Throwback Thursday: Graduation Rewind

Dress – Marshall’s (gift, shop similar, also similar); Hat – Target (shop similar).

There’s one thing not a lot of people tell you about senior year: it’s so much funWhether it’s high school or college, the fact is that the end of the year is full of events where you and your classmates are the center of attention. Even annual events are extra fun. And it’s all a good excuse to dress up.

I decided it was about time I shared what I wore for spring’s big events, starting with my tie-dye maxi (last seen here) for our spring weekend concert. Because is there a better time to wear head-to-toe tie-dye than a Grouplove concert? Also a good time to wear one of my favorite hats.

Dress – Princess Vera Wang (borrowed, shop similar); Clutch – unknown (gift, shop similar); Wedges – Payless (shop similar).

That same Saturday we had a Great Gatsby-themed dance. I had lots of dress issues, mainly because I was too cheap to buy a new one and didn’t want to look too costume-y. (The dance usually isn’t a costume party, but that’s what it kind of turned into this year.) At the last second I borrowed this dress from my roommate. I love the neon piping and the back. Another roommate did my hair and makeup. I got some pearls in with my bracelets.

Dress – Conway (shop similar colors; similar shape); Wedges – Payless (shop similar).

I wore this dress to an award ceremony and inadvertently ended up matching my friend Chris. I like the color-blocking trend but sometimes it takes too much effort. I’m glad I finally found a dress that does it for me on the cheap. Plus the colors are perfect for spring and fall.

Dress – Ross (shop similar, similar two); Clutch – Burlington Coat Factory (shop similar).

At Fordham, we’re lucky enough to have our own prom Senior Ball. I’m crazy, so I actually bought my dress two years ago when I was a sophomore. I couldn’t help it though, it was $16.99 at Ross, only needed minor alterations and was the perfect shade of blue in a classic silhouette. Now that’s a good investment.

I also opted for flat sandals (not pictured, but from the kids’ section at Payless) and used the same clutch I took to prom. Pretty sure I spent around $80 (and definitely less than $100) on the dress, shoes and clutch for prom and ball combined.  (You can see my prom dress on Instagram). I got a haircut each time, but did my own hair and makeup. So, to recap: I’m cheap.

 Dress – Jennifer Lopez for Kohl’s (shop similartwothree ); Wedges – Payless (similar).

And finally, the outfit that was never fully captured: my graduation dress. Unlike my earlier graduation post, this time you get to see me in the glory of my cap and gown. I have two words of advice for graduation fashion: pockets and wedges. Just essential.

~ Sarah