Quick me hearties! Get amongst the bargains that lay before ye! For some reason today I a) woke up speaking in pirate and b) ASOS have released a promo code for Aussie shoppers, giving 15% off full price items! Woohooo!
Hello my pretties, so I am once again taking part in Frocktober to raise much needed funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation (OCRF). Ovarian cancer is a scary beast and the more funds the OCRF receives, the closer they are to discovering an early detection test - something that's currently lacking.
Some facts about ovarian cancer (from OCRF):
cancer is the ninth most common cancer diagnosed in women and the second most
commonly diagnosed gynaecological cancer
year approximately 1,200 Australian women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer,
most of them with an advanced stage of the disease
average 3 Australian women are diagnosed every day
in 90 women will of develop ovarian cancer in her lifetime
out of 10 ovarian cancer cases occur in women over the age of 60
average age of women at diagnosis is 63 years
risk of ovarian cancer increases with age.
estimated 1,488 women are expected to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2015
cancer is the seventh most common cause of cancer death in Australian women
cancer is the most common cause of death from a gynaecological cancer
The symptoms of ovarian cancer are generally vague and may not be obvious, but the following may occur:
•Vague abdominal pain or pressure
•Feeling of abdominal fullness, gas, nausea, indigestion different to your normal sensations
•Sudden abdominal swelling, weight gain or bloating
•Persistent changes in bowel or bladder patterns
•Low backache or cramps
•Abnormal vaginal bleeding
•Pain during intercourse
•Unexplained weight loss
The majority of women who experience these early symptoms
do not have cancer. However, it is important that you seek medical
advice if the symptoms persist.
See, a very scary beast. And that's why every year I take part in Frocktober. Every day during the month of October I wear a dress (I try to wear a different one each day, without buying anything new - trust me, it's difficult!) and donate the money I saved to the OCRF. My friends and family also sponsor me in this quest by donating straight to the cause. This year it's a little bit moe difficult as I am currently seven months pregnant! All of my dresses so far have either been smocks, shifts, swing dresses or tight midi dresses - I'm hanging to wear a gorgeous waist-hugging A line again!
Hello my pretties, I must profusely apologise for the long break between posts. You see, I've had some rather exciting news...I'm expecting a baby! Between being tired and working my butt off to prepare for the new little mini-me or mini-hubby I've been flat out. And clothes have been less of my friend lately as I struggle to balance feeling good with fitting into things (but don't worry, I'm totally over that). I have only four months left until I meet the bub. So that's plenty of time to get posting! And after the new arrival, I plan to post even more than ever...so I hope you don't get too sick of me!
For those who may be in the same boat, I'd thought I'd feature a few of my must-have maternity buys - the pieces that have been my favourites during the past few months (and if you're not in the same boat, some of these aren't maternity buys and are great for the days when you're planning on a massive pasta feast!)
I love a good shift dress, and this beautifully bright number from Princess Polly ticks all the boxes for me. Its cool padded shoulders and curved hem make it so now, and the bright fuschia makes it a piece that can easily transition from winter (with a leather jacket and ankle boots) to spring (with heeled sandals and a necklace). And at $65, it's a no-brainer.
On paper, it doesn't sound good. Baggy leather pants? Track pants made of cow hide? But on the street, it just works. I'm currently killing for a pair of loose-fitting leathers that will hopefully look just as stylish as Lucy D from www.lovelybylucy.com