Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Goth in All White

As I posted about a few weeks ago, I had to wear white this past Saturday to participate in a 100 year old college tradition called Laurel Parade. Yeah. A Goth wearing white. Tragic.

As a part of graduation weekend, the seniors wear all white (plus accessories in our class color, blue) and then carry a long laurel chain to wrap around the grave of the college founder. We are joined on all sides by alumnae dating back to 1946 and beyond who are on campus for their reunions. When there, we sing the school song and Bread and Roses in tribute to labor strikes from the early 20th century.

An alumnae class processes in their class color, red.
It's a wonderful tradition and it was very emotional to walk with my best friends and be greeted on all sides by alumnae, the perfect first step to graduating.

My dress was just a basic white one from eShakti, and I wore our class scarf and a pretty floral wreath that I got off of Etsy. My plan for the dress, because it is cotton, is to dye it so that I can wear it again, maybe dark purple or red. 

And then, on Sunday, I graduated cum laude in History and Art History . Whoo!

So, for now, onto the corporate job that I blogged about previously. Then, back to academia for graduate school.


  1. I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

  2. What a beautiful tradition!!! It really is a rite of passage and transformation, isn't it? Congratulations on your graduation ... and welcome to the world of post-undergrad Art History/History!!!

  3. Congratulations!!! And you look fantastic in those pics! :-)

  4. And BTW, you are hereby exempted from losing any Goth Points for wearing white... ;-)

  5. This is what I do 50% of the time due to being a Kundalini yogi. Best.

  6. Goodbye, college. Hello, 9 to 5.

  7. Congratulations. :)
    And you have an interesting traditions. But anyway, you look great even in white. :)

    1. Thank you! I was worried I would look so washed out, but I think it went okay!

  8. Very interesting post, I really loved this very much. White is one of my favorite, and it says that its a symbol of peace. Keep blogging such interesting posts.

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