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Moving In/My Dorm!

Hey everyone! I know I am a little late posting this (I moved in last week), but better late than never! First, let me start by saying packing is probably the hardest part of it all. I made countless lists and checked over everything numerous times, and STILL forgot many things. Other than forgetting a hairdryer, fingernail clippers, etc. I was pretty well set to move in to my dorm. As I drove three hours from home, I began to think of how I was on the top floor of my building. How was I supposed to carry all this up countless flights of stairs?! When I arrived to my college, everything was extremely hectic. I was directed to park and a bunch of sorority girls asked what my room number was and told me to go check in. I went to he table where my RA handed me my key and lead me up the stairs to show me to my room so I could sign a few papers. By the time I signed the last paper, everything from my car was neatly placed outside the door of my dorm room! It took my roommate and I about an hour or so to unpack and move all our things around how we wanted them to be. I have attached a few pictures to show you a small glimpse. Once I get everything looking “cute”, I will post many more pictures!

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Also, I LOVE my gorgeous monogram I ordered from WholesaleMonograms on etsy! I received my order quickly, and it was a great price for the quality of work. I would recommend it to anyone looking to spruce up their dorm, or any other room!

Thanks for reading, and I will talk to you guys again soon!

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What To Wear: Orientation

Orientation is the first step into the beginning of your college career. At this time, you will meet a lot of people, including: fellow classmates, upperclassmen students, advisors, professors, and other staff. Alongside making many first impressions, you will be taking your student I.D. picture that will be with you for the net four years. You need to dress comfortably, but still look presentable.

I have put together three options for you to look at, please feel free to tweak as you wish!

Option One

The first outfit is simple, yet looks nice. All you have to do it pair a t-shirt with your school’s logo/name on it with a cute pair of shorts. Add some cute, comfy shoes and maybe add some small jewelry.

Option Two

Get out of the t-shirt with this slightly dressier option. Pair a fun printed pair of shorts with a solid colored top. Strap on some sandals, and you’re good to go!

Option Three

Get that effortless, cute outfit by throwing on a cute romper and a pair of sandals. Not only will you be super comfortable, you will look great, too!

Check out my article about all things orientation – Surviving College Orientation!

I hope these suggestions helped!

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me!

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All opinions are mine and not endorsed or affiliated with any products pictures/mentioned.

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Dorm Assignments/Shopping Tips

I have been counting down the days until my university posted dorm room assignments, and putting off buying anything until I was certain how much space I had. Well, the day has finally arrived! Luckily, I was assigned to my first choice, the newest hall on campus! Even though I am at the top floor, I am still excited to have a little more dorm space and a private bathroom within my dorm. Now comes the hard part, furnishing the 20 x 11 living area and the adjoining bathroom. I have already started frantically searching Pinterest for the cutest ideas. I soon discovered that my bank account would be drained if I purchased everything I thought would be cute and match the color scheme my roommate and I had picked out. So, with a few gift cards I had received as graduation presents and a venti Starbuck’s cup in hand, I went down every “back to school” aisle of nearly every store. For someone who absolutely LOVES shopping, I was quite overwhelmed with everything.

I will be making a whole separate post about everything that I bought, but for now, I will share a few tips that I have for those of you who have not yet started out on your dorm shopping journey.

1). Talk to your roommate before you buy ANYTHING.

If you are going to have a roommate, or multiple roommates, be sure to discuss a few things with them beforehand. Some of the things you should talk about are the rules of the room, how late you stay up, if you will have guest over, how you want to decorate the room, etc.

I will have an entire post dedicated to roommates in the near future!

2). Have a plan before you go.

After talking to your roommate, you will now know who needs to buy what. Maybe she is brining the mini-fridge and microwave, so you are bringing all the bathroom furnishings. Have a plan of what to buy, and what colors you want to buy them in.

3). Establish a budget.

This also fits under number 2, but in the sight of getting everything you think you need, you lose track of how much you are spending. If your parents are buying, talk to them about how much they want to spend. If you are buying it on your own, spend even less! Check around at different stores and look online for the lowest price.

4). Stay within your color scheme/theme.

Make sure you stay with the decided colors. If you have a pattern, try not to mix too many together. It will make your dorm look better, and, overall, make you feel better.

5). Have fun!

This is the final step before going off to college. Try not to stress over it and enjoy every bit of it, even if your mom starts crying.

The countdown is on!

Days ’til Orientation: 7

Days ’til Move In: 36