Irish mustache anyone?
Perhaps it is only fitting that in the month St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated that the women’s team of the Fighting Irish would beat the Iowa Hawkeyes leading Notre Dame’s team to the Sweet Sixteen. Do you have March Madness? Around the Belly Bling offices, we have put away our St. Patty’s Day belly rings and traded them in for some basketball belly button rings. Maybe we did that too soon, at least for those of us who are cheering Notre Dames’ women’s basketball team.
March Madness? Cool your basketball fever with a tongue ring.
After next March Madness comes to a close and we usher March out like a lamb, hopefully, and not like a lion, we might be sad to say goodbye to the NCAA basketball frenzy of games. If you love basketball, it’s hard to welcome April.
Easter Bunny Belly Button Ring
March Madness & the Hare
However, we also have one more thing to close out the month of March. Some of us can’t help but get excited by hopping bunnies, dying eggs, and my personal favorite, the Cadbury Egg. Or maybe you like the yellow Peeps around this time of year? Here’s a fun little Easter tradition you can try out. Take a Peep and nuke it get for 5-10 seconds. The Peep will start to expand just so slightly. Really a Peep is just a shaped marshmallow. Smash your swollen and warm Peep inside some graham crackers with some Hershey’s chocolate and you have yourself a spring time treat that reminds you of the summer nights over the bonfire yet to come.
What’s Hot Right Now in Bling
The hot new bling trends right now are the basketball rings, the sweet bunny jewelry, and maybe some Irish Claddaugh’s (which are those clasped hands over a heart celebrated by those who are Irish or just Irish in spirit).
Irish Belly Love
What are you wearing right now with spring just around the corner?
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Cute Bunnies, Cute Fashion
Operation School Bell Gives Teens a Fairy Tale Fashion Prom
Prom fashion is on every teenager’s mind. Knowing this, Operation School Bell and the Anne Banning Auxiliary of the Assistance League of Southern California has been making school easier for underprivileged and at risk kids for 45 years. A couple of weeks ago Operation School Bell with the help of the Fashion World’s very own Fairy Godmother, Steven “Cojo” Cojocaru made real life prom dreams become fairy tales by giving 38 teens the chance to try on prom dresses and fashion accessories with the help of Cojo and other volunteers. Perhaps, the pumpkin turned coach is that the prom dresses and fashion accessories were free thanks to Operation School Bell. Cojo is a fashion critic perhaps best known for helping American Idol contestants select new wardrobe pieces during 2003 and 2004.
Operation School Bell doesn’t just provide free prom dresses and prom accessories. The charitable organization assists 5,500 Los Angeles Unified School District’s students with new school clothes enabling and promoting school attendance.
Cojo the Fairy Godmother Rocks Prom Fashion
Cojo the Fairy Godmother of Prom Fashion via his Twitter Feed
Cojo tweeted about the event saying, “The next chapter for me will def have a giving back component. I’m modeling myself after Mother Teresa (but with great hair & veneers).” Well, Cojo, we applaud you and all the volunteers that made this fairy tale a reality for our real world Cinderellas by giving them a fabulous day of fashion while trying on prom dresses and other prom accessories, and while being cheered by a fashion critic icon. What an experience to give to so many beautiful Cinderellas!
Fashion Meets Fairy Tale with Free Prom Dresses & Prom Fashion Accessories
Imagine not having the funds to get that penultimate prom dress that you have been dreaming about since you were 12-years-old. Top off the cost of that princess prom dress with the added burden of prom shoes, the perfect prom clutch, and other prom accessories. The price tag for a fairy tale night at prom is mighty steep for any teen. For some, it is an impossible dream. Prom is held up as the coming of age experience for teens for generations. It’s probably why the 80’s movie Pretty in Pink is still inspiring prom fashions and prom accessories 27 years later. The Prom is the iconic event of a teenager’s life. This is why we applaud Operation School Bell for helping 38 teens feel like the Belle of the Ball.
Pretty in Pink 80s Prom Fashion
For some of our favorite prom fashion jewelry, make sure to check out our very own Pretty in Pink inspired jewelry sets before your prom night.
Flat Tummy Confidence Confidential
Dear Belly Bling,
I have a lot of friends who play sports or take dance classes to stay fit. Showing off a flat tummy for one of my friends seems easy for them. I don’t play sports or take dance. I worry I’m not thin enough to show off my new belly piercing like they do. I want to but I’m scared.
-Shy Belly Girl
Dear Shy Belly Girl,
We all know what it’s like to feel shy sometimes. We agree that staying active is one good step towards staying healthy. Bodies come in different shapes and sometimes how active you are doesn’t have anything to do with a flat tummy or buff muscles.
Anyone can stay healthy and they don’t have to take dance or play soccer to do it. Although playing sports or taking dance can be a fun way to stay fit. If you don’t like those activities there are other ways to stay healthy and maybe even keep a flat tummy. Walking, hiking, biking, or even try taking a Zumba class, which is not your traditional ballet dance class, but a fun way to stay fit while listening to amazing music! Or don’t worry about what others may think of your athletic abilities and try to play a sport recreationally, not competitively and see if you can’t build up some healthy movement into your life as well as build up your confidence.
Even if you choose to do none of these activities, you can find other ways to boost your self confidence. First of all, don’t focus on your friends. Don’t even focus on your tummy. You can wear a belly button ring under your shirt just as easily as you can when you bare your abs. Wearing a pretty belly button ring can make you feel more confident. Remember, some people like big hair, big flair, and flashy navel rings. That’s great. It’s just as great being more subtle and thoughtful. Some people are just as beautiful with a small gem belly ring. If you wear your belly ring under a shirt, you can choose who you want to show off your belly button ring to and where as well as when. Part of staying healthy is to remember to keep both your body and your mind fit as well as happy!
Emma Watson as seen in the photo above walks with confidence baring her flat tummy. However, we think she was just as cool and confident while playing the brainiac in all those Harry Potter flicks. The important thing is to appreciate yourself and don’t worry about what others think. Instead, have fun, smile, walk with confidence and we bet other’s will take note and smile back at you.