May 9, 2011

pretty dresses & college degrees

This weekend, I received my Bachelor's Degree in History. It was such an amazing time of celebrations, tons of friends and family, and good cheer.  I ate great food, drank yummy drinks, and watched my Grizz beat OKC in OT! What what!

One of the best parts of the weekend? Well... besides getting my diploma, I GOT A NEW CAMERA!
I had been using a Fujifilm little dinky dinky camera, but my sisters (I have the best sisters ever, have i mentioned that?) went in together and bought me a Canon Powershot! 
I can't wait to learn how to take it off AUTO, and learn how to work it in manual and go crazy!
These pictures already look SO much better. And I finally have a camera that can take numerous shots in a row! Hallelujah! 

Now on to the most important part of this post... that DRESS, I mean, HELLO!

This is my second ASOS dress and it was chosen for this specific occasion.  I love it, the print, the shape... it's a little short-ish on me, but with flats it's totally summer approved! Two HUGE paws up from this tiger.  
And (below) as you can obviously tell I'm still working out some kinks in the timing of the new camera:

Thanks SO much to everyone who voiced concerned for me and my family upon hearing of the flooding in Memphis. It means SO much to me.  Fortunately, we live in one of the highest points in the city and are safe from the raging Mississippi, but there are areas in downtown Memphis and Arkansas that are flooding and my heart goes out to those who have to evacuate their homes.

Thanks again for thinking of me, little chickens.  I hope you all had the most wonderful weekend and to all of my mother lovers out there... you rock, and belated mother's day wishes to you and your moms, too!



  1. Congrats my dear how awesome! I am so proud of you ;) and congrats on the dress and new camera

    Write it in Lipstick

  2. Hello,

    Congrats on your degree! I have a Bachelor in Archaeology (Hons), which is closely related - we both like things from the past.

    I just found your blog via Miss M. Just lovely ...

    Your newest follower,

    Kel xo

  3. Again, CONGRATS on graduating, you look fab!! Aww, and your sisters are so sweet, woo hoo for the new camera!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  4. congratulations, bekah!!! I love your outfit (the shoeees!) and a camera as a present is just fab!

  5. So glad to hear you were safe and sound out there! Annnnnd, congratulations! What a momentous occasion...and a cute dress to boot :)
    As for your Grizzlies...well, I'm an OKC fan. But, I guess I can let that slip...this time!

  6. Congrats - how awesome!
    And you look absolutely gorgeous!!! Have a fab day! xxx

  7. Congratulationsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss! Wowie! I am so happy for you. You're beautiful and accomplished and have a GREAT sense of style. Jeez, what are you going to do now that you're even more fabulous?? And I agree, that dress is FIERCE. Roar!

  8. LOVE IT! I took a couple biological anthropology classes, and LOVED them!
    Thanks for following, Kelly! :)

  9. Thanks Melissa!! I appreciate it so! Hope you had the best mother's day!

  10. Thanks, Lidi! I am so glad the formality is over and I can concentrate on the rest of my life :)
    The sisters are TOO sweet, that is true!

  11. THANKS ERIN! No, really THANKS! I will continue to dress to nicely to teach 4 year olds and such... You know, the same ole same ole! :)

  12. My new fave pair of shoes.. I just need more excuses to wear themmmmm :)

  13. yay to the graduate!! you are looking mighty fine in that dress! i love the cut of it and the cute little belt!! isn't that timer just a tricky little biatch?! i have tons of these "blink" photos!

  14. Thanks, lady! I love it and wish I never had to take it off. I do, however... I am learning the timer a bit better... but only time will tell :)

  15. Congratulationssssss! <3 <3 <3

  16. Congrats on your bachelor's I know how exciting that is and how refreshing it is to finally get a break! Hey I love this dress on you, I want to see those shoes closer, next time youd wear them can you do a close up, pretty please, I want to see the whole package because I think I might die for them.


  17. Anja_AHeartandSoulStoryMay 10, 2011 at 7:55 AM

    Congrats on your Bachelors degree!!! I am currently working on my Masters and hope to have a similar experience in 4 months!!
    That dress is super cute btw, I just love the hemline and the print! Looks really pretty on you!!!

    Congrats also on the camera. First thing I noticed was the quality of your pictures, even before I read the text. Though you still cut your feet in half of those posts ;) Your shoes need an extra post, they start feeling neglected!!


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