As promised here is my long awaited graduation pics! It feels so weird to say that I am a fashion graduate but at the same time I'm beyond relived that its all over. Uni is honestly so much harder than you think it will be. I wasn't one of those students that left home and had crazy freshers weeks, halls with house parties everyday and parents to fund that party lifestyle. My parents would never have been able to afford that, and I would feel too guilty drinking away my parents money. So instead I have always worked right until 4th year doing 24 hours part time contracts and picking up any unpaid internships as I can. I even did one semester in second year taking online classes so I could intern at a Scottish designer. Was definitely worth it but doing an internship, uni and working weeknights and weekends was tough/eww.
That generally sums up what uni was like for me work at uni, work at weekends and homework/coursework between any of that, and if I was luck an internship at the side. Don't get me wrong I met some amazing people, had the best experiences and ultimately got the degree I wanted, its just very hard.
(Dem shoes tho).
(What I spent 80% of the time doing).
So now thats all out the way I feel like many other students will the insane need to make me some dolla. From my placements I completely fell in love working for fashion high street brands and cannot wait to get back into that industry. When I'm working it doesn't feel like work at all when you've done about 7 years of 'retail' *shudders.
The actual day itself was so nice, I came up to Scotland to reunite with my family again and my precious baby puppy, I'M OBSESSED. When I seen her again after 2 months I Kim Kardashian sobbed. Not attractive. The robes made me look like a mix of Miss Trunchball, from the broad shoulder padding and Harry Potter with the hat, but one you are with all your class mates that feeling completely disappears as you are all so proud of one another.
Hot hat: Robehire
Hot robes: Robehire
Top: Karen Millen (old) £94
Skirt: H&M £24.99
Heels: Missguided £34.99
leather bracelet: Rox £77
My year was great! I remember being terrified on my first day, looking at how cool everyone looked and thinking that a class of over 100 girls was never going to end well. But I was happily proved wrong. We were all so similarly like minded that bitchiness or competitiveness was never an issue and even appearance in a fashion course wasn't a big deal. Slouchy comfies happened almost every. day. Before we went on stage to receive our 'diplomas' it felt amazing to be sitting in a row with my favourite girls and being so proud of each one, I honestly can't wait to see what exciting things these girls end up doing!
I DIDNT FALL. I bought these amazing heels for grad then ended up having a reality check and quickly changing into flats to walk that stage as I am more than aware of my clumsy status. It just wasn't worth that risk. Honestly I had never felt the immense pressure of forgetting how to shake someones hand... Either way none of us fell and I got to see my mum, sister and boyfriend afterwards. Then the photos came and I did my fair share of posing awkwardly and getting last min group photos with my main girlies.
For after ceremony celebrations my family went to the Rox hotel for a cocktail hightea which was incred. Scones, cream, cakes, sandwiches the lot! I am ashamed to say I felt rather tipsy on the one cocktail...uni sober life. Overall it was such a lovely day and I felt so grateful for my family for giving me the support that they could give and for making the day special.
(Cocktail that ended me).
Next post won't be as long, promise!
Also you would have by now realised from these photos what an absolute goon I am in real life.