Collar pop!

Dress by Svenska // Scapa Flats // Six earrings

Oh, hello again. I know some may be waiting to see / read more about Italy and I promise I’ll have all the photos sorted by next Thursday, but for today… I just can’t contain my happiness. Last Friday I came home from college with a fabulous new pair of shoes and ticket to my own graduation party. That’s right folks. I did it. 

On the 21st I had to defend my bachelor paper in front of a jury of four professionals, my paper adviser and my social-economics teacher from last year. I had been flipping out about this event on Twitter for the past few weeks and probably annoyed many of you doing so. I personally felt like my paper wasn’t the best piece  I have ever written, so I was extremely surprised (and happy) when I got a fiche with their written feedback the Wednesday before my defense. The two jurors that had to evaluate my paper were very pleased with my writing.  I still don’t quite know or understand what was so good about it… but hey, I’ll take it.

Due to very bad experiences with presentations in the past – another story – I was really, really, really nervous for my defense. I couldn’t control my nerves and that has eventually cost me a few points. After my defense I had to wait three hours in the hallway along with four of my classmates who had the same adviser as me.  Around noon, we all were ready to break down, our adviser stepped into the hallway and congratulated all of us. We did it! She took each us aside to go over the main feedback of the jury and to share our final grade. My paper and defense got the magna cum laude degree, which I am sooooooooo incredibly happy and proud about. It’s given me the courage and confidence I needed to make the decision and enroll into my Masters. University here I come!

If you just fell in love with the dress I’m wearing in these photos, it’s made by a blogger / friend of mine and it’s for sale! It fits a small / medium and is a true beauty. You can see more pictures + get buyers information here.

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  • Congradulations!!!!!

  • oh dat kleedje is superleuk! proficiat met je graduation en geniet van de zomer! x

  • oh, the dress looks so beautiful! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • oh, congratulations doll! that's so exciting!
    that whole ordeal sounds agonizing, but you're done and you did so well!
    again, congrats on graduating and looking adorable in that dress.


  • Congratulations, Nikki! Keep Climbing.

  • Congratulations on doing so well with your presentation and graduating! So exciting for you! ๐Ÿ˜€

    That dress is lovely too, your friend is very talented ๐Ÿ™‚

    Away From Blue

  • Love this outfit and your style- so peppy and summer appropriate!

    Have an amazing week,
    Mary x

  • Sven did an amazing job!! I want him to sew me something too <3
    That dress looks really great on you ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • Congratulations!! Amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Sounds incredibly stressful but looks like you rocked it!

  • wat leuk met dat kraagje! je ziet er weer super uit

  • congratulations!! also your dress is cute!

  • Proficiat!! Mooi jurkje!

  • Gefeliciteerd, wat goed!! Heel knap van je!

  • You look pretty!
    Can't wait for the Italy stories en hele dikke proficiat met je resultaat!


  • Amazing! Way to go!!!


  • Gefeliciteerd! En dat kleedje is supermooi ๐Ÿ™‚

  • congrats! that's so exciting! way to go:)

  • super leuk kleedje! en congratz!!!!

  • Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It must feel unreal right now!

  • Chic look! Love your hair!
    Thanks to have visiterร  MY blog,
    Keep in touch,

  • great dress!

    I invite you to join my PERSUNMALL GIVEAWAY:


  • Gefeliciteerd! En wat een mooi jurkje!

  • Lovely!

  • Hihi oorspronkelijk mijn jurkje, het staat jou ook beeldig! Verdomme toch mijn lange benen!

  • peter pan collars are always a winner in my book. and congratulations on your results, it sounds like you put a LOT of work into it so i'm glad it's all paid off. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Gefeliciteerd Nikki,super mooi jurkje!

  • Congratulations on defending your paper! That's so awesome!
    Also this dress is awesome. It looks so adorable on you! I think the collar on it is so perfect.

  • Dat is nu echt het koddigste kraagje ooit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • proficiat girl! ๐Ÿ™‚ en het kleedje is keileuk! zot dat een andere blogger het heeft gemaakt!

  • Een simpel, maar super mooi jurkje!

  • yay! fabulous!

  • i like your high spirit as a blogger it is really one of must possess essentials and you have it. Aside from your cool dresses that i fondly craving you are so adorable.Keep it up Ms. Intelligent :>

  • yey keep it up!

  • What a beautiful dress! Love the cute collar!

    Xo, Hannah

  • Just to get this out of the way, let me say right away that you look so amazingly cute in that! Very mod.

    To the main part of the post- CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That is so exciting, both your high honors and your news of getting your Masters. So proud and happy for you! You always are working so hard and it clearly has paid off!

  • You look very sweet and pretty in this dress ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for reading my Intiz'Journal ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Hoe mega adorable! ๐Ÿ™‚