Monday, December 10, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): sugar and spice and everything nice

dress ~ from nora
sweater ~ Target
boots ~ Nordstrom Rack
scarf ~ garage sale
belt ~ thrifted
earrings ~ Dots

we had a birthday party for eva on sunday and it was crazy. it was on sunday that it hit me that mental exhaustion far outweighs any kind of physical exhaustion. it was on sunday that it hit me that six-year old girls like to talk a lot. a.lot. it was on sunday that it hit me that six-year old girls act like 13-year old girls (already). and it was on sunday that it hit me my house will never truly be rid of glitter.

the day was filled with screams (of joy), everyone talking at once, lots of giggles, a tea party in which they decorated cookies (with three whole containers of sprinkles...half of which ended up on the floor), many princess dresses, chris getting the best princess makeover (dad of the year right there), lots of hugs, five cards that said, "i love you, eva", and did i mention everyone talking at once?

it was great, and exhausting. and i'm sure i will be cleaning up glitter until next year...and then next year it will happen again. i bet seven-year old girls talk a lot, too.

it was worth it, though, to see the smile on eva's face as every friend showed up to wish her a happy birthday. plus, a little glitter on the floor never hurt anyone.

megan bird


  1. Glitter on the floor puts glitter in your smile!

    This is such a sweet post and I'd vote for Chris for dad of the year...especially if we get to see photos of the princess makeover, hehehe.

    You look scrumptious in your cheery outfit. And cold. Very very cold!

  2. You look great and the snow adds such a cozy touch. Happy Birthday, EVA!! My little man turned 7 almost 2 weeks ago!!

    Happy Tuesday!

  3. OMG obsessed with this outfit! it is way too cute!

    XO Meghan

  4. Totally worth all the glitter, right? And any man who can "man up" and take a princess makeover is totally a prince charming in my book!!! Love your outfit and the snowy pictures!!


  5. really really loving this look. happy birthday eva!

  6. Super cute outfit - are you outside in bare legs? Brave lady!! And I still think it's adorable that the girls made over Chris. And I bet that 6 year old girls do talk a LOT!

  7. Sounds like a lot of work, but great for her and a good memory probably for you too! I love your heart sweater - and the snow is so pretty in these photos I almost am wishing for snow.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  8. What a cute sweater!! Love how you styled it!

  9. Love this outfit. So girly and fun. Sounds like Eva had an awesome birthday.

  10. LOL My daughter is five and I can totally hear you. Her newest thing is to throw her hand on her hip, tilt her head and go "UGH, exCUSE me?" Crazy. I love your heart sweater!

  11. Indeed, a little glitter never hurt anything! I'm glad the party was such a success. What a pretty dress!

  12. Awww! It sounds like such a great day for Eva though! I love this look, very cute sweater! I am really effing jealous of your snow though. We just have rain aka mud here.

  13. Sounds like a perfect day for Eva! You look so cute, I love the snow falling in these.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. love the sweater
    i picked up one similar while in San Francisco a couple of weeks. i have worn the heck out of it, oddly it has never made the blog
    happy b'day to eva

  15. Hahaha, glitter will do that won't it?!?!?! And the pics I saw on Instagram looked so cute! I LOVE the tea cup cake you made her :)

    I love your sweater :) So cute!

  16. What a gorgeous colourful outfit in the snow

  17. So cute! I love how you paired the floral and pop sweater :) CUTE CUTE CUTE

  18. As a mother of a 7 year old girl, I can assure you that the talking does not stop.:)

    And I love your unexpected mix. So fun!

  19. i super HEART that sweater top! the colors are so gorgeous. LOL at the birthday! i bet it was a SCREAM!

  20. megan! yes! but it sounded so fun but a bit on your nerves? that's ok , your the super mom, huh? well i can tell you are a great mom. love the heart sweater!!!!!!!!! i want one so badly my teeth ache. oh ...wait ...that is the pesky nerve acting up again. oh ...well. lol

    have i ever told you i love your posts?

    WELL I DO!

  21. Oh... 6 year old girls... and the chatter.... my almost 9 year old STILL talks all the time.

  22. Looks like it's pretty cold out there. You are such a trooper to take these photos outside :) Cute outfit!


  23. Those fur cuff booties are perfect for today :) Cute heart sweater too, really cheery for such a cold day!

    <3 Cambria

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  24. Megan, this is going in the all time favorites of your outfits that I love. Hope that makes sense. Really fun, and totally you, you, you. love it. Happy Birthday Eva, so great that everyone showed up to wish her happy birthday. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  25. Sounds like you had quite the time Sunday night - hope you've had a relaxing start to the week!
    Love your sweater - the colours are great!

    Kate xo

  26. oh my gosh that party sounds like so much fun. i wish i could have been there to help. now, let's talk about how much i adore this outfit! i mean it's like punky brewster and boho chic with sex appeal all mixed into a look of fantastic.