What to Wear During Spring Recruitment: SMU & Baylor
December 27, 2016-
Every girl going through recruitment has wished she could have had some inside tips on how to concur this stressful week. Well you’re in luck, because you have a recruitment veteran at your disposal! Southern Methodist University and Baylor University are two Texas schools hosting formal spring recruitment. If you don’t attend these universities, be sure to check your school’s Greek Council to see what they have planned in the spring!
One of the most important questions regarding recruitment is “what do I wear?” Each night of recruitment is a different occasion that requires a different outfit. Don’t worry; you don’t need to break the bank on your recruitment wardrobe!
The first day of recruitment is your chance to visit each sorority and to make a banging first impression! Even though open house is one of the most casual days, it doesn’t give you permission to wear Nike shorts and flip flops. Everyone will be wearing the exact same recruitment t-shirt, so half your outfit is already done. We suggest pairing it with some nice jeans (without any holes) and some cute statement jewelry to dress it up. Keep the footwear casual with some comfortable flats or trendy boots you will be doing a lot of walking and standing!
- Old Navy Mid-Rise Rockstar Built-In Sculpt
- Francescas Darcie Mixed Shape Statement Neckalce
- Nordstrom Rack Susina Kayden Bootie
The attire for the second day of recruitment can still be categorized as casual, but we don’t suggest jeans for this occasion. You’ll be learning about the philanthropy that each organization supports so it’s very important to dress accordingly. Think of what you would wear to church or what you’d wear to dinner with your grandparents—don’t even think about wearing leggings. We recommend wearing a casual dress or skirt paired with some tights to keep you warm as you go to each house. Keep the footwear comfy with some flats and for the finishing touch, add a light scarf.
What was previously known as “Skit Day” is now called Sisterhood Day. This portion of recruitment is all about learning why and how each sorority treasures the relationships between its members. The attire for this day is pretty much the same as the previous day, so picking your outfit won’t be too hard. To make yourself stand out, we think it’d be fab to wear a warm maxi dress. Long dresses are surprisingly warm—anyone who’s worn one in the summer will agree. Then pair that maxi with some classic heels and unique accessories and you’ll make a lasting impression.
- Forever 21 Self-Tie Floral Maxi Dress
- Altar’d State Trendsetter Heels
- Francescas Emma Beaded Tassel Teardrop Earring
Pref Day is definitely the most formal day of recruitment. This is when you should bring out you inner Jackie O and act like the lady you are. You’ll be making a very important decision tonight—choosing your sorority home is not to be taken lightly, and your attire needs to reflect that. This is the time to bust out your LBD and some killer heels—but make sure you can actually walk in them. Remember to keep the length and style of your dress appropriate for the occasion; we don’t want to see plunging necklines or racy hemlines. Instead, make a statement with your accessories; it’s an easy and safe way to make a stand out.
- GAP Three Quarter Bell Sleeve Dress
- Dillard’s Jessica Simpson Cassel Laser Cut Pumps
- Kendra Scott Harlow Statement Necklace
Give yourself a pat on the back! You survived spring recruitment and you looked fabulous while doing it—you’re welcome. Not to pick favorites, but bid day is our favorite part of recruitment! This is the day where you meet your new sisters and make lasting memories. Keep it casual with the jeans you wore to Open House paired with a casual top and some comfy shoes. You’ll probably be switching into your Bid Day shirt, so don’t spend too much time worrying about your top. After receiving your bid, you’ll head straight to the bid day parties where you’ll take millions of pictures and will probably somehow find yourself covered in glitter—you better get used to it.
Aggie Staple: Gumby’s Pizza
March 23, 2016-
Pizza is probably one of the biggest staples in a college student’s diet. It’s usually what sounds best late at night, and it’s still just as tasty the next morning for breakfast. It’s also probably one of the few things that you can actually get late at night. Gumby’s Pizza is a huge deal in College Station, and it’s not their pizza they’re best known for. Pizza rolls are the most popular item on the menu at Gumby’s. This is a popular place to stop in after a night out with friends. Tuesdays it might be the most popular place in town, because its seventy-five cent pizza roll night. So word to the wise if you plan on going Tuesday, you better get there early or you could be waiting awhile. Next time you’re in town be sure to check out Gumby’s for some killer pizza rolls, we’re sure the pizza is just as good but we’ll stick with our beloved rolls.
Easy to do Up-Do’s
March 22, 2016-
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We all know how it feels to miss your 8 A.M. alarm and scramble to get to class or work on time. Not only is it a task to get out of bed… it is even more difficult trying to tame that bed head of yours! For those of us who don’t have time to straighten or style our hair in the A.M., there are plenty of fabulous hair trends you can whip up in just a few seconds! From short hair to long hair, these adorable styles will be sure to have you looking presentable and ready for the day in no time!
The Bang Braid
The Low Pony Twist
The Half-Up Pony
Find It At The Findery
February 17, 2016-
Do you like Spice Village? Are you in love with the Magnolia Market? Do you proudly refer to yourself as a Wacoan and tout cute pictures of Wacotown on your insta? Well then go find your ish at The Findery downtown. A Waco local shop, you’ll find everything from furniture and house décor to chic clothing and sorority gifts. Officially opened on November 18, 2015, the shop has been gaining popularity. Whether you live in Waco or are just driving through, The Findery is worth your time.
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!
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