Let’s Taco ‘Bout Fuego
September 30, 2015-
Let’s face it: Tacos are kind of one of the best things to be invented. They always sound good; whether it’s breakfast tacos in the morning, or a lunch and dinner kind of thing. They can be served crunchy or soft, and there are so many different ways to make them. Fuego happens to be a College Station favorite that people come far and wide to try. They serve both breakfast and regular tacos. But nothing’s really normal about their tacos. They are so unique and full of so many different flavors, that it’s hard to compare them to any other place. The Dr. Pepper Cowboy taco is probably one of their most well-known varieties. With brisket covered in their Dr. Pepper BBQ sauce and filled with chipotle cream corn, it never fails to hit the spot. Their Chicken and Waffles taco will be sure to fix your breakfast taco craving. And it’s not all about the tacos. Fuego is well known for their queso, too. In fact, it’s probably the most popular item on the menu. I mean who doesn’t want queso after a night out?! It’s the perfect midnight snack. Next time you’re visiting College Station make sure to stop by Fuego—it’ll leave you wanting more!
Happy Feet, Happy Me
August 25, 2015-
With school starting up, you’re probably worrying about the perfect outfits to wear to look cute, fun, quirky—whatever style personality you have. It’s fun, and it does say something about who you are! But let me pass on some advice from someone who has been there and made a mistake—if you’re feet aren’t happy traversing all over campus, you won’t be happy traversing all over campus.
It was the first week of classes freshman year. I was so excited to be wearing the cutest new pair of red ballet flats! I made the trek from my 8th street residence to the BSB all the way across campus. Sat through biology class with my feet sweltering hot and blisters the size of a nickel on my heels. Then, I made the trek back to my dorm barefoot because I couldn’t stand the pain.
Don’t do what I did. Invest in some comfy shoes for walking all over campus. And don’t worry, comfy doesn’t have to mean ugly. Luckily the footbed sandal is a full-blog trend right now. Here are some good options:
August 5, 2015-
Prepare for your mouths to water… this local Lubbock restaurant is out of this world. Differing from your average Italian chain dinner spots, Italian Garden is a fantastic “hole-in-the-wall” restaurant that is leaving guests in awe. From pizza, to pasta, to seafood, you name it—Italian Garden has entrees to satisfy every palette. To top it all off… they are a BYOB restaurant, which will make both you and your wallet happy! This casual and cozy restaurant is perfect for an easy date night or pre-birthday celebration with friends.
Food Truck It Up This Summer
August 4, 2015-
Waco, as any Baylor Bear can tell you, is on the up and up. We’ve had our gems all over town for a while, but, recently, it seems there are new little places popping up that will make you love Waco even more.
Perhaps it’s the location next to the river, maybe it’s the community aspect, or maybe it’s simply the unique deliciousness, but whatever the reason, the food truck station on University Blvd. has many frequent visitors, including yours truly.
Here are a few food trucks worth noting:
Mrs. Thompson’s Most Wonderful Cupcakes: Voted Best Dessert 2015 in the Texas Food Truck Showdown
Billy Bob’s Burgers: Voted People’s Choice in the Texas Food Truck Showdown
Xristo’s Café: Voted My Personal Favorite
Pokey O’s: Voted the “I Can’t Wait To Try It” by me
What to Wear During Recruitment
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If you bid farewell to high school back in May, you’re probably gearing up for the formal sorority recruitment process at your new university. Once you turn in your official application, all that’s left to tackle is what to wear for each day of the recruitment process. We’ve rounded up wardrobe suggestions from the Panhellenic experts at A&M, Tech, TCU and UT so that you’ll have one less thing to worry about as you gear up for the new school year. Take a look at our recommendations, and if you have any questions, shoot us a comment and we’ll be happy to help!
What to Wear During Recruitment: A&M University Edition
What to Wear During Recruitment: Texas Tech University Edition
What to Wear During Recruitment: Texas Christian University Edition
What to Wear During Recruitment: University of Texas Edition
What to Wear During Recruitment: Texas Tech Edition
Period I: Texas Tech T-shirt, Shorts and Comfortable Shoes
This is the first day you will go around and visit each and every sorority house! With that being said, being comfortable is the most important thing for this day. It is extremely hot walking Greek Circle so be prepared! A simple Tech tee with cute shorts is the best choice for today. You can style this outfit up with cute shoes and fun earrings also!
- Flower Script Tech Tee at Red Raider Outfitter
- Kendra Scott Studs at Nordstrom
- Drawstring Shorts at J. Crew
- Steve Madden Rillie Sandal at Nordstrom
- Texas Tech Tee at Red Raider Outfitter
- Chino Shorts at J. Crew
- Sam Edelman Sandal at Nordstrom
Period II: Sundress or Skirt with Flats or Wedges
This day you will be visiting each house for Philanthropy Day. Today is dressier than Period I. Today is a great day to wear a nice summer sundress! Period II is also a long day so if you choose to wear wedges, be sure to bring sandals or flats to walk across Greek Circle in case you are in a rush!
- Eight Sixty Dress at Revolve
- Sam Edelman Flats at Nordstrom
- Circus Mini Dress at Mumu
- I.N. San Francisco Dress at Dillard’s
- Brown Wedges at Steve Madden
Period III: Church Attire: Dresses or Skirts; Heels, Wedges or Flats
Period III is the day you will visit your selected houses for Skit Day. This is the most fun day out of recruitment! The term “Church Attire” always seems to confuse people a bit. What it means is an appropriate dress or skirt that you would wear that has either thick straps or sleeves and isn’t too short. This outfit needs to be something your grandmother would approve of! Again, today is dressier than Period II.
- Magnolia Shift Dress at Nordstrom
- Tiered Sorbet Dress at Anthropologie
- Chaparral Swing Dress at Anthropologie
- B.P. ‘Lena’ Wedge Sandal at Nordstrom
- Jeffrey Campbell Wedge Sandal at Nordstrom
Preference: Cocktail Attire and Heels (does not have to be black)
Preference night is the dressiest night of Recruitment. This outfit should be a nicer cocktail dress you would wear to a school dance or gala, and needs to be worn with heels. Keep in mind; you are dressing for other women so keep it classy!
What to Wear During Recruitment: Texas A&M Edition
August 3, 2015-
Sunday, Convocation: This is a very casual and short day. It just serves the purpose of informing you of the week’s events. Gym shorts and a t-shirt are acceptable.
- Aggieland Outfitters Home is where the heart is Tee Shirt
- Nike Modern Embossed Tempo Shorts in Cool Grey
- Nike Nike Free TR 5 Breathe Women’s Training Shoe
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.
- Francesca’s Meadowbend Lace Shorts
- Francesca’s Ponte Vedra Printed Shorts
- Jack Rogers Capri Sandal in Platinum
Wednesday, Philanthropy: 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, as 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 breathable fabrics.
- Francesca’s Carolinda Solid Dress
- Panacea Metal Chain Tassel Necklace at Dillard’s
- Tory Burch Miller Sandal in Vintage Vachetta
Thursday, Sisterhood: 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.
- Francesca’s Vanessa Lace Dress
- Kendra Scott ‘Dani’ Stone Drop Earrings
- TOMS Canvas Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal in Black
Friday, Preference: A more serious event will be planned for this day. Your attire should be a cocktail dress with heels and nice jewelry.
- Francesca’s Atlanta Lace Dress in Navy
- Kendra Scott Adair Earrings in Rose Gold
- Kendra Scott Aiden Necklace in Rose Gold
- Nordstrom BP ‘Luminate’ Open Toe Dress Sandal in Blush Patent
Saturday, Bid Day: 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, so cute shorts and sandals will have you looking picture perfect for the endless photos that will be taken.
- Francesca’s Oakley Printed Shorts
- Francesca’s Briley Lace Tank
- Sam Edelman ‘Gigi’ Sandal in Saddle Leather
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 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.
What to Wear During Recruitment: University of Texas Edition
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. Valentino Bow A-Line Dress
2. UGG Australia Jules Espadrille Wedge Sandals
3. Wasabi Iguazu Tunic Dress
4. Kate Spade Garden Bed Gems Frontal Necklace
5. NYDJ Amber Sleeveless Printed Shift Dress
6. Gianni Bini Leuca Caged Peep-Toe Pumps
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. Alfred Sung Satin Fit & Flare Dress
2. Kate Spade New York ‘Sweet Sparkle’ Cluster Stud Earrings
3. Jimmy Choo Abel Pump
4. French Connection Feather Ruth Classics Dress
5. Virgins Saints & Angels Rainfall Earrings
6. Vince Camuto Tatianna Caged Peep Toe Bootie
7. Karen Kane Scalloped Lace V-Neck Dress
8. Betsey Johnson Friskyy Sandals
9. Nordstrom Round Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings
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!
What to Wear During Recruitment: Texas Christian University Edition
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, and be sure to wear a shirt or a tank top that you can change out of. 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!
- Cartonnier Scalloped Lacework Shorts from Anthropologie
- Halston Heritage Shorts with Patch Pockets from Neiman Marcus
- White Cognac Leather and Textile Huaraches from TOMS
- Champion Native Dot Sneaker from Keds
- Neutrogena Body Stick Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 70
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.
- Jack Rogers Lauren Sandal
- Quinn Cutout Skirt from Francesca’s
- Crochet-Trimmed Tank from Forever 21
- Tulip-Back Top from Forever 21
- Gingham Gilmore Skirt from Draper James
- Monogram Silk Sleeveless Tunic from Banana Republic
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.
- Rebecca Minkoff Frida Dress in Multi from Lane Knight
- Tory Burch Miller Sandal from Nordstrom
- BC Footwear Retriever Wedge
- Hillsboro Dress from Draper James
- Jeffrey Campbell Yonge Gladiator Heel from Urban Outfitters
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 tone 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.
- Orla Kiely Giant Wildflower Organza Dress from Lane Knight
- Warehouse Lace Pleated Midi Dress from Asos
- Steve Madden ‘Stecy’ Sandal from Nordstrom
- Vince Camuto ‘Court’ Ankle Strap Sandal from Nordstrom
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….
Sweet Eugene’s House of Java
July 31, 2015-
Coffee is a staple in almost every college student’s life. Even if you’re not a coffee aficionado, you’re bound to like tea, or delicious baked goods! Sweet Eugene’s offers all these things, and to really sweeten the deal, it has an amazing atmosphere. Located off of George Bush, this coffee shop is a College Station favorite. Specializing in delicious coffee and tea blends, and scrumptious pastries. The iced mocha is perfect on a hot day, and their crepes are amazing. The chocolate lava crepe is full of cream cheese and smothered with chocolate. It’s the perfect thing to satisfy any sweet tooth. They also have a variety of savory crepes and sandwiches. The atmosphere is everything you want in a coffee shop. Warm, friendly, eclectic, inviting, and full of local charm. The next time you are visiting the College Station/Bryan area, this coffee shop needs to be at the top of your list of places to visit!
July 30, 2015-
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This year, 2015 graduates aren’t the only ones with tassels. Necklaces and earrings with big stones and tassels are in. Maybe this is due to the 70’s trend heading our way this fall, maybe not, but either way, tassels and fringe are in.
Pictured above: Leather Tassel with Diamond Clasp
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