Halloween Costumes You Can Wear Again: River Song and 11

I figured for my last Halloween post I should really go out with a bang, and what could be better than two outfits in one post? Especially when those two outfits are incredibly nerdy? My sister and I are both Whovians so we attended Doctor Who Day at the British Emporium (had an absolute blast by the way) and once we were done stocking up on Jammie Dodgers and meeting fellowe Whovians, we figured it only stood to reason to capture our outfits and post em on here for all of you to enjoy!PicMonkey Collage4387riverhat shotApparently River didn’t get the memo that Stetsons are cool.IMG_4382IMG_435945274442Drunk giraffe loves Jammie Dodgers43914426jammy dodgerTardis self destruct button…or is it in fact a biscuit?4399River’s Costume

Jacket: Vintage/Similar

Blouse: not sure/similar

Belt: Vintage/Similar

Gun and Holster:  Holster was handmade/Similar

Jeans: Academy my sister has a devil of a time finding jeans due to her long legs, turns out she just needed to buy men’s jeans! Who would’ve thought?

Boots: Target

 

11’s Costume

Hat: Cavenders

Shirt: Old Navy/Similar

Bowtie: Handmade from ribbon/Similar

Necklace: Gift/Similar

Suspenders: Borrowed from my stepdad/Similar

Skirt: Cotton On

Legwarmers (Only because I could find my knee high socks): Forever 21

Shoes: Payless

I really hope you all enjoyed this post and this entire series of Costumes You Can Wear Again. Be sure to let me know what you’ll be wearing this Halloween. I love hearing from you guys. Happy Wednesday!

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Costumes You Can Wear Again (sort of): Flapper

Hey cats and kittens so this week’s Costumes You Can Wear Again might just be dancing on the edge of being able to be worn again.

But I liked this outfit too much so much I had to share, and if you like something enough you kind of adopt a “to hell with acceptable clothes” mentality,  and now that I think about it I have dressed as a flapper on 3 different occasions, so maybe its a more wearable look than I realized! 😉3881Just casually dancing on the edge of acceptable fashion choices 😉3903faux bob394040643893392138474094

Eyeshadow: NYX Smokey Palette

Lipcolor: NYX Shade Transylvania

Head Scarf: Vintage/Similar 

Head Chain: Old Necklace I have no idea where I got it so I suggest using a similar necklace or headband

Necklace: Forever 21/Similar

Gloves: Davids Bridal

Dress: Homemade from a slip and a fringey wrap, so you can do something similar, buy this cheaper alternative from Forever 21, or spring for this stellar dress from Unique Vintage. In fact Unique Vintage has a whole range of flapper dresses, accessories, and shoes so I might suggest checking that out 😉

Shoes: Payless

I hope that you all enjoyed this look and that you have a very Happy Wednesday!

Costumes You Can Wear Again: Mime

I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to post today as I was feeling rather lousy but thankfully I am feeling much better and have a rather fun costume to share!

I don’t know why it took me this long to put together a mime costume, its so simple and most of us probably have a striped shirt, dress, etc that would totally work to pull this look off. Just add a few finishing touches like a beret, some outrageous makeup, and even some gloves if you really want to amp the look up, and you have a fantastic costume that looks like it took actual planning to piece together 😉IMG_33903419IMG_3363IMG_3437IMG_3395IMG_34573421IMG_3452IMG_3505And of course I had to pose with our little scarecrow people.

Hat: Gift/Similar

Neck Scarf: Vintage/Similar

Gloves: Gift/Similar

Dress: Charlotte Russe. Top/Similar Skirt/Similar 

Shoes: Payless

Hope you all enjoyed this post and that you have a great week! Happy Wednesday.

Costumes You Can Wear Again: Sherlock

Hello all! I have yet another fun Halloween look to share. This week I decided to try my hand at channeling my favorite consulting detective and high functioning sociopath Sherlock!

I have to admit I REALLY love this outfit, the purple dress is very reminiscent of the infamous Purple Shirt of Sex (don’t be alarmed its a fandom thing), I feel like my coat is pretty spot on, my tights remind me ever so slightly of the glorious wallpaper that is in Holmes and Watson’s flat, and what’s more English than a pair of oxfords?

Ya I’m pretty proud of this look and hope you all love it as much as I do.

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Coat: H&M/Similar

Dress: Queen of Heartz

Tights: Forever 21/Similar

Heels: Payless

So what do you guys think? Was I able to do the look justice? Are you a fan of BBC’s Sherlock? If so are you dying for season 4 as much as I am? I’d love to hear from you, so drop me a line even if its just to say hi. Happy Wednesday!

Costumes You Can Wear Again: Snow White

Hello all, so I just couldn’t wait til Friday to share this look with all of you. I was just too thrilled with my results to be patient haha.

I feel like Snow White may be one of the easiest looks to pull together that still has a great payoff, as long as you get the right colors you could do any interpretation of snowhite you wanted, you could be super casual and wear jeans, a yellow t-shirt, blue cardigan, and a red belt and headband for a relaxed look, or if you have a fancy yellow dress you could always do that up too, its completely up to you…So of course for my own interpretation I decided go for a pinup inspired look.

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Can you believe there wasn’t a single crystal casket to use for my eternal slumber? So I made do with the bridge.1933and not one prince came along to kiss me…but its all good I managed, all one really needs is proper motivation to wake up…for me that motivation was dinner, you can’t just live off of apples you know 😉

Hair Bow: Made it with some ribbon but if you want to buy something better check out this one by Juicy Bows

Dress: Piyuspret but also happen to like this dress from Pinup Girl Clothing its on my ever growing PUG lust list 😉

Cardigan: Borrowed from my mom so I have no idea where its from /Similar

Belt: Vintage/Similar

Shoes: DSW/Similar

I hope you all enjoyed this look and maybe found a little inspiration for your own Halloween looks too. Happy Wednesday!

Fashion Friday: Costumes You Can Wear Again.

Well its almost that time of year again folks, time for pumpkin flavored and scented everything, bulk bags of candy being put on every end cap of your local markets, and terrible expensive prepackaged costumes. Honestly I have no idea why Halloween costumes are so expensive, because lets get real the quality of fabric choices and over all construction is sorely lacking, and if that wasn’t enough you’re only going to wear this outfit once! This is why for the next couple of weeks I am going to be posting Halloween costume ideas made from pieces that you can wear again and might even have in your own closet.

This week’s look is Belle from Beauty and Beast…Belle has always been my favorite Disney princess so pulling this look together was quite  a bit of fun for me. 1390141914651405

White Blouse: Cold Water Creek/Similar 

Dress: Pollypop Yes my dress isn’t quite the right color but I was working with what I already had…However the link I provided is to the same cut of dress but its a better shade of blue.

Apron: Vintage/Similar and honestly a waist apron would be easy to make on your own.

Book: Carry around your favorite book, hey it could make a great ice breaker!

Flats: Payless/Similar 

I really hope you all enjoyed this post! What are your thoughts on it? Who is your favorite Disney Princess? What was the best costume you ever wore? I’d love to hear from you. Have a happy Friday!

Pinterest Recipe Success!

Hey guys, so lately I’ve been wanting to incorporate more of my interests into my blog, don’t worry I will still be doing fashion posts, but I thought it might be fun to share more about my first real passion: FOOD! I’ve always had a real love for food. I enjoy eating, cooking, and even shopping for ingredient, well not always shopping for them, weekend grocery store trips are a special kind of hell. But most of the time I do enjoy perusing the grocery store looking at ingredients wondering how I could change them into something incredible, another fun place to peruse for food inspiration is Pinterest. However Pinterest has some notoriously bad recipes so you know you’re always making a bit of gamble when you choose to tackle one. But I am happy to report the Caramel Apple Hand Pies recipe is fantastic! I needed to bring something to a potluck, and me being the wannabe Martha Stewart I am opted for individual pies, because they look Martha impressive but theyre simple enough for even the most basic baker. 8627

Ingredients:

For the dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into cubes
1/2 cup cold sour cream

For the filling:
2 cups small diced (peeled) Granny Smith apples (Approx 3)
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
8 store-bought soft caramels, roughly chopped
Egg wash (1 egg lightly whisked with 1 Tablespoon water)
Crystal sanding sugar (optional)

pie crust

Start off by whisking all of your dry ingredients together, then cut in your butter, I usually prefer a pastry cutter but you can use a fork, whisk, or even your hands. Cut in the butter til your mixture resembles wet sand, then stir in your sour cream.
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Once you’ve incorporated the sour cream turn dough out onto a well floured surface and knead til mixture comes together. If the dough is too sticky to handle you can always add a little more flour. kneading

After you’ve finished kneading your dough, roll it out to an 8″ x 10″ rectangle, fold into into thirds, turn dough 90 degrees and roll it out again into an 8″ x 10″ rectangle and fold into thirds. Wrap your dough into cling film (I didn’t have any so I used wax paper and foil) and let chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes while you prep your apple filling.
PicMonkey CollagePeel your apples, if you’re one of those people fancy enough to peel an apple in a single winding strip congratulations I am overcome with jealousy at your skills haha. Once you’ve peeled your apples chop them into little cubes and place in a mixing bowl. As you can see my apple cubes are not as uniform as they ought to be…this is what happens when you need your knives sharpened. apple mixThen add your lemon, cinnamon, sugar, and flour to your apple filling.IMG_8722Stir thoroughly IMG_8723Preheat oven to 425 degreescrustRemove the dough from the fridge and roll it out to a 14″x 14″ square onto a well floured surface.IMG_8738Then cut out your desired shapes, I opted to 3″ hearts, cut out as many pieces as possible. Re-roll the scrap dough and repeat the cutting process. (you should have approximately 20 cut outs) IMG_8741Place 6 pieces of dough onto either a silpat or parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  caramelsUnwrap your caramels and chop them into bits about the size of the apple pieces.pie topsSpoon your apple mixture into the middle of your dough leaving enough room for the border, then add a sprinkling of your chopped caramels. The original recipe also called for a sprinkling of large flake sea salt but I opted not to, its whatever you prefer. Then top your pies with a piece of dough. IMG_8780And crimp with a fork to ensure closure.egg washThen brush each pie with the egg wash mixture and make three slits in your pies with a sharp knife.IMG_8805

Top your pies with a sprinkling of sugar and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes before serving and your done!IMG_8807IMG_8809IMG_8814Everyone who had one of these pies loved em myself included, the crust was so delightfully flaky but not dry and sweet apple and caramel filling just knocks it out of the park so they’re a definite repeat. I would also like to experiment with different fillings or perhaps even pair them with ice cream! The possibilities are endless really. If you give em a try let me know how you like em! Happy Baking everyone!

 

P.S. I had a bit of apple mixture left over and used it to top pancakes and oatmeal and both pairings were a big hit with my family, so if you end up with extra apples too you might also want to give these pairings a try.