Maybe I’m ruining the surprise here a bit for those family and friends who follow my blog. I know *Spoiler alert! If you don’t want to know what my graduation gown will look like, stop reading now!*
My fashion conscious readers, read on!
So I must preface the rest of this post with “I can’t help but think a lot about graduation”. I really can’t. Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who is a bit of an obsessive planner. Maybe I missed my calling as an events planner? Oh well. I must admit that I love anticipation! So I can’t help but think a lot about what I’ll do when I finish my PhD (particularly as I mentioned you get to a point where you feel the rest of your life is on hold while you are working on your degree), and of course, graduation. Especially as at this point I am SO CLOSE to submitting!
<——- This is Otago’s PhD graduation regalia.
I can’t help but want to look pretty amazing on the big graduation day. I mean, it’s kind of a big deal (to me). So for months now I’ve been thinking about what sort of fabulous dress I’d like to rock on the big day. Originally, I was thinking a nice black dress. Some of the first pins I ever made to my fashion pinterest board were dresses with “graduation potential”.
But lately, instead I’ve been thinking that a cream or ivory dress would really set the maroon robe off quite well. I keep thinking ivory chiffon dress for some reason.
…But I already own an ivory chiffon dress!
And surely graduation is an excuse to buy a NEW dress (unlike my Masters graduation, which I elected simply to wear a dress that was in my closet but had never yet been worn)?
I was pretty certain the internet was abundant with near limitless dress options, but clearly not. A lot of short cream dresses have a certain look (bridal, boho, lace or – and I cringe here – prom!).
Anyways, I think I weeded out most of the rubbish and found a few that were moderately appealing (keep in mind the event is graduation).
Thoughts? Which one do you like best?