The Great Cane’s vs. Layne’s Debate
May 6, 2016-
Who doesn’t love fried chicken? It’s a popular favorite, especially in places like Texas. While many people have probably heard of the popular chain restaurant, Raising Cane’s, they probably haven’t heard of Layne’s. Layne’s is a College Station original and is the source of the debate over which place is better. Cane’s or Layne’s? True Aggies will tell you that Layne’s is by far the better restaurant. They also specialize in chicken fingers, toast, and fries, and their own version of secret sauce. Next time you’re visiting the area, be sure to check out Layne’s and see which you prefer. We’re pretty sure Layne’s will win a special place in your heart like it has for millions of Aggies.
Mad for Plaid
February 15, 2016-
Classic plaid is making its way into stores everywhere, and it’s not just for flannels and scarves anymore. People are sporting plaid shirts, dresses, coats and skirts. The trend can be styled to look dressy and sophisticated or cool and chic. It’s all about how you play it up. Pair a plaid shirt with a solid skirt for a cool and edgy look, or glam up a more casual outfit with a pretty plaid coat. Check out our favorite plaid finds below!
The Great Outdoors!
February 12, 2016-
Winter is barreling through Lubbock at full speed, and the underprepared freshmen are hibernating in their dorms to survive. Lucky for them, a hub city favorite just moved next to campus with gear to get you ready for the cold! From shell jackets, to fleeces, to heated leggings, Mountain Hideaway has everything you need for this season. This outstanding sporting goods store carries all of the college kid’s favorite name brands including Patagonia, North Face, and more. So before the next blizzard hits town, stop by the corner University and Broadway and stock up!
A #6 and a WTF Please
December 30, 2015-
In the heart of Knox/Henderson sits Velvet Taco, a laid-back taco fusion diner. The chef-inspired menu is definitely upping the ante on the Dallas taco scene. There is something for everyone on this one of a kind menu. Some notable ingredients include tikka chicken, falafel, flank steak, ahi tuna, oysters and fish & chips. Corn and flour tortillas are handmade daily, but there are also lettuce wraps and hibiscus corn tortillas to add some diversity to the menu. Complement your meal with a margarita, “elote-style” corn, or a slice of red velvet cake. Another noteworthy menu item: the WTF or weekly taco feature. Past features have included the Camel Kabob Taco and Sorghum Tabbouleh Detox Taco. Craving tacos at 2 am? No problem. Velvet Taco is open late.
World of Beer
December 29, 2015-
Whether you are looking for a great sports bar atmosphere to grab a drink and some wings to watch the game, a place to go for Sunday brunch with the girls, or a great place to grab lunch with friends; World of Beer is the place for you.
Located off of University and part of Northpoint Crossing, this new restaurant is the perfect new hangout. Their menu, much like the name suggests, includes a long list of beers on tap; but they also have a wide variety of food. From their classic giant Bavarian pretzel, to delicious hot wings, they have the perfect food to snack on while you watch the game. They also have tons of burger and flatbread options, as well as other tasty items that make it a great lunch or dinner spot.
To make it even better, they offer Sunday brunch. The perfect place for Sunday brunch with the girls, they offer a wide variety of delicious breakfast foods, including their super sweet S’more waffles. One of the cool things about this restaurant is that they have a perfectly paired beer to go with whatever you’re ordering. Be sure to check out this cool place, you won’t be sorry you did!
The Exchange LBK
December 28, 2015-
Nothing is music to a college girl’s ears like easy money for selling clothes. We all know how annoying it is to have a tiny dorm closet or apartment wardrobe stuffed full with clothes you haven’t worn in months. An independently owned designer consignment boutique has hit the scene in Lubbock and it is all the talk. The Exchange LBK is creating a whole new take on consignment. From timeless pieces to trendy current ensembles, The Exchange welcomes all fabulous designer items. Not only is it the perfect place to sell your designer pieces… buying is even sweeter! With incredible steals and deals, this boutique is one of a kind.
Christmas at the Arboretum
December 23, 2015-
Tucked away behind White Rock lake sits one of Dallas’ hidden treasures—the Dallas Arboretum. Every November the girls of SMU never disappoint to overload my Instagram feed with filtered photos from the Arboretum’s annual pumpkin patch display (the pumpkin craze does not end at lattes in Dallas). This year, we’re braving the cold and getting in the Christmas spirit at the Arboretum’s 12 days of Christmas exhibit. The display walks you through a maze of lighted oak trees as you wander through a real life showcase of the 12 gifts from the classic holiday tune. There’s nothing like enjoying warm mulled wine while you stroll through the lighted garden of lords-a-leaping and golden rings.
December 22, 2015-
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For every holiday occasion that rolls around, every girl knows how important it is to have your nails looking fabulous. Unfortunately, getting to the salon or having time to wait all day can put a damper on your day. Sometimes the classic polish we put on at home doesn’t do the trick and lasts maybe a day. Well lucky for us… nail brands have made this problem disappear! Gel polish is being sold in retail stores that do not need UV light and provide the same fabulous look the salon gives you! Here are a few of our favorite polishes that we think you’ll love, too!
What to Wear During Recruitment: Baylor Edition
December 21, 2015-
Not everybody has a big sister who can talk them through the odd, yet exciting process of joining a new sorority, so we’re here to offer you seasoned advice on what to wear during Panhellenic Recruitment.
We’ve got to hand it to you—it’s tricky. You want to be confident and comfortable, and while you want to stand out to the different houses, you certainly don’t want to stand out in a bad way. Well, stick with us and you’ll do just fine.
Open House Parties
On the first day of Baylor’s formal recruitment process, you’ll be visiting all eight sorority houses. Everybody will be wearing the same recruitment t-shirt, so aim to express your own personal style through a few well-chosen accessories. When in doubt, a killer pair of comfy shoes will get the job done here as well—after all, heels and t-shirts generally don’t mix unless you’re on ANTM. Last, but most certainly not least, you’ll be sitting on the floor for these parties, so we’d opt for a pair of high-rise pants to avoid any potentially embarrassing fashion mishaps.
- Gap 1969 Resolution True Skinny High-Rise Jeans
- BaubleBar Pearl Barbell Bracelet Set
- Sam Edelman Penny Riding Boots
Attire for the next two days can potentially be very similar, so we like to take advantage of the more casual feel of philanthropy round. Thankfully, you’ll be able to park it in a chair for this round, but comfortable shoes are still a must because you’ll potentially be attending up to six parties on this day.
- Banana Republic Jacquard Drapey Ankle Pant
- Crew Collection Cashmere Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
- Urban Outfitters Jeffrey Campbell Vionnet Flat
Most girls will be rocking flats today, but you’re not most girls. Comfortable shoes are still paramount, but we think it’s essential to upgrade to something slightly more elevated (literally) during these next two rounds. Our compromise? A dressy boot paired with a seasonally-appropriate skirt. Since temperatures will undoubtedly be chilly, take the classy route and throw on a pair of sheer tights under your skirt. It’s a simple combo that ends up making a big impact!
Today is a serious day, so your outfit should definitely reflect as much. You’ll be attending two parties at most during Preference Day at Baylor, so expect to be sitting down a large majority of the time. Read: this is your green light to bust out the pumps. Think an evening at the symphony as opposed to going out for drinks with the girls. We turn to classic dress shapes and demure hemlines during Preference Day, and limit our pops of color to one area. Try an LBD with some bright accessories or a flattering dress with some black pumps and classic jewelry.
Just because the courting process is over doesn’t mean you get to revert back to your usual college wardrobe…yet. You’ll want to be casual, but still look nice when you receive a formal invitation to join your future sorority. We’d opt for your skinnies from the open house round, plus a nice top and some flats or your shoes from days one or two. You’ll be headed to Bid Day parties after you receive your formal invitation, so wear something you won’t regret seeing all over Instagram for the next week.
Piece of Cake
The holidays are right around the corner… and what better way to ring them in than with treats and sweets! For all of you out there like me who are not exactly “skilled” in the kitchen… fear not! The best cake place is upon Lubbock, TX. Nothing Bundt Cakes is a nationwide delicious spot that will satisfy every sweet tooth. From pecan praline, to carrot, to red velvet to chocolate chip… this cake stop is perfect for holiday gatherings! Not only are the cakes amazing, they offer cake decorations that will make your party gatherings a one of a kind!
Bundle Up with Pine Boutique
December 18, 2015-
If you are looking for trendy clothes in College Station, you need to check out Pine Boutique. This local shop located off of Texas is the perfect place to find new clothes, and right now they have all of their fall fashions out. This boutique offers unique clothes and plenty of maroon options that are perfect for Aggie fans. Whether you’re looking for a cute dress, or some new accessories to complement an outfit, this is the place for you. They carry many high end name brands as well as lots of unique brands that you may not have heard of. This place is full of style and you’re sure to love it.
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