Monday, May 11, 2009


Sorry about the blog neglect over the past week. For whatever reason it just wasn’t jiving with my (or should I say Clover’s) schedule for me to get any posts done. So to get back into the swing of things I’m actually going to do a tag… yes, you read it correctly. I know, I’m a big ol’ flake when it comes to these tags and memes and awards. I guess I just need to face the fact that despite my intentions awhile back to get better about it, I’ll just have to sporadically fit in the ones that I can. Sorry if I skipped over your tag!

So, last week I was tagged by both Tracy of
Vintage Found, a new-to-me blog that I have been enjoying very much of late, and Anja of Clever Nettle, an old favorite, to do the Always & Nevers meme. The task at hand being to list 5 fashion always-es (things you always like or cannot do without) for YOU personally, and conversely list 5 nevers (would not be caught dead in) for you personally. Keep it fashion related, tag 3 bloggers, and post any kind of photo you want. So without further ado:

(image via garance dore)

1) little white dresses
2) perfectly worn jeans
3) flat boots
4) floral prints
5) overalls (I may be in the minority on this one, but I have always had a great fondness for them and I think they look adorable on grown women. Now in argument of my case, look at
this picture… YOU tell ME which of those ladies is the cutest?! ;)

1) heels for casual day-to-day wear (I’m a flats girl through and through, but kudos to you girls who can pull off grocery shopping in a wicked pair of heels!)
2) NEON (Too bright, I prefer my colors to be more subdued. I will admit that a pair of neon pink ankle socks may have found there way into my wardrobe in the 80’s but I was just a kid, I didn’t know any better.)
3) probably anything that could be classified as “bling” (I don’t like it when things get too sparkly, not to say that I don’t appreciate a shiny element here and there when it’s incorporated well)
4) visors (pretty much always funny looking)
5) Crocs (need I elaborate?)

My tags:
Milla of
The Girl Who Married a Bear
Caroline of
Bonjour Mon Coeur
Anabela of

But wait that’s not all. I love all three of these ladies’ blogs too, so I figured I might as well pass on an award to each of them while I’m at it.

This very sweet award was given to me recently by the ever so lovely and kind Anna of Much Love and it was just too cute to not pass on! Again, if I failed to publicly acknowledge an award that you gave me, I’m sorry, they really are always appreciated!


Manja said...

That's actually a really nice tag! I saw it on Anja's blog already. I am totally with you on the crocs.....Argh, this might be my most loathed piece of clothing. I mean some ugly clothes might still be okay to wear inside....but crocs? No, (big) never.

anabela / fieldguided said...

Oh yay! You are too sweet!

I love overalls, too, although I haven't worn any in a long time. The ones in that picture look fantastic. That pretty girl could probably pull anything off, though.

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

That sweet award, I am loving it! Too, too cute.

And I am in total agreement on your NEVER list:)

Missed you,

elena-lu said...

i've seen that award before and pic and play on words is too cute!
i do not like crocs! on me. i know loads of people that wear them and they even look cute! but nope i look like i have neon smurf feet! just not for me!

Alexa said...

I'm with you on the overalls. I've always loved them and I have a great, dark vintage pair that I adore. But I do wear heels, all the time...a short girl with a super-tall husband just can't pass 'em up!

Caroline said...

Oh've just made my day! I think that is the most adorable blog award I've seen yet! Plus, to get word that anyone other than my parents reads (and likes) my blog is enough to send me over the moon.

I dig you on the overalls. Very cute indeed.

Karla said...

Great list: it reminds me to look for flat boots. And perfectly worn jeans (even better if someone's done all the work to get 'em perfect)! Right now I'm looking for a really really light pair. Something to counteract all the dark wash denim in my life!

Razzle Dazzle Cosmic Flower said...

Hi! I just wanted to say I absolutely love your blog. I think it's the loveliest, really. Your life and adventures seem so dreamy and so happy and it makes me smile all the time. Much love and happyness, bye

Marie Lemondrop said...

That is a fabulous overall picture. And I love them too. There's one pair I can't bring myself to weed from the closet, though they are not extremely flattering. I can't believe how much I love them!