Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Booties are probably the best thing that ever existed in the fashion world- just kidding, but not really... They go with everything and anything you can think of and in the fall, they get replaced with heels as you can also wear them with a dress & tights! Every fall/winter season, they come out with a new style of booties that we just can't wait to get our hands onto like these babies above.
When it comes to booties, you must have a pair in every color- brown, black, and tan... but that's with everything, right? Maroon/burgundy and dark green are also coming to play with booties, so if you can get your hands on them... DO! These Sam Edelman booties are the perfect suede bootie for this fall. If you're excited about fall/winter as much as we are, better start on your booties collection!
Monday, October 26, 2015
We're back with our favorite things for this October! We are so thrilled that Fall season has commenced because we are suckers for pumpkin spice lattes, beanies, over the knee boots, and those famous Rom Coms to snuggle up watching. It should be no surprise then why we chose some of our favorite things above! Fringe is 100% a Fall fashion trend so the Rebecca Minkoff Fringe Purse and the Lucky Brand Booties are necessary closet editions. Ever since Solange dawned a cape dress for her wedding, we have been obsessed with that look and found a cute wool one called the Wayf Collarless Woven Cap. Earlier in the month we talked about our love for the best primer ever, so naturally we are keeping Givenchy Mister Mat Matifying Foundation Primer high on our shopping list in addition to Laura Mercier Radiance Primer.
Shop the rest of our faves here
- Mansur Gavriel Mini Bucket Bag-Black
- Women's Jessica Simpson 'Conley' Bootie, 3 1/2" heel
- Aldo heels/pump37
- Ugg Slippers (in Sand color)
- Swell Bottle
Happy October shopping!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Halloween is right around the corner! Of course, we are the ultimate procrastinators on costumes, so for our other fellow procrastinators, below are two super easy Halloween looks that you can shop from your own closet or you can easily order online! Links and descriptions are provided below!
How to create the look:
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Black knee-high boots
Thursday, October 1, 2015
How is it already almost Homecoming?! This was one of our most favorite times when in college. It's one of the few times that we can reconnect with alumnae and have week long activities on campus dedicated to nothing but school pride. But, best of all are all of the date parties! We know how hard it is to find a dress that the next sister won't have, so of course this is why we love Rent the Runway. Above are our favorite dresses and below are the links where you can find most of the dresses on their site.
Halston Heritage Pink - https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/halston_heritage/berkshires_dress
Badgley Mischka Sparkle
Blue Dress Monique Lhuillier
Fuschia Dress Monique Luhillier
Slate & Willow Copper Dress
Which dress is your favorite?
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Ok, so we have an active GroupMe going on right now with our friends debating on where to buy the best fall coat. For those of you in the colder cities, you know just how important having the right coat is. It's about keeping warm while looking uber stylish. At the top of our list are the famous Burberry trench coats (p.s. Did you see Olivia Pope last week looking amazing in her Burberry trench coat?! We died!). They're more on the pricey side but everyone we know that owns one says that they last forever and are the perfect fit. Banana Republic is another awesome store to snag some cute coats like this one here. Department stores like Macy's, Nordstrom, JCPenney, and Sears usually having a plethora of high end and low end coats to choose from. Grane carries some really nice, affordable coats at Sears like this one. If you're looking to be more trendy than full-fledge warm, you cannot go wrong buying a coat from Betsey Johnson's line! Think pinks and faux furs and everything in between!
Do you have a coat that you absolutely love for fall & winter? Share with us the brand(s) you love in the comments below!
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Too soon to talk about boots? Nahhhh! Of course, we started shopping around to all of the high end and low end faux fur boots and lucky for you, we compiled our favorites above! We are absolutely in love with faux fur boots with a nice heel like these cute ones from Ann Creek Ltd. Whenever we would walk around campus in the fall and winter, we were suckers for UGGS and these Lamo boots are a striking resemblance at a more affordable cost.
What are some of your favorite faux boots? Share with us below!
Monday, September 21, 2015
Whatever you do, get all decked out and rep your team to the fullest!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
For many of you, it's time for some back-to-school shopping. If you're anything like us, we enjoy having a starting point to reference what exactly to buy so that's why having a list is essential. Above, you will find a real life checklist that you can print out and take to the store. Online shopping is huge and super convenient so we have provided you clickable links of every day things we needed as sorority women below.
Here are some great products to help you in your back-to-school shopping! Many of them you can order and pay online but pick up in their store:
Cute notebooks (Lilly Pullitzer and Erin Condren are our faves!)
Cute and comfy bras
Scent plug ins for dorm
Mason jars (for pencils and pens)
Portable, plastic drawers for little accessories
Shelving (wire shelving can create a lot of space in your dorm!)
Comforter (this shabby chic one is too cute!)
Pillows (add some accent decorative pillows too)
Pens & pencils
Shower head caddy
Cute undies (Hanky Panky's are the best!)
Every day essentials (i.e: toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
Friday, August 28, 2015
Earlier this month we hosted a contest to determine the BEST sorority Instagram. The winner received a spotlight on our site. The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega from California State University, Fullerton won the contest so today we are featuring them and their amazing sorority. This month they also released a brand new School Spirit video on their sorority's YouTube account, so be sure to check it here!University: California State University, Fullerton
Let's learn more about them...
Let's learn more about them...
Chapter: Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega
Founded On: Locally, we were founded December 7th, 1968. The first ever AXO chapter was founded October 15, 1885.
Sorority Symbol: The Lyre, a musical instrument
Sorority Colors: Scarlett Red and Olive Green
Philanthropy: Nationally, we support victims of Domestic Violence and promote Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA). Locally, we volunteer each month at a Women's Transitional Living Center and support Laura's House and Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) due to losing 2 of our sisters to drunk drivers.
Awards/Achievements: Awarded Founders' Roll for having donated $100,000 to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, named a 5 Star Chapter on Campus (highest honor for a Greek chapter. We excelled in Greek Week this year winning 1st Place in the Volleyball Championship and 1st place in the Lip Sync Championship a 2nd year in a row, and we raised $13,000 during Greek Week for CSUF's philanthropy Camp Titan, a camp for underprivileged children in the Orange County area.This year, we raised $700 during our Healthy Relationships Week, $4,761 at our annual pancake breakfast and $12,215 at our annual Mr. Alpha Chi event. All proceeds went to the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and the local women's shelters we support.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
[1. Coffee For President pouch][2. ESCAPE Tote][3. Kate Spade "Hello Stranger" iPhone 6 case]["I'm Outta Here" luggage tag]Who doesn't love statement pieces that tag our favorite phrases? We are loving all of the fun logo lettering phrases we have been seeing in fashion lately. Walking around campus or the gym, mall, and work is so much better making a statement through your apparel. We compiled some of our favorite statement logo lettering phrase pieces above that we think you would like too. Fin our favorites above! We are OBSESSED with this super cute 'ESCAPE' tote found at Urban Outfitters. It's the best little tote to travel with and obviously easy to spot a mile away.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Cactus phone case.
Friday, August 7, 2015
Have you heard of Inkkas? Co Founder, Karen, has been rocking these unique looking shoes and we are kind of obsessed with them. The patterns are eccentric and the shoes are really, really comfortable. The background story on Inkkas is surrounded around conscious commerce. When Inkkas was founded, the company set out to be an organization that was about more than simply making a profit. The company established itself on the principles of fair trade, authenticity and social consciousness. Due to the growing danger of deforestation, the Inkkas company decided to make a difference in the world by creating the OneShoeOneTree ™ project. They plant a tree for every product they sell. Pretty amazing!
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
For a lot of you, school is starting this month! That means some heavy back-to-school shopping. When we were in college, an important product on our shopping list was getting a really nice laptop case. If you're anything like us, then you're obsessed with your laptop and want to keep it in tip top shape. Forego the boring basic black laptop case and opt for a cute trendy laptop case like the ones you see above. We recently got wind of the designer Vera Bradley and her laptop cases are really focused on intricate prints and bold color patterns. Of course, you can't go wrong snagging a Kate Spade laptop case; all the heads will be spinning asking you where you got your laptop case since they make the cutest everything! Shop the links above to ensure you have the perfect laptop case before school starts!
Friday, July 31, 2015
It's time for some friendly competition! Instagram has really taken flight over the past few years and now so many people are Instafamous (we can't believe that that is even a word!). We have been loving seeing what all of our sorority readers have been up to all summer via their shared Instagram photos that we want to give you and your house more of a spotlight. From now until August 7th, we want you to prove that your sorority's Instagram page is the best by showing us through pictures how it fits with all six of our site categories: Campus Catwalk (clothes, fashion accessories), Dolled Up (makeup), Big Sis Tips (sisters helping sisters, activities, philanthropy, sisterhood events) Kitchen (cook-offs, exercising, health & wellness), Secret Steals (awesome deals), and Chapter Room (house decor). DM your pictures to us via our Instagram: @thesororitysecrets and the sorority to display the most pictures in all six categories will get a feature on our site.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
It's not often that you find a fashionable and affordable laptop bag designed for us women! We love supporting small businesses too and were happy to discover Graceship. Graceship offers vegan, super cute tote bags perfect for school, work, internships and the like! It's so inconvenient to carry a mediocre laptop bag and then a separate purse for your personal needs. With the Graceship totes, you have so much space and compartments to fit everything in it. Laptop, notebook, wallet, makeup, you name it, it fits!
Check out their tote selections and let us know which one is your favorite!
Thursday, July 9, 2015
What special tips do you have for choosing the perfect bra? Share with us in the comments below!
Monday, June 29, 2015
Where are some of your favorite places to shop for floral fashion pieces? Share with us in the comments below!
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Okay, so we started to realize that every time we said "double tap on this photo to get outfit details" you probably didn't quite know what we were referring to so we wanted to share everything you need to know about using LikeToKnow.It. LikeToKnow.It is an awesome way to get ready-to-purchase links of fashion forward items you've seen on some of your favorite Instagrams to follow. Above we give a step-by-step on how to sign up. It's really easy and saves you asking your favorite blogger, "Where did you get that?" You can even choose how often you receive product emails once you double tap an Instagram photo. For instance, the product links can be immediately emailed to you or you can opt to have it sent at a certain part of the day. So easy, right?! Be on the lookout for the specific LikeToKnow.It links on our Instagrams so you can have dibs on awesome fashion looks from sorority and non sorority women alike.