November 6, 2014-
Every girl has an open (or secret) obsession with frozen yogurt and we certainly won’t deny ours! What is better than a delicious cup of frosty goodness with added health benefits? Lubbock has recently been graced with the sweet addition of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt. Located in Kingsgate Center, Menchie’s provides a family-friendly atmosphere that is booming with endless flavors and toppings that constantly rotate. They offer an option of a waffle cone in the cup that is made and molded right in front of you by the staff! From non-fat cinnayumm bun to low-carb white chocolate raspberry, this sweet spot has flavors to please even the pickiest of taste buds! So next time you are searching to satisfy your sweet tooth, head on over to 82nd and Quaker!
September 1, 2014-
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Denim has come a long way since the 80’s, and is working its way back into our closets in more ways than one. If the only denim you have in your closet is in the form of jeans, try out these new looks in the classic fabric:
Ann Taylor Loft Chambray Button Pocket Softened Shirt
A chambray shirt is extremely versatile, and can be paired with almost anything—even jeans in the right shade!
Two by Vince Camuto Vintage Wash Denim Vest
The denim vest has been around for a while, but the way people wear it is always changing! Throw it over some layers in the fall for added warmth, or over a cute sundress as a fun accessory.
American Eagle Hi-Rise Denim Shortie, Medium Wash
Jean shorts are a no-brainer in the Texas heat, and with all of the cute new styles out there, we promise you’ll find a pair that won’t make you look dated.
Back to Basics
August 27, 2014-
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In college, closet space often leaves much to be desired. Cut down on non-essentials and make sure you have these 5 wardrobe basics in your closet:
Francesca’s Barletta Bandaged One-Shoulder Dress
The LBD. In the wise words of Karl Lagerfeld, “One is never overdressed or underdressed with a little black dress.” The right dress can easily take you from work to play with a quick change of accessories.
American Eagle Skinny Jean, Dark Wash
Skinny Jeans. A good pair of skinnies can be dressed up or down, and nothing beats the mood boost you get from knowing you have a pair that fits perfectly.
Nordstrom Sam Edelman ‘Camdyn’ Pump
Nude Pumps. From presentations and job interviews to weddings and date night, a classic nude pump goes with everything.
J.Crew Vintage cotton V-neck tee
White Tee. Whether it’s an oxford or a well-constructed tee, a white shirt is the perfect foundation for almost any look.
Nordstrom MOD.lusive by Bobeau Open Front Cardigan
Cardigan. We’re not talking about your grandma’s cardigan, but long cardigans are on trend right now and make easy transitional pieces.
Pumped Up Kicks
August 25, 2014-
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One of the universal truths of back to school shopping is the excitement over buying a new pair of shoes. We loved it when we were 10, and we still love it now that we’re in college. In Texas, class schedules involve a fair amount of trekking across campus, making stylish sneakers essential. Check out some of our favorite sneaker finds below:
Vans Canvas Authentic Lo Pro in Sangria
Reebok Classic Leather Seasonal
Recruitment Wardrobe: Texas A&M University
August 21, 2014-
This is a very casual, very short day. It just serves the purpose of informing you of the week’s events. Gym shorts and a t-shirt are perfect.
Monday & Tuesday: “Go Greek” Days
You will be visiting every house and learning about the different chapters. The attire for these days is cute shorts, the Go Greek t-shirt you receive at convocation, and a pair of comfortable shoes.
You will be visiting the houses to learn about their philanthropies. Attire for this day is a casual sun dress or a cute skirt and shirt combo. Flats and sandals are recommended; you will be walking the most on this day so heels of any kind are not the best idea. Remember that you will be walking around in the hot summer sun, so make sure you choose a fabric that breathes, like cotton.
This is the day that you will be visiting houses and watching their skits. You will also get the chance to meet and talk with members. Attire for this day is a nice dress (nicer than a sundress or day dress) with wedges or heels.
A more serious event will be planned for this day. Your attire should be a cocktail dress with heels and nice jewelry.
You will be spending the day with your new sisters! You should wear something comfortable and cute for this day because lots of photos will be taken. Attire is whatever you are comfortable in. You will receive a sorority t-shirt once you arrive at the house. Paired with cute shorts and sandals, you will look picture perfect!
Saturday: Bid Day
What’s in the Bag?
It is a good idea to bring a durable tote during rush week as you will have important things to keep track of. Bring water and snacks to help keep you hydrated and energized throughout the day. Some items to keep you looking your best throughout the day include a hair brush and bobby pins, makeup in case you need to make touchups, mints to keep your breath fresh, oil blotting sheets, a small fan or towel, and deodorant.
Recruitment Wardrobe: University of Texas
August 13, 2014-
Open House: Tuesday & Wednesday
What it says: Each potential new member will receive a recruitment t-shirt to wear for Open House. Khaki shorts and tennis shoes are suggested.
What it means: Remember you are dressing for women, so keep those inseams at an appropriate length. Khaki shorts are pretty much the same wherever you go, so be sure to find a pair you feel comfortable in—you’ll be walking from house to house on these days, and UT’s campus is big. Same goes for your tennis shoes—don’t wear your regular gym pair—and if they’re new, try walking around in them a few days before Open House to prevent any “new shoes blisters.”
Philanthropy Round: Thursday & Friday
What it says: Comfortable daytime dresses or skirts, comfortable sandals or flats. No denim or flip-flops.
What it means: Demure sundresses are a safe bet here. We love a skirt/top combo as much as the next girl, but when you pair it with walking around UT’s campus in the middle of summer—we prefer the breathability of a cotton day dress. Gladiator sandals or open toe flats are always a comfy go-to—stay away from the thong sandals even if they are Tory Burch.
Skit Round: Saturday
What it says: Dress appropriately for a luncheon, tea, or ceremony.
What it means: When in doubt, flashback to your graduation day attire. So yes, heels are paramount from here on out. If the thought of traipsing around campus in heels is daunting, don’t worry—you can throw on a pair of flats between houses. Even though attire is more serious, a somber attitude is not—still let your wonderful personality shine through as you visit each house!
1. ASOS Collection Scuba Pencil Dress with Peplum Hem in Floral Print
2. ASOS PRESENCE Leather Pointed Heels
3. Kate Spade Varadero Tile Necklace
4. Kate Spade Madison Ave. Collection Loreto Dress
5. David Meister Cap Sleeve Baroque Print Dress in Blue/White
6. Cole Haan Bethany Wedge (40mm) Almond Toe
Preference Night: Sunday
What it says: Cocktail dress (typically black)
What it means: It’s not really a suggestion—black cocktail dresses definitely abound on Preference Night. Each girl will only visit up to 3 houses on this day, so don’t worry about not standing out with your outfit—you’ve made it this far, so that means both you and the sorority are seriously interested in one another. Even though it’s “cocktail attire,” you’re not dressing for a night out on the town so do your best to channel Audrey Hepburn’s classy but chic style.
1. Gorjana Roya Drop Earrings
2. ASOS PICTURE-PERFECT Pointed High Heels
3. Badgley Mischka Seqiun-Bodice Strapless Dress
4. Catherine Malandrino Short-Sleeve Net-Overlay Cocktail Dress
5. Bauble Bar Neutral Foliage Studs
6. Rebecca Minkoff Brie in Fuschia Suede
7. Kate Spade Mini Bouquet Leverbacks
8. French Connection Elvia Pump
9. Byron Lars Allusione Sheath
Bid Day: Monday
What it says: Comfortable daytime dresses or skirts, comfortable sandals or flats; no denim.
What it means: You’re almost there! And, bonus, you can go back to the sandals and flats today. Think back to your outfit for Philanthropy Round, and throw on a comfy sundress. You’ll be invited back to the house of the sorority you have joined and will—inevitably—pose in a million and one photos, so make sure it’s a dress you feel fabulous in!
Recruitment Wardrobe: Texas Tech University
August 12, 2014-
Period I: Sunday or Monday
What it says: Texas Tech T-shirt, Shorts and Comfortable Shoes
What it means: Unlike previous years, you’ll only spend one day in this outfit. It will be H-O-T hot during Tech’s recruitment week, so make sure you pick a breathable Tech t-shirt. It’s also important to take into account the sheer size of Texas Tech’s campus—read: walking, walking and more walking. Cute sandals will do the job today, but if they’re not suitable for long distances, bring a spare pair—you’re welcome to bring totes or backpacks (you’re not allowed to bring them into houses, so they won’t need to match your outfit) to store any shoes, snacks, cosmetics or other necessities…like deodorant!
Period II: Tuesday
What it says: Sundress or Skirt, Flats or Wedges
What it means: Exactly what it says! Still expect tons of walking, so make use of the tote or backpack you’re permitted to carry around from house to house. If you feel like rocking wedges instead of dressy flats, do it but don’t forget your spare walking pair. We promise you won’t be docked any cool points for not advancing to heels on day 2 either!
Period III: Wednesday
What it says: Church attire – Dresses or Skirts – Heels, Wedges or Flats
What it means: Slightly more dressy than yesterday, so take it up a notch with some nice accessories and heeled shoes. Flats are still an option today, but most girls will be wearing heeled shoes. Steer clear of too-high heels, and make sure your dress isn’t showing too much skin—although sleeveless is definitely okay!
1. H&M Patterned Dress
2. Franco Sarto Tish Wedge Sandal
3. Urban Outfitters Druzy Stone Earring
4. Jessica Simpson Miriah Wedge Sandal
5. Kendra Scott Pave Oval Bib Necklace
6. Francesca’s La Mora Textured Dress
What it says: Cocktail Attire & Heels – Does not have to be black.
What it means: Even though cotton would be ideal in the Texas heat, it’s time to turn to dressier fabrics like silk and lace. Let an ornate dress speak for itself, and pair it with classic heels and minimal accessories, or choose a neutral palette—like an LBD—and take it to the next level with an ornate statement necklace or some colored pumps.
1. Steve Madden Stacey Ankle-Strap Heel
2. Warehouse Crochet Lace Pencil Dress
3. Kate Spade Sunrise Cluster Chandelier Earrings
4. Fiona Paxton Edith Necklace
5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Solace Ruffle Sleeve Dress
6. Qupid Potion-112 Pump
7. Kate Spade Sailor’s Knot Studs
8. Frock and Frill Embellished Skater Dress
9. BCBG Paris Jaze Metallic d’Orsay Pump
Bid Day: Friday
What it says: Shorts and a T-shirt. You will be given a bid day shirt when you arrive.
What it means: Each sorority has different bid day activities planned, so we’d err on the side of comfort here. Shorts are a no-brainer because it’s hot, but feel free to wear cute tennis shoes—not your daily gym pair—gladiators or flats. Congrats on a successful recruitment!
Recruitment Wardrobe: Texas Christian University
Round 1: Scholarship
What it says: PNM T-shirt, Casual Shorts/Skirt, Comfortable Shoes
What it means: It’ll be HOT, and you’ll visit 12 different sorority houses over the next two days, so “comfy cute” is the way to go. Flats, comfy sandals (NOT flip flops), or even a stylish pair of tennis shoes—it’s best to leave those worn out work out tennies at home, though—are perfect. Your PNM shirt will be provided, so a neutral bottom with an appropriately long inseam is always a good bet. Don’t let this basic wardrobe round hold you back though—patterned shorts and accessories are a great way to mix it up. Pro tip: don’t skimp on the sunscreen during this round. An unwanted farmer’s tan is the last thing you want to deal with during recruitment!
1. J. Crew Embroidered Cotton Gauze Short
2. Asos Oasis Utility Short
3. Joie Moorea Sandals
4. Tory Burch Caleb High-Top Sneaker
5. Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Body Cream
6. BC Footwear Up All Night Flat
7. Kris Nations Texas Necklace
Round 2: Service
What it says: Blouse, Shorts/Skirt, Flats or Flat Sandals
What it means: You’ll be learning about each sorority’s philanthropy and service opportunities during the Service Round, which means you’ll finally start spending less time outside. It’ll still be hot in between houses, though, so stick with a breathable fabric and take advantage of another day where you can waltz around in flats! Feel free to reuse a pair of those comfy flats from round 1, but skip the tennis shoes today.
Round 3: Leadership
What it says: Sundress, Dressy Blouse with Shorts/Skirt, Wedges or Flat Sandals
What it means: You’ll be spending 50 minutes inside each house left on your list today, so relish the A/C and enjoy the show (expect a lot of skits)! There’s no telling what each sorority has planned for today, so make sure your footwear is easy to walk in—you’d be surprised how many girls end up walking like baby giraffes because they picked the wrong shoes. But you’re smarter than that, so you’ll pick a dressy sandal or sensible wedge paired with a casual sundress, or skirt/top combo.
Round 4: Sisterhood/Preference
What it says: Cocktail Dress, Heels/Wedges or Flat Sandals
What it means: This is the last chance for sororities to get to know you—and you them—before Bid Day, so your outfit should reflect the serious attitude of the day. Even though the sun may be shining bright outside, you should dress for a classy evening on the town. Don’t fret about the temps—you’ll only visit up to three houses this day, and will be in each one for up to 60 minutes. You can wear flat sandals, but we recommend stepping it up to heels for maximum impact.
1. Paper Dolls Tall Lace Insert Shift Dress
2. Pim + Larkin Kate Fit N Flare Dress
3. Weston Wear Ajna Stitched Sheath
4. Steve Madden Stacey Ankle-Strap Heel
5. Messeca Cristy Block Heel
6. Cole Haan Bethany Pump
What it says: White T-Shirt, Casual Shorts/Skirt, Comfortable Shoes
What it means: You made it! Casual is the name of the game today, and the white tee will most likely soon be replaced with a new pledge t-shirt. Comfortable shoes are even more paramount today, as you may or may not have to run to your new sorority house in front of a crowd of onlookers….
Back to School Essentials
August 1, 2014-
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Saying “so long” to summer means it’s time for some back to school prep. Stocking up on new school supplies can be boring at times—scantrons and highlighters do not a fun shopping trip make—but there are a few school essentials you can have fun with! Check out some of our must-have school supplies that you won’t mind spending a little money on:
Nordstrom Longchamp ‘Medium Le Pliage’ Tote
Lilly Pulitzer Large Agenda – Trippin And Sippin
Kate Spade New york ‘hawthorne lane’ iPad Air case
What to Wear from The Warehouse
July 21, 2014-
School will be here before you know it, so the time to stock up on your favorite casual pieces is now. One of the best places in Aggieland to get tanks, tees, and other Aggie merchandise is The Warehouse. Voted the best place to buy Aggie merchandise in 2011, it’s sure to have something for everyone! Look stylish and be comfortable but take advantage of the great prices you’ll find! Here are some of our favorite picks.
The Warehouse Chevron Monogram A&M Tee
The Warehouse 12th Man Tee
The Warehouse Aztec A&M Tribal Tank
July 18, 2014-
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For an easy look with minimal effort, try a skirt. They’re fun and simple for summer, yet polished and put together. There are so many different styles to choose from including bubble, maxi, and mini, and there’s a style to fit every body type. Skirts can go from casual to dressy with a simple change of accessories. Make one or two a staple in your wardrobe—you’ll be glad you did! Check out some of our favorite finds below!
Nordstrom’s Lily White Maxi Skirt
Francesca’s Harper Floral Embroidered Mini Skirt
Francesca’s Balcones Textured Skirt
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