Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Admission as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales

On Friday 10 October 2014 I was admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. I still can't believe it: I never thought this could ever possibly happen. It means so much to me because of all the struggles along the way. I never felt good enough to be in this career and experienced indescribable anxiety and depression along the way. I almost quit university on numerous occasions because I was so incredibly miserable there. I also never expected to go undertake post graduate study which is also necessary to become a lawyer; that was the big decision I made this year to study at The College of Law. Friday was a very lovely day. The weather was warm and sunny. The admission ceremony was interesting. The formalities were a great experience; I loved it when the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court read out my name and officially admitted me as an officer of the court. I had lots of family there to celebrate. I wish the day wasn't over.

In terms of my outfit, I selected this dress for the occasion many months ago. It's from Kitten D'Amour and as soon as I saw it in the store I knew it would be the dress for my admission (not that I by any means needed a new dress but becoming a lawyer is a pretty good justification). The dress code for the event was business attire but for me that simply wasn't going to happen (I hate business clothes and don't even wear them to my actual job). I thought this dress was a good compromise between business attire and what I would have worn had there been no dress code). In my mind I certainly justified it as the perfect dress. As it turns out business clothes is often interpreted rather broadly. I love this dress so much I believe it's very elegant and classy. The velvet ribbon detailing (which is present on so many Kitten D'Amour pieces), the stripe design, the cameo, the lace and the neckline are all such gorgeous details.










Kitten D'Amour High Society Opera Dress
Chanel Bag (borrowed!)
Wittner Queen Heels
Prouds Pearls 
Pandora Bracelet 

Linking to: Fashion Item Friday, Watcha Wearing Wednesday, What I Wore Wednesday, More Pieces of Me


Sakuranko said...

Congratulations sweetie, my best wishes to you~


Kristen said...

congrats!! that's awesome. and i love your dress!

Estelle Swango said...

Congratulations!! It's a wonderful new!! :D


Kezzie said...

I am so pleased for you, you should rightly be proud of your achievement. Oh and you look stunning! Definitely, you should wear what makes you comfortable, esp when it is SO beautiful. X x

A Possible Fantasy said...

many, many congrats!

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Fabrizia Spinelli said...

Wow, congrats! this is such a great goal!
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Ivana Split said...

my compliments on the choice of the dress...you looked positively perfect!

and congrats on becoming a lawyer!!!!!!!


Kreyola said...

You look amazing beautiful here. Congrats on becoming a lawyer. So proud of you ^_^!!!!

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Beauty Unearthly said...

Congratulations dear! You look so pretty and adorable in your outfit!

Debbie Poh said...

Wow congratulations, what an amazing accomplishment! I wish you all the best on your new career and hope that you enjoy every moment! Also your outfits is adorable and I love how you remain so unique and strong in your individual style, it's amazing and don't lose that! Lastly, that bag is gorgeous...

xx Debbie


Silver Cat Tea Party said...

Congratulations!!! That is HUGE!!!! :D Love the dress you wore to your ceremony! I love the pinstripe design. Very fitting :)


Many congrats to you dear, this is an amazing accomplishment. I know my sis was so happy when she graduated law university. Enjoy the week. xx/Madison
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Jessica said...

Congratulations! God bless this new step in your life!
Lovely look! =)

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Congratulations Imogen! It's good you didn't give up and your hard work has now paid off.

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Bisma Rauf said...

Congrats...n you look gorgeous!

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Unknown said...

Congratulation dear!!!
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Jackie Harrison said...

Congrat doll hard work paid off

Unknown said...

Congrats dear and good luck !


Keys of Anouk said...

Congratulations, what an amazing accomplishment! And you looked beautiful! :) xo

Flora Fascinata said...

I am so happy for you!!!!!!!
So proud!! I almost cried when I read this! :DDDD

Nicole said...

CONGRATS! How exciting!
I love your outfit too!
xo ClassToCloset

Pooja Mittal said...

i am sooooo happy for you , thats a huge achievemnet and specially with all the struggle you mentioned , its amazing
u look so elegant anf classy , perfect dress for the occasion
Keep in touch

Dressed2dnines said...

Awww you make us women proud! I love to see women who kick ass and look great doing it :) Congrats doll!


Unknown said...

amazing! well done - you look amazing too!

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Panty Buns said...

Your achievement, having the Chief Justice read out your name and admit you as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, that huge ledger you signed and the very official certificate with seal of the Supreme Court affixed is all very impressive indeed! I love the look of the Kitten D'Amour High Society Opera Dress you wore to your admission ceremony on Friday, and suspect you may may be the most stylish lawyer ever admitted as an officer of the court in New South Wales. Well done you!


Adam said...


A Very Sweet Blog said...

Tia, I am SO HAPPY for you doll! You studied and worked hard. This is an outstanding accomplishment. Very proud of you and you looked gorgeous. That dress is spectacular.

thehonorableMissDecaf said...

CONGRATULATIONS! All your hard work paid off, and, of course, you look suitably gorgeous for the occasion. :D



Launna said...

Imogen, the dress is beautiful and so are you <3

Congratulations on attaining what you worked so hard for, isn't it wonderful when you succeed at what you were so sure you could not? I know that is a wonderful thing for me. I am so proud of you <3

trishie said...

This is seriously good news!! Congrats, Imogen. All the best to you and your future.

Shaira Manalo said...

Wow! I'm so proud of you. I'm following a blogger-lawyer. I'm so inspired and how I wish that someday I can reach for my dreams also. Congrats! :)


Eve Estelle said...

Big congratulations to you!! That's a great achievement, and you should be very proud! Good for you for sticking out the hard times. The dress looks stunning on you, by the way. :)


Emmylou said...

So so happy for you, Imogen:) Congrats and a big hug from Canada!

Couture Carrie said...

Congrats, darling!
You look lovely... And so happy!


Lostvestige said...

Congratulations!! It is SUCH a wonderful feeling to know that all your years at school are finally behind you. You looked absolutely amazing at your ceremony!

Georgie said...

Huge huge congratulations! You should be so proud of yourself! Gorgeous dress too, lovely outfit for the occasion xx

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kidgranny said...

Congratulations!!! Well deserved :)

ania said...

congrats! :D

Unknown said...

Congratulations sweetie!!

rita aflyatunova said...

Congratulations, you look so beautiful!

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

That is such a nice news! Have an awesome day.


Anete Lasmane said...

Lovely post! ❤
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Let me know.

Unknown said...

Yaayy congratulations! It must be such a relief for ypu! At least that's how I felt when I finished my studies. You can be proud of yourself girl!
And you look so stunning in this dress! Gorgeous colour and details, I love it! <3

Unknown said...

Omg congratulations! That is truly amazing! Love your dress to, you look stunning in it :)


Unknown said...

Many many congratulations!

Georgina x

jess said...

Congrats! That is so exciting. Your outfit really fits the occasion.

Adriana R. said...

Congrats dear :)


June said...

That's fantastic Imogen! Congrats!! You're gonna be one helluva cute lawyer :)

Unknown said...

This is beyond beautiful!
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sonia // daring coco said...

As much as I want to rave on about how gorgeous you looked (which you totally did) I think I'd rather emphasise on how far you've come and this great accomplishment. I can't begin to imagine the extreme difficulty and battles you fought during this journey but you came out on top stronger than ever. And if you can conquer this, than you can do absolutely anything in this life. Congratulations and good luck for the future lovely.


megcasson said...

How amazing! Congratulations!
This dress is adorable by the way!

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Unknown said...

That's amazing, congratulations!! Love your outfit - you look so stylish!

Hugs from Denmark x

Vita said...

CONGRATULATIONS! It's great to see the success you worked so hard for materialize! You look so lovely (and so happy with both the diploma and the bag). :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

So amazing doll, you look gorgeous. Big congratulations to you, well deserved xx

Anett said...

Wow congratulations! That's amazing! Plus, there's no better excuse to buy a pretty new dress :D

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Madolline said...

Congratulations on your success!
Your dress is also very pretty as well :)
- Madolline

PatrĂ­cia M. said...

I really want to congratulate you and wish you everything of good for the next years!! I've just finished my law degree and I completely understand how hard it is sometimes. The dress was absolute exquisite for that moment.


Natasha said...

The biggest and best congratulations to you Imogen, I'm so glad you're so happy with this, you deserve to be! All the hard work has paid off. You look lovely and I love the fact that you embrace your own style no matter what - you inspire me. - Tasha xxx

Happiness at Mid Life said...

Congrats on your big accomplishment!!!


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Jessica said...

Have a great day! Keep in touch! =D

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Esmeralda said...

Congratulations!!!! You are so beautifull!!!

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LyddieGal said...

A huge congrats! I love what you wore to celebrate!
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Jeeda said...

Congratulations hun..you deserve all the success in the world. And that dress is perfect for the occasion...


Lyosha Varezhkina said...

Lovely dress! It looks amazing on you!

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Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Imogen,
That is great news, I'm so happy for you! All your hard work paid off, and you will soon start your career as a lawyer. Yes, this dress does look elegant and lovely. It suits you, my friend. I told you how special you were....now go and enjoy!


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Sophie Sierra said...

Aww so happy for you Imogen! Massive congratulations! You've worked so hard and overcome so much, what an inspiration you are to us all. You deserve all the success in the world <3

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Darcy said...

You are way too cute! Congratulations!!

Jeannette said...

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adelinaschoice said...

Congrats dear!

Stanislava E. said...

Wow, congratulations! I am sure you are very proud! The dress is an excellent choice for the occasion!


RedTagChicLosAngeles said...

OMG you're awesome & the prettiest barrister in town - more power!!!


The Braided Bandit said...

WOW congratulations to you, that is so amazing!!! Happy Friday!
xo Hannah

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Unknown said...

Your dress is divine! It's perfectly fitted & full of detail! I'm so proud of your success! Congrats. :D

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Glamour ZONE said...

Congrats dear.you look stunning

Kriszti said...

Congrats! You look amazing!!! :)

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Corinne said...

A massive congrats to you! It must feel so great and I'm glad you had a lovely day. That dress is beautiful.

Corinne x

Caro * said...

Congratulations ! You must be so happy !

Midnight Cowgirl said...


The Elle Diaries said...

Yes, this is a seriously beautiful dress! I love the details, it is professional enough, but has personality and spirit, and you look fabulous.
Congratulations on this honour!
xx, Elle

Beauty said...

A very big Congratulations my friend. You made it!
And you looked so beautiful in that dress.

Unknown said...

Congratulations! I too am a lawyer and totally understand the hard work it takes to get there. Enjoy your accomplishment. Wishing you the best.

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