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. ūüôā Besides a change now and then is not bad. What do you think?

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Back to School Geek Style: The Walking Dead

MissMotleys, sacchetto, NovelCreations, BucktoothedBunny

MissMotleys, sacchetto, NovelCreations, BucktoothedBunny

A show that has a lot of people raving about it is The Walking Dead. The show has more followers than I ever thought it would get considering it is after all a clich√© end of the world show. I will give it to them, it is one of my favorite shows of all time. If I miss a show, then a fit is thrown! I’ve watched it¬†since it came out and I’ve seen every single episode (more than once). Every time a Walking Dead marathon comes on, I’m on top of it with a bowl of popcorn in my hand and my undivided attention. I will say that I love The Walking Dead more than Doctor Who, you can’t go wrong with zombies. If you give a me a really good show/movie with zombies in it, then I am hooked and watching it.

This show doesn’t need very much explaining since it’s taking place during the zombie apocalypse. Pretty much the whole time all they’re trying to do is survive from both the dead and the living. There is always lots of drama and action in this series which makes for a really entertaining hour. There have been many times where I would be watching and then suddenly, boom! Something super epic happens and it leaves me in shock for the rest of the night. I really recommend this show unless you’re not good with gruesome things or scared of zombies, because then you’ll have nightmares. It’s actually really odd for me to love this show so much because I don’t take the sight of blood well, I always feel dizzy when I see it. I have actually fainted at the sight of blood in the past (but that is another story). When it comes to The Walking Dead I don’t mind it at all and sort of like seeing the blood everywhere, adds to the action.

My favorite character in this show and my favorite character of all time is Daryl Dixon. He’s a butt kicking redneck that has confidence and bravery, yet still has the sweetest and softest side to him. I’ve stuck by Daryl since the beginning but as episodes went on, I started to fall in love with him. When I tell you that Norman Reedus is my celebrity crush, I truly mean it. He’s just so amazing and if he ever dies it will be the end of my heart. I swear that if they kill Daryl I will revolt, start a riot, and stop watching the show. Well maybe I won’t stop watching, but I won’t enjoy it without him. I’m not ever going to be emotionally prepared if they do decide to kill him. I will be a sobbing mess and it will not be pretty. Plus, that will ruin my whole year because they decided to kill my favorite character of all time and I will never forgive the writers of The Walking Dead. Fangirling much!!!!?

wildwestjewelryshop, SpoonChick, MauveMagpie, wholesalejewelrysale,TheGeekStop, ICEMILWAUKEE, TheZombieShoppe, CreationsbyAccident

wildwestjewelryshop, SpoonChick, MauveMagpie, wholesalejewelrysale,TheGeekStop, ICEMILWAUKEE, TheZombieShoppe, CreationsbyAccident

ScavengedVintage, Studio867, EmbellishedWhimsy, figure8lasers, sacerandsavive

ScavengedVintage, Studio867, EmbellishedWhimsy, figure8lasers, sacerandsavive

I’ve added some Walking Dead bags, clothes, jewelry, and cases for those of you who feel like zombies when walking into school (do you see what I did there?). I have to admit that finding zombie pieces that are wearable and stylish was really difficult. As you can imagine a zombie theme does not scream style but I did manage to find some that I would totally wear and style in a chic way. Like I’ve mentioned before, the key to wearing your favorite geeky clothing and looking stylish at the same time is moderation. Walking in with Walking Dead everything is not going to look all that great and it may seem a bit weird for others. If I had to choose something from all of this merchandise, it would be the Team Daryl T-shirt. Looks like Edward and Jacob are going to have to move aside, there’s a new team in town and he’s locked and loaded.

Make sure to leave comments on your favorite fandoms and what you personally fangirl about. It can be about any book, show, or movie. Let your true geek colors show and write it down. I enjoy reading all of your comments and I’ll make sure to comment back.

Most of the items selected are from etsy which is a super awesome source to find weird and unique items that not everybody is going to already own. Give some love to the etsy featured stores below.

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BucktoothedBunny

NovelCreations

MissMotleys

MauveMagpie

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ICEMILWAUKEE

SpoonChick

TheZombieShoppe

wildwestjewelryshop

TheGeekStop

CreationsbyAccident

sacerandsavive

ScavengedVintage

Studio867

figure8lasers

EmbellishedWhimsy

I’ve Got Your Back… Pack: Patriotic Sentiments

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So I’ve done some back to school shopping lately and I’ve noticed that they have put out a lot of clothing, shoes, and accessories that has the american flag on it. I’ve seen many times before some clothes that had american flags on them at stores but now it seems like everywhere I go, it is the ideal choice. Every time my family sees the american flag we shout “Merica!” just for fun (you have to imagine it with a¬†red neck enunciation!). I don’t mind the style at all, I actually think it’s really cute! I even own a shirt with the American flag on it. I bought it for fourth of July but it’s so cute that I wear it any other day of the year.

I decided that today’s post was going to be about backpacks with the american flag on it because I want it to show you that you can do the american flag in a stylish way. Flag apparel does not necessarily have to be tacky, as with pretty much everything moderation is key. I found many cute styles from all sort of stores, price ranges, and designers. I’ve found many bags from designers such as Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. I made sure to use all sort of backpack shapes so that you guys can get a taste of the style with each shape. I must admit that the American flag will look pretty good on one’s back.

What do you think? Could these be a trend?

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: ninarossi, hamburgWEST, JWCManAboutTown, RuthlessReuse, and DesignByIsonca

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: UnchainedSeattle, AnnesSierraad, PartsAndScraps, EdithEnDat, KatiesBike, and Willowtreework

Today I want to share with you one of my hobbies, Etsy digging. Like with any kind of digging you can either dig for garbage or you can dig for treasures. Since I’m an optimistic I always dig for treasures. I like to spend hours on Etsy.com looking at all the different artistic pieces (although I mainly look at fashion related stuff). You can find some true artistic pieces that are definitely worth talking about. Since I spend a lot of time on Etsy anyways, might as well write a post about what I find so not only I can be amazed but you guys too. These pieces are so amazing that they deserve to be showcased for their artistic quality!

Keep in mind that the pieces I choose are all pieces from my taste and that there are many more recycled accessories that may fit each individual style better. I choose these pieces based on originality and how cute they are. I like recycled jewelry that looks super chic that you would see being sold at a top jewelry store. I ¬†can also see a lot of these pieces being used for outfits on magazines such as Vogue. The way I see it is a bunch of different models using these pieces as their statement piece for their outfit. I don’t know about you but I think that would be a pretty interesting article and a must read.

A bunch of the pieces of jewelry and accessories I see are mostly made of recycled material. I know what you’re thinking, “ewww I don’t want a legitimate trash bag to carry around”, but it’s far from that. I’ve seen a lot of elegant and classy pieces that I wouldn’t mind wearing and that I would enjoy having in my closet. Not only can using recycled items for accessorizing be cute but it’s also great for the environment! We have huge piles of waste lying around hurting the environment so why not reduce the piles by turning some things into wonderful accessories.

Like I mentioned before I usually stay within the¬†fashion¬†area. Some of these pieces I see as statement pieces. Statement pieces have different meanings to different people, but to me it means a piece that will make people look at it twice. These pieces¬†can be a great conversation starter, especially with boys! I mean imagine it! “Yeah, my necklace and bracelet are made of bicycle parts”. What boy can’t relate to a bike?

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: BryansRebicycling, LivelyLeafDesigns, UrbanLaceLLC, LINKSbyAnnette, and UnchainedSeattle

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: RosePedalsJewelry, RetiredGeneration, LivelyLeafDesigns, and WarbleswithBella

The Etsy finds that I wanted to talk about are all made of bicycle parts. Some of the parts I’ve seen these artists use a lot are the chains, the gears, inner and outer tire tubes, and the spokes. A lot of these accessories I immediately think steam punk and grunge. Most of the accessories are dark and almost rustic so that’s why I think of it being grunge and steam punk like. I think it’s interesting how you can take something like a bike apart and create awesome accessories to wear. If you have any old bikes that you don’t use anymore then you already have multiple pieces of jewelry that you can use. ¬†You can go to flea markets pick up some old parts that are for sale for a cheap price and make some high-end jewelry yourself. Now,¬†I’m not telling you to go outside and tear up your bike to make accessories but keep your eyes and mind open to the possibilities.

I’ll have to admit that all this talk about bicycles has me eager to go for a ride. ūüôā

Etsy Digs: Bike Ride

Stores: upcyclery, RhythmicMetal, and Ballestic

Anyway, I figured that many of these stores are really small business owners so sharing their info below is my way to support them, share the love, recognize their amazing work and spread the word.

Featured Etsy stores:

ninarossi

DesignbyIsonca

hamburgWEST

RuthlessReuse

JWCManAboutTown

UnchainedSeattle

EdithEnDat

AnnesSierraad

KatiesBike

PartsAndScraps

Willowtreework

BryansRebicycling

LivelyLeafDesigns

UrbanLaceLLC

LINKSbyAnnette

RetiredGeneration

WarbleswithBella

RosePedalsJewelry

upcyclery

Ballestic

RhythmicMetal

Teen Fashion: Quincea√Īera Fit for a Queen

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quinceanera teen fashion blog damas

quinceanera teen fashion blog damas

Last year in the beginning of my 9th grade school year, one of my friends came to me with the idea about how she was going to have a quincea√Īera. I thought it was an awesome idea and that it would be great for her to have one. Moments later she then asked me to be one of her damas. Damas are pretty much the bridesmaids of the quincea√Īera. I was super stoked to be one. She talked about it all year and threw out some ideas. She started having some gatherings at her house so that her and all the damas could plan on the dance and the dresses we had to wear. We originally were supposed to find dates but none of us could find a date or keep a date in time for the party, so she cancelled having dates. The only person who found a date in time was the birthday girl herself which was great and needed anyways.

Two weeks before the party we started meeting up every day to learn the dance. It is tradition that at a quincea√Īera the damas and the birthday girl do a dance with their dates, in this case we had to do it without dates. Coming up with a good dance was sort of difficult because we all had our own opinions and some of us could and couldn’t pick up certain moves. Also it was hard to teach everybody the dance because not everybody would be at each rehearsal so we would have to go back and teach the people who weren’t there the day before. I will admit that it was pretty fun learning the dance. During our breaks we would play games like hide and go seek, we even made a Harlem Shake video just for fun.

Since I was a dama, that meant I had a very specific dress code to go under. All the damas have to look the same, so that meant wearing the same dress. We all wore a white dress that was one sleeved and had a gold piece that served as the one sleeve and had gold and silver embellishments on it. It was a fairly simple dress so it wasn’t very hard to style. We also had to wear gold, white, or silver shoes with the dresses. We were only supposed to wear minimal jewelry, which was simple silver or gold earrings. We had to have our hair up in some sort of bun, I decided to go with a messy bun to style it a bit differently. Makeup was very simple, but we had to wear a bold red lip stick color. All the damas looked great because we all made sure to stay within the dress code and we ended up looking amazing together and matched the birthday girl’s dress very well.

It came to the time of the party and all the damas were pretty nervous about the dance. I mean it’s not often you stand in front of a bunch of people and bust out your moves for their entertainment, at least not often for me. Before we got to the party we made sure to take some pictures of all the damas and the birthday girl. The first set of pictures were taken by mom because she insisted on it, I think she wanted the practice. The next round of pictures were taken by the birthday girl’s mom, we drove to some water fountains and took some nice pictures there. The next stop was the party and I was sort of freaking out and making sure I remembered the dance because I was the one who had to lead everyone into the dance, it was sort of scary for me. We got there and came in to the building in an orderly fashion. The DJ¬†announced that birthday girl had just walked into the building and everyone started clapping. The birthday girl and the damas were seated in their own table at the front of the room, kind of like the king and queens.

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Just moments after sitting down we were rushed onto the floor so that we could do our dance. We had some troubles at first because the DJ¬†started too early and he couldn’t hear us when we were telling him to rewind the song, this caused me to freak out a bit more. The track then started and I walked out and started dancing and the girls came after one by one. The dance went so smoothly and well by what I could see. Everyone seemed to remember each part and there was no trouble! That was a huge load off my shoulders. The rest of the night consisted of me rapping to “Can’t hold us”, dancing the Gangnam Style, the Cupid Shuffle, and the Electric Slide. Also they played some hispanic music to which I dance with my parents (remembering how we used to dance back in Puerto Rico). I also made sure to teach a few moves to my friends while I was at it.

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In all I would have to say that I did have a lot of fun. I had fun being able to hang out with my friends and just have fun and let loose. We all were dancing and smiling, I would say we all had fun. I’m mostly happy that I was able to be there for my friend on her birthday because you only turn 15 once. I would have to say that my first quincea√Īera was a success and I hope to be attending more in the future!

 

 

 

Strange Addictions: Disney Dudez

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I decided that I was going to write about something a little different today! I have a fast and growing addiction to… Disney Dudez. You’re all probably thinking what’s that? The real question is who is that? Well my friends, I’m here to inform you that Disney Dudez is the best youtube video (at least in my opinion) made by a popular youtuber Todrick Hall. ¬†Heck! The Disney Dudez videos are my favorite youtube videos of all time right now! When I tell you I’m obsessed, I mean that I seriously can’t stop listening to them! I have their songs on repeat at all times! Now I’m not one who has ever like boy bands, I really don’t like One Direction (sorry to all you Directioners). The only reason I love Disney Dudez so much is because I am a huge Disney fanatic and because they harmonize so stinking well! Plus the stories are kind of cute. So far they have created three videos to the Disney Dudez series and I really hope they decide to make many more because I can live off of them! The Disney Dudez are played by IM5 which is a real life boy band.

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The First Disney Dudez video has the boys dressed up as the Disney Princesses: Ariel, Cinderella, Mulan, Belle, and Jasmine. The Disney Princesses are shown at first breaking up with the boys, all for different reasons. Then the boys are back to… well, boys! They are in this classroom talking about how it sucks that their girls broke up with them. Then all of a sudden Mickey Mouse who is the janitor walks in and starts telling the boys that the only way to get over their broken hearts is by starting a boy band. Then they all start singing Disney songs but they throw in a twist! They sing famous Disney princess songs but along to other boy band tunes. For example: Aladin sang “A Whole New World” along to “That’s What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction. In the end, the girls are impressed by their amazing voices and slick moves and decide to get back together with them. I first found this video by going on the humor section of Pinterest. Once again I thank Pinterest for the miracle of amazing entertainment!

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The second Disney Dudez¬†is about how Prince Charming has left Disney Dudez and the boys have to find another member for the group. They have a casting call and we see characters such as Tarzan, Sebastian, Pinocchio, and Daffy Duck. When the boys are about to give up, here walks in Elsa. When I first saw this all I could think was “what the heck is Elsa doing in a boy band casting?!” Elsa starts singing “Let it go” for her/his audition. When Elsa first sings it’s horrific and ear shattering. Then the boys start singing about how Elsa needs some work. During this song we see Elsa transform into Prince Philip and busts out some very sick moves! Then they sing “Do you want to build a boy band?” which went along to the tune of “Do you want to build a boy band?” Prince Philip is then taken in into Disney Dudez and they end the video with all the boys harmonizing to Let it go which made me smile so hard! This was my favorite Disney Dudez video because I liked the harmonization of all the boys, I love the Frozen songs,it made me laugh, and because they brought in Elsa. Elsa is my favorite princess/queen because I feel like I can relate to her, plus she has an amazing dress!

 

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The third Disney Dudez I will admit was not as good as the first two. In the third Disney Dudez the Disney princess are back to breaking up with the boys, but this time because they let fame get to their heads. Mickey then walks in and explains to them how they have let fame get to their heads and help the boys come up with ideas to getting their girls back. They then decided that they were going to perform in their concert with their hearts out their for the girls. They sing more Disney Songs but with a modern and hipper twist to it. Long story short, the boys impress the girls enough with their vocal chords that the girls come crawling back.

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Now I’ve decided that I was going to let you in on which one of the Disney Dudez is my favorite. I mean whenever there is a band you know that we each are all bound to love one more than the others. This one that stood out to me the most was the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. To me he is one of the cutest boys there and his voice is amazing! Plus in all of his videos he is super funny and he seems to have a lot of personality. His real name is Dana Vaughns. He is the youngest member of IM5 and is only 16. I have to say that the first time I saw him play Belle he made me laugh really hard and that when I fell in love with that Disney Dude.

The reason I decided to write this post is because these videos bring some joy to my life and when I feel down I can watch them and then immediately have a smile on my face. I wanted to share them with you guys hoping you all would feel the same way about them as I do. I also want you guys to leave some comments on what your opinions are of the videos if you’ve watched them and who is your favorite character/band member and why?

Style Cravings: Body Chains

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The first time I heard of body chains I thought of the¬†chains that magicians wrap themselves up in and then try to escape out of, not a cute piece of jewelry. The first few celebrities who hit this trend hard where Miley Cyrus and Rihanna. I don’t know about you but I don’t really trust Miley Cyrus’s clothing style, I mean she was well know for JUST wearing a wrecking ball. Rihanna I don’t really trust either, she doesn’t tend to cover up her body very much. At least going off some past and more recent showings of her body, most recent would be the see through mesh dress at the CFDA Awards. I decided to give some fresh faces. The one on the far right in the black bikini is Vanessa Hudgens, which is rocking the body chain under the bikini top. The one in the middle is Acacia Brinley Clark with a simple body chain underneath the crop top. The one on the left is model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wearing a gray suit and a very simple and subtle body chain where it’s barely noticeable, but still very chic.

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Next I wanted to show you guys how the body chains looked on different pieces of clothing. The one on the right is a body chain that looks more like shoulder pads made out of chains but is still super pretty. What I love about this outfit is how the body chain balances out with the skirt on the bottom, also I love the look of the gold body chain on the black crop top. The outfit in the middle is a very simple silver body chain under¬†a white crop top. Note: Even though two of the girls are wearing crop tops, they styled it right to where they don’t look trashy, but quite elegant. The girl on the left side is wearing a simple grey dress with a very simple body chain. The dress was pretty boring by itself so by adding the body chain she gave it a better look.

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Body chains mostly come in gold and silver like any ordinary neck chain. There have been two colors so far that I’ve seen where the neck chains color contrast looks amazing, which are black and white. White ¬†is a very pretty and simple color and it goes with every color. A very dark silver chain is preferred for a better contrast. You can style all sort of looks with the body chains as well. In the top left corner you have a boho body chain look. On the bottom left is a casual body chain look. On the right bottom corner you have an elegant body chain look. I wanted to talk a bit more on how a body chain such as the one on the bottom right can be used at weddings. Some brides are faced with the mother of the brides and what they would like the daughter to wear. Some moms want the daughters to wear something a bit more classic instead of hip or trendy. So what the daughter could do is wear a simpler dress with one of these very elegant body chains over it for a later in the night look. I think that would be a very cute wedding look. You can also add a body chain to a simple article of clothing such as the tank top or crop top above and and make it a very chic look. I added to top right picture because it was seen on the runways and I thought it would be cool to add it. Just imagine how much that body chain would probably cost.

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The other color that looks really well with a body chain on top is black. On the top row I put in a one piece with a body chain on top because you don’t only have to wear them with bikinis. When I was looking up different body chains a majority of the styles were bikinis with the body chain on top. Would I wear a body chain with a bathing suit? No, not really. I mean if it get’s hot the chain can start to burn you and if the chain isn’t real gold or silver and I got into the water it will rust. Now I love swimming and I’m a hardcore swimmer, I like to jump off ledges into the water and do tons of flips and dives. If I were to do all of those things in a body chain then it would be sure to come off or break. Most of the body chains I found that go on top of black outfits are not very simple and accentuate the curves better. I prefer to see a body chain on top of black rather than white because I feel like they stand out a lot better and looks a lot more stylish. Plus, you don’t have to be stick skinny to wear a body chain, now some may not look as right but a lot of girls can wear body chains. They all have different shapes that fit each body type.

For a very simple body chain on ebay is no more than ten dollars which is really good for a teen’s budget. The body chains come in all sort of different shapes and sizes which I like because it adds all sort of different styles. Most of the body chains come in either silver or gold but I have seen a few that come with colored beads to add some more color. Would I wear a body chain myself? Oh yeah, definitely! I’m a really skinny person so I don’t really have curves, some of these body chains might be able to give the illusion that I do. Plus I really like all the different styles I can create with a body chain, but I still wouldn’t wear it with any sort of bathing suit. Is this a style that you guys are craving?