Saturday, September 3, 2011

I have switched to tumblr, so come and check me out!

<3 Nora

Monday, May 9, 2011

Itching for Summer...

Today was such a gorgeous day; I woke up to a thunderstorm complete with loud crashes of thunder and lightening and buckets of rain. It was absolutely magical. It took me such a long time to get out of bed because of it, I almost missed my bus (oops!)
And then after the storm, it cleared up and the earth smelled so wonderful. It smelled like flowers, leaves, dirt, humidity, rain, everything the earth is supposed to smell like only intensified because of the rain.
But.... instead of enjoying this loveliness outside, I was stuck inside and being forced to dream of summer and playing the harmonica on the lawn.
Here are some photos to show my angst and love :) Floral is really speaking to me right now...

Yep! I did get this next picture from another blog! You caught me! But.... I found it on google images and not on the blog, so I feel like I'm ok... Anyways, the floral and pastels in this picture is really refreshing.

Had to put some Marie Anntoinette photos up! This post would feel incomplete with these!
Marie Anntoinette

Only a few weeks left of school! I hope I can make it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Love, Art, and Other Laughs

These past two weekends have both been taken up with high school dances, Prom and Military Ball. At these dances, I didn't take any photographs. Yes, I had photos of my date and I together, but these photos were taken by someone else and not me. I found this rather sad and depressing. I rarely ever take photos when I should be documenting every little detail of my youth! So, I decided today, that I would take one picture every day. It can be more, but I'm starting out with just one. High school should have all these great photos of me doing crazy things and living each day to the fullest, but these pictures are taken by my eyes and stored in my memory and one day this will disappear and so will Nora Rickey. That's my biggest fear: one day being forgotten. So, I've decided that I will not be forgotten; I will be remembered by many.


Moving on....
Alli b and I went to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see a Titian show a few weeks ago with two other girlfriends and then met up at this fabulous, hipster restaurant called Shish with some guy friends. Truly one of the BEST days of my life :) We all got dressed up for the adventure, but unfortunately I only got some snapshots of Alli and I out in the rain. But before I show those, here's my favorite painting from the show.
The first one is titled, "Venetian Women at their Toilet” and it depicts two Venetian Courtesans getting ready. I just love how Titian painted their skin. It looks so soft and beautiful; it's truly amazing to see close-up and in person.

The next painting is titled, "Venus Anadyomene". Again, in this painting, the skin is absolutely beautiful. I also love how there's this light blue halo surrounding her body. It's very beautiful to look at, and adds all the emphasis on Venus.

Now, with the clothing!
Here's Alli and I in the rain, wearing absolutely fabulous outfits. I can only document for my clothes, but maybe Alli will tell all about hers.

Forever21 floral top
Irish Tweed Jacket that was my mothers
J. Peterman pants
Melie Bianco Turqouise Purse

I just love taking pictures in the rain! They turn out so cool!

Sad story:
I've had to retire my favorite Purse, the Melie Bianco one, because it's beginning to fall apart. I've had that purse since my freshman year in high school and I love it dearly. It's so funny, a woman's relationship with her purse. I've got a deep one with that purse. Oh well, I went purse shopping and found a beautiful black, woven leather replacement. Pictures will be coming soon...


Thursday, April 28, 2011

50's Grunge

Hi everyone! Yeah.... Neither I nor Alli have blogged in a really really really long time.... I have excuses, but they all aren't good enough.

So, I discovered this fantastic site called I love collaging, and this site is a form of collaging because you can put all these fantastic pictures together to make one awesome collage/ set! I had a lot of fun picking from a million different pictures under different categories like dresses, shoes, pants, etc... to make one great collage of clothes that I would wear!
In this collage, there are a bunch of different pictures. What I would do is put the 50s floral dress with the jean jacket, boots, and buddha necklace to make a cute outfit that is very unique. I would also replace the jacket with the turquoise cardigan, and then the dress with the top and pants.
The top and the pants together kind of reminded me of Audrey Hepburn in the scene in "Funny Face" when she is posing as a fisherwoman on the Seine river for the camera.

Now, here's my question to anyone who reads this: would these pieces make two different, cute outfits? Or was I totally off... I could only go by the pictures and not how they all look together, but in my imagination they worked together beautifully. Please let me know your opinion!
Well, I'm off to study for a HUGE AP US History exam next week. For all of you taking AP exams in the next two weeks, I wish you luck!

Love Nora

Tea party dress
425 GBP -

3 1 Phillip Lim short sleeve top
$550 -

Sheer top
$79 -

TopShop cropped jacket
$80 -

Dorothy Perkins tapered pants
28 GBP -

Studded boot
449 EUR -

$45 -

Rebecca Minkoff tote bag
$495 -

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Hello all!

Happy Saturday! Its been a fun week, spring break and all. I've been trying to get back to blogging on a regular basis, so here goes my final quarter of junior year resolution: Blog every other day at least, with at least one personal outfit post a week.

Lets hope I can do it!  So while I'm avoiding doing some lovely AP Biology notes, why don't I post about my day... yesterday. Today was uneventful, so I'll go back in time a little.

I went to yoga in the morning with my mom, so I ended up showering at yoga (it's becoming a habit recently). Then I realized that I didn't have rehearsal for the fist friday in a very long time, so I texted my friends and we got some nummy pie at baker's square and hung out, it was a pretty fun night (me, being a normal teenager for once? schocking!)!

Anyways, this is what I wore for most of the day, but not the evening as it got pretty chilly, so I resorted to yoga pants and a T-shirt, not my most original look if i do say so...

Forever 21 Sweater
Forever 21 Dress
Tights from...?
Boots stolen from my mom
Necklaces were a christmas present

My hair also was an adventure yesterday, where i finally gave up and decided to pull it into a classic flip bun-thing. 

xoxo, Alli