Showing posts with label fashion clothes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion clothes. Show all posts

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Lowdown On the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Please tell us you know about Nordstrom's Half Yearly Sale going on right now?! We kind of live for this half yearly sale and are so pumped that it falls on a 3-day weekend. That means shop till we drop. Okay, so here are the deets on the sale going on from now until 5/31/15:

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale: Save up to 40% at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale on Men, Women & Kids styles, while supplies last through May 31! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (specific to Handbags & Accessories): Up to 40% OFF Handbags, Jewelry, Watches & Home: Up to 40% OFF Handbags, Jewelry, Watches & Home at Nordstrom, through May 31! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (specific to Women's Active & Swim): Up to 40% OFF Active, Swim and Lingerie: Up to 40% OFF Active, Swim and Lingerie styles from Zella, Nike & more at 
Nordstrom, throughMay 31! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (specific to Women's Shoes): New Markdowns on top Women's Shoe Brands: New Women's Shoes Markdowns from Sam Edelman, Steve Madden, Ivanka Trump & more at Nordstrom, through May 31! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (specific to Kids' Shoes): New Markdowns on top Kids' Shoes Brands: New Kids' Shoes Markdowns from favorite brands like Crocs, MICHAEL Michael Kors & more at Nordstrom, through May 31! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (specific to Men's Shoes): New Markdowns on top Men's Shoe Brands: New Men's Shoes Markdowns from Cole Haan, Bruno Magli, Nike & more at Nordstrom, through May 31! FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

So, uh, what are you waiting for?!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Spring Formal Looks

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It's almost spring formal season and it's time to start thinking of what to wear!  For seniors, this is their last time getting dressed up and attending a sorority event so you want to make sure you leave with a POW!  As you all know, we're huge fans of Rent the Runway-- you can find the perfect dress for a special event and rent it for a couple of days for just a fraction of what you would pay if you were to buy it!

Check out our 6 favorite new arrivals that could be the perfect spring formal dress at Rent the Runway!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sisters Succeeding: Sharon Bui, Frill Clothing Company

This 'Sisters Succeeding' post is big. Like, Shark Tank BIG.

North Carolina State University Chi Omega, Sharon Bui, partnered up with Kate Steadman to form Frill Clothing Company and now they are scheduled to appear on the television show, Shark Tank, on
March 6​th at 9/8c on ABC!

Shark Tank is a reality television program, which allows aspiring entrepreneurs to make business pitches to a panel of investors. “We are delighted to appear on Shark Tank,” says co founder Sharon Bui, “this is huge for promoting our business and we can’t wait for America to see us pitch our pride and joy to the ‘shark’ investors.

Frill Clothing is a startup clothing company, located in Raleigh, NC. The thought of Frill was first conceived when Sharon Bui, a member of Greek Life at N.C. State University, realized there was no way of buying fashionable clothing she was required to wear for formal sorority recruitment. Bui then joined with Kate Steadman, who was studying advertising with a minor in fashion at Appalachian State, and Frill Clothing was born.

While Frill Clothing is primarily targeted to sorority women who are looking to purchase affordable, yet stylish, outfits for recruitment, there are other items available on their online boutique. Frill is branching out to sell items such as jewelry, home décor, apparel and various accessories.

Frill is also an important member of the bridal community. Their skirts can be purchased for bridal parties to put on a new fashion forward spin on bridesmaid’s dresses. The skirts are stylish, affordable, and can be worn on multiple occasions. Frill has outfitted many wedding parties and the bride, as well as, the bridesmaids have been extremely pleased with the end result.

Bui and Steadman launched Frill while both were still earning their degrees, which have required a lot of hard work, and learning how to be financially resourceful. “The past couple of years we have learned what it takes to be an entrepreneur,” said Steadman, “it requires dedication but we enjoy coming to work every morning so the hard work pays off!

Be sure to catch Frill’s episode of Shark Tank on ABC this week!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Spring Cleaning Tips

We cannot believe how quickly Spring is approaching which means one thing: SPRING CLEANING! Spring cleaning is the perfect time to almost start over. Whether mentally or physically, Spring cleaning will get you into a renewed, fresh mindset. For us, our biggest task is cleaning out our closets. Getting rid of clothes is not easy so we have some tips to help you let go.

  1. Ask yourself: Will I wear this in the next six months? If the answer is "No!" then LET IT GO!
  2. If you absolutely can't let your items go, do an experiment to see if you really make use out of every item. Simply buy tags, date them, and tie them to your clothes. Every time you wear an item, update the date. By the end of the year, if your clothes are still tagged with the beginning date, then it's time to give those clothes away.
  3. Have a clothing swap party! Gather your friends and pull out your clothes that you are iffy about keeping. Buy some food and drinks and make a party out of your friend's shopping your closet.
  4. To make more room in your closet, separate your clothes by seasons. Store clothes from the season you're not currently in underneath your bed (Target has some great storage bins!). Out of sight, out of mind, out of the way!
  5. Sell your clothes! If you issue is how much money you've invested in your clothes, then put them up for sale. Consignment shops like Buffalo Exchange will be your best bet. Either that, or take advantage of the app, Offer Up! where you can put your clothes on sale and people can negotiate the price with you.  
Good luck and happy spring cleaning!

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, October 2, 2014

Get the Kerry Washington SCANDAL Look!

Oh em gee. Please pick our jaws up off of the floor. The Scandal season premiere last week left us so excited for this new season, but our jaws aren't on the floor over just the show--can we talk about the Olivia Pope-inspired fashion debuted at The Limited?! Kerry Washington delivers in every episode with her chic, sophisticated sense of style so we are not surprised that Shonda Rimes (the creator of Scandal) and Kerry Washington teamed up with The Limited to give their fans a piece of Olivia Pope. We have been jumping for joy over the awesome pieces from trendy trench coats to slimming pencil skirts and chic, silk tops to name a few. You can't help but feel like a true Gladiator in any piece from the collection. We're just going to add everything from the collection to our shopping cart and then see what happens....

Which piece is your favorite?

Monday, September 23, 2013

Transition into Autumn with Victoria


Skinny Jeans: Madewell. Skinny Frosted Pants (black): Madewell. Dress: ASOS. Two Toned Riding Boots: Tommy Hilfiger. Checkered Flannel: Urban Outfitters.

Ahhh, autumn. Like most, autumn is my favorite season of the year. Autumn brings along crisp fall air, riding boots, college football (GO DAWGS!), sweater weather, ombre foliage, and homemade apple cider. It’s the cozy season; not too hot, but not too cold, yet. However, every time fall shimmies around the corner, transitioning your summer pieces into your autumn wardrobe, whilst maintaining your sensibility, can be pretty tough! I’m not recommending that you go along wearing your bright neon floral print top with white jeans and boots (big no, no), but I do have several tips for you to mix your beloved summer fashions, with all your seasonal autumn favorites. 

Transition slowly, but confidently. You don’t want to go head first in to all your thickest sweaters, and biggest circle scarves. But if you really feel like sporting something like I stated above, just be like Beyoncé, and own every part of it! In the end, that’s the best piece of fashion advice anyone could ever have. If you have a particular muted or neutral summer dress, or anything that incorporates a fall color tone (anything jewel tones, rusts, golds, coppers, orange, rich reds, or basic neutrals), it can usually be mixed with other pieces in your fall wardrobe to create a good transition outfit. Stay away from shorts once fall rolls along, you don’t want to look weather confused by matching it with a boyfriend cardigan! 

Instead, go for a dress, or cute skinnies in rich colors, and be careful with prints; if any print, opt for a cute leopard print or checkered flannel. One of my favorite transitional outfits for fall is pairing a simple dress, like my black a-line t-shirt dress from ASOS, with a cute fall toned flannel, a scarf, and flats, or ankle boots. You can get the same look with switching out a dress for a cute t-shirt or blouse and skinnies!

Once the weeks start getting cooler, it is time to nix the dresses, unless you’re wearing them with some cute cable knit tights underneath. Go for lots of fun layering and mix patterns and textures! Something that makes fall fashion so unique is mimicking the way nature showcases vibrant hues, with textures like crunchy leaves, and soft grass before it’s covered by morning dew. Have fun and be daring, make your fashion stand out above the rest! Other great things to try out is putting any button down or blouse under a patterned blazer for a preppy look, or sport your sorority pride by wearing a crew neck with your letters, a button down underneath and a super cute statement necklace! This time of year also now becomes a great time to pull those adorable two-toned riding boots out from your closet. 

You can never go wrong with skinnies, of course! Wearing denim leggings may not keep you warm enough in the cooler months, so a great way to make sure your jeans don’t look bulky under your boots is to cuff the bottom, put your sock over, flatten the jean out with the sock, and then put your boot on. Regular skinnies, or my favorite from Madewell called the ‘Skinny Skinny Ankle’ are perfect throughout the earlier months of fall with flats or ankle boots, and are effortless to tuck into riding boots! The jean hits at your ankle, being the smallest part of the boot, so it lies flat. Coated black denim and biker zippers are in for fall, and compliment a lot of styles-try it out!

Scarves and sweaters are going to be your best friend when the crisp air becomes slightly more frigid. Try layering a fun button up over a t-shirt, and then add a cardigan or open sweater over the button up and roll up the sleeves once or twice. Top it off with a scarf and adorable gold jewelry to make your look finished and festive, or even a cute fleece or North Face puffer vest, and you’re good to go!

Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Spirit Jersey Craze

Summer has finally come to a close and sorority girls all around the country are looking forward to the upcoming fall semester that is quickly approaching! One of my favorite things to do right before I go back, is stock up on new fall clothes that I can show off all semester while walking around campus. One particular item that has hit the sorority (and non sorority) world by storm is the extremely popular SPIRIT JERSEY! This trend started out in the south and then made its way up north and across the country! By now, just about everyone has heard of these shirt/sweatshirt combination tops! The spirit jersey is perfect for fall because it is not as heavy as a sweatshirt but it can still keep you warm on those chilly October days. They come in a variety of different colors and can be personalized on the back with almost anything that you ask the Spirit Football Jersey company to put on it. What a great way to represent your school, sorority or even town. Amazing way to also get your sorority name out there to upcoming freshman--think recruitment! 

Typically worn with shorts or leggings, these tops are perfect for lounging around or even going to class if you are having a lazy day. It is funny to walk around campus and see the sea of girls in different colored jerseys walking around! To check out the different color and sizing options Spirit Football Jersey has, here is their website: Spirit Football Jersey. Or you can check out their Facebook page which has tons of amazing pictures that girls have taken with them on: Spirit Football Jersey !

Even one of our friends here at The Sorority Secrets, Sarah Belle, did a vlog on how Spirit Football Jersey actually made her her own version of one! You can watch the vlog on it here!

Look out for spirit jerseys across your campus this fall! 

Friday, August 9, 2013

How to Wear Neon

Skirt: H&M (old, similar here). Tank: Brandy Melville. Denim Vest: Paper Crane (old, similar here). Lips: Sephora. Heels: Forever 21 (old, similar here).
There is just something about wearing neon that has not phased out for us! Neon has been the greatest addition to our closets and adds a level of happiness and flare to anyone's wardrobe. One of our readers, Zenia, asked us the best way to rock neon so it looks more high fashion and less like a walking highlighter {haha}. It Girl, Victoria, is a true neon fashionista. Neon from head to toe is just too much for the eyes, so we suggest contrasting your neon outfit with some neutral colors such as black, ivory, or white like Victoria did in the above outfit. The contrast between neon and neutral colors makes for a more fresh, modern, visually appealing look. Not ready to go full force neon? Then add a pop of neon color to your outfit with a bright shade of lipstick. Neon lips against a soft makeup look like Victoria's let's your face shine with little work (a nice smile like Victoria's always helps too!). Wearing neon is bold, so don't be afraid to be seen and rock what you've got!

What neon ensembles are you loving right now? Hashtag #tssneon to show us your favorite neon look!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Colorful shorts that'll {BRIGHTEN} everyone's day!

Summer's not over yet, so now is the time to wear all of your bright colored shorts!  If you didn't get to shop for bright colored shorts in the beginning of Summer, don't you fret, because they're all on sale now! (woop woop!)  We compiled our favorite bright color shorts, so you can brighten everyone's day! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

It Girl Trend Report: Graphic Tee

I am sure you have discovered before that we have an obsession with graphic tees. Graphic Tees are a fashion piece that are timeless; they never go out of style! Our It Girls agreed too so we were curious what their go-to graphic tees were. If there is any store we can count on to have some awesome graphic tees it is Forever 21 and that is where Avery found her super cute, flower-crowned woman graphic tee. Avery said, "I usually pair it with a jean jacket, some white converse, and a fun statement necklace if I'm feelin fancy! It's really easy to just throw it on and go! And it's soft and comfy too!" Another place that sells some really trendy graphic tees is Urban Outfitters! Their "Day of the Dead" inspired graphic tees always catch our eye, and they caught It Girl, Cristina's eye too! Graphic tees are also fun to wear when the graphic is a word. Marisa's favorite graphic tee has a special meaning to it because it represents a part of her heritage. "My brother bought me this shirt when he went to Florence because he said that all the Italian men say "ciao Bella" when an American girl walks by!"--we love it! There is nothing like a cute graphic tee with images and words imprinted on them. Just ask Victoria and Allie with their graphic tee choices! Victoria absolutely loves her graphic tee from Zara sharing that, "The dolman shape of the tee with the tie front makes it dressy enough to pair up with a cute flowy skirt, or tone down for a night on the town with teal high waisted skinnies and black patent heels. Plus, the shirt gives off a mature vibe so you still look put together and not childish. The texture and colors are such a plus, too!"--we agree! Allie's graphic tee comes from an online company we hadn't even heard of called Necessary Clothing. Allie said, "They have really cute affordable stuff that's different from the stores!"--we love new store finds so we'll have to check it out! Our last favorite graphic tee style is sporting a famous person on your front. This has remained a popular fad and Serena just loves her Bob Dylan tank from Brandy Melville. She explained, "I love my Bob Dylan graphic from Brandy Melville! Not only am I a huge fan of John Galt graphics, but Bob Dylan is also one of my favorite artists of all time! I love this tank because I can wear it tucked into shorts in the summer or pair it with leggings and a light weight sweater when it's cooler out".

Are you a fan of graphic tees too? Where are your favorite places to shop for graphic tees? 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It Girl Trend Report: Celebrity Style Crush

"Fashions fade, style is eternal".- Yves Saint Laurent

Usually, our styles are determined by the latest fashion trends seen on our favorite celebs. For example, Ali can always count on fashion inspiration from her style celeb crush, Rachel Zoe. We were curious what celebrity's style influenced our It Girls' wardrobe so this week they shared with us their celeb style crush. Like Karen, It Girl Avery's style celeb crush is Kourtney Kardashian. Her favorite style piece she is always on the lookout for from Kourtney Kardashian are her different, big stylish shades she always has on. For Marisa, Victoria, and Cristina their styles resemble a more classy and modern look similar to Sakura. Marisa has a huge style crush on Lauren Conrad "because she keeps it classy with solid and timeless pieces and always accessorizes to make it modern and dressy". Victoria loves to mix and match the personalities and character of what she's wearing to how she is feeling that morning, or tailored to something she'll be doing that day. Victoria refers to her style as eclectic meets boho hipster so for those reasons, Blake Lively is most aligned with her style. Cristina has an obsession with both the looks of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, but she identifies with Ashley Olsen's diverse, fashion forward style more. Allie opps for a more modern royalty look with her celeb style crush, Kate Middleton. Serena loves the classic, sophisticated look of a style icon: Audrey Hepburn. "I picked Audrey Hepburn for obvious reasons-she's classy, demure, beautiful, and she knew that being a woman was about more than looks and measurements".

Who is your celebrity style crush?! Leave us a comment sharing your style icon - we would love to hear!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Festival Fashion

Flower headband: H&M (old), similar here. Lace Kimono Cover: Zara (old), similar here. Necklace: Forever 21
Top: Brandy Melville. Shorts: Vintage, similar here. Shoes: Vans.

Warped Tour. Bumbershoot. Outside Lands. Lollapalooza. Sasquatch. Bonnaroo. Yep, you guessed it-summer festival season is upon us! In just a few short weeks, we cannot wait for all of the feel-good music that will be taking over some of the greatest cities in the country. Summer festivals are our favorite because we can let our hair down and be a free spirit as we enjoy our favorite tunes, people, and of course the awesome festival food. Festivals are not complete without the perfect festival outfit so we were excited when It Girl Intern, Victoria, showed us her favorite outfit to wear during a summer festival. Casual jean shorts and a top with some statement accessories like a headband and/or necklace are the perfect pieces to make your summer festival look complete. Since you will be walking (and hopefully dancing) throughout the festival, hang up your heels for the day and rock some simple, yet cute sneakers. We totally love Victoria's strawberry patterned Vans! Going Au-naturale is the way to go when it comes to getting dolled up for a summer festival. After all, it is the summer time so you will more than likely be breaking a sweat, therefore, there is no need to pile on the makeup. A light amount of mascara and eyeliner with a soft cheek is perfect!

Are you attending any summer festivals this year? If so, leave a comment letting us know which one-we'd love to know! Also, if you're looking for where you can find this year's best festivals, Seat Geek has the full list on their site so check it out.

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!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Foxy 'Fits

A couple of weeks ago we did a segment on Fox 10 News highlighting some fun spring fashion trends for this year. We had so much fun picking outfits out from one of our favorite online stores: Boutique To You. Floral patterns, color blocking, high-low hems, geometric designs, white, and mint are just some of the latest spring fashion trends we highlighted. For the full news clip, check out the video above or click here

Want to purchase the outfits you see? Go to Boutique To You's online store and use promo code TSS15 for 15% off your order!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Graphic Tee

{On Ali} Tee: Urban Outfitters (similar here).  Shorts: Urban Outfitters.  Scarf: old, similar here.  Lipstick: Mac.  {On Sakura} Tee: H&M (similar here) {On Karen} Tee: Forever 21 (similar here). Jeans: J Brand (similar here).  Lipstick: Makeup Forever, Aqua Rouge.

We admit it-- if there's one item of clothing that we have loved since we were little, it would be the graphic tee.  Seriously, it doesn't go out of style!  And the vintage ones are even better.  Luckily, vintage-inspired graphic tees are everywhere now.  The soft and comfy tees are the best!  Our favorite places to get graphic tees are Urban Outfitters and Forever 21... they always have creative designs for a great price.

Dress it up, dress it downNo matter what style you're craving, graphic tees seem to always be fitting.  They're here to stay!   The best part about graphic tees?  Making a statement & showing off what you love... a band, your sorority, your favorite cartoon character.  The possibilities are endless.

Do you have a favorite graphic tee that you adore?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Tuxedo Casual

Top: Urban Outfitters.  Jeans: Express.  Accessories: Forever 21 (necklace here & similar bracelet here).  Shoes: Jessica Simpson.  Beanie: Urban Outfitters.  Nail Polish: Essie Mint Candy Apple.  Sunglasses: Ray Ban.

Throw on your fancy tuxedo pants!  We're seeing tuxedo pants everywhere now... and we're loving their casual denim reincarnation, as seen in these Express jeansNope, this look isn't just for the boys, and not just for black tie affairs.  These jeans feature an ankle length, perfect for showing off some snazzy high heels.  Since blue denim pairs nicely with black & white, we loved adding this acid wash denim shirt from Urban Outfitters.  Accessorize with some chunky gold accents for polish.  Ali added a beanie to the look since, well, we love how a hat completes any look!

Love tuxedo jeans?  Tell us what you think of this trend below!
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