Tuesday, June 4, 2013

outfit of the day(bird): being popular




shirt~ Marshalls
jeans~ Zara, via b. (a resale shop)
necklace~ F21
shoes~ Bamboo, eBay

on sunday, we were all at my parent's house for dinner. they have recently sold their house (my childhood home. don't even get me started.) and have been going through everything and trying to get rid of stuff that they don't need, and give us some things that we might like, before they pack everything up and move to the 'burbs (again, don't get me started). so, on sunday, my sisters and i each got a few envelopes full of old school work and report cards and things of that nature. it was extremely amusing to read through some of the stories and cards and reports that we had written in our younger years. particularly an extremely descriptive and, actually, kind of scary piece my oldest sister had written about hell (i know. what? i have no idea. we were strange kids. but i was crying laughing while reading it.) in my pile of papers, i found this little snippet that i had written at age ten and i thought i would share. it's pretty cute. but also, in the age of blogs, facebook, instagram, and "likes", life can sometimes feel like a popularity contest. so, i thought this would be appropriate, and hilarious, to share. hopefully, you can read my beautiful cursive...


so, just remember...as long as you like yourself you are always popular. to yourself. and that's all that matters. (anyone else get the impression that i may have been having a rough time not being popular in the fourth grade?)

xoxo, nora bird

27 comments:

  1. I think nearly all of us have struggled with wanting to be popular...or being afraid of losing one's popularity. Your 10 year old self was very wise however; it's most important to be popular with oneself. As my older brother once told me, when I was 8: "I feel sorry for people who don't take the time to get to know you."

    You look marvelous btw, LOVE your top!

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  2. So wise as a 10-year-old. I was much more shallow, as I recall, and just thought all the popular kids were snobs *eyeroll at myself*. And holy cow, you did have beautiful cursive!

    As for your outfit, you do know how to rock a wide-leg jean!

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  3. Awwww I love it!!!! Going through childhood stuff is the best! My parents recently brought a slew of things from my childhood home (now that we have a house and 'have room' for all my stuff) and there were quite a few gems like this one. We were so wise as kids!

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  4. Wow! That's rather profound for 4th grade! Good advice though - like yourself first! That's pretty darn good cursive for that age too, I'm definitely impressed.

    And your outfit is awesome - love the wide leg jeans and the colors in the top!

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  5. Oh my goodness such a sweet little note! The rough times of being in the 4th grade!

    Btw, your flared pants are amazing!!
    xx
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  6. What a smart 10 year-old you were! I wish we all had it figured out like that.

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  7. You were so wise beyond your 10 years! I was definitely not at all popular and I could've used this advice in middle school!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
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  8. How cute! And man you had good handwriting for a 10 year old!

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  9. Haha SO CUTE! Everyone is popular if they like themselves ;) AMEN! :) And I love your jeans!

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  10. What a beautiful message! Gosh, I couldn't even write something like that in 4th grade. You had such depth. Beautiful words! You were awesome! Good luck on your parent's move and your outfit looks so good on you.
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  11. Love the beautiful message you just shared! Thank you!
    Love the flare jeans as well!

    XO,
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  12. I guess I am popular then. Poor 4th grade Nora. I was the same way!

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  13. Haha! That's awesome! And excellent cursive for a 10yr old! Love your boho vibe today!

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  14. I am really liking these wider legs jeans

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  15. Awesomely sage wisdom! And, knowing it was written by a fourth grader=priceless! That's a treasure to keep! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  16. Love the necklace and what a great printed top. What a great message! Such neat writing for a 10 year old!!

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  17. Love the outfit and love the 4th grade paragraph on being popular. I'm not going to lie, sometimes I still have issues with being popular and I'm not even in HS or college anymore. I'm forever a nerd!

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  18. how very intelligent of you dear nora. you had nice handwriting in 4th grade too. when i read some of my childhood stuff it was so embarrassing i threw it away. yours isn't though. now let's talk about your adorable summer outfit. i dig the jeans, and sleeveless blouse. :)

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  19. how cool to find something you wrote at age 10
    love this fun top and necklace
    brett

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  20. Well said, what an astute 10 yo you were!
    I love your penmanship!

    The top and jeans are so fun for summer. Enjoy going through your mementos.

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  21. That is actually pretty deep for a 4th grader! And I was in a class of 10 in 4th grade... we were all popular. Now when I went to the bigger school... that was a WHOLE different story.

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  22. Good to know you had your head screwed on straight as early as age 10! And your handwriting was beautiful.

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  23. that is hilarious! I love it. i'm so glad you shared. too funny. we must all get popular with age then! I love your boho outfit. very cute top and that necklace is sweet!

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  24. I love that note. I wish I'd had it when dealing with a major girl friendship drama today!

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  25. Um, that is the cutest little note/story...and so well said! My parents will be selling my childhood home soon too and it's SO sad to think about. Love the wide leg jeans with that gorgeous tank :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  26. First, your outfit reminds me of Bianca Jagger in the 70s on her day off. Secondly, look how smart you were at such a young age!
    -Ash
    www.thestylizedwannabe.com

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