Thursday, July 18, 2013

Make Room In Your Closet :BOWS

So in case my blog doesn't already give it away, I kind of really like bows.. like a lot. Basically if I see something in a store that has a bow on it, there's a 99% that I'm going to buy it. Everything is better with a bow on it, right?

I just bought the first three bow shirts.. opps. Which thing is your favorite?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Living the GREEK Life: Social Themes

Let's be real, socials are pretty high up on the list of "important" things in most sororities, but it can be hard to find themes or ideas that aren't super overdone or that you haven't already done recently. So here's the ultimate list of themes for your next social!

Decade Themes
  • 20s - Gatsby Affair, Roaring 20s
  • 50s - Rockin Sock Hop, Grease
  • 70s - That 70s Mixer, Dazed & Confused, Woodstock
  • 80s - Tacky Prom, Fresh Prince, 80s in Aspen, 80s Workout
  • 90s - What Used to Be Cool, Space Jams
Cartoons/Childhood Themes
  • Childhood Favorites
  • Play Date
  • Disney Favorites, Where Dreams Come True
  • Barbie & Ken
  • GI Joes & Barbie Clothes
  • Superheros
  • Toddlers & Tiaras
  • I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Highschool / Nerdy Themes
  • High School Cliques or High School Stereotypes
  • Greek Geeks
  • Mathletes vs Athletes
  • Togas
  • What Not To Wear
  • Boots & Boxers
  • Boots & Bowties
  • Kentucky Derby
  • Sweet Home Alabama
Hunting/Animal Themes
  • Duck Calls & Overalls
  • Barnyard Babes & Farmer Joes
  • Can't Be Tamed
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Hunt or Be Hunted
  • Shotgun Shells & Southern Belles
  • Safari Party
Preppy / Island Themes
  • Country Club
  • Golf Pros & Tennis Players
  • Nautical or Nice
  • Lost at Sea
  • Come Sail Away
  • Captains & Sailors
  • Resort Ready
  • Jimmy Buffet Bash
  • Islander
  • Tacky Tourists
  • Shipwrecked
Gangster / Redneck
  • Gold Diggers
  • Rags to Riches
  • Thug Life
  • Graffiti  (wear white shirts and graffiti everyone)
  • BET vs CMT
  • Redneck Yacht Club
  • White Trash Bash
  • White Trash vs High Class
  • Anything __ (use your sororities letters and everyone has to dress up as something that starts with one of those letters)
  • ABC - Anything But Clothes
  • Merica , Party in the USA
  • Olympics
  • Karaoke Crush
  • Celebrity Duos
  • Reality TV
  • Pirate Life
  • Dream Catcher
  • Cowboys & Indians
  • Heaven & Hel
  • Bikers & Babes
  • Rockstars & Groupies
  • Rescue Me, At Your Service (rescue/service workers)
  • Get Hammered (Construction Workers)
  • Army vs Navy
  • Draft-A-Date (Military draft)
  • Nascar
  • Jerseys & Jorts
  • Decked in Denim
  • What I'd Be Without My Degree
  • Senior Citizen Social
  • What Happens in Vegas, Casino Royale
  • Paint Your Date (Buy cheap walmart tshirts, tape off your letters with bright duct tape. Paint away and then peel off the tape for cute pictures!)Frat Life, TFM
  • Risky Business
  • You Are What You Drink
  • Stop Light Crush 
  • My Tie
  • Thrift Shop
  • Fanfaire - Everyone dresses as something they're obsessed with
  • Wild & Raving
  • Slumber Party
  • Mardi Gras
  • Take the States - Dress up as Miss ____ (whatever state you want)
  • Iced Out - Everyone wears white
  • Black & White
  • Tacky Christmas Sweater
  • Christmas in Dixie

Be sure to check out my pinterest board for more ideas! What other good social ideas do ya'll have? I'd love to hear!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Lilly Pulitzer

I was browsing through Instagram and saw this pic from Lilly Pulitzer. I'm totally in love. Painting is something I love to do, and I especially love painting Lilly prints (especially first impressions)! I found this awesome video on some of the print designers painting patterns.  I get a lot of people that ask me how I paint the patterns, but I unfortunately couldn't do a good step by step tutorial. It's a lot of globbing paint and just going for it kind of like they show on the video!

What's your favorite Lilly pattern to paint?

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Etsy Shop

I just opened an etsy store! I originally had links to purchase items under the Webstore page, but it was rather difficult to keep track of all my orders through paypal, so I've switched!! Now you can buy everything at Huge thanks to everyone who has ordered so far! Ya'll are the best! To celebrate the opening, enter the special coupon code BOWSANDPEARLS10 for 10% off your next order! (Offer expires 7/14)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Living the Greek Life

Hello! I made this cute new graphic to use on all my posts that have to do with greek life (which I promise I'll start writing more often!). I always used to try to find ideas on socials/philanthropy/bid day stuff, I find myself searching through discussion boards and not really finding what I need! So I'm here to save the day.

Before I start, I figured you should know a little about me. You know that phrase, "Stop me before I volunteer again?" That would basically describe me. I've been in my sorority for 3 years now, and I've literally held about 10+ different positions including banner chair, webmaster, recruitment positions, new member positions, and Vice President of Programs (which oversaw all the officers and  all activities within the chapter). And I am now currently serving as Vice President of Public Relations for our Panhellenic Council, so I have a pretty thorough knowledge of every aspect of Sorority life.

I'm so excited to start sharing ideas, ways to improve your chapter, and quality advice on things that is pretty hard to find anywhere else! I look forward to hearing what YOU want to know! You can always leave me a comment here or email me at

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Bows, Pearls & 'Merica

Nothing better than bows, pearls & 'Merica! Celebrate with one of these iPhone wallpapers made just for you! Happy 4th of July!

iPhone 5

iPhone 4S

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