Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two Roads Diverged In A Yellow Wood









Top, skirt (similar): Forever 21; Shoes: Macy's

When I put this outfit on for work the other day, I distinctly thought of Robert Frost's "The Road Not Taken." I have no idea why, but it came to me in the early morning hours waiting for my carpool, and I haven't been able to get the first few lines out of my head since. Some things, phrases, memories, images, stick with you as time passes and, almost like muscle memory, my brain brings them out to ponder over as time passes. I recall reading Robert Frost's poem for so many english classes (I always loved poetry), on my own, writing essays about it, and even revisiting it in college years in anthologies. It brought back a host of memorization and english class memories that I haven't been able to store back away, yet.

My elementary through high school years are largely a blur now with some key photo-style memories sticking out. I honestly can't remember the sounds of high school, the smells, or the emotions very well. They seem distant and hazy. But I do have those little key snippets that have come to represent the grades and years: I can remember my favorite Brainteaser game and the dinosaur erasers that were given out as prizes in kindergarten in the dim (lights off at lunch) classroom. I remember wearing a shirt (that was too long for me) and khaki shorts to fifth grade one day and everyone teasing me that I wasn't wearing any pants. Teach me to take fashion risks! I think I've blocked out the majority of middle school, but I do distinctly recall remember wearing one of those shrunken tank tops (do you guys remember those? They were about the size of baby clothes and stretched to fit!) and feeling really awkward in my entering-puberty and not knowing what to do with my limbs phase. I remember listening to the Mars Volta on the sidewalk outside of E-building with friends on the first classic iPods and wearing my Snow Patrol shirt until the printing wore off in high school. 

Do you ever feel like you've flown through time, leaving all of these memories, these exquisite feelings and experiences behind, with bizarre little snippets in place of them? It's kinda crazy to grow up.

35 comments

  1. Love your outfit, beautiful skirt!!!


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  2. love your skirt...

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  3. This out is veruy office chic...love the skirt

    xoxo
    Ivy
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  4. Love your skirt so much!!

    If you have time stop also on my blog!
    xx
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  5. Love how this look is a play on black on black and pattern blocking :)

    I also don't have very many memories of school - interesting how that happens...

    xo, Nina
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  6. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

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    xx

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  7. Love this outfit girl! The mix of prints is great!!

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  8. I love that top! What a fun print :) And yes, growing up IS crazy. It happens so fast!!!

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  9. Robert Frost is amazing :)
    This is a great work outfit, really like the skirt.
    have I mentioned your freckles are so pretty?

    xo
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  10. I absolutely love this post, and your outfit is so cute! The little cactus print on your sweater is adorable.

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  11. I just discover your blog but i must say it is very nice :)
    I like it a lot, you're very talented !
    I will come back for sure ^^


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    Coline ♡

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  12. love these pieces together Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  13. That's cactus shirt is too cute! I do feel like that at times - I try to remember grade school but I only manage to glimpses. Like trying to figure out how to play the xylophone and being in school plays. I guess it's the things I choose to remember haha no bad stuff.

    -V
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  14. Sooo lovely! www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I am obsessed with that cactus shirt!! I must have, perfect for AZ!!

    xxS

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  16. I love the cacti print on your blouse! So fun!

    SHF
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  17. lovely skirt!!

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  18. Great look, that top is so cute.
    Xoxo
    Christy

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  19. Love your outfit! You just brought back so many middle school memories...oh....
    xo
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  20. Love how you mix and match everything! :)

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  21. I just found your blog and it's so lovely! Now following :)

    Love the skirt in this post,

    Loes x

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  22. In love with your shirt, looks adorable on you!!

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  23. Very nice outfit dear! You look great!!

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  24. nice skirt! who took this photos? So nice!

    hugs,
    KT
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  25. So lovely! The print on the top is perfect :)

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  26. it is very crazy to grow up. I remember some parts of my childhood SO vividly & others seem so blurry, as if in a dream. The craziest thing is looking in a mirror and seeing my 25 year old self, but in my mind, I don't think I will ever realize that I look any different than I did at 17.

    Love your tiny cacti print!
    xx
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  27. Cute blouse:)

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  28. I love that top! So cute!

    And thanks for reaching out to me on IFB, by the way :)

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