Sseko Designs Ribbon Sandals

The other day, I was in a boutique here in San Antonio (located in Sunset Ridge) called Bless Your Heart, when I found these awesome sandals. Introducing, Sseko Designs.

Sseko Designs display at Bless Your Heart in San Antonio, Texas.

Sseko Designs display at Bless Your Heart in San Antonio, Texas.

Sseko Designs is an ethical fashion brand based in Uganda. Sseko Designs makes handbags and accessories, but what immediately caught my eye were the beautiful, leather sandals that come with a variety of interchangeable fabric straps and shoe accessories. These leather sandals can be styled hundreds of different ways. They are the perfect sandal to take on perhaps a trip, you could bring several different fabric straps and shoe accessories and wear a new style of sandal every day! Click here to find out more about the story of Sseko Designs.

These sandals enable every girl to keep up with the ever-changing sandal styles. Click here to find out how to tie your Sseko Ribbon Sandals. These Ribbon Sandals come with so many different types of fabric straps to choose from, from solid colors to fun patterns. Click here to see all of the different types of interchangeable fabric straps for the Sseko Ribbon Sandals. The fabric straps range from $9.00-$19.99. The fabric straps also come in different types of material such as chiffon ribbon and silk ribbon.

Sseko Designs is also hosting a contest from June 20th to July 1st, share your #ssekostyle every day for a chance to win a year’s worth of straps! Click here to learn more about the Sseko Designs contest. The contest goes towards a great cause.

xoxo, Megan

Six Things Southern Sorority Girls Adore

As a senior at the University of Mississippi and a proud member of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Delta Rho chapter), I know a thing or two about the ins and outs and the dos and don’ts of sorority fashion in the South. Being a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and I have made both lifelong memories and friends.

Now that we’ve addressed the cliché why-I-love-my-sorority-talk, check out some of the must-haves for sorority girls in the South!

6 Things Southern Sorority Girls Adore

  • The Lilly Pulitzer Jumbo Agenda (top left) — An absolute must in order to stay organized in college and plan all of your sorority social and philanthropy events! This agenda comes in many fun, colorful prints!
  • The iPhone cover in Kappa Kappa Gamma print…of course! (middle top row) — Keep your phone covered, safe, and cute!
  • Pearl stud earrings (top right) — These are my go-to earrings on a daily basis while going to school, and pretty much every other day too! They’re an absolute classic. These earrings are the Tiffany & Co. Signature Pearl Earrings.
  • Rent the Runway! — This dress here is the ‘Cheetah Crawl Dress’ Mark & James by Badgley Mischka (bottom left) — I somewhat recently discovered Rent the Runway and I think it is down right brilliant! Seriously people, this website is GOLDEN. Rent the Runway is fantastic for date parties, formals, and other social events where you wouldn’t be caught dead in the same dress. If you want to know more about Rent the Runway and how it works, read my blog post about Rent the Runway.
  • The Tory Burch ‘Jaden’ Tote (middle bottom row) — Well I don’t have this, but I sure would love to! Every girl needs a cute and colorful tote to carry their homework and textbooks in.
  • The Metal Script monogram Necklace from Moon and Lola (bottom right) — I found out about Moon and Lola while reading a magazine years ago, I have loved it ever since. I never really monogrammed many things before college, just my Jon Hart Luggage, a scarf, towels, and bedding…okay so maybe I monogrammed a couple of things. But when I started my freshman year at Ole Miss I was in awe of exactly how many things girls (and even boys!) were monogrammed. I mean you name it: key chains, bath curtains, rain jackets, sweatshirts, Nike shorts…the list goes on and on! I immediately followed suit and I haven’t stopped since. My mom always said I have the perfect initials for a monogram (MHE). I’m going to be in quite the predicament whenever I get married…oops.

I hope you love these, I know I do!

xoxo, Megan

Jan. 22: Wish List Wednesday

Today’s first #WishlistWednesday includes a few things that I have my eye on.

Jan. 22: #WishlistWednesday

  • ‘Deily Statement Earrings’ in Turquoise from Kendra Scott.
  • ‘The Calhoun’ bracelet from Reece & Blaire.
  • ‘Kate Puffer Vest’ in Navy from Lilly Pulitzer.

xoxo, Megan

Why YOU Need to Rent The Runway

Rent the Runway

This year I became a debutante for the San Antonio German Club. I have used Rent the Runway for every single debutante party and have had such a great experience! A lot of these debutante events require a floor-length gown and my mother and I both agreed that there was just simply no need to buy multiple floor-length gowns that I was only going to wear once. Therefore, I discovered the wonderful Rent the Runway website!

If you don’t know, Rent the Runway is a website that has everything from dresses, jewelry, and essentials such as Spanx, fashion tape, adhesive bras, and more. Just like their name says, Rent the Runway offers designer items that you can find straight from the runway!

I personally am obsessed with Rent the Runway because it is the perfect way to wear a fabulous dress to a special occasion, and not be tempted to outfit repeat. Not only is it great for avoiding an outfit repeat, but it is also great for when you need a certain dress, such as a formal gown, that you will probably only wear once and there’s no need for you to purchase it and have it sitting in the back of your closet sadly gathering dust.

How Rent the Runway Works:

  • Choose your “Rental Delivery Date”  — exactly which month/day you want your item(s) to be delivered and sitting beautifully at your doorstep. *Note: I would choose your items to be delivered one or two days before you actually need to wear them, just in case there is an issue in delivery.
  • Choose your size
  • Type in your zip code

You can then choose…

  • Your price range! — One of my favorite tools while shopping online, that way you can avoid temptation (I clearly have too much temptation while shopping online) of items that you just can’t afford.
  • Color/Print — This is a great way to avoid wasting time looking at things you might not need, if you’re shopping in a hurry! For instance, trying to find a dress for a Valentine’s Day themed party and only wanting a pink or red dress.
  • Length of Dress (if you’re shopping for dresses) — You can choose short: mini, mid-thigh length, knee-length, or tea length. Or you can choose to search for long dresses!
  • Trend — Choose from a wide variety of today’s trends such as: beaded, burgundy, color-block, cut outs, emerald, jumpsuits, lace, maxi, metallic, peplum, or sequins! It’s practically like a personal shopper telling you exactly what is in-style!
  • Body Type — Which includes: apple, athletic, bump friendly (for the women that are expecting out there!), full bust, hourglass, pear, petite, and straight & narrow.
  • Occasion — Which includes: date, formal affair, party, vacation, and wedding.
  • Sleeve — Which includes: 3/4 sleeve, cap sleeve, long sleeve, short sleeve, sleeveless, and strapless.
  • Neckline — Which includes: boat, cowl, crew, halter, high neck, off the shoulder, one shoulder, scoop, shirt collar, square, straight, sweetheart, and v-neck.
  • Age — Which includes: teens, early 20s, late 20s, 30s, and 40s +
  • Style — Which includes: classic, edgy, feminine, preppy, and trendy.
  • Designer — Which includes a long list of great designers from A-Z!

How You Rent Your Item(s):

  • Select your size (if it isn’t already there)
  • Select a second FREE size — This is a great bonus!! I know that shopping for clothes online can be scary because every body is different, but this free additional size makes trying on dresses from the Internet easy! Plus you can measure yourself using the size & fit notes
  • Select the days you would like your dress to arrive — You can choose either 4 days or 8 days. Be sure to choose it before your original scheduled delivery date, I would say a day or two before your scheduled delivery date just to be safe.

What Happens Next?

You’ll receive your item(s) and love them, that’s what happens next! But really, you will, and you will also receive a pre-addressed envelope for when you need to send your item(s) back to Rent the Runway.

What I Love about Rent the Runway:

  • Free additional size, need I say more?
  • You don’t even have to dry clean the dress before sending it back, again, need I say more? One less thing to pay for!
  • Speaking of one less thing to pay for, Rent the Runway includes a pre-addressed envelope for when you need to send your item(s) back! I personally dread going to the Post Office to return items because sometimes it’s just a hassle, but this pre-addressed envelope makes it all so simple! You just put your item(s) in the envelope and drop it off at the Post Office, that’s it!
  • Customer photos — This might be my absolute favorite part about Rent the Runway. All dresses look good on a model, we all hope they’ll look the same on us but let’s face it we’re not all a size zero. Customer photos allow you to look at tons of pictures that real customers have uploaded onto the Rent the Runway website. These reviews include photos, what size they bought, sometimes their body type or size even, the extra size they ordered, and a detailed but brief review about what they liked/disliked and what worked/didn’t work. I usually read reviews before I buy anything online, and I always submit reviews after purchasing items online, but, in my opinion, Rent the Runway truly “takes the cake” for best review method. Their customer reviews really do help!
  • Avoiding the temptation to re-wear an outfit — Let me make myself clear, I absolutely 100% am an outfit repeater. However, for big events such as a party or wedding, I really try not to repeat a dress (at least within the same year). I think a fancy dress is such a beautiful thing and so memorable that it needs one and only one magnificent debut, and then it can be saved for a later date. Although, I do break this rule when it comes to solid color dresses. You can easily “change-up” a solid color dress with new jewelry, a new clutch, or unique pumps! But with patterned dresses I try to stick to my rule of not re-wearing the outfit.
  • It’s perfect for ordering something in advance, and not having to worry about it when it comes close to that special occasion.

I hope this helps! Now go rent yourself something special!!

xoxo, Megan