Birthday and Graduation!

Hello lovelies! Super exciting day for me today, not only did I turn 22 but I also graduated and now officially have an MA (hons) from the University of St Andrews! I got some lovely presents including a Ted Baker purse from my boyfriend Sean, and I also happen to be writing this blog post on my new MacBook Pro! Hello Sims 3 all day everyday for the next few weeks. 

I didn't get to wear anything particularly exciting today, just a black skirt and white blouse, but I thought I'd pop up a few photos of me looking swish in my gown anyway. I felt like I was at Hogwarts all day!

I was chuffed that the sun came out and it turned out to be such a lovely day to celebrate-especially since there was a garden party to attend from 3.30-5pm! The ceremony itself was pretty over the top and full of odd traditions, but that's pretty much standard for St Andrews! Luckily for my nerves I only had to be on stage for about 15 seconds total: walk across, hand hood to the bloke in the pink, face the vice-chancellor, kneel in front of her, be tapped on the head with a 300 year old piece of cloth, have the hood put over you, get up and bow, walk off!

I can't believe that I now officially have a degree! Massive congratulations to all my lovely friends who graduated today as well (and advance congratulations to everyone waiting for the rest of the week!) 

We got a nice photo in the end! 
All I need now is to find a job and I'll be pretty pleased with everything really! Not going to think of that until after my Graduation Ball on Friday though, pure relaxation for the next few days please!

P.S. Sorry about the mismatched photo sizing!

17 comments

  1. congrats lovely, that's amazing! x

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  2. Congratulations, looks like a great day :D and your presents are awesomeeee! xo

    http://theartofturningpages.blogspot.co.uk/
    @SiaSoldatos

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  3. Congrats on your graduation & happy birthday! Your headband looks so pretty :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  4. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHH HELLO SWISHSWISH AND FANCY ROMANTIC.
    these photos make me go all squishy and weak at the knees.
    congratulations lady! and HAPPY FRIGGIN BIRTHDAYYYYYY x

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU! Also mega Congrats on graduating!! So jealous :( The photos of you and Sean are adorable! Also YAY to Sims 3 all day long. They're bringing out a new expansion called Supernatural. It's all werewolves and what not. Taking inspiration from Teen Wolf, Twilight etc. YAHH ! xxxx

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And so so so well done on your degree! Plus I have serious respect for you with Sims 3 ;D ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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  7. Aww congrats on graduating, and also happy birthday :) Lovely photos :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.com/
    xxx

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  8. Congrats and happy bday, you look lovely in your grad gown! Looks like you had a great time!:) xxxx

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  9. Aww love the photos Hun, glad it all went well!

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  10. Happy birthday and congratulations, what a lovely day! :) x

    Frances xx

    http://francescassandra.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Congratulations on graduating! My friend graduated either today, or later in the week I can't remember haha but she was looking forward to wearing those infamous red robes (: Happy birthday as well, what a lovely action packed day to celebrate on! (: xx

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  12. Congratulations! You look lovely, and I love the bow too..nice little accessory there ;) ahh I love traditional unis though. Mine was traditional too and had all little personal things only that uni would understand. It's lovely though :) Gorgeous photos of you and Sean too! Hope its been a wonderful birthday :) xx

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  13. happy birthday and congrats on graduating! you look lovely & i hope you have a great time at your ball. haha playing the sims 3 all day was one of the first things i did when i got my mbp. thank god i got bored of it or i'd never get anything done! xx

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  14. Congratulations, you looked gorgeous!
    Happy Birthday too :)
    I have to wait until November for my graduation!! x

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  15. aaaw congrats :) hope you get to have a nice and relaxed summer now x

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  16. Mahoooosive congrats to you <3

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