How to Afford Designer Clothes in College

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In this social media age, where FOMO is becoming the complete norm, I often hear college girls envying fashion bloggers and other Insta stars for their seemingly “perfect” lives.

Along with those picture perfect moments are also, typically, killer outfits. After all, isn’t this part of what makes us girls jealous of these social media mavens in the first place? Not only do they jet set around the world experiencing the best of each and every city under the sun, but they do it in style

Maybe I’m just speaking for myself, but lusting after clothes that are WAY out of my budget (which I typically stumble upon through street style blogs or Instagram) is just another day in the life of a broke-a** college girl. Ya know? 

5 game-changing Tips for Surviving Finals Week in College

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RestAndRenew #CollectiveBias It’s no secret that the holidays (and Black Friday!) are swiftly approaching, but there’s also one other memorable (and dreadful) event that college girls around the world can’t stop thinking about during this time of the year: finals week. The end of each semester is always a whirlwind for me. The workload for my major ebbs and flows, but there’s almost always what seems like a zillion group projects due during finals week, plus a few more pesky exams. I’ve tried pretty much every method out there for managing stress, including hiding out in my bedroom binge watching full seasons of Supernatural for three days straight last year. I literally only came out of my room to get the door when my food deliveries showed up. It was bad. That being said,…

DIY College Survival Kit

As the only child of two adults who never obtained a higher education (they started their own business instead), I didn’t have even the slightest taste of college until I was unpacking my things and settling into my dorm room as a freshman. I brought countless “college essentials” that year, including a curling iron holder and multiple (yes, multiple) shower caddies, and yet there were still a few things that I probably could have used that first semester…or any semester, actually. A lot of these items that I’ve now deemed must-haves, I never would have boughten for myself or even have thought I would have wanted… And that’s where this college survival kit comes in. It’s a great gift both from parents to children or from friend to friend. And the best part? It’s super easy to put together. Here’s some ideas to get you started: 1. Face masks & Bath…

The Pros and Cons of Graduating College Early

When I first started college, I had no idea what to expect. Neither of my parents had gotten a higher education, and almost every friend I had at the time was either my own age or a few years younger. So basically, I was on my own. What I didn’t know was that I’d actually be able to finish my bachelor’s degree in only three years, instead of the traditional four. It seems pretty crazy considering I had absolutely no idea how college worked when I started! I’ve obviously come a long way since I began school almost two years ago, so I thought that I’d share a bit of that knowledge and wisdom on the blog today for any of you who may be experiencing a similar situation. If graduating early is something that you’re considering, or even if you’re totally unsure about the whole thing, check out the…

5 Inspirational Quotes That Will Make You Want to Hustle

It’s been awhile since we’ve chatted, hasn’t it? The semester is wrapping up for me (I’m legit sitting in a final right now writing this post. Pretending I’m taking notes when I’m actually whipping up content for you guys is kinda a guilty pleasure…), and I’ve got tons of fun content up my sleeve, as well as some sweet collabs that I think you guys are really gonna love. There may even be a giveaway or two, so stay tuned! Anyways, with finals week in full swing here, I am so in need of a little kick in the a$$. I mean, I actually ordered Mcdonald’s TO MY APARTMENT the other day. I also watched about 15 episodes of The Office over the weekend (if you guys haven’t seen the episode where Dwight sets the office on fire, you need to ASAP). Definitely an all-time low. So that’s where these quotes come in.…

Office Glamour + Free Downloadable Internship Cheat Sheet

Okay, I seriously can’t contain my excitement for this post. It’s been a long time coming (we shot these photos over a month ago — hence the snow in the background!), but I truly am thrilled to finally share. If you read this post on transitioning your wardrobe between seasons, you already know that I’ve been working with an amazing photographer to really up the ante on my fashion posts. I couldn’t be happier with the results, and it’s been really fun sharing the looks with you guys so far! Anyways, this outfit…it was inspired by my recent internship hunt. Last year, I worked in a very casual office as a social media marketing specialist, but am expecting a more formal environment this year. However, I still think it’s V important to maintain your own unique style, even in a professional setting. So, that’s where this hot pink blazer comes in. You guys…

How to Have All Your Sh*t Together in College

A few weeks ago, one of my good friends and I were having a conversation as per usual when she said something that was a total game changer: “You know, you just have all of your sh*t together.” HA. * Cue hysterical laughing and tears of joy emojis * While this was just one friend, one conversation and one funny compliment, it was touching to know that this particular friend thought this. Especially since I usually feel like I’m spreading myself too thin and scrambling around until the very last minute to get something done. But…deep (real deep) down, there is a sense of self-confidence in knowing that I’m a well-prepared and professionally experienced person. (Funny enough, I didn’t actually start believing this about myself until recently when I rewrote my resume. It’s a little therapeutic to stop for moment and think about everything you’ve accomplished so far.) So, am I…