Sk8ting Queens: It’s ON!

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Bug got it in her head that she wanted to have a skating party for her ninth birthday this year. It’s probably based on fond memories as a four-year-old skating at her cousin’s  super-cool twelfth birthday party. Bug loves to dress like a tweenager (much to my chagrin) and she is totally into stripey knee socks and short shorts. In fact, she might be more into skater fashion than she is actually into skating itself.

Before I chunked out the money for a skating party, I thought we should check out the skating rink scene. You know, to make sure Bug doesn’t spend the whole time sitting on the floor while her friends skate the day away. That wouldn’t be very fun. And I didn’t even know what it would be like either since we’re not in the sticks anymore where they have the grooviest stuck-in-time roller rink.

We checked out a local rink. The thing is, this rink is a roller hockey rink primarily. From the outside it looks like a sports arena and it’s all decked out in hockey-themed gear. I’ve driven by it many times and it hasn’t even made a blip on my radar because it’s so obviously for BOYS who play hockey. I thought it was an ice rink for teams for the longest time.

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However, it was close by. Proximity gets major points in my book. If I could park my car forever and walk everywhere, I’d be a happy mom. I checked out the rink online and, sure enough, they have a public skate session conveniently right after school. So off we headed.

We geared up and took to the surprisingly empty rink. We had the place all to ourselves!

And then we fell flat on our faces. Thankfully there was nobody watching but it was a bit painful.

Well, I didn’t fall. I used to rollerblade back in the day so I thought it was pretty fun but the girls did NOT. They could not keep upright on these newfangled inline skates at all. It was miserable. They kept hanging out in the pits on the side and sitting on the floor. I thought for sure this skating party idea was not going to happen and what did that mean? Should I plan a skate-wear fashion show party instead? As cool as that sounds it just felt like a fraud to me.

If Bug wants to dress like a skater girl, she should skate!!

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So we went back a second day.

And a third.

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By the third day they discovered “walkers” which are these really cool PVC pipe roller things that you can hold onto. Those things were the bomb. Before I knew it, they were cruising all over the rink and having the time of their lives. I’m truly surprised at how quickly the girls improved. By the end of the third day they were choreographing their own dance moves that even included (walker assisted) jumps and twirls.

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And that means the Sk8ter Party is ON! Are they fierce or what?  I’m thinking some crazy socks are in my future and maybe even a rink membership. It’s only $40 for a year!! So cheap!

 

“Just Wear It” 2nd Edition By Bug

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Here I am at the pool. I like geraniums. They are a fashion statement. I’m trying to say they are very pretty and I like the pool. You should all rush out and wear geraniums in your hair. The pool is so turquoise. It reminds me of Hawaii and the geraniums are like orchids or hibiscus. This swimsuit has a hibiscus on the bottoms. It’s actually a hand-me-down. The top is from my cousin and the bottoms are from the kids my mom babysits. Hey, fashion is where you find it.

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This is not really an outfit. I just wanted to take a picture of my curly hair. This is as curly as it gets. We went to a salon and it’s not like every day I do that. Because my hair is stick straight and it won’t curl. It just falls out!

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I like this shirt because it falls off my shoulders and the shorts just went good with it. So, you know the shoes are like an everyday thing. Nothing new to see there.

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I got this new shrug and I think it’s really cute. And I also got some new shorts and shoes. They are pretty cute. But the shoes are too big and they fall off my feet when I run so I can’t wear them to school.

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This is a picture of me in my pajamas after I got out of the shower. So nothing to see here either. But my shoes are cool. They are espadrilles from Payless.

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I cut my leggings to make shorts and then I saved the extra leg pieces to make sleeves. Now they match. I wore this outfit to gymnastics.

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I was going to the pool and I wanted a skirt so I took my scarf from Catalina and made it into a skirt. I put my shrug on to make it look like a shirt.

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Last time I was with my Grandma I went to the Scottish Fair and I got this cool Scottish Loop (it’s in my hair). It’s a metal curl that you can weave your hair through. It doesn’t even fall out! I wear this purse almost every time I need a purse. It’s my mom’s from a shop called Bloom Woosie. I think she got it when I was a baby for carrying diapers but I use it all the time because it’s fashionable. This is my running errands outfit. You can tell it’s not a school day because I’m wearing flip flops. They came from Old Navy.

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I’m walking home from school in this picture and I saw this pretty bush with moss underneath it so I had to take a picture of it. I like to pretend I’m a cat.

 

I’ll see you next week for another blog post!

Over and Out,

Fashionista Bug!