Monday, April 18, 2011

I have to do what?

Yesterday marked exactly two months until Commencement, which means that two months from today, I will officially be graduated from college. While I wouldn't say this put me into a panic, I couldn't get that phrase out of my head all day.  Exactly two months.  My brain kept saying it over and over.

I really don't quite know how to feel.

Perhaps I was spurred onward by this mantra, but when I got my e-mail from Rent the Runway this morning encouraging me to succumb to their beautiful, deadly scheme, I headed over to peruse the selections.  I've been thinking a good deal about summer dresses lately -- I'll be doing a post on that very topic in the coming week, but today is not the day as a result of my wonky feelings -- and the site's selection of ridiculously lovely clothes seemed to have some kind of special appeal today.  It was only after I looked at my favorite dress on the site (also for sale at Lilly Pulitzer) for the five millionth time that I realized Rent the Runway was the perfect way for me to wear a different dress to each day of graduation.  Sadly, my fav was already booked in my size for graduation weekend, which encouraged me even more strongly to book now, and I found two classy, classic options with which I am entirely pleased.

Lilly Pulitzer Dolly Lace Shift Dress

Milly Sail Away Dress

Of course I have to wear at least one Lilly dress!  University Commencement takes place in the morning, so I wanted something dressy but still light, as it is liable to be very hot at the ceremony (what?  Chicago has a summer?).  This pale yellow cotton shift should work perfectly underneath my robe and transition well into the rest of my daytime activities.

Convocation for the specific school from which I'm graduating takes place the next evening, and goodness knows I can't resist anything nautical.  The Sail Away dress by Milly grabbed my attention as I searched for something to fill the void of the navy dress that was unavailable.  In many ways, I think it's actually more appropriate than that one.  It feels a little dressier, but not fussy, and will transition easily from the ceremony to a late dinner with family.

And so, I have taken one step towards admitting that I'll be graduating in short order.  At the very least, now I don't have to face the ever-present fear of "WHAT WILL I WEAR??!!?".

On a totally different note, the lovely Sabrina of Sincerely, Sabrina tagged me for the Kreativ Blogger Award!  Her blog is wonderful, and you should all take a chance to check out what she has to say about fashion up in Ottawa, which I assume is just as cold as, if not colder than Chicago.  That's pretty much how geography works, right?

ANYWAY, I'm supposed to give ten random facts about myself and then pass the award on, so here goes:

1.) I haven't worn pants regularly since I was five years old.
2.) That being said, I haven't owned a pair of jeans since I was thirteen.
3.) I might love sour cream more than any other food.  Don't judge me.
4.) I can be satisfied with a single square of chocolate.
5.) Jurassic Park is one of my favorite movies.  It might be my favorite movie.
6.) I have a twin.
7.) Any length of unscheduled time less than three hours long does not feel like free time to me.
8.) I use my middle name, Elizabeth, on most things so people automatically know I'm a girl.
9.) My prescriptions always get filed under Harris.  I assure you, my last name does not sound more like a first name than Harris does.
10.) When I was younger, I wanted to be 6 feet tall when I grew up, but am now glad that at age 12, I stopped at 5'7". 

I would like to pass this award on to:
- Collections
- Rachael Passing Notes
- Styled by 3
- My Iowa Life

Whew!  Long post today, but thanks for sticking with it, I had a lot cluttering up my brain and it feels a good deal cleaner now.  Happy Monday to everyone!


Lindsey said...

Aw, thank you SO MUCH Harris! :)

I loved your 10 facts - you always make me giggle!


Joandy said...

I like the navy dress, i think it will be perfect for graduation:))) check out my outfit post if you have time

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Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

That first dress is amazing.
Congratulations on the award!

Mary Lane said...

Love that Milly dress. Congrats on the award!

Unknown said...

cute dresses :) congrats on the award!

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El said...

Both dresses are so pretty!
It was fun to read facts about you. And you have a twin?! It's awesome! :)


Rachael said...

Thank you!! You are so sweet :) Great facts by the way! xoxo I'll let you know when I do my follow up post!