Monday, January 23, 2012

inspiration monday: frosty the snow(wo)man

the inspiration
eva longoria
i normally wear glasses to work and when i drive. on a special night out, when i need to see clearly, i wear contacts. the rest of the time, i wing it. i accidentally forgot to wear my glasses when i had to take the sight test for my license, and i passed anyways. so legally i can drive without my glasses...but i don't think that's a very good idea. i mean, as long as i don't need to read street signs, i am probably ok. but if i want to ward off squint wrinkles, i should probably wear my glasses more often.

megan bird

so when i left work the other day and realized i had forgotten my glasses, it was no big deal. i had my contacts and another pair of (really ugly) old glasses at home that would make do for the weekend. i continued to walk towards my bus stop.
leggings ~ Kohls
socks, earrings, necklace ~ F21
tank ~ Target
coat ~ Gap, swap

but as i was walking (on one of the busiest corners of downtown minneapolis, mind you), i happened to look over and see what ended up being a woman in a white down parka. my very first thought at seeing her, sans glasses, was that she was a snowman. a snowman...alive and kicking...very rational thought, right? i think from now on, i will keep my glasses on.

nora bird

sweater~ F21, swap
shirt~ Target
ring~ F21
leggings~ Simply Vera, Kohls
socks~ ? (i've had them for years).
boots~ Restricted, DSW

happy monday!
two birds


  1. You both rocked this looked!! I am so impressed and inspired with your take. Love the socks with boots on both of you. I will probaby add a little color too. Love the bow on your jacket Megan and your sweater Nora...very sweet touch. Both gorgeous. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  2. Very lovely! I like the peak of burgundy and checkered socks that breaks up the monotone. When I forget glasses I get accused of ignoring people when they walk in the distance, I can't see their faces, just a blur. Last DVM exam I passed the eye exam, but reeeeally had to squint, and I thought the same thing: gotta wear my glasses to avoid crows feet!

  3. beautiful outfit! I love it!!
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  4. Megan, your snow "woman" story is too funny. I had many moments like that when I still had glasses. I had lasik last year though and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself! I like the bright red sticking out of your boots, very fun!
    Nora your socks are too much fun! I love those! And that is a cute ring too!

  5. Kim is gorgeous, but I think you two ladies pulled off the over the knee boot and cozy fitted top wayyy better than her :-)

  6. Haha, I probably would have thought it was a living snowman as well! :D

    I love those checkered socks layered under the boots - so cute!

  7. I love layering long socks under boots. You two rocked this look.

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  8. Cheers to a good over the knee sock! Funny story about the walking snowman - that's hilarious. I would not be able to see anything without my glasses!!

  9. LOL at the real life snow woman lol. I know the pain of not having your glasses :) Anywho, you two look fab! I love the socks!

  10. You both look great! Megan-love the pop of color with the red socks and Nora- great checkered socks!

  11. i really like both of your outfis, perfection recreations. :)

  12. You both look beautiful, and how can anyone not love Eva? Shes just so stunning and has great style!


  13. They're both super cute looks! I always forget about the taller socks with boots thing and it's such a fun look!

    1. I love the look, but haven't been brave enough to try it because I fear looking like I am in the cast of Cabaret and am wearing thigh-highs.

  14. I love that you both wore the knee socks! I was not able to pull that off this week, but you both look great. I also loved the snow woman story. Funny!

  15. I love the kneesocks!!! Brilliant looks birds!!!

  16. You ladies always look so cute! You both even look like you're totally unaware that there is snow on the grown and you don't even look cold - the trait of a pro! The snowman story is a hoot - I can toatlly see that happening to me. LOL!

  17. Cute looks! I love those fun socks peeking out of your boots!

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  18. You both look lovely! Love the idea of having socks coming out of the top of your boots! xx

  19. Both of your socks are so fun! Love 'em!!
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  20. Loving the touch or deep red in the first set. I am also not supposed to be driving without my glasses, I go back and forth and most times forget them except when I'm driving. I feel like they get in my way!! :) Lol @ the Snowman!

  21. Hahaha! That's pretty funny. I totally understand. I am blind as a bat and mistake things for other things sometimes. Loving the sock party going on here!
    And thanks for the comment. I will be following the two of you from now on. Hope to see you back on my blog sometime.


  22. Hahaha! I have to wear glasses to drive too! One of my eyes is near sighted and the other far sighted...apparently that will serve me well in my old age (according to the optometrist).
    I love your socks!! So cute :)

  23. LOVE both of your knee socks! What a cute & comfy outfit. And that is too funny - I try to skip the glasses more often than I should as well :)

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  24. Hahah I'm so blind without my contacts that I would probably think she was a walking marshmallow- it would just be a big white blob! Adorable outfits- Megan I have very similar red knee highs and Nora- what fun tights and I love the ring!

  25. I love both of your little socks poking out of your boots! I'm jealous because I have such big calves that I can't fit my legs and socks in boots! Stay warm!
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  26. It was nice seeing both of you at the swap. It looks like you found some cute stuff!

  27. So cute! I love both of these outfits! Wish I had seen the inspiration look so I could have joined time I will!

  28. Hey, at least you didn't chase her down and call her frosty! That's too funny. And you both look too cute for this inspiration outfit--you make me want to go buy more over the knee socks!

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  30. Ooh, I LOVE how you both rocked the over-the-knee socks. So cute!

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  31. Ok, Nora's cute stinkin' hair makes me want to chop mine off again... (and I'm trying to grow it out)! Haha. Love these!

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  32. ladies i am loving the fun look! leggings and cute knee high socks with boots is too much fun! i'm loving the checkers and the bright colors!!!

  33. love wearing knee high socks under boots!!

  34. you both look hotter than eva, yeah i said it, & you're both standing in snow too.

  35. Love both the looks!


  36. Ahh! My most recent nightmare: a real, live Frosty. Since Christmas my 22month old has been OBSESSED with "Fosty NoMon" and I have sung that song and seen that movie no less than 500 times each! Thankfully even if I forget my contacts/glasses, that won't happen to me since we are still having 60s temps lately.
    I LOVE both pairs of socks you guys have! I love that Nora had hers for forever and that now I'm inspired to hit up F21 thanks to Megan.
    I really love this look with a pop of color more than Eva's or mine. Thanks ladies:)

  37. HAHA! You two look cute! I love the inspirational outfit. You both did a great job! Yes, keep the glasses on or contacts in. HAHA I have to have one or the other. :)

  38. lol. So funny. I wear glasses for the most of the time, and actually like wearing them. xoxo

  39. Very cute!

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  40. I LOVE both of these x10 billion...I am such a fan of leggings+sweaters and I need to start wearing all shades of black and gray-it looks so classy!

  41. I need to wear my glasses more often, but I typically only wear them when I drive. I love both of the looks. So gorgeous.

  42. Hahaha, cute story. I love both your outfits, and that you each have socks peaking out the boots.