Lightning Strikes Twice

I flew home Saturday morning to watch my brother graduate high school this past Sunday afternoon. I still cannot believe he graduated! We are now both alumni of Cypress Bay High School, one of the largest public schools in the country. (We also have the lamest mascot ever – lightning. I mean, really, just because Florida is the lightning capital of the world? Um, yeah.)

My graduating class had over 1,200 members, and we were the first from my school to graduate at the University of Miami (go ‘Canes!) because of space constrictions. And that’s where my brother graduated on Sunday, though his ceremony was much shorter than mine!

Afterwards, we went to a Thai restaurant in Coral Gables, and we got back in time to watch the Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks in yet another NBA Finals nail-biter. It was a nice day, and it was really strange to reminisce about my own graduation, and about how much has changed in the last two years.

Dress – Target; Earrings – Avon; Rings – my mom’s; Watch – Movado (vintage); nail polish – Milani (My Network); Shoes – Payless.

I could be wrong, but I felt like I had a 70’s bohemian/South Beach vibe going on, though not nearly as tan or toned as most beach-goers. I bought my first-ever LBD and I love the ruffle-y one-shoulder style. I wore gold accessories and parted my crazy hair down the middle for the ceremony.

It was a complete departure from what I wore to my own graduation – but not really. I wore a black-and-gold print dress I bought at Ross for $9.99, Nine West sandals and a watch by Fossil.

What did you wear to your high school graduation?

☀ Sarah