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

 

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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.

Teen Fashion: Cool and Warm Enough

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Spring Break is now over and we went back to school Monday. I hated having to wake up early because I got used to sleeping in till noon. It was kind of funny walking into school Monday because I would look around and find people with really bad tans or people who got sun burned. Plus everyone was walking around as if they were the living dead because they were so tired. All this week we have been going full throttle in our classes  now that our EOCTs (End of Course Test) are coming up. The teachers have been so stressed out with trying to get everything covered which sucks for the students because these are the times we get double the homework. But summer is just around the corner and I’m super excited for the break but after a few days I start to miss my friends and my classmates.

This outfit was taken during spring break in Madison, GA.  The city was such a beautiful place and there were flowers everywhere which I loved. I will be talking about the city and a few things we did while we were there in one of my upcoming posts so you guys can get a feel for it. It was such a cool place and I definitely would recommend for people to take a nice trip there.

Spring break was kind of cold for us down here in Georgia so I had to wear a long sleeve shirt and pants to go to Madison. I wore a white tank top with a long black and gray striped cardigan over it. I also pared it with a white, black, and gray beaded necklace. I also added dark purple pants to the outfit to give it an unexpected color. The shoes matched the gray in the top of the shirt. The outfit was perfect to go walking in because when it was cold I had the cover up and once it got warmer I could just take off the cover up and just wear the tank top and the outfit would still look nice. Once I got home I had to do some serious washing because the pollen got all over my clothes, the shoes looked yellow instead of gray by the time we were done walking.

Teen Fashion: Crawfish Boil Outfit

Teen fashion blog cardigans and necklaces

Teen fashion blog cardigans and necklaces

Teen fashion blog cardigans and necklaces

Have you guys ever seen what crawfish look like? Recently I just went to a crawfish bake at a friend’s house. I was a little skeptical at first because when I would see them on TV they always looked like a cross between a spider and a crab. Also I would hear people talking about how the right way to eat crawfish was by sucking out the juices in the head, which did not sound very appetizing to me at all. When we were getting ready to eat the crawfish my mom’s friend dumped out the crawfish and everything that was cooked with on a table. I looked into the big pile of miniature looking lobsters and I could see potatoes, shrimp, sausage, garlic, and corn. It looked and smelled great! I started off with some of the potatoes and shrimp and finally built up the courage to try the crawfish. My dad had to show me how to open it up, which is a really messy process. I then ate it and it tasted a bit similar to crab. I liked the flavor of it, but I think I’m more of a shrimp girl. Life is all about experiences after all! so crawfish boil, checked.

Not much to say about the outfit. We were finally getting rid of the winter weather so wearing a dress was super welcomed. In addition I wore it to such a messy feast because I was meeting my mom’s friend for the first time and I wanted to look presentable. I always hear that the first impression is the most important impression. I posted a picture of the crawfish boil on Instagram so follow me at cardigansandnecklaces to see that picture and other random pictures. 🙂

Style Cravings: Long Midi Skirt

Style Cravings: Long Medi Skirt

Trends have been known for been done in the past and  coming back into style. I can still remember those days when neon came back into style and every kid at my school looked like a walking traffic cone. I have been guilty for wearing a few neon colors myself back when the trends were cool. If you are more into the boho style look, then you are more into the late 60’s style which is more hippie like. Last semester my AP human geography teacher was talking about pop culture and he mentioned Vans and how it’s a reoccurring trend in pop culture. He even told us stories of how he used to skate and wear Vans while his pony tail would be flapping in the wind. I couldn’t help but laugh at the thought.

I have been on Pinterest a lot lately and I have been noticing these 50’s skirts coming up everywhere. I have seen these skirts and all I could do was think back to the movie Hairspray and Grease. I have always loved these big skirts because they are so feminine and girly yet very modest. Plus imagine how much fun it would be to spin around in one of these!  50’s skirts are known to have the little poodle at the hem of the skirt, but now a days people have thrown out the poodle and started modernizing the skirt. There has even been a few stars that have been caught wearing the 50’s skirt, such as: Kelly Osborne, Keira Knightley, and even Taylor Swift (which has been known for her vintage style).  I don’t think that teenage girls are going to be the main group wearing these skirts because we all seem to love our skinny jeans but I know at least one teenage girl that would love to own one of these. I have been looking at this skirt ever since I was smaller and I saw Sandy dancing with Danny Zuko at prom and her skirt was spinning everywhere. After I started looking at these skirts on Pinterest, all I could do was think back to the days where I would wear a skirt and spin in it just to see if I got the same effect as some of the girl’s on Grease’s skirts. This is definitely a look I am obsessing over and I am really hoping that I will walk into a store and find one of these skirts on the sale racks.

Tribal Nation Series: My Closet Tribal Outfit

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Teen fashion blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

Teen Fashion Blog

For my sister’s birthday last weekend, the whole family went to the zoo. It was a lot of fun to get to see all the animals, especially since the last zoo I went to was the one in Washington D.C. but we arrived late and none of the animals where out. I swear the only animals we really got to see at the Smithsonian Zoo was the squirrels running around, not very fun. At the zoo in Atlanta, there were all sorts of super amazing animals, even some that I just wanted to stuff into my bag and take home. Like for real, who wouldn’t want a baby Panda? I think my favorite animal to see was the gorillas because there were a lot of them and they were very interactive. You could even see one of the mothers with her baby on her back and the silver back hanging out around all the women. One of the ugliest animals there would  have to be the naked mole rat, their teeth are so big and they look like wrinkly hot dogs. The zoo was divided into different continents and the animal were placed inside the continent they would most likely be found in. I really like the Africa section because it had the elephants and the giraffes which were really cool as well to look at.  Something I got to experience at the zoo was trying dipping dots for the first time. I got cookie dough flavor and that was so much fun to eat. The texture was really weird yet enjoyable at the same time. Not to mention that the flavors were really good as well.

I took my tribal outfit picture in the African section of the zoo because when I think of Africa I think of small tribes. I wore a tribal pattern dress which had a lot of blue, orange, green, and brown. I wore a denim jacket to add some layers other than just the dress. I wore wood studded earrings with a wood bangle and a small wood beaded bracelet which was used to bring out the brown in the dress a bit more. I added a brown and teal blue belt which contrasted really well against the colors of the dress. I wore teal and brown sandals which were also colors found in the dress. I didn’t wear a necklace with this outfit because it would just get lost in the pattern and no one would really be able to see it.

Teen Fashion: Don’t Cry, Blue Skies Outfit

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Blue on blue outfit teen fashion blog

Blue on blue outfit teen fashion blog

Blue on blue outfit teen fashion blog

Do you want to know what I don’t understand? Blue is a color that can represent sadness ( I feel blue), I don’t understand why they used that color for feeling sad because there are a lot of people who like this color. I have a lot of friends and family whose favorite colors are blue, or at least branched to blue in a way, such as teal. I have to admit I like the color a lot, if you were to look into my closet you would find a lot of blue shirts and blouses. I love the color blue because it goes with so many colors, why do you think people wear blue jeans all the time?

I was looking for the next outfit to take a picture of and I kept thinking to myself that I needed to be creative. It took me a while to finally realize to put two different patterns but the same color. I used a dark blue and black striped shirt and a checkered dress for the outfit. Yes, I did say dress. If you have an old strapless dress that does not fit length wise, get creative and turn it into a skirt. All you need to do is role the top half of the dress down to your waist, but make sure it’s not all bulged at the bottom. I also used these light blue shoes, they almost look purple. I thought this outfit was great because it’s fun and interesting to look at. It’s something different that many people don’t tend to think about. Honestly, not many people would think to put blue on blue on blue. The accessories are simple because there is already so much going on in the outfit. Just a simple silver chain necklace and studs will do.

I wanted to take a second to talk about the photo shoot. We decided to take it at an airport near the house where they have a lot of smaller planes. When we went there, this very kind man allowed us to take pictures by one of the planes. He was so nice and helpful! I didn’t think we were going to be able to get in and do it, but he let me pose beside the plane. He even let me get into it and try on the headsets. Not the ideal accessory for the outfit, but still lots of fun to wear. I was so overwhelmed with happiness that I could not stop smiling or laughing, which was good for the photos. I was so interested in the plane and I could not believe I was actually there posing next to and inside the plane. I was kind of hoping a little that he was going to offer me a quick plane ride, but that was getting my hopes way to high.