Ah your 20s. The time for leaving college, joining the workforce and, if you believe Lena Dunham's Girls, eating cupcakes in bathtubs.
I have never met a single person who enjoys group projects. Everyone, from the over achievers to the procrastinators, hates group projects. And yet professors keep assigning them over and over again.
We've made a second search of the entire internet in these last few weeks and have come up with 7 more great college blogs that you should all be reading. Admissions essays, making brownies, finding the perfect spring time accessories...we've definitely dug up some more excellent finds.
Sure you want to dress up and enjoy these special occasions but that doesn't mean you have to do look like an extra from Gossip Girl. When this much glitter is involved it gets a little complicated, so check out my tips below to help you find the perfect outfit for any holiday party this season.
Remember ladies, it's not as relaxed as it might seem. Shopping for holiday sales and scores is an athletic event too, and you need just the right uniform.
The semester is winding down. Finals are approaching. The air is getting chillier. And the Starbucks cups are red. Sooner or later, we'll all be heading home for the holidays.
You'll want to look your best when you see basically your entire graduating class for the first time in month, and never fear, with a little help from me, you will.
You don't have to buy it months in advance to have a cool costume. In fact, you don't have to buy it at all!
From the comfy clothes, to the massive amounts of junk food we're allowed to eat, to the take out and the wine. (Because you just can't have girls night without wine, right?) I love cozying up on the couch to chat about life, sharing secrets, and watching girly nostalgic movies.
Just because you have devote your free time to studying doesn't mean you can't look stylish while doing it. Right? Right.
When the weather gets cooler, and the pumpkin spice lattes start showing up, even I get a little nostalgic for some football. And even though I'm a little bit clueless on how the game works, I do know to dress for them.
It's hard to balance a healthy lifestyle when you're a college girl on the go. Between crazy class schedules, team meetings, hang out time with friends and Toddlers in Tiaras marathons, finding time to buy real food, and make meals that don't involve a microwave can get pretty difficult. We all want to stay healthy and fit (even if we do engage in the occasional tub of Ben & Jerry's), but sometimes it's hard to do that within the confines of a college dorm or cafeteria.
After months of caramel macchiatos, mochas, and peppermint lattes, it's finally your time to shine. You, with your perfectly crafted autumn palette, are the epitome of fall. In fact, you mark the beginning of fall for some people. The season hasn't really started until they've had a pumpkin spice latte. And hey, now you're even Instagram famous.
The first date outfit is a big one. You want to look great, but you also don't want to look like you're trying too hard? But most of the time you're probably just over-thinking it. Really, you just need to follow these two rules.
Grad school is tough. Really tough, and it's not at all what I imagined it would be like, even after speaking to other grad students. There are so many things I wish they would have told me to help me prepare (mentally anyway). So I thought I would share some of those things with those of you headed off to grad school in the fall.
Not only do fashion brands have cute companies now, but they also have shareable content, and in my book that's pretty great.
There's one area of my life that I never play by the rules in, and that's fashion. Why? Because those rules were made to be broken.
As someone who spends her days studying communciations, I've spent a lot of time contemplating the ways we get in touch with one another. It used to be simple. A phone call here, meeting for coffee there. Maybe an e-mail or an AIM chat if you were feeling adventurous.
As someone who spends far too much time on the internet, I can assure you that there are plenty of awesome ways to waste your time online. Blogs. Online shopping. Facebook. Twitter. And of course, Tumblr, the little social network that could.
Who doesn't want an excuse to make nice with someone they've been fighting with? Or better yet, an excuse to pick a fight and then fix it later on?
Oh, autumn. It's the most wonderful time of the year, filled with pumpkin spice lattes, the return of good television, and, my personal favorite, fall fashion. Each year, fashion and style magazines battle it out to provide the best run down on the coming seasons trends, and treasures.
It's that time of year again. College students all over are packing up and heading back to school for the fall, trading in their sandals and swimsuits for notebooks and new roommates.
Weekends away are a great, if not short, escape from reality. But packing for them, without overpacking can sometimes be a little stressful. Luckily for you, I'll pulled together a style guide to help you out.
No brunch, or any meal for that matter, is complete without the perfect outfit. Below, I've offered up a few tips, and put together a few of my my favorite outfits to wear to a relaxing Sunday brunch filled with girl talk, gossip, and mimosas.
Here on CollegeCandy, we write a lot of how-to posts. But for this particular how-to, I wanted to go a little less glam, and a little bit more gushy.
Finding outfits that look professional but can still beat the summer heat can seem like a daunting task.
Way back when, when I first started dating, I was often told that I was too picky. I expected too much. Had too many qualifications. And maybe that was true.
Do you wear red? White? Blue? Do you wear all three? How much is too much? Should you go for the bedazzled stars and stripes necklace? (That's a firm no in case you couldn't tell.)
What happened to wooing? What happened to a guy and a girl getting together for a date and getting to know each other? What happend to calling a girl to speak to her instead of sending an endless stream of texts? Why are guys trying to arrange and cancel dates via Facebook? It's awkward and unnatural, and honestly, kind of cowardly. And completely unromantic.
I did it. I budgeted. And I learned a lot about myself and my spending habits in the process. It was sometimes difficult, but definitely worth it. Looking back at the experience as a whole I can definitely say that. So instead of recapping this last week for you (which was actually kind of boring) I thought I’d take some time to just go over the finer points and the important things I picked up this month.
It was just a slight slip up. I was on my way to CVS when I passed one of my favorite stores with a big, huge, sale sign in the window. I had some time to kill, so I figured, why not? I’ll just browse. And then I got to the coat section. There it was: a belted, black, mid length coat. On sale. And it was just my size. I tried it on, and yes, I bought it.
I've even been keeping track of my purchases, but the thing is, since it's winter break post-holidays and high school reunions, I've spent pretty much this entire week watching Netflix, reading The Hunger Games, and sleeping until noon. So I haven't actually been spending all that much. And it's made for a pretty easy week.
This month I am taking control of my finances. And if you're up for it, I want you to join me. Because whether you're in a position that requires you to keep track of your finances or not, it won't hurt to know how and why you're spending your money.
It's that time of year again, when the weather is getting colder, and the semester is coming to an end, and there's a reminder of the holiday season everywhere you turn. From Christmas carols to wrapping paper, to baked goods, the usual December suspects are all around us. But nothing truly says the holiday season quite like Christmas movie marathons.
I'll just charge it. The solution to every shopping problem any girl has ever had. It's quick. It's efficient. And swiping a pretty piece of plastic that closely resembles a gift card distances you from the reality that eventually you'll have to actually pay that money.
Yves St Laurent once said "Fashion fades, style is eternal." I've always found this quote particularly interesting because it reminds us all that it's not really so much about the clothes as it is about the way in which you wear the clothes. You can wear the most expensive outfit in the world, but that won't guarantee you style. Style is personal. It comes from within. It's unique and different and inspiring.