Friday, August 19, 2011

frugal feathers: send in the clowns

chalk this up to something you would never believe without proof. but i am warning you, this post and it's contents are not for the faint of heart...
my family went to dinner last night with my brother-in-law's family. they are an amazing family and we always have a ton of fun with them. they are like our family, but all it's like hanging out with your equally loud and obnoxious brothers. my sister and her husband live in las vegas (for now...move home soon!) and bjorn's (our b-i-l) brothers visit them pretty regularly. so, bjorn's brother, leif, starts telling us this story of how he was at a bar in vegas...and it goes something like this (remember, i warned you)...

leif and his buddy are in a bar talking about comic books, when a man walks up and interrupts their conversation. "you like comic books?" he says. "sure." leif replies. "well then, do you like clowns?" "huh?" the man then proceeds to take out his business card. i will let the card do the talking. but i will tell you this...the man is a clown escort. yep, clown escort. cause you know...everyone has their niche. (please note that his full business card is not suitable for this can imagine it when you see the top.) (also, please stop reading now, or skip this part of you are easily offended.)

and here is the back side of his card (again, stop reading if you're offended!!)

he's so bad ass.

and now to get that image out of your head. a baby cardinal that was born last week in our lilac bush.

ok. enough clown escort talk. on to my outfit. i found this skirt at a salvation army that i had never been to. it was amazing. amanda, john and i went and we spent about two hours there, and we each left with garbage bags (literally) full of stuff. and no one spent more than $30 total. 
clearly i don't know how to use an iron...sorry!

skirt ~ vintage, thrifted $.50
shirt ~ thrifted $2.99
belt ~ thrifted $1.00
sandals ~ Target $19.99
earrings ~ F21 $2.99

happy friday, all!
megan bird


  1. Sugar Weasel. Of ALL the things he could call himself... Oh Vegas, the people you attract.

  2. hahaha i love your transition from weasel to bird. hilarious!

  3. OMG, that clown escort story is hilarious! what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas :D You look great, can't believe the price of that skirt!

    Happy Friday!


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  4. Um, where is this thrift store and why was I not invited? I will forgive you if you tell me the location :)

    PS that picture is really scary. Now I know to say NO to a clown escort...

  5. My goodness, what restaurant were you at? What a great way to turn someone off sex, clown dude.

    Also: we are wearing practically the same outfit today, but my camera was out of batteries this morning so I don't have photographic evidence. Boo.

  6. Oh geez. I read that wrong. Of course it was a restaurant in Vegas!

    Clearly I am ready for the weekend!

  7. I'm a little traumatized by that image... very scary. the freaks come out in vegas i guess.
    your outfit is very cute- don't you just love salvation army's prices? i'm curious which one you went to...

  8. Great, now I'm going to have nightmares about the Sugar Weasel. *shudder*

    Irons suck. I'm very anti-iron. That may be why I always look like I slept in my clothes. Oh well.

    Have a great weekend!

  9. OMG what the heck does a Clown Escort do?! i'm getting flashbacks of IT and his sharp teeth :-O

    but thanks for the sweet bird pic, LOL!

    Love the outfit!

  10. He doesn't look so bad ass to me. . . more
    middle-aged accountant clown. Something about the hair I think. :) Either way Sugar Weasel is something out of my nightmares!

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  11. um WTF! vegas is so weird. heck, people are so weird. but, whatever floats your boat!

    cute outfit btw :)


  12. I like that t-shirt!

    The clown escort thing is strange and hilarious. I guess you can make money off of anything.

  13. OMG this clown story is amazing! Love your new skirt as well :)

  14. The clown completely freaked me out...maybe it is because clowns scare the crap out of me or maybe it is because he is channeling the "It" clown.

    Cute outfit and baby bird.


  15. I checked out his entire website because I am nuts like that...his cost is 300 to 1200 dollars an hour not including travel and hotel costs. He is legit. On another note...we seriously need to thrift for sure. Adorable skirt and tee. Dawn Suitcase Vignette xo

  16. LOL that clown story is insane! I also went and checked out his website, and it is a little disturbing if you're not into him and the combination of clowns and sex in general ;-) I wonder what he looks like without the clown makeup and how old he is though. He looks like he's possibly been doing this for quite a while. I get the feeling that both are well-kept secrets though ;-)

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  17. I'm freaked out by the clown but you are looking good! and what's an iron??? Debbie

  18. That clown is freaky! However the bird is adorable and well worth the nightmares weasel-boy will give me! ;)

  19. That is flippin' hilarious!!! Hey on the plus side for the clown escort though, at least he won't be recognised on the street without his outfit eh? I think the card is hilarious and I'm glad the boys grabbed one for you to see:)). Sorry the baby cardinal is not helping. ;)) xoxo

  20. oh my god creepiest thing ever!!!! hahaha, oh i hate clowns that dude gives me the creeps! do you really think anyone calls/hires him???
    Anyway, your outfit made up for it :) super cute! GREAT find on that skirt and really dig your sandals!