A couple nights ago I had a bizarre dream. There I was with my best friend Jenae, like so many times before, but we were back in high school. Somehow we had gotten the chance to go back and live one day in high school. All I really remember is skipping across the quad like "Wheee this will be fun!"
Ok. I actually miss a couple things about being in school. I loved high school. College was different but I loved it also. I miss the cyclical feeling of it; working through the fall semester to get a long break at Christmas, the excitement of the spring time because summer was around the corner...I miss much of the structure and security that school brought me. I miss seeing my best friends in the world nearly every day.
I miss buying back-to-school clothes & supplies. Lucky for me I work in a place where I can wear pretty much anything, buuut I do miss certain things I would wear in school! By that I mean yoga pants. Oh wait, I still wear those under my skirts. Don't tell!
cardigan- Banana Republic, t-shirt- J.Crew via Carina, belt- via Shel, skirt- H&M via Carina, tights- Target, boots- Nashville Flea Market
This naturally got me to thinking about how my style has changed throughout school. First off, hand-me-downs 4evs, that is literally how my style started when I started school (and not much has changed...). By high school, my favorite things to wear were cardigans and pretty skirts. So like, exactly this outfit.
Ok, so real life has its' perks. Namely, what I do not miss about college, is BUYING BOOKS! Literally the worst! Especially when considering money you save on books can directly translate to new clothes...am I the only one who thinks this way?
Here's a great idea for you: CampusBookRentals.com. I started renting books late in school and my only regret is that I didn't do it sooner! Renting books can save you up to 90% off of bookstore prices, plus after you're done, just ship it back! No more Microeconomics cluttering up your room!
A couple more perks about CampusBookRentals.com:
- free shipping, BOTH ways!
- highlighting allowed
- flexible renting periods
- for every book you rent, a donation is made to OperationSmile!
Another cool thing: CampusBookRentals has introduced RentBack.com, where you personally can rent your own books to other students.
Seriously. Don't spend $$$ on buying books. Just rent them, duh.
*Thank you to CampusBookRentals.com for sponsoring this post! And thank YOU for reading!