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Last week I graduated from university! Yay! It was a lovely sunny morning in Adelaide and excitement was in the air. We put our gowns and hats on and proceeded to the theatre where we all sat awaiting our family and friends to fill the empty seats behind us.

The theatre was soon full and the ceremony began. In single file we walked back stage. Nerves were building. Then it was my turn. I remember walking out on stage toward the chancellor who would give me my certificate. That’s all I remember until I reached the other side of the stage. The rest was a blur.

The best part of the day was finding my parents in the foyer after the ceremony. We took photos and they gave me a cute graduation bear. By this time it was about 12.30pm. We made our way to Leigh Street where we had a reservation at Rigoni’s for lunch.

Leigh Street is only small but has real character; cobbled stone instead of bitumen and black street lamps, along with cute shops, a mens barber and nice places to eat.

The following are the photos I took during our lunch.

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Established 1979 – specialising in Italian food

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Love the tiled entrance

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The view from our table – there’s the cute street lamps

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Amazing salad!

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The bar

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My graduation bear

Just after the ceremony

And what I wore underneath. Mum took this as I was walking to the car – and that’s my cat haha. This is one of my favourite dresses; I can dress it up or down and the colour is different and goes with a lot.

Free Fusion Peter Pan dress.

It’s not very often I wear my glasses but since I’ve started blogging I’ve been spending a lot of (maybe too much) time on my laptop, so I’ve dusted them off and begun wearing them again! Plus they make me look extra smart ;)

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Before I begun this blog I really enjoyed reading and getting lost in a good story. So I’ve also decided to start off my love for books again. These are some of the books in my shelf that I’ve already read (except for Gone with the Wind, and Summer in the City – I’ll get there though!).

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And of course some fashion reads! Dressing Marilyn has some amazing images and illustrations.

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Yesterday I was walking past a second hand book store and decided to go in (I’d never been in one before). Luckily enough I found a book from one of my favourite authors – Jill Mansell. It was only $7 so I got it. It got me thinking; even though the book is old and second hand, the story it self hasn’t changed – it’s still as good as when it was first published. I’m definitely going to be shopping in second hand book shops from now on. It’s so much cheaper you can find some real gems!

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I’ve already started reading it!
What’s your favourite book/author?

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Hi everyone :) hope you’re all having a good week so far! I thought it would be a good idea to share not only my love for fashion on here but also some pieces of my self. This is one side (the tidy side ;)) of my bedroom. As you can tell I love pink and Audrey Hepburn (I also have an Audrey clock and poster). The pink dress she is wearing is amazing! And that hat is pretty cute too! The lanterns (from Typo) give the room a bit of character and look really pretty at night…everyone should get some! :)

Jess X
P.S. New outfit post up soon!!