I remember during my last ride on the crimson wave I was think about how much The Hairpin needed a Diva Cup Ode; thanks for reading my mind!
I've been using one since my freshman year of college and I'm 2 weeks from graduation, so that's a fun little full-circle. And honestly, I do not think I've bought any tampons or pads in my whole college life. Budget friendly!
@annev6 Just use it as an opportunity to convert your roommates to the Cup! I started using the cup my freshman year, living in a dorm where the only burner was in a common area. Fun conversations! (All girl floor though).
@Briony Fields This is my only tiny qualm with the cup. I am lucky enough not to be plagued by cramps every period, but some days with the cup in I'll get hit with a bad one (last month this happened). I just switch to a tampon for the day and that usually sorts it out.
@LacunaKale I had to google them, but I vote best.
@iceberg MTE. I get so oddly incensed because I saw it as a social phenomenon on my res hall floor freshman year. The year started with two people who were legitimately, diagnosed as celiac, and yet somehow by the end of the year practically half the floor had just "decided" to go gluten-free for no good reason.
Like someone else said, you will have to pry my cupcakes, pizza, bread and macaroni and cheese out of my cold, dead hands.
I like the lady from the article who decided to go gluten-free and attributed that to all these amazing change sin her body, but then it says that "she also gave up sugar at the same time and made an effort to eat more vegetables and nuts." Hmm, I wonder which one was more effective?
Various bucket totes (that can be worn cross-body) with many pockets so I can fit my entire life in them (or at least a small child). But my current one was seen on New Girl, so there's some cred?
But my school bag is the Pan Am Orion (in the royal blue) that I got as a Christmas present 2 years ago. It's great because it holds my computer, plus notebook and textbooks. I always get complements on it. Plus I've seen another girl around campus also carrying a Pan Am bag, so I am clearly a trend-setter. (My mom also picked up an actual vintage of the white Trendsetter bag at a flea market for me, but I devastatingly spilled nail polish on it and broke my own heart).
Look, I know this is blasphemous, but I'm going to say Crocs. Hear me out! They actually have some really cute sandals! I got this teal t-strap pair in September and a more simple black pair and wore them all around Disneyland for 5 days.
Plus, I worked at Starbucks and wore a mary-jane pair of crocs and never had any problems (and before, when I wore bad shoes, my lower back always hurt at the end of a shift).