Sunday, October 23, 2016

Important Update


Hey y'all! If you're still here after no updates for quite a few months - thank you for sticking around! I'm in my sophomore year of college and a lot is changing. I'm reorienting my career goals and trying to figure out future plans. That being said, "Your Typical Prep" isn't necessarily representative of my life anymore. I've shifted from an interest in fashion to more of one in travel and everyday adventures.

That being said, I'm currently working on rebranding my site. If you want to stay up to date, make sure to check out my Instagram here while this site gets a reboot! Stay tuned for good things to come. 

xx
Caitlin

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Cloudy Day in Chatham

Recruitment is over, school has started and I'm finally back to blogging! Excuse my two-ish week hiatus, but it's back to regular scheduling. These past two weeks were a blur, which I will most likely post about in the days to come, but I first wanted to finish up my summer posts!

Whenever we're in Cape Cod, we always spend some time in Chatham. It's an adorable part of the Cape and holds some really amazing houses. One of my favorite parts is the Chatham Lighthouse! There's also a fudge and candy shop you can't miss called Candy Manor.






xx
Caitlin

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Packing for College: 8 Items You Can't Forget

With fall semester right around the corner, I thought I'd share my personal list of must-have items for college, especially if it's your freshman year! Last fall, I went into freshman year with no idea what to expect - I wish I would have had a list like this because I ended up having to buy most of it as I figured everything out throughout the year! 


Trust me, you're going to want this. Between your laptop, phone, TV, fridge, microwave, etc., you're not going to have enough plugs to go around, especially if you have a roommate! There are some pretty cool ones out there that even have USB ports so you don't even need your charging block!

I'm not the first to say it, but dorm rooms are tiny. You're going to want to save as much space as you can by using plastic drawers like these under a desk or in a closet or baskets/bins like these under a futon or to organize drawers.

If you're bringing a TV, you'll want one of these. You can connect your laptop to your TV, which lets you watch Netflix and movies on the screen instead of on your laptop!

Speaking from experience, it's not easy or fun doing dishes in a dorm, especially when you have community-style bathrooms. Stock up on the paper goods and you'll be set!

You really only need one good dress or shirt/skirt/pants combination, but it'll come in handy for sure. I had an interview that required "business-casual" dress for a position in a club and I was thankful that I had packed a dress that fit the occasion!

Think prom or homecoming, but more sophisticated. Chances are, you'll go to a function at least once in the year that requires this kind of attire, especially if you're in a sorority!

Walking to class in the rain is never fun. Enough said.

For some reason, college is full of themed-events. Once again, if you're in a sorority, you'll have tons of socials/date nights that call for crazy outfits! You can generally find everything you need at a thrift store. A good starting point of things to bring: a Hawaiian shirt, a sports jersey, something camo, America-themed clothing, and neon 80s attire.

If you have any questions about college/what to pack, feel free to reach out!

xx
Caitlin


Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunset Over Cape Cod

A favorite spot to see the sunset in Cape Cod is from the boardwalk over the marshes at Bass Hole. The light is always perfect and it's always gorgeous, especially on a clear evening. The only downside? The marsh attracts little bugs that fly all around the area - pro tip: bring bug spray.




Whenever we go to Cape Cod, we stay with our cousins and it's a tradition to go to Bass Hole at least once. My sister and one of our cousins bring things to go crabbing with - they throw a line baited with some sort of meat off the side of the boardwalk and wait for the crabs to bite. Then they pull up the line! It's hilarious because most of the time, the crab falls off the line when it's halfway up to the boardwalk.




As for this Longchamp backpack, it's one of my favorite things I own! A friend from my study abroad in Paris had one and I loved it so much that I bought when while I was still in Europe - Longchamp is surprisingly less expensive there and I was able to buy the backpack from a Longchamp specialty store, which was fun in itself!




 I mentioned it in my Fourth of July recap post, but there really isn't much like sunset over Cape Cod. It's always beautiful, no matter where you are and it's one of my favorite things to do while on the Cape.




xx
Caitlin



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Nantucket

The first six weeks of my summer were spent studying abroad in Paris. When I finally arrived home, I was back in Atlanta for a relaxing two days - then, I was off again! This time, we were heading to my grandpa's house and then to Cape Cod to visit our cousins. On our second day on the Cape, my mom and I took a day trip to Nantucket. The whole island is beautiful - the hydrangeas were the color of cotton candy and the homes were something out of a storybook.













xx
Caitlin














Friday, July 22, 2016

Paris: Recap Video

As Paris was my home for six weeks, I miss it more and more every day! I'm glad I took so many photos because I scroll through them at least once a day reminiscing on my time there. While I was in Europe, I took short video clips everywhere I went and compiled them all into a video montage, which is embedded below. Let me know what you think!


xx
Caitlin