Friday, October 31, 2014

Bat Wings & Spooky Things

I have a pretty bad history with bats, but on Halloween, I'll gladly sport a bat-wing top!

I have no tricks for you, only treats. Well maybe a few tricks ... I filmed my monthly thrift haul video and I realized it would be going up on none other than Halloween. So, I made it as spooky as possible and still maintained my sense of humor. Watch it below or enjoy it on my YouTube channel!

Note to self: Do not shine a black light over items you picked up at a thrift store BEFORE they've gotten washed. Yikes!

Outfit details:
Striped shirt - $5 bag sale (thrifted)
Jeggings - $2.50 (thrifted)
Booties - $15 (K-Mart, old)
Feather bib necklace - handmade
Owl Ring - >3 (Forever, old)
Lipstick - Siren, a matte lipstick by NYX


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

90s Halloween Costume Challenge: Raggedy Ann

Nothing shouts Halloween quite like the sight of a creepy doll.

My friend Erin recently challenged me to recreate one of my favorite outfits from the 90s. Instead of doing the normal thing, I chose to recreate one of my past costumes since it's so close to Halloween. I dug up this creepy number from 1995 and put it together using stuff from home, thrift stores, and my crafty imagination.

For more spooky fun, and a sickening sweet DIY, watch the video below that I made while putting this look together. I apologize in advance for any nightmares you get hereafter because of the vintage Raggedy Ann mask.

Outfit details:
Dress - $1.23 (thrifted)
Apron & mask - free (vintage from home)
Red tights - $5 (Wal-Mart)
Striped sock - $2 (thrifted new)
Flats - $7 (Wal-Mart)


Monday, October 27, 2014

Trick or Treating For Adults

Halloween is quickly approaching and I, like many, am in favor of celebrating it for more than just one night. While some choose to observe it all month (you're awesome!) I like to think that a little part of the spooky season is with us all year round. And it doesn't have anything to do with rockin' a dark ensemble like the one I'm wearing above!

I came to this conclusion awhile ago when I was doing some garage saleing. Isn't going to yard sales just trick-or-treating for adults? You walk up to a strangers house, pick something up, and walk away. Yeah you have to pay for it, but sometimes they have free boxes which are the best boxes!

I'll take someone's second hand stuff over candy any day!

Outfit details:
Lace moto jacket - c/o Monroe and Main
Striped top - $7 (JCPenney, old)

Pants, $1 (thrifted, Divine Rights of Denim brand)
Leopard print flats, $7 (Wal-Mart)
Necklace - gift from Dani
Lips - Dark Wine by Wet'n'Wild