Fabulous Frocktober Fundraising

Last October I discovered some wonderful women dressing up and raising funds through ‘Frocktober’ for Ovarian Cancer Research. I’ve been thinking about doing it myself ever since, but have made every excuse “I don’t have enough dresses/belts/handbags/shoes” (hint: I have 3 very active boys!) and “I’m already crazy busy this month with kinder fundraising/work/term 4 homework” (hint: busy= wardrobe-coordination-challenged.)

Then today I made the big decision to JUST DO IT, even if I can’t manage to find a dress *every* day of October I will do my darnedest. Trying to get 3 kids out of the door is a challenge enough in the morning, let alone deciding which frock to wear, so it will be a fun challenge, but a challenge nonetheless!

1932 Mode Practique, May detail

image from Le Petit Poulailler

And you know what? I’m sooo glad I made the decision to go ahead today, despite the lack of frocks, because a few of you on Twitter have already donated $180 towards my goal of $300. It goes straight towards the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. I’m encouraged to get those dresses out of the wardrobe already!

As an unexpected bonus, The Web Marketing Ninja has also offered an hour of marketing time for anyone who donates $50 or more to my Frocktober challenge. I recently worked with the Ninja on The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing over at ProBlogger and I work with him on all of our ebook launches – he’s never short of a good idea!

Will you consider donating? Or help me to spread the word? Please start here http://www.everydayhero.com.au/wonderwebbyfrockit and inspire me to ditch the mum jeans and get out those skirts, dresses and heels for a good cause!

PS I realise this isn’t usually a fashion blog, but I’ll try to blog about my frocktivity over the next few weeks. I hope you enjoy whatever might find its way into this small corner of cyberspace!