Monday, May 7, 2012

inspiration monday: a few days make all the difference

the inspiration
carrie underwood
megan bird

jeggings ~ H&M
shoes ~ Opitz
shirt ~ gift from nora
watch ~ gift from kristin
necklaces ~ vintage, thrifted, gift from kristin
earrings ~ gift from kristin

nora bird

jeans ~ H&M
shirt ~ vintage, thrifted
shoes ~ F21

i want to thank you all for your kind comments on my last post. sometimes it's just nice to hear that i'm not the only one who feels down in the dumps (not that i ever want you to feel down in the dumps, but you know what i mean). it was also so nice of you to share your happy thoughts with me, they really did help. i hope your weekends were all wonderful!

my weekend definitely perked up after i wrote that post. i started by googling face-care routines on youtube (because when i feel ugly and yucky, i always feel like there is some miracle cure...late night infomercials get me every time) and giving myself a honey, aspirin and turmeric facial. i highly recommend it, it left my skin glowing and smooth. i then bought a ton of other fun and natural stuff for my face, including lemons and grape seed oil (chris thinks i'm ridiculous, i think i'm green and natural). i also splurged and bought some MAC concealer. the verdict is still out on that.

and my little sister was in town, so i had tons of family time. and by family time, i mean my sisters and i hung out and ate spinach dip and watched law & order marathons most of the time. we also went shopping, saw a movie, ate a ton of candy (which made me feel both better and worse), and then our mom cooked us the most delicious brunch. seriously, it was a savory cheesecake. the crust was made of crushed up tortilla chips, and the "cake" was made of cheese, eggs, and veggies. can you really go wrong? my mom, the best cook. ever.

so i am feeling better today. thanks to you and candy and savory cheesecake. oh, and jason segal. because really, any movie written by him will make me laugh.

happy monday!
two birds 


  1. you both look very lovely today. Glad you are feeling so much better :) x

  2. I am so glad to hear that you are feeling better and got yourself some great stuff. We all have our dull moments. You always look so good so i never notice any of the flaws you think you have :-) You gals look fabulous always have all the wonderful pieces for inspiration monday. I am always excited to see what you are going to wear. I love your tops...megan's top has beaufitul beading. The red sandals are too cute. I love nora's strappy heels too.


  3. Glad you're feeling better Megan! And what fun outfits you both have on! I love both of your shoes, as always, because you both have the cutest shoes. And I really love both of your tops too! Very cute overall!

  4. I saw your post on being a Debbie Downer and I couldn't write anything positive to cheer you up because I was having a hell of a day myself. In a way, reading about your down day made me realise that we all go through stuff that we don't like about ourselves - and I notice the men don't usually go through things like that, lucky them. I noticed you blue nail polish, Megan, it goes really well with your coral shoes. And I love your black top Nora. This was a fun Inspiration Monday, thank you!

  5. Savory cheesecake sounds amazing!

    And the detail shot on your top Megan, is awesome. I love all the beading and studs!
    cate @

  6. both of you have on fabulous wedges!!!
    so glad you are feeling better. i recently started using dr.alkaitis products on my face. it is all natural, all organic, all alive skin care products. they are amazing. i highly recommend them! i just did a post on my new skin care routine with his soothing gel. here is the link to dr. alkaitis' page in case you are interested:

  7. Glad you are feeling better. I hate those days! I had one of those days on Thursday. Ugh. I've always called it 'down in the dumps' but my mom calls it 'feeling froggy.' I told my husband that and he still doesn't understand what that means...


  8. Savoury cheesecake-yum- Moms are the best cooks aren't they! Sounds like a glorious weekend- family time and facials are great for de-stressing (well, depending on your family I guess!) Love both your wedges and the flowy tunic tops.

  9. Glad you're feeling better! You both look so cute in your sparkly tops. I think I'm going to need this "cheesecake" recipe!

    The Tiny Heart

  10. So happy to hear that you're feeling much better! I love both of your outfits, the accessories and especially your shoes!

    Wishing you both a wonderful week,

  11. carrie is so adorable, and you two do a fabulous job paying homage to her girl next door style! there is nothing better than a flowing top paired with a comfy pair of skinnies.

  12. Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Sometimes when we feel like that you just need some me time and it sounds like you took some with the facial mask and enjoyed some quality time with your sis and fan. I am a big fan of L&O. I could stay on the couch all week to watch all of the L&O's.

    Love the beading of your shirt, Megan and Nora I really like that print of your blouse.

  13. love the interpretations, both of you!
    i'm happy to hear you're feeling better; family time and home cooking can really turn things around, huh?
    and now i'm off to search for the recipe to your mom's savory cheesecake. it sounds ah-mazing.


  14. Aw! I am glad you are feeling better! LOVE both of the tops in this post.


  15. Glad you are feeling a bit better Megan. Can I just say you look really pretty in this outfit with that top. Very ethereal and like something out of A Midsummer night's dream! Very pretty!
    I like Nora's contrasting black with sparkles- very pretty also but it's lovely the way you both contrast with night and day colours!!!

  16. You both look super cute and I want to steal both of your pairs of wedges! That brunch cheesecake sounds amazing!

  17. I am glad that you are feeling better. We all have off days, but you always look cute on the blog.

  18. Love this outfit on you guys! The tops are super cute. I would wear something like this for sure.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  19. I SERIOUSLY changed up my look, but I'm still adding my link anyway because IT'S MY FIRST TIME and I've been wanting to participate for EVER.

    Glad you're feeling better today. There's nothing worse than feeling down in the dumps. I KNOW. I'm currently in the dumps and would like to get out.

    Oh, and I didn't even know savory cheesecake existed. YUM.

  20. cheesecake saves all :)

    You both created spot on interpretations of this seriously cute outfit.

  21. I love the idea of this post! I'm totally basing my look on your inpsiration tomorrow!

  22. you both look the Opitz shoes :)


  23. I of course LOVE both of your outfits but I am kind of majorly swooning over those coral wedges. I kinda need them in my life. Minus the kinda! And I really want to try that face mask! My skin is (for a change) not being an evil biznitch but I'm sure something crazy will happen and I'll need it! Xo Lori

  24. Great inspiration with the lovely Carrie - and those coral shoes are amazing - I so need a pair! And girl you are so much better than me... you get down in the dumps and look up face care... I on the other hand open a bottle of red :)


  25. Both of you have the most amazing studded blouses...jealous!

    <3 Cambria

  26. I loved seeing everyone's take on this1 You two look amazing in your interpretations. -xx

  27. So glad you are feeling better! I love your sparkly tops and wedges! Gorgeous looks and btw, your comment was so sweet :)


  28. Nora, I LOVE your hair! I have a short asymmetrical do as well. Birds of a feather, right? Has your hair always been this short, or is this a new development? At any rate, it's looking fabulous!

    Cable Car Couture

  29. looking good two birds, rocking the jeans! glad you're feeling better. :) sounds like someone had a fantastic weekend.

  30. I like both of your shoes! They look great! And that savory cheesecake sounds amazing. Yay for family time! I'm a bit obsessed with my face being so dry lately. Maybe I'll google aspirin honey and tumeric facial later...

  31. So cute! I love the color of your shoes Megan and your Top Nora. You both look beautiful :)

  32. So glad to hear that your weekend went well! Both you ladies have great taste in shoes, wow!

  33. Both of these looks are such fun!

  34. ladies, I am loving both your tops and both your shoes!!! sooooo cute!

  35. Hey !
    Thank you for your comment, but it's not me but my exchange partner in this photos ! :) But I love his bmazer too ! :)

    I like your blog

  36. Absolutely in love with these tops and wedges!