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Back to School/Work Bag Basics

Hello friends, and Happy Friday to you all. Today I’m super excited to share my rendition of a “back to school” video – essentials for your school/work bag! Now, I’m a “far beyond” graduate: the perpetual student. I’ve endured primary school, middle school, four years of high school, four years of college, four years of medical school, and I’m working on my last four years of residency training (only 1.8 more years to go, baby!). While I’m not going to show you my backpack full of Hello Kitty and lollipops, I can show you in the most practical sense what some great things to carry in your book bag are — and indeed, my new favorite way to lug it all around. I hope you enjoy!


Whipping Post Vintage Tote Bag
Apple Macbook Air 13″ + Speck Case 
Pencil Case: eBay (similar: http://www.coolpencilcase.com)
Apple iPhone 5
Ray-Ban Wayfarer in Tortoise 
Notebook for taking notes (mine is a Moleskine
MAC Softsac Makeup bag 
Travalo travel atomizer 
Louis Vuitton Multicolore 4-Key Holder (Lychee colored interior)
Matine business card holder
Midori Traveler’s Notebook
Filofax Personal Original in Nude Patent
Kate Spade Cherry Lane Small Stacy Wallet
Frends With Benefits Headphones
Oil Slick caps
Fox Pepper Spray


BeGood Clothing Company Tee
American Eagle Artist Crop Jeans
Sperry Top-Siders
Ray-Ban Wayfarers in Brown/Tortoise
Aid Through Trade Roll-On Bracelets
Michele Watch
Rimmel lipliner in Eastend Snob
Maya Brenner initials necklace

Spring in My Step


Haul: Ulta, Kevyn Aucoin & More

I filmed this haul video earlier this past weekend…sorry for having two haul vids so close in timing to one another, but in my defense, that last one was as far back as January! I know I’m a shopper but it’s not THAT bad, I swear…


Castle on a Cloud

Drugstore Haul

Just brilliant, Kristina. Film a massive drugstore haul video at the end of January and then forget to upload it. This was a real forehead-smacking moment for me today. Now, don’t go crazy, but the next post is a haul video too, only it’s one I filmed TODAY. So I promise that one is new, andRead Post →

Happy Dance

I did not believe I would have the privilege of being able to write something like this, but, mind-boggling as it is…here I am. Pretty Shiny Sparkly has been nominated a 2nd year in a row for best fashion or beauty blog! I’m so touched you guys, seriously. And while I know there’s probably noRead Post →

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl

Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

The Skimmer Jean

If you like the new skimmer jean from Gap, you’ll like the discount even more. From 2/21 to 2/27, try the new skimmer and get $20 off regular price styles. For a limited time only so act fast!* Also, you can comment here, tweet this post, create an original Instagram, or visit my Facebook pageRead Post →


February 2013 Faves

HB and I are on a much needed vacation–we’re off to New Orleans for some R&R and sightseeing, and then off to my best friend’s wedding in Bastrop, Texas next weekend! I hope you all have a great week! I managed to film my February favorites video before we left. What are YOUR favorite productsRead Post →