There are some truly dedicated lovers of frocks and vintage style out there. Some of the Frocktober Instagram accounts are just so fabulous. I can’t do the 24/7 pin up thing – actually I think I’d struggle with an hour to two – but I adore seeing pictures of those who can. You won’t be disappointed checking out these Instagram accounts:
Pretty Chuffed (for some EXCELLENT maternity frock inspriation)
Shelley Minson (for pinup perfection)
Zinc Moon (for sassy style and a good dose of vintage)
The Vintage Hour Glass (for more pinup perfection)
As vacuous as it may appear, people really like outfit posts on Instagram. I really like outfit posts on Instagram. I get so much more inspiration from people watching and street style than I do the catwalks and glossies. And even the glossies feature street style regularly these days. There is something quite liberating about seeing a range of ages, sizes and style all having fun with fashion in different ways.
Wardrobe planning is a good thing. I have had to put a bit more thought into my daily dressing during Frocktober. It is a huge morning time saver knowing exactly what I am going to be wearing each day. It also meant that I pushed myself beyond the usual suspects.
Dresses can be versatile. You just need a bit of imagination and inspiration (see outfit inspo on Instagram point above). I have enjoyed knotting my maxi dresses and wearing them in a variety of ways. I have tried to be creative by using dresses as separates and wearing them as tops or skirts. There really is a lot you can do with a dress.
Ovarian cancer sucks. The aim of Frocktober is not just to give all our dresses a whirl, but to raise funds and awareness so that ovarian cancer can become a thing of the past. Here are some things I did not know about ovarian cancer before undertaking the Frocktober challenge:
- Ovarian cancer has a lower survival rate than both breast and cervical cancer.
- 80% of women are already in the advanced stages of the disease when diagnosed.
- Over 50% of the community incorrectly believe a pap smear diagnoses ovarian cancer. There is NO early detection test for ovarian cancer.
- Every 10 hours, a woman in Australia dies of ovarian cancer.
People are kind. I have always found people are really very kind. Thank you so much for all your donations – whether you personally supported me, the Pipsters dress up gang or another Frockstar. Isn’t it amazing what frocks can do? You can still support the cause here.