Plan With Me: First Week of School





Planner stickers, I’m kind of obsessed! Maybe it’s the crafty side of me or maybe it’s the OCD side, either way decorating my planner with stickers should come as no surprise to some of you! Which is why I’m back again today with another Plan With Me, this one being the first week of classes and well as my birthday weekend! Here I will show the stickers chosen for this week and the lovely shops that they are from! Let’s jump in!



The first thing I did was go ahead and add in a few header labels that match a little better with my daily schedule and also break up the vertical layout. These lovely aqua ones are from The Everyday Planner. She can even custom make ones for whatever your busy day holds! After that I went ahead and added in a few flags to the side to just add some more color and cover up the numbers. Again these are from The Everyday Planner and are perfect for just about anything!


My next step was to add in some full size boxes because I’m someone who likes a lot of color and pretty patterns. The one from The Everyday Planner were perfect for the coral and turquoise color scheme I was going for.



Here you can see the entire spread with the labels, flags, and full size boxes. I tried alternating the colors from pink to blue to balance out the spread. You’ll also notice that Monday is not decorated due to the fact that it was Tuesday when I finally got down to planning the spread!



Next I got a little excited and added this adorable quote sticker from Craft Cake Designs. She has amazing quote stickers, summer themes, and even made a few Kappa Delta stickers which you’ll see later in the post! I also couldn’t resist adding that adorable blue donut sticker from Anxiety Aids. Her donut stickers were to die for and I wanted to seriously use all of them!



My next step was adding these awesome college related stickers from Crafted By Corley. These stickers were perfect for marking off the days this week that I didn’t have class, I can’t wait to use the exam and quiz stickers once the semester really kicks in!



One of my favorite things to do is to mark out the weeks weather by adding these adorable weather stickers from Crafted By Corley. Luckily it’s nothing but sunshine this week!



After working a little on the actual week I decided it was time to pay attention to the weekend, AKA my birthday weekend! Woo, if you’re curious I’ll be 20 on Saturday so holla! Starting at the top the adorable tassel banner is from Starlets Doodles. The banner was seriously the perfect color for my color scheme too! I next had to of course add a cupcake from Anxiety Aids to symbolize my actual birthday! Woo hoo! The green watermelon was just really cute so I had to add it, you can find it at Planner Envy’s store! Sunday I decided to add a cute water color full size box from Planner Envy as well and just the usual weather stickers to add a pop of color!



The next area I wanted to focus on was the bottom of the page for daily tasks and such! As you can see I added the adorable Kappa Delta stickers with bows from Craft Cake Designs to symbolize the sorority recruitment practice nights! I later wrote in the time and location beside them! Under I added to each day 2 bars with tear drops and interchanged the colors! Both are from Rima Nur and they are such adorable pastel colors!



I began to add icons on top of the teardrops.  The laundry baskets were a reminder to do laundry for the week and they are from Starlets Doodles! Adding onto every other day are the little tennis shoes from Eve’s Sticky Room which were perfect for marking the days I needed to work out!



My next thing I decided to do was add small icons to the different sections. The cute camera at the top is from Anxiety Aids and was a reminder to photograph this for my blog! Underneath an adorable trash bag from Eve’s Sticky Room so that I wouldn’t forget to take the trash out that day! I also added these adorable YouTube and Instagram stickers from CSIllustrations to remind myself of tasks I needed to get done! Also from CSIllustrations I added 2 chevron wash strips to fill in space and act a background that still went with my color scheme!



After all that was done I decided to use these cute water tracker stickers form The Everyday Planner so I would remember to get my 8 glasses of water each day!



I decided after that to move to my side bar! So I started out by adding a To Buy header from Starlets Doodles along with a little checklist from Rima Nur to keep track of my list! I also thought to add a few makeup stickers from Anxiety Aids to the bottoms because I’m obsessed with makeup and I thought they looked cute!



The last touch to the spread was these perfect flag stickers from Eve’s Sticky Room to remind me to do online work, they come with lots of different labels which are perfect for students!


Sticker Stores Mentioned:

Eve’s Sticky Room: Thankful15 for 15% off

Anxiety Aids: NOTREADY for 20% off

Rima Nur: FREESHIP50 for orders over $50

Starlets Doodles: SSB25 for 25% off

The Everyday Planner: SIMPLESOUTHERN15 15% off $5 or more


Craft Cakes Designs: STICKIT15 for 15% off

Planner Envy: PLANNERENVYSAVE5 Spend $35, save $5

Crafted By Corley


Anyone else loving planner stickers and decorating your spreads? I know I just can’t get enough, it’s a great way to relieve stress and have fun! Anyways, what kind of planner do you guys use? I love my target Day Designer it’s the best bang for your buck and seriously so cute! I hope this plan with me was fun and interesting to see what stickers I use and how I organized and decorated my planner for the week!

Don’t forget to check out my Youtube channel for new videos every week as well!


Lauren | Simple Southern Belle



Dorm Room DIY



College has finally rolled around and I don’t know about you guys but I hate dorm room furniture and dorm rooms in general. The rooms are small the furniture is outdated and it’s not customizable. With that being said one of my main focuses when it comes to creating the perfect dorm room is my bed. I want it to be my oasis, the place where I go to relax and get a good nights rest, but I want it to also be the centerpiece of my room. Cute dorm room bedding can get pretty pricey and trust me no one wants to pay that. So, I’ve come up with a cute and easy DIY to add a little pop of color or style to your dorm room for under $10 and 10 minutes!

Here’s What You’ll Need


  1. Iron. Make sure you’re careful to not burn yourself or anything else with this!
  2. Iron on Monogram: Mine is from South Boutique, her store is packed with tons of cute monograms and other things!
  3. Pillow Cases: Target has a set of two for around $6.00
  4. A Smooth Surface: You’ll need this for ironing on the decal!


Now for the Fun Part…


Step 1. Place your iron on monogram in the center of the pillowcase or wherever you please. Make sure it’s straight and all lined up!


Step 2. Iron over the monogram lightly making sure to evenly spread the heat all over. I had to do this 2-3 times for 30 seconds to make sure the monogram was secured to the pillowcase.


Step 3. Remove the transfer paper making sure to not lift the monogram from the pillow case surface. If some pieces still are not completely ironed down replace the transfer paper and apply heat until finished.


Step 4. Toss your new and adorable DIY pillow case onto your bed and watch as the comments roll in about your adorable new dorm room decor!


How easy was that? It took me less than $10 dollars and less than 10 minutes to make this adorable monogrammed pillow. Make sure to head over to South Boutique to pick up a few iron monograms for yourself so you can make one of these cute, unique, and adorable pillow cases!

Don’t forget to share this with your friends so they too can have cute and fun dorm room bedding!

Want to see more dorm room DIYs? Let me know in the comments!

Looking for more room decor, check out my Etsy shop where I make hand painted canvases!

Don’t forget to check out my YouTube channel for new videos every week!

Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

Gifts for Your Sorority Little


Sorority big little reveal is just around the corner! And with so little time to prepare it is crucial that you bigs out there get a head start on spoiling your new little! I personally couldn’t wait to get my little and I was so excited to get to spoil her and buy her everything and anything! After searching the internet far and wide I came across several stores on Etsy that were perfect for these gifts. Etsy is a great place to find unique monogram and sorority items. Lucky for you guys I’m going to show you a few of my favorite stores so you’ll know where to get the best gifts for your perfect little.


Gift Idea 1: T-shirts on t-shirts on t-shirts. There are so many cute and fun shirts out there for any all sorority girls. Any easy and fun monogram tanks like this one from Simply Sew Precious is an essential for any sorority girl. It’s great to throw on with some leggings and nikes and head out the door!


Or this adorable stitched Kaydee tank from KyiStitches. What sorority girl doesn’t love Lilly and comfort color tanks, not many! Making this tank adorable and fun!


My next favorite style for shirts have been racerback style with writing down them! It’s so unique and no one will have a shirt like this one which is from KyiStitches.


My next favorite shop for shirts is Silly Little Girls. She creates tanks that are perfect for reveal day so that you and everyone in your fam can match. She is great at customizing shirts for anything you’d like!

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I also suggest passing down several of your old shirts or people’s from your family. It will have sentimental meaning and trust me she will love them all!

2. Accessories:

Now that your little is clothed to perfection in her new sorority apparel. I suggest working on the accessories. Accessories are a cheap and easy way to spoil your little with out breaking your bank!

My first favorites are from the adorable shop of Simply Sew Precious. If your school is near a beach or you know your little loves swimming these could be perfect! Her monogram bathing suit is to die for and the monogram spiker is perfect for the sand!



One of the best things for rainy days or bad hair days is hats. I’m a huge fan of baseball caps and these are two of my must haves. The first being a sorority hat from the Kappa Delta Boutique and the other an adorable monogrammed hat from KyiStitches. Hats are inexpensive and great way to shower your little with fun gifts.



I am obsessed with adorable makeup bags, I’m pretty sure I have more than I will ever need, but if your little is like me and just can’t have enough a cute makeup bags, this one with her monogram or sorority letters is great, mine is from KyiStitches and I get compliments on it all the time!



The next few items are drinking related, these are not for everyone and by no means am I saying you have to buy these for your little. You know them and whether they are into that sort of thing or if they are old enough for that, so keep that in mind when purchasing these items!

I think koozies are a great gift for anyone, cheap and fun and with you monogram or sorority letters it’s just adorable. This one is from KyiStitches. I couldn’t help but love this adorable monogrammed shot glass either. It’s even pink on the bottom and looks great on my new desk, lol. You can find it at PutMyNameOnIt . My new favorite glass to use for any drink at all (aka, Coca-Cola) is this monogram wine glass tumblr. It’s adorable and chic and I got so many comments on it, it’s from Simply Sew Precious.











My next favorite items are the cutest for your little’s car keys and backpack! I’ve been loving cute keyrings, wrist straps, and water bottles for adding a little spice to a not so cute key ring or backpack. The adorable Lilly Pulitzer Monogram keychain is from Rocky Top Monograms. I mean how cute is that?! The sorority keychain is perfect for a new sorority member to show off her new organization, this one if from Put My Name On It. Put My Name On It also sells this adorable sorority water bottle which I’ve been getting so much use out of! The Lilly Pulitzer sorority wrist strap is so cute and perfect for your new little and it’s from KyiStitches!











Last but not least, my most purchased items from Etsy and one of the best gifts to get your new sorority little is monograma and letters! She can use these on her car, laptop, door, cups, water bottles, binders, planners, etc. The options are endless! Here are few of my favorites!


A classic circle sorority letter monogram is great for your new little to put on her car or laptop to show off her new sorority! This one is from Rocky Top Monograms



Also from Rocky Top Monograms is this adorable Lilly Pulitzer printed script monogram, I can’t wait to use this on my planner or laptop for this school year!


My next three favorite stickers are from Preppy and Painted the first being these cute Lilly Pulitzer Sorority letters which are to die for! My other favorite from her was the adorable Lilly Pulitzer Pineapple and monogram sticker! It’s so original and fun!










3. Crafts!

There is nothing more fun than creating crafts for your new little. From canvases, pin boxes, wooden letters, coolers, painted glasses/mugs, shadow boxes, picture frames, baskets, and more! Hand made gifts will last a life time and show your little how much you love her!

4. Things she likes!

I loved getting my little her favorite candy, gift cards to her favorites store, food, her favorite drink, her favorite magazine, movie, books, pens, makeup and more!



Stores Mentioned in this post:

Simply Sew Precious 

Put My Name On It: Sorority Gift Pack

Preppy and Painted

Rocky Top Monograms



Shopping for a new little can be stressful when all you want to do is buy her everything without breaking the bank. Or maybe money isn’t an object and there are just so many options out there, which is why I’ve shown you all my favorite stores to purchase sorority gifts from as well as some original gifts and ideas to spoil your new little!


Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

Desk Tour & Organization






College is here at last, well at least for me! I’m heading into my junior year of college and decided to live in my sorority house this year! My room came with all typical dorm room furniture expect I have a full size bed (which I made beyond comfy). One of the first things I wanted to get set up in my room was my desk. I have this awesome desk hutch from Dormco which has been helping me organize everything I have and everyone in my hall loves it and wants one. So, since I’ve finished setting up everything I’ve decided to share it with you all and how I organize it to hopefully help you get some ideas for desk organization!


Make sure to head on over to YouTube and check out my desk tour and organization there as well!








Welcome to my lovely desk! Here is a small overview of what it looks like! Here you can see the dormco desk hutch which I am using to organize myself this school year. It’s great for getting things off your desk top and providing you with extra room and space for books, school supplies, or decorations like myself.



The top section of the hutch has 4 cubby whole spots for storing items! Mine is all neat and styled now, but Lord knows it will be organized and filled with junk in the next few weeks once school starts, anyone else find that happening to them too?

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Here you can see how I’ve organized each cubby hole. On top I’ve placed an Ikea plant, Bath and Body Works candle, and some cute plates from Target. In the first cubby on the left I have another Ikea plant, my sunglasses, and an Anthropologie mug with some decorative washi tape. 2nd cubby has a light up decorative L, monogrammed jewelry dish, and a mason jar with some decorative straws. The 3rd cubby is broken down into 2 smaller compartments for smaller items to be stored! The top one has a cosmetic case from Forever21 where I keep my daily jewelry and a tide detergent pod. The bottom has a yellow bowl from target with 3-4 Essie nail polishes and another Bath and Body Works candle (to bad I can’t burn those in the house).



Welcome to the actual desk top. I really like to keep this area clean and free to work on because I love spreading my books out and seeing everything at once which is why this adorable desk hutch is perfect. Down here I keep my small makeup mirror, lip balm, decorative L (which I made myself), my keys, some notebooks, and my laptop on top of my laptop case. You can even see my sorority paddle to the right (it’s broken and I’m working on fixing it before I hang it up!)

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Below this main part of my desk I have a long skinny drawer which I have yet to really fill with anything except random odds and ends. It houses my planner, this hustle notepad, my planner stickers in my Target file organizer, scissors, headphones, Vera Bradley pencil case, sticky notes, and a little jewelry tin.

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Last but not there is storage space on the right side of the desk which includes a large drawer and 2 shelves. In the top drawer I store random accessories, like sunglasses, external hard drive, Go Pro, stickers, notebooks, my wallet, my old phone, etc. Most of this will probably change once I go school supplies shopping, but for now it will do!

Below I’ve placed 3 makeup bags all with my makeup, basic toiletries like deodorant, body spray, contacts, and more just for easy access while I’m sitting at my desk. Next to those I have some cosmic brownies because those are my favorite snacks and I’m currently eating one as we speak. Below in the empty space is where I will be storing all of my binders, textbooks, notebooks, etc. to keep my self organized.



Overall I am excited for how my desk looks! Thanks to this awesome desk hutch from Dormco I was able to get everything off the top of my desk to keep it clutter free, chic, and organized. I can now decorate my room with the extra space all while still having my area to spread out and do homework.

Let me know in the comments if you liked a peek into my desk if you’d like to see a dorm room tour as well?!

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6 Shoes Every Girl Should Have



Whether you’re a shoe obsessed girl or you’d rather be barefoot like myself, every girl knows that there are just some shoes that every girl could benefit from having. It’s important to have a few basic pairs of shoes for any occasion that you might come across. Investing in these pieces are essential to ensuring they last for years to come. Not only will they last for years to come, but they also won’t go out of style because they are classic and simple making them versatile and easy to come by!

Today I decided to share with y’all 6 shoe essentials that I think should be in every woman’s closet and that are in mine!



1. Black Sandals. Perfect for summer barbecues, going shopping, or taking a stroll in the park. They are easy to throw on and match with any and every outfit, making them the first shoe essential every woman should have.

2. Black Heels. Classy, sleek, and neutral are the words that come to mind when I think of black heels. They add a sense of professionalism and elegance to any outfit and truly make a different in your appearance.

3. Nude Flats. For all of my tall girls out there this is for you. Nude flats are a great alternative to heels and again go with any outfit. They are also perfect for those important meetings or conventions where you may be on your feet all day.

4. Nude Heels. Who doesn’t love longer looking legs, well that’s exactly what nude heels do. They lengthen the look of your legs and make your calves look amazing! Not to mention they match with just about any outfit and look classic and sleek.

5. Brown Wedges. Perfect with a sundress, skinny jeans, or shorts, brown wedges add a sense of put together-ness (is that’s a word) that just makes you look like you took more time to get ready than you probably did.

6. Tennis Shoes. Probably the most obvious of the bunch is a nice pair of tennis shoes! They are great for not only working out but running errands, grocery shopping, and or moving into a new house!


Having these 6 essential shoes in your closet will help you be prepared for just about any event that comes your way! Whether you are a simplistic person and just want the basics or you’re a shoe fanatic and want to build your collection, this post can be helpful and make sure you’re prepared for the next big event in your life!

Which is your favorite pair of shoes?

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Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

Planner Organization 101: Etsy Stickers + Spreads



School is just around the corner and there it nothing more important than being organized and managing your time and tasks. Now I am someone who has recently been obsessed with planner decorating and stickers and using those to help me get excited about planning and look forward to writing things down. If you haven’t seen the whole planner organization scene, go check it out on Youtube and just google planner decorating. It is so much fun and there is this whole big community that is constantly growing! So today I am going to share with you all some stores that I have been loving as well as how I organize my planner and how I decorate!


Welcome to my weekly planner spread! As you can see my spread is colorful, decorative, and exciting! I look forward to writing things down and putting all the stickers to use! Make sure to check out the stores I’ve been loving at the end of this post for all of the stickers I’ve been using! The planner I use is a Day Designer by Target, this planner was a great price and is set similar to Erin Condren planners! The weekly layouts have a vertical layout for daily tasks and a daily break down of your schedule if you choose to use it. I however decided to create my own layout and what I needed to get done. Each day I have 5 sections.

1. Work. At the top I write my work schedule for the day and this is also where I place any pay day stickers.

2. Checklist. This section is where I mark anything in my personal life that I need to get done. For example on Monday I was going out to eat for my friend’s birthday and on Tuesday I had a little popcorn sticker to mark a movie date with Clay (my boyfriend).

3. Blog. My blog section is the place where I plan out what posts I want to go out and tasks I need to get done for future posts or responding to emails. By planning out my posts a head of time I know what posts are coming and anything I need to do for that post.

4. Youtube. Some of you may or may not know but I have recently created a Youtube channel where I also talk about college and sorority advice and will soon be doing several more types of videos! So make sure you’re subscribed to me! In this section I plan videos that need to be posted and any videos that need editing or filming!

5. Blank/decorative. This section is towards the bottom and is mostly for decoration and fun. It’s the place where I can put anything else I want for now. In a few weeks when schools starts I will change this into School so that I can write down any tasks I need to get done or any tests or quizzes.

6. Social Media/Water. These great little stickers at the very bottom are from Paws Paper and they are a great tool for someone like me who posts on social media each and every day! It has checkboxes for each social media and even e-mail along with water hydrating check marks to make sure you’re getting enough water throughout the day!

On the left side of the spread there is a long bar where you can write or put just about anything. I have placed social media checklists there for a job that I have and it keeps me on track with posts for her and posts for myself.

On the right side of the spread there is again another bar where there is place for gratitude, next week, and more! I jot down any important dates to remember for next week and use the rest of the space for decorating purposes.

Now of course you don’t have to use as many stickers as myself to get organized, you can really customize your spreads how you like and use as little or as much as you like! It’s been my new obsession! Let me know in the comments if you’ve been dying to do this too!


Planner Organization Tips:

1. Color code: Use different color pens, colored stickers, etc. to organize different things such as school, work, organizations, and more!

2. Use the monthly calendar: Using the monthly calendar is a great way to get a glance at important events coming up. You can even keep this color coded for an easier time!


3. Use a daily checklist/notepad: I love using these adorable notepads by Amanda Cowgill to sit down and write out all of my tasks for the day like laundry, getting gas, grocery shopping, working out, and more! She even makes notepads for your workout schedule too! Her store has a coupon code and link at the end of this post so go check her out!



4. Page Marker: Make sure to mark off your current week and the month for easy access and you’re able to flip between the two easily.

5. Take a Planner Day: Take time out of your week or day to sit down and plan. Look at the week ahead, add any additional events or dates, mark off any canceled dates as well!


With so many planner stickers out there to purchase, I have found that Etsy has the best! And lucky for you guys I am going to share with you some amazing shops that I used in my spread this week! Most of the shops have been kind enough to also include coupon codes so go take a look at their stores and the adorable stickers they have to offer!

Stores I’ve Been Loving:


Moogley & Me:

Moogley and Me offers amazing stickers from simple heart checklists to social media icons that are too die for! Not only do they have great icon stickers, but also cute functional stickers for full page spreads and more!

Coupon Code: “SOUTHERNBELLE” for 15% off any order! Expires Aug. 31st!

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Clicky Chick Creates:

If you’re a sorority girl then this shop is for you! Clicky Chick Creates made me custom sorority stickers that have events like ritual, chapter, dues, and more that I am loving! She now offers them in her shop as well!

Coupon Code: “SSB15” for 15% off $15 or more purchase! Expires Aug. 31st!


Cricket Paper Co:

If you’re a girly girl like myself then Cricket Paper Co. is just the store for you! They offer adorable box patterns and matching flags to create the perfect girly spread. And these Target stickers are just too cute!

Coupon Code: “BELLE20” for 20% off $10 order. Expires Oct. 31st.


Poetic Soup Design:

Poetic Soup is a very unique store. They offer great stickers like these makeup items and sweets. They are so detailed and perfect for even scrapbooking!

Coupon Code: “SSB25” for 25% off plus a deluxe sample pack. Expires Oct. 31st 2015

*Store on vacation till August 14th*


Spot On Shop: 

Spot on Shop is the perfect shop for any beginner planner decorating. From basic icons to washi samples and more they have everything you’ll need to get on your way and for a great price too!

Coupon Code: “BELLE15” for 15% off your order!

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Interrobang Designs:

Interrobang Designs. Wow this store offers some amazing stickers that are just the cutest. They are perfect for themed planning sets and she offers plenty of color schemes for what ever you are trying to create.

Coupon Code: “SSBELLE2015” for 10% off entire purchase. Expires Oct. 1st, 2015

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Paws Paper:

If you’re into cute and girly designs or are looking for cute and affordable sticker sets for planning an entire week than this is the shop for you! The colors are so bright and her stickers are amazing quality.

Coupon Code: “BELLE15” for 15% off. Expires Sept. 1st.

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Alternate Forces:

Love this store! From her water color banners and flags to the cute beer mugs, what’s not to love?! This store is unique and very bright and colorful!

Coupon Code: :TAKE10″ Take 10% off you order until the end of the year!

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Simple Planning:

This store is adorable and so helpful. With so many stickers and all kinds of colors it’s perfect for any themed spreads and their little popcorn stickers are perfect for marking off any movie date nights!

Coupon Code: “10OFF” for 10% off your order

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Amanda Cowgill Designs:

If you’re someone who needs to sit down and plan your entire day then this is for you! These unique notepads are perfect for getting yourself organized for the day ahead and even your workout routine!

Coupon Code: “TAKE15” Takes 15% off your order! Expires Aug. 16th 2015


Heading off to school stirs up a lot of new things. From school assignments, organization dates, work and more! Make sure you’re staying organized and on top of these by planning properly! Interested in starting planner decorating? I suggest checking out each of these shops above for cute and useful stickers! It can be a great stress reliever and it’s more fun and organized!

Check out the haul of this video on youtube!

Are you into planner decorating? What planner do you use? Let me know in the comments!

Have an awesome day!

Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

The Perfect Tailgating Outfits



Tailgating season will be here before you know it! Tailgating is the perfect time for relaxing with friends, meeting new people, and getting ready for a football game! And nothing is more important for a tailgate than looking cute and perfect! Whether you’re a casual style person, southern, or sporty I have the ideal tailgating outfit for you!

Outfit 1: The Casual Tailgater


This is great for those of you who are more on the stylish side of fashion and don’t really like the whole southern belle tailgating style. This outfit is perfect for fall weather! By adding a few accent pieces in your school’s colors you will have the perfect amount of school spirit. Adding a cross bag is good for keeping your essentials all in one place and without having to tote around a huge purse.

Outfit 2: The Sporty

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If you’re someone who likes comfort more than anything than this outfit is for you! Throwing on a cute school tee with a pair of high waisted shorts and converse is the perfect sporty look for tailgating. Adding a few accessories will add to the outfit. Also, don’t forget a cup for any drinks before the game!

Outfit 3: The Southern Belle

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If you’re like me and you love getting dolled up for game day and sporting your new flowy dress in your school’s colors, than this is the outfit for you! I love adding cute dresses with a pair of cowgirl boots to add the perfect southern touch. Adding a few accessories in your school’s colors makes a basic colored piece stand out!


Everyone loves tailgating, it’s like a party during the day time and it’s the most fun way to show your school spirit and hang out with your friends. From sporty to casual and even southern, I have shown you all the perfect outfits for tailgating this fall, so game on! Don’t forget to actually go to the game after tailgating, lol!

Which outfit is your favorite?

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Lauren | Simple Southern Belle

How to Make the Most of College



A typical college student spends anywhere from 4-5 years in college. And at first that seems like forever, but you’ll soon realize that time flies by faster than it seems. I’m heading into my junior of college and I feel as though just yesterday was freshman move in day! One thing I can say for sure is that my time at college has been well spent. I’ve learned a lot about myself, how I study, how I work, and much more! I made sure to make the most out of my college days and continue to do so. So, today I’m going to tell you all how to make the most of your college years so that you have endless memories to look back on years from now.

1. Live on Campus: One of the biggest tips I can give to freshmen is to live on campus. You’ll be close to school so you’ll be more likely to be involved and you’ll make friends so easily!

2. Join 1-2 Organizations: Now don’t over do yourself, but join 1 or 2 organizations so that you’re doing something you love, you’re making connections, making friends, and learning valuable skills.

3. Play Intramurals. Even if you’re not the most athletic person I promise that intramurals can be fun. Grab a few friends and make a team, make shirts if you want, and just have some fun with yourself!

4. Campus Festivals. Every year my school has a international festival where there are people from all different cultures and races and there is amazing food, games, and things to see. Take advantage of these things and learn some new stuff!

5. Career Fairs. Career fairs are a great time to make connections in the business world and maybe find a new job! Don’t pass up these awesome opportunities to further your career.

6. Free Events. Most campuses host free events with free food, shirts, games, and more! Go to these! Take a few friends and go have fun! I know one day my school had a laser tag event and it was the most fun thing ever. We spent hours playing in it. And hey since most events give out free shirts, who doesn’t love that?

7. TALK to People. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. Introduce yourself to people sitting near you in class. Ask them to study or work on a project. Same goes for when you’re anywhere with people, ask people to hang out! They probably won’t pass up a new friend.

8. Go to a Party of Two. I’m not saying go party crazy, but going to at least one college party is an awesome experience. It’s a great way to meet people, get closer to your other friends, and just let loose and have a good time!

9. Sporting Events. Go to them! Go support your school! Football, basketball, tennis, track, soccer, hockey, whatever! Just go and enjoy it. Most schools offer free tickets to students so there’s no harm in going!

10. Study Abroad. One of the best opportunities college can offer is studying abroad. This is a time to travel, learn about other cultures, learn a new language, make friends abroad, see how other countries work! There is so much to learn and do and such a good experience overall.

11. Take Interesting Classes. If possible take classes outside of your major that interest you, you might find a new passion or hobby from that! It’ll also open your eyes to new career opportunities out there that you didn’t know of.

12. Internships. Interning with a company is great exposure to different careers. It will give you an opportunity to work with a company and get a feel for what life is really like with that job. You’ll even make connections that could lead to a job later on.


There is definitely more to college than just books and the library. If you’re willing to put yourself out there and take a chance on some new and exciting things you can learn a lot about yourself and what you want to do with your life. I hope this inspired you all to really make the most of college and put yourselves out there!

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Lauren | Simple Southern Belle