So it’s been awhile…

This is how I’m feeling this week when trying to get out of bed.

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Last Minute Halloween Costume

Still haven’t put together a Halloween costume? All you need is some makeup from your local drug store and a few minutes to watch these tutorials. Happy Halloween!

Cute Lil’ Deer

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Sexy Vampire

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Scary Doll

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Comic Book Character

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And if you’re really intense…Zombie Barbie

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Day to Night Outfit

Sometimes you just don’t have time to change and you need to be appropriately dressed for different occasions! Orrr you might just be too lazy to change your clothes, but want a different look.

What’s the trick? Switch up your accessories! I chose to throw on a lighter jacket that I could carry around, and it instantly took my look from day to night.

I wore this outfit to work, dinner with my grandmother, and then to a bar in Wrigleyville- pretty nifty right?

Look 1

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Look 2

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boots (similar here); jacket (1) and pants ZARA; top Crossroads Trading Co.; Jacket (2) SuiteBlanco; sunglasses Carrera

Halloween Spirit

If you’re anything like my friends, you talk about Halloween for the entire month of October and insist on planning multiple outfits for the numerous parties. To fuel their fire, there are even Halloween-themed events  happening up to a week and a half before the actual date! I personally am not the biggest Halloween fan (mainly because of my perpetual and inevitable failure in a “clever”, “cool” or “good” costume). However, I still fall prey to the multiple costumes and festive baked goods.

But this Halloween season, I want things to be a little different. A little more interesting. A little more…subtle. So to get in the Halloween spirit, I’ve been eyeing a variety of everyday-outfit-items that could pass off on this Halloween theme. Functional enough to keep in your closet and wear year-round, yet perfect for the spooooky days leading up to the scariest (debatable) night of the year!

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These are just some inspirations. I’m a fan of lace, black & burgundy, and studs especially…so re-vamp(ire) your closet to get festive!

(American Apparel Slim Fit Skeleton Shirt, Burgundy Lace Shirt – newlook.com, Kate Spade Swiss Dot Tights,  Free People Black Lace Slip Dress, Mint Velvet Black Booties – johnlewis.com, Pieces Red Handbag – asos.com)

Happy Monday!

Mondays are hard for everyone. Knowing that the fun from the weekend is over and a long week of school looms ahead, few things can make Mondays better. Squirrel videos can help. My close friends know my theory about squirrels, that they’re constantly playing games and are evil beings. Yes, I honestly do believe that. Judge me.

First up: The Ninja Squirrel … still don’t think they play games?

Number 2: Come on, this screams evil.

And Number 3: Squirrel can’t handle his shit. Get yo self togetha.

Skortz

After one of my most recent visits to Zara, I found their signature skort back on the racks (apparently last season it sold out like hotcakes).

The idea of wearing a skort brings me back to the 90’s when I would wear khaki Gap skorts to school so that I could run around during recess and not have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions.

This skort, however, is  a different story. It’s stylish, easy to wear, and comfortable! Check out the images below for inspiration on how to style this unique skort and just think of all the room you’ll have for activities!

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For fall, don’t be afraid to play with different textures. One of my favorite looks is combining the skort with a chunky knit or a layered jacket. Another good thing about this skort, is that after a day of wearing it with your big sweater, you can change into a cute top and wear it out at night. Tada!

Find the skort right HERE