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Style Perspectives: A Graduation Look

I am approaching my 20 year high school reunion, meaning these beautiful pictures and outfits are becoming vintage.  Okay, maybe I'm being dramatic but isn't almost comical how quickly time goes by?  Sometimes I feel like the 18 year old in these pictures and you know what, if I was graduating this year, I would likely choose my dress again, I still love it.  Definitely wouldn't wear the matching dyed gloves and shoes. Funny story, while prepping for this post I realized that I was missing a lot of my photos from when I took them out of their carefully curated albums to have them scanned.  Sure enough, I discovered close to 300 pictures that didn't make it onto the disc.  Thanks for the crappy service, Blacks.  I guess I'm adding those pictures to my summer to-do list.  In the meantime, feast your eyes on these badboys.....

Top row- my little bro! It's crazy how the difference in our age was so apparent and well now you'd never know. There's 6 years between us...why are there no pictures of Kyla and I at my grad...I feel like there was a reason for that. Mom? Do you remember?  I would also like to point out my sweet, sweet Kelly in the picture next to Rob. We had matching dresses for our Graduation Tea.  Ugh. I miss her.






Also- what's with this weird hand on my neck pose- I'm leaning in at such a strange angle.  Thank goodness the days are gone of only having lame in store studios to get your pictures done.  Also- I thought I would include a picture of my stunning friend, Alynne. I love that gal.  And of course there is a picture of me and Christy at her grad- we went to school together from kindergarten- grade 9 and then went to separate high schools.  I also loved both Alynne and Christy's dresses and would wear them again.  Way to stick to the timeless wonders, ladies!

Today on Style Perspectives, we're talking a graduation look and while I won't be donning the fancy gown again, I do attend grad every year.  In our high school we have the commencement exercises and mass in the mornings and that evening is the banquet with all the gowns.  Teachers all go to the morning part and the banquet is optional, I' ll go when I have a group of kids I taught graduating, like this year.  For the record, this is what I wore last year: romper + white vest.



I thought it would be fun to let you pick my dress for this year, obviously florals is what I'm trying this year. Oh wait, my romper last year was floral. Okay, so I like loud clothes.




Head over to the other ladies’ blogs and see how they styled this prompt!  I loved last week's prompt of sneakers and a blazer and will definitely be repeating that one!


ONCE UPON A TIME & HAPPILY EVER AFTER : Library-Lovin’-Lady



DAILY STYLE FINDS: The Personal Stylist



FOXY’S DOMESTIC SIDE: The Crafty Engineer



SIMPLY SHAUNACEY: Reformed Frumpy Mommy



TWO TEENS AND THEIR MAMA: Stylish Midlife Mama



RSQUARED: The Not So Nerdy Accountant



SHOES TO SHIRAZ: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher



PUPPIES AND PRETTIES: Cube Dwelling Fashionista



MISHAPS AND MAYHEM OF SOLITARY LIFE: Single Girl, Simple Style



A LOVELY LITTLE WARDROBE: A Casual Petite



MAKING THE MOST OF EVERYDAY Classic Yet Current Over Forty



NICKANDNIK: Mama with Curves



LIVING ON CLOUD NINE: Blissful Fashionista

WHITNEY À LA MODE: A book-loving French Teacher





Comments

  1. You look lovely in both. Now that I think about it, you do have a love of floral as I'm reminded of several items in that vein that I've seen you wear.

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  2. Living on Cloud Nine17 May, 2016 21:39

    LOVE you florals so much and perfect grad dresses!! Oh the throwback pics make me smile. How precious and I love the dress, 1990's Hottie right there!!

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  3. Nicole Miller17 May, 2016 22:36

    LOVE your throw back!! That hand on the face pose is the best thing of life :) Fantastic, plus those floral numbers are both pretty - like the peplum on the blue.

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  4. I love both dresses but the blue one is my fav!
    The throwbacks are brilliant, your poses kill me, I'm sure mine would be way way worse lol

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  5. Blue! Of course. How lucky you et to go every year. I'm jealous. Love a reason to dress up.

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  6. So hard to pick! You look great in both of them, and I'm realizing now looking at this, I need more floral everything in my life. I think I have maybe 1 or two things that are floral...No I lie...I don't think I have any...at least none that I can think of. My pick is the blue one though, so pretty! :) And loving all of the old pictures. 20 years...I was just thinking I was coming up on mine too...yikes!

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  7. I love the blue one. And the shoes with it. Go with that one. I am wearing something old to our grad. Maybe even one of the dresses I bought in TO. I think I will have to purchase some new shoes to go with it, possibly. And I love that you and Kelly wore matching dresses. #besties

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  8. I love the floral romper! So fun! I love both of the dresses, but I think I'm voting blue!

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  9. These flashback pictures are so fun! Sure, our formal dresses from back in the day are a bit outdated but I still love mine :) And I'm also glad you decided to talk about the teacher aspect too! Love that vest with the romper.

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  10. I love all your graduation pics. In one of my senior pics, I'm staring off into the distance holding a rose - what? Hard to decide on the dresses because they are both gorgeous - you will be beautiful in either one!

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  11. I love the look back!

    I really like both options for this year, but I would probably go with the blue one.

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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  12. Nothing wrong with loud clothes lady!! So fun looking back on old pics!!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  13. I love the throwback photos - what a pretty graduation dress - much fancier than mine. I love your floral ones for today, too!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  14. Oh my gosh thanks for sharing these flashback pics!! How was "Glamour Shots" considered photography back in the day?! It was always so horrible the way they made people pose and the foggy blue background - ahhh nostalgia. I love both of your graduation looks but I'm most in love with that beautiful red floral dress. It looks awesome on you. :)

    Erica
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  15. What an awesome reflection of your style from back in HS. You looked lovely at prom!!!
    I wrote back to your comment about the apps I want to try... but I know not everyone goes back to read responses, so I figured I'd let you know on here, too!! I am planning to try Creative Cloud which includes apps like Photoshop and Illustrator. I am interested in graphic design... so we'll see where that goes! :o)


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today's Post: Sequin Skirt

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  16. I love both of these dresses! But leaning towards the blue one a little more. You look beautiful then and now

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  17. Ok, I might have voted twice because my favorite is trailing behind. I vote for the multicolor (red?) one. I know I don't KNOW you but to me, you look most comfortable and most like you in the multicolor one. Love the pockets. There's something about the way you are standing that just says that you feel comfortable and confident in it. But heaven knows, I can misread body language...ask my husbands. Just reminds me of how fab you looked in the picture on the couch...the yellow blazer one. Both dresses are beautiful and your dress from high school was quite elegant. No matter which you pick, you will rock it with style.

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  18. Love the vintage pics! I totally skipped my reunion. I even skipped my law school 10 year reunion. Haha. I saw enough of those people for 3 years!

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  19. Thanks for the flashback photos. I love florals for Spring. Your choice last year was great. I vote for the dress on the right this year though the blue floral is pretty, too.

    I am talking pretty dresses and skirts for Spring, in today's post too. Come check it out. I also mentioned florals are perfect for graduation. =) I gave you ladies of The Blended Blog a special shout-out and even featured some of you. ;-)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2016/05/graduation-inspired-outfits-and-tips.html

    And I would love for you to linkup with me tomorrow and share your latest style posts with my readers. Thanks, Ada. =)

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  20. I love the blue one and did I somehow miss that you colored your hair? I think I need to go visit your IG and see if you've shared it. I love it! It's very Summer.

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  21. Baha ha! Gotta love a good throwback. Both are fantastic, I say flip a coin ;)!

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  22. It's so hard, I love both options! My gut says go for the blue. So pretty on you!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  23. Oh the throwback pictures are FANTASTIC!! Your gown was gorgeous! Our graduation was NOT that fancy! I don't even have any of my pics. I think my mom has them all.

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  24. Triple dog dare you to make one of your clients pose like that.

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  25. I have a thing for flowers, especially the ones in your yard.

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  26. I think the blue is my fave too

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  27. Yes, you should buy new shoes, says the shoe enabler.

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  28. Part of me wants to just wear that outfit again this year...

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  29. Blue is definitely the fave so far!

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  30. YES! The foggy blue background, lol.

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  31. I just signed up for the Creative Cloud this week too!

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  32. I hear ya, i'm not a fan of reunions.

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  33. Gotta love pockets on a dress!

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  34. I will have to get caught up on my blog reading and see what you put together!

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  35. Thanks- that's what my gut is saying too

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  36. I will likely end up in something completely different anyway.

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  37. ooooooo, my hair changes colour all the time....I think the blue is my fave too

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  38. Both dresses look amazing on you but I voted for the blue! Love seeing your throwback pics!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  39. I think they are in Italy. I'll ask her today.

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  40. Omg, this post makes me want to go through my old photos too. You looked beautiful but it is so funny to see the posed pictures and also the gloves. My BFF had gloves too and we giggle about them now. I love both of the summer/grad options but I voted for the blue one for grad and the other one for everything else like the jazz festival. Have a fantastic long weekend!

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  41. How fun to look back at old photos! Loving that blue dress on you!

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  42. Katie Mitchell21 May, 2016 02:47

    Love you in the blue!! Also...such fun throwback photos! Loved the romper and white vest from last year too!!

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  43. YES! Those throwbacks are awesome. I love your outfit from last your by the way. My vote for this year is the blue one. And I want to steal that chandelier.

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  44. It's so nice you have the old photos to look back on! :)

    Both floral dresses are really nice, you can't go wrong with either, but the blue one is my favourite of course :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  45. Both look great - I'd pick the blue one because I love the colors on you!

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  46. […] I told you about the time I asked you which of my two dresses for a graduation you liked the most and you voted for the blue one.  Which I returned.  The red floral I have had for a couple years, […]

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