Mr Surfer the Kidult {Plus a $300 Garnier/Paramount DVD Giveaway!}

by mamagrace71 on July 29, 2012

Some of you may recall, a couple of weeks ago, Mr Surfer made an impromptu interstate trip.

Leaving in such a heated rush, he left with not much other than a carry on backpack.

Departing straight from the office to the airport, he had a few precious minutes in the office carpark to change into casual clothes and slipping on the only pair of jeans he packed.

I wish I had been there to see the horror on his face when he tried to squeeze into the first leg, only to quickly realized that he had accidentally run out the door with a pair of mine.

While frantically hopping on one leg, with his ankles caught in the denim and his butt (a sexy one, of course) in mid air,  a colleague happened to drive by and spotted him.

All class.

It wasn’t until later that evening, when he had settled at his destination, that he called, telling me about the wardrobe malfunction.

“So, what? You’re going to wear your business pants for 2 days?”

It astounded me that he could mistake my jeans for his.

“Um, well…no. But I looked in 5 different shops and all they have are those skinny jeans…You know, the ones that Paul wears.”

I started laughing hysterically into the phone.

Paul is our next door neighbour’s 23 year old son.  He’s a funky guy and his trendy sweeping fringe haircut is perfectly matched with his “Idontgiveaneff” Gen Y attitude.

Skinny jeans are his staple.

And straight away, I envisioned Mr Surfer in the same attire yet looking…oh, so wrong.

Now, my husband is in denial about his age.  I won’t reveal what it is, suffice to say, he is waaay beyond skinny jeans.

As soon as he walked in the door, I gave him the up-down-then-up-again-are-you-for-real-stare.

Fair indication that he needed to let go of his long gone youth.

Then we had date night last Saturday. And lo and behold, guess what came out of the wardrobe to make another fashion faux pas appearance?

“Look, Lovey!  They’re wearing the same kind!” said my beloved Surfer Man, grinning madly as he pointed to some young hip 20-something year old dudes.

Hanging my head in embarrassment, I finally accepted the hard reality.

Those stupid pants are here to stay.

So, to celebrate my husband’s “kidult” tendencies and the biggest fashion faux pas he’s made in our married life, I have a fabulous giveaway !!

There’s a $200 gift pack to take care you skin, body and hair, provided by Garnier. Take care with Garnier.



Also, some awesome DVDs:

  • Medium Season 7 out on DVD July 18
  • NCIS  Season 9 out on DVD August 1
  • NCIS LA Season 3 out on DVD August 1
  • The Good Wife Season 3 out on DVD August 29
  • Hawaii Five-O Season 2 out on DVD September 5

Total giveaway value of over $300.

To enter:

    1. Follow With Some Grace on Facebook
    2. Subscribe to With Some Grace by Email
    3. Leave a comment telling me your biggest fashion faux pas. (Or if you wanna get cheeky, tell me about your partner’s :))

 The important stuff:

  1. This giveaway is open to Australian residents only.
  2. The giveaway will be running until 12th of August.
  3. For additional entries, please share or RT on FaceBook and Twitter.  Make sure you tag and/or mention me.
  4. Comments will be judged by none other than the kidult himself, Mr Surfer.
  5. Decisions will be final and the winner will be contacted on the 13th of August.
  6. If the winner does not reply within 24 hours with their contact details, another winner will be chosen.
P.S If you wanna double your chances of winning this super duper giveaway, head over to Mummy K and enter over there too!

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post.  However, all opinions expressed are entirely my own.

















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Pink Ronnie July 29, 2012 at 3:17 pm

Loved reading this post on a sunny Sunday afternoon. :)
Your stories always make me smile, Grace! You have such an awesome family.
I hope you get used to the skinny jeans….LOL!
Ronnie xo
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Kelly HT and T July 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Oh Grace, that’s hilarious!
I’d love to share one of hubby’s fashion faux pas but unfortunately he’s a really trendy guy. He is a fan of fancy dress though and has been known to don a wig or two in his time.
Me, however… a different story. I get it wrong on a regular basis. My worst would perhaps be my favourite pair of pants. They are purple, covered in silver glitter, with purple diamantes running in a line down the outside of both legs. HOT. I bought them around 11 years ago to wear out on New Years Eve. I also wore them to Mardi Gras. Suffice to say they were definitely better suited to Mardi Gras. Why do I still own them? Because I just know in my heart I will need them again ;-)
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Bree @ Twinkle in the Eye July 29, 2012 at 8:20 pm

Following along on Facebook, subscribed by email and I’ll tweet for you. Greatest fashion faux pas…do you remember Kung Fu shoes? Well I wore those. And parachute track suits? Well I wore one of those two. No further comment :-)
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carmen July 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

There is nothing wrong with skinny jeans… well in my case there aren’t… I’ve found them awesome for photographing! Just enough stretch to keep you warm! LOL! xxx
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Stephanie July 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Too funny! Thanks for sharing this., perhaps you could hide mr surfers jeans .
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Effie Bakkalis July 29, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Great story, and thanks for the brilliant giveaway!

Hmmm, my biggest fashion faux pas? I have too many to mention, and most of them come from the 80′s. My worst was attending my year 12 graduation formal in a dress that I thought was SO nice at the time… but looking back now, I shudder! Long flowy nylon/satin dress, with gold bodice and black skirt, complete with Dallas-style shoulder pads! Topped off with white pearls, gold chunky earrings and boofy permed and teased hair!


kirri July 30, 2012 at 7:12 am

When I first met my hubby he was pure hip hop gangster – yeah with the butt crack baggy jeans 5 sizes too big! I though it was sexy but I look at him now and have to say I’m digging his Gap khakis and shirt look a whole lot more. As for my fashion blunders – I’m quite confident with what I wear, even when I miss the mark or break the rules BUT I do have this one video at a birthday party where I am wearing a dress that makes me look like a walking doily. Not cute. Just wrong!
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Ash Kaye July 30, 2012 at 10:55 am

More than willing to put my husband’s fashion faux pas forward, but it is hard to select exactly which one.

I think wearing his favourite tracksuit pants to the footy. Doesn’t sound so bad in itself does it? But these were over loved trackies, where the material is wearing thin, on the strategic front and back parts. I will say nothing further except to add thank the good Lord he was wearing underpants!!
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Lisa July 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm

That is so funny!! :)

This is a great giveaway! I’ve subscribed to your email list and I’ve liked you on facebook!!

My most common fashion faux pas is doing the emergency supermarket run on a sunday morning with ugg boots on… and I ALWAYS run into at least ONE person that I know! Cringe!
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ava July 30, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The skinny jeans!! Hahaha! Look at the Korean actors, the young ones especially love their skinny jeans, well I think most of them love their skinny jeans!

Hello to Mr. Surfer! He reminds me of my husband too. When Michael’s in a real hurry, he’ll sure miss some things, i.e, watch, company ID, wedding ring, etc.

Have a super week Grace-ie!
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Bridget July 30, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I’m going to need photographic evidence of Mr. Surfer in skinny jeans.


Tat July 30, 2012 at 10:16 pm

I’m not participating in the giveaway, but I just want to say… I can imagine Mr Surfer in skinny jeans and the look is not as bad as you think it is. (No, I’m not after your husband!) Does it matter really how old you are?
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Nami July 31, 2012 at 3:33 am

Thanks for naming the “up-down-then-up-again-are-you-for-real-stare” – I can cut and past this into my texts from now on!

Although I can’t participate in your give away, my mom once raided my make-up bag for lipstick when a client showed up unannounced. She went through the entire meeting with concealer on her lips! The client finally asked her if she ate a powdered donut or something. She’s my mom, but I did laugh in her face – she looked ridiculous.
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Maria August 1, 2012 at 6:25 pm

When I moved 800 km away from my parents I “stole” a jumper that my dad loved to wear. It’s not very pretty but it’s warm and comforting and I wear it on cold days when I’m lounging around at home – and not expecting any visitors!


Pam August 2, 2012 at 8:50 pm

My husband is German…can you guess what’s coming? Yup , it’s the Birkenstocks – with socks!! But thankfully just around the house with the socks :)


Pam August 2, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Liked, subscribed & shared :)


Trish August 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

Mine was as a teenager – a burnt velour tracksuit I loved it because it felt nice on my skin until my friends said how awful it really was and I should burn it.
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Daisy August 4, 2012 at 9:02 am

I think my entire uni days were a fashion faux pas involving berets, astro boy t-shirts, denim skirts and seude high heeled boots. It seemed like a good idea at the time…
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Daisy August 4, 2012 at 9:03 am

Oh and I follow you on FB and by email and every other way possible without physically following you around the streets…
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Kell (Mad Mummas Sweet Randoms) August 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Mine was when I was about 7! I had not long had my long blonde hair cut into a boy-like wedge! (THANKS SO MUCH MUM!) Anyway I was so desperate to have long hair again that I used to walk around the house with a long black dress over my head so I could pretend it was luscious long locks of hair. Embarrassing I know but what’s a young girl to do?

My husband is slowing getting better when it comes to dressing himself! But that could be due to the fact he owns a handful of each tops and bottoms and they all seem to kind of match. I say kind of because it’s not quite but compared to what he used to wear he is dressed to meet the queen.
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Rebecca Baker August 9, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Its always a thing for me, When having pre drinks for a big night out, I am dressed in my sexy slinky dress BUT I am always wearing my slippers and MUSt have a gorkie drinking hat of some kind… Once i forgot to change the shoes and i left the drinking hat on before i hit the clubs… lets just say they wouldnt let me in anywhere! =/


Caroline August 9, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Excellent story!

Mine is spending fifteen days travelling through New Zealand’s North Island with plenty of clothes for my other half, and omitting to bring additional tops for myself.


Kelly Evans August 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Greatest fashion faux pas…
Walking around all day at work with a MASSIVE BLOW OUT in the BUM of my Pants!
Nobody TOLD ME!


Renee Annison August 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm

worst ever fashion faux pas for me was green dyed hair in my teens,im not sure what i was thinking but all i can say is never again!


Kelly Evans August 9, 2012 at 9:37 pm

TWEETED @K_IsFor_Kelly
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Debz August 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

My faux pas was as a teenager – my mother suggested I wear a (home-made) silky jumpsuit to school on plain clothes day. I thought the idea was cool, as I had no idea about fashion. Everyone else wore jeans. OMG. It was my longest day ever at school, the weather was cold, and I nearly froze. I’ve been damaged goods ever since!


Christina August 10, 2012 at 10:12 am

This might not totally qualify as a fashion faux pas, but…I was touching up my makeup in a rather dark corner of a disco (yep, this was years ago!!) and turns out I thought my lipstick was a concealer which I applied liberally to a few acne spots on my face! Apparently I looked like a 2-year-old who had just discovered her mothers makeup! Taught me a valuable lesson about looking in a mirror BEFORE you re-enter the world!


Jo August 10, 2012 at 1:42 pm

My fashion faux pas from earlier days was turning up overdressed for casual occasions – dress skirt and heels for the movies; same for a casual staff party. Just couldn’t seem to get it right in those days!


Michelle Gray August 11, 2012 at 8:12 am

In high school I made a parachute material tracksuit in mauve with some pale green, pink and yellow trims, I cringe just thinking about it!!!


Jasmine August 11, 2012 at 11:00 am

At the Casino, I had a ‘BRIEF’ encounter showing off my ‘CHEEKY’ side. After walking out the toilets, I didn’t realise I had my dress tucked into my undies. To make matters worse, I also had toilet paper stuck on the back of my dress. I was ‘LEGGING’ it, literally!


Julie M August 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm

It’s a wonder my husband and I ever got past the first date because he rocked up to my house in a Seesucker suit! My eyes nearly popped out of my head and a quick glance at my flatmate about to burst out laughing, almost made me cry because I didn’t want to go out the door with him! But I did and we had a fantastic time. Needless to say, at the first opportunity, that suit which reminded me so much of nanna’s tablecloth went in the bin! That was back in 1981 and I have bought most of his clothes since!


nicola thomson August 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

My biggest fashion faux pas was feeling a little blary eyed one morning after a big work function the night before, I remember running out the door with my shoes in hand and when I put them on at work, one was blue and one was black, oh well my boss said we all need some colour in our lives


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