Let’s Give A Warm Welcome…

Posted by on September 17, 2014 | No Comments »

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Now for a little Q&A sesh!

What makes you most excited to join the SMUstyle team?

AA: I’m so excited to hunt down all the secret gems in Dallas– shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, art exhibits–anything and everything!

JJ: I have always loved reading SMUstyle and whether it is creating more fashion or lifestyle posts, I cannot wait to contribute to the team and share my love for style through this outlet!

What is your biggest pet peeve?

AA: People that make super weird, repetitive noises in class. Close your mouth and stop clicking your pen please (Sincerely, everyone else in the room.)

JJ: When people accidentally call me Jennifer or Janice.

What is your all time favorite beauty product?

AA: Currently obsessed with Oribe’s dry texturizing spray. It’s like the best parts of hair spray and dry shampoo combined. Loooveeee.

JJ: Any and all lipstick– and Bvlgari Omnia Coral perfume!

Who is your style icon?

AA: Emma Watson. I think I was supposed to be born in Britain.

JJ: Nati Abascal x Talitha Getty x Marissa Webb


A big THANK YOU to everyone who applied, we were so flattered by the amazing candidates

who expressed interest in joining our team.

Keep in touch! XOXO



I love you a Peter PiLOTto

Posted by on September 16, 2014 | No Comments »

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I know the past few weeks we’ve all been BOMBARDED with fashion week shenanigans. It’s making me sick with envy and FOMO while sitting in my anthropology class. However, in my 6:30 night class when I laid eyes on this Peter Pilotto collection….I knew it was my responsibility to share it.


Miley Cyrus meets Jane Jensen meets avant-garde high fashion. Or in the words of Kanye, “No one knows what it means but it’s provocative.” This collection was SO cool for so many reasons; allow me to elaborate… In a world of dimly lit rooms and 50 shades of grey color pallets, this neon pop art collection is a breath of fresh air. The hem line and silhouette is young and playful, a plastic underlay on the fabric helps create shine and catches the light. Playful designs accented on the A-line shift dresses screamed excitement. Hopefully, the refreshing and cheerful color palettes of bright jewel tones will catch on.



To sum it up, the collection kinda looks like Peter took LSD, went to a fun fair and had a jolly good time.

Enjoy! Xx Sky

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The 3 Bs: Best Boozy Brunch

Posted by on September 16, 2014 | No Comments »

If you are still in need of a place to brunch (aka the classy way to pre-game) hit up some of these Dallas go-tos for the best brunches with the best drink specials. Brunch_

1. Del Friscos Grille: Try the red-velvet waffles and build-your-own Bloody Mary.

2. Taverna: Don’t forget to order the New Orleans style beignets with cappuccino sauce and $2 mimosas and belinis.

3. Vagabond: You literally can’t go wrong with anything on the menu (chicken and waffles and bacon grilled cheese benedict are some favorites) and $2 mimosas.

4. HG Sply Co: Check out the new rooftop bar while enjoying their pulled pork nachos or a create your own bowl, and their amazing, creative cocktails.

5. Nick and Sams Grill: Go to the Uptown location for more of a party scene vibe or the Preston Center location for a chilled out brunch. Have to try the Captain Crunch french toast and the endlessly flowing carafes of mimosas.

6. Villa-O:  $10 bottomless mimosas, need I say more………

7. Boulevardier: For the more adventurous, head down to the Bishop Arts District for one of the best brunches in Dallas. Have to try the Legs and Eggs (crispy duck leg confit with sunny side up Texas farm eggs) and their wide selection of specialty cocktails.

8. Anvil Pub: Head over to this Deep Elum spot for the craziest Bloody Mary of your life.

9. Social House: $10 carafes of bottomless mimosas and belinis. Try the chilaquiles or the belgian waffle with bacon.





An Irving and Fine Excuse to Shop

Posted by on September 15, 2014 | No Comments »

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Music Mondays: BLVD Edition

Posted by on September 15, 2014 | No Comments »

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Why tailgate when you can boulevard? I would venture to say football season is the best time of the year. Yes, we are not the best on the field, but we tailgate like no other.

Because we have our first home game this Saturday, here are a few tracks you should listen to get pumped up, tailgate, and also expect to hear in some of the tents in front of Dallas Hall. SMUstyle will be on the boulevard taking pictures of the best dressed so make sure you look your absolute best!


Xx, n_bru


Spend It or Save It {Blvd Edition}

Posted by on September 15, 2014 | No Comments »

 Boulevard Season (noun):  SMU’s most fashionable time of the year.

Whether you are excited about game day, early brunch, dancing your heart out, or rocking your killer white outfit you bought over the summer, SMUStyle knows everyone is ready for Saturday! Our first annual White Out Boulevard is days away (t-minus 5 days), and we are so beyond excited to see what trends and hot looks will be seen during this year’s event. Whether you are outfit ready or not, take a look at this week’s spend it or save it post – of course, boulevard edition – and splurge or save your way into this trendy boulevard outfit.

Cheers to the start of our own mini version of NYFW!

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THE Exhibit

Posted by on September 11, 2014 | No Comments »

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 10.45.24 AMScreen Shot 2014-09-11 at 11.01.30 PMNot often do people get incredible and award-winning designers to have fashion exhibits steps away from your Journalism class- but we do (cough cough, s’SMU). Located at the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style exhibit opened July 19 and will be open to the public until October 5. GO IF YOU HAVEN’T, I assure you, you’ll be walking by fashion lane!  The whole exhibit is a journey comprised of the most amazing gowns and designs that will make you go crazy. And by crazy I mean this: Asking yourself over and over how much it is that you’ll need to save in order to wear one of his dresses someday- ahh, if only!

Take a look at this sneak peek of what I loved and obsessed about in my visit!





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The Trend Report [Neck Pieces]

Posted by on September 11, 2014 | No Comments »

I guess over the past year or so I’ve started obsessing over jewelry and realizing the subtle power it holds. Now that fall fashion is really starting to flood the stores, I had to take a closer look at this season’s must-have jewelry trends.

Pendant Pieces

Simple, elegant, and personal pieces seem to be layering up on the necks of the trendy. Usually in groups of one to three, these tell a story. Each piece with a special meaning, coming together to look like a collection of treasures…love it. Definitley the most versatile trend, while also giving you tons of room for creativity and your personal touch.


Jungle Freaks

Yassssss, these bold pieces consist of spikes, coins, beads, and tassels. Probably my favorite of all the trends, these necklaces are chunky, edgy, and can really step up a look. Drawing inspiration from runways like Saint Laurent, these mystic pieces have seemed to transition from summer to fall.

P.S. can be used as weapons (lord knows campus gets sketchy after 8).


Choked Up

Teeny bopper or bad ass? Chokers are definitely back and I think if you can rock the look, (I’m thinking LA/London super grunge) you should totally add one to your wardrobe. Among the likes of acid wash denim, flannels, and crop tops, chokers are back from the past, and needless to say I’m into it.





Wearable NYFW

Posted by on September 11, 2014 | No Comments »

You know its New York Fashion Week when…

1. You can’t stop reloading Snapchat to see what’s come up on the NYFW Live Feed
2. You’re constantly checking and re-checking Style.com and WWD to see what new shows have been uploaded
3. You only pin to your Pinterest board dedicated to street style and runway
4. You’ve been caught on multiple occasions drooling over your insta feed
5. You’re already trying to see how to copy every single runway look possible


If you’re guilty of all of the above (plus or minus a few too embarrassing to share..) know you’re not the only one! I am definitely guilty of all five, but most importantly number five! It is so nearly impossible to not already begin obsessing over SS15′s best runway looks. It’s like Fashion Week marks the time when there is an officially good reason to start reinventing a wardrobe. Even the most “out there” looks can be transcribed to a more “everyday” or “every night” look. Here’s some inspiration to get y’all started on what looks you most likely be stealing from this NYFW












Real Life: Delpozo / Rebecca Taylor / Reem Acra / Narcisco Rodriguez / Rodarte Sunglasses Shoes Necklace 


xx, D


The Girl You Want (Need) To Get To Know

Posted by on September 11, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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Jules Pouch and I first met when I hurriedly ran over to say goodbye to my roommate before heading to SMUstyle’s brunch at Vagabond. She was tucked into bed with my roommate and her sister, clearly recapping the festivities of the night before.

Once arriving at brunch that Sunday, the SMUstyle team got down to business discussing who to profile for the coming week. When Jules’ name came up, I immediately jumped at the opportunity to interview her. I’d been hearing this pretty lady’s name quite a bit (all in the best ways, of course) and wanted to get the inside scoop.

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Who She Is: Jules Pouch
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA


When walking into the newly completed Loyd Residential Commons, Taylor, SMUstyle’s resident photographer, and I immediately agreed that this new wonderland more closely resembled Hogwarts than anything the two of us upperclassmen ever saw our freshman year. Jules greeted us barefoot, with a bright smile and tight ballerina bun.

After a quick change into high-wasited boyfriend jeans and a turtle-tank (is that a thing?), we were on our way.

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SMUstyle: Tell us a little bit about how you got to SMU. Was your sister, Delaney Pouch (SMU Class of 2017) a deciding factor?
Jules Pouch: I’d definitely say it was the unity that SMU had to offer. Also, I loved the idea of being so close to a big city like Dallas. Obviously, having my sister here is a plus and makes SMU feel like a home away from home.


SMUstyle: What do you plan on studying?
JP: Right now, engineering, but anything could change. Originally I wanted to study architecture but SMU doesn’t offer that. Eventually, I hope to do something with interior design.
Beauty and brains!

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SMUstyle: What’s the best thing about going to SMU? Or even going to college in general?
JP: Having the freedom to choose when I go out, even if I don’t!
I feel ya girl….


SMUstyle: I am most looking forward to….
JP: Boulevards!


SMUstyle: I describe my style as…
JP: Under-toned, laid back and sleek. I’m a big fan of neutrals— denim and black are my two favorites.

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SMUstyle: Being from California, have you seen your style evolve since moving out to Texas? Have you given in to cowboy boots yet?
JP: Not at all! And as for cowboy boots, I bought probably 4 pairs before I came. I’ve always been a huge fan of cowboy boots, so that wasn’t anything new for me.


SMUstyle: One trend at SMU you just cannot get onboard with?
JP: Chaco sandals.
No one blames you, honey. At least any of us on the SMUstyle team….


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SMUstyle: Lastly, tell our readers what four pieces you couldn’t live without.
JP: A pair of Chucks, cut off jean shorts, turtle-tanks (SMUstyle: again…. still unsure if this is a thing… we’ll just go with it), and my three rings that I wear every day: an infinity symbol, one reading “I Thank God Every Time I Remember You,” and one reading “I Promise to Keep My Word”


As I am a big fan of making opinions for myself, I deem the rumors to be true: this girl is freakin’ amazing!


Photos by Taylor Lewis