DSMA’s Blue Fridays- MC Hammer pants

Who grew up with MC Hammer? The hair, that side shuffle and those pants!

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Ultra comfy. Perfect for hot summer nights when you want leg coverage.

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Every Friday we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes.

Find out more about Blue Fridays here. Be sure to hashtag your fashions #BlueFridays.

If you have MC Hammer pants or not, enjoy this old school video:

My goal each week is to feature a unique form of blue to wear.

Hammer time,

J

DSMA Blue Fridays-My sparkly collar dream dress

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Every week I bring you blue fashion in support of those affected by diabetes.

The initiative is called Blue Fridays. The next time you wear blue to kick off the weekend, snap a photo and hashtag your attire #BlueFridays on Twitter.

I’ve been showing lots of thrift store finds since I started taking part. There are some dresses I try on and think, “I’d never wear this, but I’ll try it on for fun”.

Not this one.

I would 100 per cent wear this. If I saw it at a store, I would have bought it right away.

Ah, the drawback of shopping at a thrift store: if it doesn’t fit, it’s just tough luck. Clearly this doesn’t hug my body properly but it was just so pretty I had to share.

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Are you wearing blue today?

Knowing zero about fashion but having fun just the same,

J

My DSMA Blue Fridays photoshoot- gala ball hopping

Out of all the thrift dresses I tried on, this one is by far my favourite.

I always kick off the weekend by sharing a different fashion of blue.

This one is such a beautiful shade of it too for Blue Fridays (where we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes).

Remember to use the hash tag #bluefridays when you participate. Go ahead and tag me as well. I’d love to see what you’re sporting.

Don’t mind the tag at the front of the dress. I tried to neatly tuck it in. Would you wear this?

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Are you getting fancy today? Or wearing a casual accent of blue for Blue Fridays?

I’m excited to be doing some swim training with another t1d athlete tomorrow. I think I’ll pack my blue bathing suit 🙂

J

My DSMA Blue Fridays Photoshoot-After 8 sequence dress

A multi-blue, after 8 sequence dress. Big shoulder pads and even bigger sparkle.

Every Friday we wear blue to support those affected by diabetes. It’s called Blue Fridays and it’s all the rage! Enjoy the blinding photos.
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Have a look at the other thrift store dresses I tried on:

80’s secretary dress with pleated skirt

Rose Spanish style dress

Modern silk evening dress

I’ll have some new Friday fashions next week.

What blue are you wearing this Friday? As sparkly as this?

J

My DSMA Blue Fridays Photoshoot- Modern Evening Dress

It’s blue, silk, flows well and is perfect for an evening dinner. Paired with simple pumps, an up ‘do, and a sleek clutch and you’re ready for the night.

We wear blue each Friday to support those affected with diabetes.

This outfit is dedicated to your weekend out.

It’s the third thrift dress I found in my favourite Friday colour.
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Take a look back at my other blue thrift store finds:

80’s secretary dress with pleated skirt

Rose Spanish dance dress

What blue are you wearing this Friday?

J

What’s a poker run? Costumes, cards and charity. Running Room’s Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser

“Do you want to come with me to a 5km charity poker run?”

“What’s a poker run?”

“At each kilometre, a sealed envelope is handed to every runner containing a card. When the race is over, the runner hands over all his or her envelopes. They are opened by race volunteers who reveal what you got. Prizes are handed out to the best and worst hand. Proceeds go to Ride to Conquer Cancer.”

I immediately said yes.

So off I went to make some last minute poker-themed attire.

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My headband. M&M’s aces all around.

Matching card patches

Matching card patches

Here are some of the creative costumes I saw.

There was a great crowd out and together we trekked through the snow and tackled one nasty hill that seemed to go on forever.

Anticipating the next card and what it might hold made this run completely different. So fun!

Grabbing my third card. Thank you to all the volunteers who braved the cold.

Grabbing my third card. Thank you to all the volunteers who braved the cold.

Turns out I wasn’t so lucky.

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But I felt like a winner.

Raising money for charity, experiencing a unique race experience, running, meeting new people and dressing up.

I’ll be back next year,

J