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Vests are my fall/winter style pick. You can layer those bad boys with sweaters, dresses, and tunics. I have about 4 different vests at this point and I can make an infinite amount of super cute outfits that take minimal effort. This is my main goal when it comes to fashion especially when I’m at school. My favorite vests are from J. Crew Factory. The Herringbone Vest is probably my favorite out of the bunch. I have styled this vest several different ways in the past couple of years and today I’m sharing those looks and picking some similar options for you to shop!

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ICYMI, I attended my first national academic research conference in November! I presented some work that I did this past summer while I was interning in San Diego, CA. The conference itself was SO informative and helped me make a few last minute decisions regarding graduate school applications. I also got a ton of fee waivers which saved me a ton of money.

If you are interested in applying to graduate program in the biomedical sciences and have had some undergraduate research experience, you need to consider attending the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students. You’ll have the chance to network with other undergrads, have some candid conversations with graduate school representatives, and get constructive critiques on your presentation skills. All of which comes as a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Anyway, there are a lot of conferences that undergrads can take advantage of in their 4 years and I’m going to give a few tips for things to avoid, things to make sure you absolutely do and share a little bit about my experience! Let’s get into it.

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It’s finally December, meaning that I don’t have to pretend that I haven’t been listening to my Christmas playlist since November 1, my apartment can smell like Christmas cookie 24/7, and I can start buying all the gifts for all my favorite people. It kinda sucks that the beginning of December is also finals week for all the college students out there. How can you really be happy to bake the round sugar cookies with snowmen on them and blast carols when you have a huge history paper that’s due in two days. Don’t fret my friends; I’ve still managed to be in the holiday spirit every single year I’ve been in college. Here are some things that I’ve done in the past to get geared up for the holidays while I’m suffering through finals!

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I’m currently on my 20-minute break from writing a physical chemistry paper. Yeah, anyone who’s ever said science majors don’t have to write papers was very wrong. I am not feeling very inspired to write this paper. I guarantee I can get a substantial amount of this blog post done because just thinking about my time in New York City gets me inspired. Also, some really lit Hans Zimmer is playing in the background. I already shared my Day 1 guide to NYC here. In the final two days of being in the city, we covered so much more ground and I was able to try out more transportation options. So, let’s get into it.

What’s up, December?! This may be my unofficial attempt at starting Blogmas this year. I definitely typed up an idea for content for every single day of the month. I really want to get used to coming up with content regularly so that this can by my last semester going MIA from the blog. It’s something that I love doing and it’s frustrating when I don’t manage my time well enough to consistently post.

I asked on Twitter what sorts of posts you all would be interested in and a majority of people were down for chit chats & life updates, more college advice, and style posts(!). So, I shall give the people what they want! Who knows maybe I can ~actually~ post every day leading up to Christmas! Anywho, let’s get back to all things N.Y.C.; also if you are headed to the city over the holiday season: I am so jealous!! Have so much fun and send me pictures, please!

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It’s officially Christmas season! I’m playing my Christmas Spotify album, burning my Christmas cookie candle, and getting into the holiday spirit! I’ve also been online shopping and trying to find all the good sales. Audrey rounded up some fantastic sales here. A couple of holiday seasons ago, I shared some of my go-to gift ideas for every gal in your life no matter their aesthetic. I can’t believe that we’ve been blogging for that long, that I can say “a couple of seasons ago.” But, that’s a topic for a whole other post. I’ll go ahead and save you from my nostalgic mems and just dive right into the good stuff!

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For Her

So, we all have best friends, sisters, cousins, etc. that you know so well, but when it comes to buying gifts, you just have no idea what to get her! I mean sure you can make a meaningful card and write how much your nights spent eating tacos and margaritas helped you through your last semesters, but it’s also nice to pick out that perfect accessory or item that you know she’ll love.

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Hey y’all! I know it’s been a hot second since I’ve posted, but the craziness of college football season always gets to me! My Saturdays are taken up by a whole day of football, which leaves Sundays for trying to get a whole weekend’s worth of work and cleaning done. Now that my final football season is over (I’m still in denial), I’m excited to have my weekends back.

This week, I thought I’d share with you my favorite things to do during my weekends in college!

I'm a firm believer that the weekends in college should be relaxing, so I try to be uber-productive with my school work to leave lots of time for fun!

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