All posts tagged: back to school

Ballin’ On A Budget: Back-to-School Beauty Starter Kit

Whether you’ve just finished buying all your school supplies and dorm essentials or you’re just trying to get the basics for your makeup bag, buying quality beauty products shouldn’t have to be a hassle on your bank account. With the listed products below, your pockets will be thanking you! Skin Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub, $6-9 (Walmart): This scrub does wonders exfoliating dead skin and combating acne at the same time. There’s a reason why it was named Allure Magazine’s Editors’ Choice. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion, $9-14 (Drugstore.com): This lotion is committed to its advertisements. It truly moisturizes and it is great for those with sensitive skin. Ponds Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream, $8-12 (Walmart): Within 3 weeks of use, you will see your dark spots start to disappear. This bottle is magic! You can also use it in place of your regular moisturizer because it’s just that good. There’s a cream for each skin type that will last practically a lifetime, seriously 😛! Freeman Feeling Beautiful Dead Sea Minerals Anti-Stress Mask, $4 …

Plaid Skirt One More Time

Everytime I see a plaid skirt, what comes to my mind is an old school uniform. As obvious as it is, I believe every girl would love to dress in a plaid skirt and high knee socks. Even Britney Spears! As we saw in a sexy plaid skirt version on her music video: “Baby One More Time,” they are also a must have for Rachel Berry from Glee. In addition to the famous TV stars, the plaid skirt is a true back-to-school option for girls. The skirt, plus high knee socks are awesome for this “end of summer” time of the year, when is not too hot but not yet cold. With this look I am wearing a light white sweater which works great for the approaching cooler fall weather. The white, red and black colors match well together, making the entire outfit charming. Time for “back-to-school”, let’s rock a preppy plaid skirt and feel like we are part of Glee or Gossip Girl. It is not restricted to TV shows only. You can wear …

Mad for Plaid

The very first thing that comes to mind when I think of back-to-school wardrobe essentials is PLAID! I’m totally mad for plaid! The all-American plaid shirt, grunge era plaid skirts & 70’s inspired plaid dresses — plaid is the ultimate fall staple! Not to mention, completely comfortable and always on trend! We are all prone to pairing our favorite tartan button-downs with a pair of jeans, but why not swap out the jeans for a jean jacket & opt for an adorable black faux leather skirt instead? This is an easy way to give an otherwise classic, boyish shirt a more feminine & slightly edgier flair! I’ve been experimenting with not making my outfits so matchy-match and it’s become my favorite past time. With this outfit, I focused on breaking up the colors to give the ensemble a little more life and make it a little more interesting to the eye. A denim washed cropped jean jacket over a primarily white and red plaid shirt, tucked into a pleated black faux leather skirt paired with …

Back On The Grind

At one point or another we have all set goals for ourselves. It can be something as simple as telling yourself you are going to wake up early in the morning, to saying you want to lose twenty pounds before a big event. It is no surprise to anyone that students around the world are beginning to set new goals for themselves as a new school year begins. YHM asks student, Shannon Kelly, to share her goals for the upcoming school session. I know every student probably sets the same goals when school starts. They tell themselves they want to get all A’s so they strive to do all of their readings, go to every class, and submit every assignment. Just like other students I want the same things, but now that I am older, newer goals are getting added to that list. My goal is to do my best to receive an internship that will set me up for life once I graduate. I feel that these opportunities are the best ways to allow …

Pack Up and Go

It’s official: School is in session! We’re here to help take away some of the sting of having to say farewell to summer by introducing you to some of the best school accessories to rock on campus and in the halls. Backpacks have made a huge comeback in the past year, and their popularity isn’t slowing down anytime soon! Styles are getting edgier and more unexpected. We’ve searched through the collections of some of our favorite brands to bring you the best bags to grab up before first period. Even better news? There’s something for everyone! If you’re into funky patterns and prints: Maybe feminine touches and florals are more your style: Or you’re ready to take on this school year with a little edge: So whatever your school or style vibe, there’s a bag for you that’ll get you even more excited about getting back in the classroom. And we have a feeling these backpacks will make hauling all those books to the library a little less painful. As always, we’re happy to help …

Back to School Fashion Day One: Preppy Pupil

Welcome to Day One of YHM’s Weekly Wear Back to School Special. This week we will be revealing a new look every day in preparation for the coming school year, with individual pieces priced at $50 or less. The theme of today’s outfit is crisp and preppy. Classic and professional, this look will wow teachers and classmates alike! Let us begin with a button-down top that features a fun chevron print. Pair this top with a nice pair of jeggings – not only will they look great with this, but they’ll go with every top you own! To continue the preppy look, slip your feet into a pair of stylish riding boots. Liven up the look with a brightly colored handbag. To complete the outfit, match the handbag with some eye-catching stud earrings. There you have it! A sharp, preppy outfit that is perfect for the start of the school year. As always, hope we inspired you to create a preppy outfit that you will rock in the classroom. And if someone asks where you …