Monday, January 30, 2012

inspiration monday: boxed wine

the inspiration
taylor swift
back in the day, i used to have a standing date with two of my closest friends, jamie and aaron. i lived in this old garden-level apartment, full of used couches, mismatched thrift store tables and an always-empty fridge. jamie and erin would come over almost every week, i would usually make a huge pan of lasagna, and we would rotate who brought the wine.

megan bird

when aaron brought the wine, he would always bring those huge boxes of franzia...cause we were super fancy like that. he would bring a different kind each week, but it was always full of sugar and gave us the worst headaches the next day. of course, one of those boxes is like four bottles, and we would usually finish them off by the end of the night (along with the whole pan of lasagna).

jeans, tank, socks ~ Target
boots ~ vintage, ebay
sweater ~ vintage, thrifted
hat ~ hand-me-down from nora bird
belt ~ vintage, thrifted

one night he brought a new kind that we had never seen before. now franzia was never fancy in naming their wines. they were always named, "white rhine wine" or "red table wine". i mean, they weren't even a merlot or chardonnay, they were just named after the color. so when he brought this new one, we were all surprised that they had given it such a "fancy" name. "oooh!" i exclaimed when i saw it, excited about this fancy new boxed wine with the fancy name..and i pronounced it:

nora bird

we continued to drink and eat. and drink and eat. and drink. and as we got more and more drunk, i looked at the box and realized that it wasn't a fancy name after all.

sweater vest, tunic ~ swap
jeans, striped cardi ~ F21
boots ~ vintage, thrifted

nope, it wasn't fancy at all (we should have was franzia). nope, what we were drinking was called, "chillable red wine". and it took us all of four hours and a half a box of wine to figure that out.

cheers to monday!
two birds


  1. Haha, great story! :)

    Love your boots Megan, and the sunglasses! Nora, your layered sweaters look super lovely and warm! :)

  2. Funny! I've never had boxed wine, but maybe that's a good thing! You both look great!

  3. Hahahahahahaha! I have never laughed so hard before. I am obsessed with wines now that I live on my own and each time I go to the store I ask the workers for their most popular bottle at the moment under 20$ and I take it home to try it. As long as it's red. :D I've never had a boxed wine before. But by the sounds of it, it definitely sounds like a laugh!

    I love the outfits you've pulled from your inspiration! Beautiful! Those boots.... are to die for.

    I Can Be Many Things

  4. Ha, such a funny story. I only drink cheap wine, it all tastes pretty bad, might as well save a bit of money buying a cheap bottle!

  5. Haha I love it! I drink a lot of cheap wine myself... and lasagna :)

    You both look so cute, I love the stripes and layers.

  6. Love it!

    So great to see you girls this weekend - I am so excited to wear my new jumpsuit. I just need the weather to cooperate with me!
    cate @

  7. Oh my gosh that story is too funny! I can't handle boxed wine anymore, it makes me really not feel good the next day. We used to do a talent show at my church each year and we'd have a cash bar and there is one year I did the entire show totally drunk on boxed wine. Not my finest moment!

    Megan I love your hat! And I love the stripes on both of you! Very cute! It was so great to see you guys this weekend and I cannot wait to wear all my fun new things! Hope to see you again soon!

  8. love the maxi jackets they're so comfy and warm for this cold days, you're fabulous wearing them, great outfits xxxx

  9. great inspiration yet again ladies :-)I love your wine-o story :-) Chillable, Chill-a-blay, Chablis it's all drinkable to me!

  10. Hey that white vest that Nora is wearing was my thrifted gem. Couldn't figure out how to wear it. Looks so cute on you! Love your outfit too Megan. I'm still recovering from Saturday PS.

  11. Fashion is such a great inspiration!
    Your wine-o story madee me smile;-)
    I just purchased a delightfully colourful hat today. Makes winter all the more enjoyable.

  12. Hahaha - that's an awesome story! And love both of your outfits - such a cute & comfy look :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  13. Love the way you two match :) Smiled at you story, thanks for the perk-up!

    <3 Cambria

  14. Aha you are stripy birds today! SUCH cute takes on the look! I like the blues and whites and fun boots combo!

  15. Awww you both look so sweet and I love that you are matching :)

  16. this one was fun! thanks for the inspiration!!! love the stripes, Megan, and what a cute hat! Nora, you look adorable with the vest and those boots!!!

  17. Franzia is the single girl's wine. That lasagna sounds great right about now after my morning. Oh, and I also got into a slight altercation with another driver on the way home from the shoot. Anyway, the stripes are a favorite. Megan your hat mixed with the stripes works beautifully and your boots are awesome. Nora great layering, I love that granny/grandpa vest...worked it in so nicely...great boots also. Thank you for hosting lovley birds. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  18. Loving how you both interpreted the inspiration of Swfity's look, you both look amazing! Especially loving the bright blue and white stripes, gives such a great punch of colour against the snow. And omg boxed kills me haha.

    Alexandra xo

  19. Oh my goodness...I laughed out loud when I read this! My girlfriend and I used to drink boxed wine ALL the time. Boy, did I think I was sophisticated when I started drinking it from bottles!
    Wait, POURED from bottle to glass. Not consumed straight from bottle.
    Although maybe that did happen once or twice....

  20. Cute cute look! I love your boots and belted cardi!

    See Me Rwar

  21. Nice looks!

  22. Haha, what a great story! I love lasagna and that sounds like such a fun weekly gathering. I love the oversized sweaters and boots in your outfits - cute! :)

  23. Haha, gotta love that Franzia! Love these looks ladies! :)

  24. Ah, boxed wine. It only gets classier when you have to lift the bag out of the box and squeeze to get the last of it. Love your blog! Inspiration Mondays are such a fun idea too. I may have to get on board!

  25. Hahah this story cracked me up- even better is how red wine is chillable- sommeliers would have something to say about that! Loving both of your boots and the blue stripes!

  26. Oh, the story you told about the boxed wine jogged memories of the potlucks all of us impoverished grad students would put together. Someone would set a theme and then we would all do our best to bring something Asian or Mexican, depending upon the theme.

  27. I like both of your stripey sweaters. I don't think it is possible to make Franzia fancy!

  28. So, I am not Taylor Swift's biggest fan, but I have to say that is an adorable outfit. And you both look great! you look fab in blue.
    xoxo Charity
    ps--I am hosting a lovely giveaway, feel free to stop by!

  29. I'm seeing Taylor Swift everywhere lately. She's so cute and this outfit is adorable. Love your inspired takes on it. And oh, the wine story just kills me!

  30. Hahah that's a fantastic story! And one I can totally relate to...

  31. I like your outfits, they look way cuter than the original. The blue stripes are really adorable. Haha...the wine story is so funny. I never really read the wine bottles or boxes, I just drink whatever people serve. I am a wine dummy.


  32. Ahhh boxed wine, boy does that bring back memories (or lack there of ha ha)

    Stripes always look great <3

  33. Ooooh, I love these looks, the layers, the boots, the way that you both manage to come up with brilliant change ups of the exact same thing. Brilliant!