I wore a dress every day in the month of October as part of a fundraising campaign, Frocktober.

Frocktober Origins

Every October, the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation Inc (OCRF) in Australia holds a campaign to raise funds and awareness for an important cause, encouraging Australian women to wear one dress every day for a month.

The Challenge

Even though I’m not from Australia, I still wanted to participate this year. I opted to modify the campaign a bit and raise awareness for childhood cancer, particularly Family Reach, a nonprofit that acts as a financial lifeline for families fighting cancer – with the goal of donating $1 for every day I wore a dress in October.

Only wearing dresses might not seem like much of a challenge, but by day seven I was already getting creative with my outfits so I could passably wear jeans.

That look alone is a perfect example of why I love style challenges. I would never have the courage to wear something like this without a little push, and I’m incredibly stubborn when it comes to following through on goals I set for myself.

Despite my struggles with the ‘frock’ part of Frocktober, I’m proud to say that I managed to finish strong and share my donation with Family Reach.

The Looks

While the above pants-hack outfit might be my favorite (ironically), there were some frocks, too:

Dressed Down

I Love The 80s

Mellow Yellow

All in all, I had a lot of fun with Frocktober this year and really enjoyed raising awareness for such a great cause. Looking forward to Frocktober 2019, it honestly might be another year before I wear a dress again. 😉

By Kathryn

KATIE is a twenty-something held together with iced coffee and her wits. She writes personal confessions and pop culture chronicles.

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