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Graduation Ball

I finished my final university exams a week and a half ago, and last Friday it was our Graduation Ball. I'm not actually technically graduating until October (that's if I pass even!) because the usual July ceremony has had to be pushed back because London will be too busy with the Olympics. So it was nice to have the ball to round things off and get to see everyone before we all part ways for summer (and the real world!)



My dress is from H&M. I bought it in France on my year abroad even though I had no occasion to wear it, just because I loved it so much. I wore it last November to a wedding, and I guess it is quite an autumn-y colour, but I wanted to wear it again for the ball. I think there's too much of a "you can only wear something special once" attitude, particularly with fashion blogging, as you're so aware of who has already seen things, and I'm trying to break that habit and wear my favourite dresses more. I actually bought the dress a size larger than I'd usually wear (because they didn't have it in the right size!) but I think it works with the jersey fabric and drapeyness. My shoes are actually a pair I've had since I was fifteen, which is quite a while ago now! They're from Marks and Spencer and have held up amazing well considering they're almost 7 years old!

With the ball and the wedding I went to the weekend before that, I'm getting quite into this getting dressed up thing! If anyone wants to invite me to any posh events so I can carry on, that would be much appreciated :P

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  1. You look absolutely stunning! xo

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  2. That dress is absolutely gorgeous! I'm excited for my grad ball now :) x

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  3. You look gorgeous, love the gold accessories with the dress! :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  4. You look beautiful :) Gorgeous dress.

    x

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  5. oh yourr dress looks amazing lady face, am a huge fan! totally agree on the formal wear thing, got my grad ball dress and wearing it to a wedding later this year. alas i do not have all the pennies! you look simply radiant though xx

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  6. The dress looks amazing on you! Red is totally your colour. Love it. It looks so elegant.

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  7. you look ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! <3


    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  8. FIT AS. I love the draped back. You could wear this everyday, and I wouldn't judge you. xx

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  9. Fritha you look absolutely amazing, that red look so great on you! Happy Graduation as I'm sure you will pass!! xx

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  10. Your dress is amazing! It looks so lovely. Totally agree with wearing occasion dresses more than once. Hope you had a lovely time x

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  11. You look amazing, red is such an incredible colour on you x

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  12. You look so stunning in ths dress, so elegant with the clutch and belt! Also love your glamourous hairstyle :)

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  13. i know i'm a bit late but your hair is soooo amazing short! looks so edgy and, you look like you're on the red carpet in that dress. can't believe it's h&m, perfect xxx

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  14. You look drop dead gorgeous, absolutely stunning!

    Maria xxx

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  15. oh my gosh stunninggg! wow you are so sophis now, i can so see why you snapped up this dress! it's so crazy you graduate late too, i hope they make it a super special ceremony, at least you can tell your grandkids that you graduated later because of the olympics 2012! xx

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  16. You look absolutely gorgeous, the dress looks amazing on you! Belle of the ball :) xx

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