Lemon yellow is for librarians

Last weekend marked commencement ceremonies for my college, and as a faculty member, I get to walk in the ceremony. It is an honor and a privilege to cheer on our graduates close-up! Plus, it’s a chance for me to get the most wear out of my graduation robes and master’s hood. 😉

If you’re not familiar with what academic regalia in the U.S. looks like — the robes are different for each level of eduation, and each discipline or field of learning has its own color for hoods and tassels — see here for examples and a color chart. My field, library science, has the designated color of “lemon yellow.”

My colleague and friend Anna had the brilliant idea that we librarians should paint our toes lemon yellow to match our hoods. Stephanie, another librarian colleague and friend y’all are probably familiar with, bought the toenail polish — this exact color from Butter London — and we all painted our toenails yellow the week leading up to commencement.

Here’s the photo taken by Anna on graduation day:

Librarian for Life + Style | Lemon yellow is for librarians

A fellow faculty member from the Cosmetology department loved the idea so much, she also took pics!

OF COURSE I had to “bedazzle” my pedicure a bit. I’m so pale that I felt the yellow color needed a little something extra for contrast.

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow sparkle pedicure

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow sparkle pedicure polishes

Details:  Butter London yellow nail polish {exact}  //  Wet n Wild ‘Fergie’ nail color in “Glamorous” {exact}  //  Seche Vite dry fast topcoat {exact}

Here’s a better close-up of the yellow color from the Butter London brand.

Librarian for Life + Style | Yellow nail polish

Librarians stand united in yellow — literally from head to toe!

(And doesn’t the title of this post, “Lemon yellow is for librarians,” make you think of a special graduation-themed alphabet book?! Let’s make it happen, y’all! 😉 )

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7 thoughts on “Lemon yellow is for librarians

  1. jennie (@jennieshaw)

    Love these!! Librarians are the best, so it makes sense that you’d have a bright, awesome colour to represent you! And I love how you jazzed yours up with a little sparkle! Pedis need sparkle, in my opinion. 😉

  2. Pingback: Mani/pedi in shades of gold | Librarian for Life and Style

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