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Be Mine, Saint Valentine

A certain sultry red and hot pink holiday is less than a month away. A holiday that some love…and others loathe. No matter what your personal feelings are, hearts, x’s and o’s, red, and all hues pink will be taking over from now until February 14th. So if you find yourself wandering about the avenues of Manhattan, definitely stop by Dylan’s Candy Bar and Ladurée for some sexy and sweet treats. As always, Victoria’s Secret and Hanky Panky are classic go-to brands for all your lingerie needs. Even a simple heart-inspired accessory like a pair of shades, pumps, scarf, tote bag or earrings is sure to attract a secret admirer or two. And if you have no plans, no problem! There is no sense sulking when you can always watch Valentine’s Day with your friends or sorority sisters while doing nails and devouring yummy chocolates. Happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo

 1. Essie, Nail Polish in “a cut above”, $8
2. Urban Outfitters, Sweet Heart Sunglasses, $14
3. Victoria’s Secret, Heartbreaker Push-up Plunge Bra, $24.99
4. Lilly Pulitzer, Murfee Scarf in Love Bug, $118
5. Dylan’s Candy Bar, Boyfriend Bar, $5.75 & Sweet & Naughty Body Frosting, $14
6. Ladurée, Coffret Saint Valentin in grapefruit, $25*
7. Modcloth, With All My Heart Tote, $49.99
8. Hanky Panky, Heart Boxed Low-rise Thongs, $54
9. Christian Louboutin, Bianca 140mm in hot pink $845
10. Amazon.com, Valentine’s Day (2010) DVD, $4.99
11. Forever 21, Be Mine Stud Earrings, $1.50

*available at the Madison Avenue Shop in NYC starting Feb. 10th for a limited time only!


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Crazy for Camden Markets

One of the many things London is famous for is its shopping and perhaps the city’s most famous shopping experience is Camden Markets. Take the Underground Northern Line to Camden Town or Chalk Town Road to get lost in a maze of marvelous markets. The marketplace is the compulsive shopper’s paradise where you can find anything and everything at fairly reasonable prices.


The merchant-rich streets are home to stores and stalls of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home goods from antique to modern modes. Most clothing and accessories date back from the 1980s to 1950s. Shoes and accessories are the most common find and can be from as far back as the 1930s.


You can find booksellers with carts and walls of all types of literature. Throughout Camden Stables market, you can find tons of antiques items that would be great additions to your home. So whether you are looking for a good read or a good decoration, you are sure to find it here.


Camden Stables is also your place to find trendy jewelry and alternative fashion.


If you are looking for distinct souvenirs, you are in the perfect place. There are plenty of take-home keepsakes that will remind you of your time in London. Be sure to do your birthday and holiday shopping here to guarantee irreplaceable gifts for everyone on your list.


If you need a break from shopping, there are plenty of savory snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth. There are also tons of vendors that offer different international cuisines for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and snack time.


The World’s End and The Camden Eye are popular pub’s with a great atmosphere where you can have beer and classic English dishes with your friends and family. It caters to a classy crowd and is a favorite of Kiera Knightley.


Camden Market is like no other market in the world.

At the end of your day in Camden Town, you will have had the shopping experience of a lifetime.  Your purchases will consist of classy items for yourself, your home, and most likely close friends and family members.
So next time you are in London absolutely have Camden Markets on your to-do list.
You won’t regret it and your wallet won’t either.

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Fall in Love with Fall

It’s the end of the first week of fall, and whether the weather shows it or not, we are all itching to switch to this sensational season’s clothing and accessories. The vibrant colors of autumn encompass blazing red, burnt orange, gentle yellows, and glowing golds. All these paint a magical illustration accompanied by a brilliant blue sky. Although the air will soon start to cool, these cozy colors are sure to keep you warm. Many of you will fall in love with this season while someone will fall in love with your fashion sense. For chilly mornings throw on some dark jeans, layer up, and add a scarf.  Don’t be afraid to use bold bags and shoes, as these will accent your outfits from the blander blacks, beiges, and browns.  As for the nail polish, use one, two, or all three colors to coordinate your manicure with the autumn landscape. And don’t forget your sunglasses because we are in store for plenty of sun-shining days.
Here are some pretty pieces for your perfect autumn outfit:

1. Anthropologie, Ascot Swing Coat, $168
2. DIANE von FURSTENBERG, Roxanne” Penny Loafer Pumps in Cranberry Suede, $280
3. Anthropologie, Tansy Pullover, $98
4. Essie, Midnight Cami, $8
5. Essie, Cute as a Button,$8
6. Essie, Shifting Power, $8
7. Modcloth, Meandering in Midtown Skirt, $42.99
8. Kate Spade, Lady Marmalade Small Bracelet, $148
9. Rag & Bone, Fray Edge Scarf, $175
10. J.Crew, Ankle stretch toothpick jean in classic rinse, $125*
11. Marc Jacobs, Quilted Large Single Shoulder Bag in Poppy, $675
12. Tom Ford, “Sophien” Sunglasses in Dark Transparent Brown,$390

So go put on that new outfit you’ve been dying to wear or go shopping with some friends to find one.
Embrace autumn and exist elegantly in all the foliage and fashion it has to offer.

*Remember to present your student ID to receive 15% off each purchase (online and in-stores)!

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Live, Laugh, Lilly

Who would have thought that a little lemonade stand would lead to one of the classiest fashion obsessions of all time? Lilly Pulitzer has created an elegant empire that brings out the socialite in everyone who wears it. There is a men’s and children’s collection too!

During UConn’s fall sorority recruitment this year, Delta Zeta dedicated a day to pink and green. A few sisters and I were proud to pose with our ΔZ letters while wearing our color coordinated Lilly Pulitzer dresses. The only thing that excites us more than bows and pearls is getting to wear our Lilly dresses… well, for me at least!

Lilly Pulitzer has completely revolutionized the way women wear pink and green. Delta Zeta is lucky enough to not only share its favorite colors with Lilly Pulitzer, but to have its own unique sorority pattern (shown below). Lilly Pulitzer has done an excellent job with the design, as it expresses what best represents Delta Zeta: pink and green, the killarney rose, the roman lamp, and the turtle.

Lilly Pulitzer currently features three other sorority patterns, with five more coming soon!

Although the Lilly season has just about come to an end here in Connecticut, we will be sure to remember the pretty prints and pieces that brought smiles to our faces all summer long. Lilly Pulitzer features various collections that compliment the colder months, but the summer dresses will have to hibernate for the winter. Not to worry…there are also everyday accessories, home decorations, and office supplies to fulfill your Lilly-loving needs year round.

Where do I get my Lilly? Splash of Pink in Westport, CT is my favorite local Lilly shop, which has an online component as well. Also, Lifeguard Press is an online site that I use to purchase Lilly stationary and gifts. Many department stores and boutiques around the country carry Lilly Pulitzer collections as well!

Here are my “Top 20 Lilly Pulitzer must haves” currently available for purchase:

1. Personalized Ice Bucket in White Zin, $49
2. Resort Chic Metallic Wedge Leopard, $198
3. Cocktail Shaker in Shaken Up, $39.95
4. Acrylic Wine Glasses in Cabanarama, $19.95
5. Tumblers in Floaters, $14.95
6. Acrylic Tumbler with Straw in Nice To See You, $14.95
7. Ink Pen in Patchtastic, $19.95
8. iPhone 4 Case in Bloomers, $24.95
9. Market Bag in Ten Speed, $9.95
10. It’s All About Me Diary in Elephant Hearts, $14.95
11. Opening Night Clutch in Black, $88
12. Circle Notes in Taboo, $15.95
13. Thermal Mug in First Call, $14.95
14. Strike It Hot! Matches in Yeah Baby, $3.95
15. Picture Frame in Have A Coctel, $18.95
16. Latte Da! Mug in Desert Tort, $14.95
17. Highlighters in Spring 2010, $9.95
18. Zippity-do Make-up Bag in Delta Zeta, $38
19. Melamine Bowl, $9.95
20. 2011-2012 Large Agenda, $24.95

And always remember to live, laugh, LILLY!

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Go for the Gold

One of the classiest additions to any fashion ensemble is gold. This neutral color, which you can dress up or down, goes with just about anything. The classics (watch, earrings, and ring) can be kept for a lifetime. Yet, you will definitely get excellent use out of each of these pieces. Perhaps you can treat yourself, or maybe someone special will. Regardless, this glimmering gold gallery is sure to make your fall wardrobe sparkle and launch you right into this year’s holiday season.

1. Christian Louboutin, Lady Glittered Peep-Toe Pump, $895
2. J.Crew, Metallic Foil Jacquard Top, $128*
3. Kate Spade, Flicker Bon Shopper, $225
4. Burberry, Gold Plated Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, $495
5. Zara, Fantasy Mini Skirt, $79.50
6. Tiffany and Co., Bow Earrings, $350
7. Tory Burch, Glitter Reva Ballet Flat, $235
8. Henri Bendel, Out of this World Necklace, $178
9. Cartier, Love Ring, $1,525
10. Deborah Lippman, Boom Boom Pow, $20

*Remember to present your student ID to receive 15% off each purchase (online and in-stores)!

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