Thursday, 8 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 8 - Spring forgot to turn up

Spring has left us momentarily, and I've been so cold the last few days I pulled my tights back out. 

And this Obus frock. This is the frock I wore to the Archibald Finalists VIP Cocktail Party. I freaking love it. Not just because it's a great frock, but because it's loaded with memories of being super duper proud of my husband. 

Anyway, let's get on with why they're here. I'd really, really love you to sponsor me. 

Confession: I set up my Frocktober profile when I was traveling for work. When I was super duper exhausted, and couldn't get the internet to connect on my laptop, and I had to use my phone. It was late at night, I panicked, and accidentally linked to the wrong charity. 

Before anyway goes completely nuts, the money still goes to a good cause - Ovarian Cancer Australia - an NFP that provides support and advocates for people affected by ovarian cancer. 

So I had to set up my page all over again, after gaining over $1200 in donations - and this is the correct one, with all monies going to OCRF

Before you think - that Lexi is a real dumb ass, I totally grilled myself about it - so no need for anyone else to do it to me. 

Anyway, on with the show. 

Please sponsor me today - and help fund research into ovarian cancer - and help find an early detection test. We really need that. 

If I hit $2,500 by Monday - I'll go to work as Lady Gaga. That's not a threat. That's a promise. 


Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Frocktober 2015: Day 7 - No Standing. Or Stopping. Sponsor me. PLEASE!

No standing, no sitting, no stalling, no stopping. Please, please please sponsor me today!

It's day 7 of Frocktober and already frock fatigue has set in. I spied a pair of jeans on my bedroom floor and felt that feeling of longing. 

Oh well. Only 24 days to go. 24 more frocking days. 

You could help me along. Sponsor me and help me take a good swipe at ovarian cancer. All money raised goes to Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation

Sponsor me now. If I reach $2,500 by Friday - someone special will visit on Monday. If you know what I mean. 

Vintage frock. 

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.