Monday, June 17, 2013


I'm officially graduated!!
It was a looooonng day, but I'm glad I went to the convocation ceremony. Ok, mainly because I went out for a nice dinner afterwards, followed by antique shopping, but getting my diploma was good too. 

I wore my grandmothers dress to the ceremony. She originally wore this dress to my parents wedding. It is from the early 80's, but I love how it looks and it wasn't too heavy under the black gown. After receiving the diploma, everyone also had to wear a "hood", which was basically a ribbon. Can I just take a moment to say what a ripoff that was?! I paid $50 to rent the gown for the day, and had to return the hood afterwards as well. These things were poorly made out of a cheap polyester. I could have made a better one for less money than it cost me to rent it for a couple hours. 

My official photos will arrive in the mail sometime in the next few weeks, but here are some my mom snapped before the ceremony. 

In the convocation gown, before the ceremony


I now have my Bachelors of Mathematics, with a major in Honours Statistics. Feels pretty good to be finally done. I should be looking for a job, but since we are moving it makes it difficult. Hard to apply for a job, when you may be living three hours away in a few weeks. I have been putting my time to good use though. I've started sewing some clothes with my new serger, which will be for sale before the end of the summer. I have yet to decide on a name for my clothing line, but it will be mainly casual wear inspired by the 1920's and the Victorian era. 
My serger! Isn't she pretty?!
That's All.


  1. Congratulations for your graduation!! Your dress looks very cute :) Gosh.. Glad we don't wear that kind of gowns when we graduate in Finland, we just put on a graduation cap (and it looks like sailor's cap:D)
    Own clothing line sounds pretty awesome!! :)

  2. Congratulations!

    I love your dress! Great color!

  3. Congratulations! I can't wait to see what you'll be making for your clothing line!


  4. Happiest congratulations on your wonderful achievement, honey! Three cheers on being a graduate! I wish you all the luck in the world with your future job search (and clothing line).

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Congratulations on your graduation. I look forward to seeing your 20s line!

  6. Congratulations!!! Your graduation outfit is very elegant and your hair is perfect too. Those sound like very hard degrees, here's to the very bright future you have ahead of you! You must be so pleased to be done with uni work forever :D

  7. Congratulations on graduation! I also look forward to your clothing line.

  8. Don't be dismayed by the expenses--this is a special day for you. I am so glad that a young woman like yourself has excelled in the academic area of her choosing. It's so enlightening to hear a modern girl like yourself speak about things like concentrating on the achievement, rather than the pomp. By the way, you look stunning in blue no matter how the dress was made.

    Mabel Wagner @ The Call Center Group A-Z


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