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Finals [You Aren’t Alone]

April 30, 2015 by

It’s finals season again and summer break couldn’t come fast enough. I don’t know what happened this semester, but it seems like school just got INSANE somewhere after spring break. Nonetheless we’re soon to enter the hell-week that is finals, and I just wanted to let you all know that when you’re cracked out at 4 am in the library feeling like you just can’t do it anymore,  you’re not alone.

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Pause….It’s already May? 

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Starting Finals

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When you’re trying to get your shit together but it’s all over the place

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Walking Through Fondy

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Looking at the first chapters of the book

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“It’s All on the PowerPoints”

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I’m sure….

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Half way done with the essay, but surprise, single spaced

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EATING HEALTHY? 

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#ALREADY OVER IT

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You’ve been staring at the computer screen for too long

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Oh You Only Have 2 Finals?

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You Try Eating But You Just Can’t 

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You’ve slept 4 hours in the past 48 

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TBH, You’re Just Being Dramatic

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Graduation? 

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May The Odds Be In Your Favor

-Tay

smuSTYLE ICONS

April 29, 2015 by

We all have that someone who is a source of inspiration, ESPECIALLY when talking fashion. From Olivia Palermo to Iris Apfel, here are our style icons.. &  yes, we all wish we could be them for at least ONE day.

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About Adriana Bremer

Mexican, gourmet cooking aficionado, aromatherapy massage fanatic and Vogue devotee. I enjoy a good book, a good wine and deep conversations. I fully depend on coffee and chai tea and I like to believe I will one day marry Harvey Specter.

On Sundays, We Brunch.

September 29, 2014 by

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Monday is a b*tch. If you’re sitting in class reading this right now, I’m sorry, and, I feel your pain. In better news, my roommate just reminded me that fall break is near (thank God).
Well the crew went downtown this Sunday, and sat down for brunch at The Joule Hotel’s in-house restaurant, CBD Provisions. Of course we chatted about boulevard experiences, and everybody’s new obsession with Sisu, but more importantly, we brainstormed and assigned the posts for this week (fabulous). The food was absolutely incredible. Although all of my pictures from the meeting are of food (sorry I’m awkward and there were people everywhere), I’m going to give you a first-hand perspective of the team, and their contributions at breakfast.

Addison : First couple weeks on the team, and she’s killin’ it. She’s super in-the-know, and keeps us updated on who is doing what, and where. She’s pretty chill, but has this exciting edge about her that I look forward to finding more about.

Sara: She’s like a creative machine, always coming up with epic posts and improving the ideas we come up with. I love Sara’s style because it is so unique, but a direct embodiment of her personality. Her demeanor is polished, and I have no doubt that she will be America’s favorite first lady someday.

Adriana: It’s awkward bc Adriana has me CRACKING UP throughout our meetings. She boasts excitement, comedy, style, and fun. She always has the best jewelry, and is a vital entity on the team. If the team was a plate of food, Adriana would be that spicy marinade that is full of flavor and completes the meal.

Jessica:  Obsessed. So fashionable, always always always. She’s a hard worker and is already bringing new stuff to the table. Jess is so sweet it’s unreal. She can carry on a convo with anyone and I can tell everyone is so happy to have her ebullient personality on the team.

Daniela: Daniela and I go way back, and I can’t say much has changed (except maybe the IMPECCABLE additions to her resume [you go girl]). She’s graceful and delicate, but also has this crazy-awesome fashion sense that puts her above the rest. Daniela will probably be a nicer, and more Miami-inspired Grace Coddington in the future, so keep your eye on her.

Shannon: Quite possibly the coolest person I know. Shannon is pretty reserved, but when she speaks you know what she’s saying is legit. She isn’t trendy, she sets trends. Giving her the most coveted wardrobe award, because wowowowow, when is she not wearing something that isn’t to-die-for.

Nati: Don’t quote me, but Nati might be the greatest person you will ever meet. She is a DIE HARD Nick Jonas fan, but actually lives for the Man Repeller (remember me when you’re her assistant). She is a fashion genius, and unbelievably hilarious.

 

Back to the food—so amazing. CBD Provisions’ menu may be modest in the number of items, but the dishes bleed flavorful, savory goodness. The service was amazing, and the atmosphere was inviting. CBD is definitely joining my go-to list for Dallas, and I might or might not be making a reservation for next weakend (cheers)! Although none of us indulged in Sunday morning comfort drinking, my eyes kept darting to the concoctions exiting the bar…..let me just say, next time, I’m starting with the drink menu.

 

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Well,  that wraps up the first post of this week, so good luck and God speed through these next 5 days. Thankfully, most hell-weeks should be over, so enjoy some well-deserved rest before the next round of testing. If nothing else, stay fashionable, because the world could always use a little less ugly.

Always,

xx

Taylor

We Dem [Vagabonds]

September 8, 2014 by

Syllabus week is over and I can’t confidently say I’m okay with that. Some of us are clearly still on summer mode, but the reality of the semester is beginning to set in. So for these first few weeks we’ve really been emphasizing the philosophy “work hard, play hard”, and we’ve done just that *cheers*. For the team’s first official brunch of the semester we decided to check out Vagabond on lower Greenville. We didn’t know much about it, and to say the least we were pleasantly surprised with this hidden gem. Between the insane stories from the night before and the endless cups of water (much needed), we found ourselves drooling over the menu, eager to order.

IMG_1333IMG_1427While waiting for the food, we enjoyed Vagabond’s patio scene and all it’s glory. Nati and Shelly played a few rounds of Bocce, Daniella and Adriana sat at a table chatting about something fabulous I’m sure, and Sky and Shannon were posted in the back, simply being cool.

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*****NEW TREND: DOUBLE BAGGING*****

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Back to the food—those plates came out from the kitchen and we all immediately gathered back around the table without anyone having to say a word. We ate family style (aww) so we could sample all the different entrees and get a taste for everything Vagabond has to offer.

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Recommendations: The Brunch Burger, French Toast with Brandied Cherries, and the Apple Stuffed Doughnuts with Cinnamon Sugar

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After indulging in brunch, we got down to business. We brainstormed some new ideas, presented a few opportunities, planned some stellar posts, and most importantly discussed the potential new bloggers for the team! All I gotta say is, it keeps getting better. The SMUStyle team is back and better than ever, advising all to stay tuned and stay stylish.

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xxx

The SMU Style Team

The Most Stylish Club in Dallas

January 31, 2014 by

On a recent escapade through the streets of Dallas, I stopped by Knox/Henderson’s new outfitter, The Trunk Club.  The bold block letters mark the spot on Henderson, and join the likes of other Dallas favorites (if you haven’t tried Velvet Taco and/or Sissy’s, leave this page—you are not worthy).

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So they have this incredible concept that gives men a completely personalized shopping experience with style and comfort. Based on the customer’s taste, a “trunk” is filled with wardrobe essentials that can re-vamp or improve their style, depending on what they’re looking for.

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When you first enter the glass doors, you’ll be greeted by one of their top-tier associates (say hi to Lindsey, she’s amazing), followed by a personally-assigned consultant who will then sit down and begin to get a feel for your steelo.

Then begins the real fun.

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Specially selected racks of clothes and shoes will be presented to you at your decked out styling center. With the option of having almost anything customized to your specific measurements and a never-ending assortment of the best threads, you are sure to find the perfect get-up. I know when shopping for myself, I run into problems like needing another opinion, feeling rushed, and a lack of inventory, but the Trunk Club takes care of the stress and truly makes your shopping trip one to enjoy. The pop up dressing rooms add a cool, nouveau-chic twist, and the overall décor sets a modern, yet very homey mood. The fitting area is naturally lit, expanding the space and setting a refreshing tone of clarity.

*Added bonus: while you enjoy your experience, a full bar waits for you to make your pick.

From a man’s perspective, it’s a genius idea–for those who have no fashion sense, they will give you one, and for those who do, you just hit the lottery. From a fashionisto’s perspective, it’s fabulous–taking the stress out of shopping, while staying hot with the newest trends.

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Although the in-store extravaganza is something not to be missed, you can also order online, and through a similar experience, have your customized trunk delivered to you. For all my Chi-town mustangs, their home store is in Chicago, so take your friends and family. They also have gift cards available making it impossible to miss this immaculate experience. (Sidenote: Valentines Day is in like 2 weeks, a.k.a his present = a visit to The Trunk Club). The Trunk Club has made my list of Dallas’s finest treasures, and I look forward to seeing them make the DTX just that much more stylish.

Stay Classy SMU,

Taylor Lewis