TOP: Old Navy, similar | BOTTOMS: Old Navy | KIMONO: Old Navy kid’s XL , similar | SHOES: Jack Rogers | WATCH: Kate Spade | RING: Old Navy | TOTE: Old Navy

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Hey guys! I have seriously worn this outfit multiple times. It’s just so cute and easy! I did a post with this kimono not too long ago, but it’s back. I just randomly threw this outfit together for work a couple weeks back and it ended up being a winner! Not going to lie this WHOLE outfit is from Old Navy {which is why I have taken a break from The Nave}. The kimono is a kid’s XL but it is sold out now, so I’ll find some similar ones! The top is also from 2 years back, but the jeans are $8.47 right now if you find them in store! They are just the Rockstars!

Speaking of The Nave I got 2 packs of 10 piece socks that were marked down to $.97 each!! So, I got 20 pairs of socks for just under $2!!

Also I am super excited about my new books! I’m currently reading The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp and I love it so much!

Anyway, I’m nearing my last few days at Universal Studios and headed back home in a few days! Can’t wait for vacation blog posts!! Also p.s. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to non-cardholders today!! Go shop for all of your fall goodies at a lower price!!

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Hi friends! I wanted to share some money saving tips geared towards the college student. My first year I was BROKE. I’ve never, ever been that broke before! Trust me college broke is a different kind of broke! So here are some tips:

Disclaimer: should you really be listening to me?? I blew $1200 in one semester, proceed with caution.

Bank Accounts

Have both a checking account and savings account and maybe even an emergency savings that you never touch! Easier said then done to never touch it, but don’t!

Tip: My checking, savings, and car fund savings account are with one bank and I have another savings account with a different bank. This is great because it takes like 24 hours to transfer between banks so I can’t do quick transfers, which discourages me from dipping into that savings account. Hope that made sense ha!

Banks

Find a bank that’s in your college town. Look this up before you get on to campus. You will definitely need to go to an ATM at some point during the year.

Going Out

I truly do not know how people go out every night or 4 days a week. HOW? WHY? And $$$. If you do or plan on indulging in adult beverages, they can get pricey especially if you’re out 4+ days a week. Also if you’re under 21, you can end up paying a cover fee at bars. I’ve paid up to $5 just to get in. There are parties and events that require ticket purchases and it adds up. So, pace yourself, unless you’re rich, then go all out.

Overpriced Textbooks

Really, really, really, ask around and research if you need a textbook. I had professors tell me I needed the book and I never used it and got an A. Often times your college class will have a FB group, and you can ask there, or in the year before if you’re a freshman. I’ve always had great luck with responses.

Tip: Amazon rental is bomb for textbooks, and you can always return it {within a certain time frame} if you don’t end up using it!

Utilize Your Meal Plan

At some point or another, you will get sick of dining hall food. My tip: treat yourself, but not everyday, maybe not even every week. I lived right behind Court St. {Athens’ main street Uptown} and it was closer then the dining halls, so I would treat myself a little too much! I somehow spent $90 in February on food alone?! Don’t ask me how.

Tip: save your food money for when its 3 am and you’re leaving the bars, parties or the library! The dining halls will be closed at this time. Also delivery is your friend!!

Cash vs. Card

Sometimes I prefer to use cash over my cards because I’m more attached to it, but my friend is the opposite. If you find that you’re more likely to spend less of your cash then try to carry more cash, and vice versa. I definitely tend to blackout and just swipe my card like there’s no tomorrow!

Get A Job

Either get a job on campus or while you’re at school {I am this year!} or take advantage of long weekends and holiday breaks to go home and work! I didn’t have a job last year and loved not having the responsibility, but really could have used the money. There are a lot of college jobs that are desk jobs, and you’re allowed to bring your laptop and schoolwork!

I’m changing this for this upcoming year and already have an interview scheduled!

Save Money!!

Work your butt off over the summer and save your money!!! Save tons of money and your grad money too if you’re a freshman!

At the end of the day if you’re broke with $2.47 in your account don’t feel too bad because chances are you are not alone haha! I saw something on Twitter that was super funny about broke kids at OU. It said something like OU students will have $2.63 in their account and buy a $2 shot with no shame. I thought this was soo funny and super true, I’ve witnessed it! Anyway please use these tips and don’t be like me! Tootles!

 

Other College Related Posts:

College School Supply List

College Clothing Checklist 

College Dorm Checklist 

Getting Involved 

College Hacks

Dorm Tour

You can always search ‘college’ in my search bar for more!

 

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When your mom crashes your picture party! Haha

TOP: Boohoo | SHORTS: Old Navy, old, similar here | SHOES: Old Navy | BAG: Marshall’s, similar, finally found a cheap black cross-body!!! | WATCH: Kate Spade

Hello! I recently wore this outfit to Cincinnati’s first Taco Festival. I was so excited to go, and was originally supposed to go with a big group of friends but most of them bailed :/ and yes I’m throwing shade. Luckily my fam bought me a ticket without me even knowing and I got to go!

I literally had been SO excited for this for like a month and a half. Let me just say it was awful. First off there were the longest lines ever and the vendors ran out of tacos 2 hours into the event. On top of this, the tickets were $12 per person plus $2 per taco {thumbs down emoji}, basically I will not be returning!

ANYWAY, I loveee this top! I thought I ordered a bodysuit but it didn’t come as one haha but it’s till great. I ordered a ton of stuff when they had their 60% off sale. I got like $120 worth of stuff for like $67 and then went back the next day and got 2 pairs of shoes for 50% off each!! I will have to do a makeshift blog haul some how! Maybe a collage?? It’s been a minute since my last collage!

Anyway have a fabulous day!

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TOP: Forever 21 | DENIM: Old Navy | BAG: Old Navy | SHOES: Old Navy

Hi friends!! Today I wanted to share this outfit. I love how fashionable and trendy this top is. I got this silver square neck top from Forever 21 around March. When I first got it, I was kind of annoyed…

My first thought was can I got braless and be trendy?? No my boobs were swinging and it looked a mess with the material. Then I was like can I just wear a regular bra, I don’t care about the straps?? NO because of the neckline. Thennn I was like f it I’ll just wear a strapless bra. That worked but then the top would ride up and just be weird. Maybe I need a bigger size, I don’t know. Moral of the story: it’s cute and I’ll wear it still. It’s weird because I got this square neck dress and bodysuit from F21 and they fit fine..

Anyone else have annoying bras stories?? bc I was definitely struggling the other day with another top {just got annoyed all over again} Anyway, this post has been one big ramble haha! Tootles

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DENIM: Hollister {old; did not buy them with holes ha!} | TOP: Marshall’s similar here and below! | SHOES: Old Navy | BAG: LV | WATCH: Kate Spade | EARRINGS: A gift from my uncle, similar  | PHONE CASE: Lilly P.

Hey everyone! I wanted to share the cutest top with you today!! I got this the other day from Marshall’s, off of the junior’s clearance area. It was literally $12, such a good deal. I saw it after I had already tried my other tops on and was like this is too cute to pass up. I got home and it fit! Also excuse my hair, my photographer + friend just set me up for hair failure {eye-roll emoji} I know he saw half my bun was out!! Love him tho! Photographer here.

I actually wore it to my friends sweet 16 party! My friend Honesty’s sister, Faith asked me to do her makeup {I was sooo excited!} for the night and it ended up great! She looked stunning!!

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Now for the collab part of the post; my blogger friend Emanee and I are teaming up today and doing a similar outfit. We both chose to wear a blue off the shoulder tops and then added our own personal flare to it. Please go checkout her blog and her Instagram as well! She has a fun, colorful style!! Check out her outfit below…

As always thank you so much for reading!! I hope you guys have a fabulous week and please go show Emanee’s blog some love. Tootles!!

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