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Justina is a 16-year-old auntie mame who also happens to be a fashion and entertainment blogger. In her free time she likes to collect vintage clothes, eat good food and give speeches that are nearly always too long."

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As Told in Selfies: The 2014 Teen Choice Awards

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 6:12 PM

This past Sunday, August 10, I got to spend the day with some pretty amazing people -- teens and adults alike -- talking about overalls, fangirling and The Teenage Experience. So now I present for you my afternoon at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards in selfies, one-liners and a handful...

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Self-Help From Camp

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 10:31 AM

I spent the last week working at Sacramento County 4-H Resident Camp on staff as a Tribe Leader. My job was to lead a group of 13 kids aged 7-14 in camp-ish activities like archery, crafts, skits and more games of Ninja than were strictly necessary. At 4-H camp, the...

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When I Learned Why the Caged Bird Sings

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 2:33 PM

When I was 9 years-old, I read Maya Angelou's I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings for the first time. That may seem like heavy reading for a 9-year-old, and it was, but my mum trusted that I would get something out of it. (For context, I also read The...

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Bye, School

(2) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 3:54 PM

"How would you feel about being homeschooled?" I don't remember the exact day my mother asked me this question, but I'm pretty sure my answer was somewhere along the lines of "Um... okay!" My part of my 9-year-old mind was saying "No school? Yes." while the other part was somewhere...

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What Makes 'Mean Girls' Grool

(3) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 10:01 AM

"You know the rules. You can't sit with us."

I remember the first time I ever watched Mean Girls.

I was 13 (I know, I made it THAT LONG without ever seeing it) and I was hooked from the opening sequence. This was stuff I knew, but I had never...

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27 Ridiculously Random (and Awesome) Quotes From the KCAs Orange Carpet

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 4:51 PM

On the 2014 Kids Choice Awards Orange Carpet, I wanted my stop to be the fun one. So in a midst of "Who are you wearing?" and "Tell us about your new movie," I asked the real questions.

For example: questions like "Who's your favorite Muppet?" and "Scale of...

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Ellen Is My Dream Job

(1) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 5:15 PM

"So Justina, what's your dream career?"
"Ellen Degeneres"
"Excuse me?"
"I want to be Ellen Degeneres."

I've had this conversation hundreds of times. The question changes in format: "Who's your role model?" "Where do you see your life in 10 years?" "Who is your dream interview?" and...

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Happier Than Pharrell's Hat

(12) Comments | Posted March 16, 2014 | 11:14 AM

Clap along if you feel like happiness is for you!

When was the last time you spent an hour doing something that made you happy? Not something fun, but something that really and truly made you happy? It used to take me way too long to answer this question, which...

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What It's Like to Have a Friend in the Military

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2014 | 3:32 PM

This is a follow-up story to a piece I wrote last year, in which you met my friend Dakota, who, at the time, was still in Basic Training. He has since moved on to his Air Medic training and education. Due to an overwhelming response of support, I have gone...

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I'm a Barbie Girl, in the Real World

(9) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Every little girl has a Barbie phase. Some grow out of it, some of us grow into it. Teenage girls frequently get asked if they played with Barbies for some reason, with the expectation of the answer, "Yeah, but I grew out of it pretty fast." I did not.

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Macklemore Taught Me How to Make an Impact

(1) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 1:14 PM

There's this guy named Ben Haggerty from Seattle, and he's basically my inspiration for life. If I described what he looks like to you, you might know who I was talking about, but if I described his hit music video of 2013, you'd know right away. You might have seen...

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I Can't Work at Walmart

(2) Comments | Posted November 3, 2013 | 11:44 AM

"Only a few years and you'll be an adult!" This statement is usually issued by well-
meaning adults with a surreptitious wink at my mother. A wink I usually take to mean "or at least that's what she thinks, right?" It's true that in two years I'll be 18,...

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An Open Letter to Super-Directioners

(1) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 1:48 PM

Dear Super-Directioners,

I would like to open this letter by acknowledging your One Direction prowess. Being able to identify which boy is which by a snapshot of their ankle is an important fangirl power well beyond me. But now I'd like to tell you something as important as that talent:...

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How to Enjoy NYFW Completely By Yourself

(0) Comments | Posted September 4, 2013 | 4:44 PM

"I love fashion week, I just wish there weren't so many people there. Like, any." -- Unknown

It starts tomorrow, NYFW. That magical week when everyone is "in fashion" and street style blogs get a rush of new posts. Models walk the streets and it seems like everyone is going...

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So Justina Goes to the Beach

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:59 PM

I live life on a Texas philosophy: go big or go home. With that said, even I am sometimes surprised by just how big I can go. On Friday, May 10, I got an email inviting me to travel to LA to participate in a shoot for Disney Channel's original...

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Meet Max

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2013 | 10:58 AM

Have you ever Wikipedia-ed your birth year? I promise you, no matter what you do, you will feel like an underachiever when you see all the people your age who have pages. But you might also get a bit lucky, and find a really interesting person who doesn't mind at...

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#TeenFashionBloggerMoment

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2013 | 1:06 PM

Have you ever done something, then looked back at it like a month later and seen it from totally different perspective? Yeah? That's basically what happened to me when I was featured in "Teen Vogue."

The entire process started way back in November of 2012, when I got an email...

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