Monday, March 11, 2013

inspiration monday: days off

the inspiration
olivia palermo
megan bird

dress ~ swap
blazer ~ TJ Maxx
belt and shoes ~ Target
necklace ~ gift from mother-in-law

nora bird

dress~ Elizabeth and James
blazer~ vintage, thrifted
necklace~ thrifted
shoes~ Bamboo
tights~ Target

i have a few carryover days that i need to use before the end of march, so i took last friday off. i woke up early and went for a run, and then thought i'd have a super productive day. i imagined a clean house, clean and folded laundry, freshly washed floors and dusted shelves. and then chris left for work and the kids left for school, and i thought to myself, "why don't you see what all this hype is about downton abbey and watch an episode on netflix?" after all, i did need to eat breakfast, so why not eat while watching one episode of downton abbey. well, breakfast turned into eating a half a bag of buffalo wing flavored pretzels and three cups of coffee, and one episode turned into three.

finally, after three riveting episodes, and a few emails to my sisters about how much i love mr. bates, i decided i needed to stop watching and start cleaning. so i took a shower, threw a load of laundry in, cleaned the kitchen and decided to run some errands. and then i realized that it was lunch time, so i needed to eat. so why not eat while watching one more episode? well, lunch turned into eating a whole package of macaroni and cheese straight out of the pan, and one episode turned into two.

and that is how i spent my friday off. sometimes you just have to allow yourself to be lazy, right? 

happy monday!
two birds


  1. Mr. Bates was my favorite when I first started watching too - two weeks ago. We caught up with all 3 seasons yesterday. Seriously, insanely addictive!

    Cute outfit! Love your new tattoo!

  2. Love both of these outfits my favourite part is the green and silver shoes. I have a yellow pair similar.

  3. i love that blazer belted - i have the same one! and love the color of those grey tights!

  4. omg totally obsessed with your green cap toe shoes swoon!

    XO Meghan

  5. Love days like that! I need to start watching Downton Abbey - everyone raves about it.

    Love the blazer + dress combo, and that striped blazer needs to get into my closet!!

  6. Haha, I totally understand how a show can suck you in like that! It was your day off anyway, so you deserved to take a break :) I love both of your looks, the white and bright colors make me ready for spring!

  7. I'm off of work today for the same reason! Such a problem to have right? I intend on being lazy too and I just might try Downton Abbey myself today!

    Love both of your nice bright looks!

  8. I love the sound of your day off :) Mr.Bates is the cutest...I recently started watching too! And you both look awesome - love the blazer/dress combo!

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. Your outfits make me want to pick up some fun blazers! That lazy day off sounds fabulous. I still need to watch Downton Abbey one of these days..everyone raves about it!

  10. Haha, this is why I'm afraid to start watching that show! We all need lazy days, and it sounds like you had a good one!

  11. TOTALLY allowed. I've been meaning to get into that show too, but haven't had time. I would LOVE, however, to have a weekday off to just do relaxing stuff. I'm glad you embraced it! I love the white dresses today ladies!

  12. Haha! I love lazy days like this. It happens to all of us right? I know I'm guilty!
    Megan I love your stripey blazer! I've been lusting after a striped one. I like the pink with it and those shoes!! I wanted those shoes when they went on clearance at Target but I talked myself out of it. Dumb decision. Lol. Nora I love your fun bright colors in the necklace and I didn't realize your hair had pink in it now! It's so adorable :)

  13. I think every day off (weekends too) I have ends up being like this (though not with Downtown Abbey... usually some version of Law & Order, LOL). And then I wonder why I don't get anything done!

  14. YES totally. That happens to me on Sundays- TLC Say Yes to the Dress or 4 weddings marathons get my every-time... ug. Why do they do that to me?

    Anyway LOVE both of these outfits!! :)

  15. Love the striped blazer and the red blazer. Both are fabulous! At least you got in some cleaning. Usually when I say I'll clean on my day off, I don't clean at all. I might move the dirty dishes from one side of the sink to the other and call it a day... :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  16. Oh oh, you got bit by the Downton Abbey Bug! oh no, say it isn't so. My sibs are always talking about it and I refuse to watch it. Now ...I will really refuse. (It is a rebel with a cause type-thing)


    I love your outfits today, both of yours; Nora's tights and shoe combo and Megan's entire outfit!!

  17. I want both of your jackets! I'm glad I'm not the only one who has lofty goals and to-do lists for my days off and then I get distracted and suddenly I've wasted half a day. Oops!

  18. ah bird sisters! i have missed you so. seriously- so much has changed. babies? brightly colored tattoos? i need to catch up!! your hair cuts alone are blowing my mind!!

    Hannah ( I swear I am alive!) :)
    Tattoos and Pearls

  19. I think I'm the only one left who hasn't seen Downton Abbey. I have a feeling I would become addicted.

    Love your winter white - it's making me wish for warmer weather!!

  20. Oooh, nice jackets and particularly fond of the shoes ladies- both striking and so feminine!!!!
    I did laugh about your downton indulgence! I am exactly the same! I put Pride and prejudice on to eat my dinner to, yesterday lunchtime and there I was, 4 hours later, STILL watching, having confused a veritable feast!!! I love Downton, so fun (and I do watch it for my old school mate who plays Lady Mary!)

  21. You both did a great job with the inspiration outfits! Now that I've seen what everyone else tried I'm inspired to try this again!

  22. Both of these looks are so cute, I just don't have a favorite.
    Maybe I need to go find a cute little white dress to add to my closet

  23. hahahaha Downton Abbey hooked you! i know it hooked me. love that series. love these outfits! that red blazer is so sharp with yours.

  24. holy cute outfits batman! you both look delightful, whimsical, and magical all in one post. yes, it's ok to be lazy, especially if it's your day off. :)

  25. You both look SO adorable! Fabulous blazers and heels!

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

  26. You both look SO adorable! Fabulous blazers and heels!

    Jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

  27. I love Downton Abbey and Mr Bates (bit of a thing for Carson too if I'm honest!) This is exactly how my days off tend to go, I have such good intentions but somehow the day goes by and I've achieved very little, but hey, I think that's exactly how days off should be!
    I had an outfit picked out for this inspiration but the weather! Oh the weather - blizzard conditions all. day. long. And it's still as bad today. So I ended yp swaddled in thick jumpers all day. My pretty burnt orange summer dress stayed firmly on the hanger! Brrrrrr

  28. You guys have such great style :). Oh and I love downtown abbey too :) if only I was born 70 years earlier haha!

    Rachael xx.

  29. You both look so cute! Love your heels and striped blazer Megan! Love your dress Nora, the hint of neon is great!

  30. Love the new tattoo Megan - so fun! Great pick on the inspiration photo for this week ladies. It made me that much more anxious for spring!

    Jess - J's Style