advice, college, lifestyle I Graduated…Now What? January 18, 2018

When you start out at college it can feel like you have got all the time in the world to get your life in order and decide on everything that you want to do. But if you’re getting towards your final year, or have already graduated, then knowing some steps to take can be helpful. I mean, there are literally so many options for you when you graduate; so which route will you take? Here are some things to think about after college, to help you with the next stage of your life.

Get Your Finances in Order

After being in college and living on not much money at all, you may have dipped into your overdraft or maxed out more than one credit card. Throw in some missed payments and it can mean that your credit score can take a big hit. So looking to repair your credit and build your score back up is a good idea. After all, if you want to get a mortgage or any other kind of big loan, then you’re going to need a good credit score. You could look at a credit repair site here for some ideas, as well as looking to set yourself a budget and live within your means. It can take some discipline but after college is a good time to get it all in order.

Work Experience

It can be great if you know what career you want to get into. But if you don’t, having some work experience can be good to help you decide what might work best for you. You never know until you try it. Not only that, but it can look good on your resume to have some work experience in the field you want to get into. So if you know career you want or you don’t have a clue, then work experience can be a good place to start.

Work Abroad

For many graduates, after college is going to be the best time in their life to explore the world, travel, and work abroad. You might not think you have the money to go abroad, but there are many opportunities to work abroad so that you can earn money whilst you travel. You could do anything from teaching English as a second language, interning at a law firm, to working as a freelancer online where all you need is a laptop. It can bulk out your resume as well as give you some life experience before you get into the working nine to five world.

Study More

If you loved college so much and think that post-graduate study may be best for you, as well as for your career options, then why not stay studying? It can be pretty costly, though, so you may consider working alongside your studies to eliminate getting into more and more debt. Just think about what might work best for you.

Have you recently graduated and still deciding what to go? There is no right and wrong thing to do, just what works best for you.

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

advice, college, lifestyle Is The Education System Putting Too Much Pressure On Students? January 17, 2018

Student life

Education is a crucial part of everyone’s life, but how do we know we’re getting the right kind of education? Many believe the system is flawed due to the many gaps in what’s being taught, and that each individual has different learning capabilities, there’s no real way to perfect it. That’s not the only concern though, it’s what the students have to do if they want to make it anywhere, and the consequences of these problems.

It goes without saying, all countries have a different education system, which means that the processes that students have to go through will vary significantly from country to country. However, there are a few things that many countries have in common, and one of those is expenses. Many students have to deal with a significant amount of debt that they get after going to higher education, but sometimes they’re forced to! Not only does this mean that they have to worry about their career straight off the bat, but they’re also pushed into a terrible financial position. With all of that in mind, you then have to study rigorously to make sure the debt isn’t without purpose! It’s not a wonder that many people of a young age are dealing with so many mental issues in today’s world.

Debt solutions

When it comes to dealing with debt, racking up the money can be very difficult. Many people have to carry that debt with them for the majority of their life! In some cases, it can make your living situation out of education very uncomfortable; which in turn can lead to even more stress. It’s best to seek out the help of a professional and find better options for you, which doesn’t necessarily guarantee a solution but offers a variety of deals to help you through it. You should look into the student debt relief program, where you can learn about different choices to help you keep on top of your finances while in debt; which at least takes the pressure off of the ordeal while you try to get on with life.


When it comes to higher education, there are many out there who would rather seek alternative options. There aren’t always other solutions, as employment rate can vary in different fields, but there’s always some form of alternative. You may consider looking into an online course instead; which offers you a much more flexible style of learning. Not only that, but you could also try going for a job at the same time, meaning that you’re earning during your education period. Even if you got a job while you’re in the education system, it’s likely that the money would just sink into the debt anyway; something you don’t get from the alternative solutions.

The bottom line is, student life can be a very stressful time for everyone, and it’s important that you make the right decisions before it’s too late for you. Many would suggest taking extra time to decide, like having a year off before you go back to education. You never know if you’ll find something better during that time, which in turn could allow you to avoid the debt and extra education entirely!

I hope you enjoyed the post!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

clothing, review A Sock Panda Review + Deal! * January 12, 2018

Hey my loves! Sorry that I have been absent for the past couple of weeks. I have been taking time to relax, recollect and rest. I can’t believe that it’s already 2018 and I can’t wait to see what this year will bring for me. This year Rae Chic will be turning three years old in February – wow! It’s crazy how time flies.

Today I have a review for you on Sock Panda! They are a monthly sock subscription that also gives back. For every new subscription, Sock Panda donates a pair of socks to those in need. I love companies that give back and I think that it’s an important reminder to be grateful for what we have since everyone isn’t as fortunate as some of us. Sock Panda has donated almost 100,000 pairs of socks to homeless shelters, low-income senior centers, underprivileged classrooms and hospitals all around the country. I seriously love that they do this and it shows that your simple subscription can do good for others.

I was sent two pairs of socks to try out and share with you guys. I was really surprised at the quality of them, they’re incredibly soft and comfortable. I will admit, I was afraid that when I tried them on that it was going to stretch the design too much and ruin them (which has happened to me in the past with other socks) but surprisingly, it didn’t! I love wearing long socks in the winter, especially when I have to go out and shovel.


The first pair I tried on were these super cute veggie socks, which are totally up my alley. The second I opened up the package, I had a huge smile on my face! (I bet those who receive socks from the Sock Panda’s donations feel the same way too <3) If you didn’t know, I’m vegetarian so these socks are absolutely perfect for me. I bet they’d be an awesome conversation starter like they want their socks to be!






The second pair of socks that I got have a cute little character on them. She’s got glasses on and looks totally glamorous with her pink wrap on. Since it’s a subscription service, you don’t get to pick the socks you receive so it’s a total surprise! I definitely like that idea and I love the two pairs of socks I got. I honestly feel like you can never have too many socks.





I’m super pleased with Sock Panda! Not only do you get awesome socks each month, your subscription helps those in need. I also love that they have subscription options for children & teens, so it’s a good learning experience for kids to see how their purchases can help others.

Annnnnd, I do have a deal on Sock Panda for you!

I hope you enjoyed the post. Which pair is your favorite? It’s hard for me to pick a favorite!

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Disclaimer: Yes, this product was sent to me to review, but sponsorships/items sent to me do not alter my opinion in any way. I’m here to help you (my readers) to find new products that you may have never heard about. I am all for giving 100% reviews, whether I’m paid for the review, sent the item or I purchase it myself. Just something to keep in mind for my past/future reviews.
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