In A State of Disbelief.

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White 1950's Dress, Bow: Thrifted.
Navy Blazer: H&M.
Red Heels: Kohl's.
Scarf: Gift.

Today one of the most shocking and most surprising events in my entire life occured. I was voted into my school's top ten homecoming court.

Never could I have expected or dreamed that something like this would happen to someone like me. I practically gasped when I heard my name among the most gorgeous and popular girls on the announcements today. Stuff like this doesn't happen to someone like me. I'm a nobody that isn't friends with anyone. I'm not particularly pretty or popular, and athletic is the farthest adjective to describe my personality. I felt so inferior to the other girls when we were having our group picture taken. It's just so odd to be in the same classification group as the most popular girls in school.

This coming week the whole student body will pick five of the ten girls to be on the official homecoming court. It still doesn't seem real to me that I have a chance of being one of the girls. I just have high doubts though that I could ever make it to the top five. I'm not even sure how I made it to the top ten!

All I do know is that I'm so grateful for this wonderful gift and opportunity that God has given me. I know that he gave me this opportunity for a reason, and a good one at that. I know that God has given me this chance to be a role model for other girls. To show them that you don't have to be the most popular or well liked girl. You don't have to give into peer pressure and be like everyone else...Being yourself is the most beautiful person you can be and it's going to be what gives you a happy, satisfying, and fulfilling life. Secondly, I feel like God gave me this opportunity not only to help others, but to help myself. It's no shocker that I've had and still have self-esteem issues and self-worth issues. I look at myself constantly as someone less than all the other girls, and my opinion of myself isn't always the greatest. By being elected to the homecoming court though, God is helping me see that I am worth something; to him and to other people. Everyone sees something in me and it's time I start seeing something in myself.

I hope you all are doing lovely though... Today I wore this red, white, and blue outfit to school for the themed memorial day in memory of 911. God bless all of the souls who died in that tragic day...❤

With much love, Lauren.
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28 lovely little notes:

Shady Del Knight said...

Lauren wrote:

<< Everyone sees something in me and it's time I start seeing something in myself. >>

This says it all. You are far too modest and critical of yourself. Step into the picture. You belong.

Mila said...

I just had this feeling that this would happen...you completely deserve it, and like me and so many others have told you, so many more people than you think care/love you! Now all you have to do is realize it yourself. Congratulations! I love this outfit by the way--the bow is an adorable touch. <3

xoxo

Mary said...

Congratulations, beautiful! You SO deserve this. I too, had a feeling this might happen-- you are already a role modle to so many, probably many who feel like they can't voice this aloud to you. And this is how they did it instead :)

Maria Elyse said...

Awww, Lauren! I'm so excited and happy for you! You are so amazing, wonderful, kind, caring, and beautiful, both inside and out, I can guarantee that it just radiates to those around you. I know too that God has big plans through this! Congrats, darling! ♥ :)

That bow is perfection, and I adore your scarf. :)

xo
Maria
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Jamie Rose said...

Congratulations on making homecoming court! How fun! I really love your outfit today too. That big bow is the best thing ever.

April said...

Congrats!

claire said...

How exciting for you! And why wouldnt they choose you? You are such a beautiful girl, and they must have just woken up and smelt the coffee ;) x

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Congratulations Lauren, I am so thrilled for you! :) But I must say, you are DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, you could be a model! I hope that one day soon you can look in the mirror and see it too :) I love your giant bow by the way, it's adorable <3 xxx

Charlotte said...

Congratulations!! After your post yesterday this is really awesome.
I hope it gives you the justification that you need :]]

Charlotte x

Louisejoyb said...

Can't get over how much I love this outfit, patriotic and pretty. Best of luck with the homecoming court, I'm sure you'll get on it, not only are you gorgeous but you seem genuinely lovely, and I haven't even been following you for that long!

Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

Nikki said...

I'd vote for you if I were in your school ^^ I just love how you work all these pretty vintage dresses and you are very charismatic and good with words too :) at least that's what I can tell from reading your blog :) I wish you a lot of luck for the next voting! You deserve it :) x

styleroulette said...

Loving the outfit! and that bow is just too cute. I'd also vote for you too if I were in your high school! =D
Best wishes girl!

xoxo
style roulette

TC said...

congrats! I hope you make it into the top 5! p.s. I love your bow.
xxx
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Demy said...

YES YES!!!! I freakin kneeewww it!!! I'm SO glad for you! Omgosh, so glad! I know that this happened because people are getting somewhat bored from the tall-blonde-blueeyed-girl cliche and I'm happy for that. You are so pretty, Lauren! Honestly. To my eyes you have such a pure beauty. Your face is breath taking. And by the way, you SO remind me of Zatherene Zeta Jones, I'm sure you've heard it before. You're gorgeous! And you don't even realise it ha! Plus, you're not even gorgeous on the outside which is faaar more better! I'm really crossing my fingers that you'll be in the top 5! I wish you all the best <3 <3
As for the outfit, when I saw the pic, my mind instantly made the connection with Alice in Wonderland lol. Apparently, the bow is the reason for this. I love it. Really. The colors look gorgeous together and this dress is sooo kiiilling me! Perfection! You inspire me very much. Thanks! <3

Natasha said...

Congratulations!
This is such an uplifting story...and I'd say it is a well deserving accomplishment!
It's funny how in highschool we always compare ourselves to the popular girls...but now looking back I'm SO glad I wasn't one of them! Most of the popular girls from my school still party every weekend...and haven't really accomplished much in life. I think it's great that you have the chance to show people that they can do well in life without having to follow the crowd!
Also I LOVE this outfit...everything about it is perfect!

Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

Michaela Scalisi said...

Beautiful bow :)


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xoxo Michaela

Jul said...

Wow Lauren I'm so happy for you! Congratulations :) you really deserve this. I can't believe you don't think you're pretty! You're BEAUTIFUL, girl!
And you look amazing in this outfit, like a china doll; the bow is so lovely and fun!

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Megan said...

This outfit is just beautiful, I love that gorgeous big bow.

Wild Flower said...

Congrats girly! I hope you win it, and you are too super pretty! Most likely prettier than the other girls you mentioned, no need to be modest here! hehe. I love the color combinations in this outfit and especially the big white bow!

Kaylee
xo

Kezzie said...

I'm soo happy for you Lauren! That's wonderful!!! I think it is quite right that you should. Perhaps people think more of you than you think. That they admire that beauty of spirit, humility and unawareness of just how fab you are- you might be suprised!
God is good! xx

Kezzie said...

...and that bow is hilarious! Love it and all the loveliness of your outfit!

awishisarainbow said...

I'm not entirely sure what the Homecoming Court is, but I do see that it is obviously such a great thing for you! Well done :)

EmilyCinnamon said...

First of all, I LOVE the outfit! I will definitely use it for inspiration:) And congrats! You deserve it! You are an amazing girl, who is very kind, bright, and willing to put herself out there. Not to mention gorgeous. <3

Dresses for Dinner said...

Probably because you're absolutely stunning!!!! Also can I have that bow?!

HaleyRae said...

I must say that there has been many times that you have made me cry while reading your blog. It has always been so difficult for me to read the things you say about yourself, and I could never understand how such a beautiful young lady could be so self-conscious sometimes. I was so happy that you made homecoming court, and so proud! This does not surprise me as much as it surprises you.... You are beautiful, and so elegant and such an amazing person. I'm so excited for you. All my love, Haley Rae<3

HaleyRae said...

I must say that there has been many times that you have made me cry while reading your blog. It has always been so difficult for me to read the things you say about yourself, and I could never understand how such a beautiful young lady could be so self-conscious sometimes. I was so happy that you made homecoming court, and so proud! This does not surprise me as much as it surprises you.... You are beautiful, and so elegant and such an amazing person. I'm so excited for you. All my love, Haley Rae<3

aki! said...

Congrats. To be honest, I don't even remember who was the Homecoming Queen. I was more interested in the race for valedictorian.

But congrats, and have the time of your life!

Mommyblogger said...

Congrats- I would so vote for you if I were at your school!!!

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