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!

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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!

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

95369550954495539548This is by far one of my favorite looks. Cause seriously who doesn’t want to channel Audrey Hepburn?

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.