Okay, so I probably wouldn’t have gotten in. Not even that “A” in history (thanks, Mr. Whitehead) would have gotten me in. However, after stumbling upon this little gem today, I’m starting to think I should have studied harder.
Basically, the ladies of Pi Phi at Cornell have enforced a VERY strict dress code (six pages worth). God, I love a good dress code. On my 21st birthday, I enforced a skirt or dress only dress code (mind you, I went to WVU, my bday is in the middle of January, and it was 28 degrees). Granted the Pi Phi’s of WVU were not exactly cool (It was all about the Xi’s, Phi’s, and DG’s), but they are earning some credibility in my book after seeing this.
Some people are lashing out and getting angry about it, but honestly, homegirl’s got some good points. A few highlights (quoted directly from the list):
- NO: Leggings worn as pants.
- YES: “Denim legging” is appropriate as long as it is done right, aka, not from American Apparel and worn with chic, cool, chunky boots over them and a longer top. NO camel toe.
- NO: Shoes- tacky/cheapo/pleather. Don’t mess with me people.
- YES: shaved legs.
- NO: Dresses- sleeveless unless you have really good arms.
- NO: Dresses- satin. No one looks good in satin unless it’s from Betsey Johnson or Dolce and Gabbana, weigh less than 130 lbs, have three pairs of Spanx on, and it’s New Year’s Eve.
- YES: Shoes- booties if you can pull them off, aka, probably not.
- NO: Watches- Another thing I am weird about. Nothing that has indiglo or a timer on it is going to be present, so forget it. I will have the time and keep you informed. So unless your watch is a piece of jewelry you don’t need it. Put a bangle on instead.
- Additional notes on accessories: I’m also weird about accessories. I’m not saying you have to be wearing the Harry Winston wreath for me to like it, but I won’t tolerate any gross plastic shizz. Remember: less is more. I love things on wrists and I demand earrings if your ears are pierced. However, as usual, use common sense– If you are wearing a statement necklace, you can’t wear statement earrings. Keep things coordinated, simple, pretty, and fashionable. Remember, if you don’t know, ASK! That’s what I’m here for.
- MY FAVORITE: These are life lessons so read carefully. Face: Your skin is your base. Your skin is your starting point– If your skin doesn’t look good, nothing else will. Always remember that. So unless you are Chloe Hall or Carolyn Franco, chances are you need to do something about your skin. I preferably like tinted moisturizer.
- YES: Blush- this is not optional.
- Eyes: This isn’t Johnny O’s, people. Glittery/Smoky eyes is not happening, people. It’s daytime, eyes shoule (be) defined and refined, less is more.
- NO: Hair- Weird accessories like plastic glittery butterflies. If you use a clip or bobby-pin, make is simple, pretty, and understated.
- Additional notes on Hair, Makeup, and Nails- Wear perfume. Wear deodorant. Get waxed, colored, cut, and groomed. Mani and pedi prior to Ithaca.
I mean, I don’t know about you, but I want to be friends with this girl. She actually knows what she’s talking about (a future WhyDid in the making?). Seems to me that these guidelines were set for the upcoming rush activities, and speaking from personal experience, there are some girls who NEED things spelled out for them. Can’t lie, I recall 40 plus of my sorority sisters (myself included) stripped down to our knickers getting professionally spray tanned before rush. If you want the best, you’ve got to be the best. Now, to clarify, these are for a specific event. If it’s Friday night, I’m putting on my “fuck me pumps” and showing cleavage.
P.S. Sorority girl responsible for this list- get in touch. We may have a guest spot open for you.
You are amazing … I couldn’t agree with you more! I love reading your blog!!