- Academic Regailia – a Midwest University
- Dress worn as skirt – Gap Outlet
- Navy Ruffle Tank – Gap
- Belt – Old Nanvy
- Grey Pumps – Banana Republic Factory Store
- Earrings – F21
Last week our Midwest University celebrated commencement and I was there to watch our special guest poster J. receive his masters. J. has been a kind of little brother to me these past two years (he has also been called my adopted son) and so I was quite proud of him. I’m very happy for his accomplishments but will miss him (and his fabulous style) terribly when he moves away from Academichic Central in a few short weeks.
Commencements can be a funny thing to dress for. There are proud patents in their “Sunday best” and many students in casual duds. It’s a formal celebratory event, but it takes place outside in the sun and, in our case, involved quite a bit of walking. So, I opted for a casual summer dress and my comfy suede peep-toes. I dressed things up a bit by layering a ruffly tank over the built-in tank of the dress. I was dressed up enough for the two ceremonies but cool and comfortable enough to walk across campus a couple times and downtown for a celebratory meal.
J. had quite the snazzy outfit, as is to be expected. Unfortunately, we didn’t really think to capture what was under his regalia. He wore the pants and shirt from his Banana Republic interview suit with owl cuff-links and a purple and fuchsia bow tie, which happened to match his celebratory drink perfectly!