Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Two Birds on a Wire

Last night was a rough one. A lot of things that have been heavily weighing on my mind came to a head and I got really upset. But that was last night, and I'm trying to see things differently thanks to some very nice people, some of whom probably have no idea they've helped me out in any way. Speaking of anyway, last weekend I found a blazer at goodwill, which was exciting since I've been looking for a nice, gray blazer to wear instead of a cardigan with dresses and skirts. I actually initially left the store without it, thinking I would be able to find a nicer one, but once I left I kept regretting my decision, especially after my Salvation Army trip did not prove fruitful. So, I headed right back to that goodwill and found my lovely little blazer waiting for me! Hooray!

Blazer: Thrifted, Dress: Thrifted, Scarf: Macy's, Shoes: Steve Madden, Tights: Gift

I also really want to thank all of YOU, you lovely readers. Your comments yesterday were so supportive and wonderful, and I can't thank you enough for your encouragement and understanding. With the way I've been feeling lately, seeing all of your kind words is really helpful. Also, I've been thinking a while now about expanding my blog to include some of my poetry to share with you guys. I've been intimidated by the thought of it, but after realizing that hey this is my blog and I should feel comfortable posting what I want to post, and after hearing some of you express interest in my sharing it, I decided I will! I don't know how frequently I'll be posting poems, but I do have to write one each week for class so I think it will be somewhat frequent. My first one will be at the bottom of this post, and after the poem I'll give you a little summary of what I was writing about :)

(Untitled as of yet)

My eyes unfurl like white flags,
And I’ve lost myself,
Burying my eyes in
Your knees like maps,
Desperate for a new world.
You don’t need to lift
My porcelain chin
With a single finger
Or brush my hair
With an extra four
Or whisper that
I Am a goddess,
But I just don’t know it yet,
Or that my only limit
Is a locked box
Of insecurities, recreated
After every honey laden
Compliment dangles the key.

But I know you will.
Lifting me up by my waist,
You hold me, like an infant,
Drifting in our shared hope that
Your grace and waning strength
Are slowly dancing
From you to me.

I wrote this just last night. My assignment for class this week was to write a one line poem, and this evolved from a failed one line poem I had written. It just sort of...happened, so I'm not too sure how I feel about it. And because of that, I decided to share this one with you. I hope you enjoy it, and if you don't it's completely fine with me as well. Well, I'm off to work, which includes writing a one line poem (Boo!). I hope you all are doing well <3



  1. ♥ Oh Nicole! You're the sweetest girl ever. You're beautiful - inside and out. I don't think you should ever let anything make you upset. I sort of have this personal philosophy (that probably a lot of people share) that you should never ever feel down on yourself because life's way too short to just sit around and mope and let menial things get the best of you!

    And on a lighter note: it's fate that that blazer was waiting for you! Every time I went back to try and find something that I regretted not purchasing, it was already snatched up by someone else! It's such a gorgeous color. I bet you'll wear it loads of times this fall/winter!

  2. Honey, that is SUCH a beautiful poem. Brilliant!
    And congrats on the blazer!

  3. I wish I could express to you how truly amazing you are, inside and out. Your poem is perfect.. Sigh, I wish we lived closer! I have a feeling we'd be wonderful friends!

  4. Aw, you are so inspiring. Honestly, you bring so much of yourself to your blog and readers really get a sense of who you are. It's lovely. Hard stuff and easy stuff, it just shows how amazing of a person you are! It makes me want to be best friends with you.

    Lovely poem! It's beautiful- just like you.

  5. I just stumbled upon your blog and I have to say that blazer is amazing! So good that it was still there when you went back.. it looks like it was made for you :)

    Sorry if you haven't been having the greatest time lately. Life sucks sometimes but hey, looking through you posts quickly.. at least you always manage to look cute! Seriously inspiring stuff.

    Gonna follow you now. Keep on keeping on sweetie xx

  6. Cute outfit, I love all the blues and grays, with the touch of brown as well! Hope you're feeling better today, and your poem is beautiful :)

  7. You look adorable! I'm loving all of your outfits!

  8. Sorry to hear youve been having a bad week Nicole =[ i hope thinks start picking up agian for you soon. that poem you wrote is so beautiful! and im not just saying that to be nice, i really really like it. i wish i could write poems! i hope you keep up with blogging your poetry.
    anyways i love this outfit! that blazer is such a good find. and i have those shoes! i LOVE them i wear them all the time. they kinda stink at first because they need breaking in before they get comfy because of the material.
    hope you have a lovely day =]

  9. I'm so glad you decided to share a poem! It inspires me to maybe post my short stories on my blog...maybe, lol. I always get SOOOO nervous to let people read anything I write, you're very brave to share something so personal with your readers. And, I think your poem is wonderful; so full of emotion and longing. I also adore this outfit! blue and gray look very nice together...that blazer was definitely a great find.

  10. I'm so glad you're sharing your poetry because it is beautiful!

  11. what a lovely poem! i'm so glad you shared, and i hope you keep sharing! this is your space, and you should take advantage of it :)

    also, you look adorable. i love that dress so much!

  12. Your poem is so pretty, I love it. :) Please share more in the future! I felt the same way about posting my art at first-- intimidated-- but it's a good feeling to know people like it! But yes, your poetry is really good, I do enjoy the way you use words!

    Your outfit is adorable, on another note. Love the blue scarf and blazer. :D

  13. I'm fairly in love with this entire outfit. The dress, the tights, the blazer, the shoes... I'll stop now. But it really is perfectly perfect!


Thank you so, so much for taking some time to comment on my blog!