How to Style a Graphic Tee and Still Look On Point

I love the graphic tee trend, but sometimes feel like I look a little juvenile when I just wear them with jeans or leggings. But wearing graphic tees doesn't have to be sloppy! Here are a few ways to style them and still look chic and glam:

1. Put a blazer over it
Blazers are not just office wear anymore. Wearing a blazer over your favorite graphic tee gives it just a bit of an edge, and makes you look like you put some effort into your outfit (but in reality, it's so simple!)

2. Layer it under a fun skirt
I love a t-shirt and fun, flowy skirt combination! The skirt automatically makes you look just a little more dressed up, when in reality, you really just threw it over your favorite soft tee. Pair with ballet flats for a daytime look or with heels for a girls night out.

3. Add a statement necklace
Go for glam by rocking a casual graphic t-shirt and your favorite jeans... and a statement necklace! This is another favorite of mine because your outfit is comfy and casual, but still on point.

What's your favorite way to wear a graphic t-shirt?

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Grab a Delicious On-the-Go Juice + Jamba Juice Giveaway!

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Living in Washington, DC, I'm always on the go and trying to get from one place to another. Being able to grab a healthy juice to go is a huge bonus. Over the weekend, I was at Union Station to pick something up and went into the Jamba Juice there to grab a drink. The citrus kick immediately caught my eye: it's a blend of blend of oranges, apples, pineapples, and ginger. I actually haven't had anything from Jamba Juice besides their smoothies, but I'm always down for some on-the-go fresh juice.

It was really good. You could taste all the fruits, and it was quite the delicious combination. I also loved the small kick at the end that the ginger gave. And I'm not usually a huge health nut, but these juices definitely get a bonus point because they are not only delicious, but also healthy, paleo and fresh pressed. There are no preservatives and are 100% juice!

I have to admit, I haven't yet jumped on the cold pressed juice bandwagon, but this juice might be making me change my mind.
The Jamba Juice I went to just had the first four flavors listed below, but apparently there are more healthy and delicious juices coming our way.
  • Tropical Greens:
    • For a truly tropical flavor, we’ve combined apples, pineapples, Supergreens, and Chia seeds. This is one island that will never be deserted.
  • Citrus Kick:
    • When you really want to bring up the brightness in your day, try this blend of oranges, apples, pineapples, and ginger. Just don’t forget your sunglasses.
  • Veggie Harvest:
    • Take some apples. Then take some carrots, and beets, and super greens and ginger. Then take a minute to drink it all down and wonder how you ever got through your day without it.
  • Orange Reviver:
    • When your day feels like 5 days, revive with an Orange Reviver. We’ve taken oranges, apples, bananas, beets and Chia seeds and turned them into a spirit-lifting, taste bud-hugging masterpiece of mixology.
  • Garden Medley:
    • Is there such a thing as too many servings of vegetables? Not when they make up a melodious medley like this. Try one and enjoy delicious, perfectly portioned vegetables and a splash of apple, all living together in perfect harmony. Just like Mother Nature intended.
  • Orange Carrot Twist:
    • The fresh, tangy brightness of the orange meets the smooth, earthy sweetness of the carrot. Some things were just meant to be.
  • Orange Berry Antioxidant:
    • For juice lovers that know the more, the merrier, we’ve squeezed this orange and double berry masterpiece. It’s The Works of Juices.
  • Kale Orange Power:
    • Green means go-go-go with this delicious blend of fresh orange juice, kale and bananas. And as good source of vitamins and manganese, it’s hard to stop sipping. Get ready for the perfect fuel to power through your day.
  • Triple Revitalizer:
    • Do bananas have juice? Yep. But don’t take our word for it, just ask the oranges and carrots in this awesome blend of potassium-loaded goodness.
  • Tropical Kick-Start:
    • We took the American breakfast staple on a trip to the tropics. The result? A juice blend that will take your taste buds on vacation.
Luckily for you, College Gloss is teaming up with Jamba Juice to give one reader a gift card to any Jamba Juice store. All you have to do is comment with what Fresh Juice flavor you would want to try for a chance to win your own Fresh Squeezed Juices.

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3 Last Minute Valentines Day Dates


Spending your Valentine's Day dinner at a fancy-schmancy restaurant might seem like a lot of fun, but in real life it sometimes also involves overpriced meals and a hard time getting reservations. V-Day, however, doesn't have to look like the cliche in movies. Here are a few last minute V-Day date ideas:

Cook dinner together
Come up with a menu for a Valentines day dinner! It can range from breakfast for dinner to a fancy steak and scallops dinner. Go grocery shopping in the afternoon together, and then enjoy each others company as you cook.

Go ice skating and then grab hot chocolate
Lots of ice rinks will rent our ice skates, so all you have to do is show up. Afterwards, go out for some hot chocolate or coffee to warm up.

Order takeout and watch a movie
If you're leaning towards a lazy valentines, pick your favorite Chinese restaurant or pizza place, order your food, and choose a romcom on Netflix or Redbox. Cuddle up with your SO for a cozy V-Day.

How are you spending your Valentine's Day?

By: Victoria Rodriguez

5 Reasons Why You Need to Watch Red Band Society

The release of The Fault In Our Stars led the way for projects about people affected by cancer and other diseases including, Red Band Society. Fox’s Red Band Society is a television series that follows the lives of a group of teenage patients living in the pediatric ward at Ocean Park Hospital. The show is filled with dark humor, sarcasm, yet talks about the daily lives of teenagers faced with serious problems from an eating disorder to osteosarcoma. The series is filled with both comedy and drama. If you haven’t watched it yet you need to. With only 6 episodes released so far, you’ll have no problem catching up. Here are five reasons why you NEED to watch Red Band Society!

1. Ensemble cast

Academy Award winning Octavia Spencer, known for her role in the film The Help, plays Dena Jackson, the head nurse of the pediatric facility. Seemingly scary on the outside, Nurse Jackson has a soft exterior and deeply cares for the teenage patients. There’s also Dave Annable who’s known for his role in the ABC’s television series Brothers & Sisters, who plays Dr. McAndrew, the “Hot doctor.” The majority of the cast represents the young Hollywood generation. Although the cast is super young, most of them have already made a name for themselves. Zoe Levin, who plays the cheerleader, has appeared in various films including one starring alongside well-known actors such as James Franco and Emma Roberts.

2. Similar yet different to The Fault In Our Stars

If you liked The Fault In Our Stars then you’ll definitely love Red Band Society. Both are about teenagers that are diagnosed with deadly diseases with one exception – Red Band Society isn’t as depressing. Unlike watching The Fault In Our Stars (I balled during a majority of the movie), Red Band Society is more comical and light-hearted. There definitely are scenes that are very emotional (like when Kara realizes her chances of getting a heart transplant are slim) but it’s definitely more comedy based.

3. There are no villains or cliques

A great thing about the show is that there is no real antagonist in Red Band Society. Although some of the characters are described as the “Mean girl,” the “Rebel,” “The Girl Next Floor” (play on the Girl Next Door) – there are no cliques. Although they may have existed outside the hospital, these stereotypes are removed at Ocean Park. Even “Mean girl” Kara befriends the group and becomes part of the “Red Band Society.” The teens are bonded not only by their bracelets but also by their friendship. They understand what each other is going through because they’re experiencing it themselves.

4. Based on the award-winning Spanish series, “Polseres Vermelles”

Red Band Society is based on the critically acclaimed Catalan television show Polseres Vermelles. The show was created by Albert Espinosa and is loosely based on his childhood experiences as a hospital patient. Espinosa was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 14. He spent 10 years of his life in and out of hospitals battling the illness and lost a leg, a lung, and part of his liver.

5. It’s unconventional

Red Band Society has a refreshing approach on teenagers with serious illnesses. There’s a scene in the pilot episode where the guys attempt to buy alcohol and condoms for their illegal rooftop party using their illnesses to seek sympathy from the cashier. In a hospital full of sick kids, it’s nice to see some comic relief on such a heavy topic. Although these teenagers are diagnosed with serious diseases, they’re still living their lives, going to school, and cracking jokes while trying to overcome adversity.

At the end of the day, the patients are just regular teenagers - experiencing their first loves, their first heartbreaks, and creating lasting friendships. Red Band Society is quirky, unconventional, and unlike any series that’s on television right now. Check it out for yourself and catch up on the series online before the new episode airs. Watch Red Band Society every Wednesday on Fox at 9PM!

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Winter Coats You Need To Try

I'm so excited that the weather's getting colder because it means it's time to bring out those winter coats! With winter just being around the corner, it gives you an excuse to look for something new. And with the assortment of options this season, you'll definitely find what you're looking for. Some typical winter coats on college campuses include Northface parkas, the duffle coat, and lots of peacoats but why not be bold and try something new? It's time to switch out those old coats and try one of these. Here are a few coats that I'm dying to try!

The leopard print coat is a must-have this season! It's super bold and daring to wear. You can pair it a solid colored blouse and some black skinny jeans or spice up the look by wearing colored pants like these maroon leather pants and some booties. You can also layer under the coat with a leather jacket if the weather's really cold. 

Long coats are super in this season, especially those in neutral colors like this grey long coat. For a neutral look, pair the coat with a pair of black skinny jeans, a black top, and black booties. A long coat screams sophistication and creates an effortlessly chic look. 

Fur coats are huge this season. Not only are they super stylish but they're super warm, which is a definite plus when the weather is getting colder. Pair your fur coat with some skinny jeans, sweater, and loafers. A fur coat is definitely a statement piece so no need to wear anything else that may overwhelm the outfit. For those who aren't a fan of real fur, there's plenty of faux fur coats that are just as equally cute (and definitely cheaper options)! 

I love the oversized coat. It's super chic and classic. Pair it with a sweater, some jeans, booties, and a clutch. It's perfect for those cold weather days because it's easy to layer under. You can also add a oversized scarf depending on how cold it is. To create a dressier look, trade in your booties for a pair of heels. 

In my opinion, you should have at least one pattern coat in your closet. They definitely add that extra pop to your outfit! Pair your patterned coat with some flats, skinny jeans, a cute sweater, and a hat. This patterned coat adds color and a little bit of something to the outfit! 

Switch out your sporty Northface parka for a more trendy parka like the one below. Pair it with a sweater, skinny leather pants, and some black boots. Add a beanie and some sunglasses for a more effortless look. These coats are super edgy but also very feminine at the same time! You're bound to turn heads with this coat!

Which coat are you going to try this season?

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Gift Guide for the Beauty Addict


With the holidays just around the corner, it's time to think about gifts for family and friends! Beauty products are a favorite when it comes to gifts - you don't need to know their size or details. And who doesn't love receiving nail polish or lip gloss? For your favorite beauty addict friend, here are some tried and true favorites:

Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Cherry • $22.50
Essie 'Winter 2014' Mini Four-Pack • $17.00
tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush • $26.00
Eos A Ray of Holiday Sunshine Rachel Roy 3 PK • $7.99
NARS Eyeliner Stylo • $27.00
Charlotte Tilbury Makeup Bag • $20.00
Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette • $29.00
Smashbox 'O-GLOW' Intuitive Cheek Color with Goji Berry-C Complex • $28.00
Stila 'in The Know' Eyeshadow Palette • $39.00

12 Online Black Friday Sales You Need to Know About

As a general rule, I don't go out shopping on Black Friday. The crowds are just crazy. But thanks to the internet, I can now do my Black Friday shopping online! Luckily, some of these deals are on early, so you can get your BF shopping done before your Thanksgiving food coma hits. Here are some of our favorite deals:

  • American Eagle/Aerie: Take 40 percent off and free shipping with code GOBBLEUP.
  • Bloomingdale's: Save up to 50 percent off, and take $25 off almost every $200 purchase with free shipping.
  • Charlotte Russe: It's buy one, get one free!
  • Converse: Save an additional 25% with code 25MORE with free shipping.
  • Dormify: 30% off site-wide with code SECRETSANTA, plus additional markdowns up to 70% off.
  • Express: Get 50 percent off everything.
  • J.Crew Factory: Get 50% off everything plus free shipping at J.Crew Factorywith code THANKS.
  • Kate Spade New York: Save up to 75 percent in their surprise BF sale.
  • Lucky Brand Jeans: Save 45 percent on all orders and get free shipping at Lucky Brand Jeans.
  • Madewell: Get 25 percent off sitewide through Nov. 30 at Madewell with code GIFTON.
  • Metropark: Get 25 percent off at Metropark with code CYBERDAY.
  • Nike: Take an additional 25 percent off clearance.
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How to Wear: A Sweater Dress

I've never been a huge fan of sweater dresses until this winter, and now they're a staple! They can transform from the perfect holiday party dress to a date night outfit to a comfortable go-to-class clothing. Skeptical? Read on to see how, with just a change in accessories:


Liz Claiborne sweater dressVince Camuto booties | J. Crew opaque tights | chevron statement necklace

Pair the sweater dress with a simple statement necklace, then layer over opaque tights and your favorite pair of booties.

Perfect for: a date night where you want to look put together, Thanksgiving dinner with your relatives, a meeting at the office, or a sorority function


Liz Claiborne sweater dress | Asos bow heelsJ. Crew opaque tights | Charlotte Russe spiked necklace 

It might be too cold to go barelegged, so pair an opaque pair of tights with a black pair of heels, like this gorgeous bow-accent pair. Top it off with a statement necklace (can you believe this one is only $5?)

Perfect for: holiday parties, fancy events, a glam night out on the town, or whenever you want to feel extra pretty


Liz Claiborne sweater dress | Longchamp Le Pliage bag | INC riding boot | Madewell gridcraft bangle

Sweater dresses are also perfect for the day to day grind. Pair it with riding boots and large bag to hold your essentials, and top it off with a simple bangle for a stylish but warm look (and don't forget those fleece lined leggings if you live somewhere cold!)

Perfect for: a long day of class, meeting a friend for coffee, traveling for the holidays

Are you a fan of the sweater dress for this holiday season?

5 Snacks for Late Night Studying

During those late nights of endless studying, sometimes all you need is some snacking to keep you concentrated on finishing up your work. While the tempting choice might be to snack on some chips or go on fast food run, there are simple options to energize you that you quick and easy to make right from home and easily packed to take with you to the library or wherever your studying takes you.

Homemade Puppy Chow
Gather three cups of rice Chex, 1/2 cup of chocolate ships, 1/4 cup of peanut butter, two tablespoons of chia seeds, one cup of nuts and a 1/3  of powdered sugar. After melting the chocolate chips and peanut butter, pour it into a bowl with the Chex squares, seeds and nuts. Stir and then let cool for 15 minutes. Put the mixture into a large Ziploc bag and add the powdered sugar; then shake it. Keep the puppy chow in the fridge.

Coconut Raisin Peanut Butter Balls
In a bowl, combine half ½ cup of flaked coconut, half a cup of raisins, four teaspoons of sugar and two tablespoons of chopped walnuts. Add a third cup of peanut butter and a fourth teaspoon of coconut extract and beat well. Refrigerate the mix for 30 minutes and then shape into small balls.

For a traditional snack without the unhealthy ingredients of packaged microwavable popcorn, buy plain popcorn kernels to pop with an air popper or on the stove. If popping using a stove, simply add a fourth cup of popcorn kernels and two tablespoons of oil or butter to a pot. Cover with a lid and keep at a medium heat until the kernels begin to pop. Once your popcorn is ready, add flavor with your choice of seasoning or mix in chocolate, candy or any sweets.

Crunchy Homemade Trail Mix
Go back to the basics with a quick and easy trail mix fix-up snack by combining your favorite ingredients. Things to include are nuts, seeds, dried fruit, grains like cereal or pretzels, sweets like M&Ms and chocolate or yogurt chips for a kick, and any spices like cinnamon for extra flavor.

Yogurt Popsicles
Add one cup of fruit and ¼ cup of sugar into a food processor. In a bowl, mix a cup of yogurt, ¼ cup of milk and ¾ cups of granola. Then add the fruit blend. Once mixed, pour into popsicle molds. Insert popsicle sticks into each mold and place in freezer for about six hours. Once frozen, you have a refreshing and delicious treat to help keep you energized and awake.

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The Holiday Gift Guide on a College Budget

It's tough to think about gift shopping when you have final exams and a pretty tight budget. But thoughtful little gifts are everywhere, if you just know where to look. Here are some of our favorite stylish gifts, all under $25, for all your favorite ladies: moms, best friends, sisters, and anyone else who appreciates the little things in life.

4 Award Winning Sandwiches You Can Make at Home

As students, we don't always have a lot of time to cook, nor do we usually have chef-worthy kitchens. Luckily, we can always put together a sandwich or two without lots of fancy equipment. Although these sandwiches may take a little more time and effort than your typical ham and cheese, they are definitely worth it:

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Nothing says gooey-cheesy goodness with a side of guac better. Recipe here.

Avocado BLT with Fried Egg And Chipotle Mayo

This twist on your BLT makes it so much better. Recipe here.

Beef and Mushroom Sloppy Joe

This is a little more grown-up than your childhood favorite, but just as delicious! Recipe here.

Turkey Pesto Panini

You can't lose with this combo. Recipe here.

What's your go-to sandwich?

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