Monday, August 8, 2011

New School Year Prep

My favorite time of year is just around the corner!

Over the weekend I found myself perusing the school supply aisle, dreaming about highlighters and post-it notes. I could walk the aisles all day and my excitement level would never cease. 

There are a few things I always do to prepare for a new school year...

  • Buy candy for my desk candy jar
  • Buy a 'first-day' outfit (keep your eye out for a special post!)
  • Buy a lipstick that makes me feel like I can do anything 
  • Get a 'first week' manicure
  • Get a haircut

This weekend I'll be hitting the Pleasant Prairie Outlet Mall in Wisconsin to hopefully score a good deal on some work clothes. I'm in serious need of new dress pants! 

Until then, I'm trying to decide what kind of haircut/color I want to get in 2 weeks. I haven't decided on a color (probably something with dark honey for fall). Instead, I've been focusing on what kind of cut to get. I've been growing out my hair for at least 1 year and I love the length, but it's getting to be a bit too much. I'm ready for an actual style. 

I'm thinking this cut with a darker color...

I like that it's still a bit long, but short enough to actually have a defined cut. Plus, I need to be able to put my hair in a ponytail for when I sweat it out at the gym. 

If any ladies are looking for a great stylist in Chicago, I recommend Brittany at Robert Jeffrey - Lakeview. I've been going to her for 3 years and I always leave happy! Plus, their window displays are amazing! It's nice to have something pretty to look at while you're getting your hair done. Also, if you pre-book your next appointment, you'll get 10% off... every time. 

What do you do to prepare for a new school year? 


  1. I love the cut - I can't wait to see it! I already got MY new cut, I'm planning a pre-homecoming mani/pedi, and am still looking for my first-week shoes. I also make a new-year resolution! Best of luck on your first week.

  2. I saw your new haircut. It looks great! I hope the start of the year doesn't keep you too busy!