15 Characteristics Of An Everyday Girly-Girl

15 Characteristics Of An Everyday Girly-Girl

"If only the tomboys knew the struggle (because it is very real)."
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I was (and still am) the girl in school that everyone knew as the "girly-girl." I always wondered if that was a good thing, because, in movies, the girly-girls are always unrealistically stupid, or extremely rude. If only the tomboys knew the struggle (because it is very real).

1. You would rather spend money on clothes than food.

It's not that we want to starve ourselves, but if it's a choice between Chinese take-out or a new outfit, the answer is obvious. I can eat just as much, if not more than the typical teenager, however, I can also shop and find deals like nobody's business.

2. You're constantly asked, "Why are you so dressed up?"

Does it matter?! If I want to dress nice, I will dress nice. Last time I checked, I didn't have to give a reason as to why I decided to do so. Also, anyone who asks me "Who are you all dressed up for?" should expect a nice long rant about how I am an independent woman who dresses to match her personality.

3. You can't stand going without polish on your toes.

Winter, spring, summer, fall my toes will be polished (probably a shade of pink) at all times. I don't care that no one sees them. I see them, therefore it is important.

4. Two words: "Gossip Girl"

If you haven't watched all six seasons, start now. If you're a fellow girly-girl, you'll love it. Trust me. #QueenB

5. Your favorite color has almost always been pink.

Except for maybe that one year in middle school where you were very lost, this holds true. We are just naturally attracted to pink. The majority of your closet probably reflects this theory.

6. When you were little, you had more dress up clothes than real clothes.

Princess costumes, sequined tutus and plastic high heels were literally the definition of my childhood. You probably can recall arguments with your mother about not being able to wear your Belle costume to school.

7. You won't buy a phone case that isn't cute.

I don't care about waterproof or shockproof. If it has rhinestones or glitter, shut up and take my money. Cell phones are accessories, too, am I right ladies?

8. Showing up to school wearing the same outfit as someone else is an actual nightmare.

If it isn't twin day, then no one else should be wearing the same outfit as me. It takes a long time to decide what to wear in the morning, so the last thing I need is to show up looking like someone else.

9. Your purse probably looks like Sephora.

Midday touch ups are essential. Wipe, reapply and blot. You don't seriously expect us to go an entire day without at least powdering our noses, do you?

10. You sometimes accidentally say "totes" instead of "totally."

It sounds ridiculous, but it's an honest mistake. I mean we're just spicing up the conversation a little bit, you know? You'll totes warm up to it.

11. Your car has a name.

"Lucy," "Gigi" or "Silvia," the list goes on and on. I have heard it all. Cars are special to girls. Most of the time we live out of them, therefore they should be called something other than "my car."

P.S. Mine is named LuLu.

12. You've seen every Nicholas Sparks movie and have probably cried through all of them.

I mean are you really a girly-girl if you can't quote "The Notebook?" Those are some of the best movies, and I refuse to change the channel when they're on. They get me every time.

13. Monograms, monograms, and more monograms.

Because for some reason, we feel the need to put our initials on everything. It's cute, girly and classic. Doesn't get any better than that.

14. Your Christmas/birthday list probably includes the names Kate Spade and Lilly Pulitzer.

If you don't know who those people are, I am so sorry. These women are the ultimate symbols of the everyday girly-girl.

15. You have a "side" when taking pictures with friends.

True friends know what your "best" side is and understand how important the lighting is. We can't post a caption with #nofilter if we actually had to use a filter! That would be ridiculous!

The list just goes on and on, but these are some of the most important characteristics of a girly-girl. We stand together, ladies. In the words of Queen B, "Who run the world? GIRLS!"

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College As Told By Junie B. Jones

A tribute to the beloved author Barbara Parks.
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The Junie B. Jones series was a big part of my childhood. They were the first chapter books I ever read. On car trips, my mother would entertain my sister and me by purchasing a new Junie B. Jones book and reading it to us. My favorite part about the books then, and still, are how funny they are. Junie B. takes things very literally, and her (mis)adventures are hilarious. A lot of children's authors tend to write for children and parents in their books to keep the attention of both parties. Barbara Park, the author of the Junie B. Jones series, did just that. This is why many things Junie B. said in Kindergarten could be applied to her experiences in college, as shown here.

When Junie B. introduces herself hundreds of times during orientation week:

“My name is Junie B. Jones. The B stands for Beatrice. Except I don't like Beatrice. I just like B and that's all." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 1)

When she goes to her first college career fair:

"Yeah, only guess what? I never even heard of that dumb word careers before. And so I won't know what the heck we're talking about." (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 2)

When she thinks people in class are gossiping about her:

“They whispered to each other for a real long time. Also, they kept looking at me. And they wouldn't even stop." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When someone asks her about the library:

“It's where the books are. And guess what? Books are my very favorite things in the whole world!" (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 27)

When she doesn't know what she's eating at the caf:

“I peeked inside the bread. I stared and stared for a real long time. 'Cause I didn't actually recognize the meat, that's why. Finally, I ate it anyway. It was tasty...whatever it was." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 66)

When she gets bored during class:

“I drew a sausage patty on my arm. Only that wasn't even an assignment." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 18)

When she considers dropping out:

“Maybe someday I will just be the Boss of Cookies instead!" (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 76)

When her friends invite her to the lake for Labor Day:

“GOOD NEWS! I CAN COME TO THE LAKE WITH YOU, I BELIEVE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 17)

When her professor never enters grades on time:

“I rolled my eyes way up to the sky." (Junie B., First Grader Boss of Lunch, p. 38)

When her friends won't stop poking her on Facebook:


“Do not poke me one more time, and I mean it." (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 7)

When she finds out she got a bad test grade:

“Then my eyes got a little bit wet. I wasn't crying, though." (Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, p. 17)

When she isn't allowed to have a pet on campus but really wants one:

“FISH STICK! I NAMED HIM FISH STICK BECAUSE HE'S A FISH STICK, OF COURSE!" (Junie B. Jones Smells Something Fishy, p. 59)

When she has to walk across campus in the dark:

“There's no such thing as monsters. There's no such thing as monsters." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 12)

When her boyfriend breaks her heart:

“I am a bachelorette. A bachelorette is when your boyfriend named Ricardo dumps you at recess. Only I wasn't actually expecting that terrible trouble." (Junie B. Jones Is (almost) a Flower Girl, p. 1)

When she paints her first canvas:


"And painting is the funnest thing I love!" (Junie B. Jones and her Big Fat Mouth, p. 61)

When her sorority takes stacked pictures:

“The biggie kids stand in the back. And the shortie kids stand in the front. I am a shortie kid. Only that is nothing to be ashamed of." (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed, p. 7)

When she's had enough of the caf's food:

“Want to bake a lemon pie? A lemon pie would be fun, don't you think?" (Junie B. Jones Has a Monster Under Her Bed p. 34)

When she forgets about an exam:

“Speechless is when your mouth can't speech." (Junie B. Jones Loves Handsome Warren, p. 54)

When she finds out she has enough credits to graduate:

“A DIPLOMA! A DIPLOMA! I WILL LOVE A DIPLOMA!" (Junie B. Jones is a Graduation Girl p. 6)

When she gets home from college:

"IT'S ME! IT'S JUNIE B. JONES! I'M HOME FROM MY SCHOOL!" (Junie B. Jones and some Sneaky Peaky Spying p. 20)

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I Know I'm Late, But I'm Now Obsessed With David Dobrik

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After coming home from the end of my first year of college, instead of unpacking like my parents would've loved for me to do, I turned to YouTube. I've always watched YouTube but I was never one of those teens that watched it so avidly that I would want to go to Playlist Live or VidCon.

Throughout the year, I received many recommendations to watch David Dobrik. Like most people I know, the recommendation went through one ear and out the other. Was he really worth the hype? Well, if you take a look back at the title of this article, you know the answer to that question.

One day, I decided to subscribe to David Dobrik's YouTube channel because I knew that if I saw a video created by him pop up with the rest of subscriptions, one of these days I would end up clicking on a video. That is exactly what happened. I ended up watching maybe two or three videos in total, but I didn't really become a fan. It's not like I didn't enjoy the videos I watched- because I did. I just didn't keep up with them. It wasn't until I came home from school and decided to go all in that I truly hopped on the David Dobrik-bandwagon.

Now, I truly understand what everyone was talking about. Not only is he hilarious, but his vlogs are super short (four minutes and 20 seconds to be exact). In a competition, I'd probably be named the "World's Worst Watcher" of TV shows and movies because I'm so impatient that I skip through the bad or boring parts that I don't want to watch. Contrary to this statement, I can safely say that I have only skipped through a video once only because someone was about to puke. He and his friends are always on the go, which is much more fun to watch than someone just sitting in front of the camera explaining what they are about to do instead of footage of them in action.

Most of the YouTubers I watch create lifestyle videos, like makeup tutorials, clothing hauls, vlogs of college students, etc. David Dobrik's videos are completely different from any of the others that I subscribe to. All of his videos are vlogs that show him doing the most ridiculous, yet entertaining things, whether it be buying his best friends expensive cars, paying them $100 so he can shoot them with a paintball gun, or going on spontaneous trips to Las Vegas. There's not a single moment through any of his videos that don't leave me with a smile on my face.

It's not just that his videos are short and entertaining. It's also that he seems like the sweetest and most down-to-earth human being. He cares so much about his friends so much that the focus isn't entirely on him but on them, which is something that you don't see very often.

I highly recommend that everyone watch at least one of his videos. It may be four minutes of your life that you will never get back but after watching it, you won't want them back.

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