FFF: Fab 50 Friday

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FFF: Fab 50 Friday by teen fashion blog featuring a gold bead necklace
$50 Outfit

Recently I have noticed that I have posted a lot of Polyvore outfits that were really expensive. A lot of us don’t have the budget for designer clothes. I think that a teen fashion blog should include looks for everybody’s budgets so I decided that I’m going to try to start FFF or Fab 50 Fridays. Some of us just want cute outfits but we don’t have the money to buy a hundred or hundreds of dollars outfits so I’m going to be showing you how it is possible to get stylish outfits for 50 dollars or less. My mom keeps telling me that I might not be able to do it for long with inflation but I’ll try.

The first Fab 5o Friday is an outfit you can find at Target clearance racks or online. I honestly love the clothes they sell at Target because they have a lot of layering pieces and so much to choose from. Some of my favorite outfits I have gotten from Target. This outfit consists of a tribal patterned pant with multiple colors. This pant is a perfect piece to have in your closet because of all the different outfits you can create. I decided to pick a white shirt with black stripes because let’s face it mixing patterns is one of my signatures and because the white pops more against all the colors of the pant. I added a red-orange necklace because it pops against the white and because it’s one of the colors found in the pant. I added a blue loafer because it is also another color found in the pant. This outfit is perfect for either the spring or summer because of the bright colors and thin fabric. What is the latest outfit you made for under 50 dollars?

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Teen Fashion: Metallic Fashion Series: Golden Glow

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Metallic Outfit teen fashion blog

Metallic Outfit teen fashion blog

I always hear the saying “It’s easier said than done”. I believe that in most cases this saying is true. I have been making polyvore outfits for the metallic series so far, however some of you may be thinking that it looks good but might be hard for you to incorporate a metallic piece into your wardrobe. I decided to make an outfit with pieces that I own to show that incorporating metallics does not have to be difficult and it can be done in a classy way. I must admit that I was a little unsure about buying the gold jacket because I thought I would look too flashy and tacky. I later convinced myself, bought it and challenged myself into getting out of my comfort zone. I immediately took it into my closet and started playing around with all the different outfit options I could do with just one jacket. I love this outfit because the colors are soft and elegant. The addition of the jacket gives it a fun look. I used a gray blouse with a lace V-neck over a light pink pant. The earrings were gold with a stone that would change colors depending on the lighting and the light pink and gold necklace looked like a collar. The shoes were a light pink as well with a few gold studs in the front. We took the pictures when the sun was going down which gives a neat golden glow to the photos of this teen fashion blog. I believe this is a perfect outfit to wear to a party because it shows that you are ready to have fun, yet at the same time you look like you won’t go completely wild. Metallics can be used for any sort of event, it all depends on how you use them. You guys already know I have taken the step of including metallics into my wardrobe, do you have any metallics on your closet? If not, what would you like to include?

Metallic Fashion Series: Gold Rush

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Metallics Fashion Series: Gold Rush by teen fashion blog featuring a bangle bracelet
Lots of school homework today so I’m in a bit of a rush. Having a teen fashion blog can be a bit stressful, lots to do! The gold, black and white color palette in this set is an all time classic. The metallic in the outfit is coming from the pants and the gold detail in the jacket. Even though the pant is metallic gold, the fabric is not the shiny, glossy kind so the look is still very elegant. Because I used a metallic pant, I made sure to use accessories that wouldn’t overtake from the impact of the gold pant. In my opinion, choosing shiny accessories would have given this outfit a not so refined look. Don’t be afraid to add a couple of metallic pieces to your wardrobe, just be careful with the selection of the color and material of the fabric. Choosing the right fabric is critical to achieving an elegant look. As you can see with this outfit, if you are bold enough you can take the metallic look to the office. What is the boldest piece of clothing you own?

Metallic Fashion Series: Every Day Metal

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Metallic Fashion Series: Every Day Metal by teen fashion blog featuring a leather tote
I have recently started my metallic series and so far I have had fun looking at all the different metallic clothing. This will now be my second outfit in the series and I believe that it is a perfect outfit for just going out to the store or just to hang out with friends at the movies. Do you know how to incorporate metallics in your outfits? If you feel like metallics are something that may be a little to edgy for you, you can always start of with a bit of metallic in the outfit. The only metallic you will find in this outfit is the metallic blue in the sneakers. The purse used for the outfit is completely metallic but still looks amazing and not too much where the outfit looks like it’s too much for the eye. I always think that painting your nails can be an added accessory to any outfit. That’s why I added a metallic orange paint for your nails because it makes a cute and bold statement. Since it’s still winter I added a cute turquoise hoodie with orange lettering. The orange pants tie up the letters in the hoodie with the orange in the sneaker. The bracelets and the earrings had all the colors found in the outfit. I love metallics because I like attention, and the bright shiny colors grab it for me when I wear it. What do you incorporate in your outfits to grab the attention of the viewers?

Metallic Fashion Series: Silver Rights Movement

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As we all know, today is Martin Luther King day.  Martin Luther King inspired people all around the world to stand up for what they believe in and to stick by it. He fought against segregation between blacks and whites and wanted equal rights for people of all races. He led multiple civil rights movements and stood tall for his beliefs. I admire his leadership skills, his confidence, and the ability to move the masses. I decided to do the Silver Rights Movement in honor of Dr. King.
This week I’m starting the first outfit series of my teen fashion blog, the metallic series. I decided to incorporate metallic colors into my outfits because some people get the idea that metallics are too flashy and/or tacky. If you know how to play with metallic colors the right way and don’t put too much you can create a really amazing outfit. I want to show everyone how to incorporate metallics into your closet in a fashionable way. The metallic color in this outfit is silver which can be very modern when appropriately styled. The shape and simplicity of the colors in the skirt make it very modern. The shirt is a black and white fringed sleeveless blouse which is tucked  into the skirt. The shirt is a variation of a tuxedo shirt. To go over the shirt I added a silver blazer to incorporate a little more silver and give the outfit a little edge. The heels are mostly silver with black square outlines and the flats are mostly black with a bit of silver. The jewelry is all silver and black, all the shapes are different which makes the outfit visually interesting. The clutch is ombre, it fades from black to white. The clutch adds more circles to the outfits, yet again adding more shapes. Martin Luther King became a role model to multiple people all over the world. Do you have a role model?

Celebrating the First 100 Facebook Page Likes

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Just a quick note to share with you my little teen fashion blog’s accomplishment. Cardigans and Necklaces finally got its first 100 Facebook page likes! It might not seem like a big deal to you but for a teenager that is still learning about this blogging business it is a great win. Hey, you have to celebrate the small wins, right? I want to thank all of you that have supported my endeavor and especially thank all of you that shared the page with your friends helping me bring more visitors. You guys are awesome! My eye is on the prize, that scholarship is mine!
xoxo, Ally

Simple Grocery Shopping Outfit

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Simple Grocery Shopping Outfit by teen fashion blog featuring a leather bracelet

People know me well for always going shopping, but there is certain things I just can’t stand shopping for, groceries. Grocery shopping is boring especially since I don’t get to ride in the cart anymore like when I was little.  Sometimes if I was especially adorable that day the people at the bakery would even give me a free cookie. Now grocery shopping consists of me walking around aisles looking for food that I have seen a hundred times already, but the worst part is I can’t even eat it yet. The only excitement I get is when we get to the make up aisle. <> Every Sunday it’s a debate with my sister over who gets the “pleasure” to shop for food. If it was shopping for clothes, my hand would fly up as quick as Katniss Everdeen’s went up and say “I volunteer”. Of course I do get to go all the time because my sister doesn’t like shopping, she would rather stay home and do chores.

Something I always do before shopping is try to figure out what to wear. Some people don’t really care what they look like when they go out, but I never know who I could find at one of these stores. One time, during one of our shopping outings I was approached by a modeling scout. From then on, I knew I had to look good and dress like I’m trying to make an impression for that same scout wherever I go. I know, it’s ridiculous! I usually dress casual when I go out yet I like to keep it stylish at the same time. I created this outfit because it definitely looks like something I would wear to go out grocery shopping. The dress is a light denim material with a polka dot pattern on it. The dress has the overalls top, I don’t like that look but somehow this dress makes it work and it looks pretty. Especially like the neckline of the orange cropped tee that you can wear to fall over your shoulder. That little detail makes the outfit better because it’s not expected. The tights ties up the belt, purse, and shoes to the outfit. Plus, I’ve done some more pattern play with the polka dot pattern over a striped pattern. The lace socks over the boot and tights are super adorable and break up all the brown going on at the bottom. I used blue for the jewelry because there was already too much brown and orange going on, the blue helped break it up. There is certain shopping I like, and certain shopping I dread. What type of shopping do you like or hate doing?