FFF: Fab 50 Friday

Fab 50 Friday
Fab 50 Friday by teen fashion blog
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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For the Love of Fashion Series: A Valentine’s Day Blueprint for Singles

Valentine's Day for Singles teen fashion blog

My friends and I ready to go on our mall scavenger hunt

Valentine’s Day is all about love, a day where you give that one person all your devoted attention. The thing is some people don’t have that special someone and tend to spend it alone. I usually spend Valentine’s Day at home with my family. I don’t dread Valentine’s Day like some singles do, but then again I have never looked forward to it either. Some of my single friends look at couples at school and think that they want something similar, they want a guy to show them that he truly likes them and that is how they end up feeling bad for themselves.

The reason I decided to do this post is because I want to give those of you who are single an idea of what to do that day. Some girls take that day to feel pity for themselves and just wallow in their sorrow rather than going out and doing something they may love. I love hanging out with my friends and family so I try to spend time with them that day and take my mind off anything that may be a downer. Below some ideas to get your mind off the whole Valentine’s Day sorrow.

Movie and Dinner Date

You don’t need a boy to go out to the movies. Get your friends together and go catch a movie. Don’t go for the cliché romantic movies, instead watch a horror movie or a comedy. I bet that horror movie is going to get your mind off your single status for good. Go to your favorite restaurant afterwards and plan your next hang out. The important thing is to have a plan so the conversation won’t end on the usual I feel bad for myself because I don’t have a boyfriend. Maybe agree to appoint a person that will be in charge of redirecting the topic of conversation if the conversation is turning gloomy.

Do a Hobby

For those of you who have hobbies, go ahead and do them that day! If you like to do a certain activity, go out and do it! Get a group together and go out to your favorite athletic park and play your favorite sport. I know shopping makes me really happy, so instead of sitting at home eating a tub of ice cream and watching the Twilight movies I’m out getting myself some new clothes.

Throw a Party

If you like to party, throw a small party for you and some of your closest friends, or even throw a slumber party.  Make it a theme party to make it even more fun, like a costume, spa, video game, baking party or a mall scavenger hunt. I did a mall scavenger hunt for my 13th birthday and we had a blast! You can even do a clothes swapping party to get “new” pieces for your wardrobe. They are not new clothes but they are new to you. 🙂

Lend a Hand

Help others! Go and volunteer with a non-profit organization like an animal shelter or a soup kitchen. I can tell you that the times I have volunteered I have always felt extremely happy. The joy about giving to others is the best gift you can receive.

Love Thy Self

One of the advantages of being single is that the money that you would have spent on that person you get to save or spend on yourself so why not go for a makeover? It can be as simple as getting a haircut or having your nails done. Go to the makeup counter of your favorite department store and have them do your makeup. All it takes is buying something simple like a lip gloss in most cases. Go get that special nail polish you have kept an eye on or that pair of shoes that you have waited months to get. It’s all about loving yourself! You can’t love others if you don’t love yourself first.

Feed your Brain

Read a book, find a book club or enroll in a class. Learn scrap booking to put together all your fancy high school memories, a jewelry making class, a painting class, or a dance class. The sky is the limit! Last year I took a cake decorating class at Michael’s and it was a lot of fun. When I learn something new I feel accomplished. It is always a self-esteem booster.

Whatever you find joy in, do it! Don’t sit around feeling bad for yourself and ruin your day. Every day is worth living, live it to the fullest. I try to remember these words every Valentine’s Day and it always works out for me. At the end of the day I always end up with a smile on my face.