Sunday, April 17, 2011

Words Words Words

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Hello there! So, today was my first ever poetry reading! It really has been a pretty surreal day. I was nauseatingly nervous before I went on, but once I went up on stage to read, I was much less worried than I thought I would be. It felt natural in some strange way I suppose. It was a really great experience, and I'm happy I pushed myself this week with practicing and such (I'm also so happy the poetry festival committee chose me to be a part of the festival). Now, the thought of writing a new poem feels scary and daunting, because I think I'm putting too much pressure on myself, but I'm trying to keep those thoughts out of my head, and the positive ones in. After my reading, we all headed to a lovely restaurant near my college for a lovely (filling) meal, and now I'm home, sleepy and in a weird happy and terrified daze, finishing up the last of the macarons my sister brought me from the city.

Just a note, I've been terrible with commenting lately, since this weekend has been both stressful and busy, but I will try my best to get back to you all soon. Your support this weekend has made me feel so amazingly happy, and I can't thank you guys enough.

Dress: Thrift store ($2!)
Tights: Hue
Belt: Delia's
Shoes:Urban Outfitters
Necklace: Gift

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Until tomorrow,
Nicole

33 comments:

  1. congrats on a successful poetry reading! although the task of writing a new poem seems daunting I think you'll tackle it just like past reading. $2! unbelievable the deals you can get a thrift store for such a pretty dress.

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  2. you+flowers+THAT DRESS are the cutest!

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  3. i think you are the cutest! and that dress... for only $2?! amazing!

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  4. You found that THRIFTNG???????????Why don't I have your luck. Seriously. I was expecting an overly priced $70 Modcloth dress or soemthing. But I'm so happy that you did it and that it went so well! I knew you could:)!

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  5. I'm glad you had a great poetry reading. Keep doing it and build experience--later it won't be so nerve wracking and you'll have a lot more confidence :)

    I have the worst luck when it comes to thrifting. Maybe it's because I have no eye for spotting unique pieces!

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  6. That is such a beautiful amazing wonderful darling dress. I have used many many adjectives, but it was required. I can't believe it was so cheap! :)

    I am so happy everything went well. I know that I myself get horrified before presenting anything to any group of people. I can't imagine presenting something that is completely, wholly my own work. I love the red tights and purdy flowers :)

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  7. What an amazing dress for an amazing price!

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  8. Beautiful floral print. And I love that color of tights.

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  9. You look absolutely beautiful!! This is my all time favorite look of yours! I L.O.V.E that dress!! I would love to find a dress like that for me, what an amazing find!

    I'm happy to hear the festival went well! I'm sure your new poem will be great as long as you don't over-stress about it.:D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  10. OH MY GODDD THIS OUTFIT IS THE CUTEST WAH. I can't believe that is a thrifted dress. It looks awesome paired with the maroon tights. Congrats on your poetry reading. It sounds like a lot of fun and pretty flowers too. =)

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  11. I knew it would go well! I'm so happy for you. :) I really wanna read your poem!! You look absolutely adorable. I can not believe you thrifted that dress. It's gorgeous!!

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  12. thats so brave of you to do a poetry reading, and exciting too! your outfit looks like a total confidence booster, its so bright and cheerful (and well styled!) xoxo

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  13. That dress is so beautiful! And congratulations on the successful poetry reading. Your coloured tights always inspire me xoxo

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  14. sorry i haven't been able to comment as often as i would like! I still read every single one of your updates. also i really love this outfit and YAY for flowers!! : )

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  15. That dress is perfect, especially with the tights and belt. Congrats on your reading.

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  16. Congrats hon I am so glad it went well for you. Your dress is gorgeous and what a beautiful bunch of flowers.

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  17. congrats, and what an amazing find - that dress is ADORABLE

    http://blogoftheprettythings.blogspot.com/

    xxx

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  18. awww yey for poetry readings!!! I love how this dress looks on you!! beautiful!

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  19. What a piece of work... is that dress (see my exchange Hamlet reference) ; ) You look beautiful, as do the flowers, and I'm super-stoked that you pushed yourself for that poetry reading. WELL DONE!

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  20. That dress is amazing. Ah, I need more floral in my life.

    Melanie@Unravelled Threads
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  21. awww....you always look so adorable....I love your blog so much....I do wish I could write poetry as well...congratulations....

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  22. I love this dress. I can't believe it was $2! It looks amazing on you. I'm glad it went well. When I speak in public I get so nervous, and then once I'm up there it's not so bad.
    My Heart Blogged

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  23. you look so adorable! i'm glad to hear that the poetry reading went well, i'm sure you blew everyone away :)

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  24. Congratulations on the reading! Poetry is so personal and intimate...it really takes guts to read in front of an audience. Also, your dress seriously has one of the prettiest floral prints I've seen. I love the colors and that it was thrifted!

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  25. what an awesome experience!! you look so adorable. I love the tones of this outfit ^,^

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  26. oh my word, this outfit is sooo cute. Love the dress and all the colors you put together.

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  27. What an awesome thrifted dress! You look cute as a button like usual, and great job conquering your fears and reading your poetry!

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  28. can't believe you scored the dress for $2! it's beautiful! your curls are quite pretty too! Xx

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  29. I ADORE the dress!!! I can't believe it is thrifted. Gosh, I have no luck in thrift stores...can I take you along with me...hehe. It looks perfect with the wine colored tights.

    Congrats on your poetry reading!! I too am a horrible offender of putting too much pressure on myself. I'm sure you rocked it:)

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  30. I love the combination of those tights and that dress, the colours are great! Congrats on the poetry reading!

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  31. You found that dress at a thrift store for $2?!?!?! Such an amazing find Nicole! It looks stunning on you! I love the whole look and feel of this look--definitely perfect for a poetry reading! I'm so glad it went well for you!

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  32. Congrats on your poetry reading! That 2$ dress is amazing and I love that you paired it with those tights. Have a great week!

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  33. Aww well done, I can imagine how nerve wracking that must be! And as others have said, what a bargain the dress looks gorgeous on you! :)

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