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High-waisted Shorts: Purse, Heels, Pearls: Thrifted.
Floral Shirt (actually a dress): Forever21.

Hello everyone!
So, after nine months of hard word, studying, and 8 hours each day of torture...I am finally out of high school for the summer. YES! Golly, it's so hard to believe that I have all the free time in the world though right now for the next three months. What's even scarier is that when I go back to school in the fall, I'll be a *gulp* senior. Senior. Senior, senior,senior. It feels so weird to think that twelve years in the making of going to school has brought me to this point. All those years of looking up to the older girls, wishing one day I would be one of those beautiful, confident, and fearless senior girls.

As a freshman in high school the senior girls definitely held my fascination. They all seemed so effortless. Like they woke up with beautiful hair, beautiful faces, and the perfect outfits. Those senior girls were liked by everyone. They never got a pimple. They got invited to the hippest parties. Not to mention they were a part of National Honor Society and got to leave school a period early. They were mysterious and I remember not being able to wait until the day when I was one of those girls...

But, now the time is almost here. The oddest thing is I don't feel like any of those things that those senior girls seemed like to me as a freshman. I don't feel all that confident. I don't feel all that beautiful. And I sure as heck don't fear effortless nor fearless. I still feel like that little, shy, freshman girl I was almost four years ago. I wonder though if any of the freshman next year will look at me though and think, "wow, I want to be just like her!" That would seriously be such a dream come true. To be a role model and an admirable person for younger girls. Maybe, just maybe I can be.
With much love, Lauren.
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Shady Del Knight said...

Yes, Lauren, this is your opportunity to become a positive role model for younger girls. It will help them and it will help you. When we focus outward and serve and inspire others we feel good about ourselves and our insecurities vanish. Those beautiful, confident senior girls that you used to admire weren't born that way and they didn't just materialize out of thin air. They all started out like you did as the youngest ones in school and I'm sure they had their share of doubts, fears, bad hair days and wardrobe malfunctions along the way. It's all part of growing up. Becoming a senior is much like becoming a parent for the first time or, for that matter, like becoming President of the United States. You gradually settle into the role and learn as you go along just like everybody else had to do. Enjoy your summer vacation, dear Lauren!

Chelsea Lane said...

I love this look dear :) congratulations on graduating, I remember feeling similar feelings as I looked back on my high school years! it is truly humbling to be a role model for younger girls, and I am sure they DO look up to you. you are gorgeous!

xoxo

Nádia said...

you look so cute in these pics, your stare is just so kind (honestly)

loove your top!


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Kezzie said...

Oooh, love the dress!

Taylormarie said...

So, I don't know you personally but i've fallowed your blog for about five months now. Lauren you are INCREDIBLE you have gien me loads of confidence already! I can relate to your feelings as a freshmen as well... when i first walked into Highschool i would also admire the Seniors and Juniors looking at how skinny, and matured there bodies looked..how i wanted to be just like that. I am Now a Junior and i can't say that my life is very different from my freshmen year..I can say that YOU have given me inspiration to go out and be myself no matter how anyone else looks at me.
Thank you!
-TaylorMarie<3

Bad Joan said...

Love your high waisted shorts and top! Gorgeous outfit!

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Cee said...

It's so interesting how much our perception changes between the beginning and end of high school. I'm remember feeling exactly the way you did at fourteen, and the way you do now at seventeen. I have no doubt that you are seen as that effortless, fearless girl by many of the younger students at your school, particularly because of your amazing style. (I just adore your floral top!) But before that happens, you have three months of freedom- enjoy it!
xox,
Cee

LeAhnna said...

so i just stumbled across your blog and wanted to say that i always had that viewpoint too, except i was waiting to graduate. (which i did a few weeks ago) i thought i would be instantly cool, confident, and have everything figured out. needless to say though, i'm still shy, sometimes awkward little me. but it's okay.
you would make a lovely role model though. but if you want to know a secret...you probably already are. :)

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