How I use a Physical and Digital Planner Without Going Crazy

If you see me running to my next class or sitting at a cafe on campus you will likely see two things with me at all times: my water bottle and my planner. Fortunately, this post is not about why I love carrying my water with me everywhere.

So I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love writing in my planner and the process of getting a new planner is always a long one. But what’s funny is that I don’t just use one planner. I’m always using my physical planner and my google calendar. Today I’m giving you the low-down on my planner situation, what planner I use, what I use each platform for, and how I keep track of it all without missing a beat.

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Six Habits to Start Your First Week of School

This is my last year of schooling ever (Cue the sad music and the panic attack).  Whenever someone brings up being a senior I love to gush about my passion for learning, school supplies, and basically being a big nerd when it comes to school. I love it and it’s almost unfathomable that this chapter of my life will be coming to a close. I’m already riddled with nostalgia and it’s only August.

After years of “First Days” I sat down and thought about the habits that I tend to reinstate once I head back to school. I came up with six habits that I start working on during my first week back at school that really benefit me in the long run and hopefully can help you too. Continue reading “Six Habits to Start Your First Week of School”

J Crew Fall Lookbook

I’m one of those people that as soon as school starts, I’m jumping head first into everything Fall. Last year, I even paraded around with a shirt that said “You Had Me at Pumpkin Spice.” At the risk of sounding like every other girl who blogs or is in college: I love Fall. 

So to celebrate the Fall season I rounded up my favorite J.Crew pieces from their newest line and put together my thoughts on what I’ll be wearing while sipping my PSL by the fire. There are links* to shop for your convenience!

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Monthly Favorites: July

August is finally here, which means I can finally confess that I’ve been accumulating school supplies since early July. It’s just that I love being a student and this is my last year to soak it all in. Lucky for you all, I get to share with you all the school related (and some other fun purchases) that I’ve been loving all July and can’t wait to utilize this month! Continue reading “Monthly Favorites: July”

Travel Diary: St. Louis, Missouri

I love being able to stay that I traveled across the ocean and solo traveled. But, I think it's safe to say that I know myself well enough to say that I'm a homebody and I much rather travel closer to home (home the people, not the place). So, when my friends from college suggested we make a trip to St. Louis I knew I had to get in on it. Check out this post to read all about my St. Louis travel diary! Continue reading “Travel Diary: St. Louis, Missouri”

One Day in Burlington, Vermont: Three “Must Try’s”

My short time in Burlington consisted of early morning departures, late night arrivals, and rain in between. However, I have nothing but good things to say about my recent trip! Maybe that means that I’m quite easy to please. But during my short trip I found that no matter what the weather might be, with some research, there’s always something to be discovered in a new destination.

Today, I’m saving you the research and sharing with you my top three destinations to scope out if you choose to travel to Burlington during the summer. Continue reading “One Day in Burlington, Vermont: Three “Must Try’s””

My Perfect Summer Dress

As the season of BBQ’s and grad parties comes to the tail end I wanted to share my current favorite outfit. I’ve been wearing this cute dress everywhere from parties, to happy hour, to the grocery store.

I’ve been eyeing a dress like this since something similar came up on my Pinterest feed. For the rest of the month I’ve been obsessed with striped dresses. Something about it says “walking down cobblestone streets in a foreign country on a hot day with ice cream.” No? Just me?

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Looking Cute, Rain or Shine

Before we get into today’s look that I wore during my trip this week to Vermont, I have one quick housekeeping item.

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This weekend was spent in rainy Burlington, Vermont and I am so thankful I dressed accordingly! One travel tip that I still find hard to follow is, “pack for the weather that’s expected, not the weather you want.” This outfit was packed as a last-minute decision when I saw that the rain might really last all day. Prior to that, my suitcase was packed with a sundress and shorts…not suitable for 60 degrees and cloudy! Continue reading “Looking Cute, Rain or Shine”

10×10 Challenge

What is the 10×10 Challenge?

Ten items of clothes, ten days. This doesn’t include accessories or shoes. Seems easy? It’s not! I got the idea from Caroline Joy who lives by the mentality of smaller closets, intentional purchases, and less shopping. She totally inspired me to do the challenge! The rules say that any gym clothes, accessories (and as a 1st time 10×10-er I decided shoes were allowed as well), bags and PJs don’t count as a part of your ten items. Continue reading “10×10 Challenge”

The Cheat Sheet for a Summer Look

Currently I’m writing this sitting on my porch in the morning drinking an iced coffee. This morning is pleasant my friends! There’s something so wonderful about starting the day off with a quiet morning.

Speaking of good weather, it has been on my side lately (being nice and hot), but the last thing I’ve been wanting to do is spend a half hour loading on makeup that will just sweat off by noon!

My bestie Hannah asked me on Instagram (@Barrychicblog) what my makeup routine was and I have been dying to share ever since! So I wanted to share with you all how I get this look, which light enough for this summer heat! Continue reading “The Cheat Sheet for a Summer Look”