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.

 

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: 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.

FFF: 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.

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 :).