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
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
too raa loo raa
too raa loo raa
ooo just had a flashback there
Thanks for the smile.
p.s. they look GREAT
wooohooo...you are lookin' great in those overalls! very spiffy...very spiffy indeed!
You look great in them! But then again you always look so well put together.
I agree, they look perfect!
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!
You wear them well :~)
these are the most perfect of overalls!
You look positively adorable. And are those mini-accordian thingies chinese lanterns strewn about the floor near your feet? Pink ruffled cardigan, yes.
nice photo shoot, wish my house looked like that. :) I may have to pick up crocheting again.
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!
i love your blog...just stumbled upon it ...have added it to my favs...take care...xxx
You got yourself one splendid looking pair of dungarees! Go girl!
sure, they are like yin and yan, need each other ! the overall commune will come and play one day !:) Niels
But not us (no never),
no, not us (no never),
we are far too young and clever.
Toora, loora, toora, loorye, aye.
Eileen, I'll hum this tune forever.
The overalls are fabulous, don't ever be swayed by the uninformed words of some fashionista ever again!
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!
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!
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.
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
Yup, them dang overalls are gorgeous girly.
Actually, your overalls fit you perfectly!
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
Gorgeous! A lot nicer than my "Grapes of Wrath" look. : )
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!
Those dungarees are smashing!!! Oh the fun you'll have with them!!!
You look great in them ! If only I had the body for overalls. Ah well, can't have it all :)
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
your scraps look fabulous as does EVERYTHING else in the pic!! sigh... lovely ;)
I think you look great in dungarees, keep on wearing them :-)
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!
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
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.
you look fab! i do, indeed, now want to reclaim my pairs of long ago donated overalls.
beautiful! I love the overalls!
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!
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 ;-)!
yeh "dottie dungaree" you look cool! bet they look ace with the red clogs too.
You look fab!!! I've got fond memories of a very similar pair - maybe I should join you!!!
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
Tif you look irresistable in this outfit :)
oh you are so lovely to me and my dungarees :)
we are positively blushing this morning with your kindness...
thank you kindly :)
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! :)
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.
yes, just as I'd suspected, you look darling in those!
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
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!
Tif, they are dungarees of the utmost kind and you look wonderful in them. Ware them with distinction!
COME ON! You look great!
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)
wow. i just love how you set up your shots. :::
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 !
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