Day 4: Suit & Tie challenge

January 2, 2011

It’s a Sunday, but the news never stops! So I’m here at work and the challenge continues!

But it is Sunday and the office is always super casual, so I have gone with my pantSUIT as today’s fashion challenge choice.

Sydney has put on amazing weather for the beginning of a new year and my pantSUIT is not really made from most appropriate material for a perfect Sydney summer’s day. Luckily the office has icy air-con otherwise I would quite possibly be bringing in the new year with a nasty case of thrush.

Steaming in my polyester fake patchwork denim polyester suit


Day 240: Friday 25 December

December 25, 2009

Friday 25 December.

I do believe that’s Christmas Day, which you should be able to tell by the new page header image.

I have eaten and drunk a lot so it must be true coz normally I wouldn’t do either of those things… drink OR eat heaps, or blog after eating and drinking a bulk.

However I am blogging with a beer in a stubby holder next to me while the plum pudding is bubbling away on the stove.

Christmas had been good to me. I got more JEG-fuk’n-GINGS!!! Yes jeggings for Christmas.

These ones are top quality. They have REAL pockets, not those pseudo stitched pockets. I can put my wallet in these pockets, or my hand or someone else’s hand, or my ciggies or you know… whatever.

So you know, have an ace Christmas Day, although it is nearly done here on the Sunshine Coast, enjoy everything and try to wear a shade of denim cos you know you’ll feel better.

As you will see below I feel better for wearing denim in 30 degree heat. Truthfully, I think I look a little dazed and confused, but honestly compared to everyone else, I really don’t look too bad. Really, I don’t. No honestly I look awesome.

Me + jeggings + crochet Xmas decorations + tinsel = good times

Top: Chambre Supre Xmas vesty

Bottom: Brand new jeggings, only a little crotchey and hardly camel toe-y at all

Accessory: Denim birkies

Day 138: Monday 14 September 2009

September 14, 2009

It’s been less than 12 hours and I am doing ‘IT’ again. Gawd. AND I have to go to work. I can barely believe it. Luckily I have loads of pluck to get me through these trying blog times. Luckily I am wearing a ‘plucky’ outfit today too, and showing heap of bravery in today’s choice of footwear.

I still have the scars from these backless denim sneakers

I still have the scars from these backless denim sneakers

Top: Moji denim shirt with stylish bleached streaks

Bottom: Levi’s polyester jean slacks, bordering on fake denim

Accessory 1: Stylin’ denim handbag with red piping

Accessory 2: Backless denim sneakers. Last and only time I wore them I tripped over and scabbed up a knee, but I’m wiling to give them another go, this time without socks

Day 112: Wednesday 19 August

August 19, 2009

I promise today is the final day of sick. I am bored. At home. Bored. Sick and tired of wearing my trakkie daks, hair askew from lying around, bad outfits everywhere but not good bad. And sick and tired of feeling sick and tired.

Here’s my picture today, sick and tired.

Sick and tired of being sick & tired

Sick and tired of being sick & tired

Top: Old favourite MSK denim vest

Bottom: Knees getting very saggy due to over-wear, Fightin’ Foxes faux denim track pants

Accessory: Denim cap. Something has gotta hide days of bed head

DAY FREEKIN’ 100!!!!: Friday 7 August 2009!!!

August 7, 2009
Can you believe it? I have just completed 100 days of wearing denim: a top, a bottom and an accessory. Every day since April 30. What a fool. I have 256 days to go! Arrgghhhh.
Here are your kind suggestions as to how I should mark, celebrate, commemorate 100 days of denim…

1. Have a Double Denim Party … I cannot be arsed organising a party, buying stuff, cleaning and tidying ( before AND after) the house, buying booze, blowing up balloons etc etc. I might feel different at the 200 day mark.

2. Spend the whole day eating TOOBS … This is something I CAN achieve, especially now I have discovered Marrickville train station vending machine stocks Toobs! You must remember Toobs. They are in a denim styled pack and the have the “BBQ Tang”. The other bonus is the way they completely demolish the lining of your mouth!

3. A denim posse descending on a local- in the Ville … Unfortunately the ‘Ville’s pub’s are uniformly skanky. I choose to spend NO time in them. EVER!! For now.

Late entry…   Have a ritual bonfire burning the worst of the denim so far … The suggestor has also suggested that I burn today’s jacket because it’s “disgusting”


Anyway. My 100th day has been anything but easy so far. I got up and planned to do a quick repair on some enticing denim, but then the dog vomited. I clean it up, and get out the sewing machine.

She vomits again. FCUK!!! I curse and clean it up. I start to sew. FCUK!!! The machine keeps locking up. The dog vomits yet AGAIN! Triple FCUK!!

I clean it up, and got back to fiddling with the Janome. But wait… it is completely FCUKED!!

Curses!!  I move to Plan B for my 100th day of denim. Off to the bedroom I go to choose another outfit. Oh no. The dog has vomited in the bedroom. I could weep.

Finally I get to take my photo, but it’s not quite as good as I hoped. It does, however, feature something quite special…

Butt plug + stone wash bat wings = special

Red ceramic butt plug + stone wash bat wings = special

Top: Here it is, the most sumptuous piece of stone washing I have seen since 1984, Network brand denim stone washed, bat winged, over sized shoulders, suit style lapelled jacket, courtesy of my Southern Highlands fashion advisor, SL

Bottom: Not my original choice, Industrie dark ‘n skinny denims

Accessory 1: Brand new, and of course I’ve bought them a size too small, denim gym boots. FCUK!

Accessory 2: FCUK denim bag, a kind and generous donation from an old acquaintance, HMc

Word has it that today is Jeans for Genes day. Strange serendipity. I guess I should make a donation somewhere to validate all my denim wearing. And I still have no plans for tonight on marking this momentous occasion. I await more suggestions. Otherwise I might get into some real trouble, especially in THAT jacket…

Day 89: Monday 27 July, 2009

July 27, 2009

Did anyone see the fashion shoot down at Whitlam Park alongside the scenic Cook River this morning? You didn’t? Well here are some photos from it…

Even high flying business women have to walk their dogs, unless they pay someone esle to do it

Even high flying business women have to walk their dogs, unless they pay someone else to do it

It was incredible down at the river. I’ve never see anything like it. Lights, cameras, action, close-ups, make-up. There was even a fluffer.

Dog strikes pose, supermodel looks on

Dog strikes pose, supermodel looks on

Top 1: Label free super smart, power dressing styled, denim suit jacket, probably made in Hongkers

Top 2: Bought in Ballina decades ago, fake patchwork denim shirt

Bottom: Uber denim label, Levi’s in a polyester, high waisted slight flare mode

Accessory: fcuk denim bag, cos I’m all about the labels

Day 80: Saturday 18 July

July 18, 2009

It’s that day of the week again, Girl Fight Club. I have my sports outfit on and horrifyingly I look like I could be playing rugby league… IN THE FRONT ROW!!!!!

But I’m not. I’m just punching stuff.

I mentally prepare myself to fight for the title of the "Biggest Legs in the Park"

I mentally prepare myself to fight for the title of the "Biggest Legs in the Park"

Top: It just look so good over a hoodie that I wear it to nearly every Girl Fight Cub Meet, MSK dark denim vest

Bottom 1: Faux denim leggings. But I’m pretending they are athletic “skins”

Bottom 2: A lovely light denim short (a donation from LC) should be good for summer if I am willing to reveal just HOW hairy my legs are

Accessory: Denim visor, excellent cooling properties out of the top, excellent athletic wear if you don’t have male pattern balding

Stay tuned for my next outfit. It’s got to be able to cope with a morning tea engagement, supporting the Newtown Jets football team and then sitting in front of a computer at the office. Hmmm. Not quite sure what combo of denim has ALL those properties…

Why am I ponting to my head? Coz I'm wearing the team hat... Go the Jets!

Why am I pointing to my head? Coz I'm wearing the team hat... Go the Jets!

Top: Joe’s Jeans jacket, trim taught and terrific, unlike the body it’s encasing

Bottom: Levi’s contemporary flares, so now they are yesterday

Accessory: Mavi denim bag, small but just the right size