12 Under $100: Summer Sandals

We all love summer for obvious reasons: dining al fresco, being able to tan outside, and generally not being stuck indoors, but one of my favorite things about the warmer weather is the ability to wear sandals! It may mean frequenting your favorite nail salon for pedicures more often, but sandals equal summer and not much makes me happier than this season. Something about a sundress and sandals is quite lovable (and simple)!

In case you’re still after your perfect pair or maybe you just want to add to your collection like me, I’ve done the digging for you. Today, I’m rounding up 12 pairs of sandals all under $100. Check out my picks below and don’t forget to shop them!

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The Best Planner + 3 Organization Tips For It

I’ve always referred to myself as neat and organized, but if I’m being completely honest, it comes and goes (like most things in life, right?). While I was in college, my life would get more stressful around times like midterms and finals, which often made planning my workload, events, to-dos and more feel like a chore. But who doesn’t envy the girl with the perfectly organized planner who seemingly has her life all together? I know I certainly do when I’m not that put together!

So, how do you become her? The one with the beautiful, enviable planner full of memos and a color-coded system, washi tape, and more? Well, I have a few tips that were inspired by a recent and incredibly fun event at Dylan’s Candy Bar put on by my friends at Erin Condren, a wonderful brand known for their custom planners and other stationary. Afterward, I was motivated to get more organized and share some advice on how you can get organized too. Keep reading below to hear and see more!

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A Reflection on Graduating College

It feels really odd to type this but I graduated from DePaul University this past Sunday. I think it feels so weird to say because maybe it doesn’t exactly feel real yet. I grew up, like many others, with a dedication to school and my work for it. It’s all I’ve known since I was little and now, I’m being thrust into the real world. Don’t get me wrong, I’m so passionate about my industry and I can’t wait to transition into the “real world,” but it still doesn’t feel real.

I remember applying to colleges like it was yesterday. Heck, I remember entering high school as a young girl like it was yesterday. I try to remind myself all of that led me to this moment. This is really the start of my life and of true adulthood. It all sounds so cliche but it’s how I view it anyway. Again, like many others, college shaped me into who I am today and I’m so grateful for the past four years and all that I got to experience. There were many ups and downs but some moments and memories in particular that I want to take some time to reflect on.

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