Friday, May 18, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): 20(s)-something





dress ~ Target (borrowed fron nora)
tights ~ Marshalls
shoes ~ vintage, thrifted
earrings ~ F21
necklaces ~ some vintage, some new, all thrifted

i mentioned the other day that eva graduated from preschool. i should also mention that i am a cryer. like all the time crying. i cry at hallmark commercials (like this), i cry at sitcoms, romance movies, books. i have even been known to cry at various law & order episodes. so i assumed that i would cry at eva's graduation. but when i got there and saw her, in her cap and gown, carrying the flag and saying the pledge of allegiance, all the while blowing kisses at me, i just couldn't cry. i kept a huge smile on my face and blew a kiss back.

then i got home that night and put the kids to bed, and literally cried for about two hours straight. i couldn't stop. it was ugly.i cried at glee, i cried at commercials, i did not cry at law & order...but that's only because i didn't watch it. i came to a realization that my kids are growing up.and as much as i love watching that...with every milestone they hit, i know that one day that milestone will be a high school graduation, and then a college graduation, and then moving out of the house (maybe that will come before graduation, maybe not). 

so what did i do when i started thinking about these fleeting moments with my young kids. the young kids who still want to hug me and blow kisses at me? i crawled into bed with both of them and whispered how much i love them and told them how proud i am of them. hopefully when they are 20 (or 80), they will have some sort of subconscious memory of that, and it will make them smile. 

a note about my outfit. this is not a typical outfit that i would just throw on every friday. my friend erin had a "roarin' 20s" party for her 29th birthday...and this is what i wore. and this is my favorite picture of the night (stolen from erin) (i hope you don't mind, erin). you can check out more pictures from her party on her blog.

chris, me and erin. clearly i don't know how to hold a gun.
happy friday!
xo,
megan bird

43 comments:

  1. I love it! What a fun idea for a party!

    I am totally the same way when it comes to the waterworks. Although I don't have kids yet, it all hit when I got married. I don't know if it's the birth control or what but Hallmark commercials turn me into a mess!

    (I also cried at Glee.)

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  2. WOW you look great, I love this look!

    xoxo

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  3. That party looks like a blast! The 20s style suits you so well :)

    That is really sweet about your children, and I can't imagine how hard and yet how rewarding it is to watch them grow up and hit certain milestones. You're a great mom :)

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  4. I think I need to throw a 20s party now - how fun is your outfit?! Happy belated birthday to Erin.:)

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  5. I LOVE your 20s look, you really nailed it!

    I thought for sure I'd be sobbing at my wedding but nope, didn't shed a tear, haha. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
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  6. Megan this is fantastic...so creative and your creativity is amazing. You look like an authentic gorgeous 20's gal. ps: I have that dress too and it is one of my favorites!!! Have a great weekend lovely bird. dawn suitcase vignettes xo off to the vet. with the cat.

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  7. You and Chris both looked awesome - I saw some of Erin's pictures on FB and you guys are just too cute!

    I don't have kids yet, but I have a friend who has kids around the same age as Eva and she wrote a similar post this week and you both made me cry! So sweet.

    Side note - Glee made me cry this week too. Stupid Glee. LOL

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  8. Of course I don't mind! You guys were both badass. If you ever want to go to a sappy movie, I will cry just as hard as you :)

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  9. You look fantastic in 20s, it's perfect. It IS tough watching your kids go through all their milestones. . . I can't believe how fast it all goes by.

    Jenn

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  10. Fun tights! I love the 20's style!

    What an exciting and happy time to watch your kids to grow. xo! :)

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  11. You look super stylish, and very 20s!

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  12. what a fun look! i love the idea of you and your sister doing this together. so fun and creative.

    xo,
    wardrobe girls

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  13. Bloomin heck, you look AAAAAMAAAAZING!!!! Wow! What a fab dress! Is that a wig you are wearing? If not, how did you do that hair, can you teach me?!
    That's lovely about your children, I love how much you care. I'm a crier too. I cry at everything!!! Even seeing old people struggling along the street, old people smiling, sad movies, episodes of Home and away, I cry!!!

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  14. Wow, this outfit is amazing, maybe you should incorporate into your everyday wardrobe! :) The pile of necklaces, tights and shoes are just amazing.

    You aren't alone, I cry at the drop of a hat, and I'm not even a mommy yet! Have a great weekend.

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  15. your outfit reminds me of those ladies straight out of the broadway chicago, i saw last september, you nailed the look! :) i cry at hallmark commercials too, & those hallmark hall of fame shows get me every time. i do believe your children will remember.

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  16. You look hot! I don't think it's bad to be a crier, at least it means you feel something and you care! Most people don't care ENOUGH!
    --TS

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    1. ps That Hallmark commercial just made me all choked up!!!

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  17. This is the best idea EVER...loving, loving, loving your 20s outfit, you picked hte perfect pieces and your hair looks fantastic. I need to host a themed party like this sometime soon :) Also...don't worry about crying, it happens. It's a good thing to have a heart :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  18. You look stunning!! I cry at everything too, don't even feel bad :P

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  19. This is so so so cute! I cry to a lot of just about everything. I prefer people (woman) as such as their feelings seem much more raw!

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  20. i love this look! the tights, the peep toes, the pearls. it's so much fun!

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  21. I love this look on you, you look fantastic!

    I cry a lot to... and I'm already so sentimental at certain milestones and changes, I'm sure it will get so much worse when I have kids one day. You're a great mom!

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  22. Gorgeous outfit! I love the necklace

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  23. cute, cute, cute, great roaring 20s look, perfect for your friends party :)

    Aww your little one is growing up, understandable her graduation would make you teary eyed. Capture as much of her childhood as you can on camera and then you can always look back and cherish those memories :)

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  24. I'm a big crier too, so don't worry about it haha. At least you're not an ugly one like I am! I love this look, the 20's inspiration suits you beautifully.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  25. We actually learned that style of dress in history. The flappers of the 20s, surely women in a interesting age.

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  26. Oh, knock-out stunning look :) You look great.

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  27. What an sexy outfit! You look terrific!

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  28. you look beautiful..I love the tights and the shoes. Well done! I just started following your blog..stop by my blog sometime and see if you would like to follow mine.
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  29. Love your 20's look! The layered necklaces & patterned tights really jazz up a LBD :) Also, so sweet to read about your daughter' preschool graduation - I'm sure when I have children I'll be apt to tear up just the same!

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  30. Oh gosh, I'm a massive crier too! And I thought I was the only one. THANK HEAVENS THERE'S MORE THAN ONE OF US!

    You look absolutely sublime :)

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  31. You look amazing for the party! My first grandson will graduate high school this Tuesday. Time flies...and you should cry all you want to over your kids' milestones.

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  32. love ur dress
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  34. Hi,
    great outfit!
    I love it!!!

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    xoxo

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  35. beautiful outfit!! love the necklace and tights!!

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  36. Love your outfit!

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  37. you look roaring!!
    my husband is the sentimental one...i rarely cry!

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  38. Theme parties are so much fun. I think you did a great job on your outfit!

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  39. Awwww, that is precious. Your kids will always remember their mama! And it's totally okay to cry. I cry a lot too. Star Wars is the worst for me. Episode 3 makes me bawl until I run out of tears.

    I absolutely adore your outfit too. 20s fashion is incredible, and you nailed it. You look GORGEOUS!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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