Monday, June 25, 2012

Graduation, Polka Dots, and Pearls

I did it!  On Friday, I officially graduated from my Postgraduate Year 2 (PGY2) Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency!  (Never mind the fact that a few projects are extending onward a few days... I'll get there.)

I bought this dress months ago and was originally saving it for a wedding, but I changed my mind and decided that residency graduation called for something fancy.  It came with a belt in the same polka-dot fabric, but instead, I opted to add my own touch with a solid black sash for contrast.  I frequently find myself switching out the belt that a dress comes with - it's a good way to make it look a bit more your own.

I decided to play off the polka dots with simple pearl jewelry, then added a pop of color with a red handbag - not to mention red toenails and just a touch of cherry-red lip stain!  Anyone who knows me is aware that black, white, and red is my favorite color combination, so I was essentially in love with this outfit.  I attempted something different with my hair (gasp) by using a 1-inch clipless curling iron to make soft waves.  Those take some getting used to - I have a few burns to prove it!

The bag is vintage!  I found it a few months ago at a local antiques store which had a small vintage clothing section in their basement.  I love unearthing fun things from where you least expect them.

Dress: The Limited, plus a sash from another dress
Shoes: Bandolino from Famous Footwear
Necklace: The Limited [buy here]
Earrings: The Limited [buy here]
Bracelet: Old, unknown
Purse: Vintage (~1960's)

Below are a few more snapshots from the event.  Congratulations to all of my Midwestern co-residents!

All 14 of the PGY1 and PGY2 residents with Midwestern

With my friend Pearl

Whew!  It took some hard work to get this paper.

Thanks to my lovely parents for all the photos!

1 comment:

  1. congratulations!! what an accomplishment :D that dress is lovely