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!

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Halloween Costume Ideas.

Halloween the perfect excuse to wear something fun, eat candy, and spend time with friends. Unfortunately Halloween can also be scary…scary expensive. Costumes can be quite costly, and if you’re like most people you aren’t going to wear it again next year. You’re dropping a lot of cash for a “one wear” outfit. So I decided to throw together a few looks with things most of you ladies will already own, or at the very least can wear again.

For the adventurous type: Pirate.

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9662I feel like a pirate is probably the easiest of looks to pull together but still really deliver! It’s all about detail, a few fake wounds, some schmutz on your face, and plenty of layered jewelry are what take this look over the top.

What you’ll need:

Bandana: Target has a two pack for $5 http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14371263#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bandana

plenty of gold necklaces: I like this one from Forever 21 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=acc_jewelry-necklace-chain&ProductID=1021839361&VariantID=

Gold bangles: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=1000045918&VariantID=

White Peasant Blouse: http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/style-co-top-three-quarter-sleeve-pleated-peasant?ID=917107&CategoryID=255&LinkType=#fn=COLOR%3DWhite%26sp%3D1%26spc%3D27%26kws%3Dpeasant%20blouse%26slotId%3D5

vest: http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Double-Breasted-Military-Vest/242942.uts

Black pants: I’m actually just wearing yoga pants cause they’re comfy. http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=558342022

Pashmina or scarf to tie around your waist: http://us.cottonon.com/shop/product/montana-scarf-black/

Boots: I am in love with these from Charlotte Russe http://www.charlotterusse.com/product/Shoes/Boots-Booties/entity/pc/2115/c/0/sc/2656/239937.uts?refinementValueIds=1576&sortByColumnName=SortByArrival?colorCode=301482160_200

For the country loving: Cowgirl

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What you’ll need:

Cowboy hat if you want one that is: http://www.cavenders.com/western/cowboy-hats/western-fashion-hats/dorfman-pacific-fashion-cowboy-hats/CAVKCF2XR

Any button down shirt will do, but I prefer gingham: Target has this adorable top that’ll work wonderfully http://www.target.com/p/xhilaration-juniors-tie-front-roll-sleeve-top-assorted-colors-and-patterns/-/A-14393981#prodSlot=medium_1_3&term=gingham

Bandana: http://www.target.com/p/merona-men-s-2pk-bandanas-assorted-colors/-/A-14371263#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=bandana

belt: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?Br=F21&Category=ACC&ProductID=2020523428&VariantID=

Denim shorts: http://www.jcpenney.com/women/shorts-capris-/shorts/levis-taryn-mid-length-denim-shorts/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002641391&cmvc=JCP|dept20000013|cat100250098|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId= or jeans if its cold http://www.jcpenney.com/women/jeans-/ana-thick-stitch-jeans/prod.jump?ppId=pp5002830358&cmvc=JCP|dept20000013|cat100250096|RICHREL&grView=&eventRootCatId=&currentTabCatId=&regId=

Cowboy boots: http://www.target.com/p/women-s-mossimo-supply-co-kaci-western-boot-assorted-colors/-/A-13971594#prodSlot=medium_1_12&term=cowboy+boots

For the glamour girl: Holly Golightly

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What you’ll need:

Sparkly hair pins or small tiara: http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/claire%27s+club/cat1260282/dress+up/p52588/mini+tiara+hair+comb/  http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/sale/cat1260122/jewelry/p26853/crystal+butterfly+and+flower+bobby+pins+set+of+6/ So I know not every girl has a tiara lying about, but most of us have those sparkly hair pins from prom, I just stacked the pins for a makeshift tiara.

Sparkly earrings: http://www.claires.com/store/us/goods/jewelry/cat1260162/earrings+/p62150/crystal+flower+and+teardrop+drop+earrings/

Black catseye sunglasses: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=18846980&parentid=W_ACC_SUNGLASSES

Pearls: I ended up layering two different pearl necklaces and added a brooch because that’s what I had, but sam moons has a lovely option http://sammoon.com/items_amj.asp?tempcat=necklace_statement&img=09132013_422_MG_5937&tbl=necklace_statement&cat=jewelry&id=1617

Gloves: Another thing I had left over from prom http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Stretch-Satin-Elbow-Length-Glove-25105_Accessories-Sashes-and-Coverage-Options-Gloves these aren’t necessary cause honestly not many people will wear them again, but since I had em I wore them for the shoot.

Little Black Dress: The beauty of this costume is just about any little black dress will do and most of us girls have a little black dress. But if you dont H&M has this gorgeous lbd for only $10! http://www.hm.com/us/product/14519?article=14519-A

Black shoes: I went with flats for comfort but if you want go for some lovely heels that are reminiscent of what Audrey wore http://www.hm.com/us/product/06850?article=06850-C

I hope you all enjoyed this post! If you try any of the following looks be sure to take a picture and share with me! Heck even if you don’t choose one of these looks take a picture and share, hearing from you guys always brightens my day! Have a great weekend and a Happy Halloween.