Monday, February 28, 2011

best dressed- the oscars!

as megan and i were watching the red carpet yesterday with our family there was a lot of commentary going on! lots of oooh-ing and aaah-ing. lots of "what was she thinking"? we were just shouting at the t.v. as the stars were being interviewed by ryan secrest. tons of fun! for the most part, our opinions on best and worst dressed were the same. we differed on just a here we go! our choices for best and worst dressed...

best dressed

penelope cruz in l'wren scott
(um, she gave birth a month ago. give me a break!)

mila kunis in elie saab

hailee steinfeld in marchesa
(if you haven't seen her yet in "true grit", check it out!)

amy adams in l'wren scott
(also just recently had a baby).

celine dion in armani prive
(she had twins in october! can you believe it? i thought they were via surrogate. i was wrong.)

cate blanchett in givenchy couture
(were we split on this one, megan? if so, sorry. i love it!) 
*update...i love this dress and i love her ~ megan bird

worst dressed

nicole kidman in christian dior

jennifer hudson in versace
(she's lost 80 pounds. she looks amazing. the color is great. but that cleavage is just wrong).

michelle williams in chanel
(we went back and forth on this one a lot. we love michelle. her pixie cut is the best. she is adorable. but this dress does not flatter her at all. at all. and i am so glad i cannot see her whole shoe because they look really bad).

marisa tomei in (a very ill-fitting) vintage charles james couture

honorable mentions/dresses we couldn't agree upon

scarlett johansson in dolce and gabbana
(megan loved it. i didn't love it. she is gorgeous though. and we both agreed we love her new do!)

sandra bullock in vera wang
(not my fave. but megan made a good point that it could be much better in a different color...)

gwyneth paltrow in calvin klein
(i would love this if she took off that dumb brooch at the waist. megan does not care for gwyneth).

mandy moore in monique lhuillier
(yes, she is gorgeous. the dress is pretty. but i don't love that nude netting at the top. it is very figure skater-y).

hillary swank in gucci
(love the top. not crazy about the feathers).

people i didn't see on the red carpet but am loving today

rhea durham in naeem khan

camila alves in kaufman franco
(simple and stunning).

worst makeup

sharon stone in way too much black eyeliner. and i love me some black eyeliner!

i feel like i may have missed some...megan? any you would like to add or comment on???

did you watch? who did you think was the best and worst dressed???

xoxo, nora bird

images via here

oscar night!/birthday party!

last night my mom threw a birthday party for megan bird. since it was oscar night we made it into an oscar party as well (of course!)! so much fun. we got all dressed up and headed over to our mom and dad's for a delicious meal and, of course, the oscars!

i attempted a quick photo shoot at home but somebody interrupted...

time for your close up, mimi!

our niece, emma and her mom, carrie strike their best movie star pose! 
(carrie defended her outfit by saying that she was wearing a dress, it just happened to be over jeans. dressing up is not really her thing!)...

emma with grandpa and grandma. my dad really went all out. check out that beret, tie and pocket square! but i think the shades really make the outfit...

my mom dazzled in red!

grandpa and mimi...

the gorgeous megan bird sparkles in a free people dress.

i love this picture of her. so pretty!

i stepped out in isaac mizrahi (for target, but whatever)...

and the lovely child star, emma, strikes yet another pose! 

megan steps out with her main man.

two birds!

being silly...

all of our child stars (mimi was already in bed)...

and now for our close ups!

we had such a great time! did you watch the oscars??? what did you think?

xoxo, nora bird

inspiration monday

i am doing a very simple, yet super cute inspiration picture today. i chose this outfit for a few reasons. one, i want spring to come. have i mentioned that before? seriously, i am so excited for spring! warm weather, sandals, bare legs and arms. ok, maybe the world isn't ready for the sheer whiteness that are my legs. but you will get them today...apologies! the main reason, though, that i chose this inspiration is because i wanted to show off my lovely new skirt. it was one of the many wonderful birthday presents i got from my sisters. and. i. love. it. so without further is the inspiration...
lauren conrad. i have never seen her on tv, but i do love how she dresses. she's always simply dressed, but also very elegant; and she pretty much always looks carefree and beautiful. i love this look. is it a skirt? is it a dress? whatever it is, it sure looks cute!

and here's my take... 
did i mention my white legs? i am kind of getting used to them after 37 years together. maybe hollywood will unite and decide that super pale is the new tan! regardless of the legs, i love this outfit. i plan on wearing it numerous times over the summer. it's a perfect garage saling outfit. ahhh, garage saling. seriously, hurry up spring!
have a great monday, all!
megan bird

skirt ~ F21
tank ~ Target
flip flops ~ Marshalls
earrings ~ Kohls

Sunday, February 27, 2011

what would you wear to the oscars?

it's oscar day! i love the oscars. well, mostly i just love the red carpet. it's so fun to see who is wearing what. tonight my whole family is dressing up for a birthday/oscar party at my parent's house. i can't wait. however, if i were really going to the oscars, these are a few things i would love to wear.

oscar de la renta beaded goegrette gown
oscar de la renta draped silk-satin gown
deep v-neck etro dress
badgley mischka one-shoulder dress
elie saab belted gown
if this were longer...
oscar de la renta gown
oscar de la renta, give me a call. we'll do lunch. bring a dress (please).

what would you wear to the oscars?
have fun watching!

megan bird

Friday, February 25, 2011

FBFF Blog Awards!

sorry we're so late to the game today! busy busy day for the two birds. plus, this post took a lot of thought! 
this week's friend friday is the first ever FBFF Blog Awards! fun!!!
how does it work? well, each participating blogger nominates one blogger for each of the
categories below. once these nominations are tallied, the top three blogs in each category will be announced. then these blogs will be put up for a vote. finally, of course, the winners will be announced! it's like the blog oscars (the bloscars?). so, here are our choices. to see who other bloggers are nominating, head over to Modly Chic.

1. Creative Juices - most creative

elsie, of A Beautiful Mess, owns her own vintage store (our dream!), has designed a dress line, and started Project ReStyle. plus, she features DIY projects, daily outfit posts, home decor ideas, makeovers and so much more that inspires us every time we visit her blog.

2. The Real Deal - authenticity

jill is just the real deal. when you read her blog it's like you two are just hanging out having coffee. she shares funny, quirky little stories about her daily life, she has a great sense of style and shares some fantastic outfit posts, and she just seems down to earth and like she doesn't take herself too seriously (which we love!). plus, she's a minnesotan! gotta love her! 

3. Spark Notes - most helpful

The Dainty Squid

kaylah blogs about a little bit of everything and takes photos of it all! plus, she seems as crazy in love with thrifting and vintage as we are. and you gotta love a gal who can rock blue hair!

4. Newbie - best blogger less than a year old

wrinkled dollar

awesome outfit of the day posts? check! great thrifting tips? check! this gal loves a bargain and shares exactly how many wrinkled dollars she spent and where she purchased certain items of her wardrobe. of course we love this newbie!

5. Can You Hear Me Now - most connected

oooh, hard question. there are a lot of bloggers out there who are quite connected through twitter, etsy, blog groups, etc. but right, now, it's just too hard to think of one. sorry! someday, we'd like it to be us!

6. If I had a Hammer - best DIY
P.S. I made this

love the collages. love the step by step descriptions on how to make each item. plus, each project is so simple and so budget friendly! how could you not love this DIY blog? (the amazing tatertots & jello was a very close second choice!)

7. Tribe Leader - blogger who leads others and brings bloggers

Kendie Everyday

kendi started the 30 for 30 remix challenge. 'nuff said.
(okay, maybe i'll say more. i have a huge crush on her wardrobe. is that weird?)

8. Practically Perfect - most fashionable
The Daybook

i've never seen sydney look bad or disheveled or not pulled together and amazing. but she does it in a realistic way. and she has some great tutorials on her blog. who knew i needed someone to show me to tie a scarf or belt just so? she did! plus, she just seems so sweet and nice!

9. Paint by Numbers - best beauty blogger

to be honest, we don't read many beauty blogs. maybe we should...but we don't. i bet there are plenty of great ones out if you know of a great one, let us know!

10. Renaissance Woman - best all around blogger, fashion, beauty,

Cupcakes and Cashmere

emily has a wardrobe i would kill for (okay, maybe not. maybe.). she shares delicious recipes. she gives amazing decorating ideas. she shows us her fabulous flea market finds. she writes frequently and originally. the blog is her full-time job and you can tell. she just does it well.

happy friday!

nora and megan bird