Happy Founder’s Day DG!

The Delta Iota chapter of Delta Gamma celebrated Founder’s Day on Sunday!

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So thankful for the sorority that brought my friends and I together!

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Moving Into Sorority Row

Hey y’all! Things have been craaaaazy busy in my life as of late. But, good news! I moved into the Delta Gamma sorority house at the University of Georgia!

I’m already loving living with my sisters. They’ve been super great all through our hectic song practice schedules. We even had an alum from LA fly in to give a lecture on the purpose of recruitment! How neat is that?

So I bet you’re all dying to see what my dorm looks like…

Delta Gamma Bedspread

How cute is this?! My wonderful big made me the two canvases (the red says “glory glory to ole Georgia” and the black says “& if not He is still good Daniel 3:18”) and my mom got me the “on my mind” Georgia wall hanging.

similar wall hanging // Christmas lights // text pillow (obsolete) // comforter // back rest

Delta Gamma Sorority House Room

This is my roommate’s side of the room. And that’s her fish, Fitz, on top of my dresser!

my desk at Delta Gamma Delta Iota chapter

Last but not least, here is my desk, where I will probably be spending a majority of my time. Note my Betta fish, Tetra, and my moss ball, Marimo.  Hopefully I’ll be able to do a tad bit more decorating before school starts on the 11th (the walls look a little bare, don’t they?) 🙂

desk organizer // piggy bank // French Bulldog tape dispenser // lamp

Comment below if you want any room updates from life at the Delta Gamma house!

xo Bailey

What NOT to Wear During Rush

Sorority Rush is one of the best weeks out of freshman year! So many dresses, so many houses, so many songs! And all the Pinterest boards and fashion blogs telling you what to wear. During my rush week I made about a million mistakes because nobody told me what not to wear.

Sometimes “hey don’t do that” is one of the best guidelines. That’s why I’m here. I’ve made all the mistakes for you. So have no fear, you’re flawless rush week is just around the corner!

Heels

heels rushThey’re cute, they give you a height boost, they’re classy. Those are all the pro’s, but have you thought about the cons yet? Wearing heels in summer heat while speed walking from house to house will definitely end in many tears, blisters, and band-aids. Trust me, save the heels for Pref Night and Bid Day.

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You want to stand out, but be classy over trashy!

Perfume

You’re going to be packed like sardines in the entryways to those houses, don’t choke the person next to you by having dumped an entire bottle of Channel No. 5 on yourself that morning. Even little spritzes of perfume go a long way when you’re shoulder to shoulder with fifty people. Especially when it’s fifty different spritzes of perfume.

Big Purses and Clutches

a) There’s not enough space for that massive bag that holds your makeup, umbrella, waterbottle, lunch, laptop, kitchen sink….just bring the basics in a smaller sized purse

b) But not too small! You’re not going to want to carry a clutch the entire day

handbag rush

 

I ended up using a huge bag during Georgia’s Round 1. Big mistake! I was at the back of the line and, because there were so many PNMs and so little space in the entry way, I ended up having to hug my bag to my chest! Talk about embarrassing.

Strapless, Backless, or Spagetti Strap Dresses

If you’re a fan, don’t let this be your “be all end all I can’t wear my favorite dress” style for rush week, but keep in mind that it’s summer, it’s hot, you’re going to get sweaty, and strapless bras and stickyboobs don’t hold up well in the heat. Also, pulling up your dress every thirty seconds isn’t classy, it’s just gross.

White

This is for Bid Day. Not Round 1. Not Philanthropy. Not Pref Night. Bid Day.

Black

This is for Pref Night. Not Round 1. Not Philanthropy. Not Bid Day. Pref Night.

Bling

Beauty pageants and fashion shows are great things to talk about during rounds, but please don’t be a walking example of one. No sequins, no rhinestones, no crazy jewelry. You are trying to become a sorority girl, not a disco ball.

“Hoochie-Wear”

Speaking of discos…Rush is not a club event. There’s no need to look like you’re going out to party. Refrain from deep necklines, booty shorts, backless dresses or cutouts, or things that are obviously too tight.

Faded, Worn, or Out of Date Clothing

Armpit stains, rips, worn spots, and sagging hemlines make you look disheveled and frumpy. Keep in mind that out of date patterns (*cough cough* chevron) should be avoided at all costs.

The most important thing to keep in mind is to dress classy – sophisticated and stylish should be your life motto during Sorority Rush Week! Don’t try to be anybody else, but don’t be sloppy or a hot mess. You are a unique individual, and the sororities you’re rushing want to get to know you, so be the best version of yourself for them!

Any “what not to wear” tips I missed? Comment below!

xo Bailey

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UGA Panhellenic Rush Gamma Chis- 2015