Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Class of 2012

Just call me Mrs. Robinson, 'cause I'm the latest installment of THE GRADUATE. Straight to dvd. 

 This is my sassy graduate pose, it really accentuates the sleeves on this very high quality, breathable polyester gown.
 These are the folks who made it all happen (aka mated then gave birth to me and stuff.)
This is the sparkly dress I wore to dazzle everyone with my ~*great potential*~.

Yup, there you have it. Last week I graduated University with a Bachelor's Degree, whoop de doo. I completely forgot to upload the pictures, which is probably indicative of how much I care about the whole event, but I am an "only child" so obviously my parents guilted me into going as they don't have anyone else to sit through a tearfully boring graduation for.

As I am told, sometimes convocations bring in established, successful and sometimes even famous people to give speeches filled with "sage life advice" for recent graduates. Unfortunately, this does not happen at the University of Waterloo and instead, we had a number of short speeches ranging from how great the University of Waterloo is, to the current state of the environment, to a Valedictorian who told us to thank our parents for paying for school, to how great the University of Waterloo is. All in all, I found myself wishing I went to Hogwarts or Oxford or something else stuffy and British just so there would have been more pomp and circumstance. Some trumpets would have been nice . On the plus side, I never have to go back there again and I got to wear a really sparkly dress under my sweaty polyester gown, so there we go.

Onwards and upwards, dudes. Now that this chapter in my life is officially closed, ummm... I am struggling with finding a great end to that sentence because actually no one hands you a blueprint with some instructions that your life is supposed to follow so I guess I'll just keep it cryptic. We'll see.

57 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy for you! Tell us about this dress- It looks amazing!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on graduating and also on that sweet sparkly dress! You look good girl!

Fashion babel said...

CONGRATS!
P.S. this sparkly dress- amazing!And heels, too!
I have new post, first real one, so if you're bored, check it out:)

xo, L.

edgeindustrialphotography said...

great pics. very winona reality bites.
liked your ceremony description.
talking of hogwarts, last year I saw
some kids on the london underground
in capes and everything. never had time
to find out anything, they were gone in
a flash. insane dress.

Roma said...

woo congrats isabel!!

Jessica said...

'On the plus side, I never have to go back there again .'
Counting down the days until I can say that in October.

And good luck with that next chapter. I will watch for you in the editorial page of a fashion magazine.

Delightful Freak said...

I love the dress!!! It is super sparkly :)

Hvit said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Sometimes pomp can be overly much and you're better off with an understated ceremony, but I guess grass is greener on the other side right?

But still, big milestone. Wow. Uni over. Congrats, again, and nice sparkly dress. ;)

diane said...

Yea!! You graduated!!! Congratulations!
Love the sparkly dress, but really love your proud beautiful smile even more. I'm so happy for you. I hope you don't feel too pressured by that degree, just do whatever makes you feel happy and brings in enough money to pay your rent.
Your folks look really nice.

Cassidy Magee said...

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Goo Girls said...

The sparkly getup is KEY. Lookin qttttt

Olivia said...

Very pretty dress !
Congrats ! I’ll be graduating in 2 years :)

Luka said...

Congrats dude!

Low Couture said...

congratz, isabel. ur parents are totally adorable, i love it.

dress + mary janes = muy bueno

onwards and upwards. i am excited to see what the future has in store 4 u.

x Peter @ http://low--couture.blogspot.com

Magnet said...

aw Congratulations Isabel! I'm kind of glad University is over too, some days it makes me sad though. At least I was learning new things at Uni, now I'm just employed at a boring place, and struggling to find a job in my field. It's a little depressing. Hopefully you'll have more luck than me, I'm sure you will.

Pansy Lane said...

Woo, congrats ladypants!

Sam Hutchinson said...

Congratulations, I'm loving the fabulously sparkly dress! xxx

Meagan said...

awesome that you graduated! the dress and shoes are super cute. almost as amazing as that sweet robe. i gotta get myself one of those.

Kreepette said...

You remind me of Audrey Hepburn.

meagan said...

so many congratulations!!! adulthood is awesome, trust me. it fucking rules. it breaks my heart that growing up is so looked down upon in our culture because wisdom and learning things and feeling better about life and figuring shit out feels SO GOOD. best of luck you, isabel. <3

Madeline Quaint said...

Congratulations, oh, dazzling and sage one! :)

Danielle said...

You have become a lovely young woman. Welcome to the big bad world!

Julia Chang said...

Congratulation dear :)

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Angie Bitchface said...

congratulations!! I'm jealous, I'm counting down the months until I can graduate from college next May. but I will not let my parents guilt me into going to the ceremony!

Istvan said...

Hiya Isabel
Congratulations and good luck!

anyand said...

This is a great post. I love the snark. Congratulations too ;)

Louise said...

Congratulations, and excellent sparkly dress! I made the schoolboy error of forgetting that I would have to wear a crappy gown over mine, and picked something that looked stupid once the gown was one. Very nicely done!

Jess said...

What an absolutely lovely dress to sparkle in on your graduation day!

The Holly Rivers Show (formerly The Fashion Turd) said...

Congratumelations lady! x Welcome to the real grown up world....

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Style Dilettante said...

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Jeanette said...

For my brother's graduation from Imperial College, the university had booked out the Royal Albert Hall and when each individual's name was called out, two huge screens above the stage recorded their acceptance. At the beginning and end, we had to stand and sing God Save the Queen (or something like that). It was super epic, though I'm not sure how Hogwarts does it.

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Justalazymorning said...

congrats!
love the black dress!

Maxens M. Finch said...

Kudos on graduating! I wish you the best for the rest of your life :)

maya.autumn said...

awh, great pictures!
CONGRATS:D

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Madeline said...

Congratulations, I really really love the sparkly dress, sparkles always win. You know, I'm personally looking forward to wearing a silly acedemic robe...I think I'll feel quite the wizard even though I go to a muggle university talking photos in the gothic revival corners about the place...sigh still a while to go

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StreetChic by Eriel said...

super stunning look! my congrats! love your style!

Sophia Houdaigui said...

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Wends said...

congrats yay! my ceremony is next week i really hope i don't stack it or do i, at least that will be memorable. great dress underneath i plan on being nakey

Wends said...

hey congrats! my ceremony is next week blah i hope i don't trip or do i? cute sparkly dress underneath i plan on rocking up nakey at this point.

Shannon said...

yeahhhh i wish i went to hogwarts too. I like your blog.

Jessica @http://thelovelorn.net said...

Gorgeous dress. Congrats on graduating!

Jessica @http://thelovelorn.net said...

Gorgeous dress. Congrats on graduating!

Flor Frutal said...

congrats, darling!!! ♥ u loook so happy! and the dress fits perfect on u, it is so cute! ♥

pd: I ad u in my last post-list of person that inspires to me! :)

Anisacrament said...

congrats on graduating! simply love your sparkly outfit! so tres chic!

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Lauren said...

Congrats--you had me lol re your parents mating!! You are sooo funnY!!

Loving your blog,
-Lauren
http://adornlafemme.blogspot.com/

Eli said...

Not sure how your blog fell off my radar but wow the last time I looked you were barely going into college! Congratulations!!

Fleur said...

your blog is so funny!
and I loooove the dress <3
SPARKLES!!!!!
xx

Raquel Cotty said...

Congratulations! You look super cute!

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Haus of Duzniak said...

Congrats! I love your hair the moment, you have managed to do dip dye authentically, rathe than fazing into the shitty ombre faze of everyone where I live!
xxx
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Xu Box said...

Hi Isabel! Congrats on making it through undergrads. Whooohooo!!!
I posted my band's jamspace demos on my latest entry. You can listen to what we sound like there.
Please start blogging again soon.

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kellythepusheen said...

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Rosemary said...

Congrats !

Marta Tryshak said...

Congratulations!!!! Very cute dress as well :)

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Big big congratulations, must feel amazing to know you've finished it all! PLUS your sparkly dress is perfect ;D
xxx