Sunday, September 23, 2012

inspiration monday: key pads and break-ins

the inspiration
olivia palermo

megan bird



jeans ~ Marshalls
blazer ~ vintage, thrifted
sweater ~ b. (a resale shop)
necklace ~ vintage, garage sale
earrings ~ hand-me-down
shoes ~ TJ Maxx

nora bird




blazer~ vintage, thrifted
sweater~ vintage, thrifted
brooch~ vintage
jeans~ F21
booties~ b. (a resale shop)
bracelet~ garage sale


chris is really into electronics. it's kind of awesome for me because i get to reap the benefits of music that can be heard from every room in the house, an eight-foot movie screen in our basement, and assurance that if anything computer related goes wrong, chris can for sure fix it. so when he installed the key pad lock on our front door, i thought it would be great...and it was. it is. you can never lock yourself out of the house (unless you forget the code), if someone needs to get in your house and you're not home, they just need the code, and most importantly, if anyone does go into our house, chris is notified via email that the door was opened. all great things, right?

well, the other day, chris called me at work, a little freaked out. he asked me if anyone i knew was in the house. he said that they door had been unlocked at 9:48 and was then locked at 10:18. someone was in our house, and we didn't know who. so i started calling everyone that knew our code asking if they had been in our house. they all said no. so then i began calling people that didn't know the code, and i asked them, too. no one had been in our house.

and then i got home...and the patio door was unlocked and our front gate was open. and i freaked out. i had thoughts of a man hiding in our basement until nightfall, knife in hand, just waiting. i searched the whole house (except the basement) (i was too scared) and realized that nothing was missing. i was perplexed. so i waited for chris to get home so he could bravely check the basement.

and when he got home, he walked through the door and said, "i figured it out." i relaxed a little, knowing that freddie krueger was probably not in the basement. "who was it?" i asked? and do you know what he said? "me." he had forgotten that he came home earlier in the day.

tech savvie he is...but his memory may not be as great!

xoxo,
two birds

ps we did not plan our outfits to be almost exactly the same. sometimes sisters just work that way without meaning to!

39 comments:

  1. Ha - too funny... I would have been so freaked out! That red blazer looks so sharp on both of ya!!!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  2. I love the blue and pink together!! and nora I always love when you wear those shoes! (And that would have scared me! glad it was just him!)

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  3. Oh how scary! Good thing it turned out to be nothing! All panic aside, that door lock thing does seem pretty cool! Matching or not you sisters look super cool and crisp!

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  4. I had to laugh when I saw that even though the inspiration was green, you both went with red. Great minds and all that....:)

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  5. haha! Oh man, I would have been so freaked out! That's hilarious that he forgot he came home, sounds like something Kevin would do.

    Love these looks and I'm jealous that you can wear blazers right now!! Nora, those booties are awesome :)

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  6. HAHA! Oh that is just so great. I wouldn't have even stepped foot in the house if there was any possibility of a creeper in the basement. You brave woman!

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  7. You're both rocking the red blazer look! Very awesome! And Megan - is that necklace a fish? It looks awesome!!

    I have been in the same shoes with my hubby over different things many a time, the man has the worst memory ever!!

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  8. Glad that there wasn't someone in your home! You both look great..love the red and blue, and I love the shoes on your look Nora.
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  9. Oh my goodness, I'm so glad no one scary was in your house! Phew! You guys look great! Megan, I love your jeans and Nora, that brooch is great!

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  10. I LOVE both of your takes on this look from OP! :) I love your necklace Megan and Nora those booties are too cute! What a scary moment you must of had, and haha... "tech savvie he is but his memory may not be as great" ;) Love it, lol! Happy Monday!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

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  11. Haha, that sounds like something my hubby would do. He's always putting his keys/wallet in different places and can't remember where they went. Glad no one broke in!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Sept. Group Giveaway!

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  12. Haha, I knew you were going to say that!!!! Oh dear! I am hopeless with technology (except in school- I am good there!), I don't even have digital tv still! Loving the bright jackets- looking lovely!

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  13. haha you two birds always have the greatest stories! Well I am glad no one broke in! Love both of these outfits. :)

    Sara
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  14. Love the colored blazer look! But I really need to find myself a tailored blazer in black or white before I go off buying a colored one. But you ladies look great! Esp in love with the booties in Nora's look.

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  15. oh chris that is too funny! well at least it wasnt freddie!

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  16. Fabulous outfits you two! Loveeee your take on the outfit, totally chic <3

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

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  17. Hahaha, omg... I would have killed him for causing all that stress! And I can't believe how brave you were, searching the house by yourself. I would have need a weapon.. like a spatula or something.

    You both look amazing! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  18. I swear Megan and Nora, I swear, one of these Monday's I am going to join this Blog Hop and forever be known as the one that got away.... LOL. What? Well, sounded like the right cliche...LOL. I will, I will, I just need someone to take a pic of me. I ain't got no tripod. My hubby is LOWZEEE at taking pictures. We went to Texas via Colorado and New Mexico on this grand road trip and all, ALL OF the pictures he took of anything were so goooofy, he would always have my head cut off or atleast from the nose up or somesuch??? He is an awesome husband, crappy photographer!

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  19. wait........
    Your outfits are so cool! Both of you!!!!

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  20. Hahahaha best story ever, and so something that I would do (slash basically have). Loving both you ladies' take on Olivia's classic yet unique blazer and skinnies combo!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  21. What a neat contraption! It would be nice to know you can't lock yourself out (which I have done only once, but breaking into my own window is not ideal!) I love that you two wore such similar outfits!

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  22. Oh goodness, my heart would have been in my mouth!

    I love the red jackets...and how great minds think alike!

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  23. hahaha! i'm glad it wasn't freddy krueger also! hahahaha you both look great! such a fashion inspiration! :) have a great week!
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  24. Always a great story for monday!! I was holding my breath waiting to see who it was. I am guilty of the same memory and have the same imagination as you Megan. It's always a scary movie scene over here too!!! Nora, can't even tell you were preggers not too long ago. You look tall, slim, and chic...great boots and I think I have that same blazer which I love on you. Megan, you are wearin those skinnes like no other, love the fish necklace that I saw on instagram. It's bigger than I thought, love it. So well put together and that first photos is gorg. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  25. Oh gosh, I kept reading hoping that it wouldn't get worse. Glad that everything is okay. Phew, entire scare. Meanwhile, I am loving that red blazer and those booties, so adorable. xx/Madison

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  26. ha! men can be so dumb sometimes! you guys did a great job on this recreate! following you! love for you to follow back!

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  27. Pssst, there's a surprise for you on my blog!

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      Love the blue and red together and Nora those booties are so cute!

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  29. great style from you both
    i would love to have both of your pairs of booties!
    brett

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  30. Oh I love this look. I am popping over from Jacqueline's blog and she was right you have a great blog.
    I laughed out loud at your story. B

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  31. Ha! I would have given him a hefty thump! At least you solved the mystery!

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  32. ahahaha! that's hilarious!!!! ohmygosh. it's terribly but so funny.

    and both outfits are cute! i really love the red blazers on you both - i almost wore a red blazer today and now i want to wearit even more!

    <3 katherine
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  33. Bwahahaha! That's pretty funny.

    One day when I was working at Auntie Anne's, these twin ladies in their 50s came up to order. They were both wearing khakis and melon colored tops. I asked if they'd planned it and they said no, and that they live about 50 miles away from each other, but it happens all the time. I'm so fascinated by that kind of thing.

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  34. it's almost like your twinners! ;)

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  35. I totally thought you were going for a sisters theme! Love the red, grey and blue you both are sporting but you both styled them completely your own. Loving Megan's necklace and Nora's booties and cuff.

    I am proud of you for searching the house at all, I think I would have waited outside! :)

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  36. Oh. My. Gosh. HAHA! That is too funny! I would have punched him for freaking me out so bad!! I love that you two ended up kind of matching, and I love both your looks! I'm joining in a little late, I wasn't even planning on linking up this week but my outfit kind of fit!

    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  37. Love both your looks - you both wear colour so well!

    Kate
    petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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