Hats for the Holiday!

With all the talk of dressing up for the winter season, don’t forget about hats! Hats will keep your head warm and comfy as well as give you a fun way to show off a bit of your personality.

Bomber hats are in stock in many stores! You may have seen them around during the winter time, but never really took notice, but never really given them much attention. These hats are square shaped, with flaps that cover your ears. They are commonly found with furry material on the inside and often come in unique patterns.

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10 Item Grocery List

Grocery shopping can be a hassle for college students. Make it easier on yourself and create a personal grocery list so you can grab everything quick and not spend too much time or money buying stuff you don’t need. Here is an example to get you started. You can get all of these items for around $30-$40.

  1. Milk- Necessary for healthy bones and strong teeth…oh and your cereal. ($3)
  2. Cereal or Granola Bars- Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. ($3.50)
  3. Juice- Important for starting your day off right. ($3)
  4. Frozen Dinners- Quick and easy meals. ($2.50 each)
  5. Bread-Take a sandwich to-go. ( $2.50)
  6. Snacks-Things to munch on while you’re studying. ($3-$6)
  7. Bottled Water- Stay hydrated all day during your busy schedule. ($5)
  8. Fruit/ Vegetable- Be healthy! Choose your favorite fruit or vegetable. ($2-$4)
  9. Coffee/Tea- Essential for those early mornings and all nighters. ($5)
  10. Ramen Noodles- Can’t forget the cheapest, most college friendly grocery item! ($0.30)

For more information on grocery lists and healthy options check out Grocery List for College Students and Healthy College Food.

Getting in the spirit with the arts

Vim Studio imageIt’s the end of the semester, and not to mention the end of the year. We are all looking for a little rest and relaxation after this very long, tedious semester. The Dallas Arts District is getting in the spirit by celebrating the Holidays in the district with many amazing, festive activities for the whole family. After a long week of finals we suggest that you enjoy the holiday festivities at The Dallas Museum of Art during their late night on December 16th. For only $5 you can attend the up-coming Late Night at The Dallas Museum of Art and enjoy all of the wonderful warmth of our local museums until midnight! Don’t forget to check out the Jean Paul Gaultier event and the Mark Bradford exhibit. If all of the exhibits inside the DMA aren’t enough for your wandering eyes, then you can take a stroll through the Arts District and see the beautiful Christmas tree. Don’t forget that you can take the DART train down to the Arts District for free with your UTD DART pass. For under $10 you can travel down to the Arts District and start getting in the holiday spirit to prepare to see your folks during the holiday break!

Gifts for Her: Under $30

The holdiays can be an expensive time of year, so we’re keeping the money-saving tips coming this week with a continuation of our earlier post, Gifts for Him: Under $30. Here are some unique gifts for the special women in your life.

Hilary Duff With Love perfume

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Tailgate like a lady!

Thanksgiving is almost here and our bellies are fully prepared for the amount of turkey we are about to eat, but is your tailgating outfit prepared for the Thanksgiving Day game? Come on y’all, we live in Texas and even if you aren’t a true Dallasite you probably know that you need to rock an amazing Dallas Cowboy’s outfit to tailgate with the best of them. Here are some tips on how to style a cute tailgating outfit without breaking budget, and without wearing those tacky box cut jerseys.

navy Target cardigen, tan leather Charolette Russe boot, black Forever 21 legging

It is important to remember that you don’t need to break your budget to buy a NFL girl jersey just to support your favorite team. The easiest way to begin is to find an item includes your teams color. I strongly suggest finding a cute, v-neck boyfriend cardigan. If you are going to be outside, the Texas weather is so unpredictable that a fabulous cardigan can keep you warm, while not over heating you if it’s 70+ degrees outside. Since most people in the DFW area are passionate Dallas Cowboy’s fans we have put together an easy and stylish tailgating outfit for upcoming football games. Every woman should have their basic white v-neck tee in their wardrobe, so bust that out and pair it with this dreamy navy cardigan from Target. Wear this cardigan with a pair of black leggings from Forever 21, and light brown leather boots from Charolette Russe that are comfy enough for you to stand in. These boots give you a cowboy feel without being full on cowboy boots which will allow you to wear them more often. This outfit allows you to wear your team’s colors but still be stylish and feminine at the same time. The boots from Charolette Russe are a fabulous deal because when you buy one pair for $42.50 you get an additional pair for $15.50! Continue reading

Don’t SHOCK your parents, instead DAZZLE them!

Everyone wants to dress cute when they’re home for the holidays, but how do you stay trendy and stay under your budget?

This season, the style calls for patterned tops, blazers, and bright colors. The patterns range anywhere from polka dots, to swirls, to motifs; but the choice is really up to you. Blazers have become a hit among celebrities, but why stick to the plain black blazer when you can were a fire-truck red blazer. Along with blazers, are of course, long coats, and vests. It’s always a good idea to add color to your wardrobe. The colors this season, per New York Fashion Week, include, reds and blues paired, but also oranges and yellows. Marigold to be exact. But most importantly you have to be sparkly! You don’t have to buy that Dolce & Gabbana metallic dress or that red, knit Chanel coat. Stores like Forever 21 and H&M are up-to-date with the latest trends of the season and help you stay within your budget. Don’t forget to play with scarvesboots, and hats, to add to your winter look.

Forever 21 outfits

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Whether you’re dressing up for a family dinner, or going out with your friends, impress everyone with your knowledge on the latest trends and even more with the dollars you saved.

Rhinestones and Talking Mannequins-A Walk Inside Gaultier

Hello sensory overload! Last night, I braved the crowds of the monthly Dallas Arts District Art Crawl and DMA late night, to wander through the halls of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit. Walking into the museum, you immediately know something incredible is going on. Everyone at the front desk is donning the Gaultier, white and blue sailor stripe shirts, and behind them the entire wall is fashioned to match their shirts.

Looking in on the exhibit from the outside, gave me goosebumps. As I began to walk into the blue lit entrance of an exhibit, it proved to take the visitors breath away. Absolutely no cameras were allowed in this exhibit, and there was a disclaimer on the wall stating that the content was not appropriate for young audiences. As I walked into the main room, the eager viewers were greeted by a dozen or more mannequins that all assumed a Mona Lisa effect. The exhibit designers had a rigged system of projectors that showed images of different models talking by moving faces onto the blank mannequins face. There was audio playing in the sea-themed room, where Mr. Jean Paul Gaultier greeted you as you walked in. His mannequin was made to interact with the audience and give a background story as to what was happening in this room, and what we would see as we made our journey through his archive of pieces from his collections. The front room set the tone for the rest of the rooms. Each mannequin in this room had a projected face that would move and interact with other mannequins that gave an added intrigue to the perfected, over-detailed garments that they were wearing. The walls were covered with large framed photographs that accompanied the theme the models were wearing. Continue reading