Day 344: Thursday 8 April

April 8, 2010

Today marks a return to a less Mormon sense of style. It’s a bit more typical of a Year of Denim outfit, which I acknowledge, has not been too heavy on the dresses or skirts.

And I suppose there is a huge clamouring to know if I stayed IN the Mormon dress all day. The answer is no. The reason? In that dress I walked the dog down at the scenic and majestic Cook River, the Mississippi if the inner west, and yesterday was a dewy sort of a morning, and that dress is long, and that dress soaked up an awful lot of moisture across it’s bottom 2 inches.

It felt revolting having this damp denim slapping up against my ankles, however I persevered in wearing it. Then, in excellent housewife fashion, which you all have to admit I was dressed for yesterday, I cleaned the bathroom and kitchen IN THAT FROCK.

By the time I finished it stank and I stank. So I changed into another dress. Of course being idiotic I didn’t photograph the new frock, but let me say that it wasn’t so comfortable to wear either. It has 10 press studs down the front doing it up. Every time I sit down the bottom 3 studs pop open, with one stud over my muff being permanently open.

Even though I wasn’t comfortable in my Mormon dress yesterday you will be happy to know that I was no more comfortable in a dress I felt was more my style.

Here I am today,practically invisible…

Me and the milkcrates watch the weather

Top: Black denim vest, hand crafted

Bottom: Miss Sixty too tight muffin top jeans

Accessory 1: Off to the beach so a hat seems sensible

Accessory 2: American Airlines travel bag, denim


Day 343: Wednesday 7 April

April 7, 2010

As I said a few days ago I am attempting to wear those things I either promised I would or swore I would never. So unfortunately today that means I am wearing this…

Year of Denim

Looking like a Mormon, feeling like a fraud

Top & Bottom combo: Yep, I am wearing something I swore I would NEVER wear on this blog… Miller! Yes it’s a Miller Big Love styled Mormon-esque denim maxi dress. Why am I wearing it? Because it was given to me and in the rules of YoD I promised to wear ANYTHING ANYONE gave me. I have put it off since Christmas (when I received this bounteous gift)

Accessory: To fully render the hausfrau/ Mormon lady look I have gone with the head skarf

Honestly, I don’t know how long I will be able to wear this dress. Clothes maketh the (wo)man as Shakespeare wrote, and I am not sure I like what this dress makes me.

Suddenly I appear to be a middle aged woman. Strictly speaking that is actually true, but do I HAVE to dress like one? When I see this photo I don’t see someone playing dress-up, or slipping ironically into an hilariously ugly outfit, I see a middle aged woman who needs to get a new bra, and quite possibly a new life.

I cannot promise that I will be psychologically ABLE to wear this dress all day. For my mental well being I am probably going to have to slip into something¬† a little less appropriate and a little more my mind’s eye of me.

I want to be less this….

Year of Denim

Mormon ladies rocking out in denim frocks

And more this…

Lucious lady daring in a denim jumpsuit

Thanks to ana australiana for sending this hot picture my way.


Day 325: Saturday 20 March

March 20, 2010

Day 6: Week of skirt, skort and dress

Things to do, things to do, so I’m rushing le blogue through this morning. No blathering on about rock ‘n’ roll, what band is better than what, hairy women, etc etc etc.

But I WILL say that going to the toilet in a short tight skirt is both a struggle and incredibly annoying. So I’m sort of doing it again today…

Posing in a pinnie in the backyard, play spot the snake bean

Top & Bottom: One Teaspoon pinafore dress overall fusion

Accessory 1: Denim birkies

Accessory 2: Denim cap

And I forgot to mention: Jeggings as an extra bottom. They are hot but not the sexy hot


Day 322: Wednesday 17 March

March 17, 2010

Day 3: Week of Skirt, skort and dress

It’s another beautiful autumn day in Sydney, but unfortunately this morning I have to go to work. I HAVE to. I WANT to.

Why would I want to go to the beach? It’s so unpleasant, so sandy, so sunny, so much WATER that you can SWIM in. So much space in which to FROLIC. So many beautiful fish to LOOK at, and people to PERVE on.

Yes, going to work s a much better option. And really I couldn’t wear the today’s outfit to the beach. It would be both too hot (in temperature AND in sexiness) and too fashionable.

Year of Denim: Day 322

Marrickville's fashion week gets off to a stunning start

Top & Bottom: Original 1980s Calvin Klein denim shirt dress. How do I know it’s original? Ms E.Wild, who sent me the dress all the way from the U.S of A, claims to have worn THIS dress to a Billy Idol concert circa 1989. That’s how I know it’s providence. That and the label…

Year of Denim: Day 322

I bet Calvin Klein doesn't make his denim shirt dresses in the USA anymore

Accessory 1: Big wide denim belt. I think RaqO gave it to me. RaqO, was it you?

Accessory 2: Chanel (real or not, who’s to say?) bag, donated by the gorgeous Nettie. Congratulations on your up-coming nuptials!

I like this dress so much I’m sticking in another detail…

Year of Denim: Day 322

Even the buttons are branded