Top 5 DIY Politically Incorrect Halloween Costumes

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I guess I should start by saying that if you are the kind of person that gets easily offended this post is NOT for you and you should NOT read this post.

Before you leave your comments know that I’m a lover. I love everybody independent of race, religion, nationality or sexual orientation. This is an artistic and creative way of expressing my beliefs to criticize other people’s intolerant and judgmental views. Peace!

Anyway, I was thinking that we are almost in September and for many people this is usually the time that they start looking for costumes if they are ordering online. I am a worrier, so if I’m going to order something online I try to do it with plenty of anticipation so I can sleep at night without worrying that it will not get here on time. The do-it-yourselfers also start looking for ideas with plenty of anticipation as they have to buy materials, build, glue, sew, paint, etc, etc. FUN! In my opinion the DIY are always the best costumes.

Last year Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball video inspired a ton of costumes so I started wondering about this year’s costumes. I have no idea what will inspire people this year, but based on recent events these are my top 5 do-it-yourself and  totally mean and politically incorrect costumes. I can guarantee you will be the talk of the town. They are all fairly easy to create but the question remains: would you wear them? I can tell you I would not. It is kind of embarrassing to even think that I could come up with some of these twisted ideas.

#5 Basic White Girl

Did I say stereotype? Tease your hair, rub your hands on your eyes to smear your mascara and voilà. Basic white girl frazzled because her Starbucks cup is empty.

Basic White Girl politically incorrect  halloween costumes

#4 Asian Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion

Totally stereotypical! Use a box as a tray if you don’t have a real tray at home. This costume should cost you almost no money to create.

Asian Hot Dog Eating Contest Champion politically incorrect  halloween costumes

#3 Solange Knowles in an Elevator

Almost like Jason in Friday the 13th or Michael Myers in Halloween. Scary! You can do an elevator fascinator or make and wear an elevator out of a cardboard box.

Solange Knowles in an Elevator politically incorrect  halloween costumes

#2 Russian Bigot at the Sochi Olympics

It has to be very scary to be gay and have to walk among these haters. Note: I said bigot, not all Russians! 🙂 Russian hat with a gay pride pin or sash. Skinny jeans and boots and a Sochi Olympics t-shirt. You can also do your own t-shirt with a plain white t-shirt.

Russian bigot at the Sochi Olympics politically incorrect  halloween costumes

#1 Ebola Virus

Need I say more? It doesn’t get any scarier than that. You can get some of your friends together and say that you are the Ebola outbreak. These Tyvek suits and masks are not that expensive. Buy a couple of Sharpies and draw the virus on them.

Ebola virus politically incorrect  halloween costumes

There you have it! What do you think? Would you wear one of these?

 

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FFF: Fab Fifty Friday

FFF: Fab Fifty Friday
FFF: Fab Fifty Friday by teen fashion blog 

The post today it’s an accurate representation of how intense my week was. This is only the second week of school and I have been going to bed past 11 PM every day and that’s just homework for God’s sakes! Going back to school can take a toll on your overall emotional wellness. It is not only the stress of classes and grades and fitting in, but it also means having to deal with people, the good, the bad, and the in between (the ones that just don’t care).

I understand not everybody will have my same opinions and I respect that, however that won’t stop me from dissecting other’s opinions (at least in my head). The other day at lunch, I overheard a group at the table talking about the Ebola outbreak in Africa and the two Americans that were brought back to Atlanta for medical care. I guess that because we live so close to Atlanta it was a very passionate discussion. The consensus pretty much was that the government did wrong and that they shouldn’t have brought them back to the US and risk an outbreak at home.

I couldn’t help but cringe as I heard them talk. I do realize that there is politics behind the whole decision and that it is probably more complicated than what I can even begin to imagine or understand, but in my opinion it was the right thing to do. Call me naive or stupid but to me it is an expression of moral and humanity at it’s best. That doesn’t mean I am not afraid, we all are but these kids are so consumed by their own fears that they would rather abandon people than provide a helping hand. Now, if that is not losing humanity what is? I got emotional, they were discussing the lives of two people, not lab monkeys (although that is pretty bad too). These two inconveniences and takers of their good night sleep are our citizens, our missionaries. They represent the goodwill of our nation and they represent each and every one of us. They stand up for causes that we are too scared or inconvenienced to take on. We should be grateful to them, they do the work that nobody else wants or cares to do. They are heroes! Oh, but it is so easy to criticize others. It is so easy these days to not feel empathy for others. Why!!!??? What went wrong? When as a society did we lose it? When did it start? I know it is probably a combination of my personality and my parents teachings but I feel for them, I feel for their families. I asked myself as I continued to listen to their ramblings: “I wonder if they would say the same thing if it was one of their parents/siblings/grandparents?” I felt defeated. These people are the future of this nation! What is next? No army because they are too selfish to care for anybody else?

I hope that something good comes out of this. I really do. Think about it. How long has this virus been around? How many people has it killed? Who cares, right? It was poor African people, it was not us. As we bring these two Americans home we are confronted with the realization that we have to do something. It’s not a third world country anymore, it’s us! There is money for research now, companies are willing to work on a cure now… the irony. Too poor to be saved. I apologize if we don’t share the same opinions, please know that I do respect yours and that in no way I am trying to offend anybody that differs from mine. I am so glad I got that out of my chest!

I can’t deny my mood has been somber since that conversation, so writing this post is my way of releasing those emotions to start working on my positivity again. The outfit represents my view (at least this week) of the future. A bleak, black and white one, no colors, not even gray. Good vs evil. In or out. The FAIL cap was the piece that brought everything together. We FAILED! Forget about the latest dystopic novels, in our future, there is no more humanity among or within us.

The Purse that Traveled the World

purse flea market find teen fashion blog 80's

purse flea market find teen fashion blog 80's

Every once in a while when the weather is nice outside and I have a craving for tacos, (there is a Mexican food truck there with yummy tacos and tortas) I will go to the flea market with my parents.  My mom and dad have creative minds and love to build, refurbish, and create things, so a visit to the flea market allows them to treasure hunt, let their imagination go, and bounce ideas off each other (like the show Flea Market Flip). I have to admit I don’t get too involved when it comes to their projects, but do enjoy looking at the clothes racks and accessories. In the past I have been able to buy things, like a super cute Halloween fairy costume for $5.00, so I never know what I can find. A girl is ALWAYS hopeful.

This past Sunday as my mom looked for crystal (one of her favorite things to look for), I spotted laying down on a box this awesome purse. I could not believe what my eyes were seeing! It was instant attraction! I imagined Carrie Bradshaw in one of the episodes of The Carrie Diaries strolling around Manhattan with it. And then it hit me, “No! What has my mom done to me?”.  All the memories of the past summer came rolling down on me as I remembered the never ending art lectures from my mom. I realized the attraction was coming from an even deeper place. The purse reminded me of art pieces I had studied, it reminded me of Mondrian’s work. The 2013 summer of art appreciation had changed me forever!!!

As I held on to the purse I let my imagination go. In a matter of minutes I thought of the purse’s story and its previous owners. I thought of the era: “the 80’s? It looks like it but I’m not sure”. I imagined the outfits that I could create with it. I imagined a really pale brunette top model in an all white background and clothing admiring the purse. The purse had finally made it to the cover of Vogue. I thought of how awesome it would be to be able to own something that nobody else would have or maybe even feel confident enough to wear. Yep! That was not me, I was certainly confident enough to wear it everywhere. Why not? And then the doubt, really are you going to wear it? Or is it too bright?

I convinced myself it was probably more money than I could afford at the time for a purse that I really didn’t need it, but I decided to ask for the price anyway. I was now way too curious to know how much value would somebody else give to a purse that had clearly been around the world and owned by celebrities and eccentrics alike (at least in my imagination).  As I braced myself to hear the lady spell out the exorbitant price… she said: “3 dollars”. What??? Lady!!! You clearly don’t know what you are talking about! She probably was, but I didn’t want her to devalue my find, to devalue the connection that I now had with it. So I replied to her: “Ok, thank you”. I put the purse down and walked away.

I left her booth, confident that I had done the right thing. I didn’t needed the purse anyway. All of a sudden I heard my inner voice talking to me: “You don’t like it? The price is really good for something so different!”. It was not my inner voice anymore, it was my mom. She then proceeded to give me great advice: “If you like it but don’t need it offer her $2.00, if she accepts you leave with a great bargain, if she says no you were going to leave it anyway. Win-win.”  In a second she had shared a very important lesson, a lesson I will never forget, a lesson about the power of asking. You’ll never know what you can get if you don’t ask. The rest is history, the very nice lady agreed to give it to me for $2.00 and I came home with a purse to play with!

Do you have dreams like these when you go shopping or is it just the delusions of an utterly hormonal and dramatic teenager? 🙂

Teen Fashion: First Impressions: Open House Outfit

Back to School Outfit teen fashion

Back to School Outfit teen fashion

Back to School Outfit teen fashion

Every year when I go to Open House I always make sure to dress up. Just like when going to an interview for a job, you make sure to look good because it’s all about first impressions. I like my teachers to think that I am well put together and organized because that is what they are going to think of me when I walk into school on the first day. I enjoy getting ready for something since the whole summer I stayed in shorts and a t-shirt most of the time. What I like most about the outfit is the pastel colors paired up with the darker colors. I love the light pink and gold color and how it contrasted so well with each other. I also loved the long striped cardigan over the outfit, it added visual interest.

How do you guys like my hair? I cut it a few weeks back, but it’s a lot shorter now. I have to admit I get frustrated sometimes when trying to style it, but it looks good in the end. It feels so good not having to manage so much hair. 🙂 Besides a change now and then is not bad. What do you think?