4 April 2014
Category: Custom Lifestyle, Custom Shirts
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Find us @CustomizedGirl
3 April 2014
Category: New Art
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!
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
-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”
-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.
2 April 2014
Category: Announcements, Custom Tees For Groups
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.
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.
1 April 2014
Category: Custom Shirts
Graduation is almost here! High school seniors are soaking up every bit of fun, spending all of their free time with friends, and reminiscing on the last 4 years. Senior year and graduation are once in a lifetime experiences and you’re in the middle of it!
Commemorate this time and your last bit of high school with custom senior class apparel! Get matching shirts for the last day or customize an iPhone or iPad case to take with you wherever you go! Design custom sweats for lounging. You can never have too many sweatpants in college.
Don’t wait! The big day is almost here! Get you custom senior class shirts today!
1 April 2014
Category: Coupon Codes, Promo Codes
Create all the custom apparel you’ll need for your spring sports on Customized Girl and use the coupon code below to save this month!
Use coupon code CG14A at checkout and get $5 off your order of $30 or more! Offer expires 4/30/2014 at 11:59PM EST.
31 March 2014
Category: Announcements, Behind The Seams, Custom Shirts
Fashion weeks, fashion blogs, Instagram, magazines, and so on. We’ve been seeing a classic top cropping up everywhere style is celebrated.
Because Customized Girl is determined to offer you the chance to make your statement in the trendiest ways possible, we’ve added two new customizable crop tops and a customizable bandeau top to our collection of Women’s Tops! And they’re just in time for your Spring and Summer looks!
The Bella Crop Top Tank Top is ideal for customizing a crop top that keeps you looking and feeling cool. Customize the crop top tank top for your summer concerts!
The Bella Crop Top Tee is perfect for creating a unique Spring style that can’t be missed. Customize your crop top tee and pair it with your favorite shorts or a midi skirt for a fun or polished look.
The Bella Bandeau Top is the go-to for your Summer vacations this year. Soak up the sun and avoid any weird tan lines while wearing a totally unique bandeau. Make it a complete outfit with your high waisted shorts or a maxi skirt!
Choose the top that best reflects your style then customize it with our trendy fonts and art or upload an image. However you customize your new crop top is totally up to you, just make your statement!
28 March 2014
Category: Custom Lifestyle, Custom Tees For Groups
These days it seems everyone is running. Running 5k’s, half marathons, whole marathons, color runs, charity runs, and everything in between. Customized Girl is always receiving orders for these events and we’re happy to fill them! We even featured a customer who created custom running shirts for her marathon team as March’s Label Rebel last week!
But what else does a runner need besides a custom running shirt?
Custom Shorts. Pair your new shirt with customized running shorts. Custom shorts are a fun way to bring color to your gear and attention to the cause you’re running for. They make for a great momento of the day and all the hard work you put in training for it.
How about some socks? It’s an obvious no-no to run in your sneaks without socks for health and hygiene reasons. Customize our popular American Apparel Striped Knee-High Socks to add some more flare and personalization to your race day gear.
Block the inevitable sweat and sun from your eyes with customized running hats. It’s difficult to run with sunglasses and your sunblock will probably sweat off. Solve the problem with a customized hat for the day.
What about my water bottle, car keys, wallet, and snacks?! Fear not. We also offer customized sport bags so you can easily tote all of your gear.
Whatever race you’re running, whether it be your fifth marathon or your first 5k, Customized Girl has all of the gear you need. We offer you the chance to customize your fitness apparel to keep you inspired and moving at your own customized pace.
26 March 2014
Category: Custom Lifestyle
Sure we love our lacy skirts and colored denim 5 days a week, but what about the weekends? What about lazy Friday nights when we binge watch Netflix? What about the Sundays we barely leave our beds?
Those are the days we love our sweatpants.
Hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on is necessary downtime for every girl. We like to get comfy and let the stress of school or work melt away unlike the pint of Ben & Jerry’s we’re devouring so fast it doesn’t even have the chance to.
For these days, we have custom sweatpants. All of our sweatpants, even Pajama Pants, are completely customizable! Create a pair of sweats for your lazy Fridays with your favorite art, funny saying, or your name! Design a pair of the Jersey Lounge Pants to wear while you watch your basketball team win your bracket. Add your team’s name and favorite player’s number in the design center. The options are limitless!
Oh, you tend to be active when you’re in sweatpants? Design custom sweats for your team’s new warm-ups or create something personalized to wear when you’re hitting the gym (you go, girl). Customize trendy Yoga Pants or the Jersey Crop Pants. We have a huge selection of cheerleading, dance, and other fitness art to choose from! A group discount is given on orders of 6 items or more so outfitting your whole cheer squad is easy!
Don’t forget to design custom sweatshirts to really pull the whole “can’t get out of bed” look together. Or design them for your cheerleading warm-ups, whichever is more your style.
25 March 2014
Category: Custom Lifestyle
Prom is right around the corner and it seems like everyone has found their date! We’ve seen all the adorable ways high school girls and boys are asking their dates to prom and it’s inspired us to gather up the 10 most adorable promposals!
1. A little pick-me-up-a-date-to-prom.
2. Create a customized prom shirt that your date can’t say no to!
3. Do something simple, but clever!
4. A true Baseball Girlfriend hits it out of the park with this promposal.
5. If you have the chance to get an adorable kitten and ask someone to prom like this, we highly recommend it. How could anyone say no?!
6. There isn’t anything much cuter than a customized Prom Bear (except maybe that kitten).
7. Prom would suck without a fun date.
8. We think that pretty much any form of candy or chocolate is a solid way to ask someone to prom.
9. Make your date’s dream come true! Because we’ve all been waiting on that letter since we were 11 anyways…
10. Try a pizzaprosal if you’re asking a true pizza lover!
24 March 2014
Category: Look Books, New Art
Say Hi To Spring by customizedgirl featuring Hi Flowers
Say Hi to Spring with pretty pastels and florals! Customized Girl has got all the Spring essentials you need! We’ve added new floral art to our gallery and we’re offering the same great selling pastel flowy tees that you’ve always loved. Get customizing!