Tantalizing Twenties: Thoroughly Modern Millie Flapper Costume

Thoroughly Mpdern Millie flapper costume teen fashion blog

Thoroughly Mpdern Millie flapper costume teen fashion blog

Thoroughly Mpdern Millie flapper costume teen fashion blog

As I have mentioned before in previous posts and in my about section, I’m in chorus. We do a lot of different concerts throughout the year and they are always super fun to do. The concert I enjoyed the most was our end of the year concert which we turned into an award show to honor seniors before they left. The award show we were trying to recreate in the auditorium was the Tony awards, but we named it the Rhoades awards after my chorus teacher. The Tony awards is an award show were they give awards based on Broadway performances. Each chorus class was given a different musical and it equaled a grand show over all. All of the chorus classes got assigned the song Anything Goes from the Broadway show Anything Goes as the opening and the ending. I’m in the beginners group and we were assigned to perform songs from the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie. For three months we practiced the song and the dance so we would look amazing on stage. The practices were so much fun and I enjoyed getting to dance and sing because I love doing both. The women’s chorus class were assigned Mama Mia, men’s chorus was assigned Newsies, mixed was assigned The Lion King, show choir was assigned American Idiot, and the capella group was assigned songs from West Side Story.

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I thought show choir had the best performance because of how a lot of the members had great facial expressions, amazing voices, and lots of enthusiasm when they were singing. Plus I like a few Green Day songs that they sang so it was really entertaining to watch. All of the chorus groups did amazing and I enjoyed standing back stage and attending practices so I could sing along. Something you may not know about me is that I’m a huge musical girl. I enjoy being able to watch a movie and then all of a sudden hear a song with good lyrics and music to go with it. In my previous posts I mentioned how my favorite musical was Les Miserables, I was really upset when I found out that the year before I became a freshmen they did Les Mis and that I missed my opportunity in being able to perform in such an amazing musical. I dream of being able to sing One Day More along with other amazing voices, the layering of the voices would sound amazing.

To perform Thoroughly Modern Millie we were told to dress up as flappers because Thoroughly Modern Millie takes place in 1922. My mom and I spent a couple nights looking for flapper dresses that were either purple, silver, black, white, or blue. I found this black flapper dress on Amazon and it looked amazing! I may have had a flapper dress on but I still didn’t look like I came from the 1920’s. To get a more vintage look I added long pearls, long black gloves, and a very sparkly head band with lots of sparkle. The headpiece we did ourselves! The outfit looked great and it was comfortable to perform in. One of the things I was stressing about was having a wardrobe malfunction but everything turned out great. I did my best and I didn’t break any legs.

 

Inspiration Monday: Do What You Love

Inspiration Monday: Do What You Love teen fashion blog

Ever since I was smaller I have always been told this same phrase over and over: “Do What You Love”. When I was smaller what I loved was dressing up and Disney Princesses, so at that time I was pretty sure that what I loved was pretending to be a princess. I would dream up purple castles and endless closets of dresses and jewels. This is where the dream of being a princess sprouted up because it’s what I loved and all I ever wanted. Sad to say, I’ve grown up a lot from those days. I no longer dream of purple castles or a tiara. I don’t find it as what I love anymore. I still have to confess to loving Disney Princesses and endless closets filled with clothes. What I truly love is fashion and everything around the word. I dream of going to fashion shows instead of balls and working as a fashion buyer for a top known store instead of running a kingdom. I never knew what step to take to get more into fashion so I just stuck to shopping for a while. I later wanted something a bit bigger than that where I could actually learn a lot more. One day I was in the car with my mom and she started talking to me about running my own blog. I loved the idea but I was a bit afraid because I didn’t  know what skills were needed to run one. She later convinced me to take a chance and do what I love. So I did and now I’m where I am today. Learning more about the fashion world every day and learning a few writing tricks as well that can help me for school.

Doing what you love can become a job for you. Some people may realize what they truly love a little later in life but that’s fine as long as you try to take action to do it. My mom just recently decided to follow her dreams of working in the events industry and she is super happy. She likes to create table settings and plan parties, so what did she do? She’s starting to move toward what she loves. She’s been reading all sorts of book on event planning and took an internship to learn even more. My mom is now doing wedding events and she loves them! She always comes back with stories of how interesting some of the weddings were. She has a very creative mind and surrounding herself with beauty is her passion.

I’ve learned that doing what you love should be incorporated into what you do for a living because if your job is something you enjoy doing, then it feels more like a hobby. I always see shows about characters coming home from work all drained and upset and I don’t want to end up like that in the future. I want to be able to come home with a smile and talk about how amazing my day was just like my mom does when she comes home from one of her events. So follow your heart to what it loves and your life will be filled with more joy and less stress.

FFF: Fab 50 Friday

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 Lately here in Georgia it’s been raining pretty much every day so I decided to do a Fab Fifty inspired by the sun to brighten up my mood. Seeing skies of gray really isn’t all that pleasing when I was looking forward to a summer of sun and endless fun. I’m starting to miss the warm rays and the heat that we usually get down here. It hasn’t been very hot down here, at least not like last summer where I would go outside and feel as if I was melting. It seems like the sound of thunder is becoming more and more familiar this summer. Hopefully as a few more days go by we’ll start to see more and more sunlight break through the dark clouds and shed a little more light on us.
For this outfit I used these floral shorts with all sort of vibrant colors in them from persunmall for $19.99. I paired it up with this very loose yellow shirt from persunmall as well for $9.99. I love this shirt for this outfit because it’s very fun just like summer is. The shoes are a dark blue that is found in the shorts with a gold outline for $16.99 at Target. The bracelet is gold and black which looks really well with the shirt for $2.00 at Claire’s. This outfit would be perfect for walking around town or going to the mall with friends. You can even use it as an awesome outfit for going to the beach or the lake.

Teen Fashion: A Day at the Lake

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About a month ago before I was let out of school, some family friends invited my family to go along with them to Lake Lanier for a boat show. Our family was on board immediately because it’s been a while since we visited the lake or any body of water. I was super excited to go because I heard about a lot of different things we could do there. I thought that we would get to watch boats drive by on the water but they were just parked on a dock. Not what I expected but it was still pretty cool to see all of the different kinds of boats. We then decided that we were just going to park somewhere and chill out by the lake. We couldn’t go in just yet because the water was still kind of cold. My parents played horse shoe and I walked around the shore. We then moved to a different place that had tables so that we could go ahead and eat lunch. Like all people, we just wanted to experience some adrenaline. So what we did was we took these two wheel barrels and used them to slide down the hill. Luckily none of us rode into the water. Once we got done and it was time to leave, we went to a seafood restaurant. I ate crab legs and learned to open them like a pro. I was really proud of myself for being able to pull out a huge chunk of crab meat out of the leg with it intact. I also ordered a pina colada. That was a really fun day and I hope that we get to do it sometime again soon.

It was really hot that day so I made sure to wear something that wouldn’t make me too hot. So what I did was that I wore this gray tank top with green, white, and teal flowers around the neckline as well as on the sides. I also put on some white shorts to match the white flowers on the top of the neckline. I wore some brown and teal sandals so I could stay comfortable and cool. The jewelry I wore are some silver stud earrings and a teal bracelet with a silver and rhinestone bow. Also to shield my eyes from the harmful rays of the sun, I brought a pair of teal sunglasses which also matched my outfit very well.

Inspiration Monday: Tiger in the Grass

Inspiration Monday: Tiger in the Grass
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Inspiration Monday has come around today and I’m sorry to say that today there won’t be a surprise like I did on the Crane on Water, however I’m still bringing in a fist full of style!

I decided to use this picture of a tiger because it reminded me of the movie The Life Of Pi. At first I was a little skeptical of the movie because the trailers never seemed that interesting. My mom then rented the movie for us to watch and I decided to give it a chance because you can’t judge a book by its cover (or a movie by its trailer). The movie had so much symbolism and it was very interesting to go through Pi’s story. I never in a million years would have thought that I would enjoy the movie the way I did. The colors were amazing, they were so vibrant and colorful and it just caught the attention of my eye immediately. Also the emotions were strong, whatever the character felt I felt with him. I feel like this movie would be an amazing movie to watch in my literature class because of all the symbolism and literary devices.  I definitely recommend you to watch this movie if you haven’t seen it yet.

With this outfit I found the perfect dress. It includes all of the colors found in the picture. It had black, dark and light tan, and white. How much more perfect could it get? The earrings and the bracelet are both black and gold to match the dress. I did not include a necklace with the dress because the neck of the dress was high up and the necklace would just hide away among all the colors. The shoes are a light tan which is also found in the dress. I decided to go with these shoes because of how chic and stylish they looked compared to all of my other choices for this dress. The purse is white with gold tigers on it which I found perfect for the outfit.

I would wear this dress to a casual elegant soiree maybe in the afternoon or early evening. The options are endless and this outfit is definitely purrrrr- fect!

FFF: Fab 50 Friday

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Summer has started for us down here in Georgia and I know that some people are still trying to find bathing suits on a budget. Well ladies I have found the solution! The answer is clearance shopping! I went to different stores online looking for bathing suits that are fairly priced. I found a lot of different bathing suits in different stores that looked great and were fairly cheap. I had so much money left over that I was able to buy an outfit to put over the bathing suit and some accessories. Who says you have to spend a lot to look like a million bucks?

The floral blue, red, white, and black bathing suit top was found at Target AND it is Peter Pilotto for Target. I combined this bathing suit top with a bottom that I found at H&M because they both had the same blue.  The bathing suit alone costs $11.28 leaving with me with $38.72 to buy an outfit to put over the bathing suit. I found the shirt and pants at H&M. The white bulldog shirt looks amazing on top of the black and white polka-dotted pants. What I love about these pants is that it’s a short on the bottom with a sheer long pant on top to show the shorts underneath. I found some black flip-flops at Rue 21 and they were super cute for a shoe made of rubber. I also added a bag from H&M so that you can put any beach needs such as a towel and sunblock. And like any person should have on when going to a sunny place, I added sunglasses. The black sunglasses I found at H&M. Add a red lip and you are perfect! Yes, I said add a red lip to the beach. Why not? The whole outfit costs $47.22 so you have some change back to make sure you get a good sunblock to protect your skin. Cute and smart! 🙂

Teen Fashion: Floral Influence

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Ever since I was smaller I have always seen flowers used in a romantic way. I would see my dad bring home flowers for my mom on their anniversaries or sometimes my dad will just surprise her with a nice bouquet. I would watch some movies where the guy would always give a girl flowers when trying to get her attention. I think it’s such a sweet gesture because flowers may not cost that much, but it’s the small gestures that shows that the person cares. I look forward to the day when a guy will surprise me with flowers and give me a themed date like Augustus Waters does in the Fault In Our Stars.

The outfit that I’m wearing above consists of a floral dress from Abercrombie. The colors include pastel pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. I wore a green sleeve less cover up that matched the green leaves in the dress. The cover up looked a little loose and bland so I added a pink belt over it. Now some of you may remember these combat boots and DIY boot socks from one of my earlier posts. I wore some very simple stud white flower earrings and for the hands I wore two thin bracelets. One bracelet was a white bow and the other one was a pink infinity sign with a heart.

Flowers are symbolic for multiple things, but the main ones are love, unity, growth, and birth. These words are very powerful to the human language and I find it very suiting how an object of nature as beautiful as flowers get’s the honor of symbolizing them. Flowers are nature’s art, it’s a way of looking at beauty and appreciating the sight.

“Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul”- Luther Burbank

 

Inspiration Monday: Crane on Water

Inspiration Monday: Crane on water

This Inspiration Monday I decided to change it up a little bit and throw a little curve ball at you guys. Some of you who have read my earlier posts are used to seeing one outfit at a time for each Inspiration Monday, but how fun would it be to throw two outfits at you guys. Like usual, I find most of my Inspiration Mondays on the wonderful website of Pinterest! Pinterest satisfies my craving for something new and pretty, or depending on my mood, funny. Maybe one day I’ll do an Inspiration Monday with something humorous for you guys.

This inspiration Monday I found a picture of a crane on water. What I love about the picture is the flexibility of the crane, the shape it’s making with it’s body is so interesting. I also like how it has the water rippling under the bird blurring the bird’s reflection. Some artists would take it as a symbol or a metaphor even to another meaning, a much deeper meaning. Some artist may just see a bird stretching into a weird shape. What I also love about this crane is the color pallet used. The blues are so subtle and calm and then you have a bright orange as the beak which brings your main focus to the bird’s beak and head due to the contrast of the colors upon each other. The wings of the bird leads you directly to the beak, it looks as if it’s pointing at the beak. This is how I know that the photographer wanted the focus point to be the beak.

Like I have mentioned before, I decided to use two outfits for this picture. Both outfits share one thing in common, they both share the same skirt. The outfit on the left has a icy blue crop top like shirt. This would be a super cute outfit if the skirt is high wasted. The purse is a small light orange purse. The jewelry on the neck is very simple. It’s just a chain necklace with an orange charm. The earrings are orange as well. The jewelry on the hand is an orange watch layered with a bracelet that has orange beads and rose gold bullets. I also decided to give you guys a choice between two different shoes. The shoe on the left is a high heel with orange, black, and teal on the inside. The shoe on the right is an orange van, which are a super comfortable shoe by the way.

The outfit on the right has an icy blue cardigan, which is more appropriate for a setting such as school or work. The purse is rectangular and bright orange. The neck jewelry is a lot more detailed than the outfit on the left. The necklaces is a dark blue with orange bead looking things coming out of the bottom. The earrings have both a bright orange and a dark blue made out of crystals. The bracelet has the icy blue color, dark blue, and a bright orange in a striped pattern. Both the high heel and flats have a floral pattern, but the colors are different. The heel has more of subtle orange, bright orange, icy blue, and dark blue. The flat has the icy blue, dark blue, and the bright orange.

I hope you guys enjoyed your little Inspiration Monday surprise because I might be throwing back at you all a few more here and there. This photograph I flipped on Polyvore to look as if there are two different sides of the reflection. I tried to display that using the outfits showing one side of the mirror, which is the young and flirty side. Then there is the other side that shows the more classy and sophisticated side. What both parts of the mirror have in common is that they are both fun in colors and style.

Style Cravings: Skinnies and Midi Rings

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I was looking at Pinterest the other day and found a picture of a skinny ring with a nice and clean design, a very unpretentious ring and I started wondering if I could find more of them. As I started diving into the world of the skinnies I was more and more convinced that these thin circles would end up been a trend as it has the power of making the hand look super feminine. I was not surprised to discover that celebrities such as Rihanna, Vanessa Hudgens, and Kristen Stewart have already been sporting them.

Midi rings are rings for your fingers just like any other ring. The difference about midi rings is that they are thinner, you  can layer them with other rings, and they don’t go all the way down your finger. I think these rings are super cute and stylish!  I prefer the midi rings to be stacked instead of just one because it adds variety and makes the hand look complete.

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Midi rings come in all sort of shapes, sizes, and colors.  I like looking through the different midi rings and looking at all the different designs they have. I’m not much of a ring person because I can never seem to find the right size for my fingers. It kind of stinks that it’s difficult to find rings for my finger because I just really love the style and all I can do when I see these rings is imagine all the countless outfits I can create with them. It won’t be very hard trying to create an outfit since most of the rings come in either silver or gold so they can match many outfits.

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Most of the styles I included in the pictures are from Etsy however there are multiple websites for you guys to go and order some of these for yourselves. The picture with the guitar at the top shows Willow and Bloch skinny that you can order from their site as well. The options are unlimited! Even though the skinnies and midi rings alone are super cute, a little tip would be to make sure that your finger nails are in good shape and maybe even painted to go along with the cute ring look. I mean think about it, if your nails are not up to par, then it will distract people’s eyes from looking at the nails instead of the rings. Midi rings can change up a style and add some flare to a boring outfit.