Friday, 16 October 2015

Frocktober: 31 Days, 31 Different Dresses. Prints and Marc By Marc Jacobs Bags

Getting around to blogging my Frocktober outfits now! (I've been posting everyday on the #Frocktober2015 tag on instagram). For a while my posts will be nothing but dresses.

What is Frocktober?
Frocktober is a month where you can set yourself a challenge involving a dress (or dresses) to raise funds and awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

Why fund-raise?
One woman dies every 10 hours from ovarian cancer. There is no early detection test, so people are often diagnosed when it is too late and the cancer has spread.

What's the challenge?
There are 31 days in October, so for Frocktober I've decided to wear a dress each of those 31 days. To really challenge myself, I'm going to be wearing a different dress every day. #31Days31DifferentDresses. Makes it a little less boring and repetitive on the blog here too, and I'm hoping along the way to identify a few of my many dresses that no longer need to stay in my wardrobe.

How can I help?
I would love for you to donate - you can donate through my fundraising page here (I have a goal of reaching $200). It's not too late to get on board yourself either! What about a girls night in/out or a morning tea in your office, where everyone has to wear a frock and make a donation to the cause?


Now, kicking off my Frocktober outfits.

What I wore:

Away From Blue | Frocktober Office Wear Printed ruffle dress blazer MbMJ Fran and mouse flats

AwayFromTheBlue | Marc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown
Jacket: Zara cream jersey blazer
Necklace: old pink bead necklace I don't recall where I bought it
Dress: Jeanswest animal print dress
ShoesMarc by Marc Jacobs metallic mouse flats
Bracelets: the usual
BagMarc By Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran bag with gold hardware in carob brown

Why I wore it:

My first frock: this lovely Jeanswest printed one that I like wearing to the office. Paired with a blazer as it was a little chilly in the morning, and it's good to have my shoulders covered from the cold air conditioning at work. I've used this dress in the past to hide a second trimester baby bump in the office, and was pleased to find it hid the early second trimester bump this time around too.

I knew I hadn't worn this dress in a while, but didn't realise it had been over a year and a half! I am definitely keeping this in my wardrobe, but I need to get rid of some other dresses so this comes up in the rotation more frequently.


Last worn: Zara blazer, animal print dress, metallic mouse flats, Marc Jacobs Fran bag.

Other ways to wearZara blazer and flared jeansanimal print dress in summer with orange and yellow, mouse flats and jeans, Marc Jacobs Fran bag and printed pants.


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What I wore:

Away from Blue | Spring Outfit Aztec print dress denim jacket black ankle boots red bag

Away From Blie | Marc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster
Jacket: Bubblegum denim jacket
Dress: Rivers Aztec print dress
Belt: brown weave belt
ShoesRMK Chester black ankle boots (on sale here!)
Bracelets: the usual plus Roie Designs waxed leather cream howlite beaded wrap bracelet
BagMarc by Marc Jacobs Little Ukita bag in Rock Lobster

Why I wore it:

A more casual outfit for my second dress of Frocktober. This one again, hasn't been worn in a while. it's been a little over a year since I last wore it. It's cute and comfortable and really should be worn more! It was perfect for a hot spring day. Toddler T and I spent the morning visiting family on the coast and then had lunch with my mum.

I thought the denim jacket looked nice with this, although I took it off pretty quickly as the day heated up. This jacket only really seems to get worn in spring, so I'm making the most of it now before it's neglected in my wardrobe over summer!


Last worn: denim jacketAztec print dress, black ankle boots, Marc Jacobs Lil Ukita bag.

Other ways to wear: denim jacket and a maxi dressprinted dress with yellow accessoriesblack ankle boots and skinny jeans, Marc Jacobs Lil Ukita bag and a maxi skirt.


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68 comments:

  1. I'm loving your Frocktober outfits. it's such a good cause and a really quirky way of raising funds.

    I love your bags, but I almost died at the price. I think Mr A would have a heart attack if I even suggested I wanted one. The leather does look very buttery. I'll just lust after yours. xx

    Zoe | A Quirky Bird

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    1. haha yes they are definitely splurges, not an everyday kind of purchase! I certainly think mine are worth every penny :)

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  2. I'm still excited for you, Mica! :) Great idea to style a more formal look for the office i.e. and a casual one with a denim jacket on top. Already two of my fave mommy to be looks. Happy Friday, Mica!

    xoxo Ira
    JOURNAL OF STYLE / BLOGLOVIN

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    1. Thank you so much dear Ira! We are very excited :)

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  3. I'm wishing you all of the luck in the world with your challenge, that's so awesome! Also, I'm starting to get very envious of your fantastic closet haha! I feel like you own SO many clothing.

    N- Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. haha, I do! I have far too many clothes!

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  4. The dress look beautiful on you and I need those gold Marc Jacobs in my life, they are stunning. Great that you are doing this challenge.

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    1. It's funny because I was just thinking again today I need some silver ones like yours! :)

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  5. Love both of these dresses! The first one is super pretty and professional and the second is just really fun! :D
    Can't wait to see more of your dresses
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  6. What a great idea - while I certainly own that amount of dresses, I could not go an entire month. I think I've done a week tops :)
    Happy friday Mica!!

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    1. Yes I've never gone so long wearing nothing but dresses! It's quite an interesting month!

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  7. What a fun challenge, and even better that it's for a good cause. I can't wait to see all your dresses! These are such cute ones, I especially love that second look--denim jacket + dress + booties is one of my favorite combos!

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  8. You definitely should take the first dress back to the daily basis, it's beautiful! I love the touch of metallic with the Marc Jacobs flats. The second outfit is my go-to kind of outfit for a weekend stroll, I adore it!!! Good luck with your challenge, dear! That's so sweet from you, seriously.
    xx

    www.stylebydeb.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to raise a lot of money :)

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  9. I really like the first work outfit, and nice it was warm enough to go jacketless in the second! The idea of Frocktober is great, raising funds and awareness is so important. And I hope you unearth some gems from your wardrobe in the process. Looks good so far!

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    1. Yes I'm loving that the weather is perfect for dress wearing! :) I'm pleased by how well the fundraising is going, hoping to hit my target by the end of the month.

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  10. Gorgeous bag and love your outfits! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  11. Great challenge! I love both dresses too! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  12. You are absolutely gorgeous!
    -Adi xxo
    www.fancycorrectitude.com

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  13. This is the first time I heard Frocktober, good luck with your challenge and fund raising! You look so pretty in these dresses and these bags are gorgeous!

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. It is a great way to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation! It's been going on for a few years in Australia but this is the first year I've felt brave enough to participate!

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  14. great post dear! I love your blog:)

    www.theprintedsea.blogspot.com

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  15. both of these dresses are beautiful...and I really like the message you're sending by wearing them. You look so lovely...and I really look forward to seeing you rock all those dresses. Such a great way to raise awareness!

    http://modaodaradosti.blogspot.hr/

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    1. Thanks for your support Ivana! I'm hoping to raise lots of funds and awareness for a very important cause.

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  16. What a great challenge, good luck dear! I love animal print so the first look is super chic! I am loving the dress in the second look as well :)

    ARedLip&Love

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  17. I absolutely love the idea of Froctober, what an interesting way to raise money for such a worthy cause. Love the 1st outfit and your amazing handbags.
    Talia
    http://www.drshopcook.com.au

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    1. It is a great fundraising idea! And a very fun challenge too I must confess!

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  18. It’s great to see you raising awareness! & it seems like a great way to clean out your closet too haha I hope you reach your goal!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to reach my fundraising goal and reduce the number of dresses I own...will see how I go! :)

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  19. It's not often I see you in dresses so yay for Frocktober! Love me a red handbag and yours is the business!

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    1. Yes for someone who has so many I don't really wear them a lot! Need to change that!

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  20. What a great idea! These outfits look great!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

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  21. You look amazing, and I'm absolutely loving that Marc Jacobs bag! <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love that first dress so much! What a lovely pattern and colour!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  23. it's funny I never actually knew the real reason behind Frocktober! such a fantastic cause and I can't believe you wearing a different dress every 31 days means you have at least 31 dresses LOL! love the aztec print on the second one, so adorable! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Yep I have 31 dresses...and then some! I have far too many!

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  24. Wow, I didn't know Frocktober was about raising awareness!
    Love it :D
    Plus, your second outfit is just the cutest

    The Dragonfruit Diaries
    I'm on the Tube!

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    1. Yes, its' a great way to fundraise and raise awareness for Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

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  25. This is such an amazing cause! Great effort and lovely outfits! XO

    Courtney | Courtselizabeth | Instagram

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  26. You look so fab in dresses babe
    I love it :)

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  27. Loved it!

    http://turndownforfashion.blogspot.com.es/

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  28. I've never heard of Frocktober before! What a great idea! Also, I can't wait to see the dresses you wear! These 2 are beautiful.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    1. I think it might just be an Australian thing? Great way to fundraise though!

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  29. So cool that you are raising money doing this. I'm loving your second look. The printed dress with your jean jacket, boots, and red bag is so fun.
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  30. love the dresses!! so pretty!! :D


    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

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  31. I've never heard of Frocktober before. It sounds like a good cause too and you look amazing!

    www.annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com

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    1. It is a very worthy cause to raise money for indeed!

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  32. Lovely red marc jacobs bag! Goes well with the dress

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  33. You look so chic! I love the second outfit, especially the ankle boots and crossbody.

    I don't think I've ever gone more than a year without wearing any of my clothes, though I do have a few that I could probably get rid of and not miss terribly. I always feel a little nervous when selling clothes - what if I wasn't really ready to give them up and now I'll never find one like it? This usually goes away after I get a little bit of money for new clothes though haha!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. Yes I find it so hard to get rid of my clothes..which means I buy more than I could ever wear in a year, haha! Hopefully I can trim down my collection of dresses through this challenge.

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  34. This is such a lovely cause :) I hope you reach your goal! Both dresses, or rather frocks, are so cute. I love the second outfit cause it's totally something I could see myself wearing :) It's the perfect transitional look

    Mili

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    1. Thanks Mili! I hope to reach the fundraising goal too!

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  35. Those gold flats are absolutely gorgeous! I love them because they dress your outfit up, but still look extremely comfortable.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

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  36. I really love both outfits!! Looks nice!!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  37. I am loving seeing a lot of people involved in Frocktober this year. I am also loving seeing your Marc Jacobs bags!

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    1. It is great to see so many people taking part! I showed my colleagues (who are joining the challenge) some of the pictures on instagram, it's nice being a part of something to raise some much needed funds :)

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  38. I've never heard of Frocktober before but it sounds like a great things to be involved in!!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. It is a great cause! It might just be an Australian thing? It's been going a few years here.

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  39. What a fun challenge! I love the red bag, it's so perfect!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

    www.lipgloss

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  40. I've loved seeing your looks on Instagram and what an awesome cause! I had no idea! Wish it was warmer here. I'd totally participate!

    Out of these two looks, look number one is my favorite! It's very monochrome and professional and the pink beads add a little something extra. (:

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    1. Oh yes in your freezing temps dresses are not the best choices! It's nice to have this in spring, perfect weather for it! :)

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  41. Do you really have that many dresses? This is such a great cause although I've never actually done it myself. Love both of these looks on you. the 2nd dress is gorgeous.

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    1. haha yes, yes I do. I have far too many dresses!

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  42. Thank you all for your encouraging comments about my Frocktober fundraising goals! :)

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  43. I love the completely different looks with these two dresses. Aren't those gold pumps so cute on the first dress! I'm impressed that you have enough dresses to last the whole month!

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    1. haha yes I have far too many dresses!

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  44. That animal print dress and blazer is gorgeous together! It makes a statement yet is soft. GORGEOUS.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  45. The first dress is so tender, it really fits the most beautiful mum :) The second one is very special! I love its prind and you can find the best accessory for it - this red bag is really cool!

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