5 Clothing Pieces Every College Girl Should Own

5 Clothing Pieces Every College Girl Should Own

These clothing items are essential!
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Being a lover of fashion, after attending college for a year I found a few things that I highly recommend bringing and wearing at college. Here are just a few of my favorite fashion pieces that I think will be of great use!

1. Oversized Sweater

Big comfy sweaters are perfect to bring to college. They look great with leggings and jeans and can easily be dressed up with a statement necklace or a big scarf. They are a good piece to keep you warm during the fall and winter seasons when it is cold outside and will easily make you look put together!

2. Vest

Vests are great jackets to wear around campus. They are perfect for those fall days when it is chilly outside but there is no need for a winter coat. I highly recommend purchasing one!

3. Rain Boots

You never know when it is going to rain, but when it does you will want to keep your feet from getting wet. I suggest splurging and purchasing Hunter boots. They come in fun colors and you have the option of getting them short or high in length and with a glossy or matte finish! You can even buy Hunter socks which stick out of the boots and cuff over to add warmth to your feet and a cute design to your rain boots!

4. Black Leggings

This is such a simple item of clothing but it is a great item to have in your closet. They are great to wear with any top whether you are going for a casual or dressed up look. You can even find leggings that are fleece-lined or thermal for the winter which will keep you nice and warm. There are also leggings that have leather patches and zippers that add great detail!

5. Sundress

Sundresses are great pieces to wear in either the summer or the spring. They are so easy to throw on and will make you look like you put a lot of effort into getting ready for the day!

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.

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1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten


Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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Two Protective Hairstyles Worth The Time & Money

Take your dollars & make them worth it!

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Ladies have you ever had that week where you did not want to deal with doing your hair. I will be very real here, I am wrapped up in melanin magic and I love my makeup. And I love my hair but I also love love love my lazy girl dayz lounging in sweat pants and my head scarf and oh what a lovely day that is! So may I propose two protective hairstyles worth the time and money for all if my lazy hair babes that love their hair but also love their sporty side!

Faux Locs

So first let me share that my hesitancy with asking about this style for myself. I was at work one day speaking with a couple of girls about hair and what I had planned to do with my own hair. The talk was great as we were getting into hair and color and cutting and keeping our hair short during the summer. Well does anyone? My natural hair ladies know this hairstyle is one I have fallen in love with for the longest time. I was always a little unsure about faux locs because everyone had different versions from short to long to straight Locs with a curly end that I love.

The most exotic style that I love today faux Locs come in different colors allowing you to add accessories like shells and feathers. This style has stuck since the day I had seen one of the trainers at my place of employment. I pushed myself to pop the question "hey who did your hair?" And it was history since saving me a lot of time and with kids and baby pup you know its a lot!

The install is usually around $55-100 overall maybe $200 depending on your hair. They typically stay up for a good 30 days. Stay sexy and save time and try this style I promise it won't disappoint.

Box Braids

Box braids are a wonderful way to protect your hair in both the winter and summer. This protective style reminds me of Poetic Justice, I love the natural look of the braids that give light into the beauty of ourselves. From music to the movie screen and many others to this day know how to rock box braids.

Now many these may come more expensive for install which may be anywhere from $100-200 and may take up to 8hrs to install depending on the thickness of your hair. Perfect for your summer workout or when you just wanna get up and go before work and not deal with the struggle. Next time you're thinking, pondering, wondering on what to do with your hair try one of these styles they are sure to satisfy.

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