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19 November 2012

Blast from the Past: Senior Pictures

It's quite apparent by now that I don't post pictures of my beautifully decorated home on this blog. There's a very good reason for that--I am no home-decorator. In my house, I have rooms in varying shades of green, red, yellow, and blue, and even one room painted in various and sundry shades of tan all mixed together, but that was just an accident. There are no curtains, all of the furniture is purely utilitarian, and knick knacks are few.

In fact, I've had a friend comment, after he attended a party at my house, "So, Rachel, you like to decorate with pictures of yourself, don't you?"

Why yes, yes I do. I love decorating my home with pictures of my smiling face.

I would like to claim that not all of the pictures in my home are of me or only of me. For verification of that claim, please see the picture frame I posted about or the giant wall of pictures mentioned in this post. If you scrutinize the pictures closely, you'll note that quite a few of the pictures do, in fact, include me, but they also include my beloved friends and family. I'll openly admit that I'm not opposed to pictures of myself. Some might call that vanity, but living in the digital age, I'd say the more pictures the better! They always bring back such interesting memories.

What visitors to my house might find slightly strange is that my senior pictures are also a part of the decor. This is largely because Angel loves my senior pictures. He thinks they are gorgeous and doesn't want me to take them down. {Can you tell he was a cradle-robber?}  I feel I must explain--I ended up doing senior pictures a little differently than the outdoor pictures that are currently in style. We went to a photo studio in my hometown and they did my hair and makeup and told me to bend myself into all sorts of funny poses while grinning for the camera. It probably took 4 hours, and I absolutely loved it, it's now a fun and somewhat hilarious high school memory that I treasure.

Today, I'm bravely sharing with you a few of my senior pictures. Now you will all find out that the profile picture I've been using all this time is from when I was 16. I don't think it's that misleading, though, I'd still look like my pictures if I was actually wearing makeup now!





What I find amazing is that I still own and wear all of the clothes and accessories I wore in my senior pictures, down to my flower earrings and my blue and white striped t-shirt, 5 years later! (Except for the black and white dress, because that wasn't mine to begin with, it belonged to Lizzy). My style doesn't change that much, it just stays 'weird' according to Angel.

Only, seeing those red and white polka dot shoes makes me sad because they no longer exist. Is it just me, or does anyone else have a hard time throwing out a hopelessly worn-out, formerly gorgeous pair of shoes that you share so many memories with? I also want to know if anyone else out there is brave enough or has already been brave enough to share their senior pictures with the world?

20 comments :

  1. Awwww look how cuuuuute!! Isn't it fun to go through old pics? As embarassing as they may be? hehe

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  2. Haha, I actually love your senior pictures!! You look super cute in all of them. Mine weren't outside, either - they were in a studio as well. I don't even know where they are anymore, though...haha. Yours definitely look better than mine. ;)

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  3. I honestly don't think my style has changed that much since high school either...except for the fact that I was scary and didn't own a hair straightener then. Yikes!!

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  4. Cute pictures! That's so funny that you still have all the same clothes/accessories from you senior pics! Now I'm curious to go back and see what all I still have/wear!

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  5. LOVE the middle picture with the yellow background, polka-dot shoes, etc. Awesome, awesome post! :)

    I am also a bit in love with your wall of pictures and the old window fram!!! Mind if I steal that when I have a house of my own? ;)

    I wish that I had "Senior" pictures of myself! I lost too much weight during my senior year to get any done before I "graduated", and I also didn't have the money. You have inspired me to post pictures of the old me, though! Look for them Friday, or so! :)

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  6. So cute! You looked a little younger but mostly the same!

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  7. These are adorable!! and we have a huge photo wall in our house too, which is currently almost all photos from our wedding. Most of the pics I love are group photos, so I don't think it's a bad thing at all!

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  8. Love the first picture with the black dress, so lovely :)

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  9. I had my senior photos done at a studio, also! Everyone else had them done with Lifetouch, or whatever company the school bought. But I loved going to the studio! It's funny because I look soooo young in my pics, and I can see that in yours, also! I really like the 2nd one down. It's adorable. And I see what you mean by strange poses. But, hey, they work!

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  10. I think the one with the denim dress is cute!. I don't have senior pics, they weren't as picture obsessed in Australia, thank goodness. I hate to think what mine would have looked like.

    I found you on Tell me About it Tuesday :)

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  11. Equally as adorable 5 years ago as you are now!

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  12. awesomeness!:D and you say you're not a hipster:P

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  13. You are so adorable! My pictures where in a studio too. I think that was more the thing to do back then. I'm so jealous you can still wear and fit into your clothes from high school. I wouldn't wear ANYTHING I wore then! I've changed a lot.

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  14. Love the picture, I especially love the picture of you in the Sari! Gorgeous!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. btw I still own some clothing items from when I was in high school too!

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  15. LOVE the pic of you in the skit overalls - you look like an actress - but then again, I've always thought you do and you should totally be on television. ha! I would get cable back if you were, just sayin.

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  16. oh so cute! I still wear clothes from high school too! Except that for me it was ten years ago!!

    brenna

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  17. So crazy cute! I love the third picture. I still have a few special pieces of clothing in my closet from my high school days and I don't think I will ever get rid of them. Oh and YES I hate throwing out old "dead" shoes that were at one point gorgeous. It's like trowing away an old friend.

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  18. In high school, I wore overalls long after it was no longer cool. I thought they were a pretty sweet way to dress. That being said, if I ever owned a pair of skirt overalls, I would so totally still rock them.

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