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Top 10 Unforgettable Singing Auditions

American Idol is back for their 16th season, so naturally we went scouring Youtube to compile the most memorable singing auditions we could find from our favorite singing competitions– American Idol, X-Factor, & America’s Got Talent. If you ever need to be reminded of why you should jump on the bandwagon of a show like American Idol, you’ve come to the right place. Here are a few auditions that rocked our world:

Carrie Underwood (American Idol)

Did you know Carrie had a ‘third’ nipple and clucked her way into being American Idol’s most successful winner ever? We didn’t, but we let Jesus take the wheel and he drove us straight to Carrie Underwood’s iconic audition.

Josh Daniel (X-Factor)

One Word. Legendary. Josh brought Simon-Freaking-Cowell to tears with this emotional performance. Translation: He’s already won in our eyes.

Kelly Clarkson (American Idol)

Part time fashion designer, part time American Idol contestant, part time Grey’s Anatomy intern. She’s what we at Curtsy call a legit #GIRLBOSS. No seriously, Kelly, if we win American Idol do we get to be on Grey’s too? We’re just saying that’s something we can definitely get behind.

Paul Thomas Mitchell (Britain’s Got Talent)

When Tommy walked out the last thing we were expecting was for our jaws to drop, but hey, he sure showed us. Mitchell sang an original song for his Dad named ‘My Life’ and we’re positive the grass is greener after watching his performance.

Calum Scott (Britain’s Got Talent)

Did we mention we’re moving across the pond? Holy cow, the talented Calum Scott shook us to our core and had us screaming please for the love of God, let us dance with you.

Kimberley Locke (American Idol)

Somewhere over the rainbow you’ll find Kimberley singing her heart out to an in-awe judges panel. While season two of American Idol feels a lifetime ago, Locke still rocked our world and deserves hype for nailing this audition. Seriously, we’ve got a #girlcrush.

Grace Vanderwaal (America’s Got Talent)

If you don’t prime a ukulele after watching Grace’s performance how can you ever be sure you really know your name? This 12-year-old performing her original tune,  “I don’t know my name” is all the proof we need to believe in miracles.

Noah ‘WIG’ Davis (American Idol)

You can take a boy out of the farm, but you can’t take a boy’s dream of owning an alpaca from him. This Arkansas farm boy kicked off American Idol’s 16th season with a cover of ‘Stay’ by Rihanna and we’ve got one word for him: WIG.

David Francisco (American Idol)

Three weeks after moving to Nashville to chase his music dreams, David was hit by a distracted driver and paralyzed from the waist down. One day, he saw his foot wiggle while he was in bed, and since then he’s been in recovery and re-learning how to walk!  Try not to cry hearing him sing “Isn’t She Lovely?” to his fiance. Katy cried.

Garrett Jacobs (American Idol)

Louisiana-native and his sweet grandma “Honey” are the cutest duo, and not to mention the voice of this 17-YEAR-OLD is one of the sweetest things we’ve ever heard. Lucky Garrett gets to Facetime his grandma with the American Idol crew to announce his trip to Hollywood.

#MyCurtsyStyle #OnFleek Of The Week

Oscar for #BestCloset at UF goes to…


Ally Fiore. This girl is a Curtsy Ambassador with one bomb closet and we can’t wait to rent from it.

From formal dresses to jumpers for the Spring, you’re not gonna want to miss this closet, we promise.

This golden gown is perfect for your next formal. Sure to bring sunshine to any party, this color and this perfect silhouette are bound to wow the crowd.



Blush is the new black and this romper is the perfect transition in that sweet Spring time weather. We are loving this outfit.

Speaking of Spring, I’m a firm believer that white should be worn as soon and warm weather comes around and this romper definitely has something to do with that.

Abercrombie and Fitch is back and we are so here for it’s SoCal vibes.


Need the perfect date party outfit? This Tobi romper is it.

Ally’s style is timeless and this jumper is no exception. Paired with an off the shoulder top or a cute tank underneath, this jumper is the perfect transition piece into summer.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram, and rent her closet here.



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Oscar for #BestCloset at UT Austin goes to…


Kylie Mason! We love this #GirlBoss and her entire closet. You are bound to find something to wear in her closet of over 60 (yes, 60) items.

Kylie has made over $450 on Curtsy and has had almost 30 rentals. Talk about a #CurtsyQueen


This Zara jumper should be a staple in anyone’s closet.

We love how flowwy it is and how perfect it is for darties and summertime fun.




Is this red lace romper from Stylestalker perfect?





Linen jumpsuits are our passion and this one is perfect to take from Canada^ to the beach.




We’re pretty sure Kylie won best dressed at the tailgate for this adorable Planet Blue dress.



If you ever need something from Show Me Your Mumu, Kylie’s closet is the place to go. From rompers to dresses, she has all of our favorite SMYMM pieces including this one.

Follow Kylie on Instagram, and rent her closet here.



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The Oscar for #BestCloset at Texas A&M goes to…

Elizabeth Meyer. This sweet soul has almost 20 items you can rent off Curtsy, and trust us you’re gonna want to.

As a member of Curtsy Elite, this #BossBabe knows what it takes to make money and look adorable while doing it! Just check out her amazing closet below:

This blue and navy romper has us so ready for warm weather and all the dinner parties.

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taking on victory dinner szn with my girlssss #fay

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What’s better than your best friend and a killer dress? Pretty much nothing.

We’re loving how this white and gold Show Me Your Mumu dress sparkles on the dance floor and lights up any room.


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congrats to this grad🌷

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Are you ready for Summer and warm weather? We certainly are. This flowwy, fun off the should dress has us ready to pack our bags and head down to College Station to rent.


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when she's an ENFJ>>>

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Did someone say football season? How many days are left until kickoff? This white off the shoulder dress is perfect to take from tailgate to date party and we plan on renting it for just that.


We found it! The perfect dress to rent for Easter, brunch or just some amazing Spring feels.

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram, and rent her closet here.



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#MyCurtsyStyle #OnFleek Of The Week

Oscar for #BestCloset at South Carolina goes to…

…Katelyn Campbell, our fave girl crush on Instagram and IRL.

If you’ve ever scrolled the “Most Popular” feed on Curtsy in Columbia, chances are you’ve seen some of Katelyn’s pieces.

In a pinch? Need an outfit for your GNO, darty, date night, or formal? She’s got it all.

Here are some of our fave looks, straight from her feed and available to rent on Curtsy…

Star print is so in right now- and Katelyn pairs this sweater with white shorts for a summer-vibe

#Obsessed with the sleeves and ruffles on this tan off-the-shoulder romper

We love the pairing of this feather top + leather jacket + snakeskin boots…

we told you this girl knows fashion

Darty or Spring Break outfit? We think so, too

This BCBG number is perfect for any function-

feminine, yet sexy- our favorite kind of dress

We already know that this formal dress will be rented out for formal szn in no time…

Our mini skirt obsession continues- loving this skirt with Katelyn’s black ruffled sweater + boots

Katelyn looks fab in this snakeskin choker dress- and so on trend

Another great day look- and the red paisley print is so fun

Follow Katelyn on Instagram, and rent her closet here.



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Oscar for #BestCloset at Arkansas goes to…

…Jordan Meadows

Be prepared to fall in love with her fab, fun, and flirty style.

We love to stalk her Insta for style inspo, so we’ve brought you our favorite looks…

Want her closet? Girl, us too.

Thankfully, she has 16 killer items you can rent off Curtsy today.


It’s safe to say we are #obsessed with this jumpsuit –

and we love how Jordan dressed it up with strappy heels.

Our favorite part about these jumpsuits –

you can slay, while being comfy AF.

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semi ✨#austingotfoodpoisoning #haha

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Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.

But we know if Miranda Priestly saw how Jordan rocks this floral number, she’d reconsider.

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This Lulu’s dress should be a staple in every closet-

flattering, fun, and perfect for any function.

Game day? Darty?

This dress can do it all- just be prepared for all the compliments.

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worst blind date ever #stupidcupid

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We love just about anything with sequins,

and the Curtsy community agrees- this dress is super popular to rent.

Follow Jordan on Instagram, and rent her closet here. 



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Oscar for #BestCloset at Alabama Goes To…

Lexi Wardell, an OG Curtsy Biddie and seriously our Alabama girl crush.

As a student at Alabama, Lexi is no stranger to championships and that includes winning Best Closet. The best part? You can rent her looks off Curtsy.

Lexi’s one #BossBabe saving money and making money off Curtsy.


This sparkly cocktail dress has us all starry-eyed and

ready to rent it for our next cocktail.

This next dress has us wanting to go for the gold.

Rent this adorable gold cocktail dress for any occasion; from a date party to a darty, this dress is sure light up any room.

Spring is right around the corner and this white top is bound to look good with anything from skirts to jeans and everything in between.

We are hard core #fangirling over this look 😍

Lexi is a #GirlBoss with a killer closet and we are 100% here for it

Lexi and this adorable pink suede dress have us all heart eyes for all things pink and pastel. Bring on Spring and warm weather ASAP. 

Closet goals, amiright?!?!

Follow Lexi on Instagram, and rent her closet here. 



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Dating Netflix

How big of a commitment is Dating Netflix? It’s pretty BIG.

So here’s the deal friends, I’ve decided to date Netflix for a while.

To those who know me, please get your jaws off the ground. I was bound to settle down in my old age.

To those who don’t know me, I don’t know you but I can tell we are gonna have that ‘I love you b*tch. *guitar strum* I ain’t ever gonna stop loving ya, b*tch’ relationship.

So, that’s like, really cool ;D

I didn’t choose to date Netflix, they chose to date me. It happened in a blink of an eye. One moment I was studying for my midterms and then BOOM I had compiled a list of 587 movies to watch before I die.

When I came out of my procrastination fog, the realization that I just commited the worst commitment-phobe cardinal sin of all the galaxy hit me hard.  I had committed to watching 587 movies before I die. This type of commitment translates best to a Las Vegas elopement, because till death do us part, baby. 

Watch 587 movies before I die? Challenge Accepted.

Do it by myself?! Hell Naw, I’m bringing you netflix-bingers with me.

Wait, Really? Ya homie, like RLLY RLLY.

Each week I’m going to share my thoughts of a movie I watched.

NO, this isn’t a review, this is just someone venting to a friend about the latest in her dating life.

Let’s get venting, shall we?!  

Movie: BIG (1998)     Run Time: 2hrs 10mins

At this point, I’m totally in the honeymoon phase of dating Netflix.

They are buttering me up and showing me their best selves. I should care, but how could I when I just spent 2 hours of quality time with Tom Hanks.

So hey, don’t judge me but I think Netflix and I might be in this for the long haul.

BIG is about a 13 year old boy, Josh Baskin, who walked up to this creepy carnival machine called ‘Zoltar Speaks’ and wishes to be ‘BIG.’ Next day, you guessed it fam, he wakes up as a 30 year-old busting out of his PJs. Josh roughs it in NYC while he’s scared sh*tless before becoming a hotshot at a toy company.

I mean seriously this kid dances on a floor piano with the CEO, has a trampoline in his apartment, dates a girl boss, becomes a VP without a degree, hangs with Zoltar again, and heads back home 13 again.

Basically, the point of the whole movie is that Josh Baskin is a legend and we are all mere mortals.

The Vent:

  1. Zoltar is creepy AF and even 13 year old me would have been feeling squirmy so, dear sweet Josh, that was just so dumb. Like for real, take a look at Zoltar. 
  2. Josh should’ve taken a lesson from his alter ego Forrest Gump. Seriously dude,  ‘Run forrest run’ when he wakes up all man & sees his Mom.
  3. BIG is crazy good for a million reasons, but what solidified it as the real deal in my mind was Josh’s pure kindness. He may have got his wish to be ‘BIG’, but at the end of the day, Baskin was just a ‘BIG’ kid taking on the world with a bunch of jaded adults. Josh Baskin wasn’t jaded, thus making so many adults cooler because of that. Big comes down to this, as we age we are bound to experience the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s our choice to let the ‘ugly’ jade us or to respond with pure kindness so that the world gets so much cooler for it.

Next time you’re looking to be inspired, I  recommend watching/rewatching/re-enacting BIG. The movie is a classic that everyone should see at least once in their life.

Already seen BIG? Comment your thoughts on the movie below.

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College Lifestyle

71 Thoughts I had during The Bachelor Finale: Part 2

Alright everyone, I’m back.

After quite the ~dramatic~ episode last night, it’s safe to say that the entire country and beyond is mad at Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Poor Becca got her heart broken on national television and everyone’s mad, including me. So of course tonight, they’re going to show Arie crawling back to Lauren and then sit them all on the same couch together to talk. Let’s see how this goes.

  1. Ah yes a recap, so glad we get to see this painful event again
  2. Gahhhhh poor Becca the whole country’s heart aches for you girly
  3. Does Arie have any feelings??? ~confused~
  4. Becca gets her heart broken and they send her home on a plane in COACH???? Homegirl deserves first class after that
  5. Arie’s having a panic attack because he left one girl broken hearted to chase after another and is afraid she won’t take him back….
  6. Producer: “Do you love him”….. yikes
  8. Ohhh he already told her they broke up
  9. He was only with Becca for a month and a half?!?!?!?!?!!
  10. Is Arie wearing makeup?
  11. Please say no Lauren please say no
  12. He’s already 1000% over Becca wow

  14. I’m over this show
  15. Homegirl is wasting NO time asking for that ring
  16. Bekah is all of America right now
  17. PREACH TIA                                  
  18. This girls are making me feel even worse for Becca and I didn’t even know that was possible
  19. Are they hinting at Becca being the next Bachelorette?
  20. **Chris cuts them off** rude
  21. Let’s just recap this episode ONE more time
  22. Becca is just too nice for her own good ugh
  23. Girl is donating her wine money, truly an inspiration
  24. “Do you want to see him” no
  25. Wow I would not be okay
  26. Did Arie just blame Becca for working?
  27. Huh?
  28. I’m getting lost in this conversation, anyone else?
  29. Hahahahaha she said she’s ready to move on right in front of him
  30. She’s such a good person
  31. YIKES
  32. He’s blaming the Bachelor for proposing… ok
  33. I’ve eaten like 14 oreos
  34. If he says he put as much effort as he could he is l y i n g
  35. SHE FORGIVES HIM WOW                                   

  36. Molly and Jason are adorable
  37. Does anyone remember these magazine articles about Jason and Molly???
  38. “He is a nice person” lies
  39. This is the only thing that has 100% success rate on The Bachelor tbh
  40. Ahhh yes Arie’s back
  41. Bekah’s face when Lauren walked out is me
  42. They’re never going to be a “normal” couple
  43. HE SLID INTO HER DMS hahahahahahahaha
  44. Lauren’s talked more tonight than she did the entire season
  45. “What do you want to say to the haters” my favorite quote this season
  46. I still don’t get how Arie has gray hair
  47. “It was worth breaking everyone’s heart to end up where I am today” ok
  48. WOW he’s going to propose
  50. JK we all saw that coming lolol
  51. What was that curtsy thing??
  52. Love her she deserves this
  53. We’re gonna start this right now too??
  54. They did this on Rachel’s season
  55. Alright here we go, let’s see who they got for Becca
  56. HAHAHA loyalty and honesty taking shots at Arie
  57. Lincoln, so daper
  59. what.a.nooooooodle!!!!
  60. Chase, has a hard act to follow
  61. What’s happening with his hair?
  62. Omg a guitar
  64. HOW CUTE
  66. Ryan, I am obsessed

  67. Oh okay Darius looked at her like she was a snack, pass
  68. I wonder what Arie’s thinking watching all this?? Is he watching this??
  69. A HORSE??????
  70. Blake, what a CUTIE
  71. He’s getting her “Back on the horse” I am crying

Well, we’ll see you all back here when Becca’s ~most dramatic season ever~ airs on May 28th

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Spring Break Essentials: The Curtsy Way

You bring the party, we’ll do the rest

FINALLY. Spring break is here. January lasted about three years too long. February felt like a week, and now spring break is here. If you’re like the majority of college girls, you’re taking every last-minute babysitting job you can to make some quick cash and trying to figure out whether Ulta or Sephora has better self-tanner. Mousse or lotion, right? Wipes or spray? Too many options.

Better news: Curtsy has you covered. From spring break wardrobe essentials to all the best sunscreen and beach towels, all you have to do is bring the party and Curtsy will provide the rest. Read along to see top items on the app you can rent for spring break with our special 10-day rental feature. Curtsy HQ’s favorite products are linked too, so you can find them easy before you hop on a plane to LAX.

50 lb. limit, yikes

Who decided 50 pounds is the limit?? If you’re anything like me, you pack everything you own “just in case.” Hopefully this guide can help you narrow down your entire wardrobe so that you don’t travel to another country and bring your entire closet along. It’s time to pull out the white pants and light colored pieces to show off that #sb2018 tan. This tie-dye two-piece dress is perfect for dinner & drinks after a long day on the beach. Perfect colors for showing off tan and maybe a little bit of sunburn?? (wear sunscreen!! keep reading for top picks)

Girls just wanna have sun

Sunscreen, ladies! It’s so important. I heard one time that you get tanner from wearing sunscreen than from going in the sun without it. That was probably a trick from my mom, but hey, it stuck with me. But really, even if you only put on SPF 15 that is better than going without. Sun Bum and Hawaiian Tropic are my two favorites. Both smell super beachy and Hawaiian Tropic even makes a kind with sparkles. Sun Bum has SPF 30 lip balm too that comes in a variety of flavors: coconut, banana, watermelon and more. Both brands are relatively cheap, but it’s also your skin we’re talking about so it’s also totally normal to splurge. Moral of the story: wear sunscreen!

Aloe. Don’t be the girl to forget aloe. In the event you forget to reapply or if you doze off in the sun, make sure to pack aloe in your beach bag. I don’t know if aloe is proven to help sunburns, but it sure does feel good. And while you’re at it. Pack after-sun lotion too. It keeps your skin from feeling tight after being in the sun and provides good moisture after a long day on the beach.

And to answer that previous question about self tanner– St. Tropez lotion. Immediate results, no streaks and it smells good! Ulta is the place to purchase.

Half of my spring break clothes are white

Don’t worry, this is totally normal. No matter how freckled, tanned or burnt you get on spring break, wearing white will highlight those tan lines. This Free People sweater would look perfect with white jeans or light wash jean shorts. Always pack a light sweater to throw on over a tank top or dress for nighttime. The wind at the beach can get chilly… and sunburn can make you cold too.

White nail polish is a popular pick for spring break too. Light-colored nails help you look more tan, and they also just look really good on everyone.

Add some gold jewelry to your white-themed outfit, and you will look flawless for sure.

Effortless perfection is the goal

This has never been me and will never be me. Pictures on the beach usually go like this for me: my skin is splotchy either from sunburn or ocean water/sand/sunscreen mix, and my hair is absolutely everywhere. Normal, tame hair? Nope. I don’t know how girls manage that. No uneven sunburn or weird tan lines? Not me either. I can’t control the wind wherever you’re going but at least your outfits can be #onfleek.

These spring break essentials will get you a few steps closer.  Tkees has the perfect flip-flops for walking to and from the beach. They come in almost every color, and they make them in “foundation” tones too so they can match your skin. For when you want to lay down on your stomach to tan or for cute pics in the sand, Las Bayadas has the best towels. They make towels using fun, bright colors and you can get  tassels on your towel too.

Dressy looks better with a tan

Maxi’s and two-pieces are perfect for fancy dinner and going out while you’re on spring break! Take advantage of all of the maxi’s on the app, and use the 10-day spring break rental feature to take Curtsy with you this spring break! This Dolce Vita two-piece is a perfect addition to your spring break wardrobe. Look at how cheap that member price is too!

No matter where you’re going for spring break, take Curtsy with you. The 10-day rental period won’t be here forever, so take advantage of it while you can!

Tag @curtsy in your spring break pics so we can see where our Curtsy girls are off to this year. Bon voyage!

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