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Best Stressed

13 Dec

When I was a junior in high school, I signed up to take the ACT. I was given plenty of advice – from what kinds of pencils to use to how many hours of sleep to get the night before. But one bit of advice was entirely unprecedented and has stuck with me all these years.

“Dress up.” – Jill

“Uh. What?” – Danica

“No. Really. Dress up. Wear cute clothes, do your makeup and curl your hair.” – Jill

“Jill. I wear my softball sweats 70% of the time. What makes you think waking up early on a Saturday morning to go take a test would reverse that trend?”- Danica

{Sidebar} I was into fashion, but was ultimately concerned with softball and class during high school, hence sweats were an easy, logical choice. Don’t worry. I’ve seen the error of my ways, repented and moved on. Forgive and forget, please, BYUStyle fans.

“I’m serious! If you feel like you look attractive and awesome, you will be way more confident and you’ll do better. Promise.” – Jill

Well. I still wore sweats. BUT. It rang true. And I really liked the idea. I’ll admit, when I have to hike through the snow, or climb out of bed while it’s still dark to take a final I’ll generally resort to sweats or yoga pants {unless I have to work. Thanks to the LAO, I am usually dressed in real clothes for work}. But if possible, I like to put together an outfit and get ready so I feel awake and confident.

We’ve had several posts and tweets about finals style. We really aren’t in a position to judge people wearing sweats for studying or  pajamas for exam prep. But I LOVED seeing some great formal style on campus last week for all the presentations people were giving. We looked pretty sharp, people.

So here is our Challenger. Dress up. Take your finals fashion to the next level. Send us a picture of your chic finals attire and let us know if you felt more confident, aced your essay and dominated that scantron.

Best of luck!


BYUStyle Girls


Go Bananas

10 Nov

I need to share something that has been on my mind lately:

Wearing Pajamas to Class

It’s cold, you’re tired, you want to feel comfortable. I get it.

But how hard is it to just throw on some comfortable jeans and a hoodie instead of your PINK sweatpants tucked into your Uggs? You don’t even have to shower, sometimes there are days when showering seems like the worst idea ever. But just put some decent clothes on, please! (If you’re going to the library late at night, that’s another story.)

What REALLY bothers me is when someone wears their pajamas to class but somehow managed to do their hair and makeup. Really? That doesn’t add up to me. Why don’t you just seal the deal by wearing your hair down when you go to the gym… that will really push me over the edge.

So, to summarize: If you’re deciding whether or not to wear pajamas to class, don’t do it.
Decision made.