Wednesday, September 5, 2012

love*birds: 9.5.12

things i am loving this week:
~ our almost done backyard. chris worked so hard to get our new patio finished, and we will have new sod and an organized, newly flowered back yard by this weekend (fingers crossed)!
~ routine. now that school has started, we are back into our normal routine. the kids are behaving (knock on wood) and we are all feeling a little more normal now.
~ both the kids love school. what a relief!!
~ while i don't want summer to end, it is prompting me to wear all of my summer dresses. so i am scrambling to get them all in!
~ road trips. we planned an impromptu road trip this weekend with our friend erin (who is also a fabulous photographer). we are going on a thrifting road trip to iowa where we will also stop at a county fair to take some engagement photos. twofer!

and here are some other things we are loving this week.

megan bird
soft pink party dress
i don't have many occasions to wear a pink tulle party dress...but if i owned this one, i might make up a few occasions, just so i could wear it a lot! seriously, so cute!

kimono maxi dress
i have been looking for a maxi dress that just isn't for summer. i love this one. the fabric, the print and the sleeves are so pretty. but, i also pretty much want one of everything in this store. it's all so beautiful! (i love love love this one, too!)

sweater cuffed bootie
don't these just look cozy? i love the height and the sweater cuff and the fact that they are wedges. that makes a huge difference when you walk on ice half the year!

vintage high-waisted skirt
i love the colors of this skirt. and the scalloped hemline is so unique!!

kelly green statement necklace
i feel like i may have chosen this necklace in a past love*birds post. sorry if i have, but not really, because this necklace is that gorgeous!

marlen of Messages on a Napkin keeps styling this cute old navy vest. i honestly might go tonight and buy it just because of her. i love this simple striped dress with the vest and booties. she is so cute and witty, too...check out her blog!!

jewelry organization
i finally got around to actually organizing my jewelry so that it was all in one place. hanging necklaces, rings in the vintage silver candy tray, belts in the pink suitcase, earrings, bracelets, and watches in the green armoire and head scarves in the glass bowl on top of the suitcase! it took a while, but now i am actually wearing stuff again because it's visible!

nora bird

this top is so adorable. i love the lace eyelet. it would be great for wearing these last few weeks of summer and also amazing for layering well into fall!

i am in love with the bag. love love love. perfect fall bag!

this print cracks me up. i need it in my bathroom. hilarious.

this is another summery dress that would be great with tights and boots well into the fall. i love the bright, happy colors!

my daughter loves dinosaurs. especially t-rex (with triceratops as a close second). this print would be perfect in her room! so cute!

after reading this post by brenda of The Funky Junkie, i think i definitely need a pair of cigarette pants. they are so cute on her! and i really want to steal that awesome bag she got for $2.00. what a find! i now wish i would have hit up some labor days sales!

yesterday, jim went back to work and it was my first day home alone with both kiddos. and we survived! it's definitely going to be a challenge, but we will figure it out.

what are you loving this week???

xoxo, two birds


  1. I can't wait to see the engagement photos! That is such a cool idea to do them at the fair :) And that photo of baby Ben is adorable!

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  2. Sweater cuffed booties?? I want!! And have a fun road trip - sounds awesome!

    Good luck this week Nora, you'll be great I'm sure!

    I love that I'm off on Friday to go on a cabin weekend with some friends! Yay short weeks!

  3. I love that pink dress and I love that green statement necklace!

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  4. oh man i am loving that bag, too!!! SO PRETTY!

  5. Those PRINTS! I want the dinosaur print!

  6. love those booties and that necklace!

  7. Nora, I love her cig pants too. Now want and need a pair. Love the bathroom print...too funny. I wonder how many people actually wash their hands at home after bathroom use, not just out in public restrooms. Anyway, you both find the most crazy good stuff. I love the pink tulle dress and how they styled the high waisted vintage skirt with the scant top. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  8. I love that ballet dress! It's so SJP! The bathroom print is brilliant! I wish I could get one for school that says 'Don't wee on the seat, it's gross!' In fact, I wish someone could have put one in the TGV train toilet last week!

  9. these are wonderful! love the scallop hem floral skirt!

  10. I think you should buy the pink tulle dress and throw a fabulous party to wear it to. So fun!

  11. That first dress.... YES YES YES! Loving it as well! :)

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  12. Cute baby pics always make me melt!

    I think the pink dress would be perfect for engagement photos; especially with a pair of cowboy boots!

  13. Yay for baby Ben! Welcome back, Nora! Megan, I'm dying over that pink dress!! Must. Have....