Class of 2015 :: college graduation

Friday, May 29, 2015

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]


  1. What an exciting time! There is nothing like graduation to make you feel accomplished and ready to take on the world. Wishing you all the best <3

  2. Congrats! You look beautiful in each dress!

    Garay Treasures

  3. Congrats to you!!!! how wonderful!
    you looked stunning on your graduation day...and you have a winning smile!!!!!!!

  4. Congratulations! What a major and fun accomplishment. Sounds like you did it with amazing honors.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. Congrats dear! This was amazing day for You surely!

  6. AH! Congrats! And you look beautiful!

  7. Congratulations! Wish you all the best in future!
    Grreat pictures! So positive!
    You look fabulous!

  8. Well CONGRATULATIONS!! I love this post really brings the day and the feelings associated with it to life! And on to New York so quickly! We will have to meet up when you get here. I have met so many bloggers we get together and talk all about blogging and fashion.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

  9. How cool is that! What good news!:) Congrats dear Kathleen, you look so happy there, that I do feel your positivity through my monitor:) Those photographs turned out so great;)
    Too early to ask about it, I know, but anyway:) Are you going to work as a journalist?

  10. congrats dear,you look so stunning
    the both dresses are lovely

  11. What an accomplishment! I'm so proud of you Kathleen, a huge congratulations! =D You look absolutely stunning and all the photos are incredible! I adore the one in the fountain :)

    -- new blogpost in my blog! :)
    Take care always, love Christine ~ xx

  12. Congratulations on such an accomplishment! You look lovely and happy! xx

  13. Congrats dear, this is really amazing part of college ;) and I wish you all the best in the future, whether it is continuing with your studies or finding a job :) p.s. This post turned out more than amazing, thanks for sharing this part of your life, it's almost like we were celebrating with you :) xx Maja

  14. Congrats, you must be so excited and proud of yourself :)

  15. Beautiful post! Congratulations love and wish you the best with all of your future endeavors!


  16. Amazing and inspiring! Well done you! x

  17. Congrats, Kat! Enjoy the 'freedom' :)

  18. Congrats! <3 What a wonderful accomplishment :)

  19. Congratulation! I am also very happy to read this post
    you are looking so beautiful in full cap and gown attire
    Thanks for sharing
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  20. That's Really Amazing graduation activities with your best friends
    Nice Post and Congrats!!!
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