Monday, October 29, 2012

inspiration monday: nightmares

the inspiration
ashley madekwe
megan bird



jeggings, tunic ~ H&M
shoes ~ Target
belt, scarf ~ vintage, thrifted
earrings ~ Kohls

nora bird



shirt~ hand-me-down from a friend
jeans~ thrifted
shoes~ eBay

i don't get nightmares that much anymore ~ you know the kind that wake you up in a cold sweat, covers up to your chin (because at night, blankets covering your whole body somehow protect you from dream monsters), have to turn on the light on sort of dream. every once in a while i have those, but not too often.

my new nightmare is what i like to call the mom nightmare. i am constantly having dreams about things not getting done, me running late, missed school conferences...those sorts of things. and they wake me up, and i can't get back to sleep. the only difference is that covering myself head to toe with a blanket will not protect me from the disorganization that i sometimes feel about being a parent. 

so this is why it's 2:56 am, and i am writing this post. because i just had a dream that it was just me and four kids (my dream had to add two more kids into the mix to make it extra scary), and we were running late. like school has already started and no one can find their jacket sort of late. i woke up with my whole body clenched in anxiety and now i can't get back to sleep. 

at least with a monster nightmare, you wake up and realize that no such thing could ever happen, and after a while, the dream sort of fades away and you can laugh about how silly it was that you were scared.  but when the sun comes up in a few hours, it's a definite possibility that the kids and i will be scrambling around trying to get ready for work and school. but you know what? that's ok ~ that's no nightmare, it's just life.

happy monday!

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xoxo,
two birds

32 comments:

  1. hi girls! I like your looks even more than your inspiration! I love Megan´s belt and top and Nora´s heels! kisses chris

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  2. Hi girls! I like your looks even more than you inspiration! I love Megan´s top and belt and Nora´s heels!
    kisses chris

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  3. Um, Nora? Did you seriously just have a baby? You look AMAZING. Unless you have like seventeen pairs of spanx on under there, I'm totally jealous. :)

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  4. OOoooh, looking hot! Really love your take on this! I tried taking a photo but the light is awful so I am off to my Grandad's 90th birthday where I hope my mum may take a better picture!x

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  5. i definitely wake up worrying about that kind of stuff too!! both outfits are great - love the headbands!

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  6. Growing up I always had school nightmares. Running late, missing class, showing up without my homework, etc. (Can we say nerd?!). Your line about blankets protecting us from monsters is hilarious - and so true! And I definitely cannot have any limbs hanging off the bed either or I freak out.

    Cute looks, and the lawn flamingos have got to be the best background ever. Awesome :)

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  7. Nora - those shoes! Gimme!
    I don't have kids, but i have a to-do list that haunts my dreams!

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  8. I still have nightmares once in a while about forgetting to do homework and class assignments from high-school. It s always the same class and the end of year comes and I can't graduate. Sucks. Anyway, now I am praying that the real nightmare of hurricane sandy passes soon. Megan this look on you is so arty and well put together. Great accessories. Nora you being back into skinny jeans blows my mind. Love your shoes from eBay! Really close to original pic. Both look hurricane sandy cool. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo OK just heats something big fall on garage roof. Ugh!

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  9. Heard not heats. Gonna post later. Took pics yesterday before rain.

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  10. Ugg, I think nightmares about something that could actually happen are far worse than anything related to monsters or ghosts! Hope you were able to get some more sleep!

    I love your tunic and belt Megan! And Nora, I wore a similar jacket today! And I totally love those blue shoes!!

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  11. ok i get the mom nightmares all the time. so much anxiety over what i haven't done yet. sigh. it's maddening and keeps me from sleeping.

    on a good note i love your creativity on the outfit here. smart to belt that top, gives the same idea of a peplum and the ruffles/polka dots is cute too. but i think you should both get peplums and me too. i want a leather one!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  12. Loving both of your shoe selections!

    I hate those type of dreams. Mine always consist of one of my children missing and just when I find them, they disappear again. Crazy! Heather

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  13. I have weird and scary dreams all the time but usually I am lost, late and . . . for whatever reason . . . completely naked. Strange. I love both of your looks today! That polka dot top is so cute!

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  14. Love Megan's top and headwrap and love your shoes Nora... drooling...!

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  15. you look ADORABLE! love these looks, ladies!! also, i have heard so many of my friends talk about the mom nightmare! ahh!

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  16. I like the black and blue color combo and both of your shoes!

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  17. mine are definitely the stresses at work! LOL love both outfits. the ruffled top and blue shoes are just too cute!!! i also love the scarf as a headband. scarves are very much IN. they were featured on the runways for next season.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  18. I have those kind of dreams all the time!!! They are much more scary because when you wake up it takes a minute to figure out if they are real or not!

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  19. You both look scandalously good! Love the brilliant pops of turquoise. I used to have those kind of nightmares as well...will it come as a surprise if I say that you miss them once the kids are no longer in school?

    Oh, and do I have a recipe coming up for you this week!

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  20. ok
    #1 LOVE LOVE LOVE Nora's turquoise pumps!!!
    #2 Megan, I love that headboard thing in your garden. So cleaver. and ...
    #3 I have to take a thyroid pill everyday and two months prior to my youngest daughters wedding (01/09), the dr determines I need a higher dose (via blood tests). I get it and BAM Horrid Nightmares every night; the kind that scare you spitlessly awake and screaming. So I beg my doc to reduce the level until after my daughters wedding (apparently too much stress). Low(regular)dose and no more nightmares and ya after that my dr didn't need to raise it. WEIRD!!!! sorry this was long, but perhaps your thyroid is off kilter? Just saying?

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  21. hmfph, I am rude! I loved both of your inspiration outfits. Very nice. I am getting more and more brave. I just might surprise you next Monday (depending on the pic you pick).

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  22. Black and denim are such a classic combination!

    girlavantgarde.com

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  23. I still have monster nightmares. Mostly after watching too many episodes of "The Walking Dead". Ha!

    Cute looks! :)

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  24. As a mother I have dreams about not getting things done all the time..so I feel your pain. Nora your look was my fav...and I loved the blue shoes!
    heathersthriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  25. I usually get the teacher nightmare every August- some variation of having 50 kids, not enough chairs, no class list, no pencils, losing control and making everyone put their heads down... shudder!
    Megan, I love all your cool accessories! Nora, you are rocking those jeans and shoes!

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  26. EEK! I hate nightmares! Theres something pretty awful about adult nightmares. Anywho, you two are looking awesome! Love the scarf Megan and love the jeans Nora :)

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  27. You nailed the looks! Gorgeous peplum top! I have never had any mom dreams, but I always have nightmares about waking up too late and missing stuff! Terrible!

    xx

    Erin @ http://www.truffles-ruffles.com/

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  28. Oh my! My nightmares I like to call "grown up nightmares"! I tend to have nightmares about all the tiny tasks I have to do that day :/ Love the inspiration and the outfits!

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  29. I love how different both of your outfits are but they are both gorgeous!! I love both of your shoes :)

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  30. Good matches....and Love the blue heels.

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  31. the birds are looking pretty in their black tops and jeans! to me the nightmarish part would have been the 2 additional children, like wha. what?

    did you know that ashley madekwe (today's style inspiration), has her own fashion blog? the link is below, if you want to take a peek

    http://ashley-ringmybell.blogspot.com/

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  32. Megan - love that tunic and your headscarf! Nora - cute top and im obsessing over those shoes!!
    I feel like I regularly have nightmares but im just an anxiety-ridden individual. Lol.
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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