September 10, 2015

What's In My Backpack ft. the Reps

Happy Thursday, friends! Thank goodness for 4-day weeks right?

I was inspired by the fact that I've got 3 weeks of class under my belt and by my Cristina on Campus suggestion box to bring to you today our backpack essentials!


Yup, my reps are back and helping me out today!

A little about my rep program: High school and college girls all around the country (or globe!) are welcome to become a Cristina on Campus representative. Each month, I send out an email for some help on a post. I ask for YOUR advice/opinion/tips to share with my readers because - let's face it - when it comes to being a young lady, we can take all the advice we get. I love getting to connect with people this way, too. So send me an email if you're interested. There's never a "sign-up" time - just come as you are, I'd love to have you!

Here's a look at some previous rep posts that have been on the blog:

Spring Break Essentials
How I Survived Winter: Campus Edition
Must-Have Products of The Moment

So, I find it very interesting what people carry in their backpack. In talking to my reps, I got some really good ideas for some bag-stuffers I had never thought of. Whether you're in high school and you're at school for 8+ hours or you have one class for college that day, it's important to have the following necessities with you!

So, I'll go first. First off, my backpack is near and dear to me considering it was a bargain at Target and is my favorite color. As for what I stuff in there...well, I have to have my agenda with me at all times and either my laptop or notebook for notes/homework.

I also go to the gym between classes, (these are my favorite Old Navy workout pants!) so, I need headphones of course! Does anyone else hate the way the Apple headphones fit? I've had these pink Sony earbuds since 2009 (and now that I think about it, that might not be sanitary).

And then there's the little things that you don't always need every second, but boy are you sure glad they're in there, and for me that's usually in the form of snacks and lip balm (see picture, heehee).

So reps, what are your backpack must-haves? 

"Gum for after lunch or even if I get hungry before lunch, headphones, and I finally invested in every color highlighter and have become "that girl" because its great to color code things when I have so many classes. Also, chapstick (especially during winter), my Camelbak water bottle, and sunglasses and their case for on the way home from school."
-Caroline, Cy-Fair High School 

"I carry a bunch of unnecessary things. I have 2 wallets to 3 different types of mints??? I'm a hoarder. 

I can't leave the house without the Elizabeth and James Nirvana White rollerball perfume, my Stila liquid liner, an extra phone charger, and my agenda (Couldn't resist buying the agenda after seeing you race about it. I'm in love!)"
-Shae-Lynn, Fanshawe College, Ontario

"Must have - (I know it sounds simple) but headphones. You never know when you are gonna need them!" 
-Jalia, University of Houston

"I always keep Advil, a granola bar, and my phone charger in my backpack! I’m on campus for normally 10+hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays since I am Junior and all my classes are for my major and minor.  Those three things keep me going through the day and ready for anything that might happen!" 
-Angela, University of Alabamaa

"My backpack essentials are: a great pen for note taking, a water bottle (I get thirsty super easily), and some gum (cause no one wants to talk to you if your breath is below par)!" 
-Rachel of Seashells and Sparkles, Westfield State University 

"My must have item in my backpack is my planner. As basic as it is, I seriously cannot live without it! It's just a simple planner I got from Wal-Mart, but I have had the same brand of planner for as long as I can remember."
-Katie, Stephen F. Austin University

What do you bring with you to campus? Hope your school year is off to a great start!




  1. I always have a ton of colored pens in my backpack! Taking notes in different colors helps me stay organized! x,kenz

  2. Hi - I just found your blog and love it! I would love to be a part of your rep program but I am not in high school yet! If there's any way I could still be a rep, send me an email at Thanks so much!
    ♥, Brooke'