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Glam Tech: Introducing 99dresses, The World’s Largest Clothes Swap Party!

So I know I “moved on” from FSU Fashion Girl after I graduated but since I know a lot of you still read this blog and connect with me on here, I decided to write a new post spotlighting a new project that I have been working on. It’s a project that I feel like college girls will love and one that I typically would’ve written about when I was still at FSU so I figured, why not write about it here?

About a month ago, I accepted a new position at a fashion tech startup called 99dresses which just moved over from Sydney, Australia. Today, we are launching our iPhone app which lets girls all across the United States swap clothing with one another. Think of it like a clothing swap party that you can keep in your back pocket.

How It Works:

1. List your unwanted fashion items to give away on the app. We’ll immediately give you ‘buttons’ based on an item’s value.

2. Use these ‘buttons’ to claim items from other girls. All items are free – you just have to pay for shipping (unless picking up locally) and a small swap fee.

3. If multiple girls claim the same item before the 24 hour timer runs out, we’ll award the item to the most deserving girl based on each user’s karma score. Your karma score increases when you give items away and receive positive feedback on swaps.

4. Once the item has been won, we’ll email the ‘giver’ a pre-paid USPS shipping label. Wear the item until you’re bored with it, then swap it for something new!

What I love most about it is really that feeling of instant gratification. You can start claiming items as soon as you list rather than having to wait for an item to be claimed first. I also love that now all of the things in my closet that have gone unworn for far too long can be given away to a new home rather than just hanging in my closet forever or thrown away.

If you download the app, feel free to shoot me an email (chandra [at] 99dresses.com) to tell me what you think! Always here to answer any questions that you might have.

Event: Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Viewing Party

On Tuesday, come out to Potbellys for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show viewing party hosted by the Florida State VS PINK campus reps! The party starts at 9pm with the fashion show starting at 10pm. Be one of the first 100 guests & you will receive a free koozie.

During the commercial breaks, the VS PINK reps will be raffling off a variety of prizes including a yoga set, FSU gameday set, & a back to school set. I will also be tabling at Potbellys that night so if you would like to purchase a gameday bracelet or speak with me in person, come on out! The bracelets are $30 each or 2 for $50 – cash preferred but credit cards also accepted. I will also have forms in case I sell out of bracelets or for special requests. Other guests in attendance include Rent the Runway, Swatch Magazine, TOMS, & Guy Harvey.

Don’t miss out on such a fun event & a chance to score some fun freebies! For more information, please check out their Facebook event.  I hope to see some of you there! :)

Events: Things to Do In Tally this Week!

What: Victoria’s Secret PINK Heartbreaker Bra Party
Hosted By: Your FSU Victoria’s Secret PINK Reps
When: Monday, October 24th from 8pm-11pm
Where: Art of the Catwalk at 624 West Tennessee Street
Details: Your Victoria’s Secret PINK reps are throwing a party to promote the new heartbreaker bra. The first 200 girls will be taking home a PINK wallet. They will also be raffling off VS PINK bras. When you bring any old bras that you would like to donate, you will get an extra raffle ticket. All bras will be donated to the Refuge House through Student United Way. There will also be bra fittings, games, activites, cookies & fun music!

What: Mirror Mirror Event at FSU
Hosted By: Levi’s
When: Tuesday, October 25th from 10am-6pm
Where: Union Green
Details: The Levi’s Curve ID Mirror, Mirror Campus Tour is making a stop at FSU on Tuesday! You will be able to get fit for a pair of Curve ID jeans, get your hair and make-up touched up, photographed in the Levi’s Curve ID jeans, gifts, discounts & more! PLUS, if we get more students to attend this event that UF, Levi’s will give FSU a $10,000 grant to support one of the women’s athletics, academics, or art programs on campus so come out & support your university!

What: CLUTCH Magazine’s Fall 2011 Release Party
Hosted By: CLUTCH Magazine & the Collegiate Merchandising Association
When: Thursday, October 27th from 9pm-2am
Where: Mid-Town Filling Station at 1122 Thomasville Road
Details: CLUTCH Magazine, FSU’s first successful student-run fashion publication will be releasing their 11th issue this week. Come out & celebrate with the entire CLUTCH team! Special guest DJ Chris Manley will be performing. There will be cupcakes, drink specials, raffle prizes & VIP goodie bags. This is one event you won’t want to miss!

Spotlight On: GLAM Gyrlz

Do you live in Tallahassee? Do you love fashion, saving money, and/or winning awesome prizes? Then you HAVE to join the GLAM Gyrlz network!

What is GLAM Gyrlz? GLAM Gyrlz is a community of savvy fashionistas located in the Tallahassee area. A year-long GLAM Gyrlz membership costs only $10 but can save you tons of money. Below are just a few of the discounts this card can save you.

- Receive 15% off total purchase (excluding clearance items and jewelry) at Fashion House Boutique
- Receive 15% off total purchase (excluding sale items) at the Shoe Lounge
- Receive 15% off any invitation order or $50 off when you choose Mae as your bridal or event consultant at Impressive Events
- Receive 20% off total purchase at Mary Kay Tallahassee
- Receive 10% off orders under $100 or $25 off for every $100 spent at Don-N-Divas Couture
- Receive $5.00 off a one hour photo shoot OR 1 FREE 8×10 print at 850 Digital Photography
- Receive $5 off a facial and full make-up application (which is only $20) and $2 off eyelash application at Makeup by Mahogany
- Receive 10% off their total purchase at Bite of Your Life Bakery
- Receive 2 free 8×10′s with 1/2 hr shoot OR 5 free 8×10′s with 1hr shoot OR a FREE comp card design with proof of membership at Cherokee Photography

So what are you waiting for? Join today!

College Life: Study Byte

Want a new way to study? Then try StudyByte.com.

Study Byte is a brand new site that just launched this summer. It allows you to create flashcard sets for all of your classes. You can choose to study the cards in order or have it pick randomly. It won’t stop flipping through the cards until you have answered them all correctly. Best of all, it is FREE and very simple to use. Perfect way to force yourself to study, even when you really don’t want to. I love the fact that it is online so I can literally copy and paste the questions and answers straight from my notes or the professor’s Power Points.

New features to be added soon – including the ability to share your flashcard sets with your friends & classmates! You can follow @StudyByte on Twitter to keep up to date on everything that is going on with the website.

Registration is now open to everyone so make sure to bookmark Study Byte for fall semester!

Trend to Try: Free Spirit

This summer, try this trend on for size with these free spirit essentials:

Butterfly shirts
Crop tops
Cowboy boots
Boho bags
Bangles & beaded bracelets
Aviators
Colorful accents
Stone rings
One shoulder tops
Cutoff shorts

Most of all the free spirit style is about staying true to yourself & being confident in everything you wear. Don’t be afraid to take chances when it comes to fashion!

Contests: FSU Fashion Girl’s One Year Celebration

As most of you probably know, today FSU Fashion Girl turns ONE year old!

This is a very exciting time for me due to the success of FSU Fashion Girl thus far. I wasn’t even sure if I would still be blogging throughout my sophomore year in college let alone that people would actually read, admire, and fall in love with it.

To my devoted fans that have been with me from the beginning, to the new readers who have just discovered this site and to the people who fall somewhere in between.. I would just like to say THANK YOU! I love you all!

In order to keep the celebration going as well as to show you all how truly grateful I am for supporting me throughout the past year, I have collected various prizes to giveaway to 21 lucky readers.

ONE lucky reader will win the prize package which includes:
- Merchandise from VS PINK which includes a blue tote bag, water bottle, puppy and ID holder courtesy of the FSU Campus Reps!
- A turquoise Niki Biki camisole courtesy of Repeat Possessions
- A FREE My Style Fashion Application for the iPhone/iPod Touch
- A sample of Antidote’s (renamed Beautisol) Summer Glow Dark Self-Tanning Lotion
- The Spring 2010 Issue of CLUTCH Magazine, FSU’s first successful student run fashion magazine
- A $10 Subway gift card

In addition, 19 other readers will each receive a free My Style Fashion Application, VS PINK ID holder, Niki Biki Tube Top and CLUTCH Magazine.

How to Enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me what you love most about FSU Fashion Girl. It’s THAT simple!

For additional entries, leave a separate comment saying that you completed one or more of the following:
+1 Become a fan of FSU Fashion Girl on Facebook (or let me know that you already are)
+1 Follow me on Twitter – include link
+1 Tweet about this contest (1 time only please, include link)
+3 Blog about this contest – include link

In addition, I will select one reader who has the BEST comment to automatically win a free VS PINK water bottle and CLUTCH magazine.

Winners will be selected at random. Contest ends on Tuesday, May 18th at noon. Open to U.S. Residents only!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who made this site and giveaway possible!

Good luck!

Events: VS PINK Collegiate Showdown

VS PINK Collegiate Showdown voting starts TODAY!

59 college campuses across the United States are all competing for a chance to host PINK’s most amazing party of the year! Last year’s event happened in Indiana and brought Girl Talk, Cobra Starship, Victoria’s Secret Models and tons of great events to their campus. Best of all, this event is FREE! Each round lasts about a week and you are allowed to vote EVERY day! Here is the exact schedule:

Preliminary Round March 17-26
Super Sixteen March 26-April 1
Outstanding Eight April1-7
Fabulous Four April 7-13
The Top Two April 13-19
Number One April 20

All you have to do is sign in to your PINK Nation account everyday and vote. It’s as simple as that! Help Florida State host this years PINK event by voting everyday and inviting your friends.

Go to: http://www.vspink.com/pcc/showdown.jsp?promo=home_031710_showdown to vote!

Go here to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

Events: Clinique Fresh Faces Tour

tvtaylorClinique is pairing up with Teen Vogue to tour 10 college campuses within the next two months in the search of fresh faces! The Clinique Fresh Faces tour will kick of in New York City on September 22nd with special guest appearance by Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen.

Stop by their Mobile Beauty Studio on any of the dates listed below and have your makeup done by a Clinique expert as well as get your picture taken by a professional photographer. Three girls will be chosen to be in a professional photo shoot and be featured in Teen Vogue. A free makeover AND a chance to appear in Teen Vogue, what more could a girl ask for?

Tour Dates:
9/22 – New York, NY – Union Square West Plaza
9/24-9/25 – New Brunswick, NJ – Rutgers University – “Morrell Street”
9/28-9/29 – Columbus, OH – Ohio State University – Wexner Plaza
10/1-10/2 – University, MS – The University of Mississippi – Union Plaza
10/6-10/7 – Orlando, FL – University of Central Florida – Memory Mall
10/13-10/14 – Tallahassee, FL – Florida State University – Union Green
10/19-10/20 – Houston, TX – Texas A&M University – North Campus
10/22-10/23 – Austin, TX – University of Texas – Quarters on Campus Residences
10/28-10/29 – La Jolla, CA – University of California at San Diego
11/4-11/6 – Los Angeles, CA – Westwood Village

All events run from 11AM-7PM on BOTH days. Can’t make it to any of the tour dates? No problem! You can still submit your photo for a chance at this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity by going to Clinique‘s website.