Day 258: Tuesday 12 January

January 12, 2010

My last day of freedom. Ever. Until my next bout of annual leave.

So what am I doing? Going to the beach? Enjoying the company of friends? Eating fine food and drinking fine wine? Going to the sales? Sleeping in? Getting a massage/ manicure/ pedicure/ facial?

None of the above.

I am cleaning up around the house, putting away the last of the Christmas lights and generally labouring my arse off. If all goes well I MIGHT go to the beach late this arvo, in which case I hope to look a little prettier than this…

Me, some denim and the lawn mower

Top: Jag work shirt, well that’s what I’ve made it

Bottom: Abercrombie and Finch denim cut-offs

Accessory: Painter’s cap (denim)

What am I gawking at you all wonder? This on Jessica’s sock…

Massive moth taking refuge on the laundry


Day 227: Saturday 12 December

December 12, 2009

For someone who has had approximately 4 hours sleep I have been surprisingly active this morning.

Got up, walked, took dog for a walk, washed dog, watered garden, mulched garden, stole timber to assist in my Xmas spectacular, and now I’m blogging.

However I think I have peaked to soon, and now I need a little kip to keep me chipper, and get my brain right for the complex configuration of Christmas lights I am about to artfully install.

Garden + gurn+ gut = gorgeous

Top: Brand new, though it’s made to look old, Supre denim  vest, quite butch I think

Bottom: T-Plus jeans shorts. This outfit makes me look astoundingly similar to my brother. Maybe its the gurn

Accessory: I was wearing my denim visor and I have no idea why it’s not on my head here

Gurn: Pleased as punch Gardener Gurn

Year of Denim, Week of Gurn: Day 6

No zombie, just serious committed garden variety gurning

Me, my stomach, and my gurn are off to bed now for a little kip. I will possibly update this evening as I have to work, requiring an entire new outfit.

So later…..

Day 203: Wednesday 18 November

November 18, 2009

As I cast my eyes around the house I get a little bit panicky.

So much shit to do, and all I want to do is plant Mr Borderi’s beautiful basil, walk the dog, stick some zucchini seeds in the garden, go op shopping, enjoy myself.

Instead I have to clean, drag shit around, do marking (bane of a teacher’s life), sort through crap, rearrange bullshit and generally have a very tedious time.

Oh well. Life can’t always be g-strings and frolicking on the beach like yesterday’s peak experience at Shark Bay surf (cough) spot.

Me and my stuff have got work to do

Top: Moji denim shirt. I hope I don’t get to sweaty in this with all the labours I have scheduled today

Bottom: A nice light weight jean from the fashion House of Jay Jays

Accessory: One of my fav and most heavily used denim bags, feeling not quite so stiff since I washed Beaver’s sweat out of it

Day 170: Friday 16 October

October 16, 2009

See the morning sun, aahh ah ah ah aaaah
And I’ve got work to do.

Which is why I have decided to step back into the stonewash dungarees that so horrified folk months ago. What are dungarees good for if not physical labour? That garden is in need of some TLC, some lawn mowing and some horse pooh. All of which I can do and I’m going to do today.

So I’m a gunna TCB and give the garden some TLC

I don’t care how bad I look in these frightful overalls, because farm work is blue collar/ stonewash work and farm clothes shouldn’t be the height of fashion. Admittedly the look is more the depths of fashion but I’m willing to climb out on a skinny lonesome fashion limb in this instance.

Cos I’m TCB baby, yeah TCB. And if anyone feels like getting me a TCB pair of sunglasses or a TCB pendent do so right here…

Ding dong dell, the farmer's in stonewash

Ding dong dell, the farmer's in stonewash

Top & Bottom: Horrific stonewash dungarees. The only other time I have worn these a work colleague told me they had never seen anything so horrendous. Thanks for the vote of confidence Jimbo!

Bonus top: Levi’s jacket paired nicely with 80’s fashion

Accessory: A farmer needs  a hat, so my ‘stetson’ is a denim bucket hat, with bonus sparkles

I promise to update later with my white collar look for work. No stonewash. Maybe…

Afternoon delight…

Hi ho, hi ho... It's off to work I go

Hi ho, hi ho... It's off to work I go

Top: Benetton denim jacket

Bottom: Jeans West jeans

Accessory: denim look-alike black bag

But check out this kid. He puts me to shame. Somehow he’s managed to get people to donate 1700 pairsof jeans, jackets and denim hats.
The horror of it is that all those denims are going to be shredded and turned into insallation. It’s a crime against denim! Somebody needs to stop this! I’m sending a letter to Barack Obama right now!

Day 149: Friday 25 September

September 25, 2009

Happy birthday AK!!

Have a lovely time smelling pretty all day.

As to me, I’m almost all natural on the odour front. Just a dab of b.o.derant on work days so people don’t talk about me behind my back.

I struggled getting my outfit together today.  The day’s hotting up and I am worried I’m going to be too damn sweaty and that smudge of b.o.derant isn’t going to carry the day. That’s a warning so you know not to stand too close.

It's all about the pose in front of the grevillea

In front of the grevillea it's all about the pose

Top: Very vintage pale blue denim shirt with Elvis style collar

Bottom: Dragstar donated denim super flares, super high waisted… who cares if the button won’t do up

Accessory 1: Denim gym boots will be nicely full of sweat by midday

Accessory 2: Dark denim bag with red piping, a bit of a fav’

Day 132: Tuesday 8 September

September 8, 2009

Spring really looks like it’s here today and I suspect I am overdressed. Never fear, this is an interim outfit as I’ll be hitting the garden a little later: mowing, weeding, mulching, composting, green thumbing. Of course I’ll have to dres appropriately for that particular form of labour. So think of this outfit as what I’ll be wearing to walk the dog and go to work in later. If I can be bothered I’ll update with me in a blue collar do.


Over dressed, under paid

Over dressed, under paid

Top: Is it the last time I’ll wear this lovely flannelette lined  denim bomber jacket for the year? 

Bottom: I don’t know wether anyone has noticed my recent uptake of cheap denim brands? Jeans West, Just Jeans etc. Well these are Jay Jays jeans. Next it’ll be Target, Kmart and Best & Less. Shouldn’t I be moving in the other direction? Tsubi, Sass & Bide?

Accessory: Not worn in a while, Target (see, I’m wearing Target!) denim Casey Jones style cap

Day 124: Monday 31 August, 2009

August 31, 2009

Sydney is not as tropical as Noosa, let’s just get that out of the way. So much cooler. I have to wear a jacket this morning! And jeans! Shocking! I have acclimatised to Noosa’s balmy days and nights. I had become comfy frolicking in denim playsuits and pooh catchers.

Oh well. I am off to Newcastle to make art for the week. Perhaps it’s warmer there than Sydney. No doubt I’ll be letting you know. Here’s the first denim outfit for the week. I am sorry to say I’ll be labouring the whole time so I don’t think there’ll be too much denim glamour.

A bit nippy in the vege patch

Last day of August and a bit nippy in the vege patch

Top: Sorely missed Levi’s denim jacket. You’ll be seeing a lot of it this week

Bottom: ‘Love your Denim’ donated jeans, these will be popular too

Accessory: Dark denim cap, an oldie but a goodie