Oct 29, 2014

5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

During the Halloween season we tend to focus on the kiddos in our lives. So what happens when you realize last minute that you don't have a costume for your Halloween get-together with friends? What about that spur of the moment invite to a neighborhood party? These 5 last-minute costumes that can be created from items you already have in your closet are here to save the day! Bonus: they're all office party approved!

//1// Beauty Queen

Beauty Queen DIY costume

This one works for women of all ages. Find the fanciest dress in your closet. It may be a military ball grown, an old bridesmaid's dress, or a dressy cocktail number. Pair your dress with inexpensive crown (try your local Claire's or scavenge for one in your favorite kiddo's dress up box), and a rockin' pair of heels. Make a sash from extra wide ribbon and top it off with a bouquet of fake flowers.

//2// Where's Waldo?
Where's Waldo Costume

The children’s book character makes a great costume for adults — gal or guy. Start looking in your closet for a red and white striped shirt and jeans or navy blue pants. Next, you’ll need accessories: a camera to hang around your neck, a red knit cap, a walking stick or cane, and Waldo’s signature black eyeglasses.

//3// Biker Chick
Who hasn't heard of the TV show Sons of Anarchy?! Jump on trend and into the motorcycle gang with gear straight from your closet. All you need to make this ensemble work is leather!  Also think boots, black, skulls, a black jacket, white tees or tanks, and vests. You’ll look sexy and tough for your party.

//4// Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter Costume

She was a symbol of the 1940s. Just look through your closet and pull out your chambray or a navy blue long-sleeve button-up shirt. Roll up the sleeves to just above the elbow. Find a red bandana or red scarf  and wrap it around your hair. Add some bright red lipstick, and you’re ready to head to the that Halloween party!

//5// Greek Goddess

Greek Goddess Costume

You don’t have to be a college student to don a toga. This is one of the simplest Halloween costumes for adults (guys and gals!) around. Start with a white bed sheet. Make sure to use a full-size or larger, and use the top sheet not the fitted sheet! Wrap it around your body, securing it with safety pins. Next, find some gold ribbon (perhaps from your Christmas wrapping supplies?) and wrap it around your waist to enhance the look. You can also weave some into your hair. Add your favorite sandals and you're set!

Happy Halloween!

Oct 27, 2014

Monday Madness Link Up 10.27.14

Here is a bunch of random stuff. Link up your random stuff at the bottom of this post.

Can someone tell me if I am being ripped off? I took a dress to a local seamstress to have the hem take up about 2 inches. It's a faux denim dress with two layers. My jaw almost hit the floor when she told me it would be around $25. Thoughts?

How is the last week on October already?! Although I am not excited we are getting closer to winter, I am totally ready for November! I have a total of 6 1/2 vacation days from work in November. Mid month I am headed on a Bahamas cruise with one of my BFFs, Laura. Girls trip! At the end of the month Nick and I will be making a quick trip to Pennsylvania to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Can't wait!

Yes, please!
Angle Thanksgiving 2013
Man Crush Monday: 
Andy Murray

Andy won the title in Valencia this past weekend, giving him 31 career title wins!

Nick and I saw Gone Girl last week! I was really excited that Gillian Flynn, the author, also wrote the screen play. That's really the only way to go when turning a book into a movie. I find that movies based on books when the authors sell the rights never turn out as great as I hope. I felt Rosmund Pike came off older on screen than how I pictured Amy throughout the book. However, I do think she's in the running for an Oscar nod. Her acting was amazing. Also, no one has mentioned this so I'm going to -  how about that Ben Afflect full frontal? I found it really weird and unneccessary. Would love to hear your thoughts on this movie!

Have a great week and don't forget to link up!