Grad looks


Grad looks, you say? The ladies on the Blended Blog are keeping me honest and thinking fashion.  But this week is grad looks and I am no longer in a high school where it is annually celebrated. So I thought I would have some fun and dig into the archives.

Seriously what's the difference between grad and prom?

I went to grad in grade 11 with my then boyfriend.  I think I wore a second hand dress and white gloves and really bad shoes.
In grade 12 I dressed as a disco ball with matching (dyed) gloves and shoes.  I actually loved that dress despite the .....loudness....

I would love to spend an afternoon with 18 year old me. I would love to slap her for thinking she was fat or for caring what others thought of her.  I was seriously so happy to go to University where I didn't feel the pressure to go out and maintain my 'status'.

My sister and brother are 4 and 6 years younger than me and graduated from the high school that I was teaching at the time.  I couldn't find any pictures from my sister's grad but had plenty from my brother's.

I wish I could go back to 2003 and give myself some fashion advice.  I totally wasn't dressed for my body type. That dress is horrible.

Luckily my style has changed since I started teaching or graduated for that matter.....but maybe not? I looked back out of curiosity on my blog and two years ago we did a graduation post...and I kinda cringed when I looked at those pictures of my dress picks.  You can see for yourself here.  I also can't handle my hair colour, which makes me sad because I am really going gray and don't know how long I can pull off the dark.
But I love the dark. Sigh.

Here's a little of what I've been wearing as of late;

So there you go, a bunch of pictures so that in a couple years I can look back and roll my eyes at what I was wearing :)


  1. LOVE the camo dress and the Blue Jays hat. The throw backs make me smile!!

  2. Wouldn't it be nice to go back and speak to our younger selves? I feel the same way, I look back and think - girl, was that make up off, wear a better bra, dress for your body not how everyone else is! Ha!!! I loved seeing your pictures - I think you look like a total babe in that sequin dress with the gloves!!!

  3. Those throwbacks are so fun!

  4. That disco ball dress is fabulous!! Thanks for linking up at the Blended Blog! :)

  5. That feels like so long ago and yesterday all at the same time.

  6. That camo dress is so cute! And I love that you post throwback pictures. I thought about doing that for this post but then I got too lazy to find old pictures. Oh well!

  7. Love throwback pics!! Love those beautiful tops you have been sporting recently

  8. How come you're so cute ALL the time?!

  9. Some of us grew up in the 80's and you want to talk about bad fashion choices.


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