Making R.A. Duty a Total Sorority Move, thanks to Gone Greek!

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own. 

One of the most rewarding experiences of my life is being a Resident Assistant for freshman. However, that means long nights and some even longer nights that expected.

During the week days, we don’t need to wear our university official polos. Last night, I decided to add a little sass, like a true sorority girl, by throwing on pearls and a monogram for duty!

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Yoga Pants: Victoria’s Secret PINK| Headband: Victoria’s Secret PINK

Half Zip: Gone Greek

If you are just as obsessed with this half-zip as I am, head on over to Gone Greek! I promise you, you won’t be sorry!

This half-zip is one of the comfiest pieces of clothing in my closet and trust me, there is a lot of clothes in there. It’s super cute and the site ships very quickly.

Gone Greek offers clothing and accessories for both sorority women and fraternity men. For those who are not affiliated, the site even offers super cute clothing and accessories with monograms.

You can even purchase in bulk through their chapter orders category.

When checking out, use code checkout10 to get 10% off. Super cute monograms, sorority gear, and savings? Please tell me what could possibly make this sorority girl happier? Oh wait, nothing!

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GET YOUR COUPON ON!

So no, I may not be a coupon queen, but as a college student I try to coupon as much as possible.

I’ll use my student ID to get a discount at J.Crew, will use Groupon before going on a shopping spree, and even get text messages from American Eagle and Lord and Taylor straight to my phone.

So for all you lucky readers, I want to help save you money!

Head on over to The Collegiate Standard  and use coupon code SAMI10 to get 10% off your order on sorority and fraternity jewelry!

You can read more about the site in previous Sparkle and Shine posts HERE and HERE.

Happy Shopping!!

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Awesome Recruitment Picture Ideas {Guest Post}

This guest post is courtesy of A Greek ConceptAmy Furrow is the owner of A Greek Concept an online retailer of licensed Greek merchandise. She’s got drive, heart, and passion – something Greek life is all about. From Sorority picture frames, tote bags, and jewelry, as well as Fraternity coolers, glassware, and travel accessories; A Greek Concept is filled to the brim with options for every Sorority sister or Fraternity brother. In today’s guest post the company talks about taking awesome photos for recruitment!

Taking an original photo is quite the challenge! Add 20+ people to the mix and it is a mind-blowing feat! Every year pledge classes take an outstanding amount of pictures together – and every year at sorority recruitment the same question is asked: “what should our pose be?” Although every sorority has standard poses, every once in a while you need something AWESOME to make your pledge class stand out… something that represents you! Here are a couple of awesome recruitment picture ideas to get you thinking of creative ways to pose!

 

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Big Heart

I mean… it speaks for itself on how fabulous this pose is! I love [get it?] the way each girl gets her own space and window to shine in, but together you comprise a bigger purpose!

 

Chapter Letters

Why not take the heart image from above but make your letters together instead? A creative way to also let the world know exactly who you are, this pose unites each pledge to the common cause! Strut those letters proud.

 

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Headshots

Instead of making it the largest picture of all time by including head-to-toe of each person, why not pose your pic of just faces? It lets those smiles shine bright, and be the major standout factor of the picture.

 

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Elementary Style

Although done separately and meshed together to make it one photo, this idea gives each pledge opportunity to express her personality! Being silly or serious grants the picture of your pledge class a fun, elementary school vibe unlike any other.

 

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Running

I. adore. this. picture. How much fun is this? ALL of the fun. It gives your picture movement and life, while still accurately representing your class! An added piece? I bet you’ve never seen a pledge class do a running pic [other than the photo I just showed you]. This means you’ll be unique and stand out in a crowd of pledge pictures!

 

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Laughing

The individuality of a laughing pic gives each girl her own style, while having a unified goal as well! It’s the best of both worlds when it comes to standing out and fitting in. Plus, it is a fairly accurate picture of what life is like with your crazy, fellow pledges.

 

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On Top of the World

That’s right – rooftop! How spectacular to have your pledge class photo framed on a rooftop, OR shot from the ground as you stand on the roof or balcony of your house. I simply love how on top of the world this makes a pledge class look!

 

 

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Shot from Above

A bonus of this shot is that everybody looks good from an above angle! Lots of skinny minnies for this picture.

 

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Balloon Love

What a superb shot of your colors in balloons! This way you get more than just pretty faces – a whole display of who you are! Added color always helps makes a photo better, and will only add pizazz to your pledge class pics.

 

It can be quite the toss-up of what to choose for poses. I suggest always asking for input from pledges, while having a few good poses in your back pocket for use if things go downhill fast!

 

Remember, you can also get ready for recruitment by purchasing some beautiful recruitment jewelry! Head on over to The Collegiate Standard and use coupon code SAMI10 to get 10% off your purchase. 

 

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Must Needed App For All Sorority Girls AND You Can Get it With This Giveaway

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.

Happy Monkey Apps now offers the perfect app for anyone involved with Greek life. The app, entitled Go Greek, lets you add Greek Letter Stickers to your photos – right from your iPhone! It will make Instagramming, Tweeting, and sharing your favorite sorority/fraternity photos so much easier.

Want to post the picture, but don’t want to keep tagging your sorority in it? Just add the stickers right to the photo. Not only will it make the effort waaaay easier for you, it brightens up the photos!

Happy Monkey Apps gave me a free download of their pro version of the app, Go Greek Pro!

Check out how easy it is to use the app:

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I already had the picture I wanted to use in mind, so I just selected Open Picture. It then brought me to a screen where I was able to select what letters I wanted to add. Of course, not all of you readers are in Alpha Delta Pi, so you can select and choose which letters you want to pertain to your sorority!

Once you add the letters, this is the screen the app will bring you to! You then have the option to share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, E-mail it, or save it to your phone. Here is what that screen looks like (along with one of my all time favorite pictures of my and some of my sisters!):

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In the corner you can see the maroon colors outlined in gold -which matched perfectly with our King 0f Diamonds philanthropy event shirts!

Here are some other fabulous pictures of mine I was able to add Alpha Delta Pi’s Greek Letters to:

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The cheetah print letters outlined in pink are my fave!

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Here is the silver sparkle letters outlined with gold!

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The simple black and white letters are perfect for adding to any photo!

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And last, but certainly not least, add some photo with some pink polka dot letters outlined in blue!

Now before you rush out and get the app yourself, readers, I am offering a giveaway for you to download the app for free! 

This is my first ever giveaway, so make sure to enter! Go HERE to enter!

I will not only notify the winner, but post it in February 17’s My Monday Musts!

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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree with Some Sorority Spirit!

This is a sponsored post. However, all opinions are my own.

This is my first Christmas season as an Alpha Delta Pi sister and I don’t think I could be more excited. My wish list for Santa includes plenty of ADPi gear because just as much as Christmas needs green and red, it needs some azure blue and white.

FMH Collectibles was able to bring my sorority spirit to my Christmas tree with a beautiful Alpha Delta Pi ornament!

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The clear ornament features the Alpha Delta Pi symbols, along with my sorority’s name, on one side. On the other side, it features my name..:

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…my school’s chapter – Theta Theta – in Greek letters…:

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..and the year I joined – spring of 2013!:

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You can buy your own sorority or fraternity ornament from FMH Collectibles  for only $10 or $20! The price is very cheap for the excellent hand-crafted designs that will last for years and years. I know that years from now, I will have this ornament on my Christmas tree representing my Alpha Delta Pi sisterhood. Compared to other ornament sites and their designs, nothing could compare to the beauty of this ornament for the price. You can purchase an ornament just like this, for yourself, on the website using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or PayPal. You can also check out their Etsy site!

FMH Collectibles features not ornaments only Alpha Delta Pi, but Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Kappa Delta Phi, Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Delta Phi Lambda, Delta Zeta, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Sigma Signa Sigma, Tau Beta Sigma, and Zeta Tau Alpha.

Don’t you worry, boys! FMH Collectibles features an ornament for Kappa Kappa Psi!

If you aren’t involved in Greek life, FMH Collectibles features ornaments with a lighthouse design, a peace and goodwill design, a sisterhood design, and a seashell design. Frances will also

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I still can’t believe how incredible the Alpha Delta Pi ornament looks on my Christmas tree. Make sure you get your own ornament for your tree from FMH Collectibles!