In Style


Today I’m graduating with a Master’s degree in Applied Educational Psychology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology. Normally, I would have been planning my outfit for weeks, but I don’t really have a choice today. I’ll be drowning in a polyester robe and a silly hat. Oh yeah, and a carolina blue hood….not my best color.

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But, today’s outfit is not really about looks – it’s about what the attire represents. Apparently, the master’s robe has subtle differences from the bachelors robe, such as oblong sleeves that are open at the wrists. And the hood lets others know what my future trade will be. Plus, the look was probably in style in 1500 when the academic dress was designed to be more comfortable for university men. I like comfortable.

No matter what I’m wearing today, I’ll definitely be celebrating in style:)

  • Dorothy
    May 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Congratulations! I always felt silly in those grad robes, but especially the hat!

  • Dee
    May 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    wow. major congrats girl!

  • Paige
    May 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm


  • Anna
    May 6, 2011 at 4:49 pm


  • Katie
    May 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Congrats!! 🙂

  • Liz
    May 7, 2011 at 12:45 am

    I like the Davidson pic!! Can’t wait to see pics from today!! Congratulations!! Love you!!

    • Laura
      May 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      Thanks, Liz! Congrats to you too, soon. Let’s get going on planning an east coast summer reunion

  • Gina G
    May 7, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Congratulations! 😀

  • Jenn
    May 7, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Congrats!! My masters hood was mustard yellow. Also not my best color but it’s still an awesome accomplishment! Good job!

    • Laura
      May 8, 2011 at 2:43 pm

      Thank you!

  • bobbi
    May 7, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    YAY!!! CONGRATS!!!

  • Matt
    May 7, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Well the robe makes a helluva fashion friday!

    Sorry to miss everything – I think we’ll have to have a mock graduation at the next family vacation. Duckie will preside with Lillian as MC and Mary Hannah saying “pretty.”

    • Laura
      May 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

      lol…let’s skip the mock ceremony and just have beer and cake…

  • judy
    May 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    A big congratulations from Hillsborough! See you when you move back!

    • Laura
      May 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      Thanks Judy:)

  • Mary Frances
    May 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Congratulations! Gram is so proud and loved seeing all the pictures. Have fun.