#OOTD – A Day in Harvard Yard

30th May

Liliya's #ootd at Harvard

The season of commencement ceremonies has officially begun for me. It started off with my friend Maria’s big day at CUNY University (you’ll see the post about it here later this week). And after that, I went to Cambridge for my friend Yana’s graduation ceremony at Harvard.

My friend Kostya and I travelled from New York to celebrate with Yana and other friends from the Harvard Extension School. We got there a day before the big event, and so we had a chance to walk around the beautiful campus, already decorated for the commencement.

Liliya at Harvard Yard

Our bus ride was long, and so afterward we headed straight to a coffee shop. From there we sent silly Snapchat messages with Cambridge stickers to kick off our adventure.

Liliya's snapchat message

(I’m the rabbit!)

Since this was Kostya’s first time on the legendary campus, I gave him a little tour. We enjoyed gorgeous weather in Harvard yard!

Liliya and Kostya at Harvard Yard

Statue of John Harvard

After that, we did a little card shopping for Yana’s graduation…

Liliya grad card shopping

…and of course, I could not resist stopping at my favorite shoe store on Boston’s Newbury Street – they always have huge discounts on shoes! I fell in love with these Charlotte Olympia kitty flats.

Liliya at the Tannery, Boston

At the Tannery

As for the outfit, I bought my t-shirt at my fave Kitson shop in L.A. I was so sad when their boutiques closed by the time I visited L.A. this year. I would buy all kinds of cool stuff there every time I was in California – I loved it!

My jeans are Juicy Couture, and I wore a Madison Marcus vest.

I only brought one pair of shoes besides the sneakers I wore for traveling. It was a one-day trip, and I didn’t want to bring more than one box of shoes.

Liliya's Gucci shoes at Harvard Yard

I chose these Gucci flats. They worked out brilliantly with two totally different looks: the black jeans and vest outfit for a Harvard tour and my dress for the graduation (which you will see later this week).

We definitely looked like New Yorkers here! My t-shirt read “New Yorkie” and our edgy black – unintentionally coordinated – outfits resulted in a lot of people complimenting us for being stylishly dressed.

Liliya and Kostya

In front of Widener Library, Harvard Yard

So, not only did I enjoy this outfit of the day, but it was also a hit with the Harvard crowd. 😉

Liliya's #ootd at Harvard Yard



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