Dear Diary

Not all journals are of the blushing fifth grade variety. These witty, pretty notebooks from J. Crew are all grown up and perfect for anyone who has ever needed a place to doodle, jot down ideas or list, as one journal’s title requests, “Hipsters I Met and Liked”. Best of all, each journal is only $10 so it won’t break the bank when you can’t live without one in every color!

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Bright Done Right: Dance Marathon Recruitment

UNC Dance Marathon recruiters took to the Pit and Polk Place this week. Photo courtesy: UNCDM

Love them or hate them, dance marathon recruiters took over campus this week in their bright, wacky ensembles. While their fashion was purposely extreme to attract your eye,  there is one style do that you can take from their purpose don’ts: a little brightness can go a long way.

Incorporate a colored accessory to an otherwise neutral-colored outfit (blacks, whites, tans), and you’ll pop with a coordinated ensemble that like our friendly recruiters’, catches quite a few eyes too.

Quick Picks:

1) Corked Color Necklace
$43.99, Modcloth

2) Crayon Ring
$12, Fred Flare

3) The Sash
$8, American Apparel

Lucky Mi has expanded!

Do you have designer clothes you purchased within the last year or two that you don’t wear anymore or that doesn’t fit? Well, lucky you then! Lucky Mi has created a new section in their boutique called “Modern Consignment.” and they want to fill it with your unwanted designer clothes whether they were gifts from friends that just didn’t match your style or aren’t being used to their fullest.

BUT GUESSS WHAT? THAT’S NOT ALL! They are also taking accessories! As long as these purchases have been made within the last 2 years, you can bring your items to the store where Lucky Mi will buy them and you will receive 50% off the selling price. Now there are no excuses to not update your wardrobe!

Shoshanna Trunk Show!

SHOSHANNA TRUNK SHOW AT MONKEES: From April 16th-19th enjoy cocktails and a showcase of Shoshanna’s spring and summer line. Come to this exquisite event and get 20% off your purchase when you buy two or more pieces of Shoshanna. Click here for more information.

A little about the designer: Shoshanna is an up-and-coming designer who grew up in Manhattan. Upon graduating from UCLA, she began her career in fashion in the lingerie department to learn about fabrics and design. In 1998, she opened her own line of signature dresses that changed the industry due to its unique fitting. The collection now includes swimwear and sportswear and can be found in-stores or online in Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and more. Check out her website!

Are You From Cary, NC?

If so, then I’ve got some insider secrets for you. Three high-end boutiques in Cary are having Sales RIGHT NOW. If you are going home for the summer or for the weekend, definitely check these out. They are hot and they aren’t going to be around for long!

Kristen’s Shoe Boutique
2045 Renaissance Park Place
Cary, North Carolina 27513

Kristen’s Shoe Boutique is having a final fall sale. Shoes, heels, and boots are on sale up to 75% off. Designer brands include Juicy Couture and Kate Spade.

Martin and Mary’s
301 Ledgestone Way
Cary, North Carolina 27519

Martin and Mary’s will give you $25 OFF your next purchase if you spend $100 or more. Designers include BCBG Maxaria, Betsy Johnson and American Vintage. If you are looking for retro, vintage clothes or graphic tees to give a new vibe to your summer wardrobe, this is the place to go.

Denim and Lace
119 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

Denim and Lace at the Arboretum is having a clearance sale. You can get up to 50% off any redlined clearance merchandise. You can also receive 15% a regular in-store purchase if you mention visiting the website. To make it easy for you, click here to go directly to the store website.

A New UNC Clothing Brand!

Rachel Weeks, a graduate from Duke University, has created her own line of collegiate apparel for Unc and Duke. The School House Fashion brand will be available in Student Stores soon after her showcase in the Pit on April 24th at 5:30pm. (If you can’t make it then, School House Fashion is having a trunk show at Julian’s on May 9th. )

So what makes this clothing so glamorous and special? Well for one, it is not your average line of collegiate apparel. Weeks created a high-end line of apparel ranging from collared-shirts to dresses. The focus of her line is fit, which is a treat for us ladies because we all know that clothes intended for girls are usually way too big or way too small!

To find out more information about Rachel Weeks and her new line, you can check out her blog by clicking here. You won’t find any sneak-peeks, so you’ll just have to show your school spirit and attend the fashion show!

Keep an eye out for School House Fashion the next time you are looking to make a purchase!

Go Heels!

Erin