As of last Saturday I am a college graduate and an alumna of Elon University! The last four years have honestly been everything I had hoped college would be and more. In short, I could not have asked for a more fitting and inspiring college experience. But you know what they say, when one door closes another one opens. And for me that next door will open up to the bright lights of New York City on June 5th!
I've been MIA from the blogosphere as of late due to graduation activities, spending time with my best friends, and of course packing up my room and saying bye to what's been my home for the past four years. But I am back with gusto now and I first wanted to share some of my photos from the big day.
Thanks Mom and Dad! I graduated with a degree in journalism, a minor in philosophy, and with Magna Cum Laude status.
...And now for what I wore!
In terms of dressing, graduation is most commonly associated with the color white. But you know me, and doing what's most common is not the route that I like to take - especially in fashion. So when it came time to search for my graduation dress, I wanted something different, something that would stand out.
I found this Kate Spade Saturday (RIP) dress online and fell in love. The fit-and-flare shape is ultra flattering and the bold array of colors add an extra special touch of uniqueness. I'm posing here with my roommate of two years, Emma. Emma's dress is from a boutique in Morristown, New Jersey called Boutique 161.
This is me in my full cap and gown attire. The green & white chord represents my association with Kappa Delta sorority, the yellow chord is for Lambda Pi Eta (the national communications honors society), and I'm wearing a medallion because I am a Communications Fellow.
At Elon it's tradition to jump into our many on-campus fountains once you graduate.
Since graduation day was so hectic, my friend Leah and I decided to take our grad photos together the day after - hence the different outfit.
For these photos I decided to match Leah and go with the classic white dress. You can find my dress here and my sandals here. Leah's dress is Lilly Pulitzer.
We did it!
Photos by Dan Harper
Our college days may be over but our lives are just beginning!
[My regular fashion posts will continue next week]