SMU Style

Weekend To Do: Art of Knox Street Festival

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on October 20, 2011

Tagged with:

Weekend To-Do: Midterm Movie Break

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on October 11, 2011

Take a break from midterms and watch a fall movie perfect for the political science, psychology, or art major within us.

Post shopping at AMC NorthPark:

The Ides of March: See it opening week, perfect for any Washington DC bound intern or a Ryan Gosling and George Clooney fan.

Close to Campus at The Angelika (Mockingbird Station):

Dream House:  A sophisticatedly scary thriller with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz. Try some of the unique popcorns and coffee at the downstairs café.

After dinner in West Village at The Magnolia (3699 McKinney Avenue):

Midnight in Paris: Watch Salvador Dali and Pablo Picasso come to life and Owen Wilson’s Parisian experience. Be sure to catch it before it leaves theaters!


Julia Eggleston

Weekend To-Do: Texas vs. OU

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on October 6, 2011

It’s that time of year again. The Red River Rivalry is coming to town! This bitter rivalry game has been held between Texas and Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas during the State Fair of Texas since 1932, but the rivalry itself is over 100 years old. If you’re planning on attending or at least watching the game you’re going to have to pick a team. Here are some game day outfit ideas.

1. Elizabeth and James Rebecca Tierd Chiffon Dress

2. Madewell Blouse

3. Cowboy Boots

4. Antik Batik Moscue Necklace from Shopbop

5. Rag and Bone Skinny Jeans from Shopbop

6. Rebecca Minkoff Clutch from Nordstrom

7. Alexander Wang Stripe-Tee from Nordstrom

8. Kain Label Joan Dress from Shopbop

9. Amanda Sterett Blair Triangle Earrings from Cusp

10. Halogen Allie Wedge from Nordstrom

For those of you who aren’t ready to yell “Boomer Sooner” or “Hook Em”, don’t worry there are some benefits for you too this weekend!  Flirt boutique in Uptown is serving mimosas, beer & wine, and snacks all day Friday and Saturday. They’re also offering 20% off one item if you mention this blog post. Adeline boutique off of Lover’s Lane also has some great deals going on. If you buy red or mention that you’re a Sooner fan, you get 20% off your entire purchase. If you buy orange or mention that you’re a Texas fan, you get 10% off your entire purchase.

Kelsey Charles

Tagged with: , ,

Weekend To-Do: Family Weekend

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on September 14, 2011

Parents are in town, which means it’s time to skip your daily meals at Umphrey Lee and hit up some of the tastiest places in Dallas. Craving some Mexican food? Try Mi Cocina, who is said to have the best enchiladas in town. Sushi? Try Naan Sushi for some tasty seafood. Craving a big slice of pizza? How about trying Il Cane Rosso or Fireside Pies. Are you a meat person? Try Bobs Steak & Chop House. Or how about a meatless person? Give Spiral Diner & Bakery a try. This is the weekend to pig out on all the delicious foods we can’t get our hands on around campus.

Margarita Pizza and Il Cane Rosso

You know your parents are going to want to spoil you and that means its time to go shopping! Here is a quick list of D Magazine’s top picks:

Best Shop for Affordable Women’s Clothing: Bittano

Best Shoes: Gregory’s

Best Shop for Designer-Label Women’s Fashions: Forty Five Ten

Best Place to Buy Jeans: The Blues Jean Bar

Best Women’s Clothing Boutique: Elements

Display at Forty Five Ten

Or if you want endless options, go to the Northpark Mall. With everything from Forever 21 to Gucci, Northpark is sure to have one of your favorite stores and a wide variety of price ranges for all budgets.

Want to take your siblings to see something special?  You should take them to the Dallas World Aquarium, which was voted the number one family attraction in Dallas.

Love movies? Go see a movie with your family at one of the local movie theaters such as Angelika Film Center & Café, Highland Park Village, or AMC NorthPark 15.

The possibilities in Dallas are limitless! But no matter what you choose to do this weekend, make sure you make it special for you and your family.

We also have the inside scoop about promos for SMU students and their families:

VINCE  – 20% off to SMU students and families

DVF – 20% off with student ID

The Shak – 15% off

Intermix – $50 off purchsse of $300 or more

Brielle Kuhn

Twitter: BrielleKuhn

Weekend To Do: Oscars Watch Party at the Angelika

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on February 24, 2011

Watching the Oscars on your couch alone is fun, watching the Oscars with friends is more fun, watching the Oscars with your friends plus your new friends who appreciate the art of film and the red carpet fashion at the Angelika Film Center is an entertainment experience — as the event should be!

Pick-out a red carpet-worthy number because this Sunday the Angelika Film Center in Mockingbird Station will be playing the Academy Awards on the big screen.

Admission is free, so why not get out of the house?!

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the Oscar pre-show, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Weekend To-Do: Fashion’s Night Out

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on September 10, 2010

Tonight is Fashion’s Night Out, the second annual evening devoted to celebrating fashion and inspiring retail.

Fashion’s Night Out was launched in 2009 by Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, and NYC & Company in response to the global economic downtown and its effects on the fashion industry.

Last year’s event was a huge success in New York City, with over 700 stores participating each featuring unique incentives in an effort to get people shopping again. There was food, music, freebies and even stores featuring celebrities and designers out of their element – like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen bartending at Barneys NYC, Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright challenging shoppers to in-store ping-pong matches, and Vogue’s infamous Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour, hanging out at Macy’s!

But this year the Fashion’s Night Out buzz has spread and retailers across the globe are fully onboard with the cause, including Dallas.

Stores all around town have plans to stay open late tonight and entertain shoppers with parties and events.

Come to Neiman Marcus NorthPark and see SMU alumna and local jewelry designer Amber Venz compete in a live styling competition judged by a handful of notable Dallas fashion faces like the Dallas Morning New’s Jason Sheeler and Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, and unexpected fashion fan, Dallas Maverick Jason Terry.

The Shak at Stanley Korshak is hosting a line-up of fashion shows – Red Valentino hits the runway at 6:30 p.m., followed by 3.1 Phillip Lim at 7:30, and local designer Abi Ferrin at 8:30. Sip and snack, while DJ Wade Hampton spins and get your picture snapped by fashion photographers Richard Krall and Antony Chaing.

The SMU Retail Club is hosting a party at Madewell in NorthPark Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Company execs will be talking to students about the J.Crew corporation and the business side to fashion industry. Enjoy sweets and soda-pop, and with your SMU student I.D. receive 15% off.

Not in the mood to socialize? Sit back, relax and celebrate Fashion’s Night Out at AMC NorthPark and The Dallas Film Society with a special screening of the ultimate fashion film, The Devil Wears Prada, at 7 p.m.

In Highland Park Village every single store is participating in Fashion’s Night Out with bites, beverages, live music and more. Highlights include: get your nails done with complimentary mini manicures at Chanel by Frederic Fekkai manicurists, view a fall fashion show at Anthropologie led by their new in-store personal shopper, chat and toast champagne with FD Luxe Editor-in-Chief Tracy Hayes at Ralph Lauren, get a signed copy of Celebrity photographer David Woo’s new book at Vince, and strut in the brand new Christian Louboutin boutique (following a private party from 8 to 11 p.m.) to browse the collection of coveted red soles.

The Fashionistas, a non-profit organization with a mission to celebrate fashion as an art form by sponsoring exhibitions and educational programs in Dallas, is hosting a fashionable fête at Barneys NYC in NorthPark Center from 6 to 8 p.m. A percentage of the night’s purchases will go to The Fashionistas. RSVP at

“Everyone in Dallas will be celebrating Fashion’s Night Out,” The Fashionistas Founder Heidi Dillon said. “Stores all over town will be buzzing with excitement as we celebrate the biggest fashion party in history.”

Sarah Bray

Fête Set: Fashion’s Night Out — Friday, September 10

Posted in Fête Set, Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on September 7, 2010

Weekend To Do: Urban Yoga at F.I.G.

Posted in Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on September 2, 2010

School is back in session and Urban Yoga at Fashion Industry Gallery in Downtown gives students the chance to get fit and release stress. For the exclusive new-student price of $15, classes include power vinyasa flow yoga and pilates and are offered seven days a week. Hurry and sign up to find your center in the city.

For more information, contact Jessica Baxter at or call 214-748-4344. Classes are taught on Level 1 in Gallery 167 at F.I.G. at 1807 Ross Avenue at Akard.

Darby Radcliff

Weekend To Do: Urban Outfitters College Night

Posted in Shop Savvy, Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on August 26, 2010

Urban Outfitters at Mockingbird Station

Swing by Urban Outfitters at Mockingbird Station tonight from 5 to 10 pm for College Night. The Dallas School of Rock band will provide the tunes while guests shop the edgy clothing UO is famous for. Don’t forget to flash your student I.D., as it will grant you access to 10 percent off any regular-priced merchandise. We’ll see you there!

Shelby Foster

Shop Savvy: F.I.G. Finale

Posted in Shop Savvy, Weekend To-Do by SMUstyle on August 24, 2010