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Backpacks for back to school




Hey guys! My old school Jansport is still going strong from last year, but I've been checking out some super cute backpacks recently and thought I'd share some of my favorites! 

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How to stay updated on current events

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I'm telling you this with love because it's something you need to hear. You need to keep up with current events. You are a grown ass woman and you are blessed enough to be reading this blog in some comfy shelter and I bed you got to eat breakfast this morning. What I'm saying is we're blessed with what we have, so the least we can do it stay up to date on what's going on in the community, country and world around you.

I think I may have it a little easier by working at the paper, it's literally part of my job to read news stories. But for the average college aged woman, becoming informed about important issues around is either laborious or boring.

Here are a few ways you can keep up with local, national and global current events.

1. Listen to NPR – Not gonna lie, I had to look up what station NPR is on, but I will say it's now a preset in my car. Instead of listening to the same songs over and over again, listen to little bits of news on your way to school and work. You're already sitting in your car anyway, why not learn why people are so getting riled up about high school text books.

2. Get a news app – Whether it's your school paper, your local paper or the NYTimes app, get something to read the news on your phone. The NYTimes app is really good, and for a monthly fee, you can get a list of briefs (super short stories) with everything you need to stay informed. The problem with this is it doesn't include your local news, but for the big things it's really useful. Read while you're waiting on the elevator, or walking from the parking garage. That time you spend stalking your ex on Instagram could easily be better spent. 

3. Read full stories about things that interest you – So you're reading your news app and you see something that either affects you or you're really interested in. Go online and read the full article. I won't tell anyone if you skim, but at least make a habit of reading a news article per day. 

4. Make your homepage some sort of news site – Mine is GoogleNews which I like because you can adjust what type of stories you see from various news outlets. Choose a news organization that updates daily so when you go to flip on Orange is the New Black you have to glance at the evening's headlines. Again, if you see something that interest you, take the time to actually read the article. 

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Taking Stock July week 5



I've been obsessing over this song the past week after finding it on a songza playlist. How's y'alls week been?

Here are some posts I've been up to this week

Wanting: For it to be fall weather already so I can get back into my riding boots
Reading: White Teeth by Zadie Smith - Still
Watching: The second half of the newest Suits season, Adrian's the one who watches it but I'm getting strangely addicted
Wearing: My light chambray button down almost every single day and these Ray Ban shades my parents got me for my birthday.

Here's what I've been reading this week

I've been craving some home style BBQ that doesn't cost an arm and a led at Rudys. This looks perfect

Some pretty rad advice and a great post from Cath in College!

If case you've already finished season 3 of Orange is The new Black Miss Millennia Mag has the hook up

Your complete guide to choosing a planner right before school starts. Dani's post here is so in-depth!

Some posts from yours truly
Staying connected as a commuter student // Tips for finding work life balance // This summer maxi skirt outfit // This pastel free downloadable phone background

Here are some bloggers I've been following back this week
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Free downloadable phone background


Hey guys! I made a free downloadable phone background from a song I'm featuring in tomorrow's taking stock post. I was inspired to try out this typography trick from this pin, which ended up being a little more challenging than I originally thought. I think I still like theirs better. I've really been into girl pastels recently, so I though this lilac was a perfect way to bring summer to a close. If you have any recommendations for quotes or designs, or if you'd like another size, please hit me up on twitter or by email.

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Summer maxi skirt







Hey guys! I hope you're having a great week. This weeks outfit is something I tested out a little while ago and fell in love with how breezy and comfortable it is. The weather in Texas is finally getting into the 100s, and I've basically been living light t-shirts and tanks with a bandeau underneath. For this outfit I just rolled the bottom of the tank top up and made myself a little know to give me more of a waist. I've also been wearing my simple Dogeared necklace almost every day this week. My bangle is from LOFT, final sale because it's from last season.






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Finding work life balance

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Blogging is something I really love to do, but recently- within the last three months- I feel like it’s started to consume my life. I’m definitely a workaholic, with three jobs right now and a blog that publishes six times a week. I’ve started treating my blog like a business, which is what I hope for it to be eventually. My problem is there’s always something I could be doing for my blog, whether that’s writing a new post, interacting with followers or researching ways to look skinnier in photos. That means almost every moment of my free time is dedicated to blogging.

So here I am, trying to find a work-life balance before the semester starts and I’m completely overrun with school work to even think about relaxation. I’ve come up with a few goals in my project to take fun seriously.

1. Spend more time with my family and boyfriend  – For a while there, Adrian and I would have a weekly dinner at my parent’s house, something that’s started to wane as I’ve been working more. I’ve also haven’t had time to shoot my little sister’s senior pictures or go on a lunch date with my mom.
2. Come home once a week and just chill – The great think about blogging is I can do it (almost) anywhere. If I’m really desperate I can even do it on my phone on the terribly outdated blogger app. So a lot of the times I come home from work and the first thing I do Is plop down on the couch with some tea and start writing.
3. Spend more time reading for pleasure – I started using audible a few months ago and I have two credits waiting for me online. I'm in the middle of White Teeth, by Zadie Smith and The Emperor's Children by Claire Messu.

4.Spend more time cooking – Adrian and I love cooking together, but in our teeny tiny apartment kitchen it can be kind of difficult  /dangerous with us both in there at the same time. Regardless, I've had a few recipes I've been wanting to try out including


Here are some tips for finding work life balance


1. Scheduling everything 


I've been using google calendar to keep up with my various shifts at work and things I want to take care of around the apartment. I've created different calendars color coded to match my planner. Here's an image of one of my busy weeks from this month. I use yellow for my retail job, purple for my internship, green for my newspaper job, pink for my blog and blue for personal stuff. By scheduling everything I make sure to make time for the big stuff, like work, and the small stuff, like posting to Instagram. 
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2. Schedule in some fun

I've been finding it's important to schedule in things to do with my family and boyfriend. We're planning a big vacation the week right before school starts. It's been a little bit of a struggle rescheduling appointments and trainings I had before school starts, but it's something definitely worth it. Fun doesn't have to be a big vacation though, it can be something as simple as spending the afternoon outside with the people you love. Adrian and I spend an afternoon at the Fort Worth Water Gardens and the botanic gardens. Try to avoid rescheduling these type of events though because they're the kind of thing that gets left off a calendar if postponed too long.

3. Learn to say no 

This is easy for me cuz I'm an introvert, but don't feel the need to say yes to every single social event you're invited to. If you feel your energy is sapped from spending all day folding sweaters, then it's ok to just go home and veg out. Not feeling like it is a perfect excuse to turn down dinner and a movie. If you have trouble being so blunt just use the old 'I'm broke' say so or whatever. Same thing applies for volunteering, if you know you're already feeling stretched thin, don't offer up your very valuable free time.

4. Pamper yourself

I love taking a day of the week to spend some valuable me time. I don't get to do it often, but spending an evening in a bubble bath with my kindle is one of my favorite things. I also have been using this clay mud mask from movies that I was almost sure didn't exist until I went to a lush store in Dallas. 

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How to stay plugged in on campus as a commuter student


     A lot of people, myself included, commute to college every morning. My apartment is a good 30 minute drive with traffic from my university, and it can be hard to feel plugged in when you're not living next door to your classes. Here are a few ways to stay connected as a commuter student.

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Taking Stock July Week 4



Hey guys! So last week I went on campus to shoot my outfit post and midway to this shaded area on the library mall the top part of my tripod popped off. I ended up losing the little piece and had to shoot without it. So I look very mad in all of last week's photos. I finally got it fix–with a bolt I had lying around– so I'll be out shooting again for next week.

Here's a little of what I've been reading

How many things have you crossed off your summer bucket list?

Dealing with the big and little things

Sooooo making these this week

I need this top, and those shorts, and her shades

Here are some posts I've been working on
Finding your signature style // Some white accessories for summer // Why you should probably get a job at your college paper // Beyond business casual (with my very upset looking pics) // Free printable syllabi sheet 

I'm keeping it short this week guys see y'all tomorrow.

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Printable Syllabi sheet

Hey guys happy Monday. I made this minimalist printable this week just in time for fall. I finally got my fall schedule set in stone and I'm expecting to get some syllabi out next month. I wanted to give you guys a free printable to help you stay organized this semester. Last spring I was flipping through my binder looking for a professor's email when I realized I needed one page with quick info about all my classes. So I made this worksheet thing to keep all your professor's info in one place.

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You can download and print it from the widget below. If you like behind the scenes looks at my designs or wanna keep up with all things The College Girl Daily, follow me on the platforms below. Thanks and I'll see y'all tomorrow!




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Beyond Business Casual

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Before my job at LOFT, I never owned a pair of trousers. Well, there were those terrible high-waisted menswear slacks I had to wear at my fist job scooping ice cream, but I've blocked that from my memory. Anyway, black skinny trousers are my number one staple for my internship wardrobe. It's so easy to throw them on with a T-shirt, cardigan and necklace an call it a day. I especially love these trousers with my Nine west pumps, they're comfortable enough to wear at the office all day. 

This outfit is very simple, so it's all about the details. I layered mixed-metal bracelets with a small pop of color for an edgy, yet feminine look. 

p.s. I broke my tripod right before this shoot so I look so mad in all these photos.





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Why you should probably get a job at your college paper

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If your major is journalism, business, advertising, marketing, communication, broadcast journalism, photography, English, communication technologies, studio art, administration or anything of the kin, you should probably get a job at your college paper. 

I'm on my third semester this summer working at The Shorthorn. I started –straight out of high school– as the liberal arts reporter, then moved to the life and entertainment editor, and now I'm copy editing and page designing.

Working at your college paper is probably one of the best things you can do during your time in school for a few reasons.

1. It gives you clips and hands on experience – I don't even want to be a journalist when I graduate –something I know only because I worked at the paper, but more on that later. But I do have a nice little stack of writing clips to give to an employer in a pinch. I also have graphic design and copy edit clips from my various jobs throughout the newsroom. Experience is what makes you stand out after graduation. If two journalism graduates apply for a job, the one with more experience gets the job. We had a professional speak to us last semester who said he doesn’t look at resumes without experience, and your student paper is the place to get it. Even if you only have a semester before you graduate, any experience is better than no experience.

2. You get to meet and interact with professionals at your university and in your community – There are some pretty amazing people at UTA, and working as a reporter gave me the opportunity to learn what they're all about. My one semester as a liberal arts reporter I got to meet a theater professor working with robots, students who were spending hundreds of dollars to put on their own production, a jazz professor who used pots and pans to record a CD, and a professor who specialized in theatrical combat. I’ve also gotten to interact with the student congress president, the former dean of my college and the president of the university. Use your time on campus to create a network from the people around you. Working at the paper also gives you the chance to meet and work with students with the same interest as you, something you can't get paying for a sorority.

But it’s not just people on campus; working at the paper has also connected me with professionals around the metroplex. The Shorthorn is really good about bringing in the movers and shakers in the industry. 

3. You get to practice writing – As a college student, writing is one of our most valuable skills. Journalistic writing is very different from what I write here on The College Girl Daily and completely different from what you do in English class. Journalistic writing is suppose to be clear and to the point, and communicating this way in your writing makes you stand out post graduation. 

4. Scholarships and travel – The Shorthorn is really good about scholarships, not just having them but connecting us to others in the area. Since beginning at the paper, I’ve received over $1000 in scholarships plus got to travel to the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association conference in San Antonio last spring. I’m not saying you’re gonna get rich working at your college paper–not at all actually–, but there are some pretty sweet perks out there.

5. You don’t have to be a reporter – It took me two semesters to realize I didn’t want to be a reporter post graduation. My main reason being I like knowing when my job is done instead of always being able to find follow up stories. The only reason I know this is because I got into the newsroom early. I would have been up a creek after graduation with my Journalism degree in hand had I not realized this.

 But there’s so much that goes into a newsroom besides reporting. Our paper has a professional caliber advertising and marketing department where people get tons of experience selling to companies in our community. I work as a copy editor and page designer, who checks things for style and designs how the paper looks. We also have a group of people who work with web design creating micro sites like this one.

There are tons of jobs in the newsroom that you probably wouldn't know about. Spend a few minutes researching your school paper to see what jobs they have to offer.

Disclaimer: It takes a lot of time, but it’s worth it – Working at your college paper isn’t going to be easy, but it will definitely be worth it. There is so much to learn in the newsroom and there’s plenty of room to make mistakes. I’d much rather make a mistake at my college paper than in my professional career. Working at the paper can be stressful at times, especially when you're taking on a lot of classes. But it puts you heads and shoulders above your classmates in terms of professionalism, experience, clips, scholarships and more.


I encourage you to look into the paper at your university this coming fall. If you have any questions what it’s like working at a paper, or how to balance working at the paper with school, feel free to email me at thecollegegirldaily@gmail.com.

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White accessories for summer

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Finding your signature style

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I've been working a lot to grow Oh Hey Hannah this summer. Part of that includes research about fashion and style. Tons of articles and posts say, as a fashion blogger, I should have a signature style, which gives me a certain amount of anxiety. So I've slowly been developing my style by experimenting a lot with my recent fashion posts.

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Taking Stock July week 3



Hey guys, It's been such a slow week, I'm finally starting to get use to my schedule right when summer is more than halfway over. I've been working so much behind the scenes for The College Girl Daily and I can't wait for some the coming months. I've been trying to schedule in all my last minute getaways and boring necessary doctor's appointments before school starts in late August. But honestly I'm eager for classes to get started again.

Here's what I've been reading this week.

A little behind the scenes of the blogging world.

 Janelle's story of anxiety is so inspirational, this is one you absolutely should not miss.

Getting ready for your next semester

Here are some posts I've been working on this week
Habits to pick back up this summer // My nighttime routine // Things to do before each semester // My new favorite t-shirt // A free phone background. I've also created a media kit located under my features tab, if you're interested in collaborating

Here's who I've been following back this week

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Gradient phone background

Hey guys, here's a free downloadable phone background for you guys today. I'm a very strait forward person, so this quote speak especially well to me. One of my biggest pet peeves is when people beat around the push trying to tell me something. Designers and writers have to be really good at taking criticism because projects go through so many edits to be done. Most of the time I'm my own worse critic, but that's another post.

I've really been loving this teal/green for the summer and have been on the hunt for some accessories with the hue to match some shorts I have. Let me know whatcha think in the comments below and I'll see y'all tomorrow.
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Striped T-Shirt and minimal necklace

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Hey guys! This week's outfit is super casual but I haven't gotten to show off my new favorite t-shirt from work yet. I feel like a t-shirt connoisseur should be a thing, because I love tees that I can throw on with a simple outfit and still look great. I especially love the cut of the sleeve on this one, it's longer, but not too much to get in the way, which gives it a laid back vibe. I paired it with my my new Ray Band sunglasses and necklace from Dogeared that I got for my birthday. For behind the scenes looks at my shoots, follow me on snapchat below.





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Things to do before each semester

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I use to be really excited about back to school, but now that I'm almost done with my degree I'm less excited. Getting organized before the start of the semester keeps you from having to play catch up from the get go.

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My nighttime Routine

     Going to bed is probably one of my favorite things to do, so I thought I'd share my nightly routine. I take forever to get ready for bed, but only because I feel like I can't get a good night sleep without showering –I never wake up in time for one in the morning– brushing my teeth, washing my face and getting in at least a few chapters of my current read. Right now I'm on Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children which I'm loving but it's taking me a while to get through. 

     When I have time, I also love taking a bubble bath with the Sleep Bath Foam from Bath and Body Works. I never liked the aromatherapy stuff when I worked there as an associate, but since I've gotten away from cleaning the broken jars of lotion I've fallen in love with this one. I also love this Lush lip balm, which, on my first trip to a Lush store, I read as $1 and ended up being $7 because of some silly hand written sign. None the less it's a good lip balm. Also these shorts are perfect for hot Texas nights.
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Habits to pick back up this summer

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When I was younger I'd always try and reinvent myself each summer. Whether that was to become more outgoing or trying to get my parents to buy me as much Hollister as possible, I always saw summer as chance to do something with myself. I still feel the same way today, but my goals have become a little less about my image and more about spending time investing in myself. Here are 4 habits to get back into this summer.

1. Reading for pleasure – Don't let American Lit scare you from enjoying reading. Summer is the perfect time to jump back into a good book for pleasure. Reading helps you relax, builds your vocabulary and improves you're writing ability. Don't feel pressure to finish every book you start if you aren't going to enjoy it. There's bound to be a book out there to capture your attention, whether it's a non-fiction book on Make up and fashion or a young adult book – check out my post for easy summer YA reads here.

2. Workout, at least a little – I really hate working out, like a lot. But I always feel so much better about myself when I workout. If you know you despise the boob sweat you get when running, then don't run. You're working out for yourself, not so you can post it on Instagram or Snapchat, so it needs to be something you actually enjoy doing. I'm one of those people who really like quizzes, this one tells you what type of workouts work best with your personality.

3. Eat breakfast – specifically oatmeal, because it's freaking delicious and really good for you. Ok fine it doesn't have to be oatmeal, but make is something sorta healthy. Getting your body use to eating breakfast will help make your morning meal a priority come fall, which fuels you for all that learning later on. If you've got lots of time on your hands try learning a few new fast recipes for busy mornings. I really like egg in a basket or pre-made breakfast sandwiches if I'm really pushed for time. 

4. Save your money – I'm working a ton this summer, so I'm making sure to save a little more than I would than during the fall. A little financial cushion is never a bad thing, just don't dip into your savings too often.



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Taking Stock July week 2



Hey guys I hope y'all had a great Fourth of July weekend. I had such a fun birthday yesterday#finallya20something.

Here's what I've been reading this week

Bust out the eyeliner, some of these looks are actually pretty wearable 

Super useful info on how to bounce back from an all nighter–or a production night

Because I could definitely take on freelancing on top of everything else right now

Julia over at The Beautiful Little Fools asked me and a ton of other bloggers about our planners. Lilly Pulitzer was definitely the favorite.

Here are some posts I've been working on this past week


Here's who I've been following back this week
My Sumer goals // Pool side gear // My summer 2015 playlist // Fourth of July outfit // Fourth of July weekend roundup 
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Follow me on Insta, Pinterest, and Snapchat below. I've also started using an app called Zomato where I review restaurants that I've linked as well.
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