Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our thoughts are with those students and families going through Hurricane Gustav.

College Lifestyles (TM) would like to send out thoughts of those going through the devastation of Hurricane Gustav. We've experienced the kind thoughts and actions of others (graciously providing items for shelters, Facebook groups formed of sorority members and families to stay in touch during the storm) We encourage all who can to provide one item to a shelter - something as simple as toothpaste, toilet paper, and peanut butter would be wonderful. This hits home to College Lifestyles (TM). The director of College Lifestyles (TM) was born and raised in the town of Houma, LA - directly in the path of Gustav. 'Giving anything - time or an item, would be greatly appreciated. Since my dad and brother are still in Houma, so something as simple as a kind word or thought there way is greatly appreciated.'

Our thoughts and prayers are with all at this time.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Great Tote From Shop Suey Boutique!

College Lifestyles (TM) loves tote bags! We carry out journals, pens, and everything (including the kitchen sink) when we are looking for the best products for savvy co-eds!

We discovered Shop Suey Boutique (seen in Self, People Style Watch, In Style, and Lucky Magazines!) when looking for alternatives to back-packs for meetings and classes!

The Megan Tote (as well as a variety of totes is the answer)! This tote fits everything! In line with the trends of Fall, in a rich color, crock-like material (2 Fall trends!) will look incredible to and from classes, makes a great carry-on, and will a give a better impression for an internship meeting!

Available at Shop Suey Boutique for $58.00.

Cocktail Dress that Won't Sink the Budget!

This beaded crinkle chiffon dress won't sink your budget! Flattering with wider shoulder straps, empire waist, slight A-Line flare!

Perfect to wear to a cocktail party and/or early Fall evening wedding!

$49.00 from Newport-News Online!

Dorm/Apartment Food Find - Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt

Double the protein than regular yogurt, Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt is extremely smooth, creamy, nutritious, and TASTY! Enjoy with fruit or eat plain! From the makers of Stoneyfield Farm, this yogurt is incredible!

Nervous to try it, click here for a coupon! Available in grocers nationwide, it cost less than 2 visits to the hallway vending machine!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Audrey Hepburn - The Little Black Dress is here!

You probably noticed the Audrey Hepburn white dress in prior blog post; and it's here - the infamous Audrey little black dress!!!

A wonderful classic! Ladylike, classy, and glamorous. Vintage inspired. Fitted waist. Will never go out of style.

Available from Fashion Junkee for $45.00.

Monday, August 25, 2008

White Dress for Bid Day!

This Calvin Klein Split Neck Ponte Knit Dress is flattering for all and a great selection for bid day!

For $118.00 at Nordstrom.

Wear again:
Work/Internship - wear a skinny black belt and black shoes.
Casual outing - wear with gold jewelry!

Great Gift for Big Sis/Lil Sis!

These yummy Lollipop Lip Gloss from Hard Candy taste as good as they look! Smells and tastes just like candy. Each of the four lollipops uses two shades of gloss each to create a fun design. Comes wrapped in a cello wrapper. Candy-flavored and only $1.50!

A great addition to Big/Lil Sis basket!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

A Fall Wardrobe Must Have - Lace! (We found a perfect top for business meetings and internship!)

According to People Style Watch, lace is one of the top 10 must haves for Fall!

This Satin Chiffon Blouse from Forever 21 works great for all shapes - the tie at the waist will give a great hour glass shape!

With 3 colors to chose from and at only $22.80; it's hard not to add this to our wardrobe!

Pair with:
Gray or black pants and heels for sorority chapter meetings, internships, or campus meetings.

Wear again with:
Gray or black pencil skirt, tights, T-strap heels. (business/chapter meeting)
Dark jeans, plum heels (date night!)
Black blazer, black pencil skirt, fish net tights, T-strap heels. (winter months)
Black blazer, plum heels, dark jeans (business casual)

(Note - if you purchase the lavender, look at matching with gray pants!)

Dinner Party/Recruitment Party Etiquette - How to I eat food off a Skewer?

Fruit on skewers makes a lovely presentation at a dinner party, baby shower, and sorority recruitment party.

What is the proper way to eat these? Using a fork, remove all food from the skewer first. Consume using your fork!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

A Must Have Food for Your Dorm or Apartment!

Laughing Cow Cheese!

Not only affordable ($2.50), nutritious (Calcium - hello, relieve signs of PMS), and spacious (in it's own wedges); it's so tasty!

Great to thrown in your hand bag for a snack in between classes, for a study break in the dorm, and anytime you are hungry!

Located in the dairy section of any grocer!

Gift ideas for Big Sis/Lil Sis!

With sorority recruitment around the corner (some of us are done with the process and have new sisters), we have the GREAT process of lil/big sis!

Looking for an interesting gift idea??? Look to custom design a hand-bag, back pack, knap sack, luggage, and/or purse for your lil or big!!! At B's Purses; you chose the style, fabric, and colors for a speciality designed bag!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

A White Dress for Bid Day!!!

This lovely white dress is a charmer! Ladylike and Lovely! by Ralph Lauren "Jeanine" Eyelet Camisole Dress has a side zipper and works to give the illusion of a small waist!

Available at Dillard's for $53.70!

Wear again:
Casual - Jean Jacket and gold jewelry.
Outside cocktail party - strapy heels and gold bangles.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Summer Business Attire for Chapter Meeting and Internships!

With the hot rays of summer still shining down, a business suit may not be the most comfortable outfit to wear to our chapter meetings, internship, or work.

Don't worry - this great Cap-sleeve t-shirt dress from Banana Republic is the answer! The 37" length will hit just above the knee, and the material is 'breathable' for summer heat!

For the most flattering look, tie at the smallest part of the waist to create an hour glass illusion!

Different looks:
Business attire - wear with gold bangles, gold studs, and flesh tone pumps.
Casual date - metallic sandals, gold hoops.
Going out - wear with a deep plum cocktail ring OR lavender jewelry.
Night date - wear with strapy gold heels, navy cocktail ring.

Available for $39.99 at Banana Republic! (Also available in black, purple, and rust!)

A Resource For Dietetic Students and Interns!

The Washington State Dairy Council has a wonderful selection of free resources including handouts and power point presentations!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Dorm/Apartment Shopping List!

While on the hunt for the best, nutritious dorm/apartment snacks and foods, the trusty 'shopping detectives' of College Lifestyles ran across something interesting, a 'Back to College' shopping list on the Bed, Bath, and Beyond website! (The website even offers decor ideas!) It's a printable list, so print it, and savvy shop for your dorm/apartment supplies!!

One More White Dress for Bid Day!

Looking for a white dress to define your waist??? This lovely Ruby Rox Puff-Sleeve Eyelet Dress defines your waist with a tie-back, as well as give definition to a smaller shoulder/upper body!

Available at Dillard's for $34.50, it's great for bid day!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Great Necklace for the ladies of Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Gamma, and Well, Anyone Who Likes Anchors!

Anchors Aweigh with the great find from Forever 21, an Anchor Necklace! For the great price of $8.90!

A Simplistic White Dress for Bid Day!

A lovely, simple style white dress for bid day!

This Embroidered Eyelet Sheath Dress from Ann Taylor ($69.00) has a darted from to give the illusion of a smaller waist! This dress looks lovely on all!

Wear again:

Casual - with metallic sandals and a jean jacket.
Funky - black tights and a black belt.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Quick Meal During Sorority Recruitment or the First Week of Class!

The week of sorority recruitment is busy, as well as the first week of classes! Have these Boca Chicken Burgers in your freezer, pop in the microwave for 1 minute and 30 seconds, and presto!!!! Add a slice of whole wheat bread for a quick, quick supper or lunch!!!

For $2.90 a box, located at most grocers (Target, Kroger, Albertson's, Wal-Mart), you have 4 meals for less than a Value Meal from McDonald's! And, much healthier!

Another White Dress for Bid Day!!!

Do you like more of a ladylike style?

This Calvin Klein Eyelet Dress is available at Dillard's for $55.00!

Wear again:
(1) Remove the sash and wear by itself.
(2) Remove the sash and wear with long cardigan and skinny belt!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Great White Dress for Bid Day!

Another great white dress! This Nine West Stretch Scoop-Neck Belted Dress is great if you want that chic/fitted look! The black belt is removable, so it will be perfect for all whites!

Wear again:
With the black belt, black pumps, and black bracelet!
Be bold - add a green jacket or fitted green cardigan!

This look is at Macy's for $130.00

Can I eat Pineapple with My Fingers?

Pineapple is to be eaten with a fork. Use a knife to cut if served in a ring form!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Great Dress for Sorority Recruitment! (Preference Party!)

Do you love the style of the 1950's? (College Lifestyles director's favorite fashion decade!)

Then you will love this dress from Forever 21 for $27.80! The C's again - classy and comfortable. Wear with a great pair of rounded tip heels to complete the look!

What else can I wear with this look and other royal blue outfits?
It is acceptable with royal blue to accessorize with black.
Silver jewelery and flesh tone colored open toe strappy shoes!
Be bold and accessorize with a deep emerald green color!
In cooler months, pair with fishnets and black t-strap heels.

A Great Dress for Sorority Recruitment (Preference Party)!

Confused what to wear for sorority recruitment? Don't be!

This beautiful dress possesses the 2 C's - classy and comfortable! This dress is flattering for all body types. The light pleating effect flatters, while the tie detail will draw the eyes upward.

Wear with flesh tone pumps and a cocktail ring!

Wear this look again:
Heels and gold jewelry.
For a bold look, wear with turquoise jewelry.
Add a short cardigan sweater and scarf for a Bohemian look.

This dress is from New York and Company for $58.95.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

White Dress for Sorority Recruitment - Natural Style

Another great white dress! If you favor a 'no-fuss' style, this dress is for you! From New York and Company for $34.99.

Wear again:
Pair with orange or turquoise jewelry for a date look.
Pair with a yellow or brightly colored short/fitted cardigan for fun.
Pair with a long cardigan and belt for a 'funky' look!

Body Image - One Minute Affirmation

Write a morale-boosting statement or compliment about your body and/or body image. Tell yourself this everyday!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Audrey Hepburn Inspired White Dress for Recruitment and Fun!

Love the style of Ms Hepburn? (Then you would be best friends with the director of College Lifestyles)

This beautiful Audrey inspired dress is available from Fashion Junkee for $45.00.

A true classic!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Another White Dress for Recruitment - Natural Style

Is your style a bit more natural and/or sporty? Would you say that your style is more simplistic?

This great white cargo dress is great for you if you like a nice natural (not fussy) look! Find it at Dillard's for $24.90. (Rampage)

How to wear again?
(1) Team this with a simple pair of silver hoops and silver bangle, and your ready for a great date!
(2) Wear a fitted zipper red hoodie for a 'sporty/nautical' look!
(3) Wear open over a white tank and jeans.

A Quick Breakfast! (And helps with PMS!)

With school around the corner; this yogurt shake by Dannon (Dannon Light and Fit) makes great on the go breakfast! With 5 different flavors, it's yummy, quick, and healthy! Loaded with calcium, this drink can help relieve PMS symptoms! Have this on your shopping list for your dorm and apartment!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

White Dress - Romantic/Ladylike Style.

Looking for a white dress for recruitment? Is your style more of a romantic/ladylike look? Are your more for having a picnic in the park?

If so, then this white dress fits your style!

Ways to wear this dress again:
Wear a jean jacket/sandals/gold hoops for a day date look.
Wear this dress with jeans/heels/long gold necklace/bangle bracelet for class.
Throw on a short length long sleeve black cardigan, jeans or black tights, long necklace (green) for eating out with friends.

Find this great look at Forever 21 for $22.80!

Looking for a White Dress for Sorority Recruitment?

For the next few weeks, College Lifestyles (TM) will be on the lookout for white dresses for sorority recruitment. We will specifically look at different styles of dresses in order for everyone to hit everyone's personal style, as well as price ranges, stores/online purchases, and ways to wear your white dress casually and professionally!

Remember with white dresses comes hosiery! The best - look for flesh tone to prevent the 'see through' effect!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

A Great Website for Dietitians, Dietetic Interns, and Dietetic Students.

RD 411 - (

Great for client handouts and resources!

Where does the Knife blade face in setting a table?

The knife blade will always face the plate!

Body Image - From the Words of Stacy London

From the words of What Not to Wear's Stacy London, 'Know Yourself. Accept your body for what it is.'

The director of College Lifestyles (TM) (Shelly Marie) translation: 'When you learn your size and dress for your size, you will not only look inc edible, but feel incredible. I am all of 5'1". I have learned what shortens my look, but also what can elongate my look. I encourage all to find what works best for them, it could be a color and/or a great outfit. Start to ask your friends, 'which color works best on me?'