May 26, 2012

[A Story of A Fresh Graduate]


Finally, the long awaited day had come..May 26 2012, the day of my commencement  

Here is a little trivia of my "education background":
I studied Accounting in Pelita Harapan University, batch 2008.  Struggled for 3.5 years yet enjoying every moment of it, and was finally declared "passed" for final thesis defense around 4months ago.

And back to the commencement day that I was so excited about! You bet I was!
So relieved when I knew that girls were not required to wear "kebaya", the kind of outfit that most of the graduates in Indonesia wear in commencement ceremony.  
But, speaking from experience, that is definitely the outfit you wanna refrain from wearing in a hot and sunny day, especially when you're gonna top it off with another layer of graduation robe.  The brocade fabric is just not heat-friendly.  
Although I must admit that most women look utterly ravishing in kebaya, it's the nature of the outfit that lines the body so elegantly.

But oh well, this is what I put on on the D-Day (Hint: Opera Cake)
Lace Panel Dress - Topshop/Buttons Detachable Collar - Pre Order at Accessoria Nerve/Treasure Chest Ring - Topshop/Sepia Pumps - Jimmy Choo
Since this season is all about "pastels", I decided to tone down from my usual neon-self to channel my inner-pastel.
THREE things why I cudnt wait to put on this ensemble altogether are: 
1. I'm so in love w/ my Topshop dress, especially with the intricate lace details and the long sleeves and oh yes the princess line seam-line that helps one (me!) looks slimmer

2. I gotta admit that I havent got over detachable collar, instead I bring my fascination to the next level.  This is so far the most lavish d-collar I've ever purchased.  The 1st impression I got on this d-collar was this:
Ashley Olsen's Baroque Mask in Influence
and I was like: MUST HAVE THIS D-COLLAR!!*hysterical* 
(by the way, it is available for pre-order in Accessoria Nerve on June )

3. I finally found my "one-pair fits all" pumps.  A combination of black and nude colors, with a little twist of patent leather on the platform...really reminds me of Opera Cake! And, it's my first Jimmy Choo :))

(Special thanks to my lovely sis for picking up these shoes in the mid of her hectic schedule )

I did feel a wee-bit like a Parisienne with all the hat and the braids. Oui oui! :p
Got a friend who is like a master in braiding, and she saved my "o so straight" hair by braiding it into whatchamacallit braid.
Merci beaucoup, Vonny

Okay, I think enough bout my look... 
In this opportunity, I'd like to express my solemn gratitude to my family for their endless support and constant encouragement (and the pretty gifts :p).  And to each and everyone of you that has helped me "survived" these past 3.5 years, thank you :))
more commencement photos here
Thank You


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  2. Congratulations! I bet it feels so rewarding to get your thesis done. Hard work finally pays off! I hope I pass in my thesis defense too. Good luck in the real world!