FFF: Fab 50 Friday

Fab 50 Friday
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I know what you guys may be thinking, it’s been a while since the last time I posted a Fab 50 Friday. Summer vacation started for me last week so now you guys will have a lot more posts coming your way. So far summer vacation has been ok, but there has been a lot of rain down here and it’s not a good way to start off a summer when it’s constantly raining and thundering. Anyways, enough about how my summer is going so far. Let’s start talking about the outfit because that’s really what you came to this post for. Before I start talking about the individual pieces, I wanted to mention where you could wear this outfit to. Now summer is full of perfect opportunities for this dress! Some of you may have a nice party or some sort of banquet you want to attend. Some may even have a hot summer date and you want to dress to impress! Opportunities are endless with this outfit! One of the things that I love is that you may have paid 50 dollars for the outfit, but you’ll look like a million bucks!

The dress is from persunmall and it costs $31.99. I have found multiple dresses on this website that I have used in my earlier Fab 50 Fridays. This dress is super cute and fun! Even though the dress consists of mostly black, it’s still super feminine and girly. The earrings are from Charming Charlie and they cost $3.99. That’s a super amazing deal for these earrings since they look like they cost more than a hundred dollars. The shoes are 15.00 at H&M. What I love about high heels is that they make a girl look more confident and structured, that is as long as you know how to walk in them. I don’t know what it is with me and black dresses but I just love them so much! I looked into my closet a little while ago and I found out that I own 6 black dresses. I think I’ve got my little black dress down! But I wouldn’t mind having another one if it’s going to be this cute! A couple weeks ago I went to a chorus banquet and wore a black and white dress to the occasion. I loved that dress but I think I would have impressed people more by wearing this outfit. I also want to mention that I won the Class Choral Achievement Award that night. I was the only one in the beginners chorus to get that award. It was one of the best awards I have gotten. To take a look at the dress I wore that night and the award I got that night, follow me on Instagram and take a look at the picture.

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Me, Myself, and I: Middle Child

Middle Child

It’s been a while since the last time I did a Me, Myself, and I post and I decided to do yet another one! I wanted to talk about two of some very important people in my life, my sisters. My oldest sister’s name is Leighann and my younger sisters name is Megan. If you haven’t been able to guess yet, I’m the middle child of the family. Leighann is 21 and Megan is 13. Leighann has never really lived with us because she’s my half sister and she lives with her mom, but now that she’s 21 she moved out of her mom’s house. Even though I don’t get to see her as much as I would like to, I still always miss her and lover her. My younger sister lives in the same house as me so it can get a little fussy when having two teenagers in the same environment most of the day. My little sister and I fight a lot and we have our differences, some of our fights are really stupid! Although we fight a lot, I love her so much and she’s one of my best friends (a long with my mom of course). It’s becoming hard to hang out with my little sister now that we both don’t share a lot of the same interests. When we were smaller all we would do was play with dolls and go outside and play princess, but we’ve both grown out of that stage. Something that we both enjoy though is food, I like to cook sometimes and she likes to eat. Another interest we share is beauty, so what we will do is paint each others nails or do each others makeup. The way we found these similar interests was by sitting down together and talking about what we could do to spend more time with each other (which was my mom’s plan). Just yesterday my sister and I were watching George Lopez outside and we would both laugh so hard. Even though we just watched a comedian, I don’t think it will be easy to forget that day when all we did was just laugh together for the first time in a while. The picture above is a picture of my sisters and I when we went out on a little lunch and shop trip with my parents. That was a fun day because I got to be with all my sisters and at the same time go shopping!

Creative DIY Gift Wrapping: Butterfly Net

Creative DIY Gift Wrapping

In one of my earlier posts I posted my first DIY gift wrapping idea where I used a toy gumball machine. I have recently been to another teenage girl party and I needed an idea for how I was going to wrap her gift up. I usually go to the dollar store to find ideas on what I want to do with the gift. The birthday party was in the spring so there were a lot of spring items there at the time. There were a lot of other ideas that we could have done but we decided to go with the butterfly net idea because to me it was cuter and a lot more girly.

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Materials: 

  • butterfly net (available at the dollar store)
  • fake flowers (preferably medium in size)
  • fake moss
  • plastic disk/flower arrangement disk to cover the opening of the net
  • ribbon
  • fake butterfly
  • tissue paper
  • hot glue gun and glue stick
  • rubber cement
  • clear tape
  • scissors

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Steps:

1. Take the plastic disk and put rubber cement on the inside of the bowl.

2.  Take some of the moss and pack it to the bottom of the disk until the whole disk is full of moss.

3. Take your flowers and make sure it’s just the flower (no stems) and hot glue them on top of the moss after the rubber cement has dried (10-15 minutes).

4. Take the tissue paper and put it inside of the net to where it covers the inside completely. The gift gets wrapped for the surprise, it won’t be a surprise if the person can see what they’re getting  through the net.

5. Place the gift inside of the net and cover the top with the flower disk you finished earlier.

6. Secure the disk onto the net using a couple of pieces of clear tape.

7. Take your butterfly and hot glue it at the top closer to the net.

8. Take the ribbon and tie it at the top of the stick. In order to make sure it’s secure, you can apply hot glue to it.

This is a super cute idea for a girl’s gift wrapping, party favors, or even a party décor for a garden party! The options are endless, it all depends on how you want to play with it and since we had many of the materials on hand we spent only around $5.00 on the packaging which is about what you would spend in a box and gift wrapping paper anyway. It gives me great satisfaction to see the excited faces of my friends when I tell them that the packaging is pretty but that there is a gift inside as well. Usually they think that the packaging is the gift :).

Charming Madison,GA Day Trip

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It is not easy to convince a teenage girl to get out of the house unless it is something fun, however my mom puts her foot down and drags us out every now and then just to make sure that we don’t forget to: “EXPERIENCE” as she likes to put it. Over spring break we took a trip to Madison, GA. Madison was voted as one of the 16th most top picturesque villages in the world by Budget Travel. I’m really glad that we all decided to go in mid spring because all of the plants, flowers, and animals were out and it was super pretty. At every corner there would be some sort of flower and explosions of color painted the town. I must say that along with the flowers came a hurricane of pollen. I wore grey oxfords to walk in and by the time I got home they had turned yellow. The first thing we did when we got to the little town was walk around and visit a few of the houses, such as this one house called the Rose Cottage. In some of the pictures that my mom took of the house you can see orbs (ghosts). We thought it was interesting that of all the pictures that were taken that day only in that house the orbs were captured. Can you see the one below in my shoulder as I reach to the tree? Spooky!

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We then went to the Madison Tea Room. Ever since I was a little girl I have dreamt of  having a real tea party with tea cakes, finger sandwiches, and the fancy hats! When we walked into the Tea Room I was taken aback at how cute the place was and how I just wanted to get myself a table and start drinking tea. We actually met the lady who owns the Madison Tea Room and she was so kind! She let my sister and I try on some of the display hats and let us walk around and take a look at the place.

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The architecture of the houses there was amazing. There were a lot of buildings and houses with antebellum architecture. If you have ever watched Gone with the Wind, then you would totally feel like Mrs. Scarlett in one of those huge houses. There were so many different buildings there and places to go.

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Everywhere we would walk, there would always seem to be something historical. I remember once we stopped at one of the historical markers and it told us that at that place absolutely nothing happened. I laughed harder than I should have, I mean it was truly unexpected. Some of the historical markers talked about people they lost during wars like the Vietnam War and some even date back to the Civil War which I thought was pretty cool.

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There was this one little park in the town that was super spacious and instead of benches there were about 3 porch swings on each side of the park. My family has this tradition where when we go somewhere new, we make sure to stop at a candy shop and get fudge. We got some cookies and cream fudge along with some peanut butter fudge which both tasted amazing! Not only was the fudge good, but every other food we enjoyed while we were there. We stopped at one restaurant and got some mozzarella cheese, herbs, and tomato smoked together with pita bread and that was my favorite appetizer out of them all. Some other appetizers that we tried were homemade tortilla chips and a cheese dip, some roasted garlic hummus, and fried artichoke hearts which were all good as well. My family decided that we would just rather snack all day instead of eating lunch which turned out great because we got to sample different appetizers in different restaurants throughout town. I even got to try a Jack Daniels bread pudding that day. It was super good! I was kind of upset that I got stuffed halfway through the dessert and couldn’t finish it, I really wanted to finish it. If you live in the Atlanta area then I recommend Madison for a really fun and economical day trip. I had a lot of fun and I’m pretty sure that you will too.

FFF: Fab Fifty Friday

Fab Fifty Friday: FFF
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Hey guys! I know I have not been posting much lately to this teen fashion blog, it’s getting closer to final exams and homework is just starting to pile on. Today is Friday, which means it’s a Fab Fifty Friday. I always get super excited to post these fifty dollar outfits because I can look at a really cute outfit and not hate the fact that I may not be able to afford everything . I mean an outfit, accessories, and shoes is an amazing deal for only fifty dollars. The best part is that some outfits may look a hundred times that price.

This Fab Fifty Friday I’m using a cute green dress that I found at persunmall.com! The dress was way too fabulous to turn down and only for 28 dollars! I immediately started working on an outfit for this dress and I found some more amazing deals. The shoes were super cute and only 15 dollars! I could not believe my eyes when I saw the prices, it almost felt too good to be true. The earrings were only 8 dollars, it’s not one of the best deals I have seen at Charming Charlie but it wasn’t bad for these earrings either. I love this outfit because of how elegant and modern it is. The cuts in the dress are very simple but clean and there are no patterns which makes the dress super chic. This look added up to be 50.99 which is only 99 cents over the budget, but hey just go look in some jean pockets or under you couch and I’m sure you’re bound to find some extra change laying around. Graduations are coming up and this would be an amazing outfit for that special event! Look classy and sophisticated on one of the biggest moments of your life!

DIY Button Boot Socks

 

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Just a while back I got some super cute and comfortable combat boots at Rue 21. I love wearing them with jeans in the winter because when I have jeans that don’t fit length wise I can always wear those boots to cover it up. I then started thinking for more ways I can style those boots and I thought about how cute it would be to wear them with a dress or a skirt. I tried it on with one of my dresses that matched the boots and it looked good, but it was missing something. It was missing something on the legs, so I though about boot socks. I don’t own any boot socks, so I went to go buy some. The problem was that when I went looking, I never found anything unique or different. So I decided that I was going to try and make my own.

What you will need to make your own DIY buttons boot socks are buttons (your choice of color and preferably smaller size), thread the color of the buttons you are using, a sewing needle, long socks, scissors, and if you don’t know how to sew you can use fabric glue. Although I have to admit that I don’t know how the fabric glue is going to hold the buttons after washing. I’ll update you on that once I wash them. Before you start sewing or gluing make sure you have enough buttons because you are going to need a good amount of them. Also, before you start sewing or gluing you need to lay out the buttons out on the sock they way you are going to sew them on. Make sure that there are more buttons on because the sock will later stretch out giving more space between each button. Once you have the buttons arranged the way you want it, start sewing them in. It may take a while depending on how good you are with sewing or gluing. Once I finished with the sock I tried it on and the hard work definitely paid off. The socks were super cute and even cuter with the boots. This is definitely a cheaper and cuter way to get boot socks.

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