MAster of the Universe

dress: Target :: blazer: Old Navy :: kitten heels: Madden Girl :: necklace: F21 ::
specs: Warby Parker, Sinclairs

Yes, I superimposed myself over Teela. But, really, I got more moxie (and style) than her anyway. 
It's been a while. I feel like I've missed a lot since I last blogged! I have good reason, my friends. During the past two weeks I have been prepping for my thesis defense that happened on  Friday as well as writing papers for a course. I am uber delighted to announce that as of two days ago, I am now a proud M.A.ster of the Universe. Alongside He-man, I fought to defend castle thesis, and by golly, did we stand strong.

All geekiness aside, I had an amazing defense. I had the best committee and the most wonderful director see me through. I got hurled a lot of tough questions, but I answered them all. I even read in Old English. The pictures were taken after my defense, after an hour-long drive, when I was very much in need of celebratory drink. On Friday night and yesterday, I celebrated with close friends, who are some of the most intelligent, supportive, and amazing people I have ever met.

I woke up this morning thinking, "Holy crap. I don't have to write anything that's gonna be graded. What am I going to do with my life?" It's an exciting time for me.

I should be slowly getting back in the swing of things. Expect a surprise soon :)


  1. CONGRATS! that is so awesome! yay! i am working on that day to come for me so i can only imagine how orgasmic it is when it finally arrives :D :D you looked amazing too! love your glasses :D


  2. I'm so happy everything went well (also, love the demure defense outfit)!!!!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

  3. Ahh, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Way to go!! You look perfect in your "defense" outfit! LOL about the Masters of the Universe!! Totally random but the first thing I thought about when I saw you in the Thor outfit was a quote from the 40 year old Virgin, "You want me to dress up like Thor?? I'll dress up like Thor!" Hahaha, okay, if you haven't seen the movie, disregard that last comment!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  4. You look Great! Very classic chic ensemble! I remember He-Man and She-Ra when I was a kid. I was a huge fan! I had a collection of the She-Ra dolls and my dad bought a He-man doll and we used to play lol.

  5. Congratulations, Laura! :) Oh, and the outfit was perfect black and white :)



  6. Laura, you bad ass, you rule the universe, lady! Congratulations! I was so excited to read you've finally accomplished your goal! Good for you! And what is your Masters in, if I may ask? Here's to you! (She lifts a tumbler) :)

  7. CONGRATS! it's weird being finished with school, isn't it? i still can't believe i got my m.a. almost 3 years ago :( best of luck to you :)

  8. congratulations! thats awesome! must be so nice to be free of all of that! :D
    you look lovely, as always :D
    Rosie xoxo

  9. Congrats on your M.A dearie, hehe now you can go on to make lotsa dough to fund your cute fashion adventures!

    You are looking very classy in this outfit, love it! :)

    The Cat Hag

  10. congrats on the masters!! there's nothing better than good friends, glad you have them (: p.s. i love your glasses!

  11. YES! Congrats to you! Your adorable glasses are so appropriate for this post :)

  12. yay! congrats to you!! i wanted to take masters in lit but never really had enough will and time to do so.

  13. Congrats hon!! I can even tell from the pictures how excited you are no jokes it's like radiating through my iPad!

    You look absolutely gorgeous adore your cream white blouses chica!

  14. Congrats Laura!! I knwo you can make it!! you are too cute!! I cant believe I see you with blazer and all LOL

  15. thanks for checking out my blog :) love your blazer, lady! and congrats on school!!
    <3 mode.

  16. OH LAURA THAT IS GREAT!! So So happy for you!! What a wonderful accomplishment! What did you get your degree in? Kiah

  17. Awesome Laura, congrats to you!


  18. WOW! Congratulations!!! I love your outfit. You look very professional:)

  19. Congrats!! You are amazing! And what is coming next will be a beautiful adventure!

  20. Ahhhh! CONGRATS. I am so proud of you and so happy for you! :)
    You are finished, and I am beginning. Eeeek!
    I thought I had my thesis director set in stone, and a couple of weeks ago she said that she will see how my final paper for her class goes before she makes her decision. After she already agreed to it a couple of weeks prior to that. DAMMIT.
    Grad school gives me anxiety attacks.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  21. This blazer is lovely. I didn't even know you could get a full blazer like this. It definitely gives that professional look but in a sleek sexy way!

  22. Congratulations!!! I don't think I could ever go back to school for a masters degree, I felt like I was in school for way too long :)

  23. My goodness that is just amazing! I know a similar feeling (trial by fire; faculty style) but it is really awesome that you have managed to accomplish so much! Congrats! and I can't wait to see what you have in store. (Also I kind of adore those glasses).

    Girls Who Wear Pearls

  24. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an accomplishment!

  25. P.S. I kind of wish you wore the outfit in the post below to meet the committee. Hehe

  26. Congratulations again!

    Haha, I love how you superimposed your own picture over Teela. Too funny! :)

  27. CONGRATS!!! i know it's kinda late, but frick, i thought i was following you via google all this time - wondering why you haven't been blogging since i haven't seen any updates in my dashboard. now i see that i've missed a bunch. doin some catch up...


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