Hey Sorors! It is almost that time, the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated National Convention. I am Uber excited to reunite with my Sands and Chapter Sorors. My only goal in this years National Convention is quite selfish. I simply want to party, sip, laugh and have fun.
I see your #SideEye prophytes, don’t judge me.
This post is NOT for the Soror who will be at every luncheon being a good Delta with your pen lights and jewels. As much as I want to write an article for you...this isn't for you. I plan on making a mini-vacation weekend out of this first weekend in August and I just want to chill. So here is my list of things that you must bring.
1. A really cute (and comfortable) pair of sandals.
It's going to be hot and you are going to need sandals that can take you from a pool party to just chilling to maybe sneaking into a party that doesn’t require heels. And do make sure that your pedicure is handled too!
That Las Vegas sun is going to be powerful and we need to protect that lovely melanin that God has given us. I am not trying to have premature wrinkles, dry skin or melanoma...we DO get skin cancer Sorors. Take care.
3. A Kaftan.
Okay, most of you know it as a Mu-mu. A pretty house dress with designs. Whatever you want to call it. I am going to need something flowy and comfortable.
This is not a “broke trip.” So please be prepared to spend that good “Delta Money.” Plus there will be Delta choch-keys everywhere. You want to be able to snag them for you and your Sands who didn’t make it!
5. A Room.
You cannot stay in mine. Undergrad is over and no you cannot sleep on my floor. Nope. Girl….and Bruhs...that means you too. Meow.
6. Good Dark Sunglasses.
There will be shade being thrown everywhere. I don't need you to see me rolling my eyes when I get that look of “where did she get that VERY out of protocol paraphernalia?” Also, protect your eyes from the sun and protect your image...if you drink too much you can still look like you are living that sober life.
7. A real LIVE Soror!
Because it IS Vegas and it might go DOWN. You want to make sure that you are not featured on her Snapchat. You want the type of Soror who will have your back in case YOU get too live and will make sure that you get in that Uber and get back to the room. Nobody wants to find you in a corner because you got too drunk and your party partner decided that the Bruhs were much more attractive than helping you. If you have a Soror that is cool, but has cat-like tendencies...she ain’t the one for this trip. #ThatPart
8. A Good Pair of Jeans that can go from day to night!
So that you can throw on some strappy heels and hit the club or walk around with a Delta t-shirt on. I recommend dark jeans with some stylish rips in them.
Note: make sure that the thighs are in tact. That thigh rip is a fail on fail.
We ARE the biggest Black, Greek Letter Organization. The lines are going to be LONG and thighs WILL be sticking together in that heat. So be cool, be hydrated and most definitely be patient. And bring your positive attitude as well. Because the Delta Dears will be in full effect.
10. At least ONE Delta t-shirt.
There are going to be vendors, street vendors, Sorors and Bruhs that sell Nalia. Er’body hustling. But bring at least ONE t-shirt in case you don't have the time to get to a vendor and you feel like being casually out.
11. Easy Hair.
While I would LOVE to be Blonde Weaved to the Floor...I don’t have that type of patience. There will be no Wigs,Weaves or hair that can stick to my neck. I recommend braids of your choice, a phony pony or your natural hair (if it will behave).
--A side note to my Natural Girls: I dyed my hair blonde. Its in recovery, so it’s thinner than it usually is. I am not going to be wearing it out. Nope. I don’t want pics of my hair looking see-through. Sometimes you think that your hair looks awesome and it looks like rats have been sucking on it. Sorors, go ahead and evaluate your hair and be real with yourself. Your instagram will thank me.
Last but not least.
12. Please bring your good mind.
Remember that cell phone cameras are looking for you to act a fool. There are people who will be in Vegas specifically to capture you on Greek Shenanigans or any of those other sites that we LOVE but NEVER want to be featured on.
I want to tell you to bring your Jewels. But the way that my weekend is set up….
See you in Vegas Sorors! Please be sure and use the hashtag #ClassyBlackGirl and of course follow me all weekend from @ClassySharelle AND the Official @ClassyBlackGirl ALL on Instagram! It's going to be a blast!