirt. It’s also reversible. It was a gift from my sister in law.


A little bit of high-low action in another dress gifted by my sister in law (she’s a bit lovely)


So this was probably a bit dressy for a day at home of writing. But that’s something I love about Frocktober – you frock up for the sake of frocking up. Dress because you want to look nice – not due to an occasion.


I headed of to the beach in this Ruby Ya Ya dress but with the slip underneath it could easily be worn to a casual BBQ or similar event.


For some reason, I just never wear this dress until Frocktober comes along. Another great thing about wearing a dress every day – you remember the things lurking in the back of the wardrobe.

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Oh and if you are Frocktober-ing and want a little guide to taking photos, here’s my (not entirely serious) take.

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