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Cult Classic

Inspiration hit over the weekend and I had a bout of creativity. I turned my unattractive purse into a striking convertible shoulder bag/clutch. Lately I’ve been seeing tiny pouches with long straps everywhere. I absolutely adore these petite shoulder bags, daintily draping over the shoulder.

My younger sister owns one with a delicate golden chain-link, but other than that it was clearly preferred for its brand name, Juicy Couture.  My older sister is in possession of one in a reflecting black shade embellished with a silver jeweled brooch. Mostly I am accustomed to seeing these shoulder bags simply did up in leather with tan and earthy tones.  They flatter taller and curvier figures best, bringing out length, adding height to a natural width.

After a few adjustments from a hammer, cutting metal with scissors, and a throbbing bruised elbow my designing was complete. My very own creation doubles as a shoulder bag and clutch. The long strap is made of a sturdy black rope material. My favorite part of the ensemble is the pouch/purse. The body resembles a curved trapezoid. Each side has an exclusive pattern giving definition to the black silk. The main sides include themes of emerald peacock feathers, fiery red dragon scales, and calming blue mist. The silver clasp makes it remarkably easy to pop open and closed and shines edgily against the silk. The shoulder bag can be taken from an everyday, casual atmosphere to a clutch with an elegant evening gown.  The sheer versatility and personality that this accessory conveys makes me proud to be its creator.

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Feather Earrings

I made a resolution to make my last three days at school my most fashionable. Each day I will try to wear at least one eccentric item of clothing. Today it was my vintage silver flowers necklace and my thick gold headband emblazed by tribal patterns and rhinestones. They are more low-key than they sound, but none the less unique. Based on the compliments I received, I think they worked well. I do not get called a vogue model everyday. To think, it only took peculiar jewelry to receive such high compliments.

Anyways I was at a loss. I did not know how to continue my fashionable streak through tomorrow. I picked out a semi-normal outfit. A shirt with low V cuts in the back and front and different shades of blue layering, complete with an in-between shade of blue skinny jeans and silver jeweled gladiator sandals.  It was missing that essential peculiarity. I was thinking about doing something with my hair, but my hair is a disagreeable mood refusing to put up with anything but waves.  I was on the point of giving up when I decided to rummage through my sister’s endless jewelry collections. That’s where I found these:

I finally have my own feather earring. Notice how I say earring. I really like big feather earrings, but only wearing one. Two is excessive; on the other ear I simply wear a stud. The one feather earring  tends to create a hair extension look that I personally love.  This one earring changed the entire look of my outfit.  I’m not one to keep up with fashion trends, but I think they’re going to be all the rage this summer.

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