Lifestyle | My Graduation.

When people say that your graduation is one of the best days of your life they really are speaking the truth. I graduated from Cardiff University this week with a First Class Honours degree in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and it was a truly fantastic day spent with my nearest and dearest. 

With Dan, my Nannie and my Mum

My mum, dad, Dan and I stayed at the Marriott Hotel in Cardiff the night before, where we had a lovely meal and spent hours in the gym and swimming pool and spa, and my nan travelled up on the train to Cardiff that morning to celebrate my big day. We all headed over to the City Hall to collect my robes before the graduation ceremony and afterwards we had some champagne and strawberries at my university building before heading to Prezzo for a delicious, celebratory meal. 

With my lovely mum <33

I honestly have never felt prouder than that day. I worked my arse off this year to achieve First Class in all of my modules and also in my dissertation and spent weeks cooped up working with gym classes being my only work break. It was so amazing to finally graduate and to realise that all my hard work paid off. I can’t believe I am graduating from one of the top journalism schools in the country!

My nan is the cutest : )

I can’t thank my parents enough for the past two days of celebrations and for the past three years for all their support. It’s safe to say my uni life was a roller coaster, but boy it felt good to be dressed in that cap and gown ready to shake the Vice Chancellor’s hand and to be awarded my degree! And to see all of my class mates being awarded theirs was pretty special too! : ) 

With my parents who have helped me every step of the way

Cardiff has been an absolute blast! What a wonderful three years and I look forward to continuing my studies there next year when I complete my Masters in Magazine Journalism.

Lots of love, 

Jessie. xoxo

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  1. Hannah Walter
    July 18, 2015 / 7:26 am

    Congratulations and good luck for your Masters, although I'm sure you will do brilliantly! You looked lovely as well.Suitcase and Sandals Blog XX

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Aw thanks so much Hannah! : ) I really hope so! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Thank you! : ) xx

  2. Lemontierres
    July 18, 2015 / 8:43 am


    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:15 am

      Thank you!! 😀 xx

  3. Amanda H
    July 18, 2015 / 9:41 am

    A huge congratulations to you! I wish you all the luck for the future and your masters xAmanda / Amanda's Escape

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Thanks so much Amanda! 😀 xx

  4. Jasmin Charlotte
    July 18, 2015 / 10:21 am

    Yay big congrats lovely!! Sounds like an awesome day 🙂 x Jasmin Charlotte

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Thanks Jasmin – it was fab! : ) xx

  5. * Helen *
    July 18, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Congrats on graduating! Hope you had a fab day, you look great!I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:* Electric Sunrise – Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 it was a great day! xx

  6. - Karen
    July 18, 2015 / 1:03 pm

    Aww, these are such lovely photos! It really is a special day that you don't forget – glad you had a great time! :)Style Sunrise☀ :)x

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:16 am

      Thank you – very true, I won't ever forget it! : ) xx

  7. Sarah Lauren
    July 18, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    CONGRATULATION!? I've read your university posts and know it's been difficult for you, but you should totally be proud of yourself!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your day, mine felt terribly rushed and stressed (so I've almost blanked it out my memory haha). Enjoy your post-gradute life, I'm excited to see what happens next for you :)ps. You look BEAUTIFUL!!! Sarah xo || See The Stars

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:17 am

      Aww Sarah – this brought a little tear to my eye haha! Thank you so much : ) so kind of you, and I'm so glad to have gotten through it all! Thank yooooou <333 xx

  8. Rachael Broomfield
    July 18, 2015 / 5:37 pm

    Congratulations! You looked really lovely! Well done for getting firsts in all of your modules – I have not achieved that! I'd absolutely love to get a first class degree!Rachael at

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:18 am

      Thanks so much hun! You can definitely get one – just keep working hard and good luck!! : ) xx

  9. Eve Johnson
    July 18, 2015 / 5:55 pm

    Lovely post Jess and once again congratulations on your fantastic achievement xxxEve –

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:19 am

      Thanks so much Eve : ) xxx

  10. Hannah Cornish
    July 18, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    Congratulations on passing your degree! Hope you had a lovely day xxxHannah x hannatalks

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:18 am

      Thank you hun! xx

  11. Anonymous
    July 18, 2015 / 6:42 pm

    Well done for graduating! This will be me next summer hopefully!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:19 am

      Yaay! How exciting – it's a fab day, I'm sure you will love it! xx

  12. Danielle Beautyblog
    July 18, 2015 / 7:13 pm

    Congratulations! Lovely photos! Also, how glamorous is your mum and your nan is really cute! Danielle's Beauty Blog

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:14 am

      Aww thank you! I've passed the message on to my mum and she's chuffed haha! And yes, my nan is a cutie 😀 xx

  13. Julie Ly
    July 18, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    Congratulations lovely!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:14 am

      Thank you! : ) xx

  14. Shannon Boyce
    July 18, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Congratulations! That is such an incredible

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 19, 2015 / 10:10 am

      Thank you so much! : ) xx

  15. Luana Carvalho
    July 19, 2015 / 11:27 am

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    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thank you Luana! xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Aww thank you hun! xxx

  16. Hana Armstrong
    July 19, 2015 / 1:07 pm

    Congrats Jessie! Phew! It sure felt great to be graduating after many years of studying & burning midnight oils to finish up assignments & preparing for exams etc. The best part for me was when I get to wear the robe and shake hands with the chancellor too. It felt so surreal hehe. Btw, I found you through reading Emily’s blog xHana | Bold Expression

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:44 am

      Aw thanks Hana – that's such a lovely comment! It really was a surreal experience. Ooh I hope you liked the post! xxx

  17. Snow Princess Bella
    July 19, 2015 / 4:16 pm

    Congratulations!! ♥

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:42 am

      Thank you : ) xx

  18. Hazel Jane
    July 19, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    Awww congratulations gorgeous!! 😀 you looked beautiful and I'm glad you had an amazing day :)So pleased for you getting a first, amazing!!Hazel xx

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:43 am

      Thank you so much : ) such a lovely comment. xxx

  19. Nerdy Couture
    July 19, 2015 / 9:09 pm

    Congratulations on graduation and good luck for your Masters!

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thanks lovely : )

  20. Charlee Greenhalgh
    July 20, 2015 / 6:15 pm

    I have to agree hun graduation is definitely one of the best days you will ever experience. Aw I love the photo of you and your nan. Good luck with your masters beautCharlee XO | CharmedCharlee

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:41 am

      It was an awesome day Thank you so much Charlee : ) xxx

  21. Christina L
    July 22, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    Congratulations! You work so hard at everything u do deserve all the success in the world xx lovely pics

    • Jessie-Ann Lewis
      July 24, 2015 / 9:40 am

      Aww Christina – thank you so much you babe! xxx

  22. Vicky
    July 26, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Congratulations Jessie! You worked so hard and it clearly paid off. Also, how bloody gorgeous and glamorous is Mama Lewis?! xx

  23. Sinéad Danielle
    August 15, 2015 / 3:52 pm

    Ohhhh you look gorgeous! My ceremony is in October and I am absolutely beside myself with excitement – reading this post has just made me wnat to try on my outfit hahah!!! Massive congratulations, you must be over the moon and that really shines through in these photos!Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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