A Little Seersucker Sass

Its that time of the year again… Back to school!  I don’t know about you, but this is my absolute favorite time of the year.  I can’t even explain how much I love it – the weather, fall fashions, warm Starbucks orders, Recruitment – you name it! 

While packing up to move, I realized I was in a slight conundrum… I have no way of carrying my books!  Every year I use my sorority’s bid day bag as a book bag, but this year since I am a recruitment counselor, I won’t be receiving that until September 9 (trust me, I am counting down the days.) 

Here are my picks for a new bookbag!

1. Lilly Pulitzer Tote

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My cousin bought me a bag similar to this for my 21st birthday!  It is so convenient for carrying books and binders.  A lot of bags make me super nervous because I’m afraid that I’ll ruin them, but this one has been so sturdy.

P.S. – They have matching wallets, phone cases, cell covers, tumblers, etc.  If you’re matchy-matchy like I am, this is perfection!

2. Longchamp Le Pliage

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I picked one of these up while in Vegas last September.  I LOVE it, to say the least.  I am so messy and always running late, so I have a bad habit of carrying food with me and leaving it in my bag.  You can easily wipe off whatever mess you might get on the bag.  I accidentally got some crumbs in there and used the suction tool on my vacuum to clean it out.

P.S. – Check out the Longchamp key chains!  I have one that is to die for.

3. L.L. Bean Monogrammed Backpack

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The classic – an L.L. Bean Monogrammed backpack.  For when you want something a little more functional and a little less cutesy. 

P.S. – They last forever.  I still have my hot pink one from middle school and you better believe I still carry it!

What are your favorite back to school bags?

XX,

SS

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I’m sure by this point we’ve all heard the story of Chicken Little.  A sweet little chicken with a bad case of anxiety who always thinks the sky is falling.  I will never forget when I was having a crisis and venting to my friend Jon, who told me “Slow down, Chicken Little!  The sky isn’t falling yet”  I try to remind myself this in every situation.

I’ve been taking a summer class and I am not a strong math student.  At all.  Like I have no idea how I’ve gotten this far and have gotten through my math classes with A’s and B’s.  I am scheduled to graduate in December, however, if I don’t pass this summer class I will be taking a “victory lap” and graduating in May.  To be completely honest, my brain is exhausted and the only thing getting me through has been the fact that I’ll have a 7 month break before law school.

Well, it turns out I have a C- in the class.  I don’t make C’s, but I just needed a C to pass.  And I was going to take that and be happy with it.  But realizing I hadn’t passed the class put me into some major depression and it seemed like everything kept going downhill.  My housing situation depended on my graduation status (I still don’t know where I’m living.)  I have a chronic illness that decided to act up.  I forgot my best friend’s birthday.  My piece of junk computer crashed.  I was behind on my dues.  I realized that being a Recruitment Counselor meant I wouldn’t be seeing my sisters until September.  I got mad at God because I couldn’t understand why his plan and my plan didn’t match up and I didn’t know why he would want me to be in such distress.

Finally, I came to terms with the fact that I wasn’t graduating on time.  I decided I would take more legal studies classes to fill the extra spaces and try to pick up an internship.  I bonded with my fellow Recruitment Counselors.  I emailed our treasurer and explained the situation.  She was beyond understanding and I even managed to make a payment.  I decided I would get involved with Relay again in the spring, as it is something that is so near and dear to my heart. And I prayed and prayed and prayed.

Today I got an email from my professor allowing me to re-take a take home exam.  Basically, if I can boost my score a little, I will get my C (at least) and graduate on time!  And now that I actually understand how to do the work, I have faith that I can.  I still have no idea where I’m living in the fall, but that will work itself out.  If worse comes to worse I’ll sleep in our chapter room until everything works itself out.

I hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!  And remember, just because its gloomy out, it doesn’t mean the sky is falling!

XOXO,

SS

I have an hour-long drive to work, and I spend the first part of it praying it. I live in the middle of nowhere, and it is absolutely beautiful. There are trees and flowers, farms and baby animals. You can see God at work.

I always close my prayers with the Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity to accept the thing I cannot change,

The courage to change the things I can,

And the wisdom to know the difference.

I had never thought about how powerful that second line was – Grant me the courage to change the things I can. Not “God, please fix everything wrong in the world,” but asking him to give us courage to change things that are wrong in the world.

I am (hopefully) graduating from college in December. This took a lot of prayer and thought – did I want to have two easy semesters for my senior year or did I want to graduate on time in December? After much prayer, I decided that I needed to be courageous and graduate on time in December. I didn’t need to let my fear of the uncertain (where I would be attending law school? what would I do for 7 months before law school? will I find a half lease?) stop me from reaching my goal of graduating on time.

This summer I went on the Journey put on by the Emmaus Community. My little sponsored me, paying for me to spend a weekend with no outside influences. Just God, my table group, and myself. I can’t even begin to tell you how much the event changed my life. It is hard enough to beg God for forgiveness and truly accept him into your life. But to have the courage to be a vision of God in a world that lacks him tacks much more courage. One thing that really sticks out in my mind is a talk given by the director of the event who spoke about showing the love of Jesus to everyone we come in contact with. I try to remember this at all times, especially at work or when I see people that I don’t really care for that I would usually glare at and then go on.

Right now, I am very interested in getting involved in prison ministries. To be honest, I am kind of intimidated. Actually, that is an understatement. I am terrified. In my mind, I envision these hard looking women with tattoos and mean faces that killed their husbands and could probably snap me in half. I know I shouldn’t make assumptions, and most of the women are probably in jail for minor drug offenses and DUIs. However, God has really been laying this on my heart. I pray every day for Him to give me courage and means to become involved. I can’t think of a better place to go to show the love of Jesus.

When was a time when you surprised yourself be being courageous? I’d love to hear!

xx,

Seersucker Sass

I have noticed the Friday Favorites trend on other blogs, so I felt like this would be a good post to start off on!

1. Bubble Necklaces

1. Bubble Necklaces

I am OBSESSED with bubble necklaces from J.Crew. I have 2 of these from J.Crew – the turqiouse and the yellow. I am dying to have a pink and a white one, but I am looking for some more afforadble options for those two.
Where have y’all purchased awesome bubble necklaces?

2. Southern Proper “Frat Hat” in Island Green

For those of you that don’t know, I am also obsessed with Southern Proper.  I absolutely adore the local fratty brands store in my area, and I fell in love with this hat immediately.  I already have the salmon, but this green is just so bright.  The picture does not do it justice.  Beware – the beau in your life may try to steal it!  I know my little brother has already claimed mine and is wearing it as we speak!

3. Treat Receipts!

It’s treat receipt time at Starbucks, which is great for addicts like me! Buy a drink in the morning, and then return after 2 p.m. for a grande frozen drink for only $2.00!  Can’t beat that!

What are your Friday Favorites?  Are they the same as mine? Leave me a comment and let me know!

XX,

Seersucker Sass

After lots of tweets about it, I finally started a blog!  I’m excited to have a way to share things without a 140 count limit.  I’m still trying to figure things out, so bear with me because I know the site looks rough right now.  Haha.  I promise that it will get better : )
What are some things that you would like to see me post about in the future?  I plan on doing fashion, beauty, recruitment tips, crafts, and things of that nature.  I would also LOVE to have some guest bloggers, so if anyone is interested, let me know!!  I’m hoping the site will eventually have some giveaways by the time Christmas rolls around.
Y’all are the best followers ever & I love y’all so much!  Have a happy weekend : )
xx,
Seersucker Sass
p.s. – i don’t know why it won’t let me put spaces betweent the paragraphs.  Sorry, I know its annoying.
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