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by the way, i graduated.

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it’s been almost three weeks since i graduated from college and that’s ridiculous! how did four years pass by so quickly? at times, like finals for example, it felt like things were running on slow motion instant replay, or maybe that’s not the right analogy but you know what i mean… it was a beautiful day having my family together to celebrate this milestone. in a way i didn’t even realize what an accomplishment this graduation was. i mean i knew all of the effort, hard work, and focus i had put in over the past four years but because i was in it, i wasn’t seeing things as everyone else was. the grandness of graduating still hasn’t hit me, though i suppose that once the last week of august rolls around and i’m not packing up for my job at orientation, i’ll get a bit of a reality check. college was phenomenal and i really couldn’t have asked for any other experience. here are a few of many my favorite snaps from the day!

on film: clueless

oh my goodness, this movie is ridiculous. and in saying that, i’m giving one of my biggest compliments. words cannot even describe the love that i feel for it. whilst the ensembles of both cher and dionne probably garner the most attention, i think it’s characters like travis who are even more representative of this time. of course i was just a baby when this movie was released but i still fell a connection to all of the plaid, flannel, and knee socks. even if the movie gets a little weird toward the end (see falling in love with your stepbrother) you can’t deny that it’s got immense influence in american popular culture.

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Lawrence, R. and Heckerling, A. (1995). Clueless. USA: Paramount Pictures.

i’m flying!

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peter pan collars are so much fun, aren’t they? they’re equal parts gamine and whimsy, created a piece with a lot of attitude. when i saw this particular blouse i was inspired and excited by its possibilities it has. let’s be real, gray is gray (i.e. impossible to mess up) and the collar is BEJEWELED for goodness sake–how adorable is that? as a blouse/t-shirt hybrid it exudes an effortless yet styled vibe that can do nearly everything. pairing it with classic denim bottoms would be cool, clearly, but it’s kind of feisty when matched with neon leather and it’s insanely quirky when layered over a a striped jumper. i’d lean toward keeping the accessories neutral but really you could just shoot for the moon here. you could stack resin bangles, strut a pair of antique clip-ons, or grab a suede bag if you please! the only look that i would shy away from with this blouse is anything that’s too cutesy. this includes, but is not limited to, scalloped skirts, anything too tight, black cropped pants, etc… this may seem a little extreme or unnecessary but by now you know that i’m a fan of mixing looks and perhaps doing things a little differently. 

dandy

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have you ever had a piece of clothing that makes you feel… dandy? this dress, with it’s elegant eyelet, is flirty and ’60s inspired but very current. this is the way i’m inclined to style such a piece but i’m certainly looking forward to all of the fun things we can do! this is what i wore to my graduation rehearsal meeting where i got to listen to a lot of garbage fun things that will help me prepare for tomorrow’s ceremony. see you from the other side! 

dress + bag} madewell; flats} j.crew; bracelet} hermes.

on film: funny face

now here is my favorite audrey film and understandably so! this film has everything– a plot that i’m a sucker for and simply stunning ensembles, like jo’s famous all black look. and the dancing! how could i forget the dancing! okay i need to leave now so i can go put on funny face

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Edens, R. and Donen, S. (1957). Funny Face. USA: Paramount Pictures.