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.

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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.

Well, If Nothing Else….

So, as many of you know, my mom and I are big into thrift shopping. Weather it be thrift stores or garage sales, it’s kinda what we do. We’ve always had really good experiences with this (Including prom dresses), so frequently, that’s just how we shop. I’m going to be moving into high school, and this means one thing: Totally new wardrobe.

You may be wondering “Why would moving into high school require a new wardrobe?”. There is a simple answer to this. The middle school has a uniform, the high school has a “dress code”. All of my school wardrobe is the uniform, so I am lacking any clothes to go to high school with. My mom’s challenge: Can we buy your whole wardrobe with $100?

Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but it’s really not. Saturdays are shopping days, and we did quite well I think. I’ll give you all full details, later, but here’s a basic rundown.

6 Tops/ 2 pairs of jeans – Garage sale – $3.00

(one pair of the jeans not shown)

1 Top – Garage sale – $0.25

2 Tops/ 1 adorable jacket – Thrift store – $10.00

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I am so pleased! Not a bad start for a first weekend, and I have all summer to finish the work started.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle

 

As Another Day Approaches….

Good morning all!

I have to write something brief, but I must fly, because school calls. 

I know that some of you are aware that I’m a ballerina, and here is my latest update on that. I have recently started Pasdedux. Since I know that most of you have no idea what the means, (and I’m not sure that it’s spelled quite right) I shall tell you. It’s a French word that basically means dancing with partners. I have been having so much fun with it! There are so many things that you can do with partners that you can’t do by yourself, and every new discovery is so exciting. My partner has been working so hard (which I’m grateful for) and we have been making a lot of progress. I don’t have any picture, sorry. 

Happy Tuesday! 

-Sparkle

And Now…

Well,  I made good resolutions, and I kept them for a  while I guess, but it’s the “for a while” that’s so disappointing. I did do very well, at least for a while, and I am proud of myself for that. But now, I must make up for these many days that I have been neglecting you all shamefully. I apologize for my neglect, and here is the make-up for that.

Here is my latest one-up on my “science project”. The wave quilt is going beautifully, and I love it more and more with every stitch. I’ve decided what I’m going to do with it to. I’ve had a  quilt on my bed for  a while, one that I made when I was ten, or maybe 11,  (I think). But now, that sweet little show-winning will be given a  slight break. The wave quilt will move to the bed this May, when I do my enormous room clean. So here is a picture of that well-beloved and used quilt, for those of you who haven’t met it yet.

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This was a picture taken just after the huge room clean last year.

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This is a  shot that my mother took at the fair that I entered the quilt in. It won first, and I was so pleased. But that was years ago, and now…

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I’m starting the hand quilting on the wave quilt. I’m planning on entering it in the fair this year. I’m having so much fun with this, and I shall try to keep you all informed with how it’s going. It’s going to take the other quilts place on the bed, and I’m sure it will keep me very warm.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

 

 

Two For The Reading Of One!

So, after a very long week (or weeks) of school work and general mayhem, I think that I’m ready to post. I have been sewing in all the general mayhem though, and I have gotten through two different steps in my science water quilt, so you’re getting them both at once.

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All the cutting associated with this was very tiring, but I got through it. One  a few of the strips, there were little bit’s left that I could use in other parts of the quilt, so I used almost all of the fabric I had sewn. This looked like a rather enormous project to me, and that was daunting for me, but I got through it ok.

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This is half of the top. I haven’t uploaded the full quilt pics, sorry. It’s so beautiful, plus it’s a really good size. I was overall, very pleased. I enjoyed this part of the project, but the next step is even more exciting. I’m going to hand-quilt the whole thing!

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane

Well, I Have Been…

I have been being useful, regardless of my lack of activity. Between all of the school, dancing, and homework, I haven’t had much downtime. All of my time that I have been on the computer has mostly been devoted to the writing of essays.  All eighth graders have a typing test soon, so I’ve been doing practice essays at school. Thusly a severe lack of postiness.

But believe it or not, I have been getting a little done. In science we’re learning about water, and we got to pick a personal project. Our teacher said that we could pick any project, as long as it had to do with water: Art, poems, experiments, whatever. We gave her a proposal, and she would approve, make suggestions, or disapprove, with information on why.  My proposal: An all blue, purple, and sea-foam green bargello quilt. It demonstrates the wave patterns of water, right? 🙂 My teacher loved the idea, and thusly…This.

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Trying to choose how to lay out all those little pieces is exhausting! Thusly me, dead on the floor (not literally) and still dreaming about how on earth I could decide. I did, eventually, and now I’ve been busily sewing like a maniac. I’ve been on one of those sewing kicks where you can’t really stop for too long without hearing the fabric singing to you from the sewing room. 🙂 Most of my weekend has been spent in the sewing room, busily sewing away.

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So there you are. I’ve been sewing, and just haven’t had typing times.  I hope you all had a good Valentines Day.

Thanks for reading,

Sparkle Jane