Vintage Prep

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The countdown began before it was started. I told Kyle at week two of this semester that "we only have 15 weeks left!" in which he rolled his eyes at my attempt at optimism. Now there are 4.5 weeks left, and I am exhausted. I am tired of being tired. I came to realization years ago that I am horrible at any classes that are not literature or writing, well that really seems to be proven this semester. I thought a news writing course would be good for me because hello, writing, I am pretty decent at that when I pay attention to what I am doing, but no. Apparently journalism is out of the question for my future unless it is soft news, aka features. I can't write a hard news lead to save my life, and apparently my titles are funny (according to Kyle) but not newsworthy.
 
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So after discovering that two out of three papers for this class were to be written for hard news, I grumbled. A lot. However, the soft news story is upon us! And....I am panicked. For this story, we are to find something that is going on at 4pm at OU and interview the person/people/group and take pictures this week. It HAS to be at 4pm, and there are three classes involved in this project. I picked the "social gaming" group at OU and even got a contact! I emailed him this week to pick a day and....no answer. Then I emailed him again. Then I took Kyle's advice and went stalker and found him on Facebook and sent him a message. Nothing. Tomorrow is the last day and the only thing I can do is show up and hope he is there or else hope that someone else is willing to participate, I just have no idea if anyone will be there at exactly four. 

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And so you see, this is a taste of what I have been dealing with all semester. Little mini-panic attacks. I have completed so much school-work at work this semester during my measly lunch break just because my source couldn't get back to me until the day my paper was due. 

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With that being said, here is my "Reporter dress" from Ruche that I bought over a year ago. Becky was being awesome as usual and took these outfit pics for me right before we headed to the Oak Park library to study and steal internet. Good times.

Details
Reporter Dress-Ruche
Vintage western shirt- Mother Fletchers
Tights-CVS
Grannie boots-Thrifted 

*All photos were taken by Becky.

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  1. ahahahahaha I love that you posted the kitty too :D As always, any help you need with your journalism shizzle, I'm just a few blocks / phone call / library away!

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  2. journalism profs can be finicky but occasionally they'll really love you for ingenuity. if your whole assignment is to find something going on at 4pm, i say look for a couple canoodling somewehre and interview them. They're relationship is going on at 4pm, isn't it? Or even find some friends hanging out. Figure out how they all know each other and write some elaborate article about how little unglamorous moments (like 4pm's on a weekday)add up to relationships. Just a thought...

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  3. crap, and by "they're" i mean "their." don't let my typos deter you from my writing advice...

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  4. Aw Sara you look so cute in these photos!! Did you get new glasses or something? I heart them! I wish I had legit Ray-Bans, but no... alas. Anyway I love your dress, and the shirt you wore with it is PERFECT. I hope your soft news story goes according to plan as well!

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  5. You outfit is so cute! You styled the jumper perfectly.

    I could never be a journalist. It's just too cut throat.

    Best of luck with your story! Hopefully everything will play out nicely.

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  6. What an unusual look! And delightful photos.

    BTW, I just mentioned you on my blog.

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  7. I love this outfit & you look super duper cute in the photos!

    I'm crossin' my fanguhs for you! :)

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  8. Aw you look super cute! I'm currently drooling over your Ray Bans. Me want! :)

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  9. you look sooo pretty!! your hair is amazing, and i love the lighting in these photos. it really is crazy how soon school is going to be out for summer!

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  10. I feeeel your pain, I am so over school right now, and ready to move on! Although graduating is scaring the pants off me too....

    That dress is amazing!

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  11. The Reporter dress makes you look very 'reporter-like'. All the best in the papers. I'm sure you'll do well.

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  12. I am in love with this dress! It is so cute. I love the buttons down the front!

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  13. I so love the 'reporter' outfit. I can so feel for you on this paper. You either, can't get ahold of these guys..or when you do..you get the juicy story you can't tell. This happened with me and the cheerleading coach..or whatever she is. See..she divorced the coach ..so then he wouldn't let the cheerleader ride with the football players. I don't think she ever answered the questions I was asking her.

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  14. All the best on this paper. I hope you find something at 4.

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  15. Did you get new glasses! I love this outfit! Well, I know you'll do this..somehow. You'll get your story.

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  16. You're so funny, and you have great talent in what you do. I'm sure there's a special spot in the writing world reserved for you just waiting to be discovered. they don't teach humor in school. I love your outfit. so quirky and cute! :)

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  17. Awww - yeah, I can kind of relate - it's tough coming to terms that sometimes, we just *aren't* good at something...so we have to concentrate on our strengths!

    That sucks about your contact being evasive (I chuckled at the facebook stalking...:P) but hey, you got this! I wish you the best of luck!

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  18. Oh you look so lovely dear! The dress can be perfect even for summer, isn't it? and the shirt is so so beautiful..

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  19. Dude you look SO much like Alexa Chung in those first two pics, both in outfit and in hair/face! looooove!

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  20. Sweet outfit! I hope you find a 4 p.m. story!

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  21. Great photos! Its hard being a journalist, but I think you've got what it takes.

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  22. Sometimes coming up with a good title is seriously the hardest part of writing. But yayay for almost being done with the semester!! :)

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  23. sorry classes have been tough but you will get through them. i have always found journalism teachers to be really not nice people.

    this dress and photos are so cute though!

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  24. cute look Sara! i was a journalism major and i love writing features as opposed to hard news. good luck with the assignment--i'm sure you'll do well!

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  25. Hi Sara!! You look so cute in that dress! I love the first picture, makes me smile :-). You have a great knack for writing and I always enjoy your post so keep doing it! xxoxoo

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  26. Thank you for letting me know about the shorts in Nylon, I just wish we have H & M! xoxoxoo

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  27. This is gorgeous!! I love love love the dress. So well put together and incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. you look adorable sara! I love your glasses!

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