Sunday, December 18, 2011

grad banquet

Hello lovely readers. I am busy trying to cram in social meetings with friends, end of year celebrations and graduation festivities. Last weekend my sister graduated with a Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood. Being her final year of college, she worked really hard (she had a seven subject load >,<) but she also managed to be involved in some committees that organised important things for the graduation class. Her two friends Rhiannon and Tegan took on the roll of organising the graduation banquet and she promised to help them. So I arrived the night before the banquet and their dorm lounge room was a little sweatshop. Everything that decorated the banquet was hand made and unique. I offered my sewing skills and sewed all the little banners together. My lovely friend Emma offered her artistic skills and scribbled any posters and or pictures that were required. 

From the wonderful goldfish to the thumb print tree and grad awards....everything was so beautiful and special. Live music, friends and a photo booth....we had a great night. I hope you are making the most of this festive season and catching up with friends and loved ones.


What I wore: I finally had the opportunity to wear my ASOS flowing champagne top. I had purchased it before I left for America but I never felt the urge or the need to wear it and I'm glad I didn't because I didn't have to spend money buying anything new for this event. I just looked in my cupboard and pulled this very simple look together.

I straightened my hair for a casual polished look. I seem to be putting my hair up a lot lately and I didn't have much time to get ready so it was quick and easy.

I kept my eyes dark and everything else nude. I either do eyes or lips so this night the eyes were the accentuated feature and I wore some extremely long lashes!

I forgot to get a proper shot to show how pretty the top falls. It kind of drapes around the side and it ties up at the back.


My sister also wore a beautiful vintage dress found at the Salvo's and spent a whole $1 on it. WINNING! Doesn't she look divine? So this would have been great for BNNM because the girls sourced EVERYTHING (besides the goldfish) from second hand stores and or found them (sticks and rocks). Aren't they just amazing!


  1. Amazing! It looks like the perfect night, so many lovely particular love the goldfish! You and your sister look gorgeous, but then thats a given!

  2. Yay Theresa! I am so proud of her and wow look it all the girls <3

    I so miss you guys :D emma's hair still looks great too :)

    you look hot in that asos dress Meles! I love those heels you paired them w/ and theresa's dress is gorgeous too


  3. congratulations to your sis!! i'm so happy for her. i do hope she has time now to start her own blog hehehe (i'll be her follower :D)
    you both look amazing. i love how sophisticated and edgy you look.
    merry xmas to you and yours.