Sunday, September 9, 2012

AWAY FROM HOME

This year will be my first year away from home. I have been thrusted into the energetic, overwhelming, and  unknown world of college. Of course, my 18th birthday fell into this timespan, and I spent my first birthday away from home. It felt strange. No one woke me up abruptly and sang happy birthday and no gifts were waiting for me downstairs. Despite this, I still had a wonderful birthday. Although, being surrounded by girls I barely know, they filled filled my day with laughter, balloons, and cookies. Thanks again! With that said, here are some tips for adjusting to college based on what I've been going through these past weeks.

  • Don't Be Afraid! Everyone surrounding you is in the same position you are. Chances are they don't know anyone, they're overwhelmed with work, and they've never been this far from home, just like you. I've related with so many people just by bringing up these topics!
  • Patience and communication are must haves! If you're dorming like I am, patience and communication are vital for a healthy rooming situation. Despite how much you connected with your roommates over social networking sites, they're still strangers in a sense. Don't be afraid to say what's on your mind, but do it politely. Most of the time, your roommate will be fine with whatever you have to say and come out with things as well. This could go from music all the way to shower times.
  • Be organized and timely. After the first week of classes, I looked at all my course syllabuses and basically said, "shit...shit...shit..." It really is overwhelming. I went straight to the bookstore and bought the largest desk calendar I could possibly find. This helped me get organized and made me realize what I have to get done and when. Also, once you're organized, it is easier to get involved in school activities like clubs, sports, ect.
  • Have fun! This is probably the most important of all. College is a one time thing for most people, and you have to take advantage of that. Everyone needs to relieve stress and simply get away every now and then. Go out with friends, laugh, and make unforgettable memories. 
Lastly, here's what I wore.

XOXO S.





 Daniel Graindorge Photography


  • F21 faux leather skirt
  • Romeo & Juliet's closet top
  • Dolce Vita sandals
  • F21 backpack
  • Betsey Johnson belt

32 comments:

  1. Loving this skirt <3 Gorgeous!

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  2. you look so pretty!

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    ps check out the giveaway on my blog!

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  3. Great tips! I'm studying abroad this semester and they'll be useful while I'm gone! The outfit is absolutely amazing! I'm in love with that skirt and blouse :)

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  4. chic and lovely! oh i've never really lived far away from home but when i'm pursuing my master degree later i might find these tips handy. so thanks in advance!





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  5. really cute look, love the embellished collar.

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  6. Omg, I really really love your skirt!! Plus the bagggg

    xx Diana
    http://stylegrenade.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love your blouse!!
    Hope you like to have a look on my blog, I will follow you back when you'll follow me :-)

    Love, Annewil
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  8. Love,loooove it!!Great post honey!;)
    xx
    B.
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  9. I adore your skirt!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  10. Totally love this outfit, the combi of the black leather and the cute blouse is really good.

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  11. Awww.. i like this post! Reminds me of when was a freshman in college. Happy Belated Birthday BTW. I'm glad your new found friends made some kind of celebration for you. I'll follow you and I'll pass your advice as well to my little sister who's in the same situation as you are!
    Oh and great outfit, love the earl details!:)
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  12. Great outfit! I really like that backpack!

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  13. I love this outfit, I am looking for a pleated leather skirt but can't seem to find the right one. This one is great though! I am now following you, would love you to check out my blog. Naomi xx

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    1. I was just in H&M and F21 today and pleated leather skirts are EVERYWHERE! check them out. theyre super affordable too.

      XOXO

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  14. Love your blog! You have great style! xo.
    Meg

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  15. I'm LOVING this outfit, the collar, leather skirt, perfect.
    Great blog, following!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  16. Elle est magnifique la jupe! J';aime beaucoup ton style! biz;)

    Angela Donava
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  17. Love your blog! Great tips and you look fabulous!

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  19. sooo chic! I love the leather looks for fall

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  20. Wauw, you look great!

    xoxo
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  21. I like the skirt and the beads detailing on the shirt! You look so pretty!

    See you there! :D

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  22. Love it !
    Come have a look on my blog :) http://vivinvogue.blogspot.com/

    xx Virginie

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  23. Amazing outfit, you have such fabulous style and you are so gorgeous!

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  24. you look very beautiful :)
    Also, ahhhhh I'm so excited for youuu! Your college tips were very nice to read and I am beyond excited to be in your shoes next year. Btw, what are you studying?

    xx
    Alice
    aldasworld.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks dear!! you should be excited, its such a great experience!! I study fashion merchandising management

      XOXO S

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