Fleece Tights

P1190508With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I would like to share something for which I am infinitely grateful: fleece tights.P1190550P1190523You, 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. P1190510P1190546P1190510Between 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)

Boots- H&M

Skirt- Forever 21 (similar here)

Turtleneck- J. Jill (similar here)

Jacket- H&M (similar here)

Hat- Forever 21 (similar here)

Rings- Forever 21

Bag- thrift

Don’t Stop Me Now

P1190463 (1)Something you should know about me: I love Freddie Mercury. Like….. lovelovelove. P1190443 (1)P1190453 (1)P1190464 (1)So naturally, when I saw this Queen shirt at Forever 21 I wasted no time buying it. And what better way to show how deep my love for Queen is than by rocking out to “Don’t Stop Me Now”? Do yourself a favor and listen to that song. Just do it. Also this one and this one.P1190471 (1)P1190481 (1)Also wearing an H&M jacket (thrift, similar), H&M jeans (similar) and booties (exact).

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Easy Last Minute Halloween Monster Costume

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
  • Ruler
  • 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:

  1. Measure the width of your ankles where you want the anklet to rest.
  2. 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.
  3. 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”.
  4. Now draw diagonal lines connecting the top marks to the bottom marksP1190246P1190247
  5. Cut out your pattern and trace it onto the wrong side of your fabric two times, one for each ankle. Cut out fabric.P1190249P1190250
  6. Using the crazy glue, attach one googly eye roughly centered over each “tooth”, leaving the last tooth empty.P1190256
  7. 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.P1190263P1190264
  8. Voila! Now part one of your costume is complete! P1190288

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! P1190286 - EditedIf you are using masking tape rather than contact paper, you could make your mouth more like this:halloween-front-door

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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. P1190275P1190278I hope you enjoyed this post, I would love to hear about any last minute costumes you’ve pulled together! Happy Halloween!!

Everyday Halloween Wear

jumpJust floating around a cemetery, no big deal.P1190162P1190201P1190209Channeling 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? P1190186P1190198P1190216I 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. P1190194P1190233P1190220Also 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:creep HA! Move over exorcist girl.

Amok amok amok!

P1190099P1190094This 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???). P1190133P1190159P1190130I 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?P1190114P1190146Also 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). P1190111

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

Bag: gift

Total cost: $54.70

Anyway the wind blows

P1180820P1180796Head 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.P1180832P1180816P1180853If 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!P1180842

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

Chasing Daylight

P1180608P1180534P1180539P1180617P118060740’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.P1180439P1180488

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?

P1180383Yeah me neither, but I sure am happy that they did.

P1180405Since 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?  P1180375Skirt: 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


P1180321 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!P1180347P1180354P1180322

Also wearing:

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