Hottest Spring Accessories Trends in 2017

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Spring is the time when everything changes: temperatures get higher, everything turns green, and we feel like we’re waking up from hibernation. It’s also the time when we start experimenting with clothes more, due to being tired of having to wear heavy clothes all winter long. Still, spring can also be tricky and go from pleasantly warm to pretty chilly in a day, so it’s good to layer your clothes. All this opens up new possibilities of combining different materials and prints, and these should be accompanied by great accessories.

Corset belt

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In the months that follow, your figure will be drawing attention with lovely corset belts. Not only are they elegant and feminine, but they are also a handy and incredibly effective when it comes to waist-slimming. Fashion designers have recently rediscovered this wonderful item and before you know it, ladies have started wearing these statement belts all the time. You can wear corset belts as casual pieces over boiler suits, or you can channel your inner Goth queen and go for the tight leather ones.

Eye-catching earrings

The rule of the season seems to be that your earrings should be sisters, but not twins. Similar yet mismatched earrings have taken the runways: Marni, Mulberry, and Ellie Saab, among others, have embraced the trend of mismatched earrings. While it’s okay to experiment if you wouldn’t like to wear a completely different pair, pick the ones that are similar in some way: made of same material, have the same color, or identical decorations. This way you will draw attention but not look too strange.  

Choker necklaces still rule

Just when it seemed that chokers are slowly disappearing, they came back in full swing – glitter, faux gold chains, elastic lace, and rhinestones everywhere you look! It looks like the ‘90s are coming back, at least when it comes to jewelry. Chokers are seductive, mysterious, and they are able to transform any outfit in the blink of an eye. Pick a thin, fragile one if you don’t want to look too ‘wild’ at work, or go for a suggestive leather one when you go out. What is more, you can use lovely materials such as velvet, rhinestones, feathers, and pearls to make your own chokers in the comfort of your home.

Tassels everywhere

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When you long for past times and daydream about running away with a group of gypsies and traveling the world, tassels are there to bring that boho vibe to you. Flitter-flutter tassels remind us of hippies and gypsies, and they add a girly yet exotic touch to any outfit. You can wear them with anything: swimsuits, light linen kimonos, earrings, and you can even add tassel pendants to your favorite designer shoulder bags. Be playful and experiment with different colors – spice up your outfit with splashes of royal blue, blood-red, and daffodil-yellow tassels.

Gloves are still on

What comes as a surprise this season is the presence of gloves. We are used to wearing them in winter and seeing them in old movies when ladies go to the opera, but this time it’s different. Gloves we’re about to see this season are made of light materials such as lace, and they have more cutouts and transparency than ever before. Don’t be afraid to wear ruffles, black leather, or long, embellished opera-length ones.

It’s easy to forget how important good accessories are, especially when we focus so much on our clothes alone. If you want to look flawless every time, you should always have a great accessory or two to draw everyone’s attention. Right accessories are the things that can turn a boring or ordinary outfit into an elegant and stylish one in an instant, so make sure to choose them carefully.

 

Spring College Beauty and Fashion Guide

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Have you noticed that the days are getting warmer and warmer? Yes, the flowers are blooming, the grass is greener, and even the sky seems a tad bluer. It is finally time to take off your winter coat and leave it stashed somewhere until the end of the year. Spring is here, and it brings an array of new trends and the need to shake up your wardrobe a bit. Spring is, by far, the most inspirational season when it comes to fashion. It allows you to experiment with colors and patterns and to layer several different pieces of clothes. Here are some fashion tips for this season that all fraternity boys and sorority girls should know.

Go Green(ery)

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Pantone’s color of the year has quickly found its way into the fashion world as a bold statement. Since it symbolizes nature, optimism, and renewal, it is the best shade to be wearing this spring.

Girls: Depending on whether you are a scaredy-cat or a green queen in terms of style, you should wear this shade in accents or go all the way. For subtle flashes of greenery, opt for neutral clothing combinations paired up with green jewelry, handbag, wrist watch or shoes. For more out-there outfits, wear an all-green long sleeved t-shirt with jeans, flared jersey skirt with black, brown or other neutral shade tees.

Boys: Don’t let this bright shade intimidate you, boys. You can easily incorporate it into your spring style by wearing a trendy patch bomber on top of a casual outfit or eye-catching green pants. If you want a more subtle touch, wear green-framed wayfarers or trainers.

When it comes to skincare, although we all tend to spend more and more time outside, it is crucial not to forget to protect ourselves from the damaging UV radiation by using quality sun protection cream.

Make a Statement

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Fashion is more than clothes; it is a means of communication. With this idea, fashion designers have taken printed messages on t-shirts to a more serious level with political statements and important sayings. Now, you can wear your attitude wherever you go.

Girls: One of the most notable pieces on spring fashion shows was Dior’s t-shirt with the sign “We should all be feminists”. What a must-have for a college girl’s wardrobe, right? Wear this, or any other t-shirt with a message that makes you feel comfortable, together with jeans and sneakers or long flared skirt. To make a completely striking look, put sam bold matte lipstick on.

Boys: Don’t think that boys have nothing to say on this matter. We could see Comme des Garçons Plus’s “The King is Naked” tee, MSGM “What do you feel?” question and many other. When paired with denim or plaid pants, tees like these are winners.

Although sunny, springs can be windy, so do not forget to put some lip balm for protection.

Smart Casual

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College style is basically freestyle. It is a time when you’re still searching for yourself, so you can go with whatever feels good. However, there will be some occasions (special classes, guest lecturers, faculty events, etc.) when you will have to add just a bit more elegance to your casual college style.

Girls: A lightweight blouse, pair of jeans and stiletto heels are just as appropriate for a class as they are for a meeting with the dean. Top it with a classic blazer, and you’re good to go. On the other hand, you can always go with long sleeved dresses and heels or ankle boots. After you’re done with the more formal occasion, put a leather jacket over your combination, put your mascara on and you can go to a college party.

Boys: Jeans, t-shirt and a sports blazer are the staples of casual menswear. If you want to take it to the next level, you can pair up corduroy pants, button-down shirt and chinos. If you are into beards, that are eternal beauty statement, do not skip to give it adequate grooming treatment.

To the Beach Everyone!

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One more reason why we love spring so much is because it’s so close to summer. And you know what summer means, don’t you? Hitting the beach with your best friends of course. Summon this season the best way you can – with fashion.

Girls: One of the biggest hits of the season comes straight out of beach umbrellas, Nantucket awnings, and lounge chairs: seaside stripes. How to wear them? Pants, shirts, skirts, shorts, dresses, t-shirts… there is really no end to this.

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Boys: On the boys’ side, we have the return of marine accents, such as embroidered anchors, and navy blue and red accents. Beach means an urge to have a good looking and healthy body, so it is a perfect timing to start visiting your gym. Intensive workout means that you have to work on a healthy diet. Besides healthy foods, you can find some quality supplements online, just to make sure that your body is getting everything it needs. That way you can be sure that you will meet the summer full of self-esteem.

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Follow these few tips, but don’t forget to add something of your own to your outfits. Remember what we said – college style is freestyle.

Aussie Fashion and Greenery

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Just when we thought that Pantone can’t surprise us anymore, they’ve managed to do just that. In the previous years, we had something a bit easier to work with: Marsala and pastels have always been easy to combine and add to our outfits. Greenery, on the other hand, is as beautiful as it is difficult to wear. This wonderful color is the perfect embodiment of nature, health, and the new beginning that every spring brings. This year, it’s all about Greenery, and while the rest of the world may struggle to incorporate it into their looks, Aussies are overjoyed. They are well known for their love for bright colors, so it’s their time to shine.

 

Greenery in the streets

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Aussie girls love wearing clothes inspired by nature: floral prints, bright colors and flowy materials can be seen everywhere you look, and they love experimenting too. Australian designers can do anything — the girls in the streets are dressed in comfortable clothes, but with luxurious accessories and feminine pieces. Green miniskirts with ankle boots and button down polka dot shirts; skinny jeans with moss green cashmere sweaters — or even bright green coats under which you can spot one-shoulder printed blouses paired perfectly with cropped pants, waist wonderfully accentuated with a leather belt are just some of the outfits you might see.

Wear it to work or college

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‘When in doubt, wear black’ is the unwritten rule of the fashion industry, probably as old as time, but sometimes you just have to step out of your comfort zone and experiment a bit, Aussie style. Yes, black pencil skirt and stilettos will make you look great, but instead of wearing a plain white shirt, why not wear a bright green one? It will still be elegant and sophisticated, but it will also make you look fresh and youthful. Slim, cropped pants in bright green will not stick out too much if you pair them with something neutral like gray, beige, and white. Also, a green dress will not be over-the-top if you wear black pumps and put on a black jacket.

Wild nights out

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Is there a better way to stand out in a crowd than to wear something bright and bold? Off-shoulder bandeau crop tops pair perfectly with high-waist pencil skirts and pumps, and if one of those is bright green, there is just no chance you’ll stay unnoticed even in a crowded club. Playsuits are also popular, so by wearing it and lifting your hair in a high bun, you can get that edgy yet corporate look. A light, flowy dress combined with a clutch bag and cute flats will make you look like a delicate, feminine girl who just stepped out of a fairy tale.

The devil is in the details

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Even though Australians love to keep things casual, they still know where to draw the line. For those who are still reluctant to wear all-green, there is a way to incorporate this popular color into your everyday fashion easily. Discreet details are as important for the overall outfit as big pieces like pants, or shoes. A lovely pair of earrings, a nice bag, silk shawl, or a brooch that matches your nail polish or eyeshadow will make you look great and point out just how much you pay attention to details. Sometimes it’s enough to wear a statement necklace, or a cocktail ring to completely transform your look from ordinary to luxurious.

Australia has always been special: exotic, unusual, and even a bit dangerous, but Aussies are known worldwide for their laid-back attitudes. It doesn’t come as a surprise that they have always been known for their extravagant style which was different from strict styles of New York, Paris, and Milan. It looks like the world will be looking at Aussies for a bit of inspiration when it comes to fashion, and the Land Down Under sure has a lot to offer.

College Fashion Inspiration: Brisbane Street Style

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On the right side of Australia, 732km north of Sydney, you will find beautiful Brisbane: The city of young (even though it is one of the oldest cities in Australia). Brisbane has a rich urban culture, with many college students and so much positive energy. Now, when we are talking about Brisbane students, even though they live by that “laid back” Aussie style, they’re always willing to experiment with different looks. Here are some street style characteristics.

Laid back style

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They make zero effort and somehow manage to look chic. On every corner, you will see a cute girl in her sneakers, leggings and an oversized shirt; or the other type with leggings, oversized T-shirt, loose hair and a long-knit cardigan. Makeup is their enemy because they’re naturally beautiful.

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Here it is all about messy hair, white T-shirt and shorts (usually khaki with many big pockets). I find this really attractive to be honest!

Edgy

Different circumstances always tend to dictate our style, and our dear Brisbane students don’t care too much about it. They are definitely not afraid to go edgy.

Flannel shirts

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Simple, comfortable and warm – these can be found in every thrift shop in the world. They are often worn by our dear Brisbane students and they are wearing them in so many different ways. You can wear your flannel shirt as an accessory around your waist, you can put it on, button it up and tuck it in your jeans, and let’s not forget about the most iconic combination of white or black tank top, skinny jeans, flannel shirt, leather jacket and biker boots. Fabulous.

Black skinny jeans

I believe that every person who has a phone and internet access has at least two of these in their closet. Versatile and timeless, in other words perfect for any outfit. You can match them with printed tees, tunic tops, leather jackets, motor boots, military inspired blazers – anything you want.

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They are incredibly cute and spice up your style. You will often see them combined with pantyhose and coats, knits and leather. Perfect basic garments indeed.

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The 80s are definitely back because, if you can’t buy one right now – just take your mom’s. They look literally the same: big bulky and thick. They look fabulous with skirts, dresses, leather leggings etc. Whatever you do, never ever wear them while you are wearing jeans – the 80’s are not THAT back.

Latest trends

Of course, there are many chicks and guys who are addicted to fashion. It is all about ripped jeans, Yeezy-style ripped tops, ankle boots, over the knee boots, statement jewelry, leather biker pants, bomber jackets, velvet crop tops, sequin pieces etc. Basically, if you want to find out about the latest trends and you hate reading different internet articles, just sit in a coffee shop in Brisbane for 2 hours and watch people passing by – you’ll find out everything you need to know.

Tomboyish gals

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There’s one fabulous thing about tomboy look: everyone occasionally goes through that phase. Especially now when it is ultra-popular. In Brisbane you will see plenty of girls in sweatshirts, military blazers, oversized shirts, parkas, bombers etc. They are also big fans of rolled skinny jeans, baggy jeans, overalls and denim cut-offs. The key to looking great when you’re rocking the proper tomboy fashion is to always add a tiny feminine detail to make the whole outfit seem a touch more feminine. Something like heels, undone top buttons or jewelry will do the trick.

 

Preppy but with a twist

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When it comes to girls, the signature garments are tailored skirt suits, low heels, wrap dresses, refined jewelry, pastel colors. However, you will definitely have a chance of seeing a girl in a rainbow colored tailored skirt suit with a giant hat on her head or a white playsuit and fiery red heels.

Guys

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Just like everywhere, in Brisbane you will see a lot of people who like to have that Ivy league vibe with their sweaters over their plaid shirts, neat hairstyles, blazers and field jackets. Nautical-inspired accessories are also a must. However, even though they are being so neat and classy, they are also sometimes ready for some interesting twists. For example, you will see a guy with a neat V-neck sweater and polo shirt, and when you look little lower you will see pants with print for example.

As a conclusion, I must say that the streets of Brisbane are pretty much legit catwalks filled with brave and playful outfits. It is one of the best places for street style inspiration.

 

Art School Portfolio Examples & Wise Advice

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While most prospective college students spend their time worrying about their admissions essays and interviews, students wishing to be admitted into a selective art program have a bit more to worry about. With most colleges requiring a professional portfolio, it’s hard to know where to start, what to include, and what format to make yours. These tips and examples can help you design an eye-catching, professional grade showcase of your work and talent.

What is an Artist Portfolio

A portfolio is essentially a resume for artists. Like a resume displays a person’s work history, a portfolio highlights an artist’s work and accomplishments. Colleges use portfolios to get an idea of a prospective student’s skills or specialties (such as figure drawing or digital design). Many colleges also require incoming students to submit a portfolio for scholarships and placement in courses.

What to Include in a Portfolio

This isn’t an easy question to answer as all schools are different. Some require students to only submit images of past work while others may require a portfolio to include drawing “tests.” These tests may be a subject or a figure that allows you to show creativity or a difficult skill.

Before you design your portfolio, print off the requirements of the colleges you plan on applying to. Don’t forget to apply to more than one just in case (even if that means more work for you). What you should look for in your requirements is form (digital or print), picture sizes, amount of images to include, type of image (hardcopy, sketch, etc.), and any of those tests we previously mentioned.

Whether you’re submitting your portfolio online or as hard copies, remember one big rule: formatting matters. You’ll want to assemble your pictures or selected work in a way that follows direction but that also shows a progression. Art school admissions officers love to see your work improve over time biographically or in a working order from concept to finished piece.

How to Write Artist Statements

While an admissions essay may not be required, an artist summary or statement may. Artist statements are typically a few paragraphs long and are meant to be an introduction to who you are and what your professional or future plans might be.

Include an introduction with your name, location, and high school/art school you have attended. In the second paragraph, talk about your skills, specialties, and interests. Finally, discuss what is in the portfolio. If you are asked to talk about one of the artist tests or required artwork, share about the process, why you made the artistic choices you did, and what techniques you incorporated.

Examples of Art School Portfolios

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This artist portfolio shows two different studies of the same topic. One one page, it highlights color, shading, highlighting, etc. The second page is a sketch, rather than a finished project. Sketchbooks like this are commonly required for painters or drawers.

Here is another way of laying out a portfolio in a way that shows off an artist’s abilities in two different areas — watercolor and portrait drawing. This format is both eye-catching and informative for the reviewer.

Fashion artists will often need a portfolio as well. With this area, you will need to “show your work.” This portfolio page includes concept, sketches, and then images of the real, finished product.

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If your area is in hard products such as sculpture or clay, clear and concise images are a must. Take pictures on a white and clean background so that the work pops. The highest quality pictures are one of the most important aspects of a portfolio no matter the medium.

 

Must-Have Greek Gear for the Fall Season

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Rush season is over, and your houses are set. Now it’s time to settle into Greek life by enjoying the absolute best perk of sorority and fraternity membership: the unity! Whether you’re a Big Sister or a total House Newb, you’ll want to show your Greek pride with these eight must-have Greek gear items.

 

Sophisticated Dresswear

Heading out for an interview or an important networking event can be nerve-wracking, but having your best brothers and sisters near and dear to you can make it all easier. Select a button-down oxford, blouse, or polo with your letters. Then, pick out a coordinating blazer or jacket that really pops, and you’ll be all set to dominate!

 

DIY Mugs

If you’re looking for a surprise for your Little Sister or are just in the crafting mood, why not create your own fall gear by creating a mug with your letters! It’s simple, and all you’ll need is a porcelain mug, oil-based sharpies, and your logo or design. Trace onto the mug with the sharpies and then place the mug in the oven at 30 minutes at 350°F. Voilà!

 

Screen Printed Glasses

Tailgating or spending time out on the lawn doesn’t mean you can go without your colors. We’re totally digging on themed sunglasses, such as these aviators, with your letters printed on them. For ladies, there are tons of retro shade options to fit your style and color choices.

 

Custom Scarves

‘Tis the season to bundle up in style, so we have our eyes on these awesome sorority and fraternity knit scarfs with sewn-on letters from GreekU! They make awesome holiday gifts as well, so be sure to add them to your wishlist!

And don’t worry, fellas: if scarves aren’t your thing, you can wear your cold weather gear with a custom fraternity hat from online shops such as One Greek Store. It’s all about the cozy knits and the chunky fabrics for this fall.

 

Branded Rings

Up your accessories game with stackable sterling silver rings with sorority printed. It’s subtle but still high fashion enough that you can wear it just about anytime, anywhere. You can take it one step further and include your family tree by getting three custom rings — for your big sister, your little sister, and you!

 

Throw-Back T-Shirts

There’s nothing cuter and more in right now than t-shirts and long sleeves that are a bit retro. Take 90’s inspired boomboxes with “Loud and Proud” written all over it or retro skate tops perfect for events out with the girls.

 

Boots, Shoes, Flipflops, and More!

Okay, so you’re focused on your top, but what about way down to the bottom? Don’t neglect your feet by investing in a rad pair of these sorority Brooklyn Boots with monogrammed letters. Not for you? Go laid back with customizable Converse sneakers by using your sorority or fraternities colors as inspiration.

 

Zippered Patch Hoodies

With the temperatures dropping, we are certainly living in our favorite sweatshirts and hoodies. Guys who represent are going to need this black, zip-up hoodie with a patch. It’s perfect to wear around campus on chilly mornings or out for late night meetings.

 

5 Ways to Kill the Instagram Game This Fall

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Instagram in Fall

With the change of seasons, social media introduces an opportunity for new themes, aesthetics, and inspirations — especially on Instagram! Whether you’re going on a hayride, visiting a haunted house, or just lounging on campus with a mug of hot cider in hand, autumn offers ample opportunities for great photos. Make sure you’re keeping up this fall season with these key tips.

1.) Cool down your filters!

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All those bright, colorful filters were great for summer. Now it’s time to change things up for fall with some cooler-toned, more mellow filters.

2.) Utilize cute fall-wear!

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If you just happen to be wearing your boyfriend-fit flannel and perfectly worn boots, it might not be a bad day to snap a cute fall themed pic.

3.) Photograph your favorite fall treats!

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Breaking out your baking skills with some apple pies, pumpkin spice cookies or any other fall-esque goodies? Add a fall flair- like this crust adventure I went on over the summer, or maybe a decorative mini pumpkin off to the side- and snap that fall-icious pic!

4.) Play with foliage!

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Here, I am quite literally playing with foliage. It’s the most beautiful time of the year, and the most easily photographed for a perfect Insta!

5.) Document your favorite fall activities!

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Going apple picking? Planning a stroll through the pumpkin patch or local corn maze? Bring your camera and get ‘gramming!

What have been some of your favorite ways to get creative on Instagram this fall?

 

7 Binge-Worthy Shows You Should Be Watching this Fall

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Who doesn’t love the fall — the beautiful colors, the changing weather, the awesome fashion… and the return to awesome TV shows! The start of autumn is when networks roll out their best and most promising new shows and orders returns of new seasons for fan favorites. If you’ve got your popcorn and remote ready, we’ve got a list of the 7 best binge-worthy shows you should be watching this fall.

1. Westworld

Imagine a fantasy world filled with robots programmed to let you live out your wildest fantasies and even experience a time far removed from now. Would you be interested? Of course you would! But what happens when the robots, who are programmed with specific characteristics and story lines, start to misbehave? Check out this reboot of a semi-popular sci-fi movie from the ‘80s with an HBO twist.

2. The Good Place

Eleanor was one of the lucky people who got into heaven… except she shouldn’t have. Set in a quirky community full of amazing people, Eleanor must lie and cheat to make sure she doesn’t end up in “The Bad Place.” With Frozen and Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell leading the cast, you know this is full of cuteness.

3. This Is Us

We won’t spoil this one for you if you haven’t caught the first episode, so we’ll just give you a teaser. The show follows a group of people connected by one particular thing: their birthdays. Heartwarming, funny, and full of twists and turns, this show is perfect if you binged on shows like Parenthood where the heart of the story is the relationship element.

4. Pitch

Want to stand up and cheer? Or just a huge fan of baseball or sports dramas? Pitch is perfect for you. Based on the concept of a young woman being called up from the minor leagues to play in the majors, you’ll love how they take on this “woman in a man’s field” concept. Of course, there’s loads of drama and social issues addressed as well making it worth coming back for more.

5. The Exorcist

The fall is totally about spooks and thrills. That’s why shows like Walking Dead draw in huge numbers week after week. The Exorcist isn’t any different and is perfect for those who are in need of a big scare to get them through the week. If you’re a huge fan of the movie, you’ll love how they play off the cult classic.

6. Timeless

If you had access to a time machine, would you go back and change the past? Would you be tempted to use it to get what you want, even if it meant destroying the present in the process? Timeless features an unknown criminal messing with major historical events and a group of would-be heroes stepping in to keep our country as it is.

7. Designated Survivor

Did you know that there are real designated survivors — a person picked to stay back while world and country leaders gather in case of an attack? Kiefer Sutherland stars as the man who stays back and watches in horror as his world collapses, and then he is put in charge of keeping the country together. What unfolds is the man who shouldn’t be president forced to lead.

The Best Halloween Care Packages

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Halloween Care Packages

Halloween is here, and most college students are excited for one of the most fun nights of the year. But even though they’re long past the age to go trick or treating, that doesn’t mean you can’t provide them with a little fun this holiday! With a little help from OCM’s awesome line of themed care packages, you can treat your college student to a bit of ghoulish delight! Here are just a few of our top picks.

Signature Halloween Cupcakes

Cupcakes are totally in this season, which means your favorite student will love receiving a collection of Halloween cupcakes in their mail. Four jumbo-sized cupcakes means they can even share with a roommate or friend, and the flavors are packed with fall fun. They’ll love the Pumpkin Spiced Jack O’Lantern, Candy Corn, Spider Chocolate, and Cobweb Confetti!

Power Workout Potion

If your student’s ideal costume is 80’s workout leotards or a muscle man suit, they’re probably less concerned about sweets and more focused on getting their reps in. With the Power Workout Potion package, you’ll keep them on the right track by fueling their run or lifting session. Complete with Gel Shots, Clif Bars, and Yogi Tea, there’s something for every top or aspiring athlete in or out of their costume.

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Scare Package

One of our three more traditional care gifts, the Scare Package is perfect for a surprise that won’t shock the budget. Full of favorite treats from their trick or treating days, your college student will enjoy digging into bite-sized chocolate bars, M&Ms, Oreos, and more! Topped off with a spooky Pez dispenser and candy corn, they’ll be hyped up for the holiday! Want more or less, check out the Trick or Treater and the Ghoulish Goodies for even more options.

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Haunted House Halloween Gift Tower

Looking to cast a spell on your student? The perfect package to impress is hands down the Haunted House Halloween Gift Tower. Decorated like their favorite haunted house, the boxes are filled to the brim with enough candy to last them until the holidays. The bottom layer is additionally packed with colorful candy and caramel popcorn for an extra treat they’ll really love.

Hobgoblin Healthy Blend

If your college student more terrified of gaining the freshman 15 or is focused on fitting into their favorite costume, the Hobgoblin Healthy Blend is the perfect selection. We’ve cut out the candy and honed in on the good stuff — granolas, fruit leathers, fall favorite soups, corn chips, raw apple chips, tea, and more! For a gluten free option, you can select the Gluten Free Halloween, and vegans will enjoy the Vanishing Vegan.

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Love From Home Plan

You don’t have to stop at just gifting for Halloween! Care packages make every holiday special by providing your student with a little love and care straight from home. The Love From Home Plan is just one of several options that ensures your college student receives packages year round. The Love From Home features the Trick or Treater, the Valentine Surprise, the Out of the Blue Package, the Fall Finals Support Package, the Shamrock Surprise, the Easter Care Package, and the Energy Pack.

5 Transitions into Fall Fun

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Fall Activites

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (Christmas aside)!! The leaves are starting to change, the air has a slight crispness to it, and the faint aromas of apples and cinnamon seem to hang in the air. That’s right…Fall is here! And there are so many different ways to celebrate.

1.) Go apple picking!

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Grab a few girlfriends and go apple picking!

2.) Bundle up!

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Seriously, it can go from nice 75° one day to a breezy 60° the next.

3.) Visit a local farmer’s market!

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This is the best way to support local organic farmers, and makes for a fun outing with your friends or family!

4.) Make some seasonal goodies!

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Make all the pies and fall-themed goodies imaginable. Yum.

5.) Stay in with a fall movie!

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If it’s too chilly to head outside, why not bundle up on a couch and watch a fall classic?

 

What is your favorite time of year?

What are some ways that you are looking forward to celebrating fall?