18 April 2014

Kentucky Derby Party Shirts

Sound the trumpets and mix the Juleps, the Kentucky Derby is almost here!

May brings more than just flowers to Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky Derby fans from all over dress up and get ready to watch the famous horse race the first weekend of May every year. The spirit of this Southern tradition carries itself as well as the Southern Belles in attendance.

Derby Party Apparel

The Kentucky Derby and its traditions have inspired fans from all over to recreate the atmosphere of the race at their own Kentucky Derby themed parties. The popularity of these parties has spread in recent years thanks to the fun, over-the-top dress code and savoriness of southern dishes and Mint Juleps.

Throw your own Kentucky Derby themed party this year with all the fixin’s! Customize a Kentucky Derby shirt with Customized Girl, grab the brightest, biggest hat you can find, find a recipe for those Mint Juleps, and it’ll be just like sittin’ in the stands at the Downs!

Kentucky Derby Keep Calm
Those Kentucky Girls
Live Love Ride Equestrian
Her Hot Derby Dress


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16 April 2014

Look Book: Mint Perfection

Royal Roses Mint
Mint Perfection by customizedgirl featuring Royal Roses


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15 April 2014

Take 15% Off Your Tax Day Order!

It’s April 15th and it’s Tax Day. We want to help make the day a little brighter by offering you a special discount of 15% off your order of custom apparel!

Custom Apparel

Use coupon code CGTAX at checkout and get 15% off your order! Offer expires 4/15/2014 at 11:59PM EST.

START CUSTOMIZING



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14 April 2014

April Social Roundup

We have gathered a list of our designs that you’ve shared, liked, pinned, and reblogged the most! Here are the internet’s favorite Customized Girl designs:

Facebook

The Relationship Status of our Facebook fans? It would seem a lot of you are dating a baseball player. You loved our Baseball Girlfriend designs!
I Go Nuts For Baseball Butts

Check it out on Facebook!

Baseball Fan Team Colors
Baseball Girlfriend Style

Tumblr

Our Tumblr followers were all about our St. Patrick’s Day designs last month. Don’t forget to send us any photos of your Customized Girl St. Patrick’s Day shirts to CustomizedGirl@eretailng.com!

PS- get ready for the next party with a custom Cinco de Mayo shirt!

I Heart Irish Accents

Check it out on Tumblr!

Keep Calm Leprechaun
Born Irish Distressed

Pinterest

Our Pinterest followers must love to run- and have some fun with it! Our custom color run tank top was a hit across fitspo boards!
Keep Calm Color Run

Check it out on Pinterest! 

Color Run Cray On
Color Me Color Run

Polyvore

Our fashion forward Polyvore followers were all about the Dope Crop Top featuring our trendy cartoon glove hand designs. We love the sets you’ve created with this top!
Dope Crop Top

Check it out on Polyvore! 

Aye Hes Glove
Hashtag Trippin


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11 April 2014

Custom Mother’s Day Gifts!

There is one month until Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is May 11th and instead of waiting until the last minute to scramble for a bouquet at the grocery store, customize a gift for Mom like the thoughtful child that she always knew you could be.

Customize an iPhone case with a photo of you and your siblings so Mom can take her favorite people with her everywhere she goes!

Design a custom apron for the Mom that likes to bake.

Is your Mom super into DIY and making crafts? Customize a tote bag for the perfect, personalized Mother’s Day gift.
Custom Mothers Day Gifts

Looking for something else?

We can print custom coffee mugs, cardigans, running hats, iPad cases and so much more!

We’re sure your Mom will love her custom Mother’s Day gift, however you choose to design it! (Moms are sort of amazing that way.)


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9 April 2014

Daisies and Dancing Look Book

Daisies and Dancing
Daisies and Dancing by customizedgirl featuring Daisies and Dancing
 

Accessorize white purse
accessorize.com

MARC BY MARC JACOBS ring
saksfifthavenue.com

Yves Saint Laurent hat
$920 - net-a-porter.com

Monki vintage glasses
$14 - monki.com

Daisies And Dancing
customizedgirl.com

 


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7 April 2014

Design Custom Gifts for Grads!

The school year is winding down and the seniors are preparing for their next step in life. It’s a fun, exciting, and scary time for graduating high school seniors!

We remember the anticipation, the nerves. How can you give your soon-to-be-graduate a little inspiration and recognize their big accomplishment?

Customize a graduation gift!

Custom Gifts for Grad

Commemorate this time in their life with a custom senior class shirt, sweats, iPhone case, and more! Customized Girl offers a variety of apparel and accessories that are perfect for creating a one-of-a-kind gift that your senior will cherish for years to come.

Send your high school graduate off to college with custom sweats for their long nights in the library or their 8 a.m. classes. Customize their new sweatpants with their name and new mascot! We have lots of mascot and animal art in our design center!

Design a custom laundry bag for them to haul weeks worth of dirty laundry in to the dorm basement. Customize a funny design to help them break the ice with dorm mates and make new friends. A custom coffee mug is always a good idea. They’ll come in handy writing 10 page papers and doing all night group projects.

Send them away with a little piece of home. Customize their graduation gift with a photo of the family or their bff’s from high school. Perfect for custom iPhone cases!

Graduation is a once in a lifetime experience. Make sure your graduate is honored with a thoughtful and unique gift that they’ll love!

 


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4 April 2014

Custom Music Festival Style

We can officially put away the heavy sweaters and ditch the chunky layered look! Summer is right around the corner and with it come the music festivals. Along with the obvious good music, yummy food trucks, and fresh tan lines, music festivals bring us the chance to play with our style that the day-to-day grind doesn’t usually offer.

Music Festival Style from Customized Girl

Neon

Neon is not a just a hue to some festivals, it’s an entire way of life. Electronic music festivals bleed neon. Glow sticks, glow paint, brightly colored hair, black lights, and neon tanks and tees make up the atmosphere at places like Electric Forest or Ultra. Customize our always popular neons with the name of your fest, bold music art from our design center and pair it with chunky combat boots, cut-off shorts, equally bright beaded bracelets, and something funky- like animal ears. Check out Label Rebel Natalie’s EDC look for inspiration. #smileforoscar

Boho

Famed at fests like Coachella, the Boho look is easily transferable from one festival to the next. Bohemian style totally encapsulates the point of a music festival- relax, enjoy the sun, and vibe in the good tunes. Our new floral ring designs are perfect for creating a bohemian, yet practical look at your music fest of choice. Add the Distressed feature to our Hamsa Hand, Dream Catcher, Sea Shell Bra and other trendy bohemian designs for a custom look. For total boho style pair it with a paisley maxi skirt, a light and lacy sweater, beaded sandals, and a flower crown. Don’t forget to throw the peace sign to all of your fellow festers.

Prints, Prints and More Prints

The office, the grocery store, the bank, and all of the other places that you spend most of your time are not always ideal for playing with a lot of fun and bold prints. Think of your new festival ticket as a chance to let your inner six year old pick the outfit. Equally as popular as the boho look, you’re sure to see funky print combos at fests like Bonnaroo and Firefly. Create a custom look with our new all over floral art or a visually intricate design like Fries Over Guys and get weird with it! Pick a patterned pant or skirt that shares a similar color or pattern and clash like your mother always said not to. Finish the look with a floppy hat, bold lips, and chunky sandals.

Are you customizing apparel with us for a music festival? Send us your photos! Email them to customizedgirl@eretailing.com or share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Find us @CustomizedGirl

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3 April 2014

Add Photos to Your Custom Apparel

Here at Customized Girl our goal is to always bring you the opportunity to create totally unique and completely customized apparel and accessories. We even offer you the chance to upload your own photos so that you can create a customized product (or gift) that you (or your giftee) will cherish forever!

We’ve recently added new Frame art so that you can give your uploaded photos a fun and quirky touch!

Four Custom Photo

We want to make sure that your design experience at Customized Girl is nothing but a breeze, so here are some tips to make sure your uploaded images in frames print exactly the way you want them to look!

Once you’re in the design center, select the Add Art tab. Choose the Symbols & Shapes category and you will see three different Frames subcategories to choose from.

What do the different frame options mean?
“Frames Standard” are a variety of rectangular and oval frames, ornately decorated with flowers, lines, or other designs.

“Frames Smartphone” has been created to optimize framing your smartphone photos. The iPhone takes photos at 756 x 1008 pixels and those are the dimensions we’ve made our “Frames Smartphone.” We suggest using this category for a photo you took on your phone, because you won’t have to format or crop them!

“Frames Square” are, as the name suggests, square frames. You have the option to upload a single square photo or several, depending on the frame. In this category you will find our photo strip frame!

What if my photo doesn’t fit in the frame that I want to use?
Don’t sweat! It’s an easy fix and you don’t even have to open Photoshop! There are free photo editing websites, like Webresizer, where you can easily crop and resize your photo.

To use Webresizer:
-Upload your image

Resize Step 1

-To make your rectangular photo square, select “Crop image.”
-Drag the tool until your photo is square. Be sure that it is square by checking the height and width. A square photo will have the same dimensions all around. (Ex.: 2,000 pixels x 2,000 pixels or 3,500 x 3,500. NOT 2,000 x 3,500).
-Click “apply changes”

Resize Step 2Resize Step 3


-To make your image oval or circular for one of our “Frames Standard,” upload your image to Webresizer and select “Border.”
-Make sure you have selected the circular border option, not the square border option.
-Adjust the numbers in the box until your photo is a circle or oval. The dimensions required to turn your photo into a circle or oval will depend on the size of the image.
-Click “apply changes” 

-Now that your photo is the size and shape that you want click “download this image.”

More Helpful Tips: Your photos will print with more clarity the bigger they are. Always try to use the largest image available. And always upload your photo as a .PNG. These files work best in our design center and will help us print with the best quality!

-Back in the design center, select the “Upload Image” tab. From here, simply upload your new image and center inside the frame! Add any other art or text you like to finish your custom product!

Add the item to your cart and checkout! Be sure to check your inbox for a confirmation email and tracking number! Your customized item will be with you soon!

For more help on using our design center and uploading images, check out our FAQs and Helpful Info.


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2 April 2014

Today is World Autism Day

Today is World Autism Day and April is Autism Awareness Month.

Today, through the rest of the month, efforts will be made by organizations and parents to increase awareness of Autism.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects brain development, impacting social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and motor coordination. Autism affects 1 in every 88 children in the United States. ASD is thought to be the fastest growing developmental disability in the U.S.

With so many organizations holding events this month to raise awareness, we’re happy to be a reliable source for their custom apparel needs. We have a line of designs dedicated to Charity Events, one of which is Autism. Our custom Autism tees and hoodies are ideal for charity walks or runs. With so many customizable features, you can create a tee for your event that is personal to you and your awareness goals.

Autism Awareness
Autism Awareness Ribbon
Autism Awareness Walk

Looking for a way to get involved?

Autism Speaks is an organization dedicated to bringing awareness to the disease year round and helping find resources for treatment, prevention, and possibly a cure.

Autism Speaks is a great resource if you’re looking for Ways to Give money or time. Donate to the organization, support a walk, or sign up to walk yourself!

Don’t forget to Light It Up Blue tonight in honor of World Autism Day.

 


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