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baconpancaakes  asked:

Do high schoolers ever tour Elsewhere U in consideration of going there? Do parents ever visit? Is there some sort of contractual obligation Not To Steal Visitors?

Guides for prospective students do what they can to mitigate theft - for example, ramen flavor packets stapled to the guide packet, haha you know the old joke about college students, don’t worry our dining halls are actually quite highly rated, hang on to that anyway. They cross running water as often as they can, and use every other deterrent they know. The guides are probably some of the most cunning students on campus, honestly. Every few years they still lose a prospective, though. You can’t win them all.

Splurge or Save: Fall Staples

The budget guy’s guide to smart spending

Whether you’re on a budget or just want to shop smarter this season, knowing when to invest and when to save is key. Generally, items that you’ll wear again and again for years to come are worth dishing out for. Trendier items or simple classics, like a pullover sweater, can easily be found at more affordable prices. Read on to find out what to splurge on and when to save, and begin your smart shopping below.

The Coat: Save

Unless you live somewhere with bitter winters and all-around cold weather, there’s no need to spend half your rent on a new coat. After all, you’ll only be wearing it outside, so who are you trying to impress?

Wool-blend Coat

Wool-Blend Peacoat

ASOS Trench

The Blazer: Splurge

A good blazer will always be a clothing standby. Wear it to work or on a date, and not only will you look extra dapper, but you’ll feel that much more confident.

Shiro Blazer

Rodolf Reddick Blazer

Navy Textured Weave Blazer

The Chunky Sweater: Splurge

The great thing about a thick knit sweater is that you can wear it year round for a little extra warmth. Look for a well-made style in wool or cashmere.

Small Cube Yoke Pullover

Osmund Knit Crew Neck Sweater

Heathered Sweater

The Pullover: Save

Layer a thin sweater over a crisp button-up, and you’ll look instantly pulled together. Don’t spend a fortune on a pullover, though - stores like H&M and Banana Republic are great for simple sweaters.

Soft-Wash Long-Sleeve Crew

Fine-knit Sweater

ASOS V Neck Sweater In Cotton

Jeans: Save

Denim comes in all shapes and sizes, at all different price points. You can find a great, comfortable pair of jeans that won’t cost a fortune, like these three below, and you’ll never fear ruining them.

Pants in Premium Cotton

ASOS Straight Jeans In Mid Wash

Rigid 501 Shrink-To-Fit

Boots: Splurge

You can generally tell the quality of shoes by looking at them. While you can find a good pair for less, when you’re looking for a sturdier style like a nice fall boot, spend a little more to get the best for your money. Just remember to weatherproof them or leave them inside when winter hits.

Boss Black Nevall Chelsea Boots

Desert Boots

Officer Boot

Accessories: Save

Hats, scarves and gloves are easily replaceable, and keep you warm no matter what. Especially if you tend to lose smaller items, cheaper versions will work just fine.


Selected Ground Beanie Hat

Exploded plaid scarf