A lot of people dress up for Halloween and many times, I have no idea what the hell they actually are. That is what seperates a good costume from a bad one. Keep that in mind.
I went to two costume parties this weekend. The most original/best costume award goes to my friend, Jane, who spent less than $16 to be a peice of sushi for Halloween. She even made a fake grass headband to divide the sushi from the wasabi and ginger. What a precious little thing? She looks delicious.
Sorry, Jane. I would award you with some sort of monetary prize, but being featured on my blog is quite an honor in itself. ;)
If you haven't noticed by now, I don't like to spend stupid money. On the other hand, I do like to commit to a Halloween costume. This year, I got the best of both worlds because this get-up cost me under $6. Maybe a little more if you want to configure in a can of hairspray because, Holy Mackerole, my hair did not move.
My original costume idea of being a troll failed so I had to come up with a resourceful Plan B at a short notice. Sandy, it was, since I owned all the pieces to the outfit. The comb hair clip was the only thing I had to buy.
I'm not going to lie, I like to be a little more original than this, but at least I rocked it :)
It is so obvious, guys. A little something we can do without buying anything new!
(That rhymed! How cute!)
Remember that scarf video I posted last week? Check it out again for instructions to wrap the pashmina and then mosey on over to your jewelry box (or hutch if you're a glutton) and chose a pin to jazz yourself. This is when the function of a cozy neck warmer turns into a fashion statement. And just so you know, this can be done with any color, print, or material of scarf....
Anywho. Someone recently asked me what I thought was appropriate attire for casual Friday. For you 9-5'ers, I say it depends on your work culture and have shown two examples. That is, two examples a la Sienna Miller. As if Sienna Miller really has to adhere to casual Friday rules, but we pretend. She's so cute.
Use your best judgement. If your work thinks of casual as a pair of jeans instead of dress pants, then option one is for you. If your work actually cares about the office-to-happy hour transition, then see option two. Cheers!
I can't wake up without Matt Lauer talking to me. No, I do not have a crush on him--he's totally not my type. I'm just a creature of habit and watch the Today Show ever morning while getting ready for work. It doesn't feel right if Matt's not getting me out the door. Pretty sure he isn't doing this segment, though.
That was a tangent...anyyywayyyy
It is DIY style week on the Today Show with Bobbie Thomas. That is, October 24-28. If you're an arsty fartsy kind of person, click for contest details. You could be the next DIY fashionista star.
Even if you're not too handy with a glue gun or needle and thread, at least tune in for some inspiration.
Jewel tones always come back in the Fall. Obviously I'm talking about clothing here and not the singer. I'm pretty sure the singer, Jewel, is taking a break after having a kid, or something? She has nice tones too. In fact, I used to be able to sing that song "Who Will Save Your Soul" just like her. Truly, I could...
There's your throwback to 1995 for the day. And I apologize if I got that annoying song in your head.
I personally love Halloween and I always commit to whatever costume I am. In the past I've been Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, and my favorite, Carrie Bradshaw. All of my costumes have been homemade, thrifted, or pulled from my closet with a few accessories added to perfect the look. To me, the best costumes are ones people get creative with and make all by themselves. Not to mention, I'm a pretty practical person and don't believe in spending ridiculous money on a store-bought costume only to be left with cheap polyester that I'll never wear again (because repeating is boring).
Here are a few idea you can easily whip together spending little money on the finishing touches.