Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Back to School-What Clothes To Bring (and Linkup)
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Back to School-What Clothes To Bring (and Linkup)

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Top:  Sammy Dress // Leggings:  Sammy Dress // Birkenstocks:  Zappos last year similar here and here

Ok, I know, no one wants to even think about school starting.  Some moms might even be sad that their kids are going back to school, others are SUPER happy that they can finally have a little “me” time.  Regardless, it’s back to school time.  Yes, I know, it’s only the first week of August but trust me that first day of school or college will come up quick!  This outfit would be perfect for back to school because it’s comfortable and can be worn with different pieces.  You can dress this particular outfit up or down, or separate the pieces to create completely different looks.  So that brings me to the topic of today’s post; what clothes to bring to college.
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes-you’ll need these to get to and from class especially if you live on a huge campus.
  • 1-2 professional outfits and shoes for anything formal.  Examples include Interviews, Presentations, Formals, or Internships.
  • Gym clothes and shoes. 
  • Bathing Suit
  • Light Spring’ish Jacket
  • Heavy Coat, hat, scarf, gloves if you’re going to a colder area.  If you are coming to the North East DEFINITELY bring some clothes to keep you warm.
  • Rainwear so rain boots, rain jacket, umbrella, etc.
  • Slippers.  I’d take two pairs, one heavy pair for colder days and one light for days that are a little warmer. 

If you’re a girl don’t forget your straightener, curling iron, blow dryer, beauty products, and bathroom products with a caddy.  I know this isn’t clothes related but it’s female related.  We all need our beauty and hair products ready to go.  If you can even get your parents to help fund some of these college necessities even better because I can easily spend $50 at Walmart on shampoo, conditioner, face wash, and some makeup.  While you’re in college you might not have enough time to have a part time job, or you may not be able to find one right away because think about it, all of these college kids coming to one school, there’s going to be an influx all over in the surrounding areas of the campus. 

Today I’m co-hosting with Rachel from Garay Treasures for her linkup.  Make sure to link up y’all!

Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:
rachmakeover1   Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. Meet your Co-Host Monica of Jersey Girl, Texan Heart. 054   Hey Everyone! I'm Monica and I blog over at Jersey Girl, Texan Heart. In today's blog post I'm sharing a Back to School look since we all know (as much as some of us dread it) it's right around the corner. This look is super comfy but still has a little edge so you can make sure you look on point for that first day. Plus, both pieces are so versatile they can be worn so many different ways! If you'd like you can follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, or Bloglovin. Thank you Rachel for letting me co-host with you!  
Now on to the Featured 5 from last week: If you entered the link up last Tuesday you may have noticed I had a question up and I stated that whoever could answer the question first in the comments as well as link up that I would feature them first today and so without further adieu Osy of Style Diary by Osy got the question right. See her look and post below and see what my question was here. Thanks Osy!!! And thank you to several of you that participated in the question and got it right as well.
Stunning Osy in her ball gown dress. See post here.
How cute is this chambray lace blouse on Ashley?! Love!!
I gathered some red dress with nude shoe inspiration for a recent red dress I received from this post here, thanks Abby for the inspiration!
Jennie looks incredibly cute in this cobalt blue romper that I just had to post about it.
Ruth's top is just the loveliest that I had to share. I love a unique top with a great shape and fun fit. See post here.
Now it is your turn, please follow the rules below and enjoy!
1). Please link up recent posts and include the link up button or post this URL link back on your blog. The posts can be about fashion, DIY projects, recipes, inspiration, tips, etc. *If you link up other link ups or giveaways please be sure you share this link up on your link up post to share the blog love and I will be sure to link up to yours. Also please follow me in the below social medias and let me know how you are following and I will follow back. Thank you! 2). Please follow your host: Rachel of Garay Treasures either by Bloglovin, Instagram, Facebook or Twitter or all. Comment below and let me know how you are following so I can follow back. 3). Stop by and check out the other bloggers who have linked up and be inspired. 4). Have fun! Comment below if you have any questions! Thanks for linking up!
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  1. Love the sweatshirt! Simply beautiful!

  2. Love your link ups! This is such a fun outfit!!
    Stop by my blog today and enter my giveaway in celebration of my birthday!
    xo, Lee

  3. It's so hard to believe schools will be starting back up soon! These are great tips for what clothes to bring for college. Love that fun top!
    Shea |

  4. I love look, great post!

  5. Nice little list here. I think I forgot to bring a bathing suit to college and had to run out for one when a swimming opportunity came up. Thanks for co-hosting with me Monica, love that top.
    Rachel xo

  6. I am sad my son will be going back to school soon. I love Summer!
    This is such a great look! Love the bold pattern and colors!

    xx, Elise

  7. It's hard to believe that the summer is almost over and it's time to get back to school! Very fun sweatshirt, which can definitely be worn in a variety of ways!



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