Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rush Attire

I cannot believe I went through rush three years ago! If you're a new reader, this might be surprising to you since I am not currently active in a sorority–– this is because I transferred colleges (long story), but I am a KD alum. Back then, I had no idea what to wear or what I was doing in general. Rushing is a very intimidating and scary process, and it's completely okay to be nervous. I rounded up some cute dresses, rompers, and accessories below that would be suitable for rush related activities–– just make sure to check and see what kind of outfits your school expects you to wear during recruitment! Some schools hand out t-shirts for certain days, while others do not. Other schools expect you to wear more conservative outfits while rushing, but it really all depends!

Dresses and Rompers:
Shoes:

Small Bags:
Jewelry: (keep this minimal as it could be distractive)


I hope this post helps with rush shopping! If you need any more suggestions, feel free to ask me for more by leaving me a message on tumblr.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Work Style With ModCloth











I have been recently introduced to ModCloth, and I'm so glad I know about it now! They have the perfect wear-to-work pieces (including shoes, blouses, and bottoms) that could easily be dressed up or down for post-work summer events (the hedgehog print top I am wearing would be perfect for drinks with the girls). ModCloth's unique pieces are adorable enough to make you feel confident and empowered in the office, and all of this comes at an approachable price! The ModCloth brand itself is all about empowering women, which is something I think all of us can get behind.

I have also linked some more adorable ModCloth pieces that would be perfect for work:


*This post is sponsored by ModCloth and Shopstyle*

Monday, July 25, 2016

Back to School With American Eagle


















Outfit One–– College classes


Back to school shopping has always been a blast for me! I love picking out what I am going to wear on the first day of classes, and this year, I know I am going to be rocking some American Eagle (fun fact–– in high school, 75% of my closet was AE, no kidding).

This is an example of what I would typically wear to class. Since I am in college, I have the freedom to dress as I please, but I generally like looking cute instead of wearing sweats. American Eagle makes it super easy to look great but feel super comfy at the same time–– their denim is so comfortable, and these denim shorts are no exception. They are so thick and high quality as well, which I think is completely worth noting... I hate thin denim shorts! Also, how cute are the pockets?

This American Eagle V-neck tee has quickly become one of my most-worn pieces in my closet. I cannot stress enough how comfortable and flattering it is on everyone. It feels like PJs, and the material it is made of is so unique. I love the raw hems!












Outfit two–– High School/College Hanging Out

Shirt c/o American Eagle

This shirt is super cute because of the lace-up detail, but it's also very comfy at the same time. This makes it perfect for casual Friday classes or hanging out with friends on the weekends! You could definitely throw an Aerie bralette underneath and rock it with jeans and slip on sneakers.

Here are some other back-to-school essentials I've hand picked for you guys. I have tried to include a variety for all dress codes, and I also included must-haves such as Aerie's incredibly comfortable bralettes and adorable totes:
*Post sponsored by ShopStyle and American Eagle*

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cute Dorm/Apartment Decor


Back to school is approaching quicker than one would think, and I know a ton of you are doing some last minute dorm shopping. I personally found it super hard to decorate both my dorm room and later my apartment because there are so many cute things out there to choose from! I keep getting emails asking me what items I would recommend for dorm and apartment decor, so I have rounded up some of my favorites for all price ranges.

Pillows:

Bedding:

Throw Blankets:


Lamps:


Wall Art:


Odds and Ends:


Desk Decor:

If you need more decorating ideas, you can watch the video tour of my current apartment here and you can also browse my Pinterest boards here and here for inspiration. Also, here is a post highlighting how I organized my dorm closet. Lastly, here is a post I wrote last year on how to make a dorm room feel more like home. I hope this helps with all of your back to school adventures!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

How I Start the School Year Strong // My Favorite School Supplies & More


I have something to admit–– as much as I love starting a new semester, I always struggle to get back into the swing of things. It's hard to go from lazy summer days to 8:00am lectures, but I've already been through six semesters of college so I have some tips for you guys! I'm by no means perfect and I don't make straight As every semester, but I do think the following things have helped me earn a killer GPA and stay (somewhat) sane.

Buy (and use) a planner
It's one thing to go out and buy a planner, and another to commit to using it. I personally write down assignments the minute they are assigned to me so I don't forget. Some people prefer to color code their planners, but I just jot things down. I've been using this planner for two years now (this agenda is only $20), and I swear by it.



Develop a healthy and normal sleep schedule
I find this to be incredibly important, especially when I am taking six classes in a semester and having to be up at 7:00am. It might seem appealing to stay up and watch just one more episode on Netflix, but there's a better chance that you'll feel like shit the next day if you do. It's extremely hard for me to naturally want to go to bed early, but I try to fall asleep around 11:00pm nightly during the school year.

For the love of god, eat breakfast
I loathe breakfast (eating super early in the morning is difficult for me), but I always thank myself when I eat it because I'm not hangry and I'm more energized. I usually stop by Starbucks and get a little something to eat with my green tea.



The little assignments count, so do them
The annoying, smaller assignments are the ones that can determine whether you get a B+ or an A- in a class. They are easy to put off, but you'll be thanking yourself for doing them at the end of the semester.

Take advantage of every extra credit opportunity
Even if you have the highest grade in the class, do the extra credit. The professor will think highly of you and it could keep you out of trouble later on in the semester!



Do the reading
I'm guilty of not always doing the reading–– I think everyone is. I do so much better when I actually make an effort to sit down and read through every single page assigned, even if it is a pain.

Start studying early in the semester
Getting an early start means less effort having to be put in later because you'll be on top of things. You'll be thanking yourself around exam time when you've outlined all of your chapters in advance and you finally have time to relax.



Don't be afraid to ask for help
Please, please, please attend office hours if you need to. Please, please, please attend tutoring sessions if you need to. Don't wait until the last minute to get help, especially if you're really struggling in a class. Professors want to help you because it's their job to! Students tutor at the tutoring center because they are passionate about a certain subject–– they also want to help you! Don't be afraid or embarrassed to get help.

Find a balance between school and your social life
School is important, but having fun and decompressing is too. Find a good balance between the two to avoid FOMO (fear of missing out) and to keep your grades up. Read this post I wrote last year to see how I find balance!

Find study methods that work for you
Flashcards don't work for me at all–– I cannot explain why, but I find them to be an extreme waste of time. For me to effectively memorize my notes, I have to recopy them in their entirety (writing notes is also linked to better memorization and recall of information, FYI). If you're a college (or high school) freshman, use the first semester to find what works best for you!



Shop my favorite school totes/bags:

Shop my favorite school supplies/essentials:


Do you have any tips/tricks for starting the semester strong? Feel free to share them below as I'm always on the hunt for little life hacks. Also, I just made a Snapchat account for my blog so feel free to follow it @yepitsprepblog! I plan on eventually doing a Snapchat story on how I organize my agenda:)

Friday, July 15, 2016

The Perfect Mid-Summer Top
















I had been eyeing this top on Shopbop for weeks but they were out of my size. As soon as they restocked, I knew I had to purchase it immediately! I have been pretty good this summer about not purchasing any more clothing, but I had to make an exception. I decided to pair it with my favorite sandals and my Rebecca Minkoff bag.

If you're ever in Savannah, the streets surrounding Monterey square are perfect for photos. I love all of the colorful doors and ivy!