what to pack for college | back to school giveaway

Wednesday, August 05, 2015




Today I am sharing with you all my latest YouTube Video. I had a really positive response to my last video about sorority recruitment, so I decided to keep with the back to school theme this time around! I am sharing the top 10 things you should pack for college your freshman year. I know every store has a list of things you need, but I think they can really overwhelming! It is hard to determine what you actually need and what will just take up space. Obviously you need to pack more than 10 things for college, but these are the top 10 things I would recommend! Please make sure you all give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel.




Additionally, there is currently a giveaway going on in this video! I feature my pair of monogrammed rain boots, from Hollenberg Bros (pictured below). You can win a pair for yourself and get it monogrammed, with sorority letters, etc. (Psst. this give away is over an $89 value!) You don't have to be in college to enter. It is quick 4 steps to enter which are listed in the description box of the video. If you have any questions, just let me know! Good luck!




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32 thoughts

  1. Those monogrammed rain boots are so cute! It's been so long since I was a freshman in college that I don't even remember what my "essentials" were!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. These are all great items!!! Especially the rain boots that was the best decision I ever made was grabbing rain boots before I left because I walked to class and it rained a lot! hahaha.

    xoxox
    Brooke

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  3. ooohhh I need to check out those rainboots omg so cute!!! Heading there now...

    xoxo Amanda

    The Miller Affect

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  4. rainboots are a PERFECT giveaway for college girls. They are a campus essential! The worst is when you're not prepared with them. One time it randomly started raining hard and I was wearing uggs- you better believe i took them off and walked barefoot so I wouldn't ruin them!
    elle
    Southern Elle Style

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  5. Those rainboots are so adorable!! <3 Such a great giveaway for ladies in college!!

    xoxo,
    Amanda | www.TheChambrayBunny.com

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  6. Oh gosh I remember they had a list for us in our orientation to go and pick up - oh freshman year - the best of times! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. Those rain-boots are adorable and I will definitely need some of those! I'll go check out your video :) xx

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  8. Such great advice!! Reading all of these back to school posts makes me really miss school! I never thought I'd say that!
    Rainboots & a raincoat were the two things I made sure to get before I left for college because I knew I'd be walking a lot...funny thing is I never owned an umbrella.

    xo
    styleiseverythingblog.com

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  9. I love those rain boots! So cute.

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  10. Those rain boots are totally adorable!

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  11. You are so adorable! These are great tips for the college bound!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  12. lovely post! It's so amazing:)

    www.bloglovin.com/blogs/printed-sea-3880191

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  13. Darcy, you mentioned some really good things! I really liked the earphone headset idea (that's very courteous) and ottoman where you can store things (limited spacing). When living on campus, there's so much to think about. This will definitely help others. Great video!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  14. Thank you so much Darcy for these wonderful ideas, you know I'm going to have two going next fall so I'm gonna need all the help I can get! How adorable are those rain boots, what a great find girl! Happy Wednesday!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  15. This made me miss college so much (it's been 9 years yikes!), and I love the water bottle/filter idea. I definitely could have used that back in college :-D

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  16. Love this video! Now that I've finished my freshman year, I'm definitely going to re-think my packing list and leave some things at home - I definitely overpacked!
    xx, Victoria
    memphismadeblog.com

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  17. Love those boots and this video! I'm definitely overdue for some new rain boots. I remember going back to school, I always packed WAY too much, I love that you kept it simple in your video!!!

    xoxo
    Valery Brennan

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  18. Being a college student- I totally relate! So many things that are spot on

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  19. Love your advice! And LOVE those rainboots (an absolute essential for rainy days in college!!)

    xo, Christina

    Fitness & Frills

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  20. Packing (for me) is always overwhelming, but packing for college is serious business! Love the way you broke it down, doll. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  21. Packing is always a pain - even if its just for a weekend trip! Great post and good luck!!

    Sportsanista

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  22. I've never seen monogrammed boots before, and now I'm obsessed!! So super cute!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  23. I've never seen monogrammed boots before, and now I'm obsessed!! So super cute!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  24. love this post!

    xo,
    Jess | wildvagabondss.blogspot.com

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  25. I don't know if my comment saved! But rain boots were one thing I didn't pack when I went to college... until I realized I had to walk to class in the rain haha

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  26. Great tips and all of those planning for college can certainly take this advice!

    xo,
    Brooke | KBStyled

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  27. I have never owned a pair of rainboots in my life I always thought they were ugly and made my feet look big lol, but definitely cleaning supplies is a must Do not leave it ever!
    http://artadorned.com/2015/08/we-are-flying-around-the-world-to-bring-you-amazing-content/#comments

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  28. Such great tips and a great pair of rain boots are going to come in handy walking to classes!

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  29. Really helpful! I'm going to college next month!!! so excited :)

    xx closetchronicle.blogspot.com

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  30. i never got to experience dorm life--ours were suites, like an apt--but it seems like fun! and i swear there are more fun things to purchase and get to really personalize the space than when i was in college.

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  31. This was a great post! I wish I had it handy when I was in college.

    Have courage,
    Elle | http://www.elleword.com

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