Halloween Finale

My family has a standing joke about me making boys walk into walls. It started because it actually did happen once, and that was years ago, but they still like to bug me about it, even though it technically wasn’t my fault. Last night as I walked down the hall in my Halloween costume, my brother looks up from tying his shoes and says “Venture (Which is our school) better call their contractor, because there’s going to be dents in the wall tonight.” You have to love family…

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Here’s the completed costume! I absolutely LOVE this, and it was great for our Halloween concert at school.

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So yep, it was a great night, but I was super tired when we got home, so this morning I took a picture of the accessories…

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Definitely one of the better costumes I’ve ever had…

-S.J.

Yes or No…

So, I thought that my picture arrangement was for this outfit was sheer genius, but looking at the pictures…I don’t think this worked quite as well as I hoped. Oh well, you are all creative people, I’m sure you can put all of this together. It was a good idea that was modeled in a slightly unfortunate way.

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I thought that the tree shade would provide some artistic shading for the outfit…The shading was accomplished, but not in quite the way I expected.

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This outfit consists of a very simple black dress, a much used and loved red belt, and my all purpose red jacket which I kind of wear whenever it works. And sometimes when it doesn’t I’m sure. The final touch (And my favorite) are my perfect red shoes, which are not only classy, but comfy as well.

Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

Halloween Anyone?

So, today’s style….

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe only expenses I can think of here are the dress ($10 from garage sale), and the jacket ($2 from local thrift store). This outfit, (Plus snazzy mask) is my Halloween costume. Great fun.

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Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

Sunday Styles

This week’s fashion post is from this morning, because I’ve been having a really hard week and haven’t really been thinking about my fashion parade. Thank heavens for Sunday! I always have something cute to take a picture of for church, so it’s saving me this week.

Today’s fashion statement…

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I’ve posted about this dress before, but it now has an official outfit, and it’s accessorized, so it gets a second turn.

Budget (Top to bottom):

Blue String Necklace (Not seen in picture above): $2.00 at a thrift store, a surprise present from my mom.

Navy Belt: $1.00 another thrift store find.

Red Lace Dress: $3.00 on a whim. (Again thrift, but I added the accent fabric.)

Navy Heels: $4.00 (Guess where!)

TOTAL: $10.00

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Thanks for reading, and for all the support you give me!

-S.J.

Should It Fly?

So, I need a new way to post consistently. I’m absolutely terrible at remembering, and this is a problem. I really do want to post, and I love hearing from all of you, but hey, my life is busy, and in the process,  I forget. So, here’s my plan. Every Saturday, I’ll post an outfit from the week, explaining a few things about it, and a few clothing suggestions. I’ll post other stuff too when I think about it and get the time, but hopefully this’ll help me remember.

So, I know this is a day late, but better late then never.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis outfit consists of several things, but here’s a list, top to bottom.

Fabulous Black Hat: Garage sale find by Mom, $1.00.

Indian Looking Choker Necklace: Given by a friend who works on movie sets.

White T-shirt: Thrift store purchase, $2.00.

Ripped Up (But not holey) Brand Name Jeans: Given to me at garage sale by someone who wanted to get rid of stuff. The added fabric behind the holes was my own act, I dislike gapping on my thighs.

PERFECT Turquoise And Brown Cowboy Boots: Sent to me by my fantastic grandmother, $60.00.

TOTAL: $63.00

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So, quick explanation of my thinking while putting this together.

This was built around the boots, and because of that, the outfit needed to be country. Jeans kind of symbolize country everything for me, so these ripped up brown accent jeans couldn’t have been more perfect. The white shirt was a point of vanity for me, I tan extremely easily and white makes me look even darker. The necklace matched beautifully, and it’s my favorite, so I figured I might as well wear it, and the hat…Well, I think that the hat needs little or not explanation considering  I was going for country.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo there’s my first attempt at fashion advice, don’t know how it went, but hopefully this will help me remember to post on a regular basis.

Thanks for reading,

-S.J.

School Promotes Creativity

So, I have a few things about school that I love. I enjoy math class, I really like writing, but I HATE losing my pens and pencils. At the beginning of a school year, I always get some nice pens and mechanical pencils, and by about a month into school, I can never find any of them. Not this year.

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I made a pen roll! No more frustrating pen disappearances, and I can always find what I need!

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School got me thinking. And now I can always find what I need!

-S.J.

My New Footie P.J.s….

Now, I am not against footed pajamas. They are fine and dandy. But…Some things were never meant to have closed off feet…

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And one of those things is jeans…Do these look a little long to you??? I have some jeans made by this brand (Lucky Brand) But these are the “long” variety. I have kind of  short legs for my height, so long jeans didn’t work out that well.  But lo and behold, this is why scissors were made! A few brief snips later, and after a few seams on the trusty Dressmaker, I had myself some great jeans.

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Of course, great jeans need a great outfit, so I went on a closet rummage. The result was pretty good I think, and all in all I’m pretty pleased.

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So here’s to a great pants repair. Cute, functional, comfy…Yeah, can you tell I’m happy with them?

-S.J.