Backpack Shopping Guide

Since I began preschool, the piece of school supplies I have always been most excited about has been my backpack.  I feel like, next to clothes, it’s one of the best ways to express yourself at school.  While I haven’t chosen an exciting one with Hannah Montana or overwhelming floral patterns on it recently, nor have I purchased a new one every year like I used to back then, I still love my backpack and think that having the perfect one is an important component of walking into school confidently on the first day.  Today I’m sharing my third Back to School post this year; a backpack shopping guide!  Read the rest of my Back to School posts here!  This post features a few of my current favorite backpacks being sold online to help guarantee that you pick a trusty book bag that gives you that same boost of confidence and reassurance mine always gives me.  Each image of a backpack contains the link to the product’s online listing, so just click on one you like to shop!  You can also click on the underlined name of the brand to shop all of that brand’s backpacks.  Enjoy!

Jadelynn Brooke

Yes, I am an ambassador for Jadelynn Brooke and no, I’m not receiving any kind of compensation for mentioning their backpacks, I just love them!  Jadelynn Brooke backpacks come in a few adorable patterns (my favorite is pictured on the far left) and have all of the necessary functional features including a zip pocket and two side mesh pockets on the outside, two interior neoprene pockets (one sized for a 15 inch laptop and the other sized for a tablet), a water repellent exterior, a sturdy handle, and padded adjustable shoulder straps.  I actually have one of Jadelynn Brooke’s older backpacks and I love using it to travel, I can only imagine that the quality has improved since mine was released a year ago!  Plus, you can get yours 15% off with my code “FLHS” and you will receive a free Jadelynn Brooke water bottle, keychain, & some stickers with your purchase of a backpack!

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The North Face

My last two backpacks have been North Face Borealis and I love them.  My first one lasted three school years and a trip to Colorado, and even though it’s a little beat up now I still plan on using it for travel!  The first one pictured below is actually the one I got for this school year!  I love North Face backpacks because they’re built for hiking, so they’re super durable and have tons of pockets (including a padded, fleece-lined one that fits a 15 inch laptop) and zippered compartments to hold everything you could possibly need to take to school, plus the back area and shoulder straps are lined with memory foam!  Not to mention, there’s a plethora of color combinations and patterns!  A few of my favorite North Face Borealis backpacks for this school year are pictured (and linked) below.

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Madeline & Company

Madeline & Company was founded by Madeline, who at the time was just a rising senior in high school unable to find the perfect backpack that was both stylish and functional.  She started a small online business selling the backpacks she’d designed that were roomy enough to fit all of her books and super cute.  Now, two years later, she still has the business running with the help of her family and just released a second line of slimmer backpacks!  I don’t have one of these myself but I wish I did!  The classic design features an inspirational saying on the back of the backpack, navy and white stripe interior lining, an easy to clean faux leather base, a durable polyester exterior, a padded laptop sleeve, padded shoulder straps and back panel, interior zippered pocket, two exterior side pockets (perfect for water bottles), and an exterior zippered pocket.

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Patagonia

Just like North Face backpacks, Patagonia backpacks were originally created for hikers so they’re built to be spacious and durable, it’s just a plus that they happen to have some really cute colors!  My personal favorite styles from Patagonia are the Refugio Backpack 26L and the Chacabuco Backpack 28L, both of which include padded laptop sleeves, two water bottle pockets, “ultra soft” mesh back panels and shoulder straps, and multiple zipper compartments.  I’ve never had a Patagonia backpack but I have friends who’ve had them for years and love them.

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Thanks for reading!  Let me know what other Back to School posts you’d like to see in the coming weeks!

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Back to School Lookbook 2017

It’s crazy to think that I put together my first “Back to School Lookbook” post two years ago, yet here I am sharing another one today!  This one is always my favorite Back to School post to write each year, even though creating it usually requires me spending hours outside in the 80-90 (if not higher) degree heat taking pictures while wearing jeans.  If you’re interested in reading my last two “Back to School Lookbook” posts, you can find them here and here.  Now, enough with that sentimental blip, let’s get on with the post!

Showing off new clothing pieces is without a doubt one of my favorite parts of going back to school.  However, I often struggle with styling my new clothes in a way that I would deem “first week worthy.”  Hopefully the three looks in today’s post will help you find fun, creative ways to style the new pieces you’ve picked up this summer and rethink the way you style some of the basic closet staples you’ve been working with for years.  This is the second post in this year’s Back to School series, so be sure to check out my last Back to School themed post, “10 Things I Wish I Realized Before Sophomore Year of High School,” here if you haven’t already.  Okay okay, let’s look at these outfits already!

Comfortable and Casual

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This look is probably the most basic of the three I’m sharing today.  I styled a simple, soft striped tank with a tan cardigan, rolled up jeans, and a trendy pair of Nikes for a comfortable yet trendy look.  I accessorized with a few simple bracelets, my Kate Spade watch, Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, and a pearl necklace layered with a choker.  I adore this fun turquoise, rose gold, and white braided choker from Beach Bum Beads!  They’re an Instagram business, so you can check out their Instagram @beachbumbeads here and place an order with them through direct message.  This look would be super easy to recreate; layer a soft, comfy cardigan over a simple top with some jeans and sneakers (Converse, New Balances, Adidas Superstars, and Vans would all look great, just to name a few!).

top (similar) // cardigan (similar) // jeans // sneakers // choker (direct message the Instagram account linked to order and let them know I sent you!) // three pearl necklace // earrings // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

A Light Sweater and A Denim Skirt

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If you read my “Trend Tracking” post on denim skirts (linked here), you already know that I love them.  I love this maroon one because it sticks to the trend but the color makes it a little more unique.  I wore it with a light v-neck sweater from H&M half tucked in along with my favorite pair of faux leather lace up sandals from Target.  I accessorized the look with some simple white and gold bracelets, a gold Kate Spade watch, thin gold hoop earrings, and a green beaded choker from Gia Designs.  I love this choker and definitely recommend checking Gia Designs out here for more nice looking yet inexpensive jewelry pieces.  Gia Designs is another Instagram business, so you can check out their Instagram @gia.designs here and place an order with them through direct message.  This look can be recreated with any denim skirt, a light sweater (you don’t want anything too thick yet, it’s still pretty hot out!), and a pair of lace up sandals.

sweater (no longer available in orange) // skirt // sandals // choker (custom order; direct message a picture of the choker from this post to @gia.designs on Instagram here to order it yourself!) // hoop earrings // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

An Unbuttoned Button Down Over A Simple Dress

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Honestly I think this outfit has to be my favorite, it’s so simple and cute!  You could easily recreate this look yourself by throwing an unbuttoned flannel, oxford, or chambray button down (like the one I’m wearing) over a simple solid colored dress.  I’m wearing a plain black tank dress from Old Navy (that I must mention is so soft) with super flattering loose peplum-esque stitching a little above the waistline.  I paired that dress with an open chambray button down (also from Old Navy) and classic gold Jack Rogers sandals for an easy yet put together look.  I accessorized with a gold Kate Spade watch, some simple white and gold bracelets, Kendra Scott Danielle earrings, and a Kendra Scott Elisa pendant necklace layered with a fun turquoise bar necklace from Lexas Chic Boutique.  Lexas Chic Boutique has a ton of fun jewelry pieces, be sure to check them out here and use my code “FAITH15” for 15% off

dress (similar) // button down (similar) // sandals // turquoise bar necklace // pendant necklace // earrings // beaded bracelets (here and here) // MantraBand // Giving Key bangle // cross bracelet (similar) // watch (similar) // ring

Thanks for reading!  I hope this post has helped you gather some inspiration for your back to school looks!  Let me know in the comments which look of these three looks was your favorite!

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The chokers from Beach Bum Beads and Gia Designs as well as the necklace from Lexas Chic Boutique and the beaded bracelets from Sashka Co. featured in this post were sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

10 Things I Wish I’d Realized Before Sophomore Year of High School

About a year ago, I shared my advice for high school freshmen (read the post here) and I got a ton of positive feedback on it.  You all also seemed to love my “Sixteen Things I’ve Learned by 16” post, so today I thought I’d share something that’s a bit of a combination of the two; “10 Things I Wish I’d Realized Before Sophomore Year of High School.”  If you ask me, sophomore year of high school is one of the most crucial when it comes to finding and accepting yourself.  You’ll start to see friendships unravel more so than freshman year and you’ll face a lot of tough decisions socially.  This is my first post in this year’s Back to School series and I’m honestly really excited to start this yearly series up again!  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t particularly love the fact that summer’s ending, but back to school themed posts are so fun to write for y’all!  Find all of my Back to School posts from years past here.  I truly hope you get something out of this post and can use this knowledge this school year, whether you’re a high school sophomore or not.  Let’s get into the post!

1. If you truly love doing something, it’s worth fighting for.  No matter what other people think. – Maybe you have a blog that you’re passionate about, maybe you’re really into theatre, maybe you go to a ton of concerts because it’s where you feel the happiest.  Don’t let anyone take any of that away from you.  Just because someone else doesn’t like what you’re doing or expresses their disapproval of it doesn’t mean it’s bad for you.

2. You can’t always expect people to return the friendship you give them. – Sometimes it won’t matter how many things you invite someone to, how many hard things you’re there for them through, or how little you judge them when you feel like you completely had the right to, they might not return the favor.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve let this hurt me and I wish I’d known to lessen my investments in certain friendships earlier.

3. It’s okay to miss a social event simply because you don’t want to go. – There will probably be Friday nights when you don’t feel like staying out late for the football game and that’s okay!  Your real friends won’t judge you for choosing to spend the night in hanging out with your family or just catching up on sleep.  Plus, there will be many, many social events in high school so you shouldn’t feel pressured to attend every single one if you don’t want to.

4. Own it.  Always. – Own your personality.  Own your appearance.  Own your hobbies.  Own your school work.  Take pride in everything you do and you’ll never have anything to be embarrassed of.

5. Ten years from now, most of your peers’ opinions of you won’t matter. – I’m not saying you should go wild because it doesn’t matter in the long run, you should keep in mind that you still have to live with the reputation you create for the next however many years.  However, you shouldn’t let the fact that a few of your peers think you’re “uptight” or “not cool enough” hurt your confidence.

6. If all you can talk about is grades and other people, you should get new friends. – Seriously, if you find yourself sitting at your lunch table and the only conversation you and your friends can hold is filled with complaints about grades and gossip of what so and so did over the weekend, you should start to get the idea that these aren’t good relationships.  Try to change the subject, but if it drifts back every time you might want to find some new friends because there should be far more positive and interesting things to talk about!

7. Wherever you are, be all there. – Think about it.  How much better of a friend would you be if you focused solely on listening, supporting, loving, and being there in the moment with your friends whenever you’re with them?  How much better would you be at chemistry if you only thought about chemistry as soon as you entered the classroom?  Be mindful of these things and start channeling your energy into whatever you’re there to do.

8. You get out whatever you put in. – This one feeds off of the last point a bit, but it’s such an important thing to remember.  Yes, there are people that can breeze through courses successfully without studying, but in most cases you’ll get the grade you work for.  This isn’t just true for grades either, it’s true in all aspects of life.  If you never hang out with a friend or aren’t there for them in times of need, you can’t expect them to have a clear schedule for you or to be there when you need them to be.  You can’t not read the Bible or go to church and expect to feel a remarkably close relationship with God.  It’s just not how life generally works.  I don’t know where I heard the quote “life doesn’t work unless you do,” but I’ve found that it’s so true.

9. At the end of the day, there’s going to be a God shaped hole.  You decide how you fill it. – I can’t tell you how many times I’ve come home feeling unsatisfied even though I got the grade, made the team, and hung out with so and so.  There’s always going to be this God shaped hole in our hearts, but we get to decide how we try to fill it.  You might stuff the space with extracurriculars, an AP course load, or a cute boyfriend, but nothing will fit quite right.  Only a close relationship with God will.

10. You need more than one best friend. – If your only best friend gets grounded for a month, who are you going to hang out with?  If you two get into a big fight, who will you talk to at school?  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, make a few close gal pals that you know you can always count on individually.  I went through a bit of a dark time a while back because my closest friend was grounded for a couple months and I hardly had any plans the whole time.  Learn from me and don’t let that happen to you!

Thanks for reading!  I hope you’re able to take something away from this post!

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Finals Survival Guide 2017

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that many of my readers have either already taken their final exams or will do so very soon.  My exams are next week and the anxiety is already starting to kick in.  Obviously finals have the potential to be super stressful, but they don’t have to be!  Today I’m sharing my tips for studying, avoiding procrastination, essay writing, relaxing, and test taking and at this stressful time of the year!  Let’s get started!

Tip #1: Study in a clean, quiet environment.

This might seems super obvious, but you’d be surprised how many of my friends struggle to get work done or study successfully because they refuse to do homework anywhere beside their kitchen.  I typically choose to do my studying alone in my room, often on my bed, with a candle lit.  I keep my phone downstairs while studying or doing homework because it’s so easy to take a “quick break” that ends up being an hour of Instagram stalking.  If music helps you focus, try to play it off of your computer or tablet, something you’re less likely to gravitate towards and become distracted by.

Tip #2: Give yourself a break every once in a while.

Every hour or two, take a break from studying and reward yourself with a healthy snack or allowing yourself to make a short call to a friend, take a shower, stretch, clean up your room, or color in an adult coloring book.  Playing music during your little study break and getting up to dance has also been proven to be reenergizing and therefore make your studying more effective.

Tip #3: Don’t push off studying until the last minute.

Yes, I’ll admit I’m a chronic crammer, but pushing off studying for an exam or end of course test will only hurt you.  If the idea of studying for the big test seems overwhelming, that should be a sign that you’ll need ample time to cover everything thoroughly.  Start studying up to a week ahead of time and cover little sections every night, making flashcards of ideas that you think are the most important from each unit.

Tip #4: Eat healthy, stay hydrated, and don’t skip meals during exam week.

How much does eating healthy really help your brain?  I’m honestly not so sure, but it certainly can’t be bad for you.  You always hear “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” and that phrase shouldn’t be taken lightly.  I’ve been told to have a better than usual breakfast the morning of test day since end of grade tests in third grade, and there’s obviously a good reason for that.  Eating properly will provide your body with the nutrients it needs to stay focused.  Remember to stay hydrated by drinking tons of water starting as much as a week in advance.  Staying hydrated helps your overall health, makes you more awake, and will keep you from being distracted by your thirst during the actual test!

Tip #5: Be a smart essay writer.

When writing essays for your final exam or important end of term papers it’s important to note that there are tons of hacks that can make your typed essays appear longer.  When typing an essay, always make sure to double space your paper when the teacher allows you to.  Double spacing significantly increases the length of a paper, helping you reach those long length requirements.  You can also increase the length of your essays  by a couple lines by increasing the size of your periods by one or two points (I have never done this but a lot of my friends do).  Another easy length-adder is using two spaces between a period and the start of each sentence.  I was actually taught in a digital literacy (keyboarding) class to have two spaces between sentences, but I’ve found that many of my peers didn’t know that was actually an academically acceptable thing to do.  You might not have even noticed that I’ve done that in every single blog post.  The combination of these last two tricks can increase your paper length by as much as a paragraph.

Tip #6: Use summer’s coming as an inspiration, but don’t let it distract you.

 Often I find myself telling myself something along the lines of “you can do it, just one more week then you’ll be on summer vacation.”  There’s nothing wrong with that, but when I turn that into Instagram stalking locations I’m planning on visiting, searching for caption ideas for twenty minutes that just aids my procrastination.  If you find yourself getting side tracked, remind yourself to stay focused.  If you’re still having a hard time, maybe take a super short break to light a candle or hang some clean clothes laying around your room.  This problem might be specific to me, I really don’t know haha.

Tip #7: Make sure all your study dates are actually effective.

 Like most teenagers, I love any excuse to hang out with my friends, study dates included.  However, if you decide to study with friends make sure you’re being productive.  Study somewhere you’re sure to stay focused and do not let yourself get side tracked with gossip or other typical friend talk.  Stop yourself from saying anything not related to your study topic and politely remind your friends to stay focused if they start to talk about something else.  Make your conversation dedicated to questions and answers and put your phones away!

Tip #8: Don’t go to bed later than midnight.  Just don’t.

I’m definitely a late night cramming type of gal, but this strategy is usually not very effective and should not be used during the wee hours of exam week nights.  Give yourself a bedtime and stick to it!  If you go to bed at 8:00PM every night you should go to bed even earlier, you don’t want to show up to exams any more exhausted than you’ll already be just from taking them!  Let’s be real, no one performs well on anything when they’re barely keeping their eyes open.

Tip #9: Utilize your study tools.

If you know what works for you, stick to it, but don’t neglect study tools provided by your teachers or recommended by friends!  I personally adore Quizlet, an online flashcard program that you can use from your computer, iPhone, or tablet!  I especially love using Quizlet to memorize vocabulary terms, foreign language translations (because I couldn’t imagine taking Spanish without it), and formulas for math and science.  Aside from Quizlet, old school flashcards and handwritten study guides are also great study tools!

Tip #10: Relax.

Of course, exams are important, but don’t stress too much over them.  Allot yourself some time each night to relax.  For you this could be taking a bubble bath, watching a few episodes of your favorite Netflix series, going on a run, or even hanging out with your family.  If you’re actually studying and putting your best into all of your exams you should be fine, don’t let this one week of tests make you too anxious!

Thanks for reading!

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Outfits of the Week: First Week of School

This week was my first week back to school, and as bittersweet as it was for summer to end, it was nice to see my friends and establish a regular daily routine again.  This week I photographed my outfits every day after school so I could put together my first ever Outfits of the Week post!  This will be the last post in my Back to School series this year, so be sure to check out my others here if you missed any.  Now let’s get into today’s post!

Monday

This was my first day of school outfit.  I obviously put a lot of thought into this one and I love how it turned out!  This maroon peplum from LOFT is made with a light sweater-type fabric in the top and a sheer material in the peplum at the bottom.  For some reason it isn’t online, but I linked a couple other cute maroon tops from LOFT below.  I’m obsessed with this Elliotborough tassel bracelet from The Tiny Tassel!  The tassel itself is adorable plus it’s accented with the cutest little porcelain bead.  You can get the same bracelet or any of the other adorable pieces from The Tiny Tassel here 15% off with my code “prep15”!  Also, I wore my favorite Jack Rogers sandals in this outfit, sorry they didn’t make the picture!

top (similar here and here) // white jeans // sandals // tassel bracelet // watch (similar) // charm bangle // pendant necklace // rice bead necklace // ring // hoop earrings

Tuesday

This top is so comfortable, and I love the white collar!  You can’t tell in this picture but the top is also an inch or two longer in the back.  Sadly I was unable to link the top, stone necklace, and earrings in this outfit because they were all from boutiques!  However, I did link these adorable sandals from Target that are less than $20!  I’ve had these sandals since spring break and I’ve found them to be great quality plus they’re a super affordable way to hop on the lace-up sandal trend!

jeans // sandals // watch (similar) // crystal bangle // pearl bangle

Wednesday

On Wednesday I wore this adorable embroidered navy racerback tank with a bralette, jeans, simple jewelry, and my Jack Rogers sandals.  I personally love the bralette trend!  Bralettes are super soft and I think the lace is a classy alternative to bra straps peaking out of your shirt.

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Thursday

This top is seriously one of my all time favorites.  It has the comfort of a plain tee with the cutest hemline!  I love how it looks with jeans, cute jewelry, and fun sandals.  Also, it was originally $104 (ouch) but I got it for less than $30 while I was in Texas over the summer, and you can too!  I linked it on the Neiman Marcus Last Call site below so you can get the same deal I did.

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Friday

Honestly, on Friday I wore a big Life is Good tee shirt with jeans and my Chacos, and I had a doctors appointment right after school so I completely forgot to take pictures.  However, Friday night we had our first high school football game of the year and it was America themed!  I did take some pictures with my friends there, so I added the pictures you could see my outfit best in.  I wore one of my favorite patriotic Jadelynn Brooke tees with some stars and stripes shorts from Lauren James (I know you can’t see them, but they’re super cute for anything America themed so I linked them below anyways!)

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Thanks for reading!

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The bracelet from The Tiny Tassel featured in this post was sent to me in exchange for a feature in my blog.  However, all opinions are honest and my own.  I don’t feature products I don’t truly love!

10 Back to School Essentials

Today I have another post in my Back to School series!  If you haven’t read my last two posts in the series, you can read them (as well as the rest of my back to school posts from last year) here.  Today’s post is a list of ten necessities for going back to school, from backpacks to sweatshirts to study tools.  Every product you see will be linked, so you can shop by clicking on the image.  Let’s get into it!

1. A Good Backpack

To me, the primary goal of purchasing a backpack is finding one that is cute, functional, and durable.  I have had a North Face Borealis for the past two years and I’m using it again this year because I’ve found that it fits all of my personal requirements.  I also adore the Jadelynn Brooke backpacks, they’re super cute and seem to be pretty functional as well based on the description.  Also, be sure to use my discount code “FLSHS16” for 15% off when shopping at Jadelynn Brooke, I’m a high school ambassador!

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2. An Agenda

Since seventh grade, I haven’t started a school year without an agenda.  I’ve always used a large Lilly Pulitzer agenda, but this year I’m trying one from Kate Spade.  I’ve also heard great things about the Day Designer.

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3. Effective Chapstick

My lips seem to get dry during the school day all the time, and maybe it’s just me, but the oh so popular EOS lip balms don’t moisturize my lips at all.  Over the years I’ve found some great lip products and some that are way overrated.  My favorite chapstick for the past couple years has been the Candy Cane ChapStick, which I buy in bulk during the holiday season, however you can also find it year round on Amazon.  I also really like the Burt’s Bees Vanilla Bean Lip Balm.

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4. A Good Quality Water Bottle

One thing I can’t live without during the school day is a bottle of water.  However, I have gone through many water bottles because many have broken or have leaking issues.  My two favorite water bottles are the CamelBak Eddy and the Nathan Sports 32 oz BigShot Hydration Bottle.  These water bottles are great quality and don’t leak much (if ever!)

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5. An Emergency Kit

It stinks to randomly get a runny nose in the middle of class or have no deodorant after a vigorous period of gym.  My solution?  Find a small cosmetic bag and fill it with your necessities such as lip balm, a travel pack of tissues, lotion, hand sanitizer, a rollerball perfume, a contact case (if you wear contacts,) some ibuprofen, deodorant, etc.  Keep this emergency kit in your backpack and you’re set!  SCOUT and Kate Spade both carry adorable cosmetic bags, my favorites are pictured and linked below.

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6. A Go-to Tee

Tee shirts make for great, super comfy go to outfits throughout the school year.  Be sure to pick up a few to wear with Nike shorts, leggings, or jeans for an easy outfit.  Some of my favorite tees are from Jadelynn Brooke, they’re adorable and super soft!  Don’t forget to use my code “FLSHS16” for 15% off!

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7. Earbuds

Earbuds are a requirement at my school because we have MacBook Airs, but earbuds are a nice thing to have at school in general because some teachers will let you listen to music as you do your work in class.  I usually use my Apple earbuds that came with my iPhone, but I also have an adorable pair of Lilly Pulitzer earbuds that I like too.

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8. A Wristlet or Purse

Many schools require you to carry your school ID and I’m sure most of you like to have your phone on you while at school.  Wristlets and small purses are great ways to keep these items as well as other necessities like cash and contact cases.  Some of my favorite options are from Lilly Pulitzer and Kate Spade.

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9. A Quizlet Membership

I mentioned Quizlet in my advice for high school freshmen post, but basically Quizlet is a free online flashcard website that allows you to create sets of terms and study them in a few different ways.  I’ve been using it since seventh grade and I’m obsessed.  Quizlet is my favorite way to study and I really think it helps me perform better on tests and quizzes.  It’s not only a website, but an app as well so you can study from your phone, computer, or tablet!

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10. A Sweatshirt for Chilly Classes

In my school, a lot of my classes are freezing cold.  Keep a sweatshirt in your locker or backpack to get out before your cold classes so you don’t spend the whole period distracted by your temperature!  I found this Lilly Pulitzer appliqué monogram quarter-zip sweatshirt that I think would be perfect to keep you warm and cute!

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Thanks for reading!  Stay tuned for more posts in my Back to School series!

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