Total Goddess: A Percy Jackson Outfit

Total Goddess: A Percy Jackson Outfit teen fashion blog
Total Goddess: A Percy Jackson Outfit by teen fashion blog featuring leather handbags
At school I am always overhearing conversations among some of my friends about the book series Percy Jackson. I spent my last summer studying Greek mythology so i know a good bit about the gods and goddesses stories. The stories are very unique and interesting to know. Why is a 13-year-old studying Greek mythology during her summer recess? Because my mom made me. ūüôā She said that I need to be cultured and that was one of the things I studied last summer. Maybe I can share with you what other things I studied last summer. I read Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief but haven’t had time to read any of the other books yet. There are already movies over the first two books out, they aren’t as good as the book, but I don’t believe any movie is.
In Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief, the main character’s name is Percy Jackson. Percy has always been a kid who got into trouble and never did good because he thought he was dyslexic. Percy doesn’t find out he is¬†a demi god until him, his friend Grover, and his mom get attacked by a Minotaur.¬†The¬†Minotaur¬†perishes Percy’s mom. Percy and¬†Grover stumble on to camp half blood where he meets¬†Chiron and Anna Beth. Percy knows he is a¬†demi god but he didn’t know whose son he was. He later figures out during a¬†game of¬†capture the flag (when a¬†projection of a¬†trident appeared above him), he was the son of Poseidon. That¬†meant that Percy inherited Poseidon’s¬†water powers, he has the same¬†powers Poseidon has, yet¬†not as powerful.¬†That is bad news for Percy because the three god brothers (Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades)¬†had an oath where they would no longer have children.¬†Poseidon needed help from his¬†son at the time because Zeus kept accusing Poseidon of taking the bolt. What Poseidon asks of¬†Percy is to find the bolt and prove him innocent, which meant he had to go to the underworld because Poseidon thinks that Hades might have taken¬†it. Percy didn’t want to go¬†at first, but he figured that was the only way to get his mom back after the Minotaur perished her.¬†Grover¬†(a satyr that¬†protects him) and Anna¬†Beth (daughter of Athena)¬†went along with him on his journey. They¬†battle¬†many obstacles trying to gather little pearls that will¬†let them into the underworld.
I started thinking about how cool it would be to create a Percy Jackson outfit, it was fun to research. I used a white shirt with a long blue and flowy skirt because Percy Jackson had water powers that were inherited from his father. I used blue and gold cuff links because when I¬†think about¬†Greek outfits from mythology times, I have always seen¬†cuff links being used. The¬†earrings to me looked like they had a design you might find¬†on some pottery or plates they used to make. The head band also looked very¬†Greek as well so I¬†included it in the outfit. The purse is silver and gold to go along with all the accessories.¬†I kept the shoes blue because I wanted to keep the attention on the rest of the outfit.¬†I would love to¬†wear this outfit because¬†it would make me feel like I’m a water goddess myself,¬†that’s until I try doing some cool trick and it doesn’t¬†work.
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Teen Fashion: Don’t Cry, Blue Skies Outfit

Blue on blue outfit teen fashion blog

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.

Monday Inspiration Outfit: Zebra Plate

Monday Inspiration Outfit: Zebra Plate teen fashion blog
Time flies when you are having fun…NOT! Finally back to school today after two weeks of recess due to a winter storm and winter break. I have to admit it felt good to be¬†able to go back to school today and see my friends. What is not cool is the teachers piling on the homework to try and¬†catch us up due to all the days missed. Luckily I anticipated the teachers’ frenzy and used the days that I was out of school to get ahead with my blog posts. Yay! This is my 50th post in a row and I didn’t want to miss it. One of my goals when I started the blog was to write sixty days in a row. Ten more days and I should be¬†able to accomplish it.
My inspiration for this outfit was this cute zebra plate my mom pinned to one of her decoration boards. I liked the shades of blue used and the modern overall feeling of the plate. As I have mentioned before inspiration can come to you from pretty much anywhere, even a plate. ūüôā I tried to use different shades of blue to capture the hues of the plate. I felt I needed to work with a zebra pattern so I used a more modern version of the pattern with the top. My vision of modern also included a mix of styles in the outfit, grunge, preppy, modern and punk. Sometimes eclectic outfits like this one turn out ¬†to be even more special because they are extremely unusual and unique.

Modern Grunge

Modern Grunge outfit teen fashion blog
Modern Grunge by teen fashion blog featuring a peg trousers

Today I created another outfit using one of the trends found on the catwalks of Fall/Winter Fashion Week 2014. One of the main patterns found among the clothing was plaid. As I have stated before I thought that Tommy Hilfiger did the best using the plaid pattern. The way he styled the clothing was just amazing and I loved every piece he put out there. I would definitely not mind wearing his pieces! I also decided to use leather in the outfit as well, the leather is found in the vest over the plaid long sleeve shirt. I made sure to use black, red, white, and blue in the outfit because they were the main colors found among the trends.

This outfit is very unusual and it has a grunge look. I decided to add the leather vest on top of the plaid shirt because it added a cool effect to the outfit. I used a rose cameo on top of the vest because it goes with the color scheme and I have been wanting to work with a cameo for a while. All of the other accessories are black as well. The shoes and purse are leathery like to go along with the vest. I decided to go with the blue and plaid gloves because it added an unexpected twist to the outfit. Who doesn’t like a surprise?

FFF: Fab 50 Friday

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FFF: Fab 50 Friday by teen fashion blog featuring leather handbags
$50 Outfit

I had a lot of fun with this outfit because I decided to play around with the color of the year. This year’s color of the year is Radiant Orchid. I decided to find an outfit using the color so I could kill two birds with one stone by telling you an interesting fact (what the color of the year is) and by giving you a nice Fab Fifty Friday outfit. I also decided to play with one of the trends from Fashion Week, stripes!

This week I decided to make an outfit that would be perfect for both spring and summer and totally appropriate for a teen. I found this dress and thought that it was super pretty. I don’t know why, but I have this weird thing for high low dresses. Anyways, when I found the dress I thought that it would be perfect to use the radiant orchid on, so I made sure to make the accessories that color. I decided that I wanted to use a hat because the outfit would have looked plain without it. Another weird thing I like are fedoras, the thing is that when I try to wear one it doesn’t look good on me because it doesn’t go along with my face shape. I have been looking at this shoe for a long time now, I just love the little strap that wraps around the ankle!

Teen Birthday: Blue and Green Beetle Outfit

Birthday Outfit teen fashion blog

teen birthday outfit teen fashion blog

teen birthday outfit teen fashion blog

A few weeks ago I went to a birthday party for one of my friends. It was really fun because my whole group of friends was there and we just all got to hang out. Also my friend who was throwing the party goes to a different school so it was nice to see her again. The first part of the party was spent watching Four Weddings as we waited for the rest of the guests to arrive. Her mom had baked some chocolate mint cupcakes for the party and they were amazing. She also had a lot of snacks to keep us satisfied, and I must say that I was very satisfied.  My favorite part of the party would have to be being able to spend time with all of my friends, I believe that night was needed because high school has split us up a bit.

For this outfit I made sure to keep it very simple because it was somebody else’s birthday, meaning all the attention is meant to be on the birthday girl. I used a blue, black, and white striped shirt with a dark green button up shirt on top. I needed to put a top layer because it was cold outside at the time. I used a long chain necklace with a beetle on it because the shirt was very simple and nothing was really going on in it. The blue and gold necklace added some fun to the look. I used gray oxfords because it was unexpected for that outfit. The outfit was very comfortable so I had no troubles with it at the party. I like to try and stay stylish yet comfy when I go to a party, how do you dress for a party?

Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Trends

Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Color Trends

Fashion Week recently ended, so as a teen fashion blogger I feel I have to share the trends that came about among the designers. I looked for many things that might have been popular among all the collections shown. Today I’m going to talk about the three main categories that stood out to me. These categories are colors, patterns, and the main fabrics that they used.

This year’s fall colors are black, gray, white, red, and navy blue. The main color that was used among the designers was black. I made sure to include one example of each color at the top. I also wrote down the designers that created that certain outfit so that if you wanted to, you could go ahead and take a look at what else they made. I loved these colors and I believe that these outfits in those colors are just amazing.

Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Pattern Trends

As for patterns, this Fashion Week I noticed a lot of plaid, among the collections. Tommy Hilfiger¬†to me honestly did the best with plaid. I’m not usually¬†into wearing sporty¬†clothing, but I could make an exception¬†for his line. All of his clothes were to die for. I also noticed a few different floral patterns, I thought that was pretty interesting for a fall collection. There were many different¬†collections that had polka dots or stripes in them. Leopard print was pretty big among the clothing as well, I loved this dress by Badgley¬†Mischka that’s at the top. Between the slit in the front and the leopard pattern, it was a fun dress yet elegant at the same time.

Fashion Week fall/Winter 2014 Fabric Trends

As for the fabrics, I’m really glad I have a good amount of faux leather clothing in my closet because I’m going to need it for the fall. It felt like there was leather in every show, it was a leather invasion! Fur was really big as well, there were all sorts of colors and prints on the catwalk which was really cool to see. I felt like Betsy Johnson did the best with the colored fur, the colors were so weird yet cool at the same time.¬†Fur accessories were very big too, I can’t tell you all the times that¬†I saw a model carrying around a fur purse.¬†Shiny fabrics and metallic fabrics were really popular as well among the designers. Sheer was really big as well, I saw multiple dresses, skirts, and shirts that had sheer and they looked lovely. I’m honestly a fan of the sheer fabric, I think that as long as you have a tank top under it can add a cool look. Plus a lot of sheer clothing¬†flows well¬†and I like that.

Even though this gets a little out of the categories, I wanted to make sure that I mentioned that I saw a lot of the models wearing crop tops. They were styling them in all sorts of cool ways. There were models that wore crop tops under a nice sheer shirt, some wore them over shirts, under blazers, under shirts that have a lot of cut outs in them, and much more ways. I found it interesting to see how the designers styled the crop tops in weird ways that I have not seen before. I know that I’m not very comfortable with crop tops cause I’m not big on showing skin, yet I am open to try the different ways to use one.