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.


  1. congratulations, dear! ou look beautiful <3
    love, Yulia

  2. Congratulations on everything you've accomplished so far!! The end of high school is such a weird time, full of literally every emotion you can possibly think of. It's hard to leave everything behind, but it's so exciting to know that you have other amazing times just around the corner :)

    Oh, and love the dress!!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

  3. Congratulations! Good luck in college! The second dress, the orange one looks especially great on you!

    Olivia Abdelmalek

  4. AHHH congrats! that was me last year :) its so exciting! college is amazing <3 I wish you the best of luck with everything

    Alexa <3

  5. Miss Rory you're growing up so fast! I remember when you were just... just... just a wee thing. Okaynotreally BUT still, look at how far you've come! You look absolutely stunning and you've done so many neat things and I AM JUST SO PROUD OF YOU OK? Gotta let you know that. Carry on, you stunnin' lass, you!

  6. Wow! Congratulations!! You look so pretty in you dress.

  7. dude! you're amazing! and i seriously suck…have literally not been keeping up w any blogs lately ahhh. your layout looks AMAAAZIING!!! and huge congrats on graduating!!! i'm so proud of you!! where are you going to college again?

    come to the city soon! let's hang!


  8. Congratulations.

  9. Nice outfits ! I really like the orange dress =)

    You have a nice blog, keep up the good work =D

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  10. Congrats! Love both looks!

    B*a la moda

  11. love it

  12. Congratulation :-)
    Love this outfit, you look gorgeous :D

  13. What lovely shots!

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  14. Hi beautiful,
    I was just browsing through & stumbled upon your lovely blog - It looks gorgeous and it has interesting posts that I can relate to. I'm now following you via gfc, keep in touch love x

    Benish | Feminist Reflections


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