Everything You Shouldn't Bring To College

Everything You Shouldn't Bring To College

Learn from my mistakes!
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When I first came to college, I thought I would eventually find a use for every single thing I packed. Now that I am here, I realized I was definitely wrong. The tiny closets and drawers in my dorm room are practically stuffed with clothes and shoes that I never wear. My desk is full of fancy pens that I never use and candles that I'm not even allowed to light. I thought that I would need about four bottles of shampoo, five bottles of contact solution, and six bottles of heat protectant spray. Did I not realize that I was going to Pennsylvania, not a foreign country that doesn't have stores? Here is a list of things that you just really don't need at college, please learn from my mistakes!

1. Uncomfortable, impractical heels.

You will NOT wear them unless it is for a formal event for a sorority or frat. But even then, you really only need about three pairs, and make sure they are comfortable! Nothing is worse than having to spend the night in shoes you can barely walk in. If you think you may need more heels to wear out to parties, trust me, you will probably never wear them. Instead, you will probably end up alternating between two pairs of identical black booties and choose to wear the the ones that have less frat juice on them.

2. Fancy blouses.

When I packed for school, I included about six nice blouses that I would probably wear out to dinner when I was home. I figured I may need them for parties or to go to out to eat. I was very wrong for two reasons: 1) If I wore any of these shirts out to party, I would sweat right through them (don't judge, frats feel like a sauna by the end of the night.) 2) I am way too poor to even consider going out to a nice restaurant. These blouses are now sitting in the corner of my closet, untouched and dusty.

3. An excessive amount of jeans.

Personally, I think that jeans are one of the worst inventions ever made to mankind. They are restricting, rough and all in all just so uncomfortable. But me being my extra self decided to bring about twelve pairs of jeans to school. Why? I honestly do not know. Out of these twelve pairs of jeans, I only wear my two black pairs and my two ripped up light pairs, and usually only for a few hours when I go to parties. During the day, I stick to leggings and you probably will too, because who doesn't love leggings?

4. An excessive amount of workout clothes.

Okay, I get it, some people do like to work out and will actually wear all of the workout clothes they own to the gym. I hate the gym, so I'm never there, but I still have tons of workout clothes! I refuse to bring them home because sometimes I see them in my closet and it motivates me to go to the gym, but most of the time I just put them on for class to make it look like I workout.

5. More than two winter jackets.

Because winter jackets are so big, they take up about half the closet space you are given, and one of the most precious things in college is space. I have one long jacket, and one short one, because a girl needs options. On cold winter days, you will probably just end up reaching for the warmest jacket you have anyway, so more than two options is unnecessary.

6. Shorts!

It is only short weather for about a month at school, so you really don't need to pack all of your summer shorts because you most likely won't end up wearing them.


Here are some things you should stock up on at school: sweatshirts, sweatpants, leggings, Ugg boots, Ramen, quarters (if you have to pay for your laundry), frackets (if you know, you know), extra sheets, trash bags, and some more leggings because you can never have too many leggings!

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10 Outfits Every College Girl Wears To Class At Least Once

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It's happened on more than one occasion.

The occasion of being called out more than once for dressing down for class and by "down" I mean some of the haters we hate to love claiming that they can't see the shorts we're wearing under the oversized band tee on our way to class.

Contrary to popular belief, yes I'm not oblivious to how my choice of outfits for class tends to shift on the more comfortable side and yes, I am aware that it looks like I'm not wearing pants, I like it that way.

Every girl in college wears what they feel is comfortable enough to wear in a 2-hour lecture and these are my ideas of comfort.

1. The infamous oversized tee with Nike shorts.

I'll say it right now, I have a variety of assorted Soffee and Nike shorts that I pair with almost every oversized tee I own and it's my go-to for those 8 AM math lectures.

2. Oversized tee with leggings and riding boots.

Once the first red, yellow and orange leaf is found on campus grounds, you know you're about to see a swarm of college girls, like me, sporting riding boots in every shade of brown. Jeans optional.

3. Oversized tee with leggings and rain boots.

Once the first rainfall hits campus, you better believe you'll see this same 'fit paired with Hunter boots in almost every color.

4. The "I'm going to the gym right after class, I SWEAR" look.

Whether or not I have plans to go to the gym after class or not, I'm probably in my gym gear 4 times of the week and I'm not ashamed by it.

5. Jeans.

I've always had a hate/hate relationship with wearing jeans when I absolutely do not have to and here's why: they make my derriere completely disappear. When (and if) you catch me wearing jeans in lecture hall it's probably because someone paid me a large sum of money to do so.

6. Your boyfriend's flannel paired with... you guessed it, your favorite pair of leggings.

This is probably one of the many flannels I've stolen from my boyfriend and certainly not the last one. Paired with another favorite standard black leggings, you can't go wrong with this outfit to snooze in.

7. The baseball hat and quarter zip ensemble.

One of my all times favorites, you can't go wrong with a zipper up 3x too big for your body and a baseball hat you honestly forgot where you got it from. We also can't forget our infamous black leggings.

8. Your "walk of shame" outfit.

Now, this doesn't mean you roll up to Intro to Psychology wearing what you wore to the lacrosse mixer the night before, no. This is more of the outfit you so quickly had to throw on in a span of two minutes because you left so and so's apartment downtown an hour too late.

9. A v-neck.

Another one of my favorites.

10. Dresses (or anything even relatively formal).

Disclaimer: I personally would never come to class wearing this but gigantic kudos to cute a** girls that do decide to wear this because you look good.

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'Sissy, Why is That Boy Wearing Makeup?'

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This past weekend, I went to the mall with my family. It was just a normal family excursion, and I wanted to walk into Sephora to show my mom a perfume I liked. We go inside, and my mother and I drift away from my dad and 6 year old sister, Sierra. I showed her the perfume I thought smelled amazing (Roses de Chloé) and we look for my sister and father to exit the store. As soon as we leave, my little sister grabs my hand and asks, "Sissy, why is that boy wearing makeup?"

This was the first time my little sister has ever asked about anything like this, and I wanted to make sure I gave her an answer. I turned to her and said, "Sierra, sometimes there are boys who wear makeup, and girls who may dress like boys. People are allowed to wear what they want, it doesn't matter." Sierra looks up at me, says, "Oh okay," and that was the end of it.

Sharing this experience to say, HAPPY PRIDE MONTH!

So thankful to live in a country where all sexual orientations get a day to celebrate their love. That's what this world needs more of-- love. It shouldn't matter who it is, where they are from, the color on their skin, or their gender identity.

When Sierra was born, I always wondered when this conversation would come up. I wondered what I would say, how she would react to it, and how she would be exposed to it. Like I consistently preach, everything happens for a reason, and I'm glad Sierra was able to get exposure and receive an immediate answer. Love is love, and I will forever stand by that.

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