Since it’s almost autumn and most of you already started your new school year and I am starting mine in a week, I decided to do a Back-to-School type blog post. This will mostly be a haul of clothes and accessories for school, but in the end I will also include some other goods: like notebooks and etc., which I enjoy using. Moreover, I will give you some information about the school system in Lithuania.
There are 3 types of schools in Lithuania: elementary school (4 years), middle school (4 years) and high school (4 years). You don’t necessarily need to change schools tree times: elementary and middle schools most of the time are in the same building and are practically the same school that consists of 8 years. I have attended one school from 1st to 8th grades in my neighborhood (it was like 10 min walk away from my house) and I transferred to a private high school (gymnasium) in the 9th grade which is located in the city center. On September 1st, which is an official start day of the school year in Lithuania and is also considered to be a celebration of knowledge day, I will be starting my senior year (12th grade).
In my school, we have to wear black jackets – they are an official uniform. However, a lot of students don’t wear them and it really pisses me off because I used to wear one all the time.
During 12th grade, we don’t have any school dances, proms or homecomings like US schools have. But we do have our interpretations of these celebrations.
We have a 100 day celebration, in which we commemorate that we have only 100 days of school left. I guess it’s like our prom. Then, we have a Last Bell celebration, which is held on the last day of school before we star our exams. After the exams comes graduation. But in order to graduate, you have to pass exams. Lithuanian literature exam is mandatory for all students. You need to pass 2 exams to graduate and get a high school diploma and 3 exams to get into university. However, almost all of the students are taking from 4 to 6 exams.
We also have 3 holidays during school years. 1 week at the end of October, 2 weeks during Christmas and 1 week during Easter. We star our summer holidays at the beginning of June. Smaller kids, like elementary school students have more holidays, for example 3 weeks during Christmas instead of 2, bonus week of holidays in Spring after or before Easter (depends when the Easter celebration is that year) and so forth.
But enough of boring information, let’s go shopping! Disclaimer: I am not trying to show off, actually all of these clothes were bought on sale and I hope that this post will show that you can buy some great stuff even if you are on a tight budget.
Kaunas city shops:
iPhone cases form tiger for 2.90 euros: 1. One with colorful dots 2. One that looks like a tire
(You need to protect your iPhone at all times, especially at school. You can easily knock it off the table or it can break inside your bag full of hard-cover books).
RESERVED: Grey sweatshirt with white mesh– 8.69 euros
Sleeveless t-shirt with LA -5.21 euros
College t-shirt white/blue – 5.21 euros
Charm bracelet with letters – 2.60 euros
Pink/golden/white bracelets (pack of 6) – 3.76 euros
Light blue/white/golden bracelets (pack of 5) -3.76 euros
NewYorker: Necklace with infinity sign– 2.87 euros
APRANGA: classical black trousers – 27 euros
MOHITO: one button black jacket with golden details at the shoulders – 27 euros
Vilnius city shops:
Blouse – 14.95 euros
Golden slim Rings (pack of 17) – 4.99 euros
Bijou Brigitte: Pack of 3 square rings – 2.60 euros
Peek & Cloppenburg: Black sweater – 11.60 euros (They forgot to take the security thing off)
Rose-gold necklace – 2.90 euros
White see-through sweater – 5.79 euros
Other bits and pieces:
Self-explanatory huge eraser from tiger
Fluffy pouch for pencils (2nd year using it) from local supermarket
Notebook with NY and London from my local supermarket
(Sorry, can’t remember any prices)
Links for shops:
So, as you can see, I am fully stocked on sweaters and sweatshirts at least for autumn.
I hope that this post helped you to find some sales in your local shops or maybe gave some style/clothing inspiration. Bye!