Groovy Jams + Rain= Wet Flower Children

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Maybe you saw my tweet about Groovy Jams.  Maybe you didn’t.  Maybe you wish you had.  Anyhow, you can follow me on twitter here and then you will always know when I’m getting down like its the summer of ’69.

Groovy Jams is my sorority’s fall date party, which is just a fancy way of saying themed party where we coerce boys into dressing up with us and taking silly pictures.  Sort of like this…..

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My roomie, Ally, and her date Josh. He was such a good sport.

This is always one of my favorite nights because I stand by the claim that I should have been born in the psychedelic era that is the 1960’s-70’s.  I would have been so good at it, I just know it.  I always love putting my costume together (and usually my date’s too because I always sometimes micromanage, ok?) since it usually requires a trip around town hitting up all of the thrift stores.  Hidden Treasures is my favorite one, and just so happened to have a few beauties hanging on their racks when I took a gander.

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Look at that awesome crop top that also, somehow, operates as a peasant top. The pattern and fit was perfect for Groovy Jams. It also has a matching maxi skirt that I forewent. I like my mom cut off’s much better. Oh, and that’s my roommate Erin. She’s just like me except she’s a redhead and can’t operate a glue gun. I dressed her too.

The mom jeans I bought that you see as shorts above cost me $2.  I used this tutorial to cut and destroy them, and, in my opinion, they came out pretty well.  You can buy shorts just like these from boutiques or on Etsy for upwards of $30, but you’d be crazy to. $2 and  little elbow grease (those white fray things don’t come easy) got me the same thing.  Thrift stores are great places to look for articles of clothing that can be repurposed into something that is totally new, you just have to keep an open mind and smell beyond the must.  I stumbled across this great website that allows you to enter your zip code and then it spits out a super comprehensive list of thrift stores in your area with links to websites.  Here it is: http://www.thethriftshopper.com/.  Definitely worth checking out.

The second half of my groovy ensemble was a flower headpiece inspired from many a rave picture on Instagram.

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Classic prom pose with Heather the feather sporting her own thrifted outfit. This is the best picture of my headband that I made for the evening using supplies I had in my craft box.

These flower crowns can also run pretty expensive, considering I made this one for less than $5.  Here are a few from Etsy that mine resembles pretty closely.  I literally glued leaves and flowers to an elastic headband.  Boom, done.

Fall has so much more in store for me, and I just can’t wait.

Peace and Progress,

JQ

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