Back to School: All of the Links

So School? It sucks to be starting off on a bit of  a down note, but I’m so crazy late to post about back to school. In truth, I’ve been discouraged about life and usually blogging is the first thing that drops off my radar when this happens.  Let’s ease back into the swing of things with a bit of an edit! The rest of this post is a list of  YouTube videos and other blog posts about style, beauty, and other things that I think will be really helpful for the school year!  Some are school specific some aren’t, it’s all about taking what you need from them.

Style:

Affordable Outfit Ideas Under $50

BACK to SCHOOL Outfits of the Week Fashion Lookbook | Miss Louie

First Day Outfit

Food:

The 10 Best Budget-Friendly Recipes for College Students

33 Healthy Eating Habits Lazy College Students Will Appreciate

10 Make-Ahead Dinners Any College Student Can Cook

Beauty:

Golden Eyeshadow Tutorial + Easy Winged Eyeliner | Jessica Clements

GRWM: I Got No Sleep! Makeup + Skincare | Ingrid Nilsen

Minimal Fresh Makeup | Foundation-less, Long Wearing | Talk Through

Organizing:

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      *  I would like to make it very clear that all of the links below aren’t mine. These are videos and blog posts that I’ve found to be very useful, and wanted to make a nice little list of resources for anyone who may be looking for them 🙂 *

Dear Reader, I Caved and Bought Mules

For the longest time, the one pair of shoes I vowed to never get are mules. They are a 90’s trend I could never get on board with.  Bloggers, Vloggers, instagram influencers, etc. have made mules the shoes of the summer and to me, it never made sense. My arguments on this case were, “What’s the point of half a shoe,” and “it’s glorifying flip flops.”  On this day, (actually a few days ago) I caved and got a pair of mules; loafer mules to be exact.


Why? Well,  I found this pair that was under $25, they come in black, and they look a WHOLE lot like this high end pair. There are also three influencers that have made me convert to the mule trend: Blank ItineraryMiss Louie, and  the College Prepster. They make these silhouettes look modern and chic, so I had to give it a try.

Here is a quick pros and cons list if you’re still on the fence about this style:

Pros:

  • They give you an “effortless” put together vibe that I didn’t was possible to achieve with half a loafer
  • no straps or buckles to mess with, just slip on and you’re out the door!
  • variety of price ranges, yes broke college student, you too can give off fashion blogger vibes at a fraction of the price

Cons:

  • I can’t wear them if a lot of walking is involved. Maybe I need a different size, but they are kind of difficult to walk in
  •  Like most open shoes, they aren’t ideal for rainy days