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The Best is Yet to Come

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Happy Friday! Today is a special post for a few reasons. A) I adore this dress and B) I am celebrating my graduation! First things first…

This yellow dress from Maggy London is unique on so many levels! Not only is it bright yellow (which I don’t wear too often) and has a really beautiful flower print, but also is an extremely modest length — making it perfect for more formal occasions, like a wedding guest or brunch. Sometimes no matter my intentions, dresses tend to be short on me because I am on the taller side (about 5’6). However, this dress is also available for petite girls, which I love. Be sure to see the entire Maggy London collection.. you won’t be disappointed.

Maggy-London-2 Maggy-London-3 Maggy-London-4 Maggy-London-5 Maggy-London-6Tomorrow, I will be graduating from Kent State University with my Applied Communications degree and two minors in Media Literacy and Public Communication. It has been a long (but short.. does that make sense?) four years, and I am so happy I can leave with no regrets. If I could sum up my college career in a paragraph, I would have to say that, more than anything, I learned. But I learned so much more than public speaking and how to conduct research. Most importantly, I learned about myself as a person. I constantly pushed my own limits. I tested my abilities to work under pressure, maintain relationships, and find  work/life balance. I found out what kind of people I wanted in my life. I reflected on what and who I want to be one day and how I could get there. I had a lot of mental breakdowns (mainly in my graphic design class.. anyone else?), but always picked myself right back up with the help of my friends. I learned how to “suck it up” and channel my frustration into motivation. So yes, while I will graduate with a degree, I am leaving Kent State with so much more. I am leaving with a deep appreciation for the people I have in my life, the knowledge that every negative experience has a silver lining, and eagerness to continue to grow into the person version of myself I can be.

Happy graduation, Class of 2015. You made it. :)

14 Comments

  • Reply Savannah May 8, 2015 at 10:35 am

    Congrats on graduating! That’s SO exciting. And I love your cap! I agree that the length of the dress is perfect for more formal and/or traditional occasions. Great post!

  • Reply Jordyn May 8, 2015 at 10:58 am

    I love this post-you’re so right one of the main things you learn in college is not your degree but about yourself! Your dress is ADORABLE and your cap is so cute and spring-y! Congratulations, go and celebrate you deserve it!

  • Reply Meghan May 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Congratulations on graduating! I actually reflected upon my own graduation and how far I’ve come the other day because it’s been three years since I marched across the stage! Also I absolutely love your cap, we have very strict rules about decorating and it was promised that we would be removed if we had them, so it was a no go for me.

    Congrats again!

    xoxo,
    Meghan

  • Reply Ashley May 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

    What a beautiful dress & cap! Congratulations on graduating and good luck on your future endeavors! I’ve definitely grown the most in college as well!

    xoxo

  • Reply Jenny May 8, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Love your dress and grad cap!

    Also, my graphic design class gave me lots of grief too so I feel you girl.

    Happy graduation weekend!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  • Reply Allison May 8, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Congratulations on your graduation! I love the dress and LOVE what you did with your cap!

    xoxo
    Allison

  • Reply Seersucker Sass May 8, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Such a beautiful dress!! I love the way that you decorated your cap :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  • Reply Marie H. May 9, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Congrats! What an awesome accomplishment! This will be a cool post for you to reflect back on in a couple of years and see how far you have come since!

    XOXO
    Marie H.
    Progression By Design

  • Reply Annaliese May 9, 2015 at 12:26 am

    CONGRATS!!! I know that big things are in store for you. And can we talk about that BEAUTIFUL graduation cap?! Pinterest worthy!!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

  • Reply Heidi May 9, 2015 at 12:27 am

    I am so excited for you! Embrace these last days! I still remember the last days of college and how it felt. So exciting!

    Wishes & Reality

  • Reply Chloe May 9, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Congratulations!! I also love how you decorated your cap :)
    xx beautyybychloe.blogspot.com

  • Reply Makayla M. May 9, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    Congratulations beautiful best friend of mine!!! You look STUNNING in these photos. I can’t wait to celebrate! Xoxo

    Fashionably Kay

  • Reply Iris May 9, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Congratulations to you!

  • Reply Tiffany Khyla May 11, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Congrats on graduating! There so many great things to come for you! I love what you did with your graduation cap. Our class wasn’t allowed to decorate ours. I was so sad!

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