Rules every Southern young lady should know, love, and live by.
Cowboy boots can work with every outfit. Wear your boots proudly, and often.
There is no excuse to not wear mascara.
Remember, at every party, mixer, sorority function, football game, and all other social gatherings, there will be cameras. There will be a lot of cameras and you will be tagged in an awful lot of pictures. Look put together and presentable at all times. No matter how hard you are partying you should look your best. The evidence will end up on Facebook.
Always be gracious in victory and defeat. Whether you just got first runner up in a pageant or absolutely killed your most hated rival at football, it is not okay to look like you have never been there before. Losing is not a good feeling but do not whine about it and make a scene. Winning is great but if you feel the need to rub it in someone else’s face you are just going to look class-less. Celebrate with your fellow fans or whomever and congratulate your opponent on a hard fight. Always, always keep it classy.
Be known for something. Whether it is a drink, dance move, special dessert, being the girl that dances on the bar, or hair bows, have something that is your “signature” that makes you stand out. You will be remembered. Being remembered is good.
Always use manners when speaking. Phrases like, “Yes please” or “Thank you ma’am” should happen multiple times every day. One of the most classy things a girl can do is always use impeccable manners. And people will notice.
If you can make someone laugh, you will instantly make a new friend. Laughter really is the best medicine.
There is a fine line between being “fratty” and being a complete ass. Remember, keep it classy.
Being able to talk about sports will take you far.
You should be able to get a costume for any theme party together in less than a day. Not having a costume is NEVER an excuse to miss a blowout. Not ever.
Never, ever, ever get caught Facebook stalking. You do it. I do it, too. However, do you really want to get caught creeping on your new fratdaddy’s ex-hook up from high school? No is the correct answer to that question.
Always remember where you came from. Be proud of it. It’s what makes you who you are.
When welcoming guests into your home (or apartment, dorm room, or sorority house) you best have something baking. There is nothing more welcoming than a big smile and the smell of fresh baked cookies.
During “red cup season,” you have to go to Starbucks every single chance you get. It makes you happier. No matter what.