With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I would like to share something for which I am infinitely grateful: fleece tights.You, my friend, are probably vastly cooler than I and have probably been aware of the existence of fleece tights for-like-ever… but this right here is my very first pair and I am so so so happy. Between these miraculous tights and my H&M over the knee boots, my legsies are well armed for battle against the impending New England winter.
Tights- HUE (similar here)
Skirt- Forever 21 (similar here)
Turtleneck- J. Jill (similar here)
Jacket- H&M (similar here)
Hat- Forever 21 (similar here)
Rings- Forever 21
Calling all procrastinators: it’s not too late to put together your Halloween costume! You can make this monster costume with a quick trip to the craft store and about an hour of time:
So let’s get to it!! Here’s what you’ll need:
- Googly eyes (2 extra large and one bag of 1/2 inch ones)
- Super Glue
- White contact paper or masking tape
- Scrap fabric in a plain color (I used black faux leather)
- Duct tape
- Velcro circles
- White computer paper for tracing
- Fabric scissors
- Dress or t shirt
- Pocketbook (preferably made of a smooth material such as leather)
To make the ankle accessories:
- Measure the width of your ankles where you want the anklet to rest.
- On a sheet of blank computer paper, make a rectangle that is the length of your ankle measurement plus 1″ long by 2″ tall. Make a line right through the middle the long way so that you have two 1″ sections.
- Next, on the line going through the middle of the rectangle, make small marks every 1″ for the entire length. On the bottom line of the rectangle, start 1/2″ from the edge and then make small marks every 1″ for the entire length. These will be the markers for your monster “teeth”.
- Now draw diagonal lines connecting the top marks to the bottom marks
- Cut out your pattern and trace it onto the wrong side of your fabric two times, one for each ankle. Cut out fabric.
- Using the crazy glue, attach one googly eye roughly centered over each “tooth”, leaving the last tooth empty.
- Attach your Velcro circle onto the last tooth, putting the corresponding half of it on the back of the first tooth. I ended up using two Velcro circles because mine were so teeny tiny.
- Voila! Now part one of your costume is complete!
For your dress/shirt and your pocket book, simply attach the googly eyes using duct tape (use the giant ones for your dress/shirt). For the mouth and eyebrows, I just drew rough sketches on my white contact paper and cut those out. I guess you could say that I googly-eyeballed my measurements (haha I apologize I am such a dork.) Peel off the back of contact paper and stick them right on to your dress/shirt and bag! If you are using masking tape rather than contact paper, you could make your mouth more like this:
Of course, if you are super duper pressed for time you could skip the whole ankle teeth part and simply slap some googly eyes and a monster mouth on your dress and call it a day. I hope you enjoyed this post, I would love to hear about any last minute costumes you’ve pulled together! Happy Halloween!!
Just floating around a cemetery, no big deal.Channeling my spooky side with this Halloween inspired look. This outfit would be perfect for anyone who wants to dress up without looking too costume-y or for anyone like me who is crazy about Halloween and thinks that only one costume-approved day per year is not enough. Once a week, am I right? I recently bought this Top Shop dress at my local Goodwill and I have had so much fun wearing it because it’s one of those pieces you can style so many different ways. It’s feminine, classic, and edgy all at once. Also wearing a kick ass pair of boots that I bought on sale from H&M. Love. Those. Boots.
Dress: Top Shop, thrift- $6.99, similar here and here
Tights: Hue, Marshalls- $3.99
Boots: H&M- $35, exact here
Hat: H&M- $6.99, similar here
Clutch: thrift- $1.99
Belt: Forever 21- $2.99
Total cost: $57.95
Aaaand in case you weren’t creeped out by my spooky graveyard pics, I’ll leave you with this little number: HA! Move over exorcist girl.
This outfit is one of those comfy/chic/cool combos that I loveloveLOVE and that girls like Julie Sarinana of Sincerely Jules seem to put together so effortlessly (dang girl, how do you do it???). I have declared many hats to be my favorite throughout the years, but I have probably loved this particular beanie the longest. It’s the loveliest shade of teal and has just the right amount of slouchy-ness. Who knew a $7 Forever 21 hat would become a staple?Also wearing one of my favorite H&M belts and an especially appropriate one for this time of year since I always feel a little bit Hocus Pocus-y when I wear it (in the best way possible).
Shirt: Forever 21- $10.90
Jeans: Ann Taylor Loft- $15 (marked down from $99!!)
Shoes: Payless- $15
Belt: H&M $3
Hat: Forever 21- $6.90
Necklace: Forever 21- $3.90
Total cost: $54.70
Head over heals for this top that one of my co-workers gave to me. The brightly colored embroidery looks amazing against the crisp white cotton and I absolutely love how it pairs with these denim cut-offs and lace up boots.If you’re in search of a pair of high waisted shorts, look no further than your local thrift store. Those places are crawling with mom-jeans just begging for a makeover. I bought these vintage Levis at Goodwill for $6.99, traced the shape/length I wanted, and started snipping. It’s that easy! Please don’t pay $40.00+ for a pair of these shorts anywhere else; mom jeans are the answer!
Top- Juicy Couture, gift: $0
Shorts- Levis DIY: $6.99
Hat- Forever 21: $15.90
Bag- JC Penney: $9.99
Bracelet- Forever 21: $4.90
Earrings- Thrift: $1.99
Boots- Thrift: $6.99
Total Cost: $46.76
40’s vibes today in a Forever 21 dress styled with a vintage hat and bag. I dragged my poor husband all over town chasing the sun for that magical golden hour light that we sort-of-almost managed to capture in these shots. Of course as soon as we found a suitable background the sun disappeared behind a cloud, but nonetheless I got to twirl around in a pretty dress so I’ll count it as a win.
Dress- Forever 21, gift: $0
Hat- Vintage, thrift: $3.99
Shoes- Shoe Mint, thrift: $6.99
Bag- Vintage, thrift- $5
Necklace- H&M: $5.99
Earrings- Forever 21: $3.99
Bracelet- Forever 21: $1.99
Total Cost: $27.95
…Pretty sure this cami used to be half of a pajama set and maybe that’s why I love wearing it so much. It’s delicate, comfortable, and breezy. Also-those adorable embroidered daisies at the neckline? Game over.
The total cost of this outfit is higher than my usual due to my had-to-have-em booties that I splurged on a couple years ago. I am all about getting a deal, but every once in a while there is that one thing (usually shoes) that I just can’t imagine living another moment without and, price tag be damned, I’ve gotta have it! I bought these boots and never looked back- they are just perfect and they go with everything!
Cami- thrift: $2
Blouse- thrift: 3.99
Jeans (absolute favorite)- H&M: $20
Hat- Forever 21: $15.90
Necklace- Forever 21: $5.90
Earrings- Charlotte Russe a million years ago: $2
Bag- gift: $0
Best booties everrrr- MTNG: $79.00
Total cost: $126.79
Can you believe someone once parted from this skirt? This 100% silk, perfectly pleated, most magical shade of teal skirt?
Yeah me neither, but I sure am happy that they did.
Since the blouse and skirt together felt a bit dressy, I decided to shake things up by adding the cheetah belt, a boho necklace, the pink purse, and wearing my hair a little messy because heaven forbid I look too fancy. I just don’t feel right if everything is all prim and proper, ya dig? Skirt: Patrick Collection, Goodwil – $3.99
Top: Target, gift- $0.00
Belt: Target- $6.99
Shoes: Payless- $16.99
Bag: Rosetti, gift- $0.00
Necklace: Goodwill, $2.99
Earrings: Forever 21- $2.99
Bracelet: gift- $0.00
Total Cost: $33.95
Feeling all casual cool in this getup.
I love this chambray shirt because 1, it’s perfect and 2, it was free. You know those $10 off $10 or more coupons you get in the mail from JC Penney? (please tell me I’m not the only person under 70 who uses those….???) Well when I get one of those little babies in my mailbox, I head straight to the clearance rack and seek out something that is simultaneously awesome, costs roughly $10, and comes in my size. I know, basically we’re talking Holy Grail status. But- here is proof that it exists! A perfectly wonderful chambray top fo free!
H&M jeans: $20, exact here. BTW absolutely loooove these jeans.
Forever 21 tee, thrifted: $3.99
Shoe Mint loafers, thrifted: $6.99
Forever 21 hat: $15.90
Target bag: $10.80
Total cost: $57.68