Wednesday, October 26, 2016

5 Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Starbucks frappuccino halloween costume
Starbucks Halloween costume

1. A Starbucks Frappuccino
I did a whole blog post on this easy DIY costume last year - it's so cute and costs less than $40 to make! Most of the items are available at Michaels, except for the beige slip (mine is from Target). I got so many compliments last year, and some people thought it was a store-bought costume! For more pictures and directions on how to make it, click HERE for the full blog post. 

2. Eleven from Stranger Things

Eleven Stranger Things Halloween costume

This show was one of my favorites from 2016, my boyfriend and I watched the entire series in three days. The main character, Eleven (Elle), would be a really easy costume to replicate. She wears a pink dress with peter pan collar (just buy a pink dress and layer it over a collared shirt) with a bomber jacket on top. If you really want to get into character, draw on a bloody nose (with lipstick!) and carry about a bunch of Eggo waffle boxes.

3. Netflix and Chill 

Netflix and Chill Halloween costume

This one requires a partner, but there are a billion ways to pull this off and make it look cute! Start with oversized tees and buy iron-on letters from Michaels for the lettering on the T-shirts. The "Chill" person can wear a blue wig, a snowflake headband or iron on little snowflakes - anything to show that they are cold. These girls on Pinterest really got it right and look adorable! 

4. Snapchat Filters 

Snapchat filter Halloween costume

I think this one is so creative (and cute!). These girls emulated their favorite snapchat filters with a flowered headband and yellow butterflies (complete with gold glitter!). This one is an excuse to do your makeup (and contouring) really well and to look pretty all night. You could also do you makeup like the dog filter, and add dog ears! This one would be fun to do with a group of friends and all wear black outfits. 

5. A Pretty Scarecrow

Scarecrow Halloween costume

This one is pretty easy and you're guaranteed to already have the costume components in your closet. All you need is a plaid shirt, floppy hat, jeans and booties. The fun part of this costume is the makeup - there are a bunch of tutorials for scarecrow makeup on the internet, but I really like this one.

I'm also pinning a bunch of Halloween costume ideas on my Pinterest page, follow along HERE! :)

Oh and if you have any good ideas for costumes that are easy to create, leave them in the comments so we can all see!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Outfits I've Worn - On Sale!

Happy Tuesday, friends! Today I'm sharing some of my recent outfits from Goodnight Macaroon that are all on flash sale today. If you have a question about sizing let me know in the comments! Everything is true-to-size :)

skinny jeans // Louis Vuitton neverfull, similar HERE

I love distressed jeans and this pair is perfect. I'm wearing the size 25! 

This Goodnight Macaroon handbag looks exactly like a Chloe one but for thousands of dollars less! It's the perfect neutral.

I'm showing you two different photos of this outfit so you can see the sweater a little better! 

 Goodnight Macaroon pink sweater (on sale!) // Goodnight Macaroon distressed jeans

 I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday! My boyfriend and I watched a really scary movie last night (called "1408") and I could not get to sleep last night afterwards haha. I'm hoping to get to bed early tonight!!



Monday, October 24, 2016

The "It" Scarf for Fall

green turtleneck (wearing size large for an oversized fit) // Free People scarf

I named this post the "it" scarf for fall because I seriously can't get enough of this scarf. The color pairs so well with pretty much any outfit - I've found myself reaching for it over and over since I first got it in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I wore it last week with this outfit, with a striped shirt (here) and as a shawl in the mountains this past weekend. It is SO COZY and warm, and I love how oversized it is!

I am really exhausted after this past week. My mom and I road tripped from NC to New Hampshire and stayed in a different hotel every single night - it was GORGEOUS (the leaves were at their peak) but I don't think I've ever been more tired. We drove through the night to get home, and then I had to re-pack all my stuff for a mountain trip with my college girlfriends. We had a blast catching up and even hiked Grandfather Mountain. I'm back home though and back to blogging every day - sorry for the little break last week!



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Stop in Manchester, VT

Fall outfit ideas

Quick note about this outfit - it's all 30% off today on Last Call's website! Now through Oct. 24th you can get everything (for "her") for 30% off. That includes women's clothing, shoes and accessories. The cute draped cardigan I have on is included in the sale - I LOVE the classic colors! Click here to see all women's new arrivals at Last Call. 

Anyway, my mom and I continued our road trip from New Paltz, NY, to Grafton, VT, yesterday and stopped in Manchester for lunch. We visited Manchester last year on our big family road trip (remember this blog post?) and loved it so much that we wanted to come back! There's a really cool bookstore/coffee shop (plus a lot of outlet stores, including J.Crew). I think the leaves were even prettier this year, though. Vermont is quickly becoming one of my favorite states... I can't seem to stay away. :)



*Thank you to Last Call for sponsoring this post

Monday, October 17, 2016

Neutral Tones

I am really loving neutrals lately... grey, tan, black, you can't beat an easy neutral outfit combo. I have been trying to find the perfect outfit to wear with this wool floppy hat... it matches perfectly with the grey tee (which is really comfy, btw!). I bought this cardigan during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but there are a few online right now that are pretty similar.

So remember last week how I told you guys about the puppy? Well it doesn't look like it's going to work out to get one this week (really long story but involves a sketchy breeder!). I already had a hotel booked in the area so I'm still going on a road trip, though. This week actually works perfectly because the leaves are supposed to be at their peak!



Friday, October 14, 2016

My Favorite Fall Accessories

Moon & Lola charm necklace: Apex 30" chain // monogrammed charm (size large) // rhinestone ball zodiac charm // gold hoop earrings (size large) all c/o Moon & Lola

Have you guys heard of Moon & Lola? They make some of the prettiest, girliest accessories you could ever imagine. One of the things I love most about them is you can create your own one-of-a-kind necklaces and bracelets with their Charm Bar. You pick out the base piece - whether it's a choker, silver chain or the gold chain I'm wearing - and then you can add charms to it. I picked all gold charms (because I'm a gold lover!) but they also have pink, teal and tortoise monograms that are to die for. You can view all of the charms here!

Not only does Moon & Lola carry jewelry, but they also have cute accessories that make perfect gifts for birthdays and Christmas. This monogrammed keychain is right up my alley - it has dalmatian print and a gold monogram! (Insert all the heart eyes). And just wait until you see how cute their coffee mugs are...

Are you swooning yet?

What are everyone's plans for this weekend?! Chris and I are headed to Clemson for a football game! Sometimes we just go and tailgate but we actually have tickets this time, so it should be fun! :)



*Thanks to Moon & Lola for sponsoring this post