Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back to School- College

I leave for Georgetown on Saturday morning. I have very mixed emotions about heading back to DC for school. I have loved being home this summer and spending time with Soccer Mom & Dad and Sporty Sister (and our two cats Pookie and SoHo).

Things I will miss:
  • My family
  • My cats
  • Favorite restaurants & shops
  • Crafting & painting
  • All the kids I babysit for!!!!
  • Walk in closet
  • Not sharing a room or bathroom
Things I'm excited about:
  • My friends!!!
  • Coxing
  • Exploring the city
  • Basketball games
  • Nightlife
  • Did I mention my friends???
  • Midterms (haha, just kidding!)

Every five minutes I change my attitude about going back. Regardless of how I feel about it, I have to! Which is a good thing, because I know I'm going to have a really good and fun year!

So, what can't a college prepster live without?

Travel coffee mugs! They have to be cute, or else it's no fun. I literally inhaled caffeinated tea (I don't like coffee just yet) during stressful weeks. The coffee shops around campus will discount the price of your drink if you use a reusable cup or mug instead of a paper product. Hello... go green, look stylish, and be alert!

An 80's costume... or really any costume. A ton of parties are themed and you don't want to be scrambling around trying to throw together an outfit last minute. Go thrift store hunting!!! A cute costume shouldn't cost you more than eight dollars.

Laptops are god's gift to the student in my opinion! But they're pretty fragile beings. Take really good care of your laptop by using protective cases. This laptop sleeve is in a Lilly print and the company that makes them has other fabulous fabric choices. Another useful tip, don't lay your laptop down on the floor in a crowded library ;)

Koozies are wonderful for diet coke. Be the life of the party with a monogrammed one. Or search for a Vineyard Vines koozie. I carry my VV koozie around in my Longchamp at all times. You never know when you might need it!

When I look around my classes, nearly everyone has the same laptop. Stand apart and personalize yours with a monogrammed decal. I am coveting them right now!!!

A first aid kit comes in handy... and who wouldn't want a pink one?

A school shirt! Self explanatory, don't you think? PS don't you just love the college editions of the Vineyard Vines sash and headband???

This is Georgetown Boy's addition. The Bro Hat. As he puts it, it completes a preppy outfit and keeps things casual.
Here is GB modeling both the school spirit (sweat)shirt and Bro Hat. PS I'm 5'5" (I grew an inch since last summer!!!)... he's very tall! :-)

The next time I blog, I'll be reporting from my dorm! I hope all you students have a great year!!!

-College Prepster


  1. Have a great semester... i have my 80's costume ready

  2. Enjoy this semester! I am living vicariously through you.

  3. Just got back from my first big bar night back on campus! Hope you have a great semester!

  4. Good Luck, I inhale tea as well! I also have a laptop monogram we have a lot in common...including tall boys!

  5. You are too cute! Have a wonderful semester!


  6. Have a great year Carly!!!

  7. Cute mugs!

    My laptop is engraved with my name :)

    The VV sash looks fab!

    Oh, and I wear the same hat when I run outside!

    Darling post.

  8. Great list! I live for the 'bro' hat, especially for my 8am Friday class!

  9. Love this list...p.s. the laptop monogram picture is actually my sister's! haha how funny!

  10. What great tips! I had been looking for the perfect laptop case for ages! Thank you!

  11. How exciting, back to school! Very fun list, this little back to school series has been so fun to read!

  12. OH I didn't realize you went to Georgetown!! I just moved to DC at the beginning of summer and LOVE it!!!! We should get together for coffee! Or preppy shopping... haha

  13. Where did you find those adorable koozies and the first aid kit!?
    GREAT list!

  14. Have so much fun back in college and enjoy every minute of it. It goes so quickly. I'd go back in a heartbeat if I could!!


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