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Beautiful as a butterfly (Paris couture 2014)

Posted by on January 24, 2014 | No Comments »

As the Paris fashion week couture shows are wrapping up, neutral elements have been hitting main stage. Incredible craftsmanship is what separates haute couture from the rest of fashion. Relying on modern ideas to stay relevant. Couture usually reflects the seasons coming up. In this case…Spring. Natural landscapes and butterflies have been trending in the shows like Valentino, Chanel and Gaultier.

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Peter Pilotto For Target

Posted by on January 22, 2014 | No Comments »

Target has done it again! Contracting top designers to add to their already impressive portfolio. The London based designer has put together a collection of casual tops and skirts, along with blazers and a-line dresses. The bold pattern clashes that Pilotto is known for are paired with color blocking textiles. Here are some of the looks that will be in Target stores February 9th.
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Rush Week: Coats Under $100

Posted by on January 10, 2014 | No Comments »

Even though we are all aware of the Ice Age that is currently taking over the North East and luckily left Dallas already, if you are anything like I am… you’ve checked the Dallas forecast for next week about 10 times each day, and are contemplating how to avoid freezing your butt off in addition to looking like the abominable snowman. With these coats under $100, you’re guaranteed to still show off your cocktail attire or even dress up your snappy casual! (P.S. most of these coats are on sale, so expedite like there is no tomorrow ladies ;) )

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Also, the great thing about all of these jackets are that they are closet staples. You can wear them multiple times with out it being obvious!

xx Isa



Posted by on January 8, 2014 | No Comments »

Snappy casual?! Whatever the hell that means; your guess is as good as mine. Basically don’t come in a gown but, do try to show off your own unique style. Whether you’re a skirt and jacket kinda gal, or you prefer to mix it up with some harem pants (10 points for gryffindor). Here are some edgy and some simple outfits and accessory options to mix and match as you please. 

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Happy shopping!



Day 2: Philanthropy Day

Posted by on January 7, 2014 | No Comments »

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As I am sure most of you have gathered by now, dressing for the philanthropy day of recruitment is all about figuring out how  to incorporate the mandatory provided shirt into your wardrobe. Though I very much wanted to burn camouflage this said shirt, I remember having to make do with it, as will you. Above are a few outfit ideas that will help you abide by the rules while still showing a hefty amount of  personal style. Oh and P.S., some of these items are on sale!


Suited Up {Dominick Hidalgo}

Posted by on November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment »

With all the formals going on this past weekend, we couldn’t forget to keep our eyes out for all of the boys suited up in their formal best!




Meet our next It-Boy Dominick Hidalgo, sophomore from Miami, FL who loves formals just as much as he loves dancing …which is a lot. (Trust us!) Guaranteed you’ll always be able to find Dominick on the dance floor, or working his way around the room being Mr. Social. When Dominick called me last week for advice on what kind of tux to get for the one-and-only FIJI Black Diamond formal my answer was immediate – black tuxedo, black bow-tie, white shirt, cummerbund: yes, vest: no. Classic, simple, elegant.




I caught up with Dominick at the W Hotel as he was getting ready for his big night. While girls go through the whole process of “what dress should I wear?” and “how should I do my hair?” Boys, or at least Dominick, take a maximum half hour …if that! See how Dominick pulls together his sharp ensemble.





SS: What’s your favorite part about formals?

DH: Probably the dancing because I love music and dancing is a great way to celebrate the fun occasion and having fun with your friends


SS: As a guy, do you enjoy dressing up?

DH: Yeah, I always like looking good and getting dressed up


SS: What are you most excited about tonight at Black Diamond?

DH: To see everyone dressed up and live it up with my friends


So dapper in his penguin suit!

So dapper in his penguin suit!


xx, D


Spooktacular Digs: My Apartment!

Posted by on October 31, 2013 | No Comments »

So I wasn’t lying when I said my favorite holiday was Halloween….


Come on in!


This little man hangs comfortably from our living room fan.


“Dr. E. Vyle’s POISON Sppoky Tree Lane”


And like all other holidays, Halloween cannot lack glitter!


Trick or Treat


These were a Z Gallerie steal!


Can I lend a hand?


We have a flair for the dramatic here in 301.


Thanks for comin’, see ya’ll next year!


Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year! Halloweentime that is….


And a special thanks to my roommate Brenna for putting up with my obsession. Love you!

Photos by: Shelly Knutson


“How To” Wear a mask…Vogue edition

Posted by on October 30, 2013 | No Comments »

Halloween done Vogue style. What could be better? While one might think that simply wearing  a mask for halloween is a great idea. It’s a different story when you have the design team of Marchesa constructing your custom mask, things might get a-little pricy. Heres a few of my hit favorites from the Vogue collection.

hhTop Left: Dolce and Gabbana. Top Right: Custom Nike mask for model Hilary Rhoda

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Grace Coddington rocks a custom Stephen Jones Millinery mask.

Keep it original! X Sky


Spooktacular Digs: Dorm Edition

Posted by on October 29, 2013 | No Comments »

Since it’s Halloweek and everyone is always just so curious what the Freshmen are up to… (whether you are or not, pretend like you are for the sake of this post and for Halloween spirit) I decided to do some hunting to find the best dorm deco!

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After a fun, but slightly frightful, time of going door to door and being bribed with candy, I had a hard time picking favorites

…until I came across this. This is when I chose a favorite:

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(Special thanks to Chloe Marciano, Ali Bloom, Kate Howard, and Bari Kesner for the spooktacular tours)

So Freshmen, and all else are welcome of course, if you’re as determined as I am to keep that trick-or-treating tradition going this year, you now know exactly where to find it. These dorms are not to disappoint.

Happy Haunting My Pretties


Sassy New Salon Opens Uptown

Posted by on October 28, 2013 | No Comments »

Happy “Holloweek” everyone! — Or in short, the week we here at SMUstyle are dedicating to the sassiest, chicest holiday of all. Of course everyone wishes to look the finest and have the killer costume of the party, but where would all of that start without hair and make-up!? The old Salon Pompeo location has been gutted and transformed into a colorful and exuberantly staffed new Uptown hot spot, Blaine’s salon. With the recent raise of prices at drybar, more and more people are opting out of that $40 flat-rate and looking elsewhere for more affordable replacements. At Blaine’s salon, you can have it all. Whether you’re looking for simply a blowout, a cut, coloring, or a professional makeup application, it is truly a “one-stop-shop” — not only for Halloween makeup essentials, but for year round beauty treatments as well.

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XO, Sky