May 29, 2014

Again and Again

Dressc/o Lulu*s | Jacket- J. Crew Factory | Shoes- c/o My Hot Shoes | Necklace- c/o Vanessa Mooney | Watchc/o Flex | Belt- New York and Company | Hairties- LF

When I find an outfit I like, I'm SUCH a repeat offender. You've seen me wear this sunflower dress three times now in the past months with only slight variations. I think this styling is my favorite though--with a simple jean jacket, belt that matches sandals, and the perfect sunny yellow necklace. This necklace is one of my favorites, and I don't usually like long necklaces!

I'm also testing out my newest watch from Flex. These rubber designs are perfect for summer and pool season, don't you think?

May 25, 2014

The End Is Near


Dress- Free People | Jacket- J. Crew | Shoes- Marshalls | Sunglasses- c/o Giant Vintage | Watch- c/o Daniel Wellington | Bracelet- Lord and Taylor | Necklace- Forever 21


Dress- Kensie @ Lord and Taylor | Shoes- Marshalls | Necklace- Lucid NYC | Earrings- Forever 21 | Watch- c/o Daniel Wellington

With less than 2 weeks until my high school graduation, I've been getting to go to lots of great events. And lots of lasts--this is the beginning of the end. 

The first outfit is a scholarship luncheon I attended for the Florence Bell Hillier Memorial Scholarship I am honored to have received. It's given to a local high school student and I am so grateful to have been selected.

The second outfit is for my school's Senior Awards ceremony. I wore orange--(BECAUSE I LOVE UVA) and won the English Writing Award and the Art Purchase Award (the school bought my photography!). I was also inducted into the Cum Laude Society.

It's hard to look back on these last four years with any regrets. As graduation approaches I've been doing a lot of reflecting. For so long I've been so anxious to leave home, to leave high school, to get out of the house--because I am so incredibly excited for college. But I've also wondered if it's because I don't like it where I am.

Looking back now, reflecting on these past four years, I don't regret any of it. Yes, the school I go to is competitive and tiring and extremely hard at times. But if it weren't these things, I wouldn't be the person I am today. I am so happy where I am right now and where I'm heading, and I have only my past and the things that have shaped me to thank for that. 

Without my family, my friends, my experiences, and the school I've at times ached to get out of, I wouldn't be this Rory. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything.

I am more than content--I am happy.

May 20, 2014


Since my 365 project, I've been pretty silent on the photography end. But recently I've started taking pictures again, and I intend to take photography classes either first semester or at least First Year at UVa. They have a great photo department there.

In the past few weeks I've had a few photo shoots with friends and one in the city (NYC)--these are the ones you see here. Once I get around to editing the other ones, I may post those as well. In the mean time, enjoy this stray from my usual outfit post.

While we're on the topic of my other passions, I'd love if you could check out my poetry--here are the links to my other blogs. If the spirit moves you, click around and explore all of the parts of my life :)

My 2014 Poetry Project-
My Poetry Blog-
My 2013 Photography Project-
My Photography Blog (FLICKR)-

Thank you for your support, in all of my endeavors! :)

May 19, 2014


Dress- Cynthia Rowley | Watchc/o Flex | Vest- Chicnova | Necklace- c/o | Sunglasses- American Eagle | Shoes- c/o

This watch is not only cute, but I can wear it to work out, and I can wear it knowing that with each one sold, Flex provides meals for kids. I'm so about that fashion for a cause stuff :)

If you are too....CHECK OUT FLEX RIGHT NOW!

May 15, 2014

Brooklyn Blues & Yellows

Dressc/o Lulu*s | Shoes- c/o Rocket Dog | Vest- J. Crew | Watch- c/o Daniel Wellington | Glasses- c/o Giant Vintage | Necklaces- Macy's, c/o Vanessa Mooney | Belt- Ralph Lauren

And so, after being unhappy with the look and feel of my blog, after neglecting and not posting for too many days, after promising postings again and again, I'm finally, really, truly, actually BACK.

And it feels good. I hope you like the new cleaner look of my blog, and if you have trouble finding anything, don't hesitate to ask!


These photos were shot in Brooklyn this week as my friends and I adventured down by the water and drove around the city just for fun. It was awesome to have my camera in tow and to get back into the feel of taking fine art pictures (you don't even know how long it's been...). I came home feeling incredibly satisfied--not because we'd done anything particularly interesting, but because I'd gotten back into photography and I'd spent a day with good friends.

Don't you love when a day, no matter how uneventful, can leave you feeling like that?