Dress: BCBG Max Azria/ Shoes: Pinkbasis/ Belt: Topshop/ Necklace: Zara/ Earrings: Forever 21
4.5 years of procrastination, sleeping in class, cheating on exams, and having my peasants complete my assignments for me has finally paid off -- I have, at last, graduated from Univesity and now I rule the Internets. Ironically though, I was almost seduced by my professor who bared a striking resemblance to Dustin Hoffman. I know this because he consistently picked on me in class. Picking on your students= obvious sexual tension. Rules of seduction have changed folks. And if you don't get "The Graduate" reference (hence the post title), then your teenage years have been sufficiently raped by Michael Bay.
These photos are from my graduation ceremony that was held earlier this year in June (yes I'm still getting through the plethora of summer photos). It was such an overwhelming moment when I walked the stage and saw my degree in flesh and paper because everything that I had done in the past 4.5 years had amounted to this moment. This is it... this is what I had worked so hard for -- a $30,000 piece of a paper that secured me a job in an industry that I find to be extremely dry and boring (and one that will lead to my eventual suicide) which I would have gotten with or without a degree. Though, I really don't have a right to complain. I really am grateful that I HAVE a job, and a pretty good one at that. I mean, yes, it's not what my heart desires, but it's a great job for survival purposes and one that supports my substance abuse problems with clothes. I guess I'm just disappointed that no company in the world is willing to utilize my skills of sleeping 12+ hours a day. Le sigh.
Anyway, this yellow and blue color block dress from BCBG was perfect for the occasion, as it was light, flowy and delicate, and allowed me to 'breathe' through my graduation gown. Oh, and it had pleats. Did I already mention my obsession with pleats? I love mid-calf length dresses, but they can easily become matronly. This dress battles that problem by adding adding sheer lace meshing on the bottom of the dress to make it mid-calf length, but giving you an illusion that the dress is shorter. The meshing was also incorporated in the chest, and although I wore a tank underneath to cover bra peeping issues, it is great for someone who wants a longer dress but still reveal a bit of skin. The texture of the dress was very glossy and it had a 'sheen' to it which could not be captured in pictures, but gave the dress a very luxe vibe. The only thing I hate about this dress was this ugly, black elastic band that BCBG put on the waistline. It made the dress look so inexpensive, so I covered it with a gold lionhead logo belt from Topshop.
I was told by onlookers that my shoes were the past part about my outfit. At one point, I had an audience surround me and fawn over how beautiful my shoes were. Although I would never recommend heels with ankle straps on a dress this length, as it makes your legs look shorter, I just could not imagine wearing this dress with anything but T-strap heels (the sexiest pair of heels in my opinion). The next time I wear this dress, I would like to pair it with stilettos, similar to the neon Christian Louboutin PVC pumps. The best part about these T-strap platform heels? They were $25 :)