6 Tips for College Freshman

Hello dolls!
With school ending and summer approaching fast, the college scene is coming closer to all who are attending. Yes, college freshman, this post is for you! It can be scary and intimidating walking into a new school full of new faces, but I promise you it will all be okay! Here are some tips I’ve learned that will help you survive your first year at your dream school.

1. Amazon will be your best friend.

When it comes to textbooks especially, do not I repeat DO NOT buy your textbooks from the college bookstore. Amazon more than likely has the same book for half the price and if you get Amazon Prime for students, you can even get your books in 2 days! Save the extra cash and use it towards something useful, not a book you may or may not even use.

2. Avoid the 8 a.m. classes, trust me.

When you go to register for classes and think an 8 a.m. class sounds like a good idea, just stop because it’s totally not. You probably won’t make it to that class, let’s be honest. Unless you are a morning person and can wake up early every day without an issue, choose a different time.

3. At least try to eat healthy.

With college comes freedom and with freedom comes chocolate chip cookies and ramen noodles at 2 a.m. Trust me, the freshman 15 is real and although it seems impossible, it happens in a blink of an eye. Keep a balanced diet with fruit and vegetables and you should be good.

4. Get off your butt and exercise.

Seriously though, I know you probably won’t want to hit the gym after your last class but it’s good for you! Stay in shape and try to work out a few times a week, not only can it help you balance your weight but it can also help you manage stress and anxiety.

5. It’s okay to change your major.

Still not sure what you want to major in or confused on what your dream job is? You're not alone. It’s scary deciding what you want in life and it’s okay to change your mind. Take some classes in different majors to see what you really enjoy, then make your decision!

6. Get out there and join some clubs/activities.

Not only will they look good on your transcript, but they will help you make new friends and memories! Join a club that you enjoy, whether it be robotics, fashion, math league, or even the golf team, just get out there and have fun!

There you have it! To all you freshman out there nervous and afraid of the big step you're about to take, don't be scared to get out of your comfort zone. It will all be worth it in the end! Enjoy your freshman year and don't forget, have fun!

From a senior who's been through it all,

Alex

Hair Curling Tutorial

Happy Monday Fash Dolls! I get asked a lot on how I curl my hair. Well here is a step by step tutorial.

Tools: Hair clip, hair brush, blow dryer, & curling iron

Hair Products: It’s a 10 leave in product & hair spray

  1. Put nickel size amount of "it’s a 10 product" in your hand & apply to ends only.
  2. Blow dry hair
  3. I first break my hair into sections: top & bottom as it is layered.
  4. Begin to curl bottom layer. I use the curling iron clamp for this part as my hair is shorter in the back. Use hair spray.
  5. Proceed to curl sections of the top layer. This layer I do not use the clamp & twirl my hair over the curling iron.
  6. As I complete each section I hit it with some hair spray. Continue to do this till your entire head is full of tight curls.
  7. Once all of my hair is curled  brush them out for soft curls.
  8. Give you hair one more spray and you are done!

I hope this helped! Till next time dolls!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

This one is for the Girls-Bridesmaids Gifts

Hello lovelies! I hope the beginning of your week is  smooth sailing thus far. Are you planning your wedding or know a friend planning a wedding? I am sure one of the things on your (or your friends) to-do list is to get your(or their) bridesmaids a gift.

Your bridesmaids are your special gal pals. During the wedding planning process they have been through a lot with you: engagement parities, bridal showers, bachelorette parties etc. Not to mention the DIY projects that you have enlisted them to do. You have shared laughs & sometimes tears. Bottom line is these are your girls, your ride or dies. Yes, this is you & your significant others special day but you asked these females to stand up in front of a crowd with you. It would be nice if you made them feel a little special too!

I gave my girls sterling silver nautical knot bracelets from the etsy store BoxingFashion and bought their shoes for the wedding at DSW. Check the list below for other fabulous bridesmaids gift ideas.

  1. Jewelry- I think this is the most traditional gift! This can be earrings, necklace, or bracelet.
  2. Pay for Pampering- Hair, nails, makeup can be a lot. If you have the money in your budget it maybe nice to pay for your girls to get one of these done.
  3. Robes-I am sure by now you have seen the pictures on pintrest of girls getting ready in matching robes. This could make a nice gift that they will be able to use again. You can even get them monogramed.
  4. Drinking Utensil- I use the word utensil because this could be a wine glass, coffee mug, tumblr, water bottle, or travel mug! These will definitely make a nice personalized gift.
  5. Bag- This bag could be a clutch for the big day, a beach tote, or a cosmetic bag!
  6. Hanger- Get them each a special hanger with their name spelt out in wire.

As you have been on your wedding planning journey I am sure that you have discovered that etsy will become your best friend, a lot of these ideas can be found there.

Well fash dolls till next time!

Stay Sassy + God Bless!

Gigi xo

Bridesmaids Dress Shopping

You got the man, you have a wedding date, you have your wedding dress, but what about your girls? Don't get me wrong the day is all about you & your other half but keep in mind you asked your bridesmaids to be apart of your special day they should look & feel good too!
We got our bridesmaids dresses at David's bridal. I had one out of state bridesmaid but it made it easy to get all the same color because they had a large variety to chose from. You could also go to any bridal salon to find your girls dresses. No matter how big or small your bridal party is there is a few concepts you can dress them in.
The first & most traditional is to have all your girls wear the same dress & color. This creates a unified look which is a positive. But keep in mind it is hard to find something that looks good on all different body types.
The second option would be to pick one color & have the bridesmaids pick which dress they would like (with your approval). This is the way I went. I wanted the girls to get something they would wear again & was unique to them. But if you would like a more unified symmetric look go the more traditional route.
Lastly a trend I've noticed is picking  a color & ombre the dresses meaning each dress is a shade of that color from light to dark. This is defiantly a unique concept but super cool.
I remember I wanted to get everyone to go together which could be difficult to coordinate with your bridesmaid depending on their schedule. Also keep in mind that you are with a group of girls & that is a lot of estrogen. Everyone has different opinions. Stay true to your vision but try to have some consideration for your friends & family.
Happy Planning! Till next time dolls!
Stay Sassy + God Bless.
xo Gigi