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This Week's Top 10

1. Happy Saturday! There's no game this weekend (this is a good thing-- I needed a break!), so I'm reporting live from my apartment with my morning coffee to deliver This Week's Top 10.. enjoy!

Shopbop Sale: What I Purchased + My Wishlist

you can click directly on each product to shop!

Okay, I know when Shopbop sales happen that so many bloggers are sharing wishlists, guides, and ideas of what to buy to the point of annoyance. I will be the first to admit that purchasing extremely expensive pieces just for 20% off (or 25% if you spend over $500) isn't something that is within my college budget. However, it really is the perfect time to make a purchase if there's something you've had your eye on-- scoring 20% off a pricier item makes a bigger impact than 20% off at a lower-end store, obviously! I actually did shop this sale this time around, and that's why I wanted to share a post supporting it. This is just a very honest sharing of what I bought and what I wish I could also purchase because I have been coveting some things for a while now, and the sale just happened to come at a perfect time for me. I also have a special itch to shop when the seasons change, and I know a lot of you probably do, too! That's my little disclaimer. Let's get onto the fun stuff!

My New Favorite Hair Styling Tool

When it comes to doing my hair lately, I've been trying to curl it more and straighten it less. With naturally curly hair, sometimes flat irons can be too harsh and make my hair look damaged and unnatural. However, since trying this Panasonic nanoe Flat Iron & styling iron, I can create a smooth, silky straight hair look that gives me the perfect balance of straightness for my curly hair!

A few game days ago, I decided to put my new Panasonic nanoe Flat Iron to the test and straighten my hair instead of curl it. Because it was such a humid day, I knew I wanted to put my hair back, but a straightened ponytail often looks better than a curly one because it gives it a silkier look and adds a bit of length. The slim ceramic plates allow you to easily smooth hair at the roots, but the rounded straightener head makes it easy to style waves and curls, too.

I'm seriously so happy with my new Panasonic nanoe Flat Iron! As I mentioned, it really doesn't "iron" my hair to the point of crispiness, and actually styles it well without burning it to a straightened crisp. This is due to the nanoe™ technology used in the flat iron that infuses moisture into hair to keep is smooth and shiny. Plus, the high-recovery heater and advanced smooth ceramic plates provide even heat distribution and maintain constant temperature so you can straighten your hair from roots to ends without having to go over it multiple times.

Another bonus about this straightener? It heats up in just 30 seconds and have five temperature units! This is perfect for someone like me who is always distracted while getting ready to go out, so I can turn on the straightener to high and quickly straighten my hair while getting ready with my friends. And, if I miss a piece, it's so quick to turn it back on and fix my hair before heading out the door! The result of even heat dispersion, even tension and the large plates keeps hair styled, smooth and vibrant all day long... even on a hot and humid game day!

For anyone else looking for a flat iron that gets the job done well without giving you that over-straightened look, I can't recommend this one enough!


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Panasonic. The opinions and text are all mine.

Street Style Looks Reinvented For Class

When it comes to getting dressed for class, I've been trying to look a little more put together this year in my business classes. Last year, I wore leggings and a big sweater the majority of the time because I was attending big lectures where I didn't know anyone and didn't really feel the need to make a good impression. This year, however, I've been using my business classes as a good excuse to get into the habit of looking presentable. This has resulted in little changes from leggings to more stylish jeans and tops instead of sweatshirts. Recently, a lot of my style inspiration has come from Street Style looks from fashion weeks throughout the months, and I thought it would be fun to share a few of my favorites and how they can easily be tweaked to be more class appropriate!

Updated College Grocery List + What I Eat

I love sharing my meals, snacks, and other healthy ideas on my Instagram Stories, and I love that you, too, enjoy reading about my running updates and what I eat. I think it's so helpful as a college student to find inspiration from what others are doing so we can all stay healthy together and find creative meals that are simple and affordable for a college grocery budget. Both this year and last year I've lived in an apartment, which means I go to the grocery store 1-2 times a week and have to fend for myself when it comes to making meals and picking out my food. I've pretty much nailed it down to what I like to eat and what I can cook, so read on for a rundown of what my meals look like and how I plan for them!