Showing posts with label J.Crew. Show all posts
Showing posts with label J.Crew. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Best Bathing Suits For Spring Break

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Can you say, "BATHING SUIT SEASON"?! We know, we can hardly contain ourselves either! Be ahead of the game for spring break and shop for some cute, unique swimsuits now! We have pulled together some of our favorite swimsuits out on the market so shop them above by clicking through the links. We love simplicity when it comes to bathing suits so we have no shame in rocking a one piece especially if it's made by J. Crew. In fact, don't sleep on J.Crew because they have some pretty cute designs from tribal prints to metallic materials. Gotta love it! Of course, we will always be die hard Victoria's Secret bathing suit fans and are looking forward to trying out pieces from their Spring collection.

What are your favorite swimsuits out there now? We want the skinny so share with us in the comments below!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

{Special Interview} Miss Sarah Belle tells us all about Vlogging!


When TSS came across fashion & beauty vlogger Sarahbelle93x, we fell in love with her sweet and preppy sense of style.  She mixes cute fashion finds everywhere from Target to J. Crew, and her beauty tutorials are fabulously easy to follow.  A self-proclaimed nail polish addict, Lilly Pulitzer lover, and Blair Waldorf fan, she's a girl after our own hearts.  Sarah infuses her spunky and bubbly personality into everything she does, making her vlogs a pure delight to watch.  With over 230,000 YouTube subscribers, Sarah is nothing short of a vlogging sensation!  To top it all off, this 20-year-old southern belle is a Kappa Delta... full of KD pride!

We had a million questions to ask Sarah, and are so excited that we had a chance to sit her down for an interview.  Here's what she had to say!

TSS: How did you start vlogging? 
Sarah: I have always had this huge obsession with purses and somehow I stumbled across YouTube videos of "What's in my Bag?" and I was instantly hooked. I watched them for a while but then I realized I wanted to give it a shot too. I didn't get really into it until my Junior Year of high school. It's been a journey, but I can't imagine my life without vlogging on YouTube because it's such a huge aspect of my life. 

TSS: Who is Sarah Belle? 
Sarah: Part of me is the YouTube fashion vlogger that everyone sees, but the other half is a 20 year old Kappa Delta, obsessed, hard working college student!

TSS: What do your sorority sisters think about your success? 
Sarah: I couldn't have ever dreamed of a greater support system. They think it's really cool and they are proud of the things that I've accomplished. It's so amazing to know that no matter what happens in this crazy vlogging world that my sisters will always be there for me and I love them so much for that.

TSS: Your top 3 beauty products you can't live without? 
1. Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation is THE BEST foundation on the market. It gives you a flawless finish to your face while making it look 100% natural. 
2. Maybelline Cat Eye Volume Mascara because I cannot leave the house without mascara, especially this one because I have tiny eyelashes and this makes them look fabulous. 
3. Chi Helmet Head Hairspray because what sorority girl doesn't love to add some volume to her hair?

TSS: What do you love about being in a sorority? 
Sarah: The sisterhood. I've had the best 2 years so far with my sisters by my side. My sisters are so accepting and we have the best times together. When I look back on my college career so far, all my favorite memories were with my sisters by my side. There's nothing in this world I'd rather be than a KD.

TSS: What is something important that you learned from the vlog world? 
Sarah: You can't please everybody and to not even try; do what makes you happy! So many people are going to try to bring you down, but you just have to remember all the good instead of focusing on one negative comment.

TSS: Tell us your Style Staple! 
Sarah: My J.Crew Pixie Pants. Oh my goodness, I live in these. They are like a thick ponte legging that can be dressed up with a blouse or pair with one of my Kappa Delta t-shirts and boots. They are the most versatile and comfortable thing in my wardrobe.

TSS: What was your "wow" moment when you became quite the hit in the vlog/instagram world? 
Sarah: I've had so many "wow" moments these past few years, but I think the biggest moment was when I was invited to attend Rebecca Minkoff's show during New York Fashion Week this past February. It had always been a far-fetched dream of mine to attend a NYFW show and something that I doubted would ever happen, so when I received the email from Rebecca Minkoff's PR, I started crying because I couldn't believe how blessed I was to have an opportunity like this because of my YouTube/Instagram. I'll never forget it.

TSS: What do you love about The Sorority Secrets? 
Sarah: I love that it caters to every girls' interest. To me The Sorority Secrets really shows that sorority women are more multifaceted than what we are stereotyped as being. But while it is a blog with a variety of interests, it still hits home for me because it does have that little Greek twist to it.

TSS: Tell us your Sorority Secret! 
Sarah: My Sorority Secret is that while most people see me all dolled up on YouTube, half of the week I actually wear my Kappa Delta t-shirts and leggings! So effortless and cute.


Want more Sarah Belle?  Check her out on YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram!
Thank you again for the interview Sarah, we absolutely adore you!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It Girl Trend Report: Summer Dresses!


During the hot summer months, we find ourselves turning to one of our favorite wardrobe staples... a pretty dress!  It's easy, breezy, and it creates an instantly chic outfit that's all pulled together.  As you can see from our It Girls' submissions, there's a color trend going on here: white!  Oh yes, the summer dress is nothing short of white hot.  Add some embellishments as seen in Allie's & Serena's choices, such as beading or even a feminine bow.  Serena adds, "I love summer because I can finally wear white throughout the entire season, and it shows off my tan!"  We're big fans of summer whites as well-- always a crisp & clean choice.

And of course we can't forget about a cool & refreshing shade of mint, as seen in Cristina's selection.  Avery told us that she's "loving jean/chambray anything" these days, so naturally her effortless casual yet stylish jean dress from J. Crew is a perfect summer staple!

What's your go-to summer dress?  Tag us on Instagram @thesororitysecrets, and you might be featured in an Instagram post!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

They Have Student Discounts?!

We love a good deal!  Simply by being a student, there lots of "secret" deals available from some of our favorite stores.  With a valid student ID, there are so many great discounts that you can take advantage of!  We picked some of our favorite deals above from retail stores.  While out shopping, present your student ID at the register and see if the store offers a student discount.  Hey, it doesn't hurt to ask!  Be sure to always keep your valid student ID card handy, and put it to good use.

Know of any other fabulous student discounts?  Share your secret with us below!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Spring Break Essentials



We remember the good old days of planning spring break trips with our sisters. Wherever we decided to go, a sandy beach and heat were always a standard. No matter where you decide to have a little spring vacay, there are some key spring break essentials you will need to pack to be fully prepared. Below is our complete list of Top 10 Spring Break Essentials.

        

Super stylish bathing suit cover-up
This is a must have when you want to take a break from the beach but don't want to be in regular clothes. Our favorite cover-ups are the ones found at Victoria's Secret

Trendy sunglasses
You've got to protect your eyes from the sun and still look super cute while laying out, so be sure to pack some trendy sunglasses. Our personal favorite sunglasses are any Nordstrom brand ones, like Jimmy Choo or Tom Ford.

A couple of cute bathing suits
Nowadays, it's not about how cute your bathing suit looks in the water, it's about how cute it looks pool/beach side. We always pack several bathing suits so we have options. Target sells really cute and affordable bathing suits that we love.

Camera
You've got to capture all the memories so packing a camera is a must. Pack a small, sleek, camera that will be easy to carry around. Canon's are the best quality cameras and you can buy them at Target for a great price.

Beach bag
You definitely need a cute beach bag to tote around with all your essentials. J.Crew has the absolute cutest bags and our personal favorite is the Famers' Market Tote.

Fedora hat
Fedora hats are a fashion piece that never gets old on the beach. With your cute sunglasses, bathing suit, and fedora hat you will have the perfect beach outfit. We shop at DPC 1921 or Forever 21 whenever we want some trendy fedora hats.

Sunscreen
Since you are going to be in the sun, you can't forget to protect yourself. Packing sunscreen is probably one of the most important items you should bring on your spring break trip. Places like The Body Shop offer a plethora of different sunscreens to choose from. Their best seller is the Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30.

Flip-flops/Sandals
Flip-flops and sandals will likely be your main footwear while on vacay so don't forget to pack them! There are plenty of places to get some basic flip-flops, but if you're looking for a stylish pair, check out these Basketweave sandals and many others at Forever 21.

Shorts
As much as it's so much easier to wear beach clothes all day long, it is important to pack some regular daytime clothes as well. Packing some casual shorts to pair with a simple top/tank is easy and makes for a cute outfit when away from the beach. J.Crew has some cute shorts; check out these Chino shorts.

NO WORRIES!
Without a doubt, having no worries is the most important spring break essential you should "pack".  Spring break is a time to let your hair loose, relax, and have fun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Tangerine Dream

Dress: Urban Outfitters (similar here).  Jean Vest: J. Crew.  Shoes: Nine West (similar here).
Scarf: Forever 21 (similar here and here).  Watch: Michael Kors.

Our TSS It Girl, Rachel from Arizona State University, sure knows how to style an outfit.  She was even selected by the Phoenix New Times, to write an article about her fabulous sense of style!  Check out her feature below... we are so flattered that The Sorority Secrets inspires her as well!

Rachel's Article:
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2013/02/rachel_barbos.php#more

So, what is a TSS It Girl you may ask?  Well, we have selected a few stylish collegiate women from across the country to represent The Sorority Secrets, to tell us what's trending on their campus.  We are SO excited to share their "secrets" with you!  Expect many more style posts from our It Girls, coming very soon!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Free Spirit


Hat: Target (old, similar here).  Jean Jacket: Abercrombie & Fitch (old, similar here).  Tank Top: Alternative Apparel (similar here).  Skirt: Charlotte Russe.  Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (old, similar here).  Necklace: J. Crew.  Lipgloss: Revlon.

Free, free falling.  A worn-in jean jacket can compliment many different looks, adding a casual layer to feminine pieces.  This jacket in particular, Ali has actually had since she was a freshman in college!  It's very loved, to say the least.  Like a favorite pair of jeans, you can't really go wrong with this denim staple.  We love pairing tan shoes with this black skirt, to play up the laid-back feel.  A pattern tank adds a bit of color, and the turquoise necklace adds a bright pop to the look.  Simple, natural makeup and hair top it all off.  This look has us feeling carefree, and ready to take on the day.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Shabby Chic

Top: Remain (similar here)Jeans: J Brand.  Shoes: Steven by Steve Madden (old).  Gold Bracelet: Chanel (old).  White necklace: J Crew (similar here).  Special thanks to Bonnie Radow Designs for jewelry in first image. 

Shades of white with a feminine twist, shabby chic pieces add an element of coziness to your home.  We love the lace details and frilly edges that give this look character.  An antique iron bed is the perfect backdrop for the soft bedding, and a brick accent wall adds an unexpected modern touch.  Add a bold color accent, such as a pillow or throw, to lend an eclectic feel.  That bed looks pretty comfy, we feel right at home!

We picked our favorite shabby chic finds, such as this sweet bedding from Target.  To dress up the bed and add a fun layer, we love this heirloom throw from Anthropologie.  Since every bed needs lots of pillows, we like adding one with a pop of color, such as this selection from Urban Outfitters.  We just adore this simple yet pretty look!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Red & Black

Top: Sammy Dress.  Jeans: J Brand.  Necklace: J. Crew.  Shoes: Christian Louboutin.  Bangles: Forever 21.  Purse: Chanel.  Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Sometimes, you just have to go with the classics.  Red and black is an easy go-to, for feeling glamorous in an instant.  Any occassion, any season, it will never go out of style.  Add a red lip for an extra pop of color!
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