Wednesday, June 9

only fair...

as i said i would show you,
it would seem only fair that i do it sooner
rather than later
so today, i donned my new thrift store overalls
for the class field trip.
i took Mr Hook along for the ride
but alas he saw no action...


as i chaperoned young lads around the international district
i had high hopes the sound of a fiddle would be heard
and
kevin rowland from dexy's midnight runners would appear
and take me away from it all...
but just like Mr Hook
i saw very little action in the way of being 'whisked away'.

upon returning to the shed,
a little bedraggled...
i looked into the mirror
and came to the conclusion,
no matter what words of wisdom are written
with regards to the 'age limit' for overall wearing
i will never ever forsake my peachy friends again.
for with my rose colored specs firmly upon my nose
i will continue to believe,
me and my overalls make quite the pair


she is busy busy thinking 'how to-ing' for friday whilst listening to Kevin ~ Tif

51 comments:

Deedrie said...

too raa loo raa
too raa loo raa
ooo just had a flashback there
Thanks for the smile.
p.s. they look GREAT

Sharon said...

wooohooo...you are lookin' great in those overalls! very spiffy...very spiffy indeed!

Rita said...

Tif -
You look great in them! But then again you always look so well put together.

Little Ted Canvas said...

I agree, they look perfect!

Hobocamp Crafts said...

I agree certain things like overalls, knee high socks, milkshakes and pillow fights should never have an age limit. They look wonderful on you- I've been looking for the right engineer pair for years.. one day the thrifting faeries will bring them to me- I'm convinced!

Pink Trees Studio said...

You wear them well :~)

Katie said...

these are the most perfect of overalls!

Angela (Posy Moe) said...

You look positively adorable. And are those mini-accordian thingies chinese lanterns strewn about the floor near your feet? Pink ruffled cardigan, yes.

even eve said...

nice photo shoot, wish my house looked like that. :) I may have to pick up crocheting again.

c'est Moi! Heather from the TinknFrog said...

I find I am oft to ask myself "self haven't we come to an age in which fashion norms just doesn't matter anymore as long as we like how we look?" And self always answers with a resounding "YES" "We" think your overalls are simply smashing and very peachy!
Cheers!

Mandy said...

i love your blog...just stumbled upon it ...have added it to my favs...take care...xxx

Carmel said...

You got yourself one splendid looking pair of dungarees! Go girl!
Carmel

bibfessor said...

sure, they are like yin and yan, need each other ! the overall commune will come and play one day !:) Niels

Lola Nova said...

But not us (no never),
no, not us (no never),
we are far too young and clever.

(Remember)

Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye.
Eileen, I'll hum this tune forever.

PixieBelle said...

The overalls are fabulous, don't ever be swayed by the uninformed words of some fashionista ever again!

Valley Girl said...

overalls R-O-C-K!!! I don't care what ANYONE says....they are fabulous!!! And you thrifted them....Shut Up!! Who are the made by? They...are...fantastic. Overalls are like a string of pearls...ageless. They have and always will be "it." Rock on sister!

Emma said...

I *love* your new overalls (I call them dungarees - is this a British vs American thing?)

I'm very inspired to get my own pair. I used to have a fabulous pair of PATCHWORK dungaees when I was about 14 but I sent them to the charity shop when I outgrew them. May have to hunt down a denim pair, but I shall ignore the advice you were given about not wearing them after 30 as that's not too far in the future for me!

PeregrineBlue said...

i find a breath of life in each and eery one of your posts. Humor is indeed the best medicine! You are a joy to behold. Thank you dottie-kindred-spirit.

Snuskebassa said...

Overalls! Stick to them! And one day Kevin will be there and you can join the dance, wearing those magnificent pair of clogs you have :-)
Love from Liv

kirsty said...

Yup, them dang overalls are gorgeous girly.

x

Nina said...

Actually, your overalls fit you perfectly!

Amanda said...

I agree Tif...a match made in heaven. I think the 'no dongins over 30' rule is for people like me who sadly have a little middle spreading going on. You look gorgeous in them! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Jo Archer said...

Gorgeous! A lot nicer than my "Grapes of Wrath" look. : )

Tonia said...

Oh those dungarees are indeed 'peachy' - on you! Suspect my cake-lovin' ways may make them not so 'peachy' on me - may you continue to rock the look for many a year to come!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Those dungarees are smashing!!! Oh the fun you'll have with them!!!

jac said...

You look great in them ! If only I had the body for overalls. Ah well, can't have it all :)

juju said...

Love your blog! Found you through facile Cecile who linked to us both in the same post. I see that you have linked to our shop - Loop. Did you know that we have started a blog? loopknitlounge.com
Wish you could come to our new shop opening!
Juju at Loop

thea said...

your scraps look fabulous as does EVERYTHING else in the pic!! sigh... lovely ;)

thea.
xx

(spoonful)

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I think you look great in dungarees, keep on wearing them :-)

Emily said...

Oh my goodness. You make overalls look cool and funky and artist-y. Now I am yearning for my beautiful, broken in, black denim overalls that bit the dust in 1992.

They were an awesome find!

Allana said...

I love your overalls and am so happy you found a replacement for the ones you let go! I do think they need a little Dottie Angel touch though :P

Tonya said...

I love my overalls. My favorite way to wear them is really big, dropped low on the chest with a tight white tee and a brightly colored shrug.

Elissa said...

you look fab! i do, indeed, now want to reclaim my pairs of long ago donated overalls.

Monica said...

beautiful! I love the overalls!

Firefly said...

You look adorable in your overalls and love the ruffly pink sweater too!
Being more ancient than you, I tend to find myself humming "Our House" while wearing mine ;-), but do dearly love 'Come on Eileen' as well and have it in my itunes 80's mix -- love love 80's music -- so happy!

Madelief said...

Hello Tif,

I think the overall suits you! I used to wear them as well, but nowadays its more skirts, jeans and dresses....

Maybe it will become fashion again. When I look at the way you wear it I think this is easily possible ;-)!

Madelief

follyandglee said...

yeh "dottie dungaree" you look cool! bet they look ace with the red clogs too.

Nicky said...

You look fab!!! I've got fond memories of a very similar pair - maybe I should join you!!!
Nicky xxx

malin said...

you look lovely! keep wearing them, I say!

Oh, and I´m about to join your challenge, I do it officially in a couple of weeks. Well, actually I don´t have any money to shop for now, so I´m really living the frugal thrifty life already... :D

wood & wool stool said...

Tif you look irresistable in this outfit :)

dottie angel said...

oh you are so lovely to me and my dungarees :)
we are positively blushing this morning with your kindness...
thank you kindly :)

Anonymous said...

yay! i love them on you!- and at 38 years old i want mine back too! i had some super soft denim ones and some khaki ones too. i wore them almost every day, but was somehow also persuaded that they were no longer cool. the great thing about getting older is that now i just don't care and maybe it could be my quirk- that i'm still wearing overalls as a grandma- the most comfy of all! you look totally cool to me- love it with the pink jumper! :)

Arthur Ransome said...

Well, speaking as one actually christened Eileen (come on, I hear you cry, but 'tis true) I can report that my teeth are now officially stumps. Envy is a terrible thing.

rubelin said...

yes, just as I'd suspected, you look darling in those!

Jamie said...

L-O-V-E LOVE the overalls! I need to go find a pair. I regret giving mine away so very long ago. I'm like you - I was happy when I could wear my clogs and overalls! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

Sara said...

Great song! And great overalls. I have a pair sulking in my closet...must get them out. (I wore maternity overalls during my pregnancies as well.) I think they are due for a comeback!

magpie chic said...

Tif, they are dungarees of the utmost kind and you look wonderful in them. Ware them with distinction!
Jacqui

Ann said...

COME ON! You look great!

Anonymous said...

It is time to let go of rules, which are simply for people with no imagination, and wear what makes you feel happy all the way down to your toes! I have a pair of unbleached off-white denim ones that I have been meaning to put thrifted patches and scraps on. NOW I am going to do it and have so much fun along the way! Thanks for inspiring me. I am 52 and don't care whether I "should" wear them -- of course I should because my heart will sing in them!!! Claudia (aka Daisy Fleabane)

tifanie said...

wow. i just love how you set up your shots. :::

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello dear Tif
Ah, how happy am I to see your dungarees?
I was the biggest, nay the BIGGEST Dexy's fan back in my teenage days and I found myself the scruffiest pair of dungarees at a jumble sale. They were men's dungarees, I hasten to add! And I wore those dungarees every day to sixth form, and everywhere else, and was no doubt the most dishevelled skinny teenager on the streets of Bath. But I wore my dungarees and daps with pride and with the words of Kevin always in my mind... such happy days they were too. In fact, I now have to go find my Dexy's CD and pop it on to listen along....
Too Rye Aye !
Denise x