Tuesday, April 21, 2015

When To Know She's Depressed

Depression is real but it's also not obvious to many people. Whether it's your Little in your sorority or your real life sister or friend, it's important for you to recognize signs of depression and be there for them as they tackle the tough road of getting back in balance. To put it plainly, depression is intense sadness that lasts for long periods of time. According to WebMd these are signs you are suffering from depression when you have at least five of the following symptoms at the same time:
  • A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
  • Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
  • Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day
  • Impaired concentration, indecisiveness
  • Insomnia (an inability to sleep) or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
  • Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
  • Recurring thoughts of death or suicide(not just fearing death)
  • A sense of restlessness or being slowed down
  • Significant weight loss or weight gain
But, it's important to recognize an important thing: many people try to hide their depression. They hide it by doing impulsive or often extreme things like doing a drastic change. They have high highs but very low lows. Don't take their actions personally; they are fighting a battle that they don't realize shouldn't be fought alone. How you can help is recommending they go to a doctor to be clinically diagnosed. There are several ways to help depression both medically and therapeutically.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Podcasts You Should Listen To

Have a long summer road trip coming up? Invest your time in some awesome Podcast stations. We have recently had a lot of road trips and while listening to music is a great way to make the time pass by, there is nothing like killing two birds with one stone: educating yourself while getting to your final destination. We compiled a list of some Podcast channel recommendations so find them below.

  • Serial
  • The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes
  • Entrepreneur on Fire
  • NPR's Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me
  • TED's Radio Hour
  • The Read
  • Snap Judgement 
  • Black Excellence
  • ThisAmericanLife

What Podcast channels do you absolutely love? Share with us in the comments!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Best Sites For Secret Fashion Steals

If you haven't noticed already, we are total fashionistas. But, one secret about a lot of sorority women is that we LOVE fashion on a budget. Why pay more when you can pay less for the same fashion forward look? If you're ever looking to shop in a sorority girl's closet, you will be surprised to find a lot of off label items. Below are some of our favorite sites for secret fashion steals.

Do you have a store that you're absolutely obsessed with their deals? Share with us below!

  1. Sabo Skirt - All the way from Australia, this clothing line screams Coachella Fashion Show. Boho chic is their huge fashion staple. Tip: If you're ordering from them for a special event, order in advance. It takes some time to get items from Australia to America and you don't want to be disappointed if items don't come in on time.
  2. ASOS - How do you pronounce it?! "A sauce" or "A sose"? Either way, if you want to splurge on some serious online retail therapy, this company hailing from London is the place to shop. "Get the London look" takes a whole other tune when you shop their hundreds of fashion looks. Shipping is really efficient with this company and their items are pretty true to size.
  3. Brandy Melville - With 2.4 MILLION followers on Instagram, they're definitely one of the biggest affordable & adorable online boutiques!  They also have multiple store locations around the world and you can find Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande, and any other current teen sensations rocking Brandy Melville!  People love it for their cute, trendy, and casual style!
  4. Kiki LaRue Boutique - KLR is well known all over, by they're especially big in the south!  They just have the most adorable (...and affordable, of course) styles for all girls & women of all sizes.  They're constantly updating their online store with tons of new items and a little birdy told us that they will soon be opening a couple store fronts throughout the country- woop woop!!
  5. Lulu's - They have quite the arrange of styles & accessories on their online boutique and most people are probably familiar with Lulu's through social media.  You'll find tons of bloggers wearing Lulu's all the time as they cater to so many different styles.  Whether you're a casual-cute kinda girl or a complete girly girl, you will most definitely find the perfect wardrobe!

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, 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: http://vigossseattle.splashthat.com/ Spread the word and share this event with your sisters and friends!

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Best Hair Moisturizer

It doesn't matter if you have long straight hair or a beautiful fro, we have found the perfect hair moisturizer that will do miracles to your hair and it's called Hawaiian Silky by Miracle Worker! It's under $20 and we know for sure you can get it at Sally Beauty Supply. Why do we love it? It offers 14 things in 1 big bottle.

  1. No drip activator
  2. Moisturizes hair
  3. Defines curls
  4. Softens hair
  5. Adds shine
  6. Soothes dry scalp
  7. Reduces breakage & strengthens 
  8. For healthy weaves & braids
  9. Repairs chemically damaged hair
  10. Non-greasy
  11. Detangles
  12. Increases body 
  13. Thermal protection
  14. Helps relieve burning sensation
Co Founder Karen loves this stuff and says it makes her scalp "feel so good"!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

How To Slowdown Your Relationship

Just like a friendship, a relationship is always evolving. The idea is that it should never end. With all that being said, there is no need to rush in your relationship. Often times we feel the need to follow how our friends and their significant others are living out their relationships and it puts unneeded stress on your own. Slow it down.

Forget About Society's Timeline

As women, we aren't going to lie: marriage is an exciting thing. However, it's also a lifelong commitment so you have to be 100% right about your ever-after. Rushing into marriage after hardly knowing your partner is a recipe for DIVORCE. Take your time to fully get to know your partner and carefully consider the timeline you hope to fulfill on your own time.

Hold On To Your Goodies

Save yourself sexually until you feel it seems right. Getting physical, especially early on can cause a rift in your relationship because there is nothing to look forward to. When you give yourself away entirely, it unfortunately does create a vulnerable environment in which women (and men) start to feel used.

SAVE the 'Save the Date'

Talking about marriage speeds up your relationship. When a man has met his chosen woman, he doesn't need any push to make any special proposal moves; a man knows what he wants and will get it. Forcing marriage on a man will shut them down.

Any other tips & advice to slow down your relationship? Leave a comment below!
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