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UChic Approved: Top 5 Apartment Must-Haves

Moving into your first apartment? Don't forget these five must-have items to make your move-in a smooth one.

Tuesday's Trend Watch: The Chicster

 Lions and tigers and leopards – oh my! Feel like your daily stroll around campus has suddenly become more like a safari adventure? If so you're not alone -- two of the winter's hottest, campus friendly trends look like they've crawled their way straight out of the jungle. Leopard print is everywhere! I can't even explain how excited I was to see this print finally take off. As if it wasn't enough for me to have my own leopard print bedspread, picture frame, fold-up chair and car accessories, now I get to wear it, too! Everything from cinched sleeve tops, babydoll dresses, stylish flats and even sexy pumps and wedges have been pawing their way off their racks and into the closets of stylish college girls. Not into the whole faux print thing? I've also spotted lots of camo – cute, cropped jackets and vests and even pants with a fun, funky military-inspired print. Not just for boys anymore, the addition of a piece of camo to your wardrobe will totally spice up your usual sweats and t-shirt get-up.

Want to try out these prints for yourself? Check out Wet Seal in your local mall or at www.wetseal.com for tons of leopard print options to choose from. And as for camo? I've fallen in love with the Truly Madly Deeply Zip-up Hoodie from Urban Outfitters. Target.com even offers camo leggings and – get this! – pink camo gauchos. These prints will show everybody you ain't afraid of nothin' – especially not trying new trends.

UChic's 1st Stamp of Approval!

UChic's new stamp of approval, University Chic Approved, is our seal of appeal on chic people, places and things. Great things deserve great recognition.

Snakes on A Plane; Samuel L. Jackson on Your Phone

_My cousin sent me this and I thought it was the funniest thing I'd heard in a long time, so I logged on and sent it to all my friends._ As some kind of grassroots Internet campaign, Snakes on a Plane has a site that will allow you to personalize a phone message from Samuel L. Jackson to someone you know. You just have to do it to find out how funny it is. "Send a message"://snakesonaplane.varitalk.com/

Postcards from Ali - Our Study Abroad Student Down Under

Last semester Lauren took you to the Italian cinema in Rome, this semester Ali's heading to Australia! Read her first postcard from abroad and tell us what plans you have for traveling. !http://www.universitychic.com/system/files/postcard2.jpg! _"Sitting in seat 56K of United flight 839 from Los Angeles to Sydney, I realize I don't know anything about Australia. Of course I've always wondered what makes Australia so different from everywhere else, that's the reason I applied to study there in the first place. But I can't help but wonder if wondering is going to be enough."_ "Read Ali's Postcard"://www.universitychic.com/taxonomy/term/122

And take part in our latest poll!

Do you plan to study abroad? Have you studied abroad? Do you have no interest in studying abroad? We want to hear from you. Vote on our poll at the bottom left of the page!

UChic Music Buzz: Preview the New Keane Album

The highly anticipated _(at least for my mom)_ Keane album, *Under The Iron Sea*, has arrived in England. The first single, Is It Any Wonder, is available stateside, but the entire album won't be on sale until next week. Check out "VH1.com"://www.vh1.com for a sneak preview of the entire album!

UChic Book Buzz: How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life

There's new buzz since this was published regarding parts in the book that are supposedly similar to parts in Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty, published in 2001. Us girls at UChic are very interested to see how this all shakes down. So we've got Exec Editor, Stacy on the case. Stace, who reviewed Kaavya's book, has decided to read Sloppy Firsts for herself to see what's up.
*Hear From Kaavya Herself:* UChic's own Stacy Hinojosa spoke with Kaavya about the book, her studies at Harvard and most importantly, what she loves to do for fun. *Read about her own experience applying to Harvard, her favorite handbag* _(Chanel)_ *and much, much more!* "Read the Interview"://www.universitychic.com/taxonomy/term/58

New Daily Fashion Blog - Cargo Shorts and Heels for Summer!

I just ordered these whiskey-colored T-straps by Seychelles. I love that they are sandal-like but still closed toe. These will look great wtih long denim shorts, skinny jeans, flowy skirts and maybe even with baggy cargo shorts! All in all, a good summer shoe, but still a very high heel. I still need to find that great pair of cute summery flats.

Site Buzz: There's Always Free Shipping At HoldEverything.com

"!http://www.universitychic.com/files/hold.jpg!"://www.holdeverything.com "HoldEverything.com"://www.holdeverything.com is a site where you can find just what you need to....hold everything. The prices aren't always blue-light special worthy, but the items are quality and they always have a good amount of their merchandise on sale _(not to mention their free shipping section!)_. Trust me, there is no better way to make your apartment go from "dorm room chic" to "out of a pottery barn catalog" than to just stuff your junk in some pretty boxes and baskets. I can browse this site for hours. But if you see something you love...act on it! I'm still reeling over a desk I wanted for months that's no longer available. "Check It Out"://www.holdeverything.com

Site Buzz: There’s Always Free Shipping At HoldEverything.com

"!http://www.universitychic.com/files/hold.jpg!"://www.holdeverything.com "HoldEverything.com"://www.holdeverything.com is a site where you can find just what you need to....hold everything. The prices aren't always blue-light special worthy, but the items are quality and they always have a good amount of their merchandise on sale _(not to mention their free shipping section!)_. Trust me, there is no better way to make your apartment go from "dorm room chic" to "out of a pottery barn catalog" than to just stuff your junk in some pretty boxes and baskets. I can browse this site for hours. But if you see something you love...act on it! I'm still reeling over a desk I wanted for months that's no longer available. "Check It Out"://www.holdeverything.com

UChic Music Buzz: I'm in love with your potential

Okay, so like all good Generation Nexters, I was watching the new *Real World Key West* and heard I song I liked that went something like..."_I'm in love with your potential, I'm in love with what you can't be baby._ " And like all good music-forward twenty-somethings...I tried to google the lyrics. No luck. What I did find though, was a ton of websites with people asking, *"Does anyone know who this song is by?"* Well I'm a journalist dang it. So I put my mad skills to work and figured it out. *Citrus* "Potential" Oh Well EP "Hear the song"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3 "!http://www.universitychic.com/files/citrus.jpg!"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3

UChic Music Buzz: I’m in love with your potential

Okay, so like all good Generation Nexters, I was watching the new *Real World Key West* and heard I song I liked that went something like..."_I'm in love with your potential, I'm in love with what you can't be baby._ " And like all good music-forward twenty-somethings...I tried to google the lyrics. No luck. What I did find though, was a ton of websites with people asking, *"Does anyone know who this song is by?"* Well I'm a journalist dang it. So I put my mad skills to work and figured it out. *Citrus* "Potential" Oh Well EP "Hear the song"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3 "!http://www.universitychic.com/files/citrus.jpg!"://www.cdbaby.com/cd/citrus3