In My Bag, Backpack Edition

One of my favorite posts I see on blogs are the “What's in my bag” posts. I always love seeing different ways that people organize their things because organization is something that everyone can improve in! Today, I thought I would share what's in my backpack!

What goes in to my back pack actually varies on a day to day basis. Since all of my classes are one day a week (Tuesday-Thursday), I don't see a point in lugging around the materials for every course I'm taking.

Seriously, that would be a lot of textbooks.

 However, I do tend to have a consistent set of things that I bring around with me. Here's what's in my back pack:


– This is a necessity for college students, in my opinion. Not necessarily the same exact one (I'm using a Lilly Pulitzer agenda for school right now), but you need a calendar of some sort that you carry around with you. This could be on your phone, a tangible copy, whatever. You need something in order to keep your assignments straight. I don't know how I made it through high school and my first 2 years of college without one. Thanks to my trusty agenda, I haven't missed an assignment yet!

Small Notebook

– In this notebook, I put all of my weekly to do lists of assignments for the week. By doing this weekly, I can go down the list and make sure I don't miss anything. Since I started doing this, I have been able to manage my time better so that I have more free time and tend to take a proactive approach so that my work gets done faster.

Large Notebook

– Carrying around a spiral notebook is great in case I have an in class assignment or something. The other day, I used a sheet of paper from it to start a roll sheet for my professor. I don't really take handwritten notes anymore, but I still need paper sometimes.


– Switching over to technology for my notes has been the best decision I have made. There are some times when I'll have to use a pen and paper, but when my professors allow, I use technology. Lately, I've been using my iPad. I have an app on it called


 and it's seriously been a life saver.

I'm able to type, highlight, write, draw and record my lectures all in the same notes.

It's so helpful, especially since a lot of my classes use visual aids and graphs. It keeps things organized, and I like organized.

Glasses Case

 – If you wear glasses, it's probably best to bring them with you. This way, you can see what the professor is presenting without having to strain every day. Since I have prescription glasses and sunglasses, I have to bring my case to make sure whichever pair I'm not wearing is protected.

Pencil Case

 – There's an episode of 

Gilmore Girls

 where Mitchum Huntzberger offers Rory an internship (to make up for his super rude family) in which he tells her to “bring a pencil, because you never know when you're going to need one.” If you're showing up to a college class without a writing utensil, you're clearly not prepared. I like being over prepared, so I bring an assortment of pens and highlighters in various colors.

“To the Rescue” Pouch

– In this little bag, I have a portable phone charger, head phones, a charger cord, a hair tie, hand sanitizer, pain reliever,

a Bandaid friction stick

, and chapstick. I know it seems kind of crazy to carry all of that around with me, but I can't tell you how many times I've needed these items or someone has asked me to borrow one of them. If you haven't created a little emergency kit like this, you should definitely think about doing so!

Of course, in addition to all of these things would be my specific class folders and textbooks for each class. The things listed above are pretty much standard items in my backpack on a daily basis.

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  • Is it bad that I kind of want it to get super cold again so I can wear this coat? 🙈 I got it at a vintage shop in Deep Ellum called @fleastyle. It’s been in the 70’s all week in DFW, which means it’s officially time for me to switch my closet over to spring. Would y’all like to see a post on the blog about switching over your closet? Let me know in the comments! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • Sooooooo I didn’t get the chop... yet! Why? Because this was my first time having a new stylist cut my hair in about 10 years. I would have gotten it cut before I moved, but I didn’t realize how bad of shape it was in! How long have you gone to your hair stylist? 
I highly recommend Liz at @metsalonco in Plano! She completely understood and put my fears at ease. I’ll be seeing her again in a couple months to do something a little more drastic! 😉
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  • Should I cut my hair short? Leave a 💇‍♀️ or 🙅‍♀️ in the comments! .
I have a hair appointment tomorrow and I’m trying to decide if I should keep it long or get a lob. .
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  • Yesterday, I DELETED over 500 😱 followers from my Instagram, and I’m SO HAPPY I did. I took the suggestion from another blogger, @austentosone, to go through my followers and check for spam accounts. I thought I’d have a few, but y’all, it was out of control. •
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  • Who else is happy it’s spring? 🌸
Confession: I still haven’t switched my closet over. My parents are coming to town this weekend, so I’m going to wait until after their visit to switch over. 🌷
Because I still haven’t unpacked my spring clothing, this is a #tbt to my trip to NYC over Labor Day. This top is the Texture & Thread brand at @madewell, and it will definitely be featured again this spring! While this exact print isn’t available anymore, there are some solid ones in beautiful colors. Both of the tops I did find at Madewell are under $40! #LTKunder50 🌼
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  • What is one item you have in your closet that you consistently use? Today, I’m wearing this top I got 7 years ago for spring. It’s amazing how long clothing will last when you take care of it! 
But aside from this top, I don’t have a lot of spring/summer clothing. So yesterday I shared 8 items on my wishlist for spring! You can check that out by going to the link in my profile. 
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  • What do you wear on days where the weather can’t decide what it wants to do? In Dallas today, it’s 60 degrees but gloomy and rainy 🌧 so we can’t go out and enjoy. 
I’ve had this tote from @nisoloshoes for three years now and it’s still the best bag I’ve ever purchased. The exact style isn’t available anymore (the Joann tote), but I’ve linked the Lori tote which is similar! Plus, with @afterpayusa, you can purchase ethically while being a bit easier on the budget! 
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