Friday, February 10, 2012

new loves and old friends: elephants and cats and giraffes, oh my!





old friends

shirt/boots/necklace/belt~ all vintage, thrifted

new loves

cardigan~ Banana Republic, swap
jeans~ F21

i am sure not many people other than me would have bought this shirt when they spied it at the thrift store (okay, i am almost 100% sure megan would have, too. we both have the same penchant for ugly, vintage items). a semi-ugly (so ugly, it's cute!), vintage, handmade, maternity shirt with an elephant, cat and giraffe print is a must have, right? apparently i thought so, because i remember grabbing it off the rack like it was the last piece of pizza and throwing it into my cart while doing a little victory dance. and i wasn't even pregnant yet. yes. sad, i know. i was planning on hopefully being pregnant in the near future. that makes it better, right? you don't have to answer that. i think even mimi eyed me strangely, but that could have been because she recognized it was a maternity shirt and she was beginning to get suspicious. anyways, it is mine now. all mine (bahahahahahahaha)! and i finally had a chance to wear it. and let me tell you, i had that same excited feeling when pulling it out of my closet to put it on. and that tells me it must have been a good purchase. right? again, you don't have to answer that...

have a marvelous weekend!

xoxo, nora bird










38 comments:

  1. Nora, your hair is so beautiful. It makes me want to cut mine. And your story is hilarious. I often pull items off racks and wonder, "Is it ugly, or is it awesome?" Yours is adorable! And funny without being a t-shirt. Bonus points.
    --TS
    http://thriftedshift.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love it! I mean really, a giraffe, a cat, and an elephant all hangin' out on one shirt? Purchasing is a must.

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  3. I think it's freaking adorable! If ever have a baby someday I might have to borrow it from you! Too cute!

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  4. I think I would have gotten it for sure. It's so cute! I love the color on you. However, since it was a maternity shirt, I would have given it to you :)

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  5. That shirt rocks and what a random assortment of animals! You look so cool with the boots and skinny jeans with it!

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  6. Nora, you look perfect in this little number. I have one maternity item that I wear but nobody and I mean nobody knows that it is maternity. This is just an adorable, well put together outfit whether you are expecting or not...great colors too. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  7. I love it! I find myself buying maternity items at target lol. I guess if its cute, its cute :)

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  8. super smart plan ahead if you ask me. I love ugly cute too- it's cugly, right?

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  9. Your boots are super cute! I love the print of your top, too.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  10. i can't lie i don't know if I would have grabbed it off the rack as is...but seeing how you paired it you make it look adorable! xo

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  11. That top...I have no productive words...all I can say is I want that top like I want a red velvet cupcake right now, which is an obscenely high ammt! Xo Lori

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  12. Love the colour combinationa of your outfit and the funny way you write this post.
    I'm following you
    xo
    Anastasia

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  13. I love that second picture- it looks like the whole of you is in gradient, not just the cardigan! =]

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  14. (raises hand) Me. I would have grabbed it too. And it's questionable that I would have put it back even after discovering it was maternity. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  15. Adorable. Seriously... ill tell you a secret I looked at this pictures without looking at detail and I was like I love that top!! and then I read what it was and laughed... you make it look good!

    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  16. I think the top is whimsical and awesome! It looks great with the cardi and jeans.

    http://hipsandhangers.blogspot.com/

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  17. Oh my word, I would have done the same victory dance. That is the most ADORABLE top and I'd rock it even if I weren't pregnant.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. I have a serious weakness for cute/whimsical prints. So I would have snatched this off the rack too... :)

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  19. This shirt is so me... i love the pattern, AND the colors! You look phenomenal... i hope i look that good pregnant!

    xo everything-pretty.com

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  20. Ugly? Nah. Super adorable? Ya! I love the print of this top- you could totally dress it up with a plain skirt too!

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  21. Personally, I think it's unique and awesome, maternity shirt or not. I would wear it. But that's not saying much.

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  22. I'm probably one of those who would most likely pass it up without a second glance, but you pull it off beautifully!! I always admire those who have an eye for taking a less than ideal shirt and making it look fabulous!! As you have. :)

    Thanks for swinging over to my blog! Have a great weekend.
    ps..glad the whales didn't tip your boat. hehe
    Emily at Amazing Grapes

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  23. You are quite possibly one of the cutest pregnant women ever. And I love the "it's so ugly it's cute" shirt.:)
    cate @ wildruffle.com

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  24. Well, I routinely check the maternity clothes when I thrift because I like the roominess of the tops.

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  25. so pretty, i love the color and pattern of the top!

    Hope all is well my dear, have a great weekend!

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  26. I Love this outfit! and you are beautiful!!

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  27. You look absolutely amazing!!! That shirt is super cute and I am crazy about your boots! You are very pretty:)

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  28. I love this outfit, it is just so cute! You look great & I like the cowboy boots they just pull this whole look together :)

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  29. thank you for your sweet comment on my post! by the way about the nail design..yes it takes an hour to create them!! but definitely love the result!! by the way feel free to follow my blog if ur interested..thx!

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  30. Thank you for stopping by! I definitely agree about the aqua jeans and that pretty little peter pan collar blouse you liked is called 'Blush Lace Trim Top' and it's sold at Dorothy Perkins for $39! STEAL! That top of yours is super cute and I love the way you combined it with the cardigan and belt. Don't be a stranger :)

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  31. There is something marvelous about this shirt. I think without the sweater I probably wouldn't be able to handle all the red and animals, but the sweater keeps it looking amazing!
    I wish I could pick out ugly things and make them cute!!

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  32. AMAZING LOOK AND GREAT BLOG! WOULD YOU LIKE TO FOLLOW EACH OTHER?
    XOXO,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED GIRL

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  33. Well I love it, it's too much fun! It was one of those purchases that was meant to be :)

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  34. I love that top, it's my favourite colour! Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog too :)

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  35. Took a minute to look around and u have cool stuff on here so adding you to my google connect.. maybe follow each other?..let's talk soon!

    Hugs from NYC!
    TravelDesignery.com

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  36. super cute top, it's such a delightful idea to use a kiddy fabric print for a maternity top. I like it, it's not ugly at all, it's totally quirky chic. You have an eye for great stuff. And I obviously missed a lot of your posts, or possible very blind, didn't know you were expecting. Congrats!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  37. Oh my goodness, I did the exact same thing two weeks ago. I'm not pregnant either but I found a blouse with shoulder pads and embroidered baby carriages on it!! Haha so I had to buy it.

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