Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Happy Halloween to you all! I am very happy to be able to use that as a greeting! I know that a lot of people spend weeks coming up with these amazing costumes, but others put it off and end up scrambling around an hour before they leave to trick or treat trying to find some sort of a costume, so just in case anyone's looking for ideas, or just wanting something to think about next year, here's my costumes of the day:
Black and White Horror Film Heroine-
 This was actually pretty easy, and I think it looked really cool. It's easiest if you already have pretty dark or light hair to spray it black, white, or gray, but even though mine's barely got any color left in it, it still didn't take the white very well, but it still looked okay. You just need some white or gray powder or face paint and some black eyeliner to do the makeup, and I just lightly smeared white clown makeup on, then did grayish colors around the eyes, and used eyeliner for lipstick. Then, you can just find a black and white outfit, and you've got a cool costume!

Trick or Treating outfit:
Ms. Frizzle (with some Dr. Who references)
This one's pretty easy too, because you just need a printed dress and some frizzy hair. I sprayed mine red, but that's not really necessary. I have my friend dressing as the bus, and I think that's just a cardboard box painted yellow. I also just kind of needed to add some sort of Dr. Who reference, because, come on, everyone knows Ms. Frizzle is really a timelord. She's already got the tardis (bus), wacky outfits, multiple companions, and all of this other stuff! I just took some eyeliner and drew some tally marks, with how many times I've seen the Silence. I'm pretty sure I'm up to 35 right now. But weirdly, I don't remember any of those. Strange.
I hope you're all having a glitterific Halloween!

Outfit details:
B&W: Dress- Vintage, Tights- Anthropology, Shoes- Payless
Ms. Frizzle: Dress- Vintage, Tights- Anthropology, Shoes- Crocs (Yeah, they're Crocs. And they're comfortable.)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cats, Bats, and Pastels

Outfit Details:
Dress- Vintage
Bow- #modcloth
Bat pin- DIY
Belt- From another dress
Shoes- Daddyo's
I just got this dress from Whimsy Antiques, down in Carpinteria this weekend, and it's already one of my favorites. It's just impossibly pretty, with it's pale pink, candy type of color, and the little scallops that run along the button holes, collar, and sleeves. I can't wait to wear it with the same minty tights when I dye my hair next, when it will most likely be lavender. Then I'd have pastels all over! I'm also sort of in love with my DIY pin, which depicts a rather sparkly bat, that I made a few weekends ago while watching some Vincent Price movies. I just sketched and cut out a bat silhouette on a left-over piece of black felt I had, and then painted it with glitter. I could only find some sparkly nail polish, so I ended up spending about 10-15 minutes painting it, but it probably could have been done in about 2-5. During the last few shots of pictures I took, this huge swarm of crows flew over, and I was happy that I got at least a few that had them in them.
I hope you've all had glitterific days, with bats, cats, and maybe a few crows?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Scallops and Saddle Shoes

Outfit Details:
Dress- DIY
Sweater- Target
Belt- #Forever21
Tights- #Forever21
This was actually my outfit from yesterday, but I forgot to post it, and then today I just forgot to take any pictures of my outfit. Even though it was kind of awesome, and involved a squirrel Christmas ornament nestled into my beehive, but I'll probably wear it again soon, and I'll post pictures then. I really liked these pictures though, especially the flying/stairs one. I also just really love this dress, which I made back in July, with the DIY here!
I hope you've all had extra glitterific days!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Reindeer and Polka Dots

Outfit Details:
Blouse- #Forever21
Sweater- #Forever21
Suspenders- #h&m
Skirt- #Forever21
Tights- Asos
Shoes- #modcloth
Yes, I realized that almost everything I'm wearing today is a different pattern (Reindeer, stripes, lace, and polka dots), but patterns are too fun to pick just one. Plus, I love my reindeer sweater. We actually had a day of sweater weather again, but it's supposed to go back to the heat tomorrow. Lately, I keep thinking about the weather in french, though, because it just sounds way cooler to say "Il fait chaud" than just saying "It's so fancy hot out." I liked that you could see the number on my hand in one of my close up pictures, though, because it means that there's only 113 days until "Beautiful Creatures"! "What is Beautiful Creatures?" you ask? Why, it's only one of my favorite books ever, which they happen to have recently finished filming, and plan to release into theaters on February 13th. Here's the trailer:
I hope you all have wonderful and glitterific days!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hipster Zombies

Outfit Details:
Chloe: Hat- I'm not sure, Scarf- From some craft fair thing, Flannel- Most likely from Old Navy, Shirt- From a Regina Spektor Concert, Shorts- #Forever21, Tights- Target, Shoes- Knock-off Doc Martins
Michelle: Hat- #Forever21, Shirt- #Forever21, Sweater- #Forever21, Pants- A thrift store, Shoes- Nordsrome's

Yes, today we were dressed as "Hipster Zombies." Because, you know, regular zombies would just be way too mainstream. We went with our friend Ember to see Dante Elephante again, but this time, it was at a "Roaring 20's Zombie Halloween Party." In a hat shop. Goorin Bros. Hat Shop to be exact. It was super rad, with a bunch of people dressed up in all of their zombie gory. Haha. See what I did there? With gory and.... glory. But any way, it was just super amazing, and we had a lot of fun. We had fun with our outfits too, and even though they weren't really that different from what we'd usually wear, it's always fun to pick out and wear something that's kind of different. Plus, we got to do our hipster photo shoot, doing things like: Standing with old farm equipment, Going against the grain (or pointing against the sign), Standing in bushes, Becoming one with nature, Practicing our photography, Standing in the road, Listening to some obscure albums while showing off our sweet moves, Standing in a field, and planting some organic vegetables!
I hope you've all had a wonderfully glitterific day, with hipster zombies, and lots of good music!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

DIYs, Dorothy Dresses, and 1,000 Pageveiws!

 Outfit Details:
Sweater- DIY (originally from Old Navy)
Dress- Francesca's Collections
Belt- From another dress
Socks- From the gift shop at a Tim Burton exhibit
 Shoes- #Asos
Hello! So, yesterday, I came home and checked the stats for this very blog, and saw that I had not 1,000 views, but 1,010! Sorry, I wanted to do a quick post to thank you all, but I wanted to include a pretty outfit in there too, and because I accidentally woke up five minutes before I had to leave yesterday morning, and just threw on some random things lying around my room, I figured I'd wait so I could wear a fancy outfit. I think this outfit kind of fits with my whole Halloween kick, too, because it's very Dorothy-esque, with the blue, sear-sucker dress, striped socks, and red-ruby-slipper-T-straps.
Also, I realized that I've been completely failing to do a post on the DIY project I promised months ago. I did this over the summer, but so far it's been either too hot out to wear a sweater for more than 5 minutes, or I've worn it with a collar that covered the embroidery. So, here is my scalloped cardigan revamp DIY:
1 Cardigan/Sweater, 1 Pair of scissors, Embroidery Thread, 1 Needle, 1 Embroidery hoop, 1 Marker
I took a piece of paper, and sketched out some crescent shapes along the edge until I got one that looked even. than I cut that out of the paper, and used the rest of the paper as a template for my scallops. I just fit my sweater into the hoop until it was pretty tight, and used the paper to lightly draw the shapes on the exposed bit of collar with a marker. Then, I just embroidered along the collar until it was filled with pretty scallops! Sorry if those were bad/confusing instructions, but it's really simple once you start doing it.
Thank you again for viewing, reading, and commenting! I hope you all have extra glitterific days!!