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That Belfast Girl Graduates

Without gown, with gown! 

Yesterday was such a special day for me. After a very long three years, I can finally call myself a Queen's Graduate! I did a BA in Politics and I loved it, even though at times the work was very challenging. I also had some personal medical struggles during the past three years which resulted in a lot of time off but I'm glad my last year of university was largely unscathed and I had a fabulous time. 

I was the first in my family to go to university and I thought it was really important that my little cousin who is 8 come with us. I hope he will go to university one day too. It was a really emotional day and I will miss the daily banter with my friends, along with the "where shall we go for lunch today?" questions. Between Parlour Bar and French Village, we usually were happily sorted! 

Me and That Belfast Mum! She wears jumpsuit by Isme, shoes by M&S and bag by Dune.
I wore a plain white dress from Autograph at Marks & Spencer. It was from the The Outlet in Banbridge. It was a bargain £18.99. I always say I don't care about the price of something, as long as it's what I am looking for! I had been very sure for a long time that I wanted to wear a while dress. As my robes had white fur on them, I thought wearing white would make them look ever better. For shoes, I had a pair of teal heels (admittedly, probably a bit too high for a lady of my height!) from L.K. Bennett at the Outlet which I was kindly gifted. I teamed this with a very old Dorothy Perkins flowery clutch (I think my mum got it in the sale for £4!) and a pair of gold knot earrings from H&M. I just wanted to look classic and be able to look back and still love my outfit in 30 years! I did my own hair and makeup (to many people's surprise!). I washed and blow-dried my hair straight and then proceeded to curl it with tongs and set these in a clip to cool. Lots of hairspray and some dust in my roots and I was good to go! I kept my makeup really simple, wearing mostly my usual makeup routine. All in all, probably the cheapest graduation outfit EVER! 

Me and my little cousin

I had an amazing day and would encourage anyone to go to university. I have changed so much in the past 3 years. I cannot wait to see what new adventures will begin this year!

Thank you to all my readers for your lovely messages,

G x