Monday, October 6, 2014

You Make Me Teal Brand New: Frocktober Day 6!

While I sometimes miss my lavender Mrs Slocombe hair, the good thing about this red/orange hair is TEAL! I couldn't wear teal with lavender hair. I felt wet and slimy like a decaying mermaid. But right now I'm enjoying the teal feel that's coming to the fore in my wardrobe.

This $4 op shop number has never been out for a whirl so today I took it to the museum with my little Joe. 

School was back today so it was just me and Joe again and you know, Joe and I only have one term home together before Summer holidays and then he starts school! With kindergarten and swimming lessons we only have Monday's as a gallivanting day and in fact we only have TEN Mondays left! Yeah, I know! No pressure!

Today we played with the mirrors - check out Joe's face! 

 Then we had a picnic in the park.

The frock is TEAL satin (which fascinated Joe and he couldn't stop touching it!) and, as Melbourne weather did not comply with the forecast mid twenties temperature, I donned a beaded cardi (had too long to remember where I got it!) and little fur stole (given to me recently as a gift). I also wore my faux versace tights (from the sock shop), orange bobby socks (from the kids drawer!) and black patent leather shoes (from Savers)

Joe was the photographer!

Stay tuned for some frockfabularse (to use a Helga-ism)fundraising fun.

And in case you don't know what this frocking is all about it is to raise money for The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation. Early detection is the key. Unlike many other cancers there is no early detection test. Consequently ovarian cancer is often diagnosed in its late stages and only 20%-30% of women will survive beyond five years of diagnosis. In comparison, survival rates increase to 80-100% when ovarian cancer is detected and treated early.

We need this research for all of our mothers, sisters, aunts, daughters, nieces, sister in-laws and sister out-laws! We need it for ourselves!

You can donate here.

THANKS to everyone who has donated so far!


  1. Hi Julianne - i've just popped over from Kylie's place to donate. This couldn't be more timely for me. My two stepsons have a 'between their ages' friend whose mother sadly passed away this week from ovarian cancer. I never got the chance to meet her, but the three boys always joked about the coincidence that me and Tane's mum were the only two welsh speaking Kiwi birds on the planet. So I'll do it for Traude, whose boy will always be welcome to stay for his tea and sleep on the sofa at our house. Bernice xxx

  2. I've never heard 'teal and lavender should never be seen'...

  3. I'm still back with "slimy like a decaying mermaid" - we need you to do the Oscar's fashion commentary!

  4. You look teal-iffic today Julianne!
    Little Joe is v.cute - when I was little I liked to stroke the satin bound edge of my blanket as I fell asleep, and the kids at kindy love to stroke my legs when I wear tights, so I understand his fascination with the silky feel of your frock.
    I wish I could carry off bobby socks like you do.
    I see you've got some more donations, you clever, clever thing!
    Looking forward to tomorrow's frock x