Eight Tips for Powering Through New York City

By Brooke Bajgrowicz I had always wanted to go to New York City, so when given the opportunity over spring break, of course I took it. Taking on the Big Apple makes you feel like you can take on the world – it makes you feel powerful. So from a first-time New York tourist to you, here are eight pieces of advice for facing one … Continue reading Eight Tips for Powering Through New York City

Wild About Shopping: Cyber-Monday Deals for Conscious Consumers

  In building our print issue of Orange and Blue Magazine, we have chosen to feature brands and vendors that ebb against the grain of traditional manufacturing and retail models. Although advertising campaigns from large-scale brands may seem enticing with their exceptionally cheap prices this season, it is important to consider how our purchasing behaviors affect the environment, the people behind the manufacturing processes and … Continue reading Wild About Shopping: Cyber-Monday Deals for Conscious Consumers

Fashion Friday: Gainesville's Hidden Treasure: Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique

By Sarah Loftus My roommate asked me to go to a clothing consignment shop here in Gainesville with her – one that neither of us had been to or heard of until our friend told her about it. We drove down 13th Street and were starting to get to the slightly sketchy area of Gainesville, trying not to lose faith in our friend’s Stephanie’s words … Continue reading Fashion Friday: Gainesville's Hidden Treasure: Sandy's Savvy Chic Resale Boutique

Fashion Friday: Fab for $5

By Mary Elysee Velasco I am by no means a fashion guru. One glance through my random-cartoon-tees-and-high-low-skirt-filled closet would make you think I have multiple personality disorder. Or, at least make you think I’m confused about what style I’m trying to go for. Fashion has eluded me, and it was because I always thought you had to have the cha-ching to look like bling-bling.  But … Continue reading Fashion Friday: Fab for $5