Underneath the Cap & Gown

4.28.2011

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{Dolce Vita shirt dress in khaki - I'm more familiar with their shoe line but their apparel features wardrobe staples like this one / camilla and marc hillside striped dress in nautical stripes - effortlessly elegant dress from this Austrialian designer, perfect for a seaside summer}
'Tis the season for graduation parties, end-of-year ceremonies, banquets, and ladies luncheons. In honor of these upcoming occasions, my mom and I went on a mad hunt for some new frocks. My wardrobe is overcrowded with items that are either too casual, too fancy, or just too frivolous with ruffles, lace, bold patterns, poofs, and the like. I needed to balance out all the items with bells and whistles with pieces that are more subtle and classic. Though these are none of the items I came home with, here are a few I found at shopbop that fit the bill of what I had in mind.

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{Opening Ceremony Mesh Dress with Gathering Detail - yes, the undergarments could be problematic but this dress is so unique; it's almost a piece of modern art that'll be sure to catch other's attention / Alice + Olivia One Shoulder Drape Dress - another one-shoulder silhouette and another indication of how much of a sucker for neutrals I've become (not to mention an always and forever fan of A+O}

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And what would a girl be to do without a pair of new heels to wear with her day dresses? TopShop saves the day with these LANEY Stripey patent sandals in camel and black. A pair nude patent leather pumps were probably the best investment I made this year. After already much wear and I'm sure more to come, I would undoubtedly get much use out of these. The color palette of black, white and camel makes for an easy transition from outfit to outfit.

Graduation is the time that the question arises of what you're going to do with the rest of your life. But, more importantly, we have to ask ourselves what to wear during this crucial time. Talk about stress!
*sidenote: the models featured are taller than the average gal and would never be as short on us normal folk like you or me

10 comments:

Lana said...

I hate you for putting pictures of that striped camilla and marc dress up. I was absent-mindedly like, "Sweet. I want." Then, I clicked on the link and saw 450 and chuckled to myself while flirting with the idea of punching you in the face.

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