Stripes and Curves

Last weekend, I wore a striped bodycon dress to my little brother’s graduation. It was an exciting event!

I paired my bodycon dress with rust orange sandals. I love this dress because the colors are great year round and the pattern makes it unique.

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Not only are those factors true, but I think the dress is quite flattering. Bodycon dresses are meant to be fitted and show off your curves.

Don’t be ashamed to wear fitted dresses and don’t let anyone tell you you can’t wear one because of your body shape!

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We all have body insecurities and parts of us we may not like as much as others. Embrace your curves, love your body, and stay stylish!

Dress & Sandals: Forever 21 ❤

I Graduated!!!

Yesterday morning I got to walk across the stage at Hood College!!FB_IMG_1463335429711 (1)

I finished school is December 2015, but yesterday I officially graduated and I couldn’t have been happier. The weather was sunny and breezy, all of my classmates looked great, we had an excellent speaker, and I got to visit Frederick and Hood College again!

I received my Bachelors of Arts in Communication Arts and my minor was Theatre & Drama. In the photos pictured throughout the post you will see me in my cap and gown, with my boyfriend and family, and in the dress I wore under the gown.
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As I mentioned in a previous post,  I plan on working hard to become a fashion reporter and so that’s why I decorated my cap to say “Future Fashion Reporter,” with gorgeous blue and white ribbon.

FB_IMG_1463335419573The dress I wore was red and had a fit and flare style. I paired my dress with black heels and of course all of my favorite pearl bracelets. I also wore black and gold earrings.

On my gown I had a Hood College pin, the white hood, and numerous colorful cords from all of the clubs I participated in.

The speaker, Wil Haygood, gave a lot of inspirational and motivational advice. My favoriteFB_IMG_1463335404836 line he gave was that “sometimes we have to go down in order to get back up.” He also talked about second chances and if things don’t work out the first time, continue pushing for it.

After graduation I got to spend time with my family and eat great food, it was an awesome day 🙂

Remember to always follow your dreams. No dream or goal is unattainable. I believe in you! ❤

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I DID IT!!!

A Look Back

I can’t believe it’s been three years since I graduated high schoolgrad! It really doesn’t seem that long!

Since my official three year grad-anniversary was two days ago, I would love to share my graduation dress with all of my lovely readers.

I wore a white mermaid gown with ruching along the torso and down to my thighs. The bottom flared out like a mermaids tail and lightly touched the ground as I walked.

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Also my hair has totally changed since these pictures. That was the first and only time ever dyed my hair and I was not natural at the time.

That style is called finger waves and now three years later I am natural and back to my normal hair color.
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As you can see from my pictures, walking down the aisle to get me diploma really made me nervous. I was nervous about everyone taking my picture and I was also trying to focus on not tripping and falling!

Overall I loved my graduation dress and that day three years ago was super amazing!

What type of gown or dress did you wear on your high school graduation? I’m sure it was beautiful ❤

Graduation Fever!

I am sorry for not blogging as much as usual! I am out of school fograduationr summer and I am currently working, interning, and trying to relax as well!

Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about Coral Buttons and I will try to post as much as I can! As you can see from the title, I have Graduation Fever!

All over social media I see graduation pictures, whether it’s from high school or college, it is still an awesome and super special occasion. My own high school graduation was almost three years ago (seems so unreal!) and my college graduation is next May.

I am super excited about graduating, of course, but I am also excited about decorating my graduation cap! I’ve seen so many beautiful, creative, and funny designs and I really can’t wait until I can design my own cap.

Here are a few of the lovely caps I found while gaining inspiration for my own cap ^-^

Wonder Woman Cap

I’ve seen a lot of superhero related caps and I think this one is perfect for any female graduate wanting to feel empowered, strong, and beautiful. 
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Cookie Monster Cap

Cookie Monster is one of my favorite characters! This cap is so adorable and creative!
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Scripture Cap

I really love this cap because Jeremiah 29:11 is my favorite scripture. It is motivational, inspirational, and a perfect scripture to have on a grad’s cap.
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Bling & Bow Cap

This cap is perfect for girly girls and people who love bling and flashy jewelry. The colors are super pretty and this cap is one of the most stylish and fashionable ones I saw!

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Which cap is your favorite? Did you decorate your graduation cap? I would love to see your lovely caps and I am open to ideas for my own cap ❤