Heading off to college and really leaving home for the first time can be a mix of so many emotions: exciting, nerve-racking, and surreal that the time is finally here. Even though you know that high school ends after four years, it becomes your world and can be hard to look beyond that. When you are finally faced with the reality that you will be starting the next chapter on your own for the first time, even the most self-assured person can feel anxious or nervous.
I wanted to share just a few of my tips for getting through college for incoming Freshman. I could go on forever though as it’s hard to fit everything I learned in those years into 10 tips.
For those who may not know, I am a proud graduate of The University of Oklahoma (Boomer Sooner)! My parents always told me that college would be the best time of my life, and you never truly appreciate it until you leave.
Being three years post grad, I feel like I’ve had a few years of experience in the real world to offer perspective on my time in college, but also am close enough to the experience that I still remember every emotion. Honestly, it feels like yesterday.
Read more for my top 10 tips to make the most of college…
I’m sure the anticipation is killing you and I bet you have heard from every blogger out there that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started today for all Nordstrom cardholders. Early access to the sale goes through July 20th, and opens up to everyone July 21st. That means all of you fellow Nordstrom card holders get first dibs at the sale, and if you don’t have a Nordstrom card it is really easy to sign up. I love my Nordstrom card because I shop there often anyways so why not get rewards and early access to sales just for owning a card.
Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores because of the customer service (it’s pretty stellar), the return policy is great, and I love the mix of mid-range and luxury items in one store. I wish I could shop luxury only, but that’s not the case.
Check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for under $200!
Now I love shopping as much as the next girl. Taking beautiful things home to add to your collection is enticing, and provides you with countless photo ops in our social media age. However, most of us don’t have the endless budget we dream of. We have to “shop our closet” and use what we already have. Now that doesn’t mean you have to be an outfit repeater…although if no one saw you then it really isn’t repeating an outfit. It is all about using items in your wardrobe in unique and unexpected ways to elevate your look.
I recently purchased an embellished leather wrap around choker from Mirina Collections, and I though how fun would this be to wear as a belt. I wanted to show you how to take an item such as a necklace and wear it in a clever way that is different than its intended use.