Friday, November 9, 2012

Details We Love: Bodices


Bodices are quintessential focal points of any outfit.

They are the perfect way to make a classy and chic statement at any event. The more intricate and unique, the better! In neutrals, bodices give a subtle touch to a dress or gown.

 Colored beads and jewels are bold, creating an unforgettable outfit.
 The beauty of bodices is boundless and the designers' craftsmanship is undeniably stunning.

For more bodice inspiration & links to the images above, check out our Pinterest board!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Weekend Roundup: Instragram Style

The three of us just finished yet another stressful couple of days, so here's a much needed update on all things "us" this past week (or two): 

{1} "Clear eyes, full heart, can't lose" is becoming our motto for this year, so we decided to remind everyone as they walk down the stairs..."Hurrication Day" procrastination at its finest. 

{2} We had a lovely afternoon of pumpkin carving on the Chi O porch before Halloween.

{3} Our class rings have finally arrived...we're officially OLD. 

{4} More photo evidence that the University of Virginia is actually the most beautiful campus on earth. 

{5} The labels for some yummy BBQ sauces displayed during our philanthropy, Southern Sampler, which we co-hosted with Beta on Friday.

{6} Sharing straws because we love each other that much (we also love Mason Jars).

{7} Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn:  one of the greatest fall activities at UVa!  There are little children dressed in costumes everywhere and it just makes your heart melt!

{8} Lovely roomies on a Friday afternoon stroll.

{9} This year we got Chi O pins to wear at football games...are they not the cutest? 

Wishing everyone a fabulous start to their week!
Ashlyn, Caroline, & Allie

Friday, October 26, 2012

Glitter for Your Weekend

What better way to start your weekend than with lots and lots of glitter? 

There are some weeks (read: every week) that deserve major celebration once you make it through.
This definitely counts as one of them.

 *Cue glitter and confetti guns*

It's the freakin' weekend--loves, we're about to have us some fun.  And we highly suggest that you do the same.

Allie, Ashlyn, & Caroline

*All images can be found on our super sparkly Pinterest board.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Midweek Gratitude

Okay, we've finally made it halfway through the week.
Here are a few things keeping us going these days:

gorgeous beyond gorgeous sunrises from our bedroom window

comic relief

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes (+ radically misspelled names)

late-night birthday decorating
(Apparently we have a thing for late-night activities involving streamers)

new XΩ spirit jerseys from Southern Shirt Co. 

We'll be rewarding ourselves for making it this far with a trip to Urban Outfitters tomorrow.  
Obviously we will show you what we get :)
What "little things" in life are you grateful for this week?

Allie, Ashlyn, & Caroline

Monday, October 22, 2012

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, loves!  We've had a great weekend over here at University Avenue.

We kicked off the weekend with Parents' Formal on Friday evening & danced the night away.

On Saturday, we tailgated and went to (part of) the UVa football game.  Obviously we had to cheer on our Hoos (even though we didn't win...again).  With the cooler weather, you'll tend to see more leggings & riding boots than game day dresses, but we still like to refer to the "girls in pearls, guys in tie" philosophy as a general guide for our game day attire!

Sunday was one of those perfectly beautiful October days and actually quite eventful for us.
Caroline bought a leopard print onesie... can find it at Wal Mart--let's be real, you know you want one.

Later, we wrapped up the weekend by continuing a prank war that's been going on since the spring.

Hope that everyone's week is off to a solid start!
Allie, Ashlyn, & Caroline

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Hello There

You know how, sometimes, you just have those things that you really, really, really want to do?
And then everything seems to come together resource wise and you realize you should go for it?

Well, we wanted to start a blog.
& Everything came together perfectly.
So we did it.

Welcome to University Avenue, friends.
We look forward to sharing life with you!

Allie, Ashlyn, & Caroline