Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shopping. Show all posts

Monday, November 30, 2015

ASOS Cyber Monday Dresses Steal!

When ASOS says that they're letting you take 30% off at checkout, you definitely start feeling blessed (that's the code to enter at checkout, hint hint!). It's time to shop for those Christmas and New Year's Eve dresses so during our shopping, we pulled some of our favorite dresses from the ASOS online rack. Shop our favorites above and don't miss out on this awesome Cyber Monday sale!

Happy {Cyber Monday} shopping!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Sorority Girl's Back-To-School Shopping List

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!)
Tease comb
Cute and comfy bras
Scent plug ins for dorm
Picture frames
Mason jars (for pencils and pens)
Portable, plastic drawers for little accessories
Jewelry box
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)
Window curtains
Cute pictures 
Custom apparel
Wall decals
Pens & pencils
Shower head caddy
Yoga mat
Cute undies (Hanky Panky's are the best!)
Every day essentials (i.e: toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, etc.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Vigoss x InStyle Shopping Event

Our friends at InStyle Magazine have put us on a really fun shopping event going on this Thursday, April 16th for Vigoss and we want to extend the invite to you! From 4PM-7PM at Nordstrom Alderwood Mall enjoy light refreshments, awesome beats, and enter for your chance to win a pair of free jeans from Vigoss. Bonus: We will be there too! RSVP for the Vigoss x InStyle Event here: Spread the word and share this event with your sisters and friends!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Black Friday Or Nah?

Black Friday or Cyber Monday? Decisions, decisions! The truth is, there is absolutely nothing wrong with both; it just all depends on lots of factors like what day you prefer to access some pretty smoking hot deals and if you're willing to wake up early to fight the crowds for them! Office Depot has made the decision easy for us by coming up with the "Are You Black Friday or Cyber Monday?" Assessment. Looks like we are split! All signs point to Cyber Monday for Co Founders Karen and Sakura. But, after utilizing our Black Friday Survival Guide last year, we think we are pretty equipped to handle both shopping days. One thing we always look forward to on Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the major sales on technological devices. Karen is big on arts and crafts and really wants to enhance the quality of printing she gets so this laser printer from Office Depot is on her wish list. Sakura is the Queen of picture taking so she is beyond excited to get her hands on the Canon PIXMA™ MG5520 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-In-One PrinterIf you want to preview Office Depot's Black Friday deals, check them out here.

From now until Black Friday and Cyber Monday, gets lots of sleep, save up your money, and make a list of all the things you wish to purchase!

*Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Office Depot, however, all views and opinions are solely that of The Sorority Secrets.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Dresses Under $100 From Nordstrom

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Can you tell we have a thing for Nordstrom? While we were taking advantage of Nordstrom's awesome sale {which ends TODAY, 11-11-14!} we decided to do some shopping for Thanksgiving attire. It's all about the dresses that can hide the turkey size stomach you're going to have after you eat everything on the table on Thanksgiving! We want to sit fashionably at the table while we experience food coma {haha!}. Check out some of our favorite dresses from Nordstrom above. Keep in mind, online orders have free shipping and be sure to order ahead of time in case you need to make a return or exchange--Nordstrom is pretty generous about returns and exchanges!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

All Things Pink & Red!

Love is in the air! Check out some of our favorite red & pink items that are currently trending right now! Some of them are even less than $10!   We're currently obsessing over the adorable chalkboard cookie jars that are from Target.  It's adorable, handy, and you can use it all year long.  Check them out!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Black Friday Survival Guide

Ready, set, SHOP!!  Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, is upon us.  With all of the sales & great deals going on, we love taking advantage of this hectic day.  But facing the masses at the mall, just to get those killer boots on sale, is no easy feat.  Have no fear fellow shoppers, we're here to help you make the most of Black Friday... and successfully survive the day!

First and foremost, eat something.  You're stuffed from your Thanksgiving turkey, and might be experiencing a mild hangover from yesterday's food coma.  Have a light breakfast, and throw an extra snack (granola bar, protein bar, trail mix) in your purse for later.  Trust us, that mall food court is going to be BUSY... you'll be happy you packed a treat!

Bringing someone with you is key.  You can help each other wait in lines, carry things (honestly, a girl can only carry so many shoe boxes by herself to the register), you can give each other a second opinion, and keep you company as you navigate through the crowds.  Team effort here!  Having a trusted person's opinion can really help when sale shopping.  Just because it's on sale, doesn't mean you need it... see items #7-9 on our list about that topic as well.

Before you get too shopping happy, don't buy everything in sight just because it's on sale.  Ask yourself: "do I own at least 3 outfits in my closet that I could mix & match this with?"  If the answer is no, think twice.  If you're not sure (and want to buy it while it's on sale), just make sure that the store you're purchasing from allows returns.  Make note of their return policy, and save your receipts too!

Black Friday is a great day to get lots of bargains, but they still can add up fast.  Set yourself a budget that you feel comfortable with before you head to the mall.  That way you can feel happy, not guilty, about your purchases once you get home.  After all, Black Friday is supposed to be FUN!  On your mark, get set... GO and get your shop on!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Black Friday Tips

Thanksgiving is in 10 days which means Black Friday is right around the corner!  To become a professional Black Friday Shopper, you must have a game plan and know all of the tips and tricks!  This special day only comes once a year and there's no way you can hit up the department stores without a game plan so we got you all of the tips and tricks you need to know!

1. Sign Up for E-mail Alerts from your Favorite Stores
Stores typically send out promotional alerts and deals out to their loyal customers!  There's a huge chance that they will also send out a special coupon on Black Friday so make sure you are signed up for your favorite stores to take advantage of their coupons and deals.

2. Check for Pre-Black Friday Sales Online
There's a lot of stores that will do Pre-Black Friday Sales online so make sure to start checking online around the day before Thanksgiving to see if there are any special deals going on. This is where tip #1 comes in handy so you can get discount alerts right in your inbox!

3. Check Out Black Friday Store Hours Before
Black Friday store hours vary year to year from store to store.  Make sure you know exactly when your favorite stores open so you can plan out your day and be the first in the store!

4. Get an Early Start
Make sure to set up 3 alarms to get you up bright and early for the big day!  Make sure to do tip #3 and check out the store hours so you know exactly what time you have to be up! Make sure to calculate the time for you to stop and grab coffee on the way to the mall!

5. Take Advantage of Black Friday Sites & Apps
There are a ton of websites and mobile apps that will make Black Friday a million times easier for you!  Take advantage and check out the sites and download the apps before the big day.  These sites and apps will allow you to check out the Black Friday deals for each stores and even each items so you know exactly how much each items are going to be on Black Friday!  (

6. Create a Wish List and Shopping List
Make sure to know exactly what you want and what you're getting on Black Friday so you don't waste any time.  As you know, things on Black Friday go out very fast so make sure to know exactly what you want and also so you don't forget!

7. Bring Cash
There are a billion transactions going on nation wide on Black Friday and there are a lot of credit card machine malfunctions on Black Friday.  Make sure to bring cash so you don't have to miss out on anything!

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

50 Brands Young Women Love the Most

Oh my... where do we even start with this one?  When we say, "brands", we actually and literally mean all brands- not just clothing brands.  We came across this article on Business Insider that we wanted to share with our readers on 50 brands young women love the most.  Goldman Sachs and Teen Vogue have joined forces to give you 50 brands us girls love!

Now you might be asking yourself, "well how the heck do you find that out?"- well, according to Business Insiders, Goldman polled over 1,200 of Teen Vogue's very own 'It Girls' on around 350 brands.  "Respondents scored brands based on awareness and favorability.  They also rated brands based on 'word of mouth' - an important facet in our social media world where peer opinion is more easily available", says Steven Perlberg.   Check out the article on Business Insider for more details and stats on each store!

  1.  Forever 21 
  2.  Victoria's Secret
  3.  PINK Victoria's Secret
  4.  Sephora
  5.  H&M
  6. Converse
  7. Target
  8. Urban Outfitters
  9. MAC cosmetics
  10. Bath & Body Works
  11. Maybelline
  12. eos
  13. Neutrogena
  14. Chanel
  15. Louis Vuitton
  16. Essie
  17. OPI
  18. Macy's
  19. Nike
  20. Marc Jacobs
  21. CoverGirl
  22. American Eagle Outfitters
  23. Nordstrom
  24. Burt's Bees
  25. Coach
  26. Michael Kors
  27. UGG
  28. Vans
  29. Topshop
  30. PacSun
  31. Juicy Couture
  32. Tiffany & Co.
  33. Toms Shoes
  34. Vera Wang
  35. Free People
  36. Dove
  37. Urban Decay
  38. Sally Hansen
  39. Burberry
  40. Kate Spade
  41. Clinique
  42. Sperry
  43. Ralph Lauren
  44. Ulta
  45. Keds
  46. Gucci
  47. Jimmy Choo
  48. Prada
  49. Guess 
  50. Dolce & Gabbana

Thursday, September 12, 2013

My Favorite Online Boutiques-Serena Kamlani

Online shopping is easily one of my favorite pastimes. I find it rewarding to weed through thousands of things to find the perfect item at the best price. Plus, there’s something so exciting about knowing you have a package in the mail; knowing I have a little present waiting for me to be opened!  There are so many cute online boutiques that I thought I would share my TOP 4 favorite online boutiques! 

My favorite place for my online shopping desires is definitely The Flaunt Shop.  One of my favorite things about The Flaunt Shop is that there’s a little something for everyone! From preppy bow back dresses to pretty lace panels to the perfect pair of boots for Autumn, The Flaunt Shop has it all! It’s reasonably priced and offers fast shipping through UPS, which is complimentary on orders over $100. They also recently released a game day line featuring clothes and accessories in college sports team colors, and they are constantly adding new schools to the mix! Additionally, there’s a huge selection of all black and all white dresses. These dresses are perfect for recruitment and initiation and are cute enough that you’d actually wear them again! The other awesome thing about The FlauntShop is they are constantly expanding the line.  For instance, I recently collaborated with them to start a California Collection which will feature edgier and a more laid back styles that are so popular in California—think Nasty Gal and Brandy Melville. After seeing some of the garments being added, I can safely say you won’t want to miss this one! Check out The Flaunt Shop on Instagram to stay updated!

My next favorite place to shop online is Tobi.  With a slogan like “from California with love,” Tobi is a bit edgier in general, more nightlife oriented, and very trendy. Think American Apparel meets Urban Outfitters. If I want the perfect crop top, dress with a lot of cut-outs, or ultra high platform shoes, Tobi is my go-to. It’s also very wallet friendly since new arrivals are always discounted.  Additionally, Tobi offers 50% off your first order for all new members. Shipping is lightening-fast, especially if you’re on the West coast since Tobi is based out of San Francisco.  Tobi’s styles are a lot sexier in nature and definitely appeals to a college aged audience. They also post the cutest outfit ideas with their clothes on Instagram, so make sure to check them out!

Now this this one is a bit of a hassle, but if you truly want that dress you saw on Pinterest, it probably came from XeniaBoutique. Some of you may have seen my picture in the Summer Dress It Girl Trend Report of the white dress with the big bow on the back? Yep, that came from Xenia.  Xenia is based out of Australia, so ignore the seasonal arrivals because you’ll just end up confused since their seasons are opposite of ours. The downfall about Xenia is that since things have to ship overseas, it takes a little extra time and all orders are $15 for shipping, so buy everything you want at once. I’ve also occasionally had issues with the way things fit or are made—the white dress arrived with a broken clasp, and two dresses in different colors of the exact same style and size ended up fitting very differently. However, I find it worth it because the clothes are just so darn cute. To get a glimpse of the most recent items, look at their Instagram.

Swanky Doll is near and dear to me because Stephanie, the owner, started her shop so she could stay at home with her son to work.  Swanky Doll started out selling exclusively customized bows, like the ones featured on The Sorority Secrets a while back (Read Here). She offers bows in a variety of fabrics and designs including Lilly Pulitzer prints! However, she has begun expanding her line to lanyards, vanity trays, key chains, and more, all of which will be available in the coming weeks. Another great part about Swanky Doll is you can customize your bows with your monogram! Catch Swanky Doll on Instagram for their latest updates!

Happy shopping, everyone!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Premiere Shopping Event- STYLEFIXX (psst.. we're giving away 20 tickets!)

A night out with your girlfriends to shop, have some cocktails, and get pampered is the perfect way to end your day after a long day in class or at the office.  STYLEFIXX is a premier shopping event that is held a couple of times a year throughout major cities in the US that consists of everything a girl loves, wants, and needs!  One of our readers shared this amazing event with us and we got right in contact with the Stylefixx Team.

Do you live near the Boston area?  The Sorority Secrets & the STYLEFIXX team would like to giveaway 20 VIP tickets to the Boston event on May 1st & 2nd.  STYLEFIXX will also be in other cities so make sure to check out their website to see when they will be in a city near you!

These tickets will be valid for both nights and will also include:
   -Deluxe Swag Bags (tons of goodies and surprises inside!)
   -Four Complimentary Drinks (sip, sip, sip!)
   -Free Manicure (yay for pretty nails!)
   -Other Spa Services (foot rub please!)

To win the VIP tickets to the Boston STYLEFIXX event:
  1. "Like" The Sorority Secrets on Facebook (click here to like!)
  2. "Like" STYLEFIXX on Facebook (click here to like!)
  3. Share the Facebook post on your wall
  4. E-mail us at with SUBJ: ILOVESTYLEFIXX to redeem!
Easy as that!  

We would also like to take this time and let our Boston readers know that you are all in our hearts!  Thank you to STYLEFIXX and their amazing team!
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