Graduation month is coming closer and closer and as a girl, I’m asking myself what I should wear for that special day. To be honest, I can’t wait until May 14 comes, my master thesis is keeping me busy and I’m working towards my defense. Unfortunately, there is one more paper I have to write before I can relax and look forward to Graduation Day. My parents will come on this special day from Germany, which will be a new experiencing since German universities mostly do not have the American Graduation ceremonies.
The school differences can be immense – nobody celebrated me (except my parents who have to ;-)) when I finished my Bachelor’s degree and I didn’t wear a gown and cap. Why is that so? They celebrate High School graduation but when you manage it to get through college with decent grades and still are alive from all the parties, nobody shakes your hand and celebrates you in a 2-hour event. There seems to be a logic behind it which I don’t really understand.
Now, for the first time after High School, I can celebrate a degree with my loved ones and a million other people. When so many people are present, I would like to look pretty somehow, so the choice of the dress is essential. Many people wear white to their graduation – don’t ask me why, I wasn’t raised in America ;-). However, a day like this screams for something more extravagant.
You have to feel comfortable in your dress since you will wear it the entire day. So choose a material, color, and length you feel good with. It can also be a maxi or midi dress. I just chose a short dress because I know it will be too hot for me in a longer dress, but the length is totally up to you.
I have posted 5 dresses here I have picked from different online shop just to show you some examples for your personal Graduation Day. As you can see I chose some rosé, lavender, or blue colors for the dresses. I have a weakness for these colors, they look very romantic which makes you look very elegant at the same time. I wish I could have all the dresses, they are just so pretty.
The dress I will wear is among these dresses. Can you guess which one it is??? (Tip: unfortunately, it is now a little (okay, not only a little, it is much) more expensive than it was a few weeks ago when I bought it. Apparently they offered the dress to a special sales price at that time).
Comment below and on our Instagram account. I’m very excited to hear your opinions about the 5 dresses below.
| 1) Miu Miu dress available here or here
2) Burberry London dress available here
3) Dolce & Gabbana dress available here
4) Self-Portrait dress available here
5) H&M dress available here
last week I decided spontaneously to drive up to Canada to visit some family over there. We drove to Ottawa which is in Ontario and it took us about 7 hours to get there by car. After driving across the country last year, 6 hours sounded like an easy job. As we finally arrived the temperature dropped, in comparison to the comfortable weather in Connecticut. The weather in Canada can be very moody and weird. One day it was snowing and the next day, the sun appeared and I could walk around outside without a jacket – which was really giving me a mood flash! But I am a positive person and enjoyed the lovely last couple days. Ottawa itself is such a beautiful city – even though I only saw it a couple times. The city has stunning parliament buildings and architecture. Furthermore, it offers great shopping possibilities with a mall right in the city center. There are also some really cute restaurants and bars in downtown Ottawa to check out. Since the weather was a little strange the days I visited, I have put together a list of 5 tips on how to prepare best for the weather in Canada.
1. Don’t forget your Sunglasses!
I’ve learned from my mistakes… It was stormy outside so I said to myself: “Well, I definitely won’t need my sunglasses today”. That was a bad decision. Canada can surprise you with sunshine later that day. As you probably know, even snow is so bright that you need sunglasses to be able to see something.
2. Always bring a Jacket with you
Even when it is warm outside, be always prepared to have a jacket with you – a rain jacket would be very helpful, for instance. I am a person who freezes a lot so I brought my winter coat, especially after looking at the weather forecast. Be always prepared for rain, snow, or wind!
3. A Scarf is a Must-Have
Personally, I am a scarf-addict. I love scarves, I even buy them in summer. I know that sounds ridiculous but… well… we all have our quirks, right?! I think a scarf can highlight an outfit and also keeps you cozy.
4. Bring Waterproof and Warm Boots
When it snows or rains the worst thing to happen can be to get wet feet. It can make you feel uncomfortable or even worse, it can give you a cold. This is why it is always important to bring warm shoes like UGGs, EMUs or rain boots. Since it is already spring time I took some rain boots from Kate Spade I already talked about in the blog post “3 Newest Bargains in my Closet“. I like these boots very much because they are waterproof, warm and are red inside which is always an eye-catcher.
5. Keep your Positive Attitude
Yes, the weather can be a little depressing from time to time. That’s why you should always keep your optimistic and positive attitude and just enjoy your vacation. Relax, don’t think about work or school and explore the country!
I hope you liked the tips for a trip to Canada and have a great time whenever you visit this beautiful country. Enjoy your Sunday and I can’t wait to hear your opinions about this post and outfit.
Shoes KATE SPADE
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