Posts Tagged ‘graduation’

College Life: A Look Back

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the end for me at Florida State University. I cannot believe how fast these past three years have gone & knowing that I have only six more months left in Tallahassee makes me think about how much has changed within that short amount of time.

When I was a college freshman, I picked my major because it was something I was passionate about but I had no idea what I wanted to do with it. When I started, I was leaning towards becoming a buyer but within my first year toyed with the ideas of styling or working for a magazine. It wasn’t until after I launched FSU Fashion Girl & started interning that I realized that I wanted to get into more the the PR/marketing & social media side of fashion. I still believe that it is so important that college students pick a major that they are passionate about. There is not a doubt in my mind that I picked the right major for me.

Throughout the years, I have met so many different people that I have been lucky to call my friends. My advice to incoming freshman is to embrace these new friendships & try to meet as many people as you can. It is truly amazing what you can learn from those who are different from you. You can also learn a lot about yourself by looking at the people you may not get along with & really trying to figure out why. After college, stay in touch with everyone. A lot of my friends graduated last year & it has been really fun for me to see where they are all ending up – where they are living, working, etc. We are so blessed to live in the Facebook generation which makes it entirely too easy to keep in touch – utilize this.

My last piece of advice for incoming freshman is to embrace the new. College students are handed opportunities that a lot of others would kill to have. Experience everything you can. If someone invites you to something that isn’t necessarily “your thing,” do it anyways. You may surprise yourself. If you get the opportunity to intern in another state or country, do it! I cannot even begin to express how much that experience will teach you about yourself, both on a personal & professional level. Most importantly, have fun! These next four years will fly by faster than you know.

More critical reads for incoming college freshman:

How to Save Money on Textbooks
Interview & Resume Tips from BCBG
Intern Queen Inc.
Gameday Fashion
How To Furnish Your Home (Or Dorm!) for Less

Must-Have: Graduation Gift for 2010, part two

Earlier I posted about the Juicy Couture Key Fob that was perfect for the graduating class of 2010. Today I discovered a new must have graduation gift. Victoria’s Secret PINK has introduced a new t-shirt designed specifically for college students who are graduating this year and about to enter the “real world”. This shirt is adorable and will definitely get you noticed. Starting tomorrow, you can get your limited edition graduation tee for only $10 with any PINK purchase. Get them before they are gone!

Hopefully we will be seeing more graduation apparel & gifts from Victoria’s Secret PINK in the near future!

Must-Have: Graduation Gift for 2010

Graduation is just around the corner which means that now is the time to start looking for the perfect graduation gift. For a more stylish option, I always turn to Juicy Couture. Unfortunately, this year was a major disappointment compared with the diverse selection they presented last year. Luckily, their new 2010 Class Ring Key Fob is absolutely adorable. Juicy Couture does a fabulous job at mixing signature Juicy symbols such as the Juicy heart charm as well as the cut-out heart while also incorporating the traditional class ring. I love that they chose to make the class ring hot pink, which in the past has been a lighter shade of pink, in order to really make this key fob pop. This is the perfect gift for your 2010 high school or college grad!

You can purchase the 2010 Class Ring Key Fob online for $48. They also have the 2010 Class Ring Necklace for $48 and Graduation Photo Album which is on sale for $37.

Top Five: Graduation Gifts for 2009

3210983614_70e7e1e3f6_mAre you struggling to find the perfect gift for the stylish graduate in your life? Whether she is a high school or college graduate, Juicy Couture has come to your rescue with several JUICY ideas.

1. Juicy Graduation Charms - Juicy now offers graduation charms such as a 2009 yearbook charm, class ring and graduation cap charms. Juicy did offer a pre-made Juicy 2009 graduation charm bracelet that retailed for $138 but I believe it is no longer available. It has been taken off of the Juicy Couture site so if you are still looking for the charm bracelet, I would check in Juicy Couture, Neiman Marcus, Nordstroms, or any other local stores that carry Juicy charms. The graduation charms sell individually for around $48-$58.

2. 2009 Class Ring Necklace – if you are looking for a more subtle piece of jewelry, then I would go with Juicy’s 2009 Class Ring Necklace. It is a gold link chain necklace with the 2009 class ring charm. Retail price: $48.

3. Graduation Wristlet – this is a very cute wristlet that could be used again and again. It comes in either black or pink and has a wrist strap and a zip top. It has the Juicy 2009 Graduation logo on it but is still subtle enough to be used many years after graduation. Retail price is $78 but it is currently on sale at for $58juicy-couture-yearbook-tote-markers.

4. Juicy Graduation Photo Album – help your graduate remember this day forever with the Juicy Graduation Photo Album. Retail price is $75.

5. Juicy Yearbook Tote with Markers - I love this gift because not only is it personal and memorable, but it is also very useful. Every girl could use a tote, even if its just for a fun day at the beach with some friends. Having all of her high school or college friends sign it, makes it that more special. She’ll be able to look back on this gift and remember all of the good times with her friends as well as the lovely lady that gave it to her. Retail price: $88.

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