Beneath the Cap & Gown

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So I graduated law school several days ago. Did I mention that was happening? Maybe like 100 times over the past month? Yep. I was so busy sharing my post-graduation Chicago vacation outfit photos that I forgot to show you what I wore on the big day! So here it is.

This skirt came in the mail a couple days before graduation and I decided it would be a good option. It’s got this kind of youthful but elegant look to it. You know…like something a brand new lawyer would wear. šŸ˜‰

These shoes were not the most comfortable things to stand around in for two hours while we were waiting for the processional, but my gown was so freaking huge I felt like I needed the extra height. Can we talk about the cap and gown for a second? Great. Thanks. There was one size gown for everyone up to 200 pounds. I don’t know if you can tell from all the photos you’ve seen of me, but I weigh somewhat less than 200 pounds. They asked for my height (which is 5’3″, by the way) but I’m not sure it made a difference. I was essentially wearing an inflated, depressing looking maxi dress. And that silly hat. I put mine on ahead of time, but it looked so ridiculous I thought IĀ must have done it wrong. So I took it off and waited until I checked in at the ceremony location so I could see everyone else’s. Nope. It’s really supposed to look like that. Sigh. I know there’s historical significance to these stupid outfits, but someone really needs to update the graduation look. Like maybe Diane von Furstenburg.

OK, after all that complaining, you probably want to see what I looked like, don’t you? If you must:

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The oversized look is “in,” right?

TopĀ (on sale) // similar Skirt // ShoesĀ (on sale)Ā // similar Necklace* // LipsĀ “Plushest Punch”

*Necklace purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

14 thoughts on “Beneath the Cap & Gown

  1. Yay congrats!! All I can say is it is the same all around the world, we all have to look silly! I recently did a post on what I wore to my graduation as well. I went from head to toe black, so we between us we managed to keep the universe in balance! Few, that was a close one!

  2. I agree, but when in Rome!! Afterall, you EARNED the day to wear that ridiculous muumuu and even crazier hat! You owned it girl!!! Besides you knew you had a great outfit on underneath and fabulous shoes. Congratulations!

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