Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Checkered birthday outfit

Happy 35th birthday to me! Here's to my first outfit post in our new yard. I'm so excited to have an outdoor space now. It was a rather cold and miserable day (as often happens to us April birthday babies), so lots of wool was in order.
Unfortunately you can't really tell that I dared to match up two different checked patterns, in my overalls and my blouse. But I think it worked. You'll just have to take my word on that!
This is the patio area to the side of our garage. It needs a lot of work, but we have some ideas. The slightly dodgy and clearly long-enjoyed picnic table was left with the house and will become our first DIY project, as we plan to restore it soon so we can enjoy it for more years to come.
Outfit details: wool checked overalls from Jitterbuggin, boat shoes from Rocket Originals, wooden squirrel pin and checked blouse from Etsy, bakelite and another vintage plastic bangle from here or there, Irish sweater purchased on the Aran Islands.
I've been having a lovely day so far. I worked from home, Mel brought me an ice cream cake (my favorite), and we're ordering pizza from a highly recommended (so I've read) pizza place in our new neighborhood that's been around almost as long as our house has. Cheers to happy birthdays!

44 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, Tasha! You look adorable! Glad you're enjoying your day :-)

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  2. Wonderful outfit and happy birthday :) I love your shoes, they look SO comfortable.

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  3. What a smart little outfit! I had been eying those shoes on the Rocket Original site for a while, but I recently - and VERY sadly learned - that even their smallest size is way too big for my stupid dwarfy feet. I swear, I may chuck sewing and just going into being a cobbler so I can get some shoes that fit me.

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  4. Happy birthday!! Your outfit is perfect... I adore the overalls and those boat shoes, so cheerful and cute! Adorable pup too ;)

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  5. Happy Birthday!! Oh your shoes are the best!!

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I love the overalls :)

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  7. Holy cow, I would have thought you were in your late twenties, at the most! Happy Birthday! As an April baby myself, I'm thankful that there isn't any snow-- knock on wood!

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  8. Happy Birthday! I love the shoes- thx for the shopping info! :)

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  9. happy birthday tasha!I wish you happy days in your beautiful house.

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  10. I love your overalls! And happy birthday :D
    -Andi x

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  11. Happy Birthday - love the shoes. Hope you had a good day.

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  12. Happy birthday! I just wanted to say that I love your knitwork and your helpful tutorials.

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  13. happy birthday! i'm so happy for you guys and your house, it looks amazing!

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  14. Happy Birthday! We're the same age! Just love your outfit!!

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  15. Happy birthday ! You are right, april has a funny way with weathertypes. Last year at Easter we had 28°C, and were in our bikinis on the beach. Today it's 8°C and you can only get on the beach wearing warm scarfs en boots.... Anyway, enjoy every day as if it's your birthday !

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  16. Congratulations! Your outfit and new yard look quite lovely. Had you not mentioned how cold it really was outside, I wouldn't have known from the photos (all that thick, green grass)!

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  17. Happy Birthday! Its so great to have your own outdoor space isn't it? looking forward to see how you renovate it! :)

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  18. Happy Birthday! Your backyard looks charming as can be - can't wait to see the rest of the house!

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  19. Those overalls look sooooooooooo comfy! I've been meaning to sew a pair from a vintage pattern I have..you may have inspired me ;-)

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! wow you dont look 35 at all!

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  21. Just love your outfit.Your back yard looks really nice.Love the deck and the area of the picnic table.Hope you had a lovely birthday.xx

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  22. I recognize those overalls! ;-) Dashing one of a kind pair you have there! Happy Birthday Tasha!!!

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  23. Happy Birthday! You're outfit is very cute and comfy-looking. Your backyard looks nice and spacious.

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  24. happy birthday from germany, tasha!!! i've been reading your blog for months now (every single post!) and i guess this day is the right occasion to say "hi! i love your blog!"
    best wishes,
    nadine

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  25. Happy birthday! Hope the pizza lives up the occasion!

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  26. very happy birthday!
    love your outfit

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  27. Haaaaaaaaappy Biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiirthyday!!!!! LOVING your checks! :)

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  28. Happy (belated - just got home :) Birthday!! And now I can truly congratulate you on the new home without fear of jinxing the buying process!!

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  29. Happy birthday, I also this year I will be 35 years :)

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  30. Happy Birthday, looks like you will have a splendid year.

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  31. Happy Birthday! Hope you are enjoying your new home x

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  32. Happy belated birthday! Hope you had a good one?

    In love with your ovgeralls! May need to try and make some for myself, hehe

    xxx

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  33. Happiest of Birthdays! Ah...35 was a good year...I turned an ugly 37 last month. And us March babies experience that same dreary weather birthday too, even in Tennessee! I hope the pizza was delish and that your day was great. Love the patio, looking forward to more new home sneak peaks!

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  34. Happy Birthday! :D
    Love the outfit!

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  35. Happiest (slightly belated) birthday wishes, dear gal! Here's to a year ahead that sparkles with everything - and more - that your heart desires and that is littered with tons of awesome vintage finds, too! :)

    ♥ Jessica

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  36. wonderful overalls, overall greetings and congratulations from another overall fan

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