I feel like a bit of a fraud, coming into Frocktober half way through but I still have to tell you that this frock-wearing business has thrown me a few curve balls.
Curve balls mainly sent my way thanks to some unseasonably cold weather.
Here I was thinking that I’d be swanning around every day in my summer frocks, which usually is an easy task because I really do spend most of my spring and summer days in a frock.
Frocks are my lazy-girl summer wardrobe weapon. They’re one garment. One piece of clothing to have to worry about. None of this co-ordinating separates business.
All a frock needs is a pair of shoes and an accessory or two and it’s ready to take on the world.
… but then I had a work trip to Sydney. Where the maximum temperature was 17 degrees.
And I can’t even blame Sydney’s weather for throwing a frock among the pigeons.
Yesterday, south-east Queensland was a tad confused.
Grey, cold, windy and decidedly NOT spring-like.
For our family, the irony of the very English-like conditions was not lost on us.
It was six years since my husband lost his gorgeous mum, Fay, to ovarian cancer.
Mr SY’s family moved to Australia from the UK when he was eight years old. Fay loved Australia but she also loved everything English.
Yesterday, we all ate fish and chips on a blustery, bayside Brisbane beach. It was one of her favourite spots.
We don’t need an anniversary to remember this amazing woman – we think about her – and miss her – every day – but it was great to remember together.
She’s the reason I’m frocking up until Wednesday and she’s the reason, I’d love you to support the Frocktober fundraising efforts of these bloggers:
Here’s a look at my outfit contribution to Frocktober. If what I’m wearing is still available in store or online, I’ve linked to it.
Chipie dress at French Chic | Zoe Kratzmann bag* | Funkis clogs
Boomshankar dress | Seed scarf | Rockport loafers
Sacha Drake maxi | Zoe Kratzmann platforms
Leona Edmiston dress | Bel’ive necklace | Florsheim heels
I’ll be posting this week’s Frocktober outfits on Instagram … follow along here.
Remember if you have any of these symptoms, don’t ignore them, insist that your GP check them out further.
Do you have a favourite from these above? How do you think you’d go wearing only frocks for a month?
* These items were gifted to me for editorial consideration in accordance with my disclosure policy.