5/24 | the day has come

may 24, 2018.

i could not have been any more excited (and relieved) for my commencement ceremony at carnegie hall. this has been something i wanted to accomplish for such a long time; something i often told myself that i could not do, simply because it was extremely costly and i wasn`t sure if i wanted to add anymore debt to my life. i also was very uncertain about graduate school because job hunting was already stressing me out and i had a bachelor's degree. i couldn`t imagine how frustrating it was going to be, searching for a job with a master`s degree and being shut down.... while still having to cover the costs of tuition. however, i told myself that this is what i wanted and that i needed to do this for me. job or no job, this is a huge accomplishment.

months way before my ceremony, i was browsing the internet (my favorite thing to do) and i somehow made it to beacon`s closet. i don`t know why i just can`t stay away from that place, lol. i was not searching for anything in particular, but this skirt captured my attention. for a graduation at a fashion college, it just felt perfect. it had a romantic, princess feel and i needed that for my big day. when i received it, it was more dramatic than i thought. the pictures did the skirt no justice. it swallowed me, lol, but that was just the right amount of extra that i needed. the best part: it was $35.

to tone the look down (just a little, not too much), i paired the skirt with my "broke" slogan tee, which you can find here. You can also access my shop by clicking the “shop” tab on the navigation bar. as the cherry on top, I wore my red "Aminata" heels that i purchased at such a bargain price: $145! these heels retailed at $625 when they debuted in 2013 and trust me, they were worth the wait. my account was still upset, but it was definitely a justified purchase!

my cap was painted by me, of course. it`s me in a full vintage chanel ensemble, inspired by a photo i saw on instagram.

skirt timo weiland tee broke but high maintenance heels alexander wang
- the broke girl