Friday, January 20, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): don't take your guns to town


some women just don't belong in bars. it takes a little bit of patience and a sense that you just may lose your personal space to be comfortable in a crowded bar. alcohol helps, too...but that maybe take a while to kick in.
last saturday, a group of friends and i went to a johnny cash tribute. we go every year and it's always fun. four different bands play johnny music, and the range is amazing...blue grass, rock, country...it's all covered in one night. and the ending act is a man and his wife who once knew johnny, clearly giving them the right to believe they are johnny and june reincarnated. it's a little weird, a little self-serving, but it's fun.
there was a woman there who did not belong. clearly. at the beginning of the night, she was standing next to my friend, kate, who happens to have lovely curly hair. she turned to kate (who by the way was in no way in this girl's way) and say, "you have beautiful hair, but could you please keep it out of my face?" kate looked at her in awe and continued to drink her beer. what do you say to that?

throughout the night, we kept meeting other women who had been offended by this woman. she was mad that people were dancing by her, mad that people were walking past her to get to the bar....she was pretty much just mad. like i said, some women don't belong in bars.
shirt ~ Marshalls
jeggings ~ H&M
socks ~ Target
necklaces ~ Heartbreaker & F21
earrings F21
boots ~ vintage Frye, thrifted
the coup de grâce was when a woman was dancing near her. god forbid a woman dance near another woman at a bar where a band is playing...the nerve! anyways, this dancing woman was a wee bit drunk, and may have gotten kind of close to mean girl. so what did mean girl do? why, she yanked the girl's hair so hard that her head flung back. like full-on reality tv, hair-pulling girl fight. then mean girl left. maybe she realized she didn't belong there.

can i just brag for one sec about these boots? i found them at a thrift store and i had to do a triple take. i mean, vintage frye boots, in my size! and my coup de grâce was that they were $7.99.
obligatory end of the night drunk pic

happy friday!!
xo,
megan bird

51 comments:

  1. Wow, those boots are awesome! I can't believe you thrifted them and for such a great price! I'm so jealous. Sounds like a fun night (apart from the mean lady). Cute outfit - I love your necklace :)

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    1. thanks, jenn! mean lady kind of made the night more funny, in a way...not for her, but for us!

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  2. Megan you look hot!! I love your H&M jeggings and your amazing frye boots. Talk about a lucky find!!! Love this daybird outfit on you! I would wear this in a minute, so well put together. That mean girl was crazy thinking she was better than everyone else...screw her. She probably had pms which made her ooc. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

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  3. It's probably a good thing I didn't make it that night. HONEY BADGER DOES NOT PUT UP WITH THAT SHIT.

    I am extremely jealous of your boots.

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    1. i wish you would have been there...i would have had your back in a girl fight!

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  4. I seriously need to go thrifting - really?! 7.99?! That's amazing. Love 'em.
    cate @ wildruffle.com

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  5. The boots are really amazing, so much thrifting luck!
    I love this outfit on you.

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  6. Those are great boots! Lucky find, and what a crazy girl!

    http://jugglingchic.tumblr.com

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  7. What a funny story - I should not laugh but I think that mean girl got what she asked for! And oh, I love your boots, I love all things Frye! What an amazing find!

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  8. Geez, talk about grumpy, I'd probably lose my shit if someone yanked my hair in a bar. And amazing score on those boots! Lucky you!

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    1. this girl was surprisingly calm when she got her hair yanked...or just really drunk (probably that)!

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  9. Great boots! What a find! I'm loving your necklaces too.

    And as for that woman, it's a bar, what does she expect? What a party pooper! Sounds like a seriously fun night otherwise! :)

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  10. Whilst I adore your outfit pictures, the last "obligatory" (oh how true) one was kiiinda my favorite!

    I want (NEED) your pink triangle necklace and those socks. Why have I been so obsessed with socks lately? I used to HATE socks. Something about feeling confined and caged in.

    No matter. So glad that we're friends now!

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    1. that necklace was like $3.80 at Forever 21. i bet it's still there (i got it two days after christmas). and yes, that last picture is fun...it shows how much of a great time we were all having - those are my faves!

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  11. Love the outfit!

    Sounds like a fun night - minus the mean girl! I loove me some Johnny Cash!!

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    1. the mean girl kind of made it more fun, in a weird sort of way!

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  12. can i just gush about your outfit for a second? there was no love in that mean woman. she needed to keep her behind at home. she was like poison spreading through the air, a mad cow disease that no one wanted.

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    1. aww, teddi, you can gush all you want! you have the best comments, they make me laugh every time!

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  13. Youre right...What do you say when someone says or does something pointless and ignorant? Oh well, Im glad you all had a good time! You look great...your boots are awesome :)

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    1. thanks! we ended up just laughing at her and then i wrote about her on the blog...so let's hope she doesn't read this (or let's hope she does!)

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  14. You know it's not just bars she acts like that in. She's one of those people that thinks you are just living in HER world, and reacts very badly when it other people don't seem to agree. :)

    And yes, let's talk boots. SCORE.

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  15. *when other people don't* - because grammar is important, even before coffee.

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    1. i knew what you meant! and you're right, she probably acts like that all the time!

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  16. The jeans and the top! The earrings look great too.

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  17. i'm LOVING that necklace! i want to see if closer! have a great weekend :)

    xo, vanessa (the gal)

    http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

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    1. thanks, vanessa! i wear these two necklaces together all the time, so next time i do, i will make sure to take a close-up shot!

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  18. Those boots are fantastic. What an awesome find!

    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog! Since I'm just starting out I definitely appreciate the love:)

    http://hipsandhangers.blogspot.com/

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  19. OMG the boots! SUCH a steal! What a weird lady, if you're in a bad mood, just stay home!

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  20. OH my gosh those boots are amazing! Best thrift find ever!

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  21. I definitely takes all kinds of people in this world. What a loon!

    Anyway, amazing boot deal. They look so fun!

    Julie

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  22. Sounds to me like the girl was looking for a fight...

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  23. Awesome thrift find :] I can not believe you witnessed an actual hair yank at the bar. Bars make me anxious but that's no excuse to get mean.

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  24. adorable look! I love long necklaces!

    http://www.mythriftychic.com

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  25. adorable casual outfit, those necklaces are great accessories!


    myblissisthisway.blogspot.com

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  26. I really think the jewelry makes this outfit pop, and the boots with the socks are a nice touch too of course.

    Those encounters with drunken jerks are always terrible(I'm sure we've all had one), but she now has a conversation starter right? Besides that crazy tidbit, sounds like a fun night.

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  27. love the frye boots!

    http://underthefluorescents.blogspot.com/

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  28. thanks for taking the time and leaving a lovely comment on my blog!
    I really like yours!
    I will defo come back!

    http://karolasway.blogspot.com/

    hugs! :)

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  29. by the way - you're absolutely right. some people just don't belong. I had a "pleasure" of meeting some as well. the best way is just to ignore.
    following you now.
    see you soon
    K

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  30. Love the sweater & pretty jewelry!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  31. Wow that lady sounds like a piece of work. What's wrong with people? Yanking another girl's hair is just not okay. Ugh. Anyway.

    Cute casual look. Those boots are awesome. Such a great find and a perfect deal too.

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  32. Oh my god, I cant believe that actually happened to you Megan! WEIRD.

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  33. Those boots are great and good on you for snagging them. What a septic lady - sounds like she was looking for a fight - or a reality show!

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  34. love those boots! i'm still looking for a pair like these....

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  35. Whoa! Social awareness much? I can't believe someone would actually yank a strangers hair back like that! Not to mention all the other cruddy things she did throughout the night. What a jerk. Sounds like a super fun type of gig otherwise.

    Um, I'm in love with your boots. I already was - and then you mentioned you thrifted them?! The gods were definitely smiling upon you.

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  36. love the cozy outfit! casual comfy is all I want for my weekends!

    xo Nav
    http://navlandstyle.blogspot.com

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  37. Those boots! AhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHH! And for $7.99?! I must admit, I've never had any luck thrifting shoes, let alone boots and you pretty much win here!

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