Monday, October 7, 2013

inspiration monday: actual grocery shopping

the inspiration
kerry washington
megan bird

skirt ~ thrifted
shirt ~ hand-me-down from nora
boots ~ b. (a resale shop)
necklace ~ vintage, thrifted

nora bird

skirt ~ F21
shirt ~ Marshalls
shoes ~ Ebay

i have made a conscientious decision to try to do most of our grocery shopping at trader joe's instead of target every week. it has literally saved us hundreds of dollars every month ~ not because food is cheaper at trader joe's (even though i think it is), but because they don't sell clothing and makeup (and shoes) there. i might have less clearance t-shirts and tubes of lipstick than i would have had otherwise, but i'm pretty sure that's perfectly ok.

i might, however, spend all of that extra money on peanut butter filled pretzels. seriously, if you live near a trader joe's, go now and get some.

happy monday!
two birds


  1. one day i'll be brave enough to rock a striped skirt!!
    i live near a TJ and even if i don't need food, i love their flowers!

  2. Haha, I love the logic and it makes sense--I stopped going to Target on a daily basis and saved hundreds of dollars! Funny how that works. Love the striped skirt!

  3. I adore the pairing of patterns with stripes! Great outfits, and a fab link-up party! Hugs & thanks for hosting!!! xo T.

  4. Oh I have to get my Target fix at least once a week, even if I don't buy anything (which is rare). Trader Joes is 45 minutes away, urgh, but at least we have one here finally. Nora your OUTFIT is awesome today!! Megan, not so much, LOL. Just kidding. No really, wait, no really. LOL. Megan you know I love you, right?!? Mine doesn't even have any inspiration from the pic, but that is okay too! (i love both of my two birds, all the time)

  5. Oh my gosh, it would be SO dangerous if I did my food shopping at Target! It's bad enough how often I go in there :)

    Love both of your pattern mixed outfits1

    The Tiny Heart
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  6. Those pb pretzels are the devil. I concur.

  7. Both outfits are great but I really like the second one. I think it is that cool top.


  8. Yep, I save so much money on groceries if I don't buy them at Target, lol.

    Love both of your outfits!!

  9. You girls both look great! Way to go on the pattern mixing. I think both your outfits actually work better than Kerry's.

    Yeah, Trader Joe's is dangerous in other ways. They have some really tasty and fancy junk food options that I convince myself are healthy because they're from Trader Joe's. My favorites are the caramel wafers. They're like 40 calories a cookie or something, which sounds super good for you...until you (I) eat ten in a row.

  10. My husband love the peanut butter pretzels.

  11. Well that definitely sounds like it will be better for the bank account :) You both look love love the pattern mixing!

    The Other Side of Gray

  12. We are supposed to get a Trader Joe's here and I am so stoked. I've never been! But I am a huge fan of Sprouts and they have these honey mustard pretzels . . . and yogurt covered pretzels in a multitude of flavors . . . mmmmm!

  13. You both look amazing! Love both of your skirts, they are so cute. Yum peanut butter pretzels!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  14. I wish Trader Joe's was closer to us! I only allow myself one visit per week to Target these days... and I try to steer clear of their clearance aisle. Some days the siren call of those low priced items are too much for me to resist though.

  15. ooh love your skirts!
    great blog :)

  16. I adore this f21 skirt!!! and you both look so lovely! :)

  17. isn't kerry washington gorgeous? hard work to imitate her style, but the two of you manage to pull it off :)

  18. I love both the skirts! We don't have a trader joes, just a bunch of Krogers. We do have Jungle Jim's though. Look it up! It's CRAZY!

  19. OMG, ya'll both did such a great job with this challenge
    loving these two looks

  20. I've started shopping at Shop Rite for that same reason...haha.
    Penniless Socialite
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  21. Plus, Trader Joe's sometimes has some extra special yummies you can't get at Target :)

    Mili from call me, Maeby

  22. Have you had the mango cream bars? I've probably eaten three and a half boxes of that stuff in the last... I don't want to say! I've eaten a lot of it!