Tuesday, February 26, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): shake weight dance

shirt and vest ~ thrifted
jeans ~ Ross
boots ~ 6PM.com
bracelets ~ vintage, thrifted
earrings ~ F21

the other day, chris was in the car with henry, waiting for eva to get her coat on. i was waiting with eva in the house. i was standing in the doorway, and chris looked over and waved at me. in an effort to be funny, i started dancing in the window, lifted my hands over my head, and pretended to do the "shake weight dance". if you don't know what i'm talking about, the shake weight is this weird weight that basically....oh i don't even know how to describe it without it sounding perversely sexual. google it. it's funny.

so i was doing the shake weight dance with my hands over my head, shaking my butt the whole time. chris was in the car laughing. all of a sudden, i noticed my neighbor's car driving very slowly away from his house. and his head was rubbernecked watching me. i realized that he didn't know chris was in the car, and he possibly thought that i was doing the dance for him. i was mortified. absolutely mortified. and now, at some point, i feel the need to explain to him that chris was in the car and that i was strangely, and maybe perversely, dancing for him and not for my neighbor. because after all, we are going to be living next to each other for a long time.

curse you, shake weight!

megan bird


  1. I think he sound you were sweet. Why explain anything? Be a mysterious woman who likes to dance. :)
    Great outfit!

  2. Oh my goodness - hilarious! But things might be a little awkward next time you see the neighbor :) Love your cozy layers!

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. Oh no, that's so embarrassing! I get caught dancing all the time at work, and no matter how many times it happens, I always turn beet red. Although, it sounds like your neighbour was enjoying the show!

    Such a cute look--very wintertime chic!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  4. So funny we have all done something like this

  5. That flannel and vest are awesome together! Very hillbilly chic (and I mean that in the best way) And you shake it girl :) That is an awesome story :)

    Pearls & Paws

  6. Next time you see your neighbour picture him in a coonskin cap...backward...with the, erm, appropriate opening on his forehead. That should eliminate your embarassment although you might have to explain why you giggle every time you see him!

    Love this outfit; practical, warm, and still stylish!

  7. This is so so so chic Megan! Love the vest and its thrifted so of course I LOVE IT even more!!!!!!!

    Hahahahahaha that's hilarious. Hey, it happens :)

  8. beautiful combination of that caramel tone and the plaid shirt :) love it!

    XO Meghan

  9. Haha oh nooo! I always have strange encounters with my weird neighbors so I can relate :)

    The Tiny Heart

  10. totally digging that vest lady!


  11. Ha ha! He got quite a show I guess! You are too funny!

    Totally love the flannel and vest, I love rocking that look on the weekends!

  12. haha that's hilarious!let's hope he doesn't start hanging around outside your windows!

  13. That's so funny! Keep on eye on that guy! Love your casual chic look. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

  14. That is HILARIOUS! LOL As someone who tends to embarrass themselves on a daily basis, don't worry about it. It makes for a good story! I love your vest!

  15. Oh my - that's too funny! I LOVE your vest!

  16. OMG, is was totally laughing after the link to the shake weight page...but then you threw in the killer ending to your story. Megan that is hilarious!!! Can't wait to hear how things go down at the neighbourhood block party this summer. :)

    Sue xo

  17. That is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo funny!!!!!!!!! I would totally be cringing after that too!!!x

  18. Oh my. I can't even imagine how I would feel- especially since I don't know my neighbors very well! The shake weight dance is pretty hilarious though!

  19. Whenever I see a commercial for the shake weight, I can't help but start laughing. It is SO random! Love your outfit, especially that vest. Super cute and comfy!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  20. That sounds too funny! Hopefully your neighbor ha a good sense of humor! Loving the vest and outfit!

  21. Love that vest! You look so warm! xx. McKenna Lou
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  22. cringe! I would be absolutely aghast had that happened to me. Good luck on figuring out how you will casually slip that into conversation.

    "Weather is pretty bad lately."

    "Yep, it's been a long winter."

    "yep yep yep yep...." awkward silence....

    "ah... so you know that weird sexy dance I was doing the other day when you saw me?

    "yeah?" ( excited enthusiasm )

    "Yeah... well it wasn't for you."

    "oh??? (obvious disappointment) that is really too bad because I kind of liked it"

    "uh...yeaaaaah.......okay...we're all good then"

    "okay, bye!"


  23. lmao! that story is hilarious. I really love your boots :)

  24. haha...sometimes i find it best not to explain!

    love the blues and browns here :)


  25. LURV the vest and boot combo!
    And it's always fun to do the naughty inside joke dances for the hubs... until the peeping toms get their fill!

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  27. Oh hahaha, Megan you are too funny. I love that outfit. I have been hunting for some boots like those all winter, that don't cost over $10, thrifty me of course. They don't exist. Urgh. Pass yours on over, okay. Size 7! gee thx!!!

  28. Nevermind. I was just over at 6pm.com and found some boots I am ordering now!!!!!!! Yay, you can keep yours. hahahahha.

  29. i would be mortified too, but you can handle it because you are a strong courageous woman! when i 1st saw the shake weight commercial years ago, i left so much. i did a blog post making fun of it too. your outfit reminds me of a modern dorothy in wizard of oz, if she was casually cool. :)