Thursday, May 17, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): not 21




shirt~ H&M, c/o Claire
jeans~ H&M
booties~ F21

i wore this outfit on mother's day. megan and i left our kids with their dads and went on a quick, mom's only shopping trip to the mall of america. it was fun to hang out with megan and to have a fellow thirty-something to wander with me through forever 21. i always feel slightly old out of place in that store since i am clearly no longer twenty-one, forever or otherwise. and being hugely pregnant made me feel extra awkward. especially when the 18-year-old gal ringing me up couldn't take her eyes off my stomach (literally stared at it the whole time she was ringing me up with a horrified look on her face) and asked me twice if i knew about their return policy. yes, i know the return policy. no, i am not going to stretch out all of your cute little clothes over my burgeoning belly and then try to return them. i promise. sheesh.

on another note, this top is another piece sent to me by the lovely claire. so cute and comfy! i have a feeling i will be wearing this one a lot!

have a fabulous day!

xoxo, nora bird

28 comments:

  1. hahah i really love your blog! i know the feeling about forever21 LOL great look love the booties xo

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  2. Oh Forever...with their damn return policy and youngins! She was probably just staring because you look so cute...LOVE that top, and it looks fabulous with the jeans and booties :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. Haha, Forever21 is certainly an "interesting" place to shop. Anyway, you look so cute and I love this top on you- perfect for highlighting your bump.

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  4. I always feel out of place there as I push my double stroller around.:) Looks like you got some super cute booties!
    cate @ wildruffle

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  5. What a pretty pink top...I love the lace detail! I am also way past 21 yet I continue to shop at F21. People always think I'm in HS though so I think I blend in pretty well in there, haha.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  6. I love that top! You do look awesome!

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  7. nora, i feel like backhanding that sales clerk. claire has good fashion taste. i adore your boots too. :)

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  8. You look fabulous in this outfit! The top is so lovely and the jeans fit you like a glove. I remember when I used to shop at F21 (many years ago). I also feel out of place when I walk in there now. They sure do have cute stuff though!

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  9. That blouse is really cute. You got some good stuff from Claire!

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  10. I still love F21 even if I am 30. I just look at the young gals and be like "yep, you wish you will look this good at my age." Ok, maybe not, but I still shop there. Too many cute things at good prices!

    I love that top on you, it's cute and is a good color and I bet it's comfy too!

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  11. I'm 25 and I am starting to reach the point where I feel old in Forever 21. I've been shopping there since I was 15 or 16 and don't intend to stop anytime soon. Who cares what the youngins think? PS: that shirt is fab!

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  12. Awhh love that nude top with the jeans.. looks fab! x Marina

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  13. I think it depends on what you are looking for. I've come to a point in my life that I haven't gone to the mall in a few years. I know its horrible I will stat going good thought. :)

    Cute outfit!!!

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  14. I've had teenagers gawk at my tummy too. Le sigh. You look adorable!

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  15. I am a big supporter of the "I still shop at f21 but I am going to bash their customer service and awful return policy online over twitter and my blog club" everyone who works there is so rude, and when I get asked that question I feel like saying "Yes I know it, it sucks". Anyway... Love this top on you!

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  16. Jeez louise! Teenagers are strange, awkward, and rude at times. F21 has cute items with an unfortunate name. I wouldn't let it get to you. I want to go to the mall of America so badly - super jealous. This look is so adorable on you. The top and booties are perfect together.

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  17. I know the feeling .. that is why when I am in that store I am in and out as fast as I can!!
    jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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    1. love your chic booties! such a gorgeous little mamma!
      xx
      Here&Now

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  18. Love the neutral-coloured booties, they compliment this outfit very well! :)

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

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  19. The story about the clerk is a hoot!

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  20. Love that nude colour and lace on you. You are such a fabbo preggers lady

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  21. I am seriously head over heels with that top!!

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  22. It is my guess that the sales clerk is secretly pregnant and wondering if she will look as good as you when she has to leave 12th grade to deliver her baby...ooops! Anyway, I can't even tell that you are pregnant in the third photo and you are a gorgeous pregnant woman. Love the outfit. I need your address...can you email it to me? d_flexe@yahoo.com Have a great weekend lovely mama bird. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  23. You look awesome! I love this look!!

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  24. oh you look so cute in that top! i'm so glad you're getting use out of the clothes i sent you!!! and a day shopping without kids is heavenly. so relaxing. i totally understand how you feel about shopping at F21, especially preggo. haha. but they used to have a maternity section though not anymore.

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  25. Lovely! You look so classic and demure in this! Pretty! I feel old in F21 too!!!

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  26. I feel the same way about F21. I'm 24 and I feel out of place! Looking through clothes while a bunch of pre-teens are looking for the shortest smallest things possible. ICK! Its worth it though when you find pieces that are super inexpensive :) as a side note, you look super cute pregnant

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