Friday, June 29, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): who's your daddy?





dress~ Old Navy
scarf~ thrifted
belt~ vintage, flea market
shoes~ Bamboo

do any of you remember this post from back in january? probably not. why would you remember one of my posts from six months ago? anyway, if you don't feel like clicking on that link, basically, the story is as i was taking my photos for that post, my mailman drove up, parked right in front of my house, and yelled out the open window of his postal truck, "SMILE, NOW"! and then proceeded to sit there and watch me while i took all of my outfit shots. awkward! cut to this past saturday...my husband was outside doing yard work while mimi and i were inside taking naps. as he was working, that very same mailman walked up to him and started up a conversation. during this conversation he apologized to jim, my husband, for yelling at his daughter a few months ago while she was outside taking photos. jim, at this point, became very confused...the mailman yelled at mimi while she was outside taking pictures? what? after a bit more explaining, jim realized that the mailman thought that i was jim's daughter. me. his wife. at this point, jim became even more confused. he is only 3 1/2 years older than me and could, in no way, be my dad. so he asks the mailman, "how old do you think she is?" to which the mailman replied, "i don't know. early twenties?" so the mailman thought that my 36-year-old husband had a daughter in her early twenties. seriously. jim then told the mailman that i was not, in fact, his daughter but his wife. and the mailman apparently felt very sheepish and sort of apologized and slowly backed away. and, of course, when jim told me the story, i was conflicted. was i mad at the mailman for offending my husband by insinuating that he was old enough to have fathered me? of course! but i also kind of wanted to hug him and thank him for thinking that i was in my early twenties! crazy mailman...

happy friday! i hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo, nora bird

42 comments:

  1. Ha! I would be both flattered. I might at first feel some anger but then pure love for the creepy, creepy mail man. And how odd he felt the need to apologize 6 months later?
    I love the scarf belted over your maxi dress. Great idea. I might copy you. No. I probably will.

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  2. Haha the poor mail man he must of felt so embarassed! x

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  3. I love this outfit and your crazy mailman. We have a crazy mail lady at my office. She called me "honey love child" yesterday.

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  4. that story is too funny!! compliment to you, but maybe not so much to your husband. : ) although clearly the mailman must have some issues to think that too! LOVE how you are wearing your scarf!! and you look great in those sunglasses!

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  5. Lol! Wow, I think the mailman will be keeping silent on his daily stop moving forward. You make being pregnant look so good! Have a great weekend.

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  6. Haha this is so funny! What a great story. And your mailman definitely has more personality than mine!

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  7. What a character! And what a pretty scarf!

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  8. Love the belted scarf, so pretty! You look gorgeous!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

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  9. Ahh that is SO awkward! But definitely awesome - you could totally be in your 20s :) Love the maxi and how you belted the scarf over it - too cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  10. I totally remember that story! And poor Jim! That is kind of funny though and hey, kind of flattering for you anyway! Some people should think before they open their mouths I suppose, lol.

    You are seriously still the most beautiful pregnant lady I've seen! I love this scarf as a vest over the dress! Super pretty!

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  11. I love how the belted scarf looks! What a crazy story! I look very young and strangers have mistaken my hubby for my father but like you, I'm always baffled by it since he's only 2 1/2 years older than me!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Win a custom clutch!

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  12. That is the craziest mailman story I ever heard! What a wacko! I love your pretty maxi dress and that gorgeous scarf! You are one pretty mama to be (well, I know you already are a mama, but you get what I mean . . . I hope).

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  13. hahah~ that is nuts! i love the pop of color with the scarf! xo

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  14. You are looking AMAZING! Haha, actually one time someone thought my dad was my husband. Now THAT is awkward. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. ahhahhaha, awesome ... nothing ever wrong with someone thinking you are younger than you are ... but the other way around is not so fun!
    love the scarf over the dress here ... you look just wonderful!!!
    jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  16. Ha! Oh my gosh, that is awesome. I did click on that post, and your hair was so chic and your outfit so youthful that you definitely could have passed for a pregnant 20 year old...
    Love that scarf!
    --Vivienne

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  17. lovely outfit

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  18. Oh man, your mailman sure does keep things interesting! I would be cursing him aloud to the hubby but secretly thanking him! And this look--it's so glamorous, I love it!

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  19. What a crazy/hilarious story. If my mailman had perched himself to watch me take photos, I would have immediately broken down everything and ran inside. You are braver than I!

    Btw, You look amazing right now. Pregnant woman are just stunning!!

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  20. That's hilarious.:) How is it that you look so awesome in your belted scarf? I can never seem to pull that one off!

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  21. I love belting scarves over dresses like this...it almost looks like a sweater, but so much better because of all the fun prints/patterns you can find on scarves! Love the bright yellow of yours :)

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  22. That is too funny what a crazy mailman! I love that you used a scarf in this look and belted it it in looks so cute.

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  23. hee hee, this is hilarious! that's kinda sweet really. but yeah, your poor hubby!!! love the black maxi. i really want a black maxi that i can just throw on and run around in. but i can't nurse in it so i'll prolly have to stick with the nursing tank and black maxi skirt for now!

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  24. LOL! I think we'll go with youre so young looking :)Husbands dont care about looking older right?

    Anywho I love the way youre rockin that scarf :)

    Happy Weekend!

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  25. i seriously laughed outloud. i think i DO remember that blog post. or maybe i'm only imagining i did? i DO dig your outfit with the beautiful scarf. whether i worked in preschool, childcare, or at an elementary school, whenever the children saw my husband drop by at work, or if they saw us at the store, they would ask if he was my dad. they were little though, not full grown men. i wonder if the mail carrier might have a little crush on you.

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  26. In my best karaoke voice: STOP, wait a minute mr. postman, waaaaiiiittttt mr. postman. Mr. postman look and see if you think that I am twenty...oh oh oh...Mr. postman. I would be so flattered and mad too. I love how you have styled this outfit and those sunglasses give it a 70's vibe. You had me laughing Nora. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  27. i love your scarf and outfit :)

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  28. HAHA! You guys always have the very best stories. I love this. Hey, you can look at it as he thought your husband was young and dapper enough to have attracted a beautiful lady in her 20s. :) Hahah...

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  29. haha your mailman does sound crazy!! Really loving how you belted your scarf. So gorgeous!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  30. HA! That's pretty funny! At least he apologized in general. ;) Love this dress! xoxo A-

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  31. So cute, so adorable!! Excellent scarf position!!
    xoxo
    Jelena

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  32. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the scarf worn like this! It just makes this outfit so super chic!


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    Dana

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  33. Haha silly postman! He must've been so embarrassed bless him. You look lovely, I like how you've belted the scarf xxx

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  34. Beautiful outfit - love the way you wore the scarf!

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  35. Isn't it strange how when we're under age all we want is to look older, and yet when I was ID'd last week it made my day? "Heck yes I'll show you my ID!"

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  36. Well, how flattering to you! You DO look like you could pass for being much younger than you are. But what a creepy mailman. Yikes! Anyway, I love the way you wore that scarf. It almost looks like part of the dress.

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  37. You look really gorgeous in that outfit. Love your scarf

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  38. This just made me giggle!! When my hubby and I started dating, his girl "friends" gave him crap and asked why he couldn't get a girl his age...at only 10 months younger than him, I was STILL older than these girls, so he laughed as he put them in their place. I'm turning 27 this year, and STILL get carded for R-rated movies, so I think we will continue to have stuff like this happen for...well, ever. Haha.

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  39. That crazy mailman sounds like a creeper.

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