Friday, October 12, 2012

outfit of the day(bird): the sweet sensations




tunic~ hand me down from megan
tank~ H&M
jeans~ thrifted
purse~ vintage, thrifted
boots~ Alloy

when i was in the fifth grade, my best friend and i were in a band called "The Sweet Sensations". it wasn't actually a real band, unless you consider two ten-year-olds sitting in one of their bedrooms, writing fifth grade level love songs*, recording them (on cassette tapes...who is old enough to remember those???), and sending those tapes to the local top 40 radio station in hopes that they would play them on air and we would become famous overnight, a band. yep. seriously. i did this. to this day, i often think about the person that received those tapes and what they must have done with them. i imagine a group of twenty and thirty-something radio station employees sitting around and listening to the songs and laughing and laughing. even today, it is slightly embarrassing to think about. silly, naive, ten-year-old me. thank god there wasn't you tube back then. yikes. i can't even imagine!

p.s. this is the outfit i wore last week to a fun blogger happy hour with megan, erin, lori, and daisy. good times!

xoxo, nora bird

*these are the lyrics to what would have been our biggest hit:

Sweet Sensation

Look at that guy, I wanna go say 'hi'.
I wanna be close to his side.
He is a sweet sensation, sweet sensation.

I'm gonna go over there, I won't be so scared.
He's gonna ask me out!
And I'm gonna say 'yes'!
He is a sweet sensation, sweet sensation.

He is a sweet. Sen. sa. tion.

(seriously, i don't know why we were signed...)

33 comments:

  1. Okay, that is just too cute; too bad you weren't signed!

    Love this outfit!

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  2. What I would give to hear those cassette tapes! Haha! That is cute though.

    Love that tunic! The sleeves are so pretty :)

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  3. Awwww you look lovely, I really like the look on you!

    xoxo

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  4. Oh cassette tapes! Yes!! I had a friend I used to record stuff with too, it's pretty hilarious to go back and listen to our younger selves! We never wrote songs though, just sang along to stuff on the radio.

    LOVE those boots, and the purse too! Sad I had to miss out on that happy hour, hopefully we'll do another one sometime!

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  5. My best friend and I used to sit around and write songs too. We certainly weren't on top of our game enough to think of sending them into the radio though! But we would make our own "radio station" by holding our cassette recorder and recording the radio, then adding in our own song, and of course providing amazing 5th grade color commentary. I wish I still had those tapes. . .

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  6. So sweet! Love the look, boots!! How is the family?? How are you adjusting? You look great!

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  7. Haha that is so funny! I do remember cassette tapes!!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Bubble Necklace Giveaway!

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  8. omg i never had a band, but i did have a casio keyboard and an imagination. i used to make up girl band names, like horny danish. note: at 9 i didn't know the meaning of "horny."

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  9. I used to record my own "radio station" on cassette. So dumb! Thank god Internet technology didn't exist back then, or no doubt I would have shared it widely.

    The Sweet Sensations? Cute. Wasn't there a girl group called Sweet Sensation? I think they opened for NKOTB when they played at the Met Center in 1990.

    You look totes adorbs, btw.

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  10. you never now maybe you were amazing. those lyrics kinda sound like a taylor swift song anyway. i love this tunic on you - and those boots are just perfect for fall

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  11. Sounds like a HIT to me! You are so funny. I enjoy your posts and Megan's every time. You were meant to be bloggers!!!

    have a fab weekend.

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  12. love those boots and I totally remember cassette tapes. My first cassette tape was Kris Kross. Oh yeah, I was cool.

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  13. Sweet Sensations you still are - those boots are awesome. My first fave was Captain and Tennille...oh dear...

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  14. No, I don't remember doing ANYTHING embarrassing in junior high...or high school... uuhhhhh. I do believe you and I were the coolest freshman at our school....at least we thought so.

    You are too cute! I can't wait to see you tonight!

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  15. You look so adorable! I love the boots!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. Nora I thought that I was going to do commercials, be a model, singer and dancer. I used to do the same thing with the tape recorder. I would read ads from magazines into that thing using my radio voice. Hey, look, at least we're models? Right? More like models off duty but we do get to pose and dress and hopefully influence somebody out there. Hahahha. I love your hair like this. You look sexy and hip. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  17. Awwwwwwwww, that's cute! My friend Nicola, her sister and I had our own radio station on cassettes in which we had cringe worthy interviews, singing, interviews etc! So embarassing. I recorded my sister one for her 18th birthday with me singing 'When I'm 64' and pretending I was Jennifer Saunders in an interview with myself!
    Niiiiiiiice, tunic and I really feel I need some boots that colour- I was just thinking it this morning. (Hmmm, honesty check- want, not need!)

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  18. This is sooooo cute! I can't carry a tune but my friend and I had coordinated black and white outfits that we made Paula Abdul choreographed dances to! Ohhhh childhood.

    Great tunic, I love the patterns and colors and you have some of the best boots!! I want to raid your shoe closet.

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  19. such an adorable outfit. Have a great weekend

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  20. Such a pretty tunic - the neckline is very flattering and it fits you so well. :) I love a good hand-me-down!

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  21. nora bird your outfit is a sweet sensation! :) do you still have those tapes? i bet you were darling. i mean you still do sing karaoke. you're probably good. that song title reminds me of "new sensation" by INXS. below is a music video link from 1991 before michael hutchence died.

    http://youtu.be/dhoELTrQnGE

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  22. HAHA! This totally sounds like something my friends and I did; we used to record our 'radio shows' on cassette, but we never took the plunge and actually sent them in! Too funny!

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  23. LOVE your outfit, that top is SO cute and I LOVE your boots - I have been trying to find my perfect pair but have had no luck!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  24. Who didn't have a 'band' in 5th grade? It was a great time! Lurv the boots in your outfit!

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  25. Why oh why did you never become famous?! :) Love those boots too, the side ties are darling!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  26. LOL That's too funny. My sister, cousin and I used to pretend we were TLC. I was Chile. We used to play Waterfalls about a dozen freaking times. I love your boots here and that headband is darling!

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  27. haha! who Doesn't do something silly when they're ten. personally, I think your little song is adorable :) great look by the way! your boots are such a cute staple for the whole season.


    The House of Shoes

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  28. This is such a super cute autumn look! Really like your blog, and now subscribing.

    xoxo,
    Terry

    http://terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

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  29. hahaha that song is awesome! And I love this pretty boho outfit (the floral blouse is soo pretty).

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