Thursday, April 19, 2012

The bird is the word

I took advantage of the lack of rain this morning and quickly took pictures outside.  Supposedly more rain is coming.  I know we need it but come on now!  Although, my skirt must have worked a bit yesterday, we did get some sun for a little bit.  


It's chilly again today so we're back to pants.  I have to laugh with this little bird sweater.  I always get complimented on it when I wear it.  I bought it at Target years ago.  Obviously it's held up well.  I still adore it because come on, it's got a bird on it!  How can you not love the whimsy of a little bird?


So wow, Dick Clark died yesterday.  I was kind of floored by that news.  He's never been the same after his stroke a few years back, but I love that he still came on New Years Eve every year even with his struggles.  I don't think New Years will ever quite feel the same without seeing him on TV.  


I think I might head to my favorite consignment shop this weekend with some of the items I've decided to get rid of from my closet.  They have this loyalty card program and every $10 you spend they give you a stamp on your card and when you fill it up you get 25% off anything, even designer items (which is how I actually own a couple of Coach bags).  Anyway, this weekend they said in honor of Earth Day if you bring in items to sell, for every $10 they pay for your stuff, they'll also give you a stamp on your card.  I don't expect to make much more than that on my items, but hey, I'll take what I can get!

Outfit rundown:
Sweater - Xhileration, Target (old)
T-shirt - Old Navy
Pants - Maurices (old)
Shoes - Steve Madden (thrifted)
Necklace - Bead for Life
Earrings - thrifted

17 comments :

  1. i'm assuming you are talking about clothes mentor? i just went there for the first time last weekend and i love it!

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    1. Yes! Clothes Mentor, love that place! Haven't been since well before my shopping ban!

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  2. Love your outfit today! That sweater is really cute! Good luck at Clothes Mentor this weekend

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  3. I like how the short cardigan over the long shirt creates a colour blocking effect. Very cool.

    Cute clogs too.

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  4. The bird sweater is adorable!

    And I'm also really sad about Dick Clark. NYE will never be the same!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. The bird is seriously cute! I love appliche, especially whimsical things like that!

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  6. Target sweaters do hold up well for the price. I like the little bird applique!

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  7. Great cardigan! The applique is adorable. I love these colors. Good luck on your consigning. As much as I adore thrifting, I still wish I had options for consignment.

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  8. Love the birdie sweater! And that whole Dick Clark thing came as a shock to me too! New Years Eve won't be the same without him this year. :(

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  9. I know it's so trendy, but I simply can't resist the bird thing. I just love them! Your cardigan is super cute. Ok, have you seen the Portlandia put-a-bird-on-it sketch? Here's a youtube link in case you haven't!
    --TS
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XM3vWJmpfo

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    1. I think I've been living under a rock - I've heard jokes about the "put a bird on it" but I had no idea what it was in reference too - I just watched that clip and it's hilarious. I need to watch more of this show like stat. THANK YOU!

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  10. WHat a sweet little bird! :) That consignment store sounds awesome, I wish we had something like that where I live.

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  11. I thought it was a brooch when I first saw the photos. It's even more awesome knowing that it's part of the sweater.

    Did you know the red heart on your blog banner is a Hmong heart? Typically seen in Hmong tapestry.

    http://www.artisansofasia.com/traditional_textile.php

    Happy Friday!

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    1. I did not know that! I am "designer" challenged and was in Photobucket making my banner and needed a little something for that spot and they had this little heart and I thought, it's pretty, why not! Now I know what it means and I love that it is for "love"! :)

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  12. i think target has the cutest cardigans too, fun prints & fun but simple embellishments. i saw a whole display of new spring ones yesterday-yellow, kelly green, etc. this one is really cute!

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  13. Aw, the bird sweater is too cute! I love it layered with that pretty wine color too. I hope the weather warms up for you soon!

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