If only our everyday lives consisted of wearing clothes by high fashion designers, waking up in a mansion in California and traveling to Paris the same day, attending an A-lister’s party, owning ten expensive cars ranging from Ferraris to Bentleys, and just casually hanging out with the people we can only dream of meeting. This is the life of a Kardashian. Not only are they fortunate enough to experience it, but they also share it with the world through a hit reality TV show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians.” Although the show always seems to be about the glitz and the glamour, there are times the family runs into dilemmas we can all relate to. Here are the times we can say that we are one step closer to being a part of their family.
Story by Xyclali Nunez
Every student’s motivation of getting through the week is knowing that we are getting closer to the weekend. It gives us all some time to relax and take some time away from school. Austin is a city full of things to do and sights to see, and it can sometimes be overwhelming when it comes to deciding what we should do. Unfortunately, there are times when we get excited for plans we make and something bad ends up happening before we even get in the car, like bad weather, a friend bails on us, or the event ends up cancelling. On one of the episodes, Kourtney had planned a romantic getaway to Europe with her on and off beau, Scott Disick. He ended up bringing some of his friends along for the fun and Kourtney had to cancel all her dinner reservations. What a way to ruin a romantic getaway.
SOCIAL MEDIA IS A PRIORITY
Snapchat is the rising social media platform that allows everyone to share what they are experiencing at any moment. The University of Texas at Austin Snapchat story gives the students an inside look as to what is going on around campus. It is a great way to communicate about student organization fundraisers and sports functions. Here on campus, there is something happening everyday and what better way than to Snapchat our everyday moments? For example, Kim effortlessly taking selfies for her Selfie Book she was giving to Kanye as a birthday present. In any moment, she will never go without taking a picture of herself. After all, if you didn’t take a Snapchat of it, did it really happen?
THE STRUGGLES OF A HUNGRY COLLEGE STUDENT
Sometimes we have those days where we only have two strips of bacon left in the fridge, we don’t feel like making food because it seems like a long process, or we’re just too lazy to go to the grocery store or get something to eat. With a few dollars left in our pocket, we question whether or not we should spend it on food. We continue to live up to the name “poor, hungry college student.” Khloe can feel our pain by being too comfortable to get up and get something to eat. In one of the episodes, she asked Kourtney to make her something to eat since getting up seemed like the hardest thing to do.
EXAM DAY PLOT TWIST
There is always that one class we struggle with every semester and the only thing worse than receiving homework on a daily basis are exam days. Those late nights we stay up studying for and preparing for the exam can be stressful — especially the times when we feel like the test was a piece of cake, but our test scores say otherwise. There is nothing worse than seeing all our hard work go to waste. Kourtney reveals how she had been working hard on her app to launch it the same day as her sisters, but with Scott Disick being a handful, she had to delay the release. Looks like Kourtney is not the only one having to face reality.
MICRO-NAPPING THROUGH 8 A.M. CLASSES
How we feel about being in class everyday, especially for those early morning classes. Surviving through long lectures can be a killer. We zone out multiple times from staying up late the night before. All we can think about are our beds and the naps we’re about to take once the class is over. Numerous times, all the sisters complain on the show about early call times for photoshoots. Even though they are not 100% awake during the time they are getting their makeup and hair done, they stick through it.
Living a day as a Kardashian seems like the ultimate dream, but even this family runs into hectic situations that we can relate to.
Story by Xyclali Nunez
It’s that time of the year when celebrities and some of our favorite artists attend a music festival known as Coachella. Meanwhile, many of us stay on our couches while simultaneously refreshing our Instagram feed and suffering from a severe case FOMO (fear of missing out). Luckily, YouTube conducts a live stream for those who are unable to attend. You can participate in Coachella from the comfort of your own home in an event called “Couchella.” Here is our itinerary for the entire weekend so you don’t miss a thing:
Friday, April 22
8:00 a.m. — Today is the start of the one of the best weekends of the year, so plan out your outfit for the day, eat a huge breakfast and leave for school to get the day started. Only a few hours until the festivities begin!
10:00 a.m. — The excitement is building, but your one and only job is to remain focused in class.
2:00 p.m. — It’s prep time! Put on your most comfy clothes, plan out the sets you want to watch and scroll through your Instagram feed to catch up on what the celebs and fashion bloggers are wearing.
5:00 p.m. — The live streaming has begun. You’ll want to order in pizza because you don’t want to miss a thing, like that one time Madonna made out with Drake.
7:00 p.m. — Call a friend over to make it an official Couchella dance party.
1:00 a.m. — Day one is over. Time to recharge and get some sleep for Day Two.
Saturday, April 23
9:00 a.m.- It’s the second day of the fest and out of excitement, you are wide awake and ready for a full day of music and dancing.
11:00 a.m. — Grab your swimsuit and head to the pool. Relax and soak in the sun on a beautiful Austin day.
3:00 p.m. — After several hours of sunbathing, remain calm as you go through a ton of snaps from celebrities having fun. Remember, you’re having fun too.
5:00 pm — Another eventful evening of live performances has begun, and you’re prepared to stream it all from home.
9:00 p.m.- Disclosure is playing and it brings back ACL memories. Make sure your BFF is by your side to relive those moments all over again.
2:00 a.m.- Relax and get some sleep. Couchella weekend is almost over! [teen wolf stiles stilinski exited papa roach personal crap]
Sunday, April 24
10:00 a.m. — Stretch and recover for the last day of the fest. Put on those crazy pajamas, order your favorite take out and rest on the most comfortable part of your couch.
5:00 p.m. through2:00 a.m. — Jam along with the crowd to all of your favorite songs while eating Torchy’s. This is the cherry on top of a lively weekend. Don’t miss out on Calvin Harris’ set as he closes out the festival. He brought out Rihanna for the first weekend, so we look forward to seeing who he brings out this weekend.
2:30 a.m. — Couchella 2016 is over, but you already know how great it will be to attend next year’s big event!
College consists of late night studying and grabbing anything that we can jump right into the morning after in order to make it in time for class. With this, it can be so easy to spot the students that like to put a little makeup on and take their time getting ready for the day, which is how I found this cute Fashionista walking to class.
Her outfit wasn’t anything drastic, as if she had to score a New York Fashion Week look to grab any photographer’s attention. It was something casual to where any girl can look her best for an everyday look. On the days when we have no inspiration or motivation to get up and get ready, it’s so easy to follow this three piece formula when deciding what to wear to class when you still want to look presentable. A laid-back blazer, booties, and jeans—that’s it! So simple.
The thing that made the outfit stand out so significantly were the details on her blazer. The cheetah collar and buttons went so perfectly went with the green cover up. What outfit would be complete without a set of jewelry? Gold is the perfect for dark colors like the green and light brown details on this Fashionista’s blazer (which she claimed was her mother’s when she was in college–OH. EM. GEE). She matched her outfit with a simple gold watch to add some color.
When in doubt, grab a light cover up to switch up your everyday jeans and a cute blouse combo. School doesn’t always have to seem like a drag when you see it as a place to score your best outfits. Dressing up for class can give off this good sense of feeling like that post-workout feeling can. If you don’t think presentation matters, think twice!
Living in Austin, Texas, we receive the best of both worlds. During the hot summer days, we face the central Texas humidity, but we also face the bundle up temperatures during the cold winter nights. It can be hard to dress up for an occasion when we’re faced with constant unpredictable weather.
Since Texas doesn’t encounter cold weather for a long period of time, it is interesting to see how people take on the season. As I was walking across campus, I came across this Fashionista that simply stood out amongst her peers.
The leopard coat is what caught my attention. A leopard coat makes almost every winter outfit look cool and chic. From top to bottom, she paired the coat with cool, dark tones to complement her bangs and dark lip.
Underneath the coat, she wore a simple polka-dot top with dark jeans and strappy ankle boots. Usually it’s safe to stay away from too much pattern play, but the polka-dot top was the perfect non-clashing combo to the leopard print.
Since the coat and top are statement pieces, she kept it simple by adding a small, dainty gold and black choker. It is the perfect outfit for a day out on the town and a dinner with some friends.
If you’re going for more of a date night or going out type of look, you can style the leopard coat with a black dress, black knee-high boots and gold statement earrings. With animal print being a winter staple, what would you wear with the bold piece?
Hi! I’m Xyclali (See- Claw- Lee) Nuñez. I am a third year public relations major with a Certificate in Business Foundations at The University of Texas at Austin. I am originally from El Paso, Texas, a city right at the edge of Texas. My dream is to live in New York City, work in a PR agency, and to cover the latest lifestyle and fashion brands.
My best friend and I own a lifestyle blog, called the suneyedgirls.com, that covers everything fashion, beauty, books, local and music. The name, “Sun Eyed Girls” came from a Beck song about a girl that is blinded by the brilliance of someone else. Not only do we want to inspire others, but we are also inspired by others to be ourselves in a social media world where girls might feel insecure to look/act a certain way.
After coming across a TED Talk about people who have many interests, I like to describe myself as a “multi-potentialite.” With my curiosity, I have found some of the best locations to grab some food, to get your sweat on, the cutest little hole-in-the-wall boutiques and vintage stores to find the best clothing, and my favorite part of it all, I have met some of the best people. I love to go out and connect with others because I love to meet different people. It’s one of the main reasons why I am pursuing a PR degree.
My desire to work and be the best at it aspires the #girlboss I aim to be (pantsuit included). After reaching my dream job, I hope to open up my own little boutique or restaurant. I am learning more about myself every day, and I am still trying to find out what my true purpose is, but once I discover it, I hope I love it so much it drives me crazy.
Fashion for me has always been close to my heart. For a girl who sometimes has nothing to say at all, I usually let my clothes do all the talking. After focusing on dance for about 10 years, I decided to use my style as a creative outlet. It allows me to feel comfortable with who I am and it’s something that I am very interested in. If I am able to pursue a career around fashion, I would not complain at all.
For this outfit, I kept it very simple with jeans and cheetah flats since the white ruffle blouse was a bit dramatic, but I would describe my style as ’80s inspired with a bit of street style. If I had the wardrobe of Kendall Jenner and Nicole Richie with a mix of Audrey Hepburn, I would die! My style is fun and comfortable with a bit of an edge. I am very inspired by what women would wear to Studio 54. I love all the glitter, fur, and dramatic makeup. The way people wore clothes in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s is very inspiring because they dressed the way they felt expressed who they were as a person. Another reason why I am obsessed with vintage anything and everything.
Some of my favorite things: little black French Bulldogs, sleeping, coffee shops, rainy days, books, walking around urban areas, Fridays night movie nights with my roommate, black and white photos, traveling, and spending time with my BFF, Zoe.
Some things I cannot stand: being very indecisive, Austin traffic, country music, iPhone Storage reminders, any food that ends with the word cream, having a habit of waking up early (even on weekends), and never knowing what I want to eat.
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Sept. 12, 2016
To those who devote their time looking up outfit inspiration and spend money to keep their closets on trend, fashion has become another way of expressing our creative outlet. This past week was full on focus mode, catching every outfit in sight on the streets of New York. Fashion week came, conquered and left our little hearts wanting more.
Fashion bloggers and big celebrity names that attended the exciting week walked around the concrete jungle in fall’s upcoming trends. To keep our wardrobes on point and on trend this season, we rounded up some fashion must-haves that will be seen everywhere as fall approaches.
With the winter season approaching, the most fashionable ladies, such as Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, have brought back some of the most coveted 90s styles and we’re not complaining one bit. It is bringing back memories on the most coveted fashion outfits to date, like the matching double denim debut held by Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears at the American Music Awards. The choker trend dominated the Spring and Summer months and we’re happy to say it’s here to stay for this winter as well.
From long, formal gowns to an everyday jean and a simple bodysuit outfit, the choker is the perfect go-to to spice up your look. Lace, diamond-studded, leather, velvet, pearls, you name it. There is something about accentuating your neckline that can transform an outfit if thick chokers appeared all over runway shows for Oscar De La Renta, Balmain and Alexander Wang for their Fall/Winter 2016 line.
Chokers are not the only thing making a comeback this season. Expect some raw hems hanging from the knees, ankles or almost anywhere on denim jeans to be seen all over social media. Bloggers like Danielle Bernstein from WeWoreWhat paired the jean trend with simple black boots and a white T-shirt to keep the focus on the undone hems hanging around her ankles.
One last over-the-top 90s revival piece to stay on trend is the T-shirt under a thin strap dress combo. Just when you thought the 90s were over, celebrities like Kylie Jenner, who wore the adorned duo to the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, worked the look into various ways from grunge-cool to work appropriate.
With the temperatures getting a bit chilly, the t-shirt and thin strap dress combo will not be leaving us just yet. Trade the original white tee for a long sleeve turtleneck or an edgy vintage tee to spruce up a summer favorite. It is a simple and easy day-to-night outfit when you can’t find anything to wear.
Many trends come and go but clearly, the 90s are back and we’re obsessed. Start stocking up on statement chokers, ordering distressed denim and trading your t-shirts for some turtleneck and slip dress action to prepare for the cooler temperatures. Our brands, House of Harlow and LPA, recently stocked up on fall and winter wear that pair up with this season’s major go-to’s.
Of course, all the ways to perfect these styles are endless and revolve around the way a person wears them. All in all, from the streets to the dinner parties, these top styles are a way to start off the season.