Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year

chris had the audacity to ask me if i got dressed up for him or for the blog. of course it was for him the blog him. we have a little tradition where we stay in for new year's. ya see, we don't buy christmas presents for each other...we leave christmas all for the kids. but come new year's, we have our own tradition. first, we make a ton of food and we have a family appetizer night. we set the clock ahead to read 11:45 and come "midnight", the kids get cold duck and we all get kisses. then they go to sleep, and chris and i play our game. we each buy three gifts, we each come up with three questions, and we ask them throughout the night. (an example of a question is, "what is your favorite memory of 2011?") once answered, we each get to open one gift. i will take pics of all the gifts tomorrow, if anyone's interested. anyways, i do get dressed up for him, because it's nice for him to see me in something other than sweats and tanks with no bra. ok, i will be in that before midnight, but at least for a while, i will be in my new pink dress. happy new year to you all. you have each, in your own way, made my 2011 a little bit brighter, and for that, i thank you.
megan bird

dress, earrings ~ F21
shoes ~ Target
necklace ~ vintage, thrifted

hello, all! and a very happy new year to each and every one of you. jim, mimi and i had a very easy and laid back new year's eve this year. our good friends threw a very fun, kid-friendly party this evening. snacks, dinner and a new year's countdown and popsicle toast (at 7pm) for the kids. and wine for the parents, of course! we were home by eight, mimi in bed by 8:15, and now jim and i are going to relax and watch a movie. i know. that may sound super lame to a lot of you, but it was the perfect new years eve for us! i am currently in the uniform megan described above (comfy pants and a tank. favorite outfit ever), but i did get a little dressed up for the party. nothing too fancy, but cute and fun nonetheless.

tunic~ swap
belt~ H&M
pants~ F21
boots~ Alloy

thank you all so much for hanging out with us this year. you really helped to make 2011 amazing! here's to all things fabulous in 2012! happy new year!

xoxo, two birds

Friday, December 30, 2011

inspiration picture for january 2: rosie huntington-whiteley

does it mean i'm getting old that i don't know half the actresses we use for inspiration pictures? all i know is that i like how they dress. and since they are so young and beautiful, perhaps if i am old, i shouldn't be dressing like them. ha, yeah right. that'll never happen. i saw a woman at the gym the other day...probably 75 years old. she had on black, shiny, skin-tight lycra pants, a rainbow headband tied in a knot on top of her head, black high-top chuck taylors and hair-sprayed hair as high as she could get it. and i thought to myself, "i want to be like her when i grow up." so you know what? i will dress like the selena gomezes, the jessica albas, and the rosie huntington-whiteleys (who is she anyways?) of the world, and i won't care what anyone else thinks! so try it...join in on the fun on monday. don't know how to play? click here.
rosie hungtington-whiteley
happy friday!
two birds

Thursday, December 29, 2011

curious birds: outfits of the year

as the year comes to an end, it is always fun to look back at the blog and pick out some of my favorite outfits. here are a few looks that i loved this year:

i noticed that most of my favorite outfits are the ones that are simple and casual yet still chic and put together. those go-to ensembles that you can just throw on and go. not a lot to them. just fun, easy and breezy.

do you have a go-to outfit? a favorite item of clothing that always makes you feel good when you wear it? something that, no matter the type of day you're having, you can throw on and at least know that you will look good that day?

xoxo, nora bird

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

love*birds 12.28.11

things i am loving this week:
~ family time
~ my whole family has slept in until 7 every morning this week!
~ lazy time
~ gift cards = guilt-free shopping
~ more family time
~ more lazy time
~ baked cheetos
~ bad tv, better movies~ not wearing makeup or "outside" clothes pretty much all week (and my sister's slippers that i have been wearing all week that i am contemplating stealing)

and here are a few other things nora bird and i are loving this week...

megan bird
messenger bag
i never carry a purse that is smaller than my youngest child, so this bag is right up my alley. the kicker, it comes in more colors (hello mustard)...check out her store for all the magnificent bags!

india print 1950s dress
i would wear 50s dresses every day if i had enough of them! the cut is just so flattering in most everyone! this dress is no exception...and then add the fabulous print to the mix! what a beauty!

jeffrey campbell lace litas
i am a bit obsessed with jeffrey campbells (if you haven't noticed). but seriously, why wouldn't i be? when i saw these shoes, there was no doubt in my mind that i needed them. now, someone just needs to buy them for me or give me $150. anyone?

home sweet home needlework
again, i am a bit obsessed with home sweet home pictures. i have a small collection of them, and will always take more if given the opportunity. this one is gorgeous! the fabric os beautiful and the simplistic "home sweet home" needlework has me swooning! and check out her store for some more funny and/or custom prints!

vintage scarf dress
i really want to find a fabulous way to style this dress so that it would look great on me. because it's so unique and beautiful and i really, really want it!

nora bird

how much fun would this be to wear to a new years eve party? you would most certainly turn heads. so gorgeous!

this tunic is just so pretty. the grey cotton material makes it easy and casual enough to throw on with a cute pair of jeans and some rugged boots. but the adorable bib lace collar and flutter sleeve make me want to dress it up with a sweet skirt and hot pair of heels. so many options!

speaking of hot heels...

this dress is so sweet and looks so comfy. i love the adorable bow detail. and i can totally see pairing this with tights and a cardigan right now or just throwing it on with sandals come summertime!

what a beautiful top. fabulous beading and cute ruffles. i am picturing another new years eve outfit!

we hope you are having a lovely day!

xoxo, two birds

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

tuesday remix: sister style

my little sister is in town and megan has the week off of work. all we have been doing so far is hanging with the kiddos, working out, eating, shopping, laying on the couch and watching re-runs of The Rachel Zoe Project and other bad amazing t.v. shows and movies. oh, and laughing. lots of laughing. best. week. ever. and it's only tuesday. ba-nan-as.

did i mention my little sister is in town? well, she is. and she came bearing clothes (yes!). this week's remix item is an American Apparel dress tunic shirt dress that she no longer wanted. score one for me! the dress, in fact, still had the tags on it so i assume it had never even been worn. score two! it is a fun little piece and i think it will be fun to find new ways to wear it. let us know what you think!

outfit one: shirt

blazer~ vintage, thrifted
pants~ Gap
booties~ F21

outfit two: dress

sweater~ H&M (another little sister hand-me-down)
necklace~ Heartbreaker
earrings/belt~ F21
tights/socks~ Marshalls
boots~ thrifted

we hope you all have an amazing tuesday!

xoxo, two birds

Monday, December 26, 2011

inspiration monday: dance dance

sorry everyone, i got nothing today. we had a fabulous christmas that included family, food, presents, more food, and a lot of 'just dance 3'. yes, it's fun and yes, we were all schooled by our 10-year old niece. what can i say? girl can dance. and my night ended at urgent care because i had this ridiculous cough, that paired with waking up at 5 am (you can't deny kids that on christmas morning), caused me to break down in tears at the dinner table. one inhaler and a few antibiotics later, and i am already feeling 70% better. so, needless to say, i am just really, really tired, and i got nothing. so....

today's inspiration
ashley tisdale
megan bird

shirt ~ target, gift from my sister
necklace ~ gift from mother-in-law
tights, earrings ~ F21
shoes ~ Urban Original

nora bird

belt ~ mom's
skirt ~ thrifted
tights ~ Target
booties ~ F21

i hope you all have a fabulous weekend!
two birds

Saturday, December 24, 2011

happy holidays!!

merry christmas to all, and to all a good night!
two birds

Friday, December 23, 2011

inspiration picture for december 26: ashley tisdale

we don't know who all will be participating in next monday's inspiration monday, but we figure you still have to get dressed, even if it is the day after christmas. so, here's a simple one. black skirt, check. striped shirt, check. red booties....well, maybe. maybe santa will be nice to me and leave some red booties under the tree. 

ashley tisdale
whatever it is you are wishing for this holiday season,  we hope you get it! enjoy the weekend, and we will see you on monday! bright and early (maybe with some new booties...hint, hint).
two birds

for rules to inspiration monday, click here.

outfit of the day(bird): kerri shirt

i call this my "kerri" shirt. why, you ask? because it reminds me of my friend, kerri (clever, i know). she has this laid back, cool of those people that always looks effortlessly great no matter what she puts on or how little time she has to get ready (i know. i want to hate her, too, but she is far, far too lovely a person). when i saw this top, it immediately reminded me of her and i knew i had to have it. because who doesn't want to be reminded of their dear friends on a daily basis? (literally. i wore this shirt four times in a row last week. don't judge). i also thought maybe some of that cool, effortless style might rub off on me simply by donning this shirt. so far, that has not been the case, but i vow to keep trying! so, kerri (if you are reading), thanks for the inspiration. now tell me all your secrets!

necklace~ petit oiseau
jeans~ F21
boots~ Restricted

xoxo, nora bird