Monday, October 17, 2011

Frocktober: Week Two-ish

Hey there folks who read my blog! There is not many of you, but you are an excellent breed.

Well, it is over half way through Frocktober and the dresses and outfits are slowly depleting in my wardrobe. I am still enjoying creating new outfits for each dress/skirt. I have had quite a few excellent outfits, and on most days the outfits number two or even three, but all are still dresses and skirts. Take Saturday for example. I was working as Captain Starlight at en event, so I dressed to get to the event and I wore my Captain skirt. But it was also the closing night of my show. So there is three outfits! I haven't been getting a photo of each outfit, just the best one from each day. Sometimes I am just throwing on a dress for decency purposes when going to the shop. Being not naked is good when in public, or so I am lead to believe.

Here is an overview of what I have been wearing!


This is my Captain Starlight costume. I wear this 3 - 4 times a week. It is in fact the best job ever. Do you have an awesome work uniform?

In my frocking travels I have discovered a few things about myself and my wardrobe:

  • I have a uniform of black tights, cardi and shoes that seems to accompany many bright dresses. I am definitely ok with this. It is comfortable, and you can't judge me. 
  • I own too many things from, and while I am ok with this, it is a very expensive obsession.
  • I own more op-shop/vintage clothing then I thought I did. This new found information actually excites me a lot, because I do not have a body shape that traditionally fits vintage clothing. Perth has been fabulous for vintage finds.
  • I really need to downsize on the unwanted items in my wardrobe. I love them all, but don't wear half of them, and they need to go.
  • I have re-discovered outfits and am excited about wearing them again.
  • I am struggling to get over the fact that I can't wear my favourites more than once this month. There are so many times when I just want to throw the old favourite on, but can't.
  • Dressing takes longer when you are not repeating. 
Anyways, I am still only sitting on $155.00 for my fundraising efforts. Ben has promised to donate some, if I wear an outfit of his choice, and I am still to donate myself. Please, please donate your spare change if you can. The more I find out about ovarian cancer, the more I need to help.

UPDATE: I am now at $205.00 thanks to a donation from Mum and Dad Adams. x

Love and frocks,

E x

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Frocktober: Week one

Hi Everyone!

So October is through with it's first week, and I have had a ball. This week as been great. Ben has been on holidays, so we went vintage shopping and both picked up a few flash things, and found a whole bunch of things that we desperately want! Think marble based rotary telephone, suitcases to create a bookshelf/bedside table out of, endless expensive clothes, and masses of things we would put in "our house" should it ever exist.

I have had so much fun putting together outfits, and hopefully I can make it through October without a double up. I wasn't sure if I could but a quick count of my dresses/skirts and I discovered that I owned 30 skirts and dresses (three of which don't fit but I am keeping for the day that they do again). This does not include the skirt I wear as part of my Captain Starlight costume, and the skirt (my favourite) I am using as my costume for the show I am in. All things considered I think it is going to go well.

Here is a quick look at what I have worn so far.

I'd also like to be a bit proud of the fact the skirts in photos 1 and 6, as well as dress in photo 4 were all thrifted! Amazing. Well done me. If you want a closer look at any of the outfits, head on over to my Facebook page and the photo album Frocktober.

Outfits you can look forward to seeing this month:
- My Captain Starlight costume in full
- My Dympie costume from the show I am in
- This amazing blue retro dress. It fits me like a glove and I am saving it for closing night
- My cleaning ensemble, complete with 50s rag in hair
- Many many more dresses

My fund raising has been going well. That is to say, I am sitting on $155 of my $620 target. Which is amazing. I would like to thank my Mum for the $155. Please if you feel the impulse to donate to anything this month, help me out and donate. It will be going towards Ovarian Cancer Research, and the eventual discovery of an early detection test.

E x