What to Wear During Recruitment: University of Texas Edition
August 3, 2015-
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!
Romp to the Top This Summer
July 6, 2015-
Rompers are the IT item this season. They’re great for any occasion. For those fashion-forward girls, they’re fun for a fancy evening twist away from the LBD. For the on-the-go girl, rompers eliminate the mess of piecing together the perfect coordinating outfit. And for the girls at the beach who want a cover up, or for those hopping a plane for vacation and needing to save luggage space, the romper is easy, light, flirty, and ready to go.
Check out these options from Topshop at Nordstrom:
Or, if you can’t make it to a Nordstrom from Waco, here are a couple in local stores:
Takara Tie Back Romper from Dillard’s
Who Doesn’t Love Brunch?
June 11, 2015-
The first thing we think of when we wake up Sunday morning is…. “When’s brunch?!” Lucky for us Lubbock locals, a fabulous hole in the wall restaurant has come to save our Sundays with the best brunch menu you’ve ever seen. From maple iced donut stacks to classic poached eggs with Canadian bacon, The Crafthouse Gastropub owns the brunch game. Located on 34th and Indiana, this family-owned grub spot is a one of a kind restaurant offering a creative and unique dining experience for all. If brunch isn’t for you, don’t fret! Crafthouse has an amazing lunch menu as well as a plethora of beer, wine, and spirits behind the bar! Crafthouse also offers daily specials that will win you over if you haven’t been sold yet. So this Sunday when you wake up after a long Saturday night, head to the 10am – 2pm brunch at the Gastropub and “selfie” Sunday your fabulous mimosa and meal!
Makin’ Me Blush
June 10, 2015-
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With summer coming right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to rock this flirty color. Blush is very popular this year and it looks great on almost anyone! Since it’s a light color, you can pair it with a lot of bold ones—have fun with it! Blush is also a great color for nails, since it goes with almost everything! Pair this blush tee with a jean jacket and some white pants, and you’re ready to head out the door!
The West Table
June 9, 2015-
A fabulous new date night restaurant has made its way into the Lubbock spotlight! The West Table is a local-loved kitchen and bar located at 1204 Broadway Street. Owned by a husband and wife, this restaurant offers everything from a delicious brunch menu to a steakhouse inspired dinner menu. The West Table also offers a one of a kind preset four-course dinner for the adventuresome kind! While searching for the perfect date night restaurant this week, try something new and see what The West Table Kitchen and Bar is all about!
June 8, 2015-
I don’t know about any of you, but I have to get my morning caffeine fix. Coffee normally does the trick, but sometimes it’s nice to have something other than my daily cup ‘o joe. Luckily, Waco has a new tea bar—Tea2Go. They have over one hundred loose-leaf teas that can be brewed hot and cold. They sell tea by the gallon and by the cup. If you’re looking for discounted tea, they have a tea bar with teas they brew daily, offered at a discounted price. Next time you need a pick me up or just want somethin’ sweet to sip on, check out Tea2Go!
Revamp Your Style
June 5, 2015-
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Summertime is the perfect chance to revamp your wardrobe. It is a season full of bright and fun new styles to try. This season, everyone needs to enhance their wardrobe with a kimono or two. They are the perfect summer essential because they are lightweight and can be easily paired with just about anything. Kimonos come in a variety of fun colors and patterns. They can be long or short, with or without fringe, the options are limitless! They are like a lightweight cardigan and are perfect for those sunny days, where it’s just a little cool outside. You can pair them with cute shirts and shorts, over a pretty sundress, or even as a cover up for a bathing suit. They can be dressed up or down based on what you pair them with, and how you accessorize them. This fun summer style is soon to be a staple in your wardrobe, and you’ll feel fun and flirty wearing one. Check out some of our favorite finds below!
Free People Persian Tile Lace Kimono
Francesca’s Kierra Crochet Kimono
Forever 21 Embroidered Paisley Kimono
Wrapped Up in Summer!
June 4, 2015-
The must-have summer accessory this season is the stylish and printed scarf! It’s lightweight body and eye-catching colors are the perfect piece to add a pop to your simple summer outfit! Not only is this piece fabulous, it is versatile enough to wear in numerous ways! From tied around your neck to draping over your blouse, this accessory is a go-to piece! Here are a few of our favorites in adorable prints for this season!
Halogen Colorful Palm Scarf at Nordstrom
Poly Satin Paisley Scarf at ASOS
Chevron Tassel Scarf at T.C. Elli’s
Echo Summer Floral Wrap Scarf at Bloomingdale’s
Summer Festival Fashion
June 2, 2015-
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From music to wine tastings, summer festivals are happening in droves the next few months. We scouted some looks from Coachella and Austin City Limits for “festi-style” that will be easy to imitate all summer long.
Flowy sundresses are a great way to get in the carefree spirit. If dresses aren’t your thing, high waisted shorts and crop tops will also do.
Try this Sutton Layered Dress from Francesca’s
For shoes, you will want something that’s comfortable and also cute. Converse, sandals, or cute ankle boots are the perfect way to put this look together.
Try the BP. ‘Trolley’ Ankle Bootie from Nordstrom
Then comes the fun part! Accessories are the most important part of putting together a festival-inspired look. When it comes to jewelry, turquoise is a great color to use. It is bright and perfect for summer. Dangly earrings, statement necklaces, bold bracelets, and rings galore will help put your outfit together.
Try the Ellen Drop Earrings in Turquoise Magnesite from Kendra Scott
Floppy hats and flower crowns are very important for that fun and carefree style.
Try one of these options from Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters:
Forever 21 Wool Floppy Brim Fedora in Camel
Urban Outfitters Assorted Flower Crown Headwrap
Lastly, to finish off your perfect festival outfit, you’ll need some flash tattoos. This trend is taking the world by storm. Instead of your boring old temporary tattoos, these temporary tats are metallic and make it look like you’re wearing a sparkly necklace or bracelet. Boho chic is here to stay, so this summer, try out this fun style. You’ll feel like you’re stepping back into the days of Woodstock.
Try the Sofia Flash Tattoos pack from Sephora
A Snow Filled Summer
June 1, 2015-
What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than with a nice cold snowcone! As school comes to a close and pool days begin to commence, there is nothing better than a nice cold snowy beverage to ring in the season. Bahama Buck’s is an islander experience located in the heart of Lubbock that will have your taste buds screaming in satisfaction. This snow cone shop offers flavors like blue coconut, cherry, birthday cake, toasted coconut, and much more! Along with decadent smoothies and gourmet sno sodas, Bahama Buck’s offers a one-of-a-kind treat to kids or even adults! They are famous for their “Sno2Throw” which consists of soft snow spheres in a pack of 24 for cool and clean fun! As the temperature rises and your thirst goes with it, cool yourself down with a delicious snowcone from Bahama Buck’s located in various Lubbock locations this summer!
A Mouth Full of Pie
April 27, 2015-
We all have that sudden craving of chocolate or ice cream that needs to be fixed. There is a local sweet shop in Lubbock that is edging out the traditional bakeries and ice cream stores. The Choc’late Mousee: Pie Bar is a decadent café that has mouth-watering menu options from individual homemade pies to a flight of pies to share with friends. It’s “mousse-y” texture sets themselves apart from original bakeries by offering flavorful options from Caramel Pumpkin Pecan to Peanut Butter Cup… and many many more! When you feel like satisfying your sweet tooth, break away from the boring ice cream shop you usually stop at and head over to 82nd and Quaker and give your taste buds a delicious treat!
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