Monday, January 16, 2012

inspiration monday: shaken not stirred

the inspiration
emma stone
i subscribe to pretty much every coupon site there is. if i am not subscribed to it, that just means i don't know about it yet. you just never know when the perfect gift idea (for yourself or someone else) will pop up in a groupon. for instance, one came to my email today for a world war II experience...you get to drive a tank and shoot a ww2 machine gun, all for $219. while i have absolutely no interest in that, i knew it would be something that my brother-in-law would be interested in, so i passed it on. ok, maybe it might be fun to drive a tank. i would scream obscenities while doing it, pretending i'm bruce willis in any die hard movie. "YIPPEE KAY AY MOTHER F$%#@R!!" yeah, it's probably best i don't cash in on that groupon.

megan bird



pants ~ F21
shirt ~ Old Navy, thrifted
coat ~ thrifted
shoes ~ Bakers
necklace ~ thrifted
belt ~ thrifted

another one of the coupons that came to my inbox the other day was for an electric martini maker. there is still time to buy it if you feel so inclined. it is a mere $39. but really, how lazy do you have to be to need a machine to make you a martini. the basics of making a martini are putting two kinds of liquor into a cup and shaking (or stirring) it for about 30 seconds. and if you have had at least eight hours of sleep, maybe you'll even have enough energy to throw an olive in the cup, too. seriously, it's a bit ridiculous. but i bet donald trump has an electric martini maker. or mrs. spelling. in fact, i bet mrs. spelling has a whole room dedicated to making martinis, maybe two.

nora bird



blazer ~ vintage, thrifted
short ~ old navy
jeans ~ 15dollarstore.com
shoes ~ F21

join in on the fun below if you want. or buy yourself an electric martini maker, and sit back, relax and let the machine do all the hard work for you.

yippee kay ay martini makers!

xoxo,
two birds


46 comments:

  1. Oh wow! You both look fabulous - love this look :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. It's true. Candy Spelling's martini-making room is right between the gift-wrapping room and the room where she keeps the babies she plans on making new skin out of, as soon as they're big enough.

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  3. Love that blue and yellow together, Megan!
    cate @ wildruffle.com

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  4. You two look fabulous :)
    blog.diamondsanddust.co.za

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  5. Megan: The Belt and Necklace!
    Nora: The Jacket!!! Im loving both outfits :) No Im headed to my email to check my groupon deal of the day. Perhaps it will be a automatic pb&j ,maker lol

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  6. You both are so stylish! I love Nora's cropped blazer with the adorable pixie!

    Great blog! I must take a look around!

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  7. Loving both of the outfits!! Very cute!! And VERY brave in this weather lol! Not too long ago, I did crop pants and heels and people thought I was crazy. Ha!

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love the coupon sites too! We got a great deal for a bed and breakfast in Duluth that we're using in March. I also got the Pants Monkey a Christmas present through another one - we're going to a glass blowing class where we get to make a pint glass and we'll be sampling beer while we're there - crazy fun!

    Megan I love the turquoise and the yellow - they are such happy colors and they go so nicely together! Your shoes are adorable too!

    Nora - that jacket!!! I love it! What a fun find! It reminds of the Beatles a little bit (I mean that in a good way) :)

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  9. Love the pop of turquoise in the first look and the jacket in the second is fabulous! Both great looks.

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  10. I am obsessed with Emma Stone's pant suit, and you two ladies knocked her look out of the park! LOOOVE your pink jacket Nora and your turquoise accessories megan :-)

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  11. both of your outfits are so cute! it must be the california girl in me, but i think you guys are brave for rockin heels in the snow :)

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  12. haha, driving a tank? Like, for real? That would be awesome! I love how both of you re-invented this look :) x

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  13. what a fun one this was! love the looks, ladies. megan, the yellow and aqua is such a great color combo. and nora, that pink jacket is fab!!!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  14. Hi!
    Thanks for visiting, I ♥ your comment *;*
    > www.blog-anapaulaxavier.com
    Have a fun week!

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  15. i really like both of your outfits, but I prefer noras! :)

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  16. You ladies look adorable! I don't know how you can wear bare ankles in snow. Brrr.

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  17. I love how you both added a nice pop of color! & That thrifted blazer is such a great find!

    Judy

    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  18. Nora your blazer is amazing and the fit is beautiful Your photos are really sweet. You look gorgeous. Megan your F21 pants are to die for and they look beautiful on your figure. You also look gorgeous. I admire your ability to withstand the cold in heels....maybe extreme couponing would be and option...:) Dawn Suitcase vignette xo

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  19. Honestly, who gave that blazer away? You're lucky Sgt. Pepper or Prince didn't beat you to the thrift store that day. Love it!

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  20. Both are great looks! :) Love the colours in Megan's and the architectural lines of Nora's!

    Haha, I'm scared even to drive a car, I'd faint in a tank. Or maybe it would be the first vehicle I feel safe in. :D

    Thank you for your lovely comment! :)

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  21. Ah yes Groupons- I'm also obsessed which means I spent a lot of unnecessary money! ;) Megan I love your outfit- very chic for work and Nora- wow what a fab blazer!

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  22. It seems like it would be harder to use a martini machine that to just make a martini.

    Nora, that jacket reminds me of 80s Michael Jackson, in the best possible way.

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  23. These are both so cute! Love the jackets. I'll have to do coupons some day.

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  24. I just learned about Groupon from "60 Minutes" show the other day.. where have I been?! :/ Anyways, I am loving your take on the inspiration Monday- your jackets are way nicer than the one in a picture above! I am smitten by your color choices too, looks really beautiful!
    Thank you darlings SO MUCH for a sweet follow, and I am absolutely following you as well! :) I am very glad to meet fellow thrifty bloggers! Nice to meet you! :)
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  25. Once again I am without camera lead at the time in which I might need it! Megan, I love all your turquoise accessories - so pretty against the vivid yellow! What a brilliant jacket Nora

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  26. Love your shoes! What a great F21 find! www.casualglamorous.com

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  27. I love the turquoise accessories - such a great pop of colour, esp. with the yellow!
    You both look fantastic - the colours are such a nice pop during these dreary winter months.

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  28. Emma Stone is a great inspiration indeed! You ladies did great with your interpretations! If I liked martinis at all I'd be all over that electric martini maker :)

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  29. Both your blazers are AMAZING! Especially loving the hot pink, so cool. And how can Emma Stone go wrong, seriously that girl has been on a hot streak for so long now!

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  30. You all always know how to pull off these inspiration looks. Megan-I love the teal and yellow together; it's so unexpected and Nora-that vintage blazer is insane!
    -Meagan
    www.spunkychateau.com

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  31. that red military blazer is awesome!! :]

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  32. Wow, I love both your looks, I love the pop of turquoise against the yellow and oh, that blazer! Gorgeous!

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  33. I am so with you on subscribing to every coupon available. I am so in love with that look of Emma Stone's and your recreations are great. Adore the yellow and turquoise combination and want to steal that amazing thrifted jacket Nora is wearing. Great work ladies!

    http://theclosetintervention.blogspot.com/

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  34. Love Emma stone in green, so striking!

    Love your mixes too with the yellow and turquoise and black pink mix - stunning!

    Thanks so much for your comments, I love reading them x

    The doll on fashion

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  35. I love the yellow and turquoise together and that pink blazer. You both look amazing! :)

    Haha, you get the best coupons! That WWII one does sound pretty fun.

    Thank you so much for stopping by Daily Jenn :)

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  36. I also subscribe to as many coupon sites as possible. I love a good deal! I also love that vintage military-ish jacket. I just went on my first thrifting trip this weekend. I only came home with a scarf, but I'm going to try and get better at thrifting.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  37. I was a little stumped by this inspiration, you all did well, I like the creativity and interpretation. I like both the cute yellow jacket and the fabulous military style jacket.

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  38. The tank sounds like fun! That is an interesting Groupon.

    Love both these bright looks. I brights in the winter help the cold days be a little more bearable.

    Julie

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  39. yipee kai yay 2 birds! i'm thinking megan bird's look as(50's or is it 60's?) audrey heburn. nora bird is giving me the sgt peppers lonely hearts club album cover, or michael jackson thriller, in a cool way look. i've had my inspired outfit hanging in my closet for last 3 days, & i never once wore it. i'm paved with good intentions, but bad follow thorough.

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  40. LOVE your takes on that look! What fun colors!!

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  41. That is what I call a pink power blazer! Yeah!

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  42. Now I rather regret passing up the deal for Justin Bieber singing toothbrushes that landed in my e-mail inbox a few weeks ago. :P
    Inspiration Monday sounds like so much fun! Liking the bold colors and fantastic thrift finds. :)

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  43. The jacket that Nora is wearing is absolutely stunning, what an AMAZING find :) !

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  44. you both look beautiful but i am crushing on that vintage blazer!!! xo

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