19 February 2014
Category: Behind The Seams, Custom Shirts
St. Patrick’s Day will be here before you know it so now is the time to start creating the perfect St. Patrick’s Day outfit! Don’t wait until the last minute and risk being the one person who has no green to wear; instead be the girl who stands out for having the best green attire! Your St. Patrick’s Day outfit will probably have lots of pieces to it, but the heart and soul of the outfit is the shirt. Treat your shirt as the canvas it is by creating your perfect Irish saying, whether it’s the classic, “Kiss Me I’m Irish” saying or something that is 100% original! Just look at what some of our classy lassies have created in the past using the fonts and Irish art we have available in our design center!
Looking for a St. Patrick’s Day shirt, but not up for the customizing task? Don’t worry! We have filled our gallery with Irish designs that are guaranteed to be the best St. Patrick’s Day shirts for women! We know every girl has their own style so we make sure to keep a wide selection of shirts that any design can be added to like out popular custom burnout tees that are super trendy and stylish! Check out some of the shirt styles and designs we have ready for you to purchase for St. Patrick’s Day!
New St. Patrick’s Day Shirts for Women
See more St. Patrick’s Day shirts!
18 February 2014
Category: Custom Tees For Groups, Label Rebels
Our Label Rebels always surprise and delight us with something new! And that’s just what Paula did with these custom birthday party shirts she created for her daughter’s 14th birthday party.
We loved what Paula created for both the front and the back of the shirt. On the back, you’ll notice she included the guest’s name, which is a great personalization idea for parties! Paula used the Name & Number feature in our design center to add each guest’s name to the back of the tank top (and the birthday number: 14). This gives the whole tank top design a sporty look, reminiscent of a team jersey. More bowling teams should absolutely adopt the name and number style of jersey. The pictures Paula sent us certainly tell the story about how great the party was and now each guest has a keepsake to remember the good time they had. We reached out to Paula and asked her to share the story behind her design!
We absolutely loved the shirts we designed. My 14-year-old daughter had a bowling party and the shirts were a huge hit with all the girls. They still wear them even though the party’s long over. It was an extra special touch and we got some great picture memories. It was easy to design… and the turnaround time fast. Thank you!
More Label Rebels:
Label Rebels – Chicks Crushing Cancer
Label Rebels – Hot Mess Express
Label Rebels – Muddy Mama’s
Label Rebels – You Can’t Rave with Us
Label Rebels – Isabella Rose Taylor
13 February 2014
Category: Statement Makers
Recently, Customized Girl ran a scholarship contest asking for girls everywhere to submit their power statements. Knowing that every girl has a statement to make, we thought it would be fun to offer the chance to win some money for school by letting your voice be heard.
You guys are awesome! We received hundreds of submissions and were blown away by the many different personalities and powerful statements we read. Our judges had the difficult task of narrowing down the submissions to just one powerful statement that intrigued us the most.
We are happy to announce the Winner of the $2,500 Customized Girl Statement Maker Scholarship – Mariah Dlugosch!
Mariah’s statement: What other people think of me is none of my business.
We love this statement because it is great advice for girls everywhere. It can be easy to get caught up in drama or fights between friends or bullies but if we all remember that our opinion of ourselves is the only one that matters then we can make life a lot easier.
Recently, we sat down and talked to Mariah and asked her why this statement is so important to her and her plans for school and beyond. This is what she had to say:
Where do you currently go to school?
Well I’m senior right now but in the Fall I’m going to Boise Sate.
That’s exciting! Do you know what you want to go to school for?
I might study Business or Psychology and take some art classes. I’m not too sure what I want to do yet, I’m kind of all over the board but I still have some time to figure it out.
Yeah, there is no rush. Do you have any hobbies?
I’m really into photography. I took a class in school and developed a strong passion for it and now I shoot senior pictures and some weddings. I also recently started taking piano lessons but I’m not very good yet.
Sounds like you have lots of interests, which is awesome. So, why is this statement so important to you?
It’s how I try to live my life. I think if you are doing what makes you happy then that is the only thing that should matter.
We love that! How did you come across this statement? Is it something someone told you or did you come up with it yourself?
My friend’s mom told me this when I was in 7th grade. We were talking about some drama at school and she told us that what other people think of us is none of our business and it just really stuck with me. I carried it with me through high school and realized that if I am proud of the things that I am doing and accomplishing then other people’s opinions shouldn’t mater.
We dig. Last thing, what does the world need to know about you?
I am very goal oriented and when I set a goal for myself I pursue it and won’t give up until I achieve it. I feel like you need to go for whatever it is you want in life and as long as you are making yourself happy that is all that matters. It goes back to my statement. Just go for the life you want.
We were inspired by Mariah’s statement and hope it can inspire more girls to stand up and be statement makers. Thanks again to everyone who entered our scholarship contest! Continue to rock out your statements and share some of them below in the comments!
12 February 2014
Category: Behind The Seams, Custom Shirts
If you’re going to be tackling the craziness that is Mardi Gras, you’re going to need custom Mardi Gras shirts. And for those of you who have been to Mardi Gras before, you probably already know the valuable reasons to get them. Since Mardi Gras will be raging all night on Bourbon Street, you’ll need a party shirt that can last all night too, especially one you wouldn’t mind spilling a few beverages on and, not to mention, staining with your dinner of gumbo too! Mardi Gras shirts are also ideal if you’re going out with a group of friends because in the crowds of people, you’ll want to be able to find your drinking team quickly and locate any stragglers.
But what if you’re not going to Mardi Gras? No problem! Create a custom Mardi Gras shirt and celebrate at home! The shirts you create will help keep the vibe right and the party going all night just as if you were on Bourbon Street. Plus, after the Mardi Gras festivities, you have a shirt to remember all of the good times with. Just don’t miss the chance to get your custom shirt because this year’s Mardi Gras starts on March 4th!
6 February 2014
Category: Behind The Seams, Custom Shirts
Are you allowed to wear matching couples shirts with your guy? Of course you are! And there is really no need to set a certain day on which to wear them, but it’s pretty obvious that one of the best times of the year for you to sport the matching couple look with your guy is around Valentine’s Day!
If deep down inside you have been waiting for the right time to buy matching couples shirts for you and your love, we’re here to tell you that there is no better time than now! Valentine’s Day is the one time of the year couples are allowed to outwardly express who they love and matching couples shirts do that perfectly!
Instead of giving the traditional gifts like chocolate and flowers, create matching couples shirts to tell the perfect story about you two as a couple, like how long you have been together or that you two are soul mates! No matter what type of matching couples shirts you decide on, it will surely blow those other Valentine’s Day gifts out of the water!
4 February 2014
Category: Custom Lifestyle
Customized shirts are a great way to promote your project or brand! Just ask Steve Wolsh who is the creator of the independent horror film, Muck. Steve put together a star-studded cast that includes the 2012 Playboy Playmate of the year, Jaclyn Swedberg, and horror legend Kane Hodder.
To spread the word about Muck, the cast made an appearance at Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles. As you can tell from the photos, they were very successful in creating more buzz about the film, but you’ll also notice the custom shirts they created for the event by using our Customized Girl design center! The shirts were designed to bring potential fans over to the Muck booth and generate more anticipation for the movie’s release later this year. Jaclyn Swedberg even chose to sport our famous football burnout tee!
Below is the message we received from Steve; he shares more details about himself, the film and his customized lifestyle!
Steve Wolsh’s independent horror film, Muck, will become one of the first titles anywhere to offer consumers the premium 4K / Ultra HD experience. As Hollywood’s biggest studios and TV programmers, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Amazon, Netflix, and others, rush to create content in 2014 for the breathtaking picture of new 4K / Ultra HD TVs, it’s Wolsh’s independent film, Muck, that will be ahead of the 4K / Ultra HD curve when it gets released this later year.
The creative and resourceful production team behind Muck managed to travel a mostly Los Angeles based cast and crew to in New England’s protected wetlands and survive 19 grueling all-night shoots. Without any CGI, Muck boasts dangerous stunts: in-water fighting, full-body fire burns, and high-impact falls. Muck simultaneously pushes the limits of what can be done both within the horror genre and with independent filmmaking. The cast includes Horror Legend Kane Hodder and 2012 Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg, as well as Australian hunk Lachlan Buchanan (Newcastle, Pretty Little Liars, and NCIS: Red), YouTube sensation Lauren Francesca, Indian beauty Puja Mohindra, Bryce Draper, Grant Alan Ouzts, Stephanie Danielson, and Laura Jacobs (Almost Human).
Pictures are from Stan Lee’s Comikaze Expo 2013 in downtown Los Angeles, an event with over 50,000 people. Muck was a featured part of Comikaze, holding a Q&A panel for fans where Wolsh surprised fans by bringing an exclusive 12-minute preview of the film. Customized Girl made the T-shirts that the director, cast, and “Muck” girls wore.
If you’re looking for a good scare, make sure to check out the trailer for Muck. You can also view their Facebook page for updates on the film!
31 January 2014
Category: Coupon Codes, Promo Codes
February is the month of love! Use the coupon code below and save on all the custom shirts and accessories you love on Customized Girl!
Use coupon code CGF14 at checkout and get $5 off your order of $30 or more! Offer expires 2/28/2014 at 11:59PM EST.
30 January 2014
Category: Statement Makers
Nicole Antoinette wants to live in a world with less bullshit. She helps people change their stories – the ones they tell about themselves to themselves. She’s the founder of A Life Less Bullshit, an online powerhouse that provides simple, actionable and powerful strategies for ditching what you think you should want in favor of what you actually want. She’s been featured on sites like LifeHack and the Huffington Post UK, and recently we got to steal a few minutes of her time.
First off, love the name. Tell us the backstory of Lifelessbullshit.
Sure! LLB is more than my business, it’s my life philosophy. I want to cut through what people say we have to be, or what we have to do.
LLB really started to come about in 2011 when I made some pretty major life changes. I was the party girl who didn’t really do anything athletic; and I decided to quit drinking, pick up running, and blog about the messiness of it all. LLB really started to take shape through my desire to run a half-marathon. I blogged about the entire training process, and I refused to be fake about it. I shared every gritty detail and I found that people really connected with it.
So, how did LLB grow from a personal blog into your career?
People started following my journey and asking how they could do something similar. I woke up one morning and realized that my story could be about helping people believe a better story about themselves and I wanted to draw some lines around that.
I started with helping people who were beginners to the running game. I mean, real beginners. I partnered with a running coach and offered a beta training guide to help beginners train for and complete a significant race. Over a hundred people downloaded that first guide – and things have just continued to evolve and grow from there.
Why do you think people are so inspired by your story?
I think it has to do with reversing the Pinterest effect. There’s this tendency we have to want to show the best version of ourselves to the world – the neat, pretty, well put-together parts. That means, generally, that we talk about things after they’ve happened and we’ve had some time to put together our thoughts.
But for me, I want to make a conscious effort to talk about things as they happen. I find that it’s more empowering to talk through things than to share our results after we’ve accomplished something.
There’s a lot of vulnerability in your writing and approach to life. How do you handle the fear of failure when so many people are watching?
I think that we never stop being afraid of things and we never stop wanting to be liked by people. But, I’ve found that the more you allow yourself to be open and honest, you develop skills to control the fear, rather than letting it control you. I believe in taking 100% ownership of your life. We create our own reality based on our thoughts.
Running really taught me this. I was notoriously a procrastinator – you know, the type that would write papers the night before they were due. But you can’t wait when it comes to running. You can’t cram all your training miles in the night before a marathon and expect to finish that race. Running taught me how to say, “Hey, I’ll just do that” rather than hiding stalling or over-planning.
Running your own blog and business must be pretty overwhelming at times. How do you stay motivated and inspired through everything?
Hands down, by reminding the people that I serve everyday. The internet has this wonderful way of instantly connecting people – I write a post and publish it, and suddenly I’m talking with people through comments and social media to further their stories.
I ask myself every morning, “How can I help someone today?” It’s easy to get bogged down in faceless tasks and to-do lists, especially when you own your own business, but I’ve found that starting with this question gives heart to every single one of my tasks.
What’s the legacy you want to be remembered for? What’s the one statement that you want people to associate with your name:
What a great question to ask! It’s got to be something about the fact that we are all storytellers, and the most important story you tell is the story that you tell yourself about yourself.
You work a lot with dreamers. For those of us who are pursuing big dreams in our lives, what simple advice can you give?
Start with a tiny step. What’s one thing you can do in the next 24 hours to move your dream forward? Every step is important, and we never really know how we feel about something until we try it. Big sexy dreams happen one unsexy step at a time.
Your job seems like a lot of fun! What’s been the most rewarding moment for you since creating LLB?
Oh, when that first round of half marathoners completed their first races. When you do the impossible thing in your life, everything else suddenly opens up. Watching those runners struggle through the process, fight through the doubt, and then cross the finish line – that was really incredible.
What’s next for Nicole and Life Less Bullshit?
The next big thing for both myself and LLB happens in 2015. My friend Liz and I are going to run from LA to New York City in five months. Right now, this seems totally impossible and there are a lot of things to figure out between now and then. But, my hope is that this becomes a community-supported kind of thing where I can meet lots of people and share lots of stories along the way.
Nicole is making a statement by help people ditch what they think they want in favor of what they actually want out of life. What is it that you actually want out of life?
29 January 2014
Category: Behind The Seams, Look Books
28 January 2014
Category: Statement Makers
Ashley Ambirge is the witty and creative CEO of House of Moxie, Inc. and founder of The Middle Finger Project Blog. Through The Middle Finger Project she has helped small business owners take their first steps toward success with some encouragement, humor, and a dash of sarcasm. Recently she took time out of her busy jet setting schedule to sit down and talk to us. Here is a bit about her inspiring story.
What inspired you to start your own business?
Well, after being at my first job for a while I got a big head and realized I could do copy writing on my own so I decided to quit my job and start my own copy-writing business. I failed miserably.
So, I went back to work for an ad sales company. After I had been there for a couple years I starting getting a big head again and felt like I wanted to do more. My only purpose there was to make other people money and I wanted something more rewarding and meaningful than that. So I finally decided to quit my job again and that’s how The Middle Finger Project began and now it has grown into a million dollar online business.
Love that name, by the way. What exactly is The Middle Finger Project?
The Middle Finger Project is a place for anyone who is thinking about starting their own business or wants to live life more but are too scared to take those first steps or aren’t quite sure how to start. We serve as a community and support for everyone wanting to take those next steps.
You’re awesome at names. You also recently launched a new site called Life Hooky – what exactly is that?
I love to travel and did a lot of research on the positive effects that traveling has on a person and it truly helps people grow. Everyone kept coming to me saying they wished they could travel as much as I did, so I wanted to give people a way to do that and put their money where their mouth is.
It seems that travel is a big deal to you. How has travel impacted your life?
The other week someone asked me what it is to live a life with purpose and my response to that was to live a life ON purpose. We can get so caught up with just going with the flow that we forget to live our life and get caught up in every one else’s flow of life. With traveling you are forced to make different things a priority and get out and see things that you normally wouldn’t go and see. It truly just enhances your life a lot.
What is your end goal or your mission for all the work you do?
This is going to sound childish but there is one thing that ties everything together and that is at the end of the day I just want people to have fun! It’s not the end of the world if something doesn’t work. You can recover from that. We take life so seriously and I just want people to have some fun.
I know that you have overcome some adversity and failure; did you ever consider giving up?
No, I never thought about giving up. The first time I failed I just got pissed off. And then in the beginning when TMF wasn’t doing well I got pissed off again and realized I was done. I was done screwing around and I was going to get serious. So I decided to move to Chile and started doing things the right way. As a case study, I updated my progress week by week and made it public for people to follow. It gave me motivation because I couldn’t slack off. And I’m actually in the process of turning those weekly updates into a book to help others who are getting started see what worked and what didn’t work.
What has been the most rewarding moment in your career?
Proving it to myself. I have to prove myself every single day. There is never a day where there is not a single thing on my to-do list and everything is constantly changing. I have to keep improving and prove to myself that I can do it. Keep making your goals bigger and bigger and keep going after them.
We are looking for statement makers. What’s the one statement that you would encourage girls to live by?
Create a platform – the world is crazy and loud and competitive and you have to make yourself known.
What’s next for you and the future of TMF or Life Hooky?
Right now I’m obsessed with expanding the platform and optimizing and creating that community feel. I want TMF to be a household brand.
Ashley is making a loud statement that everyone should do what they want and have fun doing it. Because life is short and we should enjoy it while we can. What have you been holding back on doing?