Behind the Legging Design – I Love Philly 2
Behind the Legging Design – I Love Philly
By Jennifer Schultz
Each of the custom leggings I create has a story. So, I am taking you back to my first design I ever created. I was born in Philadelphia at JFK Hospital, but, ended up living in the suburbs of Bucks County. I visited Philadelphia several times with family to see events like, the Barnum & Bailey Circus, with school for a history class trip, and mostly to see my grandmother in the summers who lived on “C” street in Olney. I played with my friends in the alley, walked to the Five and Dime to shop, and frequented the corner store for candy. We sat on the porch every night and just chatted with neighbors on their stoop.
When I was 18, I moved to Philadelphia and lived on my own in an apartment. I took Septa to work, enjoyed buying pretzels from the guy who stood in the road and loved going to Pat’s Steaks for cheesesteaks. I rooted for all our sports teams and still get chills when I watch Rocky. My grandfather was a huge Mummers fan and it was THE show to watch on New Year’s Day.
And the most important thing is, that I met my husband while I lived in Philadelphia. We bought our first home there, went on many dates to local restaurants and pool halls, and we welcomed the birth of my daughter there too. We moved out of Philadelphia and back to Bucks County when my daughter was seven.
I loved Philadelphia. I was certain many other people did too. So, I sat down and wrote out some ideas for icons that should be on leggings that celebrated Philadelphia. History: The Liberty Bell and Declaration of Independence. Food: Cheesesteaks and pretzels. Iconic: Love Statue replica. I added simple messages of loving Philly. All the memories I created in Philadelphia, fueled my passion for the design and continue to be how I approach future creations.
Since launching my design in 2017, there have been other companies that have copied my design.
But I am not sure that they are a Philly Girl at Heart, like I am.
Apple Girl Boutique Partners with Unite for Her 2
Apple Girl Boutique Partners with Unite for Her
By Jennifer Schultz
With the launch of our first breast cancer awareness legging design, Fight Like a Warrior, we are pleased to share that we will be donating 10% of the proceeds of our legging sales to Unite for Her. Through this fundraiser partnership, we hope to raise awareness for the women who fight breast cancer every day - and shed light on the importance of raising funds for breast cancer research.
If you don't wish to purchase one of our breast cancer awareness leggings, but, would still like to donate, you can do so on our team page:
Thank you for your support.
- Jennifer Schultz
These Braids Help You Create Enchanting Hairstyles 2
These Braids Help You Create Enchanting Hairstyles
By Jennifer Schultz for Apple Girl Boutique
This is a sponsored post. I was gifted a braid from Madison Braids. All opinions are my own.
I recently was searching for easy hairstyles on the internet, because I love wearing my hair different ways, up, down, half up, in a ponytail, in a French twist, and when I have time, braided.
I've always loved braids and how pretty they look - so much so, that I wore my hair in an upside down French braid for my senior prom, with a poof of curls on top of my head! Believe me, that took a while to do. One of the challenges I have always had, is no matter how long my hair is - it's baby thin. I can definitely get volume out of my hair if I have time, and lots and lots of hairspray. LOL. However, if I am going to braid my hair, that volume is reduced because of needing hair to devote to whatever style I am looking to do.
During my search, I stumbled across a company called Madison Braids. Naturally, I was immediately attracted to all of the gorgeous braided hairstyles that I was seeing, which were actually braided headbands! What? Yes, braided headbands that look like real hair!! And, there were so many color variations, that I reached out to them to be sure which color I should order. It was simple, I sent my photo over chat and I had my recommendation.
Another thing that really made it an easy choice for me to want to try one of their braided headbands, was the fact that Madison Braids is owned and operated by a stay-at-home mom and her husband. Their story mirrored my own and I love supporting small businesses.
I was so excited, and had my braid in just days! I immediately opened the package and tried it on to see if it matched my hair color, and it did! I could not believe how much it looked like real hair, how soft and silky it was and such great quality. They say their headbands are all hand-made and it shows! All of them have an adjustable strap, so it will fit adult or children's head sizes.
I spent some time trying a few different hair styles and can't wait to come up with new ones as well. I was thinking to myself, "where was this braided headband when I went to prom?". There are endless looks you could create for mommy and me photo shoots, weddings, proms, you name it! They are so versatile and just create such a sweet hairstyle whether you just put in on after being at the beach for the day, or creating a romantic "date night" look.
Madison Braids also has gorgeous hair accessories ranging from wrapped headbands to beaded barrettes and from scrunchies to decorated hair clips.
The braided headbands are just so beautiful and you don't have to spend time learning how to braid if you don't know how - just grab a braid and put it on! Simple. Beautiful. Fashionable. Trendy. Stylish.
If you would like to fall in love with Madison Braids yourself, you can use a special promo code: AGB20 on their website that will allow you to get 20% off your order. Make sure you let them know Apple Girl Boutique sent you!
Visit: https://madisonbraids.com/ and don't forget the Madison Braids promo code!
Shop Small at the Mall Event Coming to Bensalem - May 17th 1
Shop Small at the Mall Event Coming to Neshaminy Mall
Love supporting local small businesses? You don’t want to miss the Shop Small at the Mall event coming to the Neshaminy Mall on Friday, May 17th from 5-8pm. The shopping event was put together by Jennifer Schultz of Apple Girl Boutique, to shine focus on women who operate small businesses in Bucks County, mostly from home.
“Many women support their families by working independently or through direct sales companies, all from the comfort of their home, home based parties and social media,” says Jennifer. “However, being able to introduce their business to others in a community setting like the mall, will hopefully allow their businesses to have more opportunities to be seen and grow. “
The event will feature womens and girls’ clothing from Apple Girl Boutique, essential oils from Young Living, lifestyle bags by ThirtyOne, jewelry from Paparazzi, the latest trend in nails from Color Street, hair care from Monat, ways to boost your intimate relationships from Pure Romance and skin care and makeup from BeautyCounter. Schultz expects more small businesses to join by next week’s event.
The Shop Small at the Mall event will take place in Center Court, adjacent to the food court at Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem.
You can get more information and follow updates to the Shop Small at the Mall event on Apple Girl Boutique’s Facebook Event Page. https://www.facebook.com/events/293102841634116/
Businesses interested in participating can call Jennifer Schultz at 267-981-5976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about Apple Girl Boutique by visiting their website: https://applegirlboutique.com/
The History of Leggings in Film and TV 1
The History of Leggings in Film and TV
Did your favorite actress or celebrity wear leggings on screen?
By Jennifer Schultz, Apple Girl Boutique
We all love our leggings – you know, those super soft, peach-skin like, always comfy and stretchy leggings. Whether you like solids or prints, dressy or athletic, in 2019 there is a wide selection to choose from. You put them on, and sometimes forget you have them on – and you are off to work, shopping, yoga or to pick up the kids. They are so comfortable, that you may even forget you have them on and wear them to bed.
Now, sometimes, leggings can get a bad reputation, as we have all seen some not so complimentary pictures and memes of see-through, translucent materials that show some unflattering angles of the wearers. We hear some people comment that leggings are not pants, and that women of a certain age should not be wearing them. I say, ignore all of that and let’s find out a little about the history of leggings worn by celebrities.
The first notable actress to wear leggings was Audrey Hepburn in the film “Funny Face”, back in 1957. She wore simple classic black with a tight black scoop neck top. They were not referred to as leggings back then, but tight pants – however, we now know they were what we call leggings. Fast forward to the 60’s, and we see Adam West and Burt Ward donning tight leggings for the Batman & Robin TV series. I know, they are not women – but they are wearing leggings!
One of the most popular movies of the late 70’s was “Grease”, featuring Oliva Newtown John transforming from her character’s good girl image to a sexy vixen in the finale of the movie, dressed in shiny black leggings with her black off the shoulder top and red Candies heels singing her heart away to John Travolta.
As we move into the 80s, who could forget Madonna dressed in leggings and a skirt for Desperately Seeking Susan and some of her music videos? That was when leggings moved from just coming in black – to every color of the rainbow and especially neon. And what about Jennifer Grey who played the sister in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the year before she made it big in Dirty Dancing? She was trying to catch her lying brother, ward off the weird principal and chat with bad boy, Charlie Sheen, all while staying cool in her black capri leggings. I mean how else, would she have been able to run from place to place so quickly?
Someone may disagree with me – but I am pretty sure the pants worn by Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher in Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back, are a looser version of leggings. Because with Luke, Han and Leia and their calf high boots – you can only believe that leggings would fit in them nicely without the thigh area bulking up.
In the 90’s, the powerhouse Back to the Future movie features Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer, played by Claudia Wells, wearing super cute and colorful floral printed leggings. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Movie, Kristy Swanson, wears several different leggings while killing vampires and her counterpart Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played Buffy in the television series, wore occasional leggings throughout the show. Must have been that she needed to be flexible for all that vampire butt kickin’ she had to do!
Looking at the 2000s, Miley Cyrus wore a huge collection of solid, sparkly and printed leggings as her character, Hannah Montana, alone and layered under her skirts. In the 2010s, we see Andrea Navedo, who plays Xiomara in Jane the Virgin, wearing some very colorful capri leggings – and she looked fabulous no matter which guy she was dating!
When it comes to the “behind the scenes” wardrobes of many stars, during their downtime – we see pictures of them out and about in leggings - because they are perfect for lounging, shopping and exercising. I can assure you that leggings have been around for a long, long time and now with so many different variations – solids, prints, fleece lined, long and short – the 2010s introduced “jeggings”, which are big alternative to regular jeans. You have denim that has been made to be super stretchy and soft and fit like a legging, with an elastic waist instead of a zipper and button.
It’s no wonder that leggings have surpassed the sales of jeans for the first time in 2017; according to the U.S. Census Bureau as reported by Quartz.
Whew! That’s a lot of leggings. And if you go into the closet or dresser of women in America, including celebrities, you are bound to find leggings - and probably several pairs of solid black, since it’s the number one selling color in the world.
Well there you have it, a look at the history of leggings in the movie and television world. Was your favorite celebrity on this list?
- Jennifer Schultz
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