Graduation: Under The Gown

Everyone can relate to drowning in finals right before graduation, right? So you can understand why I didn't even realize that I needed a new graduation outfit until a few days before the big event. My friends were sitting around casually passing around pics of the outfits they had ordered weeks in advance and then it hit me - "What am I going to wear to graduation?!?"

I picked out the shoes I wanted to wear and then built my outfit from the ground up. I'm so glad that I chose these strappy wedges because the graduates stood in line for an hour and a half waiting to walk down the aisle. 

From there I went with a navy shadow stripe A-line skirt and a mint green sleeveless peplum top. I've never met a peplum that I didn't like :)

As a handbag, I chose this red structured envelope clutch that I made myself :) I'm so obsessed with the color red that I just. can't. even..Lol

All smiles as usual but even more so for this special occasion :)

Cap & Gown!!! - I am officially too cool for school :) 



Envelope Clutch - Handmade by Charanor / Shoes - Nine West / Skirt - Forever 21 / Top - Forever 21 / Sunglasses - Lilly Pulitzer

Photo Credit: Aaron Anish

Bow Tie Pop

I have this hand painted envelope clutch that I made as part of my very first collection and I've been searching for the perfect accessory to bring out the subtle pop of red included on the bag. 

At first, I thought a red lip would do the trick and then I decided to take it to the next level by pairing it with this bow tie that I just made here


I think the smile works better than the #RBF :)

The finished look. 



Bow Tie - Handmade by Charanor / Shirt - Forever 21 / Skirt - INC International Concepts / Envelope Clutch - Handmade by Charanor

Photo Credit: Mika V.

Print Kimono

Thrift shopping is really in style these days and I like finding good deals just as much as the next Twella so I'm definitely on board. Over the holiday break when I was visiting my parents in South Carolina, I spent a fun day out thrifting with my Mom. Along with the beautiful weather (75 degrees) and great company (Mom) the highlight of this day was finding this awesome printed kimono that I bought for $4.50. Yes, you read that correctly - $4.50.

I dressed this Kimono down with a pair of comfy jeans that fit like a glove, 

a leather stretch belt that I made myself, 


and my freshly finished black combat boots, check out the post where I described making these boots here.

The finished look. 



Kimono - Salvation Army / Jeans - Forever 21 / Leather Stretch Belt - Handmade by Charanor / Black Combat Boots (Women's Size 12) - Handmade by Charanor

Photo Credit: Miso Lee