Uniqueness on a Shoestring

By Macy, age 14, Virginia

Are you tired of spending your whole month's savings on one shirt, only to turn around and see everyone else wearing the same one? Well, there is a way you can avoid that. There's a way to add spice and uniqueness to everyday outfits. And guess what? Unlike the big brand names (Abercrombie, Hollister, American Eagle, etc.) it won't bust your piggy bank. "The Way" consists of several steps, but don't worry. Unlike those products off the infomercials that say "Assemble in only a few quick steps", this is not a propaganda lie.

Here is your (for real) simple process:

1. Try shopping at thrift stores, and noooo, it's not that nasty.

2. Never buy a shirt and skirt or pants that are meant to go together. Mix it up!

3. You can always add originality to a bland outfit by wearing a totally random piece of jewelry.

4. Don't match.

5. Hand-me-downs are always a plus - don't be embarrassed (:

6. Don't wear the same jeans with the same shirt and same shoes every time you wear them. Switch it, and voila! You have an outfit that looks totally new.

So try out some of these suggestions. See what you think, and if the results don't measure up to your standards, call me. We can settle it physically, haha. Just kidding!

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February & March Magazine Issues

March 15, 2012

The February and March issues of Sweet Designs Magazine are now online, featuring a combined 53 new articles and features!!

- Cover: Stephanie Lynn reflects on 5 years
- Cover: India (of Darn-licious knitwear)
- Life in the dumps (moving in with my bf)
- The difference between men and women
- Angels among us (parts 1 and 2)
- Arts graduates & the dark night of the soul
- Triple threat (how I survived my teen yrs)
- Dating isn't easy (my true story)
- How to turn not-so-great gifts ... (fashion)
- Ten reasons to love being single
- Taking the big leap (college)
- Valentine's Day (not what you'd expect!)
- The last of the cold (hopefully) (fashion)
- A month full of love
- Ten tips for successful airline travel
- Reasons I love writing for SDM
- Who needs love?
- They're not all the same
- The life I'm glad I don't have (fiction)
- Professional dress/ finding Fendi (fashion)
- An airport anniversary: a true story
- Inappropriate Facebook photos
- The perks of a big city (college)
- A night(mare) to forget (part 2)
- The Anita Blake series (book review)
- Saving June by Hannah Harrington (book)
- Under the Mesquite by GG McCall (book)
- The Lullaby by Sarah Dessen (book)
- If I Stay by Gayle Foreman (book review)
- My sweetheart (original poetry)
- Isn't it funny (original poetry)
- The stranger (original poetry)
- A winter wonderland (original poetry)
- One night valentine
- The thick envelopes (college acceptance)
- Southern love
- Healthy hair and vitamins
- It's a date (dating idea alternatives)
- The 30 hour famine
- School's out forever!
- Marching right back into spring? (fashion)
- Dear John
- When TV shows depict your life
- 3 Fun ways to rock spring's hottest trends
- Neglected teeth
- Starting something new
- Guy movies
- To hesitate or dive in?
- Deadly, by Julie Chibbaro (book review)
- Beastly, by Alex Flinn (book review)
- I don't care (poetry)
- Together, alone (poetry)

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