Month: June 2014

Liebster Award!

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This is my second nomination for an award so far and I couldn’t be more thankful or appreciative of my followers and viewers for helping make my dreams come true! I’ve only had Threads for about a month now and I never thought my site would take off how it has; I couldn’t be happier! I promise to continue making posts and meeting all of you amazing fellow bloggers! Thank you!

The biggest thank you goes to thatsaleaf blog for the nomination. We share similar interests in style and fashion as well as traveling and photography. It’s so great finding people around the world that have the dreams like mine! Keep up the great work from Belgium! Thank you again!

Rules:

Post 11 random facts about yourself
Answer the following 11 questions
Nominate 11 other (newer) blogs for the award

11 Facts:

1. I don’t categorize “screamo” music as actually music…(no offense screamo fans!)
2. I don’t like fairs.
3. I wish I was Norwegian.
4. I have a fear of sharks.
5. I hate Croc shoes.
6. I’m obsessed with international style.
7. My mom is my hero.
8. I recently found out I actually like wearing hats.
9. I will never wear the colors brown or red.
10. I’m a compulsive dreamer.
11. I have a thin figure and suffer with sleep apnea.

Questions:

1. Why did you start blogging?
I’ve always been interested in style and trends. I wanted to share my ideas with the world for other people to enjoy. Starting my blog was a creative and effective way to put my style and life out there; plus it’s a good stress reliever.

2. Where did your blog name come from?
“Jack Threads” was actually my inspiration. I shortened the name and attempted to add a more luxurious feel to it, which seems to be working!

3. What is your favorite of your own blog posts?
I really enjoyed my Karl Lagerfeld post. He kinda jump started this amazing blogging journey that I’m now on! He is not only a huge name in the fashion industry but also his name has a lot of pull and influence on anything fashion. He’s a role model for me.

4. How do you find new blogs to follow?
I love collaborating with apparel companies and am currently working with a few wonderful ones. This helps me not only get a huge boost with finding other blogs, but it’s great for both myself and the company’s names and businesses. Other social media sites, talking through fellow bloggers, and finding posts with tags I’m interested in helps find new blogs too.

5. Would you ever stop following a blog? Why?
I’ve only unfollowed another blog once. It was when I first starting out blogging, I asked a fellow blog for some advice. I was told “I don’t follow back” and pretty much I needed to work on everything I was doing because I was wrong. Turns out I’m now more successful than I ever thought I would be and everyday it’s getting better and better for me and my site. I have the best followers and people who view my blog and I never needed that negative energy and “advice” in the first place.

6. What is your opinion on commenting on blog posts?
Always be kind and if you can’t be then don’t say anything. Anyone who knows anything about style, art, fashion, etc. knows comments are meant to build people up and give compliments. Of course fashion in a critical world, don’t get me wrong, but personality can be shown through style and it’s important to just be nice to everyone. Commenting on posts is a great way to spread ideas and get publicity.

7. Name one author whose books you will always read.
To be honest, I don’t read many books. I prefer articles online and internet posts to books.

8. If you could recommend one book for another person to read, what would it be and why?
If you know me, you know I love Coco Chanel. And as I just said, I’m not into reading books, but the book Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life by Justine Picardie can be found here and is a great read about an amazing woman.

9. What is your most anticipated read of 2014?
I just saw “The Fault in our Stars” movie and I would love to read the book.

10. Who is your favorite designer?
Karl Lagerfeld, of course.

11. How do you pick your outfits?
My outfits are usually basic. I like wearing well fitted shirts as well as polos. Black and white is my favorite color collaboration, which makes clothing outfits a lot easier to put together.

Nominations:

All of the blogs I currently follow are spectacular. I’m picking great blogs that don’t show archives before April 2014 for this nomination. As I previously stated, I can’t get over how cool it is to find people with similar interests, especially in fashion and style!

Impossibly Aud

kirstymckblogging

shebuys

Too Good To Be Threw

nuestranikky

frontrowjudge

fashionchic uk

Signed…Michelle

SimplyCin

Miss Basic Fashionista

Vogue Pleasure

 

My Style This Week

Hello!
I’ve been getting asked by many of you to see my style and the things that catch my eye. Since I am actually going to Athens, Ohio (not as cool as the famous Athens, haha) I figured I would share my style choices for the days I am away!!
HERE WE GO!
Number 1

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Polo: Express
Jeans: Express
Belt: Calvin Klein
Shoes: Sperry Leather Boat Shoe

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Number 2

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Hat: RUE21
Glasses: Ray Bans
Shirt: Billabong
Shorts: Ralph Lauren Polo
Shoes: Sperry Casual Boat Shoe

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Number 3

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Sweatshirt: Pacsun
Tshirt: Rue21
Pants: Under Armour

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Number 4

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Shirt: Express
Shorts: American Eagle
Shoes: Nike 5.0
Shades: American Eagle

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HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY!

Summer Trends: Trend Empire

Today I had the honor of talking to Trend Empire, a United Kingdom apparel company, and the brand has sparked a huge interest for me! They specialize in both men and women’s fashion. Trend Empire is an established and reliable company and they are sure to make anyone look amazing! They have an urban and modern fashion sense. Their “Dirty Angel” collection along with great patterns and quotes for their clothing will make anyone look awesome and feel great wearing their apparel!
For the Gents:

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Ladies:

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S p e c i a l
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to get 10 percent off your entire purchase!!!

House of Balenciaga

“A couturier must be an architect for design, a sculptor for shape, a painter for color, a musician for harmony, and a philosopher for temperance.” – Cristobal Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga:

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This Spanish born fashion designer founded the fashion house Balenciaga. His fashion history starts early, with his mother being a seamstress and then began as an apprentice for a tailor. Eventually after working for the Marchioness de Casa Torres, she sent him to Madrid for formal tailor training. In 1919, he opened his own boutique in Spain. Elite Spanish royals wore his designs. The boutique had to be closed as a result of the Spanish Civil War, which led Balenciaga to open a store in Paris in 1937. Beginning in the 1950s, Balenciaga started to change fashion. He broadened shoulders and removed waists in dresses, he designed the tunic (chemise) dress, and created the Empire line. He created the wedding dress for Fabiola de Mora y Aragón in 1960. He is one of the top designers for haute couture of the 1950s and 60s. Christian Dior referred to Balenciaga as “the master of us all.” Balenciaga inspired people such as Oscar de la Renta and Hubert de Givenchy. He died in Spain in 1972. San Francisco’s M.H. de Young Museum honored him in 2011. The Balenciaga Museum was created in 2011, with Givenchy as the president of the Balenciaga Foundation.

Balenciaga- Fashion House:

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Balenciaga was founded to great standards and success. Even after the closing of the boutique in Spain, the opening of the Paris store brought in customers seeking the highly sought-after designs of Cristobal Balenciaga. During World War II, the shop still had people pouring in. 1951 brought the change of the women’s silhouette from the designer. The tunic dress, the balloon jacket, the high-waisted baby doll dress, the cocoon coat, the balloon skirt, and the sack dress all came from Balenciaga. Heavy fabrics and bold materials were used for the clothing. For his fashion house, Cristobal Balenciaga didn’t want to be apart of the press or media. Jacques Bogart S.A. took over the company in 1986 and released the first ready-wear line, Le Dix. Michel Goma launched the first collection in 1987. He was replaced in 1992 with Josephus Thimister. Balenciaga rose to high-end fashion status again under Thimister. The brand designed the French team’s clothes for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Nicolas Ghesquière was appointed Head Designer in 1997. Kering now owns the company and Ghesquière runs the menswear and womenswear. Famous names like Jackie Kennedy, Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller, and Nicole Kidman are associated with the company’s clothing. Kidman’s wedding dress was a Balenciaga piece. The famous “Lariat” bag is from the brand. The United States is home to seven exclusive Balenciaga stores, even a shop in Honolulu, Hawaii. Architecture is a special part of all Balenciaga boutiques. A spread in an issue of Teen Vogue was dedicated to the company in 2007. Nicolas Ghesquière was replaced by Alexander Wang in 2012 and his first collection for the brand was released at the 2013 Paris Fashion Week. The fashion house Balenciaga will continue highly competing in the fashion industry.

Celebrities in Balenciaga:

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Apparel:

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Credit: Balenciaga

 

JUNE: Put-In-Bay Vacation

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WE MADE IT HOME!!
Today was a fantastic day at Put-In-Bay (PIB) we rented a Cart for the day which didn’t go exactly uh… Fast but managed to catch some sun as well as some pretty amazing sites! So today I am going to make a Post of Denni (my amazing publicist/best friend’s) day At Put In Bay!
The Boat:
Put-In-Bay Miller Ferry
The Put-In-Bay Miller Ferry took us from the main land to the island took about a half hour but the view and the water was so amazing! Totally worth it!

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Breakfast:
The Blu Luna
Looking at PIB you would think it’s a rather laid back summer styled place with a very relaxed feel. Well today being my normal ridiculous self I decided to pick probably the most expensive place on the entire island to eat breakfast! 11 dollars for two pancakes has never tasted so good! 🙂

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The Sites:
Things to check out!

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Perry’s Monument
Wicked Crazy to see Canada
The monument for the Battle of Erie with was pretty incredible! We waited since 8:00am till 10 just to get into it but it was well worth it!! Very cool it’s about 30 stories high and you can see Canada from the top In the Distance!!

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Denni and I being stupid

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It was beyond an amazing day and I can not wait to go back soon!! For now it’s time to get some much needed rest and Aloe…Red head in the Sun.. Bad idea –Goodnight!

THREADS: Q&A

Hello!
Since I am on vacation at Put-In-Bay I figured it would be a great time to hear from all or you! Yes I am taking a ton of pictures from my trip and I will be sharing with everyone! But for now I am expecting a ton of questions keep me entertained!! Leave a comment under this post the follow up with be next!! Have a great day-THREADS
Thanks
you guys are awesome!!

Threads: Ellie Goulding

“I like the idea of one day there being peacefulness and happiness.” – Ellie Goulding

Elena Jane Goulding:

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This UK born star a singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer. She can play the guitar, mandolin, keyboard, bass, drums, and clarinet. Growing up in Lyonshall, Goulding began her music career at the age of nine with the clarinet. After her instrumental talents grew into the guitar, she was a lead in The Wizard of Oz for school and started writing songs at fifteen. College brought her singing capacity to the table and added to her musical abilities. She attended the University of Kent and was noticed by Jamie Lillywhite of Turn First Artists. Goulding then started working with Lillywhite and musician Starsmith. Some of her early UK releases are “Wish I Stayed,” “Under the Sheets,” and “Guns and Horses.” Goulding won the BBC Sound of 2010 poll, showing her as a rising star. The Critics’ Choice Award at the 2010 BRIT Awards was also given to her. Lights, her first album, was released in 2010. It hit number one for the UK Albums Chart. Her second, Run Into the Light, released the same year,was a remix of songs from her first album and was supported by Nike. Goulding re-released Lights, now titled Bright Lights. During Christmastime, her 2010 cover of Elton John’s “Your Song” became Goulding’s second highest-charting single. She performed at the Glastonbury Festival and the iTunes Festival in 2010 as well. In 2011, she was on the list of Rolling Stone annual hot list as number five. She played at Coachella in 2011. She performed her single “Starry Eyed” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in 2011 and then was Saturday Night Live’s 700th episode. At the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Goulding performed “Your Song” for the couple’s first dance along with a number of other singles. In 2011 she collaborated with Skrillex. 2011 brought a number of musical performances for Goulding including the 2011 Wakestock Festival in Wales, at Lollapalooza in Chicago, and at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert. She sang at the White House for the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in 2011 as well. Her second album, Halcyon, was released in 2012 and including her hit with Calvin Harris, “I Need Your Love,” and other hits like “Anything Could Happen” and “Figure 8.” She was on the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn-Part 2 soundtrack in 2012 and toured with Bruno Mars in 2013. Other hits from that year include “You My Everything” and a cover of “Tessellate.” Goulding re-released Halcyon, as Halcyon Days, in 2013. This including her hit “Burn” which became her first single to top the UK’s Official Single Charts. The film About Time included her song “How Long Will I Love You?” and it became BBC’s Children in Need single. She was on the soundtrack for “Mirror” for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Goulding starred in the film Tom & Issy. She also performed on the final of The X Factor. In 2014, she released the music video for her hit “Goodness Gracious,” and her song “Beating Heart” was featured in the movie soundtrack for Divergent. She was a winner at the Brit Awards 2014 for Best British Female Solo Artist. Goulding has said she is influenced by Imogen Heap and Joni Mitchell. She loves running and ran in the Nike Women Half Marathon in Washington, D.C. in 2013. She is close friends with singers Lorde and Katy Perry. Goulding says of her fashion style, “My fashion inspiration is everything from Patti Smith to Gwen Stefani, even Courtney Love.” She is currently in a relationship with McFly member Dougie Poynter (until she meets me, of course, since we will be getting married…) Ellie Goulding is one of the most amazing people to join the musical world and I cannot wait for what she brings next.

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Personal:

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1. Her style is so simple but still extremely chic.
2. She is beyond humble, even with her tremendous success.
3. She has the best outlook and attitude towards life.
4. She isn’t as big of a name as she deserves to be…yet!
5. She doesn’t have to try to be different; she’s her own person.
6. She is one of the few famous singers who actually has talent and can sing for real.
7. She needs to collaborate with Lily Allen.
8. The rumors about her are ridiculous.
9. She is friendly and a great person who connects to her fans and cares about them.
10. She needs to get more into acting.

Threads: My Style Today

For my last post tonight I’ve decided to post a few pictures of things I plan on wearing tomorrow! I’m waking up early to go run and get last minute things for my trip to Put-In-Bay! Denni and I are heading out for some much needed relaxation! I’ll be sure to post tons of pictures for you guys!! Enjoy!

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Button shirt: Express
Tshirt: Express
Jeans: Express
Shoes: Nike 5.0
Cologne: Crabtree & Everlyn-Uncharted

Put it Together:

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C O L O G N E

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Threads for Her: Lauren Conrad

“It’s a good thing to feel like you have to prove something.” – Lauren Conrad

Beach Beauty:

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Television star, author, and fashion designer, Lauren “LC” Conrad never strayed from being herself while fulfilling her dreams. She was born in Laguna Beach, California and started an interest with fashion as early as the sixth grade. She began a career with television thanks to MTV’s Laguna Beach and even appeared on MTV’s Cribs. She first attended the Academy of Art University in San Fransisco in 2004 until transferring to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She left Laguna Beach at the end of the second series but ended up making an appearance during the third season because her sister was a cast member. Conrad moved to L.A. in 2006 and starred in The Hills. She interned with Teen Vogue under Lisa Love. In 2007, she was a spokeswoman for Avon until 2010. Also in that year, she played herself in the film Epic Movie as well as making an appearance in the television show Greek and voicing herself in the show Family Guy. She was hired in 2008 under fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone. She left The Hills in 2009 and was in an issue of Cosmopolitan the same year. Her books include L.A. Candy, Sweet Little Lies, and Sugar and Spice. L.A. Candy was a New York Times bestseller in 2009. The Lauren Conrad Style was released in 2010. She was a judge on America’s Next Top Model’s thirteenth cycle. “LC Lauren Conrad” was launched by Kohl’s in 2009. “The Beauty Department” was produced in 2011 along with another fashion line “Paper Crown.” She also wrote The Fame Game, Starstruck, Infamous, and another style guide called Lauren Conrad Beauty. She opened an online store in 2014 called The Little Market and was on the show Fashion Police. Conrad has appeared in issues of Glamour, Lucky, Marie Claire, and People StyleWatch. Conrad was the second highest-paid reality star in 2010. She’s an advocate for same-sex marriage, the economy, and voting. From 2006-2009 she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Female Reality TV award for The Hills. She is engaged to musician William Tell. Conrad is known for her relationships, friendships, and even fights with fellow reality stars such as Lo Bosworth, Kristin Cavallari, Brody Jenner, Hedi Montag, Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, and Whitney Port. Lauren Conrad will continue pleasing the fashion industry with her down-to-earth personality, her willing to stand up for herself and what she believes in, along with her creativity and ideas for fashion and pop culture.

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Get That Look: Justin Bieber

Bieber Fever:

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Starting off on YouTube, this Canadian born pop star is now a name known around the world. Getting his big break from Usher, Justin Bieber doesn’t seem to stop making headlines. He grew up in Ontario and knew how to play guitar, trumpet, drums, and piano from an early age. His mother posting his videos online is what got him noticed. He was signed to RBMG record label with Usher and then with L.A. Reid and Island Records in 2008. His song “One Time” was his first single and sent him to the top, along with “One Less Lonely Girl” and his album My World. Bieber’s music peaked on Billboard Hot 100 and sent his album to go Platinum in the United States and Double Platinum in the UK and Canada. Even early in his career, Bieber performed on a number of shows like The Today Show, Ellen DeGeneres, Good Morning America, and Chelsea Lately. He sang for President Obama and his family during Christmastime in 2009 and sang for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve the same year. He presented at the Grammy Awards in 2010. Also in 2010, his My World 2.0 album along with his hits “Baby” and “Somebody to Love” were released and topped the charts. For Billboard 200, Bieber became the youngest solo male act to be number one since 1963. It is said that his music video for “Baby” became the most disliked and most viewed video for 2010. “Beliebers” became a top buzzword in 2010 and he was the top trending star for Twitter. His film Justin Bieber: Never Say Never was released in 2011 and was sent straight to the top for the box office. In 2011, Justin Bieber ranked on Forbes list as #2 for Best-Paid Celebrities Under 30. The next year, his album Believe and his song “Boyfriend” were released, keeping him on top. His follow-up film, Justin Bieber’s Believe was also released in 2012. Wax figures of the pop star can be found at Madame Tussauds museums in Amsterdam, London, and New York. He endorsed Adidas in 2012. Bieber has a line of fragrances as well. He is constantly in the press, whether for his music, hairstyle, or recently frequent controversies, such as his relationship with Selena Gomez or his legal issues. He has also made himself known for the fashion industry. Justin Bieber doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses:

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Credit: Ray-Ban
$200

Sons of Heroes- Ziggy Drop Leather Pants:

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Credit: Sons of Heroes
$198 (Suggestion)

Louis Vuitton Damier Scarf:

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Credit: Louis Vuitton
$460

Louis Vuitton High-top Sneakers:

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Credit: Louis Vuitton
$745