Thursday, April 18, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): seasonal affective disorder

dress~ TJ Maxx
sweater~ H&M
belt~ thrifted
tights~ F21
boots~ Heartbreaker

i am pretty sure i am suffering from a mild case of seasonal depression (as is probably everyone in the midwest.) i know i live in minnesota and i know springtime is unpredictable. snow one day, rain the next, sunshine and warm air later in the same week. i can't really complain. i've lived here all my life. i know what i am in for every april. but i am over winter clothes. i'm done with sweaters, i want to put away my tights, store my jackets, box up my boots, hide my scarves, and wear socks only at the gym. i'm ready for sundresses, bare legs and arms, and sandals. but i am also not crazy (like the high school boys i saw running outside, shirtless, the other day, when it was 45 degrees.) so, for now, i will settle with a sundress paired with tights, boots, and a sweater. but i vow to only do this until may. come may, all bets are off. i will not wear tights in may. oh no, i will not. so, look out! you have about a week and a half until you are blinded by the brightest, whitest legs around.

xoxo, nora bird

p.s. please stay tuned for my post this september when i discuss how excited i am to wear tights, sweaters, scarves, and boots again. because that's just how it is.


  1. I am over my winter clothes to. I actually stopped wearing socks/tights last week (despite the fact that it's supposed to snow this weekend here). Love the dress with tights though. It looks very springy, yet warm.

  2. I don't know how you ladies are dealing with the snow! Every winter I curse that I live in Jersey and dream about moving to FL or Cali. Of course soon I'll be complaining about sweating but I think I'd rather sweat than freeze!

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  3. Yep, that is where I'm at. I'm so sick of layers and cold and damp and snow and cleaning off my car. Mostly I miss the sun. I know it will come back though and you know we'll be complaining about heat and humidity soon enough!

    In better news, your outfit is adorable! Perfect for spring, the colors are perfect!

  4. I just haven't been able to pull the trigger on sandals yet... and I want maxis and sundresses. But come September, sweaters and jeans and boots will make me happy again!

  5. LOL I feel ya sister! Here here for tightless May! We are just getting through our three day blizzard here. And I have two birthday parties at our house this weekend for which I had reserved bouncy houses for the backyard. Hopefully the 15 inches of snow will melt by then. I love your tights! I think you have made me decide I need hot pink tights (for next spring, of course).

  6. The tights totally make the outfit! And I hear you on the weather- hopefully soon it will get nicer!

  7. Yes to melon tights! They pop off that dress s well. We're at 88 today but I'm stuck inside in black. I feel like Johnny Cash.

  8. Adorable!! I love those tights!

    I am also completely over winter. Starting to feel trapped!

  9. Oh I can so relate!!!! I'm in Illinois and our winter lasted way too long.. Had snow last week! Now it's just down pouring rain. Which I don't mind... Just the flooding.. The flooding can cool it a bit ;)

    I am in love with this outfit! Those melon tights offset the outfit so well!
    Everytime I attempt tights, I get a run in them right away. But I can't help but *lurve* these...

    Also, come September, I'm dying to get back in my boots and chunky scarves!! <3 Usually it's still summer though.. (as of late anyway)
    Oh, the Midwest...

  10. I know exactly what you mean! Here we're in the 70's one day and nosediving to the low 40's the next and I. Am. So. Over. It. GRRRR!

    On the other hand, your bright tights and brilliant smile gave me a happy, thank you!

  11. Love the floral dress and bright tights! Totally brightens the day! And, I totally know how you feel! I've been telling myself I will not wear tights anymore...then chicken out at the thought of bare legs in 40 degree weather.


  12. nora, i adore your bright tights in that perfect spring color and the combination with the blue is screaming spring sunshine. it's been gloomy grey lately in texas too. give me back my sun darn it! oh, i seriously laughed out loud about the upcoming september post. you can't have the whitest legs around because i hold that title. ;)

  13. I am totally with ya! I am so sick of the weather being bipolar and never knowing if I need a jacket in the morning or not.

  14. Awe, sweet thanks for your comments on my ensemble of hot pink jeans. Hearing a compliment from the two bird arena is tremendous. As I recall, you had a much later Autumn than we did here. Now you are wanting to not wear the tights. I know. Oh our low this morning was TWENTY SEVEN DEGREES. huh? in April?

  15. Agreed. I'm tired of living in a snow globe and I've sworn off tights so I'm stuck in pants every day. Booo. Love the dress though!

  16. oh my gosh! i want to copy this outfit. you look adorable! i especially love the spring-colored tights. now if only the sun would come out so we can ditch tights completely :)

  17. I love this dress! SO cute!!

  18. Love the color combo! cute!

  19. ha ha! So true about the change from not wanting to wear them to wanting to wear them. This winter has overstayed it's welcome though.


  20. i know how you feel! loving the pink and blue together. it looks so good!