Hello my lovelies!
It has been awhile since I have made a post on fashion, so I am quite thrilled to be writing up this post! As you all know I have already graduated university, however a few of my best friends and my boyfriend have not. It is graduation season here in Australia and one of my oldest friends and my boyfriend are graduating! Yay congratulations boys! In honor of the special events, I have bought new accessories to pair with my outfits! You only graduate once (for most people) and your friends will only graduate once as well, may as well take the time to dress your best for it! In this post I'll be going through my take on the perfect accessories for a Graduation Ceremony.
Colette Accessories was having a Spring sale last week so I went ahead and purchased a new bag, wallet and accessories. Here's a look at what I purchased and what I deem as appropriate accessories to rock at graduation - whether it's yours or a friends. As usual, if you order your items from Colette Hayman online, all the items come perfectly wrapped.
I purchased the Belina Piping Turnlock Crossbody Bag as it looks gorgeous and is the perfect size and length for this occasion. You want something big enough to fit your phone, wallet, camera, lipstick and blotting paper so you will look picture perfect all day whilst having a bag that is also small enough to be discreet in pictures or under your graduation gown if you are constantly moving seats during the ceremony. Another great thing is the bag comes with a protector, so you can store it away safely when it's not in use and protect the gold features of it. This bag retails for $34.95 but I got mine on sale for a lovely $25!
I also needed a new wallet (as I am not particularly gentle with mine so they get battered and bruised easily). I chose to purchase the Maisy Straight Bar Wallet. Gold looks beautiful with my skin tone and I like wallets with a picture slot and a zipped up coin compartment, so this wallet was perfect for me! It retails for $16.95 but I got mine during the sale for just $10! What a bargain! Another great thing about this wallet is that it is pretty enough to be used on its own (if carrying around a bag is something you don't want to do on the day)!
Now, onto the jewellery! For a graduation event, you want to go for jewellery that is a little more classy and not as over the top. I went with gold pieces which are not too much of a statement. Subtle pieces work best for this kind of occasion. The Cobra Diamante Necklace (was $14.95 now $7.48), 8 Bangle Pack (was $9.95 now $3) and Vintage Cut Out Stretch Wristwear (was $14.95 now $7.48) are perfect examples of jewellery that is gorgeous for a graduation event.
Here are some pictures of me wearing the jewellery pieces. Note how they are simple yet give a sophisticated look to my outfit. This make up look is also appropriate for graduation, it is simple and elegant and photographs well. You don't want to go to town with your makeup for a graduation, these photos will stay with you forever so you want to make sure you have a simple makeup look that compliments your skin tone and outfit.
I hope this post gave you an idea on how to accessorise for your big day or your friends big day. Graduating from university only happens once in a lifetime for the average person, so make yours count! Feel free to share with me your graduation photos and show me how you accessorised for it. I would love to see your take on how to accessorise for the big day!